Where Did They Get Hitched?

I’m not much on writing prompts, but since I just located the “missing” marriage information on my last set of great-great-grandparents, I thought I’d look at the locations of where my parents through my great-great-grandparents were married, just to see what patterns and trends there were.

My parents:

  • Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois

My grandparents

  • Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois
  • Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois

My great-grandparents

  • Breckenridge, Hancock County, Illinois
  • Tioga, Hancock County, Illinois
  • near Basco, Hancock County, Illinois
  • Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois

My great-great-grandparents

  • St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois
  • Tioga, Hancock County, Illinois
  • Soap Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa
  • near Basco, Hancock County, Illinois
  • Golden, Adams County, Illinois
  • Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois
  • Coatsburg, Adams County, Illinois

I’ll stop there–I don’t have all my third great-grandparents marriage records. Interestingly enough, both sets of my grandparents went “away” to get married. Everyone else pretty much got married exactly where they were living.

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