MARRIAGES

Alexander County/Illinois Genealogy Trails

 Marriages 1819-1839

Marriages 1840-1850

Marriages 1860-1899

Marriages 1900-1938

Marriage License or Certificates

Marriage Announcements


MARRIAGE LICENSE OR CERTIFICATES

Charles F. Applegate and Miss Georgia Etta Adams

Charles D. Arter and Eliza Harrell

Daniel D. Arter and Millie Ann Moyer

Theodore Benefiel and Etna Ann Ferrill

Jesse Otis Bryant and Ella Beatrice Vines

William Daily(Dailey) and Minerva Hurston

James Alvie Durham and Ruth A. Harvel

Edmund B. Garaghty and Eliza Hutton

Samuel Jesse Ghere and Nancy Elizabeth Thompson

James Goodman and Rachel Elmira Robbs

Oliver M. Heilig and Cintha Jordan

John George Hofman, Jr. and Bertha Marie Morford

Alexander Jordan and Mary Angeline Gossett

Moses Jourdan and Anna L. Cauble

Jesse Eugene Kee and Donnie Marie Brooks

Francis Klier and Phoebe Justis (Jestus)

Joseph Lessar and Nellie Sims

Daniel Miller and Mary A. Sams

Miles Nicholson and Laura Bradshaw

Wallace Pettit/Petitt and Martha Whitney

John Robbs and Sarah D. King

William A. Robbs and Armindy Craig

Phillip H. Saup and Emma Elizabeth Arter

Charles Thompson and Mrs. Leona Sheffer

John Thompson and Sariah M. Heck

John Thompson and Nancy J. Brimm

Oscar Thompson and Nellie Jackson

Charles F. Whitaker and Mattie Childers

Henry Whitaker and Margaret S. Miller

Hugh A Worthington and Harriet E. Arter



MARRIAGE LICENSE OF

CHARLES F. APPLEGATE AND MISS GEORGIA ETTA ADAMS


Chas. F. Applegate and Miss Georgia Etta Adams were granted licenses to marry by County Clerk Miller yesterday.

Source:  Cairo Citizen, Nov 12, 1900; contributed by Mary Fran Madjak


MARRIAGE RECORD:  MINISTER’S RETURN
of

CHARLES D. ARTER AND ELIZA HARRELL 

Contributed by Sue Mullins

P. 69

State of Missouri

    I William M. Good[wine ?] an
acting Justice of the peace within and
for this Township Mississippi county
State of Missouri do hereby testify that
I did Solemnize in the bond of
Matrimony on the 18th day of March
AD 1851 Mr. Charles Arter to
Miss Eliza Ann Harrell Given
under my hand this 6th day of May
1852.
        William M[?]. [Good[wine ?]
Recorded May 6th 1852
        Geo[?] White[?] Recorder

(Note:  Both Arter and Harrell were from Cairo, IL.  Researcher received this from Mississippi County, Missouri, in response to her request for any marriage records for Charles Arter and Eliza Harrell)


MARRIAGE RECORDS TRANSCRIPTIONS:

DANIEL D. ARTER* AND MILLIE ANN MOYER

Transcriptions by Susan B. Mullins


State of Illinois
                Ct
Alexander County

    The people of the State of Illinois   To any Person
lawfully authorised to Solemnize marriage, Greeting
you are by licensed & permited, to Celebrate & Certify the rights
of marriage between Daniel Arter & Mille Anne Moyer
and for so doing this shall be your suficient warrant.

        Witness George Cla[?]d Clerk of the County
        Commissioners Court of Said County and the
        official Seal of said Court at Unity this
        day of 8th Dec AD 1837
            [???]tano, C.C.C.C.A.G.


________________________________________________________________

8th Dec. 1837
Daniel Arter
To
Millie Anne Moyer

Marriage License

BMG

I do hereby certify that the rights of matrimony
between Daniel Arter and Milly Ann Moyer
was Solemnized before me on the 10[?] day of
February 1838.

