Category Archives: Marriage Records

Hill-Hamilton 1798 Marriage Bond and Consent

Thomas Hill and Thomas Hamilton are the fathers of our bride and groom.  Both came from Maryland in the latter part of the 18th century to settle in Washington County, Kentucky.  Clement Hill and Polly Hamilton are said to have been the parents of seventeen children!  Think of the number of their descendants now!

Know all men by these presents that we, Clement Hill and John B. Speaks, 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 9th day of November 1798.  The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Clement Hill and Polly Hamilton, for which a license has issued.  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.

Clement Hill, John B. Speaks

Witness, Moses Rice

The Clerk of Washington County is hereby directed to issue a license for Clement Hill and Polly Hamilton to be married.  Given under my hand and seal this 9th day of November 1798.

Thomas Hamilton

Teste.  John Speaks, Jeremiah Harbert

 

Wood-Patterson 1795 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents that we, Avery Wood and James Patterson, 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, or successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 7th day of November 1795.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Avery Wood and Sarah Patterson, for which a license has issued.  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.

Avery Wood, James Patterson

Witness, Peggy Reed

Washington County, Kentucky

Cook – Routt 1786 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents that we, John Cook and John Wallen(Waller), are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Patrick Henry, Esq., Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and his Successors, in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, to the which payment well and truly to be made to the said Patrick Henry, Esq., or his Successors.  We bind ourselves, our and each of our Heir, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 18th day of December 1786.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas I, John Edwards, Clerk of the County Court of Bourbon, have this day issued a license for the marriage of the above bound John Cook and Winifred Routt.  Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage and no damages accrue by means of said license being issued, then the above obligation to be void or else to remain n full force, power and virtue.

John Cook, John Wallen(Waller)

Bourbon County, Kentucky

1881 Marriage Bond for Francis Gillis and Mrs. Mary Spoonamore

This marriage bond looks a little different from the very early ones.  In 1881 it was a ‘fill in the blank’ form compared to the beautiful handwritten bonds from the beginning of the state in 1792.  And the penal sum has doubled from 50 pounds current money to one hundred dollars.

Francis Gillis married Mary Huldah Searcy, July 9, 1850.  Her father was Bartlett Searcy, his father was Hugh Gillis, and the marriage was witnessed by James H. Spoonamore.  The bride must have died very quickly after the marriage, because Francis married Louisa Redman November 5, 1851.  On January 12, 1850, James H. Spoonamore married Mary J. Gillis.  The consent was given by William Gillis, probably her father.  Francis and Mary J. were most likely cousins that married each other later in life.

Francis and Mary are buried at Fairview Christian Cemetery in the little area known as Fairview, at the northernmost point of Washington County, on the Anderson County line.

Marriage Bond

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

Be it known, that we, Francis Gillis as principal, and . W. McKee, as surety, are jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of One Hundred Dollars.

The Condition of this Bond is as follows:

That, whereas Marriage is intended to be solemnized between the above bound Francis Willis and Mrs. Mary Spoonamore.  Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said Marriage, this Bond shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and effect.

Dated at Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, this 10th day of September 1881.

Francis Gillis, L. W. McKee

Attest:  F. M. Robinson, Clerk, Anderson County Court

Male

  • Date of Marriage – September 14th 1881
  • Name of Groom – Francis Gillis
  • Residence of Groom – Anderson County
  • Age of Groom – 49 years
  • Number of Marriage of Groom – third
  • Occupation – Farmer
  • Birthplace of Groom – Anderson County, Kentucky
  • Birthplace of Groom’s Father – Anderson County, Kentucky
  • Birthplace of Groom’s Mother – Anderson County, Kentucky

Female

  • Name of Bride – Mary J. Spoonamore
  • Residence of Bride – Anderson County, Kentucky
  • Age of Bride – 45 years
  • Number of Marriage of Bride – second
  • Birthplace of Bride – Anderson County, Kentucky
  • Birthplace of Bride’s Father – Anderson County, Kentucky
  • Birthplace of Bride’s Mother – Anderson County, Kentucky

To be married at the residence of J. T. Gillis on the 14th day of September 1881.

