12 June 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Marriage Record Found! - J A Gunter and Francis Burden

Geneabloggers has different genealogy blogging prompts for each day of the week, several for each day, actually! One of Wednesday's prompts is Wedding Wednesday.

I just found something that I wasn't even looking for, so certainly never expected to find. I have searched for years for any information regarding the wedding of my paternal grandparents, Papa James and Granny Evelyn Gunter. No luck. But, I did find the record that shows when Papa Gunter's grandparents were married! They were married 18 September 1870. They were John Allen and Frances Burden Gunter, the in-laws of Annie, the namesake of this blog.

Here is the record that I found showing when Papa John and Granny Frances Gunter were married:

Marriage license of J. A. Gunter and Frances Burden

Papa's daddy, Big Papa was born 16 August 1871. Big Papa Andrew Jackson and Big Mama Annie Black Gunter were married in 1900, in time for the 1900 census to have them in the same household.

"Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXV4-9LL : accessed 11 Jun 2013), J A Gunter and Frances Burden, 1870.


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    1. Thanks! I think so, too. :) I love finding the old family records. I would love to have an official copy, but in South Carolina, the birth, death, and marriage license records cost $25 each, as I understand it. I'd have to win the Powerball lottery to get the official records of all the people that I've found so far. :)

      That's why I love sites like Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, and others. Ancestry.com is a paid subscription site(FamilySearch.org is free), but the cost of the subscription is more than made up for in the records that I'm able to find through them. A digital copy is better than no copy at all, in my opinion.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great week!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. I think that it is, too. Genealogy/family history is my passion.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great week!


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