I have another example for us to examine. This time it is a marriage record that doesn’t provide a lot of identifying information. I have to share my speculation of why I believe this record to be connected to Samuel Bailey Barton.
Marriage record for S B Barton and Nancy A Miller in Franklin County, Ohio. S B Barton is believed to be Samuel Bailey Barton. The couple is in Franklin County, Ohio after their marriage and throughout the rest of their lives. The 1900 US Census placed their marriage around 1886. The Sept. 1885 marriage in the location where they lived the remainder of their lives suggest that this is the right record about this couple.
Record provides name of couple and their marriage date and license date.
Notice how I followed a few of my 5 Dos for reason writing statements as well. I gave as much detail as I could. I mentioned what was found on the record and tied this record to previously discovered research. I also included why there could be conflicts (S B Barton vs Samuel Barton).