Spalding County, Georgia Newspapers

Wedding Announcements

This page was last updated on -08/07/2010

Bride Surname

Groom Surname Source Submitter & Date

ALFORD

WRIGHT

Empire State, Spalding County,  Wk of Dec 17, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article -

Married on the 30th ult., by G. B. Rollins, Esq. Mr. Isaac N. Wright and Miss Nancy A. Alford, all of Meriwether County, Ga.     Now Nancy is married, I need not tell,  Success to them both, I care not how well,  But one thing is certain, let them do what they might,   As long as Ike lives, they will always be Wright

ANDREWS

HARRIS

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Sept 17, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married in the city of Griffin on the 2nd inst., by Rev. C. W. Key, Mr. J. N. Harris and Miss M. J. Andrews, all of this city.
BAKER BECKHAM Columbus Daily Enquirer, October 19, 1887 Lynn Cunningham  Aug 2009
Article - A Runaway Match.

A Popular Griffin Gentleman Marries a Zebulon Lady. 
Probably no event has occurred in social circles for months past that has caused such a fervor of excitement as did the announcement of the marriage of Mr. Eugene Beckham, of Griffin, and Miss Maude Baker, of Zebulon. 
The marriage took place Sunday night at the residence of Mr. Joe Sparks, Rev. Mr. McM. Key officiating.
Mr. Beckham has long been a suitor for the hand of Miss Baker, but his suit did not meet the favor of the young lady's parents. Sunday afternoon Mr. Beckham left Griffin and went direct to the home of Miss Baker. The young couple left home for the ostensible purpose of taking a drive, but instead came direct to Griffin and were married as stated above. 
The contracting parties are well known in Griffin, and the News joins with a host of friends in wishing them a long life of happiness and prosperity. - Griffin News. 
Mr. Beckham is one of the postal clerks on the Georgia Midland road.
Additional Comments:  Eugene Ellsworth Beckham was a son of John Carson Beckham and Mary A.C. Mann.  Maude Baker was a daughter of John Harris Baker and Louisa A. Trice.

BAKER

CARSON

The Macon Telegraph-Macon-March 22, 1898 Valerie [ Johnson ] Freeman Nov 30, 2009
Article - "The Macon Telegraph"
Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia
Tuesday Morning, March 22, 1898
Married
Carson-Baker
Griffin, Ga., March 21 - Rev. E. W. Hammond of this city united Mr. J. J.
Carson and Miss Eula Baker in marriage at Woodbury yesterday. It was a Sunday church wedding, but none the less impressive or joyous. Mr. Carson is the landlord at Concord and Miss Baker is one of Pike county's charming young ladies. A number of prominent people from a distance were present to witness the nuptials.
Additional Comments:
This was Mr. Carson's 2nd marriage. His 1st wife was Amanda F. Myrick (25 Oct 1845 / Pike Co., Georgia; d.14 May 1896 / most likely in Pike Co., Ga)

BEALL

CLEVELAND

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Nov 19, 1856 Don Bankston May 2004
Article - Married on Tuesday evening, November 11th, by the Rev. Wm. R. Mosely, Dr. James R. Cleveland and Miss Martha H. Beall., daughter of Judge J. B. Beall, of the city of Griffin.

BILES

SEARS

The Herald & Advertiser-
Newnan-Aug 2 1907
Candace Teal Gravelle Nov 2004
Article - The Herald & Advertiser
Newnan, Coweta Co., Georgia
NEWSPAPER Issue of Friday, August 2, 1907
NEWNAN HOME AFFAIRS
Rev. A. T. Sears, a Baptist preacher 75 years of age, and Mrs. Nannie Biles, aged 66, were united in marriage at the home of the latter's brother, H. B. Futral on fifth street, yesterday afternoon.  "Griffin News and Sun".

BLOUNT

McKENNEY

Empire State, Griffin Ga. – Wk of Mar 19, 1856 Don Bankston May 2004
Article - Married in Monroe County, March 7th by Elder Wm. C. Wilkes, President of Monroe Female University, Mr. Zachariah McKenney of Perry, and Miss Sarah S. Blount.

