Transcription of Religious Societies, Part 2, Pages 1-25

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  1. {Samuel Lorah}
  2. At a Court of Common Pleas
  3. begun and held at the Court house
  4. in the town of Finley within and
  5. for the county of Hancock and
  6. State of Ohio on this second day
  7. of November in the year of our
  8. Lord one thousand eight hundred
  9. and fourty seven Present the Hon.
  10. P G Goode President Judge
  11. Wm Rollen John Ewing and Mordecai
  12. Hammond Esq. Associate Judge of
  13. said Court.
  14. In the Record of the proceeding
  15. of said court among other things
  16. the following order to wit
  17. License to marry
  18. on motion to the
  19. Court and is appearing
  20. to the satisfaction of the
  21. Court that William H Suly
  22. is a regular ordained minister
  23. of the Gospel of the denomination
  24. usually called Methodist Episcopal
  25. Church. It is ordered that a
  26. License be granted to him to
  27. solemnize marriages within
  28. this state solong as he shall
  29. continue such Regular minister
  30. The State of Ohio } I William L Hen-
  31. Hancock County } derson Clerk of
  32. the Court of the Court of Common
  33. Pleas of the County aforesaid certify
  34. that the foregoing order is truly copied
  35. from the minutes as recorded on the
  36. of the Journal of said Court of the
  37. term thereof in testimony whereof
  38. I have hereunto set my hand &
  39. seal of said Court ______
  40. ___ the year of our Lord one
  41. thousand eight hundred and
  42. fourty seven Wm L Henderson

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  1. State of Ohio } SS
  2. Richland County } I Ellzey Hedges Clerk of the
  3. Court of Common Pleas in and
  4. for the County aforesaid, do hereby certify that at a
  5. Court of Common Pleas, begun and held at Mansfield
  6. in and for the County of Richland aforesaid on the 1st
  7. day of January A.D. 1821, before the Honorable William
  8. Wilson President of our said Court and Robert Bentley,
  9. William Patterson and Isaac Osbun Esquire Associate
  10. Judges of said Court
  11. True Petty came into Court and made
  12. application for a license to solemnize marriages,
  13. And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court
  14. that the said True Petty is a regular ordained
  15. Minister of the Gospel of the Methodist Church
  16. It is therefore Ordered by the Court that the said
  17. True Petty be licensed to solemnize marriages in the
  18. County of Richland, agreeably to the laws of this State
  19. In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  20. {Seal} set my hand & affix the seal of said Court
  21. at Mansfield this 12th day of January 1821
  22. (Signed) Ellsey Hedges Clk
  23. Recorded this 2nd day of Novem 1822, Wm LARWILL CLK
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  25. The State of Ohio, Knox County SS
  26. At a Court of Common Pleas holden in and for
  27. the County of Knox aforesaid on the twenty seventh day
  28. of December in the year of our Lord 1816 _ before the Honorable
  29. William Wilson Esquire President of our said Court, Jacob
  30. Young, Abraham Darling & John Trimble Esquire Associate
  31. Judges It having appeared to the full satisfaction of
  32. said Court that Shadrac Ruark is in regular standing
  33. in the Methodist Episcopal Church and by the rules of
  34. said Church duly authorised to celebrate marriages
  35. These are therefore to authorise and fully empower him
  36. the said Shadrack Ruark to unite in the solemn bands
  37. of Matrimony any persons to him legally applying and

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  1. 2.
  2. and agreeable to the Statute faithfully observing the
  3. restrictions in such cases made and provided, so long
  4. as he shall continue a regular Minister of said Church
  5. {Seal} In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  6. set my hand and seal of my Office at Mount Vernon
  7. the 30th day of December 1816
  8. Attest James Smith Clk K.C ples
  9. Recorded the above this 26th day of November 1822. Wm LARWILL CLK
  10. State of Ohio, Coshocton County SS Court of
  11. Common Pleas October Term 1821
  12. Be it remembered that on the 29th day of
  13. October A.D. 1821. William Pardy produced in Court
  14. here his credentials showing that he is a regular ordained
  15. Minister of the Baptist Church, and the Court being
  16. satisfied thereof do order that he receive a license
  17. authorising him to solemnize marriages according to law,
  18. Therefore these are to authorise and empower the
  19. Rev'd William Pardy aforesaid to solemnize marriages
  20. so long as he shall continue a regular Minister of the
  21. Gospel in the Baptist Church between any persons
  22. legally applying to him for that purpose within this
  23. State Given under my hand and the seal of said Court
  24. at Coshocton County the 29th day of October A.D. 1821.
  25. A. Johnston Clk
  26. Recorded the above this 21 March 1823. Wm LARWILL Clk
  27. State of Ohio } SS
  28. Tuscarawas County } To all to whom it may concern
  29. {Seal} Be it remembered that on the fifteenth
  30. day of April A.D. 1823 Rev'd William Rider
  31. a resident of said County produced to the Court of Common
  32. Pleas then sitting at New Philadelphia within and for said
  33. County credentials of his being a regular Ordained Minister
  34. of the Gospel of the German Presbyterian, Whereupon
  35. the Court do give and grant unto him the said William
  36. Rider full power and authority to solemnize Marriages
  37. agreeably to law, so long as he shall continue a regular
  38. Minister in said society between all persons legally

