Sunday, October 30, 2011

Benjamin & Nora Timmons Bond Marriage Certificate

This is a copy of my grandparents' marriage certificate.  They were married in Bowie  County, Texas on November 29, 1898.  I came by this document after visiting the Bowie County courthouse and learning that the old marriage certificates which had not been picked up were given to a lady from Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  The clerk gave me the address and instructions to visit a feedstore in Arkadelphia.  So Bob and I traveled on down the road, met the lady in the feedstore, and were rewarded with several marriage licenses.   This document is getting a little fragile, but then it's only over 100 years old.  You will need to enlarge it to see it clearly.  The little part below belongs on the bottom of the certificate, but for some unknown reason I bought a scanner that would only scan a page about letter size.  Oops.


  1. This is a beautiful certificate. I find it amazing that the county provided these. For some reason I always thought they were from churches. It's wonderful that you were able to retrieve it.

  2. Wow - a strange place for the marriage certificates to end up. I have to think you were lucky to find it.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

  3. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels:
    "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"