Daniel McIlvoy was born in Caldrain, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, January 1, 1800. His parents were Alexander McIlvoy and Mary Magdalene McConley. He and his sisters – Margaret, Catherine, Magdalene, Alice, Rose and Jane – came to America before this 1822 marriage. It is possible the parents moved here at the same time.
Matilda Hardin’s parents were Benjamin Hardin and Agnes Elizabeth Clark. Her father died just a year or two before this marriage.
Daniel and Matilda Hardin McIlvoy’s children were Ben, born October 23, 1823; Sarah Ann, September 2, 1825; Alexander, May 13, 1828; Charles, September 26, 1830; Elizabeth Magdalene, March 27, 1832; Mark Robert, February 20, 1834; Mary Jane, September 3, 1836; James Polin, November 23, 1839; Joseph Thomas, December 7, 1842; and Martha Ellen, November 24, 1846.
Daniel McIlvoy died April 13, 1875. Matilda lived two years longer, dying March 15, 1877.
Know all men by these presents that we, Daniel McIlvoy and John Hayner, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be paid to the said Commonwealth. We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 17th day of April 1822.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a license hath issued from the clerk’s office of the Washington County Court to the above bound Daniel McIlvoy to intermarry with Matilda Hardin, daughter of Benjamin Hardin, deceased. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in law.
Daniel McIlvoy, John Hayner
Witness, Thomas Hughes
This is to certify that my daughter Matilda is twenty-one years of age, and of course qualified to choose a husband for herself, and as she wishes to marry Mr. Daniel McIlvoy you will be so good as to issue a license for them to marry and you will oblige yours.
Mr. John Hughes, April 17th 1822
Teste. Mark Gilliam, John Hayner