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  Divorce Records
1819-1861

Washington County, Illinois

 
 Transcriptions submitted by : Darrel Dexter

 
        The following records were transcribed from Circuit Court Books OO, O, O-1, P, and Q located in the office of the circuit clerk at the courthouse in Nashville.

      Marriage records are provided for those with the same names as the divorced parties and were copied from the Illinois State Archives database.

 
 

Polly Easton v. Stephen Easton, granted 10 Oct 1820.
They were married about 1 Aug 1817, and he deserted her (Book OO, 54-55). 1

Almera Mick v. Charles Mick, granted 27 Jun 1822. He deserted her (Book OO, 108). 2

Martha Draine v. Mathias Draine, dismissed 2 Nov 1824 (Book OO, 187, 189).
Martha Draine was charged with bigamy (Book OO, 192, 194, 198-199).
She and Henry Neely were charted with adultery and he was found guilty of fornication in April 1825. Martha was living in Clinton County at the time (Book OO, 203, 206-207). She and Henry Neely were found not guilty of adultery 13 Sep 1825
(Book OO, 211)

Sally Lindley v. Stanford W. Lindley (non-resident of Illinois), granted 30 Aug 1827. The name is also recorded as Sindley (Book OO, 231-232, 235).

Elisabeth Herring v. Major Herring, granted 31 Aug 1827.
She was given custody of the children. Major Herring and Winney Herring were accused of adultery and found guilty 28 Mar 1828. He was fined $20. Elisabeth was granted alimony on 28 Mar 1828. In August 1829 Major was living in Greene County (Book OO, 238-239, 243, 246-248, 253).

Sally Taylor v. John B. Taylor (of Hamilton County), granted 1 Sep 1835 (Book OO, 303, 318, 331).

Sarah Morgan v. Archibald Morgan (non-resident of Illinois), granted 4 Mar 1836.
They were married in March 1829 and he left the state and deserted his wife and two children in August 1831 (Book OO, 335).

Nancy Sweezey v. Charles Sweezey, granted 3 Sep 1836.
He deserted her for more than four years. She was given custody of her three children (Book OO, 346).

Joseph Kenyon v. Elizabeth Kenyon, granted 17 Mar 1841 (Book O, 74) 3

Susannah Davis v. Peter Davis, granted 17 Mar 1841 (Book O, 74) 4

Eliza Wilson v. Zion Wilson, granted 10 Sep 1844. 5
She was granted custody of children, Clark Wilson and Levi Wilson (Book O, 203)

Lucinda Hartchner v. Peter Hartchner, granted 14 Sep 1844.
She was granted custody of child, Elizabeth Ann Hartchner (Book O, 215).

Nicholas H. Darter v. Maria Darter, dismissed 16 Apr 1845; granted 11 Sep 1845 (Book O, 239, 280) 6

Catharine Douglass v. James Douglass, granted 8 Sep 1845 (Book O, 262)

Jane Child v. John Child, granted 17 Apr 1846 (Book O, 280, 328) 7

Samuel Tate v. Catharine Tate, granted 14 Sep 1846 (Book O, 343)

Elizabeth Pate v. Joseph Pate, granted 16 Sep 1846. She was given custody of the children (Book O 359) 8

William Frank v. Elizabeth Frank, granted 17 Sep 1846 (Book O, 365)

Rebecca Hansberry v. Thomas Hansberry, granted 10 May 1848 (Book O, 419, 445)

Susan Fry v. John Fry, granted 6 Sep 1847 (Book O, 420)

Elizabeth Peek v. Green Peek, granted 7 Oct 1847 (Book O, 421, 426)

James Cox v. Rachel Cox, granted 10 May 1848 (Book O, 442-443)

Peter Peterson v. Eliza Peterson, case ends 10 Oct 1848, because the plaintiff had departed this life (Book O, 481)

Susan T. Steel v. Robert L. Steel, granted 10 Oct 1848 (Book O, 481) 9

Mary Christian v. Edley Christian, granted, 10 May 1849.
She was given custody of her child, Margaret Emeline Christian (Book O, 481, 501; Book O-1, 20) 10

Christaina Cooper v. Andrew Cooper, dismissed 10 Oct 1848 (Book O, 481) 11

Sarah Jane Conyer v. Isaac Conyer, granted 7 May 1849 (Book O, 501)

Thomas Johnston v. Parlee Ann Johnston, granted 10 Oct 1849.
He was given custody of John Wesley Johnston (Book O, 503; Book O-1, 20)

James Mitchell v. Mary Mitchell, granted 10 Oct 1849 (Book O-1, 21)

Jacob Griffith v. Nancy Griffith, granted 7 May 1850 (Book O-1, 52)

Noah Washburn (of Jackson County) v. Sena Washburn, granted May 1851 (Book O-1, 75, 101) 12

Polly Young v. Ezekiel Young, dismissed May 1851 (Book O-1, 86) 13

Emeline Thompson v. George W. Thompson, granted May 1851 (Book O-1, 89) 14

Elvana Ballard v. Henry Ballard, granted October 1851 (Book O-1, 116) 15

Minerva F. Gunn v. Charles Gunn, granted October 1851 (Book O-1, 117) 16

Elizabeth Hemphill v. James Hemphill, granted October 1851 (Book O-1, 118) 17

Prury Allen v. William Allen, dismissed May 1852 (Book O-1, 129)

Rachel Stivers v. William Stivers, granted 12 May 1852 (Book O-1, 133) 18

Robert R. Craig v. Nancy Craig, dismissed 12 May 1852 (Book O-1, 133)

Elizabeth Hoffman v. Frederick Hoffman, granted 13 May 1852 (Book O-1, 136) 19

Fanny Roberson v. Larkin Roberson, granted 12 Oct 1852.
She was given custody of her child (Book O-1, 139)

Helena Nemier v. Henry Nemier, granted. She was given $30 a year alimony for as long as she remained single.
The name is also spelled Nemire or Nemise (Book O-1, 162, 219, 239) 20

Walter C. Short v. Rachael Short, granted 17 May 1853 (Book O-1, 206) 21

Susan Lynn v. Thomas Lynn, granted 19 May 1854.
The surname is also recorded as Flynn (Book O-1, 229, 281). 22

Lucretia Curtis v. John Curtis, granted 19 May 1854.
Her name is also recorded as Leticia Curtis (Book O-1, 229, 283)

Mary Thompson v. Andrew Thompson, granted 10 Oct 1853 (Book O-1, 233) 23

Emeline Eason v. William Eason, granted 15 May 1855 (Book O-1, 254, 293, 337)

Elvira Hopper v. Gilliam Hopper, granted 16 May 1854 (Book O-1, 257) 24

Lucinda Swartzenbayer v. Michael Swartzenbayer, granted 16 May 1854 (Book O-1, 257) 25

John Roper v. Sally Roper, dismissed 17 Oct 1854 (Book O-1, 267, 300)

Hezekiah Sutton v. Phoebe Sutton, granted 17 Oct 1854 (Book O-1, 267, 301)

Elizabeth Griffith v. Samuel Griffith, granted 17 May 1854 (Book O-1, 267)

Francis Hunt v. Mary E. Hunt, granted 18 May 1854 (Book O-1, 275)

Gracy L. Davis v. Orlando E. Davis, granted 19 May 1854.
She was given custody of their child (Book O-1, 283) 26

Louisa Palmer v. James Palmer, dismissed 19 May 1854; granted 15 May 1855 (Book O-1, 283, 338)

Sarah Richman v. John Richman, granted 15 May 1855.
She was given custody of the children (Book O-1, 300, 337)

Theresa I. Harbor v. John T. Harbor, granted 17 Oct 1854 (Book O-1, 301)

William Brown v. Lydia Brown, granted 18 Oct 1854 (Book O-1, 309)

Thomas Atchison v. Elvira Atchison, granted 18 Oct 1854 (Book O-1, 310) 27

Lavina Mitchell v. Milton P. Mitchell, (Book O-1, 310, 328, 375) 28

Martha Dubois v. William Z. Dubois, granted 18 Oct 1855.
His name is also recorded as William B. Dubois (Book O-1, 338, 390)

