MARRIAGE RECORDS 
1854-1860

Copied from the original handwritten records in the Falls County Court House at Marlin, Texas by Mrs. Louis C. Hill in May 1965.
The very earliest records (August 1850 to August 1854) are missing; the County Clerk, Margaret H. DENARD,
stated that she had never been able to locate their whereabouts. 
 The records abstracted for this volume (Book A) are for both white and colored marriages.   
It appears that although some of the brides and grooms are indicated as "colored" they are not always so identified.
When a minister made a marriage return but failed to sign it, he is shown as "no entry" in these abstracts.   
Usually the names were listed 3 times: 1.at the top of the license, 2. in the body of the license, and 3. in the minister's return.  
As a rule, the license for each marriage was copied, and then the spelling of the names was compared to the other 2 listings.   
If a name appeared with a different spelling at the top or in the return, it was added in parenthesis.   
The following abbreviations or symbols (sometimes in combination) were used for the titles, etc. of the officiants:

NameSpouseDateMarriage PerformedPage
Adams, D.G.Iola L. Capps27 Mar. 1862A.J. Loughridge(p64)
Arnold, Geo.Mina Schneider13 Mar. 1855H.J. McKenzie, CJ FC(p.4)
Arnold, ThomasHeneretta Vary9 May 1855H.R.T. Outlaw,MG MECS(p.8)
Barclay, Charles T.B. Forbes 31 Sep. 1855W. Wharton, MG(p. 13)
Barclay, Samuel D.Lucia Stewart2 Aug. 1861W.J. Wright, JP(p.59)
Barnes, FranklinElimira E. Sites30 Nov. 1854H.J. McKenzie, CJC(p.2)
Barry, N.S.Rebecca A. Church19 June 1862H.B. Eaves, OH(p.65)
Barton, L.B.Susan King16 Aug. 1854G.H. Cain, JPC(p.l)
Batte, John G.N.A. Edwards4 Mar. 1856J.W. Baldridge,MG(p.15)
Bell, Jas. A.Amanda H. Erskine7 Sep. 1861A.J. Loughridge(p.60)
Bennett, James W.Nancy Tucker22 Oct. 1858G.W. Gatewood, OMG HECS(p.24)
Bird, Samuel VDelila Jane Smith21 July 1863H.W. South, TACMECS(p.70)
Blythe, Anthony H.Casia F. Folson (Cassia A. Folson)29 June 1859J.J. Boytor,MG(p.35)
Boothe, RobertEliza Reed7 May 1855Wn. H. Wright, JP FC(p.8)
Boren, H.A.Amanda E. Wallace8 May 1861Z.N. Horrell, MG(p.56)
Bouldin, E.S.Sue E. Compton29 Dec 1859Wm. M. Newton, JP FC(p.37)
Bowls, Jesse P.Mattie Norwood22 May 1855Levi Tenny, MG(p.9)
Bowman, Leonidas F.Margaret J. Bowman1 Jan. 1861W.J. Wright,JP FC(p.48)
Boyter, J.J.S.M. (Cynthia M.) Rosin18 Nov. 1855Levi Tenney, HG(p.11)
Brabbin, H.J.Susan Irvin4 May 1859K.S. Johnson, JP(p.30)
Brown, C.F.Nancy Thomson17 Feb. 1859L. Tenney, MG(p.31)
Brown, James K.Mousira Martin31 Oct. 1854H.J. McKenzizie, CJ FC(p.2)
Brown, S.M.Miss Ardenia Willson29 Jan. 1857R.W. Scott, JP FC(p.22)
Brown, Solomon M.Miss Francis Pippins22 Dec. 1858P.W. Jolly, JP(p.26)
Bryan, H.C.Miss Sophia Hyres9 Jan. 1859P.W. Jolly,JP FC(p.32)
Burall, R.B.Caroline Steele22 Sep. 1859P.H. Jolly, JP FC(p.29)
