Marriage Record Notices from Troy Times Newspapers of 1845 & 1846 & 1847 & 1846 The Reveille

Keep in mind the date following the article is the date of the newspaper announcement

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ADAMS, ELIZABETH - On Thursday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Rice, Mr. James T. Orbison to Miss Elizabeth Adams, all of this town.  May 3, 1845 TT

ALDRICH, MARY LOUISA - On Tuesday morning last, by the Rev. D. Rice, Dr. Horace Coleman, and Miss Mary Louisa Aldrich, both of this place.  We had the pleasure of being "one of 'em" on the occasion above referred to, and can but congratulate the happy pair, upon their safe arrival from the State of Single Blessedness into the State of Connubial Felicity.  May all their fond anticipation of future happiness be more than realized--may they ever  

"Remember, 'tis no common tie,

That binds their faithful hearts,
'Tis only one that love should weave
And only death should part." 

The B'Boys in the office were not forgotten on this interesting occasion.  Upon the reception of a bountiful supply of "sweet fixens" they called a meeting; the Devil being called to the chair, briefly stated the object of the meeting.  Whereupon the following Preamble and Resolutions were unanimously adopted:

Whereas, as it is "not good for man to be alone," "it becomes necessary in the course of human events that he should take to himself a "rib" and we rejoice that amidst the "'citement of the 'casion" in question, we, the printers were not forgotten.  Therefore Resolved, That we return our sincere thanks to the sweet bride who was so mindful of us on this occasion, and that we wish her and her "other half" all the happiness that a married life can possibly produce, for 

"The Printers--and no mistake--
"Are fond of girls and wedding cake."  November 11, 1847   TT

ALLEN, HON. WILLIAM - On Monday evening last, at Fruit Hill, Ross county, by the Rev. Mr. Britton, the Hon. William Allen, to Mrs. Effie Coons, heiress of the late Gov. McArthur.--Chillicothe Democrat  May 17, 1845 TT

AUSTIN, WILLIAM - On the 3rd inst., at Dayton, by Rev. E. Barnes, Mr. William Austin, to Miss Francis Ann Barbour, both of this place.  A splendid Cake was received.  The happy couple have our best wishes.  April 5, 1845 TT

AYRES, SUSANNAH E. - On the 9th instant, by Rev. Maxwell P. Gaddins, Mr. Joseph K. Marlay, of Troy, Ohio, to Miss Susannah E. Ayres, daughter of P. L. Ayres, Esq., of this county.--Hillsboro Gaz.  October 22, 1845 TT

BAINES, JOSEPH - On the 8th inst., by Rev. Mr. Rutledge, Mr. Joseph Baines, and Miss Mary Ann Brown, daughter of Wm. Brown, Esq., all of this place.  The happy couple will undoubtedly prosper, as they forgot not the printer.  We acknowledge the reception of a large and delicious cake, for which we return our thanks to the happy couple.  May their path through life be strewed with flowers, and may they illustrate new good and pleasant it is for two loving hearts to "dwell together." 

"May not one intervening sorrow alloy,
Or misfortune end their cup of joy."  April 15, 1847 TT  

BAINS, JOHN - On Thursday, the 18th inst., by the Rev. D. Kemper, Mr. John Bains, of this place, to Miss Anna Lamme, of Clark Co., Ohio.  Accompanying the above notice we received a fine cake--fully a "three pounder,"--as a gift from the fair bride.  We wish every day would bring us a gift so liberal, and that every bride, would so kindly remember the Printer.  We present our compliments to the happy pair, wishing them a long and prosperous voyage through life, and a safe entrance into the haven of bliss and immortality.  December 25, 1845 TT

BARBOUR, FRANCIS ANN - On the 3rd inst., at Dayton, by Rev. E. Barnes, Mr. William Austin, to Miss Francis Ann Barbour, both of this place.  A splendid Cake was received.  The happy couple have our best wishes.  April 5, 1845 TT

BARKALOW, ELANOR - On the 28th, by the Rev. D. Kemper, Mr. John Winner to Miss Elanor Barkalow of Shelby county, Ohio.  May 31, 1845 TT

BEEDLE, ISAAC N. - October 1st, by Rev. Mr. Phillips, Mr. Isaac N. Beedle, to Miss Margaret Dean, both of Greenville, Darke county, Ohio.  October 31, 1846 TT

BLACK, ROBERT - On Nov. 13th by Rev. David Kemper, Mr. Robert Black to Miss Anna, daughter of Reuben Wallace, Esq., all of Clark County.  We were not forgotten by the fair bride, but accompanying the notice we received a nice portion of the cake, which the "Devil" (having eaten it himself,) pronounced "bunkum".  November 20, 1845 TT

BONNER, MARTHA - Dec. 11th, 1845, by Rev. David Kemper, Mr. Hugh Jay, to Miss Martha Bonner.  December 18, 1845 TT

BOOHER, LEVI N. - On the 3rd inst., by Rev. Zeburn Eaton, Mr. Levi N. Booher, to Miss Harriet E. Ramsey, both of this county.  April 5, 1845 TT

BROWN, MARY ANN - On the 8th inst., by Rev. Mr. Rutledge, Mr. Joseph Baines, and Miss Mary Ann Brown, daughter of Wm. Brown, Esq., all of this place.  The happy couple will undoubtedly prosper, as they forgot not the printer.  We acknowledge the reception of a large and delicious cake, for which we return our thanks to the happy couple.  May their path through life be strewed with flowers, and may they illustrate new good and pleasant it is for two loving hearts to "dwell together." 

