No Hint of a Previous Marriage

Many marriage records give no hint that one of the parties had been married before. This 1852 marriage certification gives nary a clue that the bride was a widow, over forty, and the mother of several children.

Assume nothing. Lack of a “Mrs.” or “Miss” before the bride’s name usually means nothing.


2 thoughts on “No Hint of a Previous Marriage

    1. michaeljohnneill Post author

      In this case, I already knew she had been married before. She apparently initially lived in Campbell County, Kentucky, after immigrating from Germany because that’s where her brothers were living.


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