Crawford County, Pennsylvania


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SUPREME COURT DIVORCES
The following are divorces granted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as printed in the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 1(1898):185-92, but listed here chronologically, covering the years 1785 through 1801 (together with five from 1801 through March 1804 added from other sources).1  In April 1804, county common pleas courts were empowered to grant divorces (the writer has compiled all nineteenth century divorce petitions filed in Crawford County).

Divorces were also granted by statute until 1874; see Statutory Divorces or the introduction thereto.

WALPPER, Hannah, of Philadelphia, & David; m. 24 Dec. 1785; div. [date not given].

BRICE, John, of Philadelphia, & Sarah (Bernard), m. 26 Nov. 1774; div. 13 Dec. 1785.

JONES, John, mariner, & Catharine (—) (Collins); she was widow of Captain James Collins; m. 28 April 1785; div. April 1787 [1797?]

CORDELL, Mary & James, of Germantown; m. 18 Jan. 1780; div. 24 Sept. 1787.

WEIBERT/WIBERT, Anthony Felix & Altahea (—) (Garrison); she was the widow of John Garrison; m. 5 Feb. 1782; div. 1788.

PAULUS, Sophia & Peter; m. “about the month of October, 1783”; div. 24 Sept. 1788.

WRIGHT, Joseph, of Lancaster Co., & Catherine (Leek); m. 8 Sept. 1784; div. 24 Sept. 1788.  See also Eugene F. Throop, Pennsylvania Divorces: Dauphin County, 1788-1867, and York County, 1790-1860 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1995), p. 1; or Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Divorces 1786-1832 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1997), pp. 1-2.

STEELE, Mary & William, of Germantown; in 1788, had been married “upwards of twenty years”; div. 2 Jan. 1789.

DICKS, John, of Chester, Pa., & Mary (Culin); m. 14 June 1763; div. 2 April 1789.

BOSLER [BOSSLER], Sarah & Henry, of Cumberland Co.; she was the daughter of John Garber; m. “about” Dec. 1781; div. 2 Jan. 1790.   See also Eugene F. Throop, Cumberland County Pennsylvania Divorces, 1789-1860 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1994), pp. 1-2; also in Pennsylvania Divorces: Dauphin County, 1788-1867, and York County, 1790-1860 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1995), pp. 1-2.

ERBEN/ERBIN, Margaret (Bickley), of Philadelphia, & Adam; m. 25 Sept. 1792 [1782?]; div. 2 Jan. 1790.

FRIDAY, Margaret & Henry, of Philadelphia; m. “about” 1778; div. 2 Jan. 1790.

PEYATT, Mary (Philips) & Benjamin, of Washington Co.; she daughter of Rev. David Philips; div. 24 Sept. 1790.

FISHER, Phillipina (Davis) & Merchant, of Berks Co.; she is daughter of James Davis, of Cumru Twp., Berks Co.; m. 17 March 1788; div. 3 Jan. 1791.

HARRIS, Jane & James, of Paxton Twp., Dauphin Co.; m. 23 May 1779; div. 3 Jan. 1791.  See also Eugene F. Throop, Pennsylvania Divorces: Dauphin County, 1788-1867, and York County, 1790-1860 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1995), pp. 3-5, also Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Divorces, 1786-1832 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1997), pp. 2-4 (showing Jane’s maiden name was Hutchison).

CLEMENS, Valentine & Catharine, of Philadelphia; m. 16 July 1796; div. 2 April 1791.

VONDERSTOOT, Frederick Wilhelm, of Northampton Co., & Ann Margaret (Reidt); m. 10 July 1788; div. 18 Aug. 1791.

HARE, Elizabeth & Daniel; m. 11 Nov. 1772; div. Sept. 1791.

KINSEY, Jane & Philip; m. 18 Nov. 1774; div. 5 Sept. 1791.

KEITH, William, of Philadelphia, & Ann (Burgess); m. 27 Aug. 1785; div. 3 Sept. 1791.

BLACK, Elizabeth (Shingle) & James; she is daughter of Frederick Shingle; m. about 6 Jan. 1786; div. 16 Sept. 1791.

THOMPSON, Sarah & James, of Chester Co.; m. 28 Feb. 1768; div. 17 Sept. 1791.

BEANS, Elizabeth & John, of Northampton, Bucks Co.; div. 2 Jan. 1792.

MCBRIDE, Elizabeth & Andrew; m. about July 1789; div. 7 Jan. 1792.

