8 January seems to have been a favorite day for a number of my ancestors to wed.
In 1595 [425 years ago in England], John Jenks, son of William and Alicia Jenks, married Sarah Fulwater, daughter of Henry and Margaret Fulwater. John and Sarah were my 10th great grand parents. John and Sarah were the parents of Joseph Jenks, the inventor, that came to America in 1635 to establish the Iron Works at Saugus, Massachusetts.
In 1726 [294 years ago in Smithfield, Rhode Island), Jacob Smith, son of Joseph Smith and Patience Mowrey, married Dinah Harris. Jacob and Dinah were my 6th great grandparents. Jacob and Dinah were the parents of Mary Smith who wed Jesse Jenks, my Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestor that I used for entry into the Sons of the American Revolution.
In 1751 [269 year ago], Mark Hotchkiss, son of Joseph Hotchkiss and Hannah Cruttenden, married Miriam Lee, daughter of Joseph Lee and Lois Pond. Mark and Miriam were also my 6th great grandparents. Mark and Miriam were the parents of William Lee who, with his wife, Mary Summers, and their children, brought the Lee family to Oakland County, Michigan in the early 1820s.
The trail ends there. At lease, the recorded trail.