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Isaiah Coulter and Sarah White Marry December 24th!

This is the Marriage License and Marriage Certificate for Isaiah Thomas Coulter and Sarah M. White.  Thomas was the son of Sterling Coulter and Sarah Rigdon, born May 5, 1855, in Washington County, Kentucky.  Sarah was the daughter of Elisha White and Mary Elizabeth Armstrong, born March 31, 1860, also in Washington County.  The couple had at least two children – Janie D. and William W. Coulter.  They are buried in Fairview Christian Cemetery in the northernmost part of the county.

The marriage license for the couple was signed on December 21, 1876.  The marriage was solemnized on December 24th – Christmas Eve! – at the home of the bride’s father, Elisha White. William Doke and William White were witnesses.  Jesse S. Robinson performed the marriage ceremony.

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