Terry: You may already have this info but this is all that I found in my Vinton County books - Ellen M. Smathers m. Elisha Griffis 15 Aug 1865.B. W. Kelch, J.P. was the official.A Jos. Rush made the application for the license.It is on page 204, no. 470, I think Book 2 of the marriage records at the courthouse.Also have Andrew Smathers m. Louisa Stephenson 04 Aug 1887, p. 482. no. 1435 in Book 4.I am no relation to the Smathers.My father wants to know if you know of a John Smathers in McArthur?Dad delivered papers to him as a boy & thinks that he worked at the brickyard.