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LA RUE - DIXON
Married. In this city, on the evening of the 20th instant, by Rev. J. Swartz, D. D., Pastor of the Second English Lutheran Church, A. Lawrence P. LaRue, Esq. of Virginia, to S. Jennie B., second daughter of the late James B. Dixon, Esq., of Calvert county. Maryland.
Date: 1861-02-23; Paper: Sun - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

LANE - LANE

Married, on Thursday Evening last Mr. Samuel Lane, of Calvert County, to Mrs. Providence Lane, of this Town [Baltimore, MD].
Date: 1791-08-09; Paper: Maryland Journal - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

LARGENT - TINGES
Married. On the morning of the 19th instant, by Rev. Mr. Dice, Rev. Joseph J. Largent, of the Baltimore Conference, to Miss Mary Jane, daughter of Lewis Tinges, of Mount Harmony, Calvert county, Md.
Date: 1854-10-20; Paper: Sun - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

LAWRENCE - STALENS
Married. On the 15th instant, by the Rev. J. G. Hammer, T. Richard Lawrence, of this city [Baltimore], to Miss Lizzie F. Stalens, of Calvert county, Md.
Date: 1851-06-16; Paper: Sun - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

LYONS - JOHNSON
Married. On the 15th inst., at Busey's Orchard, by the Rev. William T. Wilson, Dr. Michael Lyons to Miss Elziabeth S. Johnson, all of Calvert county.
Date: 1844-02-26; Paper: Sun - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

MCDANIEL - GALE
A BRIDEGROOM INSANE.
A Physician Over Seventy is Married Mad In two Weeks

Baltimore, Md , Dec. 26.   Two weeks ago Dr. William McDaniel, a wealthy retired physician of Calvert county, who is over 70 year old, astonished his friends by announcing that he intended to mary Miss Carrie Gale, a young sister of Dr. William H. Gale, member of the state legislature from Calvert county. The physician who had been attending Dr. McDaniel warned him that marriage would be attended by great risk for him in view of his advanced age and feeble health, but the lovelorn doctor disregarded the advice of every one. On Dec 5, the ill-matched couple were wedded in this city and went at once to Calvert county.

Dr. McDaniel had not enjoyed a week of the honeymoon before it became apparent that his mind was becoming affected. His wife, in great terror, summoned several physicians, but all their efforts could not arrest the mental decay. He soon became a childish idiot, and on Christmas morning he was removed to Mount Hope insane asylum. The wife is greatly distressed and her friends claim that she has a most romantic and genuine love for her aged husband. Miss Gale's friends knew nothing of her contemplated marriage until they saw a notice of it in the papers. Both families are quite prominent.
[The Trenton Times, Dec. 28, 1885, Contributed by RB]

MOORE - OWINGS
The M.E. Church at Friendship was the scene of a beautiful wedding on Saturday, October 26 at 4 P. M. When Miss Doris Owings, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John Owings of Owings became the bride of Mr. Cornelius Moore of New York, with the Rev. S. J. Moore officiating.

The bride was given in marriage by her father and was attended by Miss Margaret Otto of Washington. The bride wore a gown of white satin with a fingertip veil and carried a bouquet of white snapdragons and orchids. Miss Otto was gowned in French blue taffeta and carried a bouquet of bronze chrysanthemums.

Miss Catherine Perry was the organist and Mr. William Shanahan of Washington, D. C. Sang "Because" and "I Love You Truly".

Mr. Thomas Moore, brother of the groom, was best man. Messrs. Winfield Hutchins and John Chessnut were ushers.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, after which Mr. And Mrs. Moore left on a motor trip.

MORTON - MORTON

Marriage. On Tuesday, the 2d of November, by the Rev. Robert Prout, Henry E. Morton, of New Orleans, to Miss Mary C. Morton, daughter of Mr. Wm. Morton, of Calvert county, Md.
Date: 1847-11-09; Paper: Daily National Intelligencer - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

NORRIS - IRELAND
Married, On the 30th ult., by Rev. D. A. Shermer, Thomas T. Norris, of Anne Arundel county, to Mary D. Ireland, of Calvert county.
Date: 1856-11-06; Paper: Annapolis Gazette - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

OWENS - TRAVILLA
Married. On the 17th instant, by Rev. Mr. Slicer, Young Owens, of Calvert county, to Miss Ann Elizabeth W. Travilla, of this city [Baltimore].
Date: 1850-12-18; Paper: Sun - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

OWINGS - GOVER
Irvin Owings-Miss Jeanette Gover.
Special to The Washington Post.

Upper Marlboro, Md., July 28. - Miss Jeannette Gover and Irvin Owings, both of this town, were married at, 7:30 o'clock yesterday evening at the home of Mrs.Elsie Allen, of Washington, a friend of the bride. Rev. H. Allen Griffith, rector of the Protestant Episcopal chapel at the Soldiers' Home, Washington, performed the ceremony. The groom is the assistant cashier in the First National Bank, of Southern Maryland, and is a son of Frank Owings. of Baltimore. Miss Gover has for several years been teaching school in this county and is one of the most popular teachers, After the ceremony., Mr. and Mrs. Owings left on a trip, and on their return they will reside near Owings Station, Calvert County.
[The Washington Post, July 29, 1904, Contributed by RB]

PARRAN, JR. - BOND
Mr. Thos. Parran, Jr., member of the Maryland House of Delegates from Calvert county, and Miss Annie G. Bond, daughter of Hon. John T. Bond, ex-Senator from Calvert county, were married yesterday at Christ P. E. Church, in Calvert county, by Rev. Dr. Dashieil. The church was beautifully decorated with flowers. There were five bridesmaids and five groomsmen. The bridesmaids were Misses Jennie and Nellie Parran, Fannie Ryan of Baltimore, Mamie Wilson and Maria Duke, and the groomsmen were Messrs. Sollers Parran, William Briscoe, Dr. Philip Briscoe, Daniel Hoffman of Baltimore, and Nathaniel Duke. The church was crowded  with relatives and friends from the county and from Baltimore. The bride was dressed cream-colored satin, embroidered in pearls, the bridesmaids in cream-colored satin and lace. The bride was the recipient of many handsome presents, among which was a beautiful and costly set of silverware from the employees of No. 3 Tobacco Warehouse, of which her father is inspector. The bridal couple came to Baltimore on the steamer Theodore Weems and will make a Southern tour. They stopped last night at the Maltby House where they were serenaded by some friends in the city.

PARREN - VANDOREN
A wedding of much interest to southern Maryland society was that of Miss Angela Bentley Vandoren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Vandoren, of Hyattsvllle, and Dr. Thomas Parran, of the United States public health service, of Calvert county Md., which took place Wednesday evening in the home of the bride's parents. The ceremony was performed under a bower of palms by Mgr. Thomas, of St. Patrick's Church. The bride's only attendant was her little sister, Miss Alice Vandoren, flower girl. Mr. Benjamin Parran, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The bride wore a becoming gown of charmeuse and georgette crepe, trimmed with rose point and duchesse lace. Her tulle veil was arranged in coronet style and held in place with orange blossoms. A string orchestra played the wedding march and during the reception which followed. The ceremony was witnessed by only the immediate family. After the reception Dr. and Mrs. Parran left for Fort Worth, Tex., which will be their home for the present.
[Transcribed by Rita Bergendahl - Washington Post July, 1, 1918]

PEYTON - BECKETT
At Selby Cliff's, in Calvert county, Md. on Thursday last, by the Rev. Mr. Wilmore, Craven T. Peyton, Esq. of Alexandria, to Miss Eliza Beckett, of the former place.
[Date: 1813-05-18; Paper: Daily National Intelligencer - Transcribed and contributed by RB]