        Thomas Howard, J P

*Note:  3G-grandfather of Susan B. Mullins.  Son of Abraham Arter and Magdalena Hahn , father of Charles D. Arter by his first wife, Mary Jarrett
Source:  Alexander County Courthouse, 2000 Washington Avenue, Cairo, Illinois 62914-3947   


MARRIAGE LICENSE OF

THEODORE BENEFIEL AND ETNA ANN FERRILL

Donated by Phyllis Hancock (Note: Theodore & Etna were married in Union Co. but later lived in Alexander Co.)

MARRIAGE LICENSE

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Union County

TO ANY PERSON LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGE.

GREETING

Marriage may be Celebrated Between Mr. Theodore Benefiel of Cobden Precinct in the County of Union and State of Illinois of the age of 26 years and Miss Etna Ann Ferrill of Cobden Precinct of the County of Union and State of Illinois of the age of 21 years.

Witness: J. Henry Wilboldt, County Clerk and the seal of said County at his Office in Jonesboro in said County this 10th day of March AD 1883. J. Henry Wilboldt, County Clerk

STATE OF ILLINOIS, UNION COUNTY} I J. H. Ferrill a Minister of the C. C. hereby certify that Mr. Theodore Benefiel and Miss Etna Ann Ferrill were united in Marriage by me at Emily Ferrill's in the County of Union and State of Illinois on the 11th day of March AD 1883. Elder J. H. Ferrill



MARRIAGE LICENSE OF

JESSE OTIS BRYANT AND ELLA BEATRICE VINES


Marriage may be Celebrated Between Mr. Jesse Otis Bryant of Cairo in the County of Alexander and State of Illinois of the age of Seventy years and Mrs. Ella Beatrice Vines of Cairo in the County of Alexander and State of Illinois of the age of Sixty Four years.
Witness J. Reid Abercrombie, County Clerk.
"I John K. B. Cook, Justice of the Peace certify that Mr. Jesse Otis Bryant and Mrs. Ella Beatrice Vines were united in Marriage by me at Urbandale in the County of Alexander and State of Illinois on the 9th day of April A.D. 1963."
Jesse Otis Bryant 3210 Elm St.  Retired, age 70.  Date of Birth: 5-13-92.  Color White. Place of Birth:  Carmi, IL.  Father: Douglas Bryant. Mother: Etta Reddick. 
Ella Beatrice Vines.  Res: 3210 Elm St. Age 64. Date of Birth: Feb. 10.  Color white.  Place of Birth Pont Pleasant, MO.  Father's name: Louie L. Organ. Mother: Ruth M. Summers.  Witnesses to Marriage:  H. Hoppe and W__ Cook.  
--Source:  From the Alexander Co. Courthouse, contributed by Anna Shelton.


MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE OF

WILLIAM DAILY AND MINERVA HURSTON

Donated by Donna Dailey Knight

THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,

ALEXANDER COUNTY,

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,

To all who shall see these Presents,---Greeting:

Know Ye, That License and permission has been granted to any Minister of the Gospel, authorized to marry by the Church or society to which he belongs any Justice of the Supreme Court; Justice of any inferior Court, or any Justice of the Peace, to celebrate and certify the marriage of William Daily and Minerva Hurston named both of this County, according to the usual custom and Laws of the State of Illinois.

Witness, John Q Harman, Clerk of the County Court, in and for the County of Alexander and the seal of said Court hereunto affixed, at Cairo, this 13th day of November A. D. 1862. John Q. Harman, Clerk.

STATE OF ILLINOIS, ALEXANDER COUNTY, I HEREBY CERTIFY, That on the Fifteenth day of November A. D. 1862, I joined in the HOLY STATE OF MATRIMONY, Mr. William Daily and Miss Manerva Hurston according to the usual custom and Laws of Illinois, Given under my hand and seal this 15th day of November A. D. 1862. Jos. E. McCrite, Justice of the Peace.


MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

OF

JAMES ALVIE DURHAM AND RUTH A. HARVEL

Donated by J. C. McNelly

THIS CERTIFIES

THAT

James Alvie Durham of Olive Branch State of Illinois AND Ruth A. Harvel of Thebes State of Illinois

WERE UNITED IN

HOLY MATRIMONY

At Olive Branch

According to the Ordinance of God and the Laws of the State of Illinois

on the 17th day of December

in the year of OUR LORD One Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty Eight

Witnesses:  (Illegible) L. Bedwell
 Marie Bedwell

Rev. B. R. Hall
Minister of the Gospel


MARRIAGE OF

EDMUND B. GARAGHTY AND ELIZA HUTTON

Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, donated by Sharon Brown

January 16, 1884, Book F, pg. 66, Alexander County.


MARRIAGE OF

SAMUEL JESSE GHERE AND NANCY ELIZABETH THOMPSON

Source: Frank Beasley

Samuel Jesse Ghere was united in marriage to Nancy Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of John T. and Nancy E. (Brimm) Thompson, on September 25, 1910 at the Elco Methodist Church.
Note: Samuel Ghere was an employee of the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad, out of Tamms. He was able to obtain a "railroad pass" and Samuel and Nancy spent their honeymoon in Mobile, Alabama.


MARRIAGE OF

JAMES GOODMAN AND RACHEL ELMIRA ROBBS

Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, donated by Sharon Brown

July 25, 1875, Book D, 212/421, Alexander County.


MARRIAGE LICENSE OF

OLIVER M. HEILIG AND CINTHA JORDAN

Contributed by Brenda Talley

Note: Cintha was from Alexander County.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS

UNION COUNTY

To any person legally authorized to solemnize Marriage

GREETING.

MARRIAGE MAY BE CELEBRATED

Between Mr. Oliver M. Heilig of Mill Creek in the County of Union and State of Illinois of the age of Forty years and Miss Cintha Jordan ofMill Creek in the County of Union and State of Illinois of the age of Nineteen years. Witness, J. Will Laws County Clerk and the seal of said County at his Office in Jonesboro in said County this 14th day of October A. D. 1902.

J. Will Laws, County Clerk

By Chas. L. Kimmel, Deputy.

State of Illinois, Union County, IMonroe C. Crawford a Judge Co. Court hereby certify that Mr. Oliver M. Heilig and Miss Cintha Jordan were united in Marriage by me at Jonesboro in the County of Union and State of Illinois on the 14 day of October A. D. 1902.

Monroe C. Crawford, Judge Co. Court.

Marriage license issued Oct. 14th, 1902. Filed Oct. 14, 1902. Recorded 11/17/1902 on page 184 of Marriage Record. State Board of Health Register, page 142. Illinois State Board of Health. Return of a Marriage to County Clerk.

1. Full name of Groom: Oliver M. Heilig; 2. Place of residence: Mill Creek; 3. Occupation: Medical Doctor; 4. Age next birthday: 41 years; Color: white; 5. Place of birth: Union County; 6. Father's name: Michael Heilig; 7. Mother's maiden name: Amanda (hard to read); 8. Number of groom's marriage: blank; ;9. Full name of Bride: Cintha Jordan; 10. Place of residence: Alexander Co., Ill; 11. Age next birthday: 20 years; Color: White; 12. Place of birth: Ill; 13. Father's name: Alexander Jordan; 14. Mother's maiden name: Mary Morris; 15. Number of bride's marriage: blank; 16. Married at Jonesboro in the County of Union and State of Illinois, the 14 day of Oct. 1902; 17. Witnesses to marriage: George Huggin; Chas. C. Crawford. Oct. 14th, 1902 We hereby certify that the information above given is correct, to the best of our knowledge and belief, Oliver M. Heilig (Groom); Cyntha Heilig (Bride) I hereby certify that the above is a correct return of a Marriage solemnized by me. Monroe C. Crawford, Judge of the County Court; Dated at Jonesboro this 14th day of October 1902.



