Miscellaneous Marriages from the Charlotte Gazette Newspaper


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, December 7, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Marriages
Near Reese's Church, on the 29th of November, Rev. H.A. Brown, D.D., officiating.  Mr. FREDDIE GIBBS ROACH to Miss MAGGIE MAY HARVEY, daughter of the late Kiah Harvey all of Charlotte.
At Reese's Church on the 29th. of Nov. by Rev. H.A. Brown, D.D., Mr. THOMAS HENRY ADAMS TO Miss ETTA SUSAN BERKLEY daughter of Mr. W.W. Berkley, all of Charlotte County.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, September 28, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

ALLEN-COVINGTON
A marriage of interest took place Saturday, September 23, at the parsonage at Pamplin, when Miss Evelyn Covington became the bride of a Mr. Clay Allen.  They will make their home near Madisonville.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Covington, and the groom is the son of Mrs. John Allen and the late Mr. Allen.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 27, 1905.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

ANDERSON-PETTUS
MARRIAGE AT BEULAH
On Tuesday, April 25th, at 7 p.m., there occurred at Beulah M.E. church, a very pretty and attractive marriage, the contracting parties being Miss Annabel Pettus and Mr. Samuel Guthrie Anderson.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Messrs. Elder and Powell.
The waiters were - Miss Mary Lizzie Anderson and Osborne Chappell; Miss Lizzie Chappell and Charlie Anderson; Miss Annie McGehee and Richard Bell; Miss Maud McGehee and Geo. Pettus; Miss Patsy Johns and Alonzo McNeny; Miss Ruby McNeny and Sidney Anderson. Ushers - Graham Anderson, Jas. Towler, Robt. Watkins, and Bennett Chappell.
The flower-bearers were Hunter Pettus, Anne Pettus.  Mrs. L.W. Morton presided at the organ, rendering Lohengrin's as the party entered, "Annie Lyle" during the ceremony, and Mendelsohn's as they passed out.  The church edifice was well filled with friends.  The bride, who is very beautiful, was handsomely gowned in white silk, with veil, carrying flowers.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 4, 1905.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 ATKINSON-GREGORY
At 12 M, to-day, Ash Camp Baptist church Keysville, Va., was the scene of a beautiful marriage, when Rev. R.E. Atkinson, of St. Clair, Missouri, was united in marriage to Miss Mattie M. Gregory, the beautiful and accomplished daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Gregory.  The church was beautifully decorated in white and green, and the attendance was very large.
Messrs. A.B. Hanmer and R.T. Hailey were the ushers. Mr. Perry R. Taylor, of Lynchburg, was best man. Miss Daisy Gregory maid of honor, Mrs. Geo. A. Reynolds, of Chatham, matron of honor, and little Eloise Reynolds flower girl.
The happy party marched in to the strains of Mendelsohn's march, rendered by Mrs. L.W. Morton.  The bride entered on the arm of her brother-in-law, Mr. Geo. A. Reynolds.  She was dressed in a green and brown changeable silk, with hat to match, and carried a large bouquet of white carnations and ferns.  
She also wore a beautiful brooch let with pearls and rubies, which was a bridal present to her mother, and worn by her and her eldest daughter at their marriages.
The maid and matron of honor were both dressed in white swiss trimmed in real lace and insertion, silk girdles, white slippers, large white picture hats, and carried red carnations and ferns.  Miss Eloise, the little flower girl, wore a light blue accordion plaited silk, low neck and short sleeves, with white kid slippers and white hat.
Rev. H.T. Williams, of Chase City, assisted by Rev. J.W.H. Dyches, said the words that made them one.  The presents were beautiful and numerous.  After hearty congratulations, the happy couple took the 12:50 train for St. Clair, Mo., where they will make their future home.
Miss Gregory leaves a host of friends whose best wishes follow them.  Mr. Atkinson is a pastor of the St. Clair Methodist church, and a very promising young man.
Keysville, Va., April 20, 1905
(Owing to a misunderstanding the above was not received in time for last issue.)


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, June 6, 1907.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 BAGBY-DALTON
A quiet but pretty marriage was solemnized at Union Grove, May 26th, when Miss Pearl Bagby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Bagby became the bride of Mr. Truly Dalton, of Eureka Mills.  The waiters Miss Geneva Dalton, of Eureka Mills, and Mr. Frank Shelton, of Lunenburg; Miss Annie May Weatherford, of Keysville; Miss Lizzie Gee and Mr. Aubrey Baughan both of Lunenburg.  Rev. W.B. Dautry officiated most impressively, and after the congratulations of friends present, the happy couple left for their future home at Eureka Mills.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, November 21, 1878.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 BAILEY-PRIDDY, GILLIAM-PRIDDY
At Ash Camp Church, Keysville, Nov. 13th by Rev. Thos. Wharey, Mr. R.G. Bailey and Miss ?, daughter of John D. Priddy, Esq., all of Keysville.
At the same time and place, by Rev. S.G. Mason, Mr. R.H. Gilliam and Miss Mollie, daughter of John D. Priddy, Esq., all of Keysville.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday December 4, 1975.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 BEAHM-FLORY WEDDING
Miss Patricia Anne Beahm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Beahm of Nokesville, became the bride of Clyde Leslie Flory of Brookneal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Flory of Catlett, on November 8 at 4 p.m. at the Nokesville Church of the Brethren.  The Reverend Beverly A. Smith of Christiansburg officiated at the double ring ceremony.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents, wore a full-length gown of candlelight satin.  The embroidered bodice and long full sleeves were trimmed with Irish lace.
Maid of honor was Charlotte Beahm, sister of the bride.  Attendants were Janice Beahm, sister of the bride.  Attendants were Janice Beahm and Suzanne Hooker.  They wore colonial style gowns of gold and bronze.
Serving his son, as best man, was Eugene M. Flory.  Ushers were Dale Flory, Leland Flory, Donny Flory, and Bruce Beahm.
Organ music was furnished by Donna Jacobs with Sandy Riley as soloist.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall.  The couple left for a honeymoon in Florida.
The bride is a graduate of Bridgewater College and was a physical education teacher at Madison County High School.  The groom, a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is a territorial manager for Ralston Purina Company in Southside Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Flory will make their home at Route 2, Box 44H, Brookneal.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 4, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Miss Nancy Bowles Weds Gerald Beaver
Miss Nancy Bowles, of Amelia, and Gerald Beaver of Keysville, were married on Sunday afternoon, March 24th, at four o'clock in Rocky Hill Methodist Church, the Rev. J.A. McKenry of Keysville, performing the ceremony.
Preceding the ceremony Mr. Clyde Henshaw, of Richmond, sang Gounod's "Ave Maria."   Miss Mary Paige Barns, of Amelia accompanied him and played the wedding music.  The bridesmaids were Mrs. Webster, of Crewe, sister of the groom, and Miss Marion Bowles, sister of the bride.  They were gowned in blue and carried arm bouquets of pink snapdragons and white buds.  The flower girl and ring bearer, little Misses Clay were nieces of the bride and were dressed in white satin and net.  The bride was given in marriage by her father and she was gowned in white satin with rose point lace and a veil of net and a coronet of orange blossoms.  She carried an arm bouquet of white rosebuds with orchid center.
The groom had as his best man, Sterling Beaver, his brother.
The couple left immediately for a short wedding trip.  The bride has been employed in the Farm Security Office of Amelia, and the groom has just been released from the army, where he served as assistant chaplain.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, December 7, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mr. W.W. Berkley, of Reeses and Miss Emma J. Jackson, were married on the 6th of December.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 25, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

BERRY-WINGO
Miss Nora Wingo Wed S-c C.W. Berry
Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Wingo announce the marriage of their daughter, Nora Elizabeth to S-c Charles Watzel Berry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivey J. Berry, Hickory, North Carolina.  The ceremony took place in the chapel of the Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church, Washington, D.C., Saturday, January, 20 at 8 o'clock in the evening with only the immediate members of the families attending.  Rev. Lloyd H. Snyder, Jr., assistant pastor of the Junior Church performed the ceremony.
The bride wore a powder blue ensemble, blending accessories, and a corsage of bride's roses.
Miss Rachel Leslie Wingo was maid honor for her sister, and the only attendant.  She wore an ash rose costume and a corsage of spring flowers.
Warren Pickford Erisman of Washington, D.C., was best man.
The bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Wingo of Richmond.
The groom is stationed in New York and the couple will reside at 5 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, New York.


The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, September 6, 1951
Submitted by:  Bea King

BIGGER - DODD

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Swanson Dodd of Charlotte C.H., announce the marriage of their daughter, Jean Ethelyn to Pvt. Claude Jackson Bigger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maury M. Bigger of Saxe. The double ring ceremony was performed at six o'clock in the evening by M.N. Nevang in La Cruces, New Mexico, July 28.
The bride wore a navy blue suit with white accessories and a white orchid at the shoulder.
Miss Hilda Dodd, who was her sister’s maid of honor, wore a pink suit with white accessories and a lavender orchid corsage.
Pvt. Robert Booth of Littleton, Ohio served as best man.
Pvt. and Mrs. Bigger will make their home at 4420 Dyer St. in El Paso, Texas until Pvt. Bigger finishes his training at Fort Bliss.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 11, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

BIGGER - POWELL
Miss Verna Mae Powell, daughter of W.H. Powell, and Mr. Maury Lee Bigger,  son of Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Bigger, all of Saxe, were married Friday afternoon in the Drakes Branch Methodist parsonage.  Rev. J.W. Bouldin performed the ceremony.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 4, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Miss Collier Weds William Boliek
On Saturday, April 6, ( the date of marriage is wrong)  at 7:30, the Meherrin Methodist Church was the scene of a beautiful candle light marriage, when Miss Madeline Collier became the bride of Mr. William Boliek.  The double ring ceremony was impressively performed by Rev. J.A. McKenry, pastor of the bride.
Messrs. Rowland Thompson and James Hughes were ushers.  The matron of honor was Mrs. Rowland Thompson, sister of the bride.  Jack Boliek, the groom's brother was his best man.  Just before the bridal party entered to the strains of Lohengrins wedding march, Mrs. William Warriner sang "I Love You Truly" and "O Promise Me."
Miss Collier was accompanied to the altar by her father, Mr. Le Roy Collier, who gave her in marriage.
Mrs. J.J. Anderson presided at the piano and rendered soft music during the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Boliek left immediately for a ten days northern tour.
Mr. Boliek is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Boliek, of Charlotte Court House.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette. Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 22, 1940
Submitted By
:  Bea Adams King
Old Charlotte (Taken from the Gazette fills of 54 years ago)

BRAGG-COLLEY
Marriage

At the residence of the bride's parents, near Harrisburg, Charlotte County, May 4th, by Rev. Mr. Cox, M.J. Bragg and Miss Nannie S. Colley, daughter of T.H., Colley, Esq.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 20, 1927.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 BRIGHTWELL-PUGH
At seven o'clock p.m. on December 29th, 1926, a pretty, quiet marriage was celebrated at Mr. L.R. Gilliam's, Phenix, Va., when Mrs. Wheeler W. Pugh became the bride of Mr. C.E. Brightwell, both of Charlotte County.  Rev. J.T. Barham of the Presbyterian church performed the ceremony of a few relatives and friends.
Mrs. L.R. Gilliam, the daughter of the bride served a bounteous supper which was much enjoyed by all present.  After a pleasant social hour, the bride and groom left for home amid  ????????? well-wishers of Phenix.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, July 20, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

BROOKES  - COLGATE

Mrs. James T. Colgate, of Richmond, formerly of Drakes Branch, announces the marriage of her daughter, Dorothy Marie, to Samuel Hunt Brookes, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Brookes, of Keysville.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Joseph Rives, pastor of Centenary Methodist Church, of Richmond, Monday evening, July 10, at 8:30, at the home of the bride.
The bride who was unattended, wore an aqua dress with white accessories and a corsage of purple orchids.
The groom attended the Presbyterian Junior College for Men, at Maxton, N.C., and until recently has been employed by the government as a civilian flying instructor at Lynchburg.
The couple left immediately after the ceremony for a short wedding trip, after which they will make their home in Keysville.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 16, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 BROWN-EDMUNDS
At Millwood, the residence of the bride's father; Thos. Edmunds, Esq., April 9th, by Rev. H.A. Brown, Mr. Paul F. Brown and Miss Sallie E. Edmunds, all of Charlotte.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, January 19, 1895
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

