Monday, February 18, 2013

Marriage License & Return: Mathias J. Atkinson to Elsie Lemasters, 1894


Source: Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage License, "Mathias J. Atkinson to Elsie Lemasters, 1894"; County Marriage Returns Collection; Jay County Historical Society, Portland, Indiana.

MARRIAGE LICENSE

STATE OF INDIANA JAY COUNTY, SS:

To All Who Shall See These Presents - Greeting:

Know Ye, That any person empowered by law to solemnize Marriages, is hereby authorized to join together, as Husband and Wife,

Mathias J. Atkinson and Elsie Lemasters

and for so doing this shall be his sufficient authority.

In Testimony, Whereof, I J.A.M. Adair, Clerk of the Jay Circuit Court, hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of said Court, at Portland this 15'' day of September 1894

J.A.M. Adair Clerk

STATE OF INDIANA, JAY COUNTY, SS:

This Certifies, That I joined in Marriage as Husband and Wife, 

Mathias J. Atkinson and Elsie Lemasters

on the 15" day of Sept. 1894

S.A. Armstrong, Min.


Source: Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage Return, "Mathias J. Atkinson to Elsie Lemasters, 1894"; County Marriage Returns Collection; Jay County Historical Society.

MARRIAGE RETURN

1. Full name of GROOM Mathias J. Atkinson
2. Place of residence Madison Tp. Jay Co.
3. Age next birthday 30 years
4. Color White
5. Occupation Farming
6. Place of birth Madison Tp. Jay Co.
7. Father's name Daniel Atkinson
8. Mother's maiden name Sarah Long
9. No. of groom's marriage First
10. Full name of BRIDE Elsie Lemasters
11. Place of residence Madison Tp. Jay Co.
12. Age next birthday 23 years
13. Color White
14. Place of birth Dark Co. Ohio
15. Father's name Luman W. Lemasters
16. Mother's maiden name Mary K. Chew
17. No. of bride's marriage First
18. Place of marriage Home of L.W. Lemasters
19. By S.A. Armstrong Minister
20. Date of marriage Sept. 15" 1894

This record of the marriage of Mathias J. Atkinson and Mary Elsie Lemasters was located at the Jay County Historical Society in Portland, Indiana.

Mary Elsie was my paternal great grandaunt, the daughter of Luman Walker Lemasters and Mary Keziah Chew.  After their marriage, they remained in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana, where Mathias was engaged in farming.
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