"May not one intervening sorrow alloy,
Or misfortune end their cup of joy."  April 15, 1847 TT  

BROWNE, ALFRED J. M. - In Cincinnati, on the 29th ult., by Rev. J. Emrick, Mr. Alfred J. M. Browne, to Miss Martha J. E. James, all of Cincinnati.  January 7, 1847 TT

BULI, JULIA A. - Oct. 29, 1845, by Rev. David Kemper, Mr. John L. Coats of Peru, Illinois, to Miss Julia A. Buli, of Gettysburgh, Dark County, Ohio.  November 5, 1845 TT

CAMPBELL, DELILA - Nov. 30th, 1845, by Rev. David Kemper, A. B. Hartman, Esq., to Miss Delila Campbell, both of Hyattsville, Miami County, Ohio.  December 4, 1845 TT

CARR, HANNAH - On Tuesday, May 11th, by Rev. D. Rice, Mr. Samuel Darst and Miss Hannah Carr, both of Lostcreek Township.  Accompanying the above were lots of the nice "fixins" usual upon such occasions. May the lives of the happy pair, thus commenced with bright hopes of future happiness, be ever joyous; may no adverse cloud brood storms o'er their matrimonial horizon.


"The girls and boys will wed--just why?
It is not good to be alone;
The truth of which each lover's sigh
And absent mind, and piteous mean,
Doth fully prove." 
May 13, 1847 TT

COATS, JOHN L. - Oct. 29, 1845, by Rev. David Kemper, Mr. John L. Coats of Peru, Illinois, to Miss Julia A. Buli, of Gettysburgh, Dark County, Ohio.  November 5, 1845 TT

COLEMAN, DR. HORACE On Tuesday morning last, by the Rev. D. Rice, Dr. Horace Coleman, and Miss Mary Louisa Aldrich, both of this place.  We had the pleasure of being "one of 'em" on the occasion above referred to, and can but congratulate the happy pair, upon their safe arrival from the State of Single Blessedness into the State of Connubial Felicity.  May all their fond anticipation of future happiness be more than realized--may they ever  

"Remember, 'tis no common tie,

That binds their faithful hearts,
'Tis only one that love should weave
And only death should part." 

The B'Boys in the office were not forgotten on this interesting occasion.  Upon the reception of a bountiful supply of "sweet fixens" they called a meeting; the Devil being called to the chair, briefly stated the object of the meeting.  Whereupon the following Preamble and Resolutions were unanimously adopted:

Whereas, as it is "not good for man to be alone," "it becomes necessary in the course of human events that he should take to himself a "rib" and we rejoice that amidst the "'citement of the 'casion" in question, we, the printers were not forgotten.  Therefore Resolved, That we return our sincere thanks to the sweet bride who was so mindful of us on this occasion, and that we wish her and her "other half" all the happiness that a married life can possibly produce, for 

"The Printers--and no mistake--
"Are fond of girls and wedding cake." 
November 11, 1847 TT

COONS, MRS. EFFIE - On Monday evening last, at Fruit Hill, Ross county, by the Rev. Mr. Britton, the Hon. William Allen, to Mrs. Effie Coons, heiress of the late Gove. McArthur.--Chillicothe Democrat  May 17, 1845 TT

COTTINGHAM, MARY L. - On Thursday, June 10th, by the Rev. Wm. Routledge, Mr. John Ohmart and Miss Mary L. Cottingham, both of Miami County.  June 17, 1847  TT

COX, SAM - On the 12th inst., at the mansion-house of Mr. Joseph R. John, by the Rev. Mr. Brandriff, Mr. Sam Cox and Miss Dinah White, formerly servants of the late John Randolph of Roanoke.  That this distinguished pair may enjoy all the felicity the matrimonial connexion affords, is the fervent wish of his DARKNESS of the Times.  Go way White folk.  September 17, 1846 TT

CROY, JOHN - On the 19th inst., by Rev. Evan Thomas, Mr. John Croy, of Fletcher, and Miss Elizabeth Deweese, of Staunton Township.  August 26, 1847 TT

CULBERTSON, CATHARINE - On the 10th ult., by David Jenkins, Esq., Mr. John Moore, to Miss Catharine Culbertson, all of this county.  December 17, 1846 TT

CULBERTSON, HEZEKIAH H. - On the evening of the 2d of September, at Versailles, Ky., by the Rev. C. J. Smith, Mr. Hezekiah H. Culbertson, of this town, and Miss Susan, daughter of Robert Kinkead, of the former place.  The happy couple have our best wishes for their future prosperity and happiness.

"There's a bliss beyond all that the minstrel has told,
   When two, that are linked in one heavenly tie,
With heart never changing and brow never cold,
   Love on through all ills, and love on till they die.
One hour of a passion so sacred is worth,
   Whole ages of heartless and wandering bliss;
And oh! if there be a alysium on earth,
          It is this, it is this."  
September 9, 1847 TT

CULBERTSON, JOHN N. - In New York City, on the 24th ultimo, by the Rev. Dr. Lyell, Mr. John N. Culbertson, of Troy, Ohio, to Miss Elizabeth Foster, of the former place.  December 24, 1846 TT

DAILY, ELIZABETH - In Dayton, on Monday, the 14th inst., by the Rev. D. Winters, Mr. E. M. Osborn and Miss Elizabeth Daily, both of this town.  A present of "sweet things" accompanied the above notice, for which we tender our thanks to the happy couple.  May the cup of their blessing o'erflow with those endearments and that prosperity which renders life a charm.

