Marriages

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Source Notes

Some of the records were compiled from microfilm copies of Kendall County marriages filmed by the Latter Day Saints Church. Information in Kendall County Marriage Registers, Book A-1, Book 1 and Book 2, during the period from May 1841 to September 1915 are included.

Marriage Register Book A-1 included the name of the groom, the name of the bride, date of license and license number, and generally the date of marriage. It also included the person by whom they were certified (minister, judge, Justice Of The Peace, etc.) and when the marriage certificate was returned to the County Clerk's office. The date the certificate was issued was always given but in some cases the date of marriage was not provided. In these cases, the date the license was issued was used as the date of marriage. These cases are indicated by an asterisk (*) after the date. Notations in the index of Marriage Register Book A-1 indicate that some of the original marriage certificates are missing even though the marriage is registered.

Marriage Registers Books 1 and 2, included space for a considerably larger amount of relevant information. The following information was supplied: the number of the license; the date of license; by whom affidavit, if any, was given; by whom consent to the marriage was given; where and when the marriage took place; a list of the witnesses; by whom the marriage was certified with their name and office (a minister, judge, Justice Of The Peace, etc.); the date the marriage license was returned to the county clerk's office; and the date the license was registered in the county clerk's office.
The following questions relating to the groom were asked: the full name of the groom; the groom's place of residence; the groom's occupation; the groom's age on his next birthday; the groom's race or color; the groom's place of birth; the groom's father's name; the groom's mother's name; and the number of the groom's marriage. The following questions relating to the bride were asked: the full name of the bride; the bride's maiden name if a widow; the bride's place of residence; the bride's age on her next birthday; the bride's race or color; the bride's place of birth; the bride's father's name; the bride's mother's name; and the number of the bride's marriage.

Unfortunately, many spaces in Marriage Registers, Books 1 and 2 were left blank and unanswered. The date a marriage certificate was issued was typically given. In some cases, the date of marriage was not provided. In these cases the date the license was returned or recorded, was used as the date of marriage, as the actual date is unknown.

Marriage records have been extended from the ending date in the official Marriage Registers of September 1915 until December 31, 1949. These marriage records were acquired from several sources. Early issues of the Kendall County Record and the Kendall County News read, and when a writeup of a marriage was found the information was added to the marriage record database. These entries are indicated by the word "newspaper."

During some of the period between September, 1915 and December, 1949 a weekly list of the marriage licenses issued, was published in the local newspapers. These entries are indicated by the word "license." The dates indicated generally a short period before the actual wedding date.

A final significant source of marriage data was found four Lutheran Church records; thet were Cross Lutheran, coded CLMar; Immanuel Lutheran, coded IL Mar; Newark Lutheran, coded NLMar; and Plattville Lutheran, coded PLMar.

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Groom'sGroom'sBride'sBride'sDate    Place of      License
SurnameGiven NameMaiden NameGiven NameMoDyYrMarriageSourceBookPageNo.
Groom'sGroom'sBride'sBride'sDate    Place of      License
SurnameGiven NameMaiden NameGiven NameMoDyYrMarriageSourceBookPageNo.
Litchfield Luther Lane Elizabeth 1815 Lewis Co., NY? Newspaper
Gale John L. Cornell Amy 1816 Kendall Co. IL License
Seely Townsend Tuthill MilLicenseent Feb 12 1818 unknown Newspaper
Moore Jarvis A. Cody Lydia Mar 29 1821 Rome, NY Newspaper
Wheeler Alanson K., Sr. Whitlock Sarah Mar 7 1821 Castleton, VT Newspaper
Roberts Clayton Pope Elizabeth S. Feb 14 1822 New Jersey? Newspaper
Atherton Valentine "Cook" Miller Sarah H. Sep 18 1824 unknown Newspaper
Darnell John, Sr. Jones Leah 1824 Kendall Co. IL License
Ives Isaac Sheldon, MD Moulton Mehitable May 5 1825 Whiting, VT? Newspaper
Ward John Jones Mary 1826 unknown Newspaper
Gorton Levi Case Townsend Jane Jan 8 1827 Kendall Co. IL License
Sly William Guthrie Beulah Ann Nov 15 1827 Lima, OH Newspaper
Bennett Darius Charles Fuller Abby Pamela Mar 23 1830 unknown Newspaper
Jones Peleg Young Mercy Jan 4 1830 Rennsselaer Co., NY Newspaper
Darnell Abraham Owen Susannah Oct 17 1831 Wilkes Co., NC Newspaper
Mittan Alfred Baker Julia M. Jul 12 1831 Luzerne Co., PA Newspaper
Shonts David H. Walrath Elizabeth Jan 30 1831 unknown Newspaper
Walley Zachariah Cryder Catherine A. Sep 22 1831 unknown Newspaper
Arundale Joshua Shepley Nancy 1832 Cheshire, England Newspaper
Hollenback George B. Reynolds Rachel M. Feb 14 1832 Newark, IL? Newspaper
Robinson Alanson Serrine Sabrina 1832 Dutchess Co., NY Newspaper
Cook Amer B., II Page Mary Ann Jan 14 1833 Kendall Co. IL License
Sears Archibald Hadden Susan Jun ng 1833 New York Newspaper
Southwick Amos P. Finch Mariah Jun 26 1833 Moors, NY? Newspaper
Bushnell Julius Lamphear Sarah Ann Jan 30 1834 New York Newspaper
Emmons Francis Asbury Morris Lydia Ann Oct 5 1834 Kendall Co. IL License
Henderson J. Ebenezer, Sr. Riggs Mary Dec 23 1834 Dayton, OH Newspaper
Krouse John Martin Martha Jan 2 1834 unknown Newspaper
Parsons Henry Engell Powell Sarah Oct 25 1834 unknown Newspaper
Means Isaac G. Haymond Maria L. Feb 12 1835 Taylor Co., VA? Newspaper
Mighell Nathan Carr Carter Julia Ann Oct 1 1835 Tompkins Co., NY Newspaper
Severance David Walker Mary 1835 Madison Co., NY? Newspaper
Wormley William M. VanFleet Elizabeth Apr 16 1835 Illinois Newspaper
Bartlett Samuel B. Knights Adah Jan 16 1837 unknown Newspaper
Bingham Samuel Gridley Harriet H. Mar 11 1837 Spencer, NY Newspaper
Brady Jesse Fowler Anna May 13 1837 Clinton, NY Newspaper
Gleason Eli Johnson Clarissa Sep ng 1837 E. Windham, CT? Newspaper
Johnston Peter M. Morse Susan Mary 1837 Long Grove, IL? Newspaper
Newton Daniel Bostwick Eliza Jane 1837 unknown Newspaper
Pecoy Isaac Morse Louisa May 2 1837 unknown Newspaper
Cornell James Smith Howe Polly "Marian" Sep 10 1838 Cook Co., IL Newspaper
Lathrop Samuel S. McClellan Nancy M. Jul 5 1838 Bristol, IL Newspaper
Barnes Horace, Deacon Cone Susan Lucretia Jan 1 1839 Westfield, NY Newspaper
Convis John Hubbard Jane Dec 10 1839 Bridgewater, NY? Newspaper
Finnie Thomas Aldrich Mary Oct 24 1839 Fox Twp, IL Newspaper
Hoge Samuel Holderman Matilda May 23 1839 Big Grove Twp, IL Newspaper
Maxam Nelson ng Susan M. Jul 21 1839 unknown Newspaper
Misner Fletcher Jackson Mary S. Dec 1 1839 Millington, IL Newspaper
Woodruff Luman Weldon Hannah L. Nov 9 1839 Buffalo, NY Newspaper
Brown Isaac Newton Clark Phebe Ann 1840 unknown Newspaper
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-23 18:54:59-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson