06 December 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Yeagley

Mary E. Maze Yeagley v Charles Henry Yeagley (Journal 8 p534 - 22 May 1876; Roll 28 case number 53 - May 1876)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Center Twp, Wms Co, OH on 14 Mar 1860 (Marriage V3 p96).  Mary, b 1838, Crawford Co, OH, was the daughter of Robert and Sarah Delano Mitchell Maze, who lived in Bridgewater Twp.  Charles Henry Yeagley was born in 1837.  Mary charged her husband with adultery; the third party was Martha J. Chisholm.  This happened on 15 Nov 1875 near Edon in a certain buggy and again on 17 Nov 1875. She also stated that Charles was violent and struck her on 17 Oct 1875.  Charles was a habitual drunk for two years or more.  Mary said she owned Lot 96 in Edgerton and wanted a reasonable alimony.  The couple had two sons, James Ashley (15) who temporarily resided with William Britton, and Kyle Clifton (8). 

In the 1880 St. Joseph Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census p9 Mary was head of house 42 OH dressmaker, James 19 OH printer, and Kyle 13 OH.  By the 1900 Bryan, Pulaski Twp federal census Mary E. Yeagley had moved to Bryan and was listed as 62 (Jan 1838) OH dressmaker, widow.  She had two children and both were deceased.  Again in the 1910 Pulaski Twp federal census Mary was 73 OH, divorced, living on Walnut Street in Bryan. Mary (1838-1912) was buried beside her sons as Kyle Clifton (1867-1886) and James Ashley (1861-1884) in the Fountain Grove Cemetery in Bryan.

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