I am trying to find transcripts for a trial that occurred in 1880/81 in which my great great grandfather was accused and found innocent of Bastardy. I contacted the Monroe County Clerks office and the lady there couldn't find anything that far back and suggested the MonroeCounty.org site, which I also looked at but their court records are for 1818 - 1875.
Grandpa was also in jail for that trial year so I am trying to get record of that also but have not heard back from the agency I wrote to. The records are no longer at the jail for that time period.
His name is Charles Harry CATES b/1859 Bloomington d/ 1906 Bloomfield IN buried Rose Hill Cemetery Married Mary Ann BOCKMAN 1880 in Bloomington and married Catherine LOFTUS in 1890 in Bloomington. His parents were Calvin CATES(1830 - 1874) and Nancy TODD (1836 - 1894). Both parents died in Bloomington.
Any information on Calvin would be really great too! His military papers said he was born in TN but that is thus far a dead end.
The last name was frequently spelled Kates, also.
Thank you for your time.
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