FamilySearch added (or updated) their Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869 record collection today. This is a Browse Only collection so I had to do a bit of digital microfilm searching to find the record. My process was documented in Browsing the Ontario, Canada County Marriage Records (posted 30 Nov ember 2016). Here is the record:
The Kemp/Sovereen record is the third line on the page:
The extracted information from this record includes:
* Return of Marriages Solemnized by Rev. George Brown Minister of the Methodist ?????????? Church for the year ending 31st day of December A D 1861.
* Bridegroom Name: James A. Kemp
* Bridegroom Age: 27
* Bridegroom Residence: Delhi C.W.
* Bridegroom Birthplace: Canada
* Bridegroom Names of Parents: Abram James and Sarah
* Bride Name: M.J. Sovereen
* Bride Age: 21
* Bride Residence: Delhi
* Bride Birthplace: Delhi
* Bride Names of Parents: Alexander and Eliza
* Witness Name: Ridley Teeple
* Witness Residence: Delhi
* Date of Marriage: March 10th 1861
NOTE: I cannot make out the name of this church, which I think is in Windham, Waterford or Middleton township in Norfolk County. Is it "Methodist Treisfennevian"?
I looked on Wikipedia, Googled it, and looked at the CanadaGenWeb pages without success. Does someone have a list of churches in the 1860 time frame in Norfolk County?
UPDATED: Richard Van Damme quickly got the church name - it is Methodist New Connexion. I Googled that, and found several articles about it - see a photo of the church and the list of ministers at https://krassoc.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/waterford-methodist-church-brant-county/. Thank you, Richard!! I get by with help from my friends!
The source citation for this record is:
"Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1969," digital image, FamilySearch (https://FamilySearch.org : accessed 30 November 2016), Norfolk > 1858-1869, Vol. 44, page 59 (image 62 of 204), James A. Kemp and M.J. Sovereen marriage entry.
Previously, I had this information from an index transcription on Ancestry.com. It is nice to see the actual Register, although it is not an Original Source document.
James Abraham Kemp (1831-1902) and Mary Jane Sovereen (1841-1874) are my second great-grandparents, through their daughter Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952) who married Charles Auble (1849-1916) in 1898.