A Guide to the Miscellaneous Tyler County, (West) Virginia, Marriage Records, 1816-1855 Miscellaneous Tyler County, (West) Virginia, Marriage Records, 1816-185545076

A Guide to the Miscellaneous Tyler County, (West) Virginia, Marriage Records, 1816-1855

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the Library of Virginia
Accession number 45076


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession number
45076
Title
Miscellaneous Tyler County, (West) Virginia, Marriage Records, 1816-1855
Physical Characteristics
13 pages.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

Miscellaneous Tyler County, (West) Virginia, Marriage Records, 1816-1855. Personal Papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.


Historical Information

Tyler County (West) Virginia was formed in 1814 from part of Ohio County. It was named for John Tyler, governor of Virginia from 1808 to 1811 and father of the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler Jr. Tyler County was one of the fifty western Virginia counties to form the state of West Virginia in 1863.

Prior to 1853, when the Commonwealth began recording vital statistics, Virginia marriages were recorded at the county or city level. Beginning in 1661, in order to be married by license, the groom was required to go before the county clerk and give bond with security that there was no lawful reason to prevent the marriage. The license, issued then by the clerk, was given to the minister who performed the service. Written consent from a parent or guardian was needed for individuals younger than twenty-one years.

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous Tyler County, (West) Virginia, Marriage Records, 1816-1855. The collection contains a marriage bond for Isaac Brown and Nancy Barns (Barnes), 1816; a marriage bond for Joseph Evans and Rebecca Booth (1835); a marriage license for David Jones and Julia Ankrom, 1835; a marriage bond for Cyrus Isham and Elizabeth Russell, 1846; a marriage bond and consent for John Tuel and Martha Ellen Kline, 1848; and a marriage bond and consent for John McCoach and Sarah Jane Roberts, 1855.


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Tyler County (W.Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Tyler County (W. Va.)--History--19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Marriage bonds--West Virginia--Tyler County.
  • Marriage consents--West Virginia--Tyler County.
  • Marriage licenses--West Virginia--Tyler County.
  • Marriage records--West Virginia--Tyler County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Tyler County (W. Va.)--History--19th century.