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Index to Divorces
in the Painesville Telegraph

Thanks to Dale Craig, Lake County Historical Society Library Director for pointing out this wonderful source in the collection and the Society for allowing us to freely share it here.

The Lake County Historical Society holds the index cards from which this information was taken. Some spelling was corrected. Many of these couples are also listed in the index to Geauga County Divorces. The index seems to be fairly complete from 1822 to 1849, but there are entries from as late as 1898. Who did this index is currently unknown.

As always this is provided as a finding aid to the newspapers indexed here. Microfilm of these papers may be read at Lake County Historical Society Library or read and printed/downloaded at Morley Library in Painesville. The original court records for Geauga County will be found at the Geauga County Archives in Chardon, and those beginning in 1840 for Lake County residents at Lake County Common Pleas Court. Some of the court records are available at the LDS Family History Center in Kirtland.

SURNAME MALE FEMALE CONTENT PAPER DATE PG COL
Baldwin Thomas Jemima Divorce. Take notice whereas my wife Jemima has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, I therefore caution all persons against harboring or trusting her on my account, as I shall pay no debts of her contracting. Feb. 3, 1849 Feb. 7, 1849    
Ballard John M. Mary Petition for divorce Mar. 27, 1844 3 3
Ballard Thomas M. Mary Notice is hereby given...this day filed her petition...July 8, 1844 Jul. 10, 1844 3 3
Barnes Sam'l Mary Petition for divorce filed 1 June 1835 Supreme Court, Geauga County on grounds of extreme cruelty, threats of personal violence, and gross neglect Jun. 5, 1835 3 4
Barnum David Lydia Petition for divorce and alimony. Extreme cruelty, habitual drunkenness, gross neglect of duty, & willful absence. 19 July 1854 Jul. 26, 1854 3 3
Benjamin Vesey Rebecca Notice that she has left him and he will not be responsible for her debts. Of Perry Dec. 28, 1827 3 5
Benjamin Vesey Rebecca same Jan. 4, 1828 2 5
Bliss Loomis Abigail Petition for divorce on grounds of wilful absence since March 1835. Jun. 20, 1839 2 6
Brush Edward Mary Petition that marriage contract be dissolved. Filed 2 Jun 1836 on grounds of wilful absence Jun. 10, 1836 3 3
Bump Jerome Ester Divorce - Extreme cruelty & habitual drunkenness Apr. 11, 1849 4 2
Callow John Nancy Elopement from my bed and board, my wife Nancy, without any just cause or provocation. Concord Feb. 26, 1836 3 4
Carson James Dorcas Petition for divorce filed 2 June 1836 on grounds of extreme cruelty, gross neglect of duty, and habitual drunkenness Jun. 10, 1836 3 5
Clark Michael Katherine Petition for divorce. J. H. Paine, lawyer May 25, 1827 3 4
Coles William Elizabeth Petition for divorce on grounds of wilful absence and inconstancy, &c. Mar. 5, 1845 3 1
Coltrin Zebedee Julia Ann Julia Ann has left her husband. Of Strongsville Apr. 11, 1828 3 4
Coltrin Zebedee Julia Ann Petition for divorce filed 16 May 1833 Supreme Court, Geauga County, Ohio he has wilfully absented himself from said petitioner, wholly neglected to provide for her, for more than three years. May 17, 1833 3 5
Coman George Mary Elopement. Mary, my wife, has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation. Concord. May 23, 1834 3 3
Crafts Daniel M. Dorothy Elopement from my bed and board without any just cause or provocation. Auburn, 11 January 1836 Jan. 15, 1836 3 3
Cram Harvey Nancy Petition for divorce filed 24 January 1831 Supreme Court, Geauga County, Ohio on grounds of adultery and extreme cruelty Jan. 25, 1831 3 5
Crouch Walter Charlotte Walter Crouch gives notice that his wife, Charlotte, has left him for the tenth time in nine years and that he will not pay any of her debts Jan. 1, 1829 1 5
Day Iretus B. Catherine Catherine sues Iretus B. Day for gross neglect, extreme cruelty and adultery Mar. 19, 1857 3 6
Drew Joseph Elvira Petition for divorce on grounds that he has for more than 3 years last past been wilfully absent May 18, 1842 2 6
Ferrier Nelson Mahala Divorce - Neglect of Duty and Adultery Dec. 20, 1847 Jan. 5, 1848 5 2
Ford Miles Achsah Petition for divorce May 25, 1827 3 4
Frary John B. Thirzy Petition for divorce Apr. 10, 1844 3 2
Frary John H. Thirzy Notice is hereby given that Thirzy Frary has this day filed her petition for a Bill of Divorce in said Court against said defendant who is hereby notified to appear in said Court on the next Term thereof and take cognizance of said petition----George E. H. Day, Atty, Apr. 6, 1844 Apr. 17, 1844 3 1
Fuller Stephen E. Julia Divorce granted with custody of children (Court of Common Pleas) Mar. 9, 1871 3 3
