Marriage Records

Mattingly – Miles Marriage in Washington County

Know all men by these presents, that we, Benjamin Mattingly and Henry Miles, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, to 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 3rd day of September 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Benjamin Mattingly and Amelia Miles, 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.

Benjamin Mattingly, Henry Miles

Witness, John Reed, Washington County Clerk

Sir, I am willing that a license should issue for a marriage to be solemnized between Benjamin and my daughter, Amelia.

William Miles

John Reed, Esq., Clerk of Washington

Henry Miles, James Mattingly

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  1. Hi! I hope this reaches you. First, I wanted to explain that I am not asking you to do any research for me, but I know you have a number of publications and cd’s and I m hoping you can guide me to the ones that would be most likely to have the information I need.

    I am trying to join the “Sons of the American Revolution, based on my ancestor William Elder. I submitted my application, but they found that I did not have enough documentation to prove one link in my relationship tree. I need to prove that James Elder Jr. is the son of James Elder Sr. James Elder Jr. was born 10-4-1805 in Lebanon, Marion County Kentucky. Many Elder family records seem to be recorded at St. Mary’s Church, but not all. James Elder Jr. parents were James Elder Sr. (1765-1845, Died St. Mary, Marion County). His mother was Mary Ann Richards (1762-1857, died Marion County. They were married 2-13-1792 in Nelson, Kentucky. I need to find birth records, school records, wills, anything at all to prove that James Elder Jr. is the son of James Sr. and Mary Ann Richards. Which of your publications could I purchase that might have this information?

    Thank You! Bob Kluck (Son of Mary Jane Elder, Grandson of Francis Benedict Elder)

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