The TOURNEY info my wife and I have we have found in the past 3 years that we have been researching.We did take a trip up to Adams County last summer (from KC) and we did print out Ferdinand's divorce records from his first marriage to Ruth Ann SWARTZ.It is interesting to say the least.We are in the process (still) of transcibing it and will pass along a copy (if you don't already have it).
We did have Ferdinand with Laura and their 9 children.I'm sure you have a ton more than us and I would be happy to exchange info with you.
If you want to you should probably check out the TOURNEAR board on this site.I have posted what little I have on each child of John B TOURNEY with his second wife.I didn't list all descendants just children.I put it on the TOURNEAR board because from what I have it appears that most of John's descendants went by that name.
My wife and I have Ferdinand and Laura being married in Nov 1866 in Livingston County, MO but sadly we don't seem to have recorded our source.I will try to look that up and see where we got that from.
We do not have that TOURNEY history you referred to and would be very interested in seeing that.Also, it is correct that Apolena and Zach had 12 children.
Here is a bit of what we have transcibed:
Your orator further represents that he was lawfully married to one Ruth Ann Tournier. at and within said county in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and sixty one--the precise day of month of which said marriage your orator cannot now state--that said Ruth Ann Tournier resides in said county--of Adams
Your orator further represents that from the time of said marriage thenceforward he lived with his said wife at and within said county, until sometime in the early part of the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and sixty two when they moved together to the state of Missouri to better their pecuniary circumstancesThat from they (the) time they so moved to said state of Missouri your orator and his said wife continued to live together as man and wife until in the month of February A.D. 1863--
Your orator further represents that in said month of February A.D. 1863.he had occasion to leave his home temporarily on business and left his said wife at their home in said last named state--that he returned to his said home in the nighttime of the same day in which he left the same as last aforesaid and that upon his said return to his said home. he found his said wife in bed with a man by the name of Lewis Tournier--
Your orator further represents in the said state ofMissouri and in the month of February A.D. 1863 and on the occasion of his said wife being in bed with said Lewis Tournier his said wife committed adultery with said Lewis Tournier--
Your orator further represents that--prior to the occasion above mentioned and after said marriage--the precise say or month of which your orator cannot now state said Ruth Ann Tournier committed adultery at and within said county of Adams with one Simeon Traven--that he did not live or cohabitate with his said wife after he was informed or had any reason to believe or suspect--and he has not lived with her or cohabitated with her since he knew of or had reason to suspect she had committed adultery--that he first learned of his wife having committed adultery with said Simeon Traven within a few months last past--and long since his said wife deserted him as herein after states
Your orator further states--that on the morning following the night or occasion he found his said wife in bed with said Lewis Tournier (note: “his” was written here, then crossed out--they were probably going to write: “his brother, Lewis Tournier”) as above stated--his said wife willfully and without any cause whatever other than her own guilty conscience deserted and abandoned your orator and that she has ever since and still does--remain absent from your orator--