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Parental Consent to Marry
& Marriage License Applications
Polk County, Texas 1851-1899
Transcribed June 2001 by Joyce Munson & Beverly Evins


The following transcription is compiled from a collection of loose letters, notes, & affidavits;
and were organized in date order and #'d simply as a way to index them.  The originals
are NOT organized or numbered this way.....

Copies of the Originals may be obtained from the Loose Leaf Collection located at the
Sam Houston Regional Library & Research Center
FM RD 1011
P.O. Box 310
Liberty, Texas 77575

INDEX of Couples Applying for Marriage License
Adams- # 63, 96 & 127
Alexander- # 33
Alford- # 23 & 46
Allen- # 107
Anderson- # 12 & 124
Andress- # 86
Arlington- # 49
Arrington- # 23
Austin- # 7
Bailey- # 52 & 64
Barclay- # 97
Bass- # 58
Beaty- # 129
Beeson- # 101 & 102
Benford- # 55
Blair- # 62 & 68
Bogany- # 110
Bolding/Boldan- # 79
Bolus- # 107 & 111
Brooks- #  124
Brown- # 67, 82 & 84
Cain- # 59
Carter- # 69
Chambless- # 113 & 114
Chandler- # 104
Claborn- #  14
Cobb- # 115
Corbly- #  63
Courtney- #  74 & 91
Courville- #  18 & 39
Criswell- # 20
Cummings- #  4
Curtis- #  122
Daniels- #  101 & 102
Davis- # 29 & 104
Dean- #  16
Deloach- #  120
Dennis- # 15
Denson- # 109
Dickens- # 58
Dickson- # 55
Driscall- # 47
Dunkin- # 80
Dunn- #  41
English- # 66
Fortenberry- # 81
Franswau- # 84
Freeman- #  17, 73 & 126
Gardener- # 48
Gardner- # 88
Gassiot- # 95
Gaylord- # 127
Gerry- # 118
Gilbert- # 76
Glasgow- #  92
Golden- # 18
Graham- # 41
Gray- #  24
Green- #  56 & 90
Gregg- # 45
Griffin- # 106
Griggs- # 126
 
Hall- #  89
Harrell- # 50 & 112
Harris- # 13
Harrison- # 77 & 78
Hart- # 109
Haynes- #  69
Hays #  49
Hickman- #  1
Hill- # 46 & 80
Holloman- #  76
Howard- #  87 & 99
Hubert- # 38 & 77
Hulet- # 7
Hulett- # 26, 30 & 51
Ivey- # 43 & 130
Jackson- # 38, 86 &123
Johnson- # 26, 42, 65, & 71
Johnstone- # 128
Jones- # 9, 11, 21, 52 & 87
Kennedy- # 90
Killen- # 95
Kirkland- # 70
Kirksey- # 35
Knight- # 3
Knox- # 25
Kothmann- #  82
Lemma- # 83
Lindsey- # 64
Locke- # 98
Lockhart- # 32
Long- # 88
Lowe- # 106, 113, & 114
Mack- # 60
Magee- #  28
Marshall- # 45 & 108
Martin- # 75
Matthews- # 79
Maxey- # 128
McClure- # 121
McGill- # 47
McGrew- # 93
McQueen- # 72 &73
Meadows- # 5 & 66
Miles- # 131
Mixon- #  19
Monrow- #  42
Moore- #  32
Morgan- #  36, 37 & 72
Morris- #  74
Mosley- #  53 & 54
Moye- #  44
Myers- #  31
Nettles- #  65
New- #  129
Newman- #  53, 54 & 94
Nickeols- #  2
Nobles- # 112
Nolan- # 60
Norris- # 105
Nowlin- # 94
 
 
 
Parker- #  93
Pearre- #  83
Pelt- # 25
Phillips- # 120
Pittman- #  69
Poe- #  4
Punch- # 12
Purvis- # 19, 36, 37 & 68
Reese- # 103
Reeves- # 57
Reinhardt- # 67
Rhoden- # 24 & 116
Richards- # 103
Richardson- # 89 & 100
Right- # 20
Robbins- # 119
Roberson- # 51
Robinson- # 30, 105 & 110
Roe- #  34
Ross- # 130
Saxon- # 21
Scruggs- #  97
Shepherd- #  28
Shotwell- # 131
Shrader- # 17
Simmons- # 2,15 & 116
Skinner- # 22 &108
Slaughter- # 8 & 22
Smith- # 40, 98 &123
Spears- # 27
Stagner- # 91
Stanley- # 5, 6 & 121
Stewart- # 35
Strattin- # 118
Sutton- #  61
Tarver- #  40 & 81
Taylor- # 1 & 100
Thomas- # 111
Thompson- # 3 & 61
Thornton- # 115
Tolbert- # 119
Turner- # 122
Walding- # 16
Waldrep- # 14
Walker- # 34, 62 & 117
Warren- # 8 & 59
Watson- # 57
Weeks- # 99
Wheeler- # 43
Whisenhunt- # 71
Whitehead- # 75
Whitmire- # 125
Wilkerson- # 39
Williams- #  85
Williamson- #  31
Williford- #  44
Wilson- # 56
Woods- # 125
Wright- # 85 & 92
Wyatt- #  27
Yates- #  69
Young- # 48 & 96
Youngblood- # 10

Note: Spelling errors that appear on the orginals were not corrected for transcription!
_____________________________________________________________________
# 1

The Clerk of the County Court of Polk County will please let Mr. Hezekiah Hickman
have license to Marry my daughter Mary Ann-
B. Taylor

(Note: Hezekiah Hickman married Mary Ann Taylor on  Sept. 4, 1851)
______________________________________________________________________
# 2

Febuary the twenty six
please Mr Cubly let Mr. John Simmons have som lison to marry Elenor Nickeols this is
from me I hav no objection
Co Mily Simmons

(Note: John Simmons married Elenor Nickols on March 2, 1865)
_______________________________________________________________________
# 3

This is to Sertify that I have no objections to the Marriage of my Daughter Miss Cathran
Knight to Mr. J. E. Thompson.
Addeline Howard
Dec 28th 1869
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# 4

this to sertif that I am williun for mi Dorter Rachel to marey Manery Poe
this Jenuary the 18, 1873
W. C. Poe

(Note:  Rachel M. Poe married James Cummings on Jan. 20, 1873.)
________________________________________________________________________
# 5

January the 5 1880
Mr Meace Sir
You are at Liberty to issue License to Hardy Stanly for my daugheter Percilla
Elias Meadows
________________________________________________________________________
# 6

January the 6 1880
Mr. Meace you are at liberty to issue license to Hardey Standley my Son.
J. B. Standley
________________________________________________________________________
# 7

