Jane C. Looney v. Benjamin Looney

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Jane C. Looney v. Benjamin Looney
Case Date: 
1856
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Petition for Divorce

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
275
Notes / Description: 

Parties are married & lived happily for several yrs but before this bill filed, def.'s behavior changed, becoming violent & inhumane toward pla., including def. sleeping w/axe on his side of bed to intimidate pla., walking out on her & children for long periods, & having relations w/slave. Parties amassed $70,000 estate, real & monetary.deal w/parties' dealings after SC ruled in Jane's favor re alimony, incl Def's reconciliation attempts via letter & Jane's replies.