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    Mr. James Anderson, of Etowah, and Miss Rena Shuford, of Penrose, were married at the Blue Ridge Inn on Friday evening, the ceremony being performed by Rev. E. A. Sample. The wedding march was played by J. C. Hanlett, of Richmond, Va. John C. Woodfin was best man and Miss Belle Drake was maid of honor. The newly married couple left on the evening train for a trip to Knoxville, Tenn.
    The French Broad Hustler - July 6, 1905


    In Henderson County, on Thursday the 19th of Dec., by Rev M Rickman, Thomas Banning to Miss Sarah Ann, daughter of Marcus Allen, all of Henderson, and in favor of the union.
    Highland Messanger - Asheville NC, January 8, 1851

    Barbour, Hugh John and Mrs Olive Muir Fuller, both of Hendersonville, were united in marriage last Friday afternoon by Rev R V Miller, at the home of Mr Barbour.
    Charlotte Observer - 17-Dec-1917

    Mr. W. A. Bennett and Miss Mary Boyd, both of Hendersonville, were quietly married on Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Lancaster in Spartanburg by the Rev. Trusell. The bride is the daughter of J, D. Boyd, a prominent Hendersonville business man, and the groom is the son of Mr. Howard Bennett of Bennett Bros., the local lumber concern. Upon their return from the Appalachian Exposition at Knoxville, Tenn., where they are spending their honeymoon, the couple intended to make their home in Hendersonville. Among the guests at the ceremony were : Miss Jesse Bell, Miss Nora Bennett, Mr. Hesterly Stepp, and Mr. J. H. Todd.
    French Broad Hustler, Thursday, Oct 6, 1910

    Mr Clyde Biggers of Charlotte and Miss Sue Staton, from East Flat Rock, were quietly married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs Isabella Staton, Jan 25, by Rev S L McIntosh
    French Broad Hustler, Feb 20, 1919

    Marriage - Miss Laura Holden, daughter of R J Holden, of the Mills River section, and Harrison Brown, of the Pleasant Hill section, were married Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Asheville by Dr W F Powell. Mr and Mrs Brown spent Monday in Hendersonville and left in the afternoon for their winter home in New Smyrna, Fla.
    Charlotte Observer 25Nov1917


    R. C. Cartner, telegraph operator for the southern depot, and Miss Cora Allen were married on Tuesday night at the home of Mr. T. B. Carson, where the bride had been living for some time. The Hustler extends the hand of congratulation. Rev. R. B. Grinnan performed the ceremony.
    French Broad Hustler, Hendersonville NC Thursday, Jan 5, 1905

    The friends of Miss Erline Eugenia Hart and Dr Benjamin F Cliff will be interested to hear of their recent marriage in Richmond, Va. Mrs Andrew Hart, of Flat Rock, announces the marriage on December 2, of her grand-daughter, who had formerly lived at Flat Rock but had been visiting in Maine for about a year. Dr Cliff has practiced his profession in Flat Rock but is now first lieutenant in the medical reserve corps.
    Charlotte Observer 17-Dec-1917

    On the 2d instant, by the Rev. E. Rowly, Mr. J.A. Copening of Burke county, to Miss Ellen B. Summey, of Henderson county, N.C.
    The North Carolina Standard newspaper, dated October 30,1850 submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney

    Rev E Allison officiated at the wedding of Miss Bessie Ward and Thomas Cox of Henderson county on Sunday last.
    Sylvan Valley News November 25, 1904


    A beautiful wedding was solemnized last Thursday evening when Miss Delie McCollough became the bride of Mr. Thomas Duncan of Asheville. The marriage took place at "Valley View" the handsome residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter McCollough, Rev. K. W. Cawthon officiating. A number of out of town guests were present. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan will be home to their friends in Asheville after January 1. The bride is one of Hendersonville's most popular members of the younger set.
    French Broad Hustler 28-Dec-1916


    A quiet but pretty home wedding took place on December 21 when Miss Ruth Burdette of Hendersonville was married to Mr. Earl M Evans of Badin, N. C. The ceremony took place at the home of the bride's parents on the Fla. Rock road, relatives and friends attending. Many handsome presents were received.
    The bride appeared in 'traveling dress carrying a large bridal boquet of white roses and lillies of the valley. After an extensive trip to Philadelphia, Coatsville, Washington and Richmond the young couple will make their home in Badin where Mr. Evans is connected with the American aluminum plant.
    French Broad Hustler - 28-Dec-1916