I Certify that the above is correct, to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Witness my hand this day of 187_

Francis Gillis

Attest:  F. M. Robinson, Clerk Anderson County Court

Marriage Certificate

This is to Certify, that on the 14th day of September 1881, the rites of Matrimony were legally solemnized by me between Francis Gillis and Mrs. Mary J. Spoonamore, at James T. Gillis’ in the County of Anderson, in the presence of Ed DeWitt and Stephen Houchin.

Signed A. S. Mountjoy, M. G.

Filed and recorded October 10th 1881

Attest F. M. Robinson, Clerk Anderson County Court

 

 

 

Marriages From Nicholas County

Parties Names – By Whom Married – Dates
  • John Wiley to Hannah Rouse, by John P. Campbell – 13th July 1800
  • John Saunderson to Ibby Galbreath, by Augustine Easton – 24th December 1800
  • Peter Mann to Barberry Jones, by John Whitaker – no date returned
  • John Fearman to Jane McClelland, by John Whitaker – no date returned
  • Thomas Jones to Jane Easley, by John Whitaker – no date returned
  • George Frayman to Margaret Snap, by John Whitaker – no date returned
  • John Evans to Margaret Caldwell, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 1st January 1801
  • David Caldwell to Eleanor McClanahan, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 25th February 1801
  • Daniel Newcome to Christian Davidson, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 26th March 1801
  • John Johnston to Sarah Craig, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 28th May 1801
  • Edward P. Criswell to Mary Stephenson, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 6th August 1801
  • Andrew Bunton to Elizabeth Lockridge, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 26th November 1801
  • Benjamin Burdin to Elizabeth Tully, by M. Hill – 6th November 1801
  • Samuel Marshall to Susannah Waggoner, by John Whitaker – 30th July 1802
  • John Williamson to Sarah Grosviner, by John Whitaker – 30th July 1802
  • Thomas Reveal to Elizabeth McFerrin, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 21st January 1802
  • Dennis Conners to Polly Burke, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 9th February 1802
  • William McLees to Elizabeth Caldwell, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 25th February 1802
  • Robert Hall to Mary Thomson, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 22nd April 1802
  • Robert Pendergrass to Ester Kilgore, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 23rd September 1802
  • William Wishart to Betsy Rodes, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 7th October 1802
  • James Piper to Frances Ray, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 30th November 1802
  • John Moore to Easter Archer, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 7th December 1802
  • Isaac Darland to Jenny Wilson, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 9th December 1802
  • John Myers to Ruth Smart, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 6th January 1803
  • Thomas Caldwell to Polly Caldwell, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 2nd June 1803
  • Samuel Haslett to Mary Stephenson, by John P. Campbell – 25th March 1802

Thomas – Cummins 1792 Marriage Bond and Consent

Know all men by these presents that we, Isaac Thomas and George Ewing, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment whereof 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 7th day of November 1792.  The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Isaac Thomas and Sarah Cummins, for which a license has issued.  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.

Isaac Thomas, George Ewing

Witness, Peggy H. Reed

Sir,

Grant Isaac Thomas a license to marry my daughter, Sarah Cummins, from Sir, Yours, Peter Cummins, November 5, 1792

To. Mr. John Reed

Charles Ewing

Washington County, Kentucky

Holt – Maddox 1829 Marriage Bond and Consents

Know all men by these presents that we, Valentine Holt and John Darnall, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be made unto said state.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 2nd day of May 1829.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a license about to issue for a marriage intended to be solemnized between the above bound Valentine and Nancy Maddox.  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.

Valentine Holt, John Darnall

Teste.  Thomas Allin, D. C.

I do hereby authorize the Clerk of Mercer County to issue marriage license for my daughter, Nancy, and Valentine Holt to marry April 28th 1829.

William Maddox

Witness, John Darnall, William Goodlett

Mercer County

This day John Darnall appeared before me, William Bohon, a Justice of the Peace for said County, and made oath that he had frequently heard from different persons that Nancy Maddox was twenty-one years of age and that he is personally acquainted with her and to the best of his belief said girl is of that age.  Given under my hand this 2nd day of May 1829.

William Bohon, JP

Mercer County, Kentucky