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Marriages by Rev. Marion Walker Jones


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Marion Walker Jones was born August 30, 1838 near Calera in Shelby County Alabama. He was the son of Jordan Jones, who moved from Elbert County Georgia to Shelby County Alabama and his second wife, Lucy Nix. He married September 8, 1861 to Miss Euphamy Josephine Foust, born August 15, 1842, daughter of Rev. Miles G. Foust, a Methodist Minister, and a sister of Rev. W.E. Foust.

He moved with his family to Birmingham in 1887, establishing a residence in East Lake (in Jefferson County Alabama). Mrs. Jones died November 1, 1908 and Rev. Marion W. Jones died March 27, 1910, both are buried in East Lake.

Born to this couple were the following children:

    1. Lucy Endora Jones ~ 13 April 1863, 28 November 1876
    2. Albert Newton Jones ~ 11 October 1864, 29 December 1902; married
        9 October 1887 to Gertrude T. Vance.
    3. Mattie & Miles Jones, (twins) ~ born & died 13 December 1866
    4. Martha Eva Jones ~ 10 November 1869, 31 August 1896; married
        18 September 1889 to Joseph Linwood Aldridge.
    5. Lettie Parrie Lee Jones ~ 13 May 1874, 24 November 1945;
        married 23 June 1897 to Joseph L. Aldridge.
    6. Sam Emerson Jones ~ 24 October 1878, 9 October 1929; married
        24 October 1899 to Louise Theresa Meserole.
    7. Bessie Bain Jones ~ October 1882, 28 March 1924

Rev. Marion W. Jones was a local Methodist Preacher. He first preached on Apri1 14, 1878 at Camp Branch (in Shelby County Alabama) and his last known sermon was preached on August 15, 1909 in North Birmingham (in Jefferson County Alabama). He kept a small 5x7 red-backed book, marked Ledger, and at last account in 1979 it was owned by Mrs. H.C. (Theresa Aldridge) Baker from Calera, Alabama, a granddaughter of Rev. Jones.

He listed ninety-four marriages with dates, in his ledger, beginning in December 1880 when he married Dr. William Armstrong and Mrs. Joe McCon at Camp Branch. The following list has been arranged to list the Groom alphabetically. In many instances the location of the marriage was recorded.

Please check the appropriate "Marriage Record Index" on this website to find out if the marriage certificate is available in Shelby County Alabama.



