By S. C. Turnbo

Sam Magness son of Joe Magness who settled in the Magness Bottom on White River one mile above the mouth of Big Creek in Marion Co. Ark. in 1827, told the following on Tom Terry his brother-in-law who lived in the Bull Bottom. Mr. Magness said that when Mr. Terry and his sitter Anna Magness were engaged to be married Terry ask his parents for her in the following way, "You need not get surprised if I tell you there is going to be a wedding on White River in the near future." "What makes you think so" says my mother. "Well" says Mr. Terry, "I and your daughter Annie have made it up to be spliced together and I guess we will marry."

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