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Last Friday, I received two marriage certificates from Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
The first marriage certificate is for Robt. L. Bailey and Henrietta Jefferson dated October 28, 1885 Clerk W. B. Shepherd.
Time of Marriage October 29, 1885
Full Names of Parties Married: Robert L. Bailey and Henrietta Jefferson
Age of Husband 23
Age of Wife 19
Both were single
Place of Husband and wife's birth Pittsylvania County
Names of Husband's Parents: William and Celia Bailey
Name of Wife's Parents: William and Matilda J. Jefferson
Occupation of Husband: Farmer
Minister's Return of Marriage: I certify that on the 29th of October 1885 at William Jefferson's I united in the marriage the above named and described parties, under authority of the annexed license.
The Next marriage license was for Wm. T. Jefferson Farmer, Pittsylvania, Virginia son of Alexander Jefferson and Polly or Mary of age and Matida J. Daughter of Henry and Mary Ramsey Farmers
This will certifiy that I celebrated the rites of matrimony between Wm. T. Jefferson and Matilda J. Ramsey on the 31 of December 1857.
I . H. Jefferson. (Could be T. H.)
They could not find a marriage license for William and Celia Bailey. That was pretty disappointing.
Marriages of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1806-1830
Abstracts of Pittsylvania County Virginia Wills 1767-1820
Marriages of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1767-1850
Footprints from the old survey books of Halifax & Pittsylvania counties in Virginia
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