Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Newspaper Confirms Marriage of Alexander Gandy and Tamson Cary

In my previous posts about recent research on Alexander Gandy and his wife Tamson Cary, I referred to their marriage in Union County, Ohio, in December of 1853. However, when I searched for their marriage record, I found a license issued on 21 December 1853, but no marriage return had been recorded. Here is a copy of the marriage record from Union County, Ohio.

"Ohio County Marriages, 1790-1950", Union County marriages,
FHL film number 573776, Gandy-Cary, 1853; index and images,
FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 18 Feb 2012).

Some newspapers for the area have been digitized, but none as far back as 1853. However, Suzanne Keinbaum, Reference Assistant at the Marysville (Ohio) Public Library, found the newspaper in which the following announcement appeared:

"Married," Marysville Tribune, 28 December 1853, p. 3, col. 1. 

Many thanks to Suzanne for finding this evidence that Alexander and Tamson were actually married!

© 2012 Denise Spurlock


  1. How fortuitous! I really love old newspapers and think they are a very overlooked resource.

    1. Wendy, I love historical newspapers as well. There is so much interesting information to be found! I am always looking for new digitized content.