Relatively Speaking: She Looks Single

Relatively Speaking is a throwback to another time in the world of genealogy. These are anecdotal stories to inspire those who search for their ancestors. Although, many of these stories are from before the world of computers and certainly the age of the internet, I believe that all of us have benefited from serendipity in our research.

She Looks Single

In our Clermont County, Ohio, courthouse basement are kept some old marriage consents. A group of us copied a lot of them. All were very poorly spelled but the spelling has been remedied in the following one although otherwise copied as written:

??????Dear Sir, enclosed is $1. For license to unite John Staley to Miss Sophia Fisher, for nearly 2 yrs. And the lady he brought from Cincinnati recently. I suppose she is 25 or 30 years old from her looks and appears to look like a single woman but further I cannot say. He is working at the saddle tree business with Hill. I have talked with her and she is willing to marry said Staley. W.H. Noble

P.S. They are both Dutch as Krout.
P.S. After a further conversation with the lady I find she is from New York about 2 months since. I think all is right from the best information I can get.??????


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