I saw this on another list [Bradford PA], and thought this showed the 1880's newspaper version of today's TV talk shows:
Robert KILLGORE b 10 Jan 1831 m Isabelle KEYES b 1835/6 daughter of Edmund KEYES and Susan BURRELL of Columbia township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
In the 1870 census, Isabelle and Robert were not living together, having separated, Isabelle residing in Columbia township in the Stephen KEYES household.
Robert m. at Arnot, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, Mary Jane ______ b c1846 Wales. They removed to Gibbon, Buffalo County, Nebraska. Robert was director of the school board for district 28 in 1880. An eight plot burial lot in the Kearney City Cemetery was purchased by Robert KILLGORE and the first to be buried there was his wife, Jennie (nickname for Jane) who d 10 Apr 1881 (ts). Robert returned to Columbia township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania after the death of Jennie.
Robert m [third] on 13 Dec 1882 Sarah A DANN b c1833 daughter of James B DANN and wife Caroline. Mary E DANN charged Robert with bigamy for having two wives at one time (Criminal Court Index, Quarter Session #4 Feb 1883) and a warrant was issued for Robert's arrest 27 Dec 1882. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania arrested Robert for bigamy and he pleaded not guilty. His brother, Raymond posted $500 bond required until the hearing on the first Monday of February 1883. Jury found Robert insane since Apr 1882 and committed him to the custody of his brother, Raymond who was given ten days to take Robert to the asylum at Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania.
The following article appeared in a Troy newspaper, February 1883.
Attempt at Poisoning.
Some months ago, Robert KILGORE, of Sylvania, who had a short time before returned from Nebraska, married Sarah A DANN. He had buried his wife, a woman whom he had married at Arnot, while living in Nebraska. It seems that some time before this he had married Belle KEYES, of Sylvania, but a separation had been arranged between them. On his marriage to Sarah DANN he was arrested for bigamy, but a committee in lunacy was appointed on his case and he was declared insane and sent to the asylum at Danville, about two weeks ago.
Last Saturday, Sarah A DANN, the daughter of Jas DANN, who was married to KILGORE, but who has been living at home since he was declared insane, came to Troy and purchased ten cents worth of strychnine at Capt B B MITCHELL's store, enough to kill half a dozen persons. On Sunday, while at the breakfast table, Mr DANN noticed that some tea which had been poured for him had a milky look, and said at once, "Sarah you have put milk in my tea. You know I don't like it." Some words ensued and he tasted of the tea, and found it bitter enough to demand an explanation. On searching the table, a paper was found containing a white powder labeled poison. When threatened and questioned, Sarah admitted her guilt, and said that she had procured the poison at Stuart Bros, intending to kill her father. Inquiry revealed where she procured the deadly drug. The case suggests that somebody needs very severe punishment, also that our drug stores should be more careful about letting such deadly articles go to irresponsible persons (Troy newspaper, Troy, Pennsylvania, Feb 1883).
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