PEYTON - IRELAND

Marriages. At Fertile Plains, Calvert county, (Md) on the 7th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Proct, John B. Peyton, Esq. to Miss Mary H. Ireland, daughter of the late Doctor Ireland.
Date: 1842-06-13; Paper: Daily National Intelligencer - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

REEDER - GOURLEY
Hyattsville, Dec. 31.-At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Biscoe Gourley, Holland. Point, Calvert county, Friday, Miss Anne Carey Gourley was married to Dr. James Dawson Reeder, a member of the faculty of the University .of Maryland and one, of Baltimore's prominent surgeons. The Rev. B. B. Lovett,  of Prince Frederick, performed the ceremony. The maid of honor was Miss Henrietta Ashcom Gourley, sister of the bride.
[The Washington Post, Jan. 1, 1911, Contributed  by RB]

REYNOLDS - GIBSON

Married, on Tuesday evening, 23rd inst. by the Rev. Mr. Bayne, Joseph W. Reynolds, Esq. of Calvert county, to Miss Ann Gibson, daughter of Jacob Gibson, Esq. of  this county. [Talbot County]
[Date: 1813-11-30; Paper: Republican Star - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl]

RUFFIN - GROVER
The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Grover, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Grover, of Lusby and Dr. Herbert Grayson Ruffin, Lieutenant, Medical Corps, Army of the United States, son of Rev. and Mrs. H. C. Ruffin, of Richmond, Va., took place at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Richmond at five o’clock on Saturday February, 21st, 1942. The Rev. S. Janney Hutton officiated.

The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Anne Grover, of Baltimore, and Mr. Joel Cocks, of Richmond, was Lieutenant Ruffin’s best man.

The bride was becomingly attired in a gold suit with maching hat and brown accessories and wore an orchid corsage. After a quiet reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Cocks, the bride and groom departed for a brief honeymoon. Among the out of town guests who attended the wedding were Miss Wilma Elliott of Norfolk, Va., Miss Frances Larrimer of Hanover, Md., and Miss Margaret Breeden of New York City.
[Calvert Independent, Mar. 19, 1942, Contributed  by RB]

SKINNER - MERRIAM

Married On Thursday, 27th inst, by the Rev. Albert Helfenstein, Mr. Robert J. Skinner, of Calvert county, to Miss Harriet J. Merriam of this city.
Date: 1834-12-03; Paper: Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

SNYDER - DOWELL
On November 22, 1876, at the parsonage, by Rev. William F. Ward, John R. Snyder, of Howard county, to Miss Maggie V., daughter of the late R. H. Dowell, of Calvert county. [Calvert Journal please copy]
Date: 1877-01-27; Paper: Sun, Baltimore, Md. - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

SOLLERS - DARE

Married, On Thursday evening, June 28th, by Rev. E. Christian, Nathaniel D. Sollers to Miss Mary Susan, daughter of Nathaniel Dare, Esq. - all of Calvert County, Md.
Date: 1860-07-05; Paper: Annapolis Gazette - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

SOMERVELL - SCRIVENER
Marriages. On the 16th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Prout, Mr. John H. Somervell, Esq. of Calvert county, to Miss Sarah Jane, eldest daughter of John Scrivener, Esq. of Anne Arundel county, Md.
Date: 1841-11-27; Paper: Daily National Intelligencer - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

SPICKNALL - GARNER
Marriages. On the 25th instant, at the Church of Ascension, Baltimore, Md., by the Rev. Dr. Atkinson, Jno. W. Spicknall, of Calvert county Md., to Lucie A., second daughter of the late Capt. H. Garner, U. S. Army.
Date: 1849-12-31; Paper: Daily National Intelligencer - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

SUNDERLAND - DOWELL
Married. On Tuesday morning, 26th inst., by Rev. J. A. Gere, Mr. Benjamin Sunderland, of Anne Arundel, to Miss Mary Dowell, of Calvert county.
Date: 1840-05-27; Paper: Sun - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

SWANN - ARMIGER
A very pretty wedding was solemnized in Baltimore on Thursday, October 24th at 4 P. M. When Miss Hazel Armiger, daughter of Mrs. William Howes, became the bride of Mr. Herbert Swann, son of Mr. And Mrs. Walter R. Swann.

