SAM STARKEY MARRIAGE BOOK

These are the marriage records of Samuel Starkey, grandfather of Bonnie Starkey Collins, a Wetzel County minister who is sometimes referred to as "Marryin’ Sam". The book is in very delicate condition, faded and crumbling at the touch. The cover reads Studio Notebook, and has brown, green and tan earth tones as background for a lady dressed in white grecian garb. Sam displayed a graceful, flowing handwriting in old English script; each entry is carefully signed and complete text is used repeatedly, although I left out many of the "certitifies" and "uniteds" in the interest of space. By way of example, however, the first record is complete.

Book is submitted by Judy Kimble Barrow:

 

12/9/1875 " I certify that on the ninth day of December, 1875, I united in marriage Julian Martin Miller & Malinda Higgins."

12/23/1875 Jasper Shreves & Sarilda Price

12/30/1875 William B. Main & Mary E. Duncan

1876:

1/6 Abraham Ice & Mary Edgell

10/19 Jasper Price & Rachael Johnson

1877:

4/? Carrie G. Barker & Mary Johnson

4/11 Emanuel Starkey & Martha A. Duncan

8/9 John Talkington & Laverna Nay

1878:

10/21 Harry (Harvey?) Starkey & Julianna Rogers

11/7 Michael J. Bosh? & Rebecca J. Starkey

1879:

1/10 Nicholson Barker & Plessie A. Talkington

3/27 Perry G. Martin & Mary Ann Higgins

8/28 Dennie Wright & Flora Parker

10/30 James Edgell & Mary Huldah Stevens

1880:

2/5 Jefferson Harris & ? Starkey

3.28 Joshua Higgins & Nancy Rowe

8/26 Jasper N. Cochran & Mary C. Whitfield

1881:

1/30 Scott Stout & Rachel Price

1882:

3/1 Henry Quinn & Mary Miller

1883:

3/29 G.W. Morgan & Charlotta Starkey

1885:

2/22 George W. Hayhurst & Clarinda Starkey

3/12 John Manion & Angeline V. Starkey

3/19 William Jackson Cain & Malinda Williams

10/8 Levi R. Kelly & Martha V. Edgell

10/14 Ervin D. Gifford & Belinda Starkey

11/19 Alpheus Wyatt & Fanny Morgan

11/22 L.T. Morris & D. ?

12/4 John Cain & Luanna? Shreves

1886:

1/17 Benjamin Cleveland & Minnie Glaspell

1/14 Truman Davison & Rebecca A. Starkey

1/24 Amaziah Martin & Nancy Looman

2/9 John Stevens & Catherine J. Barker

3/21 George Albright & Mary Barker

4/18 Silas Edgell & Jenia Cowell?

5/2 Henry Swiger & Mary A. Lemasters

5/6 William H. Flowers & Lemasters? Main

5/16 Henry Flowers & Malinda Talkington

8/15 Michael J. Traitor & Malinda Carroll

9/12 David S. Morris & Serepthia Cain

1887:

1/9 Jonas Miller & Minerva Ice

2/22 Thomas W. Gorby & Maziah Wyatt

4/3 A.H. Lowe & Emma Edgell

4/13 David Miller & Mary V. Swiger

4/13 William Ice & Nancy A. Headlee

10/? Jessie M. Starkey & Alice Musgrave

10/2 E.L. Piggot & Emily C. Cole

10/22 Martin Anderson & Lydia E. McIntire

1888:

2/25 David Barker & Catherine Ice

3/1 Floyd Young & Malissa E. Roberts

4/29 William Stevens & Allie J. Stout

4/29 Francis M Swiger & H. Harbert?