HOLLAND, Ann & James, of Philadelphia; m. 24 Feb. 1788; div. 7 Jan. 1793.

LIVINGOOD, Rebecca & Jacob; m. Oct. 1770; div. from bed & board, with alimony, 2 April 1793.

EVANS, Susanna, of Philadelphia, & William; m. 1784; div. 11 April 1793.

MCKARRAHER, Rosanna & Daniel; m. Oct. 1780; div. 15 June 1793.

ZUBER, Juliana & John; m. Aug. 1785; div. 2 Sept. 1793.  See also Eugene F. Throop, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Divorces, 1786-1832 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1997), pp. 5-6.

MARTIN, John & Catherine (Heist); m. 2 April 1788; div. 6 Jan. 1794.

MILLER, Hannah, of Northumberland Co., & James; div. 7 Jan. 1794.

ENGLEMAN, Jacob & Magdalen (Hemich); m. Dec. 1791; div. 1 Sept. 1794.

MULLOWNY, of Philadelphia, & Catherine (Quinlin); m. 14 May 1789; div. 1 Sept. 1794.

ALBURTUS, Lewis, of Philadelphia, & Ann (Harnet); m. 9 Aug. 1792; div. 5 Jan. 1795.

GAMBLE, James & Elizabeth; div. 6 April 1795.

SHURTZ [Schuntz?], Tobias, of Northampton Co., & Charlotte; m. 6 April 1785; div. 8 April 1795.

CORVAISIER, Jane (Grove) & Bartholomew; she is daughter of Samuel Grove and his wife Jane, of Charleston, South Carolina; m. 2 Jan. 1780; div. 7 Sept. 1795.

LLOYD, Mary (Fritz) & John; she is daughter of Henry Fritz; m. 13 April 1794; div. 7 Sept. 1795.

MAYER/MYER, Cornelius & Catharine (Kendrick), of Conostogoe Twp., Lancaster Co.; m. 1 Nov. 1791; div. 7 Sept. 1795.  See also Eugene F. Throop, Pennsylvania Divorces: Dauphin County, 1788-1867, and York County, 1790-1860 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1995), pp. 7-8; also Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Divorces, 1786-1832 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1997), p. 6.

WAGGONER, George, of Lancaster Co., & Dorothea (Foulke); m. 25 Feb. 1775; div. 7 Sept. 1795.  See also Eugene F. Throop, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Divorces, 1786-1832 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1997), p. 9.

BEALERT, Mary & David, of Middletown, Dauphin Co.; m. 1 Aug. 1768; div. 14 Dec. 1795.  See also Eugene F. Throop, Pennsylvania Divorces: Dauphin County, 1788-1867, and York County, 1790-1860 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1995), pp. 5-6 (showing David Bealert m. Philadelphia, by Rev. Henry Muhlenberg, 5 Aug. 1767 Mary Fultz.

CAMPBELL, John, of Montgomery Twp., Franklin Co., & Rebecca (Clapham); she is daughter of Josiah Clapham of Loudon Co., Va.; m. Oct. 1787; div. 14 Dec. 1795.

HENRY, Agnes, of Lancaster, & John; m. 18 Nov. 1792; div. 14 Dec. 1795.  See also Eugene F. Throop, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Divorces, 1786-1832 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1997), pp. 9-10 (showing Agnes’ maiden name was Readeck).

ROSE, George, of Reading, Berks Co., & Catherine (Boyer); m. 1792; div. 1796.

BISHOPBERGER, Elizabeth & Jacob, the younger; m. 29 April 1783; div. March 1796.

LOLLER, Dorothy, of Philadelphia, & Alexander; m. 18 Feb. 1776; div. March 1796.

ADAIR, William, of Philadelphia, & Ann (Dayman); m. 31 July 1783; div. 21 March 1796.

HONORATY, John & Mary Ann (Oates); m. 11 Sept. 1785; div. April 1796.

FLINN, Mary & Richard, of Philadelphia Co.; m. 8 Nov. 1793; div. April 1796.

SHRINER, Philip, of Newbury, York Co., & Elizabeth; m. 31 Jan. 1786; div. 6 April 1794 [sic; 9 April 1796].  See also Eugene F. Throop, Pennsylvania Divorces: Dauphin County, 1788-1867, and York County, 1790-1860 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1995), pp. 80-81; also Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Divorces, 1786-1832 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1997), pp. 6-7 (m. Lancaster Co., by Rev. Henry Muhlenberg, 1 Feb. 1786; Elizabeth’s maiden name was Singhass).

