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Description: Blount County Nuptials - Johnson & HenslyDate: January 17 1889
Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL
Source: Madison County, AL Library
Page/Column: Page 5, Column 3
A Trip To Blount County Nuptials
Editor Enquirer:--On last Wednesday morning the 9th inst. Mr. W. A. Johnson of Fort Bluff Ala., accompanied by his brother and the writer started to Brooksville, Blount county, Ala., to take for his bonny bride, Miss Willie Hensly formerly one of Morgan’s fair and beautiful daughters.
Notwithstanding the cold-bleak winds we were off quite early and took our course across the spurs of the Cumberland mountains and crossed the swift waters of the rapid Warrior and here the pen of the Poet could beautifully dwell upon the picturesque scenery of this rapid little river, for its banks are high and decorated with many beautiful rocks and hanging boughs and in the springtime it is one of Estis enchanting scenes.
We arrived at the house of the bride’s father Mr. John Hensley, about sunset and ushered into a warm room where there was a good fire burning. At 5 o’clock, the groom looking every inch a man led his fair young bride to Hymen’s altar and the solemn words of Rev. Jas. Fields sealed their destiny for well or woe. Supper being announced we retire to the dining room where a most luxurious supper awaited us, and after a long ride we were read for the occasion and used our time profitably, after which we retired to the parlor and passed several pleasant hours. Thursday morning we retraced our footsteps homeward and halted at the home of the groom and found another luxurious supper awaiting us. Here I left them wishing them many happy hours.
Jan. 12th 1889.