Transcription of Religious Societies, Part 2, Pages 26-50

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  1. At a Court of Common Pleas begun and held at
  2. Mansfield in and for the County Richland &
  3. State of Ohio on the 24th day of October A.D. 1831
  4. before the Honorable David Higgins President
  5. Judge of said Court William Patterson Isaac
  6. Osbun & William Ridall Associate Judges of
  7. said Court the following among other business
  8. were transacted at said Court to wit.
  9. The credentials of the Rev'd Francis T Ruth
  10. being exhibited and proof produced whereby it
  11. appears that he is a regular ordained minister
  12. of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and
  13. residing within this county It is thereupon
  14. on motioned ordered that he be authorised
  15. to solemnize marriages within this State
  16. so long as he shall continue in regular stan
  17. ding as a minister in said Church Then
  18. and therefore to license the said Francis T Ruth
  19. to solemnize marriages in this state agreeably
  20. to the laws thereof so long as he shall continue
  21. a minister in said church
  22. In testimony whereof I Elzey Hedges
  23. { Seal } Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas
  24. of Richland County aforesaid have hereunto
  25. set my hand and affixed the seal of said
  26. Court at Mansfield this 12th day of Nov.
  27. AD 1831 Elzey Hedges
  28. Clerk R.C.
  29. Recorded 25th Oct. 1833


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  1. State of Ohio } In the Court of Common Pleas of the
  2. Huron County } Term of March AD. 1833
  3. { Seal } Upon application of Daniel Gibbons & it
  4. appearing to the Court that he is a minister of the
  5. Gospel in regular standing in the Methodist Protestant
  6. Church License is hereby given to said Daniel Gibbons
  7. to Solemnize marriages according to the laws of
  8. the State
  9. per order of Court D. Gibbs Clerk
  10. H.C.P.
  11. State of Ohio Richland County SS.
  12. At a court of
  13. Common Pleas holden at Mansfield on the 24th
  14. days of Oct. AD 1831 before the Honorable David
  15. Higgins, President William Patterson, Isaac
  16. Osbun & William Riddle Esquires Associate
  17. Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for said
  18. County Rev'd. Elmore Yocum produced creden-
  19. tials in open court of his being a regular ordain-
  20. ed minister of the Gospel of the Methodist Episco-
  21. pal Church, and adduced proof that he is in
  22. regular standing in said Church, and resi-
  23. dent of the County of Richland aforesaid. It was
  24. therefore ordered that be authorized to solem-
  25. nize marriages within this state so long as he
  26. shall continue in regular standing as a minis-
  27. ter in said church. You the said Elmore
  28. Yocum are hereby authorised to celebrate
  29. marriages according to law (so long as
  30. you retain your regular standing in said
  31. church) any where within the state of Ohio
  32. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my
  33. { Seal } hand and affixed the seal of said
  34. court at Mansfield this 19th day of Nov
  35. AD 1831 Elzey Hedges
  36. Clerk

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  1. State of Ohio }
  2. Medina County SS } Be it remembered that at
  3. { Seal } a term of the court of Common
  4. Pleas begun and held at the Court
  5. House in Medina within and for said county
  6. on Monday the 14th day of October AD. 1833
  7. by and before Mathew Birchard president
  8. and Allen Pardee & John Newton associate
  9. Judges of said court came Lorenzo Bivins &
  10. petitioned the court for a license to solem-
  11. nize marriages, and having produced to
  12. said court credentials of his being a regular
  13. ordained minister of the Gospel of the Methodist
  14. Episcopal Church, the Court ordered that
  15. a license issue authorizing the said Lorenzo
  16. Bivins to solemnize marriages within said state
  17. Now therefore, know ye, that agreeably
  18. to the said order of said Court the said
  19. Lorenzo Bivins is hereby licensed to solemnize
  20. marriages as aforesaid within the said
  21. state of Ohio
  22. In testimony whereof I hereunto sign
  23. my name and affix the seal of said court
  24. at Medina this 4th day of November AD
  25. 1833 Timothy Hudson Clerk

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  1. State of Ohio }
  2. Medina Co SS } Be it remembered that
  3. { Seal } at a court of
  4. Common Pleas begun and
  5. held at the Court House in Medina on
  6. the 7th day of April AD 1834 came James
  7. Newton and made application for a li
  8. cense to solemnize marriages within
  9. said State and having produced to
  10. the Court satisfactory evidence that
  11. he was a regularly ordained minister
  12. of the Gospel of the Denomination usually
  13. called Baptists the said application is
  14. granted by the Court
  15. Now know ye that the said
  16. James Newton is hereby licensed to so-
  17. lemnize marriages as aforesaid so long
  18. as he shall continue _____ regular
  19. minister
  20. In testimony whereof I hereunto
  21. sign my name and affix the seal of
  22. said Court of Medina the 9th
  23. day of April AD 1834
  24. Thos Hudson
  25. Clerk


