Elizabeth Cromwell Hamby

Tennessee State Archives
Morgan County Roll # 7
Volume C 1873-1893
Page 154

Tuesday, August 20, 1878
Court met pursuant to adjournment

Elizabeth Hamby
         Vs  ý Divorce
John T. Hamby

Came the complainant by solicitor and moved the court for judgment proconfessor against the Defendant in the cause and it appearing to the court that Defendant had been served with a supeana to answer and copy of the bill more than five days before the first day of  the fall term of this court and that he has wherby failed to make and Defence of Said Bill it is therefore ordered by the court that judgement be and the Same is hereby Entered against the Defendant in the cause and the trial of the cause Set for hearing Exparte as to him. Thereupon this cause coming on to be finally heard and determined before the Hon DK Young Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit and Exofficio Chancellor upon the original Bill the judgement Pro Confesso and the proof given in afore court from all of which it appears to the satisfaction of the court that the allegations in Complainants Bill are true and the Defendant has abandoned Complainant and failed and refused to provide for her and that has been guilty of adultery with a woman named Mary in and Complainants character for charity was good the Court is therefore pleased to order adjudge and decree that the Bonds of Matrimony now existing between the Complainant and the Defendant be dissolved and for nothing held and the Complainant be restored to all rights and priveledges of a single and unmarried woman and that she be restored to her maiden name Elizabeth Cromwell It is furthur ordered by the court that Complainant and her security M.T. Redman pay the costs of this cause and that they have judgement once against the Defendant for the same for which Execution will essue.

Court Adjourned until tomorrow Eight Oclock
DK Young
Original document - divorce