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James Stuart/Stewart and Sally Fleshman
Posted by: Barbara Blizzard (ID *****5519) Date: June 18, 2011 at 09:37:13
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With four marriage records in hand, James Stuart--who signed his name James Stewart in beautiful penmanship on his marriage bond--married Sally Fleshman, daughter of Robert and Dorothea Fleshman, 6 Nov 1795, by Rev. John Alderson, at Alderson, Greenbrier County, West Virginia as it is known today, but at that time it was Virginia, according to the marriage bond. The marriage bond was dated 11 July 1796, and witnessed by John Stuart. The bond was posted by James Stuart (the groom)and John Fleshman who was probably Sally's brother. In one county record where the marriage was recorded as 1795-6, and under the minister John Alderson are "DO" for Ditto of other marriages, but an X for James and Sally, which probably means they didn't post the bond yet so it was not altogether legal yet. In another typed list of info it has the marriage date of 6 Nov. 1795, minister John Alderson. That is the reason everyone has been so confused about their marriage date. The last record of the marriage is the permission slip of Sally Fleshman to marry James Stuart, signed by her parents, which was not dated.


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