BRYAN - PROCTOR
A Home Marriage

At one o'clock p.m., Dec. 26th, 1894 the marriage of Miss HARRIET D. PROCTOR to Mr. WM. T. BRYAN was solemnized at "Locust Grove", the home of the bride.  The parlors were very artistically decorated with evergreens and box plants and flowers, and was darkened and lighted with colored lamps and candles.
Promptly at one o'clock Miss Martha Scott played Lobhengrin's  Wedding March in a most beautiful manner, and the attendants marched in, in the following order:
Miss Mrytie Johnson with T.A. Proctor, jr.
     " Jennie Bryan         " R.L. Proctor
     " Annie Friend          " W.C. Scott
     " Kate Woods           " Geo. B. Russell
     " Emmie Crawle       " Louis T. Dabie
Sam P. Daniel               " Dr. A.S. Priddy
Sam'l C. Bayer              " C.H. Newton
They followed an aisle diagonally across the parlor.  Then the groom, with his best man, T.A. Burke, of Athens, Ga., started from an ante-room, meeting the bride, with her maid of honor, Miss Bessie Proctor, at the foot of the aisle.  Joining hands, they marched to the altar, followed by Dr. and Mrs. T.A. Proctor, at the conclusion of the music.  The ceremony was very impressively performed by Rev. Edwin Green, an old and intimate friend of the bride.  After the benediction, the march was again played, and the party marched out in reverse order and immediately left for the depot, where the bridal party boarded the north-bound train for a tour.
The bride and her maids of honor wore traveling suits, with hats and gloves.  The groom and groomsmen wore conventional black coat and vest, with slate-colored pantaloons, tan gloves, and white japonicas on their lapels.
The bridal presents were numerous and handsome; that of the groom to the bride being a set of diamond ear rings and breast pin.
The bride, who is the oldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. T.A. Proctor, is well known for her many accomplishments and excellent traits of character.  The groom is a prominent society man and cotton broker of Athens, Georgia.
Owing to recent affliction in both families no cards were issued, and only a few relatives and intimate friends were present.
The evening preceding the marriage a full dress reception was tendered the attendants by Dr. and Mrs. T.A. Proctor, in honor of the occasion, at which a very enjoyable time was spent in conversation, music and eating, a very sumptuous and elegant supper being served, in which the hostess was assisted by Medames Johnson, Williams and Crews.
Thus a Virginia bride was carried away by a Georgia gentleman, amid the hearty good wishes of a host of friends.         
X.
Dec. 29, 1894.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 BUFORD-MANLY
Miss Townes Buford, daughter of Col. A.S. Buford, was married on the 6th to Clement Manly, Esq., and a prominent lawyer of Newburne, N.C.  A most brilliant reception was given by the bride's parents.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, June 15, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

CABELL - CHANDLER

Senator and Mrs. Albert Benjamin Chandler, of Versailles, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mildred Watkins, to Major John Kennedy Cabell, of Palm Springs, California, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin W. Cabell, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., formerly of Danville.
The date of the wedding is tentatively set for today, pending the arrival in Los Angeles of Senator and Mrs. Chandler, who were en route to the West Coast.
The young couple plan to spend a four-day honeymoon at Lake Arrowhead, after which the bride will return to Hollywood for the completion of a picture, "Out of This World."
The bride-elect, a granddaughter of Mrs. M.L. Watkins, of Keysville, was educated at Margaret Hall, Versailles, Ky.  Major Cabell is a graduate of the University of Alabama, class of 1939.  He is a member of the Seventy-second Squadron, Twenty-first Ferrying Group, Palm Springs.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 17, 1927.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 CABINESS-YEATS
On Thursday, February 10, at Phenix, Miss Mary Elizabeth Yeats became the bride of Mr. Jack Beverly Cabiness.  The young couple was accompanied by Misses Patty Yeats, sister of the bride, Dorothy Howard, Sarah Jay, and Messrs.Weldane Yeats, brother of the bride, Ellis Allen and Roger Johnson, Rev. W. Irvin Collins being the officiating minister.
Mrs. Cabiness is a young lady of great charm and possesses a pleasing personality.  Mr. Cabiness is the grandson of the late Capt. W.G. Cabiness at whose home the happy couple will live.  We wish for them a long life of happiness together


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 8, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 CHAMBERLAYNE-PHILLIPS MARRIAGE AT NEW YORK
The following announcement will be of much interest to a wide circle of relatives and friends of Miss Chamberlayne throughout the entire State.  Miss Chamberlayne is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Chamberlayne, Jr., of this county, and is socially prominent both here and at New York, where she had spent most of her time for several years.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott Chamberlayne, Jr. announce the marriage of their daughter Williamina Atkinson to Mr. Rufus Colfax Phillips, Jr. on Friday, the second of March nineteen hundred and twenty-eight New York City At Home after the fifteenth of March, Nineteen West Twelfth Street New York.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 9, 1907.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 CHANDLER-GRAVES
On Wednesday evening, April 24th, at 5 o'clock, p.m., at the Wylliesburg Baptist Church Miss Lizzie H. Graves and Mr. Thornton Chandler were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Rev. W.M. Hudson, officiating.
There was a large crowd of relatives and friends assembled to witness the ceremony.  The church was tastefully decorated with evergreens and forest flowers, which represented fairly the beauty of the Spring time.
The bride is the popular and attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howell Graves.  Mr. Chandler is a gentleman of marked ability and a successful farmer of Mecklenburg county.  The bridal party reached the church at the appointed hour, the groom being accompanied by his brother, Mr. William Chandler, as his best man.
The bride, attired in a beautiful white suit, with hat to match, followed on the arm of her maid of honor; the bride's maids were dressed in white in harmony with dress of bride; there were also several couples of waiters.  Dr. McGuire, of this place, was Master of Ceremonies, and Mrs. McGuire presided, very artistically, at the organ.
After the impressive performance of the ceremony, the bridal party filed out of the church to their carriages, receiving the warm congratulations of their friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Chandler have the heartiest wishes of a host of friends for their future prosperity and happiness.  They will reside at the home of Mr. Chandler, near Cephas, Mecklenburg Co., Va.
May 1, 1907     W.P.M.
Greensboro, N.C., April 26th, 1907


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 3, 1946
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Chappell-Clay
Mrs. W.C. Clay of  Drakes Branch, announces the marriage of her daughter, Miss Mary Elizabeth, to Milton Frederick Chappell son of  Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Chappell of  Red Oak.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.W. Bouldin in the Methodist Parsonage, Drakes Branch, on December 22.  The couple will live at Red Oak.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 4, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 CLARKE-HARVEY
April 22 by Rev. J.D. Southall, Mr. Robert M. Clark and Miss Sarah C. Harvey, all of Charlotte, Va.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, April 18, 1907.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 COLLINS-BARKSDALE
On Wednesday, April 4th, at 4 o'clock, p.m., at the home of the bride, and in the presence of many relatives and friends, Annie, the only daughter of Wm. G. and M.F. Collins, was united in marriage to Wm. H. Barksdale, a successful farmer of this county, who has recently purchased the residence of the late Charles Eudailey.  The parlors were tastefully decorated in green and white, a beautiful arch being erected, from it hung a marriage bell, under which the bridal party stood.
The party entered as follows:  Ushers, Elmer, brother of the bride, with Ray Collins, and Elli? Lipscomb with Maynard Brenerman; the bride on the arm of the groom.  As the strains of the Mendelsohn March were sweetly rendered by the accomplished Miss Kathlyn Brenerman, the ceremony was impressively performed by Rev. H.C. Ruffin, of Keysville.
The bride was the recipient of many beautiful, useful and costly presents, consisting of china and cut glass, artistic finger work, and other articles too numerous to mention, attesting the popularity both of bride and groom.  
After completion of the ceremony and the congratulations of friends, Mr. and Mrs. Barksdale left for their home where a beautiful reception awaited them.  With best wishes for all that will make them happy, from X Y Z Ft. Mitchell, April 13th, 1907


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 22, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 CONNER-FERGUSON
On Saturday, March 17th, Miss Verna Ferguson, formerly of Madisonville, and Mr. Henry Wellington Conner, of Appomattox, were quietly united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage at Rustburg, Va., Rev. C.I. Boggs officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Ferguson, of near Madisonville, and is now teaching at Coleman Falls, where she will continue her work for the present term.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Conner, of Appomattox.


 Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 5, 1956.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 COPAL - HEATH
Mr. Raymond Copal and Miss Florence Heath of Clover were married on Saturday, Dec. 31.  They went on a wedding trip to North Carolina and will make their home near Keysville.  Mr. Copal is the son of Mrs. Dewey Lindsey.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 10, 1946
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Crews-Jennelle
Mr. and Mrs. P.C. Jennelle of Blacksburg announce the marriage of their daughter, Thelma Bee, to Raymond E. Crews, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Crews of Christiansburg.
The ceremony took place at the parsonage of the St. Paul Methodist Church on December 22 with the Rev. C.A. Tucker officiating.
The groom was recently discharged from the army service, after serving nineteen months in Italy with the Fifteenth Air Force.  After a short wedding trip they will make their home in Christiansburg.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, January 17, 1907.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 DANIEL-ROGERS
A marriage took place near Abilene, on Thursday, the 10th inst., at the residence of Mr. S.W. Daniel, the contracting parties being Miss Josie Daniel and Mr. Junius Rogers; the ceremony was performed by Rev. E.H. Powell, of Keysville.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA., Thursday, January 2, 1890.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MARRIAGES
At residence of the bride's parents, Dec. 24th, by Rev. E.A. Gibbs, Mr. ROBERT DANIEL,  and Miss MARY, daughter of Jos. Smith, all of Charlotte.
By the same, Dec. 18th, Mr. JNO. S. Tatum and Miss SALLIE M. BARKSDALE.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA, Thursday, August 9, 1894.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 DAVIS-MAY
Miss Hattie M. Davis was married to Mr. W.A. May in the parlors of her father's residence at 2 30 o'clock last Wednesday afternoon.  The parlors were artistically decorated with evergreens and plants; the light of day being shut out the parlors were lighted with a rich mellow light from pink shaded piano lamps.  The bride entered from the hall, leaning on the arm of the groom, to the strains of Mendelson's wedding march, beautifully rendered on the piano by Mrs. J.H. Willis, and stopping just beneath a large arch of evergreens in the center of the front parlor, the Rev. A.B. Sharpe, of the Methodist church, performed the ceremony in a sweet and impressive manner.  The bride is a daughter of our popular Town Sergeant, Jas. H. Davis, and the groom is a valued employee of the Southern Railway.  The bride was clad in a handsome traveling suit of tan broadcloth, with hat, gloves and shoes to match.  
Immediately after the ceremony the young couple left on the south-bound train for Asheville, Waynesboro, Hot Springs, and other resorts in Western North Carolina.  Their future home will be at this place.
Keysville, August 4, 1894