    One of the most beautiful weddings we have ever witnessed, took place last Wednesday afternoon at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs KL Lyda, and the contracting parties being Miss Lona Lydia and Mr M W Freeman, G W Lyda, Esq. performing the ceremony.
    The house was beautifully decorated in evergreens and ferns. The bride's dress was a lovely costume of French Voile. She wore no ornaments. The groom wore the conventional black. The bridesmaids were Misses Bertha and Lonnie Ledbetter. The groomsmen were Mr Bergen Lyda and Mr Michael Nix.
    The bride is one of the most charming and highly accomplished young ladies of this section, and her many friends wish her a long and happy life with the companion of her choice.,As soon as the congratulations were over and refreshments served, Mr and Mrs Freeman started on their wedding tour. The bride's traveling costume was dark blue waterproof suiting. They are going to Swannanoa and Black Mountain, and will probally visit friends and relatives in Middle Carolina before they return. Among the wedding gifts to the bride, is a deed in her own name to a house and lot joining her mother's estate, the gift of the groom.
    They will be at home to all their friends after the 20th.
    May they always be as happy as they were on their wedding day is the sincere wish of A WITNESS.
    French Broad Hustler, January 19, 1905

    Mr. J. Worley Fuller and Miss Carrie Pearson, dau. of the late ALexander Pearson, Esq. Oct. 19, 1868.Hendersonville. Nov. 3, 1868
    Marriage Notices from the Western Democrat, Charlotte, NC 1853-1870 page 182 - Vol I

    Married, last Saturday at Asheville, T H Galloway of Brevard and Mrs Corpening of Mills River. Mrs Corpening was a daughter of the late B T Morris of Mills River. The married couple arrived her Saturday afternoon.
    The Brevard News, June 7, 1912

    Suprise Wedding.
    Cupid moves in various ways to accomplish his purposes. It is the old story of "outwitting papa" is often exemplified during these later days just as the young people used to do when our papas amd mammas were young and handsome. Hendersonville people were surprised Monday morning to hear of the elopement of little Miss Lizzie Israel, the sixteen-year-old daughter of Mr J P Israel, and Mr Thomas Grimes aged twenty-two, who skipped across the state line into South Carolina to the home of Rev W P Southern, in Greenville county and were pronounced by him, "husband and wife." The bride was yet in short dresses, but that did not deter her. She had made up her mind to go and that settled it. She went "for a Walk" Sunday afternoon and did not return that night. Inquiry revealed the fact that a team and driver had been secured by Mr Grimes for Basin Springs, SC, and that settled it, but this information was obtained too late for decisive action in an attempt to overtake them. On Monday the happy children returned to the home of the groom's parents in West Hendersonville."Long dresses" are being prepared for Mrs Grimes and their friends join in congratulations. She is a beautiful "little girl" and possesses many charms for a child her age, is accomplished and industrious. Long may she live in the enjoyment of the new life.
    The French Broad Hustler - October 26, 1905


    The marriage of Miss Lula May Pace and Mr. A. Homer Hawkins early last Sunday morning was a surprise to many of our people. Rev. R. B. Grinnan, of the Presbyterian church, performed the ceremony. There were about 20 invited guest present. The marriage took place very early in the morning-between six and seven o'clock-and an elegant wedding breakfast was served, after which the bride and groom left for Gaffney, S. C., and other points in that state. This young couple had many friends in this city who wish for them to a life of perfect bliss.
    French Broad Hustler - Hendersonville, NC , Thursday, January 5, 1905

    Mr. S. B. Hawley of Charlotte and Miss Mary McCarson, dau. of J. W. McCarson. July 12, 1858. Hendersonville. July 27, 1858.
    Marriage Notices from the Western Democrat, Charlotte, NC 1853-1870 page 230 - Vol II


    On the 31st, by Esq. "What-ye-call-em," Thos. James and Henrietta Cochram.
    Highland Messanger - Asheville, NC - January 8, 1851

    A very quiet wedding took place on Sunday, Decemer 26, at 4 o'clock at the home of Rev E E Bomar when Miss Ivy English Thompson became the bride of Carl M Jones, both of Flat Rock. Rev E E Bomar performed the ceremony in the presence of a few intimate friends and relatives. The bride was lovely in a traveling suit of blue tricotine with accessories to match. Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple left for Spartanburg to spend a few days and from there to Charlotte. Miss Ivory Thompson is the pretty and attractive daughter of Mr and Mrs mitchell Thompson of Flat Rock. Mr and Mrs Jones have many friends at Flat Rock and Hendersonville.
    The Hendersonville News, January 6, 1921

    Salisbury - Dec 31 -
    R C Jordan, familary known to his friends as "Jack" Jordan and Miss Emma Brock were married in Hendersonville Saturday of last week and have arrived in Salisbury where they will make their home.
    The Charlottte Observer, Sunday, January 1, 1922


    In Henderson county,on the 24th December by Rev. James Kuykendall, Ezekiel (_____) to Miss Rachel Kuykendall.
    Highland Messanger - Asheville, NC January, 8, 1851


    Love, Dr William L of Waynesville to Miss P J Mills of Henderson County December 19, R R 28-Jan-1854
    Marriage and Death Notices Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette 1826 - 1845
    Submitted by Linda Rodriguez

