1843 July 2
This is the handwritten proof of a marriage by Justice of the Peace William Clark for Jacob Mading and Clary or Clara Mading. It was sent to the County Clerk for recording and is dated July 2, 1843. Forms for marriage licenses would not become prevalent until the years after the Civil War. It is one of only two marriage licenses for Free Persons of Color in the antebellum marriage records of Hempstead County, Arkansas.
State of Arkansas
County of Hempstead
Township of Missouri - Be It Remembered that I
Wm. Clark an acting justice of the peace in and for the
County and Township aforesaid have this day solemonised
[sic] the rights [sic] of matrimony between Jacob Mading aged about
forty years and Clary Mading aged about forty-five
years both of the County and Township aforesaid.
Given under my hand this the 2nd day of July A. D. 1843.
Wm. Clark, J. P.
License, 4.5" x 6"
Marriage; Marriage licenses
William Clark, J. P.
Missouri Township, Hempstead County (Ark.)
Hempstead County marriage licenses collection, MSSA.0017
Arkansas State Archives
Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives
Jacob and Clary Mading marriage license, Hempstead County marriage licenses collection, Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, Washington, Arkansas.
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