Contributed by klstacy_home
Description: First Marriage in 1809 – Netherlin & Nettles;
Gone to Texas – Willie Butler
Newspaper published in: Liberty, MS
Page/Column: Page 3, Column 1
The celebration of the first marriage in this county, of which we have any record evidence, took place on the 20th of April, 1809, between James Netherlin and Elizabeth Nettles. The ceremony was performed by Ezra Courtney. This was eight years before Mississippi was admitted as a State into the Union.
We regret to learn that Willie Z. Butler, son of Z. P. Butler, of this county, has left his parental home to seek his fortune in Waco, Texas. We would have been pleased to see him settle down upon his father's ample estate and become a permanent citizen of our county; but as he has determined otherwise, we can but wish him success wherever he may pitch his tent. Should he conclude to return to his native county, he will be met by many friends with a hearty welcome.