Wednesday, April 29, 2015

May Events at PWCo Historic Sites

May 9                                                                                
Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour                            
10am-1pm: $45 per person, includes lunch, reservations required 
May 10
Mother's Day Tours at all Prince William County HPD Sites
11 am - 4 pm: $5 per person, children 6 and under free,

May 21
Lecture:  The 1945 War In the Pacific
7 p.m.: Old Manassas Courthouse, Free

May 23
Ben Lomond Antique Rose Garden and Tea
1 pm – 3 pm: $30 per person, reservations required

May 23                                                                
Historic Brentsville Jail Restoration Hard Hat Tour
10am—12pm: $20 per person, reservations suggested

May 29                                                                
Prince William County after the War Talk at Brentsville
7pm—8pm; Free, donations welcomed

May 30
Rippon Lodge Art Fling
11am-4pm; Free

Call 703-792-4754 or visit for more information.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Will: William J. Newman (1824)

Prince William County Will Book M, pg 190
18 Jul 1824; proved 06 Sep 1824

In the name of God Amen I WILLIAM J. NEWMAN being diseased of body but of sound mind do make this my last will and testament in manner following to wit. First I resign my soul to the almighty giver of it.  Secondly It is my desire after all my just debts are paid, that whatever property may be left, shall be kept together for the mutual support of my wife and son, which I bequeath to them in equal proportions but to remain in the possession of my wife MARY NEWMAN until her marriage or the arrival of my son to the age of twenty-one at either of which periods I desire it may be equally divided, Thirdly I bequeath to my wife & son all my land in Prince William County to be equally divided, whenever they may think proper not to remain together or upon her second marriage, but upon the death of either of them before marriage, it is my desire that the other should have the whole of the lands as will also the personal property being interested in a tract of land in the western County in equal proportion with my brothers and sisters, I bequeath my said proportion to my son.  Lastly I leave my wife MARY NEWMAN whole & sole executrix of this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal this 18th day of June 1824.



At a Court held for Prince William County September 6, 1824.  This last will and testament of WILLIAM J. NEWMAN decd. was presented to the Court and being proved by the oaths of CHRISTOPHER C. CUSHING and THOMAS J. NEWMAN, is admitted to record and MARY NEWMAN the Executrix therein named came into court and made oath to the same according to law, and having taken the oath of an Executrix and performed what is usual in such cases certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.


Friday, April 24, 2015

Friend of Friends Friday: Fire and Loss of Life

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
22 October 1855

FIRE AND LOSS OF LIFE -- About one o'clock on Sunday morning, the 14th inst., a calamity took place at Falkland, the farm of Mr. John Hill Carter, in Prince William county, Va.  One of the negro houses took fire, and out of six negroes occupying the building only one escaped -- the others being burned to death.  The victims were two young men, one woman past middle age, and two children, one a boy ten or twelve years old of age, and the other a girl some two years younger.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Stormell-Rind

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
22 November 1906

The home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Boyer, 221 I street northwest, was the scene of a pretty wedding Tuesday evening, November 20, when Miss Osceola Stormell of Woodbridge, Prince William county, Va., and Mr. Robert Grierson Rind of Bowie, Md., were married by Rev. W. H. Balinger, pastor Calvary M. E. Church, South, Georgetown, assisted by Rev. Charles Lynch, pastor of the Methodist Church of Occoquan district, Prince William county, Va.  The parlors were handsomely decorated with growing plants, palms, ferns and chrysanthemums, while roses and flowers profusely adorned all the apartments.  The wedding march from "Lohengrin" was sung by the Misses Veirkarn of Alexandria and played by Mrs. A. A. Lohr of Washington.  A large company of friends and relatives of the couple was present from Virginia, Maryland and Washington.  The bride wore point d'esprit and Valenciennes lace, and a wreath of lillies of the valley.  She came in the parlor with her father, Mr. Sherwood B. Stormell of Prince William county, Va., and was attended by her sister, Miss Virginia Stormell as maid of honor.  The latter was dressed in organdy and carried pink chrysanthemums, and was preceded by Miss Marian Lohr as flower girl, bearing yellow chrysanthemums.  Mr. Edwin L. Cockrell of Washington, uncle of the bride, was best man.  The bridegroom is a well-known resident of Bowie, Md., son of Mr. Charles Grierson Rind and a young man of large acquaintance in Washington and throughout Maryland.