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 15, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 DENTON - SHEPHERD
Mr. Luther Denton and Miss Lizzie Shepherd were married at Bruceville, near Meherrin, on Saturday.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  April 4, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Duffer-McIntyre
Mr. and Mrs. Houston McIntryre of Wylliesburg announce the marriage of their daughter, Lillian Pearl, to S 1-c James Irvine Duffer, U.S.N., formerly of Fort Mitchell.
The couple were married Monday, March 25, in Boydton, by Rev. F.W. England, in the presence of the bride's parents.  After a short wedding trip to (?) Mrs. Duffer will make her home with her parents at Wylliesburg, awaiting S 1-c Duffer's return from the U.S. Navy.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, September 21, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MISS MAE DUNNAVANT WEDS SGT. SIZEMORE
Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Dunnavant of Charlotte Court House, announce the marriage of their daughter, Leona Mae, to T-Sgt. O.K. Sizemore, Jr., of Fletcher, N.C., on September 6.
Mrs. Sizemore is teacher of Home Economics at Achilles High School in Gloucester County.  She is a graduate of Randolph-Henry High School and Farmville State Teachers College.
T-Sgt. Sizemore is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O.K. Sizemore, of Fletcher, N.C.  He is an instructor at Oscada Army Air Base, as Oscada Michigan.  He is a graduate of Fletcher High School.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 15, 1946.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 EARLY-HOLDEN
Announcements reading as follow have been received by friends:
Mr. and Mrs. James Kent Early request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Katherine Kent to Mr. Stephen West Holden Tuesday afternoon, the third of September at half after four o'clock Village Presbyterian Church Charlotte Court House, Virginia.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 10, 1927.
Submitted by
:  Bea Adams King

 EASTLAKE-PROCTOR
A letter was received here last week stating that Mr. T.A. Proctor and Miss Ray Eastlake of Washington, D.C., were married at Marlboro on New Year's Day.
Mr. Proctor is the eldest son of Mrs. Annie Proctor and the late T.A. Proctor, and has many friends and relatives in this section.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 10, 1927.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King
 

ESCHOLS-CHURCH
Miss Eschols and Mr. Church of near Keysville were married at the Methodist Parsonage, Saturday afternoon, February 4th, Rev. L. Hunter Early officiated.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 2, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 FARMER-WALKER
Miss Sallie K. Farmer, of Halifax and Mr. J.L. Walker, of Danville, were united in marriage Thursday, July 26, Rev. Mr. Overby, of Phenix, officiating. The marriage ceremony took place at the home of the bride's brother, Mr.  R.F. Farmer, of Randolph.  The bride and groom left immediately for the mountains where they will spend some time.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 13, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Carlton Ferguson Wed Miss Hester Deaner
Mr. and Mrs. I. Lacy Deaner announce the marriage of their daughter, Hester, to Carlton Ferguson, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Ferguson, of, Charlotte Court House.  The wedding took place at 2 o'clock December 7, in the Methodist parsonage of Pamplin, the Rev. A.R. Turner officiating.
The bride wore a winter white dress with brown accessories.  The groom was recently honorably discharged from the Army after four and one half years service, 22 months of which he served in the European theater of operations.
After the ceremony the couple left for a short wedding trip.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, February 2, 1905.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 FOREMAN
Drakes Branch, January 27th, 1905
Mr. T. Clarence Foreman arrived here on the evening of the 24th from Richmond with his attractive bride.  His grandmother, Mrs. J.T. Crymes, gave them a hearty reception and a handsome supper to do honor to the joyous occasion. 
 The table was bountifully supplied with ham, roast pig, turkey, salad, and choice dessert of cakes, fruits, etc. We wish the gallant groom and his fair bride a life full of happiness and usefulness.
W.T.P.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, May 28, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 FRIEND-GOODE
MARRIAGE BELLS - The following announcement should have been made by us before;  but, though late, we cannot forbear to add our earnest wishes for the life-long happiness of our happy friends. Married, at Boydton, May 6th, by Rev. Mr. Laird, Mr. Wm. G. Friend, of Charlotte Co., to Miss Ellen Goode, of Mecklenburg.


 Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, January 15, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 GARDEN-HAMLET
New Year's day, by Rev. W. Wingate, D.D., of Wake Forest College, at Kittrall's Mr. Alexander Garden, of Charlotte county, Va., and Miss Jennie F., youngest daughter of Mrs. Lucy R. Hamlet.


 The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, July 19, 1951
Submitted by:  Bea King

GARNETT-DENTON

Miss Helen E. Denton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Denton of Keysville, became the bride of Kirk W. Garnett, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Garnett of Saxe, Sunday, July 1 at 2:00 P.M. in the home of the officiating minister, the Rev. George Harris of Cullen. The bride wore a pink and white nylon dress with white accessories and a corsage of white orchids.  After a brief wedding trip, the couple are making their home with the groom's parents.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 19, 1928.
Submitted by
:  Bea Adams King

 GERBER-DEMOTT
Mr. J.H. Gerber announces the marriage of his daughter, Hattie Mae, to Mr. Richard A. De Mott.  They were married in May.  Mr. De Mott was formerly owner of the Charlotte Telephone Company, and Miss Gerber was an operator in the telephone office.  Mr. and Mrs. De Mott are now living at Washington.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, November 1, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 GIBBS-MAGEE
The following announcement will be of unusual interest to a host of friends and relatives in the state.  Mrs. Gibbs was a member of the High School Faculty here last year, and made many friends who will wish her happiness.  She has been assistant dietitian at St. Luke’s hospital since leaving here.  Mr. Gibbs is the son of Mrs. C.H. Gibbs and the late Dr. C.H. Gibbs, of Charlotte Courthouse, and is now associated with the Pinnix Warehouse, Reidsville, North Carolina, and has a host of friends and relatives who congratulate him.
Mr. and Mrs. Waverly Magee, announce the marriage of their daughter, Mavis Bell, to Mr. Charles Randolph Gibbs, Friday, August the tenth, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, Washington, D.C.  At home:  After the first, Reidsville, North Carolina.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January  4, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

GIBSON-LOVING
Miss Loving Weds Lieutenant Gibson
The marriage of Miss Grace Evelyn Loving, daughter of Mrs. Elsie Jackson Loving of Drakes Branch and Lt. Alton Brooks Gibson, U.S.N.R. of Laurinburg, N.C., and Long Beach, California, son of Mrs. A.D. Gibson of Laurel Hill, N.C., took place in Booth Chapel, Long Beach, California, December 16th at 4 o'clock.  The ceremony was performed by the pastor, Rev. Stuart Leroy Anderson.
The bride came in on the arm of Lt. Richard B. Heath U.SN.R Boston, Mass., and was given in marriage by her mother.  She wore a floor length dress of white silk jersey made with a high neck yoke of marquisette trimmed with bias folds of jersey.  The dress had a fitted bodice, long tight sleeves and very full skirt.  She wore a short veil of bridal illusion which fell from a cap made of illusion and folds of jersey.  Her flowers were a white orchid surrounded by gardenias and showered with bouvardia.
Immediately after the ceremony a small reception was held.  The couple will make their home in Long Beach, California.
Miss Loving received her A.B. degree from Woman's College of the University of North Carolina where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and her M.A. degree from Duke University.
Lt. Gibson received his A.B. degree from Duke University and his M.A. degree from Columbia University.  He is now administrative officer at S.C.T.C., Terminal Island, San Pedro, California.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 11, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Grant - Childress
Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Grant, of Charlotte Court House, announce the marriage of their daughter, Christine Glenn, to Hugh Garland Childress, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Childress of Phenix.
The wedding took place Saturday, April 6, at Charlotte Court House.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, November 26, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

GREEN - CHALKLEY
Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Chalkley announce the marriage of their daughter, Lillian McGrude, to Mr. Norwood Green, of South Boston.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 1, 1900.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 GREEN-MASON
On the evening of January 10, 1900, at the residence of Mr. Frederick Green near Rolling Hill, Mr. Sterling Green of Appomattox County, was united in the bonds of matrimony to Miss Ida Mason, of Charlotte Co.  The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. J.S. Williams of Red House.  The bride was charmingly dressed in pure white, the bridal veil being neatly pinned back with a cluster of pink roses.
The bridesmaids were Miss Mary Clay, Miss Eugenia Mason, Miss Carrie McAffee, Miss Homes Clay and Miss Green.  The groomsmen were Mr. Benj. Marshall, Dr. Jones, Mr. Scruggs, Mr. John Green and Mr. Frederick Green.  The parlor was handsomely decorated with evergreens.
After the ceremony, the evening was spent in a most enjoyable dance.  The earnest good wishes of many friends attend the happy pair on their life journey.
Rolling Hill, Jan. 20, 1900


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, October 5,  1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

GREEN-WATTS
Miss Frances Watts Weds Ernest C. Green
The wedding of Miss Frances Pauline Watts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Watts, of Saxe, and Wilson W. Green, son of Mrs. Hunter Green and the late Mr. Hunter Green, of Randolph, took place September 1st in South Boston, with the Rev. C.O. Tuttle, officiating.  The bride was dressed in a navy blue suit with matching accessories.  She wore a corsage of red rose buds.  Mrs. Green is a graduate of Randolph-Henry High School, class of 1944.
Pfc. Green received his education at Drakes Branch High School.  He reported for duty September 18 at Fort Bragg, N.C., for reassignment, after being overseas for fourteen months.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December  21, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

GRIMM-PARSONS
Miss Elizabeth Parsons Weds Ensign Grimm
Miss Elizabeth Spotswood Parsons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Dodd Parsons of Charlotte Court House was married yesterday to Holmes Randolph Grimm, Jr., Ensign, United States Naval Reserve, son of Mr. and Mrs. Holmes Randolph Grimm of Winchester. The ceremony was performed by Dr. John W. Rowe, the bride's pastor, at twelve noon, in the chapel of Grace Covenant Presbyterian church in Richmond.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a street length dress of blue velveteen.  She carried a white Prayer-Book with gardenias on it.  Miss Orville Blair Parsons, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and only attendant.
Ensign Grimm had his father as best man.  Mr. Kenneth Heine of  Winchester and Mr. William Calvert of  Roanoke were ushers.
Immediately after the ceremony, an informal reception was held at the home of the Misses Linda and Bessie White on Monument Avenue, after which the couple left on a short wedding trip.  Upon their return, they will be at the U.S. Hotel Chamberlain at Old Point Comfort.
Mrs. Grimm attended the college of William and Mary in Williamsburg.  She was graduated from Medical College of Virginia, School of Pharmacy.  Ensign Grimm graduated from Medical College of Virginia, School of Pharmacy where he was a member of Kappa Psi Fraternity.  He has jjust (just) returned to the States after a year's duty in the Mediterranean Sea.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, March 16, 1905.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 HAILEY-MOON
Saxe, Va., March 13, 1905
Miss Bessie Ardmore Hailey and Mr. Edward Carrington Moon were quietly married on Wednesday last, by Rev. W.M. Chandler, in the Methodist Parsonage, cor. 9th and Porter Sts. Manchester, Va.
The bride was becomingly attired in a brown traveling suit, with light blue silk waist and blue hat to match.  She is the oldest daughter of W.A. Hailey, of Saxe.
Mr. Moon is a rising young merchant of the same place.  Their future home will be with the bride's parents at Saxe.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 24, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

HAILEY-SHORTER
Elna Lucille Shorter and Percey W. Hailey Married
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Shorter, of Charlotte Court House, announce the marriage of their daughter, Elna Lucille, to Percy W. Hailey, of Richmond, son of Mrs. C.M. Hailey of Ontario, and the late Mr. Hailey.  The marriage took place on Friady, (Friday), August the eighteenth, at four o'clock in the home of Reverend J.W. Marsh, of Rustburg.  Reverend Marsh, the officiating minister is a former pastor of the bride.
The bride, who was unattended, wore a dress of sea aqua crepe with white accessories.  Her flowers were a shoulder corsage of orchids.
Following the ceremony the bride and groom left immediately for a short northern trip.  For traveling the bride wore a suit of grey linen with white accessories, and a corsage of orchids.  Upon their return they expect to make their home in Richmond.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 18, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

HARDINGE-ROGERS
Miss Frances Rogers Weds Mr. Hardinge, 3rd.
Miss Frances Rogers daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Rogers of Catonsville, Md., was married today January 18th, at 4 o'clock to Harold Hardinge, 3rd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hardinge, Jr., of New Jersey, formerly of Baltimore.
Miss Rogers, is a niece of Miss Annie and Miss Lucy Watkins of Charlotte Court House and has many friends there where she often visits her aunts.
Mr. Hardinge, is a member of the Air Force, serving in South America for two years and returned to this country about eighteen months ago for hospitalization.  He has now rejoined the Service, and is stationed at Richmond.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 20, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

