Transcription of Religious Societies, Part 2, Pages 51-75

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  1. State of Ohio } Clerk Office
  2. Wayne County SS } Elyria Dec 13 1836
  3. { Seal } }
  4. } License is hereby gran
  5. ted to the Rev Richard Waite Minister
  6. of the Gospel of the Baptist Denomina
  7. tion to solemnize marriages in this
  8. State as long as he shall continue such
  9. regular minister In pursuance
  10. of the Statute in such case made
  11. and provided and of an order of court
  12. of common Pleas of said county
  13. At Nov Term whereof AD 1836
  14. In testimony whereof I, E H Leo
  15. Leonard Clerk of said hereto set my
  16. hand and seal of said court
  17. E H Leonard Clk
  18. State of Ohio Tuscarawas County
  19. Court of Common Pleas October
  20. Twelve AD 1833 The Rev D Alexander
  21. Biddle makes application for a license to
  22. solemnize marriages And the court be
  23. ing Satisfied that he is a regular ordain
  24. ed preacher of the gospel among the United
  25. Brethren in Christ It is therefor ordered
  26. that a license issue to the said Al
  27. exander Biddle to solemnize mar
  28. riages within the State of Ohio so long
  29. as he remains in good standing in
  30. said society In testimony whereof
  31. I hereunto set my hand and affix
  32. the seal of said court at New
  33. Philad this 26 Oct 1833
  34. James W English Clk



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  1. State of Ohio }
  2. Lorain CoY SS } Clerk Office
  3. Elyria Jany. 25 1837
  4. License is hereby granted to the
  5. Rev Ebenezer Payne a regularly or
  6. dained Minister of the gospel of the
  7. denomination usually called Protes
  8. tant Methodist to Solemnize Mar
  9. riages in this State so long as he
  10. shall continue such regular Minister
  11. in pursuance of an order of the
  12. Court of Common Pleas of said
  13. County at the November Term
  14. thereof AD 1836 and of the Statute
  15. in such cases made and provided
  16. In testimony whereof I, E H Leonard
  17. Clerk of said Court hereto subscribe
  18. my name and affix the seal of said
  19. Court the day & year aforesaid
  20. E H Leonard Clk
  21. Recorded 25th
  22. May 1838 JSloane


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  1. State of Ohio }
  2. Tuscarawas County SS } October Term AD 1836
  3. on motion and it
  4. appearing to the satisfaction of the
  5. Courts that Wesley C Clark is a
  6. regular ordained Minister of the
  7. Gospel in the Methodist Episcopal
  8. Church. It is ordered that a license
  9. be granted to him authorizing him
  10. to solemnize marriages within
  11. the State of Ohio so long as he
  12. shall continue such regular
  13. Minister. These are therefore
  14. to authorize and empower
  15. you the said Westley C Clark
  16. to Solemnize Marriages in said
  17. State agreeably to the Statute in
  18. such case made and provided
  19. so long as you shall remain
  20. such regular Minister in such
  21. Church
  22. In Testimony whereof I hereunto
  23. set my name and affix
  24. the seal of said Court at
  25. New Philadelphia this seventh
  26. day of November Anno Domini
  27. one thousand eight hundred
  28. and thirty six
  29. James W English
  30. Recorded June Clerk
  31. 14th 1838
  32. Saml L Lorah


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  1. The State of Ohio Stark County SS }
  2. I John Myers
  3. Clerk of the court of common Pleas within and
  4. for said County of Stark do hereby certify
  5. that at the November Term of said Court begun
  6. and held at the court house in Canton on the
  7. third day of November eighteen hundred &
  8. thirty four the Court having been satisfied
  9. that George Slusser is a regular ordained
  10. Minister of the Reformed Church it was then
  11. and there ordered by the said Court that the
  12. said George Slusser should receive a
  13. license authorizing him to solemnize
  14. marriages within the State of Ohio so long as
  15. continue such regular Minister which he
  16. is hereby granted to him accordingly
  17. In Testimony whereoff I hereto subscribe
  18. my name and affix the seal of said court
  19. of Common Pleas at Canton the third day of
  20. November AD 1834. Jno Myers ClK
  21. Recorded June 22nd 1838
  22. Saml. L Lorah Clk ___
  23. State of Ohio }
  24. Trumbull County SS }
  25. In Court of Common Pleas
  26. April Term AD 1835
  27. In pursuance of the order of said Court
  28. permission is hereby given to John Struble a
  29. regular minister of the Gospel called "The
  30. United Brethren of Christ to solemnize
  31. Marriages within the State of Ohio so long
  32. as he remains such minister and resides
  33. within said State
  34. In Testimony whereoff I
  35. have here unto set my hand and the Seal
  36. of said Court at Warren this 20th day of
  37. August in the year of our Lord one thousand
  38. eight hundred & thirty five ~
  39. Geo. Parsons Clerk
  40. By Geo. Parsons Jr. deputy

