J. E. Field weds Miss Mary Hampton

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
November 1, 1877, Page 3
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Cupid’s Flowery Yoke.
A Georgia Boy Captures a Beautiful Kentucky Bride.

In accordance with our promise of last week we have the pleasure of announcing the marriage of Mr. J. E. FIELD, of Cartersville, to Miss MARY, daughter of S. T. HAMPTON of Woodford county, Ky., on the 25th ult., at the Baptist Church in Versailles, Ky.

Attendants—Mr. Harry Erwin, Cartersville, Ga., and Miss Maggie Hampton, of Woodford county, Ky., Mr. Lewis T. Erwin, of Cartersville, Ga., and Miss Annie Frazier, of Woodford county, Ky.

Jere had kept everything so very quiet in regard to this matter, that when our community found out that when he left Cartersville for Kentucky a few days ago, he was to bring back a wife instead of fine horses, it stared in astonishment, for Jere had never a reputation as a lady’s man.  He was accompanied on his trip by Mr. Harry Erwin, that naughty, rollicking boy whose presence is ever necessary on such occasions.  The marriage ceremony is thus described in the Versailles Sun, published in the city where it occurred:

“This festive event, of which rumor has been rife for some time past was the occasion of more than usual interest, not only on account of the extensive connection, beauty and personal popularity of the bride, but the groom, although a comparative stranger here, has on occasional visits to Kentucky made a most favorable impression as being a thorough Southern gentleman.  The church in which the ceremony was performed was most beautifully and tastily festooned with flowers and evergreens and the altar decorated in the manner appropriate to such occasions.  The house was densely crowded with the friends of the high contracting parties.  The lovely bride looked her loveliest, and when she stood before the altar, leaning upon the arm of the handsome groom, and attended by the graceful attendants presented quite a pretty tableaux.  Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party left for Louisville, thence to their Southern home.  May they have many years of happiness as bright as that of their wedding day.”

The bridal party arrived in Cartersville on the 8:15 train Thursday evening, and at the residence of the groom’s mother found a large number of the elite of our town who had been invited there to welcome the Kentucky bride to her Georgia home.  Jere looked as handsome and as pleased as any one could under similar circumstances, while the easy bearing and lovely radiancy of the fair bride at his side found a way deep into the esteem of all the company.  After congratulations and well wishings usual upon such occasions the guests were invited to partake of refreshments.  Always famous in the culinary line, Mrs. Field, on this occasion, fairly excelled herself.  A number of participants declared they had never seen such munificence at the festal board.  After supper the guests repaired to the parlors where conversation, music, etc., was indulged in until a late hour.

We heartily wish for our friends all joy imaginable in their new state, and as they glide down the stream of time may the banks be fringed with the roses of happiness and prosperity and the haven at last reached where loved ones never die.


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