CROSBY, Ann, of Philadelphia, & Elisha; m. 27 June 1787; div. 5 Sept. 1796.

IRWIN, Robert & Catharine (Nugent); m. 1 March 1791; div. 14 Sept. 1796.

ALLEN, Mary, of Philadelphia, & Thomas; m. 2 Oct. 1786; div. 12 Dec. 1796.

BENNETT, Reuben, of Philadelphia Co., & Charlotte (Brogden); m. 3 Nov. 1793; div. 21 Dec. 1796.

BRYANT, Lucy (Ansley) & Prince, late of Wallenpapeck settlement, Northampton Co.; she is daughter of John Ansley; m. about seventeen years ago; div. March 1797.

KENLEY, William, of Philadelphia, & Catharine (Lauer)(Cuniers/Cunnius)(Iseloan); m. 16 Sept. 1795; “Catharine Lauer married, 2 Nov. 1777, William Cuniers or Cunnius, who removed to South Carolina, and that in his absence, without a divorce, she married Casper Iseloan, who had another wife at the time, and that she married third as above …, no divorce having been obtained from either of the two former husbands”; div. March 1797.

TRENCHARD, Mary & James; m. about 10 Oct. 1777; div. 1 April 1797.

BRITTON, William & Catharine (Smith); m. about 23 Sept. 1794; div. 20 Dec. 1797.

GRISCOM, Catharine & George; m. 28 July 1785; div. 20 Dec. 1797.

PFEIFFER, Mary (Nutter) & Peter, of Philadelphia; m. 29 April 1779; div. 8 Jan. 1798.

CLENDENNIN, Elizabeth & John; m. 25 Feb. 1779; div. from bed & board 19 Jan. 1798.

MURRAY, Mary, of Philadelphia, & Robert C.; m. 16 Feb. 1797; div. 23 March 1798.

UPDEGRAVE, Hannah, of Montgomery Co., & Joseph; m. 4 Sept. 1791; div. 28 March 1798.

CASTLE, Charlotte & Joseph, of Philadelphia; m. 14 June 1784; div. 29 March 1798.

BLAKENEY, Gabriel, of Washington Co., & Mary Anne; div. 11 May 1798.

CONRAD, Catharine & Matthias; m. 27 Jan. 1777; div. 15 July 1798.

HENDERSON, William, of Franklin Co., & Mercy (—) (Viol), widow, of Philadelphia; div. 15 Sept. 1798.

BLANEY, Ann & Edward; m. 4 May 1797; div. 27 Dec. 1798.

MOYER, Abraham, of Northampton Co., & Mary (Donut); div. 10 Dec. 1798.

COPELAND, Catharine, of Dauphin Co., & Robert; m. 17 April 1792; div. 28 Dec. 1798.

BURK, Mary, of Philadelphia, & William; m. July 1795; div. 29 Dec. 1798.

NUSAM, Margaret (Matthews), of Washington Co., & Richard; div. 29 Dec. 1798.

GARDNER, George, the younger, of Reading, Berks Co., & Margaret; div. 27 March 1799.

DUNNING, Ann & Dennis; m. 4 Sept. 1789; div. 29 March 1799.

BELLOT, Deborah, of Philadelphia, & Peter; m. 13 Dec. 1795; div. Sept. 1799.

MOORE, Maria R., of Philadelphia, & John; m. May 1795; div. Sept. 1799.

STENMAN, John & Maria Christina; m. 5 March 1794; div. 10 Dec. 1799.

HOPPS, Mary & Samuel; m. 28 June 1792; div. 12 Dec. 1799.

GLOUS, Phoebe, of Philadelphia, & William; m. 19 July 1796; div. 28 Dec. 1799.

BENDER, Daniel, of Philadelphia, & Elizabeth (Albrecht); m. 8 June 1794; div. March 1800.

PETTIT, Eleanor & Samuel, late of Chester Co.; m. about seven years ago; div. 19 March 1800.

STITELER, Jacob, of Chester Co., & Mary (Carnahan); m. 1 April 1795; div. 27 March 1800.

PAINTER, Jacob & Eve; div. Sept. 1800.

ALEXANDER, Elizabeth (Woolley) & George; m. about five years ago; div. 1 Sept. 1800.

