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Virtual Third Thursday Talk: “The Separation of Henry and Sarah Dawes: Marital Discord in Early Ohio” – By Madison McCormick

Thursday, February 18th, 2021 7pm – 8pm

This presentation will focus on the 1841 custody and alimony trials of Henry and Sarah Dawes of the prominent Dawes and Cutler families, as well as the aftermath of the trials. Discussed will be the societal context of the time as well as the laws that shaped their outcomes. The Dawes’ cases will be compared to similar cases in Ohio at the time. To give better meaning to the cases, divorce statistics for Ohio in the first half of the nineteenth century will be utilized.

This virtual offering is free. Donations are encouraged.

About the speaker: Madison McCormick is a recent History graduate at Marietta College. During her time at Marietta, Madison volunteered at The Castle and worked in Marietta College’s Special Collections. She hopes to attend graduate school in Public History in the fall. 



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If you have any questions please contact us at education@mariettacastle.org.

*This webinar may be recorded for future use*

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