Marriage Records of
Greene County

Contributed by Audrey Klinkenberg

From Bedford St. Methodist Episcopal Church, Manhattan (47 Morton St. was the address of the parsonage)

Mar 26, 1860, George H. Wright of Green Co., NY to Mary M. Stewart of N. Y. City, at 47 Morton St., by J. P. Newman, witnesses Emma J. Clark, A. Ensign Newman.
April 28, 1842, Robert Eldridge to Mary Eldridge of Cairo, NY, in presence of Robert & Alonzo Vredenburgh, all of this city, by B. Griffen.
Nov 11, 1841, James H. Garner to Mary Ann Titus, in presence of Joseph Holland & Nancy Titus, all of Bethlehem, N. Y. (Col’d), by B. Griffen
Nov 11, 1841, Joseph Holland to Nancy Titus, as above (Col’d), by B. Griffen.

Contributed by Sandie Webber

From the Kingston Freeman

July 12, 1918

Marcley-Maguire Marriage

Announcement is made of the marriage of the Rev. Allen F. Marcley, recently pastor of the Katsbaan Reformed church and pastor-elect of Lishas Kill Reformed Church near Schenectady and Miss Bertie Maguire, for ten years past, teacher of English in the Saugerties High School. The marriage was solemnized at the parsonage of the Second Reformed Church, Coxsackie, Wednesday afternoon, July 10 by the Rev. Charles F. Stube, pastor of the church. The bride is a member of the church and Coxsackie is her native place.

March 31, 1920

Briggs-Brinkman Marriage

Henry Briggs of Coxsackie was married to Miss Charlotte Brinkman of Brooklyn in that city last Wednesday. Mr. Briggs is a pilot of the steamer Albany of the Hudson River Day Line. For a number of years he was pilot on the Saugerties boats.

Contributed by Sandie Webber

From the Kingston Freeman

Jan. 10, 1929

New Paltz. Jan. 10 -- Esther B. Swartout, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Swartout of Coxsackie, became the bride of E. Frank Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Martin of Midway Farm, Milton Road, Highland on Sunday afternoon. The ceremony was performed at the parsonage of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson by the Rev. Foster A. Coons, a former pastor of the Highland Methodist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Olrec, (Olree?) brother-in-law and sister of the bridegroom attended the couple. Mrs. Martin was graduated from Coxsackie High School and taught school in Greene County for two years following her graduation. At present she is taking a course in New Paltz Normal School and will be graduated in June. Mr. Martin received his education in the Highland school and is employed by the Hudson Valley Pure Food Company of Highland. Sunday was the bride’s 21st birthday.

Oct. 6, 1933
Ten Years Ago

Oct. 6, 1923 -- Theodore H. Spoor of Coxsackie and Miss Florence E. DuBios married at home of bride on Johnston Avenue. (Bride’s name is hard to see.)

Contributed by Seward R. Osborne

Marriage certificate of George Henry Osborne, Hunter and Jennie M. Schermerhorn, Hunter June 21, 1888

Contributed by Milan Paddock

Marriage Certificate of George Edward Paddock and Harriet E. Minkler


Contributed by Valerie Jackson:

Marriage Certificate of David Denton and Jane Butler, February 13, 1866, Westkill Baptist Church

Contributed by Juanita Bennard:

Middletown Times Herald Wednesday, March 25, 1942 Middletown, New York 

Daisy I. Burtis to Marry Mr. James here Saturday 

Miss Daisy I. Burtis , 2201 Amsterdam avenue, New York, and Leonard H. James, a soldier at Port Monmouth, N.J., will be married here Saturday.

Miss Burtis, a statistical secretary is a sister of Mrs. Anthony T. Manzo., 220 Wisner Avenue, at whose home the wedding will take place. The Rev. Richard Billingsley, pastor of First Congregational Church, will officiate.

Mr. James was born in Philadelphia, a son of Leonard and Anne Vanderbey James. The prospective bride, a daughter of John and Zaldee Scribner Burtis, was born in Hunter.

Contributed by Juanita Bennard

Hornellsville Weekly tribune     Friday, June 15, 1894


MYER-HOAGLAND – November 28 at the house of the bride’s parents, by the Rev. J.T. Strock, G.W. Myer of Cuddebackville  to Mary D. Hoagland of Leeds, Greene county, N.Y.

