Thursday, March 04, 2010

Fearless Females - Prompt 4 & 5

Daily blogging prompts entitled Fearless Females created by Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog in honor of Women’s History Month. 

Prompt 4 - Do you have marriage records for your grandparents or great-grandparents? Write a post about where they were married and when. Any family stories about the wedding day? Post a photo too if you have one.

Prompt 5 - How did they meet? You’ve documented marriages, now, go back a bit. Do you know the story of how your parents met? Your grandparents?

This is the marriage certificate for my paternal gtgtgdparents, Henry Stephen Archer Sr and Elizabeth Hurt Smith dated 21st day of February, 1856, Tishomingo county, Mississippi.  I have no family stories about this couple, but I know from my research the bride's family were active in the Baptist religion.  Joshua Smith, father of Elizabeth, was a preacher, her uncle James Anderson Smith was a preacher and her uncle Wesley Smith was a preacher.  Her new husband, Henry Stephen Archer became a Baptist minister, although his parents were supposedly Methodist.  I believe this couple met through their church. 

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