The said Lewis Austin is willing for George Hulett to have my daughter Emma.
Lewis Austin

(Note: George Hulett married  Emma Austin on January 8, 1880.)
________________________________________________________________________
# 8

January the 15th AD 1880
To the Clerk of the Court of Polk County
I Here By authorize you to issue Marriage Licens to T. H. Warren and
Sarah Allice Slaughter A Daughter of Mine.
Jonathan Slaughter
________________________________________________________________________
# 9

January the 17th 1880
Mr. Meece you are hear by authorize to ishue licens to Mr. A. D. Jones and
Miss L. L. Jones
Your friend Jas. A. Jones
________________________________________________________________________
# 10

January the 23rd 1880

Mr. Meece County Clerk of Polk County you are hereby authorized and requested to
grant my son J. A. Youngblood Mariage Licens and in so doing you will much oblige yours
R. Youngblood Sr.
________________________________________________________________________
# 11

Jan 23rd 1880
Mr. T. F. Meece  Please let my Son Oscar D. Jones have licens to marry
J. R? Jones
________________________________________________________________________
# 12

Mr. Meece,
Livingston, Texas
Dear Sir
    The Bearer, York Punch wishes to get license to marry Sophie Anderson
& requests me to write to you and State that all parties are willing for the
marriage to take place.  York states that he is 22 years old & the girl is 18.
I have heard of No objections being made by the parents of either party,
and am satisfied that there are none.  The Parents of each have been assisting
in making preparations for the occasion.
Yours Respectfully,
Mch. 16th 1880  R. B. Jones
______________________________________________________________________
# 13

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before the undersigned authority this day personally appeared
Emiline Harris, who upon oath says that to the best of her knowledge and belief she
is 18 years of age
attest     Emiline Harris  (by her mark-X)
W. H. Howlett
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of April 1880
T. F. Meece  Clerk C.C.P.C
_______________________________________________________________________
# 14

April the 28th 1880
To the C. C. of Polk County
Sir this is to certify that you have my consent to issue License to Join E. M. Waldrep
and Emley Claborn in Matrimony.
     Rebecah Waldrep (by her mark: X )
_______________________________________________________________________
# 15

 June the 3rd 1880
Dr Sir & Brother
Please send by return mail marriage License for Joseph Dennis & Matt Simmons (colored),
both of full age.  Will pay you for Same at Court 14th __  Joe is at work on my place and is
very busy, don’t want to take time to go down.
Oblige,
J. R. Oats

(Note: On left edge of paper is written “I am nearly blind Some eyes”-origin unkown.)
______________________________________________________________________
# 16

Bare? Creek Polk County Texas
Mr. G. E. Meas  Clerk of the county ew have my permishion to ishew to Ambrose Dean
and Sarah R. Walding my daughter marag licins and this Shall be your receipt for So doing.
This July  the 26th 1880
J?. Walding
_______________________________________________________________________
# 17

Mr. T. F. Meece
 Dear Sir:
 You will please issue and send for tomorrow mair. License Ab. Freeman to Miss Eliza Strader
-the girl is my ward.
Claiborn Haywood (by his mark: X)
I will hand you the $1.50  as soon as I get home.
N? A. Dunnam

( Note: Ab Freeman married Eliza Shrader on July 29, 1880.)
_______________________________________________________________________
# 18

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before the undersigned authority this day personally appeared
J. M. W.  Golden to me known who upon Oath says that he has obtained the Consent
of J. J. Rice and his wife Mrs. Mary Rice the acting Guardians of Miss Adeline Courville
to the marriage of affiant to and with said Adeline and that there is no legal objection to
their said Marriage
J. M. W. Goldin
attest
Jesse Peebles
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of Sept 1880
T. F. Meece Clerk Co. Ct. P.C.
_______________________________________________________________________
# 19

Polk Co Texas
Sept. 7th 1880
Mr. T. F. Meece
Dear Sur you will please ishue Golde Purvis Lisons to Mary Nelly E. Mixon
Respectfuly yours
J. J. Mixon
_______________________________________________________________________
# 20

The State of Texas  }
County of Polk        }   I Wm. Criswell do solemnly swear that I have obtained the consent
of my father Anderson Criswell and that of Winnie Right mother of Callie Right to the marriage
of said Callie and myself to and with each other and that there is no legal objection to our said
marriage.
Wm. Criswell  (by his mark-X)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11 Sept 1880
T. F. Meece Clerk C.C.P.C.
_______________________________________________________________________
# 21

Polk Conty     Sept 25, 08
Mr. Meece
You are hereby authorize to ishue licens to Mr. R. S. Saxon and Miss Samantha Jones
Jas. A. Jones

(Note: R. S. Saxon married Samantha Jones on Oct. 6, 1880)
________________________________________________________________________
# 22

    Moscow Tex.
    Oct. 6th 1880
Mr. T. F. Meece
 Please issue Marriage License to Jonathan Slaughter and Miss Martha J. Skinner.
Oblidge yours
     Martha J. Skinner
     Jonathan Slaughter
Our ages are 30 and fifty  50
Send the Licns to this office by Mail Boy
Money in close.
________________________________________________________________________
# 23

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me the undersigned authority this day personally appeared
Wade Alford to me known who upon oath says that he has obtained the consent of his
Mother and the Mother of Ella Arrington (their fathers being dead) to his marriage to and
with said Ella and that there is no legal objection to their said marriage.
Wade Alford (by his mark-X)
Attest
W. D. Willis
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16th October 1880
T. F. Meece Clerk
_____________________________________________________________________
# 24

December 14, 1880
 Mr. T. F. Meece Co. Clerk deare Sir if Samuel Rhoden calls on you for lisons to
marrey my daughter Laura Belle let him have them and all will be wright with me.
Yours
E. Gray
Lucretia A. Gray
_____________________________________________________________________
# 25

Polk County Texas
 December 19th 1880
Mr. T. F. Meece County Clerk of Polk Co. Texas
This is to certify that my Son James A. Knox has My Consent to get Marriage Licens
to be Married Miss Ellen Pelt in Said Polk County Texas
James W. Knox
________________________________________________________________________
# 26

Moscow   Dec 20th 1880
Mr. T. F. Meece
Dear Sir,
 Please Isue Licens to Warren Hulet for the marriage of himself and Emily Johnson
and obliged
                Carly Johnson
                and wife Dolly
_______________________________________________________________________
# 27

Moscow   Dec. 22nd 1880
Mr. Meece
 Link Wyatt wishes License to marry my daughter Maria-you will please comply with his
wishes and oblige-
     Jack Spears
_______________________________________________________________________
# 28

    Desember the 29 1880
to the Clerk of the cort.  Pleas let James, Shepherd hav Lisones for my daughter
Miss E. R. Magee & oblige
    Mr. Johnothon Magee
_______________________________________________________________________
# 29

