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1792 Marriage Bond – Brown and Jackson


1792 Marriage Bond – John Brown and Sarah Jackson

Washington County, Kentucky

Know all men by these presents, that we, John Brown and John Jackson, 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 18th day of December 1792.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound John Brown and Sarah Jackson. 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, John Reed                                            John Brown

John Jackson


Sir, this is to certify you that I hath given my free will and consent that John Brown and my daughter Sarah should enter into the bands of matrimony, God willing, from yours truly, John Jackson.

To William Reed, Clerk, Washington County

John Jackson

William Manly

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