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  •  gonna have to come back (8+ / 0-)

    Later cause there is too much to appreciate while on my nook standing in a free wifi spot   ;)

    But I do have to comment on that simply lovely marriage certificate! What a wonderful thing internet connections can bring!

    "If you are sure you understand everything that is going on around you, you are hopelessly confused." Walter Mondale

    by klompendanser on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:45:56 AM PST

    •  You're right about that certificate. (4+ / 0-)
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      Jim H, mayim, mint julep, klompendanser

      It's beautiful.

      Which leads me to wonder, Jim, have you tried to determine who those witnesses were?  Maybe they have a connection that could lead you to George's Carroll Co origins.

      •  ha! (3+ / 0-)
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        mayim, edwardssl, klompendanser

        One of the witnesses is Elijah Stull which sounded familiar. Oh yeah, he's the guy George was drilling the well for when he died! How's that for coincidence?

        Wait... does that look like an F. for the middle initial on the certificate? Or is that something else. If not the same person, they were probably father/son.

        Can't really read the name of the other one Emma ???go

        •  Emma Hoagie (4+ / 0-)
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          mayim, Jim H, TayTay, klompendanser

          It must be lunchtime.

          No, not Hoagie.

          Hmm.  That initial could be an 'F' or a 'T'.

          The first letter of Emma's last name could be an 'F' or 'T', too.

          But they look different letters.

          If I were to make a wild stab at this point, I'd say Elijah gets the 'T' and Emma gets the 'F' which looks more like the 'F' in the county "Frederick" written on the lower right side of the cert.

          •  Emma Hoagie (3+ / 0-)
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            edwardssl, mayim, klompendanser

            Made me think of Ima Hogg :-)

            Thanks, I'll have to look around for the Elijah Stulls. See how the one in the newspaper article is related to George's wedding witness (Best Man?)

            •  Yeah, that's eerie. (2+ / 0-)
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              Jim H, klompendanser

              It'll be interesting to see where Elijah came from.  If these two families have known each other for a long time and even traveled from Carroll to Frederick together (I've had "family packs" do that before), you may be in luck.

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