Original Marriage Certificates

LEFT: Marriage Certificate of J. R. Butler and Sarah Jane Smith, 12 March 1890
 

 

BELOW: James Russell and Sarah Jane (Smith) Butler. 
Picture was taken in late 1930's or early 1940's in East Florence across from Staggs Grocery on hill at Standard Oil Co.  

 

Contributed by John R. Butler

RIGHT: Marriage Certificate of M. F. Butler and Miss B. D. Burns, 12 November 1912, by T. R. Cypert, MG


BELOW: Millard Filmore Butlerand his bride,Bessie Dee Burns. This is their wedding photo and was taken on or about 20 Nov 1912.

 

Contributed by John R. Butler

LEFT: Marriage Certificate of Andrew "Andy" Jackson and Sarah Matilda Newton, 12 May 1881

 

Contributed by Peggy Joice Horton, Nov. 10, 1999
 

ABOVE RIGHT: Marriage Certificate of William Ananias Newton and Mary Ann Springer, Recorded in Lauderdale County, Alabama Marriage Book No. 3, page 191

 

State  of  Alabama} To any Judge Minister of the
Lauderdale County}  Gospel or Justice of the Peace
Legally Authorized – You are hereby authorized & required to Solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between W. A. NEWTON and MARY A. SPRINGER agreeably to the Statute in such case made and provided and a due return make to the Office of Probate for the County aforesaid. -- Given under my hand 26th Febry, 1865.   V. M. BENHAM, P. Judge
The Rites of matrimony Solemnized} by W. W. PETTUS
by me 27 Febry 1864 [sic] }THOMAS STONE J P

 

WILLIAM ANANIAS NEWTON was the son of WILLIAM E. and RUTHA (SPRINGER) NEWTON of Lawrence County, TN.  
MARY ANN SPRINGER was the daughter of JOHN N. and  SARAH A. “Sally” (COMER) SPRINGER of Lauderdale County, AL.


Contributed by Peggy Horton, Jan. 4, 2002

TRANSCRIPTION: Marriage Certificate of Rebecca Purser to Isaac Newton Brewer - 1879

 

Contributed by Sandra Tidwell, Sep. 7, 2003

 

The state of Alabama Lauderdale co} probate court.
To any of the state judges, or any licensed minister of the gospel or any justice of the peace of the said court:
Know ye, that you are hereby authorized and licensed to join in the bonds of matrimony, Isaac N B Brewer and Rebecca Purser. Given under my hand and the seal of the said court, this the 30th day of September A.D 1879.
The state of Alabama Lauderdale Co} I hereby certify that on the 5th day of October A.D 1879, I solemnized the rites of matrimony between IN. B Brewer and Rebecca Purser at Brains father in said county. Witness this 8th  day of October. Charles Hines.


The state of Alabama Lauderdale county}
Know all men by these presents, that we, Isaac N. B Brewer and N. Rice are held and firmly bound unto the state of Alabama in the penal sum of two hundred dollars, for the payment of which, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and each and every of our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated the 30th day of Sept. AD one thousand eight hundred and seventy -nine. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas, the above bound Isaac N B Brewer has obtained license to intermarry and be joined in the bonds of matrimony with Rebecca Percer now, if there be not lawful cause why such marriage should not be celebrated, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect. Taken and approved 30th day of Sept A.D 1879.  J. W. Wood JP.
Signed Isaac Brewer His mark and Neander H Rice.
Recorded as to the ages of parties consent of parents or guardians, etc,
Parties over age and no objection to wedding.

 

 

TRANSCRIPTION: Marriage Certificate of David Purser to Martha Cypert - May 1875Recorded in Book 1870-1877 page 435. Lauderdale Co Courthouse Alabama.

 

Contributed by Sandra Tidwell, Sep. 7, 2003

 

The state of Alabama Lauderdale Co.
To any ordained or licensed minister of the gospel, judge of the circuit or probate court, or justice of the peace of said county -GREETING:
David C. Purser and Martha E. Cypert and this shall be your sufficient authority for so doing.
Given under my hand and seal this 25th day of May A.D. 1875.
James Jackson LS. Judge of probate.
The above named parties were married by me at the bride’s mothers on the 30th day of May A.D. 1875. Joseph IJams N.P.
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The state of Alabama Lauderdale co.
Know all men by these present, That we David C. Purser and Jackson Godwin are held and firmly bound unto the state of Alabama in the sum of five hundred dollars to the which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assign, jointly and severally, firmly by these present.
Sealed with our seal and sated this 28th day of May 1875.
The condition of the above obligation is such, That if there be no legal cause to obstruct the marriage of David C. Purser and Martha E. Cypert to whom a license has this day been granted, then to be void; else to remain in full force and virtue.
Witness our hand and seals, the day and year above written.
Attest James Jackson Judge of probate court.
David C. Purser LS
Jackson Godwin LS.

 

TRANSCRIPTION OF Marriage Bond of Samuel Todd and Nancy Newton, 25 Jul 1810, Davidson County, TN
Contributed by Paula Scales, Feb. 14, 2001

 

[NOTE: Although this bond is in Davidson County, Tennessee, some of the children of this  couple lived  in Lauderdale County, AL. Nancy (Newton) Todd died in Lawrence County, Tennessee.]

 

Marriage License Bond
Samuel Todd - Nancy Newton
July 25th 1810

Know all men, That we Samuel Todd & Samuel Daily  Of the county of Davidson, and the state of Tennessee, are held and firmly bound unto the governor of the said state, for the time being in the sum of 1250 dollars, to be paid to his said excellency, his successors in office, or assigns, to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, and each and every of us and them, both jointly and severally, and firmly by these presents. Witness our hands and seals this 25th  day of  July 1810
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas Samuel Todd  Hath prayed and obtained a license to marry Nancy Newton
Now if the said Nancy Newton  be an actual resident in the aforesaid county, and there shall not hereafter appear any lawful cause why the said Samuel Todd  & Nancy Newton  should not be joined together in Holy Matrimony, as husband and wife, then this obligation to be void and of no effect, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Seal
Samuel Todd
Seal
Samuel Daily

 

 

 

RIGHT: Marriage Certificate of Theopolis Wall and Margarett Tabitha Thornberry

 

Contributed by Jean McCullough, Mar. 1, 2000

 

Wall to Thornberry

The State of Alabama
Lauderdale County

To any Judge of said state, any Justice of the peace or any Gospel Minister Legally authorized. These are to authorize you or either of you to solemnize the rites of matrimony between Theopolis Wall and Margarett Tabitha Thornberry of said County agreable to the statue in such cases made and provided. Given at the office of the Clerk of the County Court of said County. This 19th day of December 1836. W.W. Garrison, CLK

Solemnised by W. B. Bryan J. P.
Recorded December 30th 1836.