Transcription of Religious Societies, Part 2, Pages 101-125

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  1. The State of Ohio } To all whom these presents
  2. Vanwert County SS } shall come
  3. { Seal } Whereas at the October Term of
  4. the Court of Common Pleas of said County of Van
  5. Wert the Reverend James McNabb produced
  6. to the Court credentials of his being a regular
  7. ordained minister of the Methodist Episcopal
  8. church. "It was ordered by the Court" "that a
  9. License issue to the said James McNabb
  10. authorizing him to Solemnize Marriages within
  11. the State of Ohio so long as he continues
  12. such regular ordained Minister" and he
  13. is hereby authorized to act accordingly
  14. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set
  15. my hand and affixed my official seal
  16. as Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas pf
  17. said County of Vanwert the 9th day of
  18. October A.D. 1843
  19. Robt. Gilliland Clerk
  20. Recorded May 17 1845
  21. The State of Ohio } At a term of the Court of
  22. Portage County SS } Common Pleas for said
  23. { Seal } County begun and held
  24. at the Court House in the Town of Ravenna
  25. on the twenty eighth day of February AD 1843
  26. the Rev David P Maryott of Franklin in said
  27. County presented to the Court satisfactory
  28. credentials of his being a regular ordained
  29. Minister of the gospel in the Baptist Church
  30. and moved the Court to grant him a License
  31. to solemnize Marriages. Whereupon it was
  32. ordered by the Court that such license
  33. be issued to the said applicant
  34. Now therefore know all men by these presents
  35. that the said David P. Maryott is hereby
  36. licensed in pursuance of the order aforesaid
  37. to Solemnize Marriages throughout the State
  38. of Ohio so long as he shall remain such
  39. Minister
  40. In testimony whereof I have herunto
  41. subscribe my name and affix the seal
  42. of said Court at Ravenna this second
  43. day of March Anno Domini one thousand
  44. Eight hundred & forty three
  45. Horace Y Beebe Dep Clk
  46. Recorded June 9 1845


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  1. The State of Ohio } License is hereby granted to the
  2. Cuyahoga County SS } Rev Washington O'Conner of said
  3. { Seal } County, a regular Minister of the
  4. Gospel of the denomination usually called "The
  5. Disciple Church to Solemnize Marriages within
  6. said State of Ohio so long as he shall remain such
  7. regular Minister in pursuance of the order of
  8. the Court of Common Pleas of said County made
  9. at the November Term thereof AD 1838
  10. Attest my hand and the seal of said Court
  11. at Cleveland this third day of December AD 1838
  12. Henry G Weldon deputy Clerk
  13. Recorded June 12 1845
  14. The State of Ohio } Be it remembered that at the
  15. Richland County SS } November Term AD 1841 of the Court
  16. { Seal } of Common Pleas within and for the Coun
  17. ty of Richland in the State of Ohio the following order
  18. was entered upon the Journal of said Court viz
  19. "On motion and it appearing to the satisfa
  20. ction of the Court that George W Shaffer is a regular
  21. ly ordained Minister of the gospel of the denomination
  22. usually called the " - Evangelical Lutheran Synod
  23. of Ohio" it is ordered that a License be granted
  24. him to solemnize marriages within this state so long
  25. as he shall continue such regular minister
  26. Minister of the Gospel" License is therefore hereby
  27. granted accordingly"
  28. Given under my Signature and the seal
  29. of said Court at Mansfield this 2d day of July
  30. A.D.1844 Elijah W Lake clerk
  31. By B Burn dept
  32. Recorded July 1st 1845
  33. The State of Ohio }
  34. Hamilton County SS } To all to whom
  35. these presents shall come, Greetings
  36. Know ye that by the
  37. Court of Common Pleas of Hamilton County
  38. and State of Ohio The Reverend John
  39. Henry Luhr a regularly ordained minister
  40. of the Gospel of the Catholic Church is Licens
  41. ed and authorized to solemnize Marriages
  42. within the State of Ohio so long as he
  43. shall continue such regular Minister of
  44. the Gospel agreeably to the Statute of Ohio
  45. in such Case made and provided.
  46. In testimony whereof I
  47. { Seal } have hereunto set my hand



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  1. and affixed the seal of the Court of
  2. Common Pleas at Cincinnati, this
  3. 19th day of February A.D. 1844
  4. Jac. W Piatt Clk H.C.C.P.
  5. By J.M. McMasters Dept.
  6. Recorded Aug 1st 1845
  7. The State of Ohio } be it remembered that at the
  8. Medina County SS } March Term of the Court of Com
  9. { Seal } mon Pleas begin and held with
  10. in and for said County, on Tuesday the fourteenth day
  11. of March in the year of our Lord one thousand
  12. eight hundred and thirty seven. On motion and
  13. it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court
  14. that Rufus Freeman jr is a regular ordained
  15. minister of the Gospel of the denominations
  16. usually called Baptists. It is ordered that a
  17. License be granted to the said Rufus Freeman jr
  18. authorizing him to solemnize marriages
  19. within said state so long as he shall continue
  20. such regular minister
  21. Now therefore Know ye that by virtue of
  22. the proceedings aforesaid and of the Statute
  23. in such case made and provided the
  24. said Rufus Freeman Jr is Licensed to sol
  25. emnize marriages as aforesaid
  26. In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  27. set my hand and affixed the seal of said
  28. Court at Medina this 20th day of March AD
  29. 1837 Tim Hudson clerk
  30. Recorded August 14 1845
  31. The State of Ohio }
  32. Allen County SS } To all who shall see these
  33. presents. Greetings. Know ye that by the court
  34. of Common Pleas of Allen County License
  35. is hereby given unto Peter Sharp a regularly
  36. ordained minister of the gospel of the denom
  37. ination usually styled the Methodist Episcopal
  38. Church to solemnize marriages within this
  39. state so long as he shall remain such regu
  40. lar minister
  41. { Seal } In testimony whereof I John
  42. Ward clerk of the Court of
  43. Common Pleas of said County of Allen
  44. have here unto set my hand and affixed the
  45. seal of said Court at Lima the 4th
  46. day of November 1834
  47. Recorded 20 Sept } John Ward clerk
  48. AD 1845 }


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  1. At a court of Common Pleas begun and held at the
  2. Court house in the town of Canton within and for the
  3. County of Stark and State of Ohio on Monday
  4. the fifth day of May 1845
  5. present Hon John Pearce Pres Judge
  6. John W Greenwood }
  7. Saml Schrantz } & Associate Judges
  8. John Brandon Sheriff Danl Raffensperger clerk
  9. In the record and proceedings of said Court then
  10. and there had among other things is the following to wit-
  11. "On motion and it appearing to the satisfaction
  12. of the Court that Eli Slutts is a regularly ordained
  13. Minister of the Gospel of the denomination called
  14. United brethren in Christ" It is ordered that a
  15. License issue authorizing him to solemnize
  16. marriages within the State of Ohio so long as he
  17. shall continue such regularly ordained Minister.
  18. { Seal } In witness that the foregoing is truly
  19. taken from the records of said
  20. Court I hereto set my hand and
  21. affix the seal of our said Court at
  22. Canton this 6 day of may AD 1845
  23. Danl Raffensperger clerk
  24. Recorded Oct 4 1845
  25. At a court of common Pleas begun and
  26. held at the court house in the Town of Canton
  27. within and for the County of Stark and
  28. State of Ohio Present
  29. John W Greenwood
  30. Samuel Schantz & } Associate
  31. James S Kelly } Judges
  32. John Brandon Sheriff Danl Raffensperger clerk
  33. Among the record & proceedings of said Court
  34. then and there had is the following to wit
  35. " On motion and it appearing the satis
  36. of the court that William A.G. Emerson is
  37. a regularly ordained minister of the Gos
  38. pel of the denomination of Evangelical
  39. Lutherans It was ordered that a license
  40. be granted to him authorizing him to solem
  41. nize marriages within this state so long
  42. as he shall continue such regular
  43. minister of the Gospel
  44. In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  45. { } set my signature and the seal
  46. of said Court at the Court house
  47. in the town of Canton this Eighteenth
  48. day of November AD 1841
  49. Recorded Nov 21/45 Daniel Raffensperger clk


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  1. The State of Ohio } Be it remembered that at
  2. Montgomery County SS } the term of August A.D. One
  3. { Seal } thousand eigt hundred and
  4. thirty six of the Court of Common Pleas of said
  5. County, satisfactory evidence was adduced
  6. to the Court that this Rev'd. John Lutz is a regul
  7. ar ordained deacon in the German Evangelical
  8. Association
  9. Now therefore License and permiss
  10. ion are hereby granted by said Court unto the
  11. said John Lutz to Solemnize Marriages within
  12. this State so long as he shall continue a
  13. regular Deacon in the church aforesaid in
  14. pursuance of the statute in such case made
  15. and provided
  16. In Testimony whereof I have hereun
  17. to set my hand and affixed the seal of
  18. said Court at Dayton this 27th day of
  19. August A.D. 1836
  20. Edward W. Danes
  21. Recorded Dec 1 1845 John W. Kirk Deputy
  22. The State of Ohio }
  23. Fairfield County } I William Munson clerk
  24. { Seal } Pro Tem of the Court of Common
  25. Pleas in & for the County and
  26. State aforesaid do hereby certify that at the
  27. June Term of the Court aforesaid in the
  28. year of our Lord one thousand eight hun
  29. dred & thirty nine The Reverend George Spangler
  30. was Licensed to solemnize marriages in
  31. the state of Ohio he having produced satisfac
  32. tory testimony of his being a regular ord
  33. ained Minister of the Gospel of the Evan
  34. gelical Lutheran church so long as he
  35. should continue as such regular ordained
  36. minister in said church as appears of Record
  37. In testimony where of I have hereto
  38. set my hand and affixed the seal of said
  39. court at Lancaster this 19th day of
  40. February AD 1841
  41. attest William Munson clerk P.T.
  42. per J Rodebaugh Deputy
  43. Recorded Jany 19 1846


