I took a little time today to reexamine and transcribe into my RootsMagic notes some of my existing records and I noticed something very sweet. My great-great grandparents, Moses Ogle and Mary Ann George, were married on Valentines Day in 1833 ! Here is the snippet in the Georgia Archives, Record of Marriages, Book A. (Click on the image to see the full version.)
I found this example of a 1833 wedding dress:
I wonder if she wore something like this? How I wish I could find some details about their wedding somewhere. Hmmm. It appears that they were married by the Justice of the Peace? Does that mean down at the courthouse? More research to do!
We have reason to believe that the previous year, Moses was a 'winner' in the Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery of 1832. At the time of their marriage, he was 25 and she was 24. If he indeed did receive that 40 acres of land, then that was a very good start for them. I'm off to research the area, check for newspapers or church records and see if I can find some land records!