John B. Crow weds Miss Rebecca Fariss

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
October 5, 1899, page 8
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Crow – Fariss.
The Marriage at Oak Grove Church Last Sunday.

Last Sunday, 1st inst., at Oak Grove Baptist church, near Cass Station, two popular young people of the county were married.  When the usual large congregation gathered to hear the eleven o’clock sermon by the pastor, Rev. A. H. Rice, not many of them were expecting anything out of the ordinary.  Just before the hour of service quite a number of young ladies and gentlemen from Cassville and vicinity arrived in buggies and carriages and their whispering conversation soon gave rise to the suspicion that something unusual was in the air.  One of the party approached Rev. Mr. Rice and explained that a couple wished to be married.  In a few minutes the programme was arranged.

As the congregation sang the last line of the opening hymn, Miss Rebecca Fariss and Mr. John B. Crow, accompanied by numerous friends and relatives, entered the church, the happy couple taking their position at the altar, where the minister, in a beautiful and impressive ceremony, made them man and wife.  The party remained until the close of the service, after which they repaired to the home of the groom, where an informal reception was held.

At Miss Fariss’ home there was some parental opposition to her marriage, owing to which the plan so well executed Sunday was decided upon.

The bride is a most estimable and accomplished young lady.  Her many noble traits of character well qualify her for her new sphere.  She is well known as president of the Cassville chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy.

The groom is one of Bartow’s sterling young farmers, well known and liked by all.

The Courant American joins with their many friends in hearty good wishes.


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