HOCKETT-FRIES
Mr. and Mrs. William W. Hockett, of Greensboro, N.C., announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Laura Ruth, to Mr. Harold Frederick Fries, also of Greensboro.  The wedding was quietly performed at high noon, on Tuesday, August 18th, the ring ceremony being used by Rev. F. Marion Dick pastor of Hermon Presbyterian Church, Randolph, Va.  Mrs. E.S. Moore played the wedding march.  The bride was dressed in a dark brown ensamble suit, wearing hat and accessories to match.
The groom is a brother of Mrs. E. Marion Dick and a promising young contractor of Greensboro.  They were accompanied over by Mr. Hickson and Misses Burch and Forence of Greensboro.  After the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Fries left for Richmond, Norfolk and Washington, returning home by Raleigh.  They will be at home to their many friends August 23rd at 919 Cherry Street, Greensboro, N.C.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 HODGINS-MORGAN
Announcements received here yesterday of the marriage of Miss Louise Morgan to Mr. George Clifton Hodgins, at Norfolk, on Friday, August, 10th, were of much interest to the many friends and relatives of the bride.
Miss Morgan is the oldest daughter of the late P.N. Morgan and wife Rene Booth Morgan, and is a niece of, Mr. J.C. Booth, of Drakes Branch, and is a young lady of sweet and charming manner, whose friends will wish her happiness. Mr. and Mrs. Hodgins will make their home in Norfolk.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 20, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

HOFFMAN-HAILEY
Miss Hailey, Mr. Hoffman Married
Miss Mable Lucile Hailey, daughter of Mrs. Laura Beville Hailey of Ontario, became the bride of Travis Filmore Hoffman, Jr., son of T.F. Hoffman, Saturday at 4 o'clock in the Keysville Methodist Church, Rev. George H. Boyd officiating.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother-in-law, Charles Morgan Hailey, Jr., of Washington, wore a wedding gown of white Chantilly lace over ivory satin fashioned on princess lines with high neck, long fitted sleeves, and skirt ending in long, circular train.  Her finger-tip veil fell from a white satin coronet and she carried a bride's bouquet of white roses and gardenias.
Mrs. Charles Morgan Hailey, Jr. was the matron of honor, and Miss Patsy Weddle, Emporia, was maid of honor.  They wore dresses of blush pink satin and net and rosette head-dress of fluted net.  They carried bouquets of Talisman roses.
Miss Jean Wood, cousin of the bridegroom, was junior bridesmaid and wore a gown of ice blue satin and net, a rosette headdress of fluted net, and carried a bouquet of pink Briarcliff roses.
T.F. Hoffman, father of the bridegroom was the best man, and Frank Jett, Jr., was groomsman.
Charles Morgan Hailey, III nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.
A reception was held at the home of the bride, immediately following the ceremony.  The couple left for an extended wedding trip after which they will make their home in South Boston.
Miss Hailey is a graduate of Radford College.  Mr. Hoffman, is a graduate of William and Mary College and a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 4, 1940
Submitted By
:  Bea Adams King
Old Charlotte  (Taken from the Gazette files of 54 years ago)

JACKSON-DODSON
Marriages

September 16, 1886 - At the residence of the bride's parents, in Charlotte County, September 8, by Rev. L. Cox, W.M. Jackson and Miss Amanda A. Daughter of A.J. Dodson, of Charlotte County.

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette. Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 22, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King
Old Charlotte (Taken from the Gazette fills of 54 years ago)

JACKSON-VAUGHAN
Marriage

May 20, 1886 - At the residence of the bride's mother, near Keysville on May 12th. by Rev. Mr. McMurray, Lewis S. Jackson, and Miss Grace E. Vaughan.  The best wishes of many friends attend the happy pair.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 25, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

JOHNSON-McNENY
Miss Pauline McNeny Weds Robert L. Johnson
A marriage of interest to friends of the family here was solemnized at Henderson, N.C., Saturday evening January 13th at 8 o'clock. Miss Pauline Hethorn McNeny, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.T. McNeny of Henderson, married Robert Ligon Johnson, aviation radioman second class, who has just returned from a year service in the South Pacific where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.  He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Johnson, also of Henderson.  Following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. McNeny antertained (entertained) the bridal party and guests at a reception at the West End Country Club.  After a short wedding trip the couple will leave for the West coast where he is stationed.  The bride is a niece of Mrs. T.H. Chappell, and S.T. McNeny.  She is a graduate of St. Mary's College, Raleigh, N.C., and at present a senior at Woman's College, Greensboro, N.C.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 2, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 KING-FREEMAN, LANE-FREEMAN, SMITH-HILL
By Rev. J.D. Southall, June 3, 1874, Mr. John W. King and Miss Missouri A. Freeman, all of Charlotte County, Va. At the same time, by the same, Mr. Robt. W. Lane and Miss Lou. A. Freeman, all of said county. At the Baptist Church, June 16th, by Rev. Mr. Cox, Matthew Smith and Frances Hill, both of Richmond.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 12, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 KING-THARP     
Miss Eva Tharp and Mr. Travis D. King of near Lebanon Church were married Saturday afternoon, April 7, at the Methodist parsonage at Drakes Branch, by the pastor, Rev. J.W. Gee.  Miss Tharp was accompanied by her father, Mr. Henry Tharp, and Mr. King was accompanied by his father, Mr. William King.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 3, 1946
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Lacks-Hatcher
In the Methodist parsonage, Drakes Branch, in the afternoon of December 31, Miss Lilly Saunders Hatcher became the bride of Mr. Charlie Woodrow Lacks.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hatcher, Chase City and the groom the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Lacks of Saxe.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.W. Bouldin.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 8, 1946.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 LACKS-TOOMBS
Mr. Marilla Toombs of Red Oak, announces the marriage of his daughter, Edith Rosa Toombs to Simmie Edward Lacks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merrell Lacks, of Barnesville, on August 3, 1946, at Charlotte Court House.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 4, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

LACKS-WILHELM
Miss Virginia Wilhelm Weds Sergeant Lacks
Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Wilhelm of Lexington, Va., announces the marriage of their daughter Miss Bessie Virginia to Sgt. John William Lacks U.S. Army Air Corp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis J. Lacks 3610 Midlothian Pike, Richmond, Va.
The wedding was solemnized December 9 at 3:30 P.M. in the Grace Lutheran Church, Richmond, with the Rev. J.J. Scherer officiating.
The bride wore a brown gaberdine suit with matching accessories and a shoulder corsage of orchids.
Mrs. Lacks attended Marion College and graduated from Madison College in June where she was a member of the Theta Signa Upsilon Sorority and also of the Phi Theta Kappa honor sorority.  She is at present a teacher of Home Economics at Madison Heights H.S. near Lynchburg.
Sgt. Lacks has just recently returned from 40 months foreign service and is now stationed at Richmond Air Base.  He has been in the U.S. Army over four years and has seen active service in Iceland, England, France and Belgium.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 11, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Lane-Napier
Mr. and Mrs. Oddie Z. Napier of Drakes Branch announces the marriage of their daughter Evelyn Emphses, to A.M.M. 3-c U.S.N.R. David C. Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Lane of Newport News.  The ceremony was performed Tuesday, December 26 at 6:15 o'clock in Richmond.  The bride wore a blue costume with black accessories.  A.M.M. 3-c Lane has reecntly (recently) returned from foreign service and at present will be tsationed (stationed) at Jacksonville, Florida.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 LAWSON-HARVEY
At residence of Mr. Isaac M. Smith, at Aspenwall, Jan. 7th, 1885, by Rev. E.S. Taylor, Mr. Henry V. Lawson and Miss Victoria Harvey, all of Charlotte.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, Va., Thursday, November 9, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

LAWSON-HARVEY

Reeses Methodist church tastefully decorated and artfully illuminated, was on Tuesday, Oct. 31st. at 11:30 a.m., the scene of a very pretty chrysanthemum wedding, when Mr. Charles R. Lawson met at the sacred altar Miss Bettie C. Harvey, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Harvey, of Charlotte County, Va.
Despite the inclement weather quite a generous gathering of relatives and friends assembled to witness the interesting ceremony.  The wedding party entered the church in the following order:
The best man, Mr. Willie Lawson, brother of the groom, first entered, and passing through and removing the ribbon gates delivered the incense to Rev. A.B. Sharpe, the officiating minister.  Then on either side of the church entered the waiters: Messrs. Fred G. Roach, Eddie Cooke, Paul Adams.  Hammersley, Davie Harvey.---Hammersley; the bridegroom with Mr. Willie Lawson, the bride with Miss Maggie Harvey, bridesmaid.
The bride attired in a tailor made blue gray traveling suit and carrying a gorgeous bouquet of chrysanthemums, looked her best, while her bridesmaid, in pretty and appropriate dress and manner, was all that her office demanded.
After receiving the congratulations of may friends, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lawson, accompanied by Miss Carrie Lawson and Mr. Davie Harvey, left for a visit with Mr. Ed. Lawson, of Mecklenburg County.  May their married life be happy and prosperous.
A.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 3, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King
 

LAYNE-DICKERSON
Miss Ida May Layne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Layne and William Mertin Dickerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Dickerson, residents of Pamplin were married at the Baptist parsonage here last Saturday morning, Rev. W.B. Duling, officiating.  The bride was attired in a costume of navy blue with beige accessories.  Immediately after the ceremony, the couple left for an extended trip by automobile, after which they will be at home near Pamplin.

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 2, 1907.
Submitted by
:  Bea Adams King

 LEWIS-CALHOUN
Miss Bertha Calhoun and Mr. John P. Lewis, Danville, were quietly married yesterday afternoon at the home of her pastor, Rev. C.E. Hodgin, by whom the ceremony was performed; only two of their most intimate friends being present, Miss Violet Ratcliffe and Mr. Frank Haygood.
Miss Calhoun is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun, of Douglas street, who by her kind heart and lovely personality has won for herself a large number of warm and admiring friends who wish her much happiness.
Mr. Lewis is a son of Capt. and Mrs. W.T. Lewis, of Ruffins, Rockingham Co., N.C., and is a worthy son of a worthy father, whose life so far has been above reproach.  He is now a successful business man of Danville, Va., for which place they left on the north-bound train at 10:20 o'clock, last evening. 
Though the marriage was kept so quiet, many of their friends were at the station to bid them GOD SPEED.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 3, 1946
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

LYNN-BARKSDALE
Miss Frances Barksdale, Daniel Reid Lynn, Wed
The wedding of Miss Frances Barksdale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Barksdale of Randolph, and Daniel Reid Lynn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Lynn of Chase City took place Wednesday, December 26, at four o'clock at the Wylliesburg Presbyterian Church with the Rev. C.H. Watts officiating and using the double ring ceremony.  The bride, who was given in masriage (marriage) by her father, wore a gown of white satin, fashioned with a sweet heart neckline, long sleeves ending in a point over the hands and full skirt gathered below the waist line and ending in a circular train.  Her finger tip veil of illusion fell from a Mary Scott's cap of pleated maline and she carried a shower bouquet of  brides roses and step-honatis.  Her only jewelry was a strand of pearls, a gift from the groom.
Miss Mary Barksdale of Baltimore, Md., sister of the bride, was the maid of honor.  She wore a gown of white jersey and carried a bouquet of red roses.
The bridesmaids were Mrs. W.S. Barksdale, Jr. of Maplewood, N.J., sister-in-law of the bride, Mrs. James Butler of Chase City and Mrs. George Copeland of Jacksonville, Fla., cousins of the bride.  They wore gowns of American Beauty jersey and carried bouquets of pink carnations.
Maynard Lynn, brother of the groom was best man and the groomsmen were Jones Butler, Ridley Green and Julian Garrett all of Chase City.
Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents after which the young couple left for a Southern wedding trip.  The couple will make their home in Randolph.
The bride groom was recently discharged from the Army, having been in service 3 1/2 years, 2 years and 10 months of which was spent overseas.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, January 15, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 MACK-LAPHAM
At the Baptist church in Danville, Jan. 7, by Rev. Thos. Hume, Jr., John G. Mack, formerly of this place and Flora Lapham, of Danville.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, December 18, 1873
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 MARSHALL-MCGHEE
At Aspen Grove, the residence of the bride's parents, in Fluvania county, Va., Wednesday, December 17th, Mr. H.A. Marshall, of Charlotte county and Miss E.?. McGhee, of  Fluvania.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, December 7, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King


