The first marriage license issued in Chester County TN was to Joe GLOVER (colored) and Rachel SANFORD on June 5 1882, the officiating minister was Rev Henry A JACKSON. The second license was to R. B. WEST and M. A. PERKINS on June 7 1882. Abstracted from CHESTER COUNTY History of TENNESSEE, by The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887.
Mr and Mrs P B Bland celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in January 1951 at their home on the Old Jacks Creek Road. They were married January 8 1901 in Chester County TN where they have lived all their life. They have two children, Mrs Wade Smith of Alexandria VA and Mrs Howard Swain of Memphis. Extracted from CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT issue of January 19 1951 NOTE: Marriage index shows that P B Bland married Ellie McCall January 15 1901. In 1910 Chester County census they are Plummer B Bland, head, 37 TN; Ellie Bland, wife, 32, TN; Mary Bland, daughter, 7, TN; Martha Bland, daughter, 4, TN.
FLETCHER - MANESS 1902
On Sunday morning at 8 o'clock, May 18 1902 at the home of the bride's mother 3 miles west of town, Mr John Fletcher and Miss Lula Maness repeated the vows which made them all in all to each other through out their remaining days, Mr W F Record, Officiating. Mr Fletcher is a farmer and one of Madison County's most worthy young men, while the young lady is possessed of just such qualifications as will make her a fitting mate for the man of her choice. At the conclusion of ceremonies Mr Nat Davis presented the bride with a beautiful bouquet making an appropriate talk which was highly appreciated by all. For the young couple who has just started upon life's journey together, the Headlight has only the best wishes. May the Gods of Love, Contentment and Prosperity ever reigh in their home. HENDERSON HEADLIGHT issue of May 23 1902
TILLMAN - PATTERSON 1902
Married (May 23 1902) at the home of the Bride's parents, Esq A B Patterson four miles south of Henderson last Saturday night, Mr Jno V Tillman and Miss Lessie Patterson, Esq W I Allen officiating. Mr Tillman is one of the most poplar of the M & O RR Co's employees while Miss Patterson is one of Chester's most poplar and accomplished ladies. The happy couple left on the 10:30 train immediately after the ceremony. In tendering congratulations the HEADLIGHT wishes them a full share of the pleasures of a long and happy life. HENDERSON HEADLIGHT issue of May 23 1902.
WALLACE - LUMPKINS 1950
Miss Mary Nell Wallace, daughter of Mr and Mrs T D Wallace of Henderson married November 12 1950 William Frank Lumpkins, the son of Mr and Mrs P L Lumpkins of Lawrenceburg TN. The double ring ceremony was peformed at the home of Rev H I Copeland in Senatobia MS. The couple will be at home in Memphis. Extracted from CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT issue of December 15 1950
WOODS - GRAY
In Jacks Creek News Mrs Mark McAdams reported Mr and Mrs Connie Mitchell of Huntsville AL arrived last week to spend the holidays with relatives and to be present at the Marriage of Miss Mary Archie Woods to Jack Gary on Dec 19 1950. CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT issue of December 22 1950
Miss Doris Marilyn WEST, daughter of Mr and Mrs T L West of Henderson, became the bride of Earl J Lowell VICKERS on December 23 1950. The ceremony was held in the home of Dr R E Guy, officiating minister in Jackson TN, in the presence of the immediate families. The Groom is the son of Mrs Flossie Vickers of Henderson and is a graduate of Cordell High School in Cordell OK. He is in the Army Air Corps and is stationed at Keesler Field. The bride attended Chester County High School. Immediately after the ceremony they left for Biloxi MS where they will reside. CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT issue of January 12 1951.
