This is a very interesting marriage bond. Not only are the couple from neighboring Mercer County, but it gives proof of questions asked by the deputy clerk – their age, relationship, and that Margaret wanted to marry John Tucker.
Anderson County, Kentucky
Know all men by these presents that Mr. John W. Tucker and C. Skomp are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of 50 pounds, to the payment of which well and truly to be made. We bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly, jointly and severally by these presents. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 3rd day of March 1845.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above John W. Tucker and Margaret C. Terhune of Mercer County. Now shall it always hereafter appear that there exists no just cause to obstruct the said marriage, than this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.
John W. Tucker, C. Skomp
Parties lived in Mercer appeared before me in person and both made oath that they were 21 years of age this 3rd March 1845, O. Fenwick, D.C., for J. Walker, Clerk A.C.
I further certify that the lady and gentleman were sworn to answer questions and she stated that Tucker was the gentleman that she was to marry and they both responded that they were not related and she further stated that her name was Margaret C. Terhune, O. Fenwick, D.C.
Married by Thomas P. Mingus, 3rd March 1845, license returned August 25th 1845, Jordan Walker, Clerk
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