Scott County, Missouri


Scott County Register of Marriages

Contributed by: Janeth Hargis

This is a transcription of some marriage records and certificates I made copies of while visiting the Benton, Scott Co., Mo. Courthouse in June and July of 1994. Transcribed for the purpose of family information by me Janeth Hargis.


Book 1 pg. 49
State of Missouri
County of Scott

I do herby certify that on the 24th day of June 1847 I did join in marriage Calvin Adams and Miss Amanda Montgomery both of this county and State aforesaid according to an act of General Assembly in Such cases made and provided.
John Barnes
Justice of the Peace
July 7th 1847 Now received and recorded the foregoing Marriage Certificate
Felix G. Allen, Clerk


Book 1 pg. 49

This is to certify that I the undersigned a Justice of the Peace of the County of Scott in the State of Missouri, did on the 10th day of June AD 1847 Join together in marriage James Stark and Elizabeth Wylie
Alexander Waugh


Book 1 pg. 48

Married on the 22d day of March 1843 John Wilburn to Frances Raspberry all of Scott County By
S. Applegate, J. Peace
October 13th 1843 Now recorded the above marriage Certificate
Felix G. Allen, Clerk


Book 1 pg. 48
State of Missouri
County of Scott

I do hereby certify that on the 26th day of October A. D. 1843 I did join in marriage John Farrow & Miss. Elizabeth Jeffords both of the County and State aforesaid According to an Act of the General Assembly in Such cases made and provided
John Barnes, Justice of the Peace
Oct. 27th 1843 Now recorded the foregoing marriage certificate
Felix G. Allen, Clerk


Book 1 pg. 48
State of Missouri
County of Scott

This is to certify that on the 22 day of December A. D. 1843 I did join in Marriage James Jeffords & Miss. Lillie Wood both of the County and State aforesaid according to an Act of General Assembly in Such cases made & provided
John Barnes, Justice of the Peace
January 1st 1844 Now received & Recorded the foregoing Marriage Certificate
Felix G. Allen, Clerk


Book 2 pg. 155
State of Missouri
County of Scott

I do hereby certify that on the third day of November 1867 I did Join in Marriage Mr. G. T. Austin and Mrs. Mary Catharine Marshel both of the County of Scott and State of Missouri
Wm J. Carpenter, Justice of the Peace
Filed and recorded the foregoing Marriage Certificate this March 11th A. D. 1868
George W. Arnold, Recorder


Book 2 pg. 155
March 25th 1868

This is to Certify that I have this day and date Above written Solemnised and Joined together in the holy Bonds of Matrimony Mr. M. C. Ware To Mrs. Martha Huey both of Scott County Mo
Given under my hand and seal the day and date above written
Francis Kirkpatrick
Justice of the Peace
5 cent Rev. Stamp


Book 2 pg. 181
State of Missouri
County of Scott

I Charles N. Kerr a Justice of the Peace within and for the County of Scott aforesaid do hereby certify that on the Sixteenth day of March A. D. 1869 John Clark of the County of Alexander and State of Illinois and Mary Everett of the County of Alexander and State of Illinois personally came before me and said County of Scott and were there and then by me duly Married
Witness my signature this Sixteenth day of March A. D. 1869
Charles N. Kerr
Justice of the Peace.
5 cent Rev. Stamp
Filed and Recorded March 24th 1869
George W. Arnold, Recorder


Book 2 pg. 181
State of Missouri
County of Scott

I Charles N. Kerr a Justice fo the Peace within and for the County of Scott aforesaid do hereby certify that on the Seventeenth day of January A. D. 1869 Thomas Clark and Mary Ann Phelps both of Alexander County State of Illinois personally came before me at the County of Scott aforesaid and were then and there by me duly Married
Witness my signature the day and year aforesaid
Charles N. Kerr
Justice of the Peace
5 cent Rev Stamp
Filed and recorded March 24th 1869
George W. Arnold, Recorder


Book 2 pg. 204
State of Missouri
County of Scott
This is to Certify that on the Fifth day of December A. D. 1869 Mr. Nathaniel Thomason and Miss Catharine M. Brown were by me United in Marriage according to the rules and forms of the Methodist Episcopal Church South and of the Laws of the State of Missouri do at the county of Scott, aforesaid.
Wm M Lusk
Received filed & recorded the foregoing Marriage Certificate this Feby. 5th 1870
George W. Arnold , Recorder


Book 2 pg. 204 & 205
State of Missouri
County of Scott

This is to Certify that on the 30th day of January A. D. 1870 Mr. Daniel Adams and Miss. Susan Austin were by me United in Marriage according to the Laws of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of the State of Missouri
J. S. Sparks
Received, filed & recorded the foregoing Marriage Certificate this Feby 5th 1870
George W. Arnold, Recorder


