I’ll have to admit the writing of the groom’s name is a little confusing. The first time the clerk writes it at the top of the bond it looks like ‘Miller’, the second time perhaps ‘Milter’. The groom’s signature looks like Mithlin or Mithlin. What do you think?
Know all men by these presents that we, Frederick Mithlin and Benjamin Scott are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esq., Governor of Kentucky, and his successors, in the just and full sum of fifty pounds good and lawful money of Kentucky, to which payment well and truly we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 14th day of November 1799.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above Frederick Mithlin and Elizabeth Thornton. Now if there should be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.
Friederich Mithlin, Benjamin Scott
Teste. John McMurry, Jr.
Jessamine County, Kentucky
Categories: Marriage Records
I would trust the groom over the clerk, logically.