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Original Marriage Certificate – Montgomery – Carrico

Original Marriage Certificate

William P. Montgomery and Martha Ann Carrico


This is to Certify That on the 30th day of December, 1862, the Rites of Marriage were legally solemnized by me, between William P. Montgomery and Martha Ann Carrico at Edward Carrico’s in the County of Washington in the presence of William Edelen and Lucy McIntire.  Signed:  John Ryan, O.S.D.

William P. Montgomery and Martha Ann Carrico are my gr-gr-grandparents.  William was the son of William Peter Montgomery and Mary Polly Yates.  His father died June 19, 1833, during a cholera outbreak in Washington County, Kentucky, two months before William was born, August 7.   Martha  Ann Carrico was the daughter of Edward Carrico and Matilda Catherine Dillehay.  She was born October 26, 1839.  They were both descendants of Maryland pioneers who made the journey from Charles County, Maryland, to Washington County, Kentucky in the latter 1790’s.

After marriage, William and Martha’s union produced ten children:  John Thomas, Robert E. Lee, Anna Laura, William Edward, Mary C., Samuel Howard, Louise Mary “Lilly”, Charles Hampton, Frances B. and Sarah Isabelle Montgomery.

Both William and Martha lived to advance ages.  William died August 22, 1910, and Martha, October 17, 1921.  Both are buried in St. Dominic Catholic Church Cemetery, in Springfield, Kentucky.  They spent their entire lives in Washington County.

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  1. Who is the Matilda E. Carrico who witnessed the 1869 marriage of
    John McIntire and Sallie Knott in Washington County, KY? Was Matilda
    related to the bride or the groom?

      • One is Matilda E. Carrico and the other is Matilda D. Carrico.
        This could be a transcription error, but without more info I
        don’t know if these two are one and the same or two different ladies. Are there any other Carrico researchers out there who
        can be consulted?

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