"When time has measured out their years,
   And youth's bright dreams have ceased to charm,
May future hope dry up their tears,
   And heavenly love their bosoms warm." 
June 17, 1847 TT

DARST, SAMUEL - On Tuesday, May 11th, by Rev. D. Rice, Mr. Samuel Darst and Miss Hannah Carr, both of Lostcreek Township.  Accompanying the above were lots of the nice "fixins" usual upon such occasions. May the lives of the happy pair, thus commenced with bright hopes of future happiness, be ever joyous; may no adverse cloud brood storms o'er their matrimonial horizon.


"The girls and boys will wed--just why?
It is not good to be alone;
The truth of which each lover's sigh
And absent mind, and piteous mean,
Doth fully prove."  May 13, 1847 TT

DAVIS, JESSE E. - On the 25th ult., by Elder John Blodgett, Mr. Jesse E. Davis to Miss Christiana Deweese.  January 15, 1846 TT

DEAN, MARGARET - October 1st, by Rev. Mr. Phillips, Mr. Isaac N. Beedle, to Miss Margaret Dean, both of Greenville, Darke county, Ohio.  October 31, 1846 TT

DEWEESE, CHRISTIANA - On the 25th ult., by Elder John Blodgett, Mr. Jesse E. Davis to Miss Christiana Deweese.  January 15, 1846 TT

DEWEESE, ELIZABETH - On the 19th inst., by Rev. Evan Thomas, Mr. John Croy, of Fletcher, and Miss Elizabeth Deweese, of Staunton Township.  August 26, 1847 TT

DOUGLASS, LEWIS - In this place on the 5th inst., by Elder John Blodgett, Mr. Lewis Douglass to Mrs. Eliza Jane Morgan.  By the wedded pair we were not forgotten, as a leetle the nicest loaf of bride's cake we have received for a coon's age, could amply attest.  It was a regular bulger and the way (line in filmstrip) we tested its quality, was a caution to old folks.  We return the happy couple our thanks, with our best wishes for their success.  January 15, 1846 TT

DOUGLASS, ROBERT L. - On 30th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Telford, Mr. Robert L. Douglass, to Miss Maria McDonald, both of this place.  February 8, 1845 TT

DUNKIN, WILLIAM - On the 16th inst., by Rev. Miles Templeton, Mr. William Dunkin, to Miss Margareta, daughter of Mr. Thomas Maxwell.  March 18, 1847 TT

DYE, MARSHALL A. - On the 5th inst., by Rev. Mr. Evan Thomas, Mr. Marshall A. Dye, of this place, to Miss Lydia A. Gates, of Mercer county.  With the above notice we received one of the largest, best and most splendid looking wedding cake that ever gratified the sight or palate of the inmates of a Printer's Chapel.  Such a present calls forth our most sincere wishes for the future happiness and prosperity of the happy couple.  May their path of life be strewn with flowers--May life's choicest blessing attend them--and last, though not least, may they be able to sustain the "responsibilities" of life.

Speak it not lightly--though the young and gay
   And thronging round thee now, with tones of mirth
Yet not the holy promise of to-day
   Fade like the clouds that with the morn of birth,
That ever bright and sacred may be
   Stored in the treasurer-cell of memory.
 Speak it not lightly--O beware, beware!
   'Tis no vain promise, no unmeaning work.
Men and angel's list the faith ye swear,
   And by the High and Holy one 'tis heard:
Then kneel humbly at this altar now.
   Pray for strength to keep your Marriage Vow.  November 12, 1846 TT

ESTY, SARAH - October 2nd, by Rev. Evan Thomas, Mr. Thomas Webb to Miss Sarah Esty.  October 31, 1846 TT

FAIRCHILD, E. F. - In Oberlin, on Thursday evening, August 21st, by Prof. Morgan, Mr. M. W. Fairfield, of Troy, to Miss E. F. Fairchild, of the former place.  September 3, 1845 TT

FAIRFIELD, REV. E. - In Oberlin, on Thursday evening, August 21st, by President Mahan, Rev. E. Fairfield of Canterbury, N. H. to Miss Lucia Jenison of Orangeville, N. Y.  September 3, 1845 TT

FAIRFIELD, M. W. - In Oberlin, on Thursday evening, August 21st, by Prof. Morgan, Mr. M. W. Fairfield, of Troy, to Miss E. F. Fairchild, of the former place.   September 3, 1845 TT

FANSLER, MARY - In this place on Tuesday evening, May 18, by the Rev. Milo Templeton, Mr. Abram A. Shafer to Miss Mary Fansler, both of Springfield, Ohio.  May 27, 1847 TT

FORDYCE, JOSEPHUS L. - Oct. 1st, by Rev. N. Bishop, Mr. Josephus L. Fordyce to Miss Elizabeth Sloan, both of New Carlisle.  October 31, 1846 TT

FOSTER, ELIZABETH - In New York City, on the 24th ultimo, by the Rev. Dr. Lyell, Mr. John N. Culbertson, of Troy, Ohio, to Miss Elizabeth Foster, of the former place.  December 24, 1846 TT

FOX, ELIZABETH - On the 30th ult., by the Rev. R. Brandriff, Mr. Joseph Kitchen to Miss Elizabeth Fox, all of Troy.  We return our thanks to the happy couple for the splendid Cake which accompanied the above notice.  January 7, 1847 TT

FRAZIER, JOHN - On the 11th inst., by the Rev. Miles Templeton, Mr. John Frazier, to Miss Ludemi, daughter of Mr. Kerns, both of Miami county, Ohio.  March 18, 1847 TT

FRIZZELL, ELIZABETH - On Thursday 27th ult., by Rev. Zelora Eaton, Mr. William Webb, to Miss Elizabeth Frizzell.  December 4, 1845 TT

FURNACE, ROBERT W. - On the evening of the 27th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Dolby, Mr. Robert W. Furnace, formerly of this place to Miss Mary E. McComas, of Cincinnati.  November 5, 1845 TT

GARDNER, CATHARINE - On the 31st inst., by the Rev. D. Kemper, Mr. William Hannan to Miss Catharine Gardner, all of Clark county, Ohio.  August 6, 1845 TT

GARST, ELIZABETH - On the 31st ult., in New Carlisle, by Elder Hiram Simonton, Mr. George Serviss to Miss Elizabeth Garst.  January 14, 1847 TT

GATES, LYDIA A. - On the 5th inst., by Rev. Mr. Evan Thomas, Mr. Marshall A. Dye, of this place, to Miss Lydia A. Gates, of Mercer county.  With the above notice we received one of the largest, best and most splendid looking wedding cake that ever gratified the sight or palate of the inmates of a Printer's Chapel.  Such a present calls forth our most sincere wishes for the future happiness and prosperity of the happy couple.  May their path of life be strewn with flowers--May life's choicest blessing attend them--and last, though not least, may they be able to sustain the "responsibilities" of life.

Speak it not lightly--though the young and gay
   And thronging round thee now, with tones of mirth
Yet not the holy promise of to-day
   Fade like the clouds that with the morn of birth,
That ever bright and sacred may be
   Stored in the treasurer-cell of memory.
 Speak it not lightly--O beware, beware!
   'Tis no vain promise, no unmeaning work.
Men and angel's list the faith ye swear,
   And by the High and Holy one 'tis heard:
Then kneel humbly at this altar now.
   Pray for strength to keep your Marriage Vow.  November 12, 1846 TT

GREEN, MARGARET - On the 3d inst., by Rev. Daniel Rice, Mr. Matthias McAnnally, to Miss Margaret Green, all of this vicinity.  Accompanying the above notice was a splendid Cake, weighing something less than sixteen pounds--Immediately on the receipt of said Cake, the "Devil" issued his proclamation for all hands to assemble forth with.  Having all assembled, his Majesty made a very eloquent and appropriate address and concluded by offering the following resolution: Resolved, That we return our sincere thanks to the happy couple for remembering us in the hour of festivity and joy: and may the choicest blessings of Heaven attend them through this life, and when done with the trials and troubles of this world experience a blessed immortality.  December 17, 1846 TT

GROSVENOR, LAVINIA - On the 8th inst., by the Rev. Z. Eaton, Mr. Jesse Julian, to Miss Lavinia Grosvenor, both of this county.  May 17, 1845 TT

HALL, SOPHIA AMELIA - Married - September 10, by the Rev. B. T. F. Cake, Mr. Henry Spencer, of St. Louis, to Miss Sophia Amelia, youngest daughter of Gen. Hall, Esq., of Cincinnati. September 18, 1846 The Reveille

HANNAN, WILLIAM - On the 31st inst., by the Rev. D. Kemper, Mr. William Hannan to Miss Catharine Gardner, all of Clark county, Ohio.  August 6, 1845 TT

HARTER, MELINDA - On the 10th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Eaton, Mr. John D. Lilly and Miss Melinda Harter, both of this place.  March 19, 1846 TT

HARTMAN, A. B., ESQ. - Nov. 30th 1845, by Rev. David Kemper, A. B. Hartman, Esq., to Miss Delila Campbell, both of Hyattsville, Miami County, Ohio.  December 4, 1845 TT

HASTINGS, MARY D. - At Warwick, Mass., Oct. 29, by the Rev. Preserved Smith, Mr. Royal W. Smith, (of the firm of Smith and Brother, Merchants of this place,) to Miss Mary D., eldest daughter of the late William Hastings, Esq.  With the above notice, we received fine slices of the wedding cake, for which we return to the happy persons our thanks, accompanied with the prayer that their barques may glide smoothly and securely through life.  November 13, 1845 TT

HUTCHINSON, SARAH A. D. - In Cincinnati, on Sunday morning, May 30th, by the Rev. E. W. Sehon, Mr. S. J. Lipman, of Philadelphia, "A" member of Rockwell's Amphitheatre, to Miss Sarah A. D. HUtchinson, of Albany, N. Y.  June 3, 18477 TT

JAMES, MARTHA J. E. - In Cincinnati, on the 29th ult, by Rev. J. Emrick, Mr. Alfred J. M. Browne, to Miss Martha J. E. James, all of Cincinnati.  January 7, 1847 TT

JAY, HUGH - Dec. 11th, 1845, by Rev. David Kemper, Mr. Hugh Jay, to Miss Martha Bonner.  December 18, 1845 TT

JENISON, LUCIA - In Oberlin, on Thursday evening, August 21st, by President Mahan, Rev. E. Fairfield of Canterbury, N. H. to Miss Lucia Jenison, of Orangeville, N. Y.   September 3, 1845 TT

JENKINS, ABRAHAM - On the 11th inst., by the Rev. David Kemper, Mr. Abraham Jenkins, of Clark county, Ohio to Miss Nancy Stafford, of Miami county.  February 15, 1845 TT

JOHN, HARRIET - On Thursday morning last by Rev. Mr. Childs, Capt. M. S. Wagner and Miss Harriet John--all of this place.  November 11, 1847 TT

JONES, HANNAH - In the Franklin street Presbyterian Church, on Sabbath, the 11th inst., at 11 o'clock, by Rev. D. Rice, Mr. D. W. Orbison, of this place, to Miss Hannah Danforth, daughter of Mr. Wm. Jones of Marlborough, New Hampshire.  July 15, 1847 TT  Marriage license record  says David W. Orbison  July 11 1847 to Hannah D. Jones  Book F. p. 211  

