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Monument to Col. John Hardin

Monument to Col. John Hardin, erected by his son Mark Hardin.  Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky.

Col. John Hardin was everything mentioned in the following article – pioneer, soldier, patriot and Christian.  He owned land in what was originally Nelson County, Kentucky, but in 1792 became Washington County.  His will and further information was in a former blog.

The Louisville Daily Courier, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Thursday, November 20, 1856

Monument to Col. John Hardin

Mr. Edgar Needham, marble cutter of this city, has executed for Mark Hardin, Esq., a marble monument 20 feet high and of very fine finish, which is to be erected in the new cemetery at Shelbyville, in this state, to perpetuate the memory of that notable and patriotic pioneer Col. John Hardin, of Shelby.

Col. John Hardin, born October 1, 1755, killed Mary 1792, whilst bearing his country’s flag of peace to the Indians N.W. of the Ohio.

Col. Hardin was one of the most distinguished of that noble band of pioneers who drove back the aborigines from the forests of Kentucky, and founded the glorious institutions of this Commonwealth.  He richly deserves to have his memory perpetuated in marble.


The monument of Col. Hardin is a Doric Pedestal with its capitol surmounted with a blocking course, on which is raised in Alto Relievo, four original and characteristic emblems representing the Pioneer, the Soldier, the Patriot and the Christian.  Upon the blocking course is a column with a capitol of palm leaves, upon which is perched the glorious American eagle.  On the front of the monument is the following inscription:  ‘Col. John Hardin, born 1755; killed May 1792, whilst bearing his country’s flag of peace to the Indians N.W. of the Ohio.’


This is unquestionably one of the finest private monuments ever built in Kentucky, and the representation of the ‘old Kentucky Rifle’ with its old-fashioned flint lock has been universally admired by all who have seen the work.  We understand that the blocks containing the emblems can be seen today and tomorrow at the establishment of Mr. Needham, on Jefferson Street, previous to their being boxed up for shipment.


We are happy to add that in this instance the designing and the execution of the work has been confided to our own citizens.


If this policy were more generally adopted by our men of means, we should hear far less about the low state of the mechanic arts in Kentucky.  What our mechanics and artisans need is a fair chance for the work which legitimately belongs here.  This they ought to have and this they must have, if Louisville is to make any progress in manufacturing and mechanical industry.

Jane, wife of Col. John Hardin, died May 31, 1823, the mother of Sarah McHenry, Martin D. Hardin, Mark Hardin, Davies Hardin, Mary Estill, Lydia Ann and Rosanna Field.


Before The War

This was a newspaper column published in The Springfield Sun in 1926.

Before The War was a newspaper column devoted to gleanings from the lives of citizens of Springfield and Washington County before the War Between the States.

Editor’s Note:  This column will appear as a weekly Sun feature.  Our readers are invited to send copies of old letters, newspaper clippings, or data of historical nature for publication.  The only requirement is that all material sent must apply to events in the lives of citizens of Springfield or Washington County previous to the War Between the States, which began in 1861.

Pottsville Ahoy!

The following advertisement appeared in the Lebanon (KY) Post.  Issue of March 22, 1854:  Notice – The undersigned will at the May term of the Washington County Court move said Court to establish a town on the land where Pottsville is now situated, in Washington County, as shown by a survey and plat now filed in the County Clerk’s office of Washington County, and shall ask the appointment of Trustees, etc.  The boundary of the town will be seen by reference to plat.  This 20th day of February 1854 – William Burns, Johnson Stumph, Samuel Burns, William Spraggins, William Thurman, Henry Pope, Spence & Hord, J. W. Pope, James Burns, R. Jones, George Campbell, M. Martin, William Worshaw.

Time Have Speeded [sic] Up

In 1854 it took two days to get a letter from Springfield to Louisville, and three days from Lebanon to Louisville.  Starting a letter from Lebanon on Monday 12 12 o’clock, it would reach Springfield at 2, where it remained until the next day until 3, at which hour it would move on to Bardstown, and arrive there at 6.  At 10 p.m. it would leave there and arrive in Louisville at 6 o’clock on Wednesday morning.  This schedule, of course, depended upon good time and no delays.

