Robert Minor and Martha Skeen 1799 Marriage Bond and Consent

Robert Minor and Martha Skeen married in Jessamine County in October of 1799.  Their marriage bond was signed on October 7th and the marriage probably took place that day or shortly thereafter.

Elloner Skeen, Martha’s mother, gave consent for her daughter to marry Robert Minor.

Know all men by these presents that we, Robert Minor and John Moore, are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esquire, in the sum of fifty pounds current money to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor or his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 7th day of October 1799.

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

Robert Minor, John Moore

Test. S. H. Woodson, Clerk

This is to certify that Elloner Skeen, do with my consent and will, allow my daughter, Martha Skeen to marry Robert Minor.

As witness my hand, please to give license, will oblige.  Elloner Skeen

Test. William Sheehan, John Moore

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