Sunday, August 18, 2013
Curtis KING Cited For Adultery, Barbarous Treatment in Divorce (1840)
As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 3 (April 1840 - April 1843), in April 1840 Hannah King was granted a divorce from Curtis King. The court found Curtis King guilty of committing adultery with Rebecca Harper, and he was also cited for "barbarous" treatment of Hannah. Curtis was found to be the owner of lands valued at $3,500 and personal effects valued at $500. Hannah was awarded 1/3 of the land, the same as if she were his widow.