Fire At James Clements

The farm house of James Clements, situated two miles from Springfield, was burned to the ground Sunday morning, April 9, 1854.  The family were absent at church, and when they returned in the evening, they found their dwelling house a heap of smoldering ruin.  It was believed that a hired servant, who had been left in charge, set it on fire.  This was, truly, an unfortunate circumstance as Mr. Clements, a few months before, had let to the altar a fair bride.

Small Child Burned

A small child of Mr. C. Cunningham, of Springfield, got badly scalded on Monday, April 17, 1854, by the overturning of a kettle of boiling water in its lap.  Instant medical care was given the little tot and it was soon out of danger.

Cholera In Springfield

This dread disease raged in Springfield in 1854, and there were ten or more deaths reported by the middle of June.  Citizens were frantic, and many deserted the place.  Warnings to be careful of their diet were issued to the town’s residents.  Cherries and other unhealthy fruit, as well as unripe vegetables, were to be shunned as one would poison.


At his residence in Washington County on Tuesday, the 15th of August 1854, Mr. J. T. Hamilton, after a long and painful illness.  He was a member of the Catholic Church.

Heavy Rain

There was a very heavy rain in the neighborhood of Springfield on Tuesday evening, September 19, 1854.  Old timers could not remember when the community had before been visited by such a veritable cloud burst.  The creeks and branches ran in torrents, even sweeping away fences in places.

Prominent Lawyer Dies

George C. Thurman, Esq., departed this life at 9 o’clock Saturday, September 30, 1854, at his home in Springfield.  He was an excellent lawyer, and a clever, warm-hearted gentleman.  He was attacked by an immense carbuncle between his shoulders, but a week or so before he died, which defied all the acknowledged medical skill which was called to his beside.

Taken from Pioneer History of Washington County, Kentucky, Cook.

1894 Weddings, Parties and Luncheons

I always enjoy reading the announcements in old newspapers of weddings, dinner parties and other affairs.  It is a moment, frozen in time, for us to enjoy. 

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Thursday, January 4, 1894

Society News

The brilliant nuptials of Mr. B. F. Watkins, of New York, and Miss Shirley Chenault, of this city, took place last evening at 9 o’clock at the College Street Presbyterian Church.  Long before the hour a large crowd of friends had assembled, and when the doors were opened they soon filled every available space in the pretty church.  The decorations were most tasteful.  Potted plants of waxy magnolias and palms formed the background for the banks of annunciation lilies.  The bride was loveliness itself, and her brunette beauty was never more pronounced than it was when she appeared last evening in her bridal gown of ivory satin, which was cut low in the neck, around which was a bertha point of lace.  A bridal veil was held on her brow with a tiara of diamonds.  The bridal bouquet was of orange blossoms and white roses, covered with white tulle, and entwined with a bowknot made from a white lace handkerchief, according to the latest Parisian idea.  The maid of honor, Miss Milbrey Watterson, wore a pink silk gown, and made a contrast to the other attendants, who entered in twos and were uniformly gowned in white moire, around the full sleeves, rounded corsage and revers of which was a trimming of otter.  They carried shower bouquets of Catherine Mermet roses.

The groom and his best man, Mr. Robert Harrison, of New York, met the bridal procession at the altar, and formed the central figures of the semi-circle composed of the bridesmaids and the ushers.  These were Misses Laura Brand, Abbie Goodloe, Maud Yandell, Florence Beckley, May Brockenbrough, Annie Chenault, of Richmond; Mary Chenault, of Lexington; and Messrs. John Snedecor, Preston Carson, of New York; Roger Ballard Thurston, Raphael Semmes Colston, Burton Vance, Ben Leight, Edwin Whitney and Spencer Graves, of St. Louis.  The flower girls were Nellie Chenault, Hattie Montgomery, Ethel Chenault and Maud Montgomery, all beautifully dressed.

As the wedding part moved down the aisle, Mrs. Maggie Ward Bell, the organist, played the march from “Lohengrin” and “Traumerei” during the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. Dr. Hamilton, of the Warren Memorial Church, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Herbener, the pastor of the College Street Presbyterian Church.  At the conclusion of the ceremony the opening march from Wagner’s “Tannhauser” was played for the retrocessional.

After the ceremony a reception followed at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jason W. Chenault, of 908 Second Street, at which only the bridal party, the relatives and a few intimate friends were present.  The decorations at home were not elaborate, but were of the same kind as those at the church, in the parlors the mantels and mirrors being banked in palms and annunciation lilies.  The bridal supper was served from small tables about a large center one, where the wedding party was seated.  It was covered with a white silk cloth, and had in its center a mound of lilies surrounded by ferns.

