Data Compiled from Volume Labeled

Colored Marriage Declarations
Fayette County Kentucky
made between
May 21, 1866 and November 10, 1908


held by the
Fayette County Clerk's Office


An act passed by the Kentucky legislature on February 14, 1866 made it legal for "negroes and mulattos" to have their marriages recognized. Couples paying a fee of 50 cents could have their marriage recorded by their county court clerk, who was to maintain separate registers for blacks and whites. See the Kentucky Historical Society's Legislative Moment, "Former Slaves Marry."

The
Freedman's Bureau was established in the U.S. War Department by an act of March 3, 1865 to handle sundry matters relating to refugees and freedmen. Several state and city bureau offices registered declared marriages. Reginald Washington writes that there is a single Kentucky marriage license and certificate contained in the records of the Office of the Freedman's Bureau Commissioner. There are some documents for Kentucky sub-districts, but Lexington is not among them. Two Prologue articles provide helpful background information on this period:
"
Marriage Registers of Freedmen", Elaine C. Everly, Prologue Magazine, The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, 1973 5:3
"
Sealing the Sacred Bonds of Holy Matrimony: Freedmen's Bureau Marriage Records
", Reginald Washington, Prologue Magazine, The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, 2005 37:1

Parties' Names (Last, First) Page   Declaration
  Date
 By whom
 Married
   Date of
   Marriage/living
   together as man
   and wife
A        
Allen Charles and Harris Celia  2 April 16, 1867 Dr. C W Cloud, Methodist, Lexington December 1843
Allen Frank and Williams Didama 37 March 17, 1873   together since April 1865
Allen William and Dishman Martha 27 February 27, 1871 Henry Evans, Baptist preacher, at the house of Mr. Wm. L. Todd, Fayette County, Ky about March 20, 1853
Allison Humphrey (alias Allen) and Moore Amy 62 November 1901 Then residents in Louisiana near Donaldsville. Married by John Williams, colored Baptist minister. Married on Dr. Kittridge's farm. Richard Lawless, white, owner, and his family were present, besides a great many colored people. Have lived in Lexington Ky since about 1853. September 1845
Andrews Sineal and Hummons Mary 35 December 2, 1872 Henry Lytle, at the house of John Payne near Athens October 9, 1863
         
B        
Bailer Jackson & Burrows Sallie 32 February 12, 1872 Guy ____, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Dr. Richardson, Fayette County, Ky about December 1845
Banks Green and Million Sophia 52 November 17, 1875 Edward Jones, minister M.E. Church, Madison County about 22 years ago
Barbour Mornton and Bowler Rhoda 43 December 6, 1873   together 13 years
Bates James (b. in Bourbon County 1834 or 1835) and Scott Ann 35 August 10, 1872   together since 1855
Bell Henry and Bolden Nelly Jane 14 June 12, 1869 Lander Payne, Reform preacher, at Nathaniel More's house January 1843
Bell Samuel and Weathen Sarah Francis 12 Jany 6, 1869   together 13 years
Berry Jackson and Lewis Nannie  5 July 20, 1868   living together as man and wife
Berry Levi and Boswell America 27 February 27, 1871 John Stepp, minister Christian church, at the house of Maj Lewis Faulkner in Fayette County, Ky about September 20, 1853
Bias Jefferson and Robinson Heneretta 19 March 12, 1870   together about 20 years
Bibbs Nathan and Sanders Patience  2 July 8, 1867 Basil Black, Baptist, East Hickman Dec 27, 1854
Bird Sampson and Crawford Maria 52 February 19, 1875 Henry Lighter, colored, Methodist preacher, at the house of Dr. Arch Warfield, Fayette County December 1841
Black Boswell and Black Kesiah  6 July 25, 1868   living together as man and wife
Black Perry and Ware Agnes 23 June 5, 1870   together about 11 years
Blackford Henry and James Mary E  void 14 April 5, 1869   August 1868
Bodley Charles and Webb Julia 15 August 21, 1869 Harry Hunt. Baptist preacher, at James Ware's May 1851
Bolton George and Brown Julia 51 May 15, 1875   together since 1846
Boswell, Henry Lewis and Slaughter Martha Ann 24 August 11, 1870 Elias Wren, preacher Methodist church, Mrs. Rud's 1863
Bradford Merritt and Scott Zerilda 44 March 7, 1874 Jesse Sinclair, house of John Herndon, Stamping Ground, Scott Co., Ky November 1849
Bradn Nelson and Bodley Eliza  8 October 1, 1868 E. Fishback, colored
Baptist Church, Davis Fork
September 1849
Brice Henry and Green Emily  5 July 20, 1868 Henry Lytle, colored, 1st Methodist Church Lex Nov 29, 1840
Briscoe Major and Wheeler Mary Eliza 27 February 27, 1871 Logan Dupre, Baptist preacher, Colored Baptist Church, at the house of Robert Goins in Mercer Co, Ky March 9, 1864
Broaddus Joseph and Washington Mary 48 May 11, 1874 Rev. Charles Foster, colored, at the house of Fletcher Wilmer, Bourbon Co, Ky about 27 years ago
Brooks Thomas and Carter Julia Ann 33 January 13, 1872 John White, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Mrs. Nancy Mitchell, Fayette County about September 1850
Brown Berry and Hawkins Margaret 30 July 25, 1871 Nathan Williams, colored Baptist preacher, at Levi Rodes, Fayette County December 1856
Brown D. H. and Barton Ellen 33 January 26, 1872 Rev. Mr. J. Shipman, Episcopal church December 29, 1862
Brown George and Givens Harriet 26 December 31, 1870   together since 1863
Brown Isaac and Lebus Polly 13 March 25, 1869 Harry Smith, Methodist preacher, at William Viley's house fall of 1849
Brown Jerry and Overstreet Mary 13 March 23, 1869 Henry Bell, Reform preacher
at Robert Featherston's
September 1834
Brown Peter and Johnson Jane 48 May 18, 1874 Peter Bruce, colored preacher, at the house of Jeal___ Frake, Bourbon County, Ky fall of 1844
Brown Rolla and Brown Jane  8 September 19, 1868 Jno White, colored, Baptist Church, David's Fork October 1846
Bryant James and Robinson Sarah 32 October 28, 1871 Zach Seals, colored Bap preacher, at the house of Spencer C. Graves, Fayette Co. November or December 1861 or 1862
Bryers Samuel and Moss Caroline 18 January 22, 1870   together about 25 years
Buchannan Gus and Dudley Francis 61 July 8, 1893 Austin Handy, a Baptist minister about 30 years ago
Buckner Edward and Harrison Catherine 44 January 5, 1874 L. Rains, colored, minister, M.E. Church, at the house of C.C. Gibson, Fayette County, Ky about 14 years ago
Buckner Jeff and Watkins Harriet Jane 20 April 20, 1870 McAlvy, preacher, at the house of Charles Lewis, Esq. in Scott Co., Ky September 1851
Buford Albert and Grimes Jane 21 May 30, 1870   together about 22 years
Buford Alex and Lowry Martha 15 July 3, 1869 Geo Downing, Methodist preacher, at E. Lilly's September 1856
Buford Darius and Jarman Ann  3 August 10, 1867 Edmon Martin, Baptist, Madison Co June 5, 1856
Buford Price and Nichols Rebecca 16 September 3, 1869   together about 22 years
Burch George & Ross Eliza Ann 61 November 6, 1890 Edward Crittenden 1855
Burks Jerry and Fisher Mary Eliza 19 March 7, 1870   together 5 years
   "         "       "        "       "   (additional info) 36 July 23, 1872 George Downing, colored Methodist minister, at Asberry M.E. Church in Lexington, Ky about August 1865
Burley Andrew and Smith Betsy 46 April 29, 1874 Zachary Strand, at the house of Charly Herndon, Scott County, Ky August 1849
Burley Matthew and Mitchell Elizabeth 49 December 21, 1874 Zach Straws, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of John Brannam, Scott County, Ky December 1848
Bush Nace and Washington Keziah 51 May 10, 1875 Martin Mack, colored preacher, in this county 1855
Buster George and Buster Malinda 64 May 1904 This entry was made upon an order of the county court entered of this date, supported by affidavit and petition of Malinda Buster filed herewith this June 1st 1910.  Theo. Lewis, clerk  
         
