I don't always pay much attention to those little green leaves which Ancestry uses to signify a hint but a recent one for my maternal great grandfather Jesse David Webb (1860-1935) caught my eye. When I checked it out, this is what came up:
[Ancestry.com hint for Jesse David Webb]
Since we know that Great Grandfather Jesse married Elnora May Worden not Swiden, it was clear that a mistake had been made. Was the error in the original record or did the person transcribing it mis-read what was there?
Closer inspection leads me to conclude that this is a case of hard-to-read handwriting coupled with careless transcription. What do you think?
Also Richard Worden's wife's maiden name was Groves, not Graves.
Lastly, Jesse's mother's maiden name was Darling (or Darlin) so the original record is wrong.
[All images above taken from Iowa State Archives; Des Moines, Iowa; Volume: 328 (Hamilton - Kossuth) Volume : 328 (Hamilton - Kossuth)
Ancestry.com. Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922. Textual Records. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–37. Microfilm. Record Group 048.
State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.]
Naturally I added the correct names in Ancestry's index.
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