Contributed by April Saccoccio

New York Times Dec. 16, 1880

Alexander Reed, Jr., and Miss Ella Spear Married.
A very brilliant wedding took place at 8 o’clock last evening at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spear, No. 328 West Twenty-third-street. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Henry Motet, and attracted a very large concourse of people, while the reception that succeeded was attended by about 200. The groom was Mr. Alexander Reed, Jr., of Coxsackie, NY who is engaged in railway and transportation business, and the bride Miss Ella Spear, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Spear. The ceremony being in the English style, there were no bridesmaids, and only two ushers-Mr. Charles Spear, Jr., brother of the bride, and Mr. Walter N. Copen. The bride was in a brilliant toilet of navy blue satin de Lyon and embossed velvet, with the usual accessories of bridal veil, bouquet, and ornaments of jewels. The bride’s mother was in black satin de Lyon and embossed velvet, and among the guests were many brilliant toilets. The parlors were decorated, and the collation which followed was superintended by one of the most accomplished caterers.

Among those present were Mr. A. V. Stout, President of the Shoe and Leather Bank, and wife: Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Bird and daughter, Dr. J. P.P. White. Mr. Motet, mother of the Rev. Mr. Motet: the Rev. Brady Backus, Col. William Borden and wife, Mr. William H. Phillips, Miss Phillips and Mr. Phillips, son and daughter of the preceding ; Mr. James M. Requa, Mr. and Mrs. Selmes, Mr. Jacob Sharp and wife, Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Miller, Mr. and Mrs., W. Irving Adams, of Montclair, N.J. : Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Porter, Montclair: Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Reed, of Coxsackie; Miss Powell and the Messrs. Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Spear, Miss Scovill, Miss Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Rader, the Rev. Mr. Saulsbury, of Coxsackie,; Miss Reed, of Coxsackie, sister of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar H. Richards, Mr. H. L. Roosevelt, Mr. Henry Atwater and wife, Mr. George Livingstone, Mr. Harris Filson, escorting Miss Pease; Mr. Putnam, of Staten Island, accompanied by Miss Putnam; Miss Bedell, of Staten Island; Mr. George E. White and wife, the Misses White and Mr. White; Mr. William Merrill, Mrs. Dickerson, Mr. and Mrs., James S. Lounsberry, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Baldwin, Mr. William Baldwin, Miss Mamie Collender, Mr. And Mrs. Georger, Mr. and Miss Quimby, Mr. and Mrs. John Pondir, and the Misses Pondir, Mr. James Aitkin, Miss Aitkin, Miss Larrabee, of Coxsackie,: Mr. and Mrs. John s. Sutphen of Hudson City, N. J.; Mr. Ward McAllister, Miss McAllister, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Ingersoll, Mr. James E. Conner, Mr. And Mrs. Protheroe, son in law and daughter of the late Albert Weber: Mr. Albert Weber, and the Misses Bliss, with many other whose faces are familiar in society. The presents were arranged in an apartment on the second floor, to which only the favored few possessed the open sesame. The reception extended from 8:30 until 11 o’clock.

Contributed by Annette Campbell

From a local Yates-Ontario County newspaper: 
William Huston and Miss Roxana Cottle, 24 January, 1821 at Coxsackie, NY.

Contributed by Karol Hughes

 A June Bride.    Yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. And Mrs. William M. Edgerly of Cauterskill, this town, Miss Grace I. Edgerly was wedded to Abram Hack of this village, the Rev. C. G. Hazard of Christ’s Presbyterian Church performing the ceremony. Miss Mildred Vedder of Cauterskill was maid of honor, Edward Rightmyer of The Embogcht enacting the role of best man. Mr. and Mrs. Hack left on the 5:52 West Shore train for New York, Washington and other points, and on returning will occupy his newly-purchased home on West Bridge st.

Contributed by Annette Campbell

From the Otsego Republican newspaper: 
LAMB-CLEAVELAND--East Durham, NY, Mr. J. Warren Lamb of Cooperstown, NY to Fannia A. Cleaveland of East Durham. Married on 11 September 1878 by Rev. Anthony P. Freeze.  