At midnight Mr. and Mrs. Watkins left for their future home in New York City, where they have taken a residence on West Seventy-Third Street.

Among the guests from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Nash and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Aldrich, of New York, who came here especially to attend the wedding.


The wedding of Dr. W. Ewell and Miss Ella Belle Perry, of Taylorsville, took place Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Mrs. L. G. Perry.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. W. W. Gardner, of Taylorsville.  The groom was formerly a resident of Louisville, where he has a large number of friends.  Miss Annie Moore, of Shelbyville, and Mr. Clarence Money, of Finchville, accompanied the bridal pair to this city.  Dr. and Mrs. Ewell are on their way to New York, where the groom expects to take a post-graduate course in surgery at the Polyclinic Hospital.


Mrs. Paul Cain, of St. James Court, was the hostess of the L.D.W. Euchre Club last evening.  The following were among those present:  Will Lyons, Kenneth McDonald, A. Leight Monroe, Donald McDonald, J. C. Burnett, John Hughes, Harry McDonald, George Avery, Henry S. Tyler, Miss Atmore.


Miss Selena Barrett, of 1212 West Broadway, gave a luncheon of twelve covers in honor of Mrs. Frederick Butler, of Detroit, yesterday morning.  The decorations in white filled in with the popular stevia flowers.


Miss Mary Swearingen leaves next week to attend the wedding of Mr. Lawrence A. Young and Miss Mabel Wheeler.  While she is in Chicago she will be the guest of Miss Katherine Baker.


A large party will leave next Wednesday for Chicago with Mr. Bennett H. Young in a private car to be present at the Young-Wheeler wedding, which takes place in that city at noon on Thursday.  In the party will be Mrs. Allison, Mrs. J. G. Cecil, Miss Mary Swearingen, Mrs. Burwell K. Marshall, Dr. Stuart Young and a number of others.


Yesterday a marriage license was issued to P. Bronger and Annie B. Lampton.


Miss Virginia Matthews gave a dance last night at her home to a number of her school friends.


Mrs. George F. Downs, who has been quite ill of la grippe, is now considerably improved and expects to be out in a few days.


Miss Julia Penn, of New Albany, who has been spending a few days with Mrs. J. Moss Terry, returned home yesterday.  Miss Penn will be one of a large theater party to hear Patti at the auditorium tomorrow evening.

Reunion of Friends Born About 1833 in Madison County

Found this delightful story in a 1900 newspaper from Madison County.  I must say, the Smith’s knew how to treat their guests!

from The Richmond Climax, Madison County, Kentucky

Wednesday, December 12, 1900

1833 – A Happy Reunion – 1900

Last Friday Mr. James W. Smith gave a big dinner in honor of his uncle, Mr. William Smith, of Fayette, Howard County, Missouri.  These old friends of the latter and companions of his boyhood days were at the table:  Messrs. Peter and Samuel Phelps, Calvin and Overton Burgin, Samuel Shearer, William Bennett, W. K. Denny, A. T. Chenault and Major Curtis F. Burnam.  Of the repast, it is superfluous to speak.  Mrs. Smith, the lovely hostess, had prepared for the enjoyment of the guests every delicacy to tempt their appetites, and though the guest of honor is a loyal citizen of the Sucker State there was no Missouri compromise, everything being strictly Kentuckian, even down to Old Kentucky hams, that has no rival among the beasts of the field or the birds of the air.  The biggest and most dignified gobbler on Stoney Run had been slain in honor of this feast, added to which was sauce from the gregarious cranberry, as red as claret which tinted with delicate richness the complexion of the succulent celery.  The sportive oyster was there in soup and shell, leaping from aged tongues into still youthful stomachs to die there in ecstatic bliss.  All things else from a well-filled larder, sundry toothsome dishes and divers condiments, made a feast that was fit for the gods.  All the guests had passed the three-score mile post, and some had gone beyond the fourth, but they knew it not that day; for time had turned backward for once on his way, and made them all boys again, just for that day.  The whole house was given over to their enjoyment, and it rang with the unrestrained laughter of the delighted assembly as joke after joke, yarn after yarn had been spun amid loud ha-has and hurrahs!  It was a glorious reunion and will dwell long and pleasantly in the memories of all.

