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Re: Marriage lookup please
Posted by: Regina (ID *****9121) Date: March 11, 2005 at 11:53:55
In Reply to: Marriage lookup please by yvonne of 2125

Wm. Cowan, age 21, son of Jane Ayres(?), married Nancy J. Ely, age 15, daughter of Sally Ely. Birth place of William listed as Lee Co. VA, Nancy J listed as Harlan Co., KY., date of marriage, June 1, 1874. This was taken from a transcribed marriage record book, not sure about the mother's last name Ayres.As listed in a transcribed birth record book, William and Nancy's son, Caleb, was born July 20, 1876.
According to the 1860 Lee Co. transcribed census record, there are several Ayres families, one has a William Cowans living with them: Daniel Ayres age 37, Kissiah age 48, Wm. COWANS age 22, Mary Ayers, age 11, Rachael Ayers, age 9, Neal C Ayers, age 7 and Daniel Ayers age 5. The 1860 Census also lists the following: Ayres, Benjamin L. 25, Jane 24, WM COWAN 6, Rachael Ayres 2, and John 6/12. both Jane and Benjamin born in Lee Co.
The 1870 Transcribed census lists the following: Ayers, Jane 36, William 16, Rachael 12, John 10, Franklin 8, Elizabeth 6. I cound not find a record for Benjamin and Jane Ayres/Ayers marriage in Lee Co. I don't find Jane Ayers or WM Cowan in the 1880 census. Hope this helps. Regina

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