Pennington January 1st 1881
To the County Clerk Polk County
Sir
    This is to Certify that the bearer, Dan Davis, is not of age, but has the consent of his parents
to Marry.   They all live on my premises and He has their full consent!
D. H. Pennington
________________________________________________________________________
# 30

Polk County Texas     Jan. 3rd 1881
Mr. T. F. Meece Co clerk of said Co.
This is to certify that Prince Robinson has permission of Me to get Marriage License to Marry
My Daughter Gracy Hulett.
Prince Hulett
Witnessed by J. W. Knox
________________________________________________________________________
# 31

Mr. T. F. Meece, Clerk Co Court, Polk Co. Tex
 This will Authorize you to issue a license to my son, A. J. Myers,
to marry to Miss Evaline Williamson, of Polk Co. Tex
Yours Fraternally,
E. R. Myers
Jan. 4, 1881
_______________________________________________________________________
# 32

I, T. J. Lockheart do solemnly swear that to the best of my knowledge and belief I am
21 years of age and that Miss A. F. Moore is 18 years of age and that there is no
legal objection to our Marriage.
T. J.  Lockhart

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28 Jany 1881
      T. F. Meece Clk Co. Ct. Polk Co.
________________________________________________________________________
# 33

Feb. the 13th, 1881
Mr. Meece
 let Denis have licens mariagable (sic)
    Joseph Alexander
________________________________________________________________________
# 34

 March 19th
Mr Meece  here by I autherise you to let H. G. Walker have license
to marry my daughter, Sarah Roe
    J. R. Roe

(Note: H. G. Walker married Sarah Roe on March 20, 1881)
________________________________________________________________________
# 35

State of Texas }
Polk County    }  I, Wm Stewart do solemnly swear that I am 21 years of age and that
Mrs. Ann Kirksey is 18 years of age, and that there is no legal objections to our Marriage.
     Wm. Stewart (by his mark: X )
Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 12th day of May 1881
     T. F. Meece
     Clerk C. C. Polk County Texas
     By W. D. Willis Deputy
(Note: This affidavit is on a ‘pre-printed form’.)
________________________________________________________________________
# 36

Julie 5th 1881 (sic)
Polk County Texas
Mr Mees  Plese issue Lisan to James Morgan and Miss Mary Purvis
form
W. L. Purvis
________________________________________________________________________
# 37

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me T. F. Meece Clerk of the County Court of said County
on this day personally appeared James Morgan who upon oath states the he has obtained
the consent of Mrs. M. J. Lewis his mother with his marriage to and with Miss Mary Purvis
     James D. Morgan
Sworn to and subscribed before me this July 5, 1881
     T. F. Meece Clk Co. Ct. P. Co.
_____________________________________________________________________
# 38

State of Texas   }
County of Polk }   I, Green Jackson do solemnly swear that I am 21 years of age, and that
Miss Allice Hubert is 18 years of age, and that there is no legal objection to our Marriage.
     Green Jackson
Sworn to and Subscribed before me, this 13 day of July 1881
     T. F. Meece
     Clerk C. C. Polk County Texas
(Note:  This affidavit is on a ‘pre-printed’ form.)
______________________________________________________________________
# 39

Jones Prairie, Polk County Texas
this July 22nd 1881

Mr. T. F. Meece
 Dear Sir
This is to certify that you have my permission to issue Licens for
Adaline Courville to marry Jack Wilkerson.
     Respectfully yours
     J. L? Thomas
______________________________________________________________________
# 40

 This is to show that we Do give our Consent that licence Shall be granted
to C. R. Smith and Emma A. D. Tarver to be united in the bond of matrimony
Please grant the Same and Oblige
     C. C. Tarver
     J. H. Tarver
     August 8th 1881
________________________________________________________________________
# 41

State of Texas }
Polk County    }   I, D. W. Dunn do solemnly swear that I am 21 years of age, and that
Miss S. L. Graham is 18 years of age, and that there is no legal objections to our Marriage.
     D. W. Dunn
Sworn to and Subscribed before me, this 12 day of Aug. 1881

(Note:  the rest of the ‘pre-printed’ form is blank.)
________________________________________________________________________
# 42

Moscow Tex       Aug. 16th 1881
Mr. T. F. Meece
 Please let A. Johnson have license to marry my daughter June Monrow
     Julia Tolbert
________________________________________________________________________
# 43

I J. J. Wheeler do swear that I have obtained the Consent of my parents as well as that
of the Parents of Miss Sarah Ann Ivey to our Marriage to and with each other
     J. J. Wheeler (by his mark: X )
Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 12 day of September 1881
     T. F. Meece
________________________________________________________________________
# 44

Polk Co, Texas   Sept 24th 1881
 Mr. Mix County Clerk Polk Co.
Sir you will please let J. Y? Williford have License for Miss L. A. Moye? and
Mr. J. Y? Williford and oblige
                ? G. Moye
Wit by      J? A. Moye
________________________________________________________________________
# 45

I Henry Marshall do Solemnly Swear that I am over 21 years of age and that I have obtained
consent of the parents of Kate Gregg to my marriage to and with said Kate.
     Harry Marshall  (by his mark-X)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1 day of Oct. 1881
    T. F. Meece  Clk Co. Ct. P.C.
________________________________________________________________________
# 46

     Moscow, Texas
     Oct. 27, 1881
Mr. Meece County Clerk
Dear Sir,
   One of my hands has asked me to procure a license for him & has left the money with me
to pay for it—as it is silver I will send it to you by hands of Mr. McKinnon of the first person
I see going to Livingston—The man is a freedman named James Alford—the woman named
Sow? Hill—both are of age—Please Send license by mail tomorrow evening as they want
to marry Wednesday--   Oblige Your Friend
     R. A. Smalley

(Note:  No marriage record found for this couple.)
________________________________________________________________________
# 47

State of Texas }
Polk County    }  I, Andrew Driscall do solemnly swear that I am 21 years of age, and that
Mrs. Elizabeth McGill is 18 years of age, and that there is no legal objections to our Marriage.
     Andrew Driscall
Sworn to and Subscribed before me, this 21 day of Nov. 1881
     W. D. Willis Deputy Clerk Polk Co. Tex

(Note:  This affidavit is written on a ‘pre-printed’ form)
________________________________________________________________________
# 48

State of Texas }
_____ County }  I, Dan Gardener do solemnly swear that I am 21 years of age, and
that Sallie Young is 18 years of age, and that there is no legal objection to our Marriage.
     Dan Gardener (by his mark: X )
Sworn to and Subscribed before me, this 24th November 1881
     John Tackaberry Deputy Clerk

(Note:  Affidavit on ‘pre-printed’ form.)
____________________________________________________________________
# 49

Moscow, Texas
January 5, 1882
This is to Certify that my Daughter Fannie Hays is sixteen years old and I have given my
Consent for her to marry Henry Arlington.
     Becky Hays (by her mark-X)
Witness
J. J. Canon
_____________________________________________________________________
# 50

Livingston  Jan. 23, 1882
Mr. T. B. Meece,  Dr. Sir,
 I am willing you should Issue the License asked for by George Harrell  ___(unreadable)
    George Nelson
_____________________________________________________________________
# 51

Jan. 31st 1882
Mr. T. F. Meece Co. Clerk of P.C.
 This is to certify that Frank Roberson has the consent of my self & wife to get Marriage
Licenes to marry our Daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hulett.
Prince Hulett
Written & witnessed by
James W. Knox
________________________________________________________________________
# 52

Polk County, Texas
February the 12th, 1882
Mr. Meece County Clerk of Polk County
You are hereby authorized to issue marriage Licence to Mr. J. R. Jones to my Daughter
Mary Tennesee Bailey.  Both of this Polk County and State of Texas.
     Luvina Bailey
_______________________________________________________________________
# 53

May 7th 1884
T. F. Meece Esq.
 Livingston
Sir,
 Please send us Marriage License for Louis Mosely and Martha Newman (colored)
and we will give you the money or send it to you by first chance.
     Yours Respectfully,
     J. L. Henderson & Co.

(Note:  Written on J. L. Henderson & Co., Corrigan, Texas letterhead. See Next Entry.)
______________________________________________________________________
# 54

Mr. Nara? Newman and Rachel Newman are will that Mosley Shall take thair Daughter
& marry her according to Law the said Martha Newman is 18 years of age

(Note: Louis Mosely married Martha Newman on May 11, 1884)
______________________________________________________________________
# 55

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  I John Dickson do solemnly swear that I am 21 years old and that
Fannie Benford is 18 years of age, and that there is no legal objection to our Marriage
     Jno. Dickson (by his mark: X )
Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 13 day of May 1884
     T. F. Meece Clk Co. Ct. P. C.
______________________________________________________________________
# 56

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me T. F.  Meece Clerk of the County Court of Polk County,
on this day personally appeared A. D. Wilson who upon oath says that he has obtained
the consent of R. N. Green father of Miss Emma Green to his marriage to and with said
Emma Green and that there is no legal objection to their said Marriage.
     A. D. Wilson
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 25 June 1884
     T. F. Meece Clk Co Ct. Polk Co
________________________________________________________________________
# 57

June 30, 1884
Mr. T. F. Meece,
Livingston, Texas
Dr Sir,
 I enclose you 1.60 for license for Alex Reeves and Ann Watson.  These parties are
well known to me, and both are middle aged and no objecting parties.
 Send by registered lettered in my care.
     Yours Truly
     W. T. Carter

(Note:  Written on W. T. Carter—Barnum, Texas letterhead.)
________________________________________________________________________
# 58

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me the undersigned authority this day came & appeared
R. L. A. Bass, who after being duly sworn, deposes & says on Oath , that he is of the
age of 21 years & that Miss Clarissa  Dickens is of the age of 18 years, & that there is
no legal cause why they should not be united in marriage.
     R. L. A. Bass (by his mark: X )
Sworn to & subscribed before me this April 2nd 1885
     A. B. Green Co Clerk
________________________________________________________________________
# 59

May the 5, 1885
Mr. Meese Please issue lisons for
Elijah Caict? (Cain?) and Mrs. Ann Warren
_____________________________________________________________________
# 60

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me A. B Green County Clerk of Polk County  Texas on this
day personally appeared Mike Mack, who after being by me duly sworn, on oath says that
he is over the age of 21 years and the Miss Nellie Nolan is over the age of 18 years and
that there is no legal cause why they should not be united in Marriage.
     Mike Mack
Sworn to & Subscribed before me this May 18, 1885
     A. B. Green Co Clk P Co. Tex
_____________________________________________________________________
# 61

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me A. B. Green Clerk of the County Court in and for Polk
County Texas on this day personally appeared J. J. Sutton who after being by me duly sworn,
on Oath says that he is of the age of 21 years and that Miss Sadie L. Thompson is of the age
of __ years & that there is no legal cause why they should not be Joined in Marriage.
     J. J. Sutton
Sworn to & Subscribed before me this June 9th 1885
     A. B. Green Co Clerk Polk Co. Tex

(Note:  No age for Sadie appears on this document.)
_______________________________________________________________________
# 62

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me A. B. Green Clerk of the County Court in & for Polk Co,
on this day personally came J. D. Blair who after being sworn deposes & says that he is
of the age of 21 years, and that Miss Molcy J. Walker is of the age of __ and that there is
no legal reason that they should not be united in marriage.
     J. D. Blair
Sworn to & subscribed before me this July 9th 1885
     A. B. Green Clk Co Ct. Polk Co Tex

(Note:  No age for Miss Walker appears on document.)
_______________________________________________________________________
# 63

The State of Texas}
County of Polk      }  Before me the undersigned authority on this day personally appeared
C. M. Adams to me known & after being by me duly sworn on oath says that he is of the age
of 21 years and that miss Charly Corbly is of the age of 18 years, and that is no legal Cause
why they should not be Joined in Matrimony.
August 10, 1885   C. M. Adams
Sworn to & subscribed before me this Aug. 10, 1885
     A. B. Green Co Clk Polk Co. Tex
________________________________________________________________________
# 64

Mr. Green, County Clerk Polk Cty Texas
Sir this is to let you know that I have no Objection to your Ishewing Mariage Lisens
to Isham Bayley for my Daughter Manda Virginia.  very Respectfully
August 25th 1885   T. J. Lindsey
________________________________________________________________________
# 65

The State of Texas}
County of Polk      }  Before the undersigned authority W. D. Willis clerk of the District Court
of Polk County Texas on this day personally appeared John B. Johnson to me well known who
after being by me duly sworn an oath deposes and says that Miss Annie Nettles who he is now
applying for license to marry is over the age of Eighteen years and that there is no legal objection
to their marriage.
     J. B. Johnson
Sworn to and Subscribed before me this the 21st day of September A. D. 1885
    W. D. Willis Clerk
    District Court Polk County Texas
________________________________________________________________________
# 66

Morgan?  October 4th 1885
Mr. Green you are at Liberty to let Mr. English have licen for my daughter Mary
    Yours Truly
     Elias Meadows

(Note:  S. C. English married Mary Meadows on October 7, 1885)
________________________________________________________________________
# 67

Kurth Tex      Oct. 7, 1885
A. B. Green Esq C.C. of Polk Co.
         Livingston Tex
Dear Sir,
   Please make out license for marriage for the following named parties
    Fred Reinhardt    and    } 29 year old
    Louisa Brown    } 23 year old
both natives of Germany
and send them to me.
F. Reinhardt is working for me here and can not get off during the week  please state the cost
when you send license up and I will remit the amount to you by return of mail.  Be sure to get
the license here (to Corrigan P.O.)  by Saturday and oblige
    Yours Truly
    J. H. Kurth
_______________________________________________________________________
# 68

County Clerk
 Polk Co
  Sir, You will please issue Marriage License for Mr. T. R. Blair & Miss Kate Purvis.
This is to signify my willingness & that of her mother to their union & I will protect you
and all the requirements? of the law.
    Yours Very Respectfully W. J. F. Purvis
Oct. 12, 1885
_______________________________________________________________________
# 69

Mills Carter & Angelina Pittman
Charley Yates & ALice Haynes

(Note: No other data on this note; both couples were married Oct. 8, 1885)
_______________________________________________________________________
# 70

Polk Co. Texas   Oct. the 12 1885
Mr. A. B. Green
 you may issue Marage Licens for my Daughter G. A. Kirkland & E. J? Kirkland.
yours Respectfully.
D. A. Kirkland
________________________________________________________________________
# 71

The State of Texas}
County of Polk      }  Before me A. B. Green County Clerk in and for Polk County Texas,
on this day personally appeared B. W. Johnson who after being by me Sworn, Stated on oath
that he is of the age of 21 years & that Miss Sophronia A. Whisenhunt is of the age of __ and
that there is no legal cause why they should not be Joined in Matrimony.
     B. W. Johnson
Sworn to & subscribed before me this Nov. 3rd 1885
     A. B. Green Co. Clk Polk Co. Tex

(Note: No age for Sophronia appears on this document.)
_____________________________________________________________________
# 72

Mr. A. Green
 Please send to me at Moscow Marriage Lisans for William Morgan & Rachel McQueen
 Yours,  R. F. Harris

(Note:  Wm. Morgan married Rachel McQueen on Dec. 6, 1885)
_____________________________________________________________________
# 73

     Corrigan, Tex.  Dec. 21, 1885
Mr. A. B. Green
         Livingston Tex
Dear Sir
   Please send Marriage License to George Freeman & Maggie McQueen by return mail
They want to marry tomorrow.  I will bring the money to you this week when I come down
to Livingston.  The mail is made up & I can’t send it today.  I have their money, so please
send them.
     & Oblige Yours Truly
     J. W. H. Moore?
(Note:  I am unsure of the name of the sender of this request.)
____________________________________________________________________
# 74

the State of Texas}   December the 21st 1885
County of Polk    }
Mr. A. B. Green is you plesase let Mr J. Morriss have lisons for Nancy Jane Courtney
Sined,
 R. W. Courtney
_____________________________________________________________________
# 75

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  I solemnly swear that there is no legal objection to the marriage of
R. L. Whitehead and Miss J. F. Martin that I heard Mr. R. V. Martin give his consent to
the marriage of his daughter, J.  F. Martin to Mr. R. L. Whitehead.
     J? D. Martin
Sworn to and subscribed before me this Dec. 23, 1885
     W. D. Willis  Clk D. C. Polk Co. Texas
_____________________________________________________________________
# 76

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       } I J. J. Hollomon do Solemnly Swear that B. J. Holloman is of the age
of 21 years and that Miss Josephine Gilbert is of the age of 18 years, and that there is no legal
Cause why they should not be Joined in Marriage.
     J. J. Hollomon
Sworn to & subscribed before me this Dec. 23rd 1885
     A. B. Green Co. Clk P. C. Tex.
_____________________________________________________________________
# 77

Sugar (written at top of page)

Mr. Green furnish Jimy Harrison with license to mary my daughter Ada.
     Resp
Dec. 25 1885    M. A. Hubert
_______________________________________________________________________
# 78

Dec. 28, 1885
Mr. Green let James Harrison have lisons to marry
it will be all rite with me
     W. H. Harrison
________________________________________________________________________

# 79
The State of Texas }
County of Polk      }  I Archie Bolding do solemnly swear that I am of the age of 21 years and
that Katie Matthews is of the age of __ years and that there is no legal cause why we should not
be Joined in marriage.
     Archie Boldan
Sworn to & Subscribed before me this Dec. 30th 1885
     A. B. Green Co. Clk Polk Co. TX
________________________________________________________________________
# 80
Jany. 3rd 1886
Mr. A. B. Green }
County Clerk      }
Livingston    } D Sir
   Please send us Marriage license for Jim Dunkin f.m.c. and Fanny Hill   Handy says both families
are willing to the Union.
Send the license to us at one with amt. due for same & we will collect it.
     Yours Truly
     J. W. Leggett
 Send at once

(Note:  Written on J. W. Leggett & Co., Moscow, Texas letterhead.)
________________________________________________________________________
# 81

Mr. A. B. Green
Livingston
  Dear Sir,
 You will please issue Marriage license for C. C. Tarver and Miss Blanche Ann Fortenberry
     Oblige  Yours Truly
     C. C. Tarver  (by his mark-X)

     Blanche Ann Fortenberry (by her mark-X)
 Please send to Moscow Care N. T. Green
 I leave money with him to pay for same.
 Send tomorrow with out fail.
    C.C.T.
(Note: C. C Tarver married Blanche Fortenberry on Aug. 4, 1886.)
_______________________________________________________________________
# 82

      Sept. 1st 1886
A. B. Green Esq.
 Livingston
 Sirs
  Please send Marriage License for
  Christ Kothmann   and
  Christiana Brown, they are both of age
 send License to us here and we send fees by first chance.
     Yours Truly
     J. L. Henderson & Co

(Note:  Written on J. L. Henderson & Co, Corrigan, Texas letterhead.}
________________________________________________________________________
# 83

      Sept. the 18, ‘86
Clerk of county cort
let H. J. Lemma have licens to marrie E. B. Pearre by consent of L. C. & S. A. Pearre
      Very Respectfully,
      S. A. Pearre
      Stryker, Tex
_______________________________________________________________________
# 84

State of Texas }
Polk County    }  This day personally appeared before me Sam Franswau, and after being
duly Sworn Stated on Oath that he is of the age of 21 years and that Amy Brown is of the
age of 18 years and that there is no legal cause whey they should not be Joined in Matrimony.
     Sam Franswau (by his mark: X )
Sworn to and subscribed before me this Sept. 22, 1886
     A. B. Green Co Clk Polk Co Tx
_____________________________________________________________________
# 85

