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Atascosa Co., TX - 2 May 1864: Joseph Walker & Amanda M. Yarbrough

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No 117
License of Joseph Walker and Amanda M. Yarberry

State of Texas
County of Atascosa.
    To any person legally authorized
to celebrate the rites of Matrimony.
Be it known that I the undersigned clerk of the
county court of said county do hereby license any person
authorized by law to join the Bonds of Matrimony
Joseph Walker and Amanda M. Yarberry both of
Frio County and of the age prescribed by law.
And of this license make due return within sixty
Witness my hand and the seal of the county
court of said county at office in Pleasanton this
2nd day of May A. D. 1864.
   Charles Smidt Clk. C. C. A. C.

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This is to certify that I joined together in the
bonds of wedlock Mr. Joseph Walker and Miss
Amanda M. Yarberry of Frio county the persons
described on the reverse here of at the residence of
Mr. Fist in Atascosa County on the 2nd day of May
A. D. 1864.
   E. O'Brion, Chief Justice, A. C.

In presence of
Miss Fist
Simon Fist

Received from Beth Walker
Transcribed by Renee Smelley
Notes: The marriage record says they were residents of Frio County.  "Family Tradition" says that Amanda ran off to get married.  Both were actually residents of McMullen County.

Joseph Walker, son of Martha Tetford & James Walker, was born on June 30, 1818 in Chester Co., SC and died on June 18, 1888, buried in Hill Top Cemetery, Tilden, McMullen Co., TX.  Joseph Walker's first wife was Mary Walker.  They had seven known children before her death in 1860.  Mary was buried in the Old Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Atascosa Co., TX.

Amanda Arminda "Mandy" Yarbrough, daughter of John Swanson & Francis Yarbrough, was born on October 20, 1846 in Houston Co., TX and died on December 20, 1929 in Christine, Atascosa Co., TX, buried Hill Top Cemetery, McMullen Co., TX.

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