Marriages

Information taken from various newspapers and individual submitters.
If you have any marriage information you would like to submit,
please email the information to Rhonda.

Mystery Marriage License 
 
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Take a look to see if you may be related.

Index for the Book of Marriages

By Groom's Surname  (very long and loads slowly!)

or choose your page: A-D  E-I  J-M  N-R  S-Z

By Bride's Surname  (very long and loads slowly!)

or choose your page: A-D  E-I  J-M  N-R  S-Z

By Date  (very long and loads slowly!)

or choose your page: 1808-1865  1866-1867  1868-1869  1870-1889  1890-1938  1939-1940

 

 

A Brief History of Marriage and Divorce, Missouri-Style

Bef. Statehood divorces granted in general court
1825 divorces granted in superior and circuit courts
1835 law prohibiting marriage between whites and blacks passed
Bef. 1853 divorces granted by the General Assembly by legislative act
Bef. Civil War Slaves prohibited from marrying
1865 law prohibiting bigamous marriages passed
Aft. Civil War former slaves permitted to marry and legitimize their children
1875 courts of common pleas (jurisdiction of which is the same as the circuit court) abolished (except in cities with populations exceeding 3500)
Bef. 1881 law requiring marriage licenses passed
1881 law requiring marriage licenses passed
1921 law prohibiting common law marriages passed
1969 law prohibiting marriage between whites and blacks repealed

 

 

 

 

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