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Because I am working on Anson's descendants, his second marriage certificate, to Ruth Woodrow, is the featured historic document today.


No 279
License Issued Aug 2d 1849

Anson Balding to Ruth Woodrow

I certify that on the 2d. August 1849 I joined in marriage Anson Balding and Ruth Woodrow.

Gilbert E Winters
Mayor of Mt. Gilead

Mt. Gilead is a town in Morrow County, OH.

I think this is the first relative I've run into whose marriage was performed by the town mayor.

Anson was my first cousin, five times removed. He and Ruth both died in Arkansas, probably Pulaski County, where I live now.

I have yet to find their graves.


Anson Balding and Ruth Woodrow

Date: 2012-05-17 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I descend from Anson and Ruth and would like to share info with you. Please contact me. Dixie Hickey <>

Re: Anson Balding and Ruth Woodrow

Date: 2014-06-01 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hello Dee, Did you ever get back to me about our Balding connection? I recently lost a lot of my genealogy information - reclaimed all, but maybe not all. I do not have anything in my reclaimed notes from you. Anson and Ruth (Woodrow) Balding were my gg-grparents. I have a pretty complete descendancy from this couple to the present, and if I can find proof that anson was, in fact, the son of John Seraing and achsah (Hollister) Balding, then I have a pretty well documented ancestry for each of them for several generations. I'd love to make contact. Dixie Hickey <>


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