While doing research at the Buchanan County, Iowa courthouse, I found a marriage record for Dougal McDougall, age 77 of Fayette County, Iowa and Laura S. Pellymounter age 40, of Fayette County, Iowa. They were married in Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa on 06/23/1885. C.E. Daugherty attested to the fact that neither were married at the time.
I also found a marriage record for a Nicholas Pelleymounter, age 52, of Fremont Twp who married Mrs. Laura S. Graves, age 35, at Masonville, Iowa in Buchanan County on 07/28/1878. R. Norton P.M. (Postmaster?) of Masonville and a Statement from Saml. Hussey were used as requisite proof of the age and condition of the parties involved.
I could not find a record in Buchanan County for a Graves male that married a woman named Laura.
I am descended from Dougal's daughter Livonia who married Henry Powers.