MARRIAGE LICENSE OF

JOHN GEORGE HOFMAN, JR. AND BERTHA MARIE MORFORD

Contributed by Anna Shelton

Marriage License, The People of the State of Illinois, Alexander County.  To any Person legally authorized to solemnize Marriage.
GREETINGS.  MARRIAGE MAY BE CELEBRATED Between Mr. John George Hofman, Jr. of Muscatine in the County of Muscatine and State of Iowa of the age of 35 years and Miss Bertha Marie Morford of Cairo in the County of Alexander and State of Illinois of the age of 21 years.  Witness Fred D. Nellis, County Clerk and the seal of said County at his Office in Cairo in said County this 13th day of January A.D. 1920.  Signed by Fred D. Nellis, County Clerk By John A. Sammons Deputy.

State of Illinois Alexander County ss.
I, James J. Downey, a Catholic Priest, hereby certify that Mr. John G. Hoffmann and Miss Bertha M. Morford were united in Marriage by me at Cairo in the County of Alexander and State of Illinois on the 14th day of January A.D. 1920.  Signed by J. J. Downey, Catholic Pastor.


MARRIAGE LICENSE OF

ALEXANDER JORDAN AND MARY ANGELINE GOSSETT

Contributed by Mary Graf-Schroeter

MARRIAGE LICENSE NO. 211

State of Illinois

Alexander County

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, TO ANY PERSON LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGE----GREETING.

YOU ARE HEREBY AUTHROIZED, to Join in the Holy bonds of Matrimony and to Celebrate within this County, the Rites and Ceremonies of Marriage, between Mr. Alexander Jordan and Miss Mary Angeline Gossett now both of said Alexander County, according to the usual custom and Laws of the State of Illinois, and you are required to return this license to me within thirty days from the celebration of such Marriage, with a Certificate of the same appended thereto and signed by you, under the Penalty of One Hundred Dollars.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of said County,

this 24th day of September A.D. 1867.

Signed: JACOB G. LYNCH, County Clerk

Revenue Stamps to the Amount of $0.05 on this Certificate.

State of Illinois

Alexander County

I, Moses Hutson, a Justice of the Peace hereby certify that on the 27th day of September 1867, I joined in Marriage Mr. Alexander Jordan and Miss Mary Angeline Gossett agreeable to the authority given in the above License and the custom and Laws of this State. Given under my hand and seal this 27th day of September A.D. 1867.

Jacob G. Lynch

Moses Hutson, J. P.


MARRIAGE LICENSE OF

MOSES JOURDAN AND ANNA L. CAUBLE

Contributed by Mary Lingle Youngs

STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF ALEXANDER, SS.

The People of the State of Illinois; to any person legally authorized to solemmize marriage: GREETING:

You are hereby authorized to join the Holy Bonds of Matrimony, and to celebrate the Rites and Ceremonies of Marriage between Mr. Moses Jourdan and Miss Anna L. Cauble of Alexander county; and this shall be your good and sufficient Warrant; and you are required to return this License to me within thirty days from the celebration of such Marriage, with a certificate of the same, endorsed thereon and signed by you.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my Hand, and the Seal of said County Court hereto affixed, at office in Thebes this 11th day of November A.D. 1856.

L. B. Lisenbee, CLERK.

STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF ALEXANDER: I hereby certify that on this the 13 day of November A.D. 1856, I joined in Matrimony Mr. Moses Jourdan with Miss Anna L. Cauble agreeably to the authority given in the above License.

Isaac Short, Minister of the gospel.


MARRIAGE OF

JESSE EUGENE KEE AND DONNIE MARIE BROOKS

Donated by Denny Kee

(Note: Jesse and Donnie were married in Pulaski Co., but lived in Alexander Co. all their married lives.)

Married June 19, 1922 in Mounds, Pulaski Co, IL

Albert Spence, Justice of the Peace, officiated.

