Film # 0482034
Millard County Utah Courthouse Filed at Fillmore July 5, 1966
Probate Court Record Book C, December 12, 1870 – November 18, 1887
Territory of Utah} Probate Court in and
Millard County} for Said County. Special
term May 15th 1872 at 11. A.M.
Hon Edw Partridge Judge
Case of }
Eliza Bliss }
V.S. } Demand a ridivision(sic) of
Michael Kain} Property
The Petition of Eliza Bliss was read by the
The parties were ready for trial and the witnesses
Eliza Bliss said she was married to Michael Kain and
lived with him six months, I was scared, by
parties saying saying (sic) if this case went to Fillmore
my character would be down forever.
Wm R Teeples as the third man he advised them
to make it up and live together. But Kain would not
make up. Eliza was willing to try it longer. He
advised them to settle it themselves, as Kain offered her
$50.00. Father Harmon said, that is a liberal offer.
He Teeples, said he be damned if he thought it was right.
We signed the division of property, but it was made
by themselves and not by us as Refferees (sic). Wee (sic) thought
there was some undue influences used to make her
sign the agreement. After he gave a cow he thought
it was liberal.
Sidney Teeples gave testimony that would tend to urge
her to accept the offer of Kain. He thought she was frigh-
tened to accept, by Father Harmon and her Mother. The hous
hold (sic) property was worth $35.00
Deposition of Nicholas Teeples was read
Michale Cain said he came here 2 ½ years ago. I got acq-
uainted with Miss Bliss and married her. He tried to have her
do right so people would have no excuse to talk about him,
she said a man came to her and offired(sic) her money and her
mother sent him. This man wanted her to go to salt Kaynon
with him. I could not stand it any longer. She said
her mother gave her poison to give to him and he was
afraid of his life. She would take laudanum
fits and run out into the Cedars. She took Poison again
and tried to die. She would throw things in the fire and
burn them up when she got mad. She stole a dollars
of Mrs. Colby, she also stole factory. She never told one
one(sic) truth while we lived together.
Deposition of Nancy Harmon [and of
Letty Stevens were read by the clerk
E. E. Dodge said the, matter was settled by
the parties to their satisfaction. He never heard a
word said to intimidate her. Father Harmon said
he thought it was a liberal offer.
Jesse P. Harmon never heard a word said to frighten
Ransford Colby gave evidence corroberating(sic)
Margret Colby gave the same testimony
Sarah Tyler her mother never said a word to intimidate her
non did any one else in my hearing.
Naomy Colby said he talked very bad to Kain.
David Savage for the Plaintiff made some
Isiah Huntsman for the Defendant made
Court took the case under advisement until next
Saturday the 18th day of May inst.[within the same month]] at 10 A. M.
Court adjourned sine die [without day]
Edward Partridge [signature] Probate Judge