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  1. applying to him within this State - 3.
  2. In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  3. set my hand and affixed the seal of said
  4. Court at New Philadelphia the 13th day of May
  5. A.D. 1823 -
  6. Geo. M. Canfield Clerk
  7. Recorded the above this 25th July AD 1823 -
  8. Wm LARWILL CLK
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  10. { Seal of } The State of Ohio, Knox County SS
  11. { Court of Common } At a Court of Common pleas for said
  12. {pleas Knox County } County held at Mount Vernon the 14th day
  13. { Ohio } of August 1823, present the Honorable Alexander
  14. Harper Esquire President, Joseph Brown & Stephen Chapman
  15. Esquires Associate Judges. On motion it is ordered that licence
  16. issue to Jacob Fry to celebrate marriages in and within
  17. the State of Ohio agreeably to law. Therefore be it known
  18. that by the authority of the Court aforesaid and the powers
  19. vested in us by law, the said Jacob Fry is hereby fully
  20. authorised and empowered to solemnize the marriages of all
  21. such persons as may legally apply to him for the same so
  22. long as he continues a regular member of Minister
  23. of the Evangelical Church in North America -
  24. In testimony whereof I have set my hand and seal
  25. of my Office at Mount Vernon aforesaid the 6th day
  26. of September A.D. 1823 -
  27. Attest, James Smith Clk
  28. Recorded the above the 22nd October 1823 - Wm LARWILL Clk
  29. State of Ohio SS
  30. Richland County At a Court of Common pleas
  31. { Seal } in and for said County held at
  32. Mansfield on the 12th day of August 1819
  33. it was ordered by the Court that James Haney be licenced
  34. and authorized to solemnize marriage in Richland County
  35. I Winn Winship Clerk of the Court of Common pleas
  36. do certify the above order to be true. Witness my hand
  37. and seal this 12th day of August 1819.
  38. Winn Winship Clk
  39. Recorded the above this 31st Dec 1823 Wm LARWILL Clk

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  1. 4. Marriage Licence to Rev'd James Johnson
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  3. State of Ohio } SS These are to authorise and
  4. Tuscarawas County } licence the Rev'd James Johnson
  5. to solemnize Marriage within the
  6. State of Ohio, agreeably to the law in such cases made
  7. and provided so long as he remains in Communion with
  8. the United Brethren to which denomination of Christians
  9. he is now attached to - In testimony whereof
  10. I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal
  11. of my Office at New Philadelphia the fourteenth
  12. day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand
  13. eight hundred and twenty two -
  14. (Signed) Geo W. Canfield Clerk
  15. Recorded the above this 29th Dec. AD 1824. Wm LARWILL Clk
  16. State of Ohio } SS
  17. Harrison County } Be it remembered that at a Court of Common
  18. pleas as begun and held at Cadiz in said County on the fifth day
  19. of July A.D. 1819 and adjourned from day to day until the 10th
  20. of the same month before the Honorable Benjamin Tappan President
  21. and James Roberts, Samuel Boyd and Alexander Henderson
  22. Esquires Associate Judges of said Court - July 7th AD 1819.
  23. The Rev'd John Crom, preacher of the gospel among the united
  24. brethren in Christ this day made application to the Court for
  25. a licence to solemnize marriages in the State of Ohio -
  26. Whereupon the Court being satisfied of the ordination of the
  27. said John Crom by a certificate by him produced and shown to
  28. the Court from the yearly Conference of said United Brethren in
  29. Tuscarawas County and State of Ohio on the first day of June A.D.
  30. 1819. And further being satisfied from testimony given that the said
  31. John Crom is a resident of Harrison County Ohio and that the said
  32. John Crom has the charge of a Society in said County, do thereupon
  33. grant to the said John Crom a licence to Solemnize Marriages accor=
  34. dingly so long as he the said John Crom shall remain a regular
  35. Minister of said Society -
  36. State of Ohio } SS I William Tingley Clerk of the Court of
  37. Harrison County } Common pleas in and for said County of
  38. { Seal } Harrison do hereby certify that the above is a
  39. ( of Com pleas }
  40. (Harrison Co.} true copy or transcript from the Journals of said
  41. Court - In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand
  42. and affixed the seal of said Court at Cadiz this 7th day of
  43. July AD. 1819. - (Signed) William Tingley Clerk
  44. Rec'd & recorded the above this 30th Dec. 1824. Wm LARWILL Clk