Witnesses: Charley Hartline and James Otho Sheffer


MARRIAGE LICENSE OF:  
FRANCIS KLIER AND PHOEBE JUSTIS (JESTUS)

Donated by ©Darlene Jestus

THE STATE OF ILLINOIS ALEXANDER COUNTY
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS

To all who shall see these Presents,----Greeting:


Know that license and permission has been granted to any Minister of the Gospel, authorized to marry by the Church or societys to which he belongs, any Justice of the Supreme Court; Justice of any inferior Court, or any Justice of the Peace, to celebrate and certify the marriage of FRANCIS KLIER and PHOEBE JUSTIS now both of this County, according to the usual custom and Laws of the State of Illinois
WITNESS:, JOHN HARMON, CLERK OF THE COUNTY COURT, in and for the County of Alexander, and the seal of said Court hereunto applied at CAIRO, this 2nd day of May, A.D. 1864

JOHN HARMON, Clerk

STATE OF ILLINOIS, ALEXANDER COUNTY

I hereby certify that on the 8th day of May, A.D. 1864, I joined in the HOLY STATE OF MATRIMONY FRANCIS KLIER and PHOEBE JUSTIS according to the usual custom and Laws of Illinois
Given under my hand and seal, this 9th day of May, A.D. 1864

ROBERT STEWART, MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL


 MARRIAGE LICENSE OF

JOSEPH LESSAR AND NELLIE SIMS

Contributed by Yvonne Lessar Birk

Register of Marriages, Alexander County, Illinois
No. of License:  --
Date of License:  6/9/1898

Full Name of Groom:  Joseph Lessar
Place of Residence:  Elco
Age Next Birthday:  22 years
Race or Color:  Am.
Place of Birth:  Union Co, Ills.
Father's Name:  Joseph Lessar
Mother's Maiden Name:  Carline Miller
No. of Groom's marriage:  First
Full Name of Bride:  Nellie Sims
Place of Residence:  Elco
Age Next Birthday:  19 years
Race or Color:  Am.
Place of Birth:  Union Co., Ills.
Father's Name:  C. F. Sims
Mother's Maiden Name:  Martha Teel
No. of Bride's marriage:  First
Where and When Married:  Elco, 6/12/1898
Witnesses:  W. F. Sims; Obed Lessar
By Whom Certified, Name & Office:  Ignatius N. Welty, Minister of Gospel
Date of Return:  June 14, 1898
When Registered:  June 14, 1898

STATE OF ILLINOIS}
Alexander County,}

    I, Paul S. Clutts, County Clerk of said County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the record herewith 
certified is a true and complete copy of the certificate of the marriage of Mr. Joseph Lessar 
and Miss Nellie Sims as the same appears of record in my office.

                                Witness my hand and the seal of County Court of said County at Cairo, Illinois 
                        this 11th day of February A. D. 1960.

                                                                                                                Paul S. Clutts, County Clerk

                                                                                                                By Virginia Long, Deputy



MARRIAGE LICENSE OF

DANIEL MILLER AND MARY A. SAMS

Contributed by J. C. McNelly

STATE OF ILLINOIS
ALEXANDER COUNTY

THE PEOPLE OF THE
STATE OF ILLINOIS

To any person legally authorized to solemnize Marriage

GREETINGS:

You are hereby authorized To join in the Holy Bands of Matrimony and to celebrate the Rites and Ceremonies of Marriage between Mr. Daniel Miller and Mrs. Mary A. Sams, now both of said Alexander County according to the usual custom and laws of the State of Illinois, and you are required to return this License to me within thrity days from the celebration of such Marriage, with a Certificate of the same appended theeto and signed by you under the Penalty of One hundred Dollars.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and the Seal of said County this 31st day of January A.D. 1870.

Jacob G. Lynch
County Clerk


MARRIAGE LICENSE OF

MILES NICHOLSON AND LAURA BRADSHAW

Miles Nicholson and Laura Bradshaw were granted licenses to marry by County Clerk Miller yesterday.

Source:  Cairo Citizen, November 12, 1900; contributed by Mary Fran Madjak


MARRIAGE OF

WALLACE PETTIT/PETITT AND MARTHA WHITNEY

Donated by Shelia Lyon

State of Illinois Marriage License
The people of the State of Illinois County of Alexander
To any person legally authorized to solemnize Marriage Greeting


Marriage may be celebrated between Mr. Wallace Petitt of Thebes in the County of Alexander and State of Illinois of the age of 22 years and Miss Martha Whitney of Thebes in the County of Alexander and State of Illinois of the age of 19 years.
Witness: Sidney B. Miller, County Clerk
and seal of said County at his office in Cairo in said County on this 19th day of June AD 1888.

