Marriage Records

1794 Stevenson – Graham Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, Henry Stevenson and William Graham, 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 4th day of November 1794.

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

Henry Stevenson, William Graham

Witness, John Reed

I certify that I am willing a license should issue for a marriage intended between Henry Stevenson and my daughter Ruth.  Given under my hand and seal this 4th day of November 1794.

John Graham

Witness William Graham, George Graham

Washington County, Kentucky

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