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1793 Marriage Bond – Watkins and Wade


1793 Marriage Bond – Evan Watkins and Sophia Wade

Washington County, Kentucky

Know all men by these presents, that we, John Wade and Evan Watkins, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money.  To the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors.  We bind ourselves and heirs, jointly and severally, firmly, by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 16th day of January 1793.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Evan Watkins and Sophia Wade. Now, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

Witness, Peggy M. Reed

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