Signed: Sidney B. Miller, County Clerk

State of Illinois
County of Alexander

I, John R. Wallace, a Justice of the Peace hereby certify that Mr. Wallace Petitt and Miss Martha Whitney were united in marriage by me at Thebes in the County of Alexander and the State of Illinois on the 24th day of June AD 1888.

Signed: John R. Wallace, Justice of the Peace

Mary E. Wallace
Scott Wallace
(witnesses)


MARRIAGE OF

JOHN ROBBS AND SARAH D. KING

Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, donated by Sharon Brown

July 18, 1872, Book C/533, Alexander County.


MARRIAGE OF

WILLIAM A. ROBBS AND ARMINDY CRAIG

Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, donated by Sharon Brown

August 7, 1872, Book C/576, Alexander County.


MARRIAGE LICENSE & MINISTER’S RETURN:

PHILLIP H. SAUP* AND EMMA ELIZABETH ARTER**


Transcription by Susan B. Mullins


MARRIAGE LICENSE
STATE OF ILLINOIS        THE PEOPLE OF
ALEXANDER COUNTY        STATE OF ILLINOIS

To any person legally authorized to solemnize Marriage
    GREETING:
You are herby authorized To join in the Holy Bands of Matrimony
and to celebrate within the County the Rites and Ceremonies of Marriage between
Mr. Phillip H. Saup
and Miss Emma Arter
anon both of said Alexander County
according to the usual custom and laws of the State of Illinois, and you are required to return
this License to me within thirty days from the celebration of such Marriage, with a Certificate
of the same appended thereto and signed by you under the Penalty of One hundred Dollars.

        Witness  Jacob G. Lynch Clerk of our said Court
        and the seal thereof at his office in Cairo, in said County this
        Thirty first day of October A D 1872

            Jacob G. Lynch
                County Clerk

________________________________________________________________

STATE OF ILLINOIS                I Cornelius Hoffmans
                SS              
ALEXANDER COUNTY            a Catholic Clergyman hereby
    certify that on the Thirty first day of October 1872
    I joined in Marriage Mr. Phillip H. Saup with
    Miss Emma Arter agreeably to the authority given
    in the above License & the custom & laws of this State.  Given under my hand and
    seal this Thirty first day of October A.D. 1872
        Rev. Corn. Hoffmans  (seal)
        Cath. Priest
   

NOTE:  * Son of Anton Saup and Elizabeth Schmitt
**Daughter of Charles D. Arter and Eliza Harrell; granddaughter of Daniel D. Arter and Mary Jarrett and of Bailey S. Harrell and Abigail Wood; great-granddaughter of Abraham Arter and Magdalena Hahn and of William Harrell and Martha “Patsy” Bussell.
Source:  Alexander County Courthouse, 2000 Washington Avenue, Cairo, Illinois
               62914-3947     


MARRIAGE LICENSE OF
CHARLES THOMPSON AND MRS. LEONA SHEFFER


Contributed by Phyllis Nolte

MARRIAGE LICENSE,
The People of the State of Illinois
ALEXANDER
County
To any Person legally authorized to solemnize Marriage
GREETING,
Marriage May Be Celebrated
Between Mr. Charles Thompson of Elco
in the County of Alexander and State of Illinois of the age of Fifty Four years and
Mrs. Leona Sheffer of Elco in the County of Alexander and
State of Illinois of the age of Sixty Five years

Witness:  Paul S. Clutts, County Clerk
and the seal of said County at his Office in Cairo, in said County
this 12th day of April A. D. 1937
Paul S. Clutts, County Clerk.

State of Illinois      }
Alexander County}
                                        I, Miles Coleman, a Justice of the Peace hereby certify that Mr. Charles Thompson and Mrs. Leona Sheffer were united in Marriage by me at Elco in the County of Alexander, and State of Illinois on the 12th day of April A. D. 1937.

                                                                                                                                        Miles Coleman
                                                                                                                                        Justice of the Peace

__________________________________________________________________

MARRIAGE LICENSE
ADULT

Mr. Charles Thompson
with
Mrs. Leona Sheffer

Issued April 12th, 1937
Married April 12th, 1937
Filed April 14th, 1937
Paul S. Clutts, Clerk.

