Thursday, July 11, 2013
George L. LEAK Prosecuted For Illegitimate Child (1886)
As mentioned in Hendricks County Civil Order Book Volume 28 (June 1885 - March 1886), George L. Leak was prosecuted (case #4502) on a charge of bastardy, on behalf of Clara A. Myers. In March 1886, Myers told the court that the child in question had died in February 1886. She stated that for the care of the child during its lifetime, Leak had paid her $100 cash and a promissory note for $75 that was due in 6 months. She withdrew her charges of breach of marriage promise and seduction, and thus the case was dismissed.