Adams County, Ohio
The first law regulating marriages in the Territory was published in the fall of 1788, at Marietta.
Section 1. Provided that males of the age of fourteen, and not prohibited by the laws of God, might be joined in marriages.
Section 2. Provided that any of the Judges of the General Court or Common Pleas or ministers of any religious society within the district in which they resided, might solemnize marriages.
Section 3. Provided that before being joined in marriage, the parties should give notice of their intentions by having them proclaimed the preceding Sabbath in their congregation ; or notices in writing under the hand and seal of one of the Judges before mentioned, or a Justice of the Peace of the county, and posted in some public place in the town where the parties respectively resided ; or a license might be obtained from the Governor, under his hand and seal, authorizing the marriage without the publication aforesaid.
A supplementary act was passed August 1, 1792, empowering every Justice of the Peace to solemnize marriages in their respective counties, after publication aforesaid, or upon license. The following list embraces all the marriages that took place in Adams County down to January 1, 1800. The records are missing from that date down to May. 1803.
We give a partial list of the marriages for the subsequent ten years :
April 17 James Scott and Elizabeth Kilgore, by James Scott.
April 17 Joseph Lane and Mary Hastley, by James Scott.
June 5 Thomas Harrod and Esther Templin. by James Scott.
June 12 Andrew Edgar and Nancy Brooks, by James Scott.
Aug. 7 Turner Davis and Elizabeth Vance, by John Belli.
Aug. 7 William Russell and Ruth Heneman, by John Belli.
Aug. 15 John Stockham and Francis Kahn, by Moses Baird.
Oct. 31 James Folsom and Elizabeth Martin, by John Russell.
Oct. 31 Jacob Strickley and Martha Cox of Mason County, Kentucky, by John Russell.
Jan. 3 David Miller and Catharine Studebaker, by Moses Baird.
Jan. 22 Peter Bible and Isabel Morrison, by Thomas Kirker.
Jan. 22 George Noleman and Polly Edgington, by Thomas Kirker.
March 5 Jesse Nelson and Martha Wilson, by Moses Baird.
April 4 Thomas Foster and Jennie McGovney, by Rev. John Dunlavy.
Apr 4, 1799-- Thomas Foster to Jane McGovney (submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
May 16 William Stout and Margaret Bennett, by John Russell.
May 16 Isaac Stout and Ann Snodgrass, by John Russell.
June 14 Joseph White and Elizabeth McHenry, by John Russell.
July 25 John Smith and Nancy Dennis, by Noble Grimes
.Aug. & Abraham Thomas and Margaret Baker, by Rev. John Dunlavy.
Aug. 20 Elijah Shepherd and Hannah Rodgers, by John Belli.
Aug. 25 Alexander Barker and Beckey Dennis, by Noble Grimes.
Sept. 12 Abraham Shepherd and Peggy Moore, by Rev. John Dunlavy.
Sept. 17 Jonathan Liming and Jane Liming, by Rev. John Dunlavy.
Oct. 23 Joseph Corns and Anna Tmesdale, by John Belli.
Dec. 20 Alexander Burnside and Margaret Martin, by John Belli.
Dec. 30 John Jones and Jane Mitchell, by John Belli
May 12 Wm. Morrison and Prudence Noleman, by Rev. John Dunlavy.
May 5 Richard Woodworth and Sarah Roberson, by Rev. John Moore.
May 26 William McClelland and Margaret Fink, by Israel Donalson.
June 2 Robert Taylor and Sarah Palmer, by Mills Stephenson.
April 18 Nathan Glaze and Nancy Creswell. by Mills Stephenson.
April 13 William Bayne and Patty Bayne, by Mills Stephenson.
June 3 Marcus Tolonge and Sara Bagger, by Mills Stephenson.
Sept. 15 Coleman Asberry and Amy Compton. by Nathan Ellis.
Sept. 9 Henry Shaw and Nancy Rogers, by Joseph Newman.
Oct. 6 Peter Parker and Mary Fele. by Joseph Newman.
Sept. 15 James Mclntyre and Ann Roebuck, by John Baldwin.
May 14 Michael Sloop and Mary Ann Gilsever. by John Russell.
Aug. 3 William Frizel and Nancy Stolcup. by John Russell.
Sept. 22 William Coole and Sara Stout, bv John Russell.
Sept. 15 George Campbell and Caty Noland, by Thos. Odell.
Aug. 18 William Taylor and Millie Key. by Jas. Parker.
Aug. 30 Daniel Kerr and Sarah Curry, by Jas. Parker.
Nov. 1 Alex. Harover and Mary Stevenson, by Nathan Ellis.
Oct. 6 John Davidson and Isabel Pence, by William Leedom.
Sept. 29 James Hunter .and Hannah Gordon, by William Leedom.
Oct. 2O John Moore and Nancy Edwards, by Jos. Moore.
Nov. 21 John Knots and Catharine Adams, by Rev. Thos. Odell.
Oct. 9 Nicholas Washburn and Lily Lacock, by Mills Stephenson.
Oct. 20 James King and Elizabeth Larwell. by Mills Stephenson.
Dec. 15 John Davidson and Margaret Kincaid. by Rev. John Dunlavy
Jan. 5 Thomas Mullen and Anne Megonigle, by Rev. Phillip Lewis.
Jan. 26 William McCormick and Mary Charlton, by John Ellison.
Jan. 16 John Shelton and Sarah Middleton, by Jas Parker.
Jan. 15 Thomas Lewis and Irene Smith, by Rev. T. W. Levimey.
Feb. 23 James McComas and Esther Smith, by Noble Grimes.
Feb. 23 James Horn and Elizabeth Miller, by Rev. John Dunlavy.
Feb. 1 5 Gilbert Hiett and Polly Gunnings, by William Leedom.
March 1 John Abbott and Hannah Reynolds, by Jos. Newman.
Feb. 29 Jonathan Wamsley and Sarah Odell, by Rev. Thomas Odell.
May 6 Joseph Reynolds and Jane Abbott, by Joseph Newman.
May 23 George Fisher and Hannah Haden, by Joseph Newman.
May 17 Solomon Shoemaker and Agnes Kerr, by Paul Kerr.
June 26 Aquilla Denham and Harriet Thompson, by Hiram Currey.
June 30 George Roebuck and Ann Bealles, by Jas. Parker.
May 23 Adam Morrow and Frankie Barley, by Mills Stephenson.
April 19 Samuel Smith and Mary Peyton, by Philip Lewis.
Feb. 12 Levi Sparks and Mildred Anderson, by Noble Grimes.
July 12 Joseph Lovejoy and Priscilla Anderson, by Noble Grimes.
July 12 Stephen Clark and Rebecca Ogle, by Noble Grimes.
Aug. 9 Lewis Coleman and Elizabeth Stalcup, by John Russell.
July 15 Cornelius Cain and Elizabeth Newman, by Jas. Moore.
Aug. 14 William King and Peggy Wright, by Samuel Wright.
Dec. 26 Mathew Thompson and Alary Simral, by John Baldwin.
Dec. 29 John Copas and Betsey Grooms, by James Carson.
Oct. 13 William Dunbar and Rebecca Delaplane, by John Ellison.