Associate Reformed Presbyterian Death and Marriage Notices, Volume II: 1866-1888


This second volume is based on The Associate Reformed Presbyterian, 1866-1888. These notices are especially important since many states did not have vital records until the twentieth century. South Carolina did not require marriage licenses until July 1, 1911 and South Carolina’s death certificates begin January 1, 1915. While Georgia did have an early marriage license law, death certificates there begin in 1919. North Carolina’s death certificates begin in August of 1913. In addition, the death notices are important because of the reconstruction of the area after the Civil War and the fact that many could not afford tombstones.

Most Associate Reformed Presbyterian churches were in South Carolina and North Carolina with scattered pockets of strength in Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Texas. Some entries were also from West Virginia, Oklahoma, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Maryland.

Death notices generally include the name of the deceased, date of death, location at death, name(s) of parent(s), and name of spouse; many death notices also include additional information such as cause of death and/or biographical tidbits. Marriage notices generally include the date of marriage, the name of the official, the names of the bride and groom, town of residence; marriage notices may also include additional information such as the names of the bride’s parents. A full-name index adds to the value of this work.

Lowry Ware

(1998), 2022, 6x9, paper, index, 258 pp.

ISBN: 9780788419478