Jonathan E. Duprey vs. Tabitha Duprey
Petition For Divorce
Pike Circuit Court.
In Vacancy, November 1, A.D. 1844.
Jonathan E. Duprey, Complainant.
Tabitha Duprey, Defendant.
Petition For Divorce.
On this day came the above named Jonathan E. Duprey before me, the
undersigned clerk of the Pike Circuit Court, and filed his petition for a
divorce against the above named Tabitha Duprey sworn to and subscribed
according to law. The substhance of which is, that the complainant and
defendant were lawfully married in 1836, and lived together as husband and
wife until January 1842, at which time the said defendant deserted said
complainant without any cause or provocation whatever, and has since her
said desertion refused to return to and live with said complainant; and said
complainant having also filed his affidavit stating that said Tabitha is a
non-resident of the State of Arkansas. It is therefore ordered that
publication be made hereof in the Washington Telegraph, a newspaper
published in the State of Arkansas, for eight weeks successively, the last
insertion to be at least four weeks before the next term of the Pike circuit
court, to be held on the third Monday of April next, commanding the said
Tabitha to appear before the Judge of the said Pike circuit court, on the
first day of the next term thereof and answer the bill of said complainant,
or the same will be taken for confessed and a decree entered accordingly.
Clerk of the Pike Circuit Court
Washington Telegraph, January 15, 1845, page 4, column 4.
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