Marriages In The Newspaper
1830's-1890's
1830's

Sutherland/Landers
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Arkansas Gazette
Jun 7, 1836

John Sutherland, formerly of Cinncinati, Ohio married Miss Martha Landers, eldest daughter of C. Landers at Fort Smith on 15 May 1836 by Rev. B. Pierson.


Gibson/Nicks
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
The Arkansas Gazette
Dec 29, 1835

Col. Robert S. Gibson married Mrs. Sally Nicks,relict of Gen John Nicks at residence of Maj. B. Moore on 8 Dec 1835.


Haynes/Kernes
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
The Arkansas Gazette
Feb 17, 1837

Thomas N. Haynes, Esq, Sheriff of Crawford County, married Miss Martha B. Kernes on the 7 Feb 1837 by Rev. B.R.S. Pierson.


1840's

Edmondson/Manning
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Mar 14, 1849

Samuel Edmondson, Esq. married Miss Ann Manning on 11 March 1849 by John Pearson, Esq, all of Fort Smith.


Edmondson/Nelson
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Inelligencer
May 20, 1843

Samuel Edmondson Esq. married Mrs. Abigail Nelson on 18 May 1843 at Fort Smith.


Carnall/Turner
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Inelligencer
Sept 2, 1843

John Carnall, Esq. of Fort Smith and formerly of Fauquier county Virginia married Miss Frances H. Turner, daughter of Henry Turner Esq. on 11 Aug 1843 in Howard County, Missouri.


Burlesson/Sorrels
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Inteligencer
Dec 8, 1849

James R. burlesson of Austin, Texas married Miss Malinda Sorrels, daugher of Samuel J. Sorrels, Esq. of Sugar Loaf Township, Crawford county, Ark on 11 Nov 1849 by E.R. Clarke, Esq.


Brownfield/Benoit
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Jan 24, 1849

Hale Brownfield married Mrs. Maria M. Benoit on 19 Jan 1849 by Rev H.A. Sugg, all of Crawford County.


Darby/Cox
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Nov 8, 1848

Socrates Darby married Miss Caroline Cox on 6 Nov 1848 at Fort Smith by Rev H.A. Sugg.


Teague/Price
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
Jun 23, 1849

Philo Teague married Miss Rebbecca Price on 12 June 1849 by A.B.M. Threldeld, Esq all of Big Creek Township, Crawford county.


Taylor/McCollum
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
Jan 10, 1849

John Taylor married Mrs. Sarah McCollum on 10 Jan 1849 by H.B. Howell Esq., all of Crawford county.


Syms/Lymar
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Dec 20, 1848

James Syms married Miss Catharine Lymar on 17 Dec 1848 by Rev. H.A. Sugg, all of Fort Smith.


Mickle/Morris
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
Oct 16, 1847

Harmon Mickle of this county married Miss Susan Morris of the Choctaw Nation on 14 Oct 1847 by Samuel Edmondson Esq.


Glass/Achenbach
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Hearld
Dec 26, 1849

Charles Glass married Miss Mary Achenbach 22 Dec 1849 at Fort Smith by John F. Wheeler, Esq.


Mayers/Perry
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Aug 16, 1848

Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
Aug 5, 1848

Dr. Michael Mayers married Miss Mary L. Perry on 2 Aug 1848,by rev. C.c. Townsend, all of Fort Smith.


Galloway/Coffee
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
April 18, 1846

Charles A. Galloway married Miss Eugenia E. Coffee, daughter of late Geo Washington Coffee of Mississippi, on 24 March 1846 in Texas.


Mayers/Gilly
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
May 3, 1845

A.G. Mayers, Esq. of Fort Smith married Miss Jane Gilly of New Orleans, Louisiana on 8 April 1845 by Rev Mr. Page.


Matlock/Prescott
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Intelligencer
Feb 17, 1849

Geo W.M. Matlock married Mrs. Nancy Prescott on 30 Jan 1849 by Joseph Brown, Esq. all of Crawford county.


Marshall/Powell
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
Feb 21, 1846

M. Marshall married Miss Elizabaeth Powell on 19 Feb 1846 by rev. J.J. Roberts of Crawford county.


McDonald/Pierce
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Aug 16, 1848

Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
Aug 5, 1848

Stephen D. Mcdonald married Mrs. Mary H. Pierce on 1 Aug 1848 by Rev H.A. Sugg, all of Fort Smith.


Freychiag/Hawkins
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
Sept 21, 1844

Edward Freychiag married Mrs. Lucy W. Hawkins on 12 Sept 1844 at Fayetteville by Rev. W.A. Cobb.


Foster/Snider
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
April 11, 1846

Sanford Foster married Miss Susan Snider on 9 Apr 1846, by Isaiah Vincent, at residence of Cornelius Snider, all of this county.


Foster/Snider
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
Dec 4, 1847

Riley Foster married Miss suamma Snider on 2 Dec 1847, by Rev. W.K. Marshall, all of Crawford county.