Bridal Shower One of the most delightful events of the early spring was the bridal shower given on March 30 1951 honoring Mrs J Lowell Vickers, the former Miss Marilyn West. The setting for the party as the C M Watkins home on the Old Jacks Creek Road. CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT issue of April 13 1951
TIGNOR - BOREN 1951
A wedding is taking place today (January 19 1951) that will interest a wide circle of their friends. Miss Mary Frances Tignor becomes the bride of Mr Aaron Lee Boren. The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs R L Tignor of Henderson. She reeived her education in the public schools of Chester County, graduating from Chester County High School. She also went to school in Nashville and is now employed in Jackson. Mr Boren is the son of Mr and Mrs Grady Boren of Jackson. He was a graduate of Jackson High School and attended West Tennessee Business College. He served in the Navy during WWII. He is now employed with the Jackson Post Office. After a short honeymoon trip the couple will be at home at 284 Poplar Street, Jackson TN. CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT issue of January 19 1951
Solemnized in the presence of family and a limited number of close friends was the wedding ceremony of Miss Mabel Hutcheon, daughter of Mr and Mrs Philip Tinsley Hutcheson of Cookeville TN, where she became the bride of George Marvin Martin, Jr. of Pulaski TN, son of Mr n Mrs George M Martin of Henderson TN. Vows were exchanged in Cookeville TN on January 26 1951. The bride is a graduate of Cookeville schools and has a degree from Tennessee Tech. Mr Martin is a graduate of Chester County High School, attended Union Univ, West TN Business College and is a graduate of Tennessee School of broadcasting, Nashville. Mr Martin is program director for Radio Station WKSR CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT issue of Feb 9 1951
On Monday evening, April 2 1951 Mrs Bill R Melton honored Mrs Thurman R Maness, the former Miss Jane Saxton, with a miscellaneous shower. CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT issue of April 13 1951
MANESS - WALKER Miss Bonnie Ann MANESS, daughter of Mr and Mrs Grady Maness married February 2 1952, Mr Guy Houston WALKER.
MOUNT - SERGERSON
Mr and Mrs Freeman HODGES announce the marriage of their daughter, Mattie Sue Hodges Mount to DuWayne Sergerson, son of Mr and Mrs Leo Sergerson. the wedding took place February 23 1952 in Corinth Mississippi. with the Reverend Taylor officiating. CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT issue of February 19 1952.
In a ceremony of beauty and simplicity, Miss Wanna Faye Holmes, daughter of Mr and Mrs Euther Holmes of Finger Tennessee, became the bride of Mr Bill Crouse, son of Mr and Mrs Hobert Crouse of Finger Tennessee. Mr Rubon Phillips performed the ceremony Saturday afternoon, February 23 1952 at Corinth Mississippi. The bride chose for her wedding a navy crepe dress with matching accessories. She wore a shoulder corsage of pink coronations. The young couple was attented by Mr and Mrs James Wamble of Finger Tennessee. Miss Holmes attented Chester County High School and is now employed by Salant and Salant. Mr Crouse is employed by Lincoln Construction Co at Jackson Tennessee. The young couple will make their home here in Henderson. CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT issue of February 29 1952
WOOD - TALLEY
Engagement of Miss Eloise Wood and Dossie Allen Talley was announced by her father, R B Wood of Henderson. She is a Junior at CCHS, a cheer leader, sweet heart of her class and first maid to the football queen. Mr Talley is the son of Mr and Mrs R A Talley Jr of the Oak Grove Community. He is President of the Senior class at CCHS, president of Chester County FFA chapter, holds the State farmer degree and is working on the national degree. He is captain of the football team and played on the basketball team. He is associated with his father in the cattle and farming industry. An early summer wedding is planned. (Summer of 1952)
JOHNSON - PRIDDY
Miss Tavy Johnson married Clyde Priddy April 5 1952 at Parsons TN at the home of Rev W Bartholomew. The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Floyd Johnson of the Sweet Lips community. The groom is the son of Mr and Mrs Sam Priddy of New Friendship Community. They are each graduates of CCHS. Mr Priddy is a veteran of WWII. After a short honeymoon they will make their home in Memphis.
MERMWIN - McCLENDON
Miss Althea Merwin, daughter of Mr and Mrs Chauncey Merwin of Jackson TN was married in Jackson to Mr James E McClendon, son of Mr and Mrs J A McClendon of Henderson. Bro Robert Witt of Henderson officiated. After a wedding trip the couple will be at home in Henderson. CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT issue of April 18 1952
JONES - SPIGHT
Mr and Mrs H. R. Spight observed their golden wedding anniversary April p 1952 at the home of their daughter, Mrs C H Bolton. Mr and Mrs Spight were married April 9 1952 in Ripley MS. Mrs Speight was the former Miss Ida May Jones. Mr and Mrs Spight are the parents of four children; Mrs E. E. Carter of Memphis, Mrs Jere Galbraith of Jackson, Mrs C H Bolton of Henderson and Thomas Spight of Davisboro GA. CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT issue of April 18 1952
CLAYTON - STAMM
Mr and Mrs Walter A Clayton of Henderson announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary Josephine of Denver CO to Mr George Perry Stamm, also of Denver. They were married March 8 1952 in Denver CO.
WOODY - KENNER
March 19 1970 at the Henderson Church of Christ Mrs Mamie Woody became the bride of Simms Kenner. He is a retired teacher and she is Matron of Paul Grey Hall at Freed Hardeman.