02 December 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Wilson (John)

Rachel A. Towns Wilson v John Wilson (Journal 9 p191 - 10 July 1877; p365 - 21 Feb 1878; Roll 30 case number 96 - Oct 1876)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Bryan, Wms Co on 28 Apr 1870.  According to the 1870 Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH  federal census p5, the family was listed as Catherine Wilson 70 PA, John Wilson 36 OH laborer with wife Rachel A 28 OH and children George 7 OH and Ida M 5 OH, plus William St. Clair 12 MI and Lucy St. Clair 10 OH. The children, George and Ida, must be from a previous marriage if this couple was newly married, but the St. Clair children may be hers. Rachel stated that on 7 Oct 1876 at the home of Edward Overlander in Washington Twp, Defiance Co, OH John committed adultery with Harriet Hackman.  John left Rachel but resided in Bryan.  In Feb 1878 the case was dismissed.

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