In 1838, Arkansas couples married quickly according to this humorous article


(Transcribed from Lexington union., Lexington, Mississippi, November 24, 1838)

We like the way they do in Arkansas. There is no simpering, nor fainting, nor no such sort of frippery doings about their belles. When they are courted, they either marry or let it alone as soon as possible.

On the Carpet: The Coming of Age Letters of Penelope Skinner 1832-1840

Five matches, it will be seen by the following, were consummated under one roof, and at the same time, on the 2d ult. in Izard county. There is sense in this, as Izard is a frontier county, and she needs fresh and athletic soldiers to form a bulwark against the incursions of the Indians.

MARRIED – On the 2d inst., by Michael Wolfe, Esq., at the house of Asa McFelch, Mr. James A. Harris to Miss Sara McFelch; Mr. Amos Freeman to Miss Sarah Weatherford; Mr. A. G. Gullet to Miss Sarah Nicholson; Mr. Wm. Clifton to Miss Letitia Weatherford; Mr. John Mulvany to Miss Polly Ellison, all of Izard County.

  • Why should we bachelors single tarry,
  • When Izard’s sons by fives do marry?
  • By fives they go unto the alter, (sic)
  • And put their necks within the halter

Go it, Izard, and you will soon be out of danger from the frontier Indians. Batesville News

Faith and Courage: 2nd edition -A Novel of Colonial AmericaInspired by real people and actual events, the family saga of colonial America continues with Ambrose Dixon’s family. Faith and Courage presents the religious persecution of Quakers in Pre-Revolutionary War days of America intertwined with a love story.

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and

All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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