Marriage Records

1817 Marriage of George Hagan and Catherine Simpson – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, George Hagan and James Thompson, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the just and full sum of fifty pounds, current money, the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said Commonwealth, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of January 1817.  The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound George Hagan and Miss Catherine Simpson for which a license has issued, now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

                                                                             George Hagan, James Thompson

Witness Stephen Brown

We do hereby certify that we do give consent to the marriage between Catherine Simpson, my daughter, and George Hagan as witness our hands and seals this 20th day of January 1817. 

                                  Mary Ann Simpson, James Simpson, Adm.

John F. Simpson, Helen Simpson

1817 January 20th

Sworn by John F. Simpson and S. C. Brown, CC

James Simpson is the son of Joseph and Mary Ann Simpson, the administrator of his father’s estate, and as such signed the consent for his sister Mary Ann to marry George Hagan.

Bond January 20, 1817.  George Hagan and Catherine Simpson were married January 28, 1817, by Father Samuel L. Montgomery.  Surety by James Thompson, made oath 1-20-1817 before A. Redman, Justice of the Peace for Washington County, that the groom was of age.  Mary Ann Simpson who gave consent, with James Simpson, Administrator, on 1-20-1817, teste John F. Simpson and Helen Simpson.

Marriage Return:

Also of Rev. Samuel L. Montgomery – George Hagan and Catherine Simpson, January 28th, 1817.

Rev. Samuel Montgomery is my fourth great-uncle, son of Charles Montgomery and Mary Ann Elder.  He and his brother, Stephen Montgomery, were ordained Dominican priests by Bishop Flaget in the year 1816.

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