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  1. The State of Ohio. Fairfield County SS
  2. To all whom this presents shall
  3. come greeting
  4. Know ye that at a court of Common
  5. Pleas began and held at Lancaster in the
  6. County aforesaid on the 16th day of March
  7. AD 1836. It being made to appear to the
  8. satisfaction of the court that Absalom
  9. B. Shaeffer was a regularly ordained
  10. Minister of the Gospel in the Evangelical
  11. Association. It was therefore ordered
  12. that License to Solemnize Marriages
  13. within the State of Ohio, be granted to
  14. the said Absalom B Shaeffer so long
  15. as he shall continue in regular standing
  16. as a Minister in said Church.
  17. These are therefore to license
  18. and permit the said Absalom B. Shaeffer
  19. to Solemnize Marriages by virtue of
  20. the pursuances aforesaid.
  21. Given under my
  22. hand and official Seal at Lancaster
  23. aforesaid this 216th day of March AD
  24. 1836 & of the of Ohio the 35th
  25. M.Z. Kreider Clerk
  26. Recorded June 27th
  27. AD 1838
  28. S. L. Lorah Clk Pro Tem
  29. The State of Ohio Stark County SS
  30. To the Reverend
  31. Michael McAleen of Canton in said County
  32. Greeting ~ By virtue of an order of the
  33. Court of Common Pleas within & for the said
  34. County of Stark made on the 9th day of Decr.
  35. AD. 1837 you are hereby licensed to solemnn
  36. ize marriages within the State of Ohio so long
  37. as you continue a regular minister of the
  38. Roman Catholic Church. In Testimony where off
  39. I hereunto Subscribe my name & affix the seal
  40. of said Court at Canton in said County
  41. of Stark the 11th day of December AD 1837
  42. Thos Goodman Dpy Clk


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  1. The State of Licking County SS
  2. Court Com. Pleas Oct. Term 1835
  3. Rev Samuel B. Swain
  4. having this day
  5. produced in Court satisfactory credentials
  6. of his being a regular ordained minister
  7. of the Baptist Church. It is therefore
  8. ordered by the Court that the said
  9. Samuel B. Swain be and he is hereby
  10. authorized to Solemnize marriages
  11. within this State according to the rites of
  12. said Church so long as he shall continue
  13. such regular ordained minister of the
  14. Gospel according to the Statute in such case
  15. made and provided".
  16. I do hereby certify the
  17. foregoing to be correctly copied from the
  18. minutes of said court. I testimony
  19. whereoff I have hereunto set my
  20. hand and affixed the seal of
  21. { Seal } said court at Newark this 5th
  22. day of November AD. 1836
  23. A.H. Caffee Clk
  24. The State of Ohio Holmes County SS
  25. To all to whom these Presents come Greeting
  26. Know ye that at the Term of the court of
  27. Common Pleas begun and held at the Court House
  28. in Millersburg within and for said County of Hol
  29. mes on monday the first day of May AD. 1837.
  30. Present as Judges the Honl Ezra Dean President
  31. of the 11th Judicial Circuit in Ohio and the Honl.
  32. Seth Hunt Thomas Ligget and Samuel Culbertson
  33. his Associates in and for the County of Holmes
  34. aforesaid. On motion and it appearing to
  35. satisfaction of the Court that George Gordon
  36. was a regular ordained minister of the Gospel
  37. of the Denomination usually called Presbyterian &
  38. it was ordered that a License be granted to
  39. him authorizing him to solemnize marriages
  40. within this State so long as he should continue
  41. a regular Minister in said Church. Therefore
  42. he the said George Gordon is hereby authorized
  43. and Licensed to Solemnize marriages between those
  44. applying to him for that purpose within said
  45. State of Ohio and who by the Laws of said
  46. State may be legally joined in marriage


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  1. so long as he shall remain a regular minister
  2. in said Church
  3. In Testimony of the above I herto
  4. Sign my name and affix the Seal
  5. { Seal } of said Court at Millersburg
  6. the 12th day of May AD. 1837
  7. R.K. Enos Clerk
  8. State of Ohio } Be it remembered that at
  9. Wood County } a session of the Judges of the
  10. { Seal } } Court of Common Pleas of said
  11. County. Continued and held at
  12. the Court house in the Town of Perrysburg on
  13. the twenty seventh day of April in the year
  14. of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
  15. and thirty three. on application the Court
  16. being satisfied upon examination of the
  17. Credentials of Elnathan C Gavitt that he
  18. is a regular ordained minister of the Meth=
  19. =odist Episcopal Church officiating in this
  20. County. Whereupon it is ordered that the Clerk
  21. of said Court grant a licence to the said
  22. Elnathan C Gavit to Solemnize Marriages in
  23. Conformity with the provisions of the Statute
  24. Now therefore be it known that licence
  25. is hereby granted in conformity to the above
  26. order, under such regulations as are pre=
  27. =scribed by law. In testimony whereof I
  28. have hereunto set my hand and affixed
  29. the seal of said Court at the Court house
  30. in Perrysburg aforesaid }
  31. the day and year first above written } Jno. WEBB Clerk Pro Tem
  32. W.C. Plens
  33. The State of Ohio, Columbiana County SS.
  34. Court of Common Pleas
  35. Be it remembered that at the November
  36. Term A.D. 1835 of said Court. The Revd
  37. Jno. R Williams having produced
  38. credentials of his being a regular ordained
  39. Minister of the Baptist Church and
  40. has charge of a congregation in siad
  41. County. He is therefore authorized to
  42. Solemnize marriages in said State
  43. so long as he continues a minister