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  1. At a court of Common Pleas began and held at the Court
  2. House in the town of Canton within and for the county of
  3. Stark and State of Ohio on Monday the 21st day of Nov
  4. AD 1842 among other proceedings then and there had are
  5. the following to wit
  6. "On motion and it appearing to the court that
  7. John Todd is a regular minister of the denomina
  8. tion usually called "United Brethren in Christ"
  9. It is ordered by the Court that a license issue
  10. to him authorizing him to solemnize marriages within
  11. this state as long as he shall continue such regular
  12. Minister
  13. In testimony that the foregoing is truly
  14. taken from the Journal of said Court,
  15. I hereto subscribe my name and affix the
  16. seal of our said Court this 23rd day of Nov AD
  17. 1842
  18. Harmon Stidger clerk
  19. By Jas P Brown dep
  20. Recorded Feby 4th 1846
  21. At a court of Common Pleas begun and
  22. continued at the Court house in the town of
  23. Mansfield, Richland County in the state of
  24. Ohio on the 14th day of November A.D. 1837
  25. On motion and it appearing to the
  26. satisfaction of the Court that the Rev John
  27. Blampied is a regularly ordained Minis
  28. ter of the Gospel of the Denomination usual
  29. ly called Episcopal Methodist and at
  30. the present time officiating as such
  31. It is therefore ordered by the court
  32. that the said John Blampied receive the
  33. License of this Court to solemnize Marri
  34. ages within this state so long as he shall
  35. continue such regular minister and he
  36. is hereby Licensed accordingly
  37. { Seal } In testimony whereof I have
  38. here unto set my signature and
  39. affixed the seal of our said Court
  40. at Mansfield this 15th day of November
  41. A.D. 1837
  42. Jared Irvin Clerk
  43. Recorded March 3rd AD 1846

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  1. The State of Ohio Wood County SS
  2. { Seal } Be it remembered that at a
  3. Court of Common Pleas Contin
  4. ued and held within and for the County
  5. aforesaid on the 6th day of April A.D. 1841
  6. On motion and it appearing to the satisfac
  7. tion of the Court that Liberty Prentice is a
  8. regular ordained minister of the Gospel of
  9. the Methodist Episcopal Church. It was
  10. ordered that he be licensed to solemnize
  11. marriages so long as he shall continue such
  12. regular ordained minister in said church
  13. Therefore in pursuance to said
  14. order and in conformity with the statute
  15. in such case made and provided license
  16. is hereby granted to the said Liberty
  17. Prentice to solemnize marriages so long
  18. as he shall continue such regular or=
  19. dained minister as aforesaid.
  20. In testimony whereof I have
  21. hereunto set my hand and affixed
  22. the seal of said Court at Perrysburgh
  23. this Fifteenth day of April A.D. 1841.
  24. Jno. Webb Clerk
  25. Recorded March 3rd 1846
  26. The State of Ohio Columbiana County SS
  27. to the Reverend John Hall
  28. Whereas at the October Term AD 1843 of the Court
  29. of Common Pleas in and for said County and
  30. upon the sixth day of November there were
  31. presented to the said Court satisfactory
  32. credentials of your being a regular ordained
  33. minister of the Evangelical Association in
  34. North America and of your having charge
  35. of a congregation in said County upon the
  36. hearing of which the said court ordered
  37. that a License be issued to you to authorize
  38. you to solemnize marriages etc.
  39. Therefore be it known that you the said
  40. Reverend John Hall are hereby authorized empow
  41. ered and Licensed to solemnize marriages
  42. within the state of Ohio according to Law
  43. as long as you shall remain a regular
  44. minister in the said religious society


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  1. Witness my signature office and seal
  2. of said Court at New Lisbon this 20th day of
  3. January AD 1844
  4. William E. Russell
  5. Clerk of said Court
  6. Recorded March 18, 1846
  7. State of Ohio Hamilton County SS
  8. { Seal } To all persons to whom these presents
  9. shall come Greeting
  10. Be it known that at the
  11. May Term of the Court of Common Pleas AD 1843
  12. for the County of Hamilton it appearing to the
  13. satisfaction of the Court that John J Doherty is
  14. a regular ordained Priest of the Roman
  15. Catholic church and now actually engaged
  16. in the exercise of the holy ministry in the Cin
  17. cinnati County aforesaid it was ordered that
  18. a license be granted to the said Rev John
  19. J Doherty to solemnize marriages so long as
  20. he shall continue such regularly authori
  21. zed and ordained Priest
  22. License is therefore hereby granted to
  23. the Rev John J Doherty to solemnize marria
  24. ges within the State of Ohio according
  25. to the provisions of the statute in such
  26. cases made and provided
  27. In testimony whereof I have
  28. hereunto set and affixed my name
  29. and the seal of our said Court of Com
  30. mon Pleas at the City of Cincinnati
  31. County of Hamilton State of Ohio this Nine
  32. teenth day of May AD 1843
  33. # Jack Pratt clerk CCP HC
  34. by JM McMaster depty
  35. Recorded April 28th 1846


For more records, view Part 1 of Record of Religious Incorporated Societies.