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  1. State of Ohio SS } To all whom these
  2. Tuscarawas County } Present, shall come greeting
  3. { Seal } Know ye that the Rev Ema
  4. nuel Greenwald minister of
  5. the evangelical Lutheran Church this day
  6. made application to the Court of Common
  7. Pleas in session at New Philadelphia in &
  8. for said Tuscarawas County for a license
  9. to solemnize marriages within the State of
  10. and on such application having produced
  11. to the said Court credentials of his being
  12. a regular minister of said church and also
  13. that he officiate as such in said Tuscarawas
  14. County. The said Court do therefore grant
  15. to said Emanuel Greenwald license authori
  16. zing him to solemnize marriages accordingly
  17. within the State of Ohio under the provisi
  18. ons of the statute in such and made &
  19. provided solongas he shall continue in
  20. regular minister of said Church
  21. In testimony whereof I James
  22. W English Clerk of said Court have been
  23. unto set my hand and affixed the seal
  24. of said Court at New Philadelphia this
  25. # 9th day of March AD 1830
  26. James W English
  27. Recorded 19th July 1834 Clerk

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  1. State of Ohio
  2. Harrison Co SS } To all to whom these presents
  3. shall come Greeting
  4. Know ye that the Rev Adam
  5. Hertzler Preacher of the Gospel among the Uni
  6. ted Brethren in Christ this day made appli
  7. cation to the Court of Common Pleas in
  8. session at Cadiz in and for Harrison County
  9. at then term of July AD 1829 for a License
  10. to solemnize marriages within the state of
  11. Ohio and in such application having pro
  12. duced to said Court credentials of his be
  13. ing a regular ordained minister of said
  14. Church or Society and that he officiates
  15. as such in said Harrison County. The
  16. said Court have thought proper to
  17. grant unto him a License authori
  18. zing him to solemnize marriages
  19. in the State of Ohio under the provisions
  20. of the Statute laws of said State so long
  21. as he shall continue a regular minister
  22. of said Church or society or between
  23. any persons legally applying to him
  24. within the State of Ohio aforesaid
  25. In testimony of which I
  26. William Tingley Clerk of said Court have
  27. hereunto set my hand & seal of this Court
  28. at Cadiz 29th day of July 1829
  29. ( Signed ) William Tingley
  30. Clk

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  1. State of Ohio
  2. Harrison Co SS } To all to whom these presents
  3. shall come Greeting
  4. Know ye that the Rev Adam
  5. Hertzler Preacher of the Gospel among the Uni
  6. ted Brethren in Christ this day made appli
  7. cation to the Court of Common Pleas in
  8. session at Cadiz in and for Harrison County
  9. at then term of July AD 1829 for a License
  10. to solemnize marriages within the state of
  11. Ohio and in such application having pro
  12. duced to said Court credentials of his be
  13. ing a regular ordained minister of said
  14. Church or Society and that he officiates
  15. as such in said Harrison County. The
  16. said Court have thought proper to
  17. grant unto him a License authori
  18. zing him to solemnize marriages
  19. in the State of Ohio under the provisions
  20. of the Statute laws of said State so long
  21. as he shall continue a regular minister
  22. of said Church or society or between
  23. any persons legally applying to him
  24. within the State of Ohio aforesaid
  25. In testimony of which I
  26. William Tingley Clerk of said Court have
  27. hereunto set my hand & seal of this Court
  28. at Cadiz 29th day of July 1829
  29. ( Signed ) William Tingley
  30. Clk

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  1. State of Ohio }
  2. Medina County SS }
  3. { Seal } Be it remembered that at a Term of
  4. the Court of Common Pleas begun and held at
  5. the Court House in the town of Medina, within
  6. and for the county of Medina on the twentysixth
  7. day of March A.D. 1832 by and before the Hon.
  8. Reuben Wood President and the Hon. Reuben Smith
  9. and Allen Pardee associate Judges of said Court
  10. Daniel Conaut made application to said Court
  11. for License to solemnize marriages and the
  12. said Court being satisfied that the said Co
  13. naut sustains the office of Deacon in the
  14. Methodist Episcopal Church, he is hereby authorized
  15. to solemnize marriages within said State
  16. in conformity with the statute in such case
  17. made and provided.
  18. In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  19. signed my name and affixed the seal of said
  20. court at Medina this 26th day of March
  21. A.D. 1832. Tim Hudson Clerk
  22. Recorded Nov. 18th 1834
  23. State of Ohio Delaware County } To all whom it may
  24. concern - Those are to authize & license the Revd
  25. William Runnels a Minister of the Methodist Episco-
  26. pal Church to solemnize marriages within this state
  27. so long as he remains a regular minister of said
  28. Church, he having complied with the requisitions
  29. of the statute in such case made and provided
  30. at the March Term of the Court of Common
  31. Pleas held for said county for the year 1829
  32. In testimony whereof I Thomas Reynolds Clerk
  33. of the Court of Common Pleas in &
  34. { Seal } for said county have hereunto
  35. set my hand & affixed my seal
  36. of office at Delaware in said county this
  37. 21st day of March AD 1829
  38. Thomas Reynolds Clerk
  39. CCP.D.C.


