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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

FILKINS and NEHEMIAH Marriage Cert

Marriage Certificate of
22 December 1880

This Marriage Certificate was located at the Madison-Bouckville Antiques Week in upstate New York. It is unique (at least in my experience) in that this document has photographs of the bride and groom set into openings in the document. There is also a third opening below the wedding couple, which has no photograph, and may have been reserved for the officiating reverend.

(Click any photo for a larger image.)

The pair memorialized in this document are George H. Filkins and Ada A. Nehemiah, both of East Berne, New York. The wedding took place on 22 December, 1880, and witnesses were Charles Nehemiah (Ada had a brother named Charles) and Mina Filkins (George had a sister Elmina, who, incidentally, later married Charles Nehemiah).

The couple are found at which shows they are buried at the Knox cemetery in Albany County, NY. 

George Henry Filkins (son of Christopher A. Filkins and Anna M. Deitz) was born May 14, 1857 and died April 8, 1897. He had at least 7 siblings, several of which married into the Nehemiah family.

Ada Nehemiah (daughter of Christopher Nehemyre and Elmira Hellenbeck) was born March 9, 1862 and she died Nov 28, 1939.

They had one son, Clinton Nehemiah Filkins, (2 Mar 1883 - 19 Sep 1948).