News from The Courant American

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
April 28, 1892, page 1
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Off To Alabama.
John Suddeth Skips Out With C. C. Trammell’s Wife.
After Twenty-four Years
A Wife Deserts a Once Happy Home, Husband and Children—Also the Man Blights a Cheerful Fireside of Wife and Child.

On Thursday last Mr. C. C. Trammell, a hard working and industrious citizen of Taylorsville district, came to Cartersville in search of his wife who had run away with another man.

To the Courant American Mr. Trammell stated that he had lived with his wife for twenty four years and their married life had at all times been agreeable and pleasant. Nothing had ever arisen during the quarter of a century to mar their happiness until last fall when John Suddeth, the man with whom she ran away, came to board with them.

She was the mother of five living children, the oldest now being a young lady and the youngest a child about eight years old.

Mr. Trammell had reproved his wife for being too familiar with Suddeth, but she denied that there was anything wrong between them, and thus matters stood until last week when she left home, ostensibly to visit friends at McGinnis. A day or two afterwards Suddeth was missing and Mr. Trammell began to suspect that they had gone off together. Upon investigation he found that Suddeth had boarded the East & West train at Taylorsville and Mrs. Trammell got on the same train at McGinnis. They came to Cartersville together and at this place purchased tickets to Kingston. Mrs. Trammell carried off all her wearing apparel and Suddeth carried his ax and four quilts. He said something about going to Round Mountain Furnace in Alabama to cut wood, and it is supposed that that was their destination.

John Suddeth is a wood cutter and has a wife and two children, the eldest of whom is a daughter and married. The other child and mother are left in destitute circumstances.

Both Suddeth and Mrs. Trammell are about forty two years old. Mr. Trammell swore out warrants for them and if they are ever caught he intends to prosecute both to the fullest extent of the law. Mr. Trammell stated that he would not give his wife shelter should she return to him, and that he is done with her forever, but he does not want a divorce. He only wants to give them a little trouble for the trouble they have given him.


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