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  1. Marriage Licence to Henry Hosler 5.
  2. The State of Ohio }
  3. Knox County } Whereas at a Court of Common Pleas
  4. { Seal of } holden within and for the County aforesaid
  5. { Knox Co. } at Mount Vernon the 18th day of October
  6. { Com pleas } in the year of our Lord A.D. 1820. Henry
  7. Hosler having produced in Court evidence
  8. of his being a regular Minister of the Evangelical Church
  9. And it is ordered by the Court that licence be granted and
  10. issue to him the said Henry Hosler, empowering him to
  11. Solemnize Marriage between any persons legally applying
  12. for the same. Therefore be it known that we Jacob Young
  13. Joseph Brown & Stephen Chapman associate Judges of the
  14. Court aforesaid do hereby by the power vested in us by
  15. law, empower and authorize you the said Henry Hosler
  16. to, solemnize the marriage of such persons legally applying
  17. to you for the same as long as you Continue a Regular
  18. Member of the Church aforesaid. In testimony whereof
  19. we have caused the Seal of our said Court to be
  20. hereunto affixed at Mount Vernon aforesaid and on
  21. the day and year aforesaid -
  22. Attest, James Smith Clk K.C. pls
  23. Rec'd & recorded the above the 17th Feby 1825. Wm LARWILL Clk W. Co.
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  25. Licence to Solemnize Marriages to Abner Goff
  26. State of Ohio } SS
  27. Licking County } Court of Common pleas October 7th 1817. -
  28. Upon the application of Abner Goff and
  29. he having produced satisfactory evidence to the Court of his
  30. being duly authorised by the Reverend Robert R. Roberts Bishop
  31. of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America, as a Deacon of said
  32. Church to administer the ordinance of Baptism, Marriage etc.
  33. Therefore ordered that the said Abner Goff be and he hereby is licenced
  34. to solemnize Marriages agreeable to the act of assembly in such case
  35. made and provided - Witness the Honorable Willm Wilson President
  36. { Seal of Com } Judge of said Court at the Court house
  37. { pleas Licking Co } October 7th 1817 -
  38. { Ohio }
  39. (Signed) A.H. Coffee Clk
  40. Rec'd & Recorded the above this 21st February AD. 1825 -
  41. Wm LARWILL Clk
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  1. 6. Licence to James Murray to Solemnize Marriages
  2. State of Ohio } SS
  3. Preble County } To all whom these presents shall
  4. Come Greeting: Be it known that by
  5. the Court of Common pleas of the County of Preble
  6. aforesaid licence and permission is hereby given unto
  7. the Reverend James Murray a resident of the
  8. said County of Preble aforesaid, and a regular
  9. Ordained Minister of the gospel of the Methodist Episcopal
  10. Church to Solemnize Marriages in the State of Ohio
  11. so long as he continues to be a regular Minister in
  12. said Church, according to the form of the Statute
  13. in such case made and provided -
  14. { Seal } Witness the Honorable Joseph H. Crane
  15. Esq. President of said Court at Eaton
  16. the eighth day of June A.D. 1824 -
  17. (Signed) Jas. C. Hawkins Clk
  18. Recorded the above this 25 March A.D. 1825 Wm LARWILL CLK
  19. The State of Ohio Perry County SS-
  20. To all whom there presents may come Greeting:
  21. Whereas at a Court of Common please holden in and for
  22. said County on the 15th day of September 1823. The Rev'd.
  23. Thomas Martin of said County having produced satisfactory
  24. evidence of his being Ordained a Priest of the Roman Catholic
  25. Church. It was ordered by the Court that the said Thomas
  26. Martin receive a licence to Solemnize Marriages in the
  27. State aforesaid. Therefore know ye that the Rev'd. Thomas
  28. Martin aforesaid hath permission and by these presents is
  29. fully authorised to Solemnize Marriages so long as he
  30. shall continue a regular Minister in said Church between
  31. any persons legally applying to him within this State-
  32. In testimony where of I have hereto set my
  33. { Seal } hand and affixed the Seal of said Court
  34. at Sommerset this 18th day of September
  35. A.D. 1823. - John Beckwith Clerk
  36. Recorded the above this 16th day of November 1825.
  37. Wm LARWILL CLK



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  1. State of Ohio } SS Clerks Office 7.
  2. Huron County } Norwalk Nov 3rd 1824
  3. { Seal of } I David Gibbs Clerk of the
  4. { Huron Co Ohio } Court of Com. Pl. in & for said
  5. County do certify that James McIntire Junior was
  6. duly licenced to Solemnize Marriages by our __
  7. Court of Com Pleas at their Term of Octr A.D.
  8. 1823 . as _______ of record –
  9. D. Gibbs Clerk
  10. Recorded the above 5 Dec 1825. Wm LARWILL Clk
  11. The State of Ohio }
  12. Licking County } SS Court of Common pleas October Term
  13. 1824 – John Crawford having
  14. produced to the Court satisfactory credentials of his
  15. being a regular ordained Minister of the Gospel of the
  16. Methodist Episcopal Church. It is ordered by the Court
  17. that the said John Crawford be authorized to solemnize
  18. Marriages within this State agreeably to the Statute
  19. in such case made and provided so long as he
  20. shall continue a regular minister in said Church
  21. A true copy from the minutes
  22. { Seal } In testimony whereof I hereto
  23. set my hand and seal of said
  24. County this 5th day of October A.D. 1824 –
  25. A.H. Coffee Clerk
  26. Recorded 21 Jany 1826. – Wm LARWILL Clk
  27. The State of Ohio } At a Court of Common Pleas began
  28. Wayne County SS } and held at Medina within
  29. and for said County of Medina and State of Ohio
  30. on Monday the 6th day of march A D 1826 then
  31. and there being present Judges of said Court to
  32. wit George Tod Noah N Brunson and John Fruse
  33. then and there came into Court James C Taylor and
  34. produced Satisfactory evidence of his being a regular
  35. ordained Minister of the Methodist Episcopal church
  36. the court ordered that Licence be granted to the said
  37. Taylor to Solemnize marriages in conformity to the
  38. Statute in such cases made and provided –
  39. Therefore by virtue of the above order the said
  40. James Taylor is hereby authorized to solemnize


