Marriage Records

Murphy-Yarbrough 1796 Marriage

John Murphy and Mary ‘Polly’ Yarbrough are my 3rd great-grandparents.  Their daughter Lucy Murphy married Isaiah Hill, and thence a direct line down the Hill’s to me!  This marriage record is a copy of the original, found in the Lincoln County Courthouse.  Only a few months later  Garrard became a separate county.

scan223-1Know all men by these presents that we, John Murphy and Randolph Yarbrough, are held and firmly bound to James Garrard, Esq., Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment whereof to be made to the said governor and his successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 19th day of July 1796.  the condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John Murphy and Polly Yarbrough for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then this obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force.

John Murphy, Randolph Yarbrough

Sealed and delivered in presence of Willis Green

Lincoln County, Kentucky


2 replies »

  1. Can you tell me for certain about John Murphy and his parents? Finding exactly where they are from is where I am having trouble. Thank You!

  2. I note that you list his DOB as 1766 in NC which is also the DOB of my 2nd great grandfather, John Murphy who married Hannah McNamare in Oct 1786 in NC, then in 1839 he married Lucy Hughes in Kentucky. Are these two the same?

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