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  1. State of Ohio Muskingum County SS }
  2. I Ezekial T. Cox
  3. Clerk of the court of common Pleas in and for the
  4. County of Muskingum aforesaid, do hereby certify
  5. that at the April Term 1827 of said court the
  6. Reverend James Arbuthnot having produced
  7. satisfactory evidence to the said court of his
  8. being a regular ordained minister of the Pres-
  9. byterian Church was thereupon licensed to
  10. solemnize marriages in the State of Ohio in
  11. pursuance of the statute in such case made
  12. and provided
  13. In testimony whereof I hereunto
  14. set my hand and affix the seal Court
  15. of Common Pleas at Zanesville this 18th
  16. day of April A.D. 1827
  17. Ezekial T. Cox Clerk
  18. Horizontal line
  19. State of Ohio }
  20. Belmont County SS } Be it known that at a Term of the
  21. court of Common Pleas in session at St. Clairsville in the
  22. said County of Belmont & the state aforesaid on the fifth day of
  23. September 1833. At which were present the Hon. Jeremiah H.
  24. Hollock president Judge of the Courts of Common Pleas in the
  25. fifth Judicial circuit in the State of Ohio & George Sharp
  26. and James Alexander Esquires his associate Judges of the
  27. court aforesaid in and for the County aforesaid "The Rev'd."
  28. William F. Pool appeared in Court and produced cre-
  29. dentials of his being a regular ordained Minister in the
  30. Church of Christ or Christian Church, and evidence that
  31. he officiates as such in Belmont County Thereupon it
  32. was ordered that a License issue authorizing him to
  33. solemnize marriages in the State of Ohio ; Therefore the said
  34. William F. Pool is by these presents duly licensed and fully au-
  35. thorized to solemnize the rites of matrimony any where within the
  36. State of Ohio between all and any persons legally applying to him for
  37. that purpose so long as he shall continue as regular ordained minister
  38. of said church Witness my signature and seal of office at St.
  39. Clairsville this 9th of Sept. 1833 Jno C Tallman Clk Pro Tem
  40. (Recorded August 27th 1835)

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  1. Varnum Noyes - Gospel - 1831 - Medina
  2. George W. Warner - Coshocton - 1825 - Pres
  3. James B Morrow - Stark - 1826 - Pres.
  4. Wm Hughes - Richland - 1830 - Pres.
  5. Wm Swayze - Fairfield - 1832 - M.E.
  6. Wm Hayden - Trumball - 1831 - Cong Disciples
  7. Thomas Thompson - Crawford - 1829 - ME
  8. Henry E. Matzheimer - Stark - 1826 - German Evang & Lutheran
  9. John Adam Mohler - Richland - 1830 - Lutheran
  10. Wm B Christie - Muskingum - 1829 - ME.
  11. Francis T Ruth - Richland - 1833 - Evan Luth
  12. Daniel Gibbons - Huron - 1833 - ME.
  13. Elmore Yocum - Richland 1831 - ME
  14. Lorenzo Bivens - Medina - 1833 - ME.
  15. James Newton - Medina - 11834 - Baptist
  16. Emanuel Greenwald - Tuscarawas - 1830 - Evang. Luth
  17. Adam Hartzler - Huron - 1829 - ?

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  1. At a court of Common Pleas begun & held at
  2. the Court House in the Town of Mansfield within
  3. and for the County of Richland and state of Ohio
  4. on the 18th day of May 1835 Present Ezra Dean
  5. President Judge of said Court & Dan'l J. Sweney
  6. Francis Andrews and Benjamin Jackson
  7. Associate Judges the following proceedings were
  8. had. In the matter of their application of
  9. Isaac Kilmer for license to solemnize mar-
  10. riage Upon this application on the said
  11. Isaac Kilmer having produced to the court
  12. satisfactory evidence that he is a regularly
  13. ordained Minister of the Gospel of the de-
  14. nomination usually called mennonite bap-
  15. tists. It is therefore ordered by the court
  16. that the said Isaac Kilmer be and is hereby
  17. licensed to solemnize marriages within this
  18. state so long as he shall continue such
  19. regular minister
  20. State of Ohio } I hereby certify the fore-
  21. Richland County SS } going to be a true copy
  22. { Seal } of the entry upon Record in
  23. the clerks office of the court of Common Pleas
  24. within and for said county of Richland. And
  25. I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal
  26. of said court of Common Pleas this 21st day
  27. of May 1835 Jared Irwin Clerk
  28. (Recorded August 29th 1835 )
  29. Horizontal Line
  30. The State of Ohio Guernsey Co SS } To all whom it may
  31. { Seal }
  32. concern Be it known that a Court of Common
  33. Pleas held at and in the Court House in said County
  34. on the 25th day of March AD 1834 On motion &
  35. it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court
  36. that Samuel Long is a regularly ordained
  37. Minister of the Gospel among the United Brethern
  38. It is ordered that a license be granted to him
  39. authorizing him to solemnize marriages
  40. within this state so long as he shall continue
  41. such regular minister Know therefore Know
  42. ye that the said Samuel Long is hereby
  43. permitted and authorized to solemnize marriages


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  1. within the State of Ohio according to the laws
  2. thereof so long as he shall continue a regular
  3. ordained minister among the said United
  4. Brethren
  5. In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  6. set my hand and affixed the seal of said
  7. court at Cambridge the 25th day of March
  8. AD 1834
  9. Moses Sarchet Clerk
  10. Horizontal line
  11. State of Ohio } Richland County Common
  12. Richland County SS } Pleas Nov. Term AD 1835
  13. On motion and it appearing
  14. that James Brewster is a regularly ordained
  15. minister of the gospel of the Denomination com-
  16. monly called Episcopal Methodist. It is
  17. therefore ordered that a license be granted
  18. to the said James Brewster to Solemnize
  19. marriage within this state so long as he
  20. shall continue such regular minister
  21. Therefore the said James Brewster is
  22. hereby authorized to solemnize marriage
  23. within this state so long as he shall con-
  24. tinue such regular minister
  25. Witness the Ezra Dean President
  26. Judge of said court at Mansfield this
  27. 20th day of Nov. AD. 1835 _ __ have here-
  28. unto set the seal of said Court
  29. { Seal } Jared Irwin clerk
  30. by Joseph B. Cairns Deputy

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  1. State of Ohio Crawford County SS
  2. At a Court of Common Pleas begun &
  3. held at the Court House in the Town of Bucyrus
  4. in the County of Crawford and State of Ohio on
  5. the 31st day of August AD 1835 by the Asso-
  6. ciate Judges thereof The Reverend Henry Neible
  7. produced satisfactory evidence of his being a
  8. regularly ordained Minister of the Evangelical
  9. Church It was thereupon ordered that the said
  10. Henry Neible have License to Solemnize marriages
  11. in this State agreeably to the laws thereof
  12. I Z. Rown clerk of the Court aforesaid do
  13. hereby certify the above to be truly copied
  14. from the Journals of said Court
  15. In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  16. { Seal } set my hand and the seal of
  17. said Court at Bucyrus this 15th
  18. day of Nov. AD 1835
  19. Z. Rown clerk
  20. Recorded Dec 29th 1835
  21. State of Ohio Highland County SS }
  22. Highland Common Pleas June (24th) Term 1834
  23. Whereas at said Court - the Rev'd Andrew Kuhn
  24. produced proof to the satisfaction of the Court that he
  25. is a regular ordained minister of the Gospel of the
  26. Lutheran Church
  27. It was therefore Ordered that he have
  28. a license to Solemnize marriage throughout this state
  29. These are therefore to license the
  30. said Andrew Kuhn to solemnize marriage throughout
  31. this State so long as he remains a regular preacher of
  32. the gospel of said Church. In testimony whereof I
  33. Samuel Bell Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas
  34. in and for said county have hereunto set my hand
  35. and affixed the seal of said Court this 24th day
  36. of June A.D. 1834
  37. Samuel Bell clerk
  38. {Seal } H.C._.


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  1. The State of Ohio Richland County } SS Court of Com.
  2. Pleas Nov. Term
  3. AD. 1835
  4. Present at said Term The Hon. E. Dean President
  5. and Daniel J. Swinney Benjamin Jackson and
  6. Francis Andrews his Associates Judges of said
  7. Court At Mansfield Nov. 20th AD. 1835
  8. On motion by William McLaughlin Esqr and
  9. it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that
  10. Samuel Lynch is a regularly ordained minister
  11. of the Gospel of the Denomination commonly
  12. called Episcopal Methodist It is therefore
  13. ordered that a license be granted to the said
  14. Samuel Lynch to Solemnize marriages so
  15. long as he shall continue such regular Minister
  16. I Jared Irwin Clerk of the C of Common
  17. Pleas aforesaid do certify that by
  18. these presents the said Samuel
  19. Lynch is legally authorized to solemnize
  20. marriages within the State of Ohio so long as
  21. he shall continue such regular minister of the
  22. Gospel as aforesaid
  23. In testimony whereof I have here-
  24. unto set my hand and affixed the seal of said
  25. Court this 20th day of November A.D. 1835
  26. Jared Irwin Clerk by
  27. Joseph B Cairns Dept.

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  1. The State of Ohio }
  2. Ashtabula County SS } Whereas at a Term of the Court
  3. { Seal } of Common Pleas in and for said
  4. county begun and held at Jefferson on the 16th
  5. day of April Ad 1827 Nathaniel Reeder
  6. made satisfactory proof to said Court that he
  7. is a regular ordained minister of the
  8. Gospel of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  9. License is therefore hereby given to the said
  10. Nathaniel Reeder to solemnize marriages
  11. within said state so long as he shall
  12. continue in regular standing in said
  13. society agreeably to the Statute in such
  14. case made and provided. In testimony
  15. whereof I have hereunto set my hand &
  16. have caused to be affixed the seal of our
  17. said Court at Jefferson this 26th day of
  18. April AD 1827 Saml. Hendry Clerk
  19. Recorded Feb. 6th 1836
  20. State of Ohio }
  21. Carroll County SS } Be it remembered that at
  22. { Seal } a court of Common Pleas
  23. begun and held in the Town of Carrolton
  24. in said county on the 17th day of April AD
  25. one thousand eight hundred and thirty
  26. three William Armstrong of said county
  27. exhibited said court satisfactory evidence
  28. of his being a regular ordained Minister
  29. of the Gospel in the Methodist Protestant
  30. Church Whereupon on motion ordered by
  31. said court that the said William



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  1. Armstrong receive license to solemnize
  2. marriages throughout the State of Ohio
  3. Now therefore be it known that the
  4. said William Armstrong hath per-
  5. mission and by these presents is duly au-
  6. thorized and empowered to solemnize
  7. marriages throughout the State of Ohio
  8. so long as he shall continue a regular
  9. minister in the Church aforesaid
  10. In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  11. set my hand and the seal of said
  12. court at Carrollton aforesaid this 20th
  13. day of April AD 1833
  14. Daniel McCook
  15. Clerk Pro Tempore
  16. recorded April 18th 1836
  17. blank line
  18. State of Ohio }
  19. Columbiana County SS } At a court of Common Pleas
  20. { Seal } held at the court house in
  21. New Lisbon within and for said
  22. county at the Sept. Term AD 1817 George Hoke
  23. produced to the court credentials of his being a
  24. regularly authorized minister of the Gospel in
  25. the German Baptist Society and requested license
  26. from said court to solemnize the marriage
  27. contracts Whereupon the court being satisfied
  28. with the credentials produced do agreeable to
  29. authority vested in them authorize & License
  30. the said George Hoke to solemnize the marriage
  31. contract in conformity to the rules and res-
  32. trictions by law in such cases made and
  33. provided In testimony that the foregoing
  34. is a true copy of the order granted in the case to which
  35. it alludes, I have hereunto set my name and
  36. affixed the seal of the court at New Lisbon

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  1. in the county aforesaid this 9th Sept.
  2. 1817 Horace Potter clk
  3. recorded 29th Oct. 1836
  4. The State of Ohio }
  5. Richland County SS } To all to whom these presents
  6. may come Greeting Whereas at a Court of Com-
  7. mon Pleas at the Court House in Mansfield
  8. in and for said county on the 24th day of May
  9. AD. 1830 the Reverend Samuel Hindman of
  10. said county produced satisfactory evidence of
  11. his having been ordained a minister of the
  12. Associate Presbyterian Church It was ordered
  13. by the court that said Samuel Hindman
  14. receive a license to solemnize Marriages
  15. within this state agreeably to the laws in
  16. such case made and provided so long
  17. as he continues a minster of said Church
  18. Therefore know ye that the said Rev'd
  19. Samuel Hindman aforesaid hath permission
  20. and by these presents is fully authorized to
  21. solemnize marriages between any persons
  22. legally applying to him within this state
  23. { Seal } In testimony whereof I have hereunto
  24. set my hand and affixed the seal of
  25. said court at Mansfield this 9th
  26. day of Sept AD 1830 Elzey Hedges clerk
  27. recorded Nov 25th 1836 -
  28. State of Ohio { September Term of the Court
  29. Crawford County SS } of Common Pleas of the county
  30. of Crawford AD. 1836
  31. The Rev'd Charles E. Van Voorhis having pro-
  32. duced satisfactory evidence to the court that
  33. he is a regular ordained minister of the
  34. Gospel of the Church of Christ according to
  35. the rules and regulations of said Church
  36. is was ordered by said Court that he
  37. be licensed to solemnize Marriages in
  38. this state so long as he continues such
  39. minister in said church. These are


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  1. therefore to authorize permit & License
  2. you the said Charles Edward Van Voorhis
  3. to Solemnize marriages as aforesaid
  4. { Seal } In testimony whereof I have
  5. hereunto set my hand and seal
  6. of said court at Bucyrus this 12th day
  7. of Sept AD. 1836 Z. Rowse Clerk
  8. Recorded Dec 10th 1836
  9. The State of Ohio }
  10. Licking County SS } Court of Common Pleas
  11. Double horizontal line
  12. { Seal } By the Court on ap
  13. plication of James Porter of said County
  14. and he having exhibited to the Court
  15. satisfactory evidence credentials of his
  16. being a regular constituted Pastor of
  17. the Baptist association of the Church
  18. in Jesus Christ. It is ordered that
  19. the said James Porter be authorized
  20. to solemnize marriages within this
  21. state according to the Statute in
  22. such case made and provided
  23. In testimony whereof I have here
  24. unto set my name and affixed the
  25. seal of said County this 23rd Day
  26. of February AD 1830 AH Coffee Clk