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  1. 8)
  2. marriage contracts in the said State agreeably
  3. to the act regulating Marriages – In testimony
  4. whereof I have hereunto affixed my name and
  5. affixed the seal of the Court of Common pleas of
  6. said County this 8th day of March 1826 –
  7. (signed) Timothy Hudson Clk
  8. Recorded this 2nd day of May 1826 Thomas Cox Clk __
  9. The State of Ohio } Know ye that we Alexander
  10. Knox County SS } Harper, President Judge
  11. and Jacob Young Joseph Brown and Stephen
  12. Chapman associate Judges of the Court
  13. aforesaid do by these presents at the March
  14. term of 1826 in said County authorize John
  15. H Dehoff to celebrate marriages within
  16. this State provided that he continues his
  17. present standing as Elder and minister in
  18. the Evangelical German Church (the said
  19. John H Dehoff having produced satisfactory
  20. evidence of his being a regular elder and
  21. Minister of said church) and that licens issue
  22. accordingly. These are therefore to authorize
  23. you the said John Dehoff to celebrate mar-
  24. riages in this State so long as you continue
  25. your standing as an Elder and Minister in
  26. said church And agreeably to the Law in
  27. such case made and provided In testimony
  28. whereof I here unto set my hand and affix
  29. the seal of my office at Mt. Vernon the
  30. 27th day of April 1826 – Attest –
  31. (signed) James Smith Clk
  32. Recorded the 8th day of May A.D. 1826
  33. Thomas Cox Clk __


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  1. State of Ohio } At a court of Common pleas
  2. Columbiana County } holden within and for said County
  3. on the fourteenth day of August
  4. Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and
  5. twenty six the Rev’d James Hoskinson produced
  6. satisfactory evidence that he is a regularly ordained
  7. Minister of the Gospel of the denomination of Christians Stated
  8. the Christian Church and made application for licence
  9. to solemnize Marriage, whereupon it was ordered by the
  10. Court that he receive Licence for that purpose where
  11. -fore the said James Hoskinson is hereby Licenced
  12. to solemnize Marriage between any persons legally applying
  13. to him, for and during the period he shall continue
  14. such Minister within the State of Ohio. In testimony
  15. whereof I have hereunto set my name and affixed the
  16. Seal of said County at New Lisbon this 28th day of
  17. August A.D. 1826 (signed) Horace Potter Clerk
  18. Recorded this 7th day of June 1827. Thomas Cose Clk
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  20. At a Court of Common pleas begun and held at
  21. the Court house in the Town of Canton within and
  22. for the County of Stark in the State of Ohio on Tues
  23. day the eighth of August in the year of our Lord
  24. One thousand eight hundred and twenty six were
  25. present Jeremiah H Hallock Esquire President
  26. Judge James Clark Thomas Hartford & George
  27. Stidger Esquires his associates Timothy Reed Esq Sheriff
  28. John Myres Clerk. In the record of proceedings
  29. of said Court among others were the following to
  30. wit. John Jacob Fast of this County of Stark
  31. having produced to the Court here satisfactory evidence
  32. of his being a regular ordained minister of the
  33. German Evangelical Lutheran Church It is ordered
  34. by the Court here that the said John Jacob Fast
  35. receive a licence to solemnize marriages within this
  36. state so long as he shall continue to be a regular ordained
  37. minister of said church. In testimony of which
  38. I have hereunto signed my name and

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  2. and affix the seal of said Court
  3. { Seal } at Canton the 8th day of August AD
  4. 1826. (Signed) Jno Myres Clk
  5. Common Pleas Stark Co Ohio
  6. Recorded this 19th day of February 1828. T. Cox Ck
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  8. The State of Ohio } I Horace Perry Clerk of the
  9. Cuyahoga County } Court of Common pleas in
  10. and for the said county having
  11. inspected the records of said Court I find therein
  12. a record made on the 7th day of November in
  13. the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
  14. and ten in the words and figures following to
  15. wit. On motion made by Timothy Doan Esq.
  16. the Court ordered that the Rev'd Thomas Barr
  17. be licenced to perform the Ceremony of marriage
  18. In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  19. { Seal } set my hand and affixed the seal
  20. of said Court at Cleveland this 7th
  21. day of April A D 1825 -
  22. Horace Perry Clk
  23. Recorded the 15th day of April A D 1828
  24. Thomas Cox Clk
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  26. The State of Ohio SS } Court of Common pleas of
  27. Columbiana County } June Term A D 1825
  28. at the aforesaid Term of said
  29. { Seal } came Isaiah Paxon of said
  30. County and made application
  31. for licence to solemnize marriages & at the same
  32. time produced satisfactory credentials of his


