|Washington Cty., KY||Elijah Adcock married Jemima Clark||06 Aug 1833|
|Logan County, KY||G. C. Adcock married Martha Jane Still||05 Feb 1840|
|Logan County, KY||J. A. Adcock married M. J. C. Brooks||11 Jun 1856|
|Logan County, KY||Joseph S. Adcock married Mary Clayton||25 Aug 1857|
|Washington Cty., KY||Thomas Adcock married Ann Hall||14 Jul 1836|
|Clark Cty., KY||Anderson Addison married Lucy Smith||25 Mar 1818|
|Logan County, KY||J. B. Addison married Amanda Cooper||?? Jun 1851|
|Logan County, KY||Jonathan Addison married Elizabeth Grigsley||24 Sep 1827|
|Logan County, KY||Martin Addison married Frances Grigsley||23 Mar 1827|
|Logan County, KY||Richard Addison married M. E. Adams||10 Feb 1859|
|Logan County, KY||Shelton Addison married Caty Civils||06 Feb 1837|
|Logan County, KY||William I. Addison married Amanda Sharp||02 Jul 1835|
|Logan County, KY||Cornelius Adkins married Sarah Johnston||20 May 1805|
|Hancock Cty., KY||David M. Adkins married Nancy Standiford||30 Oct 1836|
|Mercer Cty., KY||Hineh Adkins married Sally Ricket||05 Sep 1797|
|Marion Cty., KY||James L. Adkins, widower, married Mary Louise Jackson||11 Aug 1948|
|Bourbon Cty., KY||John Adkins married Elizabeth Stokewell||21 Mar 1789|
|Logan County, KY||L. J. Adkins married Hester E. Poor||10 Sep 1850|
|Clark Cty., KY||Moses Adkins married Polly Wilson||14 Jan 1812|
|Washington Cty., KY||Comadore Adkinson married Mary E. Shirley||11 Apr 1876|
|Washington Cty., KY||Cornelius Adkinson married Mary Hendrin||01 Oct 1872|
|Washington Cty., KY||Jeremiah Adkinson married Letty Emily Lay||31 Dec 1863|
|Mercer Cty., KY||John Adkinson married Betsy Silvey||17 Mar 1810|
|Washington Cty., KY||Thomas C. Adkinson married Elizabeth Barbour||25 Dec 1839|
|Mercer Cty., KY||thomas Agains married Jenny Curry||04 Jun 1804|
|Bourbon Cty., KY||Thomas Agg married Mary Button||02 Apr 1798|
|Pendleton Cty., KY||John Agnew married Mary Cummins||18 Jul 1822|
|Logan County, KY||Hermon Ahranbarg married Mary A. Hutchings||07 Aug 1854|
|Bourbon Cty., KY||Moses Aiken married Isabella Johnson||12 May 1797|
|Bourbon Cty., KY||Adam Ailkire married Margaret Hornbeck||21 Oct 1788|
|Logan County, KY||P. F. Aingel married Caroline Rose||22 Mar 1838|
|Logan County, KY||George P. Aingell married Eliza Gorham||14 Nov 1847|
|Logan County, KY||J. R. Aingell married M. F. Lyne||23 Jan 1863|
|Logan County, KY||Jeremiah Aingell married Phoebe Luckett||07 Oct 1819|
|Logan County, KY||John Aingell married Josephina Edgar||30 Jan 1838|
|Logan County, KY||William Aingell married Ann Beall||10 Mar 1818|
|Logan County, KY||William Aingell married Nancy Furbush||03 Apr 1811|
|Logan County, KY||P. F. Aingle married Ann McCarley||03 Jan 1856|
|Bourbon Cty., KY||George Airlewine married Mary Snapp||13 Feb 1787|
|Marion Cty., KY||Jerry Dean Akers married Mary Ella Glasscock||27 Jun 1971|
|Logan County, KY||John Akes married Catherine Rutherford||21 Feb 1827|
|Garrard Cty., KY||Garland Akin married Nancy Ratton||15 Sep 1800|
|Woodford Cty., KY||Larkin N. Akin married Sallie Harrison||23 Apr 1817|
|Logan County, KY||T. J. Akin married M. E. Campbell||14 Jan 1861|
|Mercer Cty., KY||Daniel Akins married Sarah Day||12 Aug 1805|
|Mercer Cty., KY||Joseph Akins married Martha Eastland||21 Feb 1801|
|Marion Cty., KY||Woodson L. Akins married Mary Sanders||10 Apr 1945|
|Clark Cty., KY||William Alkinson married Betsy Williams||10 Sep 1830|
|Estill Cty., KY||Eli Albam married Louisa Primble||07 Sep 1843|
|Washington Cty., KY||Silas P. Albert married Anna M. Hall||1868|
|Marion Cty., KY||Bernie Albertson married Helen E. Gribbins||14 Mar 1947|
|Marion Cty., KY||Clyde L. Albertson married Lena M. Gribbins||05 Jan 1948|
