Category Archive: Marriage

Marriage: PENDER, Thomas and Sarah CARSTARPHEN (1835)

MARRIED — In Edgecombe county, 10th ult., Mr. Thomas PENDER of Plymouth, to Miss Sarah CASTERPHANE.

Editorial Note:  This bride’s name is likely Sarah CARSTARPHEN.

Source: North-Carolina standard. (Raleigh, N.C.), 14 Jan. 1836. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <>

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Marriage: LYNN, S.O. and Modie HARRISON (1900)


There was a pretty home marriage at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Sabra HARRISON, near this town on Wednesday morning last at 6:30 o’clock, the contracting parties being Mr. S.O. LYNN, of Suffolk, Va., and Miss Modie HARRISON, one of Washington county’s most charming young ladies.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. N.H. HARRISON, and the wedding march rendered by Miss Adelia SKITTLETHARPE, of Plymouth.  The attendants were, Mr. Milton RIDDICK, of Suffolk,  and Miss Eunice LYNN, sister of the groom, and Mr. Joe VAIL and Miss Pauline HARRISON, both of this town. 

Directly after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. LYNN left for an extended trip to Raleigh, Washington City, and other points of interest, after which they will go to Suffolk, the home of the groom, to reside in future.  They were accompanied as far as Edenton by Mr. Joe VAIL and Miss Pauline HARRISON

The BEACON joins their many friends in best wishes for the continued happiness of this newly wedded couple. 

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 31 Aug 1900

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Marriage: CARTER, E.A. and Leila LAWRENCE (1900)

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Inadvertently we failed to note in our last issue the marrige of our esteemed townsman, Mr. E.A. CARTER, which happy event took place at the home of the bride, Miss Leila LAWRENCE, in the city of Raleigh, on Wednesday morning of last week, at 10 o’clock.  Mr. CARTER is a well known and highly respected citizen of this town, and his bride, having filled a position as teacher in Plymouth Academy during the past session, is a lady greatly appreciated by her friends here who extend to her a most cordial welcome.

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 6 Jul 1900

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Marriage: SEXTON, Ed and Loula BARNES (1898)

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Mr. Ed SEXTON and Miss Loula BARNES were married Sunday evening last, Mr. T.S. SWAIN, J.P., tied the mystical knot.

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 1 Apr 1898, pg. 3

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Marriage: VENTERS, Richard T. and Connie WATERS (1898)

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Married — At the home of Mr. A.N. WATERS on Jefferson street, Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock, Mr. Richard T. VENTERS to Miss Connie WATERS.  

This marriage was a most quiet one, only a few intimate friends of the contracting parties being present.  The ceremony which made them man and wife was performed by Rev. G.L. FINCH, of the Baptist Church, in a most solemn manner. 

The bride is an accomplished young woman, loved by all for her noble, christian spirit.  The groom has few equals as a man, and during his stay of a few years among our people, he has won an enviable reputation.  To these popular young pepole we extend best wishes, hoping that life holds many blessings in store for them. 

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 1 Apr 1898, pg. 3. 

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Marriage: BAYNOR, Henry and Fannie BROWNEY (1898)

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Mr. Henry T. BAYNOR and Miss Fannie BROWNEY were united in the holy bond of matrimony <…>, December 26th.  Rev. S.H. HARRISON officiating.  We wish them a happy journey on the matrimonial <…> of life.

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 14 Jan 1898. 

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Marriage: PARKER, Wm. and Miss W.R. WEBB (1900)

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A Beautiful Marriage

The marriage of Wm. PARKER to Miss W.R. WEBB April 25th was a notable event among our colored citizens.  Rev. S.P. KNIGHT, pastor of the New Chapel Baptist Church, united the contracting parties.  Quite a large attendance of our white citizens lent their presence, showing thereby the high appreciation in which the bride was held.   Many and valuable were the presents given by members of both races.

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 4 May 1900.

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Marriage: PHELPS, Walter and Maggie WATSON (1900)

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Mr. Walter PHELPS, the well known hustler for LUCAS’ truck farm, was quietly married on Wednesday last to Miss Maggie WATSON, at the home of Mr. W.J. JACKSON, where Miss WATSON was living.  Justice J.P. HILLIARD officiating.  After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. PHELPS drove to the farm of Mr. LUCAS where they will make their future home.  Our best wishes attend them.

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 4 May 1900. 

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Marriage: NURNEY, William T. and Sarah F. GAYLORD (1900)

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The following announcement appeared in the April 13, 1900 issue of the Roanoke Beacon newspaper at the bequest of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. GAYLORD.

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