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Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Wedding at Chestnut Grove

Mistie, Elsie Josephine, “Chestnut Grove (New Kent County, Va.),” Library of Virginia


[special to The Times-Dispatch]
 West Point, August 12.-John Lemuel Johnson, of King William, son of W. P. Johnson of Cohoke- claimed as his bride Addie Mozelle Chandler, of New Kent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs O.M. Chandler, this afternoon. Prof. Philip Johnson, uncle of the groom of Bethany College. West Virginia, assisted by the local pastor. Rev Mr. McAllister, performed the marriage ceremony. The marriage took place out of doors on the lawn at the home of the bride, Chestnut Grove. The bridal procession came down the lane leading to the house, between two rows of grand old trees, stopping at the two designated by an arch of pink and white, which were the color scheme of the whole affair. The bride, robed in shadow lace, trimmed in pearl,carrying Bride roses, her veil caught with lilies of the valley, was given away by her father Miss Mollie Crump, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor Aubrey Johnson, brother of the groom, acted as best man. Mrs. Lemuel Edwards sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Little Elizabeth Chandler, of West Point, was flower girl. The ribbon bearers, carrying pink ribbons to form an aisle, were little Mary Clarke Burnley Slater, Calvin Smith and Weller Pollard.
The bridesmaids were Misses Hynda Yaney, Lester Manor, Lovelene Neale, Lanesvllle: Rhea Martin, Richmond: Floy Crump, Dash; Louise Bayliss, Richmond, wearing white dresses, with pink girdles and carrying pink tulle muffs.
The groomsmen were Arsel Robins, Lestor Manor. Willie Martin, Williamsburg; Kenneth Christian, Talleysville; Campbell Bayliss, Richmond, and Deleware Chandler, New Kent.
The ushers were M.P. Chandler, West Point, J. Wiley Johnson, Cohoke; L. Edwards, Lanesville; Thomas Barham, Norfolk. The wedding march was rendered by Mrs. W.C. Smith, if Newport News.  Among the  guests from a distance were R.St.P. Smith, Charles, Stanley, Arthur and Campbell Bayliss, of Richmond; Mr. and  Mrs. Thomas B. Barham, of Norfolk; Mr. and Mrs. W. C.Smith, of Newport News; Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel of Lanesvllle; Mr. and Mrs. M P. Chandler and daughter Elizabeth, of West Point; Miss Van Delia. Kiblinger, of West Virginia; Mrs. Howard Pollard, Port Norfolk: Miss Annie Penell, Richmond.

-The Times Dispatch, August 13, 1913

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