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Matthew Carrico and Ruth O’Daniel 1813 Marriage


This is an interesting marriage bond due to the fact that we have a written permission from the groom’s father and the bride’s mother (evidently the bride’s father was deceased by this time).  My mother was a Carrico, so I am naturally interested in all records with the name – particularly from Washington County, Kentucky!  Cornelius Carrico, the witness for both permissions, is my 4th gr-grandfather, the brother of James T. Carrico who signed the permission slip for his son, and sons of James T. Carrico, Sr., who died in Charles County, Maryland.

Know all men by these presents, that we, Matthew Carrico and John Wood, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of fifty pounds current money.  To the payment of which well and truly to be made.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 16th day of January 1813.

The condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Matthew Carrico and Ruth O’Daniel, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

Matthew Carrico

John Wood

Witness:  John Hughes

Scan_Pic1608The Clerk of Washington County is hereby authorized to issue license for my son Matthew Carrico to intermarry with Ruth O’Daniel, under my hand and seal this 16th day of January 1813.

James T. Carrico

Teste.  John Woods, Cornelius Carrico

Scan_Pic1609The Clerk of Washington County is hereby authorized to issue license for Matthew Carrico to intermarry with my daughter, Ruth O’Daniel.  Given under my hand and seal this 16th day of January 1813.                                                     Mary O’Daniel

Teste.  John Wood, Cornelius Carrico

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  1. Thanks once again for sharing all you find. Ruth O’Daniel who married Matthew Carrico was my 3rd Great Aunt on my Mother’s side. I have the book Snatches of O’Daniel, and your contribution corrected a mistake as somehow I had their marriage date as 1-16-1841 instead of 1-16-1813 as shown on the marriage record. I also see that Cornelius Carrico as mentioned here was a brother to James T. Carrico Jr.
    I am also related to the Carrico family through my Porter side of the family as my Great Grand Uncle was John G (Gunn or Gunnell,)Porter his grandmother was a Gunnell but some people think the name is Gunn?)and John G. married Catherine Teresa Carrico 1808-1863.
    Do you know if Matthew Carrico is related to the Catherine Teresa Carrioco’s family, she was dau. of Joseph B. Carrico? If you have any information, I would sure like to know and appreciate your extra time, as I took check out all Carrico Families. Another reason is that I cannot find where Cathereine Teresa Carrico husband John G. was buried. She was buried in the Catholic cemetery and he was not Catholic. Here tombstone also refers to him as Gen. John G. Porter, and I have never found any information after searching and searching to see if he was buried in a Military cemetery, if the Gen. stood for General? Thanks in advance. I would love to hear from you. Thanks again for sharing this great marriage record. One answer to your question Mary O’Brien Carrico wife of James T. Carrico, and I show James T. Carrico died in 1808 5 years before the marriage and that is why only his wife Mary signed. Thank you in advance from Dottie Porter Himes

  2. TY for sharing this. However, I have a question regarding Cornelius Carrico. How do you know that he was James T. Carrico’s brother? Also, many of the records in MD refer to James as son of John, esp. a deed from George Keith (his father-in-law).
    I’ve been trying for years to find evidence to link many of these Carrico’s to each other. I’m descended from Alexander Carrico who married Mary Sedgwick 1800 in Montgomery Co., MD. He migrated to Washington Co., KY by 1814, then to Casey Co., KY and before 1850 was in Martin Co., Indiana where he died ca 1853.
    While still searching the paper trail, I’m also hoping DNA might eventually give us a clue. We have a “Carrico Family Project” at FTDNA with over 60 members now. There are several different segments I am keeping an eye on. One in particular is a match on the X chromosome with another person who not only descends from your Cornelius, but my Alexander as well. What complicates it though, is my group of close kin would not have inherited an X by way of Alexander. There is “more to the story” and if you’re interested please e-mail me.
    Linda Boorom

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