1829/1830 Marriage Returns By Jesse Head – Mercer County

The Rev. Jesse Head married Abraham Lincoln’s parents, Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks in Washington County, June 12, 1806.  He later moved to Mercer County.

I do hereby certify that by virtue of a license issued from the Clerk’s Office for Mercer County, I solemnized the rites of Matrimony on the 31st of December 1829, between John Vandever and Mary Vanfleet, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Methodist Society, given under my hand the date above shown.

Jesse Head, EMS

The marriage bond for John Vandever and Mary Vanfleet was issued December 30, 1829, with bondsman William Terhune.  The bride’s mother was Nancy Vanfleet, testified by Joseph Lester.

I do hereby certify that by virtue of a license issued from the Clerk’s Office for Mercer County, I solemnized the rites of Matrimony on the 7th January 1830, the rite of Matrimony between Wesley Bishop and Lucretia Higgins, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Methodist Society, given under my hand the date above shown.

Jesse Head, EMS

The marriage bond for Wesley Bishop and Lucretia Higgins was issued January 4, 1830, with bondsman Hiram Higgins, who states that he believes the bride is twenty-one.  The groom’s father was Veachel Bishop.  Consent was written by the bride, testified by Daniel Turner, Isaac bishop and H. N. Horine.

I do hereby certify that by virtue of a license issued from the Clerk’s Office of Mercer county, I solemnized the rites of Matrimony on the 21st of January 1830, between John Coulter and Lucinda Steel, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Methodist Society, given under my hand the date above.

Jesse Head, EMS

The marriage bond for John Coulter and Lucinda Steel was issued January 15, 1830, with bondsman Valentine Steel.

 

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