Posted By:Elsie
Subject:Sarah Honaker (Frederick) Thomas J Reynolds Marriage 1825
Post Date:September 13, 2003 at 19:58:49
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I'm trying to find the birthdates for Sarah Honaker and Thomas J Reynolds, my 3rd ggrandparents.

They are both buried in Summersville Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery. The inscriptions on their tombstones read as follows:

Thomas J. Reynolds. d 8 Feb 1884 age 73 years 11 mos 4 days. This would give him a birthdate of 4 Mar 1810.
Sarah Reynolds Wife of TJ d 16 Jan 1862 age 67 yr 5 mos 15 days. This would give her a birthdate of 1 Aug 1794.

Groom: Thomas Reynolds
Bride: Sally Honiker
Marriage Date: 03 March 1825
County: Monroe
J.L.Christy was the minister
(HFA p.48), Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850

Using the above figures Thomas is 1 day short of 15 years old and Sarah is 30 years 7 mos and two days on the date of their marriage. Their first child was born 30 Jan 1826 and their last child in was born in 1846. Sarah would have been 52 years old.
Census information gives Thomas' age as from 1 to 10 years older than Sarah. As near as I can tell he seems to have been born between 1806/1807

Several of Frederick's daughters were married between 1820 and 1825 and I wonder if anyone has obtained a copy of the actual information and can tell me where they wrote to get it and exactly what kind of information is there. Age? Parents' names? etc.

Also, where would I obtain information regarding a marriage bond for Sarah and what information would be in it?

Any help you could give me will be very much appreciated. I have a fair amount of information on their children and their descendants. Much of it, I've already submitted to the HFA for inclusion in the supplement. If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to share what I have.

Elsie in BC, Canada