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In the Tama County records there is a divorce record that was filed in 1877.
It seems that Maranda M. Libby, listed as the widow of Edward Libby (who had
died 15 Feb 1871) married again 21 May 1873 to Jonathan Allard. Then in 1877
she filed this divorce action, telling that Jonathan had abused her and had a
bad drinking problem.
Do I want to know more about this man? Yes, I do, good or bad!
Maranda in her filing says she had a four year old daughter by Libby (and I
assume she means the dau was four years old when she married Jonathan Allard,
but that is not clear).
There were several Allard families in Tama County about that time, and so far
as I know they were all related. Anyone ever heard of this Jonathan, or can
give me a clue to what family he belongs to?
And a Happy Thanksgiving to all.
My interests are these people found in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Carlton IA:
John PIFER b. 8 Jan 1818 d. 15 Jun 1885
Mary PIFER b. 3 Dec 1816 d. 13 Apr 1904
I sent for death records on both & they came back "not found". I suspect
there is a spelling problem, and perhaps they were buried in Tama County, but
actually lived in a nearby county. In 1870, for example, they were living in
Marshall Co. I haven't found them in 1880. I would appreciate any help
anyone can provide.
Sue Peifer Marcus
Camp Hill, PA