Marriage Records

1801 Marriage Bond for Mansfield Crow and Lena Green

Mansfield Crow and Lena Green are my fourth great-grandparents.  Mansfield was the son of John Crow; Lena was the daughter of Zachariah Green.  Both families lived in Garrard County, where the bond originated.  John Hill is the bondsman, brother-in-law of Mansfield Crow.  John is married to Sally Crow, sister to Mansfield.

An interesting note – my grandfather, Jessie Delbert Hill, is the great-great grandson of John Hill and Sally Crow; my grandmother, Nannie Bell Coulter, is  the great-great granddaughter of Mansfield Crow and Lena Green.  They are both the 3rd great-grandchild of John Crow!

crow-green-marriage-bondKnow all men by these presents that we, Mansfield Crow and John Hill, are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money of Kentucky.  The payment of which well and truly to be made.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly, severally and firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 13th day of February 1801.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Mansfield and Lena Green, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

Mansfield Crow, John Hill

Teste.  Benjamin Fletcher

crow-green-marriage-consentThis is to certify that I am willing that Mansfield Crow shall get license for my daughter Lenah Green and himself for marriage.  This from your hand, February 13, 1801.

Zachariah Green

Test. John Hill, Charles Anderson

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  1. Mansfield Crowe married Polly Rigdon on 13 march 1821 in Garrard Co, Ky, record number 66. The very next record, #67, dated on the same day and with the same Bondsman, Captain James Murphy, Margaret Peggy Hill married Francis Rigdon. Jane Rigdon is listed in both records as “mother of the bride” and “mother of the groom”.

    Francis is apparently Francis Marion Rigdon Sr and on 30Aug 1836 he married Rosanna Mayfield in the same county. In 1860 they were in District 2, Washington Co, Ky. By 1870 they were in Jackson, Parke Co, Indiana.

    I THINK that Jane’s husband was one of at least two, if not three, William Rigdons that were around Ky at the time but I haven’t been able to find out for sure.

    IMO, John Hill mentioned earlier is probably closely related to Margaret Peggy Hill. Margaret probably died in about 1835. Judging by the census Francis Rigdon had a number of children by each of his wives.

    Francis Rigdon had at least three sons, John, Thomas and Micajah, that fought for the Union and one son, Allen, that fought for the Confederacy. Allen was killed at Chickamauga in Sept 1863. The others all survived the war, although Thomas had been captured, he escaped from Charlestown, SC. Thomas was also survived the explosion, burning and sinking of the Steamboat Sultana on 26 Apr 1865 near Memphis, Tn.

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