JULIAN, JESSE - On the 8th inst., by the Rev. Z. Eaton, Mr. Jesse Julian, to Miss Lavinia Grosvenor, both of this county.  May 17, 1845 TT

KENEDAY, LESTER - At Middletown on the 4th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Convey, Mr. Lester Keneday, of Hamilton, to Miss Martha Ann McQuiltt.  February 8, 1845 TT

KERNS, LUDEMI - On the 11th inst., by the Rev. Miles Templeton, Mr. John Frazier, to Miss Ludemi, daughter of Mr. Kerns, both of Miami county, Ohio.  March 18, 1847 TT

KESSLER, ISREAL - On Tuesday morning last, by the Rev. James Coe, Mr. Isreal Kessler to Miss Eleanor Murray, of this place.  That the morning of their nuptial being may be graced with beatitudes pure as the night dews glittering in the moon-beam--its noon with things good as its sunbeams shall be strong--its evening with an otuim, calm as the wedding cake they sent us was big, (and it was big) is the fervent orison of the printer.  June 25, 1845 TT

KINKEAD, SUSAN - On the evening of the 2d of September, at Versailles, Ky., by the Rev. C. J. Smith, Mr. Hezekiah H. Culbertson, of this town, and Miss Susan, daughter of Robert Kinkead, of the former place.  The happy couple have our best wishes for their future prosperity and happiness.

"There's a bliss beyond all that the minstrel has told,
   When two, that are linked in one heavenly tie,
With heart never changing and brow never cold,
   Love on through all ills, and love on till they die.
One hour of a passion so sacred is worth,
   Whole ages of heartless and wandering bliss;
And oh! if there be a alysium on earth,
          It is this, it is this."   September 9, 1847 TT

KITCHEN, JOSEPH - On the 30th ult., by the Rev. R. Brandriff, Mr. Joseph Kitchen to Miss Elizabeth Fox, all of Troy.  We return our thanks to the happy couple for the splendid Cake which accompanied the above notice.  January 7, 1847 TT

KURTY, JAMES - Married, on the 27th inst., by the Rev. D. Kemper, Mr. James Kurty, of Burlington to Isabella McConaughey, of this county.  May 31, 1845 TT

LAMME, ANNA - On Thursday, the 18th inst., by the Rev. D. Kemper, Mr. John Bains, of this place, to Miss Anna Lamme, of Clark Co., Ohio.  Accompanying the above notice we received a fine cake--fully a 'three pounder',--as a gift from the fair bride.  We wish every day would bring us a gift so liberal, and that every bride, would so kindly remember the Printer.  We present our compliments to the happy pair, wishing them a long and prosperous voyage through life, and a safe entrance into the haven of bliss and immortality.   December 25, 1845 TT

LEAGUE, JOHN - On the 12th instant, by the Rev. D. Rice, Mr. John League and Miss Susan Wheelock, both of this county. 

Upon thy neck light hang the chain,
   For Hymen now hath bound ye,
Over thee and thine, may pleasure reign,
   And smiling friends surround ye.  March 19, 1846 TT

LEEDS, JOHN - On the 22d inst., by John F. Somerville, Esq., Mr. John Leeds and Miss Sarah Shackelford, all of Concord Township.  We acknowledge the receipt of a share of the "good things" usual on such occasions.  May all that renders life agreeable be their lot.  August 26, 1847 TT

LILLY, JOHN D. - On the 10th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Eaton, Mr. John D. Lilly and Miss Melinda Harter, both of this place.  March 19, 1846 TT

LIPMAN, S. J. - In Cincinnati, on Sunday morning, May 30th, by the Rev. E. W. Sehon, Mr. S. J. Lipman, of Philadelphia, "A" member of Rockwell's Amphitheatre, to Miss Sarah A. D. Hutchinson, of Albany, N. Y.  June 3, 1847 TT

LOUTHAN, FRANCES E. - On Wednesday, Dec. 30th, by the Rev. T. B. Childs, Mr. John W. Ross, of New Carlisle to Miss Frances E. Louthan, of Troy. 

"There's a bliss beyond all that the Minstrel has told,
   When two that are link'd in one heavenly tie,
With heart never changing and brow never cold,
   Love on through all ills, and love on till they die;
One hour of a passion so sacred is worth,
   Whole ages of heartless and wandering bliss;
And oh! if there be an elysium on earth,
        It is this, it is this." 
December 31, 1846 TT

MACKEY, RUTH - On the 23d instant, by the Rev. David Kemper, Mr. James F. Morris, of Logansport, Ia., to Miss Ruth, daughter of Dr. James H. Mackey, of this place.  The kind heart of the fair bride led her to remember the Printers; by sending in to us any quantity of the finest and most delicious cake.  We wish the young couple much happiness--a pleasant journey to their distant home--a pleasant journey through life.  April 30, 1846 TT 

MARLAY, JOSEPH K. - On the 9th inst, by Rev. Maxwell P. Gaddins, Mr. Joseph K. Marlay, of Troy, Ohio, to Miss Susannah E. Ayres, daughter of P. L. Ayres, Esq., of this county.--Hillsboro Gaz.  October 22, 1845 TT

MAXWELL, MARGARETA - On the 16th inst., by Rev. Miles Templeton, Mr. William Dunkin, to Miss Margareta, daughter of Mr. Thomas Maxwell.  March 18, 1847 TT