|Marion Cty., KY||Eddie Albertson married Emma Mason||05 Oct 1911|
|Marion Cty., KY||James W. Albertson married Minnie Mullins||07 Feb 1923|
|Marion Cty., KY||Paul Ewing Albertson married Myrtle Cox||26 Dec 1959|
|Marion Cty., KY||Terry Wayne Albertson married Terry Kaye Hardin||29 Jan 1972|
|Logan County, KY||Allen Alcock married Sarah R. Hambright||22 Oct 1814|
|Woodford Cty., KY||Henry Alcorn married Frances Payne||01 May 1821|
|Estill Cty., KY||James Alcorn married Nancy Tudor||27 Jun 1833|
|Bourbon Cty., KY||John Alcorn married Rachel Eubanks||24 Apr 1799|
|Estill Cty., KY||Madison Alcorn married Sarah L. Sharp||26 Jul 1849|
|Garrard Cty., KY||Thomas Alcorn married Caty Montgomery||08 Jul 1799|
|Logan County, KY||Benjamin Alderson married Mary Ann McCarty||21 Nov 1848|
|Logan County, KY||James Alderson married Emily Hall||30 Dec 1833|
Resided in, born in Bell County; first marriage – unless otherwise noted.
- February 29, 1874 – Leander Johnson, age not given, farmer, married Mary Denny, of Bell County, age 18, mother born in Lee County.
- January 3, 1874 – James D. Mason, age 19, farmer, married Nancy J. Partin, age 18, mother born in Tennessee.
- January 22, 1874 – Moses Lake, age 21, farmer, parents born in Tennessee, married Mary Jones, age 27, she and parents born in Harlan County.
- December 3, 1874 – Emilie Stout, age 19, living and born in Lee County, Virginia, farmer, married Amanda Miracle, age23, mother born in North Carolina.
- March 26, 1874 – Daniel Wilder, age 19, farmer, mother born in Harlan County, married Nancy Miracle, age 19, mother born in North Carolina.
- January 15, 1874 – Green B. Turner, age 22, farmer, married Nancy G. Partin, age 25.
- June 2, 1874 – Ewell Humbree, living in Knox County, age 18, farmer, married Florence Ingram, age 21.
- March 1874 – Wiley Janes, age 18, farmer, married Caroline Davis, age 16, mother born in Tennessee.
- December 20, 1874 – William H. Partin, age 19, farmer, married Sidney Fuson, age 19.
- June 19, 1874 – James Green, age 18, living in Lincoln County, farmer, married Ann L. Bull, age 26, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Harlan County.
- December 3, 1874 – Jefferson Hendrickson, age 21, farmer, married Elizabeth J. Bull, age 21, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Harlan County.
- October 18, 1874 – Andrew J. Bailey, no age given, living in Harlan County, clerk for merchant, married Catherine Ward, age 24.
- July 25, 1874 – William Webb, age 53, second marriage, farmer, he and parents born in Tennessee, married Lucinda Gibson, age 28.
- February 22, 1874 – John Evans, age 21, farmer, married Nancy Webb, age 21, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Harlan County.
- November 26, 1874 – Shelton Evans, age 19, farmer, married Mary Fuson, age 20, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Lee County, Virginia.
- October 18, 1874 – William L. Fuson, age 25, second marriage, farmer, father born in Tennessee, married Charity A. M. Smith, age 21, father born in Clay County, mother born in Tennessee.
The Rev. Thomas Cleland became pastor of New Providence Presbyterian Church in 1813. Many of the names in the list are probably parishioners – McAfee, Armstrong, Cardwell, Forsythe, Cozine and others. He also preached at Cane Run Church and the Old Mud Meeting House, which was the Dutch Reformed Church. Rev. Clelland was also a teacher and conducted a classical school for young men in his home, teaching Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Homilectics. He continued as minister of New Providence until his death, at age 80, in 1858.
