Theodore Tilton v Henry Ward Beecher



Y/M/D Description Place
1855/10/02 Elizabeth Richards marries Theodore Tilton at the Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, New York. Plymouth Church, New York City
1868/10/10 Allegedly - On or about 10 October, Elizabeth Tilton submits to Rev Beecher's romantic advances (debauched and carnally knew), at Beecher's residence (124 Columbia St) and at the Tilton's home (174 Livingston St) in Brooklyn. Boerum Hill,
1870/00/00 Elizabeth Tilton confesses her affair with Rev Beecher to husband Theodore Tilton.
1872/11/00 Victoria Woodhull publishes an article accusing Henry Ward Beecher of adultery with Elizabeth Tilton in the late 1860s.
1873/00/00 Plymouth Church withdraws Theodore Tilton's membership in the church
1874/08/20 Theodore Tilton files a complaint against Henry Ward Beecher in Kings County (Brooklyn)
1875/11/00 Victoria Woodhull is arrested on obscenity charges a few days before the November 5 presedencial election for publishing an account of the alleged adulterous affair
1876/01/11 Theodore Tilton v Henry Ward Beecher trial begins before Judge Joseph Nelson, City Court of Brooklyn.
1876/07/00 After 6 months of testimony by over 100 witnesses and a week of deliberations the jury can not reach a verdict, Henry Ward Beecher is acquitted

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