This book contains more than 2,600 marriages that took place in Pittsylvania County, Virginia during the period of 1862–1875. “Following the War Between the States the marriage rate shot up dramatically. During the latter part of the war the marriage rate fell to 50-60 per year. By 1867 the rate was up to more than 300 per year, and rose as the years went on.”
Entries are arranged alphabetically by the groom’s surname and include: date of marriage, full name of groom, age of groom, full name of bride, age of bride, names of groom’s parents (if available), names of bride’s parents (if available), and may note if groom or bride was a widower/widow or other items of interest. A Bride Index adds to the value of this work.
Mike K. Williams
(1988), 2023, 8½x11, paper, index, 236 pp