A brief mention of the guest in whose honor the occasion was given may be interesting, being a native of this county, which he left in 1854, and has not visited since 1885.

William Smith was born in 1833 on what is now called the Billy McChord place.  He is the third child of James and Nancy Howard Smith, deceased, the latter a sister of Benjamin Howard, all old Kentucky pioneer stock.  James Smith was a brother of John Smith, of this county, father of Mrs. Dawson Oldham and Mrs. David A. Chenault, all deceased.  Mr. Smith’s grandfather, James Smith, came in 1790 from Ireland and settled, and with his wife lies buried on the old David Chenault place on the ridge between the latter’s house and John Smith’s.

Mr. Smith has lost a brother, the late Presley Smith, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Jerman.  Himself and four younger brothers, Jason W., Thomas, Solon and Benjamin, all reside near each other in Missouri.  An only sister, the youngest child, Mrs. William K. Denny, lives in this city.

Mr. Smith tells an interesting story of his removal to Missouri.  It was in the year of the Great Drouth, 1854, and he rode horse-back to St. Louis, fording every stream except the Mississippi.  He went via Lexington, Frankfort, Louisville, Terre Haute, Indiana, and St. Louis, occupying 15 days on the journey.  In Missouri, he was married to Miss Maria Louisa Robinson, whose mother was a Miss Sebree, Woodford County, Kentucky, her father being a South Carolinian.  They have one son and five daughters, one of whom is Mrs. McFerran-Crowe, of Versailles, who attended school in Richmond.  A bright saying of Dr. and Mrs. Crowe’s little Elizabeth was recalled by Mr. Smith: ‘Grandpa, where was God (during the Galveston storm?)’  ‘God was in heaven, my child,’ he replied.  ‘He was?’ she asked in surprise, ‘Well, He ought to have been in Galveston!’

A year ago, a brother, Mr. Solon Smith, visited Richmond and impressed himself most delightfully on all his old friends, and the writer recalling the sterling character of his Democracy, ventured to ask his brother if he, too, were a Democrat.  Whereupon Mr. Smith answered by narrating this story: ‘My wife’s uncle, a Mr. Sebree, went away out West and met a man of the same name, and naturally they wished to trace up their kinship, if possible.  The stranger was not much on ancestral history asked these three test questions.  ‘First, are you a Democrat?’  “Yes.” He replied.  ‘Second, are you a Baptist?’  ‘I am,’ was the response.  ‘Lastly, are you poor?’  ‘I certainly am,’ was the reply.  ‘Well,’ said the wild Westerner, ‘we are kinfolks, so come in and stay all winter!’

‘Excepting that I am a Campbellite, and not a Baptist,’ said Mr. Smith, I am of the same household as my brothers, political and otherwise.

After a few days sojourn among his old friends hereabouts, Mr. Smith will return to Howard County and, we trust, will soon return or send another member of the family that is so well remembered here in the place of their nativity, ‘The Old Kentucky Home.’

1905 Double Wedding in Adair County

As always, something interesting from the old newspapers.  Double weddings are not often solemnized – perhaps because most brides want the day to themselves!  But as an organist who played for many, many weddings in my younger days, I did once play for a double wedding.  It was beautiful, held in a small country church.  The brides were sisters and wanted to share their special day. 

from The Adair County News, Columbia, Kentucky

December 20, 1905

Wedding Bells

Double Wedding Solemnized at the Baptist Church, This City

Tutt-Smith, Stults-Staples

Today, Wednesday, at 8 p.m., the solemn vows of matrimony were taken by Mr. N. M. Tutt and Miss Mary A. Smith; and Mr. George F. Stults and Miss Myrt Staples, in the Baptist Church, this city, Rev. W. H. C. Sandidge officiating in his usual impressive manner.  The wedding march was played by Mrs. Rollin Hurt, while the brides and grooms met at the altar, and took the vow that unites heart to heart and blends together, for happiness, two lives as one.

The church was well filled with many friends of the contracting parties and while much of the splendor of church weddings was omitted, yet, under the sweet strains of music and the impressive ceremony, the scene was one that plainly outlined the solemnity of the occasion and pictured a life of happiness for both couples.

All the parties are prominent members of the best people in Columbia and enjoy the good will and wishes of many friends in the step just taken.

