To any Minister of the Gospel, or other person legally authorized to solemnize Matrimony:
You are permitted to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between Newton Barnard and Nancy M. Colter, the requirements of the law having been complied with. Witness my signature as Clerk of the Washington County Court, this 24th day of December, 1878. W. F. Booker, Clerk, Attest by E. W. Royalty, Deputy Clerk.
This is to certify that on the 24th day of December, 1878, the Rites of Matrimony were legally solemnized by me between Newton Barnard and Nancy M. Colter at Emeline Colter’s, in the County of Washington in the presence of William Moore and George Falon, signed, Thomas Bird.
Nancy M. Coulter was the daughter of William Coulter and Emeline White, born in January of 1859 in Washington County, Kentucky. William was the son of Mark Coulter and Nancy Taylor. Emeline was the daughter of Samuel R. White and Martha Lewis. William Coulter was a soldier in the Civil War and died in September of 1865. I have no information on Newton Barnard’s family.
The following children for Newton and Nancy are from the Washington County census records: John T., George W., Fred P., Martha E. and Emma E. Barnard.
Nancy is my gr-great aunt; I descend from her brother George.