MAYO, LUCY R. - At Roxbury, near Boston, on the 10th inst., Mr. Preserved Smith, merchant of this place, and Miss Lucy R. Mayo, of the former place.  September 24, 1846 TT

McANNALLY, MATTHIAS - On the 3d inst., by Rev. Daniel Rice, Mr. Matthias McAnnally, to Miss Margaret Green, all of this vicinity.  Accompanying the above notice was a splendid Cake, weighing something less than sixteen pounds--Immediately on the receipt of said Cake, the "Devil" issued his proclamation for all hands to assemble forth with.  Having all assembled, his Majesty made a very eloquent and appropriate address and concluded by offering the following resolution: Resolved, That we return our sincere thanks to the happy couple for remembering us in the hour of festivity and joy; and may the choicest blessings of Heaven attend them through this life, and when done with the trials and troubles of this world experience a blessed immortality.  December 17, 1846 TT

McCOMAS, MARY E. - On the evening of the 27th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Dolby, Mr. Robert W. Furnace, formerly of this place to Miss Mary E. McComas, of Cincinnati.  November 5, 1845 TT

McCONAUGHEY, ISABELLA - Married, on the 27th inst., by the Rev. D. Kemper, Mr. James Kurty, of Burlington, to Isabella McConaughey, of this county.  May 31, 1845 TT

McDONALD, MARIA - On 30th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Telford, Mr. Robert L. Douglass, to Miss Maria McDonald, both of this place.  February 8, 1845 TT

McINTIRE, MARY ANN - On the 9th inst., by Rev. J. A. Meeks, Mr. Samuel McIntire, of this vicinity, to Miss Mary Ann McIntire, of Washington Township.  September 16, 1847 TT

McINTIRE, SAMUEL - On the 9th inst., by Rev. J. A. Meeks, Mr. Samuel McIntire, of this vicinity, to Miss Mary Ann McIntire, of Washington Township.  September 16, 1847 TT 

McLUNG, MRS. MARY D. On the 8th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Rutledge, Mr. S. D. Vandervere, of Warren county, to Mrs. Mary D. McLung, of this place. With the above notice we received one of the largest, best and most splendid looking wedding cake that ever gratified the sight or palate of the inmates of a Printer's Chapel.  Such a present calls forth our most sincere wishes for the future happiness and prosperity of the happy couple.  May their path of life be strewn with flowers--May life's choicest blessing attend them--and last, though not least, may they be able to sustain the "responsibilities" of life.


Speak it not lightly--though the young and gay
   And thronging round thee now, with tones of mirth
Yet not the holy promise of to-day
   Fade like the clouds that with the morn of birth,
That ever bright and sacred may be
   Stored in the treasurer-cell of memory.
 Speak it not lightly--O beware, beware!
   'Tis no vain promise, no unmeaning work.
Men and angel's list the faith ye swear,
   and by the High and Holy one 'tis heard"
Then kneel humbly at this altar now.
Pray for strength to keep your Marriage Vow.  November 12, 1846 TT

McQUILTT, MARTHA ANN - At Middletown on the 4th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Convey, Mr. Lester Keneday, of Hamilton, to Miss Martha Ann McQuiltt.  February 8, 1845 TT

MEEK, DIANA - On the 21st inst., by Rev. Mr. Kemper, Mr. Ira L. Morris, to Miss Diana, daughter of Mr. Jesse Meek, all of this county.  May 28, 1846 TT

MILLER, P. A. - On the 27th ult., by the Rev. D. P. Rosenmiller, Mr. H. P. Norris, of this place, and Miss P. A. Miller of Dayton.  November 11, 1847 TT  

MITCHELL, JOS. (JOSEPH) R. - On Thursday, the 6th inst, by the Rev. S. C. Mitchell, of Dayton, Mr. Jos. R. Mitchell, to Miss Sarah Sailor, both of this county.  With the above notice we received fine slices of the wedding cake, for which we return to the happy persons our thanks, accompanied with the prayer that their barques may glide smoothly and securely through life.   November 13, 1845 TT

MOORE, JOHN - On the 10th ult., by David Jenkins, Esq., Mr. John Moore, to Miss Catharine Culbertson, all of this county.  December 17, 1846 TT

MORGAN, MRS. ELIZA JANE - In this place on the 5th instr., by Elder John Blodgett, Mr. Lewis Douglass to Mrs. Eliza Jane Morgan.  By the wedded pair we were not forgotten, as a leetle the nicest loaf of bride's cake we have received for a coon's age, could amply attest.  It was a regular bulger and the way (line in filmstrip) we tested its quality, was a caution to old folks.  We return the happy couple our thanks, with our best wishes for their success.  January 15, 1846 TT

MORRIS, IRA L. - On the 21st inst., by Rev. Mr. Kemper, Mr. Ira L. Morris, to Miss Diana, daughter of Mr. Jesse Meek, all of this county.  May 28, 1846 TT

MORRIS, JAMES F. - On the 23d instant, by the Rev. David Kemper, Mr. James F. Morris, of Logansport, Ia., to Miss Ruth, daughter of Dr. James H. Mackey, of this place.  The kind heart of the fair bride led her to remember the Printers; by sending in to us any quantity of the finest and most delicious cake.  We wish the young couple much happiness--a pleasant journey to their distant home--a pleasant journey through life.  April 30, 1846 TT

MURRAY, ELEANOR - On Tuesday morning last, by the Rev. James Coe, Mr. Isreal Kessler to Miss Eleanor Murray, of this place.  That the morning of their nuptial being may be graced with beatitudes pure as the night dews glittering in the moon-beam--its noon with things good as its sunbeams shall be strong--its evening with an otuim, calm as the wedding cake they sent us was big, (and it was big,) is the fervent orison of the printer.  June 25, 1846 TT

