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Marriages 'B' Names 1885-1889- Persons
Residing In or Born In Washington County

Records of the Department of Internal Affairs
RECORD OF MARRIAGES, 1885-1889. {series #14.25}

Please READ this IMPORTANT INFORMATION about these records.

Instead of marriages performed "in" or at Washington Co., Pa., I pulled ALL entries for people born in or residing "in" or at Washington Co., Pa.
*These MAY help prove someone was born in Washington Co. PA -- since births were not recorded this early in the county.

Index for Brides and Grooms Residing In or Born In Washington County:



Note:  ALL were WHITE race.

Column Headers:  Full Name of Female, Residence, Place Of Birth, Age of Female, Color, Date Of Marriage, Full Name of Male, Occupation, Residence, Place Of Birth, Age of Male, Color, County

WC-PA = Washington County, Pennsylvania

BRIDES "B" NAMES - 45 pages (25 pairs, 50 persons)

Beginning URL :

Page BRIDE Residence Birth Age Date Groom Occupation Residence Birth Age Married County
 to page 13=none

Balsley, Jessie Connellsville    16  Feb. 16. 1886 Frederick Burkhart Tailor? Pailor? Connellsville  Germany  26  FC-PA
  Bender, Ellen M.  WC-PA   20 April 1, 1886 William Coatsworth Miner WC-PA   22  FC-PA
  Blacn Nance E. WC-PA   40  Mar 25, 1886 J. Smith Wilkins Carpenter  WC-PA   48  FC-PA
16 Bigler, Hannah M. Bissil (sic=Bissel, near Amity) [Pa] GC-PA 25 Oct. 23, 1886 Homer Lewis   Castile  GC-PA 25 GC-PA
  Bolbly Hannah S. Baelvill? (Beallsville??) GC-PA 21  Nov. 5, 1886 Samuel J. Boyle Farmer  Monongahela  W.VA. 24  GC-PA
Page 17 and 18=none                      
19 Bemehoff, Belle Benter City Pa   17 Aug. 3, 1886 William C. Ribb (Rebb?)  Oil Producer WC-PA   19   
Pages 20;  21 ; 
23 Bryland, Melissa  FC-PA WC-PA 44  Feb 26, 1887 William Cope (Cape?) Farmer  FC-PA FC-PA 26  FC-PA
- Burner? Bunner? Matilda  WC-PA FC-PA 18 June 16, 1887 Thomas Stewart Coal Miner WC-PA West Va. 23 FC-PA
25  Braden, Margaret B. West Finley Twp  WC-PA 24  Aug 9, 1887 Joseph Barnhart Farmer Wind Ridge GC-PA 25?  GC-PA
26 ; 27 =none                      
28 Bryarly, Margaret  BC-PA BC-PA 46  Oct 11, 1887 John Witherspoon Agent  WC-PA WC-PA 62 BC-PA
29 Barkman?? Barrman?? Susanna FC-PA WmC-PA 29  Oct 13, 1887 Perrin Baber Minister  FC-PA WC-PA  39  FC-PA
30 Black, Bell Mary Jefferson  GC-PA  20 Nov. 19, 1887   John Shivey? Shiuay? Farmer WC-PA   27  GC-PA 
Page 31; 32 =none                      
33 Blackburn, Pheby FC-PA WC-PA 18  May 30. 1888 Christian Hetzel, Jr. Laborer  FC-PA France  24 FC-PA
34 =none                      
35 Bowman, Della A.   FC-PA West Va. 21  July 4, 1888 Charles A. McCready Teamster  FC-PA WC-PA 25  FC-PA
36  Bell, Malinda A. Milesburg Faukein? Co 21 Aug 16, 1888 Charles Compbell Laborer  Tyrone  WC-PA 33 BL-C-PA
  Briggs, Ella Beaver Falls BC-PA 23  Aug 6, 1888 Edward C. Loomis Laborer   Connellsville Pa BC-P 26  BC-P
37 Bayard, Lucy R. Rices Landing Greene Co Pa 17 Aug 2, 1888 John A. Keys Teacher  Zollarsville  GC-PA 32   
38 Brown, Hannah WC-PA England  21 Oct. 15, 1888  Wm. H. Higginson Miner WC-PA England  21 FC-PA
39 Browneller, Rachel W.  FC-PA FC-PA 20 Dec 12, 1888 Dewas H. Zellers Farmer WmC-PA WC-PA 23 FC-PA
40 Beggs, Amanda J.  Knoxville  WC-PA 35 Dec 26, 1888 Davis S. Kaye Carpenter  Knoxville  ME-C-PA 50 BC-PA
41 Burtaft, Sarah FC-PA WC-PA 15 July 31, 1889 Jno. D. Reynolds Miner  FC-PA FC-PA 20 FC-PA
  Bowdler, Martha FC-PA England  19  Aug 28, 1889 Hess Wadsworth Plasterer  WC-PA   20  FC-PA
42 Booth, Emma E.  Simpsons Store?  WC-PA 21  June 25? 28?, 1889 Wes. H. Ashcroft Huxter (Huckster) West Union GC-PA 29  GC-PA
43= none                      
44  Benford, Elizabeth     WC-PA WC-PA 24 Nov 30, 1889 Geo. W. Harbman (Harbwau?) Miner WC-PA WC-PA 23 FC-PA
  Baker, Phebe Ellen  Deer Lick GC-PA 21 Nov 16, 1889 John Michael Eqau mechanic  WC-PA   42  GC-PA


WC-PA = Washington County, Pennsylvania
AL-C-PA = Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
BC-PA=Beaver County, Pennsylvania
BL-C-PA = Blair County, Pennsylvania
BU-C-PA = Butler County, Pennsylvania
FC-PA = Fayette County, Pennsylvania
FR-C-PA =Franklin County, Pennsylvania
GC-PA = Greene County, Pennsylvania
J-C-PA = Jefferson Co Pa.
LC-PA = Lawrence Co Pa.
McK-PA=McKean County, Pennsylvania
ME-C-PA =Mercer County, Pennsylvania
WmC-PA=Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

PUNX = Punxsutawney PA

D.T.'s List = Transcribed by Dawne Temple

Source Information: 

These marriages from 1885-1889 were taken from original volumes housed at and copied by the Pa Archives for online use.  (*The website states: "The original records extend beyond this date, to 1991...")

These records are often called "Marriage Returns", meaning someone (usually the preacher) reported to the Court House Clerk, "Yep, they actually got hitched."  Getting a marriage license does not a marriage make.  (And, licenses were not required this early.)   The Index starts at this URL:




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