The attendants were Mr. And Mrs. Curtis Pippen, sister and brother-in-law of the groom, at whose home the wedding took place.

The bride wore a wine velvet gown and carried bronze chrysanthemums. Mrs. Pippen wore coca brown and carried yellow chrysanthemums.

Rev. J. H. Snyder performed the ceremony. Those present from the county were Mrs. Walter R. Swann, Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Swann, Miss Rachel Swann, Mr. Welch Swann, Mrs. Caroline Howes and Mrs. J. H. Snyder.

Ad delicious buffet supper was served after which Mr. And Mrs. Swann left on a trip to the Eastern Shore.

TANEY - GRAY

Married, At Thomas H. Wilkinson's, Esq. Octavius C. Taney, M. D. to Miss Jane Gray, both of Calvert County, Md.
Date: 1818-12-26; Paper: Baltimore Patriot - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

TOLLEY - SULLIVAN
At Smithville Meth. E. Church, Calvert county, Md., on the 16th instant, by the Rev. J. J. Largent, Thomas E. Tolley of Baltimore, to Mollie J. Sullivan, of the first named place. (no cards.) [Dorchester and Calvert county papers please copy.]
Date: 1868-07-20; Paper: Sun, Baltimore, Md. - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

TOLY - WILLOUGHBY

Married, At Drumpoint, Calvert County, Md. on the 16th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Willis, Capt. John B. Toly, of Dorchester County, Md. to Elizabeth, first daughter of John Willoughby, Esq. of Calvert County, Md.
Date: 1823-12-30; Paper: Baltimore Patriot - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

WACHTER - PLUMMER
(Engagement Announcement)
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Plummer of Owings, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Hannah Elizabeth Plummer and Mr. Frank Clement Wachter, of Baltimore, Md.
    
The wedding will take place in June.
[Calvert Independent, Mar. 26, 1942, Contributed  by RB]

WARD - JONES

Married. On the 23d instant, by Rev. Mr. Clemm, Yates Ward to Jeanette Virginia, youngest daughter of Thos. and Margaret Jones, all of Calvert county, Md.
Date: 1851-12-25; Paper: Sun - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

WAYSON - STALLINGS
Married, At the residence of the bride's father, on Thursday, the 22nd inst., by Rev. F. S. Cassady, John Wayson, of Anne Arundel county, to Elizabeth Stallings, daughter of Capt. Elijah Stallings, of Calvert County.
Date: 1857-01-29; Paper: Annapolis Gazette - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

WEEMS - KINSEY
On the 31st ult. by the Rev. Dr. Wharton, Mr. William Weems, of Calvert county, (Maryl.) to Miss Mary Kinsey, of Burlington, (N.J.) daughter of the late Chief Justice Kinsey.
Date: 1803-06-11; Paper: Philadelphia Repository - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

WILLIAMS - CHEW
Married. On the 11th inst., near Baltimore, by the Rev. Mr. Keech, the Rev. Henry Williams, Rector of All Saints Church, Calvert County, to Miss Pricilla B. [E.?], daughter of the late Col. John H. Chew, of the same county.
Date: 1838-10-19; Paper: Sun - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

WILLOUGHBY - LYNN
Married. - On Tuesday evening last, by the Rev. M. Harris, Mr. James L. Willoughby, merchant, (formerly of Calvert county) to Miss Ellen Jane, youngest daughter of the late Capt. David Lynn, of the Maryland line - all of this town.
Date: 1838-11-03; Paper: Phoenix Civilian [Cumberland, Md.] - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl

WOOD - BOWEN
Married. On the 8th instant, at the residence of the bride's uncle, by the Rev. T. Elderdice, Benjamin F. Wood to Elizabeth C. Bowen, both of Calvert county, Md.
Date: 1864-03-11; Paper: Sun - Transcribed and contributed by Rita Bergendahl