Contributed by Annette Campbell
Steuben Messinger, Bath Steuben Co, NY 1828
26 June, 1828  Married -PHILO P. HUBBELL of Painted Post (Steuben Co, NY-AC) to ANN ELIZA BACKUS of Catskill in Buffalo (Erie Co, NY-AC).
November 1828  Married ABIJAH W. BROWN of Lexington (Greene Co, NY-AC) to MARY MC CLARY of Howard (Steuben Co, NY-AC)

Contributed by Peggy Dolan

DOYLE-LACKEY New York, N.Y., Oct. 1, 1910 At the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Lackey, Jr., in this city, last Wednesday evening, their daughter Mary Louise was married to Mr. J. B. Doyle, of Clay Center, Kansas. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. James Keane, of the church of St. Francis DeSales. The wedding was in the parlors which were converted into a veritable garden of flowers, and the music for the occasion was furnished by a female orchestra, the Beasy quartette. The bride was dressed in white satin with over-dress of lace; the groom in the conventional suit of black. Miss Clara E. Lackey was bridesmaid. Mr. A. B. Delmar, of this city, being the best man, and little Regina Lackey, a niece of the bride, acting as flower girl. After the ceremony all present joined in the wedding dinner, in which nothing seemed wanting. Then followed song and mirth which lasted until nearly morning. The happy couple leave for a wedding tour taking in Boston, from which they go to the bride's parents in Tannersville, N.Y., for a brief stay, thence through the west and south, and will make their home at Clay Center, Kansas, where Mr. Doyle has his home. The bride was the recipient of many handsome and costly wedding presents. Among the many guests present were the Misses Pauline and Flora Campbell, of Tannersville, N.Y. The groom is well known as one of the star pitchers of the American League. [end article]

Notes: The bride was the daughter of Michael Lackey, Jr. and h/w Julia Farrell a/k/a Julia Weller (my great-grandparents.) Judd Bruce "Slow Joe" Doyle played for the New York Highlanders (NY Yankees), pitching 2 shutouts in his first 2 major league appearances. They later lived in Tannersville, where Mary was Postmistress, succeeding her brother J. Frank Lackey in the position; and where J. B. Doyle had a garage. 

Contributed by Peggy Dolan, great grandchild of the couple.

"This certifies that on the 14th day of October in the year of our Lord 1847 Mr. James Dolan and Miss Mary [Eliza] Miller were joined in the bonds of Holy Matrimony at Saugerties [Ulster Co] by Rev. John Maxwell according to the Rites of the Roman Catholic Church and in the presence of John Kevlin [and] Mary Igo. "The above is a true Copy of the Marriage Register of St. Mary's Church at Saugerties N.Y. [signed] Michael J. Murray, Pastor. March 14, 1900." 

[James had a farm in Platte Clove, Hunter, Greene Co., NY, where the couple had 16 children. James (b. 5 Aug 1824) was in the 15th NY Engineers in the Civil War. Mary (b. 10 Aug 1831) was the dau of David Miller (b. 12 Oct 1806 in Woodstock) & Wyntje (Lavina) Hommel (b. 20 Jul 1810), md. in Katsbaan DRC 3 Jun 1827.]

Contributed by Judy Coy (Unknown Newspaper, no date specified, however it is known that the marriage took place in 1888)

Wedding Bells.
A quiet little company of relatives and friends gathered at the house of Mrs. M. E. Matthews, Jewett, N.Y., on Wednesday Sept. 19th, at 3 o'clock, P.M., to witness the marriage of her daughter, Sarah Matthews, to George Schermerhorn. The Rev. D. N. Chase officiating clergyman. After the guests had congratulated the happy couple they were escorted to the dining-room by the Rev. D. N. Chase and the bride's mother, where they enjoyed a very nice supper. The following is the list of presents received: Mrs. M. E. Matthews, sett cups and saucers and a pieced bed-quilt; Mr. and Mrs. P. V. Schermerhorn, $5 and a linen table cloth; C. E. Matthews, china cup and saucer and a mustache cup and saucer; Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Matthews, pair china pickle dishes; George Haines and Mrs. Fannie A. Lord, glass tea sett; Lois Matthews, satin toilet cushion; Mr. And Mrs. H. I. Brandow, amber preserve dish; Merchant Matthews, glass molasses pitcher; Elmer Matthews, ornamental straw basket; Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Crane, silver dinner castor; Willie Matthews, sett glass butter slides; Mrs. J. Tibbals, bridal boquet; Satie Matthews, sett glass butter slides. Everything passed off pleasantly and we wish the newly married couple success.           A GUEST