Book 2 pg. 205
State of Missouri
County of Scott

This is to Certify that on the 16th day of January A. D. 1870. Mr. James W. Carpenter and Miss. Carry Robison were by me United in Marriage according to the laws of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of the laws of the State of Missouri.
J. S. Sparks
Received, filed & recorded the foregoing Marriage Certificate the Feby 5th 1870
George W. Arnold, Recorder


Book 2 pg. 269
State of Missouri May 3d A. D. 1874
County of Scott

This is to Certify That on the 3d day of May A. D. 1874 Mr. George T. Austin and Miss. Eliza E. Marshall were by me united in Marriage according to the Laws of God and of the State of Missouri at Scott County, Missouri
A. J. Pigg
Justice of the Peace
Filed for Record May 27th A. D. 1874
George W. Arnold, Rec.
By Jas A. C. Mc Phutsro Dept. Rec.


Book 2 pg. 269
Married June the 11th 1874

William Hanna to Miss Olle Hanna Both of this County I John McBride a Justice of the peace in and for the township of Richland County of Scott in the State of Missouri Do Certify the above marriage was solemnised by me the day and year those in Specifyed.


Book 2 pg. 298

This is to certify that James Marshall & Nancy Austin was married on Thursday the 24th day of February A. D. 1876 by Charles Chaney a Justice of the peace of Richland Township in Scott County Missouri
Charles Chaney
Justice of the Peace
August 1st 1876
Recd. & filed the marriage certificate of which the foregoing is a record
George W. Arnold, Recorder
By James McPhecters Dept.


Book A pg. 150
State of Missouri,
County of Scott

This Certifies, That Samauel Marshall of Scott County in the State of Missouri, and Mrs. Elizabeth Austin of Scott Co. in the State of Missouri were in said County, by me joined together in Holy Matrimony, on the 24th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventy-nine
Wm Boutwell, J.P.
The foregoing Marriage Certificate was filed for record in this office on the 20th day of October A. D. 1879
John M. Leftwich, Recorder
By Charlie A. Moore Deputy


Book A pg. 177
State of Missouri,
County of Scott

This Certifies, that Thomas J. Adams of Scott Co. in the State of Missouri, and Mexico Adams of Scott Co. in the State of Missouri were in said County, by me joined together in Holy Matrimony, on the 4th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Eighty
In presence of Calvin Adams, Marshall Adams
S. Scofield
. O, Minister
The foregoing Marriage Certificate was filed for recorded in this office on the 25th day of October A. D. 1880
John M. Leftwich, Recorder


Book 4 pg. 123
Marriage License
State of Missouri County of Scott

This License authorizes any Judge, Justice of the Peace, Licensed or Ordained Preacher of the Gospel, of any other person authorized under the Laws of the State, to Solemnize Marriage Between Marshall G. Adams of Benton County of Scott and State of Mo., who is over the age of twenty-one years; and Mollie Hutchinson of Commerce in the County of Scott and State of Mo., who is under the age of eighteen years.
The father of the said Mollie Hutchinson consenting to such marriage
Witness my hand as Circuit Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder, with the seal of office herto affixed at my office in Benton this 12th day of Nov. 1883
John M. Leftwich
Circuit Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder
State of Missouri County of Scott
This is to certify that the undersigned A Justice of the Peace did, at Commerce in said County, on the 12th November A. D. 1883, unit in Marriage the above named persons
Robt. B. Huchan, Justice of the Peace
John M. Leftwich
Circuit Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder
By Charles Leedy Deputy


Book 5
Marriage License
State of Missouri County of Scott

This License Authorizes any Judge, Justice of the Peace, Licensed or Ordained Preacher of the Gospel, or any other person authorized under the Laws of this State, to Solemnize Marriage, Between George Austin of _____ County of Scott and State of Mo., who is under the age of twenty-one years; and Anna Rose McCormick of Boldgett in the County of Scott and State of Mo., who is over the age of eighteen years.
George Austin having no father mother no guardian and James M. McCormick father of the said Anna Rose McCormick consenting in writing to such marriage
Witness my hand as Circuit Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder, withe the seal of office herto affixed at my office in Benton this 30th day of Jany 1892
John M. Leftwich
Circuit Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder
State of Missouri, County of Scott
This is to Certiy that the undersigned A minister of the Gospel did at Blodgett in said County, on the 31st day of Jany A. D. 1892 unite in marriage the above named persons.
J. B. Dodson M. G.
The foregoing Certificate of Marriage was filed for Record in my office, on the 9th day of Feby A. D. 1892
John M. Leftwich
Circuit Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder


Book 6 pg. 231
Marriage License
State of Missouri, County of Scott

This License Authorizes any Judge, Justice of the Peace, Licensed or Ordained Preacher of the Gospel, or any other person authorized under the Laws of this State to Solemnize Marriage, between T. L. Clark of Wichliffe County of Ballard and State of Ky, who is over the age of twenty-one years; and Lessie Peal of Blodgett in the County of Scott and State of Mo., who is over the age of eighteen years.
Monroe Fulcher of Blodgett, makes statement of Lessie Peal being over the age of 18 years.
Witness my hand as (this has been lined through) Recorder, with the seal of office hereto affixed, at my office in Benton, Mo., the 16th day of July 1896
Thomas F. Hinkle
(this has been lined through) Recorder
By V. L. Harris, Deputy
State of Missouri
County of Scott
This is to Certify that the undersigned a minister of the Gospel did at Blodgett in said County, on the 16th day of July A. D. 1896 unite in Marriage the above named persons.
Rev. W. C. Enochs, P.C.
The foregoing Certificate of Marriage was filed for Record in my office on the 17th day of July A. D. 1896
Thomas F. Hinkle, Recorder
V. L. Harris, Deputy


Book 2 pg. 236
Marriage License
State of Missouri, County of Scott

This License Authorizes any Judge, Justice of the Peace, Licensed or Ordained Preacher of the Gospel, or any other person authorized under the Laws of this State to Solemnize Marriage, between Henry Loftin of _______ County of Scott and State of Mo., who is over the age of twenty-one years; and Martha Clark of _______County of Scott and State of Mo., who is over the age of eighteen years.
T. Clark father of Martha Clark makes written statement that she is over 18 years old, and consents to said Marriage
Witness my hand as (this is lined through) Recorder, with the seal of office herto affixed, at my office in Benton, the 24th day of July 1896
Thomas F. Hinkle, Recorder
V. L. Harris, Deputy
State of Missouri
County of _______
This is to Certify that the undersigned an ordained Preacher did at T. Clarks Residence in said County, on the 28th day of July A. D. 1896 unite in marriage to above named persons.
Wm. G. Hunter
The foregoing Certificate of Marriage was filed for Record in my office on the 10th day of August A. D. 1896
Thomas F. Hinkle, Recorder
V. L. Harris, Deputy


Book 7 pg. 12
Marriage license
State of Missouri
County of Scott

This License Authorizes any Judge of a Court of Record of Justice of the Peace, or any Licensed or Ordained Preacher of the Gospel, who is a citizen of the United States, to Solemnize Marriage between John M. Austin of _______ in the County of Scott and State of Missouri who is over the age of twenty-one years; and Mrs. Mollie E. Adams of _______ in the County of Scott and State of Missouri, who is over the age of eighteen years.
Witness my hand as Recorder of Deeds, with the Seal of office hereto affixed, at my office in Benton, this 26 day of Mar. 1898
Thomas F. Hinkle, Recorder of Deeds
By Ben L. Barnes, Deputy
State of Missouri
County of Scott
This is to Certify, That the undersigned A minister of the Gospel did at Blodgett in said County, on the 21 day of March A. D. 1898 unite in Marriage the above named persons. And I futher certify that I am a Citizen of the United States and legally qualified under the Laws of the State of Missouri to solemnize Marriages.
W. C. Enochs
The foregoing Certificate of Marriage was filed for record in my office, on the 28 day of March A. D. 1898
Thomas F. Hinkle, Recorder of Deeds
By V. L. Harris Ben L. Barnes , Deputy


Book 12 pg. 259
Marriage License
State of Missouri
County of Scott

This License Authorizes any Judge of a Court of Record or Justice of the Peace, or any licensed or ordained preacher of the Gospel, who is a citizen of the United States, or who is a resident of and a pastor of any Church in this State, to solemnize Marriage between Herbert Loftin of St. Louis in the County of St. Louis, and State of Missouri, who is over the age of twenty-one years, and Elizabeth Austin of Boldgett in the County of Scott and State of Missouri, who is under the age of twenty-one years.
Affidivat of John M. Austin, father of Elizabeth Austin, giving his consent now on file in this office.
Witness my hand, Recorder of Deeds with the Seal of Office hereto affixed at my office in Benton, Mo., this 3rd day of July, 1926
Cecil C. Reed*, Recorder of Deeds (*This is written as Cecil C. Pfeed)
State of Missouri
County of Scott
This is to certify, that the undersigned, A minister di, at Blodgett in said County, on teh 3rd day of July A. D. 1926 unite in Marriage the above named persons, and I futher certify that I am legally qualified under the Laws of teh State of Missouri ot Solmnize Marriages.
J. R. Self
The foregoing Certificate of Marriage was filed for Record in my office on teh 3rd day of September A. D. 1926
Cecil C. Reed**, Recorder of Deeds (**This is clearly written as Cecil C. Reed, this signature and the one above are 2 very different signatures)


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