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Pettis County, Missouri


Black Marriage Registry 1865-1874

Compiled by Cathy Warbritton, Nov/Dec 2004

In Missouri African-Americans were not allowed to legally marry until after the Emancipation Proclamation. After the Civil War, a state law was passed on February 20, 1865, requiring African-Americans to register their marriages. This is a transcription of the ledger which was kept to register "*colored" marriages from 1865-1874. Many of these entries include the name, and sometimes the ages, of the children already born to these unions. About half of the entries do not list the last name of the woman. As the handwriting was very fancy and spidery, but legible in most places, I double checked each entry against the 1870 Pettis County census, to record the names as accurately as possible. The spelling and grammar is as recorded. Any name that was difficult to decipher, because of faded writing or a torn page is followed by (?). Any comments by me are also in parentheses at the end of the entry. There are thirty two (32) pages in the registry. Copies of any pages in the ledger can be ordered by writing the Pettis County Recorder of Deeds, Pettis County Courthouse, 415 S. Ohio, Sedalia MO 65301. Please enclose $1.00 per requested page and a SASE.

[* Since "colored" is redundant, it has been removed from the name of each principle below. CW]



GROOM'S INDEX


NAME
NAME
Anderson, David to Young, Judy...Page 18 Anderson, Richard to _______, Harriet...Page 6
Andrews, Charles to Hanley, Mary...Page 26 Baldwin, George to Baldwin, Meriah...Page 10
Beaty, David to Beaty, Amanda...Page 24 Bell, Richard to Shobe, Harriet...Page 17
Bently, George to Bently, Francis...Page 9 Berry, Frank to Crisse, Amanda...Page 12
Bird, Henry to ______, Catharine...Page 4 Bird, John to Danel, Mandy...Page 27
Bird, Calvin to Birken(?), Lovina...Page 1 Bohan, Richard to Philips, Nancy Jane...Page 26
Boles, Stanton to Boles, Ellen...Page 22 Bradford, Almsted to Williams, Mary...Page 14
Bradford, James to Ward, Edie......Page 31 Bridges, Albert to Williams, Mary...Page 9
Brook, Austin to Cowen, Mariah...Page 12 Brown, Wm. to White, Amanda...Page 20
Brown, Paul to Brown, Betsy...Page 10 Brown, Frank to Red, Ann......Page 31
Brown, Morgan to Taylor, Selena...Page 8 Buckner, Enoch to Bevins, Angelina...Page 1
Calbert, W.H. to Pemberton, Eliza...Page 11 Carder, Rally to Edwards, Cathleone...Page 29
Carr, Gustave to Henison, Millie...Page 20 Caurdreet, Henry to Smith, Mary...Page 29
Chastine, Virgil to ______, Francis...Page 5 Clark, Jefferson to Finey, Kitty...Page 21
Clark, William T. to Smith, Kitey...Page 27 Cole, George to Williams, Matilda......Page 31
Cooper, Richard to Johnson, Sarepta...Page 28 Cooper, Nathan to McDonnald, Melvina...Page 11
Cooper, Isaac to Means, Cinthia...Page 11 Cowen, Lewis to Cowen, Lucinda...Page 9
Cravit, Samuel to Taylor, Sophia...Page 1 Crutchfield, David to Watters, Eveline...Page 7
Daniels, Robert to Daniels, Millie...Page 9 Dennis, David to Lewis, Susan...Page 29
Dillard, Abram to Jackson, Lizy......Page 32 Draper, John to Patrick, Hanna...Page 10
Dulin, Green to Foster, Lucinda...Page 28 Duncan, Joseph to White, Sally...Page 8
Durlin, Wm. to ________, Mary Ann...Page 5 Edwards, Smith to Hollen, Clarissa...Page 7
Ewens, Samuel to Sales, Esther...Page 20 Fatton, Hockless to ____, Mary...Page 2
Field, Benjamin to Johnson, Caroline...Page 19 Fields, James to Goode, Mattie...Page 25
Ford, Thomas to Roach, Henrietta...Page 24 Fox, Guy to Powell, Eliza...Page 18
Franklin, Orie to _______, Martha Ellen...Page 3 Gardner, Benjamin to _______, Francis...Page 3
Gillam, Benjamin to Glasgow, Mary...Page 8 Goode, John to Morgan, A....Page 1
Gray, Isaac to _______, Nancy...Page 4 Gray, Albert to Miller, Margarette...Page 12
Gray, Albert to Handcock, Mary...Page 19 Grayer, Richard to Grayer, Mary...Page 9
Grimes, Israel to Morgan, Fannie...Page 17 Grinson, Anderson to Walker, Hannah...Page 16
Hamlinton, Isom to Baity, Mandy...Page 6 Hammons, Frank to Grimes, Jane...Page 23
Hampton, Philan to Joplin, Evelin...Page 6 Hicks, Charles to Bell, Jane...Page 28
Howlett, Jesse G. to Arnold, Martha...Page 19 Hutchison, Jerry to Neel, Jane...Page 26
Inglish, Peter A. to Dudley, Jemmima...Page 10 Inglish, Henry to Ferguson, Vinah...Page 11
Jackson, Lewis to Jackson, Eveline...Page 7 Johnson, Henry to Robson, Mary...Page 27
Johnson, John to Penn, Clarissa...Page 22 Jones, James to Jones, Mary...Page 6
Kindrick, Joseph to Nichols, Paulina...Page 13 Lewis, David to Stanford, Caroline...Page 14
Lindsey, George to Lindsey, Amos...Page 10 Lindsey, Caleb to Cowan, Louisa...Page 25
Litsworth, Bryant to McCollister, Margaret...Page 26 Lollis, James E. to Brown, Amanda J....Page 13
Martin, Albert to ________, Mary...Page 5 Martin, Lewis to ____, Charlotte...Page 2
McGruder, Charles to _______, Maria...Page 4 Miles, Rufus to Walker, Nancy...Page 30
Miller, Samuel to Miller, Emily...Page 9 Moulton, Beal to ____, Amanda...Page 2
Myers, George to Brown, Selina...Page 30 Nelson, Samuel to Homans, Maria...Page 24
Owsley, George to Robinson, Lou...Page 15 Parker, Lum to Martin, Susan...Page 15
Piles, Abram to Sims, Ema...Page 26 Powell, Anderson to Bankhead, Martha......Page 31
Prinman, Joseph to _______, Jemima...Page 4 Read, Henry to Rawlings, Mary...Page 16
Rector, Wanzer to Robinson, Harriet...Page 18 Rector, Robert to _______, Carolline...Page 5
Reed, Martin V. to _______, Margaretta Ann...Page 3 Robinson, Elijah to Criglar, Rebecca...Page 12
Robison, James to _______, Littie...Page 5 Roche, Jacob to _______, Eliza...Page 4
Roland, Alexander to Roach, Ada...Page 11 Rollins, Alexander to Ellis, America Ann...Page 30
Ross, David to Blair, Julia Ann...Page 1 Shepherd, Henry to Westbrook, Nancy Jane Sarah...Page 16
Sims, John to Price, Isabella...Page 12 Smith, Rubin to Ford, Clara...Page 30
Smith, Henry to Payton, Mary Jane...Page 21 Smith, Ganandison to ________, Matilda...Page 3
Smith, Levi to Shaw, Sally...Page 19 Smith, Bird to Smith, Harriet...Page 6
Standford, Henry to Chatinan, Eliza......Page 31 Strange, Henry to Watkins, Melinda...Page 13
Stratton, Anthony to Switzler, Francis...Page 12 Taylor, Shields to Simpson, Martha...Page 11
Taylor, James M. to Ross, Bettie...Page 25 Taylor, Abram to _______, Hanna...Page 5
Taylor, Spencer to Taylor, Mary...Page 7 Thomas (Thomson), Edward to Philips, Catharine...Page 23
Townsley, Joseph to McKinney, Nancy...Page 28 Twiman (?), Dudley to Agee, Lydia...Page 15
Vest, Joseph to Shoots, Betty...Page 15 Walker, Stephen to Briant, Eliza Jane...Page 14
Wall, Austin to Wall, Isabell...Page 11 Ward, Wesley to Peyton, Jane...Page 24
Waters, John to Pyles, Cynthia...Page 17 Webb, Jonny to McDonnald, Julia...Page 10
Wells, Charles to Taylor, Nane...Page 23 West, Willis to Piles, Frances...Page 20
Wheeler, Elias to Othun, Louisa...Page 8 Wheeler, John to Chastein, Easter...Page 30
White, Ned to Riley, Martha...Page 29 White, John to Wilson, Emma...Page 22
Whitley, Rolf to ____, Frances...Page 2 Wilcox, Albert to Hickman, Lou...Page 27
Wilcoxen, Alexander to Wilcoxen, Eliza Ann...Page 8 Williams, Walter to ____, Laura...Page 2
Williamson, Henry to Williamson, Eveline...Page 8 Wilmoth, Moses to Rector, Eliza...Page 11
Wilson, Charles to ______, Silva...Page 3 Winston, William to Tucker, Cynthia A....Page 13
Wright, Ely to Wright, Ann...Page 7


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Goode, John to Morgan, A.

This is to certify that John Goode and A. Morgan were with their own consent lawfully joined in holy matrimony which were solemnized by me. The children of the same are Francis, James, Margaret Ann, Sarah, Alice, Thomas, Lowry and Georgia. Given under my hand this 27th day of August 1865, W. T. Allen, Justice of the Peace

Filed Dec. 1st 1865.

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Buckner, Enoch to Bevins, Angelina

This is to certify that Enoch Buckner and Angelina Bevins were with their mutual consent Lawfully joined together in holy matrimony which were solemnized by me. The children of the same are as follows: Mary, Milton, Lu and Smith. Given under my hand this 27th day of August 1865, W.T. Allen, Justice of the Peace

Filed Dec. 1st 1865.

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Ross, David to Blair, Julia Ann

This is to certify that David Ross and Julia Ann Blair with their mutual consent lawfully joined together in holy matrimony which were solemnized by me. The children of the same were William Blackstone, Thomas Blackstone and Amanda Ruth. Given under my hand this 27th day of August 1865. W.T. Allen, Justice of the Peace.

Filed Dec 1st 1865.

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Cravit, Samuel to Taylor, Sophia

This is to certify that Samuel Cravit and Sophia Taylor were with their mutual Consent lawfully joined together in holy matrimony which was solemnized by me. The children of the same are Mary E and W.W. Given under my hand this 27th day of August 1865. W.T. Allen, Justice of the Peace.

Filed Dec. 1st 1865.

(Even though this clearly says Cravit, it probably should be Gravit.)

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Bird, Calvin to Birken(?), Lovina

This is to certify that Calvin Bird and Lovina Birkin (?) were with their mutual consent lawfully joined together in holy matrimony which was solemnized by me. The children of the same are as follows: Benjamin, Mary, Maria. Given under my hand this 27th day of August 1865. W. T. Allen, Justice of the Peace.

Filed Dec. 1st 1865.

(Page torn, Benjamin's name not seen in original, but the beginning is shown in an earlier microfilm copy and verified by 1870 census.)


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Fatton, Hockless to ____, Mary

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. October 17th, 1865.
This is to certify that Hockless Fatton and Mary were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature February 20th 1865. Names of children as given: Richard, Henry, Nancy, Harriett, George and John William. C.A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct. 24th 1865.

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Martin, Lewis to ____, Charlotte

State of Missouri, County of Pettis, October 17th, 1865.
This is to certify Lewis Martin and Charlotte were this day joined in matrimony according to the act of the Legislature February 20th 1865. Names of children as given: Salina, Elmer, Charles, James, Shields and Melvina. C.A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed for Record Oct. 24th 1865.

(1870 census shows Shields listed as Shelby.)

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Moulton, Beal to ____, Amanda

State of Missouri, County of Pettis, October 17th, 1865.
This is to certify that Beal Moulton and Amanda were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature February 20th, 1865. Names of children as given: Eddie, James, Bellina and Beal Sherman. C.A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct. 24th, 1865.

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Williams, Walter to ____, Laura

State of Missouri, County of Pettis, October 17th, 1865.
This is to certify that Walter Williams and Laura were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature February 20th, 1865. C.A. Bateman, Officiciating Minister.

Filed Oct. 24th, 1865.

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Whitley, Rolf to ____, Frances

State of Missouri, County of Pettis, Oct. 17th, 1865.
This is to certify that Rolf Whitley and Frances were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature, Feb. 20th, 1865. Child - Stanton (her child). C. A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct. 24th, 1865.


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Wilson, Charles to ______, Silva

State of Missouri, County of Pettis, Oct 17, 1865.
This is to certify that Charles Wilson and Silva were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature, Feb 20, 1865. Names of children given: Martha, Rachel, Aaron, Alexander, Alfred, Andrew, Howard, & Rubin. C. A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.

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Reed, Martin V. to _______, Margaretta Ann

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. Oct 17, 1865.
This is to certify that Martin V. Reed and Margaretta Ann were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature, Feb 20th, 1865. Names of children as given: Mary & Celia Reed. C.A. Bateman, Officiciating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.

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Gardner, Benjamin to _______, Francis

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. Oct 17, 1865.
This is to certify that Benjamin Gardner and Francis were this day joined in matrimony according to act of the Legislature, Feb 20, 1865. Names of children as given - Owen, Francis, Lewis, Robert, Henry, Edward, Mary and Melvina. C.A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.

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Smith, Ganandison to ________, Matilda

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. Oct 17, 1865.
This is to certify that Ganandison Smith and Matilda were this day joined in matrimony according to act of the Legislature, Feb. 20, 1865. Names of children as given: Francis, Nelly, Charles, Robert, Thomas, William, Alfred and Walter. C. A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.

(1870 census shows Grandison Smith.)

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Franklin, Orie to _______, Martha Ellen

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. Oct 17, 1865.
This is to certify that Orie Franklin and Martha Ellen were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature, Feb. 20th, 1865. Names of children as given: Sipla (?), Alexander, Orel, Martha and Almyra. C.A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.


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Bird, Henry to ______, Catharine

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. Oct 17, 1865.
This is to certify that Henry Bird and Catharine were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature, Feb 20th, 1865. Names of children as given: Willis, Marshall, Hanna, Maria, Nancy, Mary, Richard and John Bird. C. A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.

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Gray, Isaac to _______, Nancy

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. Oct 17, 1865.
This is to certify that Isaac Gray and Nancy were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature, Feb 20th, 1865. Names of children as given: Liddia, George, Matilda, Beal, Catharine, & Josephine. C.A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.

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Roche, Jacob to _______, Eliza

State of Missouri, County of Pettis, Oct 17, 1865.
This is to certify that Jacob Roche and Eliza were this day joined in matrimony according to act of the Legislature, Feb 20, 1865. Names of children as given: Jemima, Francis, Mary Ann, Agnes, & Henrietta. C.A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.

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Prinman, Joseph to _______, Jemima

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. Oct 17, 1865.
This is to certify that Joseph Prinman & Jemima were this day joined in matrimony according to act of the Legislature, Feb 20th, 1865. Children: Lewis & Margaret. C.A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.

(1870 census lists name as Perman.)

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McGruder, Charles to _______, Maria

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. Oct 17, 1865.
This is to certify that Charles McGruder to Maria were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature, Feb 20, 1865. Children: Horace, Belle, Charles, Alexandra, Georgiana, Sasman (?), Mary, Washington, and Alice Dixon. C.A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.

(1870 census shows Horace's last name as Wooldridge, Belle is listed as Isabel and Alexandra is listed as Alexina.)


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Chastine, Virgil to ______, Francis

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. Oct 17th, 1865.
This is to certify that Virgil Chastine and Francis were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature, Feb 20th, 1865. Children: Easter, Algennut, Jacob, Joshua, Harriet, & Eliza. C.A. Bateman, Officiciating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.

(1870 census shows Easter is listed as Esther and Algennut listed as Aljournal.)

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Robison, James to _______, Littie

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. Oct 17th, 1865.
This is to certify that James Robison and Littie were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature, Feb 20, 1865. Children - Mary, Betsy, Julia, James, Samuel, Catharine & Gabriella. C. A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.

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Martin, Albert to ________, Mary

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. Oct 17th, 1865.
This is to certify that Albert Martin and Mary were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature, Feb 20, 1865. C.A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.

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Rector, Robert to _______, Carolline

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. Oct 17th, 1865.
This is to certify that Robert Rector to Carolline were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature, Feb 20, 1865. Children: Moriah. C.A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.

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Taylor, Abram to _______, Hanna

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. Oct 17th, 1865.
This is to certify that Abram Taylor to Hanna were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature, Feb 20, 1865. Children - Susan, Amanda, Hayden, William, Mary & Eliza. C.A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.

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Durlin, Wm. to ________, Mary Ann

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. Oct 17th, 1865.
This is to certify that Wm. Durlin & Mary Ann were this day joined in matrimony according to act of the Legislature, Feb. 20, 1865.
C.A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24, 1865.


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Anderson, Richard to _______, Harriet

State of Missouri, County of Pettis, Oct 17th, 1865
This is to certify that Richard Anderson & Harriet were this day joined in matrimony according to act of Legislature, Feb. 20, 1865. Child: Nathaniel. C. A. Bateman, Officiating Minister.

Filed Oct 24th, 1865.

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Hamlinton, Isom to Baity, Mandy

State of Missouri, County of Pettis
This is to certify that I solemnized the rites of matrimony between Isom Hamlinton and Mandy Baity on the 18th day of Oct. 1865 according to Law. This the 20th day of Oct, 1865. Thomas Beaman, J.P.

Names of their children:
Racheal Hamlinton ,born 10 day of May 1860 --- John Hamlinton, born 26 day of Jan 1862
Alice Hamlinton, born 10 day of Aug 1865

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Smith, Bird to Smith, Harriet

State of Missouri, County of Pettis
This is to certify that I solemnized the rites of matrimony between Bird Smith and Harriet Smith on the 18th day of Oct 1865 according to Law this 20th day of Oct 1865. Thomas Beaman, J.P.

Names of their children: Isom Smith, born 15th July 1861 --- Martha Smith, born 8th June 1860 & dead

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Jones, James to Jones, Mary

Married by Rev. J.R. Philips on Sunday, Nov. 5, 1865 in Smithton, Pettis Co., Mo, Mr. James Jones to Mrs. Mary Jones at Smithton. J.R. Phillips, M.G.

Filed Nov 8th, 1865.

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Hampton, Philan to Joplin, Evelin

This is to certify that Philan Hampton and Evelin Joplin were with their mutual consent lawfully joined in holy matrimony, which was solemnized by me. Children - James, Thomas, Susan, Hampton & Burges. Given under my hand this 10th day of Sept 1865. W.T. Allen, Justice of the Peace.

Filed Dec 8, 1865.

(1870 census shows Philan listed as Fielding Hampton.)


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Edwards, Smith to Hollen, Clarissa

This is to certify that Smith Edwards & Clarissa Hollen were with their mutual consent lawfully joined together in holy matrimony which was solemnized by me. The children of the same are Henry, Ann, Catherine, Mary, Sandy & William.

Given under my hand this 24th day of Sept, 1865. W.T. Allen, Justice of the Peace.

Filed Dec. 8th, 1865.

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Jackson, Lewis to Jackson, Eveline

This is to certify that Lewis Jackson & Eveline Jackson were with their mutual consent lawfully joined together in holy matrimony which was solemnized by me. The children of the same are as follows: Sally Ann, William, Henry, & Alice.

Given under my hand this 10th day of September, 1865. W.T. Allen, Justice of the Peace.

Filed Dec 8th, 1865.

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Crutchfield, David to Watters, Eveline

This is to certify that David Crutchfield & Eveline Watters were with their mutual consent lawfully joined together in holy matrimony which was solemnized by me.

The children of the same are as follows: Henry, Mary, Catherine, Abraham Lincoln, Silas, Caroline & Elizabeth.

Given under my hand this 10th day of September, 1865. W.T. Allen, Justice of the Peace.

Filed Dec 8th, 1865.

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Taylor, Spencer to Taylor, Mary

This is to certify that Spencer Taylor of Sedalia in the State of Missouri and Mary Taylor of the same place in the State of Missouri Were by me joined together in holy matrimony on the 31st day of Oct. A.D. 1865.

Children - Lucy, Francis and Sarah Williams. In presence of John Dunn, Susan Taylor. John B. Cox, Minister.
Filed Dec 26th, 1865.

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Wright, Ely to Wright, Ann

To all whom it may concern this certifies that Ely Wright and Ann Wright were marriage by me in Smith City, Pettis Co, Mo, on the 28th day of Dec., 1865. According to the laws of the State of Missouri.

They have five children. J.R. Phillips, M.G.

Filed Jan 1st, 1866.


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Wilcoxen, Alexander to Wilcoxen, Eliza Ann

This is to certify to all whom it may concern that Alexander Willcoxen & Eliza Ann Wilcoxen were married by me in Smith City, Pettis County, on Monday, Dec. 24 A.D. 1865.

They have four (4) children. J.R. Philips, M.G.

Filed Jan 1st, 1866.

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Williamson, Henry to Williamson, Eveline

To all whom it may concern this certifies that Henry Williamson and Eveline Williamson were married by me near Smith City, Pettis County, Mo. on Wednesday, Dec 27th, 1865. According to the requirements of the Statutes of Mo. They have four (4) children. J.R. Philips, M.G.

Filed Jan 1, 1866.

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Brown, Morgan to Taylor, Selena

I hereby certify that I united in marriage Morgan Brown & Selena Taylor on the 28th day of Oct, 1865. John McVey, J.P.

Filed Feb 23, 1866.

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Gillam, Benjamin to Glasgow, Mary

This is to certify that Benjamin Gillam and Mary Glasgow were by me joined together in holy matrimony on the 2d day of Feb. A.D. 1866. Witness - Wm. Allen, Margret Allen. C.E. Carpenter, Preacher of Gospel.

Husband's Children:
George Gillam, born A.D. 1839 --- Harriet Gillam, born A.D. 1842 ---Caroline Gillam, born A.D. 1845
Layton Gillam, born A.D. 1850 --- Benjamin Gillam, born A.D. 1855

Wife's child - Nancy Sackey about 28 years.

Filed Feb 5th, 1866.

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Wheeler, Elias to Othun, Louisa

This is to certify that Elias Wheeler & Louisa Othun were with their mutual consent lawfully joined together in holy matrimony which was solemnized by me. Given under my hand this 26 of Nov 1865. W.T. Allen, Justice of the Peace.


Filed 20 Feb. 1866.

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Duncan, Joseph to White, Sally

Joseph Duncan & Sally White were married by me near Smithton, Pettis Co., Missouri on Sunday, March 25, 1866. J.R. Philips, M.G.

Filed March 28, 1866.


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Daniels, Robert to Daniels, Millie

This is to certify that I have this day in conformity to the Law of this State united in marriage, Robert Daniels and Millie Daniels, both of Georgetown, Mo. Dated Georgetown, Pettis Co, Mo., March 18th, 1866. Rev. L. Newcomb.

Filed March 29th, 1866.

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Bridges, Albert to Williams, Mary

This certifies that in conformity to an laws of the State of Mo, I have this day married Albert Bridges & Mary Williams. Both of Georgetown, Mo. Dated March 11th, 1866, Georgetown, Pettis Co, Mo. Rev. L. Newcomb.

Filed March 29th, 1866.

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Cowen, Lewis to Cowen, Lucinda

This certifies that I have this day in conformity to the laws of this State united in marriage Lewis Cowen & Lucinda Cown.

Children:
Mary Franklin, aged 12 years --- Elizabeth, aged 10 years --- Addie, aged 8 years
Lewis, aged 6 years -- Henry, aged 4 years --- John, aged 2 years --- Beatrix, aged 5 months

Dated Georgetown, Mo, March 11th, 1866. Rev L. Newcomb.

Filed March 29th, 1866.

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Miller, Samuel to Miller, Emily

This certifies that I have this day in conformity to the laws of this State united in marriage, Samuel Miller & Emily Miller of Georgetown, Mo. Children: Harriet Ann aged 3 years, Nancy - infant.

Dated March 18th, 1866. Rev L. Newcomb.

Filed March 29th, 1866

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Bently, George to Bently, Francis

This certifies that I have this day in conformity to the law of this State united in marriage George Bently & Francis Bently.

Children:
Meriah, aged 12 years --- Ambrose, aged 9 years --- Melvina, aged 11 years
Mary Louisa, aged 7 years --- Emily Jane, aged 6 years --- Emily Caroline, aged 5 years
Nathan, aged 4 years --- John Henry, aged 3 years --- Charles Thomas, aged 1 year

Dated March 11th, 1866. Rev L. Newcomb.

Filed March 29, 1866.

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Grayer, Richard to Grayer, Mary

This is to certify that I have this day united in marriage, in conformity to the law of this State, Richard Grayer & Mary Grayer. Dated March 11th, 1866. Rev. L. Newcomb.

Filed March 29, 1866.

(1870 census lists their last name as Greer.)


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Baldwin, George to Baldwin, Meriah

This certifies that I have this day, in conformity to the laws of this State, united in marriage George Baldwin & Meriah Baldwin of Georgetown, Mo.

Dated March 11th, 1866. Rev. L. Newcomb.

Filed March 29th, 1866.

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Lindsey, George to Lindsey, Amos

This certifies that I have this day, in conformity to the laws of this State, united in marriage George Lindsey & Amos Lindsey of Georgetown, Mo.

Children:
Caleb, aged 20 years --- Thomas, aged 18 years ---Nancy, aged 14 years --- Cassius, aged 12 years
Mary, aged 9 years --- Jennie, aged 8 years --- George, aged 6 years --- Robin, aged 5 years

Dated March 18th, 1866. Rev. L. Newcomb.

Filed March 29th, 1866.

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Brown, Paul to Brown, Betsy

This certifies that I have this day, in conformity to the laws of this State, united in marriage, Paul Brown & Betsy Brown. Children: Lettie, aged 6 years, Charlotte, aged 4 years, & Lewis, aged 10 years. Dated March 11th, 1866, Georgetown, Mo. Rev. L. Newcomb.

Filed March 29th, 1866.

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Inglish, Peter A. to Dudley, Jemmima

Married by the undersigned Justice of the Peace, Peter A. Inglish to Jemmima Dudley, has one son named Henry, aged 4 years and (5) five months, both of the county of Pettis, State of Missouri, this March 20th, 1866. Mathais Reed, J.P.

Filed April 20, 1866.

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Draper, John to Patrick, Hanna

This is to certify that I solemnized the rite of matrimony between John Draper & Hanna Patrick, this the 8th day of March, 1866. Given under my hand this 8th day of March, 1866. Children, Matilda, Claria. B.B. Mason, J.P.

Filed June 6, 1866.

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Webb, Jonny to McDonnald, Julia

This certifies that I solemnized the rite of matrimony between Jonny Webb and Julia McDonnald this March the 20th, 1866. Children names: Wilcher, Charlotte, & Harriet. Given under my hand 20th of March 1866. B.B. Mason, J.P.

Filed June 6th, 1866.


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Cooper, Nathan to McDonnald, Melvina

This is to certify that I solemnized the rite of marriage between Nathan Cooper and Melvina McDonnald, this 2d of April, 1866. Children: Austin and Nancy. Given under my hand this the 2nd of April, 1866. B.B. Mason, J.P.

Filed June 6th, 1866.

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Calbert, W.H. to Pemberton, Eliza

This it to certify that I solemnized the rite of matrimony between W.H. Calbert and Eliza Pemberton this the 13th day of April, 1866. Given under my hand this 13th of April 1866. B.B. Mason, J.P.

Filed June 6th 1866.

