This original marriage bond is from Washington County, Kentucky. Nathaniel Carrico and Ann O’Bryan are my 3rd great-grandparents. Nathaniel’s parents were Bartholomew Carrico and Winefride Paget. Ann’s parents were Ignatius O’Bryan and Rhoda Witherington. Nathaniel and Ann had one son – Pius M. Carrico.
Know all men by these presents that we, Nathaniel Carrico and Robert O’Bryan, are held and firmly bound unto his excellency, Charles Scott, Esquire, Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, the payment of which well and truly to be made to the governor or his successors. We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 6th day of January, 1810. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Nathaniel Carrico and Anne O’Bryan, for which a license has issued. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue by law.
Teste. J. W. Parrott
You have the liberty from me to grant to Nathaniel Carrico and my daughter, Anne O’Bryan, license to marry them. In witness thereof I have set my hand and seal this sixth day of January 1810, Ignatius O’Bryan
To Mr. John Reed, Clerk of Washington County
Witnesses present – Robert O’Bryan, Francis O’Bryan