Marriages Concerning New Hanover
County, Culled From Various Newspapers
Transcribed by Carolyn
Shank and Fran West
- 25 Jan 1810
Married a few days ago in New Hanover County, Mr John Hall, merchant
of Wilmington to Miss Allice James of
The Star - 22 Apr 1814
Married In Wilmington, Rev A Empie to Miss Wright, daughter of the late
The Star - 8 Jan 1819
Married In Granville by Dr. Joseph Caldwell, Mr. Wm Green of Wilmington
to Miss Sarah W Sneed, daughter of
Stephen Sneed, Esq.
North Carolina Journal - Wednesday June 6,
Married, in Wilmington, a few days ago, Mr Giles M Mallett to Miss
Sarah S Howard, daughter of Henry B Howard, Esq.
North Carolina Journal - Wednesday March 10, 1830
Married, in Wilmington, on Thursday evening last, by the Rev Mr Carnes,
Mr Duncan G McRae, merchant, formerly of Fayetteville, to Miss Ann S,
daughter of the late Jesse Wingate, Esq.
Charlotte Journal - December 22, 1837
Married, in New Hanover County, by the Rev. Colin McIver, Mr Edward
Pittman, merchant of Mecklenburg County, to Mrs Margaret E McIntyre,
daughter of the Rev Robert Tate.
Marriage Contracts of New Hanover County Citizens 1728-1855, Page 39
S M West and Mercy O Fish daughter of Lyman Fish of Philadelphia, on
the 12th in Philadelphia, to S M West of Wilmington. W.A. 23 March 1838
North Carolina Argus - October 10, 1855
Married, in Wilmington on Tuesday morning, by Rev Mr Drane, S R
Bunting, clerk of the county court of New Hanover,
to Miss Virginia P
Marsteller, daughter of Gen L H Marstellar, of that place.
North Carolina Argus - August 16, 1856
Married in Duplin County, on the 31st ult., Atlas J Grady of
Wilmington, to Miss Temperance W, daughter of the late
George E Houston.
North Carolina Argus - November 16, 1856
Married in Wilmington on Monday afternoon by the Rev Dr Drane, Mr John
Edward Pierce to Miss Mary A Vail all of
North Carolina Argus - Saturday October 31, 1857
Married in the vicinity of Clinton, Sampson County, on the 21st inst.
by the Rev Colin Shaw Mr R J Fennel of New Hanover County to Miss Jane
R daughter of Wm Kirby Sr Esq.
North Carolina Argus - Saturday December 19, 1857
Married in New Hanover County on the 9th instant by the Rev Colin Shaw,
Mr Archibald N McDonald Esq of Fayetteville
to Miss Ellis J, only
daughter of the late James Anders.
Charlotte News - 28 Nov 1890
Rev and Mrs F D Swindell celebrated the 18th anniversary of their
marriage in Wilmington last night. Mr Swindell was
formerly pastor of
the Methodist church here and both he and his wife are very popular in
The Raleigh Standard - March 23, 1859
Married at Spring Garden, New Hanover County, on the 10th inst, by G J
Moore, Esq, S S Satchwell, MD to Miss A V Moore, daughter of the late A
The Raleigh Standard - February 22, 1860
Married in Wilmington on the 7th inst, by Rev Dr Drane, Mr Samuel
Northtop to Miss Mary E, daughter of George Houston, Esq.
The Standard of Raleigh - December 3, 1862
Married at Grace Church in Morganton, on Sunday afternoon, the 23rd
inst., by Rev S C Roberts, Captain Thomas W Brown of Wilmington NC to
Miss Lucy Empis, daughter o fthe late Rev Dr Adam Empie of Wilmington.
The Standard of Raleigh - July 9, 1862
Married In Wilmington, on the 1st inst. by Rev J I Prichard, Mr William
M Poisson and Miss Mary Frances, daughter of Alfred Alderman, Esq.
The Morning Star, Wilmington NC - Friday November 3, 1871
Married Wilder - Ellis. In this city, in the First Baptist Church,
November 1st, 1871, by Elder J C Hiden, Mr Jessie Wilder, of
Wilmington, NC, to Miss Fannie D, daughter of Gardner Ellis, Esq, of
New Hanover County, NC.
The Daily News - 12 February 1890
Marriages Today: At Wilmington, Mr W L Holt will be married to Miss
The Charlotte News - 6 December 1890
Married in Wilmington: Mr. Edwin I Justice of Rutherfordton and Miss
Lila Davis, daughter of Mr
DuBrutz Cutlar, were married in Wilmington last Thursday evening. The
ceremony was performed at St John's Church by the Rector, Rev Dr
Carmichael assisted by Rev DL Arnold of St Stephen's, Goldsboro. The
spacious church was filled to its upmost capacity long before the hour
appointed for the ceremony. Mr EP Boatwright presided at the organ and
the choir consisted of Mrs Thornburn, Miss Florence Bowden, Miss
Gabrielle DeRosset, Miss Lizzie Waddell and Messrs HM Emerson, Alex. S
Holden and Julius Barbot. Miss Lula Cutlar, sister of the bride, was
maid of honor and Mr Dick Hacbett of Wilksboro was best man.