Mary R. McKay v. Archibald McKay, granted 15 May 1855 (Book O-1, 338) 29

Mary Bendorf v. Frederick Bendorf, granted 17 Oct 1855 (Book O-1, 376) 30

Robert Watt v. Mary Watt, granted 18 Oct 1855 (Book O-1, 385) 31

Hoda Joliff v. Aaron Joliff, granted 13 May 1856 (Book O-1, 409) 32

Mary McKenzie v. Daniel McKenzie, granted 15 Oct 1856 (Book O-1, 454) 33

John Gibson v. Rebecca Gibson, granted 15 Oct 1856 (Book O-1, 454) 34

Rebecca Evans v. Joseph Evans, granted 15 Oct 1856 (Book O-1, 454) 35

Rosanna McMillian v. John McMillian, (Book O-1, 463, 491)

Mary Norris v. Pleasant Norris, granted 26 Mar 1856 (Book O-1, 492)

Joseph Sronce v. Francis P. Sronce, granted 26 Mar 1856 (Book O-1, 492)

Susan Gunn v. Burrell W. Gunn, dismissed 24 Aug 1857 (Book O-1, 515) 36

Charles Robinson v. Martha Robinson, (Book O-1, 543)

Alexander Williams v. Ann Eliza Williams, granted 24 Aug 1857 (Book O-1, 543) 37

John F. Harctory v. Elizabeth Harctory, granted 23 Mar 1858 (Book O-1, 579).

Elizabeth Peliham v. Charles Peliham, granted 24 Mar 1858 (Book O-1, 585).

Henry C. Cooper v. Harriet N. Cooper, granted 24 Mar 1858 (Book O-1, 585). 38

Maria E. Moak v. John A. Moak, granted 25 Mar 1858 (Book O-1, 594). 39

Mary Miller v. Jeremiah Miller, granted 25 Mar 1858 (Book O-1, 594). 40

Sarah I. Miller v. Wilbern Miller, granted 25 Mar 1858 (Book O-1, 594-595) 41

Jemima M. Clark v. Thomas H. Clark, granted 25 Mar 1858 (Book O-1, 595)

Christena Berner v. Morris Berner, dismissed 22 Apr 1859.
His name is also recorded as Meritz Berner (Book P, 58, 146). 42

James W. Campbell v. Susan C. Campbell, granted 14 Apr 1859 (Book P, 112). 43

Martetia Odle v. George W. Odle, granted 19 Apr 1859 (Book P, 128).

Benjamin Verner v. Sarah A. Lynch, bill for divorce 20 Apr 1859 (Book P, 144). 44

Charles Robinson v. Martha Robinson, dismissed 22 Apr 1859 (Book P, 146).

Bridget Elizabeth Burns v. Felix Burns, granted 22 Apr 1859.
She was given custody of her daughter, Ellen Burns and he was to pay her $200 (Book P, 146).

John Daniel v. Peline Daniel, granted 14 Apr 1859 (Book P, 152).
John Daniel was tried for bigamy (Book P, 155). 45

Nancy Able v. Richard Able (alias Charles Cunningham), granted 3 Aug 1859, and 9 Sep 1859.
According to the testimony of Dr. Hiram Barker on 16 Apr 1860, he deserted her three years ago (Book P, 187, 229, 323).

Julia A. T. Allen v. Samuel K. Allen, granted 8 Sep 1859. He was found guilty of adultery.
She was given custody of her children, Rodern Allen and Jesse Allen, $150 alimony, then $400 a year.
Her motion to increase alimony was disallowed (Book P, 223; Book Q, 94-95). 46

Parmelia Wellington v. Thomas Wellington, granted 10 Apr 1860 (Book P, 242).

Mary Wylie v. Samuel Wylie, granted 11 Sep 1860 (Book P, 242, 451).

William Rodgers v. Lavina Rodgers, granted 12 Apr 1860 (Book P, 285-286).

Anna E. Bishop v. Henry H. Bishop, granted 17 Apr 1860 (Book P, 328).

Sarah Morgan v. Reuben M. Morgan, granted 8 Sep 1860 (Book P, 436). 47

Alexander Hamilton v. Cordelia Hamilton, granted 9 Apr 1861.
She was given custody of the child (Book P, 452; Book Q, 89).

Sarah I. (or J.) King v. Samuel A. King, granted 9 Apr 1861.
She was given custody of her child (Book P, 454; Book Q, 89). 48

Allen Fuget v. Lucy A. Fuget, (Book Q, 100).

