Barnes Marriage Records

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Actual marriage records can help in family research so much, that they should always be sent for.  County courthouses sometimes have the original documents, and usually only a nominal fee is asked for to cover the copying and mailing of the record.  If the couple had a religious ceremony, in addition to civil application for marriage, a record may also be available from the church. Family bibles sometimes have the dates for marriages. Keep a notebook to keep track of what was sent for.

Under the Documents section I’ve added two of the Barnes marriage records we have.

The first is for John Barnes (1832-1892) and Mary Ann Ryan (1841-1904), Irish Catholics that lived in County Offaly (Kings) Ireland, and married in 1859.  They were the parents of Helen Catherine Barnes. Here is the PDF: BarnesRyanMarriage_0002 and under Documents there is also a jpeg copy.

The second is for Thomas Whitley Barnes (1861-1892) and Sarah Ophelia Rose (1863-1936), Southern Protestants that lived in North Carolina, USA, and married in 1884.  They were the parents of Ernest Howard Barnes.  Here is the PDF: BarnesRoseMarriage_0001 and under Documents there is also a jpeg copy.

For both of the PDF files, click and they will open in a new window.

In genealogy research it always gives me a start of recognition when I see my own name. In the Irish records another Mary Ann Barnes’s story emerges. I’m very happy that when I started asking relatives about Barnes ancestors, that I jotted down notes. Here is one about the Irish side.

“Mary [Ann Ryan Barnes] was a very young wife. My mother Helen said of her mother, that Mary was never a girl; just a child and then a mother. She married when she was young. Her husband John Barnes was born in Scotland, or was of Scottish descent.” ~ Per Helen Barnes Golden, April 16, 2004.

About Maryann Barnes

I live in Virginia and enjoy meandering walks back into the past. I also enjoy old photographs and sharing family research.
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