lower part of this document is the marriage record between N.S. (Nathaniel
Stewart) Collins and Elizabeth Brewer. The writing is faint and the
State of Missouri / j.p. (justice of the peace) County of Polk that on the
15 day of March 1865 I solemnized the rights of matrimony between
N.S. Collins and Elizabeth Brewer all of Polk County, Missouri
John Jackson, J.P.
Recorded March 15th 1865
M (?) L. Snodgrass, Clrk.
To make a note as to this time in history.
General Lee of the southern states surrendered on April 9th, 1865, thus
ending the civil war.
N.S. Collings (correctly Collins) age 36
and Elizabeth Ann Brewer Collings age 36 Husband and wife are listed on
the U.S. Federal Census records at Washington, Township, June 5, 1880,
Boone County, Arkansas.
Elizabeth is the sister-in-law of Mary Amerika Hunter Brewer, Mrs. John