Third in a series abstracting some of the folders of actions filed in Wilson County Superior Court. (The allegations of misdoing summarized are derived from court pleadings and were not necessarily true.)
- Alice Barnes v. Alonzo B. Barnes
February term, 1905. Married November 1897. Defendant Alonzo Barnes abandoned plaintiff in 1900.
Lonza Barnes, 21, of Stantonsburg township, son of Stephen and Adline Barnes, married Alice Brooks, 22, of Stantonsburg township, daughter of Gray and Darkis Brooks, on 1 December 1897 at Darkis Brooks.
- Nellie Barnes v. John T. Barnes
Married 10 April 1893. Defendant John Barnes abandoned plaintiff on 3 June 1893. Couple has one living child. Defendant now living in open adultery with Jennie Ruffin, alias Barnes.
John T. Barnes, 20, married Nellie Campbell, 19, on 7 April 1894 in Wilson County.
- Jenny Barnes v. Amos Barnes
May term, 1875. Married 4 November 1870. Plaintiff charged that on 1 September 1874 defendant beat her with a large switch or stick in a cruel and inhumane manner and that he had transmitted to her venereal diseases that kept her confined to her bed and unable to work for long periods. Defendant denied all. Witnesses subpoenaed were Willie Strickland, Jacob Strickland, Mintus Woodard, Mary Hines, Balaam Bynum, Jane Bynum and William Mercer.
Amos Barnes, 22, married Jennie Woodard, 18, on 4 November 1872 in Wilson County.
- Daniel Barnes v. Mariah Barnes
Fall term, 1882. Married May 1877 in Black Creek township. Defendant Mariah abandoned plaintiff Daniel in January 1880, had committed adultery with Henry Barnes and Isaac Dew, and given birth to “a bastard.” Witnesses subpoenaed were Jack Hooks, Sarah Barnes, Henry Barnes and Isaac Dew.
Daniel Barnes, 24, married Mariah Barnes, 18, on 18 May 1878 in Black Creek township.
- Handy Barnes v. Annie Barnes
Married April 1903 in Edgecombe County. On 4 July 1903, defendant Annie committed adultery with Van Edwards and abandoned plaintiff.