Registered April 15th, 1937
Marriage Register W
Page 532

Return of a Marriage to County Clerk
1.  Full Name of Groom:  Charles Thompson
2.  Place of Residence:  Elco, Ill.
3.  Occupation:  Laborer
4.  Age next Birthday:  55 Yrs.  Color:  Wht  Race:  Cau.
5.  Place of Birth:  Alexander Co. Ill.
6.  Father's Name:  Andrew Thompson
7.  Mother's Maiden Name:  Kate Waller
8.  Number of Groom's Marriage:  second
9.  Full Name of Bride:  Leona Sheffer
Maiden Name, if a Widow:  Jordan
10.  Place of Residence:  Elco, Ill.
11.  Age next Birthday:  66 Yrs.  Color:  Wht  Race:  Cau.
12.  Place of Birth:  Alexander Conty, Ill.
13.  Father's Name:  Levi Jordan
14.  Mother's Maiden Name:  Sarah Cauble
15.  Number of Bride's Marriage:  second
16.  Married at Elco in the County
of Alexander and State of Illinois, the
12th day of April 1937.
17.  Witnesses to Marriage:  Freda Jordan
Evert Casey

Elco, Ill. Apr. 12, 1937
We hereby certify that the information above given is correct,
to the best of our knowledge and belief.
Charles Thompson (Groom)
Leona Sheffer (Bride)

I hereby certify that the above is a correct return of a
Marriage solemnized by me.
Miles Coleman
Justice of the Peace
Dated at Elco, Ill this 12
day of April 1937.

  

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE OF

JOHN THOMPSON AND SARIAH M. HECK

Contributed by J. C. McNelly

STATE OF ILLINOIS
COUNTY OF ALEXANDER

The People of the State of Illinois--To any person legally authorized to solemnize marriages:--GREETING:--

YOU are hereby authorized to join in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony, and to celebrate the Rites and Ceremonies of Marriage between Mr. John Thompson and Mrs. Sariah M. Heck of Alexander County; and this shall be your good and sufficient Warrant; and you are required to return this License to me within thirty days from the celebration of such Marriage, with a certificate of the same, endorsed thereon and signed by you.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my Hand, and the Seal of said County Court hereto affixed, at office in Thebes this 7th day of December A. D. 1855.

L. B. Lisenbee, CLERK

STATE OF ILLINOIS}
COUNTY OF ALEXANDER}

I hereby certify that, on this the 9 day of December A. D. 1855, I joined in Matrimony Mr. John Thompson with Sariah M. Heck agreeably to the authority given in the above License.

This the 10 day of December A. D. 1855
Moses Hutson, Justice of the Peace

 


MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE OF

JOHN THOMPSON AND NANCY J. BRIMM

Contributed by J. C. McNelly

STATE OF ILLINOIS}
ALEXANDER COUNTY}

The People of the State of Illinois, to any person legally authorized to Solemnize Marriage--GREETINGS:

Marriage may be celebrated Between Mr. John Thompson of Elco in the County of Alexander and the State of Illinois of the age of 50 years, and Mrs. Nancy J. Brimm of Elco in the County of Alexander and State of Illinois of the age of 50 years.

WITNESS Saml J. Herman (not sure of last name) County Clerk, and the Seal of said County, at his office in Cairo in said County, this 15th day of April A. D. 1884.

Saml J. Herman, County Clerk (not sure of last name)

STATE OF ILLINOIS,}
ALEXANDER COUNTY}

I, J. R. Black a Minister of the Gospel hereby certify that Mr. John Thompson and Mrs. Nancy J. Brimm were united in Marriage by me at Elco in the County of Alexander and State of Illinois, on the 20th day of April A. D. 1884.