Mr. Tutt is a true gentleman, a good businessman and enjoys a good estate, the product of his own brain and energy which, in the main, was acquired in real estate transactions, a business which he enjoys and in which he has had much experience.

Miss Smith is a daughter of Mrs. Kate Smith, and is a lady of rare intelligence, possessing the charms that make life happy.  For the last three or four years she was engaged in the mercantile business which she successfully managed until her retirement last summer.

Mr. Stults is a gentleman of sterling business and social qualities whose congenial disposition makes him friends wherever he goes.  For several years he has been engaged in the manufacture, buying and selling of staves which has netted him a neat sum for a rainy day.

Miss Staples is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Z. M. Staples, and is a lady endowed with all the attractions that enter into a happy life and adorn so many pleasant homes.  For four or five years she has been engaged in business, as saleslady and conducting a millinery business in this city in which she manifested good taste and adaptability.

Both young ladies are popular and enjoy a large circle of friends who will miss them from the society of single life.  The gentlemen who have been so fortunate to woo and win their hearts and hands are to be congratulated.  Each couple received the congratulations of many friends, and in a more substantial manner were the recipients of many valuable and useful presents.

The News extends its good wishes, and with the many other friends, most heartily congratulate each party, in this, their most important act of life.

Newsworthy Items From the 1911 Central Record of Garrard County

Don’t you just love the old newspaper articles from small towns?  The larger towns give their space to more particular items of state and country, but the small town newspaper gives us a glimpse of everyday life!

from The Central Record, Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky

Friday, November 3, 1911

Change of Residences

Mr. Henry Simpson, having sold his residence on Richmond Avenue to Mrs. J. C. Robinson, is moving into the house recently completed by Mr. S. G. Haselden on South Campbell Street.  Mrs. Robinson will move into her property purchased of Mr. Simpson, and Mayor H. T. Logan and family, who have had rooms at the Kengarian, will occupy the property vacated by Mrs. Robinson.

Another Good Road

The ‘Old Danville Pike’ from the square to the county line has been reconstructed, thus adding one more to Garrard County’s rapidly increasing number of good turnpikes.  Automobiles, which have heretofore been compelled to go around by Camp Dick Robinson in going to Danville, will now find a splendid road in the newly constructed Danville Pike.  Squire Bourne is looking after and repairing the culverts on the Kirksville and the Richmond Pike and doing everything possible to place just as much of our turnpike system in the best possible condition for winters as is in his power.

Gaines Annual Corn Show

Edward C. Gaines has announced his annual corn show for the farmers of Garrard County, the premiums to be awarded on next county court day, November 27th.  Mr. Gaines instituted this custom several years ago and each year he offers liberal premiums for the best corn produced by Garrard County farmers.  The event has come to be looked forward to by the farmers and considerable good-natured rivalry exists among them as to who shall produce the best corn.  Last year Mr. David Dudderar claims that the corn which secured the premium was raised by him, but was shown by one of his neighbors.

Popular Young Teacher Injured

Last Monday morning Miss Allie Hendren was painfully injured by the overturning of her buggy in which she was going to her school at the Davidson School House on the Buckeye Pike.  Miss Hendren cannot tell how the accident happened as she was rendered unconscious by the fall from the vehicle, and her small brother, Owen, who was driving, has but a vague recollection as to how it happened.  The horse either became frightened and ran and kicked, or in passing another vehicle their buggy struck the hub and was overturned, throwing the occupants out.  Miss Allie was bruised about the head and back and was brought to the Lancaster hospital.  Owen received a slightly sprained wrist and slight bruises.  The buggy was a complete wreck.

Judge Walker Recovered

Judge Walker has sufficiently recovered as to be able to go to Crab Orchard Springs for a recuperative stay.  His nurse was dismissed last Sunday.  And here let us say just a word in regard to nursing; typhoid fever is a disease which requires the most careful nursing, in fact as much if not more depends upon the nurse than the physician.  Judge Walker secured the services of Miss Margaretta Smith of Richmond, Kentucky, who is one of the very best trained nurses obtainable, and to her never relaxing care and attention is due Judge Walker’s rapid and complete recovery.  Miss Smith is a daughter of the late J. Speed Smith, who was well known and had many friends in Garrard County, and aside from her splendid qualifications as a nurse is a lady of much grace and refinement, and during her stay in Lancaster made many warm friends, who will regret exceedingly that her stay among us cannot be a permanent one.