C        
Campbell Randolph and Jones Milly 20 March 31, 1870 F. Braxton, minister of the Baptist church, at the house of W.V. Cromwell November 25, 1859
Chambers Oliver and Hunleigh Sarah 62 March 4, 1898   together since October 25, 1862
Chenault Moses and Brock Louisa 33 February 2, 1872 Thornton Brock, colored, Methodist preacher, at the house of Mr. Simp. Brock in Clark Co about March 4, 1860
Christopher Enock and McCaw Elizabeth 60 August 5, 1881 Ezackarriah Seals, at Grave Goodwin's 1859
Claiborne Alexander and Graves Matilda 50 January 1, 1875 Christopher Brand, colored Methodist preacher, at the house of Caleb Tarlton, Fayette County Ky December 25, 1837
Clark John and Burrell Susan 55 October 23, 1876   together since 1843
Clark Louis and Carter Maria 34 March 20, 1872 John White, colored Baptist minister, at Robert Carter's, Fayette County about June 1855
Clark Thomas and Parker Patsy 12 January 11, 1869 Saml. Graves, colored
Methodist, Fayette County
the fall of 1855
Clay James and Mack Judith 59 March 8, 1880 Gabe Carr, colored preacher one year previous to the emancipation
Cleveland Joseph and Morgan Agnes 31 October 12, 1871 Henry Price, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Sid Berkley, Fayette Co, Ky December 1851
Collins James and White Ann  7 September 5 1868 Chas Graves, colored, Baptist Church, Davids Fork, Fayette Co. December 1848
Colraine Morgan and Brown Celia  6 August 15, 1868 Fred Brooks, colored
Baptist Ch. Nicholasville
August 31, 1855
Combs Willis and Combs Minerva 59 December 15, 1879 Rev. Geo. Downing, Lex, Ky 1865
Cook George and Jackson Louisa 17 27 December 1869   together 8 years
Cooper Isaac and McClure Lucinda 10 November 20, 1868 Moses William
Baptist, Nicholasville
April 1852
Cooper Jacob and Carter Sarah 22 June 4, 1870   together 40 years
Craig Harrison and O'Bannon Sarah 39 July 17 1873 Thomas Jones, colored Methodist preacher, at the house of James Bradley, Fayette Co, Ky September 10, 1850
         
D        
Davis Jno and Thomas Emily 11 December 24, 1868 colored, Methodist Church, Madison Co, Miss Spring 1842
Davis William and Martin Mary  2 May 6, 1867 Tabott Reede, Jessamine Co. September. 15, 1850
Davison Shelby and Parker Milly 38 June 28, 1873 Frederick Braxton. colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Mrs. Talitha Scott, Fayette County 1856
Dolison Columbus and Sidney Cowans  3 March 2, 1868 Williams, Methodist, Tennessee February 1, 1862
Dowery H W and Smith Charlotte 60 August 31, 1881 Rev Elisha Wallace, at the house of George Carlisle, Woodford County about 40 years ago
Dudley Ambrose and Simpson Mary Ann 36 June 10, 1872 Zachariah Sails, colored Baptist preacher, at house of Neale McCann, Fayette County  March 8, 1865
Dudley Moses and LaGrand Margaret 31 October 14, 1871 Si McElhaney, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Col. W. Preston, Bath Co, Ky about November 1854
Duke David and Duncan Harriet  9 October 12, 1868 Harry Hunt
Baptist Church of
Davis Fork
September 1859
Dunmore Henry and Pearson Letty  2 June 1, 1867 Oliver Brown, Methodist Fayette  Co August 2, 1840
         
E        
Edmonds Joseph and Washington Sallie 11 December 26 1868 Mr. Casey, white minister, Baptist Church of Hopkinsville, Ky December 26, 1856
Ellis Edmund and Robertson Harriet  8 October 1, 1868 E. Fishback, colored
Baptist Church, Davis Fork
January 3, 1858
Ellis Henry and Adaline Esther 23 June 5, 1870 Perry Black, Baptist church about 1865
Eubanks Clifton and Small Jane 37 April 17, 1873 Alfred ____, colored, at house of Charlton Rogers on Christmas December 25, 1853
Eubank James and Moore Rachel 60 May 18, 1880   together 37 years
         
F        
Fanteroy Jacob and Harris Mary 32 November 4, 1871 Oliver Brown, colored Methodist preacher, at the house of Alex Hamilton, Woodford Co. November 1851
Ford John and Craig Milly  2 May 1, 1867   December 1865
Ford Samuel and Dandridge Mary 28 March 1871 Fred Braxton, colored minister of Baptist church Lexington, at the home of Mr. Greenville Smith in Fayette County, Ky December 26, 1861
Fox Robert & Chiles Mary Ann 37 April 17, 2006 Squire Stone, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Dudley Tribble, Madison County, Ky spring 1857
Frazier and Worrell Lucy  1 June 30, 1866    
French Asher and Taylor Amanda 45 March 10, 1874 Lyons Straw, colored minister, M.E. Church, at the house of John Curds, Fayette County, Ky April 14, 1846
         
G        
Gardner Samuel and Thomas Caroline  6 August 11, 1868 Lemon Boone, colored Methodist, Winchester, Ky. about December 2, 1857
Garner Levi & Scott Emily 55 August 10, 1877 Elijah Fishback, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Milton Hudson, Fayette County September 1862
Gillespie Abram and Hubbard Everline 32 December 5, 1871 Wash Curd, colored, Baptist church, at Nelson Hunt's in Fayette County 1859
Gilliss Jno H. and Williams Elizabeth (now dead)  1 September 4, 1866 London Ferrell February 14, 1850
Gilliss Jno H. and Nelson Mary Ann  1 September 4, 1866 James Monroe December 27, 1864
Givens David and Scroggins Mariah 45 March 28, 1874 Thomas Frye, colored Methodist preacher, at the Branch Church, Lexington, KY April 1865
Goddard William and Combs Mary 45 March 13, 1874 chaplain, 5th Ky Cavalry, Bryant Station, Fayette County, Ky 1864
Graham John and Graham Martha 57 1877 or 1878 Rev. Talbott, colored, pastor of the Upper Street Methodist Church June 1862
Graves Leland and Nailer Catharine 17 January 3, 1870 Joseph Banks
Baptist preacher
at Capt. Garrett's
about 1834
Grayson John and Parker Jane 33 December 30, 1871   together since 1858
Green George and Green Mary  1 January 5, 1867 Peter Johnson
Nicholasville, KY
October 15, 1861
Green Lafayette and Johnson Martha (see below) 1 September 8, 1866 London Ferrell  
Green Lafayette and Johnson Martha
(no charge - he paid for license in December 1868)
48 October 1, 1874   together since 1855
Grimes James and Tolliver Melvinia  6 August 4, 1868 Hicks (white)
Methodist Church, Clark Co.
May 24, 1860
Grimes Lewis and Grimes Maria  4 July 17, 1868   living together as man and wife
         
