I copied a few marriages from the Benton Co., MO Courthouse and this was on one of my pages:
(Some of this is hard for me to make out)
State of Missouri County of Benton ? This is to Certify that on the 17th day of April ? 1879. Mr John Allen and Mrs? May McNett were by me untied in Marriage according to the laws of God and of the state of Missouri at the residence of Thomas League Benton County Missouri John M Hatfield? Min. Gos. Filed July 16th? 1879 E. ?. Rhea Recorder
These people are not in my family, just thought I would post it for anyone who needed the info.If you would like a copy let me know.