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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - Percival & Magill

Today's wedding took place July 20, 1848 in Georgetown, South Carolina between Mary Percival, daughter of Jabez Chapman Percival and Ann Burnham, and William J. Magill. Mary was born about 1826 in New York and William was born in Georgetown, South Carolina. Since I have no record of how this couple met and married in South Carolina, I am puzzled by the location.

William was one of the first 6 graduates from the Citadel. Mary was from a family with roots back to 1670 on Cape Cod. Their marriage date was taken from Mary's application for a Florida Confederate widow's pension that she applied for in 1910, twenty years after William's death.

Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes

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