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Bills for Divorce 1845 - 1849

Circuit Court Docket  Book 3 for 1845-1849

Indexed by: Vicki Burress Roach
(Note: Many of the same names appear over and over. This is due to the case being continued, advertised in the paper, etc. I condensed the outcome of each case.)

NAMES    DATE      PAGE #     

1. Wed. April 16, 1845 #16
Sarah J. Gholson by her next friend R. Rorie vs. James H. Gholson (Divorce granted.)

2. Wed. April 16, 1845 #26
George W. Murphy vs. Sarah Murphy (Continued.)

3. Wed. April 16, 1845 #26
John W. Baker vs. Charlotta Baker (Continued.)

4. Wed. April 16, 1845 #26-7
James Brown vs. Manerva Brown (Dismissed.)

5. Thurs. April 17, 1845 #30
William Wootten vs. Elizabeth Wootten
(Continued.)

6. Thurs. Oct. 16, 1845 #65
John W. Baker vs. Charlotte Baker
(Continued and publication to be made in the Ripley Advertiser a newspaper in the town of Ripley and the county of Tippah in the state of Mississippi.)

7. March 7, 1846 #99
George W. Murphy vs. Sarah Murphy
(Final decree to be signed, sealed and delivered.)

8. March 7, 1846 #99
John W. Baker vs. Charlotte Baker
(Final decree to be signed, sealed and delivered.)

9. March 7, 1846 #99
William Rowsey vs. Nancy Rowsey
(Final decree to be signed, sealed and delivered.)

10. March 7, 1846 #99
William R. Wootten vs. Elizabeth Wootten
(Continued.)

11. Fri. Sept. 11, 1846 #137
Elisha Melton vs. Mary Melton
(The defendant came not, but made default, etc. It is ordered that the said bill and the matters contained be taken for confessed…and that unless the defendant on or before the first day of the next term of this court to show cause to the contrary a final decree will be made against her.)

12. Fri. Sept. 11, 1846 #137-8
J.D. Stewart vs. S.A. Stewart
(The defendant came not, but made default, etc. The defendant had been duly subpenoed to appear and answer, plead, etc. It is ordered the said bill and matters therein contained be and the same sci fi trial at this term of this court.)

13. Fri. Sept. 11, 1846 #138
James? Hubbard vs. Lavina Hubbard
(Defendant is a non resident of this state, etc. It is ordered that publication be made for six weeks in the Ripley Advertiser, a newspaper printed and published in the town of Ripley in Tippah County in the state of Mississippi notifying the defendant to appear, answer, plead, etc.)

14. Sat. Sept. 12, 1846 #143 Jordan D. Stewart vs. Sarah A. Stewart
(Final decree be signed, sealed and delivered.)

15. Sat. Mar. 6, 1847 #200
James Hubbard vs. Lavina Hubbard
(Final decree be signed, sealed and delivered.)

16. Fri. Sept. 10, 1846 #227
Roberts vs. John F. Roberts
(Defendant resides without the state so that the ordinary process of this court cannot be served upon him. It is ordered that unless the defendant shall appear before this court at the term thereof to be held for the County of Tishomingo in the state of Mississippi at the Court House in the Town of Jacinto on the first Monday in March 1848 and plead answer or demur that the same…decreed according. It is further ordered that this order be published in the Eastport Herald a newspaper printed and published in the Town of Eastport and County of Tishomingo and State of Mississippi for the space of one month notifying the defendant of the pendency of this suit.)

17. Sat. Sept. 11, 1847 #235-6 Lewis Jones vs. Polly Jones
(Note: This case doesn’t state bill of divorce, but later in the docket book it does. The defendant resides without the limits of this state so that the ordinary process of this court cannot be served upon defendant. Ordered the defendant appear at the next term of court to be held at the County of Tishomingo County and State of Mississippi at the Court House in the Town of Jacinto and plead, answer, etc. to the bill. Published in the Eastport Herald a newspaper published in the Town of Eastport notifying the defendant of the pendency of this suit. )

18. Thurs. Mar. 10, 1848 #260
John M. Nelson vs. Martha A. Nelson
(Final decree is signed and sealed and ordered to be made.)

