"STATE OF GEORGIA, EMANUEL COUNTY
By Hon. D S Moore
Ordinary for the County of Emanuel and State aforesaid.
To any Minister of the Gospel, Judge, or Justice of the Peace for said State:
You are hereby authorized to join in the HOLY STATE OF MATRIMONY,
Mr. F. M. Tapley of ________________________
- and -
Miss Mattie Kea of _________________________
according to the CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE STATE for which this shall be your LICENSE.
Given under my Hand and Seal of Office the 10th
Day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and Eighty-four
D S Moore
Ordinary Emanuel County
This Certifies That F. M. Tapley
and Miss Mattie Kea were duly JOINED IN MARRIAGE
on the 14th day of December A.D. 1884
By me, G. W. [??]
Recorded 8 day of January [????????????]"
Francis M. Tapley was my 2nd cousin, 3x removed.