Marriage Records

1795 Pottinger – Melton Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, William Pottenger and Stanislaus Melton, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment of which 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 19th day of January 1795.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound William Pottenger and Mary Melton.  Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.

William Pottenger, Stanislaus Melton

Peggy Reed [wife of John Reed, Washington County Clerk]

I certify that I am willing that William Pottenger and my daughter may join in marriage, as witness my hand and seal this January 19, 1795.

John Melton

John Pottenger, Stanislaus Melton

Washington County, Kentucky

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  1. Have you located a marriage bond for Stanislaus Melton and Jane Taylor? They were the great grandparents of my mother’s grandmother.

    Stanislaus Melton married Jane Taylor on May 16, 1795 in Kentucky. Ignatius Taylor (Jane Taylor’s father) supposedly married a Cherokee woman but we have never found the identity or name of Jane Taylor’s mother or her father Ignatius Taylor’s marriage bond.

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