Patrick M. Valentine’s The Episcopalians of Wilson County: A History of St. Timothy’s and St. Mark’s Churches in Wilson, North Carolina 1856-1995 (1996), features several invaluable appendices that illuminate Wilson’s tiny African-American Episcopalian community. Valentine credits Cindy and Jeff Day with compiling them, and this post is the second in a series annotating the marriage list.
“Appendix J: Marriages, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church” shows these marriages between 1906 and 1910:
- James Taylor to Mamie Spicer, 26 April 1906
On 25 April 1906, James Taylor, 22, married Mamie Spicer, 22, at the bride’s residence in Wilson. Rev. Robert N. Perry performed the ceremony in the presence of D.J. Barnes, Elmer Stokes, and John H. Clark.
- D.S. Farmer to Janie Lewis, 7 October 1908
License applied for for D.S. Farmer, 46, and Janie Lewis, 35, but not returned to the Wilson County Register of Deeds’ office.
- John S. Askew to Thedotia Boykin, 2 September 1908
License applied for for John S. Askew, 26, of New Jersey, and Dothia Boykin, 24, of Wilson, but not returned to the Wilson County Register of Deeds’ office.
- Dorsey Powell to Georgia Ella Hinell, no date.
License applied for for Dorsey Powell, 27, and George Ella Hines, 25, on 28 October 1909, but not returned to the Wilson County Register of Deeds’ office.
- Ezekiel McKoy to Jane Ford, 15 November 1909.
License applied for for Ezekiel McKoy, 34, and Jane Farmer, 37, but not returned to the Wilson County Register of Deeds’ office.
- William Dawson to Bessie Body, November 1910.
License not found.