Foster/Stewart
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
Nov 13, 1847

Joaih Foster married Miss Julia C. Stewart on 9 Nov 1847 by Rev. Wm K. Marshall, all of Crawford county.


Folsom/Colbert
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Dec 29, 1847

Henry N. Folsom married Miss Harriet Colbert, daughter of Major Pitman Colbert on 24, Dec 1847 at Doaksville, Choctaw Nation, by Rev. Cyrus Kingsbury.


Heard/Maxey
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Arkansas Intelligencer
July 4, 1846 July 11, 1846

Heard, Capt. Jas H. of Fort Smith married Miss --- Wright of Hubbardson, Mass on 24 June 1846 at the Choctaw Agency.


Johnson/Baird
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
July 4, 1848 & Fort Smith Herald Sept 6, 1848

Johnson, R.M. married Miss Mary jane Baird on 5 Sept 1848 by Rev W.K. Marshall at Fort Smith.


Johnson/Rector
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
Nov 11, 1848 & Fort Smith Herald Nov 8, 1848 July 11, 1846

Johnson, Charles B., merchant of Fort Smith married Miss Margaret Amanda Rector on 6 Nov 1848 at Frog Bayor, by Rev.C.C. Townsend.


Glass/Achenback
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Dec 26, 1849

Glass, Charles married Miss Mary Achenback 22 Dec 1849, at Fort Smithby John F. Wheeler, Esq..


Hanna/Butler
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer
Dec 9, 1848

Benjamin H. Hanna, of Washington county, married Miss Sarah Butler of Crawford county on 3 Dec 1848 at residence of William Butler, by H.B. Howell.


1850's

Estabrook/Walton
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Nov 8, 1850

Julius N.R. Estabrook married Miss Amelia Ann Walton on 7 Nov 1850 by Samuel Edmondson, Esq, all of Fort Smith.


Cabell/Rector
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Jul 26, 1856

Wm L. Cabell,1st Lt. 7th Inf U.S.A. married Miss Harriett A. Rector, daughter of Elias & Catharine rector on 22 July 1856 at the residence of Maj. Elias Rector near Fort Smith.


Bomford/Dillard
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Feb 21, 1851

Dr. Goerge Erving Bomford maried Miss Martha A. Dillard at Fort Smith on 16 Feb 1851 by Rev. Cephas Washburn.


Damrell/Murro
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Mar 14, 1851

Capt. William Damrell married Miss Ellen Murro on 9 March 1851 at Fort smith by Rev Cephas Washburn.


Czarnikow/Happek
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Van Buren Arkansas Inlligencer
Mar 20, 1857

Edward Czarnikow of Fort Smith married Miss Rosa Happek of Little Rock on 10 Feb 1857 at Little Rock.


Hicks/Bushyhead
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Jan 2, 1852

Hicks, David married Miss Nancy A. Bushyhead on 25 Dec 1851 at Fort Smith, by Rev Cephas Washburn.

Mayers/Wilcox
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Oct 3, 1851

William H. Mayers married Miss Harriet A. Wilcox, formerly of Connecticut on 31 Sept 1851 at Fort Smith by rev C.C. Townsend.


Harger/Miller
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
June 8, 1850

Dr. S.S. Harger married Mrs. Maria Ann Miller on 2 June 1850 at Fort Smith, by John F. Wheeler, Esq all of Fort Smith.


Henne/Riddle
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Jan 5, 1850

Henne, C.F.L. married Mrs. Anna Carthrine Riddle at Fort Smith 27 Dec 1849 by J.M. Kirk, Esq.


Harger/Miller
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
June 8, 1850

Harger, Dr. S.S. married Mrs. Maria An Miller on 2 June 1850 at Fort Smith, by John F. Wheeler, Esq all of Fort Smith.
1860's

Boyd/Ward
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith New Era
Nov 28, 1863

Lt. Marcus Boyd of 2nd Kansas Cavalry married Mary E. Ward of Fort Smith on 24 Nov 1863 by Rev. Francis Springer.


Strud/Coufous
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith New Era
Feb 13, 1865

I. Stroud of 18th Iowa Inf married Miss Anna Coufous of Fort Smith on 13 Feb 1865 by Rev W.E. Brewer.


Miller/Brodie
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Tri-Weekly Herald
March 8, 1866

Henry Milley, a printer of Fort Smith married Miss Frannie Brodie of Little Rock on thursday last as residence of Brides Father, by Rev. Ratliff.


Mileham/Newman
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Tri-Weekly Herald
Feb 27, 1866

Samuel Mileham married Miss Addie E. Newman on 25 Feb 1866 at Fort Smith by Francis McKiernan, Esq.


Thayer/Atkinson
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith New Era
Jan 16, 1864

W.T. Thayer, Esq. of West Virginia married Miss Anna F. Atkinson of Fort Smith on 17 Dec 1863 by Rev. C.B. Coons at Maysville, Ky.


Mason/Hunt
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith New Era
Jan 21, 1865

Charles M. Mason, 2d Kansas Cav married Miss Malinda A. Hunt of Fort Smith at residence of Wm M Hunt, Esq by Rev Burns.


