Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Zerilda WILLIAMS Delivers Illegitimate Child (1848)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 5 (October 1846 - October 1849), in March 1848 Zerilda Williams filed a complaint of bastardy against Levi Coleman. The complaint stated that on 25 January 1848 she gave birth to a male bastard child and that Levi Coleman was the father. In September 1848, Zerilda Hamilton (formerly Zerilda Williams) along with Samuel Hamilton, signed an affidavit dismissing the case.

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