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  1. being a regularly ordained Minister of the Gospel
  2. of the denomination of Christians stiled the Chris
  3. tian Church. Whereupon it was ordered by the
  4. Court that the Clerk issue a Licence to the said
  5. Isaiah Paxon accordingly. Now therefore be
  6. it known that the said Isaiah Paxon is licenced
  7. and authorised to solemnize mariages agreeable to
  8. the laws of the State of Ohio in such cases made
  9. and provided. In testimony of whereof I have
  10. here unto set my name and affixed the seal of
  11. said Court at New Lisbon in said County this
  12. 1st July AD 1825 - (signed) Horace Potter Clk
  13. Recorded the 16th June 1828 Thomas Cox clk
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  15. The State of Ohio } I hereby certify that
  16. Wayne County SS } the Rev'd Rufus Freeman
  17. an Elder in the Baptist Communion
  18. { Seal } had licence allowed him by
  19. the Court of Common Pleas for
  20. said County at the term aforesaid commencing
  21. March 9th A D 1822 Which licence allowed
  22. him the said Rufus Freeman to Solemnize
  23. Marriages agreeable to the statute laws in the
  24. State of Ohio in such case made provided.
  25. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my
  26. hand and affixed my Official Seal at Jef
  27. ferson in said County this 4th day of Novem
  28. ber A.D. 1822 -
  29. (signed) TR Hawley Clerk P T
  30. Recorded August 2nd 1828 T Cox Clk
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  1. State of Ohio } Court of Common Pleas
  2. Huron County } October Term AD 1827
  3. Upon the application of Henry
  4. O Sheldon & it appearing to the
  5. satisfaction of the Court that he is
  6. a regular Ordained Minister of the Gospel of the
  7. Methodist Episcopal Church Licence is granted
  8. to the said Henry O Sheldon to solemnize
  9. mariges - The foregoing is a true copy taken
  10. from the minutes of the Court. In testimony where
  11. of I hereunto set my name and official seal
  12. at Norwalk this 9th day of November A.D. 1827
  13. (Signed) D Gibbs Clerk Huron Court
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  15. Recorded November 30th AD 1828 T Cox clk
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  17. State of Ohio } Whereas at a Court of
  18. Wayne County } Common Pleas held in at
  19. Lancaster in and for said
  20. County on the 17th day of
  21. October AD 1827 John C Havins produced
  22. in Court satisfactory evidence of his ordination
  23. as a Deacon in the Methodist Episcopal Church
  24. It is ordered by the court that the said John
  25. C Havins be licenced to solemnize marriages
  26. between persons legally applying to him for that
  27. purpose in the State aforesaid during his con
  28. tinuance as a minister in the Church aforesaid
  29. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand
  30. and seal of said court at Lancaster in said
  31. county 17th day of Oct'r aforesaid
  32. (signed) Hugh Boyle clk
  33. Recorded December 11th 1828 T. Cox clk


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  1. Stark County } I John Myres Clerk of the Court
  2. Ohio SS } of Common Pleas of Stark aforesaid
  3. do hereby certify that it appears of record
  4. in said Court that at a Court begun
  5. and held at Canton on tuesday the first
  6. day of June eighteen hundred and twenty four John
  7. W Harman having produced satisfactory proof to the
  8. Court of his being a regular ordained preacher of the
  9. Gospel is licenced to solemnize marriages within this
  10. State. In testimony whereof I hereto sign my
  11. name & affix the seal of said Court at Canton the
  12. 18th day of November 1828
  13. (signed) Jno Myres
  14. Record December 17th AD. 1828. Thomas Cox clerk
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  16. The State of Ohio } SS To all whom it may concern
  17. Tuscarawas County } Greeting: -
  18. Know Ye: that agreeable to an
  19. order of the Honourable the Court of Common Pleas
  20. of the County of Tuscarawas made at their April
  21. Term in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
  22. hundred and twenty six License is hereby given
  23. to William S. __tt a regularly ordained Dea=
  24. con of the Methodist Episcopal Church in
  25. America " to Solemnize Marriages pursuant to the
  26. Statute Laws of the State of Ohio in such case
  27. made and provided, so long as he shall remain
  28. in good standing in said Society
  29. { Seal of } In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  30. { Common Pleas } set my hand and affixed the seal
  31. { Court of Tuscarawas } of said Court at New Philadelphia
  32. this 2nd day of July in the year of
  33. our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty
  34. seven - (signed) Chas. S. Frailey Clk P T.
  35. Recorded June 1st 1829 -
  36. Thos. Cox clk


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  1. The State of Ohio } Sct
  2. Hamilton County } Be it known that Licence
  3. and permission are hereby granted
  4. unto the Rev John Martin Henry
  5. { Seal } of the Catholic Denomination to
  6. solemnize Marriges within this State
  7. between any persons legally applying
  8. to him so long as he shall continue to be
  9. a regular Minister of the Society or Con
  10. gregation to which he now belongs in
  11. pursuance of the Statute of this State in
  12. such case made and provided and
  13. the grant of the Court of Common Pleas
  14. of said County this day made and
  15. entered of record. In testimony
  16. whereof I have hereunto set my hand
  17. and affixed the seal of said Court
  18. at Cincinnatti this sixteenth day of
  19. February AD One thousand eight
  20. hundred and twenty nine
  21. Danl Gano Clk
  22. Record 2nd Nov'r 1829 T Cox Clk
  23. Horizontal line
  24. State of Ohio } Be it remembered that
  25. Medina County SS } at a term of the Court of
  26. Common pleas begun
  27. and held at the court house
  28. in Medina County within and for the County
  29. of Medina on Monday the 28th day of Septem
  30. ber AD 1829. then and there came Ansel
  31. Brainard and produced to the said court
  32. credentials of his being a regular decan of the
  33. Methodist Episcopal Church and made application
  34. to the said Court for a licence to solemnize
  35. Marriages in said state which said appli
  36. cation is granted by the court
  37. Now therefore know ye that the said
  38. Ansel Brainard is hereby licenced


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  1. to Solemnize marriages within said State in
  2. conformity with the Statute in such case made
  3. and provided. In testimony whereof
  4. I hereunto set my name and affix the seal
  5. of the said Court at Medina this 29th
  6. day of September AD 1829 -
  7. Timothy Hudson Clk
  8. Recorded 7th February 1830
  9. T Cox Clk
  10. Horizontal line
  11. The State of Ohio } Be it remembered
  12. Muskingdom County SS } that at a court of
  13. Common Please held
  14. at Zanesville in and for the County of
  15. Muskingom County aforesaid on the second day
  16. of Dec in the year of our lord 1829
  17. the Rev Wm Cox haveing exhibited to the
  18. said court satisfactory evidence of his
  19. being a regular ordained minister of
  20. the Presbyterian Church was thereupon
  21. licensed to solemnize in the State of
  22. Ohio so long as he the said William
  23. Cox continued as such Minister in pur-
  24. suance of the provisions of the statue in
  25. such case made and provided,
  26. { seal } in testimony where of I John Wilson
  27. clerk of the said court of common
  28. Please hereunto set my hand and affix
  29. the seal of the same Court at Zanes-
  30. ville the day and year herein afforesaid
  31. Jno Wilson Clerk
  32. Recorded 8th December }
  33. A.D. 1829 } Thomas Cox Clk


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  1. State of Ohio } To all to whom these pres
  2. Butler County SS } ents shall come Greeting
  3. Be it known that by
  4. the court of common Please of the
  5. County of Butler aforesaid License and
  6. permission hereby given unto the Rev.d Russel
  7. Bigelow a residend of the county affore
  8. said and a regular ordained Minister of
  9. the Gospel of the Methodist Church
  10. to solemnize Marriages throghout the
  11. State of Ohio so long as he shall continue
  12. to be a regular Minister of the said church
  13. according to the form of the statute en
  14. titled an act regulating mariages
  15. { seal } Witness the honorable Joshua
  16. Collett Esq President of our said
  17. Court of common please at Hamilton the
  18. fifth day of September 1818. J Richey Clk
  19. Rec'd 2nd March AD 1830 Thomas Cox clk
  20. Horizontal line
  21. The State of Ohio Pickaway County SS
  22. I Andrew Huston Clerk of the Court of
  23. Common Pleas for said County do hereby
  24. certify that Jacob Thorp was authorized
  25. by an order of said Court at September term
  26. last to Solemnize Marriages, so long as he shall
  27. continue a regular minister of the Baptist
  28. Society between any persons legally applying
  29. applying to him within the state aforesaid
  30. In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  31. { seal } set my hand and affixed the seal
  32. of said Court this 27th day of Sept. 1817
  33. and in the 15th year of this State
  34. (signed) A Huston Clerk
  35. Recorded 22nd Nov. 1830


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  1. The State of Ohio } Tuesday the 17th instant
  2. Hocking County SS } Jacob Dixon produced his
  3. license signed by Enoch George
  4. one of the Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal
  5. Church America constituting him a Deacon
  6. of said church and the Court of Common
  7. Pleas of said County being satisfied that
  8. he is a regular ordained minister of the
  9. Gospel and has Congregations in a circuit
  10. order that license issue
  11. Therefore these are to license the said Jacob
  12. Dixon to Solemnize marriages in the
  13. State agreeably to law and the rules and
  14. regulations of said Church so long as
  15. he remains a regular minister in the same
  16. In testimony whereof I Jacob W.
  17. { Seal } Coffinberry Clerk of the Court of
  18. Common Pleas for said County Do hereby
  19. certify that foregoing to be correct coppy
  20. of the order of Court and proceeds of the
  21. same at said term December 28th 1825
  22. Jacob Coffinberry Clk
  23. My fee 50 Cts
  24. Rec'd & Recorded 6th of December AD 1830
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  26. Pleas held at the Court House in Hillsborough
  27. for the County of Highland in the State of Ohio
  28. before the Honourable Joshua Coltett president
  29. Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the Seventh
  30. Judicial Circuit in said and John Boyd
  31. George W Barnes and Joseph Sweninger Esq.
  32. his associates for said County on the 29th day
  33. of October AD 1824 - This day the Rev'd
  34. John James produced in Court proof to the
  35. satisfaction of the Court that he is a regular
  36. Ordained and licensed Minister of the Gospel
  37. of the Methodist Episcopal Church -
  38. Therefore ordered that the said Rev'd John
  39. James be licensed to Solemnize marriages
  40. within this state so long as he remains a
  41. regular and licensed minister of said
  42. Church - I Samuel Bell Clerk of
  43. said Court certify the foregoing


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  1. to be truly coppied from the Records
  2. of said Court In testimony whereof I
  3. hereunto set my hand and affix the seal
  4. of said Court this 9th Day of November
  5. { Seal } AD 1824 Samuel Bell Clk
  6. H.C.O
  7. Rec'd & Recorded 15th Dec AD 1830
  8. Horizontal line
  9. State of Ohio } In the Common Pleas
  10. Huron County } SS October Term AD 1829
  11. { Seal } Ebenezer Lane President Judge
  12. Timothy Baker
  13. Ezra Sprague } Associate Judges
  14. Roger _ Southgate
  15. Upon application and it appearing to the Court
  16. that James Johnston is a minister of the refor-
  17. med methodist Church in regular standing
  18. residing in this County The said James
  19. Johnston is authorized to Solemnize marriages
  20. agreeably to the statute in such cases made
  21. and provided so long as he continues a
  22. minister in said Connection
  23. Per Order of Court
  24. Attest D Gibbs clerk
  25. Rec'd & Recorded Dec 22nd AD 1830

