George Riggs - Mrs. Traylor

Crittenden Press 19 Mar 1891

Tuesday evening two weeks ago was selected by Geo. Riggs and Mrs. Traylor of the Shady Grove community as the time to plight their vows at hymen's altar. A neighbor was sent to Princeton to procure the license. On technical grounds, the clerk refused to issue them, and the wedding was postponed until Wed. evening. George went after the papers himself; he returned with a large envelope containing the papers, and turned it over to the minister, who was to officiate. Everything was in readiness, but when the preacher opened the papers he found a land deed, the clerk having made a mistake and sent the deed instead of the license. The wedding was again postponed and a messenger went to Princeton to exchange the deed for coupling papers. When he reached the clerk's office, he found that the papers had been sent out by a neighbor, who displayed no anxiety to deliver them. The messenger returned, and after much riding and delay, secured the troublesome document, and on Thurs. evening, the much delayed wedding took place.

Contributed by: Brenda Jerome,

USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be freely used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or other presentation.

Nancy Trice,