previous next

A Notable marriage.

--For some time a portion of the community has been all agog with gossip concerning the past intimacy and probable future marriage at no distant day of a distinguished preacher, lawyer, politician, and military man, to a fascinating widow of this city. On the 28th of June last Col. Henry W. Hitliard had the misfortune to lose his former estimable consort. During the interval from that time to this Col. Hilliard has been engaged publicly commanding the Legion from this State in East Tennessee, and when occasionally at home he has preached and administered the sacrament to the Methodist congregation in Montgomery. Recently it was announced that he had resigned his commission in the army, and had been admitted into the Georgia Conference, and would take pastoral charge of the St. John's Methodist Church at Augusta. All this was not surprising to a community so well acquainted with Mr. Hilliard's versatility of talents and grace and eloquence in the pulpit. When, however, it was announced on Thursday evening that the reverend minister had actually been secretly married to Mrs. Eliza A. Mays, on the night of the 7th of August, by the Rev. Dr. E. Baldwin, of the Methodist Church of Montgomery, Madam Rumor was astounded and chagrined that she was so far behind time. It appears that the parties had intended to make their nuptials public in a year from that date, but in the meantime circumstances prevented the second marriage. Accordingly, as Mr. Hilliard was about taking his departure for Augusta, on Thursday evening several persons were assembled at the house of the former Mrs. Mays to hear a written revelation of the mystery, which was solved, so far as the public have any insight, substantially as we have stated the facts. Mr. Hilliard and lady left on the next train for Augusta.--Montgomery Advertiser.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (1)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Hilliard (4)
Eliza A. Mays (2)
Rumor (1)
Montgomery (1)
Henry W. Hitliard (1)
E. Baldwin (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
July, 8 AD (1)
June 28th (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: