Thursday, July 25, 2013

Joseph MILLER and Jane FLETCHER Married (1861)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Court of Common Pleas Order Book Volume 4 (January 1860 - May 1861), on 24 May 1861 the judge of the Court of Common Pleas, John Coburn, shut down the court for the day so that he could go to Cartersburg to officiate the marriage of Lt. Joseph S. Miller ("formerly a worthy & highly esteemed member of the Danville Bar but now of the USA") and Miss Jane Fletcher. Among the witnesses present: Senator Blair and Ben Harrison of the Indianapolis Bar; Daggy of the Greencastle Bar; Harper of Cincinnati; Root of Indianapolis; Honest Ed Clark ("formerly of this place but now of Indianapolis") and Bill Astley.

Judge Coburn reportedly remarked that "it looked like War & Peace mixing together"; his escort C.F. Rooker said "it looked like preparing for Peace in time of War."

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