As you can see this list of marriages by one of the ministers/justice of the peace was extremely delicate and brittle. I have tried to the best of my ability to read the names of the brides and grooms. The page was torn, there were other marriages listed – and the name of the officiator.
This is my return of the persons whom I have joined together in matrimony by the public authority in Mercer County in the year 1797 and 1798 part of [probably were on the bottom section of the paper].
John Boling and Elizabeth Woodhead – August 10, 1797
Jesse Butler and Nancy Decker – August 24, 1797
Hineh Adkins and Sally Ricket – September 7, 1797
Andrew Cassidy and Ann Rasor – September 21, 1797
James Hamilton and Sally Jones – October 5, 1797
David Vincent and Peggy Hall – October 5, 1797
Henry Blackgrave and ? Sutton – November 2, 1797