1786 Marriage of Abijah North and Sarah Marsh

Abijah North was a Revolutionary War veteran.  He enlisted in 1776 from Farmington, Connecticut, with the State militia, serving under Captain Noadiah Hooker.  In 1777 he served under Captain Asa Bray and Colonel Roger Enos.  He was born in Hartford County, Connecticut; married Sarah Marsh July 12, 1786, in Bourbon County, Kentucky; and died in 1850 in Gallatin County, Kentucky.  In the 1850 census Abijah was91 and Sarah was 84.

Know all men by these presents that we, Abijah North and David Tharp, of the County of Bourbon, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Patrick Henry, Esq., Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money to the which payment well and truly to be made to his Excellency the governor, or his successors, we bind ourselves and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this twelfth day of July 1786.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas I, John Edwards, clerk of the County of Bourbon, have this day issued license for the marriage of the above bound Abijah North and Sarah Marsh of this county (spinster).  If therefore there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage and that no damages accrue by means of the said license being issued, then this above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Abijah North, David Tharp

This certifies to whom it may concern that I have consented that Abijah North may marry my daughter Sally.

Bourbon County, July 12, 1786.

William Marsh

Samuel Tharp, David Tharp

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