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Richmond City Cemetery for the Bair Family

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Re: Richmond City Cemetery for the Bair Family

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 8:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes John married Lucinda "in polygamy" but he was in the process of divorce from his first wife. She was caught in an affair and would not answer the divorce papers. The divorce was finalized the day after he married Lucinda. Their first child was born 5 months later????? Lucinda was my ggggrandmother.

"In Carthage Court House Chancery File 144 in vault of Circuit Court are the papers of the divorce proceeds for John Bair vs. Lydia Bair. John married Lydia Register in Ohio in 1829. Witnesses called were E.D. Wooley, J.F. Lane and Mrs. Matilda Lane. Lydia was involved in adultery according to proceedings and divorce was granted to John Bair by default, as Lydia would not appear in court. Divorce was granted October 20, 1843. This divorce was apparently over the issue of plural marriage, because Hyrum Smith married John to Lucinda Owen in the Nauvoo Temple the day before the divorce was final. "
I have seen this many times in the papers I have on John Bair.
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