(Journal 7 p433 - 17 May 1870; Roll 22 case number 13 - May 1870)
Pamela Pattison Lash
The couple was married on 1 Sept 1830 in Westmoreland Co, PA.
William, parentage unknown, was born c1808 PA.
Mary "Polly" Hughes, also parentage unknown, was born on 6
Nov 1810 PA. The couple had the
following children: Alexander (b1838 PA), John (b1840 PA), Caroline E. (b1842
PA), Levi (b1844 PA), Jacob (b1847 OH), Mary Jane (b1849 OH, and Lydia Alicia
(b May 1853 OH). The family
appeared in the 1850 Brady Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census, p5B, as William 40
PA, Mary 36 PA, Alexander 11 PA, John 9 PA, Caroline 7 PA, Lewis 5 PA, Jacob 3
OH, Mary 1 OH. Again they were
found in the 1860 Brady Twp federal census, p158a, as William 50 PA, Mary 47
PA, John 19 PA, Caroline 17 PA, Levi 15 PA, Jacob 13 OH, Mary 11 OH, and Lydia
7 OH. According to the 1870 Brady
Twp federal census, p12, Mary was the head of house at 58 PA and Lydia 17 OH
while on p18, William 62 OH, a farm laborer, resided with William H. Snow and
his wife Mary.
Mary charged William with extreme cruelty, gross neglect, and habitual
drunkenness for more than twenty-five years.
She told the court that the couple had seven children but Lydia was the
only minor. William would get
drunk whenever he could; for more than twenty years he neglected and refused
to supply her with food, clothing, or shelter.
He threatened her by carrying a concealed weapon and often told her he
would kill her. He beat and
choked her on occasion. Sixteen
years ago he put her life in great peril and she sought refuge elsewhere with
daughter Lydia, an infant at the time. She
brought the following witnesses to substantial her claims: M/M Joseph Lantz,
Henry Tuttle, and Moses Shoemaker. A
divorce was granted.
Mary Lightfoot died on 12 Feb 1889 @78Y 3M 6D in Wms Co (Deaths V2 p49)
and was buried in the Lockport Cemetery beside her granddaughter Ada Luella
Rittenour. Nothing further is
known of William.
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