      Oct. 15, 1886
Mr. A. B. Green CC
 Livingston Tex
Dear Sir
 Please send us Marriage  license for Mr. Milton Wright and
Mrs. Lucinda Williams <colored folks> & oblige
      Yours Truly
      Allen & Co.
Enclosed find $1.50

(Note:  Written on Allen & Co., Corrigan, Texas letterhead.)
____________________________________________________________________
# 86

The State of Texas }
County of Polk      }  Before me the undersigned authority this day personally appeared
Sam Jackson & after being duly Sworn, on oath says that he is the age of 21 years &
that Margaret Andress is of the age of 18 years & that there is no legal cause why they
should not be Joined in Marriage.
     Sam Jackson  (by his mark-X)
Sworn to before me & Subscribed Nov. 24, 1886    Witness my hand and seal of office
     A. B. Green Co. Clk Polk Co. Tex
____________________________________________________________________
# 87

Corrigan Tex
Nov. 26, 1886

Mr. A. B. Green
 Livingston, Tex
Dear Sir,
 You please send Marrage Licens for Nash Jones & Parelee Howard.
I will bring money when I come down.
     & oblige yours
     J. W. H. Moore
________________________________________________________________________
# 88

Corrigan Texas
 November the 31st 1886

Mr. A. B. Green Sir
I was authorized to write you a few lines to ask you please Send a License
for Asbury Long  and Lucy Gardner
     Yours truly
     Rev. Wm. Brooks
send license for marriage Asbury Long, Lucy Garner

(back)
Send to Wm. Brooks
Corrigan Texas / Polk Co.
______________________________________________________________________
# 89

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before the undersigned authority, this day personally appeared
S. C. Richardson, who upon Oath says that he is of the age of 21 years and
that Miss M. S. Hall is of the age of 18 years and that there is no legal cause why
they should not be Joined in Marriage—
     S. C. Richardson
Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 1st Dec. 1886
     A. B. Green  C. Clk Polk Co. Tex
_____________________________________________________________________
# 90

Moscow  Dec. 1st 1886
Dear Art,
 Mr. W. J. Kennedy wants license to marry Miss Sarah Green, he has no order for license
but says that you are acquainted with her and know pretty near his age.  She is about
thirty years old and he knows that it will be all right.  He wants the license right away.
     Miss Pharr Kennedy
Sister in law died last Thursday
You can send the license to me
     all well
Newt
Kennedy will leave money with me for you
________________________________________________________________________
# 91

Corrigan Texas
 December 4, 1886
Mr. A. B. Green Co. Clerk Polk Co. Tex  Sir you are hereby authorized to issue licens
to the bearer for V? A. Courtney & Frances Louisa Stagner to marry as far as I am concerned
as I am not her guardian & can not give full authority & the said Fanie Stagner not being of age.
     Yours  ??  C. A. Fenley
________________________________________________________________________
# 92

     Carrigan, Polk Co., Texas
     Dec. 26th 1886
To the Hon. County Clerk of Polk Co. Texas,
 Whereas Malree Wright and Fannie Glasgow, of Polk Co. are desirous of being united
in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony and request me to write to you for license.  I give you
the facts in their case as given to me under oath, as follows:
Malree Wright and Fannie Glasgow are both persons of color, they are both over
twenty-one years of age.  He has been married before but his wife got a divorce from
him, he has no lawful wife.   She has been married before, but her husband is dead, and
she has no lawful husband.
     J. G. Martin  J.P. No. 6 Polk Co. Tex
Send the License to Mabree Wright, Carrigan Polk Texas
________________________________________________________________________
# 93

Dear Art,
 You need not be afraid to issue Liscense to Frank McGrew & Jane Parker as both are grown.
I will hand you the money Saturday or Monday
     Respect
      Tobe Henry
Dec. 28, 1886
________________________________________________________________________
# 94

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me this day personally appeared Green Newman, and after
being Sworn, on Oath says that he is of the age of 21 years and that Minerva Nowlin is of
the age of ___ and that there is no legal cause why they should not be Joined Marriage-
     Green Newman  (by his mark: X)
Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 29th day of December 1886.
     A. B. Green Co. Clk Polk Co. Tex
________________________________________________________________________
# 95

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me the undersigned authority this day personally appeared
J. L. Killen  and after being Sworn Stated on Oath that he is of the age of 21 years and
that Miss Zella Gassiot is of the age of ___ years and that there is no legal cause why they
should no be Joined in Marriage—
     J. L. Killen
Sworn to and subscribed before me this Feb. 6th 1887
     A. B. Green CC Polk Co. Tex
_____________________________________________________________________
# 96

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me the undersigned Authority this day personally appeared
W. J. Adams and after being duly Sworn Stated on Oath that he is of the age of 21 years
and that Miss Annie Young is of the age of ___ years, and that there is no legal cause why
they should not be Joined in Marriage.
     W. J. Adams
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th day of Feby 1887
     A. B. Green CC PC Tex.

(Note:  No age for Annie appears on document.)
_____________________________________________________________________
# 97

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me the undersigned authority this day personally appeared
Tom Barclay and after being Sworn Stated on Oath that he is of the age of 21 years and
that Catherine Scruggs is of the age of 18 years and that there is no legal cause why they
should not be Joined in Marriage-
     Thomas Barclay (by his mark: X )
Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 12th Feby. 1887
     A. B. Green C. C. P.C. Tex
________________________________________________________________________
# 98

State of Tescas Co of Po (sic)
 February the 15th 1887

Hon. A. B. Green
Dear Sir,
 you will please issue licens & send them to me at Carrigan for my self & Miss Nancy E. Smith.
You need not be any ways uneasy about issuing them for we are both of age & all parties are
satisfied all are well your as ever
     A. C. Locke
________________________________________________________________________
# 99

Cargin
 Texas
Mr sir you will please issue the lisens for my Daughter Luvenia (Lurana?) Howard
and James W. Weeks to marry and oblige  your friend
     S. J. Howard
     and L. J. Howard

(Note: Jas Weeks married Lorena? Howard on February 17, 1887 )
________________________________________________________________________
# 100

Thicket Texas    Feb the 22 1887
To the County Clerk of Polk County Texas
 Mr. A. B. Green sir you can issue lisens to Mr. Eugene Taylor
for my daughter Lowla P. Richardson.   Yours truly
     E. Richardson
________________________________________________________________________
# 101

Keno Post Office   March 3, 1887

County Clerk
  Polk Co.
Dear Sir
 Enclosed please find one dollar & fifty Cents for Marriage License
which you will be so kind and send me to Keno P.O. Liberty Co. Tex.
     and oblige yours truly
     James Daniels
     With Mrs. E. J. Beeson

(Note:  See next entry……)
________________________________________________________________________
# 102

Keno   March 4, 1887

Mr. A. B. Green
 Dear Sir
Your of ______, at hand
You will excuse me for not giving you my age which I neglected.  I am (60) sixty
and my Entended is (48) forty-eight years of age.
     Yours truly
     James Daniels
P.S.
If the above is not satisfactory would refer you to Jefferson & Cruse.
     Keno.

