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Happy Anniversary

June 6, 1865

 

June bride, Abby Durfee Gray, aged 37 took Andrew Jackson Borden, aged 43, on this day 145 years ago.  For better, for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death they would part.  Who could imagine on that day, how the last pledge would have been fulfilled.

Miss Gray during the Civil War period, much as she might have looked on her wedding day. 

Was it a love match or a wedding of convenience for Andrew Borden and his two daughters?  Only two will ever truly know.

The Oliver Gray house originally on 4th St., now moved back on Spring St. facing Fourth St., venue for the Wedding Day Reception of Abby & Andrew Borden

A lavish Civil War Wedding, Godey’s Lady’s Book