5/17 Isaac Lemasters & Mahala Lyons

6/14 Thomas Barker & Sarah Whitehair

10/3 George Hannan & Maggie Sturgeon

10/7 Alpheus Nay & Florence Norris

11/18 Bachel? Campbell & Mary Ann Copenhaver

1889:

1/15 Samuel B. Cain & Rebecca A. Barker

1/27 Daniel Anderson & Emma J. Arnett

2/24 Jefferson E. Wyatt & Alice Snodgrass

4/4 Isaac Starkey & Alcinda Campbell

5/5 J. B. (R?) Stout & Alma Glaspell

6/9 J.J. Morgan & Leona A. McIntire

6/9 Franklin Henderson & Lena L. Cain

6/30 T.M. Ferrell & Minerva A. Carroll

7/14 Patrick Ice & Emma N. Hays

9/5 William Starkey & Alice Hillberry

9/25 Falwell Martin & Savinia Young

10/8 Henry Price & Sarah Swiger

10/13 Charles Stillwagner & Cora B. Talkington

11/5 Jessie Flowers & Huldah J. Price

11/11 John B. Travis & Mary W. Starkey

11/21 Daniel Edgell & Margaret J. Keen

11/29 Caleb Ashcraft & Anna A. Barker

12/22 J. F. Ensminger & Vizena Sherman

12/25 Dossy Lemasters & Sarah Lyons

1890:

1/25 Sylvester S. Starkey & Allie J. Edgell

3/6 Lee Bates & Lavina Young

6/26 John R. Davis & Elizabeth Jane Franks

7/29 C.H. Cain & Rosa L. Myers

11/12 Harrison Cunningham & Amanda J. Wyatt

11/15 William Price & Alena A. Barker

11/19 James Barker & Nancy Ann Edgell

11/20 Dossy Lemasters & Rebecca Ann Norris

1891:

4/4 James Stout & Elizabeth Hays

4/23 Eugene W. Snodgrass & Martha Robinson

8/8 James Ellis Quinn & Mary E. Cain

8/22 George Cleland & Armenia McIntire

9/13 John N. McIntire & Jeannie N. Looman

12/30 Thomas Cleland & Martha R. Starkey

1892:

1/14 G.W. Slider & Katie A. Jackson

1/31 Ellis Bailey? & Annie E. King

2/9 Henry Higgins & Jemima C. Fisher

3/21 Frederick Price & Laura Bates

4/13 W.H. Hayhurst & Vernia Price

5/5 James M. Hayhurst & Rosella Flowers

5/16 T.B. George & M.E. Edgell

5/28 U.G. Adams & E.T. Dunca

8/19 D.L. Starkey & Susannah Cain (Coen?)

9/4 Floyd F. Cain & Agnes Carson

10/10 Winfield Taylor Lipscomb & Martha Winans

11/24 Henry W. Heldreth & Mary B. Hogan

11/29 James E. Higgins & Annie Duncan

1893:

5/2 Elmer Ashcraft & Minnie L. Ashcraft

7/2 Dessie Anderson & Maude M. Satterfield

9/9 Abraham Ice & J.M. Miller

9/10 James Morgan & Mary Ice

10/21 A.J. Norris & Melinda J. Morgan

10/26 A.B. Ice & Emma Shaffer

11/25 James Kimball & Mary Curtis

12/9 O.W. Baker & Allie J. Moore

1894:

4/8 Steven Stout & Mary J. Carson

4/12 William Bates & Rosie Wyatt

7/21 James Hannan & Laura Curtis

11/1 William T. Ice & Lydia B. Robinson

11/24 James H. Adams & Jennie B. Wildman

12/11 David Stout & Mary E. Johnson

1895:

1/1 G.W. Dye & Rhoda B. Swiger

2/19 George W. Brummage & Louisa Jane Higgins

3/30 James W. Ice & Eliza A. Robinson

3/31 Nelson Morgan & Nancy Ann Barker

7/4 Presley Lowe & Lelah Young

8/25 Lindsey Morris & Roberta J. Coen

1896:

