Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wedding Wednesday - William Washer and Ida Sharp, 1876 - Part 2

On returning to Kentucky after completing their marriage vows in Illinois[1], William and Ida Washer were required to register their marriage in Livingston County[2]. This requirement generated a one line entry in the marriage registry for Livingston County, Kentucky in 1876[3]. An extract of that data follows:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Census Sunday - W. P. Washer household, 1880 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., KY

W. P. and Ida Washer were enumerated in the 1880 U.S. census on 19 June 18801 about four years after their marriage2. They were living in Carrsville Magisterial District #5, a rural area west of Carrsville in Livingston County, Kentucky.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wedding Wednesday - William Washer and Ida Sharp, 1876 - Part 1

William P. Washer and Ida B. Sharp, both residents of Livingston County, Kentucky, were married on 19 July 18761. The ceremony was officiated by Jonathan Graham, Justice of the Peace, in Golconda, Pope County, Illinois. On the day of their wedding, the reported ages of the bride and groom were 16 and 21, respectively. Scanned images of the marriage affidavit, license, and certification follow.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - Agnes Sharp (1863-1874)

Agnes Sharp, my grandaunt, was buried in the Sharp family plot of Old Good Hope Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky next to the burial place of her parents, William C. and Delilah Sharp. She was only 11 years old at the time of her death.