Sunday, April 19, 2009

Emily Eliza Joslin :: 1854 Marriage to John Long

Census records from 1850 through 1920 for Emily Eliza (Joslin) Long show that she was born in Ohio. The census records also indicate that she was born 1837-1838 and the 1900 census gives her birth date as December 1837. Emily would "fit" into the family of James and Abigail Joslin in the 1840 census as the one female under age five.

Emily Joslin, age 16, was married on October 12, 1854 to John Long, age 27, in Whitley County, Indiana. The obituary notices for Emily and John as well as photos of their gravesite were posted last month.

By this time the county was using printed forms with blanks left for names and dates. The information that was hand-written is shown in bold text.

Whitley County, Indiana Marriage Book 1 page 187, located at the County Archives, Columbia City, Indiana.

John Long to Emily Eliza Joslin } SS Be it remembered, That on this 11th day of October 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 John Long and Emily Eliza Joslin 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 Eleventh day of October 1854. R. Collins, clerk

Be it further remembered, That on this 12th day of January 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 John Long and Emily Eliza Joslin on the 12th day of October 1854.

John S. Hiltula [??], M. Gospel

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