H        
Haggin Malachi and Tilman Mary
[margin notation: copied to Robt. Haggin]
43 November 25, 1873   together 25 years
Hardin Marshall and Cinnamon Mary Ann 54 September 28, 1876 Jack Webb, colored minister of Baptist church, at David Penn's house, Bourbon County, Ky about 1856
Harris John B and Baseman Hulda 44 February 26, 1874 Rev. F. Braxton, colored minister, at the Colored Baptist Church, Lexington January 5, 1864
Harrison Albert and Walker Fannie 12 February 18, 1869 L. Ferrell colored, minister
1st Baptist Church, Lex, Ky
Fall of 1845
Harrison Alexander and Thomas Betsy 20 April 30, 1870 Martain McPeters, Methodist preacher, at the house of Robert Boggs in this county December 1860
Harvey William and Toler Julia 24 July 23, 1870   together many years
Hawkins Henry and Williams America 14 June 12, 1869 Geo Downing, Methodist church, at church February 1852
Henderson Gabriel and Sparrow Jane 29 May 24, 1871 Armistead Lunsden, colored Bap. preacher, house of Henson Williams, Fayette County February 1851
Henderson Newton and Smith Amelia  4 May 12 1868 John Gillis, colored, Baptist, Lex., Ky December 30, 1864
Hickman Tobias and George Ann Jenkins 28 April 22, 1871 Milton Nowell, Bap preacher, at the house of Miss Milly Scroggins, in Scott County May 1859
Higgins Henry and Underwood Henrietta 29 April 22, 1871 Spencer Taylor, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Joseph Neale September. 1849
Hogan Charles and Neil Ellen  6 July 25, 1868 Alex Campbell, colored, Christian of Woodford December 27, 1860
Hogan Robert and Seales Francis 26 December 24, 1870 Fred Braxton, 1st colored Baptist Church June 1856
Holloway James and Mosby Sally Ann 30 July 24, 1871 London Ferrell, colored, Bap. preacher, at Bap Church, Lex, Ky September 1855 or 1856
Holly James and Lyon Rosa 41 September 22, 1873 Emanuel Payne, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Archie Redd in this county August 1858
Howard Norval and Basley Lucinda 9 October 12, 1868 James Lockney, colored
Baptist Church, Davis Fork
March 1862
Hubbard Henry and Bird Rachael 37 March 17, 1873 Henry Lytle, colored Methodist preacher, at the house of Dr. Arch Warfield May 1859
Hudson John and Hanly Margaret 29 May 23, 1871 Martin Mac, Methodist preacher, at the house of Mrs. Ann B. Martin, Fayette Co. March 1864
Hummons George William and Seals Emily Jane 46   Zach Seals, Baptist preacher, at the house of Dudley Veal, Fayette Co June 10, 1863
Hummons Luther and Smith Ann 54 July 17, 1876 Zachariah Seals, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Silas Evans, Fayette County September 5, 1863
Hummons Thomas and McPheters Mary Ellen 12 January 5, 1869 Henry Lighter, Methodist Church, Fayette County February 27, 1859
Hunter Charles Wm and Davis Philadelphia 47 October 5, 1874 Andrews Bry, colored Methodist preacher, at the house of Judge Gem Robertson, Lexington, Ky January 5, 1863
         
J        
Jackson Andrew and Hundly Lucy 26 December 29, 1870 Married by Wm. Smith, M.E. minister in Lexington, Ky. about August 1845
Jackson Charly and Morton Harriet 33 February 12, 1872 Martin Mack, colored Methodist preacher, at the house of Richard Adams, Fayette County, Ky October 1862
Jackson Dennis and Mason Julia 51 August 28, 1875 Rev. Geo Downey, at the house of Wm. Bryan, Fayette County, Ky about 1864
Jackson Henry and Frazer Mary 20 April 21, 1870   together about 33 years
Jackson Isam and Brown Ann 25 Oct 10, 1870 Gab'l Carr of Baptist church, at Thos. Robinson's about 13 April 1865
Jackson Isham and Cunningham Emily 53 July 8, 1876 Wm Hopper, Christian minister, at the house of John Haydn, Woodford County Christmas 1856
Jackson Isham and Hathaway Easter  2 May 17, 1867 Henry Nunn, Nicholas Co. May 30, 1847
Jackson John and Lawson Lucy 11 Dec 24, 1868 M. Seymour, colored, Minister, Baptist Church of
Woodford Co, Ky
 
December 25, 1835
Jackson Lewis and Bentley Mary Ann  4 July 16, 1868 Esau Bentley, colored,
Baptist Church, at Pleasant Hill, Madison Co, Ky
October 1856
Jackson Reuben and Phillips Matilda 20   Andrew Bryant colored, Methodist preacher at African M.E. Chch, Lex, Ky May 30, 1861
Jackson Robert and Robinson Ellen 33 January 27, 1872 Frederick Braxton, colored, Baptist preacher, at his church in Lexington about July 6, 1865
Jackson William and Phillips Sarah 17 December 27, 1869   together about 15 years
Johnson David and Boswell Sally 18 January 5, 1870   together about 5 years
Johnson Dow & Delaney Frances 35 December 14, 1872 Abram Mathews, colored Methodist preacher, at the house of Richard Harcourt, Fayette County about December 24, 1863
Johnson Dick & Johnson Caroline 58 October 5, 1878   together 28 years
Johnson Horace and Goodloe Frances 33 February 9, 1872 Henry Thompson, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Harvin Hiatt in Woodford County, Ky February 1861
Johnson Robert and Tolls Sally 10 November 30, 1868 Charly Slaughter
Baptist, Fayette County
April 25, 1849
Johnson Washington and Jones Martha 24 July 30, 1870 Fielding Williams, preacher Christian church, David Hathaway's house  
Jones Alexander and Fitch Elvira 21 May 14, 1870   together since 1866
Jones Garrison and Brown Rachel  8 September 23, 1868 Willis Gausette, colored, Methodist Church, Scott Co December 1851
Jones Harvey and Jewson Anna 14 May 31, 1869 Chas Graves, Baptist preacher, at Edwin Barr's house 1859
Jones Jackson and Peyton Caroline 34 March 21, 1872 Nelson Sanders, colored, Methodist minister, at the house of Caroline Peyton, Maysville, Ky December 1863
Jones Jacob and Broaddus America 35 December 30, 1872 Moses Jackson, colored, Methodist preacher, at the house of L.L. Land, Fayette County Oct. 20, 1863
Jones Jno and Sidner Judah  1 May 21,1866 Perry Black, Bapt. September 23, 1865
Jones Reuben & Ross Julia 49 Dcember 18, 1874 Fred Braxton, Baptist preacher, at the house of Wm. Bryant in Fayette County, Ky 35 or 40 years ago
Jones Scott and Hawkins Mary 35 August 10, 1872 Married at the Branch Chch in Lex. by Geo Downing, a colored Methodist minister about August 1862
         