BRADFORD

BIRGE

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Oct 22, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married on the third Sept. N. A. Birge, Esq., of Jefferson City, Texas and Miss Sophia Bradford, daughter of Col. J. F. Bradford, of Fannin county, Texas

BROWN

BECK

Jackson Argus – Wk of Jun 18, 1897

Don Bankston  24 July 2006

Article - Beck – Brown
On Tuesday, the 22d inst., Col. W. H. Beck and Miss Mary E. Brown will be united in marriage. The ceremony will be solemnized at the home of the bride at 8 o’clock a.m., Rev. T. D. Christian officiating. It is to be a very quiet affair, only the immediate families of the  contracting parties being invited. Just after the ceremony the bridal party will leave, via the Central, for a trip through Tennessee and probably Kentucky.
Miss Brown is an intellectual young lady of strong character and personal attractions.
Mr. Beck is a young lawyer of marked ability and is held in the highest regard in both social and business circles. He is the present incumbent of the city court and is probably the youngest judge in the state. - Griffin News
The many friends of Mr. Beck here in Jackson will join in wishing him great happiness and prosperity. He is a most excellent young man and we don’t know of one who deserves greater good luck

BURSON

MALLORY

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Jun 18, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - In Chambers County, Ala. On Wednesday, the 11th last by Rev. Jonathan W. Wilhouse, Mr. Wm. B. Mallory of Spalding county, Ga., and Miss Mary J. Burson, of the former place.

CALDWELL

TORRENCE

Jackson Argus - Butts County, Week of April 1, 1898

Don Bankston

November 3, 2006

Article - The announcement of the approaching marriage of Miss Tusie Caldwell, formerly of this place, will be charming news for many of her friends here. A correspondent at Griffin writes as follows concerning the event:  An engagement of interest to many in Atlanta and throughout middle Georgia is that of Miss Tusie Caldwell, of Griffin, and Mr. Basecom Wilde Torrence, of Columbus. The marriage will occur in Atlanta t the home of Miss Caldwell’s brother-in-law, Mr. W. F. Manry, 74 East Mitchell street, on the morning of April 26th, at 11:30, and bridal couple will leave immediately for New York and an extended eastern tour.  Miss Lucy May Manry will be maid of honor, and the bride will be given away by her brother, Mr. Cobb Caldwell.  Miss Caldwell is one of those rare young women whom it is a privilege and a pleasure to know. Personally, she is especially attractive and shows in her strong and beautiful face a character at once admirable and distinctive. She is a charming and popular woman, and all Griffin is loth to give her up.  Mr. Torrence is a successful business man and is held in the highest esteem in the insurance business that he so ably represents. Socially, he is especially engaging and is in every way worthy of the splendid woman he has won.

CARMICHAEL

LEACH

Jackson Argus – Wk of Jun 4, 1896

Don Bankston Mar 10, 2005

Article - Mr. and Mrs. David N. Carmichael request your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Pearle, to Mr. Joseph M. Leach, Wednesday, June 17th, at high noon at “Oak Grove”, Jackson, Georgia, 1896 Mr. Leach is one of Griffin’s most prominent young business men and has the confidence of all who know him, for he has won for himself the high character that he possesses in business circles by his strict integrity. His lovely bride is from one of the most prominent families in Butts county and is in every way fitted to make his life happy. The Argus extends congratulations in advance to the young couple.

