Sam Starkey Marriage Book

Submitted by: Judy Kimble Barrow

 

These are the marriage records of Samuel Starkey, (grandfather of Bonnie Starkey Collins), a Wetzel County minister who is sometimes referred to as "Marryin’ Sam". The book is in very delicate condition, faded and crumbling at the touch. The cover reads Studio Notebook, and has brown, green and tan earth tones as background for a lady dressed in white grecian garb. Sam displayed a graceful, flowing handwriting in old English script; each entry is carefully signed and complete text is used repeatedly, although I left out many of the "certitifies" and "uniteds" in the interest of space. By way of example, however, the first record is complete.

1875

  • 12/9/1875 "I certify that on the ninth day of December, 1875,
    I united in marriage Julian Martin Miller & Malinda Higgins."
  • 12/23/1875 Jasper Shreves & Sarilda Price
  • 12/30/1875 William B. Main & Mary E. Duncan

1876

  • 1/6 Abraham Ice & Mary Edgell
  • 10/19 Jasper Price & Rachael Johnson

1877

  • 4/? Carrie G. Barker & Mary Johnson
  • 4/11 Emanuel Starkey & Martha A. Duncan
  • 8/9 John Talkington & Laverna Nay

1878

  • 10/21 Harry (Harvey?) Starkey & Julianna Rogers
  • 11/7 Michael J. Bosh? & Rebecca J. Starkey

1879

  • 1/10 Nicholson Barker & Plessie A. Talkington
  • 3/27 Perry G. Martin & Mary Ann Higgins
  • 8/28 Dennie Wright & Flora Parker
  • 10/30 James Edgell & Mary Huldah Stevens

1880

  • 2/5 Jefferson Harris & ? Starkey
  • 3.28 Joshua Higgins & Nancy Rowe
  • 8/26 Jasper N. Cochran & Mary C. Whitfield

1881

  • 1/30 Scott Stout & Rachel Price

1882

  • 3/1 Henry Quinn & Mary Miller

1883

  • 3/29 G.W. Morgan & Charlotta Starkey

1885

  • 2/22 George W. Hayhurst & Clarinda Starkey
  • 3/12 John Manion & Angeline V. Starkey
  • 3/19 William Jackson Cain & Malinda Williams
  • 10/8 Levi R. Kelly & Martha V. Edgell
  • 10/14 Ervin D. Gifford & Belinda Starkey
  • 11/19 Alpheus Wyatt & Fanny Morgan
  • 11/22 L.T. Morris & D. ?
  • 12/4 John Cain & Luanna? Shreves

1886

  • 1/17 Benjamin Cleveland & Minnie Glaspell
  • 1/14 Truman Davison & Rebecca A. Starkey
  • 1/24 Amaziah Martin & Nancy Looman
  • 2/9 John Stevens & Catherine J. Barker
  • 3/21 George Albright & Mary Barker
  • 4/18 Silas Edgell & Jenia Cowell?
  • 5/2 Henry Swiger & Mary A. Lemasters
  • 5/6 William H. Flowers & Lemasters? Main
  • 5/16 Henry Flowers & Malinda Talkington
  • 8/15 Michael J. Traitor & Malinda Carroll
  • 9/12 David S. Morris & Serepthia Cain

1887

  • 1/9 Jonas Miller & Minerva Ice
  • 2/22 Thomas W. Gorby & Maziah Wyatt
  • 4/3 A.H. Lowe & Emma Edgell
  • 4/13 David Miller & Mary V. Swiger
  • 4/13 William Ice & Nancy A. Headlee
  • 10/? Jessie M. Starkey & Alice Musgrave
  • 10/2 E.L. Piggot & Emily C. Cole
  • 10/22 Martin Anderson & Lydia E. McIntire

1888

  • 2/25 David Barker & Catherine Ice
  • 3/1 Floyd Young & Malissa E. Roberts
  • 4/29 William Stevens & Allie J. Stout
  • 4/29 Francis M Swiger & H. Harbert?
  • 5/17 Isaac Lemasters & Mahala Lyons
  • 6/14 Thomas Barker & Sarah Whitehair
  • 10/3 George Hannan & Maggie Sturgeon
  • 10/7 Alpheus Nay & Florence Norris
  • 11/18 Bachel? Campbell & Mary Ann Copenhaver