L        
Lacey William and Buchanan Julia Ann 34 February 20, 1872 Benjamin Seely, Baptist preacher, at the house of Mrs. Alexander, Woodford County, Ky December 1864
Lackey Anderson and Jackson Sophia 32 December 19, 1871 Albcot Martin, colored, Methodist preacher, Clark Co, Ky, at the house of Armistead Hackwell about December 27, 1863
Lanham Dennis and Hood Lucy 34 March 9, 1872 Lattus Gatewood, Lexington, Ky June 1855
Lawson Humphrey and Lewis Julia M  7 September 9, 1868 David Allen, colored
Baptist Ch Lexington
February 1862
Lawson Thomas and Fields Emily 11 December 21, 1868   living together as man and wife
Lee Claibourne and Cross Martha Lee  6 July 29, 1868 Fred Braxton, colored
1st Baptist Ch., Lex.
3rd week in
October 1860
Lewis Asa and Robinson Easter 18 January 5, 1870   together about 15 years
Lewis Geo and Whaley Rachel  7 September 9, 1868 David Foster, colored
Baptist Ch, David's Fork
December 25, 1847
Lewis Henry and Tandy Emily  3 August 17, 1867 Harry Hunt, Baptist, Davis Fork May 7, 1851
Lewis Johnson and Grievous Eliza 48 May 30, 1874 Rev. Hunter, minister A.M.E. Church, at the home of Boswell Mitchell, Fayette County, Ky about 1833
Lewis Milton and Jackson Rebecca  7 September 12, 1868 Adam Stebury, colored, private house December 1858
Lewis Preston and Lewis Agnes
(nee Lewis)
63 September 8, 1908 Rev. David Armstrong, in the presence of George Jones 1863
Lewis Samuel and Lewis Polly  5 July 25, 1868   living together as man and wife
Lilly Robert and Ruby Margaret 34 February 1872 Charles Graves, colored, at the house of Nat Hass, Fayette County March 6, 1851
Lisle Owen R and Simpson Sarah 53 April 24, 1876 Zach Seals, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Dan'l Prewitt, Fayette County June 1863
Livingston Lewis and Gray Harriett 16 December 13, 1869   July 17, 1844
Logan Anderson and Martin Eliza  6 August 19, 1868 Geo Downing, colored
Methodist ch., Lex., Ky
August 1861
Lytle Henry Hopkins and Mackey Rosetta 31 September 19, 1871 J. Ward, preacher, at the house of Dr. Caldwell, Lexington September 29, 1832
         
M        
Madison Albin and Clark Mariah 46 April 13, 1874 Jere Rowland, colored Methodist preacher, at the house of Moses Randolph, Fayette County December 1861
Mason Ben and Johnson Evaline 46 May 23, 1874   together since 1864
Mason John and Kizzie Webb 22 June 6, 1870 Married by Moses Pittman colored, Methodist church, Fayette county About 1865
Mason William and Scott Jane 60 June 12, 1880 Fred Braxton. Baptist Church about 20 years ago
Matthews Abraham and Gibbs Amanda 39 July 16, 1873 F. Braxton, colored Bap. preacher, at the First Baptist Colored Church, Lexington January 1, 1860
Maxwell Samuel and Garrett Maria 40 September 1, 1873 London Ferrell, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Farrier Downing, Fayette County, Ky 1852
McClure Peter and Ramsey Ann 39 July 19, 1873   together since October 1852
McGee Joseph and Jackson Emily 12 February 18, 1869 Richd. Brooks, colored minister, 1st Baptist Church, Henderson Co, Ky February 1, 1864
McMillen John W. B. and Taylor Sarah F. 35 June 4, 1872 Henry Lytle, colored Methodist preacher, at home of Henry Grayson, col., Lexington, Ky December 4, 1847
Merchant Alfred and Lee Francis 44 December 19, 1873 S. Campbell, colored Reform preacher, house of H. Payns, Scott Co. 13 years ago
Merrett William and Dumford Catherine 63 November 12, 1907 Thornton Brock 1862
Miles Joshua and Jackson Winney  2 Mar 22, 1867   together 25 years
Mills William and Burley Margaret Ann 15 June 26, 1869 Oliver Brown, Methodist preacher, at Mrs. Lightburn's house, Scott Co May 1849
Mitchell Archie and West Ellen 29 April 29, 1871 Adam Stepp, colored minister of the Baptist Versailles, at the house of Mr. James Evans, Jessamine Co, Ky September 1855
Mitchell George and Becks Ellen 13 February 20, 1869 James Masterson, Methodist preacher December 1849
Mitchell Harvey and White Betty 24 October 18, 1870 Harry Hunt colored, Baptist preacher, at the house of James Darnaby March 1860
Mitchell Lewis and Austin Kitty  3 March 13, 1868   together 40 years
Morton Ben and Robinson Mary 41 September 22, 1873 Henry Lewis, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Wm Coons, Fayette County, Ky 1858
Mosby Richard and Brown Leitha 14 May 17, 1869 Geo Dupree, Baptist preacher, at Pleasant Green Church March 1865
Munice George and Huggins Margaret 14 April 8, 1869   January 3, 1864
         
N        
Nelson Weston and Langham Eliza 10 December 19, 1868 George Gray, in 1st Baptist Church of Lex, Ky August 1828
Newell Caesar and Owsley Emily 50 March 9, 1875 Joel Wyler, Presbyterian preacher, house of Mrs. Saml Newell, Pulaski County, Ky March 1842
         
O        
Obid Aaron and Gish Elizabeth 1 May 22, 1866 Frederick Braxton, fmc October 11, 1854
Oden Henry and Batey Nancy 9 October 12, 1868 Zach Seal, colored, Baptist Church, Lexington, KY May 10, 1865
Orr Perry and Timberlake Harriet 27 February 16, 1871 Reuben Lee, Bap preacher, colored, Baptist church in Lexington, Ky. March 15, 1865
Overstreet Underwood and Cole Usley (?) 26 January 2, 1871 Rice Cole, minister, colored about 1861
         
