Margaret Louisa Shell v. Lewis C. Shell

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Margaret Louisa Shell v. Lewis C. Shell
Case Date: 
1855
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Divorce

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
66
Notes / Description: 

Margaret said Lewis treated her badly in myriad ways. Margaret requested divorce & custody of the parties' infant daughter, Sarah Alice. Lewis disputed claim of ill treatment & suggested impetus of complaint was Margaret's disappointment that his estate was more limited than she anticipated before she married him. Witnesses: Henderson Clapp (Lewis' brother-in-law), Margery Campbell & Mary Franklin (Margaret's sisters) & others. Transcript includes copy of letter to Margaret from her brother R. Blain Jr.