19. Thurs. Mar. 10, 1848 #260 William Hamlin vs. Nancy Ann Hamlin
(Final decree is signed and sealed by this court, and ordered to be made a part of this record in this cause.)

20. Wed. Sept. 20, 1848 #295
William G. Hughs vs. Mary Hughs
(Publication has been made the defendant failed to appear and plead answer or demur on his behalf. Final hearing on Thursday the day of this term.)

21. Sat. Sept. 23, 1848 #303
W.G. Hughs vs. Mary Hughs
(Final decree is signed and sealed by the court and ordered to be made a part of the record of this case.)

22. Sat. Sept. 23, 1848 #304
William G. Hughs vs. Mary Hughs
(The bonds of matrimony between the said William G. Hughs and Mary Hughs be wholy dissolved by the order and authority of this court…) (The next case is The State vs. Wm. G. Hughs. Came the district attorney and defendant in proper person and pleads guilty to the charge preferred against him in the bill of indictment. The defendant is guilty as charged and that the sum of one hundred dollars and that said state recover the same of him together with the costs…)

23. Mon. Sept. 25, 1848 #305-06
Lewis Jones vs. Polly Jones
(Bonds of matrimony between the said complainant and defendent be and they are hereby dissolved and set at naught. Further ordered the complainant pay the costs of this suit.)

24. Tues. Mar. 20, 1849 #348
Martha Holt vs. James A. Holt
(The defendant resides without the limits of this state, etc. Order to be published on the Tishomingo Democrat a newspaper printed and published in the Town of Jacinto in the County of Tishomingo and State of Mississippi. Unless the defendant appears before this court at the next term the third Monday in September next (1849) and plead answer, etc. the final hearing and decree accordingly.)

25. Tues. Mar. 20, 1849 #348
Henry Williamson vs. Catharine Williamson
(The defendant resides without the limits of this state so that the ordinary process cannot be served upon her, etc. Unless the said defendant shall appear before this court at the next term in the Town of Jacinto in the County of Tishomingo and state of Mississippi, etc. on the third Monday in September next and plea answer, etc. Order to be published in the Jacinto Reporter a newspaper printed and published in the town of Jacinto, etc. for sucession months.)

26. Tues. Mar. 20, 1849 #349
Priscilla Cook vs. Joseph Cook
(Note: This doesn’t say bill for divorce but appears to be the beginning of a divorce proceeding. Defendent does not reside in the limits of this state so ordinary process cannot be served, etc. Defendant shall appear before this court at the next term for the County of Tishomingo and the state of Mississippi at the court house in the Town of Jacinto, etc. on the third Monday in September next and plead, answer, etc. Order to be published in the Jacinto Reporter a newspaper printed and published in the Town of Jacinto, etc.)

27. Thurs. Mar. 22, 1849 #366
Sarah E. Johnson vs. John Johnson
(John Johnson had been duly summoned to appear and answer, plead, etc. and defendant has wholly failed to do so, but has made default herein, etc. The bill and the several charged and allegations contained be and the same are hereby taken for confessed, etc. The said cause be set for trial on Saturday the sixth day of the present of this court.)

28. Sat. Mar. 6, 1849 #381
Sarah E. Johnson vs. John Johnson
(This is marked out but reads as follows. Final decree to be signed, sealed and enrolled and recorded, dissolving the bonds of matrimony as between the said complanant and the said defendant and the said defendant pay the cost in this behalf.)

29. Mon. Mar. 7, 1849 #390
Sarah E. Johnson vs. John Johnson
(Defendant failing and refusing to respond to the allegations, etc. a judgment pro confessed was entered in this cause on Thursday the fourth day of the present term of this court upon motion, etc. John Johnson is guilty of the charge and bill made against him as the same are in the said bill alledged and set forth, etc. The bonds of matrimony between Sarah E. Johnson and John Johnson be dissolved and the defendent pay the cost in this suit.)

 

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