Marshall-Pugh
On Tuesday evening, Nov. 28th, at 3 o'clock, the marriage of Miss Bernice Marshall and Mr. Norman L. Pugh was solemnized.  Rev. W.F. Williams, of the M.E. church, officiating.  The marriage occurred at the brides' home in Appomattox County near Concord Depot.  The attendants were Miss Mit Pugh and T.R. Pugh, Miss Elma Shearer and Dug Pugh, Miss Esther Coleman and Bessie Brightwell.  The usher were Messrs Howard Marshall, John Chilton, W.T. Pugh, jr., and Sam Pugh.
The bride, who is a handsome brunette, is a daughter of Mr. Robert E. Marshall, and a niece of Mr. John Marshall, of Lynchburg. Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party left for the residence of Mr. W.W. Pugh where a wedding supper awaited them.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, January 19, 1895
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MARSHALL-PUGH
Marriage Bells
A quiet but impressive marriage ceremony was performed at Madisonville on Dec. 19th, at 11 a.m.  The contracting parties were Miss MATTIE T. PUGH, and Mr. WILLIE T. MARSHALL, both of Charlotte County.  Rev. C.W. Leftwich performed the ceremony in a very able manner. Loheugrin's Wedding March was very skillfully rendered by Miss Mary L. Ford.  Owing to the ill health of the bride's mother there were very few invited guests, only the immediate family and waiters being present.
The waiters were Miss Janie E. Pugh and Chas. M. Hutcheson, Miss Mamie M. Ford and John. L. Marshall, Miss Ruth Hannah and Benj. W. Marshall, Miss Mattie R. Marshall and Norman B. Marshall, Miss Edna L. Pugh and P. Thornton Marshall, Miss Eva A. Pugh and James F. Pugh, Miss Janie M. Marshall and Frank L. Jennings.  The ushers were Walter S. Pugh and Presley M. Hannah.
The bride was handsomely attired in a traveling suit of blue cloth.  After the ceremony, a lunch was served, and the happy couple drove off under showers of rice and old shoes.  At Pamplins (Pamplin) they boarded the east-bound train for a wedding tour.
As a test of the popularity of the bride, many nice and useful presents were received; among which was noticed three sets of tea spoons, one set of table spoons, silver sugar dish and cream pitcher, salad fork, silver knives and forks, one handsome lamp with paper shade, silver butter dish, berry bowl, willow rocker, plush sofa, silver pickle dish, butter knife, &c., also gold watch, gift of the groom.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, June 8, 1933
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

MARTIN-SPENCER

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thomas Spencer of Fort Mitchell, Va., announce the marriage of their daughter, Orville to Jesse Clement Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Martin of Victoria which took place on Saturday, June 3 in Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin will be at home after June 20th in Victoria.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, November  30, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MATTHEWS-COATES
Mrs. Sallie Coates Wed John Matthews
Mr. John T. Overstreet of  Phenix, Va., announces the marriage of his daughter Mrs. Sallie Coates of  Newport News, Va., to John E. Matthews, U.S. Navy.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Matthews of  Trenton, N.J.
The wedding was solemnized November 1 at 7 p.m. at the home of the bride's sister Mrs. B.M. Jarvis of  Newport News with the Rev. Sterling L. Price officiating using a double ring ceremony. The bride wore a pale blue suit with black accessories and a corsage of talisman rosebuds.
Mrs. Lorell Dantzler was her only attendant.  She wore a navy blue dress with black accessories and a corsage of white carnations.
Wylie B.B. Parker of the U.S. Navy served as best man.
Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held and the couple left for Trenton, N.J.
Mr. Matthews has had three years of sea duty with the U.S. Navy and is now stationed at the amphibians training base at Little Creek, Norfolk, Virginia.
Mrs. Matthews will reside at 339 46th Street, Newport News.



Source:  Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 22, 1928.
Submitted by
:  Bea Adams King

McCONNELL-TOWNSEND
Mrs. James Richard Townsend, of Ontario, Va., announces the engagement of her daughter, Martha Elmore to Dr. Robert Lucas McConnell, of East Radford, Va.  The wedding will take place in the early summer.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 3, 1955.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 MCKINNEY - WILLIS
The marriage of Mrs. Selma Colgate Willis, daughter of Mrs. W.C. Colgate of Saxe, Charlotte County to Beverly Hugh McKinney, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.C. McKinney of Nathalie, Halifax County took place at Park Ave Methodist Church in Richmond on February 19 at 7:00 p.m.  The Rev. James Burliegh officiated. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Elmer McKinney of Richmond. The couple will reside in Chase City.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 4, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King
Old Charlotte  (Taken from the Gazette files of 54 years ago)

MERRILL-WILKS
Married in the Courthouse

During a recess of the County Court, on Wednesday, the 8, a colored couple, Patrick Merrill, and Mrs. Mary Wilks, were "united in the holy bonds of matrimony," by Rev. B.H. Venable, colored, in the Courthouse.  This is the first time a "hitch" of this kind has ever been pronounced in our temple of justice.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 26, 1928.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MORTON-ARRINGTON
Mr. Miller G. Morton and Miss Daisy Arrington, both of Charlotte county, were married last Tuesday afternoon in the parsonage at Cullen by Rev. G.A. Harris.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 MORTON-MCCRAW
At Hollywood, Dec. 18th, 1884, by Rev. J.D. Lumsden, Mr. Thos. L. Morton, of Pr. Edward Co., and Miss Willie Witt, daughter of Capt. H.C. McCraw, of Buckingham County, Va.


 Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA, Thursday, July 19, 1894.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 MORTON - PETTUS
Married, at Meherrin, on Wednesday the 18th, Mr. Lee W. Morton, of Eureka Mills, and Miss Page Pettus, of Meherrin.  The ceremony took place at the M.E. church at that place.  At night a brilliant reception was tendered the bridal couple by Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Morton, at their elegant residence at Keysville, which was graced by the presence of a large number of the many friends of the bride and groom.
The Gazette wishes to join in the congratulations of the large number who wish a long and happy married life for those whose union has so suspiciously been consummated.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 4, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King
Old Charlotte  (Taken from the Gazette files of 54 years ago)

MORTON-RANDOLPH
Marriages

At the residence of the bride's parents, at Memphis, Tenn., July 4, by Rev. Davis Sessums, Samuel W. Morton, of Charlotte County and Miss Laura, daughter of Wm. M. Randolph.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 24, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Martha Katherine Berkeley Pfc. Harry Moss Married
Pfc. Harry L. Moss, of Tallahassee, Florida, and Miss Martha Katherine Berkeley of Keysville were married Aug. 9, at noon with Rev. H.T. Busey officiating; Mrs. J.S. Edwards was Miss Berkeley's only attendant.
Pfc. Martin Perl served as best man to Mr. Moss.  Members of the immediate family were present.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 2, 1928.
Submitted by
:  Bea Adams King

 NEAL - SHORT
BLANCHE LAURINE NEAL BRIDE OF W. E. SHORT
The marriage of Miss Blanche Laurine Neal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Robert Neal, of Aspen, Va., to Mr. William Eugene Short, son of Mrs. Susie Green Short and the late Mr. Richard Henry Short, of Purdy, Va., took place on Wednesday, August 1st, at high noon in the First Baptist church, Richmond, Va., Rev. Ralph Bellwood, of Jarratt, Virginia, performing the ceremony in the presence of the immediate families and a few of her friends.
The bride wore a frock of rose glow crepe ?, a large picture hat to match and carried an arm bouquet of bride's roses and lilies of the valley.  She had as her matron of honor and only attendant, her sister, Mrs. Leo Hartland Hardy, who wore powder blue chiffon, a picture hat to match and carried an arm bouquet of sweetheart roses.  The groom has as his best man, his brother, R. Howard Short.
Immediately after the ceremony the bride and groom left on a wedding trip to New York and other points of interest.  After their return they will be at home at Purdy, Va.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 10, 1929.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

NELSON-EGGLESTON
Of much social interest is the marriage of Mr. Graham Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Nelson, and Miss Loula Eggleston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irvy Eggleston, on December 25th, 1928.  The happy couple will reside in this section.  Many good wishes attend this union.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday July 5, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 NEWCOMB-DIXON
Miss Lena Dixon and Mr. Lewis Newcomb were quietly married on Sunday, July 1, at 3:30 o'clock P.M. at the Baptist parsonage in Keysville in the presence of the bride's relatives.  After the ceremony they returned to the bride's home, where a nice supper awaited them and some of their friends.  The happy couple left for Farmville, where they will reside for a while.  The community wishes them much happiness and success.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 12, 1885.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 NORVELL - BARTON
In Alabama, January 21st., 1885, by Rev. R.T. Barton, Elisha H. Norvell of N.C., to Irene Barton, daughter of the officiating clergyman.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 7, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 OGLESBY-BERGER
Mr. and Mrs. David Woodson Berger announce the engagement of their daughter, Lucy Elizabeth, to Mr. Earnest Jackson Oglesby of Virginia and New York.  The marriage took place in the home of the bride with only the nearest relatives present, on Wednesday, June 6th, at Drakes Branch, Va.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, January 19, 1895
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

OSBORNE - MORTON
A Brilliant Wedding
Ascension Episcopal church was at nine o'clock Thursday evening, Dec. 27th, the scene of the most beautiful full-dress, pink and white wedding ever witnessed outside a city of ten thousand inhabitants, the contracting parties representing the two leading families of Charlotte's aristocracy, when Miss Caroline McEwen Morton became the wife of Mr. Charles Archer Osborne.  The handsome house of prayer was beautifully decorated with evergreens, palms, ferns and many growing plants, and lighted by numerous plants and bouquet lamps with pink and white shades.  The altar was lighted with eighteen wax tapers held in massive silver candelabras.  The bridesmaids came in from the vestry room to Lohengrin's wedding march, rendered by a strong band from Danville, and proceeded in couples down the right aisle to the vestibule, where, forming in line, they were met by the groomsmen and returned to the chancel, the lady down the left aisle and the gentleman down the right, they being preceded by the following: T.A. Proctor, jr., W.C. Scott, Jas. C. Watkins, and F.J. Gregory, jr.  Then came the bridesmaids and groomsmen, thus: Miss Mabel Osborne, in white, and J. Thompson Morton, Miss Maude Lawrence, in pink, and Geo. B. Russell, Miss Katie Woods, in white, and Caskie E. Norvell, Miss Evelyn Osborne, in pink, and E.T. Gregory, Miss Frances Owen, in white, and E. Stanley Jeffress, Miss Susie Norvell, in pink, and J.M. McCargo.  The bridesmaids who wore white carried pink roses, while those who wore pink carried white roses.
Then came little Miss Helen Wilson, of Danville, by the left aisle, strewing flowers along the pathway of the bride; while Master Berkley Lawrence came down the opposite aisle carrying the white prayer book, lying open upon a white silk cushion, and delivered it to the minister. Then came the maid of honor, Miss Lucy H. Morton, the only sister of the bride, clad in a handsome pink silk.  She was followed by the bride, dressed in a most exquisite while silken train, and a long bridal vail, fastened with a sunburst pin of diamonds and pearls, the gifts of the groom.  She carried bride's roses and was leaning on the arm of her father.  The groom came from the vestry room with his brother, Mr. P.H. Osborne, and meeting the bride at the foot of the chancel accompanied her to the altar, where the beautiful and impressive Episcopal ceremony was performed by Rev. J.P. Lawrence, assisted by Rev. A.B. Sharpe, of the Methodist church.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, the bride and groom and all the bridesmaids knelt to receive the blessing, while the groomsmen stood with bowed heads and folded arms.
Immediately after the ceremony, the bridal party and about two hundred invited guests repaired to "Morton Hall, " the beautiful home of the bride's father, which is known far and wide for its many entertainments and warm hospitality, where a grand reception was held until three o'clock, when the bride and groom left on the south bound train for St. Augustine and other Florida points.  The supper was prepared by a Richmond caterer and was superb.  In cutting the bride's cake the ring fell to the lot of Miss Susie Norvell and the button to F.J. Gregory, jr. When leaving, the bride threw her bouquet back to be caught by the next one to follow suit, as superstition has it, and it was caught by E. Stanley Jeffress.
The bride is the eldest daughter of Maj. J.W. Morton, and the acknowledged belle of the county, and a young lady of many noble traits.  The groom is the honored Mayor of our town, of our leading business men and (?) popular.  The high esteem in which the young couple are held was attested by the many costly presents, representing friends and relatives in every southern State, and the hundred telegrams of congratulations that poured in during the reception.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 10, 1927.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 OWEN-WOOD MARRIAGE
The home of Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Layne was the scene of a quiet, but pretty wedding Saturday afternoon, March 5, when Miss Eunice Vina Owen became the bride of Mr. Joseph Edward Wood.  Rev. G.A. Harris, pastor of the Cullen Baptist Church, officiated.
The bride wore an afternoon frock of navy blue georgette and crepe de chine, with accessories to match.  Following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Wood were given a delightful reception at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Owen.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December  7, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

