Return Docket Beginning March Term 1819

Jefferson County History Center Book#821-6C

DIVORCE PETITIONS excerpts

Alphabetical

By Carole Goggin

 

This appears to be the oldest book in the Jefferson County History Center located at Jefferson College Library, Hillsboro, MO.

The front cover is missing and the groups of stitched pages are just lying against the back cover of the book. The pages

themselves are yellowed but are still well preserved.

 

Capias =†† ďthat you takeĒ††† (a writ for attendance in court)

Nisi††††† =ďunlessĒ †††††††††††††††††(Unless the adversely affected party appears and shows cause why it should be withdrawn)

Non††††† = ďnotĒ†††††††††††††††††††††† (general purpose negative prefix)

 

DATE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PARTIES INVOLVED†††††††††††††† ACTION†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DECREE

 

March7, 1836

BENTON,ThomasVS

BENTON, Lina

Petition for Divorce

Dismissed by order of Plantiff

August Term 1837

Item #3

BOUGHTON,Mary VS

BOUGHTON Benjamin J.

Bill for Divorce

[Benjamin has been dealing in the courts with an indictment for ďAn assault with intent to KillĒ.]-cg

Dec Term 1837

3rd day†† /Item #3

Boughton conít

Bill for Divorce

Divorce Granted

Oct 10, 1822

CARLIN, CatherineVS

CARLIN, John E.

Petition for divorce

 

November Term 1831

Item #25

COOK, Susan†††††††††† VS

COOK, Joseph

Petition for Divorce

Decree nisi

July Term 1836

Item #34

DOOLIN,Lavinia††† VS

DOOLIN,Thomas J.

Order of publication

 

April Term 1837

3rd Day

Doolin Conít

Chancery Ė Bill for Divorce

Non suit

August Term 1837

Item #1

Doolin conít

Bill for Divorce

 

August Term 1838

Item #3

HOLDERMAN, Ann†† VS

HOLDERMAN,Christopher

Bill of Divorce Ėconít

(her attníy is Givens)

April Term 1839

Item #2

Holderman conít

Bill of divorce

Granted

December Term 1838

3rd day/Item #2

Holderman conít

Bill of Divorce Ėconít

 

November Term 1835

Item #22

KLUCK, Frederick†††† VS

KLUCK,Elizabeth

Petition for Divorce

Granted

 

December Term 1838

3rd day/Item #4

McFARLAND, JohnVS

McFARLAND, Sally

Bill of Divorce Ėconít

 

April Term 1839

Item #4

McFarland conít

Bill of Divorce Ėconít

 

August Term 1839

4-3

McFarland conít

Bill of Divorce conít from last term

Discontinued

March Term 1830

Item #19

SAUNDERS, Sabra†† VS

SAUNDERS, Peter

Subpoena retíd, non est

(her lawyer-Mr. Strother Bent)

Item #47

 

Saunders conít

2nd+ for assult and battery

Capias non-est

July Term 1830

Item #23

Saunders conít

Subpoena ret.

Non est

March 2, 1831

Saunders conít

Pluries summons awarded

Non est Ė Dismissed

Aug Term 1838

Item #1

Stewart conít

In Chancery

Bill of Divorce

Dismissed

 

April Term 1838

1st day/†† Item #7

STEWART,William VS

STEWART,Elizabeth

Bill of Divorce

(his attíy is Cole)

January 26, 1826

Item #4

TONER Matilda†††††††† VS

TONER, William

Petition for divorce

 

May 20, 1822

Toner conít

Non est

 

October 10, 1822

Toner conít

Summons

 

July Term 1833

Item #4

WIDEMAN, Jemima VS

WIDEMAN, Jacob

Petition in Chancery

(her attny is Woodson-

†† his attníy is Cole)

August Term 1839

Item #9-6

WILLIAMS, Nancy ††VS

WILLIAMS,Samuel

Bill of Divorce / 2nd term

Order Pub and Conít

December Term 1839

Item # 9-4

Williams conít

Bill of Divorce-order of Pub

Dismissed