Here is the information from the marriage license of Joshua W. Coats and Ida N. Nance -
Full Name of Groom: Joshua W. Coats Place of Residence: Biggsville, Henderson County Occupation: Farmer Age next Birthday: 23 Years Place of Birth: Warren Co., Ills. Father's Name: Joshua Coats Mother's Maide Name: Leathy Ray
Full Name of Bride: Ida N. Nance Place of Residence: Berwick Age Next Birthday: 19 Years Place of Birth: Warren Co., Ills. Father's Name: Rufus D. Nance Mother's Maiden Name: Alice Sorter
Married at the residence of Josiah Smith in the County of Warren and State of Illinois, the 28th day of Dec. 1881.
Witnesses to Marriage: Levi Lincoln and Jos. Smith
Dated at Green Bush this 28th day of Dec. 1881, C. J. Burton, Minister of the Gospel.
After Joshua's parents died, he lived with his aunt, Harriet E. (Ray) Brooks.Harriet later married Ida Nance's grandfather, John Webb Nance.The witnesses to Ida's marriage were both uncles - Susan A. Nance was the wife of Levi Lincoln, and Mary J. Nance married Josiah Smith.