Amanda Jane Hinton married John O’Brien on 7 August 1859 in Heaths Creek Township by William McClanahan, J.P. and then again by Father Dalton, ‘a Catholic Priest who came from St. Louis for that purpose’ - no date given for this later marriage. In the Civil War Pension records for John Obrien, Amanda claimed that a certified copy of her marriage was on file in her original pension claim application. She states the nearest Post office to where she was married was Longwood.
“Married by the undersigned, Justice of the Peace for Heaths Creek Township in Pettis County Missouri on Sunday the seventh day of August at the residence of William C. Harrison, Mr. John O’Brien to Miss Amanda J., daughter of Thomas & Margaret Henton, signed William McClanahan, J.P.
Filed & Recorded, Aug. 24, 1859.
(Certificate of Copy)
State of Missouri County of Pettis:-SS
I, J. H. Pilkington, Recorder of Deeds within and for said County and State hereby certify that the within and foregoing is a true, complete and correct copy of an instrument of writing as the same appears of record in my office in Marriage Record “B” on Page 134.
Witness my hand and official seal at my office this 27th day of January 1894.
J. H. Pilkington, Recorder
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