I just learned of their wedding date last week, from a distant Flanagan cousin (we've never actually met) that I've been corresponding with on Facebook for about a year. During an hour long phone call with her yesterday, this cousin informed me that she'd found the record listing on FamilySearch.org. So, I hopped online right after we hung up the phone, and was thrilled to discover that FamilySearch doesn't just have the record index listing, they provide a free copy of the digitized record.
This record gives me new clues about their respective families and a first look at their actual signatures! It is also the first record I've come across that tells me the names of Sarah's parents...my great-great-grand parents!
|Marriage record courtesy of FamilySearch.org. Click on the image to view a larger copy.|
My initial analysis of this record raises one big question, though. Based on clues that Cousin Linda and I are coming cross in our research, Patrick, and quite possibly Sarah, was married at least once before this union. Yet, both noted "none" for number of times previously married. So, I guess that's one more mystery to solve.