P        
Parker Cato and Winnie Ellis 16 October 30 1869 Jefferson Weathers
Baptist preacher
at James Weathers' house
February 1836
Parlor Warren and Miller Mary  3 September 14, 1867 Toby Washington
Methodist, Arkansas
June 15, 1851
Patterson Samuel and Farra Jennie 12 January 18, 1869   living together as man and wife
Pea Alexander and Smith Ellen  6 August 10, 1868 Washington Curd, colored, Baptist Church of Fayette about December 27, 1852
Pearson William and Straws Winny  2 May 3, 1867 John Bell May 4, 1845
Peterson Henry and Lewis Eliza 29 June 16, 1871   together since fall 1860
Porter Henry and Welsh Betty  3 March 28, 1868 John Lewis, Baptist
Lex, Ky
Mar 1848
Porter Peter and Riley Elizabeth 41 October 6, 1873 Bias Commodore, Baptist preacher, at Stamping Ground, Scott County About 17 years earlier
Price Henry and Ward Cornelia 19 February 28 1870 Jerry Rolly, Methodist
Jas West, Fayette Co
September 1862
         
R        
Rainey Robert and Anderson Belle 52 March 2, 1876 Jno. Harmon, Baptist preacher, at the house of Dan'l Anderson, Garrard Co, Ky January 1858
Raney and [no name listed] 14 April 2, 1869 Rev. J.P. Shipman
Episcopal preacher
December 15, 1864
Redd Archie M. and Burbridge Mary Partheny 36 Mar 6, 1873 William Talbott, colored. Methodist minister, at the house of Mr. Cooks, Lexington, Ky August 14, 1864
Reed Anderson (aged 35) and Robinson Amanda (aged 29) 56 1877 Rev. Martin Mack, Methodist Church, at the house of Mrs. Carr 1859
Richardson Alexander and Day Mary Ann 38 June 9, 1873 Charly Gravy, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Alex'r Headly, Fayette County, KY 1850
Richardson Henry & Smith Mary Elizabeth 42 November 3, 1873 Frederick Braxton, at Colored Baptist Church, Lexington, Ky December 1863
Richardson Theodore and Hawkins Julia 58 November 1, 1879   together about 14 years
Robb Wesley and Wheeler Mary 25 September 30, 1870 Henry Liter, colored, preacher Methodist church, at the church in Lexington about 1860
Roberson Eldridge and Bird Lucy 40 August 25, 1873 Jack Berryman, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Peter Laywell, Fayette County, Ky 1850
Roberts William and Lewis Salina 31 August 12, 1871   together since 1855
Robertson Milton and Welch Cynthia 38 April 26, 1873 Elijah Fishback, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Frank Taylor, Clark Co, Ky March 1854
Robinson Absalom and Robinson Peggy  7 September 17, 1868   living together as man and wife
Robinson Ferdinand and Graham Margaret  1 January 3, 1867 Mr. Agan Nov, 1851
Robinson Wallace Sr. and Ennis A E 12 January 9, 1869 Dansil Lewis, colored
Minister Baptist
Church of Lex, Ky
Mar 1830
Ross Hiram and Ellen Bell 28 April 20, 1871 James Monroe, colored, Baptist, at the house of Ben. Gratz, Lex., Ky. January 26, 1865
Ross Willis and Gains Kitty 13 Mar 23, 1869 Guy Webb
Baptist preacher
at James Nutters
October 1843
Roy James and Banks Kitty 10 December 12, 1868 Joseph Banks, colored, Baptist at Thos. Jones, Clark Co. December 1845
Roy William and Woodston Emily 42 October 13, 1873 Frank Tolliver, colored Methodist preacher, at the house of John Armstrong, Fayette County fall of 1840
         
