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Carrico-Spalding Marriage Bond

Carrico-Spalding Marriage Bond

This marriage bond between Pius Carrico and Mary Spalding was issued in Washington County, Kentucky, November 5, 1830.  Their marriage took place 2 days later.  Pius and Mary Magdalene are my great-great-grandparents.  Pius was the son of Nathaniel Carrico and Anne O’Bryan; Mary was the daughter of Richard Spalding and Tabitha Edwards.  They had 14 children:  Anna, Mary Jane, Martha Ellen, Rose Ann, Frances Harriet, Susan Matilda, Theresa Florida, Catherine Rhoda, Benedict Joseph Napoleon, Melvina Helen, Sybilla Mary, Francis Pius, Frances Mary and John Martin.  What a family!  Pius and Mary lived their entire lives in Washington County, Kentucky.  He was born November 10, 1810, and died July 11, 1894.  Mary was born June 18, 1814, and died December 14, 1862.

The Marriage Bond:

Know all men by these presents, That we Pious Carrico and Nathaniel Carrico are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of fifty pound; which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, & jointly, severally and firmly by these presents, signed with our hands, and sealed with our seals, and dated this 5th day of November 1830.

Whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Pious Carrico and Miss Mary Spalding for which a license has this day issued, now, the condition of the above obligation is such, that if there should be no legal cause to obstruct said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in law.  Witness

Pius Carrico

Nathaniel Carrico

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