Thursday, September 18, 2014
EMILY WIGHT’S 1st MARRIAGE, 52 Ancestors 52 Weeks
Great Grandmother Emily Wight married her 1st husband Ellsworth Taylor Sept. 24, 1887 in Goshen, Orange Co., New York. They were married by the Pastor Thomas LaMonte of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Certificate of Marriage
Ellsworth Taylor & Emily Wight
Sept. 24, 1887
State of New York
Return of a Marriage
Emily and Ellsworth were both Slate Hill, New York residents (Slate Hill is in the Town of Wawayanda) and were married in the parsonage of the Goshen Methodist Episcopal Church. Emily was the daughter of Richard Wight and Emily Brundage and lived with her Brundage grandparents after her mother died in 1873. As a matter of fact, her grandmother Phebe Maria (Kimber) Brundage had died 5 months before her marriage. You can see from the ‘Return of a Marriage’ above, Emily was just 17 years old when she married. Ellsworth was 28 years old, a farmer and the son of David Taylor and Mary E. Turner.
Wilmot E. Taylor, Ellsworth’s brother, and Eleanor Wight, Emily’s sister, served as witnesses to the marriage. Pastor LaMonte was busy that evening as Wilmot E. Taylor and Eleanor Wight were also married in the parsonage with Ellsworth and Emily witnessing their marriage.
Great Grandmother Emily (Wight) Taylor and Lewis Penny Doty
Grandfather Frank Leroy Doty and Viola Lillian Wilson