Monday, April 20, 2009

Edwin M. Joslin :: 1854 Marriage to Sarah Fellows

Census records from 1850 through 1920 for Edwin M. Joslin show that he was born in Ohio about 1829-1830. The 1900 census gives his birth date as December 1829. Edwin would "fit" into the family of James and Abigail Joslin in the 1840 census as the one male 10-15 year old.

Edwin M. Joslin, age 24, was married on November 9, 1854 to Sarah Fellows, age 15, in Whitley County, Indiana. In March, I discussed my search for Edwin and his family. By this time the county was using printed forms with blanks left for names and dates. The information that was hand-written in the record is shown in bold text.

Whitley County, Indiana Marriage Book 1 page 182, located at the County Archives, Columbia City, Indiana.

Edwin M. Joslin to Sarah Fellows } SS Be it remembered, That on this 7th day of November 1854, the following marriage license was issued, to-wit:

Indiana, To-Wit: Whitley County, SS.

To all who shall see these Presents, Greetings

Know ye, that any person legally authorized to solemnize matrimony is hereby licensed to join in marriage as husband and wife Edwin M. Joslin and Sarah Fellows and for so doing this shall be his sufficient authority.

In testimony whereof, I Richard Collins Clerk of the Whitley Circuit Court, hereunto subscribe my name, and affix the seal of said Court, this Seventh day of November 1854. R. Collins, clerk

Be it further remembered, That on this 1st day of February 1855, the following certificate was filed in my office, to-wit:

Indiana, To-Wit: Whitley County.

This certifies that I joined in marriage as husband and wife Edwin M. Joslin and Sarah Fellows on the Ninth day of November 1854.

Samuel D. Klugston
Minister of the Gospel

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