Transcribed by Linda Carpenter & Jan Johnson Barnes
Copyright ©2006, 2007, 2008
Source: TSLA Microfilm, Sumner County Clerk Marriages: No. A-14,517
June 1854 - January 1895, TSLA Microfilm, Sumner County Clerk Marriages: Roll # 72, & TSLA Microfilm, Sumner County Clerk Marriages: Roll # 73
These marriage records have been transcribed from microfilm copies of the original Sumner County, Tennessee hardcopy marriage books. The original marriage books give the name of the bride and groom, the date the license was issued, the person who solemnized the ceremony, and the date the marriage took place. Within these records additional notes were written in by the clerk recording the information. The words Do not publish this were often written at the side of the names of the bride and groom to indicate that the clerk was not to publish the marriage license. The word colored was used at this time in history to denote the bride/groom marrying were of color. This is referenced in these transcriptions by "C". In some cases the actual date of the marriage was not recorded for what ever reason. If the actual date of the marriage was not returned and recorded, the date the marriage license was issued has been substituted. When two different months/years were written for a marriage, they were typed as on the microfilm. Some affidavits were also found within these marriages. The affidavits can be found under our County Court Records on our site. The names contained in these records were transcribed, by the transcribers, as they appeared on the microfilm copies. Corrections were not made on names that were obviously misspelled.