Creator

Date Original

1844 February 12

Description

Handwritten marriage license prepared for recording by John D. Trimble and filed for record on February 13th, 1844, by S. T. Sanders, Clerk, for a fee of 50 cents.

Transcription

State of Arkansas
County of Hempstead
I John D. Trimble an acting
and duly commissioned justice of the peace in and for
the County of Hempstead and State of Arkansas do
hereby certify that on the 12th day of February A.D. 1844
in the county and state aforesaid I did duly join in
marriage Charles Edward Tarpley aged nineteen years
and Hannah Brunetta Dixon aged seventeen years, both
of the County of Hempstead and State of Arkansas, according
to law, and then and there declared them to be husband and
wife.
Given under my hand on this 12th day of February 1844.
John D. Trimble

Physical Description

License, 7.75" x 9.75"

Subjects

Marriage; Marriage licenses

Contributor

John D. Trimble, Justice of the Peace

Geographical Area

Washington, Hempstead County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

Pre-1875 Original Hempstead County Marriage Licenses Collection

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Hempstead County marriage licenses collection, MSSA.0017

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Tarpley/Dixon marriage license by John D. Trimble, JP., Hempstead County marriage licenses collection, Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, Washington, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Comments

The beautifully swirling script of John D. Trimble's signature and the text bespeak a well-educated man. Trimble came to Arkansas in the late 1830s and quickly achieved success as a merchant and county official. Already a justice of the peace in 1844, Trimble (1816-63) served as county judge of Hempstead County from 1846 to 1854. In 1847, he built a family home in Washington that still stands, is maintained by Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation and is shown by Historic Washington State Park. The young couple he married remained in Hempstead County until 1850. Then C. E. Tarpley, a native of Virginia, was drawn like many Arkansans to the Gold Rush in California. It is believed that he died there. - Peggy Lloyd

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