Sunday, May 5, 2013

On This Day - May 5th

On This Day...

1588 - Alternate Marriage Info: Henry Burt and Isett Wilson, Harberton, Devon, England
1730 - Burial: John Day, Ancient Burying Ground in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
1740 - Birth: Pierre Steichen, Kehlen, Capellen, Luxembourg
1793 - Birth: Elias William 'Elle' Courtney, Charleston, South Carolina
1848 - Birth: William Edward Dark, Meriwether County, Georgia
1855 - Birth: Mary Ellen McLain, Louisiana
1873 - Birth: Martin Libbesmeier, Minnesota
1878 - Marriage: James W. Temple and Sarah A. (Sallie) Roberson,
1920 - Death: Thomas B Belcher, Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois
1921 - Death: George Marshall Gates,
1970 - Death: Leo A. Beaudreau, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
2001 - Burial: Agnes Mary Helen Steichen, Saint John's Cemetery, Darwin, Minnesota

William Edward Dark was born on this date, 1848, in Meriwether County, GA.   He was quite the character!  He ran off to join the Confederate Army, and served as a courier for one of their generals at age 14 or so.  He later moved to Winn Parish, LA, and had three wives over time, and many children from each wife.

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