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”.
(This isn’t the entire document. It is too long for my scanner. Sounds like I may need a Flip Pal scanner for my birthday next week…)
I just got an email back from Hillsboro, of my 10 couples who had been married in Hill County, Bill & Mollie of the Hill County Historical Commission found marriage licenses for 3 of them!
Most exciting: a license for my 3rd GGM Susan William Lee Martin to her 2nd husband J C Skipwith. Until today, I really wasn’t sure about this marriage, but now I have a document!
“I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it
I’m out to lose my mind
And I think I like it!”
What’s wrong with this picture?
First, a bit about the husband of my GGA Irene Carroll:
- Denson Martin
- born Buda, Hays, Texas 23 Aug 1893
- died Napa County, California 9 Jun 1986
- buried Martin Church Cemetery, Goforth, Hays, Texas
At least the headstone for Denson Martin is in Martin Church Cemetery…
Why do I question his burial location?
Both Denson and Irene died in Napa County, California, according to both the SSDI and Ancestry.com’s California Death Index, 1940-1997. Irene is not listed as being buried at Martin Cemetery. Denson’s date of death is not on his headstone…
What is wrong with this picture?