Shelby County Indiana
William L. Collins
Order Book LL, page 491:
Circuit Court, October Term, 1885
Come the plaintiff by her attorney and this cause is now submitted to the Court for trial and
judgment and the evidence being heard and the Court full advised in the premises finds that
the material allegations of the Complaint are proved and true and that by reason thereof she is
entitled to be divorced from said defendant and that she ought to have the temporary Care and
Custody of the child mentioned in the complaint.
It is therefore ordered and adjudged by the court that the plaintiff Nancy Collins be and she
is hereby divorced from the defendant William Collins that the marital the heretofore and now
subsisting between them be and the same is hereby dissolved, vacated, set aside and held for
naught as fully and effectually as if said parties had never been married.
And it is further ordered and adjudged by the court that the plaintiff have the temporary Care
and Custody of the child mentioned in the Complaint subject to a revision and change of order
as to her custory at any time for good and sufficient cause shown to the satisfaction of the
It is further ordered that each party pay one half of the costs herein.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for the research of Jo Carol Parkin, regarding the Chapman family. Nancy Chapman, was born 3/19/1839 in Shelby County [JCP].
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