CARMICHAEL

LEACH

Jackson Argus – Wk of Jun 18, 1896

Don Bankston Mar 10, 2005

Article - The Beautiful Wedding Was Solemnized at High Noon Yesterday
The wedding of Miss Pearl Carmichael and Mr. Joe M. Leach was solemnized
yesterday noon at the home of the bride near Jackson, the Rev. Jno. Speer of Stone Mountain officiating.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Carmichael never looked more beautiful, nestled as it is, in a beautiful grove of oaks, from which it takes it name, Oak Grove, the same being famous as one of the loveliest country homes in Butts county and owned by one of the most prominent and wealthiest planters of this section of the state.  The decorations were very beautiful and tasteful and everything seemed to conspire together in making the hour one great joy and gayety. The bride was lovely attired in a pretty tailor made traveling suit of gray and blue cloth, and she never looked prettier, and with the handsome and     distinguished looking    bridegroom by her side    covenanting an everlasting love and protection to his   bride, made the union a living picture of poesy, and dreams of perpetual    happiness and joy.  Precisely at high noon the groom with his bride on his arm appeared in the beautiful drawing room where awaited the minister and a large concourse of  relative and friends of the contracting parties.   Very soon after the wedding ceremony the spacious dining hall of the Carmichael  home was thrown open to the invited guests, and tables laden with all sorts of  lovely things eatable, weir made the victim of a wedding party. Mrs. D. N.
Carmichael assisted by Mrs. H. E. and J. B. Settle, Mrs. Rose Carmichael and  Mrs. P. H. Watkins proved to be hostesses of the most elegant kind.
The bride is a very lovely lady of less than twenty years, and numbers her friends by the score. The groom Mr. Joe M. Leach, is a worthy and honorable citizen of Griffin and a member of the leading grocery firm of that city.  The bride and groom left in the afternoon for Griffin where they will make their future home.
The guest present were :Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Daughtry, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Carmichael, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Curry, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. B. Settles, Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Watkins and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe S. Ham, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Etheridge, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Huff of Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Carmichael; Mesdames N. E. Settles, Rose Carmichael, S. G. Etheridge, W. F. Lee, Mary Heflin, Mr. Walker Moore, with Miss Annie Carmichael, Misses Agness Carmichael, Myrtis Peavy, Eva Sassnett, Mary Goodall, Rosa Thornton, Annie Wright, Emma Ezell, Edna Madden, of Concord, Mary Harkness, Mary Brooks of Griffin, Judie Brooks, Sallie Saunders, Susie Manley, Geneva Carmichael, Messrs. C. C. Smith, Joe Wright, E. P. Bridges of Griffin, Claud Hutchinson of Atlanta, Mr. R. T. Watkins, B. F. Watkins, Joe Carmichael of Molena, Cliff Ford of Griffin, Walter Carmichael, Van Fletcher, W. G. Goodrich, Lem and Harris Carmichael, of McDonough and Dr. R. G. Bryans.

CHILDS

GODARD

Jackson Argus – Butts Co, Week of Nov 18, 1898

Don Bankston Nov 2006

Article - We find an account of the marriage of Mr. L. W. Godard of Griffin to Miss Emma Childs.
CROWDER

BROWN

The Atlanta Constitution - Issue of July 9, 1916

Valerie J. Freeman 03/09

Article - Crowder - Brown
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Crowder, of Griffin, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Pope, to Rev. Walter Eugene Brown, of  Atlanta, Ga., the marriage to take place at the home of the bride's parents July  27.
CROWDER

BROWN

The Atlanta Constitution - Issue of July 30, 1916

Valerie J. Freeman 03/09

Article - Society 
Crowder-Brown
A wedding of interest to a host of friends was that of Miss Pope Crowder, of Griffin, Ga., to Rev. Walter E. Brown, of Atlanta, on Thursday,  July. 27.
The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents, Mr.  and Mrs. J. H. Crowder, at high noon.
The two ribbon-bearers, Master William Scott and Miss Willie Ben  Drewry, gathered the ribbons forming an aisle leading to the altar in the  reception hall.  Smilax, ferns, white flowers formed the decorations.   Preceding the bride and groom came the ushers, Rev. Sam Norton and Mr. Martin  Crowder.
The bride was lovely in her traveling suit of midnight blue with  hat to match.  She wore a corsage of bride roses and valley lilies.   The ceremony was witnessed simply by the relative of the bride and groom.   The officiating minister was the presiding elder of the Marietta district, Dr.  Cooper.
An elaborate luncheon was served.  Rev. and Mrs. Brown left  for a trip to the mountains.
CUNNINGHAM

PAILLE

The Griffin Weekly News and Sun, January 4, 1895

Lynn Cunningham  Aug 2009

Article -

Last night at the family residence in this city, a quiet wedding occurred which united in marriage Mr. Charles Paille and Miss Rose Cunningham, two well known and popular young people of this city. The ceremony was performed by Rev. T.J. Christian. Miss Cunningham is the eldest daughter of the late Captain G.A. Cunningham. Mr. Paille is the proprieter of a  prosperous jewelry business in this city. They will be at home to their friends at the residence of Col. and Mrs. T.G. Flynt, where they will reside for the present.

