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Marriage License Between Samuel Gravely and Delia Martin
Original Author: R. D. Haymond (sp?), officiant
Created: April 8, 1866
Medium: Marriage license

Marriage License Between Samuel Gravely and Delia Martin

This marriage license certifies that twenty-eight-year-old Samuel Gravely and eighteen-year-old Delia Martin, both African American, were married on April 8, 1866, in accordance with their "religious denomination, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virgina." The couple were both residents of Henry County, and Gravely's profession is listed here as a "Laborer." Their marriage took place about six weeks after the General Assembly passed legislation authorizing county clerks to issue marriage licenses to African Americans.

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