Richland Co., Ohio


Marriage Records / Historical Information

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First African-American Marriage in Richland Co.



Source:  THE OHIO LIBERAL, 26 December 1883, Vol. 11, No. 37


"The following, which appears on an old marriage record in the Probate Judge’s office, certifies to the first marriage in the county wherein the high contracting parties were colored:  

 “I do hereby certify that I solemnized the rites of matrimony  between Archibald Lewis (a black man) and Hannah Davis (a black woman), on the 27th. day of September, 1821.  Given under my hand and seal this 28th. day of September, 1821.  – ELLZEY HEDGES, J.P." "

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