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Marriage Certificate - Jacob Feather & Mary Connoly - 05/04/1791 - Milford, Bedford now Somerset Co, PA

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Marriage Certificate - Jacob Feather & Mary Connoly - 05/04/1791 - Milford, Bedford now Somerset Co, PA

Posted: 30 Aug 2012 12:39PM GMT
Classification: Marriage
Edited: 31 Aug 2012 8:18AM GMT
Surnames: Vatter, Vetter, Fetter, Fether, Feather, Connoly
Marriage Certificate - Jacob Feather & Mary Connoly - 05/04/1791 - Milford, Bedford now Somerset Co, PA

From Revolutionary War Pension Records, LDS Film No. 0970961, Wedding Certificate of Jacob and Mary (Connoly) Fether. (The reason for the marriage certificate being there was that Mary applied as a widow, and had to supply a wedding certificate to prove her relationship to the veteran. It's interesting to ponder that, since the document appears to be an original, ie different handwriting for the signatures, that Mary Connoly had kept that original for almost 50 years (1791-1836), and apparently "gave-up" the original to the Pension folks and they kept it in their files, since this was before photo-copy machines.)

Note the "guests" or "witnesses" named Thomas and James Wilson. A Thomas and a James Wilson took the inventory of Christian Feather's estate some eight years later. See separate post re Christian Vatter's probate file.

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"This is to certify that on the twenty fourth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one are joined together in Holy Matrimony, Jacob Fetter of Milford Township in the County of Bedford with Mary Connoly of the same place as witness our hand this day and year above written.

Signed by David Jones

Signatures:

Jose (Joseph) Christian Fetter (Fether?)
Maria Fetter
Cornelius Bailey
James Wilson
Jacob Miller
Thomas Wilson
John L. Phillips
Howard Fhallows
Johanny Miller
John Brooke Jones
William King
Nathan Justice
Thomas Cox

Rebecca Wilson
Mary Jones
Martha Wilson
Eleanor Jones
Rachel King
Catharinate Wiemer
Elizabeth Philips
Elizabeth Miller
Martha Chips (could be Phips or Philips)"

/end quote
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