NORRIS, H. P. - On the 27th ult., by the Rev. D. P. Rosenmiller, Mr. H. P. Norris, of this place, and Miss P. A. Miller, of Dayton.  November 11, 1847 TT

OHMART, JOHN - On Thursday, June 10th, by the Rev. Wm. Routledge, Mr. John Ohmart and Miss Mary L. Cottingham, both of Miami County.  June 17, 1847 TT

ORBISON, D. W. - In the Frankline street Presbyterian Church, on Sabbath, the 11th inst., at 11 o'clock, by Rev. D. Rice, Mr. D. W. Orbison, of this place, to Miss Hannah Danforth, daughter of Mr. Wm. Jones, of Marlborough, New Hampshire.  July 15, 1847 TT   Marriage license record  says David W. Orbison  July 11 1847 to Hannah D. Jones  Book F. p. 211

ORBISON, JAMES T. - On Thursday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Rice, Mr. James T. Orbison to Miss Elizabeth Adams, all of this town.  May 3, 1845 TT

ORBISON,  THOMAS  - On the 14th inst., Mr. Thomas Orbison to Miss _______ Stewart, both of Staunton township.  October 22, 1845 TT

OSBORN, E. M. - In Dayton, on Monday, the 14th inst., by the Rev. D. Winters, Mr. E. M. Osborn and Miss Elizabeth Daily, both of this town.  A present of "sweet things" accompanied the above notice, for which we tender our thanks to the happy couple.  May the cup of their blessing o'erflow with those endearments and that prosperity which renders life a charm.

"When time has measured out their years,
   And youth's bright dreams have ceased to charm,
May future hope dry up their tears,
   And heavenly love their bosoms warm." 
June 17, 1847 TT

PENNINGTON, ELIZABETH - At Hamilton on the 4th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Thomas E. Thomas, Henry D. Stout, Editor of the Troy Times, to Elizabeth Pennington.  The above notice was not accompanied by a profuse slice of Bride's Cake, and appendage of swenimonis; but to make amends for this neglect the boys expect a continuous feast, to last as long at least, as the Honey Moon; and the readers of the Times expect some ____ articles, from the pen of the Editor, on annexation.   February 8, 1845 TT

RAMSEY, HARRIET E. - On the 3rd inst., by Rev. Zeburn Eaton, Mr. Levi N. Booher, to Miss Harriet E. Ramsey, both of this county.  April 5, 1845 TT

ROSS, JOHN W. - On Wednesday, Dec. 30th, by the Rev. T. B. Childs, Mr. John W. Ross, of New Carlisle to Miss Frances E. Louthan, of Troy. 

"There's a bliss beyond all that the Minstrel has told,
   When two that are link'd in one heavenly tie,
With heart never changing and brow never cold,
   Love on through all ills, and love on till they die;
One hour of a passion so sacred is worth,
   Whole ages of heartless and wandering bliss;
And oh! if there be an elysium on earth,
        It is this, it is this." 
December 31, 1846 TT

SAILOR, SARAH - On Thursday, the 6th inst., by the Rev. S. C. Mitchell, of Dayton, Mr. Jos. R. Mitchell, to Miss Sarah Sailor, both of this county.  With the above notice we received fine slices of the wedding cake, for which we return to the happy persons our thanks, accompanied with the prayer that their barques may glide smoothly and securely through life.  November 13, 1845 TT

SERVISS, GEORGE - On the 31st ult., in New Carlisle, by Elder Hiram Simonton, Mr. George Serviss to Miss Elizabeth Garst.  January 14, 1847 TT

SHACKELFORD, SARAH - On the 22d inst., by John F. Somerville, Esq., Mr. John Leeds and Miss Sarah Shackelford, all of Concord Township.  We acknowledge the receipt of a share of the "good things" usual on such occasions.  May all that renders life agreeable be their lot.  August 26, 1847 TT

SHAFER, ABRAM A. - In this place on Tuesday evening, May 18, by the Rev. Milo Templeton, Mr. Abram A. Shafer to Miss Mary Fansler, both of Springfield, Ohio.  May 27, 1847 TT

SHARP, RICHARD - On the 4th inst., by Elder Fowler, Mr. Richard Sharp, of this place, and Miss Emily Tullis, of Concord Township.  November 11, 1847 TT

SHOOT, EMELINE - On the 15th inst., by the Rev. Z. Eaton, Mr. Cooper Sill, to Miss Emeline Shoot, both of this county.  May 17, 1845 TT

SILL, COOPER - On the 15th inst., by the Rev. Z. Eaton, Mr. Cooper Sill, to Miss Emeline Shoot, both of this county.  May 17, 1845 TT

SLOAN, ELIZABETH - Oct 1st, by Rev. N. Bishop, Mr. Josephus L. Fordyce to Miss Elizabeth Sloan, both of New Carlisle.  October 31, 1846 TT

SMITH, PRESERVED - At Roxbury, near Boston, on the 10th inst., Mr. Preserved Smith, merchant of this place, and Miss Lucy R. Mayo, of the former place.  September 24, 1846 TT  

SMITH, ROYAL W. - At Warwick, Mass., Oct. 29, by the Rev. Preserved Smith, Mr. Royal W. Smith, (of the firm of Smith and Brother, Merchants of this place,) to Miss Mary D., eldest daughter of the late William Hastings, Esq.  With the above notice we received fine slices of the wedding cake, for which we return to the happy persons our thanks, accompanied with the prayer that their barques may glide smoothly and securely through life.  November 13, 1845 TT

