SHELBY CIRCUIT COURT
Filed July 7, 1868
Shelby Circuit Court No. 506
Catharine Ritchie et al
Demand $3000.00 To fifth Term 1868
Major & Daugherty Atty For Plff.
Filed August 17, 1868 J. G. Wolf Clerk
This writ came to hand July the 10th 1868 and Served this summons on Catharine Ritchie &
James Ritchie (her husband) and
Harriet Williams by reading the same to them this 7th day of August 1868.
Charles Platt Sheriff Jasper Co. Ind.
Printed and Sold by Wm. J. Braden, Indianapolis, Ind.
STATE OF INDIANA, SHELBY COUNTY, SS:
The State of Indiana, to the Sheriff of
Shelby Jasper County, Greeting:
You are hereby commanded to summon Catharine Ritchie and James Ritchie her husband and
Harriet Williams impleaded with others. To be and appear in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Judge thereof, on the second day of the next term, to be held at the Court House in Shelbyville, on the first Monday of October, 1868, to answer the complaint of Hannah Davison for Assignment of Dower in a civil action; amount demanded three thousand Dollars, and of this writ make due return.
Witness, J. G. Wolf, Clerk, and the Seal of the Court, at Shelbyville, this 7 day of July 1868.
J. G. Wolf Clerk
Circuit Court No. 504 Fee Book H. p. 160
Hannah Davison VS Catherine Ritchie et al
Complaint for Dower Demand $3000.00
Filed July 7, 1868 J. G. Wolf Clerk
S. Major Major & Daugherty
State of Indiana
Shelby County SS
In the Shelby Circuit Court October Term, 1868
The Plaintiff Hannah Davison complains of
Catharine Ritchie and James Ritchie her husband,
John Williams, Pierson Williams, Thomas Williams and
Harriet Williams - John W. Williams, Margaret Bowls and
John Bowls, her husband, Thomas Williams and Sarah
Williams, defendants and says that in the year 1828 she was married to
Isaac Williams Since then deceased and continued to be his wife until his decease on the 8 day of July 1848, in the County of Shelby aforesaid and that said plaintiff Survived him as his widow.
That before the death of said Isaac and on and upon the day of ____1839 the said Isaac was Seized in fee simple of to and in the flowing described tract of land, Situate in Said County of Shelby, Viz: And being so seized the said Isaac on the day of ______1839, conveyed in fee simple the said lands to
Jesse Williams then of Johnson County, Indiana since deceased and that the said Hannah did not dispose if her right to Dower in said Lands and as the widow of said Isaac She then the said Plaintiff is entitled to Dower in Said Lands - that is to say that one third part thereof during her life and the one third part of the rents, issues and profits thereof from the time of the decease of said Isaac for the withholding of said Dower from her.
That said defendant Catherine Ritchie,
James Ritchie John Williams, Pierson Williams, Thomas Williams
and Harriet Williams, as the widow and heirs of Jesse Williams
have claimed and asserted and now claims and assert that they are the owners in fee simple of said real estate.
That said Defendant John W. Williams,
Margaret Bowls, Thomas Williams and Sarah Williams, the children and heirs of the said
Isaac Williams now claim and assert that they are the owners in fee subject to the right of Dower of the Plaintiff therein of said real estate.
That said defendants Catherine and James Ritchie
and Hannah Williams are residents of Jasper County, Indiana and that the defendant
Harriet an infant under the age of 21 years. That said defendant Pierson Williams is a resident of the State of Mississippi.
That said defendant John Williams is a resident of the State of Iowa and the defendant
Thomas (son of Jesse Williams) is a resident of the State of Kansas.
That said defendant John W. Williams,
Margaret Bowls & John Bowls and Thomas Williams (son of
Isaac) and Sarah Williams are residents of Shelby County, Indiana.
Wherefore the Plaintiff prays that her Dower interest in Said Lands may be decreed by the Court to be assigned to her according to Law and three thousand dollars damages for the withholding of said Dower interest in Said Lands from said plaintiff and for all other proper relief.
Major & Daugherty For Plaintiff
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