Since you haven't seen the original document, and due to faulty transcription, maybe "Alena" is "Alesa"? Technically, I guess it is a lawsuit, but I prefer to call it a request of the court.You may have inquired to the wrong dept. DARKE CO OH Probate Judge has b, d rec from 1867-1908; m rec from 1817; Clerk of the Court has div, civ ct rec [this is want you want]; Co Recorder has land rec from 1816; bur rec [veterans graves] from 1832 [don't think this would apply in your case] It doesn't state, but I would think the Pro Judge would also have wills/estate settlements. Nathaniel evidently owned property, so a lookup for a deed might prove useful.Sometimes they contain great info. If he had just moved to Darke when he purchased, it will oftentimes give the prior residence. I haven't been able to locate the family 1840, nor a marriage [not found Darke Co], but if m NY, this would explain...not many NY marriages online.