1889

  • 1/15 Samuel B. Cain & Rebecca A. Barker
  • 1/27 Daniel Anderson & Emma J. Arnett
  • 2/24 Jefferson E. Wyatt & Alice Snodgrass
  • 4/4 Isaac Starkey & Alcinda Campbell
  • 5/5 J. B. (R?) Stout & Alma Glaspell
  • 6/9 J.J. Morgan & Leona A. McIntire
  • 6/9 Franklin Henderson & Lena L. Cain
  • 6/30 T.M. Ferrell & Minerva A. Carroll
  • 7/14 Patrick Ice & Emma N. Hays
  • 9/5 William Starkey & Alice Hillberry
  • 9/25 Falwell Martin & Savinia Young
  • 10/8 Henry Price & Sarah Swiger
  • 10/13 Charles Stillwagner & Cora B. Talkington
  • 11/5 Jessie Flowers & Huldah J. Price
  • 11/11 John B. Travis & Mary W. Starkey
  • 11/21 Daniel Edgell & Margaret J. Keen
  • 11/29 Caleb Ashcraft & Anna A. Barker
  • 12/22 J. F. Ensminger & Vizena Sherman
  • 12/25 Dossy Lemasters & Sarah Lyons

1890

  • 1/25 Sylvester S. Starkey & Allie J. Edgell
  • 3/6 Lee Bates & Lavina Young
  • 6/26 John R. Davis & Elizabeth Jane Franks
  • 7/29 C.H. Cain & Rosa L. Myers
  • 11/12 Harrison Cunningham & Amanda J. Wyatt
  • 11/15 William Price & Alena A. Barker
  • 11/19 James Barker & Nancy Ann Edgell
  • 11/20 Dossy Lemasters & Rebecca Ann Norris

1891

  • 4/4 James Stout & Elizabeth Hays
  • 4/23 Eugene W. Snodgrass & Martha Robinson
  • 8/8 James Ellis Quinn & Mary E. Cain
  • 8/22 George Cleland & Armenia McIntire
  • 9/13 John N. McIntire & Jeannie N. Looman
  • 12/30 Thomas Cleland & Martha R. Starkey

1892

  • 1/14 G.W. Slider & Katie A. Jackson
  • 1/31 Ellis Bailey? & Annie E. King
  • 2/9 Henry Higgins & Jemima C. Fisher
  • 3/21 Frederick Price & Laura Bates
  • 4/13 W.H. Hayhurst & Vernia Price
  • 5/5 James M. Hayhurst & Rosella Flowers
  • 5/16 T.B. George & M.E. Edgell
  • 5/28 U.G. Adams & E.T. Dunca
  • 8/19 D.L. Starkey & Susannah Cain (Coen?)
  • 9/4 Floyd F. Cain & Agnes Carson
  • 10/10 Winfield Taylor Lipscomb & Martha Winans
  • 11/24 Henry W. Heldreth & Mary B. Hogan
  • 11/29 James E. Higgins & Annie Duncan

1893

  • 5/2 Elmer Ashcraft & Minnie L. Ashcraft
  • 7/2 Dessie Anderson & Maude M. Satterfield
  • 9/9 Abraham Ice & J.M. Miller
  • 9/10 James Morgan & Mary Ice
  • 10/21 A.J. Norris & Melinda J. Morgan
  • 10/26 A.B. Ice & Emma Shaffer
  • 11/25 James Kimball & Mary Curtis
  • 12/9 O.W. Baker & Allie J. Moore

1894

  • 4/8 Steven Stout & Mary J. Carson
  • 4/12 William Bates & Rosie Wyatt
  • 7/21 James Hannan & Laura Curtis
  • 11/1 William T. Ice & Lydia B. Robinson
  • 11/24 James H. Adams & Jennie B. Wildman
  • 12/11 David Stout & Mary E. Johnson

1895

  • 1/1 G.W. Dye & Rhoda B. Swiger
  • 2/19 George W. Brummage & Louisa Jane Higgins
  • 3/30 James W. Ice & Eliza A. Robinson
  • 3/31 Nelson Morgan & Nancy Ann Barker
  • 7/4 Presley Lowe & Lelah Young
  • 8/25 Lindsey Morris & Roberta J. Coen

1896

  • 9/2 John Moore & Rachel Bragg
  • 9/6 Daniel Hayhurst & Martha Higgins
  • 9/10 Joseph T. Satterfield & Martha E. Starkey
  • 9/14 James E. Morris & Dehlia Workman
  • 9/25 N. L. Hayhurst & Millie Higgins
  • 10/17 Nathan Higgins & Rebecca Barker
  • 11/8 John H. Strait & Tabitha A. Shreves
  • 11/8 W.T. Johnson & Rachel J. Albright
  • 11/9 W.D. Barker & Mary Talkington
  • 12/13 M.F. Swisher & Laura B. Lemasters
  • 12/27 Marshall Moon? & Maisie Emma Starkey

