05 June 2012

Three Charges of Criminal Behavior - Richmond Bennett, 1881

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 10 June 2012)

Bryan Press, 22 Sept 1881 p5
Richmond Bennett was arraigned last week, before Esq Teams and plead guilty to three charges, viz: Arson, burning the Catholic church in Florence, burglary and larceny, entering and stealing property from Solomon Scott’s house, also in Florence township.

Bryan Democrat, 1 December 1881, p5
The Grand Jury adjourned last Saturday after reporting 63 indictments.  Two indictments were found against Richmond Bennett, one for burglary and one for shooting with intent to kill.
So who is Richmond Bennet?

His father
James M Bennet (1787 VT – 17 Nov 1854 Center, Williams Co, OH
m Eunice Matilda Hickok Clark, 27 Mar 1845, Lorain Co, OH

His mother
Eunice Matilda Hickok/Hickcox (4 Aug 1817 Henrietta, Monroe Co, NY – 7 Oct 1909, Pioneer, Madison Co, OH; buried in Floral Grove Cem, Pioneer, Madison Twp, Williams Co, OH), daughter of David Close Hickok and Lucy Tillotson
M1 William Clark, 30 Dec 1833, Lorain Co, OH
M2 James Bennett, 27 Mar 1845, Lorain Co, OH
M3 John Glore, 14 Jan 1864, Amboy, Hillsdale Co, MI

1850 Center, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 71B; Image: 144.
h/h 103/105 Bennett, James 63 VT farmer
Unice 34 NY
James B 23 OH m Narcissa Kemp, 23 June 1852, Williams Co, OH (Marriage V2 p124)
Nathaniel 21 OH
Fanny 18 OH
Perry 14 OH  aka Perry W. Clark, ( - 25 Jan 1864 @28Y 9M 20D, buried in Floral Grove Cem, Pioneer, Madison Twp, Williams Co, OH); Co G 68th Regt OVI

1860 Bridgewater, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 100; Image: 204; Family History Library Film: 805052.
h/h 112/107 Bennett, Eunice 42 NY
Perry W 25 OH
Richmond 10 OH
Lucy 73 VT

1870 Florence, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 78B; Image: 160; Family History Library Film: 552781.
h/h Glore, Eunice 52 NY
Bennett, Richmond 20 OH

Bryan Press, 27 Nov 1873 p3
Richmond Bennett, who was sentenced to the penitentiary for two years for burglary, at the recent term of court, was taken to Columbus last week by Sheriff Walker.

From 1880 – 1910 I could not find him, but more research would need to done on this……

1900 Madison, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1332; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 107; FHL microfilm: 1241332.
h/h 139/140 Glor, Eunice M 82 (Aug 1817) widow 1/0 ch NY-NY-CT
Brause, Thomas Richard 50  (Jan 1850) stepgrandson OH-unk-OH day laborer

1910 Madison, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0124; Image: 786; FHL microfilm: 1375254.
h/h Bennett, Richmond B 60 lodger, widower, odd job laborer OH-OH-OH living w/Frank and Dora Turner family

An online source states he died in Montcalm Co, MI c1913.

04 June 2012

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Pancoast, 1900

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Flora Gates Pancoast v Nathan Dunn Pancoast
The Bryan Democrat, 8 Mar 1900 p5 c4 – decree for pltf on grounds of gross neglect; alimony $75 now and $500 in 30 days; each to hold household goods in their possession except 1 carpet and 1 etching “Baby’s Bath” to go to pltf

Note the newspaper article did not give the first names of the parties.  I had to discover that for myself using other sources.

Nathan D Pancoast (2 Sept 1871 Williams Co, OH or Franklin Twp, Fulton Co, OH-12 Dec 1931 Denver, Colorado; bur Fayette, Fulton Co, OH) was the son of George W Pancoast and Elizabeth Borton

Nathan Dunn. Pancoast married Flora A Gates on 28 September 1892 in Fulton Co, OH with Rev DF Helm, Minister of the Gospel, officiating.

The divorce was final as of 8 Mar 1900.

