This is one of those cases when you come upon something very interesting while looking for something else, and pause to write about what’s in front of you. Case in point the article about the Golden Wedding Anniversary of George Mock and Kate Noe, both originally of Washington County. George Mock was the son of Daniel Mock and Susan Linton. Susan was the daughter of William Linton and Elizabeth Lyon Moran, and the granddaughter of Captain John Hancock Linton and Ann Mason, and William Moran, Jr., and Mary Barber. Catherine (Kate) Noe was the daughter of Alexander Kell Noe and Jane B. Thompson. Alexander Noe died before Kate’s marriage to George Mock; the wedding took place at her brother Stith Noe’s home.
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Be it known that we, George Mock, as principal, and John Noe, as surety, are jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of One Hundred Dollars.
The Condition of this Bond is as Follows
That Whereas, Marriage is intended to be solemnized between the above bound George Mock and Kate Noe.
Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said Marriage, this bond shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and effect.
Dated at Springfield, Washington County, this 12th day of September 1865.
George Mock, John W. Noe
The Marriage Register shows the couple were married the next day, September 13, 1865, by R. Sale, at Stith Noe’s with John S Moore and Clem Funk as witnesses.
The News-Leader, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky
September 23, 1915
Bardstown, Ky., September 15, 1915
One of the most interesting and enjoyable occasions that has taken place in this vicinity for some time was the reunion of friends and relatives in honor of the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. George Mock and wife, Mrs. Kate Noe Mock, at their home near Bardstown, which was celebrated Saturday, September 11, 1915. Of those present Mr. T. J. Nally, Bardstown, Kentucky, Mrs. Hays Barker, Springfield, Kentucky, Abe Canary, East Texas, Mrs. Rose Mannox, Bardstown, Kentucky and Rev. M. H. Noe, Iowa, were present at the wedding fifty years ago. Their nephews and nieces presented them with a fifty-dollar gold piece, Prof. J. T. C. Noe, Lexington, a nephew of Mrs. Mock, made an appropriate and touching speech in presenting the gold piece. He then read a poem he had composed on the romance of James Noe and Martha Waters, grandparents of Mrs. Mock, who had come to Kentucky long ago. Dinner was served in the yard, picnic fashion, so it consisted of all the delicious viands which country enjoy. During the afternoon Misses Margaret and Alice Young sung the ‘Old Fashioned Homestead” and a quartet composed of Messrs. Arvine Noe, Frank Noe, Rev. M. H. Noe and Prof. J. T. C. Noe sang “Silver Threads Among the Gold” and “Fifty Years Ago” the later song having been composed for the occasion by Frank B. Noe, and they were greeted by big applause. “God Be With You Till We Meet Again” and prayer by Dr. N. McCarter, pastor of the Cox’s Creek Church, completed the program. Mr. and Mrs. Mock were recipients of many congratulations on the delightfulness of the occasion, and well-wishes for a long and happy life.
It’s a long way from where you started, It’s a long way to go,
It’s a long time since you joined hands, Fifty years ago.
Happy has been the journey, though many days were sad, But you’ve got faith in the Master and our hearts are glad.
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