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  1. True Petty - Richland Petty
  2. 1822
  3. Skadrach Ruark - Knox - 1822
  4. Wm Pardy - Coshocton - 1823
  5. Wm Rider - Tuscarawas - 1823
  6. Jacob Fry - Knox - 1823
  7. James Haney - Richland - 1823
  8. James Johnson - Tuscarawas - 1824
  9. John Cram - Harrison - 1824
  10. Henry Hosler - Knox - 1825
  11. Abner Goff - Licking - 1817
  12. James Murray - Preble - 1824
  13. Thomas Martin - Perry - 1825
  14. James McIntire - Huron - 1825
  15. John Crawford - Licking - 1826
  16. James C. Taylor - Wayne - 1826
  17. John H De Dehoof - Knox - 1826
  18. James Hoskinson - Columbiana - 1827


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  1. Pg 2
  2. John Jacob Fast - Stark - 1826
  3. Thomas Barr - Cuyahoga - 1825
  4. Isaiah Paxon - Columbiana - 1828
  5. Rufus Freeman - Wayne - 1828
  6. Henry O Sheldon - Huron - 1828
  7. John C Havens - Wayne - 1828
  8. John W Harmon - Stark - 1828
  9. Wm S Hull - ? - Tuscarawas - 1824
  10. John Martin Henry - Hamilton - 1829 - Catholic
  11. Ansel Bernard - Medina - 1829 - M.E.
  12. Wm Cox - Muskingham - 1829 - Presbyterian
  13. Russel Bigelow - Butler - 1818 - Methodist
  14. Jacob Sharp - Pickaway - 1830 - Baptist Society
  15. Jacob Dixon - Hocking - 1830 - M.E.
  16. John James - Highland - 1830 - M.E.
  17. James Johnston - Huron - 1830 - M.E.
  18. Jacob Bull - Holmes - 1831 - UB

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  1. The State of Ohio }
  2. Belmont County SS } To all whom these presents
  3. { Seal } } shall come Greeting
  4. Whereas at the November term
  5. 1832 of the court of Common Pleas of said county
  6. the Rev'd Moses Scott having produced creden-
  7. tials of his being a regular ordained Minister
  8. of the Gospel in the Methodist Protestant Church
  9. and evidence that he Officiates as such in said
  10. Belmont County the said court did thereupon
  11. order that a license issue to him authorizing
  12. him to solemnize the rites of Matrimony accor-
  13. ding to the statute in such case made and
  14. provided. Noe therefore be it known
  15. that the said Moses Scott is by these
  16. presents duly licensed and fully authorized
  17. to solemnize marriages within the state of
  18. Ohio so long as he shall continue a regular
  19. minister of the Gospel in said Church
  20. between any and all persons legally applying
  21. to him for that purpose.
  22. In testimony whereof I John C Tallman
  23. Deputy clerk of the court of common pleas
  24. of said county have hereunto signed my
  25. name and affixed the seal of said court
  26. at St. Clairsville this 19th day of November
  27. 1832 Jn C. Tallman Deputy Clerk
  28. Horizontal line
  29. The State of Ohio } Court of Common Pleas
  30. Coshocton County SS } Oct Term 1834
  31. { Seal } } Be it remembered that
  32. now at October Term of said Court to wit on
  33. the 28th day of October in the year of our Lord
  34. 1834 The Rev'd Thomas Dunn comes into court
  35. and makes application for a license to solem-
  36. nize marriages in this state And it appear-
  37. ing to the satisfaction of the court that the
  38. applicant is a regular ordained minis-
  39. ter of the Gospel of the Methodist Episcopal


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  1. church do order and direct that a license
  2. issue to the said Thomas Dunn to solem-
  3. nize marriages in this state so long as he
  4. continues a minister of the Gospel of said
  5. Church
  6. I John Frew Clerk of the court of Com-
  7. mon Pleas for said county certify the fore-
  8. going is truly copied from the records in
  9. my office In testimony whereof I have here-
  10. unto set my hand and seal of said county
  11. at Coshocton this 18th day of Nov. AD 1834
  12. Jn. Frew Clk
  13. Horizontal line
  14. The State of Ohio } Court of Common pleas Apl. Term 1835
  15. Coshocton County SS } License to Solemnize marriages
  16. Be it remembered that now at the
  17. April Term of said Court of Common Pleas to wit - on
  18. the thirteenth day of April in the year of our Lord Eighteen
  19. hundred and thirty five - The Rev'd Jacob Seidle comes
  20. into court and makes application for a license to
  21. solemnize marriages in this state. And it appear-
  22. ing to the satisfaction of the court that said ap-
  23. plicant is a regular ordained minister of the Gospel
  24. in the Evangelical Duth Lutheran Church do
  25. order and direct that a license issue to the
  26. said Jacob Sidle to solemnize marriages in this
  27. state so long as he remains a regular minister
  28. of the Gospel in said Church
  29. The State of Ohio Coshocton County SS }
  30. { Seal } I John Frew clerk of the court of Com-
  31. mon pleas for said county certify the foregoing
  32. to be a true copy from the records in my office
  33. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand
  34. & affixed the seal of my office at Coshocton this 24th day
  35. of April AD 1835. John Frew clerk