The bride's going-away gown was of navy blue broadcloth, with hat and gloves to match.  An informal reception followed the ceremony, supplemented by refreshments, served amind profuse expressions of good wishes for the future happiness of the couple.  A large number of presents were sent the couple, including many valuable pieces from a number of the leading business houses of Washington and Baltimore.  At 10 o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Rind left to spend their honeymoon in theh south.  Upon their return they will be at home to their friends for a few weeks at No. 221 I street northwest, after which they will reside permanently at Riverdale, Md.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Will: James Tant (1824)

Prince William County Will Book M, pg 116
28 Sep 1823; 05 Jan 1824

In the name of God Amen I JAMES TANT of the Village of Occoquan County of Prince William & State of Virginia, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following.  That is to say, First, it is my will and desire as soon after my death as practicable that all my property be sold to the highest bidder on a credit of six months.  Secondly that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.  Thirdly that the following distribution be made of the residue of my estate.  First, to my brother JOHN TANT I give and bequeath one full half of all my estate independently of my wearing apparel which I wish to be given to him entire.  Secondly, out of the other half, I wish Mrs. PORTERS CLARY to have the sum of ten dollars, and Mr. ENOCH WARD to have the sum of five dollars, and THOMAS L. SELECMAN to have the sum of five dollars (to be paid to his father for his use).  Thirdly, I will and desire that the residue shall be equally divided between my son JOHN TANT belonging to Mr. DENNIS JOHNSTON and my daughter LUCY TANT, belonging to Mr. PHILIP PRITCHARD.  Fourthly, I desire that Mr. MICHAEL CLEARY, Mr. JAMES RUSSELL and ADDISON H. CLARKE, act jointly as my executors to carry this my last will and testament into effect hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of September in the year of our lord eighteen hundred and twenty three.


Signed sealed published and declared by the above named James Tant to be his last will and testament in the presence of

At a Court held for Prince William County January 5th 1824.  This last will and testament of JAMES TANT decd. was presented to the Court and being proved by the oaths of ZEBULON KANKEY and JOSEPH ANDERSON is admitted to record and at a court held for Prince William County February 2d 1824. ADDISON H. CLARKE one of the Executors named in the last will and testament of JAMES TANT decd. came into court and made oath to the same according to law and having taken the oath of an Executor and performed what is usual in such cases certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Teste, PHIL. D. DAWE

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday's Obituary: Jennie Martin

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
26 January 1898


Mrs. Jennie Martin, widow of George J. Martin, died suddenly a few days ago under distressing circumstances.  After Mr. Martin's sudden and shocking death, by accident, at Springfield, Mass., his widow with her three little children left that city, where they had gone only a few days before, at the request of Mr. Martin's father, to make their home, and started for her own home in Prince William county, Va.  Her brother met them at the railway station, and placing her and the little ones in the carriage, started on a three-mile drive to the home she left six years ago, a happy bride.  Mrs. Martin closed her eyes and layed her head back in the carriage.  Her brother, thinking she was fatigued by the journey, would not disturb her, but devoted his time to the horse and the children.  On arriving at the gate of their home he took the little ones out and then turned to arouse his sister.  To his horror he found her a corpse.  How long she had been dead he did not know.

Mrs. Martin was known and much esteemed in Washington and the circumstances of her husband's death caused great sympathy for her.  Her own demise coming so close upon that of her husband's is peculiarly saddening to her friends.  Her little children, a girl five years old, and two boys younger, are bereft of parental protection at a very tender age.  Mrs. Martin was buried last Thursday in the family log at her home in Virginia, and her aged parents have taken the little orphans under their care.

It is a singular coincidence that Mrs. and Mrs. Martin's deaths occurred while each was almost on the threshold of the childhood's home.  The couple resided at 915 North Capitol street in this city.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday's Faces from the Past: Alyce Keys Chapin and Children

This family photo is a lost heirloom discovered by a good Samaritan in an antique store in Ashland, Oregon that found its way "home" to my cousin Gentsia,  Dated 1906, it shows Alyce Keys Chapin with her children, Genevieve, Lois, and Paul.