The Charlotte News - 28 November 1890
Mr L L Pritchard, son of Rev Dr TH Pritchard, was married in Wilmington
Wednesday evening to Miss Georgie Gore,
daughter of Mr WL Gore. The
bride is quite a favorite in Charlotte, where she has many friends.
The Charlotte News - 3 May 1890
Marriage of Mr. Smith and Miss Strange
Mr George Herbert Smith was married in Wilmington last Wednesday
evening to Miss Carrie W Strange. The ceremony was performed in St
James's church by Rev Robert Strange, and was one of Wilmington's most
brilliant social events. The bride is one of Wilmington's most charming
young ladies and is a niece of Mrs Capt Thos H Haughton of Charlotte.
She has visited this city frequently and has a large circle of admirers
here. Mrs Haughton
attended the wedding. The bride and groom took the fast mail
New Yrok where they will remain until the later part of next week when
they will sail for an extensive tour of Great Britain and Continental
The Daily News - 19 Feb 1890
Marriage of Col Strange - Wilmington Messenger
The following special received by the Messenger from New York last
night conveys a pleasant bit of news and will be read with interest
throughout North Carolina:
The following will appear in the World tomorrow: At St Ann's Episcopal
Church, Fifth avenue and Eighteenth street yesterday at 3 PM, Miss
Florence A Rogers, only daughter of the late Dr WN Rogers of
California, was married to Col Thomas W Strange of the staff of
Governor Fowle of North Carolina by his brother, the Rev Robert Strange
of Wilmington. Capt B Cameron, Assistant Inspector General of North
Carolina, acted as best man and the bride was given away by her mother.
The bride was beautifully attired in a traveling suit of electric gray
carrying a bouquet of roses. After the ceremony a reception was held at
the Hoffman House.
Among those present were: Mr. John W Bolles, Dr JE Pigford, Mr AJ
Ruffin, Miss Pattie Ruffin, Mr AG Ricaud, and Mrs Lou Broadnax,
of North Carolina; Mr and Mrs Joseph H Strange, Mrs Villa Longa, Capt
and Mrs Simmons, Mrs GW Huntington, Mr and Mrs Thurman, Mrs Mather, Mr
Fuller, and Mr Springs, of this city; and Lieut Taylor, U.S.A.
The evening before Mr Strange entertained a company of his gentlemen
friends at Delmonico's.
After a brief visit to New England, Colonel and Mrs Strange will be at
their home in Wilmington.
The Charlotte News - 1 Jul 1890
Wilmington Star: R Rev AA Watson, DD, bishop of the diocese of East
Carolina, was married yesterday at 8:30 AM to Miss Mary C Lord,
daughter of the late Mr FJ Lord. The ceremony took place in St James'
Church and was performed by the Rector of the church, Rev Robert
Strange. The Bishop and his bride left by train for the North and will
leave New York Monday, July 7th, on the steamer Alaska for a tour of
On November 16, 1905, two years after his return to Wilmington from
Baltimore, Dr Green married Miss Emma Perrin West, thus uniting another
old Cape Fear family with the Greens, Iredells, Harrisses and Meares.
Mrs Green is the daughter of Henry P West, wholesale merchant. Her
grandfather was SM West, also a native of Wilmington and Civil War
veteran and the son of James West. Her grandmother was Emma (Perrin)
West, daughter of Henry R and Elizabeth (Jennings ) Perrin.
mother was Rebecca (Love) West, daughter of John D and Mary Orme (Nutt)
Love; the former the son of William James and Marie Teresa Love; the
latter, the daughter of JD and Rebecca Vance ( Dickinson ) Nutt. The
Wests and the Loves have been residents of this part of North Carolina
pre-Revolutionary times and largely have been engaged in business or
farming in preference to the professions. John D Love, maternal
grandfather of Mrs Green, was a planter and farmer and a large section
of the northeast part of Wilmington once was a portion of the John D
Love plantation. Two children have been born of the marriage of Dr and
Mrs Green. They are Emma West Green and Mary West Green, both at home.
Goldsboro Daily Argus - May 28, 1917
The Young Peoples Missionary Society of St Paul M E Church, gave a
delightful "Announcement Party" on Monday evening, at the home of Mrs
DH Dixon, 310 North James Street. After the guests were
assembled, all entered into a contest, the prize being won by Mr Gordon
Pyland and the "booby" by Miss Parker, of Raleigh. They were next
ushered into the dining room and were presented with corsage bouquets
and buttoniers of sweet peas, to each of which was tied a place card,
reading on one
Mr William Gurley and Miss Bessie Branton
June 14, 1917
and on the other side:
Mr Victor Overman and Miss Ethel Branton
June 14, 1917
As congratulations and good wishes were being showered upon the
brides-to-be, the gentlemen present suddenly left the dining room for a
few minutes, returning with bands of crepe on their arms, mourning the
loss which the Young Peoples Missionary Society and Goldsboro would
suffer from the absence of two of its sweetest and most popular
girls. Delightful refreshments, consisting of fruit punch and
sandwiches, were served after which a musical program was
enjoyed. The Misses Branton are the attractive daughters of Mr
and Mrs CF Branton, 310 South John Street.