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  1. of said church.
  2. Witness my signature and the seal
  3. { Seal } of said court at my office in
  4. New Lisbon in said Court the
  5. 24th Dec. 1835. Charles L Coffin Clk
  6. By J ____ Coffin depty
  7. recorded Nov 22 1838 Saml L Lorah clk
  8. State of Ohio } Pursuant to an order of
  9. Logan County SS } the court of Common Pleas
  10. in an for said county. at
  11. a term of said Court commencing on the
  12. 2d day of Nov. A.D. 1835. License is hereby
  13. granted to the Reverend James Wheeler a
  14. Minister of he Gospel of the Methodist order
  15. to solemnize marriages within the state
  16. aforesaid, in pursuance of the Statute
  17. in such case made and provided.
  18. { Seal } Om testimony whereof I here=
  19. =unto set my hand and
  20. affix the seal of said Court at
  21. Elyria the seventh day of November
  22. A.D. 1835. E. H. Leonard clerk
  23. Recorded Dec 7th 1838 Saml L Lorah clerk
  24. State of Ohio Jefferson County SS
  25. { Seal } At a Court of Common Pleas
  26. begun and held at Steubenville
  27. within and for said County of Jefferson on
  28. Monday the sixteenth day of November AD 1829
  29. George Lucey having appeared in open Court
  30. and having proved to the satisfaction of the
  31. Court that he was a regularly ordained
  32. Minister of the Gospel in the Christian
  33. Church and that he now officiates as such
  34. within said Court it is ordered that he be
  35. Licensed to Solemnize marriages within this
  36. State so long as he shall continue a regular
  37. ordained Minister in said Church
  38. In Testimony that the foregoing proceedings
  39. was had in said Court as above set forth
  40. I Humphrey H. Leavitt Clerk Protem of said
  41. Court at Steubenville this 21st day of November
  42. AD. 1829
  43. H. H. Leavitt Clk

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  1. State of Ohio } I David Gibbs Clerk
  2. Huron County SS } of the Court of Common
  3. Pleas in & for said
  4. County, do certify that at the Nov=
  5. =ember Term of said Court AD 1836
  6. License was granted to Ishial Porter
  7. (a minister of the gospel of the Meth
  8. =odist Denomination in regular
  9. standing, to solemnize Marriages
  10. in this state so long as he continues
  11. in such regular standing
  12. Given under my hand and
  13. official seal at Norwalk this
  14. 22 day of November A.D. 1836
  15. D. Gibbs Clk H.C.oP.
  16. recorded Dec 29th 1838
  17. S.L. Lorah clk
  18. The State of Ohio }
  19. Medina County SS } Be it remembered
  20. { Seal } } that at the October Term
  21. of the Court of Common
  22. Pleas of said County AD 1835 came Alm
  23. on B Green and made his application to
  24. said Court for a License to solemnize
  25. marriages within said State and it app
  26. earing to the satisfaction of said Court
  27. that he is a regularly Ordained Minister
  28. of the Gospel of the Denomination called
  29. Disciples whereupon it was ordered that
  30. a License be granted to the said Almon
  31. B. Green Authorizing him to Solemnize
  32. marriages so long as he shall continue such
  33. regular minister Now therefore Know
  34. ye that the said Almon B. Green is author
  35. ized to Solemnize marriages within said
  36. State agreeably to the Order of said County
  37. and in Conformity with the Statute Law of
  38. said State in such case made and provided
  39. In testimony Whereof I have hereunto set
  40. my hand and affixed the Seal of said
  41. Court at Medina this 27th day of
  42. October AD 1835 Tim Hudson Clerk

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  1. At a Court of Common Pleas, begun and
  2. held at New Philadelphia within and for the
  3. County of Tuscarawas and State of Ohio
  4. on the sixth day of November in the year of
  5. our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty
  6. seven There present
  7. The Hon George W. Belden Prest Judge
  8. Peter Williams } Esq
  9. Reasin Pritchard } Associate
  10. Israel S Lappin } Judges
  11. In the records of the proceedings of the said
  12. Court then and there had were the following
  13. to wit.
  14. On motion and it appearing to the
  15. satisfaction of the Court, that William J
  16. Shelly is a regular ordained minister of the
  17. gospel of the denomination usually called
  18. United Brethren. It is ordered that a
  19. license be granted to him authorizing him
  20. to solemnize marriages within their State
  21. so long as he shall continue such regular
  22. minister, which is hereby done accordingly.
  23. In testimony that the foregoing is truly
  24. taken and copied from the Journal of
  25. the proceedings of said Court, I hereto
  26. set my hand and affix the seal of said
  27. Court at New Philadelphia the 14th day of Nov
  28. =ember A.D. 1837 John English Dept. Clerk
  29. Recorded May 6th A.D. 1839
  30. Sam'l L. Lorah clk
  31. The State of Ohio}
  32. Medina County SS } Be it remembered that at the
  33. { Seal } } Term of the Court of Common
  34. Pleas within and for the County of
  35. Medina begun and held on the 31st day of October AD
  36. 1837 And in Pursuance of an order of the said Cou
  37. rt License is hereby granted to Charles Thomas
  38. of the Episcopal Methodist Church to Solemnize marr
  39. iages within this State so long as he shall continue
  40. such regularly ordained Minister
  41. In Testimony Whereof I hereunto sign my
  42. name and affix the Seal of said Court this 9th
  43. day of November AD 1837
  44. William N Pardee Clk Protem



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  1. The State of Ohio }
  2. Ashtabula County SS } Court of Common Pleas
  3. { Seal } November Term Anno
  4. Domini 1836 - Pursuant
  5. to an order of this court, License is
  6. hereby given to the Reverend Charles
  7. Morton a minister of the Gospel of
  8. the Baptist denomination to Solemnize
  9. Marriages within the state aforesaid
  10. pursuant to the statute in such cases
  11. made and provided.
  12. Given under my hand and
  13. the seal of the said Court, at Jefferson
  14. the ninth day of November Anno Domini
  15. 1836 -
  16. Saml Hendry Clerk
  17. At a Court of Common Pleas begun
  18. and held at the court house in the
  19. town of Canton within and for the
  20. County of Stark and State of Ohio, on
  21. Monday the tenth day of August in
  22. the year of our Lord one thousand eight
  23. hundred and thirty five. Among
  24. the record of the proceedings of said
  25. Court was the following to wit:
  26. On motion, and it appearing
  27. to the satisfaction of the Court that Elias
  28. Stayner is a regularly ordained minister
  29. of the Gospel of the denomination usualy
  30. called Evangelical Church. It is ordered
  31. that a license be granted to him author-
  32. =izing him to Solemnize marriages within
  33. this State, so long as he shall continue
  34. such regular minister, And thereupon
  35. the said Elias Stayner is hereby licensed
  36. accordingly -
  37. { Seal } In testimony that the foregoing
  38. is truly taken from the record of the pro=
  39. =ceedings of said Court, I hereunto
  40. set my hand and affix the Seal of said
  41. Court of Common Pleas this tenth day of
  42. August eighteen hundred and thirty five
  43. Jno Myers clerk
  44. Com. Pleas Stark Co
  45. Ohio


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  1. The State of Ohio Crawford County SS }
  2. I, Z. Rowse Clerk of the Court of Comm-
  3. =on Pleas of the County of Crawford
  4. aforesaid, do hereby certify that at
  5. the July Term AD. 1838 of the Court of
  6. Common Pleas of said County, George
  7. Lagear having made satisfactory proof
  8. that he was a regularly ordained
  9. Minister of the Gospel of the Evangelical
  10. Association in North America it was
  11. ordered by said Court that he be
  12. licensed to solemnize marriages in this
  13. State so long as he continues such
  14. Minister in such Church.
  15. In testimony whereof I have
  16. here unto set my hand and the seal
  17. of said Court this 20th day of July A.D.
  18. 1838 Z. Rowse Clerk
  19. The State of Ohio Crawford County SS }
  20. I, Z. Rowse Clerk of the Court of Common
  21. Pleas of the County of Crawford aforesaid
  22. do hereby certify that at the March Term AD.
  23. 1834 of the Court aforesaid, Harrison Jones
  24. produced to the satisfaction of the Court proof
  25. that he is a regular ordained Minister of the
  26. Gospel of the Church of Christ, that he was
  27. regularly ordained as such according to
  28. the rules of said Church and makes
  29. application to this Court for a license to
  30. Solemnize marriages in this State. And
  31. the Court being satisfied of the same, do
  32. order that he be licensed to Solemnize
  33. marriages within this State so long as he shall
  34. continue a regular minister in such
  35. Society or Church: These are therefore
  36. to license and permit said Harrison Jones
  37. to Solemnize marriages as aforesaid
  38. In testimony whereof I have
  39. hereunto set my hand and the Common Pleas
  40. seal, at Bucyrus this 31st day of March A.D
  41. 1834 - Z Rowse Clerk C.Co

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  1. At a Court of Common Pleas begun and
  2. held at the Court House in the Town of Can
  3. ton within and for the County of Stark and
  4. State of Ohio on Monday the ninth day of
  5. September Eighteen hundred and thirty nine
  6. Among other proceedings then and there had
  7. was the following to wit
  8. On Motion to the Court and it appearing
  9. to the satisfaction of the Court that James
  10. B. Hoffman is a regularly ordained Minister
  11. of the gospel of the denomination usually
  12. called "Lutheran Church" It is ordered that
  13. a License be granted him authorizing him
  14. to Solemnize marriages within the State
  15. So long as he shall continue such regular
  16. Minister
  17. In Testimony that the foregoing
  18. is truly taken from the minutes of
  19. { Seal } the proceedings of said Court I here
  20. to subscribe my name and affix the
  21. Seal of our said Court of Common Pleas this
  22. 11th day of September AD 1839
  23. Harmon Stidger Clerk
  24. By James P. Brown Dpty
  25. State of Ohio Wayne County SS
  26. { Seal } Be it Remembered that at the
  27. March Term of the Court of Common Pleas of
  28. said County AD 1836 came Elder Solomon Dimock
  29. and made application for License to Solemnize
  30. marriages and it appearing to the satisfaction of
  31. the court that the said Solomon Dimock is a
  32. regularly ordained minister of the Gospel of the
  33. denomination usually called Babtests
  34. It is ordered that a License be granted to him
  35. to solemnize marriages within the said State
  36. of Ohio so long as he shall continue such regular
  37. minister. Now therefore Know ye that by
  38. virtue of the proceedings aforesaid and of the
  39. statute Law of said State in such cases made
  40. and provided License is hereby granted to the said
  41. Solomon Dimock to solemnize marriages within
  42. said State so long as he shall continue such
  43. regular minister as aforesaid
  44. In Testimony whereof I hereunto sign my name
  45. and affix the Seal of said Court at Medina
  46. this 4th day of April AD 1836
  47. Timo Hudson clerk


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  1. To all persons to whom there presents shall
  2. come Greeting
  3. { Seal } Be it remembered Known
  4. that at a Term of the Court of
  5. Common Pleas Begun and held on Monday
  6. the twenty third day of September A.D. 1839 -
  7. within and for the County of Medina and
  8. State of Ohio. It was proved to the satisfact
  9. =ion of the Court that John Mitchell is
  10. a regularly ordained minister of the
  11. Gospel of the Methadist Episcopal Church
  12. in Regular Standing. Whereupon It is
  13. ordered that a license be Granted to said
  14. John Mitchell to solemnize marriages
  15. within the State of Ohio so long as he shall
  16. remain such Regularly ordained Minister
  17. Now therefore License to the said John
  18. Mitchell is hereby granted to Solemnize
  19. Marriage within the State of Ohio
  20. according to the Statute in such case
  21. Made and provied.
  22. In testimony Whereof I
  23. hereunto set my hand and affix
  24. the seal of our Court of Common Pleas
  25. aforesaid at Medina this 25th day of
  26. September 1839 -
  27. Attest William N. Pardee clerk
  28. com pleas
  29. Recorded Apl 7th 1840 -


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  1. The State of Ohio }
  2. Richland County SS } Be it Remembered that at
  3. the November Term of the Court of Common
  4. Pleas of said County for AD 1839 came the
  5. Revd. Robert Bamford and produced his
  6. credentials of being a Minister of Methodist
  7. Episcopal church in regular standing and
  8. made his application to said Court for a
  9. License to Solemnize marriages within said
  10. State Whereupon it was ordered that a Lic
  11. ense be granted to said Robert Bamford
  12. to Solemnize marriages within said State
  13. so long as he contunues a Minister in regular
  14. standing in said State
  15. Now therefore Know ye that the said Robert
  16. Bamford is hereby Licensed to Solemnize
  17. Marriages as aforesaid agreeable to the
  18. order of said Court and in conformity
  19. with the Statute in such case made and
  20. provided
  21. In Testimony Whereof I have
  22. { Seal } hereunto set my name and aff
  23. ixed the Seal of our said Court
  24. at Mansfield this 5th day of November
  25. AD 1839 E.W. Lake Clerk
  26. State of Ohio }
  27. Richland County SS } At a court of Common pleas
  28. began and held at the Court House in said
  29. County on the 21st day of Nov AD 1836
  30. among other things on motion and it appearing
  31. to the satisfaction of the Court that Solomon
  32. Ritz is a regularly ordained minister of the Gospel
  33. of the Denomination usually called Evengelical
  34. Lutheran it was therefore ordered that
  35. the said Solomon Ritz be Licensed to
  36. Solemnize Marriages within this state so long
  37. as he continues such regular minister and
  38. he is hereby authorized to Solemnize marriages
  39. within the State of Ohio accordingly.
  40. Witness my signature and the seal of our said
  41. Court at Mansfield this 26th day of November
  42. AD 1836 Jared Irwin Clerk


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  1. The State of Ohio }
  2. Stark County } At a court of common
  3. Pleas begun and held at
  4. the Court House in the town of Canton within
  5. and for the County of Stark and State of Ohio
  6. on Monday the 25th day of March A.D. 1840
  7. were present
  8. The Hon Gorge W Beldon president Judg
  9. Eli Lowers Peter Loutzenheiser & Jacob Miller
  10. Esquires Associate Judges
  11. Daniel Raffensperger Esq Shff, and Harman
  12. Stidger Clerk in the record of proceedings
  13. then and there had among other things
  14. was the following to wit
  15. On motion and it appearing to the satis=
  16. =faction of the court that J.G. Van Valkenburg=
  17. =burg is a regularly ordained minister of the
  18. Gospel of the Denomination usually
  19. called Zoar Babtist Church It is ordered
  20. that license be granted him authorising
  21. him to solemnize marriages within this state
  22. so long as he shall continue such regular
  23. minister
  24. In testimony that the foregoing
  25. { Seal } is truly copied from the Journal
  26. of said Court I here to subscri=
  27. =be my name and affix the seal
  28. of said of Common Pleas at Canton
  29. this 28th day of March A.D. 1840
  30. Harman Stidger Clerk
  31. At a Court of Common Pleas begun and
  32. held at the Court House in the Town of
  33. Canton within and for the County of Stark
  34. and State of Ohio on Monday the first day
  35. of August eighteen hundred & thirty six
  36. in the record and proceedings of said Court
  37. then and there had among other things are
  38. the following to wit
  39. On motion and it appearing to the satis
  40. faction of the Court that Daniel Crantz
  41. is a regularly ordained minister of the
  42. Gospel of the Denomination usually called
  43. Lutheran Church It is ordered that a
  44. license be granted to him to Solemnize marr
  45. iages within this State so long as he shall
  46. continue such regular minister


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  1. Therefore by virtue of the foregoing order
  2. License is hereby granted to said Daniel
  3. Crantz to Solemnize marriages within the
  4. State of Ohio so long as he shall continue
  5. such regular minister
  6. In Testimony that the foreg
  7. oing is truly taken from the
  8. { Seal } record & proceedings of said
  9. Court I hereto subscribe
  10. my name and affix the seal of said Court
  11. this 2d day of August AD 1836
  12. Harman Stidger Clerk
  13. Recorded 17th June AD 1840
  14. The State of Ohio Crawford County SS
  15. I Z Rouse Clerk of the Court
  16. of Common Pleas of the County
  17. { Seal } aforesaid do hereby certify that
  18. at the June Term AD 1839 of said
  19. Court it having been made to appear that
  20. Peter Weist of Pickaway County in the State
  21. of Ohio is a regular ordained Elder of the
  22. Preachers Conference of the Evangelical
  23. Association of North America and in good
  24. standing in said church it was ordered that
  25. said Peter Weist have a license to solemn
  26. ize marriages in said State so long as he
  27. continues such minister in said Church
  28. In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto sett
  29. my hand and the Seal of said Court this
  30. 25th day of June AD 1839
  31. Z Rouse Clerk
  32. Com Pleas Crawford County
  33. Recorded 2d October AD 1840

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  1. At a Court of of Common Pleas begun and
  2. held at the Court House in the Town of
  3. Mansfield within and for the County of
  4. Richland & State of Ohio on the eleventh
  5. day of August in the year of our Lord
  6. one thousand eight hundred & forty
  7. Present the Honl Ezra Dean President
  8. Judge of said Court & daniel J. Swinney
  9. Frances Andrews & Jesse Edgington Esqrs his
  10. Associate Judges. Among other things the
  11. following proceedings were had to wit
  12. On motion and it appearing to
  13. the satisfaction of the Court from the evi
  14. dence of Henry Nees that Jacob Fry is a
  15. regularly ordained Minister of the Gospel
  16. of the denomination usually called "The
  17. Evangelical Association in North America"
  18. It is therefore Ordered that a License be
  19. granted him Authorizing him to Solemnize
  20. Marriages within this State so long as he
  21. shall continue such regularly ordained
  22. minister of the Gospel
  23. The State of Ohio
  24. Richland County SS } I Barnabas Burns
  25. { Seal } Deputy clerk of the Court
  26. of Common Pleas within & for the County of
  27. Richland & State of Ohio do herby certify
  28. the foregoing order to be taken and truly
  29. copied from the records of said Court
  30. In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set
  31. my Signature & affixed the Seal of said Court
  32. at Mansfield this 15th August AD 1840
  33. Barnabus Burns Dpty clk
  34. R.C. Ohio


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  1. The State of Ohio Fairfield County SS
  2. At a Court of Common Pleas holden at
  3. Lancaster in and for the county aforesaid
  4. on the sixth day of August AD 1830
  5. The credentials of George Mottinger is
  6. introduced in Court. Whereby it appears to
  7. the Court that the said George was a regu
  8. lar ordained Minister of the Evangelical
  9. Union church. It is ordered by the Court
  10. that the said George Mattinger be Licensed
  11. to Solemnize Marriages in this State between
  12. persons legally applying to him for that
  13. purpose within the State aforesaid
  14. during his continuance as a Minister
  15. in said Church
  16. In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set
  17. my hand & Seal of said Court at Lanc
  18. aster in said County this day & year afores
  19. aid Hugh Boyle Clk
  20. State of Ohio, Seneca County SS }
  21. Court of Common Pleas of
  22. said County at there May Term there of
  23. to wit on the 13th day of May AD 1840
  24. Albert S Bissel }
  25. License to Marry } on motion and
  26. it appearing that Albert S Bissel is
  27. a regularly ordained minister of the
  28. Gospel of the Denomination usually
  29. called Methodist. It is ordered that
  30. a license be granted to him authorizing
  31. him to solemnize marriages within
  32. this State so long as he shall continue
  33. such regular minister
  34. { Seal } In testimony that the above is
  35. truly coppied from the Journal of said
  36. Court, I have hereunto set my hand &
  37. affixed the seal of said Court this 13th day
  38. of May AD 1840 Luther A Hall Clerk
  39. By John Elder Deputy Clerk

