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Original Source for "Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850"

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Original Source for "Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850"

Posted: 9 Aug 2012 10:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Aug 2012 7:15AM GMT
Surnames: Yancey, Wilkins
I have a marriage date which I believe may be incorrect, from the online document, "Halifax County pre-1850 Marriages", located at:

It is the marriage of John F. Yancey to Lucy Wilkins, December 16, 1841. This was the second marriage for both parties, reportedly after the deaths of their first spouses.

The problem is, I have strong evidence from family records, census data, headstone dates, etc. that John F. Yancey's first wife (Letitia [Griffin] Yancey) bore her last child with John, named Letha P. Yancy, on December 26, 1842. Letitia apparently died not long after that.

So I am doubting the 1841 2nd marriage date for John F. Yancey, and wondering if there are source documents available for these marriages that can be checked, either in Halifax Co., or elsewhere. If anyone knows whether they still exist, and can point me to them, I'd greatly appreciate it!


F. Neil Simms
Carrboro, NC
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
fns2000 9 Aug 2012 4:44PM GMT 
WalterVTurner 13 Aug 2012 7:26AM GMT 
fns2000 13 Aug 2012 4:27PM GMT 
WalterVTurner 13 Aug 2012 5:40PM GMT 
fns2000 29 Aug 2012 2:40PM GMT 
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