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This certifies that

THE RITE OF

Holy Matrimony

Was celebrated between

 

Peter Tidwell of Pottawattamie Co. Iowa

And Sophronia A. Hatch of the same place

On 28 Day of March 1852 at Pleasant Grove, Pottawattamie, Iowa

By William Lane, Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Witness: Thomas Tidwell

Witness: Jane Tidwell

 

Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1805 by Wm Flint in the office of the District Court of the United States in and for the Eastern District of Penn