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Leviski, Harriett vs Alexander Leviski, 1843 -- Final Decree

Transcribed by Jan Johnson Barnes


TSL&A Microfilm #50
Sumner County Clerk Minutes
February 1843-June 1846

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Thursday morning 22nd June 1843
Court met according to adjournment
The Honb'le Tho. Maney Judge

Harriett Leviski vs Alexander Leviski Final Decree
(Note: in the Sumner County marriages online, Alexander Lavisky m Harriet Lockhard, April 12, 1837)

Be it remembered that this cause came on for final hearing before the Honb'le Tho's Maney Judge & on the 21st day of June 1843 upon the pleadings and proof in the cause it thereon appeared to the Court that the Complainants Bill was filed on the 3rd of Aug 1841 and process had regularly issued against Defendant and returned not found and Publication was regularly made against said Defendant in the Gallatin Union a paper published in Gallatin against the Defendant for him to appear plead answer or demur to Complainants Bill or the same would be taken for confess against him and he having failed to appear and plead answer or demur the Complainants Bill was taken for confessed against him and set down for hearing exparte It further apeared to the court by the Testimony of credible witnesses that the Complainant and Defendant married in April 1837 in the County of Sumner State of Tennessee that they lived together about three months when the Defendant without any cause maliciously deserted and abandoned the Complainant and has remained absent for more than
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the space of two years previous to the filing of this Bill without making any provision for the support and maintanance of Complainant. It further appears by proof that the Complainant Harriett has maintained and well deserves the reputation of an industrous and virtuous woman

It is therefore Decreed by the Court that the Bonds of matrimony subsisting between the Complainant Harriett and the Defendant Alexander be and the same is hereby dissolved and the Complainant Harriett be restored to the rights of feme sole. It is further Decreed by the Court that the Complainant Harriett recover of the Defendant Alexander Leviski the sum of four thousand Dollars and the costs of this suit and that Execution issue. It is further ordered that Complainant in the first instance pay the costs of this cause.

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