|Author:||Bowers, Ruth and Anita Short|
|Title:||Darke County, Ohio Marriages, 1817-1840 & Darke County, Ohio Will Abstracts, 1818-1857|
|Publisher:||Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, USA:|
|Commentary:||See note below|
Taken fromAncestry. This is probably a dustjacket blurb taken from the original work. "Darke County, Ohio was formed in 1809 from Miami County. Ruth Bowers and Anita Short, the editors of the acclaimed Ohio genealogical periodical Gateway to the West, have here abstracted the earliest marriage and will records available for Darke County. Originally published as two separate volumes, the marriage and will record abstracts are here combined in one book, complete with an all new, full-name index following each of the two parts of this consolidated edition. The first part, the marriages, which is arranged alphabetically by the name of the bridegroom, gives, in addition, the name of the bride, the date of the marriage, the name of the justice of the peace, and a citation to the original court record. The will abstracts give the name of the testator, dates the will was written and recorded, names of wives and children, name of the executor, and the names of witnesses. The compilers have abstracted all other pertinent genealogical material from the wills where available, such as the location of land owned by the deceased. All told, this work identifies some 8,000 early residents of Darke County, Ohio."