Sunday, May 19, 2013

First Divorce In America?

Rhode Island  -  May 19, 1657

The "unlawful" marriage between Richard Ussell and Abigail Davis was dissolved.  Abigail then married Edward Richmond, son of John Richmond, the original American immigrant.

Close, but no cigar.  There was a divorce in Massachusetts colony in 1639 and on January 5, 1643.

No comments: