The Stayton family came to Kentucky before it was a state. Obediah Stayton owned land on one of the branches or runs of Cartwright’s Creek. In Washington County this creek runs from the western portion of the county, near Fredericktown (on the border with Nelson County), close to the town of Springfield, with one branch going through the Saint Catherine area, and from there, south into Marion County.
Thomas Stayton, Sr., first came to Cartwright’s Station, on said creek, and to the Indian Lick branch in the month of June, 1787. In that year he raised corn on ‘a part of Cartwright’s plantation which lay on the west side of the creek.’
Know all men by these presents that we, Thomas Stayton, Jr. and Thomas Stayton, Sr., 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 3rd day of November1972.
The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Thomas Stayton, Jr., and Hannah Stayton. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.
Thomas Stayton, Jr., Thomas Stayton, Sr.
By me Scarbrough Stayton
November 2, 1792
Obediah Stayton, Easter Stayton
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