Monday, January 23, 2017

New finds from Kentucky Marriage Records

Ancestry. Kentucky, County Marriages. 107 of 443.

I am taking a brief break from the research on the Du Trieux family and their arrival from Amsterdam while waiting on research from the Association of Philippe Du Trieux Descendants. In the meantime, Ancestry has added images on Kentucky County Marriages from 1783-1965. I do not recall seeing these before, so I will take some time to look back at these for the Kentucky ancestors in my tree.

A quick look has already revealed a few marriage bonds that I have not previously viewed. The first image above shows a marriage bond between my 3rd-great-grandparents Robert Jackson Wheatley and Melissa Catherine Grinstead, dated 14 September 1860. This record misspells Robert's name as "Whitney". It also look like it includes his signature on the document. The next entry shows they were married on 15 September 1860 in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky.
Source: Ancestry. Kentucky, County Marriages. Image 126 of 228.

After Melissa died sometime before 1864, Robert married Martha T. Hays. Their marriage bond from 11 March 1872 is very useful, and includes Robert's signature as "Robert J. Whitley". He would later go by the older family spelling Wheatley after moving to Texas.
Source: Ancestry. Kentucky, County Marriages. Image 119 of 653.
Another record new to me is a marriage entry for my 3rd-great-grandparents Guilford Dudley Read and Ellen Holtzclaw (or Holsclaw), dated 7 and 9 September 1863 in Spencer County, Kentucky. The record shows that Guilford and Ellen were married at the home of her father, Enoch Holsclaw, in Taylorsville, Spencer County.
Source: Ancestry. Kentucky, County Marriages. Image 327 of 601.
More to follow.

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