The vexacious divorce of Samuel Foster of Tallahatchie co. Mississippi

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Found this one in the newspaper Flag of the Union from Jackson, MS, dated Feb 27 1852. Not related to my Foster line so far as I know, but one of those peculiar genealogical things that will be of great interest to any descendants.

"Foster, a respectable citizen of Tallahatchie county", had married a "quarteroon Indian lady with a hand-some fortune". This first wife had two children from a previous marriage, and she and Samuel Foster had three children together. More than 6 years before this article was written, Samuel and his first wife parted, and lawsuits flew thick and fast between the pair. By 1851, Samuel Foster was anxious to be married again, and his counsel (lawyer) told him that a Decree of Divorce was imminent, and that if he did not hear anything further, that "he might consider that the Divorce had been obtained". Foster went ahead and married a lady from Tippah county.

Well, after the second marriage, he heard back from his lawyer that the divorce DID NOT go through, resulting in Samuel Foster having two wives. The first Mrs. Foster filed an answer allegedly adultery and declared that she could not stay under his roof.

in The Tree House by Jessica Key G2G6 Pilot (254k points)

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Classic! Things haven’t changed much, have they?
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