    A marriage of particular interest took place several weeks ago when Miss Goldie McGuinn became the bride of C C Maxwell, of Miami Fla. The wedding took place in the city of Asheville and was quite a suprise to the friends of the bride who reside in the city. She is the daughter or [sic] Mr and Mrs J A McGuinn of this city.
    French Broad Hustler Oct 9, 1913

    McKinney/Edwards, at Kernersville.
    Special to the observer.
    Kernersville, September 15- Quite a surprise was sprung on the quiet town of Kernersville last night when Miss Myrtle Edwards, of Neuse, who was visiting at the home of Rev. O A Keller, was married to Mr. L H McKinney, of Horseshoe. Miss Edwards is one of Wake county's most beautiful young ladies. She's greatly admired by all who know her former kind and lovable disposition Mr. Mckinney is a young man of splendid parts. He hails from the "Land of the Sky."

    Ms. Edwards had been visiting relatives and friends in the country and, as her friends thought, was soon to return to her home at Neuse, when to their complete surprise, Mr. McKinney came down from his mountain home and they were happily married at 8:15 PM, Rev. O A Keller officiating. They left at 8:35 PM for their future home at Horseshoe.
    Charlotte Observer Thursday September 16, 1909


    On Wednesday Jan. 17,1912 Miss Ludith Ledbetter was married to Mr. C. Haskael Osteen of Zirconia, N. C. The ceremony was performed at the residence of Mr. E. L. Osteen by Rev. K. W. Cawthon, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Hendersonville. After the ceremony a delightful wedding supper was served. Those present were Misses Love and Margaret Orr, Hattie Bell Hood, Mr. and Mrs. Liverett, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Stepp, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Osteen and Messrs. H. Maxwell, David Osteen and Waldo F. Brown.


    A double wedding occurred Sunday at R. F. Lewis's, when his daughter, Miss Lora became the bride of Arthur Ward of Saluda, and Miss Malitie became the bride of R. B. Redden, of Belton S. C. Rev. J. C. Ward officiated. A large number of invited guest were present, and a sumptuous wedding was enjoyed by all.
    Western Carolina Democrat and French Broad Hustler - December 25, 1913


    The information has come to us through Miss Osie Miner, who visited friends at Bowman's Bluff, last week, of the marriage of Mr H F Shipman and Miss Florence Johnson, by Rev W H Jones at the home of the bride's parents on Sunday, the 26th inst. The groom is a little more than twenty, while the bride is not yet"sweet sixteen." However young, they have effected a bargain which can not be changed and one which we hope will ever prove fully satisfactory. May the sweet assurance of a bright and prosperous future which now encircles their lives, become more visible as they glide swiftly onward o'er the matrimonial sea.
    The Brevard Hustler, Thursday, April 30, 1896

    Sitton, James to Mary Berry, Feb., Henderson County. R R 11-Feb-1842
    Marriage and Death Notices Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette 1826 - 1845


    At the residence of the bride's parents in the Bat Cave section, on Wednesday, Oct 18, Miss Edith Hudgins and Mr Alonzo Tabor were united in the bonds of holy wedlock. Both have been residents of Hendersonville for quite awhile and will reside here permanently. They returned to the city the first of this week and have since been receiving the congratulations of numerous friends. May they live long and happy together.
    The French Broad Hustler - October 26, 1905

    Truly - Shepherd
    Mrs Minnie Shepherd, widow of the late J M Shepherd of Hendersonville was married to Joe B Truly by George M Trotter, county judge on January 29, in the court house in Knoxville, Tenn.
    French Broad Hustler, February 14, 1918


    On the 31st, by Rev James Kuykendall, Lewis Waldrop and Marie Russel.
    Highland Messanger - Asheville, NC - January 8, 1851

    A double wedding occurred Sunday at R. F. Lewis when his daughter, Miss Lora became the bride of Arthur Ward of Saluda, and Miss Malitie became the bride of R. B. Redden, of Belton S. C. Rev. J. C. Ward officiated. A large number of invited guest were present, and a sumptuous wedding was enjoyed by all.
    Western Carolina Democrat and French Broad Hustler - December 25, 1913

    Mr Jasper Ward and Miss Alma Lockabee were married last Sunday at the bride's home at Flat Rock, Rev J P Corn performing the ceremony.
    The French Broad Hustler March 8, 1906

    Marriage - Hendersonville, Jan 11 - Mr W P Whitmire of this city and Miss Ninna T Deaver of Washington who were married in the Capital December 30, and have arrived in Hendersonville and will likely make this city their home. The bride was formerly a resident of Asheville, but for about 5 years has been a secretary in the printing and engraving department of the Government. She is a sister of Attorney C B Deaver of the firm of English & Deaver, who is a representative of Transylvania County in the present General Assembly.
    Charlotte Observer 14Jan1915









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