Subject: Re: Divorced in 1880?|
From: Phillip Maynard
Date: October 06, 1999
Do not believe divorces were monitored much back in those days. G-Grandpa
left G-Grandma with 7 children and took off with another woman when he was
67 and she was 47. Two years later when he was 69 and she 49 they had a
son. There was never a divorce that I have been able to find.
At least he was enthusiastic!
> From: Damita Green
> To: SCROOTS-L@rootsweb.com
> Subject: Divorced in 1880?
> Date: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 2:29 PM
> On the 1880 Federal Census form, under maritial status it has listed
> married, single, divorced or widowed. I've found a family with the head
> household (female) listed as divorce, with her spouse listed a few pages
back as married. I thought divorce wasn't legal in SC until late 1940's
> early 1950's? Can someone provide an explanation?
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