Sunday, October 20, 2013

Keziah KENWORTHY Has Illegitimate Child (1873)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Civil Order Book Volume 13 (May 1873 - February 1874), Keziah Kenworthy filed a bastardy suit against Marion Townsend (case #567). In September 1873, Townsend was found guilty of being the father of the bastard child that was born to Kenworthy on 1 January 1873. He was ordered to pay Kenworthy $500 for the maintenance of the child, payable in annual installments of $100.

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