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Peter Gibout Marries at 104

“On Monday afternoon June 14th, by Revered E. Burr1, Mr. EC Day2, of Kentucky, to Mrs. EJ Wheeler, of Portsmouth.”

“On Thursday last by JB Dubois, Esquire, Mr. Peter Gibout, (aged 104 years) to Miss Sarah Smith, (aged 34) both of this place. –Fort Wayne Sentinel

“We could hardly credit the above, until it was endorsed by one of our own citizens, was present and saw the gay pair. –Granville Telegraph

We never hear of such a match without thinking of Peter Pindar’s simile:”

Just like the fragrant pea, with blossoms thick, That winds its tendril round a rotten stick.”34

  1. Reverend Erastus D Burr
  2. Ephraim C. Day
  3. Pindar, P. (1828). Poetical Works of Peter Pindar. Joseph Smith. December 19, 2023, https://www.google.com/books/edition/Poetical_Works_of_Peter_Pindar/yKeYFEAyADcC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=tendrils+pindar&pg=PT17&printsec=frontcover
  4. Married. (1852, June 18). Portsmouth Inquirer, p. 2.