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Marriage Records

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.

1805 - 1813 Marriage Records

Feb. 4 -- Isaac Edgington and Sarah Bryan, by William Leedom.
Jan. 20 — John Philips and Elizabeth Cole, by Paul Kerr.
Feb. 7 — James Moore and Peggy Wade, by Wm. Leedom.
March 25 — William Rolland and Sally Crawford, by John Russell.
March 25 — John Means and Sally Collier, by John Russell.
May 23 — Thomas Palmer and Ruth Noleman, by William Leedom.
July 4 — Philip Lewis, Jr., and Nancy Humble, by Rev. T. W. Levinney.
June 27— William Wills and Sara Shepherd, by Rev. James Gilleland.
Nov. 4 — John Baldridge and Lila Cole, by Tames Scott.
Dec. 2— Andrew Elliott and Martha McCreight, by Robt. Elliott.

June 23 — -Isaac Edgington and Margaret Palmer, by James Scott.
June 20 — James Wilson and Sally Horn, by Robt. Dobbins, V. D. M.
June 21 — John Grooms and Deborah Sutterfield. by James Moore.
July 17 — Isaac Aerl and Rebecca Collier, by P. Lewis, Jr.
July 21 — David Murphy and Catharine Williams, by P. Lewis, Jr.
June 25 — Hugh Montgomery and Polly Secrist, by Robt. Elliott.
June 25 — Jesse Stout and Sara Morrison, by John Russell.
June 19 — John Ailes and Rebecca Vires, by John Russell.
July 10 — John Bilyue and Grace Dunbar, by James Moore.
Oct. 11 — John Sellman and Nelly Farmer, by Wm. Leedom.
Aug. 7 — Philip Bourman and Mary Dragoo, by Jas. Parker.
Aug. 8— Hezekiah Bellie and Sarah Stephenson, by John Russell.
Oct. 24 — John Hamilton and Isabella Smith, by Wm. Lee.
Dec. 25 — George Washington Green Harroll and Sarah Askren, by Mills Stephenson.
Aug 3 — Kobel Butler and Comfort Pettijohn, by Mills Stephenson.


Oct. 9 — Henry McGarah and Sarah Young, by James Moore.
May 27 — Dr. Joseph Keith and Sarah Beasley (relict Major John Beasley), by Rev. Wm. Williamson.
Oct. 22 — John West and Barbara Platter, by Curliss Cannon.
Dec. 11— Samuel Laremoreami Catherine McGate, by Jas. Moore.

Jan. 14 — Hamilton Dunbar and Delilah Sparks, by James Scott.
Jan. 1— William McClanahan and Nancy Paull. by Adam Kirkpatrick.
Feb. 18 — Samuel Finley and Polly Glasgow, by James Scott.
Dec. 9 — Thomas Lockhart and Marry Grimes, by P. Lewis, Jr.
Nov. 10 — Davis Reynolds and Milley Dunn, by John Lindsey.

March 10 — Jesse Grimes and Polly Meggitt (McGate). by John Ellison.
Feb. 28 — Moses Lockhart and Sarah Aldred, by John Russell.
March 23 — Cornelius Washburn and Susanna Dunn, by John Lindsey.
April 6 — John Mannon and Sarah Washburn, by John Lindsey.
June 8 — James Wikoff and Rachel Ellis, by Rev. Robt. Dobbins.
June 8 — William Russell and Nancy Wood, by Rev. Abbott Goddard.
Aug. 17 — James Collier and Sarah Eyler, by Job Dinning.
Sept. 14 — Thomas Hayslip and Isabel Paul, by Wm. Williamson, V. D. M.
Sept. 13 — Robt. Glasgo and Rosanna Finley, by John W. Campbell.
Sept. 25 — Enos Johnson and Sally Sparks, by John W. Campbell.
Nov. 2 — Samuel Finley and Milley Sparks, by John W. Campbell.
Oct. 24 — Horace L. Palmer and "the amiable Miss Margeretia Campbell of Kentucky," by Mills Stephenson, J. P.
Dec. 11-"The Honorable John Ewing to the amiable Mrs. Hannah Cutler, both of the county of Adams," by William Laycock, J. P

March 2 — Mark Pennwitt and Nancy Naylor.by Wm. Williamson, V.D.M.
March 14 — Thomas Dawson and Druzilla Palmer, by James Parker.
March 14 — Damascus Brooks and Priscilla Palmer, by James Parker.
April 3 — Angus McCoy and Agnes Horn, by Rev. James Gilliland.
April 26 — Thomas McGovney and Jenny Graham, by Samuel Young.
Apr 26, 1810 -- Thomas McGovney to Jane Graham 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
June 28 — Stout Pettit and Martha McDermott, by Jos. Westbrook.


Jan. 14 — John Dixon and Polly Middleswart, by Mills Stephenson.
Aug. 8 — Jacob Edgington and Mary Anne Dobbins, by Rev. Robt. Dobbins.


March 26 — Joseph McKee to Peggy Eakins, by Joseph Westbrook.

Feb. 11 — Zachariah Grooms to Fanny Shanks, by Job Dinning.

Various Dates
Date Unk -- Aaron Robuck to Betsy McGovney 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
Date Unk-- John Vance to Peggy McGovney 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
Oct 9, 1817-- James McGovney II to Elizabeth Douglas 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
Jan 1819-- Adam McGovney to Polly MvGovney 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
Dec 21, 1820-- John McGovney to Nancy Graham 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
Sep 1, 1830-- Robert McGovney to Sally Mason 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
May 9, 1839-- William McGovney to Isabelle McClanahan 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)

Jan 22, 1927-- Eugene McFarland to Opal Depue 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
Aug 6, 1927--- Clarence Striblen to Cora Catron 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
Dec 27, 1930-- Paul Peterson to Ruth Thomas 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
Aug 25, 1924-- Lester Peterson to Goldie Kimberly 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
Sep 20, 1927-- Otho Castro to Louise Coffee 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
Apr 30, 1924-- Gut McNeil to Sarah Jeffrey 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
Dec 20, 1924-- Floyd L Peterson to Kathryn Steen 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)
Jan 3, 1925-- James F Mathias to Golda F Beard 
(submitted by Jane & Darrell Smith)



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