STOUT, Richard, of Frankford Twp., Philadelphia Co., & Rachel; m. about 1 March 1798; div. 1 Sept. 1800.

DAVIS, Mary, of Philadelphia Co., & Benjamin, late of same county; m. upwards of 25 years; div. 4 Sept. 1800.

LEAMON, Catharine, of Lancaster Co., & Samuel; m. about 1792; div. 4 Sept. 1800.  See also Eugene F. Throop, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Divorces, 1786-1832 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1997), pp. 11-13 (showing Catharine’s maiden name to have been Roland, that her father was John Roland of New Holland, and that Samuel had deserted her and their two children about four years before).

BROWNE, Johanna & William of Northern Liberties Twp.; m. many years ago; div. 8 Sept. 1800.

LOVINGYER, John, of Philadelphia, & Louisa (Ellenberg); m. March 1796; div. 12 Dec. 1800.

COUNCIL, Nancy (Cox), of Philadelphia, & William; m. 20 Dec. 1788; div. 24 Dec. 1800.

DUCOMB, Philip, of Allegheny Co., & Catharine (McLocklin); div. 16 March 1801.

GIDEON, Jacob & Mary (Grace); m. 1786; div. 16 March 1801.

SHEIFLEY, Susanna & George, late of Philadelphia Co.; m. 20 May 1795; div. 16 March 1801.

HEGER, Ann Catharine & Philip, of Northern Liberties Twp., Philadelphia Co.; div. 17 March 1801.

DODD, Mary Ann (Schnyder), of Philadelphia, & Robert J.; m. 7 Feb. 1797; div. 21 March 1801.

HESSER, Elizabeth & John, late of Philadelphia Co.; m. about fifteen years ago; div. 25 March 1801.

MCCREA, Margaret, of Philadelphia, & William Archibald; m. 5 June 1784; div. 25 March 1801.

HANTZ, Jacob, of York Co., & Elizabeth (Sheaffer); m. about four years past; div. [26] March 1801.   See also Eugene F. Throop, Pennsylvania Divorces: Dauphin County, 1788-1867, and York County, 1790-1860 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1995), pp. 81-82.

BERNHART, Catherine, of York Co., & Jacob; m. about seventeen years ago; div. 8 [or 18?] Sept. 1801.  See also Eugene F. Throop, Pennsylvania Divorces: Dauphin County, 1788-1867, and York County, 1790-1860 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1995), pp. 82-83.

LONG, Jane, of Drumore Twp., Lancaster Co., by her next friend John McConnell, & John; subpoena left at the house of Robert Long, Drumore Twp., where John last resided; m. 1790; desertion; div. 29 Dec. 1801.  See Eugene F. Throop, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Divorces, 1786-1832 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1997), pp. 13-14.

MAYER/MYER, Rudolph/John, of Somerset Co., & Barbara; m. May 1776; div. 15 March 1802.  See Eugene F. Throop, Pennsylvania Divorces: Dauphin County, 1788-1867, and York County, 1790-1860 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1995), pp. 85-87; also Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Divorces, 1786-1832 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1997), pp. 14-15.

ROUPE, George & Ann (Cassell), of Middletown, Dauphin Co.; m. about fourteen years ago; Ann committed adultery with George Toot; div. 26 March 1803.  See Eugene F. Throop, Pennsylvania Divorces: Dauphin County, 1788-1867, and York County, 1790-1860 (Bowie, Md.: Heritable Books, 1995), p. 11.

ODERWALD, Hannah, by her next friend Peter Weily, & John; m. Lancaster by Rev. Muhlenberg “some years ago”; desertion, on or about 29 April 1799; her mother is Hannah Barter, of Graff’s Town, Lancaster Co.; div. 31 Dec. 1803.  See Eugene F. Throop, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Divorces, 1786-1832 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1997), pp. 22-23.

FORDNEY, Elizabeth, of Lancaster, by her next friend Mathias Young, & Francis; m. about 27 years ago; div. 21 March 1804.  See Eugene F. Throop, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Divorces, 1786-1832 (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1997), pp. 23-24.


1  The papers are available on microfilm through the Family History Library at films numbered 10023001 (A-B), 10023002 (C-F), 10023003 (G-K), 10023004 (L-M), 10023005 (N-S), and 10023006 (T-Z).  Fifty-eight additional divorces granted between 1800 and 1805 are abstracted at “Divorces by the Supreme Court, 1785-1815,” Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 44(Spring/Summer 2006):197-204.