Marriage Records

1825 Marriages by Spencer Clark – Nelson County

The following is a return of marriages of seven couples during the year 1824-1825, performed by Spencer Clark, found in the Nelson County records.  Afterwards are five additional pieces of information about these marriages.

I do certify that the following persons were married by me on the days which I have mentioned

Spencer Clark

Asa Bogard to Maria Lambert – October 1824

James R. Montgomery to Maria McKay – February 3, 1825

James S. Hicks to Jane Redmon – February 23, 1825

George W. Hobbs to Ellen C. Davis – April 7, 1825

Robert L. Martin to Sarah Brown – August 28, 1825

William Sweasy to his wife Elizabeth Sweasy – August 21, 1825

Amos Sutton to Lavina Sweasy – October 12, 1825

 

Nelson County, Kentucky – October 14, 1825

Spencer Clark

Know all men by these presents that we, Asa Bogard and Garret Lambert, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of fifty pounds current money, to be paid to the said Commonwealth, to which payment well and truly to be made.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 11th day of October 1824.

The condition of this obligation is that if there is no lawful cause to obstruct a marriage intended to be solemnized shortly between the above bound Asa Bogard and Miss Maria Lambert, daughter of the above bound Garret Lambert, he giving his consent, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Asa Bogard, Garret Lambert

Witness, Thomas Grayson, D. C.

Bloomfield, February 2nd 1825

Mr. Benjamin Grayson, Clerk of the Nelson County Court

Sir, this is to authorize you to grant James R. Montgomery a license to marry my daughter, Maria McKay, Yours, Samuel McKay

J. Montgomery is unwell and thinks it imprudent to come to town today. He has appointed C. W. Martin his attorney to sign his name.

Samuel McKay

Teste.  E. B. Miles, A. L. Lewis, R. L. Martin

Know all men by these presents that we, Robert L. Martin and Enoch Coomes, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of fifty pounds current money to be paid to the said Commonwealth to which payment well and truly to be made.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 26 day of April 1825.

The condition of the obligation is that if there is no lawful cause to obstruct a marriage intended to be solemnized shortly between the above bound Robert L. Martin and Miss Sarah Brown, both being over 21 years of age, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Robert L. Martin, Enoch Coomes

Witness, Thomas Grayson, D. C.

Nelson County

On this 26 day of April 1825 came John M. Briton and made oath that he verily believes and hath good cause to believe that Sarah Brown, now residing with him, is twenty-one years old, given under my hand.

John Kerchival

Know all men by these presents that we William Sweasy and Thomas Duncan are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of fifty pounds current money to be paid to the said Commonwealth to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 25 day of August 1825.

The condition of this obligation is that if there is no lawful cause to obstruct a marriage intended to be solemnize shortly between the above bound William Sweasy and Elizabeth Sweasy, both being over the age of twenty-one years, the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force in law.

William Sweasy, Thomas Duncan

Witness, John Evans, Thomas Coomes

Know all men by these presents that we, Amos Sutton and Elizabeth Sweasy, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of fifty pounds current money to be paid to the said Commonwealth, to which payment well and truly to be made.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 10th day of October 1825.

The condition of this obligation is that if there is no lawful cause to obstruct a marriage intended to be solemnized shortly between the above bound Amos Sutton and Miss Lavnia Sweasy, daughter of the above bound Elizabeth Sweasy, she giving her consent, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force in law.

Amos Sutton, Elizabeth Sweasy

Witness, Thomas Grayson

2 replies »

  1. Thank you for this posting. Maria McKay who married James Montgomery was a cousin of mine. Her father, Samuel McKay, was the brother of my 3rd GG Uriah “Hugh” McKay. Both men were the sons of Richard McKay, a patriot who migrated from St. Mary’s County, Maryland to Nelson County, Kentucky on a Revolutionary War service land grant. Maria was my 1st cousin, 4R.
    Linda Horton

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