Black Sheep




Breach of Promice
Sensation at W. Unity
Tarnished Reputation
Whinnery Family
Arthur Brown



            Bastardy and Other Crimes

This material was extracted from the Williams County Common Pleas Court records

                                             by Pamela Pattison Lash

Susan Altofer v Charles Harris (Journal 14 p285/287/289 - 13 Mar 1888)

            He said he was not guilty but he was found guilty by jury.

Mary Bauer v Moses Bradshaw (Journal 11 p96 - 17 Feb 1881)

            The case was dismissed.

Caroline Baus v George Zeiters (Journal 13 p239 - 23 Nov 1885)

            John Zeiters on 21 Nov 1885 made a promissory note for $210 for Caroline. The case was settled.

Sarah A. Brownawell v Allen Burns (Journal 7 p37 - 21 Mar 1867; p64 - 30 May 1867

            Allen said he was not guilty but the jury found him guilty; he was to pay $700 but he refused so he was put in jail.

Tena M. Cox, guardian John Cox v Enoch Grindle (Journal 8 p48 - 5 June 1872)

            Enoch was found guilty and a maintenance schedule was set up whereby he had to pay $600; if he defaults he was to pay $1200. He refused and was put in jail. He later declared insolvency.

Sevilla Belle Crum v Norman Dean (Journal 12 p178 - 28 Dec 1883)

            The jury found him guilty of fathering a female child. He was ordered to pay $700 with a fee schedule set up. He originally said he was not guilty, but the plea changed.

Lois Fearnley v William J. Stevenson (Journal 11 p458 - 20 June 1882)

            She charged him with breach of promise and bastardy. He was found guilty but refused to pay.

Laura Garlinger v Forest Brace (Journal 13 p401 - 8 Mar 1886)

            The case was settled.

Catherine Hively v Thomas Kollar (Journal 13 p285 - 2 Dec 1885; p340-341 - 11 Dec 1885)

            The jury found him guilty and ordered him to pay $500.

Clara E. Hulbert v Edwin Kelly (Journal 10 - 15 Nov 1878)

Nora Belle Iler v George F. P. Hummel (Journal 12 p413 - 22 Dec 1884)

            The case was settled before the court proceeded.

Catherine Keiser v William Dudley (Journal 10 - 15 Nov 1878)

Ohio State v Charles Arnold (Journal 11 p381 - 16 Mar 1882)

Ohio State v Harvey or Henry Coleman (Journal 11 p344 - 13 Feb 1882)

            The charge was incest.

Ohio State v Richmond Mills and Caroline Stirtz (Journal 14 p352 - 11 June 1888)

            They were charged with cohabiting in adultery. They claimed they were innocent.

Ohio State v John Reader (Journal 11 p381 - 16 Mar 1882)

            The charge was rape. Alpheus and Levi Hendricks put up a bond for $500.

Phebe A. Phelps v James C. Byers (Journal 8 p68 - 28 June 1872)

            He said he was not guilty but the court found him guilty; Phebe was still pregnant when the case was brought to court. She was awarded $300 with a maintenance schedule set up.

Jennie Robinson v Frank Allison (Journal 14 p371 - 22 June 1888)

            The child died and the case was settled. He paid court costs.

Maria Rolland v Israel L. Bowman (Journal 14 p461 - 23 Nov 1888)

            He was told to maintain the child.

Harriet Scott v John Anspaugh (Journal 10 p360 - 21 Feb 1880)

            He was found guilty and had to pay maintenance.

Matilda M. Shull v Robert McDade (Journal 13 p466 - 2 Apr 1886; p490 - 1 June 1886)

            Edward McDade paid a surety for this case and later the case was dismissed.

Mary Summerfield v Jacob Klopfenstine, Jr. (Journal 8 p387 - 27 July 1875)

            She charged him with rape. Jacob lived in Bryan.

Emily J. Towers v James A. Grimes (Journal 12 p 23 - 23 Feb 1883)

A jury determined that he was not guilty.

Annie Van Sickle v John Burchell, Jr. (Journal 10 p259 - 17 Nov 1879)

Ellen Van Sickle v Augustus Warren (Journal 11 p236 - 23 Nov 1881)

            She wanted $55 and ability to remove child from the county. The case was dismissed.

Catherine Walz v William Allomong (Journal 13 p445 - 27 Mar 1886; p505 - 8 June 1886)

            He admitted his guilt and had to pay $325.

Lilly S. Wood v Daniel S. Tharp (Journal 10 p442 - 31 May 1880; Journal 11 - Nov 1880)

            The case was dismissed.

Catherine Zeigler v Isaac W. Wallace (Journal 10 p380 - 5 Mar 1880)

            It was proven that Isaac was the father of her child.





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