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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wedding Wednesday - C.B. Sharpe and Bertie Gregory, 1895

C. B. Sharpe and Bertie Gregory, both of Forsyth, Taney County, Missouri, were married on 2 May 1895.[1] The ceremony was officiated by J. M. Haworth, Elder of the Christian Church, in Forsyth. The scanned image of the marriage license and certification on the left can be enlarged by double-clicking it.

Commentary:

The marriage license was obtained on 2 May 1895 and signed by the county recorder and deputy county recorder. At the bottom of the record is a statement certifying that the marriage was officiated in Forsyth on the same day by J. M. Haworth, an Elder of the Christian Church.
This finding is consistent with the 1910 U.S. census information for Charles B. and Bertie Sharp, which implied they were married about 1896.[2] However, it is in conflict with the 1900 U.S. census information for them, which claimed they were married about 1880.[3]
The source image displayed above was supplied by the Taney County Recorder. This marriage record has also been archived at the Missouri State Archives[4] and FamilySearch has made it available online.[5] A marriage record book was also maintained by the county in which marriage returns were recorded for each issued license. This marriage record book can be found online at Ancestry.[6]


1. Taney County, Missouri, Marriage Licenses, Book 2: 152B, C.B. Sharpe and Bertie Gregory, 2 May 1895, marriage license and certification; Taney County Recorder, Forsyth.
2. 1910 U.S. census, Taney County, Missouri, population schedule, Forsyth Village, Swan Township (part of), enumeration district (ED) 208, p. 83-B (preceding page stamped), sheet 1-B, dwelling 16, family 16, Charles B. and Bertie Sharp; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 August 2015); citing NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 827. "Col. 9. Number of years of present marriage: 14." [See Census Sunday - Charles B. Sharp household, 1910 U.S. Census, Taney Co., Mo.]
3. 1900 U.S. census, Taney County, Missouri, population schedule, Forsyth City, enumeration district (ED) 132, p. 104-B (previous page stamped), sheet 25-B (penned), dwelling 497, family 497, Charles B. and Bertie Sharp; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 September 2015); citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 905. "Col. 10. Number of years married: 20." [See Census Sunday - Charles B. Sharp household, 1900 U.S. Census, Taney Co., Mo.]
4. Taney County, Missouri, Marriages, Volume 2:152B, C.B. Sharpe and Bertie Gregory, 2 May 1895; MSA microfilm C6660, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City.
5. Taney County, Missouri, Marriage Licenses, 1892-1899, Volume 2:152B, C.B. Sharpe and Bertie Gregory, 2 May 1895; image, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991," FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-34059-14128-71?cc=2060668&wc=36ZN-W3X:352356401,352358001 : accessed 11 September 2015); citing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City.
6. "Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002," database and images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 September 2015), entry for C.B. Sharpe-Bertie Gregory, 2 May 1895; citing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City.