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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Double Wedding- Part Three

In New Kent county, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Caroway, Mr. Chas. E Yeatman, of Gloucester, and Miss Harriet R. Royster, of the former place.
At the same time and place, by the Rev. T.V. Moore, Mr. Robert P. Southall, of Richmond, and Miss Ellen Royster, of New Kent.

-The Daily Dispatch: November 8, 1860.

Harriet Royster, 24, and Ellen Royster, 22, were the daughters of John W. Royster and his wife Susan B. Royster. They resided at the Rose Cottage estate on the eastern end of the county, which ran along the York River Railway between Dispatch and Tunstall's Stations. John W. Royster was already deceased by the time of the double wedding.

Of parenthetical interest, November 7, 1860 was a Wednesday, the day after the election of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency. 

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