This beautifully written marriage bond is for Ignatius Cambron and Dorothea Mattingly, written on the first day of January, 1799, Washington County, Kentucky. The marriage consent by Dorothea’s father, Luke Mattingly, gives us an additional generation to ponder.
Know all men by these presents that we, Ignatius Cambron and Leonard Cambron, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 21st day of January 1799. The conditions of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Ignatius Cambron and Dorothea Mattingly, for which a license is 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.
Ignatius Cambron, Leonard Cambron
Witness, John Reed
Test. Leonard Cambron, Jeremiah Mattingly