Additional Comments:  At Oak Hill Cemetery, Spalding County, Georgia:  Paille, Rose Cunningham, b. 2 Apr 1870, d. 17 Mar 1946

CUTTS

DOUGLAS

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Dec 3, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married at the residence of her father, Washington City, on the 10th ult., by Rev. J. B. Byrne, Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, of Illinois, and Miss Alete Cutts, daughter of J. Madison Cutts, Esq.

DELLANOY

COPE

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Jun 18, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married in Griffin, on Wednesday, the 11th inst., by A. A. Gannldhug, J.I.C., Mr. Richard W. Cope and Miss Virginia M. Dellanoy, both of Savannah, Ga.

ELLIS

CUNNINGHAM

The Griffin News and Sun - Sunday, June 5, 1891

Lynn Cunningham  Aug 2009

Article -

Griffin, Georgia

There was a very happy marriage at the residence of Mrs. Crittenden in this city on Sunday evening at 7 o'clock, the contracting parties being Miss Ellie Ellis and Mr. George J. Cunningham, both of this city. Mr. Cunningham is one of the popular mail agents of the Central Railroad and is 1st Lieutenant of the Spalding Greys. The marriage was a surprise to all their friends.

Additional Comments:  At Oak Hill Cemetery, Spalding County, Georgia:  George J. Cunningham, b. 20 May 1867, d. 10 Nov 1906

EMFINGER

WEBB

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Feb 20, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married in Zebulon on the 10th inst., by William K. Myrick, Esq., Mr. John V. Webb, of Thomaston, to Mrs. Amanda B. Emfinger.

ENLOW

DORSEY

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Feb 6, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married at the house of Daniel Ruffs, on the 3rd inst., by Wm. Crittenden, J. I. C., Mr. George M. T. Dorsey and Miss Nancy O. Enlow, all of Spalding County.

FRATE

REDDING

Jackson Argus – Butts County, Week of December 23, 1898

Don Bankston

November 17, 2006

Article - On the 18th instant Col. R. J. Redding received a letter from his son, Samuel
Arthur Redding, conveying the news of the marriage of the latter to Miss Marie Frate, in the city of Manaos, Amazonas, Brazil, south America, on November 22. The letter was written November 26th and was just 22 days on the way.
Manaos is a city of 40,000 inhabitants, the capitol of the state of Amazonas, in the great republic of Brazil and is located on the left bank of the Amazon river, about 1000 miles from its mouth and about 200 miles south of the equator.
Our young friend Arthur has been a resident of Manaos about seven months, and is connected with the management of the Manaos Electric Light Co. In that short time he has been led captive by one of the dark eyed beauties for which that country is noted.
We congratulate him in his happy servitude and wish him and his bonnie bride a long and happy united life.
By the way, it was Arthur’s purpose to marry in the southern hemisphere on the same day and hour which witnessed the recent marriage of his sister, in Griffin, Ga., but by an unfortunate misreading of the figure “3” for “2” he married 24 hours earlier thus depriving his father of the unique distinction of having a son and daughter to marry on the same day and hour, the one in the Northern and the other in the Southern hemisphere.
It requires not less than three weeks for a letter to go from Griffin to Manaos the same for a reply to reach Griffin, and the cable rate is $1.90 per word, via London. -
Griffin Call

FREEMAN

 EMERSON

Jackson Argus – Wk of May 28, 1897

Don Bankston July 24, 2006

Article - Griffin, GA- May 24
News has reached city of the marriage of Mr. Monroe M. Emerson of this city to Miss Jessie Freeman of Vaughns, which occurred yesterday afternoon. Mr. Emerson is a valued employee of the Central railroad. His bride is the daughter of Mr. Frank J. Freeman of Vaughns and is a beautiful young lady.
Miss Freeman has been to Jackson frequently. She has relatives here and many friends who will join in the hope that she may have a long and happy wedded life.