Mary "Molly" Gulley v. Thomas Gulley, dismissed 5 Sep 1861 (Book Q, 102, 202).

Sarah Ellen Watson v. William Watson, case abated because of the death and interment of the plaintiff (Book Q, 103).

Amanda J. Cloud v. James Cloud, granted 8 Apr 1861.
She was given custody of her child (Book Q, 103). 49

Hugh McCaughan v. Francis McCaughan, (Book Q, 104, 202).

Calvin Robinson v. Emeline Robinson, dismissed 16 Apr 1861 (Book Q, 114). 50

Ailcey Schultz v. John Schultz, dismissed 4 Sep 1861 (Book Q, 114, 201).

Maria Doenig v. Frederick Doenig, granted 16 Apr 1861. Alimony was set at $175 (Book Q, 114).

Lavina Broom v. John Broom, dismissed 14 Sep 1861 (Book Q, 216).

Moritz Berner v. Christena Berner, granted 3 Sep 1861 (Book Q, 216). 51

David O. Bryant v. Sarah O. Bryant, (Book Q, 221).
      Webmaster's Notes : This spelling may be : O'Bryant

Isabella Jolliff v. James Jolliff, granted 4 Sep 1861.
She was given custody of the children and the homestead as alimony (Book Q, 222). 52

 

