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Marriages 'S' 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 "S" NAMES - 51 pages (19 pairs, 38 persons)

Beginning URL :

Page BRIDE Residence Birth Age Date Groom Occupation Residence Birth Age Married County
Page 1 ; 2 ; 3 ; 4= none                      
Page 5 ; 6 =none but
some locations are blank.
Page 7 ; 8 ; 9 ; 10 ; 11 ; 12 ; 13 ; 14 ; 15=none                      
Page 16 Stewart, Isabella Jefferson Twp. Blank  20  Mch 4, 1885 James W Pascoe  Miner Washington  Blank 23 FC-PA
  Smalley, Elizabeth Washington Twp. [probably Fayette Co, Pa.]  Blank  20 Mch 24, 1885 Boyd Alfred Chester Miner  WC-PA Blank  22 FC-PA
Page 17 Snaith, Mariah WC-PA England  19  Nov 24, 1886 Henry Lohman  Miner  FC-PA Blank 24  FC-PA 
Page 18
Seals, Elanor (sic) M.
Freesport     GC-PA 38 Dec. 8, 1887 Thomas Toland Laborer WC-PA  GC-PA  (67 ?) GC-PA
Page 19 ; 20 ; 21 ; 22 ; 23 ; 24 ; 25 ; 26 ; 27 =none                      
Page 28 Shusser, Eleanora 
(Note: Shusser? Shurser?)
WC-PA  WC-PA 23 June 4, 1887 Samuel Britton Lawyer WC-PA WC-PA 27 FC-PA
Page 29 Smith, Fannie C. Waynesburg  GC-PA 18 "No date returned." Samuel M. Bane Farmer Washington Twp. WC-PA  22 GC-PA
  Stewart, Ida B. Richhill Twp. GC-PA 17  July 9, 1887 Perry A. Miller  Merchant West Finley Twp. WC-PA  26 GC-PA
Page 30 ; 31 ; 32 ; 33 ; 34 ; 35 ; 36 ; 37 ; 38 =none                      
Page 39

Strang, Jesse B.

AL-C-PA England 21 May 28, 1888  Joseph L. Roberts  Miner WC-PA England 26 FC-PA  
  Stevens, Mary Ann A. FC-PA WC-PA 59 Feb. 12, 1888 Levi D. Stephens Farmer FC-PA FC-PA 70 FC-PA
Page 40 ; 41 ; 42 ; 43 =none                      
Page 44

Starr, Minnie L.

Pittsburg (sic)  Washington  16  Nov. 20, 1888 John H. Forsythe   Steel Worker  Pittsburgh  AL-C-PA  22 BC-PA
  Spencer, Mary WC-PA  BC-PA 55  Feb. 7, 1889  John Jackson Carpenter  Washington TWP. Washington TWP.  66  BC-PA

Storry, Rebecca

FC-PA  WC-PA 18 Oct. 28, 1888  (Wm? Wes?) W? or M.? McCoy Miner  FC-PA FC-PA 22 FC-PA  
  Sorrisen, Mary E. FC-PA Ohio  25 Feb. 9, 1889 James J. Maple Farmer  AL-C-PA WC-PA 25 FC-PA

Smallwood, Lucy

WC-PA WC-PA 21 Apr. 26, 1889  Lewis S. Weaver  Student WC-PA WC-PA 21 FC-PA
  Storry, Mary FC-PA WC-PA 21  May 23, 1889 Clark Isler  Coal Miner FC-PA FC-PA 21 FC-PA
Page 47=none                      
Page 48

Stickles, Lucy  

Simpsons Store WC-PA 21 Jan. 16, 1889 Oliver Armstrong Farmer Harvey's  GC-PA 21 GC-PA
  Supler, Maria Jane Simpsons Store   WC-PA  21 Mar. 7, 1889  Riley Wines  Farmer Simpsons Store  WC-PA 29 GC-PA
Page 49 ; 50  ; 51 =none                      
  From D.T.'s List-- I missed the one below ... and I have no idea which page it is on.                
  Snyder, Kate A.  WC-PA  WC-PA 26 Nov 23, 1887 Charles Edward Reese Miner FC-PA FC-PA 19 FC-PA

* Simpsons Store must be near the Greene-Washington line because Stivert? Sarah Rebecca is listed as Simpsons Store, Greene Co., 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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