19 May 2016

The Day John got Arrested in Cheboygan

In Mackinac, Michigan on May 19th, 1874 John Ledingham Mavor married Margaret Zenzon. John was living in Cheboygan and working as a railway engineer foreman. Margaret was living in Mackinac.

In Cheboygan, Michigan John Ledingham Mavor and Julia Duffany, both of Cheboygan, were married on May 20th, 1876 at the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Oh oh.....

Cheboygan Northern Tribune, Saturday July 1, 1876

Thursday afternoon a lady giving her ??(on the fold) Justice Sutton's office, and informed that preservator of the law that her husband, John L. Mavor, was a much-married man. She avers that on the 15th of May, 1875 she was married to the said John at the Island of Mackinaw, and that she had lived with him as his wife. She also averred that on the 20th of May 1876, he had so forgotten his marital vows as to marry one Julia Duffany, which act is in violation of the law. Upon this information Justice Sutton issued a warrant and Deputy Sheriff Mulvaugh arrested the man of plural wives, Thursday night.  He was taken before the court where he was admitted to $500 bail to appear for examination.  He states that if he was married to Maggie he was drunk and didn't know it, or something to that effect.  At any rate his mind seems oblivious to the fact of Maggie being his wife.  It would now seem probable that before he gets through with this matter he will have his memory refreshed.    

(I didn't yet find any more on any of the three after this)

John Ledingham Mavor - born in Ellon, Scotland
to John Mavor and Elizabeth Ledingham

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