Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1852 Marriage of John C. Paul and Maria T. Beamish in New Bedford, Mass.

 This week's Tuesday treasure is the 1852 marriage record for John C. Paul and Maria T. Beamish in New Bedford, Massachusetts:

The marriage record is No. 85:

The extracted information is:

Place:  New Bedford, Bristol county, Massachusetts
Date:  29 April 1852
Groom:  John C. Paul, of New Bedford, age 28, a Cooper, born in St. Johns, N.S., parents are John and Mary
Bride:  Maria T. Beamish, of New Bedford, age 23, no occupation, born St. Johns, N.B., parents are Thomas and Catharine
No. of Marriage:  First
Officiant:  Thomas J. McNulty, R.C. Priest

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1915," indexed database and digital images, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (http://www.AmericanAncestors.org), Marriages: Volume 60, Page 84, Bristol county, New Bedford, 1852, John C. Paul and Maria T. Beamish entry.

This is the only record I have that provides the names of John Charles Paul's (1823-1879) and Maria T. Beamish's (1828-1909) parents.  John and Maria (Beamish) Paul are Linda's second great-grandparents through their daughter, Mary Ann Paul (1854-1908) who married Herman Schaffner (1851-1921) in about 1876 and resided in San Francisco.

It is possible that John and/or Maria were born in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland.  Other records provide different birthplaces than the ones above.  This is the earliest record I have for them, and the only one that defines a town.  Their parents were probably born in Ireland.


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