S        
Sales Isaiah and Wheeler Mary 47 November 14, 1874 David Armstrong, colored Methodist preacher, at the house of Charly Carr, Fayette County, Ky August 1865
Sanders Lewis and Wales Jane 29 June 29, 1871 London Ferrell, colored Baptist, at the house of Robt. S. Todd, Lex, Ky August 1835
Saunders David and Lewis Meely [Amelia] 16 December 22, 1869 Frank Toliver, Baptist preacher, at Jos Goodwin's house December 1839
Scott Isaac and Johnson Henrietta 25 September 2, 1870 Elijah Fishback, preacher (Baptist) in Clark Co. at house of Dr. Webb June 1847
Scott Morton and Scott Courtney 14 April 12, 1869 Warren Williams, Baptist preacher, at W.L. Darnaby's house 1862
Scott Simon and Taylor Lucinda  4 June 11, 1868 Abe Mathews, colored
Baptist Church of Lex, KY
December 26, 1855
Scroggin George and Taylor Susan  1 September 17, 1866 Reuben Lee July 14, 185_
Sellers James & Williams Martha  4 April 13 1868 Adam Stipp, colored, Baptist, Lex December 1863
Shearer Claiborn and Powell Charity 54 October 14, 1876 Fielding Jones, colored Methodist preacher, at the house of Jere Powell, Madison Co, Ky April 1846
Shields Christopher and Stout Theodocia  2 June 10, 1867   together since 1861
Shelton George and Nichols Rhoda 50 April 29, 1875   together since December 25, 1865
Sheppard Thomas and Dobbs Ellen 64 November 10, 1908 Rev. Wm Thornton, at Fort Monroe, Virginia June 21, 1865
Shotwell Green and Bradford Martha 15 August 12, 1869   January 1846
Simpson Dennis and Hawkins Sarah 26 December 31, 1870 Jesse Jackson, Methodist preacher, in Jessamine Co. 1861
Simpson Meredith and Hickman Sally 40 July 28, 1873 Joshua Goodwin, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Genl. Wm. Pruitt, Fayette County March 1843
Simpson Sim and Grimes Mary 54 October 21, 1876   together 14 years
Singleton Wesley and Lock Ann 62 March 10, 1899 Rev. Abraham Martews, colored, at Riley Dillard's, 7 miles from Lexington, Fayette County, Ky December 27, 1855
Skainker Marshal and Mack Julia 32 November 15, 1871   together since 1833
Slaughter Harry and Taylor Susan  7 September 12 1868 London Ferrell, colored, Baptist ch Lex, Ky August 21, 1850
Slaughter Henry and Paey Josephine 64 October 10, 1908 Rev. Charles Slaughter, in Fayette County, Ky January 18, 1863
Slaughter Thomas and Caldwell Delilah 28 April 4, 1871 Chas. Slaughter, colored minister of Baptist Church Lexington, at the house of Mr. George Downing in Fayette County about October 1848
Slewe (?) Gabriel and Ross Elizabeth 36 November 7, 1872 Jerry Sullinger, colored, minister Baptist church Woodford Co about March 24, 1826
Smith A and Elsen D  9 October 12, 1868 L. Gatewood, colored
Baptist Church
Ludbygrud Ky
October 1846
Smith Andrew and Campbell Edward Ann 61 October 20, 1894 James Monroe June 1865
Smith Beverly and Bibbs Susanna  6 August 15, 1868 London Ferrel, colored, 1st Baptist Ch., Lex., Ky about December 10, 1852
Smith Charles and Mack Mary A. 21 May 2, 1870 Nathon Davis, Baptist preacher at Dick Phillips, Jessamine Co 1865
Smith Isaac and Washington Rachel 28 Mar 1871 Harry Evans, minister, Baptist Church Cane Run, Scott County, at the house of Mr. Jacob Johnson in Fayette County about January 5, 1859
Smith George M and Diggs Lucy A 35 April 6, 1872 Washington Buckner, colored Methodist minister, at Mrs. Carter Berry's, Fayette County April 12, 1857
Smith Henry and Grayson Lucy 34 March 23, 1872 Moses Burks, colored, Methodist minister, at the home of Major Humphrey Jones, Woodford Co, Ky about August 1860
Smith Henry and Robuson Ellen 26 December 29, 1870   together since about September 1863
Smith Henry and Russell Margaret 62 December 27, 1898 Andrew Bryant, Nicholasville, Ky June 22, 1858
Smith Joseph and Tyler Sophia 42 October 17, 1873 James Monroe, colored Baptist preacher, at the 1st Bap. Colored Church spring 1861
Smith Milton and Burns Sarah Francis 43 November 12, 1873 Jerry Rolly, colored Methodist preacher, at the house of Michael Huffman May 20, 1860
Smith Robert and Seales Lucinda 53 May 1876 Simon Webb, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Sam Chiles, Clark County, Ky Christmas 1853
Smith Squire and Courtnay Morgan 31 August 26, 1871 Perry Black, Bap preacher, at the house of Sid Berkley in Fayette County, Ky 1855
Spaulding Samuel and Spaulding Rosanna  5 July 21, 1868   living together as man and wife
Spencer Moses and Bumbry Annette  6 August 20, 1868 Wm. Smith, colored
Methodist ch, Lex, Ky
2nd Sunday
October 1838
Spencer Nelson and Logan Rachel Ann (the widow of Anthony Logan) 28 Mar 13, 1871 at the house of Robert McGill, Bourbon County the fall of 1834 on or about the 20th of September
Spotts Warren and Jackson Jane 47 October 20, 1874 Oliver Brown, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Wm Gaines, Scott Co, Ky fall of 1854
Stafford Hannibal and Stafford Sallie  2 July 9, 1867   together since 1855
Steele David and Redd Hannah 31 September 8, 1871 by Harry _____, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Dr. S.H. Chew October 1857 or 1858
Stout Anthony & Lucy Britton 30 July 3, 1871 Henry Mattue, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Jas. McNeil, Fayette County April 1818
Swope Anderson and Robison Nancy 1 May 1, 1867   March 1861
         
