Source: Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage License, "Jacob Haley to Lydia J. May, 1888"; County Marriage Returns Collection; Jay County Historical Society, Portland, Indiana.
Jay county, Indiana, SS:
To All Who Shall See These Presents, Greeting:
Know Ye, that any person empowered by Law to solemnize marriages, is hereby authorized to join together, as Husband and Wife,
Jacob Haley and Lydia J. May
and for so doing, this shall be his sufficient authority.
In Testimony Whereof, I, W.S. Fleming, Clerk of the Jay Circuit Court, herunto subscribe my name, and affix the seal of said Court, at Portland, this 21st day of December A.D., 1888
W.S. Fleming Clerk
Source: Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage Return, "Jacob Haley to Lydia J. May, 1888"; County Marriage Returns Collection; Jay County Historical Society, Portland, Indiana.
1. Full Name of Groom Jacob Haley
2. Place of Residence Noble Twp, Jay Co. Ind
3. Age Next Birthday 23 years
4. Color White
5. Occupation Farmer
6. Place of Birth [illegible]
7. Father's Name Sebastian Haley
8. Mother's Maiden Name Lydia Rader
9. No. of Groom's Marriage 1
10. Full Name of Bride Lydia J. May
11. Place of Residence Noble Twp Jay Co Ind
12. Age next Birthday 20 years
13. Color White
14. Place of Birth Noble Twp Jay Co Ind.
15. Father's Name Phillip May
16. Mother's Maiden Name Caroline Young
17. No. of Bride's Marriage 1
18. Place of Marriage Bride's house
19. By [illegible]
20. Dated Dec 25th 1888
This record of the marriage of Jacob Haley and Lydia J. May was located at the Jay County Historical Society in Portland, Indiana.
Though parts of the record were a bit hard to read in the copy, I was able to gain some information I didn't have before, particularly being able to connect Jacob with the family of Sebastian and Lydia (Rader) Haley. Before this, I had their marriage as an unidentified Haley in Jay County.
Another avenue of research is to find out if the bride connects with my Young family in Noble Township as well.