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  1. The State of Ohio } Court of Common Pleas April
  2. Geauga County SS } Term 1830
  3. Wednesday the 7th 1830
  4. The Reverend Nathaniel Cobb having produced to
  5. the court credentials of his being a regularly ordain-
  6. ed minister in the Presbyterian Church ; It is ordered
  7. by the court that a License issue to the said Rev'd
  8. Nathaniel Cobb authorizing to solemnize marriages
  9. within this State, in pursuance of the Act entitled
  10. "An act to regulate Marriages" passed January
  11. 6th 1824
  12. The State of Ohio } I D.D. Aiken clerk of the
  13. Geauga County SS } Court of Common Pleas for
  14. { Seal } the said County do hereby
  15. certify that the foregoing is truly copied
  16. from the Journals of the Court
  17. In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my
  18. hand and affix the seal of said court at
  19. Chardon this 30th day of April AD. 1830
  20. DD. Aiken clk
  21. State of Ohio }
  22. Tuscarawas County SS } Court of Common Pleas
  23. { Seal } } April term 1833
  24. On application to the court
  25. by the Rev. William Ross for a license to sol-
  26. emnize the rites of Matrimony in this state and
  27. the court being satisfied from the credentials
  28. produced that the said William Ross is a regular
  29. ordained Deacon in the Methodist Protestant
  30. Church and is authorized to Baptize and to
  31. assist in the Administration of the Lord supper
  32. The court do therefore order that a license
  33. issue to the said William Ross to Solemnize
  34. Marriages so long as he shall remain
  35. a Deacon in said church
  36. In testimony whereof I James English
  37. clerk of said court have hereunto set my
  38. hand and affixed the seal of my office at
  39. New Philadelphia the 6th day of April AD 1833
  40. James English Clerk


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  1. Loudoun County to wit }
  2. I Charles Binns clerk of the
  3. county court aforesaid in the Commonwealth of States of peripheral interest
  4. Do hereby certify that the bearer here of Daniel Smith
  5. who appears by the affirmation John Schooly to have been
  6. born of free parents of a dark complexion, rather
  7. slender made a scar on the left cheek five feet nine
  8. and a half inches high about twenty eight years of
  9. age And in pursuance of the act of Assembly
  10. I have caused the said Daniel Smith to be entered
  11. in the Book of Registers of free people of colour
  12. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
  13. { Seal } my hand and affixed my seal of Office
  14. this 9th day of August 1813 and in the 38 year of
  15. the C. wealth C Binns clerk
  16. Recorded Sept. 14th 1837 by order
  17. of John Sloane clerk of the Court of Common Pleas
  18. of Wayne County, Ohio
  19. Tuscarawas County }
  20. State of Ohio SS } To all whom it may con-
  21. cern
  22. Be it remembered
  23. that at a Court of Common Pleas for the said
  24. County of Tuscarawas, begun and held at
  25. the Court house in New Philadelphia on the
  26. 11th day of April 1836 On motion and the Court
  27. being satisfied that the Rev. John Reck is a
  28. regular ordained preacher in the Evangelical
  29. Lutheran Church do order that a license
  30. issue to said John Reck to solemnize marriages within
  31. this state so long as he shall remain in regular
  32. Standing in said Church. These are therefore to
  33. authorize and empower him the said John Reck
  34. to solemnize marriages within said State of Ohio
  35. agreeably to the Statute in such case made & provided
  36. { Seal } In testimony Whereof I have hereunto set
  37. my name and affix the seal of said Court at
  38. New Philadelphia this 14th day of April
  39. AD. 1836 James W. English clk P.T.
  40. (Recorded Sept. 23rd 1837)


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  1. State of Ohio }
  2. Geauga County SS } By order of the Court of
  3. Common Pleas of said Coun
  4. { Seal } ty License is hereby given to
  5. the Reverend J.A. Woodruff to solemnize
  6. marriages pursuant to the Statute in
  7. such case made and provided. In
  8. testimony whereof I hereunto set my
  9. hand and affix the seal of said Court
  10. at Chardon this tenth day of June AD
  11. 1834 D.D. Aikin Clerk
  12. The State of Ohio } Be it remembered that at a Term
  13. Medina } of the Court of Common Pleas
  14. { Seal } begun and held at the Court house
  15. in the Town of Medina within and for the County of
  16. Medina on Monday the 27th day of Oct. in the year
  17. of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
  18. thirty four came Rev. George Smith and made
  19. application to said Court for a license to solemnize
  20. marriages in said state and proved to the satisfaction
  21. of the Court that he was a regularly ordained minister
  22. of the Gospel of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  23. Whereupon the Court ordered that a license issue
  24. to the said George Smith authorizing him to solem
  25. nize marriages. Now therefore Know you ye that
  26. by virtue of the order aforesaid and of the Statute
  27. in such case made and provided the said George
  28. Smith is licensed to solemnize marriages within
  29. said State so long as he shall continue such
  30. regular minister.
  31. In testimony whereof I have
  32. hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal
  33. of said court at Medina this 31st of Oct AD. 1834
  34. Timothy Hudson clk
  35. Recorded Dec 22nd 1837