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Wall, Austin to Wall, Isabell

This certifies that I solemnized the rite of matrimony between Austin Wall and Isabell Wall this 13th of April, 1866. Given under my hand this 13th of April 1866. B.B. Mason, J. P.

Filed June 6, 1866.

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Cooper, Isaac to Means, Cinthia

This is to certify that I solemnized the Rite of matrimony between Isaac Cooper to Cinthia Means on the 3d of April 1866. Children: Miles & Ellen. Given under my hand this 3 of April 1866. B.B. Mason, J.P.

Filed June 6, 1866.

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Roland, Alexander to Roach, Ada

I hereby certify that I united in marriage Alexander Roland to Ada Roach this 30th day of December 1866. John W. McVey, J.P.

Filed July 7th 1866.

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Inglish, Henry to Ferguson, Vinah

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
This is to certify that I solemnized the rites of matrimony between Henry Inglish and Vinah Ferguson on the 18th day of July 1866 according to Law.

Names of their children - Hannah J. Inglish, Geo. W. Inglish, Laura Ann Inglish.

This the 18th day of July 1866. Thomas Beaman, J.P.

Filed Aug. 6th 1866.

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Taylor, Shields to Simpson, Martha

Married Aug. 26th 1866 in Sedalia, Pettis Co, Mo, Shields Taylor to Martha Simpson by me. E.W. Washburn, Justice.

Filed Aug 26th, 1866.

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Wilmoth, Moses to Rector, Eliza

I married Moses Wilmoth & Eliza Rector, Sept 15th, 1866 E.W. Washburn, Sedalia,

Filed Sept 15th, 1866.


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Berry, Frank to Crisse, Amanda

Frank Berry to Amanda Crisse were lawfully married Sept. 28th day of September 1866 by me. E.W. Washburn, J.P.

Filed for Record, Sept. 20th, 1866.

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Robinson, Elijah to Criglar, Rebecca

This certifies that Elijah Robinson and Rebecca Criglar both of Saline Co., Mo, were lawfully joined in marriage by me on the 3rd day of Jan. 1867. John H. Jones, J.P. Pettis Co, Mo.

Filed for record Mar. 20th, 1867, F Crandall, Recorder

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Gray, Albert to Miller, Margarette

Married by the undersigned Justice of the Peace of Pettis County on the 25th day of December 1866, Margarette Miller to Albert Gray, both of Pettis County. Alonzo I. Edwards, J.P.

Filed for Record Mar 25th, 1867, F. Crandall, Recorder

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Sims, John to Price, Isabella

This is to certify that I united in matrimony, John Sims and Miss Isabella Price, had two children previous to their marriage - Susan four years old and Eliza one year old, of Pettis Co, Mo. This 30th day of March 1867. J.B. Stout.

Filed for Record June 24th, 1867, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Brook, Austin to Cowen, Mariah

This is to certify that I united in matrimony, Austin Brook and Mariah Cowen aged 35 years, all of Pettis Co, Mo. This 22nd of April 1867. Matthias Reed, J.P.

Filed for Record July 12th, 1867, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Stratton, Anthony to Switzler, Francis

This is to certify that I united in matrimony, Anthony Stratton and Frances Switzler both of Warsaw, Benton Co, Missouri married at Flat Creek, Pettis County, Mo on July 22nd, 1867. Sedalia, Mo, August 9th, 1867. Elder A.B. White.

Filed for Record, Aug 9th, 1867, F. Crandall, Recorder.


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Lollis, James E. to Brown, Amanda J.

I hereby certify that on October 27th, 1867 in Pettis Co, Mo, I joined in holy matrimony, James E. Lollis, age 32 years old to Amanda J. Brown, age 28 years old. Children living, Lewis Franklin, Mary Ellen, Lavina and Martha Jane. In the presence of James Enos & John H. Crane, November 28th 1867. J. S. Porter.

Filed for Record Dec. 10th 1867, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Winston, William to Tucker, Cynthia A.

I hereby certify that on August the 18th 1867 in Pettis Co Mo, I joined together in holy matrimony, William Winston, age 40 years old to Cynthia A. Tucker, age 35 years old in the presence of Ruth Porter and E.M. Porter. The above couple having one son living, William Washington. November 29th 1867. J.S. Porter.

Filed for Record Dec 10th 1867, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Kindrick, Joseph to Nichols, Paulina

I do hereby certify that I united in the holy estate of matrimony, Joseph Kindrick with Paulina Nichols, American Citizens of Affrican descent on the 31st day of December 1867. Given under my hand this 17 Jan 1868. Josiah McCary, Minister of the Gospel.

Filed for Record, Jan 18, 1868, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Strange, Henry to Watkins, Melinda

Marriage Certificate. Mr. Henry Strange and M. Malinda Watkins were this 18 day of January 1868, legally joined by me in matrimony. In presence of William F. Bristol. To which I hereby certify, E.W. Washburn, Justice Pettis County.

Filed for Record, Jan. 22nd 1868, F. Crandall, Recorder.


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Walker, Stephen to Briant, Eliza Jane

Married by the undersigned, one of the Justices of the Peace of Pettis County, Missouri, Stephen Walker to Eliza Jane Briant, both of Pettis County Mo on the 25th day of April 1868. Witness my signature this 28th day of April 1868. Alonzo I. Edwards, J.P.

Filed for Record, May 4th 1868, F. Crandall, Recorder

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Bradford, Almsted to Williams, Mary

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the first day of November A.D. 1867, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Almsted Bradford of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Mary Williams, of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand first day of November A.D. 1867, Franklin Brown (his mark), Minister of the (2nd) Baptist Church.

Filed for Record, May 21st 1868, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Lewis, David to Stanford, Caroline

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the 27th day of October A.D. 1867, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. David Lewis of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Caroline Stanford of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 27th day of October A.D. 1867, Franklin Brown, Minister of (2nd) Baptist Church.

Filed for Record, May 21st, 1868, F. Crandall, Recorder.


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Parker, Lum to Martin, Susan

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the first day of January A.D. 1868. I joined in the holy state of matrimony Mr. Lum Parker of Pettis County, State of Missouri, and Miss Susan Martin of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 1st day of January A.D. 1868. Franklin Brown (his mark), Minister of (2nd) Baptist Church.

Filed for Record, May 21st 1868, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Twiman (?), Dudley to Agee, Lydia

This certifies that Dudley Twiman (?) and Lydia Agee were lawfully joined in matrimony on the 26th day of June 1868 in the City of Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, by me, E.W. Washburn, Justice Pettis County Court.

Filed for Record, June 26th 1868, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Vest, Joseph to Shoots, Betty

Joseph Vest and Betty Shoots were by me joined in holy matrimony June 29th 1866. Spencer Taylor, M.G.

Filed for Record, July 1st 1868, F. Crandall, Recorder

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Owsley, George to Robinson, Lou

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the tenth day of July A.D. 1868, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. George Owsley of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Lou Robinson of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 13th day of July A.D. 1868. Rev. John A. Lee, Minister M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, July 13th 1868, F. Crandall, Recorder.