Nathan Dunn Pancoast took out a license to marry Ida Dean on 16 Mar 1900 in Williams Co, OH (Marriage V8 p129).  Ida was the daughter of Charles K and Mary A Hutchinson Dean. Note that license was listed as do not publish and was taken out 8 days after the divorce was announced in the newspapers and the license was supposedly not acted upon – in other words, there was no official marriage performed.  Both the parties lived in West Unity, Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH, with Nathan, born in Williams Co, OH, a barber, and Ida, also a Williams Co, OH native.  He was once previously married while she was not married.

However, on 21 Mar 1900 in Detroit, Wayne Co, MI Nathan D Pancoast married Ida Dean with William Stokes, JP officiating.  He was 29 and she was 32; he was a barber; both were from West Unity, OH with their parents names listed.

1880 Brady, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1077; Family History Film: 1255077; Page: 499B; Enumeration District: 005; Image: 0634.
h/h 74/74 Pancoust, George W 36 NJ-NJ-NJ farmer
Elizabeth wife 28 OH-NJ-NJ
Nathan son 8 OH-NJ-OH
Josiah Albert son 5 OH-NJ-OH
Orton William hired hand 18 OH-OH-OH

1900 Morris, Grundy, Illinois; Roll: 303; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 53; FHL microfilm: 1240303.
h/h 61/68 Pancoast, Nathan D boarder 29 (Sept 1870) mar 0 years OH-NJ-OH barber
Ida wife 29 (May 1871) mar 0 years OH-OH-PA
Living w/ Gould, Cassius M and family

Nathan and Ida must have divorced sometime between 1900-1910
1910 Denver Ward 9, Denver, Colorado; Roll: T624_116; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0108; Image: 93; FHL microfilm: 1374129.
h/h Pancoast, Nathan D 38 divorced OH-NJ-OH commercial transfer furniture
Domenick, Carleton 44 divorced NY-NY-NY commercial transfer jewelry

Nathan Dunn Pancoast married Kate Baldwin, 7 May 1913, Denver, Colorado.  Katherine was the daughter of Charles and Anna English Baldwin.

1920 Denver, Denver, Colorado; Roll: T625_161; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 230; Image: 1035.
h/h 82/318 Pancoast, Nathan B 48 OH-NJ-OH commercial transfer furniture, renter
Katherine F wife 33 ND-MO-Canada secretary of furniture company

1930 Denver, Denver, Colorado; Roll: 237; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 241; Image: 907.0; FHL microfilm: 2339972.
h/h 158/167 Pancoast, Nathan D 58 mar 1x mar @41 OH-NJ-OH no occup
Katherine B wife 43 mar 1x mar@26 ND-MO-Canada no occup

1932 Denver Colorado City Directory – Katherine Baldwin Pancoast of 1919 Glencoe, widow of Nathan D Pancoast

So what happened to Flora Gates Pancoast?

Flora A Gates (26 May 1869 Stryker, Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH – 6 June 1947) daughter of Calvin Luther Gates and Emerette Taylor

1880 Stryker, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 662C; Enumeration District: 013; Image: 0185.
Gates, Calvin 47
Emmerette wife 46
Flora A dau 11
Arthur son 8

1900 Stryker, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1332; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 116; FHL microfilm: 1241332.
Gates, Calvin 67
Emmerette wife 67
Flora A 31 single

Flora Gates Pancoast married Henry A Cooper sometime between divorce of Mar 1900 and 1920.

1920 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T625_1450; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 163; Image: 321.
Cooper, HA 53 OH-Eng-OH NYC Agent for Railroad
Flora wife 50 OH-PA-NY
Morris, Bernice dau 19 divorced OH-OH-OH clerk in office
Nedra Marie grand-dau 11/12 OH-OH-OH
Gates, Emmerette mother-in-law 86 NY-NY-NY

1930 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1891; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 319.0; FHL microfilm: 2341625.
Cooper, Henry A 63 mar @22Y of age freight agent for rr OH-Eng-OH
Flora wife 60 mar @23Y of age OH-PA-NY