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  1. The State of Ohio }
  2. Holmes County } SS
  3. Be it remembered that of
  4. a Court of Common Pleas begun and holden
  5. at the Court house in the town of Millersburg
  6. within and for said County on Monday the
  7. thirtieth day of May in the year of our Lord
  8. one thousand eight hundred and thirty
  9. one Present is Judges the Hon Alexander
  10. Harper President Judge Peter Casey William
  11. Hutchison and George Lake Esqrs associates
  12. on motion Jacob Bule produced to the
  13. Court here credentials of his being as ordain-
  14. ed preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ among
  15. the United Brethren in Christ and this Court
  16. being satisfied of the fact do order that he
  17. receives a licence authorizing him to solemn
  18. ize marriages within this state so long as he
  19. shall continue a regular minister of such
  20. society or Church
  21. Know ye that in pursuance of this
  22. aforesaid __ __ the said Jacob Bule is
  23. duly licenced to solemnize marriages with
  24. in this state conformably to the statutes
  25. laws thereof that now are or hereafter
  26. may be in force so long as he shall ---
  27. remain a regular a regular minister in
  28. said Church
  29. { Seal } In testimony whereof I James S
  30. Irvine clerk of said Court
  31. have hereunto put my hand and the
  32. seal of said Court at Millersburg the
  33. 1st day of June AD 1831
  34. James S Irvine Clerk


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  1. State of Ohio } Be it remembered that a term
  2. Medina County SS } of the Court of Common Pleas
  3. { Seal } began and held at the Court house in the Town
  4. of Medina within and for the County of Medina
  5. on Monday the seventh day of November 1831 by &
  6. before the Hon Reuben Wood president of the third
  7. Judicial Circuit of the Courts of Common Pleas in
  8. said state and the Hon Frederick Brown
  9. and Reuben Smith associate Judges of the said
  10. county holding said court. Then and there came
  11. the Rev. Varnum Noyes and made application
  12. for a license to solemnize marriages in said
  13. State. And the said Noyes having produced
  14. credentials of his being a regular ordained
  15. Minister of the Gospel he is hereby licensed
  16. to solemnize marriages in said State in
  17. conformity with the statute in such case made
  18. and provided
  19. In testimony whereof I hereunto
  20. sign my name and affix the seal of said
  21. court at Medina this 7th day of November
  22. A.D. 1831
  23. Timothy Hudsons Clerk
  24. Horizontal line
  25. State of Ohio Coshocton County SS
  26. Court of Common Pleas November Term 1828
  27. On the application of the Rev'd. George W
  28. Warner for license to solemnize marriages within this state. It
  29. appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the said ap-
  30. plicant is a regular ordained minister of the Gospel in
  31. the Presbyterian Church. Do order and Direct the he
  32. receive from said Court a License authorizing him to
  33. Solemnize Marriages within this state so long as he
  34. continues a minister of the Gospel in the Presbyterian
  35. Church to which he is attached.
  36. Therefore these are to license, authorize and Empower the
  37. said George W Warner to solemnize Marriages within
  38. the said State of Ohio according to the laws thereof, so
  39. long as he shall continue a regular Minister of the Gospel
  40. in the Presbyterian Church to which he belongs
  41. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my name and affixed
  42. the seal of the court aforesaid at Coshocton this 24th day of November 1825
  43. Recorded Sept. 1832 A. Johnston Clerk

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  1. At a Court of Common Pleas continued and
  2. held at the court House in the Town of Canton
  3. within and for the county of Stark in the state
  4. of Ohio on Wednesday the ninth day of August
  5. in the year of of our Lord one thousand eight
  6. and twenty six were
  7. Jeremiah H Hallock Esquire President
  8. Judge James Clark Thomas Harford & George
  9. Stidger Esquire his associates - Timothy Reed
  10. Sheriff John Myers Clerk
  11. In the record of proceedings of said Court
  12. among others were the following to wit
  13. "The Rev. James B Morrow of this county of
  14. Stark having produced to the court here satis
  15. factory evidence of his being a regular ordain-
  16. ed minister of the Presbyterian Church; It is or-
  17. dered by the Court here that the said James B
  18. Morrow receive a License to solemnize
  19. marriages within State so long as he shall
  20. remain to be a regular ordained minister
  21. of said church.
  22. In testimony whereof I have hereunto sign
  23. my name and affix the seal of said court
  24. at Canton the ninth day of August A.D.
  25. 1826 John Myers Clerk
  26. C.P.S.C. Ohio
  27. Horizontal line
  28. State of Ohio } Be it remembered that at
  29. Richland County SS } a Court of Common Pleas
  30. began and held at Mansfield in and for said
  31. county and state on the 11th day of October AD 1830
  32. before the Honorable Ebenezer Lane president Judge
  33. of said court. William Patterson Isaac Osborn
  34. and William Riddle associate Judges of said
  35. court. It appearing to the satisfaction of said court
  36. that the Rev'd. William Hughs is a regular ordained
  37. Minister of the Gospel of the Presbyterian Church &
  38. and resident of the said county of Richland, it
  39. was therefore ordered by the court that a license
  40. issue to the said William Hughs authorizing him

