source: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861 – ca. 1910, William Messer, Application Number: WC22342, NARA, page 29. Accessed at Fold3.com.
Transcription of document:
State of Pennsylvania
County of bucks
On this twelfth day of June A.D. 1867 before the subscriber a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Bucks personally appeared the Rev. D. Rothtrock to me well known and a credible person who being duly affirmed according to law declares that Aaron Lightcap and Mary Messer wereby him united in the Bonds of Matrimony on the sixteenth day of January A.D. 1866 at his residence in the Township of Nockamixon County and State above named, and that he was at that time a Minister of the Gospel duly authorized by law to celebrate marriages. He further says that the following is a full and correct copy of the record of said marriage as kept by him and that said record is now in his custody:
Mr. Aaron Leightcap of Nockamixon, & Mrs. Mary Messer of the same place were by me united in the bonds of Holy Matrimony, the 16th day of January A.D. 1866.
Minister of the Gospel
Affirmed and subscribed before me the day and year first above mentioned.
Witness my hand the day and year aforesaid
Josiah Stover J.P.