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Thomas Thompson and Eleanor Greene 1804 Marriage

Scan_Pic1600Know all men by these presents that Thomas Thompson and Henry Boone 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, our heirs, jointly, severally, firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 11th day of May, 1804.  The condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Thomas Thompson and Eleanor Greene for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct this said marriage then this obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue.              Thomas Thompson, Henry Boone

Witness John Reed

Scan_Pic1601This may certify to the clerk that I am willing that marriage license should issue between Thomas Thompson and my daughter Eleanor Greene – Thomas E. Greene.  Teste.  Henry Boone, Henry Hardin

Copy of original marriage bond and parental consent from the Washington County, Kentucky, Courthouse.  Remember at this time that Marion County was still a part of Washington County.  I say this because the Thompson and Boone names are more familiar with Marion than Washington.  Always a bonus to have the parental consent – another ancestor if not known!

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