Marriage License – The Commonwealth of Kentucky, to any Minister of the Gospel, or other Person, legally authorized to solemnize Matrimony. You are permitted to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between between Edward Linton and Catharine Elizabeth Taylor, the requirements of the law having been completed with. Witness my signature, as Clerk of the Washington County Court, this 23rd day of March, 1852. John B. Starn, Clerk
Certificate of Marriage. This is to Certify, That on the twenty-third day of March, 1852, the Rites of Matrimony were legally solemnized by me, between Edward Linton, aged 27 years and Catherine Elizabeth Taylor, aged 22 years, at the home of John C. Taylor, in the County of Washington, in the presence of John Janes and John C. Taylor. The parties born in Washington County. Signed, Jesse Bird.
Edward Linton and Catherine Elizabeth Taylor are my great-great-grandparents. Edward’s parents were William Linton and Eliza Lyon Moran. Catherine’s parents were John Cotton Taylor and Susan Clark Edwards. Edward and Catherine had eleven children – four infants died at birth, four others died before their 20th birthday. Three survived to adulthood. But only one, Frances Barber Linton, my great-grandmother, married and had children.