GORDON

HILL

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Jan 6, 1859

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married in Griffin, Ga., on the 30th ult., by Rev. Charles R. Jewett, Mr. Erasmus P. Hill, of Savannah, and Miss Fannie E., daughter of Col. Wm. L. Gordon of Griffin

HARRIS

SCANDRETT

Empire State – Spalding County, Ga. Wk of Apr 16, 1856

Don Bankston Oct 19, 2005

Article - Married at, Butler, Taylor County, on the 3rd inst., by Rev. J. T. May, Rob’t Scandrett, Esq. And Mrs. Susan C. Harris formerly of Columbus, Ga.

HASTAIN

WRIGHT

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Nov 19, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married in the city of Griffin, on Tuesday evening, the 11th inst., by Rev. C. W. Key, Mr. S. T. Wright, of Coweta County, and Miss Fannie E. L. Hastain, of the former place.

INGRAM

ALTEN

Middle Ga. Argus – Wk of Dec 7, 1893

Don Bankston June 2004

Article - Married at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. J. M. Ingram, Rev. Alex Atkinson officiating, Mr. Alten of Spalding county, to Miss Ida Ingram of our county, near Cedar Rock church, last Sabbath.

JONES

WRIGHT

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Apr 1, 1857

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married by the Rev. Edmund Dumas, on the 23rd inst., the Rev. George Wright, of Pike County, Ga., in his 86th year, and Mrs. Mary Jones of Monroe County, Ga. In her 86th year.

LEE

WOLCOTT

Jackson Argus – Wk of Apr 23, 1897

Don Bankston  April 26, 2005

Article - On Thursday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock at the residence of Mr. J. J. Lee,
grandfather of the bride, there occurred one of the prettiest of home weddings.
The occasion was the uniting in marriage of Mr. E. E. Wolcott of this place and Miss Blanche Lee of concord. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. W. Beck and it would be a pleasure to reproduce his exact words so strong, impressive and beautiful were they. – Griffin Call News

LOWE

DILL

Empire State – Spalding County Ga. Wk of Feb 27, 1856

 Don Bankston Oct 19, 2005

Article - On the 21st inst., by Rev. C. R. Jewett, Mr. C. W. Dill and Mss Anna F. Lowe, Daughter of Mrs. W. J. Foster, all of Atlanta, Ga.

LOWE

HUFF

The Marion County Patriot, July 31, 1908
The Marion County Patriot, No. 29
Friday, July 31, 1908
Page One

Carla Miles  April 2, 2005

Article - Local News
Judge James M. Lowe, of Buena Vista, announces the engagement of his daughter, Mrs. Clifford Lowe, to Mr. John H. Huff, of Griffin, the wedding to take place on the morning of August the sixth.
The Marion County Patriot, No. 30
Friday, August 7, 1908
Page One
Lowe – Huff Marriage
One of the happiest marriages that has taken place in Buena Vista was that of Mrs. Clifford Lowe to Mr. J.H. Huff, on Thursday morning, August 6th. The marriage was solemnized at 10 o’clock at the residence of the bride’s father
Judge J.M. Lowe.
The bride was handsomely gowned in a rajah silk, with point lace waist, with touch of green and hat to match.
The bride is one of Buena Vista’s most lovable women, and her sweet Christian
character has endeared her to all who know her. She is prominently connected with the Methodist church and will be greatly missed by everyone.
Mr. Huff is well known throughout the state and is connected with the firm of
S.P. Richards & Co. of Atlanta. Mr. Huff has a wide circle of relatives and friends who extend hearty congratulations and wish them both every happiness.
A cousin of the groom, Rev. G.R. McMichael, officiated, while Dr. R.L. McMichael acted as best man.
The bridal party left over the Central for their future home in Griffin, and was accompanied by Mrs. M. Edw. Wilson and little daughter, Elizabeth. Mr. and Mrs. Huff will always be welcome visitor to Buena Vista. The Patriot joins the many relatives and friends in extending congratulations.

