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Does anyone know where the divorce records from 1860-1880 are?

Does anyone know where the divorce records from 1860-1880 are?

Posted: 17 Mar 2013 1:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,
I am hoping someone might know where the old divorce records are at? I am looking for a divorce record on
Wm. H. Asbury and wife Elizabeth nee Shaw.
They were living in and around Vernon Co., between
1867-1880.
Not sure of date. Are there any online sources to
check and see if they are listed there?
Thank you.
Kind regards,
Martha~

Re: Does anyone know where the divorce records from 1860-1880 are?

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 1:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
There wouldn't be any divorce records from back then. I am curious as to why you thought they divorced? They are together in 1860 census in Grant Co., He is with the kids in 1870 in Vernon Co. The youngest is Isaac age 7. I can't imagine she would have left the kids?

Re: Does anyone know where the divorce records from 1860-1880 are?

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 3:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am trying to figure out what could of happened to her.
I know it stated she died, yet nothing can be found out
of her death nor burial. The family was many back then,
and people in the family who did die before and after
her we can find. But nothing on Elizabeth.
I am trying to check if anything else could of happened.
I am not saying it did, but trying to rule out everything.

Re: Does anyone know where the divorce records from 1860-1880 are?

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 11:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Records prior to 1907 weren't required, so very few are available. Marriage records are the most recorded, death and birth less so. Since it appears that she died, and there wouldn't be a death record, the choices to locate her are few. You could see if there was a local paper in 1870, which I doubt. You can see if the cemetery her husband and kids are buried in has any records. (Stones don't weather well in Wi.). The last option, which has worked on rare occasions, is to find obits for her husband and her kids. If you are lucky, it will say "Layed to rest next to his wife", The mother dying so many years ago, buried next to his or her parents, etc..... When you have exhausted all avenues, it would be perfectly logical to make a note on your tree that she is presumed to have died bet. 1863-1870. Presumed to be buried in the (name of local cemetery). Good luck
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