The 4 Hill County marriage licenses arrived this morning, and I am beyond Happy Dance Mode! These are the original documents, folks! The oldest from 1882!
Here is the license for my great-grandaunt (an older sister of my great-grandmother Mary Tennessee Turner Rogers- I actually remember “MawMaw” Rogers, which makes this document even more precious!):
Most interesting is the license for my 3GGM Susan William Lee Martin Kennedy. I just by pure luck happened upon a marriage index entry for Susan and 2nd husband J C Skipwith. I had no idea before that day that she had been married twice. No one in my family knew about it and I have numerous newspaper clippings of her after 1st husband Dr Nathan Blunt Kennedy’s death in 1897, and her death certificate from 1918, and she is never mentioned as “Skipwith”.