In doing a Google search using the words: "Olive Hart" +Abston, I came across a brief from (of all places) the Republic of the Philippines.The brief (G.R. No. L-4718, March 19, 1920) was examining property rights, will disputes, etc.Cited was the case of Abston et al. vs. Abston et al. (March, 1860), (15 La. An, 137) IN WHICH JOHN ABSTON IS STATED TO BE THE HUSBAND OF OLIVE HART.If you want to see the article, you may do the Google search yourself, or go to
The bottom line is that John Abston (son of Elijah and Frances Abston) married Olive.John then left Olive (BUT DID NOT DIVORCE HER), moving to Mississippi and married Suzanne Bell; Suzanne Bell died without issue.John then married Rebecca Wright in Mississippi; the couple moved to Louisianna.John and Rebecca had one child, a daughter named Nancy Nix Abston.
The court case was to decide who should receive John's property at his death.