Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Wedding Wednesday - August Weddings in my Family Tree
Looking at marriages in August in my family tree, I have at least 51 couples who had an August wedding. Five couples chose August 12th making it the most popular day of the month. Only two couples among my direct ancestors were married in August.
William Simpson & Avarilla Perkins, my Sixth Great Grandparents, were married August 18, 1742 in Baltimore, Maryland. Their marriage is listed in the book, Maryland Marriages 1634-1777, compiled by Robert Barnes, and can be found at Ancestry.
Roger Prescott & Helen or Ellen Shaw were married August 20, 1568 in England. They are my Eleventh Great Grandparents. This is so far back in history it's rare to have any actual documentation. Their marriage is listed on Ancestry, but there is no image and the source information is "an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, queries."
My husband's Grandparents William Alfred Bryant Mattingly & Mary Frances Charlotte Boone were married August 28, 1900 at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon, Kentucky. William was 50 years old at the time, he died only 9 years later. This was his second marriage, his first wife was Mary Elizabeth Mattingly. Lottie was widowed at age 31 with six children and never married again.