J. C. Wofford weds Miss Henrietta L. Satterfield

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
October 23, 1868, Page 3
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[These marriages are hard to read due to part of the left margin being obscured by a fold.]

Wofford – Satterfield – In Cartersville, at the M. E. Church, on the ?? of the 21st inst., by the Rev. Felton, Mr. J. C. Wofford to Miss Henrietta L. Satterfield.  All of this place.

After the ceremony was said, Miss Mattie M. Howard approached the bride, and taking her by the hand recited the following lines:

Henrie this is thy bridal eve,
Friend of life’s sunny hours!
Thy fair young brow so beautiful,
Is decked with bridal flowers.

The solemn vow has passed thy lips,
Which binds thee for his aye,
The sermon which thou learnest now
Must henceforth be thy stay.

No wonder o’er thy forehead fair,
The shadows softly glide,
For thou art leaving cherished ones,
To test thy love untried.

And he, to whom thy heart is given,
I hope that he will prove
Faithful and constant ‘er to thee,
Unchanging in his love.

And now dear Henrie fair thee well,
Thou hast my earnest prayer,
That Heaven may make thy wedded life.
All beautiful and fair.

And may the purest bliss be thine,
Thy young heart never grieve,
And life be always bright to thee
As on thy bridal eve.

Mattie M. Howard.


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