Shelton Ransdal and Elizabeth Cozine – January 14th
William Chambers and Elizabeth Nourse – January 27th
William McMurtry and Sarah Maria VanAnglen – February 11th
Rice McAfee and Ann Maria Armstrong – February 24th
John C. Cozine and Martha Light – February 25th
Jacob Crow and Mary Crawford – March 1st
William Woods and Jane D. Cardwell – March 11th
James Woods and Priscilla Armstrong – March 25th
Buchner Miller and Comfort D. Worthington – April 13th
Thomas Reed and Elizabeth Parish – April 20th
Stephen Jones and Mary Ann Barkley – April 29th
John Kirkpatrick and Ann Smythey – Mary 14th
Aaron James and Mahala Starnes – June 23rd
Jesse Hale and Mary Stagg – July 22nd
Joseph Chamberlain and Cynthia B. Roberts – August 5th
John Kemper and Frances A. Doggett – August 11th
John Cardwell and Margaret Ransdal – September 2nd
Harvey T. Ray and Eliza A. W. Cozine – September 21st
Charles M. Cunningham and Hannah Magoffin – September 21st
William H. Adair and Elizabeth Cromwell – September 28th
Willis Burford and Julia Forsythe – October 21st
Joseph McAfee and Priscilla Ann Armstrong – October 26th
Andrew Forsythe and Narcissa W. McAfee – October 29th
Harvey Cunningham and Rebekah Cardwell – December 2nd
Samuel Kennedy and Susan Jordan – December 16th
Greenbury D. Murphy and Susan Boyce – December 16th
To the Clerk of Mercer County
I do certify that the above contains an accurate list of all the marriages with the dates annexed that I have celebrated within the last year, agreeable to authority from your office.
January 1st 1831
My niece, Sharon Peterson, marries this afternoon – a modern addition to the list below!
|Harrison Cty., KY||Jacob Boyers married Polly Lemmon||01 Jul 1795|
|Mercer Cty., KY||Elijah Radford married Nancy Wright||01 Jul 1795|
|Green Cty., KY||James Gibson married Katherine Beats||01 Jul 1796|
|Washington Cty., KY||Samuel Lee Martin married Polly Darnell||01 Jul 1797|
|Mercer Cty., KY||Isaac Alspaugh married Jenny Cosby||01 Jul 1800|
|Henry Cty., KY||Reuben McEndre married Elizabeth Sullinger||01 Jul 1800|
|Fleming Cty., KY||Elijah Reeves, Jr., married Nancy Blemmer||01 Jul 1800|
|Garrard Cty., KY||Jesse Thompson married Agnes Randels||01 Jul 1800|
|Washington Cty., KY||Jonathan Milburn married Sally Casey||01 Jul 1813|
|Washington Cty., KY||Robert Reed married Martha Salley||01 Jul 1813|
|Washington Cty., KY||Lawrence W. Floyd married Nancy Rinehart||01 Jul 1816|
|Washington Cty., KY||Benjamin Wheatley married Mary Ann Lanham||01 Jul 1820|
|Woodford Cty., KY||William A. Adams married Elizabeth Searce||01 Jul 1836|
|Washington Cty., KY||Francis H. Simms married Matilda Edelen||01 Jul 1845|
|Washington Cty., KY||Madison Marshall married Martha A. Keeling||01 Jul 1850|
|Graves Cty., KY||J. B. McNabb married Mary El. Overby||01 Jul 1852|
|Marion Cty., KY||William Vaughn married Susan May Daugherty||01 Jul 1852|
|Garrard Cty., KY||John B. Alverson married Margaret Champ||01 Jul 1856|
|Washington Cty., KY||Horace S. Litsey married Lydia Ann Montgomery||01 Jul 1862|
|Washington Cty., KY||Harrison Shewmaker married Elizabeth Crook||01 Jul 1866|
|Washington Cty., KY||George Giddings married Savanah McElroy||01 Jul 1873|
|Washington Cty., KY||James L. Shirley married Mahala Taylor||01 Jul 1879|
|Washington Cty., KY||John Warren married Martha Breeding||01 Jul 1879|
|Washington Cty., KY||Preston Cooksey married Martha Jane Litteral||01 Jul 1882|
After a week of almost continuous rain, Ritchey and I visited Mt. Hebron Methodist Cemetery in Anderson County – just over the line from Mercer. It was a glorious day, complete with blue skies and puffy white clouds – and not too warm.
The first photos I took were of gravestones for the Houchin family, so it seemed natural to use them for this post.
William Houchin seems to be the patriarch of this family. He and wife Mary Barnes were married September 12, 1844, according to Anderson County marriage records. In the 1850 Census, after six years of marriage, William is listed as 35, a farmer; Mary is 34; son Allen Newberry is 5; and daughter Louisy Ann is 1. A John Houchin lives with them, probably a brother to William. In 1860 William is 45, born in Virginia, with a real estate value of 6,000 and personal estate of 1,000. Mary is 41, Allen is 14, Louisa is 12, and there is an additional daughter, Missouria Helen Houchin, who is 7.
Perlia A. Houchin must have been a granddaughter – she is buried between Mary and daughter Missouria.
Again going to the marriage records for Anderson County, I found a Harvey D. Williams, 22, residence Anderson County, parents born in Garrard County, who married Lucy Ann Houchin, 18, born and resides in Anderson County, father born in Virginia, and mother born in Anderson County, February 7, 1867, at William Houchin’s, surety William Houchin. This is very likely daughter Louisy Ann in the census records with William and Mary Houchin.
Allen Newberry Houchin, 25, residence Anderson County, father born Virginia and mother born Kentucky, married Ophelia Price, 18, residence Anderson County, parents born in Garrard County, November 12, 1872, at Samuel Price. Surety Samuel Price.
When Allen died in 1918 he was listed as a widower. His death certificate giving his parents names as above and Mt. Hebron Methodist Cemetery as place of burial. He was found dead on the floor of his room.
With a bit more searching I found the 1880 Census with Allen listed as 34, Ophelia, 24, Pearl, 7, (the Perlia buried beside her grandmother and aunt), Ernest T, 4, and Ira C., 1. Unfortunately Ophelia died March 2, 1882, two years after the 1880 census. In 1900 all three children are living with their widower father. Ernest has married Laura Coke, but they had no children at that point.
Another family with their lives wrapped into a short post. Just a synopsis gives the most basic pieces of their lives, I’m sure there were many joys and sorrows we cannot understand with this small amount of information. But let us glory in what we do know about this Houchin family!
Know all men by these presents that we, William Mumony and Thomas Denton, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, Thomas Harrison, Esq., Governor of Virginia, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment whereof to be made to the said Governor and his successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 10th day of September 1783.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound William Mumony and Susannah Linn, for which a license has issued. Now, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said intended marriage then the obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force.
William Momoney, Thomas Denton
Sealed and Delivered in presence of Willis Green
This is to certify to all people it may concern, that I, Hannah Welch, does give William Momoney my consent to obtain a license according to law to marry my daughter, Susannah Linn, September the tenth one thousand seven hundred eighty three. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Thomas Denton and Sarah Denton
In the Pioneer History of Washington County, Kentucky, Baylor, is the description of the Civil War service of James Cokendolpher – ‘James Cokendolpher, born Chaplin, Kentucky, 1845; enlisted at Munfordsville, October, 1862, in the Old Squadron, Co. B., 2d Ky. Cavalry, C.S.A., and served under General John H. Morgan. Was captured at the time Morgan made his famous raid across the Ohio into Indiana and Ohio and was imprisoned for nearly two years at Camp Douglass. Exchanged early in 1865 and rejoined the army in the south. Surrendered at Christianbury, Virginia. John H. Purdy said he was with Cokendolpher all the time.’
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 James Cokendolpher and Miss Amanda J. Smither, the requirements of the law having been complied with.
Witness my signature as Clerk of Nelson County Court, this 28 day of January 1874. J. D. Elliott, Clerk, by R. H. Rowland, Deputy Clerk.
This is to Certify that on the 29 day of January, 1874, the Rites of Marriage were legally solemnized by me between James Cokendolpher and Miss Amanda J. Smither at the residence of her father in the County of Nelson in the presence of G. S. Rose, Dr. F. C. Marshall and many others. Signed Henry A. Renbolt.
Nelson County, Kentucky, Marriages