Can anyone offer any suggestions as to how to locate married records for Sam Spence and Mariah mollett? Is it possible that the DOB on the death certificate for Samuel was in error? Why there aren't records of their marriage? Mariah apparently grew up in Kentucky. She can be found in the early census records as a child. Although there were Spence families in and around Martin county, Samuel Spence is no where to be found prior to 1910, when he was married to Mariah. There was another Samuel Spence that lived in. Greenup, born 1847ish, married to Mary Ann, but census records have him and Mary together throughout, so I know it's not my gg grandfather Samuel. However wonder if the. Death certificate may be completely mixed up or have anything to do with my Samuel at all, even though Mariah is listed as wife and informant.