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  1. At a Court of Common Pleas begun
  2. and held at the court House in the town
  3. of Canton within and for the county
  4. of Stark and State of Ohio on Mon
  5. day the 27th day of Nov 1837
  6. Present the Hon George W Belden
  7. President Judge and Eli Sowers
  8. Peter Loutzenhiser and Jacob Miller
  9. ___ Associate Judges Daniel Raffensperger
  10. Sheriff Harmon Stidger Clerk
  11. In the record and proceedings of said
  12. Court ___ and items have and held
  13. among other things are the following
  14. to wit
  15. On motion and with application
  16. to the satisfaction of the court that
  17. Basil Sohorb is a regularly ordained
  18. minister of the gospel of the denomi
  19. nation usually Roman Catholic Church
  20. It is ordered that a license be granted
  21. to him authorizing him to solemnize
  22. marriages within this state so long as
  23. he shall continues such regular minis
  24. ter Therefore by virtue of the forego-
  25. ing order that said Basil Sohorb is autho
  26. rized to solemnize marriages within
  27. the State of Ohio so long as he shall
  28. continue a regular minister of the
  29. Roman Catholic Church
  30. In testimony whereof I
  31. hereto subscribe my name and affix
  32. the seal of the court aforesaid at
  33. Canton in the county aforesaid this
  34. 5th day of Dec. AD 1837
  35. Thos Goodman Dept
  36. Clerk


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  1. The State of Ohio } Court of Common pleas of said
  2. Seneca County SS } County 1835 to wit on the 22nd day
  3. of September AD 1835
  4. On motion and it appearing to the satisfaction of
  5. the court that Henry Whiteman of said county, is
  6. a regular ordained minister of the Gospel in the
  7. Methodist Episcopal Church It is thereupon ordered
  8. by the court that a license be granted him author-
  9. izing him to solemnize marriages within the state
  10. so long as he shall continue such regular minister
  11. In testimony that the above and fore-
  12. { Seal } going order is truly copied from the Journal
  13. of said Court I have hereunto set my hand &
  14. affixed the seal of said court at Tiffin in said
  15. Seneca County this 24th day of Sept. AD. 1835
  16. Luther A Hall
  17. Clerk
  18. Recorded Jany. 24th 1835
  19. State of Ohio }
  20. Miami County } Court of Common Pleas
  21. of the term of March 1832
  22. Be it remembered that on 26th day of March
  23. AD 1832 Asaph Boutelle personally ap'd
  24. in open court and produced satisfactory evid-
  25. ence that he is a regular ordained Minister of
  26. the Gospel of the Presbyterian Church of the
  27. United States It is ordered that the clerk
  28. issue a License to the said Asaph Boutelle
  29. authorizing him to solemnize mar-
  30. riages between persons applying to him
  31. therefore in this State so long as he con
  32. tinues such regular ordained Minister of
  33. the Gospel Thereupon be it known that
  34. said Asaph is hereby authorized to sol
  35. emnize marriages
  36. In testimony whereof I have here
  37. unto set my hand and affixed my seal
  38. of office at ___ 26 March 1832
  39. John G Telford Clk


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  1. State of Ohio } Be it remembered
  2. Knox Co SS } that heretofore to wit
  3. at a court of Common Plea holden be
  4. fore the Hon Ezra Dean President Judge
  5. on the 5th day of Oct 1835
  6. On motion and it appearing to the
  7. court David Gray is a regularly
  8. ordained Minister of the Gospel of the
  9. Methodist Episcopal Church It is ordered
  10. that a license be granted to him author-
  11. izing him to solemnize marriages within
  12. this state as long as he shall continue
  13. such regular minister
  14. In testimony whereof
  15. I Alex Elliott clerk of said court have
  16. hereunto set my hand and affixed the
  17. seal of said court at the clerks office
  18. in Mount Vernon on this 4th day of
  19. Nov 1835 Alex Elliott
  20. Clerk
  21. State of Ohio }
  22. Richland County SS } At a Court of Common Pleas held
  23. { Seal } at Mansfield on the 13th day of
  24. May AD. 1834 before Ezra Dean President
  25. and Isaac Osbun, Benjamin Jackson and Daniel J.
  26. Swinney Associate Judges It appearing to the Court that
  27. John J. Kopp is a regularly ordained minister of the
  28. Gospel of the denomination usually called the Evan
  29. gelical Association. It is ordered that a license
  30. be granted to him authorizing him to solemnize
  31. marriages within this state so long as he continues
  32. such minister. Therefore you the said John
  33. J. Kopp is hereby authorized to solemnize the
  34. marriage relation between any persons legally
  35. applying to him within this state as aforesaid
  36. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
  37. my hand & affixed the seal of said at
  38. Mansfield this 13th May AD 1834
  39. Elzey Hedges
  40. clerk



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