James Keeling – Mary Whitman 1792 Marriage Bond

Washington County, Kentucky – Marriage Records

Know all men by these presents that we,James Keeling and Benjamin Keeling, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, to which payment 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 first day of October 1792.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound James Keeling and Mary Whitman.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

James Keeling, Benjamin Keeling

Witness, John Reed

This is to certify that I am willing for a marriage intended between James Keeling and Mary Whitman, of whom I am Guardian.  Given under my hand this 1st day of October 1792.

Benjamin Keeling

The Clerk of Washington