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The Tie That Binds

daughter of Thomas Voyles, Jr. and Elizabeth Bowlin
Born: 1835 Ohio Co., KY
Died: listed as a daughter when her father's will was proved 4 May 1860
Burial: unknown
Married: 17 February 1853 Ohio Co., KY
    son of John Stites and Lucinda Harignton
    Born: 12 April 1832 Cincinnatti, OH
    Died: 20 April 1912 Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN
    Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN


    1. James L. Stites + 1] Malinda J. Casey
                               + 2] Ada M. Townsend
                               + 3] Alma Connor
        b. 11 December 1853 Spencer Co., IN
        d. 3 June 1911 Vanderburgh Co., IN
        burial: Locust Hill Cemetery Vanderburgh Co., IN

Most likely divorced as William H. Stites remarried in 1856 in Spencer Co., IN

Ancestry database:
Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
Name: William H Stites   Spouse Name: Judea Viols
Marriage Date: 17 Feb 1853 Marriage County: Spencer
Book: 3 Page: 307

Ancestry database:
Kentucky Marriage Records, 1852-1914
Wm Stith and Juda Voiles
17 February 1853
How this couple was married in two places on the same day is beyond me. Ohio Co., KY and Spencer Co., IN are too far apart to pull this one off... I could understand adjoining counties.  See image below. This couple is on line 20.

1860 Grass Twp., Spencer Co., IN Federal Census
William's mother, Lucinda Stites is living next door 1063 - 1056
William is married to most likely his third wife and James age 7 is living in the home.

1870 Federal Census, neither William nor James Stites have been found.

1880 Hammond Twp., Spencer Co., IN Federal Census
William is living with possibly his fourth wife, there are several children in the home. James is not living in the home.

1900 Federal Census James not found.

1910 Federal Census James not found.

Vanderburgh Co., IN Divorces 1818 - 1941

Stites, James L. vs Malinda J.                                             11/8/1897                     SC              22/284
Stites, James L. vs Malinda J.         6/29/1903                                                        CC              W-1/527
Stites, James L. vs Ada M.              5/21/1906                                                         SC              35/13

Stites, William H. vs Abbie J.         6/26/1911                                                         SC              40/270

Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920
Name: James L. Stites
Date: 3 Jun 1911  Location: Evansville
Age: 57 yr Gender: Male Race: White
City Health Office, Evansville
Book CH-4E, page 17

Created 24 July 2011    Contact Virginia L. Aldridge  since 24 July 2011