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Read, Henry to Rawlings, Mary

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the 26th day of July A.D. 1869, I joined in the holy State of matrimony, Mr. Henry Read of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Mrs. Mary Rawlings of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 27th day of July A.D. 1868. John A. Lee, Minister of the M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, July 27th 1868. F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Grinson, Anderson to Walker, Hannah

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the Eleventh day of Oct. A.D. 1868, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Anderson Grinson of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Hannah Walker of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand 12th day of October A.D. 1868. John A. Lee, Minister M.E. Church.

Filed for Record Oct 12th 1868. F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Shepherd, Henry to Westbrook, Nancy Jane Sarah

I hereby certify that on June 10th 1868 in Pettis Co, Mo, I joined in the bonds of holy matrimony, Mr. Henry Shepherd, age 47 years old, to Miss Nancy Jane Sarah Westbrook, age 28 years old, in the presence of James Twiman (Turner?) and Isabella McCoy. J.W. Acree, Minister of the M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, Nov. 27th, 1868. F. Crandall, Recorder


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Bell, Richard to Shobe, Harriet

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the 24th day of December A.D. 1868, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Richard Bell of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Harriet Shobe of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 2nd day of January A.D. 1869. Frank Brown (his mark), Minister of Baptist Church.

Filed for Record, Jan. 2nd, 1869. F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Grimes, Israel to Morgan, Fannie

This is to certify that on the 29th day of December 1868, I solemnized the rite of matrimony between Israel Grimes and Fannie Morgan, all of Pettis Co., Mo. Given under my hand this the 4th day of Jan., 1869. J.B. Wright, Min. Christian Church.

Filed for Record, Jan. 5th, 1869. F. Crandall, Recorder

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Waters, John to Pyles, Cynthia

Marriage Certificate, State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the Ninth day of February A.D. 1869, I joined in the holy state of matrimony Mr. John Waters of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Cynthia Pyles of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 10th day of February A.D. 1869. Rev. John A. Law, Minister M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, Feby 10th, 1869. F. Crandall, Recorder.


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Fox, Guy to Powell, Eliza

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the 18th day of February A.D. 1869, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Guy Fox of Pettis County, State of Missouri, and Mrs. Eliza Powell of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 19th day of February A.D. 1869. J.A. Lee, Minister of M.E. Church.

Filed for Record Feby 19th, 1869. F. A. Crandall, Recorder.

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Rector, Wanzer to Robinson, Harriet

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the Seventh day of April A.D. 1869, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Wanzer Rector of Lafayette County, State of Missouri, and Miss Harriet Robinson of Lafayette County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given uner my hand Seventh day of April A.D. 1869. J.A. Lee, Minister of M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, April 7th 1869. F.A. Crandall, Recorder.

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Anderson, David to Young, Judy

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the 20th day of December A.D. 1868, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. David Anderson of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Judy Young of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 12th day of April A.D. 1869, Woodson Payne (his mark), Minister M.E. Church. Witness to mark: A.B. Thomas.

Filed for Record April 12th 1869, F. C. Crandall, Recorder


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Howlett, Jesse G. to Arnold, Martha

I hereby certify that on March 3rd 1869 I joined together in the bonds of holy matrimony in Pettis Co., Mo, Jesse G. Howlett, age 22 years old, and Miss Martha Arnold, age 17 years old, in the presence of Jo Price and Mollie Howlett, May 3rd 1869. J.S. Porter, Minister of M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, May 3rd, 1869. F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Smith, Levi to Shaw, Sally

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the third day of April A.D. 1869, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Levi Smith of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Sally Shaw of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this third day of April A.D. 1869, Martin Reed, Local Minister of M.E. Church.

Filed for Record May 22nd 1869. F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Field, Benjamin to Johnson, Caroline

Married by the undersigned , one of the Justices of the Peace of Pettis Co., on the 14th day of February 1869, Caroline Johnson to Benjamin Field, both of Pettis County. Witness my signature this 14th day of February 1869, A.J. Edwards.

Filed for Record, June 7th, 1869. F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Gray, Albert to Handcock, Mary

Married by the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace of Pettis County, on the 22nd day of May 1869, Mary Handcock to Albert Gray, both of Pettis County. Witness my signature this 22nd day of May 1869. Alonzo J. Edwards, J.P.

Filed for Record, June 7th, 1869. F. Crandall, Recorder.


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Carr, Gustave to Henison, Millie

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the 20th day of June A.D. 1869, I joined in the holy State of matrimony, Mr. Gustave Carr of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Mrs. Millie Henison of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand 21st day of June 1869. Martin Reed, Minister M.E. Church (his mark). Witness to mark: A.B. Thomas.

Filed for Record June 21st 1869, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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West, Willis to Piles, Frances

State of Missouri, County of Pettis I certify that on the 1st of Aug 1869, I joined in the holy bonds of matrimony, Willis West & Frances Piles. Certified by me this Aug 19th 1869, L.M. Vernon, Minister of the Gospel.

Filed for Record Aug. 23rd 1869, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Brown, Wm. to White, Amanda

At Dresden June 17th by P.A. Butterfield, J.P., Mr. Wm. Brown to Miss Amanda White. P.A. Butterfield, J.P.

Filed for Record Sept 20th 1869, F Crandall, Recorder.

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Ewens, Samuel to Sales, Esther

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the 20th day of October A.D. 1869, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Samuel Ewens of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Esther Sales of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 21st day of October A.D. 1869, John A. Lee, Minst. of M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, Oct 21st 1869, F. Crandall, Recorder.


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Clark, Jefferson to Finey, Kitty

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify, That on the twenty fifth day of September A.D. 1869 I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Jefferson Clark of Pettis County, State of Missouri, and Mrs. Kitty Finey of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri, said Kitty Finey had one child at the time of her marriage as aforesaid named Edith Finey, aged 3 years. Given under my hand this 26th day of September A.D. 1869, Martin Reed (his mark), Minister M.E. Church of Sedalia, Mo.

Filed for Record, December 7th 1869, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Dickson, Soulmon to Hogens, Harriet

This is to certify, that Soulmon Dickson of Pettis Co. in the State of Missouri and Harriet Hogens of same place in the state of Missouri were by me joined together in "holy matrimony" on the 16th day of Januaary in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand, Eight Hundred and 1869. Martin Reed. Witness: William Barbar, Spencer Taylor.

Filed for Record, Dec.31, 1869, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Smith, Henry to Payton, Mary Jane

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the third day of January A.D. 1870, I joined in the "holy state of matrimony" Mr. Henry Smith of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Mary Jane Payton of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 4th day of January A.D. 1870. J.A. Lee, Minister M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, Jan 4, 1870, F. Crandall, Recorder.


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Johnson, John to Penn, Clarissa

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the Second day of January A.D. 1870, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. John Johnson of Pettis County, State of Missouri, and Miss Clarissa Penn of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Lucy Ann had one child 14 months old named Thomas Penn. Given under my hand the 5th day of January A.D. 1870, Martin Reed (his mark), Minister of M.E. Church.