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  1. The State of Ohio } I David Gibbs Clerk
  2. Huron County SS } of the Court of Common
  3. { Seal } Pleas in & for said county
  4. do certify that at the term
  5. of November A.D. 1837 of said Court Thomas
  6. Barkdull Elder in the Methodist Episcopal
  7. Church was licensed to Solemnize marriage
  8. in this State so long as he continues in regul
  9. ar standing
  10. Given under my hand & the Seal
  11. of said Court at Norwalk this 20th day
  12. of November AD 1837
  13. D. Gibbs Clk H.C.P.
  14. The State of Ohio Fairfield County SS
  15. { Seal } To all to whom these Presents shall come
  16. greeting
  17. Whereas at the February Term of the Court
  18. of Common Pleas of the County of Fairfield
  19. aforesaid Samuel Baumgartner produced
  20. satisfactory testimonials to the Court of his being
  21. a regularly ordained minister of the Gospel
  22. of the denomination usually call the
  23. Evangelical Association it was ordered
  24. that a License be granted to him author
  25. izing him to Solemnize marriages within
  26. this State so long as he shall continue such
  27. regular minister
  28. These are therefore to license
  29. & permit the said Samuel Baumgartner to
  30. Solemnize marriages within the State of
  31. Ohio so long as he shall continue a regular
  32. minister on the said Evangelical Association
  33. Given under my hand & Seal of Office
  34. at Lancaster in the county aforesaid this
  35. 28th day of February AD 1835
  36. M Z Kreider Clerk F.C.P.

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  1. The State of Ohio }
  2. Medina County SS } To all persons to whom
  3. these presents shall come
  4. { Seal } Greetings
  5. Be it Known that at a Term of the
  6. Court of Common Pleas within and
  7. for the County of Medina & State of
  8. Ohio begun and held on the 4th day of
  9. March AD 1839 License was granted
  10. to William S. Bishop a Minister of
  11. the Gospel of the Gospel of the Babtest
  12. denomination to solemnize marriages
  13. within the State of Ohio so long as he
  14. shall continue such regular Minister
  15. In Testimony whereof I hereunto
  16. subscribe my name & affix the Seal of
  17. said Court this 14th day of March
  18. A.D. 1839
  19. William N Pardee Clk
  20. The State of Ohio } Court of Common Pleas
  21. Wayne County SS } November Term A.D.
  22. { Seal } 1819
  23. On application ordered
  24. by the Court that David Chuh have license
  25. to solemnize Marriages agreeable to the Statute
  26. in such cases made and provided and
  27. by virtue of the order aforesaid the above
  28. named David Chuh is hereby author
  29. ized to solemnize marriages agreeable
  30. to law aforesaid.
  31. Given under my hand
  32. and seal of said County this 10th day
  33. of November in the year of our Lord
  34. one thousand eight-hundred & nineteen
  35. Winn Winship Clk


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  1. The State of Ohio } Court of Common
  2. Erie County SS } Pleas November Term
  3. { Seal } AD 1839
  4. Be remembered that at the November
  5. Term of the Court of Common Pleas AD 1839
  6. of the county of Erie the aforesaid license was
  7. granted to the Rev. James S. Saxby a
  8. Minister of the Gospel of the Methodist Epis
  9. copal church in regular standing to solemn
  10. ize marriages according to law so long as
  11. he continues in such regular standing
  12. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subs
  13. cribed my name and affixed the Seal of said
  14. Court at the Courthouse in Sandusky City
  15. this 15th day of November AD 1839
  16. Rice Harper Clerk ECP
  17. The State of Ohio }
  18. Meigs County SS } To all to whom these
  19. presents come Greeting:
  20. Know Ye that at a Court of Common
  21. Pleas held in and for the said County of
  22. Meigs. On motion of N. Hamlin Esq.
  23. he having presented satisfactory evidence
  24. that Rev. Phillip Wareham is a regular
  25. ordained Minister of the Methodist
  26. Episcopal Church. Ordered that
  27. he receive a license authorizing him
  28. to celebrate the rite of Matrimony in
  29. this state so long as he shall continue
  30. a regular Minister in said church
  31. Now therefore Be it Known that
  32. the said Rev. Philip Wareham is duly
  33. authorized to join in marriage any
  34. persons in this state legally applying to
  35. him for that purpose so long as he shall
  36. continue in regular standing a Minister
  37. in said church. In testimony where
  38. of I have hereunto set my
  39. hand and affix the seal of said
  40. Court the twenty fourth day
  41. of October AD 1833 and of our
  42. our state the 31st
  43. M. Bosworth Clerk


