Miscellaneous case example
Miscellaneous cases are bits and pieces of equity and ordinary cases that were removed from Logan County and found in a closet at Western KY University. Returned to their proper position in history, they are kept separate for ease in identifying. It is not now known when nor by whom they were removed. Full-name index can be found on book and AIS in Archives.
Presley O'Bannon states he married Matilda Heard and was abandoned in about 8 or 9 years. He sues for divorce.
On 25 October 1824, they signed an agreement to mutually separate which was listed as 12 August 1825 on complaint sheet.
Court agreed to uphold her side of the contract, to dismiss his suit, uphold her cross-bill so she got the divorce for the marriage was annulled. Agreement gave him $1,000 in specie, 1 horse, bridle, saddle and the residue of the property was hers and was to descend to daughter Elizabeth Ann.
Presley and Matilda remarried on 16 June 1832, Logan Co., KY, rite officiated by S. Curd, clerk.
There are 8 separate files on this case but NONE appear in equity packets where they should have remained. They are mentioned in the circuit court books with only the information that complaint was made, the case continued, and final dissolution of the divorce. THANK YOU, Western KY University, for returning them to Logan County Archives.