(Note:  James Daniel married Mrs. E. J. Beeson on March 13, 1887)
_______________________________________________________________________
# 103

     Asia, Tex
     3/7th/1887
County Clerk,
 Livingston, Tex
Dear Sir,
 Please send us a marriage license for
Jonas Reese and Fanny Richards
These parties are colored and living here at Asia.
Enclose the sum of One and 50/100 ($1.50) Dollars.
   Respectfully
    Allen & Co.
     {Scroll}
_____________________________________________________________________
# 104

The State of Texas}
County of Polk      }  Before me the undersigned authority on this day personally appeared
A. R. Chandler and after being duly Sworn, Stated on Oath, that he is of the age of 21 years
and that Miss M. R. (Emma is written here but marked through) Davis is of the age of 18 years,
and that there is no legal cause why they should not be Joined in Marriage-
     A. R. Chandler
Sworn to  & Subscribed before me Mch 15, 1887
     A. B. Green, Cl P C. Tex

(Note: A. R. Chandler married M. R. Davis on March 17, 1887.)
________________________________________________________________________
# 105
 

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me the undersigned this day personally appeared
T. J. Norris—and after being duly sworn, says on oath that he is of the age of 21 years
& that Miss Jennie Robinson is of the age of 18 years and that there is no legal Cause
why they should not be Joined in Marriage.
     T. J. Norris
Sworn to & Subscribed before me March 18, 1887
     A. B. Green C.C. Polk Co. Tex
_____________________________________________________________________
# 106

The State of Texas}
County of Polk      }  Before me A. B. Green Co. Clk Polk Co Tex this day personally
appeared, Sam Griffin and after being duly Sworn, on Oath says that he is of the age
of 21 years & that Miss Julia Lowe is of the age of __ years, and that there is no legal
cause why they should not be Joined in Marriage.
     Sam Griffin
Sworn to before me & subscribed this 23rd day of March 1887
     A. B. Green C C P C Tex

(Note: No age for Julia appears on this document.)
________________________________________________________________________
# 107

     Asia, Tex.
     April 2nd, 1887
County Clerk Polk Co.
   Tex
 Livingston—
 Dear Sir-
  Please send us a marriage license for
    Sam C. Allen  and
    Nora Anna Bolus
Both of the parties are under age, but we are authorized by Mess.(sic) J. K. Allen and
P. F. Bolus parents of the parties, to state that their consent to the marriage has been obtained.
 Enclosed please find the sum of One and 50/100 Dollars—
     Respectfully,
     Allen & Co.
________________________________________________________________________
# 108

    April the 2nd 1887
Corrigan, Texas

Mr. A. B. Green C C
Mr. J. S. Marshall want you to send by return mail Marrige Licens to Marry
Miss Lu Eller Skinner  She has no legal guardian consequent?  by no one can assign
any legal reasons against their Marrige though it is agreeable with all the connection?.
Please find the enclosed one dollar and fifty cts. for same.
    Written by James W. Knox
P.S.  Miss L. E. Skinner is M. S?. Skinner’s daughter
    J. W. Knox
_____________________________________________________________________
# 109

Moscow April the 16th, 1887
__. B. Green
Dear Sir
Please send License for Henry Denson age 23
& Mariah Hart age 26
Colored
   Yours Respt.
   C. Bendes & Son

(Note: Left side of note is torn with some letters missing)
_____________________________________________________________________
# 110

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me the undersigned authority, on this day personally
appeared Wm. Robinson and after being by me duly sworn stated on Oath that he is
of the age of 21 years and that Nellie Bogany is of the age of 18 years and that there
is no legal cause why they should not be Joined in Marriage.
    Wm. Robinson (by his mark-X)
Sworn to & subscribed before me this 30th day of April 1887.
    A. B. Green CCP Co Tex
_____________________________________________________________________
# 111

The State of Texas }
County of Polk      }  This day personally appeared before me J. H. Thomas and after
being duly sworn Stated on Oath that he is of the age of 21 years & that Miss Silvia Bolus
is of the age of __ years & that there is no legal cause why they should not be Joined in
Marriage-
J. H. Thomas
Sworn to before me May 28th 1887.
    A. B. Green Clerk Co Ct Polk Co Tex

(Note: No age for Silvia appears on this document.)
_______________________________________________________________________
# 112

The State of Texas }
County of Polk      }  This day personally appeared before me, Ben Harrell
and after being by me duly Sworn States on Oath that he is of the age of ___ years
and that Cora Nobles is of the age of 18 years and that there is no legal cause why
they should not be Joined in Marriage-
    Ben Harrell (by his mark: X)
Sworn to and Subscribed before me June 1st 1887
    A. B. Green C. Clerk C. Ct. Polk Co. Tex
_______________________________________________________________________
# 113

June 17th 1887
Mr. Green, county clerk, Polk County Texas this is to certify that I have consented
to the marriage of my daughter Marsilla Lowe and you can issue the Licens for the
same for her and Wm. Chambless.
Yours Truly,   Wm. Lowe
_______________________________________________________________________
# 114

The State of Texas}
County of Polk     }  Before me the undersigned authority this day personally appeared
Wm H. Chambless  & after being sworn stated on Oath that there is no objection on the
part of his parents to his marriage, with Miss Marsella Lowe.
    Wm. H. Chambless  (by his mark: X)
Sworn to before me June 18, 1887
    A. B. Green Clk CCPC Tex
______________________________________________________________________
# 115

    Carrigan, Polk Co., Tex.
    July 4th 1887
Mr. A. B. Green,
 Dear Sir:  Please issue License to G. C. Thornton, son of Jas Thornton,
and O. C. Cobb, daughter of Mary A. Cobb, to be joined in marriage.
Said parties are under twenty one years old.
 Witness our signatures
    Mary A. Cobb
    Jas. Thornton

(Note: Written on J. G. Martin Attorney At Law, Carrigan (sic), Polk Co., Tex. letterhead.)
____________________________________________________________________
# 116

The State of Texas}
County of Polk      }  Before me the undersigned authority, this day personally
appeared B- Simmons and after being duly sworn stated on Oath that his of the age
of 21 years & that Miss Emma Rhoden is of the age of  ?? years & that there is no
legal cause why they should not be Joined in Marriage
    B. Simmons (by his mark-X)
Sworn to before me this 5th day of July 1887
    A. B. Green Clerk Co Ct Polk Co. Tex

(Note:  Emma’s age has been marked out, unable to read.)
_____________________________________________________________________
# 117

