Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Elopement. SANBURN, WILKINS, JAKINS, PIKE.Date: March 12 1861
Newspaper published in: Albany, NY
Horace SANBURN, of Mendon, Vt., a young man whose marriage about a year since with a daughter of Leverett WILKINS, of the same town, was celebrated with considerable pomp, and who was supposed to live very happily with his wife, abut two weeks since eloped with the wife of William JAKINS, of Rutland, with the intention, it is supposed, of flying to California. The runaway pair took the cars from Rutland at 3 a.m. on the 23d ult., their baggage being checked through to New York. Mr. JAKINS followed in pursuit of the guilty pair through this city to the metropolis. The last information which he was able to obtain of his wife and paramour was in this city, where they breakfasted at a hotel near the depot, and only remained until a connection could be made with the cars for New York. In the metropolis the runaway couple eluded all the vigilance of the police, and no doubt succeeded in making their escape to California by the steamer which sailed last week. Mrs. JAKINS was a really beautiful woman, and had been married but about four years. She is a daughter of Amos PIKE, of Rutland, and comes from a respectable family. The elopement occasions the most intense excitement and grief among the friends of both families; while to the rejected wife and deserted husband the stroke is an exceedingly poignant one.