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Cherokee County North Carolina Marriages
1865-1870

Data reprinted with permission from the Southwest North Carolina Genealogical Society Quarterly, now defunct, originally submitted by Jack C. Battle, input by Diane Miller. This data is not to be sold for any reason.

"The State Archives has in its Cherokee County records a small book which lists numerous Cherokee County marriages for which bonds and licenses were issued by the Register of Deeds during what could be called the 'Reconstruction Period'. This appears to be a book once in use in the Cherokee County Register of Deeds Office. Some of these marriages are not in the present Courthouse records in Murphy. This book may possibly be the only official record of any of them. The book cannot be photocopied, and the Archives staff does not search the pages. Those appearing here are only about half the total list. Time cut short a transcription of the complete book. Perhaps someone with more time can finish the job for publication in a future issue of the Quarterly.

This is an attempt at a verbatim transcription of the original both as to the spelling and physical placement of the text.

Page 1.   The following is the list of the names and dates of Marriage Licenses 
since the ________ day of __________1865 to the ____________ day
_______1866 Inclusive, To wit.
1865
June 14     J.S. Patterson & H.A.C. Stiles
Aug 15      Marriage License betwen F.M. Gibson and Mary (Mustuan?)
 "  15      Wm. H. Moore & June Bridges
 "  25      L.M. C. Martin & M.A. Shearer
Sept 7      Marriage License for J. Ripatoe & A.M. Manchester
 "   8           "    "          Wm. P. Payne & Catherine Pate
 "  16           "    "          Wm. Fleming & L.C. Watts
 "  30           "    "          J.J. Moore & Caroline (Burgess?)
 "  23           "    "          M.D. Kirkpatrick & E.J. Cole
Oct  7           "    "          Ieptah Trantham & Eliza  McFalls
 "   7           "    "          Wm. Cole & Celia A. Rogers
 "  25           "    "          J. Whitaker & ___________ Morrow
 "  25           "    "          Nashua Badnaus & Dorothy Bates
Nov 23           "    "          Wm. colvard & Stacy Moss
 "  10           "    "          E. McBreyer & ___________ Burgess
 "  15           "    "          Hugh S. Hays & M.J. Kincade
Dec  4           "    "          Joseph Lorance & _________ __________
 "  10           "    "          C.H. Phillips & E.V. Welch
 "  22           "    "          W.J.A. Strange & Jane Green
 "  24           "    "          J.B. Willis & H.A. Howell
 "  30           "    "          B.E. Holland & M.E. Fain
 "  29           "    "          B. Stiles & Margaret Carroll
Jan  6           "    "          F.M. Gibson& Jane Moore
1866
Jan  8           "    "          Wm. C. Fry & Ousilla Barnes
 "  11           "    "          Richmond (Canalle?) & Susan Limson
 "  12           "    "          Patton Shoap & Julian Lorance
 "  10           "    "          Charles D. sarat & Eliza Ann Stuart
 "  13           "    "          James A. Newton & Laura A. Johnson
 "  18           "    "          Jeroan Harper & Cinthia Moore
 "  20           "    "          Langdon Harper & Mira Sneed
 "  28           "    "          (Hal???pel) (Dayse?) & Martha A. Panther
Feb 1st          "    "          John Adams & Sally Crisp
                Numbering in the aggregate 32
Page 2     Amount Brot over numbering 32
1866
Feb  9           "    "          L.B. Tatham & Sally Moore
 "  11           "    "          A.A. Hill & Sarah Rogers
 "  13           "    "          Nelson Adams & Marian Burger
 "  16           "    "          Wm. Waldroup & M. C. Brindle
 "  18           "    "          Jacob Franklin & Adaline Worly
 "  12           "    "          T.B. Phillips & Dorcus (Rogers?)
 "  16           "    "          J.H. Robinson & Elizabeth Reed
 "  27           "    "          George Gunning & Cinthia Young
Mar  3rd         "    "          Harrison Easton & Caroline Dickerson
 "    "          "    "          James Raper/Roper? & Mary Rogers
 "   5th         "    "          Joseph Tucker & Rachel (Ricks?)
 "  18           "    "          _______ Leatherwood & Louisa Robinson
 "  19           "    "          W.B. Prince & M.J. Shelton
 "  20           "    "          Isaac Smith & Elizabeth Hooper
 "  29           "    "          S.M. Zimmerman & Rhetta Harper
 "  31st         "    "          M.J. McKee & Adaline Welch
Apr  9th         "    "          J.M. Sims & Margaraet C. (Officer??)

List of Deeds (NONE LISTED)
Page 3
     Marriage license Deeds since ___________ and recorded
The ________day of _________1865 until the 9th day of June 1866
Inclusive
              (NONE LISTED)

Page 4      Marriage License
1866
Apr  9           "    "          T.J. Fain & ________ Roper
 "  26           "    "          J.L. Nagle & Mary Delozier
 "  26           "    "          Elijah Montgomery & Elizabeth Taylor
 "  27           "    "          Samuel J. Beaver & Minerva Young
 "  30           "    "          John Hedrick
May 19           "    "          Wm. (McCoy?) & Martha Burgess
 "  19           "    "          G.W. Brown & Nancy J. Runion
June 1           "    "          David Montgomery & Mary Brannon
 "   7           "    "          John Deaver & Eliza Anderson
 "  18           "    "          G. ?. [Young] Stalcup & Mary M[atilda] Monteith
Information in [ ] supplied by J.K. Matheson
 "  23           "    "          Abija Taylor & Elizabeth Ann (Deal?)
July 1           "    "          Rufus Day & Ann Gates
 "  18           "    "          J.W. Postell & Salina Loving
 "  21           "    "          Thomas M. Jones & H.A. Prince
 "  21           "    "          J.C. Kirkpatrick & Lina Ledford
 "  28           "    "          H.B. Hull & Rebecca C. Edwards
Aug  8           "    "          Joseph A. Wigans & Mary J. Hays
 "  16           "    "          J.H. Cordial & __________ Elrod
 "  17           "    "          Perry Johnson & __________ ___________
 "  21           "    "          Newton McClelland & Ann H. Tatham
Sept 1           "    "          Joshua B. Dickey & Harriet A. Dickey
 "  21           "    "          John Burger & Lavada Eaton
 "  30           "    "          Charles H. Colvard & Mary H. (Howell?)
Oct  2           "    "          H.H. Weaver & S.M. Simpson
 "   9           "    "          Jesse B. Canable & Mary J. Hall
 "   9           "    "          A.C. Green & Nancy L. Canable
 "   9           "    "          Jesse Combs & Viana Rogers
Nov  2           "    "          G.W. Rose & Cornelius Johnson
 "  10           "    "          L.A. (Andrus/Andrew?) & Elizabeth Hunter
 "  18           "    "          John E. Trantham & Mary Grant
 "  19           "    "          Henry Stephens & Caroline Clark
Dec  2           "    "          Ebeneezer Newton & E.J.A. Brown
 "   2           "    "          John Prince & Delphine Louisa Marr
 "   2           "    "          John Holoway & Mary Allen
Page 5
1866
Dec  4           "    "          D. Henry & Elizabeth L. Lowery
 "   9           "    "          James Hillis & Caroline Mc(Connell?)
Nov 12           "    "          John McKinley & Elizabeth Prince
 "  26           "    "          Robert Bill & Lucinda Hampton
Dec 21           "    "          Joseph Anderson & Celia Deaver
 "  22           "    "          Thomas Palmer & Sarah Huskins
Oct 20           "    "          M.P. Sneed & Jane Gentry
Nov  4           "    "          N.G. Davidson & (Bertha?) Chambers
 "  12           "    "          John W. Ballew & Hannah L. Evans
 "  10           "    "          A.E. Evans & Josephine Walker
Nov 26           "    "          Elbert Reed & Louisa J. Berong
 "   8           "    "          A.M. Price & S.L. King
 "  13           "    "          J.C. Garrison & Mary E. Guthrie
Dec 10           "    "          Ansil Rogers & Emily Harris
Sep 13           "    "          W.S. Payne & Deborah Ann Rose
Jul 21           "    "          Thomas A. Jones & Mary J. (Mc) Lequire
      (The above entry had been changed using a different color of ink)
Oct 26           "    "          Elisha Blackwell & Mary E. Fain
                                 Richard Adams & __________ __________
                                 Lewis Morgan & __________ __________
                                 E.M. Deaver & __________ __________
                                 John _______ & __________ __________
1866
Jul 15           "    "          Andrew Bell & Synthia Bradshaw
 "  18           "    "          Caleb C. Mulkey & S.M. Garner
 "  28           "    "          Cleveland Davis & Sarah N. Roberts
1867
Jan  4           "    "          M.C. Bridges & C.E. Kirkpatrick
 "  13           "    "          Charles J. Wilkins & Marian Moore
 "  15           "    "          Lafayette Johnson & M.D. (Dole?)
 "  27           "    "          Joseph Lorance & Darcus Sutton
 "  29           "    "          A.M. Moss & Martha Allman
 "  30           "    "          H.V. Harris & Nancy E. Cooper
Feb 14           "    "          L.H. Hopewell & M.A. Sudderth
 "  21?? 27?     (Illiegible, has been corrected to :
                                 John Counts & Jane Reed).
 "  20           "    "          Wm. H. (Matt???) & Susan Carver
 "  28           "    "          Lucian McLure & Clara Kincade
Mar  1           "    "          James M. (Loy?) & Adeline (Cruses?)
 "   1           "    "          G.M. Reynolds & __________ __________

Page 6
                                 Jesse Taylor & Catherine Payne
                                 Jacob Dockery & Martha Farmer
                                 L.M. Loudermilk
                                 J.H. Adams & (M.J. King*)
                                 (*Apparently corrected in different ink)
                                 J.C. Moss
End of Licenses
     Deeds

Page 7
           Marriages continued 1866
1866 Free Coloured Marriages
Dec 24           "    "          Amobrose Colvard & Marian Abernathy
1867
Apr  8           "    "          James Lorance & Laura McFalls
Feb 22           "    "          James Harrison & ___________ __________
 "  28           "    "          Henderson Welch & Amanda Maney
Mar 27           "    "          John Voyles & Clementine Baty
Jan 13           "    "          William Hyatt & Elizabeth _____________
 "  23           "    "          G.W. Sutherland & Rachel Cordell
Dec 25           "    "          W.B. Nelson & Rebecca (Sheelds?)

Page 8

1866
Dec 21           "    "          Henry L. Marr & Susan Elrod
1867
Feb 10           "    "          John M. Thompson & Susan J. Carter
 "  15           "    "          Alexander Taylor & Mary J. (May?)
1866
Jul  1           "    "          Pinkney N. Bell & Elizabeth Mulkey
1867
May 22           "    "          J.N. Sheelds & Martha M. Wallis
Jul  4           "    "          Daniel Mulky & Matilda Sims

      Licenses for which there is no bonds (to wit)
                                 Marion Bell & Margaret Jane Elrod
                                 Ciciro Johnson & Dovy E. Brown

Page 9      Marriage Records
1866
Dec 19           "    "          Miller Davis & July Shepherd
Nov 15           "    "          J.W. King & Elmina Cooper
Nov 18           "    "          Joseph J. Phillips & Martha (McElroy?)
1867
Mar 14           "    "          N.M. (Slaughter?) & Amanda Wiggins
1866
May 13           "    "          James Cody & Martha L. Welch

Page 10    BLANK
Page 11
1867
Jan 15           "    "          Edward A. Sharp & Mary Jane Phillips
Feb 14           "    "          Abraham Bell & Dolley Blackwell  Ex 17th
 "  17           "    "          J.L. Satterfield & C.S. Wilkins
Mar 27           "    "          Johnny Voyles & Clementine Baty    license
            returned not executed.
Apr  1           "    "          Nelson Thompson & Selina Rains
May 16           "    "          William Deaver & Elizabeth Crisp
 "  20           "    "          Westly Montgomery & Matilda (Poles?)
(Note from Family member, Linda LaHue: Wesley Motgomery & Matilda Pate)
 "  23           "    "          J.M. Shields & Martha Wallace
Jun 15           "    "          Jefferson Lee & Arminda Watts
 "  20           "    "          J.W. Sumpter & Harriett Cooch
 "  23           "    "          Isaac Floyd & Lydia E. Picklesheimer
 "  30           "    "          James Henry & Elizaann Ledford
Jul  8           "    "          Jackson Montgomery & Sarah Hemphill
Sep  5           "    "          J.L. Green & Mary Jane McNab
 "  12           "    "          M.H. philips & Josephine (Roper/Raper?)

Page 12
1867
Aug 13           "    "          H.E. Beavers & Nancy Cole
Sep  1           "    "          Elisha Kirkpatrick & Lucinda Adams
Sep 22           "    "          James Rogers & Nancy Colvard
 "  25           "    "          Lewis Green & Marion Christopher
 "  28           "    "          Daniel Holland & Sarah Young
Nov  4           "    "          George Teague & A.J. Martin
 "  20           "    "          D.S. Puett & Elizabeth Whitaker
 "  21           "    "          Solomon Griffiths & Lindy Samish
 "  30           "    "          Noah Dockery & Melissa C. Evans
Dec  8           "    "          John S. Green & Nancy (Canable?)
 "  12           "    "          Henry Whitaker & Marshall (?) Morrow

Page 13
1867
Dec 17           "    "          James Standridge & B.D. Brown
 "  21           "    "          John B. Evans & Sarah E. Moore
1868
Jan 22           "    "          Wm. L. Chapman & Lucinda Jane Patterson
 "  29           "    "          M.L. Abernathy & Talitha Palmer
Feb  1           "    "          Clingman Price & Manda E. Ledford
 "  24           "    "          C.C. Gentry & Mary E. Wilson
Mar  3           "    "          Harrison Whitaker & M.E. Patterson
 "   2           "    "          B.F. Dellums & Mary E. Morrow
 "   4           "    "          John L. Masten & Amanda M. Marshall
                                 Benjamin L. Martin & Ann Phillips
 "  16           "    "          A.R. Hunter & I.T. Patton

Page 14
Feb 24           "    "          D.C. Hughs & Margaret Davidson


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