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  1. The State of Ohio Medina County SS
  2. To all persons to whom these presents
  3. { Seal } shall come Know Ye
  4. That at the March Term of the Court of
  5. Common Pleas within and for the county license
  6. was granted to William Moody a regularly
  7. ordained Minister of the Gospel of the denom
  8. ination called “disciples” to solemnize Marr
  9. iages within the State of Ohio so long as he shall
  10. remain such regular ordained minister
  11. In pursuance to the Statute in such case
  12. Made and provided In Testimony Whereof
  13. I have hereunto set my name and affixed the
  14. Seal of the Court of Common Pleas aforesaid
  15. at Medina this 3d day of March AD 1840
  16. Attest William N Pardee Clerk
  17. The State of Ohio Coshocton County SS
  18. { Seal } I Alexander McGowan
  19. Clerk of the Court of Common
  20. Pleas of said County, hereby certify
  21. that on the 20th day of October AD 1841
  22. Stephen C Steward was by the said
  23. Court duly authorized to solemnize
  24. Marriages in the State of Ohio. These
  25. are therefore to authorize the said
  26. Stephen C Steward to solemnize
  27. Marriages within the State of Ohio so
  28. long as he continues to be a regular
  29. ordained Minister of the Church
  30. of the “United Brethren of Christ”
  31. In testimony whereof I have
  32. hereunto set my name and affixed
  33. the seal of said Court at Coshocton
  34. This 20th day of October 1841.
  35. A. McGowan Clerk
  36. The State of Ohio Crawford County SS
  37. { Seal } I Z Ronze Clerk of the Court
  38. of Common Pleas of the County of Craw
  39. ford aforesaid do hereby certify that
  40. at the April Term AD 1839 of the Court
  41. of Common Pleas of said County the
  42. following order was entered on
  43. The Journals of said Court to wit:
  44. “This day came Joseph Cameron


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  1. And having produced proof satisfactory
  2. to the court that he is a regular ordained
  3. Deacon in the Methodist Protestant Church
  4. of the Pittsburgh Annual conference a
  5. part of which is in this state and makes
  6. application to this court for License to
  7. solemnize marriages within this state
  8. which is granted so long as he continues
  9. Such Deacon in such a church
  10. In testimony whereof I have
  11. Hereunto set my hand and the seal
  12. of said Court this 12th day of April
  13. Ad 1839. Z Ronze Clerk
  14. Recorded Decr 24th 1841-
  15. The State of Ohio }
  16. Allan County SS } To all to whom
  17. these presents show
  18. come Greeting. Know Ye that at
  19. a court of Common Pleas begun and
  20. held at the Court house in Lima
  21. on the twentieth day of October A.D.
  22. 1836. The Reverend James A. Kellam
  23. produced to the Court credentials
  24. of his being a regular ordained
  25. Minister of the Denomination usually
  26. called the Methodist Episcopal
  27. Church and thereupon the Court
  28. duly License the said James A
  29. Kellam to solemnize Marriages
  30. within this state so long as he shall
  31. continue such regular Minister.
  32. { Seal } in testimony where of I have
  33. hereunto set my hand and
  34. affixed my seal of office at Lima
  35. This twenty eighth day of October
  36. A.D. One thousand eight hundred
  37. and thirty six -
  38. John Ward Clerk
  39. Recorded Decr 24th 1841

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  1. The State of Ohio }
  2. Miami County SS } Court of Common
  3. Pleas of the Term of
  4. October in the year of our Lord one Thou
  5. =sand Eight hundred and thirty three
  6. It appearing to the satisfaction of this
  7. Court that the Rev. Jesse Prior is a regu
  8. -lar ordained Deacon in the Methodist
  9. Episcopal Church of the United States
  10. of America and that he officiates as such
  11. In this County. The court on motion
  12. License & authorize the said Jesse
  13. Prior to solemnize marriages between
  14. all persons legally applying to him
  15. therefore in this State so long as he
  16. continues such regular ordained
  17. Deacon in said Church.
  18. { Seal } In testimony whereof I have
  19. hereunto set my hand & affixed
  20. the seal of our Court of Common
  21. Pleas at Troy this 28th day of October
  22. A.D. 1833 - John G. Telford Clerk
  23. Recorded Jan 18, 1842 -
  24. The State of Ohio Stark County SS
  25. Be it remembered that at a Court of
  26. Common Pleas begun and held at the Cou
  27. rt house in the town of Canton within and for
  28. the State of Ohio on Monday, June 18th 1838 it app
  29. earing to the satisfaction of the Court that Emanuel
  30. Logue is a regularly ordained & constituted Teaching
  31. Elder of the church usually denominated the church
  32. of God. It is ordered that a License be granted to
  33. him authorizing him to solemnize marriages within
  34. this State so long as he shall continue such regular
  35. ordained Teaching Elder. Therefore by virtue of
  36. the order aforesaid the said Emanuel Logue is
  37. hereby authorized to solemnize marriages within
  38. this state according to the statute in such case
  39. made and provided.
  40. Witness my signature and the Seal
  41. of our said Court of Common Pleas this 20th
  42. day of July 1838
  43. Harmon Stidger Clerk



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