J. R. Black
Minister in M. E. Church South


MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE OF

OSCAR THOMPSON AND NELLIE JACKSON

Contributed by J. C. McNelly

(Note: Oscar and Nellie were from Alexander County, Illinois)

STATE OF TENNESSEE, COUNTY OF OBION

This Certifies that Oscar Thompson and Nellie Jackson

were united by George R. McKinney, Co. Judge in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony

on the 5th day of December in the year of our Lord, 1912

as appears of record in my office in Marriage Book 11, page 65.

James T. Kendall
Clerk of the County Court


MARRIAGE LICENSE OF

CHARLES F. WHITAKER AND MATTIE CHILDERS

Contributed by Gary Whitaker

    MARRIAGE LICENSE
THE PEOPLE
OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
COUNTY OF ALEXANDER

To any person legally authorised to solemnize Marriage Greeting
Marriage may be celebrated
Between Mr. Charles F. Whitaker of Elco
 in the County of Alexander and the State of Illinois
 of the age of 22 years and Miss Mattie Childers
 of Willard in the County of Alexander and State of
Illinois of the age of 20 years.

Witness:  Jesse E. Miller, County Clerk and the seal of said County
at his Office in Cairo in said County this 8th day of April A. D., 1903.

Jesse E. Miller, County Clerk
By John A. Sammons, Deputy County Clerk
____________________________________
   
STATE OF ILLINOIS       }

    ALEXANDER COUNTY}  SS.    I,  B. F. Utley a minister
                                                    hereby certify that Mr. Charles F. Whitaker and
                                                    Miss Mattie Childers were united in Marriage by me at Willard
                                                   in the County of Alexander and State of Illinois on the 9th day of April A. D., 1903.

B. F. Utley
Pastor M. E. Church


MARRIAGE LICENSE OF

HENRY WHITAKER AND MARGARET S. MILLER

Contributed by Gary Whitaker

___________________________

THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,

ALEXANDER COUNTY--SS.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,

TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS--GREETING:

Know ye, That License and permission has been granted to any Minister

of the Gospel, authorized to Marry by the Church or Society to which he belongs;

any Justice of the Supreme Court; Justice of any inferior Court, or any Justice of

the Peace, to celebrate and certify the marriage of Henry Whitaker

and Miss Margaret S. Miller now both of this County,

according to the usual custom and laws of the State of Illinois.

WITNESS, Jacob G. Lynch, Clerk of the 

county Court, in and for the county of Alexander,

and the seal of said Court hereunto affixed, at Cairo,

this 29th day of May A. D. 1866.

Jacob G. Lynch

Clerk.

per J. B.

___________________________________________

STATE OF ILLINOIS,  }  

ALEXANDER COUNTY}  SS.        I Hereby Certify, That on the 31st day

of May A. D. 1866, I joined in the HOLY STATE OF MATRIMONY,

Henry Whitaker and Margaret S. Miller

according to the usual custom and laws of Illinois.

Given under my hand and seal, this 31st day of May A. D. 1866.

                G. W. Short, J. P.


MARRIAGE RECORD OF

HUGH A. WORTHINGTON AND HARRIET E. ARTER

Contributed by Susan B. Mullins



State of Illinois, Alexander County, SS
        THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,
To any person legally authorised to celebrate the rights of Matrimony, Greeting:
                You are hereby Licensed and permitted to join together in the holy bands of Matrimony,
                Mr. Hugh A. Worthington and Miss Harriet E. Arter
                (the consent of the parents having been first obtained,) and make due return to me according to law, and for so doing this shall be                     your warrant.
                            Witness:  Henry L. Webb, Clerk of the County Commissioner's Court for said County and State of Illinois, at Unity this 7th                                 day of August A. D. 1843.

                                                                         (signed) Henry L. Webb, Clk

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MARRIAGE RETURN
of
Hugh A. Worthington and Harriet E. Arter*

Transcribed by Susan B. Mullins


State of Illinois
Alexander County   
I do hereby certify that the rights of matrimony between Hugh Worthington and Harriet E Arter
was solemnized before me on the 10th day of
            August AD 1843

                Thomas Howard Pastor of
                the Shiloh Baptist church
           

*Daughter of Daniel Arter and Mary Jarrett; brother of Charles D. Arter, and 3G-Aunt of Susan Mullins


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