Zadock CHIDESTER, Jr. was born 22 Apr 1856 in Monroe County, Iowa to Zadock and Susannah THARP CHIDESTER. I have 2 stories about the "deaf Lady" that Zadock Chidester, Jr. met and married. They are as follows:
Anna DEYO writes to her Uncle Elliott CHIDESTER in April of 1886: "Uncle Dock married a deaf lady in Monroe County, but they have parted. I do not know what was the trouble. Aunt said the relation was all well." Evidently they divorced after 2-1/2 months per family lore. Her last name was said to have been Baird.
On 20 March 1887 from Moravia, Iowa Zadock, Jr. wrote to his brother Elliott: " I was married April 25, 1886, but my woman flew the track and went back to her Mother and served me for a divorce and alimony. I kept away and let her get her divorce by default. I have been batching it here for two years next month except for two and a half months that my wife lived with me."
Sarah Hindman in one of her articles for the local Albia, Iowa newspaper, wrote that Zadock, Jr. married Maggie SINCLAIR, whom he met when both attended a school for the deaf at Council Bluffs, and were divorced within a year.
Does anyone have this Maggie Sinclair in their family line?
Hm! Where would I go to search divorce records for Morovia residence in Woodbury County, Iowa?
Audrey Cox Vogelpohlavogelpohl@comcast.net