9/2 John Moore & Rachel Bragg

9/6 Daniel Hayhurst & Martha Higgins

9/10 Joseph T. Satterfield & Martha E. Starkey

9/14 James E. Morris & Dehlia Workman

9/25 N. L. Hayhurst & Millie Higgins

10/17 Nathan Higgins & Rebecca Barker

11/8 John H. Strait & Tabitha A. Shreves

11/8 W.T. Johnson & Rachel J. Albright

11/9 W.D. Barker & Mary Talkington

12/13 M.F. Swisher & Laura B. Lemasters

12/27 Marshall Moon? & Maisie Emma Starkey

1897:

3/14 Michael Manion & Ida Myrtle Belch

5/2 Levi Shuman & Sarah Smith

5/16 James Barker & Loretta McMillan

5/19 Wilbert Carmichael & Virginia Bucher

5/23 John S. Starkey & Ida Snodgrass

8/9 Arthur C. Edgell & Bertha E. Bates

10/17 Alfred Boise & Gracie Midland

1898:

1/15 D. E.??? & J.B. Ice

1/16 Jessie Arnold & Mariah Loudenslager

1/19 Cecil Edgell & Sadie Curtis

6/17 George F. Cumberledge & Laura Buchanon

7/25 A.J. Heineman & Laura A. Ensminger

12/18 William Harbert & Laura ???

12/24 Mil Bissett & Florence Ash (at home of Joseph Curtis)

1899:

3/5 B.F. Freeland & Martha Bates

4/22 Eugene L. Haught & Cora E. Baker

6/18 Harry B. Ice & Lucretia Talkington

7/7 Wesley Cross & Zania Baarker

7/15 William S. Bates & Myrtle Begars

8/17 James Price & Gordia Miller

9/22 Frank L. Moore & Cara (Cora?) B. Nay

10/1 Harry H. Johnson & Ella Showalter

10/14 Santford E. Cain & Margaret A. Zubel

10/18 George Shreves & Cora C. Peeples

11/7 Sylvester M. Calvert & Mary M. Belch

11/25 Jacob Bates & Rosa E. Miller

1900:

2/9 G.W. Carroll and Verna Barker

2/14 Rufus C. Walker & Fannie Woodburn

3/10 S.D. Edgell & Minnie Ice

3/11 C.H. Higgins & Nina Hayhurst

4/15 Ralph R. Allison & S. Norris

4/28 ? J. Powell & Martina Edgell

7/1 James Haught & Cora Flowers

7/3 Samuel P. Starkey & Louisa Higgins

7/4 Omer Ice & Mary J. Prunty

10/1 ? Starkey & Mary A. ?

11/5 George W. Clark & Mariah Ice

11/29 Early B. Hays & Virginia A. Jones

12/1 W.J. Barker & Myrtle Wadkins

12/25 John A. Wade & ? Scott

12/27 Benjamin R. Martin & Mary B. Stark

1901:

2/1 Andrew J. Price & Annie F. Fisher

2/2 Brady E. Wells & Lucy V. Norris

2/17 J.O. Starkey & Octavia Albright

2/17 Chancey (Charles? Perry & Lizzie Hays

3/30 J.D. Barker & Olive Merrifield

3/31 Ernie McDougal & Bessie Batson

4/9 James H. Barker & Linda Belle Harvey

4/11 S.W. Starkey & Mary Jane Kerns

4/18 S.T. Musgrave & Rosetta Frances

4/25 William B. Price & Frances A. Keener

5/1 Daniel ? & Belle Hayhurst

5/11 Ulysses L. Wells & Margaret E. Wycoff

5/14 Lee Hayhurst & Ella Lowe

5/22 H.J. Crayton & Julia B. Booher

7/7 Samuel Frasure & Ellie Mahone

8/26 Harrison Cross & Elsie Haught

12/1 Joseph ? & Permillia ?

