|John Wesley and Jennie Sophia (Willey) Hannah and their children|
If you just looked at the marriage record from Missouri for my great grandparents, John Wesley Hannah, (See blog # 5--Build Me a Palace) and Jennie Sophia Willey, you would see that they were married on December 18, 1866 in Butler Missouri by George W. Chandler, a minister from Rich Hill. However, if you read the account of their wedding in the Butler Daily Democrat, you would see that this was not a routine marriage. In fact the headline is “Romance in Real Life."
Jennie Sophia Willey had come to Butler in 1866 to visit her brother and was courted by John Hannah. However, on December 17, she was to return to Indiana under the supervision of Captain E. P., the land agent and a resident of Butler. As luck would have it, the stage did not arrive.
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DeArmond, J. K. (1990) Mike's Story. n,p.
Since I did this blog I found the following article in the Butler Missouri paper about their 25th anniversary party: