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Walworth Marriage records ?

Walworth Marriage records ?

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 2:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hall and Abson
I am looking for the marriage record of Fanny Hall and Benjamin Abson. They were married 27 Aug. 1860, In Geneva, Walworth, Wisconsin.

I am trying to find Fanny (Charlotte Frances) parents. I know her mother was named Leah, and they were born in England. Her mother must have lived in Wisconsin because she was on census a few years later.

Why come to Wisconsin to get married ?

Lynda

Re: Walworth Marriage records ?

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 5:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
The genealogy index at the Wisc. State Historical Society does not seem to have them listed.

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/

They don't have every listing, so I wouldn't discount it. According to a tree I found onilne (unsourced), it says Ben Abson (d. abt 1870) married Charlotte Francess Hall (b. 1846 Englnad; d. 1911 Kansas) married in Illinois (no date given).

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&d...

Is this the same family? Again, that tree is un-sourced and has over 38,000 names, so who knows how accurate it is.

Wisconsin in the mid 1800's was widely written about as being a great new land of opportunity. I have family that moved to Walworth in 1840 from New York, others who moved in 1865 from Massachusetts, and two families from England who moved to western Wisconsin in the 1860's and 1880s.

There are two Books about Walworth county you may try checking:

History of Walworth County, WI
http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofwalwort00west#page/n3...

History of Walworth county, Wisconsin ... By Albert Clayton Beckwith
http://books.google.com/books?id=TkIVAAAAYAAJ&dq=edition...

Re: Walworth Marriage records ?

Posted: 5 Nov 2012 4:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi there-

They were married 27 Aug 1860 in Geneva. There is no parents names on record for either of them. He was from McHenry County, Il if that helps any.
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