According to a report filed by the Catholic Priest who married Patrick Ryan and Manerva Edwards, Ryan was a stone cutter, was living in Richmond and was born in Ireland.
- To the Clerk of the County Court of Halifax in the State of Virginia.
I HEREBY CERTIFY, That the following is a correct Statement of a
Marriage solemnized by me in the County aforesaid:
Date of Marriage, July 17. 1855
Place of Marriage, Richmond City
Full Names of Parties married, Patk. P. Ryan & Manerva Anne Edwards
Age of Husband, 23 yrs
Age of Wife, 19 yrs
Condition of Husband, (widowed or single,) Single
Condition of Wife, (widowed or single,) "
Place of Husband's Birth, Ireland
Place of Wife's Birth, Virginia
Place of Husband's Residence, Richmond Va
Place of Wife's Residence, Halifax Co. Va
Name of Husband's Parents, Philip & Mary
Name of Wife's Parents, James & Elvira
Occupation of Husband, Stone Cutter
Given under my hand as a Catholic Priest
(legally authorized to solemnized Marriages,) this 17
day of July A. D. 1855
(signature) John Feeling