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Divorces of Grayson County
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 Deckard, Bowlin, Searcy, Simpson,

Dallas Morning News
18 January 1893
Fannie Bowlin vs. David Bowlin is the caption of a colored divorce suit filed to-day. Cruelty and neglect are alleged. 

Dallas Morning News
30 Jul 1893
"Pecular Divorce Suit", Sherman, Tex., July 29 - Late last evening Deputy Sheriff Joe Melton served a citation on Tibitha Searcy, an inmate of the county almshouse, notifying her that her husband, J. S. Searcy, a resident of Fannin County had sued her for a divorce. The petition sets up that they were united in marriage in 1856 and lived together as man and wife until 1876, when the defendant willfully and without cause abandoned the plaintiff's bed and board wherefore he prays a decree of the court divorcing him. The defendant has been a helpless inmate of the charity hospital for a dozen years.

Dallas Morning News
26 Feb 1893
A Celebrated Case - In the Simpson Divorce Case, Mrs. Simpson alleges that her husband has cruelly mistreated her, and that he is not a fit person to raise her child. She asks alimony  and wants $100 cash and stipulated sum of $50 per month during the pendancy of the case. She also asks that he be restrained from disposing of his property until the cause is disposed of. 

Judge Brown has entered the following order :
Minnie Belle Simpson vs. John Simpson; In this cause it is ordered by the court that the defendant, John Simpson, is hereby ordered not to remove the infant Julian Goldnee Simpson, sometimes called Pat, and sometimes called Floy, from without the county of Grayson, state of Texas, until further order of this court; and that the said John W. Simpson is hereby restrained from disposing of any property now owned by him or his wife, or both, until further orders of this court. It is further ordered that the parties of the above cause appear before me at the courthouse in Sherman, Tex., at 1 ' clock p.m. Tuesday , Feb. 28, 1893, for the hearing of the application of the plaintiff's petition filed in said cause, and that the said John W. Simpson produce said child in court before me the date above mentioned and that the clerk of the district court of Grayson county issue a certificed copy of this order to be served on the defendant, T. J. Brown, district judge.

Mr. Simpson came to town to-day and sais of the case that it is in the hands of his attorney. Mrs. Simpson has gone to her mother at Bell's

Dallas Morning News
December 31 1890

    J. C. Deckard was granted a divorce from his wife, Annie Deckard.  He alleged that they were married in February, 1890, and lived together until July 31 of the same year, when defendent left him, saying she would never return.  He also says in his petition that they both had been married before, and each had children by a former marriage; defendant knew the number there would be in the family, but when cooking her first meal after the wedding complained and said she wanted to go home.

    Submitted by Robert Rankin, Oregon (wording and spelling as it appeared in print) notes :
    John C. Deckard was married 4 times, his last wife was Mary M. STEPHENS who he married September 20 1891 in Grayson Co.  Mary was the daughter of Joseph STEPHENS and Sarah PATTERSON and she died February 17 1906 and is buried in the WARDEN Cemetery, south of Tom Bean, next to her mother. 

    John C. Deckard died October 6 1900 is buried next to his 2nd wife Elizabeth in the Bethlehem aka Sadler/Roberts Cemetery.   



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