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Nathaniel Carrico and Ann O’Bryan 1810 Marriage Bond

Scan_Pic1648 1This 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.

Nathaniel Carrico

Robert O’Bryan

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


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  1. Thank you for sending the Marriage records for Nathaniel Carrico and Anne O’Bryan which are also my relatives. Do you have any pictures of either of them? Thanks so much. Dottie Porter Himes.

  2. The “J.W.Parrott” who appears on this document should be
    “J. H. Parrott” as in John Hughlett Parrott. He was the Deputy
    Court Clerk at that time. J. H. Parrott signed the marriage license for
    Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln.

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