Retained Copy of Record of Marriage
in the Town of Jewett, Greene County

To the Bureau of Vital Statistics
State of New York

Full Name of Groom: George Schermerhorn
Place of Residence: Prattsville
Age next Birthday: 19 years
Occupation: Laboring man
Place of Birth: Prattsville
Father's Name: Peter V. Schermerhorn
Mother's Maiden Name: Lydia Williams
No. of Groom's Marriage: first
Full Name of Bride: Sarah H. Matthews
Place of Residence: Jewett, N.Y.
Age Next Birthday: 21 years
Place of Birth: Ashland
Father's Name: J. Albert Matthews
Mother's Maiden Name: Mary E. Crane
No. of Bride's Marriage: first

Date of this Marriage, Sept. Nineteenth 1888
Place, Jewett Greene Co. N.Y.

We, the Groom and Bride named in the above Certificate hereby certify that the information given is correct, to the best of our knowledge and belief.
George Schermerhorn (Groom)
Sarah H. Matthews (Bride)
Signed in presence of Charles E. Matthews and Lois A. Matthews

By Rev. D. Noble Chase, Jewett N.Y.

Marriage of Young-Church in Village of Athens 
Taken from unknown Athens Village paper, June 1909: 
YOUNG-CHURCH-In this village June 2, William Young of Wethersfield, and Louisa Church of this village.  
A pretty home wedding took place Wednesday at high noon when Miss Louisa, daughter of Mrs. William E. Church of this village was united in marriage to William A. Young of Wethersfield, Conn. Promptly at the appointed hour the bridal party entered the parlor, which was nicely decorated for the occasion with cut flowers and ferns, and took their place in the center where the nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. W.R. Torrens, pastor of the Baptist church, in the presence of the immediate relatives and friends. The bride was prettily attired in princess gown of white Batiste trimmed with Valencenes lace and carried a bouquet of white carnations. Leroy Church, brother of the bride was the best man. 
After the ceremony the guests enjoyed an elaborate dinner and the happy couple left on the 2:50 ferry for an extended trip amid a shower of rice, confetti and old shoes. The carriage was decorated with white ribbons and placards and as the carriage passed on the boat the Captain gave them a great send off. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and useful presents. After their return here they will leave for Wethersfield, Conn., where a handsomely furnished home awaits them.  
Among those from out of town were Mr. And Mrs. A. Bryant and family of Schenectady; Mr. And Mrs. Baragray of New York; Mrs. Frank Mower of Catskill; Mrs. Snyder, Mrs. Schumaker and daughter Eunice of Kaatsban; Mr. And Mrs. Jesse Tice of Catskill and Capt. Almon Snyder, of Hudson.  
Submitted by Colleen Maresca  

Marriage Certificate James Barker and Elizabeth Wooer (located in the Family File at the Durham Center Museum - James Barker is commonly called the Patroon)

James Barker of the Parish of Blythe, Batchel’r and Elizabeth Wooer of the Parish of Blythe, Spinster, were married in this church by License this twenty third day of May in the year One thousand seven hundred and fifty seven by me Matthew Tomlinson, Vic’r

This marriage was solemnized – Ja’s Barker, Eliz Wooer, between us
In the presence of Alice Williamson, Rob’t Billiold

The above is a true extract from the Blyth Register of Marriages – J. Raine, Vicar, February 8, 1848

Submitted by Lodema DuBois Jenkins.    Clipping is from the scrapbooks compiled by Lela DuBois Kirk (1897-1984).  She was the daughter of Andrew DuBois and Lena Huggans and the wife of Harry Kirk.  She lived her entire life in Greene County with the majority of time being spent in Spruceton.

On Christmas Day at noon, (1917) a very quiet wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs Andrew DuBois at Ashland when their daughter, Lela Mae, was united in marriage to Harry D Kirke of Spruceton. The home was very prettily decorated with red and green; the ceremony being performed under an arch of evergreens and Christmas bells by Rev. Wm Van Noss of Middleburg, the ring service being used.  Miss Mildred Brandow, of Ashland, was brides-maid and Frank Robinson, of Prattsville, acted as best man, friends of the bride.  Only the immediate relatives of the bride and
groom were in attendance.  The bride received many pretty and useful gifts. A bounteous dinner was served after which the happy couple left for Spruceton where the groom is engaged in farming.  Their many friends extend congratulations and best wishes for a happy and prosperous married life.

