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The following wedding announcement was written in a Princeton paper called
the PRINCETON BA??? for Thursday, Feb 3, 1881.  The letters following the BA 
are torn but I believe it to be BANNER.  The section of the paper is FREDONIA 

KIRKPATRICK-MAXWELL WEDDING.  Variety seems to be the rule for weather this 
winter, and to-day we are enjoying an east wind.  We hope it may blow winter 
entirely away and hasten the genial spring days. 
An unusual number of visitors have cheered our otherwise dull town this week.
'Tis scarcely necessary to explain the cause of their presence, as the 
announcement of a marriage is sufficient reason for it.  It is strange, but 
none the less true, that since Adam wooed and won his fair bride (and 
generations have followed his example) there is still a novelty and curiosity 
which will exist until "giving in marriage" shall cease.
Mr. M.C. Kirkpatrick and Miss Carrie I. Maxwell of this place, were married at 
the C.P. Church on Wednesday night last, Feb 3rd, at 7 o'clock P.M. by Rev. L. 
O. Spencer.  The church was beautifully and tastefully decorated.  A large 
and eager number of persons assembled to witness the ceremony.  As the strains 
of the organ pealed forth the wedding march, the bride and groom attended by 
their parents presented themselves at the altar.  The costume of the bride 
was pure white trimmed with rich lace and satin.  It has seldom been my good 
fortune to see a lovelier bride.  In an impressive and solemn manner, they were 
pronounced husband and wife.  Then accompanied by a goodly number of invited 
guests, they repaired to the residence of the bride's parents where an elegant 
supper awaited them.  All did justice to the endless variety of good 
things set before, but to attempt a description of it now with my weak pen 
would give a poor idea of it.  The bride was kindly remembered by many friends.
The following is a list of some of the presents:

- Bed room set of furniture, from the groom's parents; 
- china wash stand set, Dr J. D. Kirkpatrick, Kuttawa;  
- pair bracelets, from the groom;  
- silver water pitcher and goblets from Mr W. D. Kirkpatrick, Paducah;  
- silver cake basket, Mr and Mrs Guthrie, Paducah;  
- silver butter stand;  Dr Maxwell and lady, Paducah;  
- one hundred dollars, Mr Perry Maxwell, Marion;  
- one dozen silver knives, A.J. Wells and Frank Maxwell, Lundy's Lane, Pa.
- toilet set, Misses Fannie and Jennie Clement, Paradise;  
- oil wash-stand set, Miss Mary K. Clement, Paradise;  
- two pair pillow shams, Mrs. Z. J. Crider, Walnut Grove;  
- two pairs slippers, Mrs. A. S. Kirkpatrick, Fredonia;  
- lace toilet sets, Miss Nannie Halsell, Fredonia;  
- pair Japanese bracelets, Mrs. N. R. Wheat, Ashley, Ill;  
- silver butter dish and chair tidy, Mr and Mrs  G E Anglen, Ashley Ill;  
- handsome photograph and frame, Mrs J E Wells, Lundy's Lane, Pa;  
- two crooked brass pins, Rev. L. O. Spencer, Princeton;  
- bouquet of natural flowers, Mr W. D. Kirkpatrick, Paducah;  
- large family bible, Mrs. A. L. Kirkpatrick, Fredonia;  
- bronze horse-shoe for good luck, Mr B. F. Smith, Fredonia.

On the following day a reception was given them by the groom's parents where 
everything was as it should have been and as Mrs. Kirkpatrick knows so well how 
to have it.
To the couple in whose honor so much was done we extend our hearty 
congratulations.  May each find in the other his and her ideal, which may 
increase in gentleness, goodness, strength and love.  May but few clouds darken 
their horizon and may the close of their life be as a brilliant unclouded 
sunset, such as the dawning of their love and confidence predict.

(so ends the announcement proper;  there follows an unrelated paragraph, 
after which are these)

If there is any truth in signs, we may predict another wedding next Thursday 
night.  At Mr. Maxwell's last Wednesday night, Mr. John Wyatt was the lucky 
person in cutting the ring from the bride's cake.  A guilty blush mantled his 
cheek, showing that rings in more cases than one, tell tales.

It is a foregone conclusion that Mr. Presley Maxwell is destined to be an old 
bachelor.  The darning needle rewarded him for cutting the bride's cake.

Mr. F.C. Maxwell was seen riding through town Saturday evening last, and on 
being asked where he was going, replied, "to the lodge."  We would like to know 
where the lodge met and how long a session it holds, as nothing has been seen 
or heard of him since.  I imagine the lodge consisted of one person whom he was 
trying to persuade to elect him "Worthy Chief" in her affections.

This announcement is provided by Ines Eishen,, the 
great-granddaughter of the bride and groom, Carrie Imogene Maxwell and Moses 
Clark Kirkpatrick.  Moses parents were W.D. and Aurelia Kirkpatrick of 
Fredonia.  Moses' line goes back to a Moses Kirkpatrick who was one of the 
early settlers of Jefferson Cty, Ky, while Aurelia's line goes back to Gideon 
Dyer Cobb, and early settler of KY, and from him back to Thomas Chittenden, the 
first governor of Vermont.

Much less is known about Carrie Imogene's line.  Her father was James Harvey 
Maxwell, b. Caldwell Cty 1822;  her mother Mary (Mariah) Cole, b. NY? or PA? 
1830.  Soon after this wedding they moved to DeValls Bluff, Prairie Cty, Ark, 
where they died.  Beyond that I know nothing, including the relationship of the 
various Maxwells noted in this wedding announement.

My hope in submitting this piece is that someone needing to connect a name to a 
place or date will be successful.  Conversely, if a reader can fill in info for 
me, I'd be delighted!