"There is an expression in the face of a good married man who has a good wife, that a bachelor cannot have. It is indescribable. He is a little nearer the angels than the prettiest young fellow living. You can see that his broad breast is a pillow for sombebody's head, and that little fingers pull his whiskers. No one ever mistakes the good married man. It is only the erratic one who leaves you in doubt. The good one can protect all the unprotected females, and make himself generally agreeable to the ladies, and yet never leave a doubt on any that there is a precious little woman at home worth all the world to him."
Author Unknown - Decatur Review, 28 Apr 1870
The following links will take you to wedding announcements as found in various old newspapers in Decatur.
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