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MARRIAGES

 

The first recorded marriage in the area that is now Vernon County, Missouri, was that of David Cruise and Fannie Summers in 1833.  Rev. Amasa Jones was the officiating minister.  Frances Summers was the daughter of Moses Summers, one of the three Summers brothers whose families were the first permanent settlers in the county. [History of Vernon County Missouri, 1887.]

 

Marriages are recorded at the county level in Missouri.  County development dictates in which county the earliest marriage records might be found.  These are approximate years and locations for marriages in the area that is now Vernon County:

1830s - Jackson County north of the Osage River.

1830s - Crawford County south of the Osage River.

1840s - Van Buren County except the southern one-fourth of Vernon County which was Newton County.

1850s - Bates County (however, all Bates County marriage records prior to 1860 were destroyed)

1855 - Vernon County was organized, and all marriage record books are at the Vernon County Recorder's office.  Microfilm of the 1855-1916 marriage records is also available at the Nevada Library Genealogy Department.

 

The original Vernon County marriage record books are with the County Recorder's Office on the first floor of the Vernon County Courthouse in Nevada, MO.  See information below for how to request a copy of a Vernon County marriage from 1855-present.

 

At this time, the below links marked with # # cannot be searched but must be viewed manually.

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book A Index 1855-1877 (updated Jan 2014)

Alpha list of names

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book B  Index 1877-1881    Alpha list of names

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book C Index 1881-1885    A - L     L - Z  # #

         Add. Index

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book D Index 1885-1888    A - F     F - M    M - S

         S - Z      Add. Index  # #

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book E Index 1888-1891    A - C    C - G    G - J

         J - M    M - S    S - W    W - Z  # #

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book F Index 1891-1894    A - C    C - G    G - K

         K - M    M - S    S - W    W - Z   # #

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book G Index 1894-1897    A - C    C - F    F - J

         J - M    M - R    R - V    V - Z   # #

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book H Index 1897-1900    A - C    C - F    F - J

         J - M    M - R    R - V    V - Z   # #

 

Books I through Y are currently being proofed and corrections will be made to these online finding aids.

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book I Index  1900 - 1902

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book J Index  1902 - 1905

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book K Index  1905 - 1909

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book L Index  1909 - 1912

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book M Index  1912 - 1916

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book N Index  1916 - 1919

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book O Index  1919 - 1922

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book P Index  1922 - 1926

 

Vernon Co., MO Marriage Book Q Index  1926 - 1929

 

Vernon Co, MO Marriage Book R Index  1929 - 1930

 

Vernon Co, MO Marriage Book S Index  1930 - 1935

 

Vernon Co, MO Marriage Book T Index  1935 - 1937

 

Vernon Co, MO Marriage Book U Index  1937 - 1940

 

Vernon Co, MO Marriage Book V Index  1940 - 1943

 

Vernon Co, MO Marriage Book W Index  1943 - 1956

 

Vernon Co, MO Marriage Book X Index   1956 - 1967

 

Vernon Co, MO Marriage Book Y Index   1967 - 1969

 

Books I through Y are currently being proofed and corrections will be made to these online finding aids.

 

The above indices and transcribed records are research tools to help locate marriage records.  Researchers are encouraged to obtain a copy of the original marriage document from the Vernon County Recorder's Office.  To obtain a copy of a Vernon County, MO recorded marriage (1855 to present), send $1 for each record (checks payable to Vernon Co. Recorder) and a stamped, self-addressed envelope sufficient for the number of records ordered.  Mail your request to:

                         Recorder's Office

                         100 West Cherry Street

                         Nevada, MO  64772

Include the following information:

          Names of bride and/or groom

          Which marriage book and page number

          Date of marriage, if known

 

 
 

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Vernon Co, MO County Coordinator

Nancy Thompson