The Alabama Marriages Records before 1825 features over 12,000 names, with each entry containing the groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. The names are indexed for easy searchability, allowing you to search for a single name or two linked names.
This repository of early American marriages is the result of extensive research, gathering data from local town and county sources. While these marriages have been published in book form, now you can conduct a simple search or sort for research purposes. Although not every marriage was recorded or later discovered during the creation of this collection, you will likely find many of your ancestors, often in unexpected locations.
Alabama Marriage Records Before 1825
|1||_____, Amos||Parth, Nancy||2 Feb 1819||Lauderdale|
|2||_____, William||_____, Matilda||21 Jun 1820||St. Clair|
|3||Aaron, Samuel||Thompson, Mary R.||8 Jun 1825||Baldwin|
|4||Abbot, William||Tubbs, Fanney||Shelby|
|5||Abbott, Benjamin||Winfrey, Jane||21 Mar 1820||Madison|
|6||Abernathy, John T.||Ellitt, Sarah||7 Dec 1822||Madison|
|7||Abernathy, Samuel||Abernathy, Eleanor||18 Aug 1825||Jefferson|
|8||Abston, Washington||Parmer, Nancy||01 Aug 1821||Shelby|
|9||Acklen, Edward||Derrick, Mary Ann||12 Feb 1824||Madison|
|10||Adair, John||Myers, Saray||9 Mar 1814||Madison|
|11||Adair, William I.||Jones, Martha||28 Sep 1819||Madison|
|12||Adams, Alfred||Leopard, Abigail||15 Aug 1825||Dallas|
|13||Adams, Berryman||Eskridge, Nancy||1 Jul 1825||Clarke|
|14||Adams, Daniel||Johnston, Sarah||15 Mar 1825||Bibb|
|15||Adams, Elias||Potter, Betsy||12 May 1822||Jefferson|
|16||Adams, Elrod||McClusky, Jane||24 Jul 1821||Morgan|
|17||Adams, Henry||Sorell, Rebecca||24 Jun 1824||Dallas|
|18||Adams, Hillary||Counts, Sally||14 Apr 1824||Jefferson|
|19||Adams, Isaac||Red, Milley||4 Sep 1820||Clarke|
|20||Adams, James||Sapp, Christine||2 Oct 1821||Henry|
|21||Adams, James||Wright, Margarette||30 Jan 1825||Tuscaloosa|
|22||Adams, James C.||Bohannon, Caroline||3 Jan 1825||Greene|
|23||Adams, Joel||Roland, Mary||12 Sep 1823||Henry|
|24||Adams, John||Pittman, Gracy||10 Feb 1825||Henry|
|25||Adams, Joshua||Smoot, Jammima P.||30 Dec 1824||Madison|
Considerations for Using this Source:
Every effort has been made to preserve the original text’s spelling and to locate all potential records for the covered time period. However, numerous county records have been lost to fires, floods, neglect, and carelessness.
The main goal of this repository is to provide a time and location for as many marriages as possible. Researchers are responsible for examining the original records (usually accessible on microfilm) and obtaining any other desired genealogical data.
In this repository, the marriage date is typically the date of marriage as stated in the original entry. However, if no marriage date is provided (e.g., the marriage return wasn’t submitted to the record keeper), the date of the license is used. Occasionally, a marriage may be listed twice in two separate counties, which typically occurs when a couple acquires a license in one county but marries in another. To offer more research clues, this repository includes both entries.
Some records may have been missed, misspelled, or unavailable to researchers. As a result, if a marriage is believed to have taken place but isn’t in this repository, further research in other sources may uncover the evidence.
Locating the Original Marriage Record
Regrettably, the original researchers did not specify the sources used in this process or provide citations for each entry’s origin. Nevertheless, diligent researchers seeking to review the original source will find enough information to guide them to it. Most early American marriages were documented at the county level (except in northeastern states), and this repository offers the county information for nearly every marriage.