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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, June 4, 1885
Page 3, column 2
         Joseph Bray has on file in the Clerk's office, a complaint for divorce, from his wife Cynthia.   Joseph say's he married Cynthia in Johnson county on October lst, 1878, and he charges that she has repeatedly treated him in a cruel and inhuman manner.  He say's in proof of his charges, that in April 1883 she "done him up" with a stool, which she wielded vigorously.  He also charges that in February last she assaulted him and hammered him with her fists, and lastly, he charges that in March 1884, she entered into a conspiracy with certain other parties to do him a violent injury.  He also charges that she has cruelly treated his son, Willis Bray, and he asked for a divorce and the custody of their four-year-old son, Earle.  The parties to the suit live at Fairland, and it is reported that they kissed and made up yesterday evening, which, if true, will probably end in the divorce case being withdrawn.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Saturday, October 7, 1882
          One  Edward Bray,  who runs a barber shop in this city, has filed a complaint for divorce from his wife,  Jennie Bray,  in which he alleges some naughty things.  He charges her with cruel treatment and with telling him that she would run away with another man, and, as he says in his complaints, she said she would, on certain conditions, break her marriage vows with certain parties.  In all, it is a rich, rare and racy complaint, and was drawn by Glessner, Adams & Hackney.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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