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Wade Hampton Borin-Saint Names on Marriage Certificates West Virginia

It is not possible that “John” was Oliver Burden’s saint name as has been suggested.  Saint names were never placed on marriage certificates according to the Director of Archives and Records, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in Wheeling, West Virginia.  

"Regarding Saint Names on Marriage Certificates

 Gilot, Jon-Eric (

 To:  Tom Driver


As it has been my experience working in the diocesan archives, marriage records have always used only given (legal) names, not only for the persons being married, but also in listing the parents or witnesses. Saints names were only used in Confirmation records, and even then only for the child being confirmed, not for the parents.

 Best Regards,

 Jon-Erik Gilot, MLIS

Director of Archives & Records

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

1300 Byron Street, P.O. Box 230

Wheeling, WV 26003

P: (304) 233-0880

 F: (304) 233-0890 "

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