SPENCER, HENRY - Married - September 10, by the Rev. B. T. F Cake, Mr. Henry Spencer, of St. Louis, to Miss Sophia Amelia, youngest daughter of Gen. Hall, Esq., of Cincinnati.  September 18, 1846 Reveille

STAFFORD, NANCY - On the 11th inst., by the Rev. David Kemper, Mr. Abraham Jenkins, of Clark county, Ohio to Miss Nancy Stafford, of Miami county.  February 15, 1845 TT

STEWART, MISS  - On the 14th inst., Mr. Thomas Orbison to Miss _______ Stewart, both of Staunton township.  October 22, 1845 TT

STOUT, HENRY D. - At Hamilton on the 4th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Thomas E. Thomas, Henry D. Stout, Editor of the Troy Times, to Elizabeth Pennington.  The above notice was not accompanied by a profuse slice of Bride's Cake, and appendage at swenimonis; but to make amends for this neglect the boys expect a continuous feast, to last as long at least, as the Honey Moon; and the readers of the Times expect some ____ articles, from the pen of the Editor, on annexation.  February 8, 1845 TT

SUTHERLAND, HENRIETTA - October 21st, by Rev. T. B. Childs, Mr. Isaac N. Webb, to Miss Henrietta Sutherland, all of this county.  October 31, 1846 TT

TULLIS, EMILY - On the 4th inst., by Elder Fowler, Mr. Richard Sharp, of this place, and Miss Emily Tullis, of Concord Township.  November 11, 1847 TT

TULLIS, SUSANNAH - By Elder D. F. Ladley, on Tuesday morning last, Mr. Joseph Warner to Miss Susannah Tullis, both of this county.  We acknowledge the receipt, with the above notice, of several fine slices of the wedding cake, which made us almost wish that ____ Texas, annexation treaties were being ratified every day.  We present our compliments to the happy bride, with the assurance that, were the Printers' kind wishes needed to ensure it, their life would be one bright scene of sunshine and prosperity.  August 18, 1845 TT

VANDERVERE, S. D. - On the 8th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Rutledge, Mr. S. D. Vandervere, of Warren county, to Mrs. Mary D. McLung, of this place. With the above notice we received one of the largest, best and most splendid looking wedding cake that ever gratified the sight or palate of the inmates of a Printer's Chapel.  Such a present calls forth our most sincere wishes for the future happiness and prosperity of the happy couple.  May their path of life be strewn with flowers--May life's choicest blessing attend them--and last, though not least, may they be able to sustain the "responsibilities" of life.


Speak it not lightly--though the young and gay
   And thronging round thee now, with tones of mirth
Yet not the holy promise of to-day
   Fade like the clouds that with the morn of birth,
That ever bright and sacred may be
   Stored in the treasurer-cell of memory.
 Speak it not lightly--O beware, beware!
   'Tis no vain promise, no unmeaning work.
Men and angel's list the faith ye swear,
   and by the High and Holy one 'tis heard"
Then kneel humbly at this altar now.
Pray for strength to keep your Marriage Vow.  November 12, 1846 TT

WAGNER, CAPT. M. S. - On Thursday morning last by Rev. Mr. Childs, Capt. M. S. Wagner and Miss Harriet John--all of this place.  November 11, 1847 TT

WALLACE, ANNA - On Nov. 13th by Rev. David Kemper, Mr. Robert Black, to Miss Anna, daughter of Reuben Wallace, Esq., all of Clark County.  We were not forgotten by the fair bride, but accompanying the notice, we received a nice portion of the cake, which the "Devil" (having eaten it himself,) pronounced "bunkum".   November 20, 1845 TT

WARNER, JOSEPH - By Elder D. F. Ladley, on Tuesday morning last, Mr. Joseph Warner to Miss Susannah Tullis, both of this county.  We acknowledge the receipt, with the above notice, of several fine slices of the wedding cake, which made us almost wish, that ____ Texas, annexation treaties were being ratified every day.  We present our compliments to the happy bride, with the assurance that, were the Printers' kind wishes needed to ensure it, their life would be one bright scene of sunshine and prosperity.  August 13, 1845 TT

WEBB, ISAAC N. - October 21st, by Rev. T. B. Childs, Mr. Isaac N. Webb, to Miss Henrietta Sutherland, all of this county.  October 22, 1845 TT

WEBB, THOMAS - October 2nd, by Rev. Evan Thomas, Mr. Thomas Webb to Miss Sarah Esty.  October 31, 1846 TT

WEBB, WILLIAM - On Thursday 27th ult., by Rev. Zelora Eaton, Mr. William Webb, to Miss Elizabeth Frizzell.   December 4, 1845TT

WHEELOCK, SUSAN - On the 12th instant, by the Rev. D. Rice, Mr. John Leauge and Miss Susan Wheelock, both of this county.  March 19, 1846 TT

  Upon thy neck light hang the chain,
   For Hymen now hath bound ye,
Over thee and thine, may pleasure reign,
   And smiling friends surround ye.    March 19, 1846 TT

WHITE, DINAH - On the 12th inst., at the mansion-house of Mr. Joseph R. John, by the Rev. Mr. Brandriff, Mr. Sam Cox and Miss Dinah White, formerly servants of the late John Randolph of Roanoke.  That this distinguished pair may enjoy all the felicity the matrimonial connexion affords, is the fervent wish of his DARKNESS of the Times.  Go way white folk.  September 17, 1846 TT

WINNER, JOHN - On the 28th, by the Rev. D. Kemper, Mr. John Winner to Miss Elanor Barkalow of Shelby county, Ohio.  May 31, 1845 TT

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