PAYER-LACEY
Miss Lacey Married Ensign John L. Payer
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Lacey of Halifax, announce the marriage of their daughter, June Beatrice to Ensign John L. Payer, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Payer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 20th, 1944.
Miss Lacey is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.H., Chalkley.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, December 5, 1907.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 PETTUS - HANMER
On the 15th inst. the Ash Camp Baptist church, Keysville, was the scene of a most brilliant and joyous assemblage ever witnessed in this place.  The occasion was the marriage of Miss Bertha Hanmer, the accomplished daughter of late H.D. Hanmer, to Mr. George Overton Pettus, son of R.E. Pettus.  The church was tastefully decorated with evergreen and a large company graced the occasion.
The party entered the church to the strains of the wedding March finely rendered by Mrs. Fred Hanmer, and the bride entered on the arm of her brother, A.B. Hanmer, and was met, at the altar by the groom, attended by Dr. J. Floyd Gregory, as best man, and Miss Delma Spencer, as Maid of Honor.  The ushers R.E. Pettus, Jr., W.S. Hanmer, H.D. Hanmer and T.M. Arvin.
The ceremony of the marriage was most impressively and gracefully performed by Rev. J.W.H. Dychos, pastor of the church.
Mr. Pettus is one of the most popular and successful businessmen of  Keysville, of Halley, Pettus, & Priddy, and the congratulations of hosts of friends attend Mr. and Mrs. Pettus on this auspicious event.  After a trip to Jamestown and other sections they will be at home at Keysville.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  April 4, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Phillips-McIntyre
The marriage of Miss Alice McIntyre and Mr. Harold Mason Phillips, both of Chase City, took place Sunday afternoon, March 17, at the home of Mr. Mason's sister, Mrs. Robert Bayne, at Fort Mitchell.  The Rev. M.M. Austin, Blackstone, performed the ceremony in the presence of the immediate family and a few friends.  After a short wedding trip the couple will made (make) their home in Chase City.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, November 21, 1878.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 PRIDDY - ?
MARRIAGE BELLS - The Ash Camp Ch. at Keysville, was the scene of a large and brilliant gathering on the 13th last.  The occasion was the marriage of two of Keysville's fairest belles, sisters, and daughters of John D. Priddy, formerly a principal proprietor of the village.  The happy grooms, too, were of Keysville's most popular sons.  A large party accompanied them to the cars, and wished them not only a happy bridal trip and safe return, but a prosperous journey through life.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 18, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

PRIDDY-BROOKING Are Wed

The wedding of Miss Anne Catherine Brooking; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keesee Brooking of Orange, and Hugh Coleman Priddy of Richmond, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman Priddy of Keysville, took place April 6 at the Second Baptist Church in Richmond.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Clarence W. Cranford, assisted by the Rev. Solon B. Cousins.
The bride wore a dark blue suit with blush pink blouse and blue accessories, and a corsage of pale pink camellias. Her matron of honor and only attendant was her sister, Mrs. Charles J. Young of Orange, who wore an afternoon frock of dusty pink crepe, with a corsage of Johanna Hill roses.
The groom had as his best man Hunter Reginald Pettus of Richmond and the ushers were Herman Ginther of Richmond and Charles J. Young of Orange, brother-in-law of the bride.
After the wedding, the bridal party, the two families and out-of-town guests were entertained at a reception given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Reginald Pettus, 1507 Confederate Avenue, Richmond.
Out-of-town guests included: Miss Lorna Carrell, Miss Darlyne Barnhill, Miss Helene Dwyer, Julian Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Hunnicutt and Mrs. Ellis Dewey of Washington, Mr. and Mrs. Keesee Brooking, parents of the bride; Mrs. Ernest Wambersie, Misses Philippa Anne and Eugenia Wambersie, Ernest Wambersie Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Young, Mrs. Tom Lonergan, Miss Mary Porter Hatcher, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brown, O.B. Watson Sr. and O.B. Watson Jr. of Orange, Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman Priddy, parents of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Peters, Mrs. J.A. Tipton and Mrs. Mattie Ingram of Keysville, Mrs. L.B. Hailey, Miss June Hailey and Mr. and Mrs. Per Anderson of Ontario, Mrs. G.S. Hall of Amelia, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Shotwell, E.C. Shotwell Jr. and Miss Dorothy Shotwell of South Boston, Mrs. F.T. Milton and Harvey Milton of Drakes Branch, Mrs. A.B. Arvin and sons, of Victoria, Mrs. L.T. Holt of Hopewell, Mrs. H.R. Harvey, W.W. Harvey, Mrs. Glenwood Tate, Mrs. Frank Moore and Misses Wilhelmina and Ellen Harvey of Roanoke and Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Chichester of Stafford.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, January 8, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 PUGH-BUNTIN
At the residence of A.D. Ford, on Thursday evening, January 1st, 1874, by Rev. E.W. Roach, Mr. C.M. Pugh, of Rough Creek, and Miss Maggie S. Buntin, of Halifax.
This interesting event was duly honored by a very pleasant social entertainment tendered by the many friends of the bridegroom, the young men of Rough Creek.  We may add our congratulations.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, February 14, 1907.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 PURCELL-HASKINS
A POPULAR COUPLE WED
Despite the drifting snow which fell at midnight and the bleak northwestern winds wafting o'er the white sheet, this morning Lebanon Methodist church was the scene of a most beautiful marriage.  The contracting parties as follows:  Miss H. Pearl Purcell, the beautiful and accomplished daughter of Mr. John P. and Mrs. Ruby A. Purcell, of this county.  The groom Mr. E. Langston Haskins, is a most popular and successful business man of Loudoun county.  Mr. Haskins has many friends in this section, as he spent the earlier part of his life in our midst.
This happy event took place promptly at 10 a.m., in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends.  The bridal party in carriages from the Purcell home nearby, arrived in the following order - The groom accompanied by his best man, and bride by her maid of honor.  After the church ushers, Messrs. Charles Hamilton and Meredith Farrar, had seated the audience the doors were closed for a few minutes, during which time the bridal party was arranged in the order in which they filed into the church.  The doors were opened.   To the beautiful strains of Mendelsohn's March rendered by the accomplished church organist Miss Kathryn Brennerman, the groom, on the arm of his best man Mr. J.B. Purcell, brother of the bride, was led to the altar, preceded by three couples of bridal ushers, Messrs. Hamilton, Purcell, Spencer, Brennerman, Hanmer, and Master of Ceremonies Dr. W.P. McGuire, who took right and left positions either side of the chancel.  Then the bride, attired in a handsome dark blue cloth tailor suit, carrying a bouquet of bride's roses, followed on the arm of her cousin, Miss Lillie Heckler of Richmond, maid of honor.
The chancel was beautifully decorated over which was constructed an arch from its center was suspended an exceedingly artistic piece of work, designed by Mrs. S.E. Spaulding, being in the shape of a heart pierced by an arrow.  
As the stately couple stood under the arch the ceremony was impressively performed by Rev. J.K. Walker pastor of the church.
After congratulations from the minister, Mr. and Mrs. Haskins proceeded to the carriage accompanied by the attendants where they remained a few minutes to receive congratulations from their friends, thence to the station where they took the northbound train for a extended trip.  They will return to Loudoun county which is to be the future home of the young couple.
Mrs. Haskins was the recipient of numerous handsome presents, a host of friends wish them "God speed, and a happy and successful new life."  Mrs. Dr. Gregory, a sister of the bride, from Roanoke, attended the marriage, and is now stopping at the home of her parents near Drakes Branch.
Feb. 6, 1907    W P McG


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, November  23, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

RAGLAND-HUTCHESON
Miss Hutcheson Weds John G. Ragland
The marriage of Miss Mary Ligon Hutcheson to Mr. John Guerrant Ragland, Jr., Warrant Officer, United States Naval Reserve, was solemnized Saturday afternoon, November the 18th at four o'clock.  The wedding took place in the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. Edward G. Bailey.
Mrs. Ragland is the daughter of  Mrs. Robert Francis Hutcheson of Charlotte Court House, and the late Judge Hutcheson.  Mr. Ragland is the son of  Mrs. John Guerrant Ragland of  Ruffin, North Carolina, and the late Mr. Ragland.
The bride wore light blue crepe with matching accessories.  Her only ornament was a necklace worn by her grandmother on her wedding day.  She was given in marriage by her uncle, Mr. Edward G. Bailey.  The services were conducted by her uncle, Rev. R.G. Hutcheson of Farmville.
Mrs. Ragland is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College and Mr. Ragland is a graduate of Georgia Tech.
The out of town guests present at the wedding were Mrs. Robert Francis Hutcheson, mother of the bride; Mrs. John G. Ragland, mother of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. D.Q. Eggleston of  Drakes Branch; Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Eggleston, Mrs. B.P. Eggleston, and Miss Louise Eggleston of Norfolk, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hutcheson of Gloucester: Mrs. C.M. Hutcheson and Mrs. L.T. Porter of Charlotte Court House; Miss Katie Kent Early of Petersburg; Rev. and Mrs. R.G. Hutcheson and Miss Nancy Hutcheson of  Farmville; Mrs. C. Kavanaugh Sparrow and Mrs. E.H. Copeland of  Fieldale, Virginia.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December  21, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Randall-Bigger
In the presence of friends and relatives who met in the Drakes Branch Methodist Parsonage Friday evening, December 15th, to witness the ceremony, Miss Ruth Odell Bigger became the bride of Sergt. Wm. Emmett Randall, USA.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Bigger of Saxe, Va.  The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Randall of Randolph County, Ga.  Sergeant Randall has been in the Army four years and at present is stationed at Camp Pickett.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.W. Bouldin.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, December 14, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Pretty Home Wedding
A pretty marriage was solemnized  at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Ramsey, sister of the bride, when Miss Maggie Harvey became the bride of Mr. F.G. Roach Wednesday evening, Nov. 29th, at 2 o'clock.  The wedding party was grouped beneath a bell of white chrysanthemums and ferns, suspended from an arch of evergreens.  Rev. H.A. Brown, D.D., performed the ceremony in a very impressive manner.  The bride was handsomely gowned in a blue broadcloth, with hat and gloves to match, and carried a large cluster of pink chrysanthemums. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. L.J. Harvey, and is a beautiful brunette, and a popular young lady.
Promptly at the appointed hour, to the inspiring strains of the Mendelssohn's Wedding March, brilliantly rendered by Miss Grace Roach, the bridal party entered in the following order: In came the maid-of-honor, Mrs. Charles Lawson (nee Miss Bertie Harvey) , attired in a beautiful taylor-made blue gray suit, with Mr. Charles Lawson, best man; then came Mr. David Harvey with Miss Carrie Lawson.  Mr. Hunter Lawson with Miss Florence Clark, Mr. Ernest Crutcher with Miss Lula Roach.  The parlor where the marriage took place was elaborately and tastefully decorated with palms and chrysanthemums, and was crowded with friends and relatives to witness the ceremony.  The bridal presents were numerous and very costly.
After receiving many congratulations the bridal party left for the home of the groom's father where they were tendered a grand reception.  Everything was done in the host and hostess power to give their invited guest a happy and enjoyable time, in which they were eminently successful. At 9 o'clock the guests were invited into the dining room to partake of a sumptuous supper.  The table groaned under a load of cakes, ice creams, candies, fruits and flowers, which was highly enjoyed by all.  After the supper the young people adjourned to the ball room where dancing was enjoyed until a late hour at night.  There were several handsome couples and graceful dancers.  Miss Grace Roach was voted by the majority to have been the belle of the reception.  The young couple have the wishes of a host of friends for a happy and prosperous future.
ONE OF THE GUESTS