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  1. to solemnize Marriages within this state so
  2. long as he continues a Minister of said Church
  3. Therefore these are to License the said William
  4. Hughs to solemnize the marriage contract be
  5. tween any persons legally applying to him for
  6. that purpose within this state agreeable to the
  7. laws thereof
  8. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
  9. my hand and affixed the seal of said
  10. court at Mansfield this 1st day of November
  11. A.D. 1830 Ellzey Hedges
  12. (recorded Nov 8th 1832 ) Clerk
  13. State of Ohio }
  14. Fairfield County SS } At a court of Common
  15. { LS } Pleas holden at Lancaster
  16. in and for the county aforesaid on the 9th day of
  17. December AD 1816 William Swayze having pro
  18. duced in court satisfactory evidence of his having
  19. been duly ordained a minister in the Methodist
  20. Episcopal Church - It is ordered by the Court
  21. that the said William Swayze be licensed
  22. to solemnize marriage between persons legally
  23. applying to him according to the statute law
  24. in such cases made and provided
  25. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
  26. my hand and seal of said court at Lancaster
  27. on the day aforesaid
  28. Hugh Boyle Clerk
  29. (Recorded the 27th day Dec. 1832 at 10 O'clock)

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  1. State of Ohio }
  2. Trumbull County SS } Court of Common Pleas
  3. May Term 1831.
  4. { Seal } Pursuant to the order of
  5. said Court License is here
  6. by granted to the Rev William Hayden a
  7. regular ordained minister of the gospel of the con
  8. gregation disciples to solemnize marriages agreea
  9. bly to the laws of said State so long as he con
  10. tinues such regular minister -
  11. In testimony whereof the Seal of said
  12. Court is hereunto affixed. Witness the Honorable
  13. Reuben Wood President of our said Court
  14. at Warren this twenty eighth day of June
  15. Anno Domini 1831. George Parsons Clerk
  16. By Lyman Potter Dep
  17. State of Ohio Crawford County SS
  18. At a court of common Pleas held at
  19. Bucyrus in and for the county of Crawford
  20. Ohio at the October Term of AD 1829
  21. Thomas Thompson a regularly ordained
  22. minister of the Gospel of the Methodist
  23. Episcopal Church produced to the court
  24. his credentials as such, and the Court
  25. being satisfied thereof do order that the
  26. said Thompson receive a License under
  27. the seal of this Court authorizing him
  28. to solemnize marriages in this state so
  29. long as he shall continue a regular
  30. minister of said church
  31. In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  32. set my hand and the seal of said court
  33. at Bucyrus this 15th day Oct AD 1829
  34. Z. Rouse Clerk
  35. C.C.O.
  36. (Recorded February 26th 1833)



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  1. At a court of Common Pleas continued and
  2. held at the Court House in the Town of Canton
  3. within and for the county of Stark in the state
  4. of Ohio on Wednesday the nineth day of August
  5. 1826. The Rev'd. Henry E Mettzheimer of Stark
  6. County having produced satisfactory evidence
  7. to the court here that he is a regular or-
  8. dained Minister of the German Evangelical
  9. Lutherean Church. It is ordered by the court
  10. here that the said Henry E. Mettzheimer
  11. receive a license to solemnize marriages
  12. within the state of Ohio so long as he
  13. shall remain a regular ordained minister
  14. of said Church
  15. In testimony whereof I hereunto
  16. { Seal } sign my name and affix the seal
  17. of said court at Canton the 9th day
  18. of August AD. 1826 and of the Independence
  19. the 51st. John Myers Clerk
  20. Com. Pleas Stark Co. Ohio
  21. The state of Ohio Richland County SS
  22. Be it remembered that at a Court of
  23. Common Pleas begun and held at Mansfield in and for
  24. the County and State aforesaid on the 11th day of October
  25. AD 1830 before the Hon Ebenozer Lane President Judge
  26. of said Court William Patterson Isaac Osburn and
  27. William Riddle Associate Judges of said Court it
  28. was ordered that John Adam Mohler an ordained
  29. minister of the Lutherian Church be license to So-
  30. lemnize Marriages within the State of Ohio as long
  31. as he continues a regular Minister of said Church
  32. Therefore the said John Adam Mohler is hereby
  33. authorized to solemnize the Marriage contract
  34. between any persons lawfully applying to him
  35. for that purpose within this state so long as he
  36. continues a regular minister of said Church
  37. { Seal } In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  38. set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court
  39. at Mansfield this 13th day of October AD 1830
  40. Ebzey Hedges
  41. Clerk

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  1. State of Ohio } Court of Common Pleas
  2. Muskingum County SS } April Term 1829
  3. be it remembered that on
  4. the 13th day of April in the year of our
  5. Lord eighteen hundred and twenty nine,
  6. the Rev'd. William B. Christie having exhibi-
  7. ted to the court satisfactory evidence of his
  8. being a regularly ordained minister of the
  9. Methodist Episcopal Church, he is therefore
  10. authorized to solemnize Marriages in the
  11. State of Ohio so long as he continues as
  12. such in pursuance of the provisions of
  13. the statute in such case made & provided.
  14. In testimony where of I here unto set my
  15. { Seal } hand and affix the seal of
  16. said court at Zanesville this
  17. 13th day of April A.D. 1829
  18. John Wilson Jun Clerk
  19. State of Ohio }
  20. Richland County SS } I Elzey Hedges Clerk of the
  21. Court of Common Pleas
  22. for said county of Richland, hereby certify
  23. that the above is a true copy of the
  24. Rev'd. William B. Christie's License to Solemnize
  25. Marriages within this state which was en-
  26. tered of Record in my office on the 29th
  27. day of November AD 1832.
  28. In testimony whereof I have here-
  29. { Seal } unto set my hand and affix
  30. the seal of said court at Mansfield
  31. this second day of August AD. 1833
  32. Elzey Hedges Clerk


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