Friday, November 9, 2018

And She Is An Heiress!

I'm taking a break from genealogy today to share an interesting newspaper notice of a marriage. This item appeared in the 19 November 1877 issue of the Evansville Journal (Evansville, Indiana).

"Mr. Tom O. Sugg ... for several  years very widely known in Evansville and vicinity, will lead to the hymeneal altar at Providence, Ky., tomorrow morning, Miss Amelia Given, daughter of John W. Given, a wealthy tobacco dealer of that section. The bride is not only handsome and bright, but is an heiress. The marriage is to take place at the residence of the bride's parents, and the happy couple [will] leave immediately for New Orleans."

Don't you wonder whose idea it was to call her an heiress?

Published 9 Nov 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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