Jacob Lattimore and Sarah Brumfield 1791 Marriage

Scan_Pic1622This is to certify all whom it may concern that I, Thomas Williamson, joined together Jacob Lattemore and Sarah Brumfield in the holy estate of matrimony, according to license given by the Clerk of Mercer County the 30th day of June, 1791.  Given under my hand this first day of August 1791.      Thomas Williamson

Copy of original marriage certificate, Mercer County Clerk’s Office, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky.

Mrs. Lucinda Ecton Obituary

IMG_1704Lucinda Ecton, November 2, 1818 – December 15, 1910, Winchester Cemetery, Clark County, Kentucky

from The Winchester News, Clark County, Kentucky

Thursday, December 15, 1910

Quietly Passes Away at the home of Her Daughter of Complications Due to Advanced Age

Mrs. Lucinda Ecton, one of Clark County’s oldest citizens, passed away Thursday morning at 3 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George W. Strother, on Boone Avenue, of complications incident to old age.

Mrs. Ecton was in her ninety-third year. She was the widow of Mr. Burgess Ecton, a prominent farmer and citizen of Clark. She was born in Clark County and has lived here all during her life.

She is survived by three children: Mrs. George W. Strother, Mrs. Matt Scott and Senator C. B. Ecton, and a stepson, Mr. James T. Ecton.

The funeral services will be conducted at the residence of Mr. G. W. Strother Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock by Rev. Richard French and Rev. J. H. MacNeill. Burial in the Winchester Cemetery. The following will act as pallbearers: H. T. Strother, Roy Scott, Joe Ecton, C. B. Strother, T. Strother Scott and C. B. Ecton, Jr.

IMG_1703Burgess Ecton, September 12, 1806 – October 20, 1889, Winchester Cemetery, Clark County, Kentucky

Nicholas M. Marks Biography

from Kentucky – A History of the State by Perrin, 1887

Woodford County

Nicholas M. Marks, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, was born October 6, 1844, and is the eldest son of Samuel B. and Louisa (Crain) Marks, natives of Georgia.  The paternal grandfather was also named Nicholas M. and his wife was named Ann P. (Matthews) Marks, both natives of Virginia.  The maternal grandfather was Spencer Crain, a native of North Carolina; the maternal grandmother was Mary (Thompkins) Crain, a native of Georgia, and all were of English origin.  Samuel B. Marks was a soldier in the Confederate Army under General Johnston.  Nicholas M. Marks was also a Confederate soldier and was wounded at Franklin.  He entered the University of Alabama in 1862, remained one year, but was a prisoner of war when Lee surrendered.  In February, 1873, Mr. Marks married Miss Lizzie Barnett, a native of Alabama.  To this marriage have been born five children, viz.:  Nicholas B., Sarah P., Samuel B., William M. and Elizabeth.  Mr. Marks came from Alabama to Woodford County, Kentucky, in 1877, and is now engaged in farming on two farms of 360 acres, 150 of which are in Fayette County.  Mr. Marks is  Knight Templar.

