Family:Henry King and Eliza Culbertson (1)

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Marriage[1][2] 6 Apr 1859 Caldwell, Texas, United States
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  1. Caldwell, Texas, United States. Marriage Books 1848-1893, Book C-D, p. 44.

    To any ordained minister of the Gospel, Judge of the District Court, Judge of the County Court, or a Justice of the Peace: You or either of you are hereby authorized to celebrate the rites of matrimony between Henry B. King and Eliza J. Culberson, agreeably to the laws and usages of this state, and of this your authority make due return to this office within sixty days from the date here of certifying how you have executed the same. Given under my hand and official seal, at Lockhart April 5th A.D. 1859. - Saml J A McDowell, Clr Cty.

    I, T.C. Greenwood, an ordained minister of the Gospel do hereby certify that on the 6th of April 1859 I duly solemnized the rites of matrimony between the [??-unreadable] named Henry B King and Eliza J. Culberson as witnessed my hand & seal this 7 day of April 1859. - T.C. Greenwood, Minister

  2. There is clearly a record of a marriage of Henry B. King and Eliza J. Culbertson. In fact, in 1860, Henry B. King was one of the administrators of the estate of F. S. Culberson in Bexar County. However, there is no evidence confirming that the husband of Eliza was this Henry B. King.

    Henry has not been found in the 1860 census, and died in 1868 so there would be no 1870 record to find. In 1860, there is a "H.B. King" with wife Elizabeth, but they have differently named children, and live in Clarksville, Red River, Texas, which is not close to any known location of Henry. Whether this is the person who married Eliza, or yet another person to consider is unclear.

    In 1866, Henry wrote a letter to his brother John, from Galveston where he was living at the time, and the letter clearly indicates he is not married. So if this Henry is the one who married Eliza, she had died by 1866. Needless to say, the Civil War occurred inbetween the recorded marriage and the Galveston letter, and Henry and 2 of his sons served in the Confederate Army. So there is ample opportunity for drastic change in that time span.