1897

  • 3/14 Michael Manion & Ida Myrtle Belch
  • 5/2 Levi Shuman & Sarah Smith
  • 5/16 James Barker & Loretta McMillan
  • 5/19 Wilbert Carmichael & Virginia Bucher
  • 5/23 John S. Starkey & Ida Snodgrass
  • 8/9 Arthur C. Edgell & Bertha E. Bates
  • 10/17 Alfred Boise & Gracie Midland

1898

  • 1/15 D. E.??? & J.B. Ice
  • 1/16 Jessie Arnold & Mariah Loudenslager
  • 1/19 Cecil Edgell & Sadie Curtis
  • 6/17 George F. Cumberledge & Laura Buchanon
  • 7/25 A.J. Heineman & Laura A. Ensminger
  • 12/18 William Harbert & Laura ???
  • 12/24 Mil Bissett & Florence Ash (at home of Joseph Curtis)

1899

  • 3/5 B.F. Freeland & Martha Bates
  • 4/22 Eugene L. Haught & Cora E. Baker
  • 6/18 Harry B. Ice & Lucretia Talkington
  • 7/7 Wesley Cross & Zania Baarker
  • 7/15 William S. Bates & Myrtle Begars
  • 8/17 James Price & Gordia Miller
  • 9/22 Frank L. Moore & Cara (Cora?) B. Nay
  • 10/1 Harry H. Johnson & Ella Showalter
  • 10/14 Santford E. Cain & Margaret A. Zubel
  • 10/18 George Shreves & Cora C. Peeples
  • 11/7 Sylvester M. Calvert & Mary M. Belch
  • 11/25 Jacob Bates & Rosa E. Miller

1900

  • 2/9 G.W. Carroll and Verna Barker
  • 2/14 Rufus C. Walker & Fannie Woodburn
  • 3/10 S.D. Edgell & Minnie Ice
  • 3/11 C.H. Higgins & Nina Hayhurst
  • 4/15 Ralph R. Allison & S. Norris
  • 4/28 ? J. Powell & Martina Edgell
  • 7/1 James Haught & Cora Flowers
  • 7/3 Samuel P. Starkey & Louisa Higgins
  • 7/4 Omer Ice & Mary J. Prunty
  • 10/1 ? Starkey & Mary A. ?
  • 11/5 George W. Clark & Mariah Ice
  • 11/29 Early B. Hays & Virginia A. Jones
  • 12/1 W.J. Barker & Myrtle Wadkins
  • 12/25 John A. Wade & ? Scott
  • 12/27 Benjamin R. Martin & Mary B. Stark

1901

  • 2/1 Andrew J. Price & Annie F. Fisher
  • 2/2 Brady E. Wells & Lucy V. Norris
  • 2/17 J.O. Starkey & Octavia Albright
  • 2/17 Chancey (Charles? Perry & Lizzie Hays
  • 3/30 J.D. Barker & Olive Merrifield
  • 3/31 Ernie McDougal & Bessie Batson
  • 4/9 James H. Barker & Linda Belle Harvey
  • 4/11 S.W. Starkey & Mary Jane Kerns
  • 4/18 S.T. Musgrave & Rosetta Frances
  • 4/25 William B. Price & Frances A. Keener
  • 5/1 Daniel ? & Belle Hayhurst
  • 5/11 Ulysses L. Wells & Margaret E. Wycoff
  • 5/14 Lee Hayhurst & Ella Lowe
  • 5/22 H.J. Crayton & Julia B. Booher
  • 7/7 Samuel Frasure & Ellie Mahone
  • 8/26 Harrison Cross & Elsie Haught
  • 12/1 Joseph ? & Permillia ?