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1 Stephen Easton married Polly Chaffin, 22 Jul 1817, in St. Clair Co., Ill
2 Elmira Mick married Abram Kinney, 25 Dec 1822, in St. Clair Co., Ill.
3 Joseph Kinyon, Sr. married Eliza Moore 10 Nov 1835, Washington Co., Ill.
4 Peter P. Davis married Susannah H. Pittsford, 25 Oct 1838, Washington Co., Ill.
      Mrs. Susannah Davis married Francis A. Norris, 26 Mar 1841, Washington Co., Ill.
5 Zion Wilson married Mrs. Ann Stovens, 1 Mar 1847, Carroll Co., Ill.
      Eliza Wilson married Charles Huffman, 12 Sep 1844, Washington Co., Ill.
6 Nicholas H. Darter married Mariah Livesay, 16 Sep 1841, Washington Co., Ill.
      Maria Darter married James Jackson, 7 Dec 1845, Washington Co., Ill.
7 John Child married Jane Smith, 17 Feb 1845, Washington Co., Ill.
8 Joseph Pate married Elizabeth McCracken, married 5 Jun 1836, Washington Co., Ill.
      Joseph Pate married Melinda Love, 17 Feb 1848, Washington Co., Ill.
9 Robert L. Steele married Susan Tabitha Reid 8 Apr 1845, Washington Co., Ill.
10 Mary Christian married Alexander Matthews, 22 Jun 1848, Washington Co., Ill.
      The same couple was married on 26 Feb 1850, in Washington Co., Ill.
11 Andrew Cooper married Mrs. Christina Richway, 4 Mar 1847, Washington Co., Ill.
12 Noah Washburn married Seney Throop, 1 Jul 1849, Perry Co., Ill.
      Noah Washburn married Mary McCory, 20 Nov 1851, Washington Co., Ill.
      Mrs. Sena Washburn married Lewis Frost, 8 Sep 1852, Washington Co., Ill.
13 Ezekiel Young married Polly B. Jones, 11 Nov 1849, Washington Co., Ill.
14 George W. Thompson married Emeline Greathouse, 5 Apr 1849, Washington Co., Ill.
15 Henry Ballard married Elvira Eason, 30 Jun 1849, Washington Co., Ill.
16 Charles Gunn married Minerva J. Kinyon, 28 Nov 1850, Washington Co., Ill.
      Minerva Gunn married Thomas Atchison, 21 Mar 1855, Washington Co., Ill.
17 James Hemphil married Eliza Knox, 1 Jun 1847, Washington Co., Ill.
18 William T. Stivers married Rachel Hopkins, 18 Apr 1849, Washington Co., Ill.
19 Frederick Hoffman married Elizabeth Kiser, 24 Apr 1850, Washington Co., Ill.
20 Henry Nemire married Christina Duffert, 24 Jul 1854, Washington Co., Ill.
21 Walter C. Short married Rachel Price, 7 Nov 1849, Washington Co., Ill.
22 Thomas Lynn married Susan Huggins, 3 Nov 1851, Washington Co., Ill.
23 Andrew J. Thompson married Mary Williams, 20 May 1851, Washington Co., Ill.
24 Elvira Hopper married John Kinyon, 17 May 1854, Washington Co., Ill.
25 Michael C. Schwartz married Lucinda Kane, 6 May 1849, Washington Co., Ill.
      Mrs. L. Schwartzenbarger married Amos Burnet, 21 May 1854, Washington Co., Ill.
26 Gracy L. Davis married Charles M. Muehleins, 21 Dec 1856, Washington Co., Ill.
27Thomas Atchison married Elvira Williams, 20 May 1852, Washington Co., Ill.
      Thomas Atchison married Minerva Gunn, 22 Mar 1855, Washington Co., Ill.
28 Milton P. Mitchell married Lavina Wadkins, 2 Aug 1848, Washington Co., Ill.
29 Archibald McKay married Mrs. Margaret Goodman, 14 Aug 1855, Washington Co., Ill.
30 Frederick Bendorf married Mary Baughman, 3 Mar 1853, Washington Co., Ill.
      Mary Bendorf married Joseph D. Douglass, 2 Oct 1856, Washington Co., Ill.
31 Robert Watt married Mary Hawkins, 22 Jun 1850, Washington Co., Ill.
32 Aaron Jolliff married Hoda Mathews, 9 Sep 1854, Washington Co., Ill.
      Mrs. Hoda Joliff married Godfrey Adarholz, 29 May 1856, Washington Co., Ill.
33 Daniel McKenzie married Mary Williams, 26 Aug 1852, Washington Co., Ill.
34 John Gibson married Polly Ellen White, 16 Oct 1856, Washington Co., Ill.
35 Mrs. Rebecca Evans married Miles Vanwinkle, 29 Oct 1857, Washington Co., Ill.
36 Burrell W. Gunn married Susan Harryman, 8 Nov 1846, Washington Co., Ill.
37 Alexander Williams married Ann Elizabeth Pugh, 11 Jul 1850, Washington Co., Ill.
38 Henry C. Cooper married Ellen E. Mitchell, 26 Mar 1858, Washington Co., Ill.
39 John A. Moaks married M. E. Airs, 22 Nov 1846, Williamson Co., Ill.
      Mrs. Maria E. Moake married James F. Locke, 8 Jul 1858, Washington Co., Ill.
40 Jeremiah Miller married Mary Martin, 11 Nov 1847, Washington Co., Ill.
41 Wilburn F. Miller married Sarah J. Markham, 8 Aug 1855, Washington Co., Ill.
42 Moses Berner married Christina Rolfing, 20 Nov 1857, Washington Co., Ill.
43 James W. Campbell married Susan C. Mason, 7 Jan 1850, Perry Co., Ill.
      Webmaster's Notes :
      Campbell also spelled Campbelle;
      Susan C. Mason born 1834, was the daughter of Kintchen C. & Jerusha (nee Rice ) Mason

44 Benjamin Verner married Sarah A. Lynch, 6 May 1858, Jefferson Co., Ill.
45 John Daniel married Mrs. Avis Williams, 22 Sep 1858, Washington Co., Ill.
46 Samuel K. Allen married Julia J. Barrett, 9 Jun 1841, Jefferson Co., Ill.
      Samuel K. Allen married Amy Juna Badgley, 29 Sep 1859, Perry Co., Ill.
47 Reuben M. Morgan married Sarah Ann Fitzgerald, 15 Jan 1847, Washington Co., Ill.
      Reuben M. Morgan married Sarah A. Morgan, 16 Jun 1864, Jackson Co., Ill.
48 Samuel A. King married Sarah J. Taylor, 29 May 1857, Washington Co., Ill.
49 James Cloud married Demanda J. Rice, 13 Mar 1858, Washington Co., Ill.
50 Calvin Robinson married Elizabeth Ann Kotchney, 28 Jun 1856, Washington Co., Ill.
51 Moses Berner married Christina Rolfing, 20 Nov 1857, Washington Co., Ill.
52 James Jolliff married Isabella Wayeman, 2 Mar 1845, Washington Co., Ill.

 


 

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