Sister of Captain I. M. Myers Dead

The remains of Mrs. Mary W. Livingston were brought here Tuesday from Galveston, Texas, and interred in the Lancaster Cemetery.  The cause of Mrs. Livingston’s death was not known by her relatives here.  The deceased was 69 years of age and was a former resident of the Bryantsville section of this county, being a daughter of the late Isaac Myers, and a sister of Captain Ike M. Myers of near Lancaster.  She married James L. Livingston, who is a brother of Rev. J. G. Livingston, the well-known Christian minister of the Goshen vicinity.  The Livingstons moved to Texas from this county many years ago.

‘The Frost Is On The Pumpkin’

Heavy frosts in the last week ripened pumpkins, possums and persimmons and many parties are visiting the mountains in search of the latter two delicacies.  Especially are these excursions popular with the country lads and lassies and scarcely a day passes that a party is not seen going in the direction of Cartersville in search of chestnuts.

No Place Like Old Kentucky

Mr. C. D. Powell has returned from a several months’ visit to relatives in Oregon.  He tells us that his son, Robert Powell, has purchased property and is making his home in Oakland, that he and his wife are well pleased with the country and will make it their future home.  Mr. Powell was well pleased with the country, but not well enough to desert old Kentucky.


A Month of Marriages From The Hazel Green Herald

The Hazel Green Herald, Wolfe County, Kentucky

Thursday, January 2, 1908

George and Monroe Tucker, 23 year old twins, were married in Frankfort last week, under amusing circumstances, to Warnie Dickey, aged 16, and Mattie Dickey, aged 18, sisters.  The couples reside at Millville, and had gone to Frankfort for holiday shopping, when Monroe and Mattie decided to get married.  They went to secure the license while George and Warnie went in search of a minister.  While looking for one they, too, decided to get married and while the ceremony of linking Monroe to Mattie was going on, they slipped out and got a license and were married immediately afterwards.

Dr. John L. Cox and Miss Vivian Stamper, both of this place, were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Stamper, Christmas morning.  Both these young people come of prominent families, the bride being the daughter of our present county attorney, and the groom the son of Dr. B. D. Cox.  On the same day, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, Corsa Horton, of Campton, and Miss Gertrude Crawford, of Athol, were married.  The writer joins with the many friends of these four young people in wishing for them long lives of happiness.

Married, on the 24th, at the residence of Harry Nickell, on Grassy, Will Alexander and Miss Grace Nickell.  The Herald joins in congratulations.

Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Pack, of Grassy Creek, Thursday, December 26, Kit Phillips and Miss Laura Pack, Rev. Harlan Murphy officiating.

Thursday, January 9, 1908

Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, at Stillwater, Thursday, January 2, Miss Mary Rose to Mr. Cud Clark.  The bride is the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Rose, while the groom is the son of George Clark, of Clark’s branch, and an enterprising young business man.  Here is wishing them good luck and a long life.

Cracker Neace, of this place, and Mrs. Amy Allen, of Perry County, were married on Troublesome Creek, in that county, Saturday night, December 28, Rev. Jordan Combs officiating.  Cracker and his bride, with two children, arrived here Friday, January 3, and are now snuggly ensconced in Cracker’s home near town.

Thursday, January 16, 1908

Bruce Banks and Miss Kissie Brummite were married at Jackson last Thursday and returned here to Eli Allen’s, her sister, for a wedding supper.

Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Allison Rose and wife, near Lee City, on Thursday, January 16, Miss Junie Rose and Calloway Sebastian.

Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Rebecca Swango, near Maytown, on Thursday, January 9, Miss Alma Swango and Mose Blankenship, of Virginia.

Married, on Thursday, January 9, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Fielden Cox and wife, of Toliver, Claude Day, of Mayton, and Miss Rilda Cox, Uncle John Adams officiating.  A wedding feast was set for the guests, about 50 people, and it was fit for the gods.  After dinner the wedding party came to Hazel Green and Aunt Judy Ward set a supper for them.  Then came the charivari.

Thursday, January 23, 1908

Silas Helton and Nannie Goad were married on the 9th at Flat Gap.

Dr. J. D. Whitaker and Miss Dora Lykins were married at Cannel City Sunday, January 20, after a courtship of 15 years.  Our girls say this is very encouraging, because if they could love a man for 15 years before marriage they feel that they’d have no fears after the knot was tied.