Hicken/Battersby
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
35th Parallell
Mar 20, 1860

Fort Smith Herald
Dec 24, 1860

Maj. H.G. Hicken, Esq. married Miss Maggie A. Battersby, daugher of James Battersby on 19 March 1860, by Rev Wm Binet, all of Fort Smith, left for the east on their honeymoon.


Frost/Bloomburg
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Hearld
Mar 24, 1860

John Frost, late Sgt of A Co 1st Cavalry U.S.A., married Mrs.Johnanna Bloomburg, relict of Andrew J. Bloomburg, on 22 March 1860, at Bloomhill, Sebastian county,Ark by Rev. W.A. Samples.


Frost/Bloomburg
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Mar 24, 1860

Frost, John, late Sgt of A Co 1st Cavalry U.S.A., married Mrs.Johnana Bloomburg, relict of Andrew J. Bloomburg, on 22 March 1860 at Bloomhill, Sebastian County, Ark by Rev W.A. Samples


Hicken/Battersby
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
Fort Smith Herald
Dec 24, 1860
Parallell
March 20, 1860

Hicken, Maj. H.G., Esq. married Miss Maggie A. Battersby, daughter of James Battersby on 19 March 1860, by Rev Wm Binet, all of Fort Smith, left for the east on their honeymoon
1880's

WEDDING - 1881
Noel - Tucker
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
New Era
Aug 17, 1881
A wedding took place at the Catholic church on last Thursday morning, the high contracting parties bein Mr. Patrick S. Noel and Miss Mollie Tucker.


Married - 1881
Wimbery-Bonner
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
New Era

On Wednesday, December 28, 1881, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. E. B. Bonner, near this city, by Rev. F. A. Jeffett, Mr. George W. Wimberly to Miss Alice Bonner, all of this city.


Married - 1882
Dickman - Rector
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
New Era
Oct. 1882
The Episcopal church was beautifully decorated last Tuesday evening, it being the occasion of the marriage of Lieut. Joseph Dickman, of the U.S. A., to Miss Minnie, youngest daughter of the late Elias Rector, of this city. At. 8 o'clock the choir sang the wedding march, while the bridal party advanced to the Altar. The bride was escorted by her brother James Rector, they were preceded by eight fairy-like little maidens strewing flowers along the aisle; and folled Lieut. Dickman and Mrs. Rector. The beautiful and impressive cememony was preformed by Rev. J. L. Birnie, after which the newly married couple and invited guests, repaired to the spacious residence of Dr. DuVal, where a magnificent reception was held.


Married - 1883
Wilson - Morman
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
New Era

On Tuesday evening, December 19, 1883, at the Presbyterian church, by Rev. W.A. Sample, Mr. J. D. Wilson, to Miss Lulu Morman, all of this city. The church was beautifully decorated for this occasion with flowers. The attendants were Mr. Otie Clark and Miss Macha Wilson, and Mr. Erdie Bomford and Miss Susie Gatlin.


Married - 1887
Muller - Eltes
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
The Elevator
Ft. Smith, Ar
July 29, 1887

Married: Mr. Henry J. Muller and Miss Olivia Eltes, both of this city, were licensed to marry on Wednesday.


Married - 1887
Harrison - Higginbotham
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
The Elevator
Ft. Smith, Ar
August 12, 1887

Married: August 4, 1887 at the residence of J.A. Powell, Scullyville County, Choctaw Nation, by Rev. J.K. Howell. Mr. Mitchell Harrison of San Bois County, Coctaw Nation to Miss S. E. Higginbotham of Greenwood, Arkansas.


Married - 1887
Templeton - Bourland
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
The Elevator
Ft. Smith, Ar
August 19, 1887

Married: On last Thursday R.E. Templeton and Miss Sallie Bourland were united in the bonds of matrimony. Rev. J.G. Matthews officiated.
1890's

Married - 1890
Thrash - Brodie
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
The Elevator
Ft. Smith, Ar
July 18, 1890

In this city on Thursday evening July 10, by Rev. A.J. Massey, Mr. A. J. Thrash, of the Boston Store, this city, and Mrs. Leila Brodie, of Van Buren. The Evevator extends congratulations, and hopes there is much happiness and prosperity in the store for Mr. and Mrs. Thrash.


Married - 1890
Reed - Ellington
Submitted by Deborah Musgrove
The Elevator
Ft. Smith, Ar
September 12, 1890

"A YOUTHFUL BRIDE"
Mr. William Reed and Miss Lillie Ellington were married near Enterprise, this county, on Tuesday, 2nd inst., by Rev. N.B. McNabb. There is nothing unusual in this announcement, for people marry and are given in marriage every day; but the age of the bride is what made the neighbors gossib. She is 12 years old, though her age was given as 14 when the license was applied for. The bridegroom Mr. Reed is 30 years old, but has been married once before. We understand Mrs. Reed had been attending school until within a short time before the wedding. The marriage took place with the knowledge and full consent of her parents.