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Mansfield Crow and Lena Green Marriage Bond

Mansfield Crow and Lena Green Marriage Bond

Scan_Pic0244Mansfield Crow and Lena Green are my 4th great-grandparents.  Mansfield was the son of John Crow, and a sister of Sally Crow who married John Hill, listed on the marriage bond.  John Crow is a direct ancestor of my father’s through his mother, Nannie Bell Coulter, who was descended from Mansfield Crow, and his father, Jessie Delbert Hill, who was descended from Sally Crow.  Both families lived in Garrard County, Kentucky, which is where Mansfield and Lena procured their marriage bond and license.

Scan_Pic0245Know all men by these presents that we Mansfield Crow and John Hill are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money of Kentucky.  The payment of which well and truly to be made.  We bind our selves, our heirs, and jointly, severally, and firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 13th day of February 1801.

The condition of the above obligation is such that where as there is a marriage shortly to be solemnized between the above abound Mansfield and Lena Green for which a license hath issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct a marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.                                                        Mansfield Crow

                                                                    John Hill

Teste – Benjamin Letcher

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