Abbott, Nicolas W. ~ Mollie J. Alexander, 7 Nov 1889 Spring Creek
Adams, Sam E. ~ Sallie Lacky, 4 Jan 1883 Calera
Aldridge, J.L. ~ Parrie L. Jones, 23 Jun 1897 East Lake
Aldridge, John N. ~ Caroline E. McClendon, 29 Sept 1887 Camp Branch
Alexander, H.H. ~ M.S. Ingram, 24 Apr 1890 Spring Creek
Allen, Robert W. ~ Jessee Gordon, 7 Feb 1889 Montevallo
Armstrong, James M. ~ Bell B. Shaw, 16 Aug 1885 Calera
Armstrong, William, Dr. ~ Mrs. Joe McCon, Dec 1880 Camp Branch
Ataway, Oliver M. ~ Bessie C. Williams, 15 Sept 1907
Bain, Robert W. ~ Ellen McLendon, 27 Dec 1909
Bolding, William E. ~ Emma E. Baker, 20 Apr 1885 Briarfield
Bounds, William O. ~ Olivia Lowery, 12 June 1909
Bowden, Sam F. ~ Mary Roberson, 26 Mar 1891 Calera
Branch, George A. ~ Bulah A. Crim, 8 Mar 1888 Calera
Busby, John F. ~ Ida Broadhead, 27 Jan 1889 Calera
Campbell, F.M. ~ Falecia Adams, 20 Nov 1884 Calera
Carnell, Robert ~ Sirena Mowdy, Dec 1880 Camp Branch
Carroll, James Robert ~ Maud Thomas, 26 June 1905
Coe, Columbus S. ~ Lula Johnson, 3 July 1895 Avondale
Comer, John B. ~ Caroline Glass, 3 Mar 1883 Calera
Crim, William H. ~ Lizzie Mathis, 19 Dec 1882 Calera
Crim, William L. ~ Nancy A. Milstead, 2 Dec 1883 Calera
Cross, Nathan H. ~ Carrie E. West, 28 Apr 1892 Calera
Culver, John H. ~ Bird E. Naish, 2 Dec 1908 Calera
Currier, John D. ~ Mary E. Leonard, Dec. 1885 Sandusky
Dickey, William J. ~ Emma Leonard, 21 Dec 1902 North Birmingham
Enders, John H. ~ Miriam N. Martin, 7 Aug 1987 Calera
Fennell, Lawrence S. ~ Birdie Nobles, 7 Nov 1898 North Birmingham
Frost, Joshua ~ Cornelia Killinsworth, 4 Feb 1886 Spring Creek
Frost, Luther B. ~ Mattie E. Williams, 24 Dec 1889 Spring Creek
Frost, Thomas W. ~ Sarah Jane Williams, 1 Mar 1891 Spring Creek
Going, Early ~ Emma J. Hill, 4 Sept 1885 Calera
Green, Davis F. ~ Malessa C. Busby, 2 Dec 1886 Calera
Harless, Benjamin F. ~ Fannie Leonard, 2 Dec 1886 Waxahatchie
Harris, E.J. ~ Mamie Clark, 12 June 1906
Harris, Henry ~ Natlee Hartley, 6 Sept 1885 Calera
Hatter, Ira S. ~ Essie Louiza Rose, 21 Jan 1904
Heath, Jody D. ~ Lucy M. Mason, 10 Jan 18R4 Waxahatchie
Hill, Walter H. ~ Trudie Pattison, 29 Dec 1887 Calera
Hoke, Henry ~ Mattie Carroll, 28 Aug 1898 East Lake
Holcomb, Burrell ~ Mattie Hill, 20 Dec 1885 Shelby Springs
Holcomb, Hunter ~ Mary Nita West, 12 Feb 1885 Longview
Holcomb, William E. ~ Eva L. McGiboney, 31 Jan 1886 Shelby
Holtam, Asee ~ Lula Cole, 24 Dec 1882 Calera
Horton, Newton ~ Laura Gilbert, 3 Oct 1901 T.M. South
Howell, N.W. ~ Jonnie Pitts, 26 Dec 1897 Sandusky
Ingram, John ~ Jane Alexander, 4 Oct 1883 Spring Creek
Ingram, Terrell ~ Susan Wyatt, 24 Oct 1882 Spring Creek
Johnson, Robert ~ Addie Varnon, 11 Sept 1884 Shelby Springs
Jones, Asee ~ Annie May Newman, 31 May 1906
Jones, Elbert N. ~ Gertrude T. Vance, 13 Oct 1887 Calera
Jones, John ~ Sallie May Campbell, 21 Dec 1884 Calera
Jordan, John T. ~ Ellen Kendrie, 9 June 1884 Calera
Killingsworth, John E. ~ Katie Prestridge, 11 Jan 1885
Killingsworth, John T. ~ Emma E. Wallace, 12 June 1882 Spring Creek
Latham, John E. ~ Exie Reynolds, 8 Mar 1888 Concora
Lawley, J.W.D. ~ Henryetta Pardu, 25 July 1891 Spring Creek
Leonard, Asberry C. ~ Nattie Blount, 18 Dec 1891 Camp Branch
Lumpkin, Sidney C. ~ Rachel Leonard, 7 Feb 1889 Camp Branch
Lyons, S.A. ~ Missouri Fields, 24 Sept 1882 Helena
Marshall, Thomas J. ~ Emma D. Hatter, 12 June 1898 East Lake
Martin, Berry M. ~ Mary Ida Martin, 4 July 1887 Shelby Springs
Martin, Mabrey M. ~ Annie J. Green, 26 Nov 1884 Calera
Mathis, Wm. M. ~ Sallie Wells, 27 Dec 1887 Calera
McArel, Thomas J. ~ Alma Olive Hale, 8 Sept 1907 Saginaw
McEwen, John T. ~ Leona M. Oglesby, 23 Jan 1889 Columbiana
McLinton, David F. ~ Mildred Whatley, 17 July 1883 Calera
Miller, Jacob W. ~ Alice E. Holcomb, 28 Feb 1884 Shelby Springs
Milstead, Groves C. ~ Myrtle M. Long, 7 Apr 1907
Monroe, Charles W. ~ Eva J. Yessick, 7 July 1907 Aldridge
Montgomery, Felix W. ~ Ida Smithson, 1899 my house
Nelson, Wiley J. ~ Vialante Henderson, 10 Feb 1884 Shelby Springs
Nunly, Larance T. ~ Lilly Pledger, 23 Dec 1908
Pair, J. Bryan ~ Lizzie Franklin, 25 Dec 1904
Pardu, James Wilson ~ Jessie Ann Naish, 24 Feb 1907
Patterson, John L. ~ Drucilla Crim, 22 Apr 1888 Calera
Robertson, Joseph N. ~ Fronie Crim, 25 Feb 1886 Calera
Ruddy, Dan D. ~ Kate Whatley, 1 Sept 1886 Calera
Sanders, Henry ~ Ida E. Harris, 13 May 1888 Calera
Scott, Monroe ~ Mary Johnson, 17 Oct 1883 Camp Branch
Scott, Shelby ~ Minnie A. Roberson, 2 Dec 1886 Calera
Seal, George H. ~ Sallie Sanders, 25 May 1884 Calera
Seals, W.A. ~ Mrs. C.H. West, 15 Nov 1888 Calera
Self, C.H. ~ Bertha B. Hasty, 26 Feb 1906
Swan, Clark ~ Ellen Fletcher, 3 Jan 1883 Calera
Swan, Jacob ~ Nancy Crim, 11 Oct 1883 Calera
Tomlinson, John ~ Sallie Willingham, 28 Oct 1891 Calera
Varnan, Isaac ~ Bernie Pitts, 18 Oct 1896 Sandusky
Weaver, Z.A. ~ Ella Hislop, 11 Jan 1900
Whatley, Robert Lee ~ Mary J. Coe, l4 Feb 1886 Calera
Williams, John T. ~ Susie Bevis, 5 May 1907 Spring Creek
Wilson, Jesse M. ~ Ulva Cornelius, 29 Dec 1904
Wood, W.S.L. ~ Mary A. Harris, 9 Oct 1887 Calera
Wyatt, Sam M. ~ Nancy C. Lawley, 29 June 1892 Calera


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