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, December 7, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Marriages
Near Reese's Church, on the 29th of November, Rev. H.A. Brown, D.D., officiating.  Mr. FREDDIE GIBBS ROACH to Miss MAGGIE MAY HARVEY, daughter of the late Kiah Harvey all of Charlotte.
At Reese's Church on the 29th. of Nov. by Rev. H.A. Brown, D.D., Mr. THOMAS HENRY ADAMS TO Miss ETTA SUSAN BERKLEY daughter of Mr. W.W. Berkley, all of Charlotte County.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 26, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 ROBERTS-ELMORE
Mr. Will D. Roberts and Miss Sarah Elmore were quietly married on Easter Sunday evening at 5 o'clock at the Alberta parsonage.  They will make their home at Alberta.  We wish them a long and happy life.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December  7, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

ROOKE-HAMILTON
Frances B. Hamilton Homer Paige Rooke
Joseph Hanes Nichols, of  Richmond announces the marriage of his niece, Frances Broocks Hamilton, to Corporal Homer Paige Rooke, USA, also of  Richmond, which took place Saturday morning, December 2, at 11:00 o'clock.
The wedding was held at the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. Charles L. Chappell, 2125 Stuart Ave., and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. Gallaway Robertson, D.D., pastor of Monument Methodist Church.
The bride, who is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Broocks Hamilton, was given in marriage by her brother-in-law, Ensign Thomas P. Pettigrew.  She wore a light blue wool suit, fuchsia hat and veil, black and white orchids.
Corporal Rooke, who is the son of Mrs. N. Stanley Rooke and the late Mr. Rooke, had as his best man his brother, J. Roland Rooke.
A wedding breakfast followed the ceremony for members of the two families and a few intimate friends after which Corporal and Mrs. Rooke left for a 10-day trip.  Upon their return, they will make their home at 2117 Stuart Ave.  Corporal Rooke has just recently returned from foreign service.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  March 21, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Miss Betty Friend 
To Be Married March 30
Invitations reading as as (as) follows have been received:
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watkins Friend
request the honor of your presence
 at the marriage of their daughter
 Elizabeth Burwell
 to
Captain Herbert Hill Rothwell 
Army of the United States
Saturday afternoon, the thirtieth of
 March
 at four o'clock
Drakes Branch, Virginia
Reception
immediately following the ceremony
??? Club House


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 20, 1927.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

ROYAL-FARIS
Miss Almer Royal of Keysville, Va. route number three was married Tuesday, January 11th at Washington D.C. to Mr. Carl Faris.  After a week's honeymoon they will make their home at Pleasant Grove.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 10, 1946
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

RUSSELL-SPURLOCK
Miss Spurlock Weds Cpl. William Russell
The marriage of Miss Ruth Fields Spurlock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Spurlock of Wylliesburg and Cpl. William L. Russell, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Russell of Huntsville, Ala., was solemnized Monday evening December 31 at 8:00 o'clock in the Ginter Park Methodist Church in Richmond.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A.B. Clarke in the presence of a few close friends of the bride.
The bride wore a dressmaker suit of aqua wool with black accessories and a corsage of pink roses.
The groom has just returned to the States after two years of service in India and upon receiving his discharge from the Army the couple will make their home in Huntsville, Ala.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday July 5, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 SCOTT-WILMOUTH
Norman Edward Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Scott, of Clover, Va., and Miss Besssie Frances Wilmouth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archer Wilmouth, also of Clover, Va., were married at the Methodist parsonage at Drakes Branch, by Rev. J.W. Gee, Saturday evening, June 30th, at 8:00 o'clock.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, December 5, 1878.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 SCOTT-MCMURRAY
MARRIAGE BELLS - The residence of Mr. Henry E. Scott, near Bethlehem Church, was the scene of a pleasant and festive gathering on the night of the 27th. ult.  The occasion was the marriage of their daughter, Miss Sallie E. Scott, to Rev. John A. McMurray, of Corsicana, Texas.  Rev. Jas. R. Crews, pastor at Bethlehem, officiated, assisted by Rev. R.C. Reed, of this village.  Warm wishes attend the happy pair.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, March 9, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

SCOTT-WOODS
At 3 o'clock, P.M., Tuesday, Feb. 21st., in the presence of a large assembly of friends, Mr. William C. Scott and Miss Katherine S. Woods, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, in Grace Episcopal church at this place.  Promptly at the hour (?) the organ by the artistic touch of J.B. Friend, Jr., pealed forth Mendelssholn's Wedding March, and the bridal party and attendants entered in the following order:
Dr. A.S. Priddy and T.W. Scott Jr.
E.C. Rose           "   Claiborne Bouldin
G.B. Russell       "    Dr. E.H. Gasque
D.F. Sprankle     "    T.F. Green
Then followed the bride elect with her maid of honor, Miss Martha V. Scott, sister of the groom.  The groom, with his best man, S.P. Daniel, starting simultaneously from the vestry room, meeting at the altar, where they plighted their troth, while the softened, tone of the organ continued during the service.  Rev. J.P. Lawrence officiating with the customary beautiful and impressive ceremony of the church.  The bride was given away by her mother Mrs. Emily G. Woods.
She is the youngest daughter of Hon. W.H. Woods, our lamented Commonwealth's Attorney and State Attorney and State Senator, and on this occasion sustained well her reputation for beauty, grace and attractiveness.  She has been a leading and popular member of Charlotte's most select society since her debut a few years since.  She is descended from a long line of aristocratic ancestors, her great grandfather General Brown being at one time the commanding general of the U.S. Army, and her grandfather, Col. Larkin Smith, was a gallant officer of the Mexican war.  The groom is one of the most prominent tobacconist on the market here, the eldest son of Capt. T.W. Scott, ex-State Senator, and very popular wherever known.
Immediately after the ceremony they left for an extended tour to Northern cities.  Some of the bridal presents were very handsome, and they are numerous, consisted of silver, paintings, and many useful as well as ornamental articles.  The best wishes of many friends attend them in their new life.
Drakes Branch, Feb. 24, 1899


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, November  30, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

SEAMSTER-GREGER
Maritta Greger Wed To Arthur Seamster
Miss Maritta Elizabeth Greger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Greger of 19 Lillian St., New Brunswick, N.J., became the bride of Pvt. Arthur Lee Chester Seamster, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Seamster of  Phenix, Virginia on October 27, at the First Baptist Church, Linden, N.J.  The Rev. Frederick W. Poppy performed the double ring ceremony.  The bride wore a princess style gown with white roses.
Attendants were Miss Marion Greger and P.F.C. Gerald R. Riley of Camp Kilmer, N.J.  A reception was held at Ye Old Tavern, Linden.  After a trip to New York the couple will live with the bride's sister, Mrs. Walter Olsen,
500 Lincoln Ave. Highland Park, N.J.
Pvt. Seamster is attached to the military police at Camp Kilmer, N.J.  Mrs. Seamster formerly worked fo rthe (for the) Mengel Box company N.B. N.J. 


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  March 7, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Miss Margaret Ramsey H.L. Sears Married
Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Ramsey of Phenix announce the marriage of their daughter, Margaret, to Henry Lester Sears, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Sears of Pamplin, Saturday March 2 at 2 o'clock.  The ceremony took place at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. W.M. Black, Pamplin and was attended by a few close relatives of the bride and groom.
Mrs. Sears is a graduate of Averette Junior College, Danville and Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg and is at present a member of the faculty of Deep Creek High School.
Mr. Sears has recently received his discharge from the armed forces after serving two years as Staff Sergeant with the Air Transport Command stationed at Karachi, India.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, Va., Thursday, December 14, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

SHAW-WILLIAMS

Drakes Branch, Va., Dec. 1, 1899
The marriage of Capt. Norman L. Shaw, of Warrenton, N.C., to Mrs. Pattie E. Williams, of this place was solemuized in the Presbyterian church here at 3:15 o'clock p.m., Nov. 29th. The church was prettily decorated with evergreens and white chrysanthemums, and darkened, with lighted chandeliers to soften the effect. The bridal couple stood beneath a large horse-shoe of chrysanthemums, the omen of good luck, and were impressively made one by the pastor, Rev. W. McC. Miller, and left immediately on the northbound train for Washington and other points of interest.  The ushers were Geo. B. Russell, E.C. Rose, Jno. W. Long and J.L. Payne, who seated the large audience and preceded the bridal couple to the altar.  The usual wedding march was well rendered by J.B. Friend, jr., who also played softly while the ceremony was being performed.
Capt. Shaw has been a well known and honored citizen of Warrenton, N.C. for many years, and was a brave Confederate soldier.  Mrs. Williams is the popular proprietress of the "Clifton House" here, and much beloved by a large circle of friends.
Among those present from a distance were Mrs. R.C. Pruett and Mrs. Kenster, of Charlotte, N.C., daughters of the groom.
Many good wishes of a host of friends attend this couple, and may their lives be as bright as the day they were united.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 29, 1873.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 SMITH-ETHOPS
MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE - The son of estimable friend, Henry Smith, created something of a sensation among some of the citizens of our village on the occasion of his marriage with one of Ethops blooming maidens.  A procession escorted the happy pair to the Presbyterian church where the interesting ceremony was most gracefully performed by Rev. Mr. Atkinson.  In the language of the immortal poet, "long may they wave.”


 Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 23, 1907.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

SMITH-MAY
Last Wednesday, the 15th of May, the home of Mr. John Elliotte, at Abell, Va., was the scene of a pretty marriage, the participants being Mr. Otey Smith and Miss Annie May, the charming eighteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Elliotte.  Near 5 o'clock many friends repaired to the parlor, which was prettily decorated with ferns and flowers and darkened.  In a few moments entered two little girls, Essie Elliotte and Bernice Tucker, sister and niece of the bride; they were sweetly gowned in white, and carried lamps.
Following them came the master of ceremonies Mr. Leonard Elder, followed by five couples of waiters, viz:
Miss Marstin and Mr. Johnson
Miss Tucker and Mr. Smith
Miss Smith and Mr. Elliotte
Miss Mason and Mr. Little
Miss Tucker and Mr. Clark
proceeding the bride, who was beautifully dressed in white, silk and groom who entered and were met near the centre of the room by Rev. Dixon, of Brookneal.  In an impressive manner he pronounced the ceremony which made them husband and wife.
After the marriage many friends accompanied them to the home of Mr. William Smith, father of the groom, where an elegant reception was held.  The newly wedded pair are the recipients of numerous presents, which partly attest the esteem in which they are held.  May their life be long and full of happiness.
Nuncio
Clarkton, Va., May 20, 1907


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  March 28, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Miss Margaret Adams Weds Captain Springer
The wedding of Miss Margaret Earle Adams and Captain William P. Springer took place Saturday afternoon, March 23, at the Second Presbyterian Church, of Richmond, with the Rev. A.L. Currie officiating.
The bride wore a suit of rose wool with black and gray accessories.  The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Adams of Randolph, she is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia School of Nursing.
Captain Springer who is the son of Mrs. Bessie Springer, of Wadesboro, N.C., has recently returned after serving five years in the United States Army.
Mr. and Mrs. Springer will make their home in Wadesboro.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 25, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

STAPLES-CRUTE

Miss Helen E. Crute And William L. Staples EngagedAnnouncement has been made of the engagement of Miss Helen Elizabeth Crute of Charlotte Court House and 4332 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, Virginia to William Lewis Staples F 1-c, U.S. Navy, now stationed at Fort Pierce, Florida.  Miss Crute is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall E. Crute of Charlotte Court House and Mr. Staples is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Holt W. Staples of Crewe, Virginia.
Miss Crute attended State Teachers College at Farmville, Virginia and has made her home in Richmond for the past year.

No date has been set for the wedding.

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, January 5, 1905.
Submitted by
:  Bea Adams King

TATE-WATKINS
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. Watkins, at Cottage Valley Farm, near Saxe, was on Wednesday, the 28th of December at high noon, the scene of a most beautiful marriage ceremony, when Miss Jennie M. Watkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Watkins, was led to the altar by Mr. Vincent Carrington Tate.
The parlor was decorated with growing palms, holly and mistletoe.  In one corner was a bridal arch, under which the vows were plighted.  The glow of candles, the delicate perfume of flowers, and the strains of the Wedding March, all combined to add beauty to the impressive scene.  The bride leaning on the arm of her father, entered the room, and advanced to the altar, where they were met by the groom and his best man, Mr. J.E. Watkins.  Following the bride was her cousin, Miss Maggie Harvey, of Danville, who carried the wedding ring.  After resigning his daughter's side to the happy groom, the couple were united in wedlock by Rev. Dr. Hugh A. Brown, pastor of Hermon Presbyterian Church.
The attendants were Miss Pearl Pierce, of Danville, with Mr. Willie Watkins, and Miss Mary Paris with Mr. Callie Watkins.  After the ceremony, the bride and groom left for the groom's home in Pittsylvania county to spend their honey moon,
Saxe, Dec. 29th, 1904


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA., Thursday, January 2, 1890.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MARRIAGES
At residence of the bride's parents, Dec. 24th, by Rev. E.A. Gibbs, Mr. ROBERT DANIEL,  and Miss MARY, daughter of Jos. Smith, all of Charlotte.
By the same, Dec. 18th, Mr. JNO. S. Tatum and Miss SALLIE M. BARKSDALE.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 15, 1946.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

THACKSTON-CORRIN
The marriage of Miss Marjorie Rebecca Thackston, daughter of Mrs. Effie P. Thackston, of Abilene, and the late E.C. Thackston, to Lieut. (jg) Howard T. Currin, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Currin, of Oxford, N.C., took place Saturday afternoon, July 6, at 6:30 o'clock in the home of Lieut. Commander W.M. Smith, Naval Ammunition Depot, St. Juliens Creek, Portsmouth, Va.  
Comdr. John D. Zimmerman, Chaplain Corps, of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard performed the double ring ceremony before an improvised altar of palms, summer cut flowers and cathedral candles.  Miss Doris Twilley played the wedding music and accompanied Miss Bernice Simmons who sang "Because" and "Sweetest Story Ever Told."
The bride, who was given in marriage by W.A. McCauley, wore a white gabardine suit with navy accessories and a corsage of baby pink sweetheart rose buds and bridal wreath.  Her only ornament was a strand of pearls, a gift of the bridegroom.  Miss Martha S. Deaner of Richmond, was maid of honor, and wore a turquoise blue eyelet dress with a corsage of yellow roses.
Durward C. Parsely, USN, was best man. After the ceremony a reception was held.  Later Lieut. and Mrs. Currin left for a western trip, after which they will reside in Portsmouth.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 21, 1946
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

THARPE-GRANT
Miss Grant Weds Harvey C. Tharpe
Mr. and Mrs. John Grant, of  Keysville announce the marriage of their daughteh (daughter) Elsie Lee to Harvey C. Tharpe.  The wedding took place Saturday morning February 9 at Charlotte Court House.  They are undecided where they will make their home.  At the present time they are with the bride's parents.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, December 2, 1926.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

THARP-GREEN NUPTIALS
Miss Artha Belle Green became the bride of Charles F. Tharp, Wednesday, November 24th at 2:30 p.m.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Green of Saxe, while the groom is the son of Mr. J.I. Tharp, also of Saxe.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Irvin Collins, pastor of the groom, at the home of Mr. S.H. Green.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 10, 1929.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

THARP-KERLEY
December the 30th, Mrs. D.J. Nickols of near Randolph, gave a delightful dinner in honor of Dennis Tharp and Edna Kerley who were married at Phenix on December 30.  After being married they motored down to Mrs. Nichols where they had their wedding dinner.  A large crowd of relatives and friends were invited and all reported a nice time.  Wishing them a prosperous New Year.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, October 30, 1873.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

THORNTON-LIGON
MARRIAGE BELLS - Mr. F.C. Thornton, of this village, led to the altar on the 23d inst., a lovely and accomplished bride, Miss Lucy Ligon.  The interesting ceremony was performed by Rev. W.R. Atkinson, in the presence of a large number of friends, whose best wishes attend them on their life journey.


The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, July 19, 1951
Submitted by:  Bea King

MISS TUCKER, CPL MOORE WED JULY 2

Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Tucker, of Brookneal, announce the marriage of their daughter, Geraldine, to Cpl. William Nash Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Moore of Charlotte C.H. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. George H. Cooley at the Keysville Methodist parsonage on July 2, 1951 at 4 o'clock.
After a short wedding trip Cpl. and Mrs. Moore are making their home near Fort George G. Meade, Md., where the groom is stationed with the United States Army.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 17, 1946.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

TURNER-YATES
MISS ANNE TURNER WED CPL. ROBERT YATES, JR.
Miss Anne Turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Oden of Shreveport, La., and Cpl. Robert L. Yates, of Keysville, were married Saturday, December 22nd in the home of the bride's parents the Rev. W.O. Lynch performed the ceremony.
For her wedding the bride chose an afternoon gown of Fushia wool with black accessories and the corsage of carnations.
Mrs. T.H. Buchee was the bride’s only attendant, and J.L. Kelley served the groom as best man.
Mrs. Yates, is a graduate of Centenary College and Louisiana Tech and is a member of the Queensborugh School Faculty after a short wedding trip they will make their home in Shreveport.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 5, 1928.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

WATKINS-FOSTER
Miss Virginia Ann Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Foster, formerly of Charlotte county, but now of Lynchburg, and Luther Harris Watkins, were married in Burkeville Sunday morning, March 25, at 10:00 o'clock, at the parsonage by Rev. John E. White. Those attending the ceremony were: Henry W. Thomas and D.F. De Young both of Lynchburg, and Miss Mary Sue Foster, and W.T. Wilson, of Richmond.
After a visit with friends in Burkeville, Blackstone, Petersburg and Richmond Mr. and Mrs. Watkins will be at home at 718 Court street, Lynchburg, Va. 


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 3, 1955.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

WATKINS-ROBERTS
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar C. Roberts of Charlotte Court House, announce the marriage of their daughter, June to Cpl. William D. Watkins, Jr., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Watkins, Sr. of Lynchburg. The wedding took place in Ohio on February 21.
The bride wore a suite of beige with beige and brown accessories and a corsage of white carnations. At present the bride is making her home in Farmville and the bridegroom is with the U.S. Marines in California.


Source:  Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, October 30, 1873.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

WERHLEY-GREER
On the 28th, Mr. J.E. Werhley, formerly of Ohio, and Miss Lizzie A. Greer, daughter of Rev. T.W. Greer, of Wylliesburg, was united in marriage at the residence of the bride's parents.  They left immediately on a bridal trip north.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

WILBON-COCKRILL
At Christ Church, Baltimore, Jan. 14th, Mr. John T. Wilbon, formerly of this Co., and Miss S. Olivia, daughter of Mrs. M.E. Cockrill of Baltimore.
We acknowledge the cards for the marriage of J.T. Wilbon, in Baltimore.  We send our best wishes to him and his fair bride.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 3, 1927.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

WILLIAMS-DANIEL WEDDING
The home of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Clarke on Main street, Orange, Virginia was the scene of a pretty wedding Thursday evening, February the 17th, when Miss Erline Daniel, sister of Mrs. Clarke and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Marshall Daniel of Unionville, became the bride of Mr. David Henry Williams of Portsmouth, Ohio, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Williams of Charlotte Court House, Virginia.  The house was attractively decorated with green and white and tall light tapers.  Rev. Dr. H.C. Pfeiffer, Pastor of the First Methodist Church of Charlottesville, performed the ceremony.  The bride entered on the arm of her Father, by whom she was given in marriage.  She wore white satin with veil caught with orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of brides roses and lilies of the valley.  The only ornament worn by the bride was a pearl pin which was a family heirloom.  Miss Elizabeth Daniel, sister of the bride was maid of honor and wore blue with silver lace ?.  Misses Ruth Dawson of Washington, D.C. and Ruth Thompson of Unionville were the bridesmaids and were gowned in orchid and pink period dresses and carried colonial bouquets of sweet peas.  Little Miss Virginia Clarke, niece of the bride was flower girl.  The groom had as his best man, Mr. Robert Roberts of Richmond and the groomsmen were Messrs. Charles P. Rice of Farmville, Virginia and ? Monroe Waugh of Kentucky.  Miss Josephine Coleman of Orange, gowned in yellow beaded georgette, played the wedding music.  Just before the ceremony, Miss Francis Rhodes of Culpepper very softly and sweetly same, "I Love You Truly".  
Immediately following the ceremony a delightful dinner was served.  After a wedding trip north, Mr. and Mrs. Williams will make their home in Portsmouth, Ohio where Mr. Williams is engaged in business.
Out of town guests at the wedding were:  Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Williams of Charlotte Court House, parents of the groom, Mrs. G.L. Morris of Buckingham County, Mrs. H.C. Pfeiffer of Charlottesville and Mr. F.B. Daniel, of Grantsburg, Ill.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 26, 1928.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

WILLIAMS-HARVEY
The following announcement has been issued:
Mr. Benjamin Edward Williams announces the marriage of his sister, Virginia Florence, to Mr. William Addison Harvey, on Tuesday, April twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight.  At home after May first, Charlotte C.H., Va.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, July 27, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

WILLIAMS - PURDY

Sergeant James Thomas Williams Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Williams of Keysville, and Miss Harriett Purdy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Purdy and granddaughter of the late Judge R.O. Purdy of Sumpter, S.C., were married July 8th, at 5:30 at the home of the bride's parents at Sumpter, S.C.  Rev. L.H. Lancaster, officiated, using the double ring ceremony.  The bride, who entered with her father, was lovely in a gown of white marquisette, fashioned with shirred bodice and three quarter length sleeves, fell skirt and slight train.  Her finger tip length veil of bridal illusion was the one worn by her mother in her wedding.  Her only ornament was a single strand of pearls and she carried a bouquet of brides roses.
Miss Etieme Lowe of Spartansburg was maid of honor and was gowned in aqua marquisette and carried a bouquet of deep pink carnations.
R.B. Griffith, of Richmond, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, was best man.
Mrs. Purdy, the bride's mother, wore a gown with black jersey bodice and white embroidered net skirt.  Her corsage was of white carnations.
Mrs. Williams is a graduate of Converse College, Spartansburg.  Sergeant Williams is a graduate of Keysville High School and attended the American Institute of Banking in Richmond.  After a wedding trip Sergeant and Mrs. Williams will be at home in Cambridge, Ohio.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, November 2, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

YANCEY-ADAMS
ANNOUNCEMENT
Mr. and Mrs. Rush Miller Adams announce the marriage of their daughter, Kathyrn, to Franklin Yancey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yancey of Clorksville (Clarksville).  The ceremony was performed October 25 by Rev. T.M. Smiley, at Live Oak, Fla.  Mr. and Mrs. Yancey will make their home in South Boston, Va., for the present.