I believe I found the marriage record you seek by consulting the
"Marriage Record of Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook, New York."
The author is Arthur C.M. Kelly. The Columbia County Historical
Society, located in Kinderhook, owns a copy of it.
There is an index entry for "Clark, Josephine". In the actual record
she was listed as Josie.
Item number 1553.
29 Dec 1859
John Roth of Kinderhook married Josie Clark of Kinderhook.
Yes, I know you found her as a Clark in the 1860 census (census taken
for date June 1). Maybe the marriage didn't last. Or, maybe it was
kept from the parents until John could become independent and support a
I am not currently a subscriber to Ancestry, but they allow searches.
There is a Josephine Roth born about 1844 who is in the 1870 Columbia
Co. census. I suspect that she is your Josephine. A woman by that name
and b. about 1844 is listed in the Delaware Co., Iowa 1920 census. She
is a possibility.
I hope the Columbia County Historical Society at least told you about
the Kinderhook marriage record under the name of Josephine Clark. If
not, and if you were charged their research fee, you should request a
Dear List. Perhaps some one with a list of Columbia County marriages
would please help me find a marriage listing for Josephine Clark. (born. about 1843)
Kinderhook. Josephines parents were David Clark, (1816-1878) and wife Cornelia Smith
Clark.)1822-1900). Kinderhook. The parents are both buried in Woodlawn Cemetery,
Kinderhook. I find No sign of their daughter Josephine in this cemetery as a Clark.
I find Josephine Clark growing up in Kinderhook, living with her parents in 1850, age
8, 1855, age 13, and in 1860, age 18 in Kinderhook. I do not find her in the 1865 State
Census at Kinderhook. I assume she either died, or was married and changed her name.
I have been unable to locate her as Josephine Clark in later Federal Census, also I
have tried without success to discover a marriage for her. I would appreciate any help
someone might have, or suggestions.
I recently requested assistance from the Columbia County Historical Society with this but
they were unable to discover anything more on Josephine, or this family. Thank you in
advance for your help. Sincerely, Bruce M. Smith, Bayside, CA