A very Merry Christmas to all of you genealogists out there.
Since it’s Wedding Wednesday and it’s Christmas, I thought I’d take a look at how many of mine and my husband’s ancestors got married on December 25th.
I used the Legacy SEARCH feature – Search > Detailed Search > then use the criteria as I’ve indicated.
My search brought up a list which contained 7 couples in my Legacy database with a marriage date of 25 Dec
1824 – James Campbell POLLOCK & Jane “Polly” BOWEN – Jane is my 1st cousin 5 times removed – they were married in Washington Co., Maryland
1825 – Charles STEWART & Margaret CALDER – Margaret is my 3rd great granduncle’s wife’s sister – they were married in Glenmuick, Aberdeen, Scotland
1856 – Anthony Bowen BOGGS & Lamenda CHRISTIAN – Anthony is my 1st cousin 4 times removed – they were married in Lawrence Co., Ohio
1867 – Ann Eliza BUFFINGTON & Adam HUFFMAN – Ann was first married to Archibald BOGGS who is my 1st cousin 4 times removed – they were married in Kanawha Co., West Virginia
1872 – John Martin FRAMPTON & Amatha WHITTAKER – John is my 1st cousin 5 times removed – they were married in Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois
1899 – George Granville LENNEBACKER & Sadie R. COLE – These people are listed in my grandmother’s genealogy journal – I have yet to figure out how we are related, but believe we are because she kept a list of several Lennebacker & Cole events – they were married in Mt. Clemens, Macomb, Michigan
1900 – Charles E. LUNSFORD & Clara E. CLARK – Charles is my 1st cousin 4 times removed – they were married in Clinton Co., Ohio
I didn’t find any ancestors from my husband’s family married on this date. At least none that I’ve recorded a date for.
Christmas was not an “official” holiday in the U.S. until 26 Jun 1870. If you’d like to read about the history of this holiday here’s a link The History of Christmas
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