I hereby certify that I solemnized the Rites of Marriage between Lewis O. Dove and Susan Ann Cummings. And joined them together as husband and wife in holy Matrimony at the residence of Joseph Williams at Lime Stone Swamp in the County of Duplin & State of North Carolina on the 23d day of March A. D. 1853.
W. B. Sutherlin J. P.
State of North Carolina
County of Duplin
I J. D. Southerland, clerk of the Superior Court in & for the County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that William Sutherlin was an acting Justice of the Peace in & for the County & State aforesaid at the time the above marriage was solemnized & by the laws of the State authorized to solemnize the Rites of Marriage & that his signature as it appears above is genuine.
Given under my hand & Seal of Office this 26th day Nov A D 1869.
J D Southerland
[on the back of affidavit]
Susan A Dove
Filed by S. V. Niles
[stamped] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PENSION OFFICE. FEB 26 1870