Burgess, Thos. H.Miss Martha Parsons28 Sep. 1859P.W. Jolly, JP FC(p.37)
Busby, TillmanC.A. Wiggins21 Feb. 1862Hark Allin(p.63)
Cain, Dr. Giles H.Ellen K. Parker10 Dec. 1861W.B. Eaves(p.62)
Carnelison, JesseMary Saxon 31 Sep. 1855W. Wharton, MG(p. 14)
Causler, J.M.Harriet(t') E. Hard6 Mar. 1861Henry Hilton, MG(p.52)
Chambers, ElishaLouisa A. Horrel (Horrell)25 Dec. 1859H.B. Eaves, OM(p.36)
Chambers, RobertEmelia A. Webb14 July 1858P.W. Jolly, JP(p.24)
Collins, R.B.Francis E. Wheeler23 Mar. 1859N.H. Crain, OM(p.33)
Coursey, Francis M.Harriet (Harrett) J. Coursey6 Aug. 1856Geo. S. Gatewood,GM(p.17)
Covington, John HenryElizabeth Boren (Borin)4 Jan. 1860J.D. Oltorf, CJ(p.38)
Craik, JamesMiss Lidie A. Norwood12 Feb. 1857R.N. Drake,GH HECS(p.23)
Crosby, WilliamExah Moore14 Oct. 1856Lewis B. Whipple, GH MEC(p.20)
Cunningham, DavidNancy C. West8 May 1861Z.N. Horrell,MG(p.56)
Curry, Thos. L.E.A. Etheridge21 Feb. 1861A.M. Chamberlain,JP(p57)
Daughtery, E.Miss A. Dixon1 Jan. 1857F.W. Capps, CJ(p.21)
Davis, A.J.Mary E. Wimberly23 Nov. 1858P.W.Jolly, JP(p.25)
Dobbs. JamesSarah J. Boatright30 Oct. 1861P.W. Jolly, JP(p.61)
Ellis, MilfordAmanda A. Learsen4 Jan. 1863J.G.W. McCabe,JP(p.67)
Erskine (Earskine), James D.Clairinda Sparks2 Sep. 1856John Forbes, GM(p.18)
Erskine, Wm. R.Mary McDowell13 July 1856W. Whorton, MG(p.17)
Estes, James M.Nancy Greer2 May 1855John H. Pierson, JP FC(p.7)
Etheridge, Km. G.Ellen S. Birkes (S.E. Birke)13 Nov. 1859J.J. Boytor, MG(p.34)
Fairchild, Henry Cynthia Etheridge6 Dec. 1860W.J. Wright, JP FC(p.46)
Fedriod (Feanca?), FrancisHanah Crawford 3 Feb. 1856R.W. Scott, JP FC(p.15)
Floyd, Samuel R.Frances C. Elles15 Nov. 1860Henry Hillen,MG(p.46)
Fortune, Hiram H.Miss Mary Hoore8 Dec. 1859W.B. Evans (Eaves?]MG(p.35)
Garrett, R. Jas.Mollie Smith   2 June 1863H.W. South,TAC(p.70)
Goodwin, J.N.A.Nancy Guffy27 Feb. 1859Wm. H. Newton, JP FC(p.33)
Griggs, Francis M.Sarah Saliway (Satiway)15 May 1863Levi Tenny,GM(p.69)
Haley, Charles Q.Joy M. Williams29 Mar. 1855John J. Haggard, HG MEC(p.6)
Hallace, Thomas J.A.E. Long31 Oct. 1855John Forbes, HG(p.11)
Hanks, W.W.M.C. Day27 Aug. 1863F.W. Capps,CJ FC(p.72)
Hannah, SamulEliza N. Davis28 Feb. 1863J.L. Pinson, GM MG(p.68)
Hard, Thos. J.Henrietta (Harreitt?) E. Milton10 June 1859Henry Milien, MG(p.57)
Harlan, CharlesMartha E. Long6 June 1861A.J. Lough ridge, OMG(p.58)
Harper, JohnM.E. Treble29 Mar. 1855John J. Haggard, M MEC(p.5)
Harris, WilliamSusan Cage4 Oct. 1855P.C. Nhitaker,JP FC(p.12)
Himberley, JamesMary Reddell23 Dec. 1855Wm. M. Wright, JP FC(p.10)
Hinds, ThomasMiss Reachel Weathers18 Sep. 1856John J. Long, JP FC(p.18)
Hinton, Wm. J.M.A. Bennett2 Nov. 1856P.C. Whitaker, JP FC(p.20)
Holoway, JohnDinah Pond16 Aug. 1855John H. Pierson, JP FC(p.12)
Hordlaw, John R.Miss Harriett F. Barton15 Dec. 1859J.D. Oltorf, CJ(p.36)
Horriss, James H.Mary C. Smith9 Oct. 1862A.J. Loughridge,OM(p67)
Huffman, N.W.E.A. Easley15 Jan. 1864F.W. Capps,CJ(p.73)
Jackson, C.R.Susan Bull17 Jan. 1861G.W. McDonald,MG(p.50)
Jones, S.M.Martha Burlason26 Mar. 1859(license date no return)(p.34)
Jones, T.S. (S.T.)Frances E. Pruett5 Feb. 1861W.B. Eaves(p.50)
Jones, Thomas B.Elemira P. Capps21 Oct. 1856F.W. Capps, CJ FC(p.19)
Killebrew, BucknerMiss Allice Fortune28 Apr. 1859Km. B. Eaves, MG(p.28)
Kimbrough, Willian H.Melissa A. Horriss31 Jan. 1860J.D. Oltorf,CJ FC(p.39)
Knighton, J.O.Rachel Murchison30 July 1863Levi Tenney,GH(p.71)
Kock (Koch), GeorgeLouisa Udah6 Feb. 1862H.B. Eaves(p.64)
Lambert, B.B.Erneline Easley2 May 1861F.W. Capps,CJ(p.55)
Lea, Hash. H.Sarah M. Dalton2 May 1861W.J. Wright, JP(p.54)
Lloyd, JohnRebecka E. Price15 May 1860H.W. South of theT.A.C.(p.42)
Long, Geo. T.VMiss Martha E. Wardlaw19 Aug. 1863B.L. Wright,MG(p.71)
Long, James H.Martha P. Barclay29 Mar. 1855John Forbes, MG(p.5)
Menefee, Thomas S.Miss Luana (?) (Lucinda) L. Barclay11 Jan. 1857F.W. Capps,CJ FC(p.22)
Messick, WilliamSaphronia Montgomery12 Mar. 1860P.W. Jolly, JP FC(p.40)
Mixon, T.J.Cynthia Masters27 Jan. 1861(no entry)(p.49)
Moore, WilliamJereisa Snidicun (Snedicun?)13 May 1863W.B. Eaves, OM(p.69)
Mullins, J.P.N.A. Morgan17 Sep. 1856R.W. Scott, JP FC(p.19)
NamesMarriage DateMarried ByPage 
Neel, J.M.Mary A. Morgan21 Mar. 1861F.W. Capps,CJ(p.51)
Norwood, John HMiss Adeline Moore .29 Oct. 1856L. Tenney, MG(p.31)
Padgett, James M.Mary A. Vanalstine29 Aug. 1861John Forbes, M.(p60)
Peaks, James K.Sarah A. Sowders26 Dec. 1858A.J. Laughridge,OMG(p.26)
Pearce, JacobMrs. Martha Fullertin16 Oct. 1859Hm. Clark, MG(p.29)
Perkins, John H.Miss Lizzie Coleman23 Feb. 1860W.B. Eaves, MG(p.40)
Petty, Thos. F.Mary Jane Rogers20 Dec. 1860H.W. South, M. TAC FC(p.48)
Pfannie, FredNancy L. Smith3 May 1860J.D. Oltorf, CJ FC(p.41)'
Pfannie, FredNancy L. Smith3 May 1860J.D. Oltorf, CJ FC(p.43)
Pierson, JohnMartha Grice14 June 1860P.W. Jolly,JP(p.45)
Ponder, J.F.Sallie V. Thomason9 June 1861Z.N. Horrell(p.59)
Pool, Wat S.Miss Sarah A. Moore1 Mar. 1855R.H. Scott, JP FC(p.4)
Reed, HenryElila Green24 Nov. 1854David Barclay, JP FC(p.6)
Reed, W.H.Rebecca McFarland24 Nov. 1861A.J. Loughridge,OMG(p.62)
Reis, DanielElizabeth Swoboda16 July 1862F.W. Capps,CJ(p.65)
Richey, J.L.S.A. Wilson31 May 1860P.W. Jolly,JP(p.43)
Robert(s), ThOs C.Sarah H. Greer19 Sep. 1861Mark Allin,HG(p.61)
Roberts, EliasMrs. Halvina Bowers26 Apr. 1860P.W. Jolly, . JP(p.41)
Roberts, EliasMalvina Bowers26 Apr. 1860P.W. Jolly, JP FC(p.42)
Shelton, William B.Sarah A. Walker13 July 1858P.W. Jolly, JP(p.23)
Shields, Saal. W.Miss Emma Barnes5 Nov. 1856J.D. Oltorf, JP FC(p.21)
Simmons, Geo. W.Elizabeth C. Polk17 Jan. 1861Sam Baines, JP FC(p.49)
Smith, HenrySarah Ruble22 Sep. 1862Henry ToIsen, JP(p.66)
South, W.S.Mary A. Burlison21 Mar. 1861H.W. South, MEC FC(p.52)
Sowders, A.J.M.J. Erskin18 Jan. 1859(license date no return)(p.27)
Sowders, William D.N.A. Maulding19 July 1855John Forbes, M.(p.10)
Sparks, Tillman (Tillinan) Aley Sparks (Peavehouse)13 May 1861P.H. Jolly, JP FC(p.58)
Springfield, James M.Crecidas C. McKindly (McKendly)27 May 1855S.D. Tucker, JP FC(p.9)
Stallworth, Francis H.L.H. Jones15 June 1856Levi Tenney, HG(p.16)
Stanley, HillisJane Powell22 May 1861F.H. Capps, CJ(p.55)
Sterley, S.F.H.M. Ellis26 Oct. 1854M. Yell, M HEC(p.l)
Stevenson, JohnMary Blasingame (Blassingame)17 Feb. 1863Levi Tenney,(p.68)
Steward, J.F.Eliza J. Whitaker20 Dec 1860F.W. Capps,CJ FC(p.47)
Steward, WashingtonRebecca J. Whitaker M21 Sep. 18624John R. White,(p.66)
Stewart, Chas.Rachael Barry6 June 1860S.G. O'Brien,Elder(p.44)
Stockman, DavidMiss Margaret Grice23 Aug. 1859J.D. Oltorf, CJ(p.28)
Stone, William A.Eliza J. Rodgers30 June 1863A.J. Loughridge,CMC(p.72)
Strange, William F. Luedicy Boren13 Dec. 1860F.W. Cappa,CJ(p.47)
Stuart, E.C.Miss Hillie (Hillia) A. Norwood5 Jan. 1860M. Yell(p.38)
Tailor, B.H.Hattie (Martha) J. Martin11 Feb. 1862D.H. Barclay, JP(p.63)
Taylor, JamesSarah Shives25 Feb. 1861F.W. Capps, CJ(p.5l)
Tenney, LeviN.E. Sherman10 Apr. 1856T. Alexander, MG(p. 16)
Thompson, James A.Nancy Williams26 Jan. 1860Levi Tenny, MG(p.39)
Tolson, HenryAnn E. Irvin8 Aug. 1860J.J. Boyter,MG(p.45)
Whatly, Jas. 0.May J. Duty17 Jan. 1859(license date no return)(p.27)
Wheeler, James W.Harella Capps28 Dec. 1854G.H. Cain, JP FC(p.3)
White, Henry C.Elizabeth Holcomb23 Aug. 1860Wm. J. Wright,JP FC(p.44)
White, J.F.Eveline Cornutt21 Apr. 1861J.W. Whipple,MG(p.53)
Williams, H.A.Miss Jemima T. Wheeler23 Mar. 1859N.W. Grain, OM(p.32)
Williams, H.T.Emma E. Pierson1 Sep. 1859J.D. Oltorf, CJ(p.53)
Williams, James M.Sarah L. Henry12 Apr. 1855Levi Tenney, MG(p.7)
Wilson, HughMrs Elizabeth Ried23 Nov. 1858A.J. Laughridge,OMG(p.25)
Wimberly, JamesAnnis Eastwood10 Dec 1858Sam Barms (Barnes?)JP(p.30)
Woodland, HenryTabitha B. Barclay20 Sep. 1855H.J. McKenzie,CJ FC(p. 13)
Wright, William M.Caroline D. McDonald (Wright) 14 Jan. 1856R.W. Scott, JP FC(p. 14)

C - County
CCC - CLerk County Court
CJ - Chief Justice
CMC - Christian MG
CPM - Cumberland Presbyn. M.
D - Deacon
DC - Deputy Clerk
E - Elder
FC - Falls County
G - Gospel
J - Judge
JP - Justice of Peace
JPbyD - JP by Deputy
L - Lay or Local
M - Minister
MC-S - Methodist Church - South
MEC-S - Methodist Episcopal Church-South
MG-S - Minister of Gospel or God - South
OMG - Ordained MG
OO - Ordained Official (?)
P - Pastor or Preacher
PC - Pastor in Charge
PE - Presiding Elder
E - Reverend
ROMG - Regular Ordained Minister of the Gospel
TAC - Texas Annual Conference (Methodist Church)

Source: Catalogue Number 496717 Falls County, Texas Records by Mrs. John T. Martin and Mrs. Louis C. Hill
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