Johnson County, Arkansas
Cirus A. Campbell
Eliza E. Gillian
.~.~. February 4, 1858 .~.~.
Johnson County, Arkansas Marriage Record Book N, page 24. Cyrus Campbell was born April 4, 1837 in Tennessee to
Salathiel Campbell and Nancy Ann Boen; he died April 11, 1921 in Oklahoma. Second marriage information for Cyrus follows divorce info.
Note: Cyrus served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Company E 2nd Regiment Arkansas Infantry Union Army.
Elizabeth Gillian was daughter of Major M. Gillian and Mary Grimmett. Additional marital info for Eliza appears below.
Two years into their marriage, Cyrus Campbell requests divorce from Eliza:
Johnson County Chancery Record Book A, page 359.
Wednesday morning March 21, 1860 present to adjournment present as on yesterday.
Cyrus Campbell} vs Bill for Divorce No., 568. Elizabeth Campbell}
Comes said complainant by his solicitor and the said defendant being called failed to appear,
and plead answer to said complaintiffs bill, and the court being satisfied that said defendant
had been duly served with process herein more than thirty day and before the commencement the
present term of this court, It is therefore ordered and decreed by the court that said
Complainant, in his said bill are proven, It is further ordered adjudged and decreed by the
defendant be and they are here dissolved, And the said defendant be and she is hereby ordered
to attend at the courthouse in said County of Johnson on or before the 4th day of the next term
of said court and show cause, if any she can show why this judgement and decree shall not be
made final and absolute.
Johnson County Courthouse, Clarksville, Arkansas. Chancery Record Book A, page 377.
Saturday morning September 22, 1860 court met pursuant to adjournment present as yesterday.
Cyrus Campbell} Complainant vs. Divorce No., 568. Elizabeth Campbell} Defendant}
And now on this day the said defendant wholly failing to appear and plead or otherwise answer
to the said complainants bill, It is ordered adjudged and decreed by the court that the judgement
entered at the last term of this court be and the same is hereby made final and absolute. And
that the said complainant pay all the cost herein expended.
Cyrus A. Campbell
.~.~. September 29, 1860 .~.~.
Johnson County, Arkansas Marriage Record Book Johnson County Book S, page 69. Elizabeth Cowan was daughter of
Riley Cowan and Phoebe Acree.
.~.~. April 4, 1870 .~.~.
Johnson County, Arkansas Marriage Record Book N, page 220:
I do hereby certify that I, Benjamin Pelts, did on the 4th day of April A.D. 1870 at the
residence of the brides mother, solemnize the rites of matrimony between Edward Martin and
Elizabeth Gillian both of lawful age. I further certify that I am a regular ordained minister
of the gospel of the United Baptist Church, and that my credentials are recorded in the town
of Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas.
Signed Benjamin Pelts
Just shy of 1 1/2 years into their marriage, Eliza requests divorce from Edward:
Johnson County Chancery Record Book K, page 230.
Wednesday morning September 20th A.D. 1871 court met pursuant to adjournment present and
presiding the same yesterday.
Eliza E. Martin} vs Divorce No., 6. Edward T. Martin}
And now on this day came the plaintiff by her Attorney and filed the evidence herein And
the defendant having been duly served with process and having failed to answer And the
evidence failed being sufficient to sustain the allegations in the conplaintants complaint
It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed that the bonds of matrimony heretofore
solemnized between the plaintiff and defendant be set aside canceled and held for naught that
both be restored to their former rights anterior to their marriage and that the plaintiff be
restored to her former and maiden name namely Eliza E. Gillian and that the defendant pay
all cost herein...
J. H. Hardin
Mrs. Elizabeth Gillian
.~.~. June 10, 1886 .~.~.
Johnson County, Arkansas Marriage Record Book Q, page 202; J. H. Hardin age 42 of Oark, Johnson County.
Mrs. Elizabeth Gillian age 43, also of Oark.
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