Thursday, August 2, 2012

Ancestor Anniversaries, August 2 - 15

Is your anniversary in August? Maybe someone else in the family shares your special day. My parents were married on 8 August 1948. 

Delbert K & Alberta Joy Brown 1948
2 August 1927          Roy Jesse Brown [son of Jasper P Brown & Rose Ella Brumfield] & Ivy R. Mark [daughter of Thomas K Mark & Elidia Rebecca Ritter]. They were married in Ohio. They were my paternal grandparents. 

2 August 1942          Owen Andrew Mark [son of Thomas K Mark & Elidia Rebecca Ritter]& Blanche Adele Bowers. They had twin sons. Owen served in WWII. He was a farmer.

5 August 1938          Theodore Walter Stefanski & Mellie Arlene Jolliff [twin daughter of Samuel M Jolliff & Margaret Maude Mark]. They were married in Ohio. They had one daughter. Mellie was married twice.

7 August 1812          Moses Brown [son of Edward Brown] & Nancy Perkins. They were married in Mississippi. They had seven children. Moses was married twice. He also married Sarah Robertson.

8 August 1948          Delbert Keith Brown & Alberta Joy Gardner were my parents. They were married in Germantown, NY. My mother made her own wedding dress. They were just 20 years old. They lived with my maternal grandmother until they could afford an apartment of their own. 

10 August 1854        Henry Nee & Matilda Millan. They were married in Pennsylvania.

12 August 1939        Richard F Wolff & Rosemary Veronica Coyle [daughter of James j Coyle & Madeline Herbst]. They were married in CT. They had two sons and two daughters.

15 August 1850        Burrell Taylor Fortenberry [son of William J Fortenberry & Violette Kennington] & Eliza Jane Ellzey [daughter of John Ellzey & Elizabeth Coney]. They had five children, all born in Mississippi. Burrell served in Company K, 9th Louisiana Calvary during the Civil War. 

15 August 1942        Leonard M Ezell & Rava Nell Ball [daughter of James A Ball & Mildred O Brown]. They were married in Mississippi. They had five sons.

Do you know any of these couples? Do you have a wedding photo or marriage certificate? I'd like to hear from you.


  1. A beautiful wedding photo. Genealogy is a full time job. How fortunate to have so many photos.

    1. Thanks. I must admit I hound family members for copies of old family photographs to add to my collection! ha!


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