Belmont County, Ohio
Genealogy and History

 



Earliest Marriage Records


 Source:  "History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio,
and Incidentally Historical Collections Pertaining to Border Warfare and the Early Settlement of the Adjacent Portion of the Ohio Valley"; 1880

Transcribed by K.T.

 

The following are the first recorded marriages in Belmont County.   The oldest records on file in the Probate Court records are copied in the order of dates, except for the one which is the first one on record:

"Barnard and Hannah, his wife" (no other names given) were lawfully joined in the holy bonds of matrimony Oct. 4, 1803 by Thomas Wilson, J.P.

William Patterson and Kitty Clark - married by John Farris, J.P. July 13, 1803

John Grant and Elizabeth Masters - married by Thos. Mitchell, J.P. on August 4, 1803

Samuel Fugate and Feely Meek - married by Jacob Davis, J.P., August 9, 1803

Cephas Cairy and Jane Williamson - married by Jacob Davis, J.P. August 13, 1803

Andrew Russell and Isabella Sunderland - married by Andrew Marshal, J.P. Oct. 18, 1803

Hezekiah Reed and Elizabeth Whitmore - married by Andrew Marshal, J.P. Oct. 20, 1803

William Lappit and Mary Edwards - married by Moses Merrit, J.P., Nov. 24, 1803

Tobias Koon and Catharine Croy - married by James Starr, J.P., Dec. 29, 1803

Edward Fugate and Massie Williamson - married by Jacob Davis, J.P., Jan. 9, 1804

Peter Alexander and Jane Mitchell - married by Thos. Mitchell, J.P., Jan. 17, 1804

Mathew McCall and Agnes Sharp - married by Moses Merrit,J.P.,   Jan. 19, 1804

John Plummer and Nancy Sidwell - married by John Greer, J.P., Jan. 21, 1804

Jacob Long and Martha Lashley - married by Jacob Ripsher, J.P. Jan. 23, 1804

John Paxton and Peggy Hannah - married by Thomas Mitchell, J.P., Jan 31, 1804

Moses Nap and Rachael Andrews - married by Thomas Willson, J.P., Feb. 2, 1804

Timothy Bates and Ruth Moore - married by James Starr, J.P., Feb. 4, 1804

Aaron Hedley and Elizabeth Smith - married by Levi Oakey, J.P., Feb. 20, 1804

Robert Todd and Sarah Sidwell - married by James Starr, J.P., Mar. 7, 1804

Robinson Ross and Mary Davis - married by James Henthorn, J.P. Mar 11, 1804

Francis Hall and Elizabeth McBoatney - married by Thomas Mitchell, J. P. April 11,1804

George Myers and Hannah Dickson - married by Jacob Davis, J.P., April 24, 1804

George Gevin and Sarah Stewart - married by Thomas Mitchell, J.P., May 19, 1804

Henry Bowers and Agnes Cole - married by Thomas Mitchell, J.P. May 29, 1804

John Shephood and Marth Reed - married by James Starr, J.P., June 19, 1804

James Barrett and Rebecca Stukey - married by David Ruble, J.P., July 5, 1804

Joseph Dunlap and Agnes Goreley - married by Thomas Wilson, J.P., July 5, 1804

George Koon and Lenna Moore - married by James Starr, J.P., July 26, 1804

Robert Alexander and Jane Dickson - married by Thomas Mitchell,J.P. Aug. 6, 1804

Alexander McWilliams and Margaret Nixon - married by Alexander Calderhead, Minister of the Gospel, Aug. 7, 1804 ---- This is the first marriage on record in which the ceremony was solemnized by a minister.

John Miller and Sarah Miller - married by Thomas Mitchell, J.P., Aug. 9, 1804

Richard McPeek and Elizabeth Price - married by Enoch Martin, Minister of the Gospel, Aug. 19, 1804

Hugh Graham and Polly McBratney - married by Thomas Mitchell, J. P. Aug. 25, 1804

Asa Javis and Sarah Dille - married by James Smith, J.P., Sept. 6, 1804

Joseph Parish and Polly Lunday - married by Andrew Marshall, J.P., Sept. 6, 1804

Josiah Seal and Caty Nowls - married by Tho. Willson, J.P., Sept. 18, 1804

Amos Laburris and Catherine Meek - married by Sterling Johnson, Oct. 9, 1804

James Hall and Mary Witt - married by Tho. Mitchell, J.P., Oct. 11, 1804

Peter Nowls and Rebecca Wilson - married "by License" by John McDonald, Oct. 16, 1804 and attested by E. Woods, Clerk

Janes Parish and Martha Craig - married by Andrew Marshall, J.P., Oct. 18, 1804

John Parsons and Mary Greathouse - married by James Starr, J.P., Oct. 23, 1804

Charles McBryde and Elizabeth Hardesty - married "by License" by John McDonald, Oct. 25, 1804 and attested by E. Woods, Clerk

George Byerly and Mary Davore - married by Jacob Davis, J.P., Nov. 8, 1804

George Strain and Agnes Henderson - married by Alexander Calderhead, Minister of the Gospel, Nov. 13, 1804

John Preble and Susan Archer - married by David Ruble, J.P., December 3, 1804

James Abrahams and Mary Nixon - married by Rev. Enoch Martin. License dated December 6, 1804

David Work and Patty Todd - married by John Greer, J.P., Dec. 6, 1804

Samuel Leath and Ann DeLong - married by David Ruble, J.P., Dec. 18, 1804

Conrad Neff and Elizabeth Feeley - married by Sterling Johnson, J.P., December 19, 1809

Jacob Croy and Catherine Beam - married by Sterling Johnson, J.P., Dec. 19, 1804

Andrew Walker and Elizabeth Boyd - married by Rev. Alexander Calderhead, December 20, 1804

Edward Bratton and Lidney Hall - married by John Wiley, J.P., Jan. 3, l805

John Gray and Hannah Okey - married by David Ruble, J.P., Jan. 8, 1805

John Dille and Nancy Gallaher - married by James Smith, J.P., Jan. 16, 1805

Abraham Barrett and Elizabeth Henderson - married by Moses Merritt, J.P. January 22, 1805

William Clifton and Polly Sproles - married by Moses Merritt, J.P., Jan. 22, 1805

Cornelius Okey and Hannah Weir - married by David Ruble, J.P., Feb. 6, 1805

James Taylor and Elizabeth Barton - married by Levi Okey, J.P., Feb 15, 1805

Andrew Blare and Jane Barr - married by Sterling Johnson, Feb. 21 , 1805

John Dickenson and Margaret Burns - married by John Greer, J.P., Feb. 25, 1805

Samuel Downey and Elizabeth Griffin - married by Sterling Johnson, Mar. 10, 1805

William Bodswell and Mary Bell - married by Rev. Enoch Martin.   License granted by E. Woods, Clerk of Belmont Co., dated March 15, 1805

William Giffin and Elizabeth Barr - married by Sterling Johnson, J.P. Mar. 25, 1805

Henry Kirkbride and Catharine Williams - married by James Starr, J.P. Mar. 25, 1805

Elijah Stephens and Mary Dearth - married by David Ruble, J.P., April 2, 1805

Philip Lash and Elizabeth Lamb - married by Rev. Joseph Anderson, Apr. 6, 1805

Charles Wells and Jane Heap - married by Thomas Thompson, J.P., Apr. 8, 1805

William Harkins and Elizabeth Crawford - married by Thomas Thompson, Apr. 10, 1805

William Pryer and Mary Watson - married by David Ruble, J.P., Apr. 16, 1805

Noah Edwards and Mary Conner - married by Thomas Thompson, J.P., Apr. 24, 1805

Myers Thompson and Sarah Cole - married by Thomas Thompson, J.P. Apr. 24, 1805

Abraham Smith and Jane Daugherty - married by John McDonald, J.P. Apr. 29, 1805

John Deley and Elinor Eday - married by Jacob Davis, J.P., May 11, 1805

Francis ___and Sarah Cree - married by David Ruble, J.F., May 14, 1805

Richard Johnson and Elizabeth Creamer - married by Thomas Mitchell, J.P., May 16, 1805

Isaac Prior and Lucy Richardson - married by David Ruble, J.P., May 25, 1805

Ayers Stradley and Rhoda Wilkins - married by Sterling Johnson, J.P. May 27, 1805

Isaac Hill and Lydia Perry - married by Sterling Johnston,J.P., May 29, 1805

Joseph Johnston and Ann Pancost - married by Thos. Thompson, J.P., June 1, 1805

Samuel Barns and Sarah Sheffield - married by John Greer, J.P., June 8, 1805

John Baten and Mariam Williams - married by John Greer, J.P., June 8, 1805

Robert Bell, Jr. and Betsy Lash - married by Rev. Joseph Anderson, June 11, 1805

John Davis and Elizabeth Devore - married by Jacob Davis, J.P., June 18, 1805

Mathew Johnston and Catharine Coon - married by John Greer, J.P., July 7, 1805

Edward Parish and Martha Reed - married by Sterling Johnston, J.P., July 9, 1805

Cannal Abdiel and Elizabeth Bowman - married by Sterling Johnston, J.P., July 23, 1805

Josiah ___ and Sarah Shuman - married by Sterling Johnston, J.P., Aug. 1, 1805

William Myers and Margaret Dixon - married by Jacob Davis, J.P., Aug. 6, 1805

Robert McFarland and Agnes Shuey - married by Thomas Wilson, J.P., Aug. 6, 1805

William Childlen and Martha Middleton - married by John McDonald, Aug. 25, 1805

James Williamson and Molley McMachen - married by David Ruble, J.P., August 28, 1805

William Lash and Betsey Price - married by Rev. Joseph Anderson, Sept.12, 1805

John Hup and Hannah Dotey - married by David Ruble, J.P., Sept. 14, 1805

James Williamson and Ruth Hardesty - married by Sterling Johnston, J.P., October 17, 1805

Samuel Dain and Martha Cree - married by David Ruble, J.P., Nov. 14, 1805

John Patterson and Gizzel Hazlett - married by Rev. Joseph Anderson, Nov. 28, 1805




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