William J. Bowlby vs. Ellen (Warner) Bowlby
5 p224 - Nov 1852; Roll 8 Box 25 case number 7 - Nov 1852)
The couple was married in Wms Co, OH on 11 Nov 1849 (Marriage V2 p108).
William charged that Ellen committed adultery on 9 Sept 1850.
The couple had children with the eldest aged 8 years and the youngest
aged two years. There was a Wms
Co, OH land transaction for a William I or J Bowlby as the grantee from
grantor John Goodwin on 12 Mar 1849 consisting of 80 acres (Deeds V9 p401 and
160 acres sold to William Bowlby from US Government at the Lima Land Office on
1 Aug 1849. A further deed was found as grantor William Bowlby sold land to
Sarah Ann Bowlby on 28 Aug 1850 of 160 acres, which was the same land he
bought in 1849 (Deeds V10 p118) – SW ¼ of Sec 21 T6N R3E. in Pulaski Twp.
David and Adam R. Bowlby purchased similar parcels in the same time
The ages of the two children, not named, were 8 and 2 years.
For the eldest of the children to have been issue of the couple seems
unlikely given that the couple was married about three years.
Therefore, it would appear that this eldest child was a stepchild of
William, or a child of either party but not both.
Nothing further is currently known of this couple nor is it clear if
there was a divorce granted.
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