    August 19, 1887
Mrs Ather Green,
Sir please let Mr. D. C. Walker have Licens to Marry my Daughter
    yours truly
    John Walker
_____________________________________________________________________
# 118
Seven Oaks Tx
Sept 13, 1887
R. B. Green Esq.
        Livingston
Dear Sir,
 Please send me by return mail Marriage Licence.  Parties names as follows
Jim Strattin  cold age 20 yrs
Ida  Gerry      “       “   18 yrs
I herewith Enclose fee one dollar and 50/100 for same.
    Yours Truly
    L. _________
_______________________________________________________________________
# 119
October the 27
 Livingston Polk
Mr. Green  you will please corindate? Jiams Robin with the Lisons to Mary Moly Tolbert
    Henry Tol….(page torn)

(Note: James Robbins married Mary Tolbert on Nov. 2, 1887.
  Should it have been Molly Tolbert?)
_______________________________________________________________________
# 120

This day personally appeared before me, Frank Pickens & after being by me duly
sworn on Oath says that Ben Deloach is of the age of 21 years & that Alice Phillips
is of the age of  ___ years and that there is no legal cause why they should not be
Joined in Marriage
    Frank Pickens
Sworn to & Subscribed before me Dec. 28, 1887—
    A. B. Green  Clerk  Co. Ct. Polk Co. Texas

(Note:  No age for Alice appears on this document.)
_____________________________________________________________________
# 121

The State of Texas}
County of Polk      }  Before me W. D. Willis Clerk of the District Court of Polk County
on this day personally appeared S. D. McClure who being by me duly sworn on oath
deposes and says that he is over the age of Twenty one years and that Miss Sally Stanley
is over the age of Eighteen years and that there is no legal objection to their marriage and
that this affidavit is made for the purpose of satisfying the Clerk as to the propriety of
issueing to me License to be married to Miss Sallie Stanley.
    S. D. McClure
Sworn to and Subscribed before me this Feby 1st A.D. 1888
    W. D. Willis  Clerk
    Dist. Court
    Polk Co. Texas
_____________________________________________________________________
# 122

The State of Texas }
County of Polk      }  This day personally appeared L. C. Curtis and after being duly
Sworn Stated on Oath that he is of the age of 21 years & that Miss Molly Turner is
of the age of 18 years & that there is no legal cause why they should not be Joined
in Marriage.
    L. C. Curtis (by his mark-X)
Sworn to & subscribed before me March 19, 1888.
    A. B. Green  C.C. Polk Co. Tex
_____________________________________________________________________
# 123

The State of Texas}
County of Polk      }  Before me this day personally appeared, Albert Smith
and after being duly Sworn Stated on Oath that he is of the age of 21 years
and that Willow Jackson is of the age of ___ years and that there is no legal
cause why they should not be Joined in Marriage.
    Albert Smith  (by his mark: X)
Sworn to before this 22-day of May 1888
    A. B. Green Clerk
    Co. Ct. Polk Co. Texas

(Note: No age for Willow appears on this document.)
_____________________________________________________________________
# 124

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  This day personally appeared before me, Charley Anderson
& after being duly sworn Stated on Oath that he is age of 21 years & that
Clara Brooks is of  the age of 18 years & that there is no legal cause why they
should not be Joined in Marriage.
    Charley Anderson (by his mark-X)
Sworn to before me this 11 day of June 1888.
    A. B. Green Clerk Co. Ct. Polk Co. Tex
_____________________________________________________________________
# 125

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  This day personally appeared before me the undersigned authority,
T. D. Bledsoe and after being duly Sworn Stated on Oath that Wilson Whitmire is of the
age of 21 years and that Mary Woods is of the age of 18 years, and that there is no legal
cause why they should not be joined in Marriage.
    T. E. Bledsoe
Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 21 day of June 1888
    A. B. Green Clerk Co Ct Polk Co Texas
________________________________________________________________________
# 126

State of Texas  }
County of Polk }  Before the undersigned Authority this day personally appeared
Jordan Jefferson & after being sworn on oath says that Geo. Freeman is of the age
of __ years & that Elizabeth Griggs is of the age of __ years & that there is no legal
cause why they should not be Joined in Marriage-
    Jordan Jefferson
Sworn to before me June 22, 1888
    A. B. Green Clerk Co. Ct. Polk Co. Tex

(Note:  No ages appear on this document.)
_______________________________________________________________________
# 127

The State of Texas }
County of Polk      }  Before the undersigned authority this day personally appeared,
H. C Adams and after being duly Sworn Stated on oath that he is of the age of 21 years,
and that Miss Elizabeth Gaylord is of the age of 18 years, and that there is no legal cause
why they should not be Joined in Marriage.
    H. C. Adams
Sworn to and Subscribed before me July 1st 1888
    A. B. Green Clerk Co Ct Polk Co Texas
________________________________________________________________________
# 128

     Corrigan, Texas
     July 25th 1888
Mr. A. B. Green Co Clerk
 Polk Co. Texas,
 Dear Sir, Frank Johnstone (colored) desires to be united in matrimony
with Emma Maxey (colored).  He represents that he has been married,
but has been legally divorced and that Emma Maxey has never been married.
Please send the License to me.
     Respectfully,
     J. G. Martin
 PS. The parties are both of legal age.  I Judge Frank’s Statement is true and that it is all right.
     J. G. Martin
_____________________________________________________________________
# 129

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me the undersigned authority on this day personally
appeared G. W? New and after being by me duly sworn Stated on Oath that he is
of the age of 21 years and that Miss Della Beaty is of the age of 18 years and that
there is no legal cause why they should not be Joined in Marriage.
     George New
Sworn to before me this 1st day of August 1888
     A. B. Green Clerk Co Ct. Polk Co. Tex
________________________________________________________________________
# 130

The State of Texas }
County of Polk       }  Before me the undersigned authority on this day personally
appeared S. H. Ross and after being duly Sworn Stated on Oath that he is of the
age of 21 years and that Miss. N? E. (or W. E.) Ivey is of the age of ___ years and that there
is no legal cause why they should not be Joined in Marriage.
     S. H. Ross
Sworn to & Subscribed before me this 3rd day of August 1888
     A. B. Green Clerk Co. Ct. Polk Co. Tex
________________________________________________________________________
# 131

     June 20th 1899
The State of Texas }
Count of Polk        }  Before me the undersigned Authority this day personally appeared
Gus Baldwin who after being by me duly sworn says upon oath that Henry Miles is of the
age of 21? years and that Eliza Shotwell is of the age of __ years and there is no legal
objection to their Marriage.
     Gus. Baldwin (by his mark-X)

(Note:  Henry’s age is crossed out and Eliza’s is blank.)
 


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