New Kent County, Virginia

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New Kent County Wedding Notices
Submitted by Terri Lindsay



Oak, New Kent County, VA., December 31, 1897 - Wednesday night, at New Kent Chapel Methodist Church, Mr. Robert C. Apperson, Our popular deputy Sheriff led to the altar Miss Myrtha Chandler, a charming young lady of attractions both in form and intellect, and the nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. John Avery Richardson. The bridal party entered the church in the following order, to the strains of the wedding march, from Lohengrin, sweetly rendered by Miss May Gooter: Misses Bessie Crump and Annie Jones, in white organdy and satin ribbons; Misses Ashton Boughan and Lula Atkinson, of Richmond, in pink organdy and pink satin ribbons; Misses Blanche Chandler and Pearlie Smith, of Newport News, in white organdy and white ribbons. The came the bride, leaning on the arm of her Maid of Honor, Miss Matilda Apperson, sister of the groom. The bride wore a charming costume of organdie and accordian pleated chiffon, and carried bride's roses. She was met at the altar by the groom, attended by his best man, Mr. G. Smith, of Newport News. The following young gentlemen acted as ushers: Dr. L. A. Slater, Mr. Wood Sherman, and Messrs. Willie and Clarence Apperson. During the ceremony, the organist played softly, "Then You'll Remember Me." After the ceremony, a grand reception was tendered the bridal party at "Chestnut Grove", by the brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Marious Chandler. Dancing and other festivities were kept up till a late hour.

Note: Myrtha Mozelle Chandler (b. June 6, 1875, d. April 26, 1920) was the daughter of Oliver Mitchell and Sarah Elizabeth (Liggan) Chandler. Robert Christian Apperson, Jr. (b. July 25, 1866, d. March 10, 1926) was the son of Robert Christian and Martha Ellen (Poindexter) Apperson.

From the book - Families are Forever by Nellie McClane Barham




Purdie & Dixon's Gazette, March 14, 1771:
Yesterday was married in Henrico Mr. William Carter, son of Mr. John Carter Aged 23 to Mrs. Sarah Ellyson relict of Gerrard Ellyson, decd., aged 85 a sprightly old tit with three thousand pounds.

Robert Ellyson, son of Gerard Robert Ellyson was a resident of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, when in 1751 he was processioner and later. His wife, Sarah, was a sister of the Hon. John Clopton.

Thomas Ellyson lived in Chesterfield County, and was the father of the three nephews who were named in the will of their uncle Gerrard Ellyson in 1770.

These people were Quakers and belonged to the Quaker meeting in uppor New Kent County which accounts for the absence of the Ellysons from the St. Peter's records.

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