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Talbott George and Washington Louisa 16 October 30, 1869 Chas Graves, Baptist preacher, at W.R. Estill's house January 1846
Taylor Benj and Rice Minee  6 August 6, 1868 John Lewis, colored
Asberry Church, Lex.
4th Saturday in
March 1854
Taylor Henry and Washington Sarah 25 August 24, 1870 Jim Ranson, preacher, Baptist church, at Welton McCann house 1850
Taylor James and Lanckart Cassandra  9     living together as man and wife
Taylor James and MacPheters Julia Ann 41 October 14, 1873 Elijah Fishback, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Martha Spurr in Fayette County July 4, 1853
Taylor Lewis (alias Jackson) and Taylor Rachael 15     together 34 years
Thomas Doc and Lewis Ellen 30 July 1871 Elias Rains, colored Methodist preacher, at the house of Moses B. Morrison, Lexington, Ky September 1861
Thomas Hampton and Jackson Margaret 36 March 8, 1872 Oliver Brown, colored Bap preacher, at the house of George Downing, Scott County April 1857
Thomas William and Howe Emma 11 December 28, 1868   living together as man and wife
Thomason Mason and Williams Eveline 58 October 6, 1879   together 30 years
Thompson Austin and Lewis Eliza  8 October 5, 1868 John Lewis, colored
Baptist Church of
Bryant Station
March 1853
Thompson Edmund and Bowman Amelia 36 February 6, 1873 Geo Passmore, colored Baptist minister, at Dudley Bowman's house, Mercer Co, Ky December 1853
Thompson Lawson and Jefferson Harriett 62 December 27, 1898 Lewis Murphy, colored Baptist minister, in Fayette County, Ky September 15, 1853
Tibbs Robert and Lewis Lousie 58 October 18, 1878 Thornton Fowler, colored Baptist preacher, Georgetown, Ky 16 or 17 years ago
Tilford Stephen (aged 66) and Brown Milly (aged 78) 56 September 20, 1877   together since September 1852
Tilford William and Redd Mary 14 June 12 1869 Reuben Lee, colored, Baptist preacher, at the house of James Redd, Woodford Co. December 1848
Tolbert Spencer and Logan Charity 13 March 8, 1869 David Armstrong, colored
Methodist preacher, at the house of Mrs. Mary Ann Goss
June 1863
Tolles Josiah & Jackson Ellen 59 February 16, 1880   together 16 or 18 years
Turner Ben and Quisenberry Mary 15 August 12, 1869   together 42 years
Turner Calvin & Mitchell Maria (nee Robb) 61 December 2, 1891 Soney Haden, in the manner that then prevailed about 35 years ago
Turner Gilbert and Mason Frances 13 March 23, 1869 Christopher Brand
Methodist preacher
at house Widow Johnson
February 1850
Turner Isaac and Allen Harriet 10 November 14, 1868 Harry Hunt, colored
Baptist, David Fork
May 1848
Turner James & Harvey Arnina  3 February 1, 1868 Wm C Dandy, M E South January 5, 1853
         
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Vince Milton and Martin Fannie 13 March 8, 1869 Henry Lighter, colored
Methodist preacher
at the house of W. Rodes
February 1859
Vinson Gabriel and Clay Rosanna 23 July 2, 1870 David Armstrong, preacher About 1865
         
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Walker Edward and Taylor Viney 55 August 9, 1877   together since 1864
Walker Horace and Kate Hawkins 50 February 9, 1875 Peter Jackson, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Willliam Arnett, Woodford County, Ky fall of 1858
Ware Alfred and Ware Jane 59 December 26, 1879 Martin Mack, Methodist minister 19 years ago
Washington David and Martin Parthenia 26 December 30, 1870 James Moore, minister, 1st Baptist Church February 1860
Washington George and Bell Harriet 59 January 3, 1880 Adam Stepp, Baptist preacher of color 35 years ago
Washington George and Herndon Sidney 25 October 10, 1870 Fred Braxton, colored minister, Baptist church, at Harry Graves home in Scott Co. 1855
Washington Henry and Anderson Celia  1 September 11, 1866 London Ferrell April 18, 1849
Webb Caleb and Irvin Eliza 13 February 22 1869 Harry Ferguson, colored, Baptist preacher June 1839
Wesley John and Marshall Sarah formerly Smith  Void        
West Granville and Williams Julia Ann 43 November 12, 1873 Isaac Wilson, colored preacher, Christian church, at the house of David Arnold fall of 1857
Wheeler Edmund and Brooks Mary 30 August 1, 1871 Primus Price, colored Methodist preacher, at the house of William Spencer in Clark County, Ky April 1865
Wheeler Jas H and Carter Martha  3 July 10 1867 Lewis Foreman, Baptist
Woodford Co.
May 1865
Wheeler John and Berkley Mary Jane  5 July 20, 1868   living together as man and wife
Wheeler William and Williams Maria 32 October 24, 1871 Lewis Murphy, colored Baptist preacher, at the home of Milly Scroggins, Scott Co, Ky December 1865
White Anthony and White Dulcina  7 August 21 1868   living together as man and wife
Whitesides Nelson and Allen Tammy  8 September 23, 1868 Isaac Armstrong, colored
Baptist Church, Clarke County
September 15, 1851
Wickliffe Levi and Chambers Lucinda 27 February 27, 1871 James Rowe, minister, Baptist church Midway, at the house of Mrs. America Davis in Midway about September 24, 1858
William Samuel Henry and Willis Lucinda  9 October 7, 1868 George Brentz, colored, Pleasant Green Church of Lexington, Kentucky August 4, 1856
Williams Collin and Morrison Ellen  1 February 15, 1867 London Ferrell, Lex. December 1, 185_
Williams George and Saunders Lucy 10 December 7, 1868 Alfred [illeg], Baptist church, Lex, Ky February 2, 1862
Williams Harrison and Wheeler Mitelda 10 October 24, 1868 Elias Reins, colored
Methodist Lex Ky
November 3, 1857
Williams John & Priscilla Manning 38
April 28, 1873 and
June 30, 1873
 
April 28, 1873: John Williams's declaration: He and Priscilla Williams were Married by George Williams, colored Baptist preacher, at the house of Merritt Williams, Scott County, Ky and have been living together as husband and wife since the summer of 1861
June 30, 1873: Priscilla Williams declined to become a party to this declaration
 
Williams Walter and Williams Fannie  4 July 20, 1868   living together as man and wife
Willis Nelson and Vinegar Rhoda 19 February 11, 1870 Jos Singleton, Baptist Preacher, at R. Allen's house, Jessamine Co. August 1832
Wright Andrew and Morton Anaka 30 July 22, 1871 Jo Banks, colored Bap preacher, at house of Harry Gibson in Clark County, Ky March 2, 1849
         
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Young Archer and Loggins Arrina  void 24 August 22, 1870 church      
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