William Yerby Linton was the son of Moses Linton and Ann Nancy Pead, grandson of Captain John Linton. Louisa A. Willett was the daughter of George W. Willett and Nancy Hancock. William first married Mary Hagan, with whom he had six children. She died in 1857, and the next year he married Louisa. Louisa and William had five children before her death in 1865.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky
Be it known that we, William Y. Linton as principal, and [James H. Willett] as surety, are jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of One Hundred Dollars.
The Condition of this Bond is as Follows:
That, whereas, Marriage is intended to be solemnized between the above bound William Y. Linton and Louisa M. Willett.
Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage this bond shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and effect.
Dated at Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, this 13th day of February, 1868
William Y. Linton
James H. Willett
B. L. Blakey