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June 13, 2019 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County News, 1904, Part II


Appomattox And Buckingham Times. Courtesy Virginia Chronicle. 


Click here for Buckingham County News, 1904, Part I


In the September 21, 1904 issue of the Appomattox and Buckingham Times, Buckingham County correspondent “Quoit” continued:

I have been requested by the Rev. John J. Spencer, to say through the column of your much read paper, the New Store correspondent of the Times-Dispatch has reported him as saying in connection with the recent marriage of Mr. James Ripley and Miss Rosa Gunter, which romantically took place in the public road just above this place last week, that the greater number of marriage ceremonies that he has performed has been those of runaway couples. In this Mr. Spencer says the correspondent referred to, misquoted him, inadvertently doubtless. As he says he only remarked that he had married a great number of such. I suppose it is an indisputable fact that Mr. Spencer has married more couples than any man now living in the county of Buckingham; and I seriously doubt whether there is a man or minister living in the state of Virginia who had joined “together in the holy bonds of wedlock” more couples than the Rev. John J. Spencer.

For more about Rev. John J. Spencer follow these links:

Buckingham Notables: Rev. John J. Spencer, Part I

Buckingham Notables: Rev. John J. Spencer, Part II


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