180 Years Ago Today

On April 11, 1833, one hundred and eighty years ago, Thomas McLaughlin (1809-1891) and Margaret Wilson (1812-1891), my 5th great grandparents, were married in Knox Co., Ohio. Following their marriage, Thomas and Margaret relocated to Licking Co., Ohio, where they had nine children.

Marriage Record for Thomas McLaughlin and Margaret Wilson, 1833

Marriage Record for Thomas McLaughlin and Margaret Wilson, 1833

Record Transcription: “I do hereby certify that on the 11th day of April AD 1833 by virtue of a license from the clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Knox Thomas McLaughlin and wife Margaret Wilson were legally joined together in marriage by Me a Justice of the Peace in and for said County given under my hand Jacob Spurry, J. P.”

Thomas McLaughlin (1809-1891) and Margaret Wilson (1812-1891) were the grandparents of Eva Flora McLaughlin (1863-1899), who married Samuel L. Beeney (1857-1929). Eva and Samuel were the parents of George Benton Beeney (1890-1970), the biological father of my paternal great grandmother, Maxine Elizabeth (Davis-Kernan) Smith (1912-1992).

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