I was going through my latest batch of papers to arrive from my aunt's estate and found this. My heart jumped into my throat and my jaw hit the ground. This was torn out of some sort of Family Bible with parts of the Gospel of Matthew still attached.This Certifies ThatThe Rite ofHoly MatrimonyWas Celebrated BetweenMr. Henry M. Walker of Osborn Co. Kans.and Lucy Chesley of Osborn Co. Kans.on 24 of October 1884 at her Fathers houseby J.C. Lawrence J.P.Witness C.H. Chesley Witness P.C. Chesley
Lucy and Henry were my great-grandparents on my father's paternal side. I believe they were in Kansas less than two years, on their way from Illinois to Nebraska where they finally settled. The witnesses were Lucy's parents, Charles and Phoebe Chesley.
Lucy and Henry, married at home by a Justice of the Peace. Their firstborn came eight months later.
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