By Pamela Pattison Lash
Williams County Court of Common Pleas – State of Ohio v Nathan J Davis (Case # 880, Journal 15 p275 – 27 March 1890; p384/394 – 28 June 1890) – see Divorce of Cline v Cline
Nathan J Davis was charged with blackmailing Christena Miller. Harriet M Davis and William E Stough paid his sureties. He was indicted for blackmail and had to pay $300 in sureties on 28 June 1890; William E Stough paid this.
1840 Wayne, Columbiana, Ohio; Roll: 386; Page: 87; Image: 179; Family History Library Film: 0020162.
1m under 5 in household of Isaac Davis
1850 Wayne, Columbiana, Ohio; Roll: M432_669; Page: 253A; Image: 507.
h/h 1966/1989 Davis, Isaac 38 OH farmer
Cath 32 OH
Nathan 15 OH
Mary 13 OH
Sanden 10 OH
Matilda 9 OH
Newton 1 OH
On 10 December 1861 Nathan I Davis married Sarah Gilson in Columbiana Co, OH; Note given the letters I and the J are similar, this could be this Nathan.
On 12 Feb 1868 at South Wright, Hillsdale Co, MI Nathan J Davis married Sarah M Russell, a resident of Bryan, OH but born in West Unity, Williams Co, OH; she was 23 OH and Nathan, a mechanic, was 30, born and resident of Columbiana Co, OH. Their witnesses were Mathew and Sarah Doty of Williams Co, OH; the JP was Gideon S Emerson.
Franklin P Russell married Sary M Cline in Lenawee Co, MI on 1 Jan 1860; this Sarah was to be Nathan’s second wife.
1870 Portland, Ionia, Michigan; Roll: M593_676; Page: 658B; Image: 652; Family History Library Film: 552175.
h/h 220/228 Davis, Nathan J 35 OH shoemaker
Sarah 27 OH
Roswell 9 OH
Ida M 1 MI
Cline, Hannah 48 lives with her daughter PA
Sarah (according to her mother’s obit – see below) died in 1871.
Sarah is found in 1850 Brady, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 4B; Image: 14.
h/h Cline, Hannah 25 PA
Sarah 4 OH
James 5 OH
1880 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 639A; Enumeration District: 012; Image: 0139.
h/h 178/198 Davis, N A 36 OH-OH-OH widower, shoemaker
Ida dau 10 MI-OH-OH
Note – he’s living next door to Hanna Cline 57 OH-OH-PA divorced with boarders – this appears to be the mother of Sarah, his late wife
Hannah Tindall Cline, Bryan Democrat, 12 May 1904, p6: Hannah was born near New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA on 22 Oct 1823 and died at home of her granddaughter, Mrs RM Rice on 28 Apr 1904. As a youngster they moved to Huron Co and later to Richland Co, OH where she married William Cline and then in 1840-1841 they moved to West Unity, Williams Co, OH. They had two children, Sarah M who died in 1871 and James K Polk Cline who was CW vet of 38th OVI; James died in the war. Mrs. Cline moved with her daughter (Sarah) to Bryan in 1862.
Ida Davis married Rufus M Rice, 17 Nov 1898 in Williams Co, OH
Nathan J Davis married Harriet M Crawl Stevens on 21 May 1889 in Adrian, Lenawee Co, MI; he was the son of Isaac and Catherine Koons Davis. Nathan, a shoemaker, was 54 from Bryan, OH and Harriet was 39 from WI but she was a resident of Jasper, MI. On their marriage license Nathan’s parents were listed but not Harriet’s. Nathan had been married twice before while Harriet had been wed once before. Their witnesses, LM McElroy and Mary M McElroy, appear to be related to officiating minister, GB McElroy, which implies that the couple eloped.
March 1890-June 1890 Charges in Williams Co, OH
1900 Toledo Ward 9, Lucas, Ohio; Roll: T623_1298; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 76.
406 Dorr St
h/h 104/1123 Davis, Nathan J (Apr 1835) OH-OH-OH mar 11Y shoemaker
Harriet M wife (Nov 1849) WI-PA-PA o/o ch
Nathan Jay Davis died on 26 Feb 1910 in Toledo, Lucas Co, OH; he was born in West Beaver, Columbiana Co, OH on 16 Apr 1835. He was married, retired, and the son of Isaac R and Catherine Koons Davis of Columbiana Co, OH. Nathan was buried in Forest Cemetery, Lucas Co, OH at 74Y 10M 10D. The informant on his death certificate was Harriet M Davis, widow.
