William and Nellie's Marriage License is Series C No. 14007. It is recorded in Volume 43, page 169 of the Allegheny County Marriage License Docket. The Docket does not always contain complete information as with William and Nellie's record in which Nellie's birth date is recorded only as August. The Docket entry for William and Nellie reads:
William J. McAdams born in Pittsburgh PA on the 15 day of Jan A.D. 1871, residing at 2202 5th Ave. occupation druggist
Not related by blood or marriage to the person whom he desires to marry has not been married before _________
Nellie G. Jones born in Pittsburgh, Pa on the (Blank) day of Aug A.D. 18(Blank) residing at 32 Lawn St Pgh occupation ________ has not been married before _______ Marriage License issued Nov 9 1897
Consent of __________________ residing at _______________
Consent Filed ______________ ; Married Nov 9 1897
By Rev. E. H. Hard Duplicate certificate returned Nov 29 1897
NOTES: William was the grandson of Robert McAdams, Co. D, 63rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. William and Nellie had four sons: Robert D. [March 1899 - November 19, 1901], premature twins Henry Richard [April 13, 1900 - June 13, 1900] and William J. McAdams, Jr. [June 16, 1900] and William G. [February 19, 1903 - August 13, 1975] who married Frances J. Magill. William, Nellie and the twins are buried in Section 9-2 Lot 220 of Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh.