17 March 2011

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Travis (Roll 47)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 20 November 2011)

Sarah A. McMannis Joliff Travis v Miles Leroy Travis (Journal 15 p133 - 30 Nov 1889; Roll 47 Box 158 case number 2106 – 2 Aug 1889)

The couple was married at Montpelier, Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH on 3 Nov 1875 (Marriage, V4 p423), but in Sarah’s application for this divorce the date was stated as 3 Oct 1875.  Also note that Sarah A. was Mrs. Nathan Joliff; therefore, her maiden name was McMannis.

Sarah stated that Miles was willfully absent for more than three years.  In May 1880 “he got my keys, unlocked my private room, and carried away furniture and bedding valued at $20 and he’s never returned.”  Sarah stated that they owned Lot 54 in Montpelier.  Her errant husband may be living in Ottawa Co, OH.  A divorce was granted.

Here’s what I was able to find on the couple:

According to the Bryan Democrat, 13 Feb 1890, Sarah A and Miles Travis sold to Elizabeth Creuse, Lot 39 in Snyder’s Third Addition, Montpelier, for $1,000.

Miles Travis, the son of Joshua and Juliette McFall Travis, was born in NY on 14 Sept 1829.  He died on 2 May 1914 @ 84Y 7M 18D in Northwest Twp, Williams Co, OH; he was buried in Heritage Cemetery; his online death certificate stated he was a widower.

Sarah A Joliff, possibly the daughter of Charles and Nancy McMannis, was born in March 1836, possibly in Streesboro, Portage Co, OH, and died in Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH on 17 Mar 1907.  Her first husband was Nathan Jolliff (b c1830, Plain Twp, Wayne Co, OH), whom she married in Wooster, Wayne Co, OH on 1 July 1855. Her death certificate (Deaths, V3 p134) as Sarah A. Travis listed her as “widowed”.

Miles Travis/Hannah A Travis were the parents of Joshua Travis, born 7 Apr 1869 in Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH (Births, V1 p10).

Miles Travis/Anna L. Calvin were the parents of George Travis, born 23 Sept 1871 in Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH (Births, V1 p37).  It would appear that Miles was first married to Hannah Calvin or Coleman.

1860 Bridgewater, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 103; Image: 210; Family History Library Film: 805052.
h/h 160/155 Travis, Miles 30 NY farmer
Hannah 26 OH
Samuel 2 OH
Susan 6/12 OH
(Living next door to his parents, Joshua and Juliet Travis)

1860 Wooster, Wayne, Ohio; Roll: M653_1050; Page: 144; Image: 291; Family History Library Film: 805050.
h/h Jollif, Nath 29 OH brick maker
Sarah A 24 OH
Henry E 4 OH
Thomas B 2 OH
Loretta 9/12 OH
Armstrong, George 20 PA brick maker

1870 Superior, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 255A; Image: 515; Family History Library Film: 552781.
h/h /4 Frans, Miles 39 NY farmer
Hannah 35 OH
Samuel 12 OH
Susan 10 OH
Amanda 8 OH
Eugene 6 OH
Frederick 3 OH
Joshua 1 OH

1870 Plain, Wayne, Ohio; Roll: M593_1281; Page: 286A; Image: 86; Family History Library Film: 552780.
h/h 19/19 Joliff, S A 34 OH keeping house
HE (m) 14 OH
TB (m) 12 OH
Minnie 7 OH

1880 Bridgewater, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1077; Family History Film: 1255077; Page: 448A; Enumeration District: 2; Image: 0531.
h/h 2/2 Travis, Miles 50 NY-NY-NY farmer
Sarah A wife 44 OH-PA-PA
Arminda J dau 18 OH-NY-OH
Frederick son 13 OH-OH-OH
Joshua son 11 OH-OH-OH
George son 8 OH-OH-OH
Blaine son 1 OH-OH-OH
Joliff, Minnie dau 17 servant OH-OH-OH

1900 Northwest, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T623_1332; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 109.
h/h 112/112 Travis, Miles father (Sept 1829) 70 divorced NY-NY-NY living with his son Frederick Travis (June 1867) 33 OH and wife Emmaline and children

1900 North, Lake, Indiana; Roll: T623_383; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 33.
h/h 158/209 Jolliff, Niel P (Dec 1860) 39 OH-OH-OH conductor on rr
Travis, Sarah A mother (Mar 1836) 64 8/2 ch OH-PA-PA ? keeper

1910 Northwest, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0126; Image: 827; FHL Number: 1375254.
h/h 30/34 Travis, Miles father-in-law 80 divorced NY-NY-NY living with the Sylvester and Susie (50 OH) Ferguson family

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