Info on Harriet M Crall Stevens Davis
1850 Center, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll: M432_1005; Page: 272A; Image: 123.
Harriet Crawl 1 WI w/parents
1860 Center, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1430; Page: 200; Image: 205; Family History Library Film: 805430.
Hariet M Crawl 10 WI w/father and siblings
Harriet M Crall married William Clark Stevens on 25 Nov 1865 in Center, Rock Co, WI; William, the son of Andrew and Belva Bostwick Stevens, was born 7 Jan 1843 in NY.
1870 Center, Rock, Wisconsin; roll: M593_1735; Page: 99B; Image: 203; Family History Library Film: 553234.
h/h 56/58 Stevens, William 27 NY farmer
Harriet 20 WI
Smith, August 17 farm laborer Prussia
1880 Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll: 1444; Family History Film: 1255444; Page: 177D; Enumeration District: 184
h/h 189/201 Stevens, William 36 NY-NY-NY laborer
Harriet wife 30 WI-PA-PA agent for ag implements
William Stevens married Ida Silverthorn Fisher on 31 Dec 1893 in Janesville, Rock Co, WI; Ida Silverthorn, daughter of Daniel and Martha Huston Silverthorn, was born on 9 Sept 1860 in Footville, Rock Co, WI and married Allen Eli Fisher on 9 Oct 1881 in Janesville. William and Ida were enumerated in 1900 federal census, 1905 WI state census, and 1910 federal census – all for Rock Co, WI; 1910 stated he was married twice. Ida supposedly later married a William Chittick aft 1910.
Harriet M Davis, widow of Nathan, died in Toledo, Lucas Co, OH on 13 Dec 1938 and was also buried in Forest Cemetery. Harriet was the daughter of John and Sarah Lacer Crall of Harrisburg, PA and Baltimore, MD, respectively. Harriet was 89Y 28D of age, a widow; she was born on 15 Nov 1849 in Janesville, WI.
Hannah Tindall Cline v William Cline (Roll 7 Box 22 case number 4 - Nov 1848)
The record did not provide a marriage date or place for this couple. The marriage was performed by J Pierce in Wood Co, OH on 26 February 1842. According to the 1850 Brady Twp, Wms Co federal census, p4B, the wife was enumerated as Hannah Cline 21 PA, Sarah 6 OH, and James 5 OH.with no husband listed. Hannah charged that William refused to provide for her and the two children, Sarah Jane and James K. Polk Cline. William assaulted her, was immoral, profane, and tyrannical. He committed adultery with Carolyn Fitch and was lodged with her at the time of the initial filing of this case. Hannah wanted custody of the children, reasonable alimony, and her possessions. The divorce was granted. In the above mentioned census record Hannah's neighbors were Delan Rockwell and his wife Hannah plus 6-year-old Orlando Fitch. Whether they were part of this situation is not known. In the 1860 West Unity, Brady Twp federal census, p139b, son James Cline 15 OH dry goods clerk lived with Serayne Prince 61 PA dry goods merchant.
Hannah Tindall Cline’s obit was found in the Bryan Democrat, 12 May 1904, p6: Hannah was born near New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA on 22 Oct 1823 and died at home of her granddaughter, Mrs RM Rice, on 28 Apr 1904. As a youngster she moved to Huron Co and later to Richland Co, OH where she married William Cline and then in 1840-1841 they moved to West Unity, Williams Co, OH. Note that the marriage took place in Wood Co, OH in 1842 so the data in the obit is not correct. They had two children, Sarah M who died in 1871 and James K Polk Cline who was CW vet of 38th OVI; James died in the war. Mrs. Cline moved with her daughter (Sarah) to Bryan in 1862.
Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan, p89
Clark, Rebecca P Tindall 1825-1897
Cline, Hannah Tindall 1823-1904
James P 1844-1861 Co C 38th OVI
Davis, Sarah M Cline Russell 1842-1871
Russell, Clara E 1860-1944
Roswell A 1860-1948
Franklin P Russell married Sary M Cline in Lenawee Co, MI on 1 Jan 1860
Roswell Alvaro Russell, son of Frank Russell and Sarah Cline; born 20 Nov 1860 West Unity, Williams Co, OH; died 16 Apr 1943 Williams Co, OH
1910 Roswell is in Pulaski Twp w/wife Clara 49 OH-OH-OH
1920 Roswell is in Wms Co w/wife Clara; he’s 59 OH-OH-OH