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Re: John Alkire m Sarah Skiles Madison Oh
Posted by: Pam Zeirott Date: June 13, 2000 at 07:47:46
In Reply to: John Alkire m Sarah Skiles Madison Oh by Frank Brunia of 174

I found this in Pickaway County. I am assuming they were sisters, but no proof. Odd he lived with Susan for 3 years? got divorced 1843 but didn't marry her until 1847. Am also assuming no children from the second marriage, she would have been in her mid 40's and am wondering if his 3rd marriage to Mary Lister 1859 was after Susan died.

Court of Common Pleas
September Term A.D. 1843

Minute Book #5 Page 219

Sarah Alkire }
vs } Set for Divorce
John H. Alkire }

This day came the complainant by her attornies and exhibited to the court proof of notice of the pendency of the petition and the prayre there by publication for six consecutive weeks prior to the Term of this court in the London Sentinel a newspaper printed in this county and the cause coming on to be heard, upon the petition and testimony, and the court being fully advised in the premises do find that the defendant John H. Alkire has been willfully absent from his wife the petitioner for more than three years prior to the filing of her petition. And also that he was guilty of the crime of adultery, with one Susan Skiles, and therefore do order adjudge and decree that the marriage contract [-------] Solemnized between the said John H. Alkire and the said Sarah Alkire be and the same is hereby dissolved and both of said parties freed from all obligations thereof and that the complainant {has} the following described lands during her natural life. It being Survey No. H62 (462) Begining at a large forked white oak in the line of David Stuckeys tract of land north corner to John Skiles tract, thence with said line N 54 W 100 poles to an elm and black oak thence S 67 W 26 poles to a maple and ash on the bank of Deer Creek, thence down the creek and binding thereon to a white oak and elm upper corner on the creek to Skiles tract and thence with his line N 52 E 120 poles to the beginning containing ninety one and one half acres and that the petitioner Sarah Alkire be appointed Guardian to the infant son of John H. Alkire issue of said marriage and that she maintain said children and that the plaintiff pay the costs herein expended and in default thereof that execution issue as on Judgement at law.

Pam (pzeirott@aol.com)



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