Monday, August 5, 2013
Nancy JORDAN and James DUGAN Guilty of Adultery (1850)
As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 6 (April 1850 - March 1853), in April 1850 Nancy Jordan and James Dugan were charged with adultery. They were tried separately - Nancy Jordan was found guilty by the judge and fined $20; James Dugan was found guilty and fined $50. Nancy Jordan was unable to pay the fine and the court ordered her discharged from the sheriff's custody.