Eileen's cousin Betty BLACK found the record of her great-grandparents marriage, apparently through an Ancestry.com database and sent me an email with the information.
Sam and Emma were married February 26, 1896 in Massac County, Illinois. In the copy of the marriage register that Betty sent to me, Samuel IVY was listed as a farmer, a resident of McCracken County, Kentucky, who was born in Marshall County, Kentucky and was 26 years of age. His father was listed as Geo. IVY and his mother as Rebecca HARROLD. Interestingly, it was Samuel's second marriage, a fact that I didn't previously know.
Emma Carter was an 18 year old resident of McCracken County, Kentucky, born in Mayfield, Ky, the daughter of George CARTER and Ellen DUNAWAY. This was her first marriage.
The ceremony was performed at Metropolis, Massac County, Illinois on February 26, 1896.
Samuel and Emma's daughter, Bessie, was Eileen's grandmother. This information opens up a whole new line to research, the DUNAWAY line, and gives more clues to research the CARTER and IVEY clans.