Submitted by Kristy Grunden

12 Sep 1900 by John McConnell, the marriage of Clarence E. (Eli) Wasson, 23,of Palenville to Rose M. (Mary) Doyle, 23, of Newark, NJ, witness Jas. Graham. From the records of the Palenville United Methodist Church.  Researched by Audrey Klinkenberg.

21 Mar 1875 by E. Clement, the marriage of Martin T. (Turner)  Wasson, of Palenville to Charlotte Walker, of Cornwallville, at the house of A. Smith in Palenville, witness A. Smith and wife. From the records of the Palenville United Methodist Church.  Researched by Audrey Klinkenberg.

Eli. L. (Lewis) Walker, age 66, of Durham, parents Ezra Walker and Lucy Smith, married Annetta Holmes, age 49, of Palenville, born in Kingdom of Denmark, parents Andrew Holmes and Marie Anderson.  Witnesses Martin Wasson and Charlotte Wasson.  Married by Rev. Edward White, Methodist Minister of Palenville, NY. From the records of the Palenville United Methodist Church.  Researched by Audrey Klinkenberg.

Sat. 11 Apr. 1891 - At Cornwallville, Mar 29, by Rev. Shaw, Duane Walker and Emma Jones, both of Hervey Street (Town of Durham) From the Catskill Examiner.

May 17, 1859 - In Durham on the 25th ult. by Rev. J. Battersby, Mr. Wesley Walker of Durham, to Miss Rebecca Winne of Hall's Hollow. From the Windham Journal.

Submitted by Claudia Bellas

I hereby certify that George B. Doty and Nellie L. Brockett were joined in marriage in our presence, in accordance with the Laws of the State of New York on the 3rd day of February 1886, at Windham, New York.

Witnesses to the Marriage: Eva Tryon, Orpha Burgar
Attest: J.P. Burgar, Clergyman, Windham, NY

Full Name of Groom: George B. Doty
Place of Residence: Ashland, NY
Age next Birthday: 21 years
Occupation: Farmer
Place of Birth: Ashland, NY
Father’s Name: George W. Doty
Mother’s Maiden Name: Libbie D. Howard
No. of Groom’s Marriage: 1st
Full Name of Bride: Nellie L. Brockett
Place of Residence: Ashland, NY
Age Next Birthday: 19 years
Place of Birth: Ashland, NY
Father’s Name: Emil Brockett
Mother’s Maiden Name: Mary J. Bishop
No. of Bride’s Marrige: 1st
Dated at Windham, NY 1886

We, the Groom and Bride named in the above Certificate hereby certify that the information given is correct, to the best of our knowledge and belief.

George B. Doty (Groom) Nellie L. Brockett (Bride)
Signed in presence of Eva Tryon and Orpha Burgar

From the "Steuben Messinger" Newspaper of Bath, Steuben Co, NY in 1828. Submitted by Annette Campbell
June 28, 1828---Philo P. Habbell of Painted Post to Ann Eliza Backus of CATSKILL in Buffalo.
Nov 28, 1828---Abijah W. Brown of LEXINGTON to Mary McClary at Howard.
Could be newspaper dates of issue or actual marriage dates--AC

Submitted by Claudia Bellas

A Certified transcript from the Register of Marriages:

In the Town of Durham
County of Greene, State of New York
Date of Marriage:  August 8, 1898
Full Name of Husband: Emil Brockett
His residence: Windham, NY
Date of Birth: left blank
Occupation: Farmer
Husband's Birthplace: Windham, NY
His father's name: Emil Brockett
His mother's maiden name: Mary Bishop
Number of husband's marriages: 1
Full name of wife (maiden): Alice Coon
Full name of wife (married): Alice Brockett
Her residence at Marriage: Jewett, NY
Date of birth: left blank
Occupation: left blank
Wife's Birthplace: Jewett, NY
Her father's name: David Coon
Her mother's maiden name: Ida Ualrion
Number of bride's marriages: 1
Name and official position of person solemnizing the marriage: Samuel Bullen
Place of Marriage: left blank
When registered: August 11, 1898
Register No.: 251 

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