I saw your posting back in 2/2013. I live in San Saba
and thought I could help you find the marriage you
were hunting. I checked at the San Saba Courthouse and
found it. It in a copy of an original, a hand-written
copy. During the San Saba mob era, a lot of records
were destroyed. Especially if they were killed by the mob. If you would like the copy I will mail it to you.
My Email no. is below.
There was a large drawer at the bottom of wall shelves that held some original marriage copies that the coup-
les never picked up. They had all been folded up
small envelope-size with the names showing so they
could easily be read. I would have never found the
drawer if the clerk hadn't asked me if I would like
to see if the original was in the file not picked up.
She said that did happen a lot back then. The clerk
went through the drawer but couldn't find the person's copy.
The hand writing copy made from the ledger book was
faded and hard to read, but it is readable. The writ-
ing has so many fancy swirls, it hard to tell some of
the letters. Since there were no copy machines back
then, they probably had to write their copy out when
it was to be recorded when they filed the marriage
after the wedding. This is what was written in long
The State of Texas To any Regularly
San Saba County Ordained (on or of) ?
Licensed Minister of
The Gospel or any Justice of the Pease for San Saba Co.
You are hereby authorized to celebrate the Rites
of Matrimony between J. B. Goodrich and Isabell Jane
James, both of said County and due return make here of
as the Law directs--
Given under my hand and seal of office at the Town of
San Saba, this the 8th day of Oct. AD 1873.
C. D. G? S.S. Co.
by Jas H. Brown, Deputy
Solemonizes Oct. 9th 1873 - James A. King M.?
Filed for registration the 21 day of Oct.?? 1873 &
recordered the same day.
D. D. Low
C. D. ? SS Co.
by Jas H. Brown
The copies in the drawer looked more like a marriage
certificate. The folded up copies probably had the
Reverend's name and such. I guess this is the
recorded copy but did not have an impression of the
state on it. The ones that wasn't picked up did. This
sounds like a license to marry and the preacher to file,
the couple was probably supposed to pick it up. But it
states it was recorded on the date above.
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