Jefferson County Marriage Records

James Prestley Waits (1904-1980) Marriage

Seeking a marriage record for James Prestley Waits (1904-1980) of Jefferson County, Alabama. On 23 October 1942 he enlisted in the Army at Fort McClellan, Calhoun County, Alabama and was, at that time, divorced with no dependents. He can not be located in the 1930 census but was living with his father (Major Prestley Waits) and siblings in the Bessemer, AL area according to the 1920 census. The family also lived in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama from about 1928 until 1938. It is possible that James Prestley Waits (or Waites) married in Etowah County or Jefferson County, Alabama. He married, for the second time, on 26 March 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama. Calhoun County, Alabama is another possible marriage location.

I’m finding just 2 records, but don’t think this first one could be him unless he lived a LONG LONG time (!):

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
about James Waits
Name: James Waits
Gender: male
Birth Place: SC
Birth Year: 1796
Spouse Name: Elizabeth Warbington
Marriage State: AL
Number Pages: 1

I believe you had this one already…
Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
about James P Waits
Name: James P Waits
Marriage Date: 26 Mar 1950
County: Jefferson
State: Alabama
Source information: Alabama Center for Health Statistics

edit- I assume you don’t have the name of the first wife?

Within the Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, I’ve looked for J P Wait/es, James P, James, and every Waits and Waites whose first name started with a J. I’m not finding any other possibilities.

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