Alyce was the daughter of Henry Armistead and Sarah Frances (Lynn) Keys of Prince William County.  She married Paul Chapin, son of Gurden and Julia Paul Chapin, on 7 October 1896 in Washington, DC.

(Thank you, Gentsia, for sharing!)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thriller Thursday: The Late Difficulty in Nokesville

Alexandria Gazette (VA)
25 January 1870

To the editor of the Alexandria Gazette:

Dear Sir: I notice in the Prince William Advocate an extract taken from your paper, in which it is alleged upon the authority of persons living in the neighborhood of Nokesville, "that the late difficulty between Mr. Bunn Grigsby and the Messrs. Marsteller has been settled.  The former was compelled to sign a paper and to submit to a severe castigation, but the later afterwards gave up the paper and expressed regrets for acting so hastily."

We respectfully request that we may be permitted through the medium of your paper to say that no such settlement as above stated, nor has any settlement whatever of the said difficulty been effected.

Very respectfully, L. A. MARSTELLER & Bro.
Nokesville, Pr. Wm. co., Jan 24.

Alexandria Gazette
24 February 1870

THE LATE DIFFICULTY AT NOKESVILLE -- Mr. Marsteller, who was shot at Nokesville on Monday evening last, is reported to be recovering.  The attack upon him was not unexpected, as he had written to a young gentleman in this city, telling him that the difficulty between himself and Mr. Grigsby had not be settled, and asking him if convenient to pay him a visit, and stay with him until the Messrs. Grigsby and their friend, who had been to Morrisville, in Fauquier county, after his brother, but were unable to see him on account of his sickness, left the neighborhood.  These three gentlemen took the night train at Manassas and returned to Lynchburg on the evening the shooting took place.

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
24 February 1870

It was thought last night at Nokesville that Mr. Marsteller, who was shot there on Monday last by Mr. Clay Grigsby, as heretofore stated in the Gazette, might probably recover, though the ball was still embedded among the muscles at the base of  his skull.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday's Child: Estelle Taylor


August 30, 1922
January 1, 1927

(Woodbine Church Cemetery, Independent Hill, VA)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Travel Tuesday: 1875 Drag Racing?

Alexandria Gazette
29 May 1875

SERIOUS ACCIDENT -- On Monday last Mr. E. E. Meredith received serious injuries by being thrown from his horse, near Brentsville.  He received a fracture of both ankles, and it is feared internal injuries.  Himself and Mr. Marsteller, of Nokesville, were trying the speed of their horses, and at the end of the lane leading from Mr. Sexsmith's gate towards Nokesville, Mr. Meredith being in the lead, turned to the right, when Mr. Marstellers's horse collided with him, dashing him violently to the ground.  Mr. Meredith was conveyed in a carriage to his home, where he was attended by physicians. -- Manassas Gazette

Monday, April 13, 2015

Will: Jacob Gibson (1735)

Prince William Co. Will Book C, pg. 35
Signed 2 Oct 1734; Proved 21 May 1735

In the name of God Amen the 2nd Day of October 1734 I JACOB GIBSON of the above County being of perfit memory thanks be to God at this time and calling to mind that it is apinted for all men once to dy I recommend my soull to God that gave it and my Bodee to the Earth to be buired after a desant like maner at the discration of my asitor.  Imprmus I give and bequeth to my sun JACOB GIBSON my gray hors that I had of MARGRIT RUSSEL.

It. I give and bequeth to my sun ABRAHAM GIBSON one young gray horse caled Darrick and my bridell & sadell.

It. I give & bequeth to my daughter MARY PARKER one young hefer.

It. I give & bequeth to my daughter SARAH LAMBARTH one yarling.

It. I give & bequeth to my daughter JANN TURNER one young mair.

It. I give & bequeth to my sun IASACK GIBSON one young cow.

It. I give & bequeth to my daughter ANN GIBSON one young cow.

It. I give & bequeth all the remainder part of my estate to my loving wife JANE GIBSON land and savings to be diposed after hur one discration and furder I do apint my wife to be my hole and sol asitor and I desire my estate should not be brout to apraisment but that it may be divided according to my will by some of the nighburs I witness my hand and seell this 2nd day of October 1734.

JACOB [x his mark] GIBSON  {seal}


At a Court held for Prince William County the twenty first day of May 1735.

This will was poisented into Court by Jane Gibson wid. Executria therein named who made Oath thereto & being proved by the Oaths of the witnesses thereto subscribed it is admitted to Record and on the Motion of the said Jane and the performing what is usual in such cases Certificate is Granted her for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form.



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday's Obituary: Phineas Florence

Washington Post
8 October 1901


The relatives of Phineas Florence, the young man who was drowned last week by falling from a dredge in the Potomac River near Smith's Point, left the city yesterday for Somerset Beach to view the body of a man recovered from the river Sunday.  The body is believed to be that of Florence.  Florence was known in this city, where he was employed last winter.  His sister, Mrs. Arthur McMillan, of 602 Eleventh street southwest, will take charge of the remains, provided the body recovered proves to be that of her brother, and will have them buried at the Florence home, near Minniville, Prince William County, Va.

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
7 October 1901


Believed to Be That of Phineas Florence, Well Known Here

The officers of the steamer Harry Randall, who arrived in port yesterday evening, reported the finding of the body of a young white man in the river near Somerset Beach wharf yesterday.  The body is supposed to be that of Phineas Florence, who was employed on the dredge Pugh, now working on the river improvements at Smith's Point.

The young man was drowned in the early part of last week by the overturning of a boat.  He was known in this city, having been for a time employed here last winter, and as a sister, Mrs. Arthur McMillan, living at 602 11th Street southwest.  Relatives have gone to Somerset to identify the body.  Should they recognize it as that of the young man mentioned it will be taken, it is understood, to Minniville, Prince William county, Va., for burial.

Evening Star
2 October 1901

Knocked Overboard and Drowned

Phineas Florence, a workman, who was employed on the dredging machine Pugh off Maryland Point Monday, was accidentally knocked overboard and drowned. The accident occurred about 11 o'clock in the morning and resulted from the breaking of the winding bar.  Florence and two other men went overboard, but the others were rescued.  The body of the drowned man had not been recovered late last night.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Shopping Saturday: Cockrell's Store

Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA)
26 February 1874


[Correspondence of the Alexandria Gazette]

BRENTSVILLE, February 24. - A most disastrous fire occurred at Dumfries on Monday evening about dark, in the store of Mr. Charles H. Cockrell.  It appears that Mr. Cockrell whilst filling one of the store-room lamps, held the burning wick in his hand, the flame coming in contact with the floor, which was saturated with oil, and, of course, immediately ignited.  So rapid was the progress of the flames that every effort of Mr. Cockrell's to extinguish them was unavailing.  The oil barrel soon was enveloped, and exploded in the hands of a gentleman who was trying to role [sic] it out of the window, but strange to say, it did not injure him, whilst the shock knocked down a young man named Brawner,  tearing his vest, in which he had about fifty dollars, which was lost in the fire.  The explosive substances, together with the high wind, soon placed the fire beyond the control of the citizens.  Several parties suffer severely, and some are made utterly destitute by this catastrophe.  Mr. Cockrell loses about $2,500. Mr. King, and family, who occupied the upper portion of the store, are left in most destitute circumstances, everything they had being  burnt up.  Mr. Garrison loses his house and most of his property, and Mrs. Keys, the owner of the house, loses also.  None of the property was insured, and the loss is a serious one to the sufferers.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Friend of Friends Friday: $20 Reward (Mary)

Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA)
25 August 1832


For the apprehending Negro Girl MARY, who ran off last night or this morning, and bringing her home, I will pay the above stated reward of Twenty Dollars, except she is taken in this or an adjoining County, in which case half the amount, and reasonable charges for bringing her home; if taken elsewhere than in Virginia or the County of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, I will pay the twenty dollars for securing her so that I get her, and all reasonable charges if brought home, She is about 18 years old, five feet two inches high, rather stout, and of dark copper color.  She has the scar of a sore on one of her legs, near the ankle.  Took with her a variety of clothing, particularly a pair of sharp toed coarse leather shoes, lined.


La Grange, near Thoroughfare, Prince William Co., Virginia, 23d August, 1832

aug 25 - d3t&1awtf

The National Intelligencer and United States Telegraph will insert the above.

Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, DC)
16 March 1821


Ran away from the subscriber, who resides in Stafford County, Va. on the 1st January last, a negro man, named JERRY, a blacksmith by trade, about 40 years of age, 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high, slender made, not very black, and of thin visage; he is fond of tobacco, and carries it generally in his under lip before he speaks, as if he had something in his mouth.  If necessary to examine him particularly -- he has a rupture near his groin, caused by a strain; has blue pantaloons, brown bearskin jacket, wool hat, all new, and has other clothing pretty much worn which he may probably wear at times.

Jerry was in Falmouth the 1st of January last, and I am informed he said he intended going in the neighborhood of Hay Market, in Prince William county, to see his mother.  He has a wife at Mr. John England's, just above Falmouth, Va.  He is well acquainted in Alexandria, where he once was taken at work in the streets when ranaway, and is probably there at this time.  The constables will please keep a look out for him.  The above reward will be given to any person who will deliver Jerry to me, or secure him in jail, so that I get him.  I believe he was formerly the property of Mr. Masshutt, in Dumfries.  Any person who may take him up will please give me the earliest notice.  My address is

Stafford Court House, Va.

jan 23-tf

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Those Places Thursday: Bids for Sites

Fredericksburg Free Lance (Va)
15 April 1909



Bids were opened in Washington for the sale to the District of two tracts of land to be used as sites for new workhouse and reformatory buildings to replace the present penal institutions along the Eastern branch.  There were thirty-four bids, some offering sites for both institutions and others offering only one site.

The District asked for proposals to sell to the District two tracts of land widely separated, of not less than 1,000 acres each, either or both to be situated in the states of Maryland or Virginia.

Among the bids were the following:

Wm. Metzger, Woodbridge, 1,100 acres in Prince William county, $42,000, or $36.21 per acre.

B. B. Detweller, 1,287 acres near Quantico, $18,000.

John S. Barbour, 1,400 acres in Prince William and Fairfax counties, $40,000.

Charles H. Rhoades, 1,185 acres near Gainesville and Haymarket, $33,000.

J. A. Marshall, 1,750 acres near Occoquan, $35,000.

Butler-Taliaferro Co., 1,218 acres in Stafford county, near Brooke station, $30,000.

C. B. Robinson and Dora Robinson, 1,035 acres on Potomac river near Reid station, in Stafford and Prince William counties, $33 per acre.

Charles M. Wyeth et al, $1,000 acres near Fredericksburg, $23 per acre.

Oscar B. Billingsley, 1,000 acres on Potomac river, eighteen miles below Colonial Beach, at $20 per acre.

Oscar H. Billingsley, 1,180 acres at Freestone Point, $35,400.

Horace H. Wescott and O. G. Pessona, 1,057 acres in Prince William county, near Gainesville, $37.21 per acre, or $40,000.

R. J. Marshall & Co., 1,500 acres in Prince William county, opposite Indian Head, fronting on Potomac river, $36,000.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Payne-Carter / Watson-Carter

The Sun (Baltimore, MD)
24 October 1902

PAYNE-CARTER [Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun]

MANASSAS, Va., Oct. 23 - Mr. William Payne and Miss Bertie Carter were married tonight at the Baptist Church.  The pastor, Rev. Mr. Trainham, officiated.  The groom is the son of Mr. Hugh Payne and the bride the eldest daughter of Mr. Shirley Carter, both of lower Prince William.

The Sun (Baltimore, MD)
28 May 1903

WATSON-CARTER [Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.]

LEESBURG, Va., May 27 - Miss Maggie Carter, daughter of Mr. A. J. Carter, of Prince William county, was married to Mr. Edward P. Watson, of Watson, this county, on Tuesday at the residence of the bride's father, at Thoroughfare, Prince William county.  The bride was handsomely gowned.  Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Watson left for an extended trip to Northern cities.  They will reside in Watson.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Will: Ann Evans (1809)

Prince William County Will Book I, pg. 441
21 May 1809; proved 7 Aug 1809

In the name of God Amen this 21st day of May 1809 I ANN EVANS of Prince William County & State of Virginia being very weak and sick of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God and calling unto mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is apointed for me to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament, first recommending my soul to the Lord Jesus by whose merits alone I expect to be saved & my body to be returnd to its mother dust nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again by the almighty power of God, and as touching my worldly estate I give, devise and dispose of the same in the manner & form following Viz.

Item I give & bequeath unto my loving sister ELIZABETH SMITH a bond on MOORE HOFF for the sum of ten pound current money of the sad. State with the interest that may occur on the same.  Also a bond on JOHN SULLIVAN for the sum of twelve pounds with the interest occurring thereon and one trunk with the contents therein also my sidesaddle.

Item I give & bequeath unto my sisters daughter ELIZABETH SMITH a bond on my nephew WILLIAM SMITH for the sum of eighteen pounds with the interest occurring thereon, as one feather bed & furniture Viz.  I also constitute and apoint my sister ELISABETH SMITH Executrix of this my last testament utterly revoking, disalowing, disclaiming, & disanuling all and every other former wills confirming this only to be my last will & testament.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal the date above written.

ANN EVANS  {seal}

Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of us



At a Court held for Prince William County August 7th 1809.

This last will and testament of ANN EVANS dec. was presented in Court by ELIZABETH SMITH the Executrix therein named, who made oath by the same according to law and the same being proved by the oaths of WILLIAM PEARSON and JAMES SMITH is ordered to be recorded and the said ELIZABETH SMITH having taken the oath of an Executrix and performing what is usual in such cases certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.



Friday, April 3, 2015

Friend of Friends Friday: Public Sale (1846)

Alexandria Gazette
3 April 1846


By virtue of a deed of trust, executed to me by Mary A. Potts, which  has been duly recorded in the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Prince William, I shall on Monday the 6th day of April, 1846, before the front door of the Court House of said County, expose to sale to the highest bidder, for cash, the following property, to wit: --The Tract of Land on which the said Potts now resides, containing 278 acres.  It is one of the most improvable estates in the lower part of the county, consisting principally of red land.  It lies on Powell's Run, with large low grounds thereon, a part of which is now in meadow, and susceptible of ready and extensive improvement.  There is on said land a sufficiency of wood and timber to support it.  The improvements consist in a comfortable dwelling house, with all the necessary outbuildings.  Also, the following slaves, to wit: a valuable man and girl; said girl about sixteen years old, and is represented as being a good house-servant.  Selling as trustee, I shall convey such title only, as is vested in me, by virtue of the said deed; but at the same time the title to said property is believed to be indisputable.

D. JASPER, Trustee

Prince William Count, mh 11-eots

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Cannon-Campbell / Hornbaker-Baker / Muddlmann-Cornwell (1901)

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
12 October 1901

The marriage of Miss Katie M. Cannon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Cannon of Manasas, Va., and Mr. Charles B. Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. David B. Campbell, Monroe street, Anacostia, took place Wednesday evening last at the residence of the bride's parents.  Rev. James W. Many, pastor of the East Washington Heights Baptist Church, near Anacostia, performed the ceremony.  After the service Mr. and Mrs. Campbell left on a trip through Maryland and Pennsylvania.  They will make their home in Anacostia upon their return.  Among those present from Washington to witness the ceremony were Mrs. David Campbell, Mrs. Jane McLean, Miss Lillias Thorn, Mr. F. L. Cannon, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Hooe, Mrs. J. F. Campbell and Mrs. James Martin of Fort Foote, Md.

Evening Star
24 October 1901

Miss Daisy Hornbaker, daughter of John R. Hornbaker of Manassas, and Mr. George D. Baker, also of that place, were married yesterday in the Presbyterian Church at Manassas.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Garland Hamner.  Immediately after the marriage Mr. and Mr.s Baker left for a northern tour.

Miss Virgie Muddlmann and Mr. B. C. Cornwell were married last evening at the Methodist Church in Manassas.  The officiating clergyman was Rev. Robert Smith.