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Marriages - 1897

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Robert Leach and Bell McCord Marriage

Jackson Argus - Week of April 9, 1897
Leach - McCord

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


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Don Bankston April 26, 2005

E. E. Wolcott and Blanche Lee

Jackson Argus - Week of April 23, 1897
Wolcott - Lee

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

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Don Bankston April 26, 2005

J. D. Holman and Carrie Smith

Jackson Argus - Week of March 11, 1897
Holman - Smith

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

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Don Bankston April 24, 2005

Joseph Westmoreland and Ada Penn

Jackson Argus - Week of March 25, 1897
Westmoreland - Penn

At the residence of B. D. Brewster, Esq., in Africa district, at three o'clock Sunday afternoon, Miss Ada Penn, 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

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Don Bankston April 24, 2005


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