McCORD

LEACH

Jackson Argus – Wk of Apr 9, 1897

Don Bankston Apr 26, 2005

Article - Mr. Robert Leach and Miss Bell McCord were married near Jackson some time yesterday. The young couple are residents of Griffin and found opposition to their union on account of their youth. A license was procured from the ordinary on Friday night and they attempted to get Rev. D. J. Harris to tie the knot, but he refused on account of the apparent youth of the couple. The secured a buggy and started to Jackson that night and from the best information we can get were married as stated above. It is said that neither of the contracting parties are over sixteen years of age. Griffin News

McLIN

KEITH

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Dec 17, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married in the City of Atlanta on the 12th inst., by the Rev. Lewis Lawshe, Mr. W. K. Keith, and Miss E. R. McLin, all of Griffin, Ga.

MILLER

FRANKLIN

Empire State – Spalding County Wk of Dec 24, 1856

Don Bankston June 12, 2006

Article - Married by Wm. Crittenden JIC at the house of Dr. N. Miller on the night of the 18th inst., Mr. Edwin C. Franklin of Meriwether and Miss Elizabeth J. Miller of Spalding county.

MILNER 

PARKER

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Feb 6, 1856 Don Bankston May 2004
Article - Married in Pike County, Ga., on the 18th of January, by Elder Wm. Wilkes, President of the Monroe Female University, Mr. Lazarus B. Parker, of Autagus(?) County, Ala, to Miss Boneta Miriam, daughter of Willis Milner, Esq.

MITCHELL

McLEAN

 

Transcribed from Newspaper Clipping, July 21, 2004 by Linda Blum-Barton

Article - Marriage of Miss Winnie Mitchell To Mr. Ralph McLean Is Solemnized This Morning at First Methodist Parsonage  Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Mitchell, of Griffin, announce the marriage of their daughter, Winnie Gray, to Mr. Juan Ralph McLean, also of this city, which was solemnized here this morning at 8 o'clock at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. M. M. Maxwell, on South Hill street.  Sincere interest of a wide circle of friends is centered in the above announcement of the marriage of Miss Willing Gray Mitchell and Mr. Juan Ralph McLean, both of Griffin, which took place this morning at 8 o'clock at the First Methodist Parsonage.  Rev. M. M. Maxwell, pastor, performed the impressive single ring ceremony in the presence of a small gathering of the immediate families, and a few intimate friends.  The lovely bride was attractively gowned in a model of navy chiffon with which she wore matching accessories.  Her attire was completed with a shoulder corsage of roses, delphinium and lilies-of-the-valley. She is the elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Mitchell, of Griffin.  Miss Marjorie Mitchell is her only sister.  After graduating from Griffin High School, Mrs. McLean, as Miss Mitchell, attended G. S. C. W.  Milledgeville.  For the past several years she has been teaching at the Highland Mills school.  The bridegroom is the son of Mr. J. M. McLean, of Woolsey, and the late Mrs. McLean.  He is a brother of Wayne McLean of Woolsey; Mrs. Herbert Fortson, of Hampton; and Mrs. Richard Minter and John McLean of Griffin.  He completed his education at Georgia Tech.  After a wedding trip through Florida, Mr. McLean and his bride will be at home to their friends at 319 South Ninth Street.  He is connected with the Sinclair Refining company here.  -------------  Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Mitchell announce the marriage of their daughter, Winnie Gray, to Juan Ralph McLean, the wedding having taken place Tuesday morning at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. M. M. Maxwell.  The bride wore navy chiffon with matching accessories and a corsage of pink roses and blue delphinium.  The bride is the elder daughter of her parents and the sister of Miss Marjorie Mitchell.  The bridegroom is the son of J. M. McLean, of Woolsey, and the late Mrs. McLean.  He is a brother of Wayne McLean, of Woolsey; Mrs. Herbert Fortson, of Hampton; Mrs. Richard Minter, of Griffin, and John McLean, of Griffin.  After a wedding trip to Florida Mr. and Mrs. McLean will make their home at 319 South Ninth Street. Griffin.