Filed for Record 5 day of Jan. 1870, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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White, John to Wilson, Emma

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify, That on the Sixteenth day of December A.D. 1869 I joined in the "holy state of matrimony" Mr. John White of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Emma Wilson of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 5th day of January A.D. 1870, Martin Reed (his mark), Minister of M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, 5 Jan 1870, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Boles, Stanton to Boles, Ellen

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby Certify. That on the Sixteenth day of December A.D. 1869 I joined in the "holy state of matrimony," Mr. Stanton Boles of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Ellen Boles of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Children named: Cora Lee aged 11 years, Nellie Lee aged 9 years, & Martha Boles aged 6 years. Given under my hand this 10th day of January A.D. 1870, Martin Reed (his mark), Minister M.E. Church.


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Hammons, Frank to Grimes, Jane

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify. That on the Fifteenth day of January A.D. 1870 I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Frank Hammons of Cooper County, State of Missouri and Miss Jane Grimes of Cooper County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 18 day of January A.D. 1870, J.A. Lee, Minister M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, Jan 18, 1870, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Thomas (Thomson), Edward to Philips, Catharine

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify. That on the Seventh day of February A.D. 1870, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Edward Thomson of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Mrs. Catharine Philips of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Names of her children: Wm. Henry age 8 yrs, Mary Elizabeth age 6 yrs., Carrie Ellen age 2 yrs. Given under my hand, eighth day of February 1870, Martin Reed (his mark), Minister, Methodist Church.

Filed for Record, February 8th 1870, F. Crandall, Recorder.

(Thomas is listed in the heading, Thomson in the recording.)

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Wells, Charles to Taylor, Nane

State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I, Henry Roberson, do hereby certify that Charles Wells and Nane Taylor were by me united in the bonds of matrimony in Pettis County aforesaid on the 17th day of February 1870. Given under my hand this 23 day of February A.D. 1870, Rev. Henry Roberson, a Minister of the Gospel.

Filed for Record, February 28, 1870, F. Crandall, Recorder.

(1870 census shows Nane to be Nannie.)


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Nelson, Samuel to Homans, Maria

I hereby certify that on the third day of April 1870, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Samuel Nelson, Cooper County, State of Missouri and Mrs. Maria Homans of Cooper County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Names of the children: Ann aged 17 years, Mary E. aged 13 years, George aged 11 years, Robert aged 10 years. Given under my hand this 4 day of April 1870, Martin Reed, Minister M.E. Church.

Recorded for Record, April 4, 1870, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Ford, Thomas to Roach, Henrietta

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the seventeenth day of July A.D. 1870, I joined in the holy state of matrimony Mr. Thomas Ford of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Henrietta Roach of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand the eighteenth day of July A.D. 1870, Rev. F. H. Small.

Filed for Record, July 18th 1870, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Beaty, David to Beaty, Amanda

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
I hereby certify that I solemnized the rites of matrimony between David Beaty and Amanda Beaty on the 20th day of July A.D. 1870, all of Pettis County, Mo, W.W. Cross, J.P.

Filed for Record, July 25th 1870, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Ward, Wesley to Peyton, Jane

This is to certify that Wesley Ward of Saline County, Mo. and Jane Peyton of Pettis County, Mo. were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by me in Sedalia, Aug. 4, 1870, L.M. Vernon, M. of the G.


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Lindsey, Caleb to Cowan, Louisa

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the fourteenth day of August A.D. 1870, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Caleb Lindsey of Pettis County, State of Missouri & Miss Louisa Cowan of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand the fifteenth day of August A.D. 1870, Rev. F.H. Small.

Filed for record, Aug 15, 1870, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Taylor, James M. to Ross, Bettie

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the Twenty second day of September A.D. 1870, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. James M. Taylor of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Bettie Ross, of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 26th day of September A.D. 1870, F.H. Small, Minister M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, September 26th, 1870, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Fields, James to Goode, Mattie

Marriage Certificate. State of Missouri, County of Pettis
I hereby certify that on the Sixth day of October A.D. 1870, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. James Fields of Pettis County, State of Missouri, and Miss Mattie Goode of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 7th day of October A.D. 1870, Woodson Paine, Minister M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, Oct. 7, 1870, F. Crandall, Recorder


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Piles, Abram to Sims, Ema

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
This is to certify that I joined in the bonds of matrimony agreeable to the laws of the State of Mo, Abram Piles and Ema Sims all of the County and State aforesaid. Given under my Hand this 7 day of September 1870, J. Hubbard, J.P.

Filed for Record, Dec. 1, 1870, F. Crandall, Recorder.

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Andrews, Charles to Hanley, Mary

This is to certify that I have this day joined in the holy bonds of wedlock, Mr. Charles Andrews & Miss Mary Hanley all of Pettis County, Mo. Sedalia, Mo, Feby 8th, 1871, F. H. Small, Minister M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, Feby 15th A.D. 1817 at 3 o'clock 15 min. p.m., J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Hutchison, Jerry to Neel, Jane

I hereby certify that I joined Jerry Hutchison & Jane Neel, on the 29th day of April into bonds of matrimony, Lamonte, Pettis Co, Mo. April 29, 1871, B.B. Taylor, J.P.

Filed for Record, May 1st 1817, J.D. Crawford.

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Bohan, Richard to Philips, Nancy Jane

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
I hereby certify July 28th 1871 that Richard Bohan and Nancy Jane Phillips, were by me united in the bonds of Marriage on the 11th day of May 1871, C.T. Watts, J.P., Bolingreen Township, county and state aforesaid.

Filed for Record, July 29th 1871, J. D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Litsworth, Bryant to McCollister, Margaret

Marriage Certificate. Mr. Bryant Litsworth & Miss Margaret McCollister were united in marriage by me on the 27th day of May 1871 at Longwood circuit, according to the laws of the State of Missouri, U.S. of America. Robert Rector.


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Johnson, Henry to Robson, Mary

This certifies that on the Twenty first day of September in the year of our Lord 1871, Mr. Henry Johnson and Miss Mary Robson were by me united in marriage at the bride's house, according to the laws of the State of Missouri, Pettis Co. Witness: W. Camel (?), Henry Hanley. Rev. L.H. Small of M.E. Church.

Filed for Record Oct 24, 1871, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Bird, John to Danel, Mandy

Sedalia, Pettis Co, Mo. September 20th 1871. This day John Bird married Mandy Danel, widow of Wm. Danel. Parson Frank Brown.

Filed for Record, November 11th 1871, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Clark, William T. to Smith, Kitey

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
This is to certify That on the Twenty day of January A.D. 1872, Mr. William T. Clark of Sedalia and Miss Kitey Smith of Sedalia, were by me united in Marriage according to the laws of God and of the State of Missouri, at M.E. Church in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri. F.H. Small. Witnesses: Jacob Rock, Jacob Easly.

Filed for Record, Jany 22, 1872, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Wilcox, Albert to Hickman, Lou

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
I hereby certify that on the Twenty Sixth day of December A.D. 1871, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Albert Wilcox of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Lou Hickman, of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand 7th day of February A.D. 1872, F.H. Small, Minister of M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, Feby 7th 1872, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.


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Cooper, Richard to Johnson, Sarepta

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
I hereby certify that on the 24th day of December A.D. 1871, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Richard Cooper of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Sarepta Johnson of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand 11th day of February A.D. 1872, Reb. G.W. Hall, Minister of M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, 11 Feby. 1872, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Townsley, Joseph to McKinney, Nancy

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
I hereby certify that on the 24th day of March A.D. 1872, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Joseph Townsley of Pettis County, State of Missouri, and Mrs. Nancy McKinney of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand 29th day of March A.D. 1872, G.W. Hall, Minister of the Gospel, M.E. Church.

Filed for Record, March 29th 1872, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Dulin, Green to Foster, Lucinda

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
I hereby certify that on the twenty third day of June A.D. 1872, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Green Dulin of Sedalia, Pettis County, State of Missouri, and Miss Lucinda Foster of Sedalia, Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand 23rd day of June A.D. 1872, Rev. Jacob Easley. Witness: Metilda Smith, Nelly Wilson.

Filed for Record, June 24th 1872, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Hicks, Charles to Bell, Jane

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
I hereby That on the fourteenth day of July A.D. 1872, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Charles Hicks of Sedalia, Pettis County, State of Missouri, and Miss Jane Bell of Sedalia, Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand 16th day of July 1872, Rev. W. Wheeler. Witness: C. Hecklin, E. Williams.

Filed for Record, July 16th 1872, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.


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Dennis, David to Lewis, Susan

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
This is to certify that on the 7th day of November A.D. 1872, Mr. David Dennis of Sedalia and Miss Susan Lewis of Smithton were by me united in Marriage, according to the laws of God and of the State of Missouri at Smithton at Mr. H. Williamson, Pettis County, Missouri. Witness: O.Right, Silvia Small. Rev. F.H. Small.

Filed for Record, Dec. 7th 1872, J.D. Crawford, Recorder

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Carder, Rally to Edwards, Cathleone

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
This is to certify that on the 30th day of November A.D. 1872, Mr. Rally Carder and Miss Cathleone Edwards were by me United in marriage according to the laws of God and of the State of Missouri at the M.E. Church in Smithton, Pettis County, Missouri. Witness: Henry Williamson, H. Taylor. Rev. F.H. Small.

Filed for Record, Dec 7, 1872, J.D. Crawford, Recorder

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Caurdreet, Henry to Smith, Mary

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
I hereby certify that on the 29th day of October A.D. 1872, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Henry Caurdreet of Sedalia, Pettis County, State of Missouri, and Miss Mary Smith of Sedalia, Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand 30th day of October A.D. 1872. Witness: Mary Taylor, Charley Smith. Rev. F. H. Smith.

Filed for Record, Dec. 7th 1872, J.D. Crawford, Recorder

(Even though the recorder listed the pastor as F.H. Smith, it should be F.H. Small.)

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White, Ned to Riley, Martha

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
I hereby certify that on the 24th day of June A.D. 1872, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Ned White of Sedalia, Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Martha Riley of Sedalia, Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand 24 day of June A.D. 1872. Witness: Mary Taylor, H. Anderson. F.H. Small.

Filed for Record, Dec. 7th 1872, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.


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Smith, Rubin to Ford, Clara

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
This is to certify, That on the 7th day of November A.D. 1872, Mr. Rubin Smith of Sedalia, Mo. and Mrs. Clara Ford of Sedalia, Mo., were by me united in Marriage, according to the laws of God and of the State of Missouri, at the bride's house, Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri. Witness: Miss Angeline White. Rev. F. W. Small.

Filed for Record, Dec 24th 1872, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Wheeler, John to Chastein, Easter

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
I hereby certify that on the 29th day of June A.D. 1873, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. John Wheeler of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Easter Chastein of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand 10th day of Sept. A.D. 1873. Rev. W. Payne.

Filed for Record, Sept 10, 1873, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Miles, Rufus to Walker, Nancy

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
I hereby certify that on this 27 day of August A.D. 1873, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Rufus Miles of Pettis County, State of Missouri, and Miss Nancy Walker of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand 10 day of Sept A.D. 1873. Rev. W. Payne.

Filed for Record Sept 10, 1873, J.D. Crawford, Recorder

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Myers, George to Brown, Selina

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
I hereby certify that on the 23rd day of July A.D. 1873, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. George Myers of Pettis County, State of Missouri and Miss Selina Brown of Pettis County,. State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 23rd day of July A.D. 1873, Rev. John W. Marshall, Ordained Elder.

Filed for Record, July 23rd 1873, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Rollins, Alexander to Ellis, America Ann

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. June 23, A.D. 1873.
This is to certify that on the 23rd day of June A.D. 1873, Mr. Alexander Rollins and Mrs. America Ann Ellis were by me united in Marriage according to the laws of God and of the State of Missouri at Sedalia, in Pettis County, Missouri. A.B. Thomas, Justice of the Peace.

Filed for Record, Aug 12, 1873, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.


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Powell, Anderson to Bankhead, Martha

State of Missouri, County of Pettis. September 8 A.D. 1865.
This is to certify that on the 8th day of September A.D. 1865, Mr. Anderson Powell and Miss Martha Bankhead were by me United in Marriage according to the laws of God and of the State of Missouri, at Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, E.W. Washburn, Justice of the Peace.

Filed for Record, Aug 16, 1873, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Cole, George to Williams, Matilda

State of Missouri, County of Pettis.
I hereby certify that on the 30th day of October A.D. 1873, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. George Cole of Pettis County, State of Missouri, and Miss Matilda Williams of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand 10 day of November A.D. 1873, J. M. Hawkins, Minister of the Gospel.

Filed for Record, Nov. 10, 1873, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Bradford, James to Ward, Edie

I hereby certify that on this twelfth day of July A.D. 1874, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. James Bradford of Pettis County, State of Missouri, and Miss Edie Ward of Pettis County, State of Missouri, according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand 12 day of July A.D. 1874, Rev. John W. Marshall.

Filed for Record, July 14th 1874, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Brown, Frank to Red, Ann

I hereby certify that on this 12 day of July A.D. 1874, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Frank Brown of Pettis County, State of Mo. and Miss Ann Red of Pettis County, State of Mo., according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand 12 day of July 1874, Rev. John W. Marshall.

Filed for Record, July 14, 1874, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

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Standford, Henry to Chatinan, Eliza

I hereby certify that on the 12 day of July A.D. 1874, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Henry Stanford of Pettis County, State of Missouri, and Miss Eliza Chatinan of Pettis County, State of Mo., according to the laws of matrimony. Given under my hand 12 day of July A.D. 1874, Rev. John W. Marshall.

Filed for Record July 14, 1874, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.


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Dillard, Abram to Jackson, Lizy

I hereby certify that on the thirty first day of May A.D. 1874, I joined in the holy state of matrimony, Mr. Abram Dillard of Pettis County, State of Mo. and Miss Lizy Jackson of Pettis County, State of Mo., according to the laws of Missouri. Given under my hand this 31 day of May A.D. 1874, Rev. J.W. Marshall, Pastor of Bapt. Church.

Filed for Record, July 14, 1874, J.D. Crawford, Recorder.

Pettis County Co-ordinator is . . .