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Belle Dixon Mauk

Belle Dixon Mauk

Belle Dixon Mauk. From a photo album belonging to the Aaron S. Ridenour family

Belle Dixon Mauk

This is my Great Great Grandmother. I have her original marriage certificate and the family bible that includes additional Mauk family history. If there is a way for the person who posted the picture(Thomas Ridenour) to contact me, I would be very interested in talking to you. The family bible enabled me to put together/verify pieces of family history that may not have otherwise been possible due to the fire that occurred in 1921 that destroyed much the US Census of 1890.

I noticed on another website Thomas Ridenour wondered if Belle may have married John Mauk. John Mauk actually signed as a witness at her wedding and his signature is on the wedding certificate. Belle married Emanuel Mauk on May 19, 1870 in Mt. Pleasant, PA. The lady witness at this wedding was Emma Boyd. A few months later John Mauk married Emma Boyd and moved to Ohio shortly after the wedding. I have more information regarding Emanuel and John and their families.

Emanuel and Belle are buried in Scottdale, PA. John and Emma are buried in Darke County, Ohio.

(It should be noted that the family bible contains various newspaper clippings and documents with Emanuel spelled with 2 m's at times and one "m" as it is shown on the marker in the cemetery. Belle's name is also missing the second "e" on one item. But, on everything else it had both e's. I also saw John's middle initial as both S and G. The written script version of those initials might easily be confused)

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