1902

  • 2/2 Willie B. Starkey & Lenora L. Ashcraft
  • 4/15 J.V. Price & Linda Barker
  • 4/20 Enoch H. Higgins & Huldah Hayhurst
  • ?/7 ? Shrieves & Salina Barker
  • 11/15 William G. Carson & Sarah A. Myers
  • ?/22 Friend Welling & Frances Hays
  • 11/24 W.H. Beaver & Jemima Haught
  • 12/1 Henry E. Martin & Martha J. Gump

1903

  • 3/6 Oscar wise & Eldora Edgell
  • 3/6 Jacob F Matthews & Martha A. Sturgis
  • 3/15 Henry Hayhurst & Minnie Lowe
  • 3/22 Reuben Hatfield & Minnie Price
  • 3/26 William E. Hawkings & Nancy Longwell
  • 5/31 H.E. Edgell & Martha Glover
  • 8/23 William H. Leasure & Otha Duncan
  • 10/9 Oliver Jobes & J. L. Price (at the home of Susan Fisher)
  • 10/10 George Toothman & Martha White
  • 11/23 George W. Ensminger & Mary Alice Glover
  • 12/6 Lee Wycoff & Ella Richmond
  • 12/27 B.W. Higgins & S.A. Lowe

1904

  • 2/26 J. W. Miller & Bertha Traitor
  • 3/6 W.J. Keene & Jane Carroll
  • 3/14 V.C. Starkey & Stella Morgan
  • 3/29 Charles Lipscomb & Gertie Flowers
  • 5/21 John W. Amos & Etta Campbell
  • 6/22 C.J. Ice & Vanzie Campbell
  • 7/8 W.J. Berney & Blanche Moore
  • 7/16 Carrie Adams & Rose Slider
  • 7/19 J. Smalley & A. Cain
  • 9/9 N. Emmett Moore & Bertis Sturgeon
  • 10/16 Edward Gill & Hattie Wycoff
  • 10/29 Bruise B. Talkington & Bertha Edgell
  • 12/5 John Snodgrass & Mary Wright
  • 12/16 T.T. Walters & Mary Sturgeon

1905

  • 1/17 Ira Hudson & Rhoda Price
  • 2/19 William J. Carson & Mary Long
  • 2/20 G.A. Shupp & Liza Lemasters
  • 3/1 F.L. Lowe & M.T. Higgins
  • 5/21 Samuel Batson & Lulu Beckett
  • 6/29 Sanford Lee Baird & Lucy L. Miller
  • 7/4 Wiley Powell & Frances Hennen
  • 10/29 Perry F. Williams & Myrtle T. Bean
  • 10/31 C.J. Wood & Jean E. Snyder
  • 12/17 Earl Hess & Hannah Rogers
  • 12/31 Thomas W. Shaver & Jennie Hays

1906

  • 1/10 Lindsey Powell & Cassie Wycoff
  • 2/17 Thomas Gump & Mary Ann Smith
  • 4/13 William E. Talkington & Mary A. Flowers
  • 4/19 P.F. Talkington & E. B. Miller
  • 4/29 Lester Carrol & Orva Powell
  • 5/30 L.B. Simpson & Willa Davis
  • 9/1 J.W. Powell & Georgia Norris
  • 10/14 Willie Talkington & Fanny Adams
  • 10/28 Henry Talkington & Rebecca Bolger
  • 11/4 W.H. Mayfield & Ellen Parrish
  • 12/3 Howard Shaffer & Ida Satterfield
  • 12/7 T.L. Shreves & Laura Stern
  • 12/15 J.E. Beckett & Dorcas Mayfield
  • 12/31 S.W. Jones & E.M. Wycoff

1907

  • 3/30 C.L. Wycoff & A.G. Raven
  • 4/22 G.O. Shaver & Lola Miller
  • 7/20 W.A. Owens & Frances Danst
  • 7/31 William N. Satterfield & Della Showalter
  • 9/29 Howaard Shaffer & Della Williams

1908

  • 1/21 Alva E. Talkington & Dessie Barker
  • 5/24 Ellis Talkington & Martha Cain
  • 7/19 Abraham Ice & Irene Ash
  • 8/17 Samuel Carroll & Delphia Ice
  • 12/5 Samuel Smith & Martha Burdine

1909

  • 3/26 William Smyth & Lydia Norris
  • 6/29 Nicholas A. Ensminger & Martha Mick
  • 7/26 Charles G. Price & Jennie Briggs
  • 9/4 Matthew Little & Jane Ice
  • 9/25 Henry Barker & Bertha Deats
  • 10/7 Benton Quinn & Ona Adams
  • 12/6 Lester Miller & Bertha Ice
  • 12/14 Walter Barker & Sarah Haught
  • 12/14 Curtis Barker & Daisy Stout

1910

  • 2/20 Raymond Russell Copenhaver & Fannie S. Talkington
  • 2/26 W.A.Phillips & Bertha Albright

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