Green Philip Martha Petition for divorce on grounds of adultery Jun. 23, 1837 3 1
Higley Josiah Huldah Hulda Higley has left her husband, Josiah Higley of Russell May 2, 1828 3 4
Hill Jonathan Amy Petition for divorce on grounds of wilful absence for more than 3 years and adultery May 26, 1837 3 5
Hulburt George N. Julia Ann Petition for divorce on grounds of gross neglect of duty and wilful absence for more than 3 years Jul. 23, 1845 3 3
Jackson Luke Marielt Petition for divorce on grounds of being wilfully absent for more than 3 years last past [also see Lackoar] Feb. 23, 1842 3 1
Knapp Job O. Cynthia Petition for divorce on grounds of wilful absence for more than 3 years May 26, 1837 3 3
Knapp John O. Cynthia Petition for divorce on grounds of wilful absence for more than 3 years Jun. 21, 1838 3 5
Lackoar Luke Mariett Petition for divorce on grounds that he has for more than 3 years last past been wilfully absent [also see Jackson] Apr. 20, 1842 2 6
Lattin Wright Ann Divorce Jun. 26, 1835    
Lilly Silas Betsey Silas of Claridon gives notice that his wife, Betsey has left him Jun. 23, 1829 3 5
Lockwood Hiram Lois Petition for divorce Supreme Court, Geauga County filed 30 April 1834 on grounds of wilful absence for more than three years May 2, 1834 3 5
McLallin Ezekiel Rachael Divorce 1) gross neglect of duty, 2) extreme cruelty, 3) improper & immoral conduct, etc. Jan. 10, 1849 3 3
McManus James Elizabeth Elizabeth McManus, late of Concord, Ohio, notified that James McManus filed for divorce Nov. 5, 1867- charge, adultery - L. Sterling, Atty. Nov. 7, 1867 3 5
Mead Thomas Annis Petition for divorce May 25, 1842 3 1
Morian John Nancy Petition for divorce filed 2 June 1836 on grounds of adultery Jun. 10, 1836 3 3
Newcomb Flavel Achsah Petition for divorce filed 1 June 1835 Supreme Court, Geauga County on grounds of habitual drunkenness, extreme cruelty, threatening personal violence, and gross neglect Jun. 5, 1835 3 4
Nye Sardis B. Betsey Elopement from my bed and board without cause or provocation, my wife Betsey. Sardis B. Nye, Concord Jun. 19, 1835 3 5
Parks Hiram Malissa Elopement from my bed and board my wife Malissa. Hiram Parks, Troy, 7 January 1836 Jan. 15, 1836 3 3
Phillips Abram H. Margaret Divorce - gross neglect and adultery Sep. 27, 1848 3 4
Pomeroy Lucius Fanny Petition for divorce on grounds of wilful absence for more than 3 years, habitual intemperance, squandering his own and petitioners property, and making no provision for petitioner's support. Seeks guardianship of Orville M. Pomeroy, only child of the marriage Feb. 24, 1837 3 6
Quiggle Peter Margaret Elopement. My wife Margaret has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation. Hambden, 8 June 1831 June. 14, 1831 3 4
Reed Mrs. Divorce & Separation. Reed, Mrs. Of Buffalo - offered Painesville Telegraph readers reward of 3 white fish & a turkey (his year's provision for wife and child) for her husband who ran away with one Mary Thompson. Jan. 22, 1829 3 2
Richardson Larkin Jane Petition for divorce on grounds of habitual drunkenness and extreme cruelty Jun. 14, 1838 3 5
Roberts Joram Lucinda Petition for divorce on grounds that said Roberts had a wife living when he married said Lucinda Jun. 30, 1841 3 4
Rowley Erastus Esther D. Petition for divorce May 16, 1828 3 3
Rowley Phineas Jane Petition for divorce on grounds of absence since 1 August 1833. May 23, 1839 3 1
Scott Justin Harriot Petition for divorce Harriot Scott, alias Harriet Scott vs. Justin Scott on grounds of adultery, wilful absence for more than 3 years, and total neglect of duty Mar. 31, 1837 3 5
Shattuck Nathaniel Arathirsty Petition for divorce on grounds of wilful absence and adultery Jun. 9, 1837 3 2
Shepherd Levi W. Julia Petition for divorce on grounds of wilful absence and gross neglect of duty Jun. 20, 1839 2 6
Smith Elkeny Margaret Divorce, Willful absence filed Jan. 24, 1898 [*found in Lake County Advertizer, in cupboard, indexed box of old papers] Mar. 4, 1898* 5 5
Stebbins Hosea Minerva Minerva Stebbins has left her husband, Hosea Stebbins. Of Chardon Jul. 18, 1828 3 4
Stratton Hiram Esther Petition for divorce on grounds of wilful absence for more than 3 years May 12, 1837 3 2
Sykes Benjamin F. Eunice Petition for divorce May 14, 1825 3 3
Trowbridge William H. Almeda Petition for divorce on grounds of gross neglect of duty and adultery Nov. 12, 1845 3 2
Williams Leonard Olive Petition for divorce Jun. 8, 1842 3 5
Wilson Luke Melissa Petition for divorce on grounds of extreme cruelty, habitual drunkenness, and gross neglect of duty. May 12, 1837 3 2
Wooster Benjamin Louisa Petition for divorce on grounds of wilful absence for 3 years Jun. 20, 1839 2 6
Wooster Benjamin Lovisa Divorce Case Feb. 11, 1840 3 2

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