1902:

2/2 Willie B. Starkey & Lenora L. Ashcraft

4/15 J.V. Price & Linda Barker

4/20 Enoch H. Higgins & Huldah Hayhurst

?/7 ? Shrieves & Salina Barker

11/15 William G. Carson & Sarah A. Myers

?/22 Friend Welling & Frances Hays

11/24 W.H. Beaver & Jemima Haught

12/1 Henry E. Martin & Martha J. Gump

1903:

3/6 Oscar wise & Eldora Edgell

3/6 Jacob F Matthews & Martha A. Sturgis

3/15 Henry Hayhurst & Minnie Lowe

3/22 Reuben Hatfield & Minnie Price

3/26 William E. Hawkings & Nancy Longwell

5/31 H.E. Edgell & Martha Glover

8/23 William H. Leasure & Otha Duncan

10/9 Oliver Jobes & J. L. Price (at the home of Susan Fisher)

10/10 George Toothman & Martha White

11/23 George W. Ensminger & Mary Alice Glover

12/6 Lee Wycoff & Ella Richmond

12/27 B.W. Higgins & S.A. Lowe

1904:

2/26 J. W. Miller & Bertha Traitor

3/6 W.J. Keene & Jane Carroll

3/14 V.C. Starkey & Stella Morgan

3/29 Charles Lipscomb & Gertie Flowers

5/21 John W. Amos & Etta Campbell

6/22 C.J. Ice & Vanzie Campbell

7/8 W.J. Berney & Blanche Moore

7/16 Carrie Adams & Rose Slider

7/19 J. Smalley & A. Cain

9/9 N. Emmett Moore & Bertis Sturgeon

10/16 Edward Gill & Hattie Wycoff

10/29 Bruise B. Talkington & Bertha Edgell

12/5 John Snodgrass & Mary Wright

12/16 T.T. Walters & Mary Sturgeon

1905:

1/17 Ira Hudson & Rhoda Price

2/19 William J. Carson & Mary Long

2/20 G.A. Shupp & Liza Lemasters

3/1 F.L. Lowe & M.T. Higgins

5/21 Samuel Batson & Lulu Beckett

6/29 Sanford Lee Baird & Lucy L. Miller

7/4 Wiley Powell & Frances Hennen

10/29 Perry F. Williams & Myrtle T. Bean

10/31 C.J. Wood & Jean E. Snyder

12/17 Earl Hess & Hannah Rogers

12/31 Thomas W. Shaver & Jennie Hays

1906:

1/10 Lindsey Powell & Cassie Wycoff

2/17 Thomas Gump & Mary Ann Smith

4/13 William E. Talkington & Mary A. Flowers

4/19 P.F. Talkington & E. B. Miller

4/29 Lester Carrol & Orva Powell

5/30 L.B. Simpson & Willa Davis

9/1 J.W. Powell & Georgia Norris

10/14 Willie Talkington & Fanny Adams

10/28 Henry Talkington & Rebecca Bolger

11/4 W.H. Mayfield & Ellen Parrish

12/3 Howard Shaffer & Ida Satterfield

12/7 T.L. Shreves & Laura Stern

12/15 J.E. Beckett & Dorcas Mayfield

12/31 S.W. Jones & E.M. Wycoff

1907:

3/30 C.L. Wycoff & A.G. Raven

4/22 G.O. Shaver & Lola Miller

7/20 W.A. Owens & Frances Danst

7/31 William N. Satterfield & Della Showalter

9/29 Howaard Shaffer & Della Williams

1908:

1/21 Alva E. Talkington & Dessie Barker

5/24 Ellis Talkington & Martha Cain

7/19 Abraham Ice & Irene Ash

8/17 Samuel Carroll & Delphia Ice

12/5 Samuel Smith & Martha Burdine

1909:

3/26 William Smyth & Lydia Norris

6/29 Nicholas A. Ensminger & Martha Mick

7/26 Charles G. Price & Jennie Briggs

9/4 Matthew Little & Jane Ice

9/25 Henry Barker & Bertha Deats

10/7 Benton Quinn & Ona Adams

12/6 Lester Miller & Bertha Ice

12/14 Walter Barker & Sarah Haught

12/14 Curtis Barker & Daisy Stout

1910:

2/20 Raymond Russell Copenhaver & Fannie S. Talkington

                                        2/26 W.A.Phillips & Bertha Albright