Early Jefferson County Marriages

Early Jefferson County Marriages

  • James McGill married Sarah Postleright – January 18, 1793
  • Charles Tuley married Betsey Murray – January 19, 1793
  • George Johnson married Lucy Kindall – February 6, 1793
  • Nathaniel Shaver married Mary Lock – February 15, 1793
  • Stacey McDonnaugh married Catharine Huse – February 16, 1793
  • John Gilmore married Jane Falls – February 20, 1793
  • Joseph Mayo married Eleanor Murphy – March 5, 1793
  • Alexander Moore married Mary Kuykendall – March 5, 1793
  • Lemuel Baldwin married Elizabeth Applegate – March 9, 1793
  • William Thickstun married Eleanor Murphy – March 9, 1793
  • John Nelson married Mrs. Martha Patten Lollar – March 14, 1793
  • Nathaniel Floyd married Molly Thomas, widow – March 16, 1793
  • Daniel Rizley married Ruth Rizley – March 22, 1793
  • William Wheeler married Eliza Doling – March 25, 1793
  • Samuel Miller married Jane Chinoweth – April 20, 1793
  • Robert Ward married Sarah Stafford – April 24, 1793
  • William Frames married Amelia McKinney – May 29, 1793
  • Aaron Bowman married Sally DeMint – June 3, 1793
  • John Zuber married Betsey Gearnheart – June 10, 1793
  • William Batman married Margaret Patterson – June 12, 1793
  • Jehu Baldwin married Rosannah Coleman – July 19, 1793
  • Jesse Wilson married Sarah Quithomas – July 22, 1793
  • Henry Hawkins married Elizabeth Smith – July 26, 1793
  • Will Drennon married Ann Hillebrand – August 13, 1793
  • Jacob Shreader married Betsey Pottorff – August 24, 1793
  • James McManis married Martha Lambert – October 15, 1793
  • Joel Free married Christiana Kuykendall – October 17, 1793
  • John Asher married Jane Curry – October 17, 1793
  • Abner Field married Jane Pope – October 17, 1793
  • Mathias Hester married Susanna Huckleberry – November 8, 1793
  • William Stewart married Nancy Daniel – November 14, 1793
  • Richard Slider married Margaret Robinson – December 14, 1793
  • Anthony Phelps married Nancy Brashear – December 20, 1793

Joseph Crow and Sarah Humphrey 1817 Marriage


That we Joseph Crow and Rawley Humphrey are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the Just and full sum of Fifty Pounds, current money, the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said Commonwealth, we bind ourselves, our heirs, etc., Jointly and severally firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 19th day of April, 1817.  The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a Marriage shortly intended between the above bound Joseph Crow and Sarah Humphrey, daughter of the above bound Rawley, for which a License has issued, now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said Marriage, then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force and virtue in Law.

                                                                  Joseph Crow

                                                                   Rawley Humphrey

Witness, John Hughes, Junior

Joseph Crow is probably a part of my Crow family, although I have no information on him.  Surprisingly this marriage bond does not give the name of the county!  Washington County, Kentucky!  Although most bonds would just give the name of the bride, several during this time period in Washington County have the added information of the father or guardian of the bride – very helpful! 

Happy Wedding Day!

Scan_Pic1619 2What a handsome couple on their wedding day!  The bride has a lovely, floor-length veil – decorated with flowers.  Her outfit is simple, but beautiful.  She wears what looks like a bolero jacket with a lacy blouse underneath.  The groom wears one of the longest bows I’ve seen, with the same flowers that adorn the bride’s veil.  They both proudly wear their wedding rings!  Unfortunately we do not know their names or where they lived!  But let’s hope they had the happiest of marriages!

Eliza L. Clay Smith Obituary


To the Memory of J. Speed Smith, born July 31, 1792, married July 31, 1815, died June 6, 1854.  Erected by his widow, Eliza L. Clay Smith, born March 29, 1798, died October 14, 1887

from The Richmond Climax, Madison County, Kentucky

Wednesday, October 19, 1877

Mrs. Eliza Smith died at the home of her son, John Speed Smith, in Richmond, Kentucky, on Friday, October 14th, 1887, in the 90th year of her age. The funeral occurred from the Baptist church on Monday, and the burial in the Richmond Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was the mother of Rev. Green Clay Smith, Dr. C. C. Smith, Hon. J. Speed Smith, Mrs. Talbott, of Tennessee, and Mrs. David S. Goodloe, of Lexington, the last named being the mother of Hon. Wm. Cassius Goodloe, ex-Minister to Belgium, Maj. Green Clay Goodloe, of the Marine service, son-in-law of Senator James B. Beck, Dr. David S. and Judge Speed S. Goodloe. Mrs. Smith had six other children. She was the sister of Gen. Cassius M. Clay, ex-Minister to Russia, the late Hon. Brutus Clay, of Bourbon, and Mrs. Pauline Rodes, deceased, of Madison County. She had five other brothers and sisters. She was the widow of the late Hon. John Speed Smith, member of Congress, and daughter of Green Clay, Brigadier General in the War of 1812.

Mrs. Smith was a native of Madison County, a member of the Baptist church, and retained her faculties of sight hearing and speech to her last day. She was an accomplished woman, and until recently when wheeled up to the piano in her invalid chair, played with skill many of the pieces she learned three quarters of a century ago.


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