MOORE

WISE

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Jan 16, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - In Henry County, on the 6th inst., by the Rev. Noah Smith, Mr. J. D. R. Wise, of Griffin, Ga., to Miss Susan E. Moore, daughter of John Moore, Esq., of the former place.

NORMAN

DURHAM

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Jun 18, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married in New London, Ark., on the 13th ult., by Rev. George Averett, Mr. Frances M. Durham to Miss Mary B. Norman, daughter of Wm. S. Norman, Esq., late of Forsyth, Ga.

PEN

WESTMORELAND

Jackson Argus – Week of March 25, 1897

Don Bankston April 24, 2005

Article - At the residence of B. D. Brewster, Esq., in Africa district, at three o’clock
Sunday afternoon, Miss Ada Pen, of this place and Joseph Westmoreland, of Africa district, were quietly married in the presence of a few friends and relatives, Judge Brewster officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. M. J. Penn, and is endowed with many superior domestic virtues that qualify her for the wifely position. While the groom is a young farmer, a son of J. C. Westmoreland, of this county, and eminently fitted for life’s battle, with manly energy and pluck.
The marriage was not a runaway, the young couple selecting this method through choice as there was not parental objection. Griffin News

PROTHRO

BROOKS

Empire State – Spalding County – June 25, 1856

Transcribed by Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married at the residence of George Prothro, Esq., on the evening of the 19th instant, by the Rev. A. G. Thomas, Mr. T. J. Brooks of this city, and Miss S. A. Prothro of Spalding County.

RANEY

JACKSON

Empire State – Spalding County – Week of December 17, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married on the morning of the 7th inst., by Wm. Crittenden, John B. Jackson, of Spalding county, and Miss Martha Raney, of Fulton County.

RAWLS

HUTCHINSON

Engagement Announcement: The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Fulton Co.,
Georgia, July 6, 1913

Valerie J. Freeman Feb 2009

Article - Rawls-Hutchinson
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Rawls of  Williamson, Ga., announce the engagement of
their daughter, Ruby Florence, to Rev. Ernest H. Hutchinson, on  July 24.

 RAY

WALKER

Middle Ga. Argus – Week of August 19, 1892

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. G. W. Ray of this county, on Sunday morning, Rev. I. G. Walker, of Spalding county to Miss Allice Ray.
Mr. Walker is one of the first young men of Spalding and recently graduated at Mercer University and Miss Ray is one of our sweetest young ladies.

REEVES

MANGHAM

Empire State – Spalding County – Week of March 5, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married in Griffin on Tuesday the 26th ulto. By Rev. C. W. Key, Mr. Samuel W. Mangham and Miss H. Pope Reeves all of this city.

SEGRAVES

ISON

Empire State – Spalding County – Week of January 16, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married at the house of Tilmon Segraves, on the 10th inst., by A. A. Gaulding, J. I. C., Mr. Elijah J. Ison and Miss Virginia A. F. Segraves, all of Spalding County.

SMITH

COCK

Empire State – Spalding County- Week of February 20, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married in Lee County, on Sunday morning, the 10th inst., by the Rev. Lott Warren, Mr. Jesse Cock and Miss Ellen Smith, daughter of John Griffin, Esq., formerly of Coweta County, Ga.

 SMITH

HOLMAN

Jackson Argus – Week of March 11, 1897

Don Bankston  April 24, 2005

Article - Mr. J. D. Holman and Miss Carrie Smith were united in marriage by Rev. J. A. Drewry at 6:30 o’clock last evening. The ceremony took place at the residence of Judge Drewry, in the presence of a few friends. The marriage will be quite a surprise to the majority of the people of Griffin.
Mr. Holman and Miss Smith are well known to the community and will meet with
hearty congratulations from a host of friends. Mr. Holman is one of our most successful young merchants, and Miss Smith is a well known and most charming lady of this city.  Griffin Call Newspaper

STARK

BURNEY

Empire State – Spalding County – Week of December 3, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married on the 26th ult, by the Rev. J. H. Campbell, Wm. H. Burney, Esq. Of Madison Ga., and Miss Lizzie A. Stark, daughter of Hon. J. H. Stark of Griffin, Ga.  Ah, Lizzie, you have broken many a heart in this goodly city.  But it is not your fault.  The course of true love never did run smooth, and if the young swains about Griffin suffered themselves to be captivated by your charms, it was their misfortune not your fault.  A happy honey moon and a pleasant journey to you on the voyage of life.

STRICKLAND

DURRUSS

Empire State – Spalding County – Week of January 30, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - At the residence of Moses Pressley, in Monroe, Walton county on Thursday evening the 3rd.inst., by John P. Edwards, Mr. A. Jackson Durruss, of  Va., to Miss Margaret F. O. Strickland, Daughter of Lee Strickland, of Griffin, Ga.

STUNGIS

HACKETT

Empire State – Spalding County – Week of July 16, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married in Washington City, on the 2nd instant, at the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, by Rev. Dr. Doggett, H. Carroll Hackett, of North Carolina, and Miss Jane C., daughter of the late Judge Stungis(?), of Ga.

 TERRELL

DAWSON

Empire State – Spalding County – Week of June 18, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married in Sparta, Ga., at the residence of the bride’s mother, on the 4th inst., by Rev. Samuel K. Talmadge, D. D., Mr. Edgar G. Dawson, Esq., of Columbus, Ga., and Miss Lucie, only daughter of the late Hon. Wm. Terrell, M. D.

TRICE

HEALTH

Empire State – Spalding County – Week of March 5, 1856

Transcribed by Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married in Griffin on the 24th ult. By the Hon. G. J. Green, Mr. James H. Heath of Butts County, and Miss Jane Trice of Griffin.

TURNER

GLAZIER

The Atlanta Constitution,
Atlanta, Fulton Co.,  Georgia,
Issue of May 21, 1916

Valerie J. Freeman Feb 2009

Article - Turner-Glazier
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Turner, of Eastman (Dodge Co),  announce the engagement of their daughter, Dessa Clare, to Mr. Melvin Ivah  Glazier, of Woodbury, the
wedding to take place in June.

WADE

HURST

Empire State – Spalding County, Ga. Wk of Apr 16, 1856

 Don Bankston  October 19, 2005

Article - Married in this City on the 11th inst., by A. A. Gaulding, J.I.C., Mr. Elijah R. Hurst of Metamoras, Mexico and Miss Jane Wade of Griffin.

WALKER

EDDLEMAN

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Jun 18, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married in Atlanta, on Tuesday, 10th inst., by Rev. J. E. DuBose, Mr. A. N. Eddleman, Junior Editor of the Republican & Discipline, and Miss Tite Walker, of Madison, Ga.

WIGGINS

JOHNSON

Empire State – Spalding County – Week of December 3, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married on the 25th ult. By Rev. J. H. Campbell, Thos. C. Johnson, Esq. Of Jonesboro and Miss Ella Wiggins, eldest daughter of the late Col. W. W. Wiggins of Spalding County.

WILSON

HENDERSON

Empire State – Spalding County – Wk of Nov 26, 1856

Don Bankston May 2004

Article - Married by Wm. Crittenden, J.I.C., on the 15th inst., Mr. Thomas Henderson, and Miss Mary Wilson, all of Spalding County.

WINN

MILLER

Jackson Argus – Butts County
Week of December 15, 1899

Don Bankston

 Nov 2007

Article - At the Methodist church last Tuesday at one o’clock pm, Miss Leila Winn of this place was united in marriage to Dr. John N. Miller of Spalding County, the ceremony, being performed by Rev. W. M. Winn, the father of the bride.

The building was filled with people before the hour of marriage, and the beautiful decorations arranged by Mesdames Crum, Miller, Morgan and Wright charmed everyone present.

Miss Winn was teacher of the first and second grades at Jackson Institute and her pupils who fondly loved her were conspicuously present. The names of the attendants were printed in this paper last week.

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