Marriage Records

1798 Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

This the only Scarmahorn marriage in the entire listing of marriages for Washington County.  Perhaps the couple married and traveled on to another county, or even another state.  Seprate Case married Betsy Phillips March 31, 1813, probably as his second wife.

Know all men by these presents that we, Joseph Scarmahorn and Jacob Scarmahorn 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 14th day of September 1798.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Joseph Scarmahorn and Kizzy Case, for which a license has issued.  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.

Joseph Scharmahorn, Jacob Sharmahorn

Witness, John Reed

I hereby certify that I have given my consent to a marriage intended between Joseph Scarmahorn and my daughter, Kizzy Case, given under my hand and seal this 14th day of September 1798

Seperate Case

Teste. Thomas McIntire, William McIntire

2 replies »

  1. Hi, Phyllis,

    Kizzy Case is Keziah Case, daughter of Separate and Lydia Case. Lydia’s maiden name is either Hendrickson or Moore.

    “Kissiah Skimhorn” is named on Simeon Hendrickson’s LDS/Mormon “Baptisms for the Dead” in 1841, so she’s dead before that. In the Baptisms for the Dead records, Simeon says he’s the nephew of Separate and “Ledy” (Lydia) Case, so Keziah is his cousin, and Separate and Lydia Case are also dead before 1841.

    Simeon’s parents are William Hendrickson and Nancy Moore, so that’s why Lydia could be either a Hendrickson or a Moore.

    I did not see a corresponding “Joseph Skimhorn” on Simeon’s baptisms, so either he left it out or Joseph is still alive in 1841. In 1810 and 1820, Joseph Scarmahorn (Scharmahorn or Skimmerhorn or Scamerhorn) is in Washington County, KY. He seems to disappear after that. I’m sure other researchers know where he went. 🙂

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