Category Archives: Marriage Records

Pulaski County Marriages – 1804

A list of marriages – John Gibson and Patience Burk, March 27th, 1804.  Zachariah Adams and Jean Claunch, June 5th, 1804.  Robert Barnes and Marion Linsy, August 23rd, 1804.  Martin Trapp and Jerimmiah Dodson, October 11, 1804.  The above list of marriage was confirmed according to the dates above written.

By Elijah Barnes

The foregoing lists of marriages was returned to me as Clerk of the Pulaski County Court at my office by the Reverend Elijah Barnes and the same has been duly recorded in my office.

Att.  Will Fox

These doth certify to you that on the 4th of November I joined together in the holy state of matrimony Anderson Nunnely and Nancy Richardson, both of this county.  Given under my hand this 8th day of November 1804.

Adam Banks

The foregoing list of marriage was produced to me in my office as Clerk of the Pulaski County Court by the Reverend Adam Banks and the same has been duly recorded in my office.

Att. Will Fox, C.P.C.

I do hereby certify that on the 12th day of March, I joined together in the holy state of matrimony John Allen and Rachel McDaniel.  Also on the 17th day of July, Abner Dodson and Betsey Wolverton.  Also on the 16th day of November, Joseph Sargant and Betsey Waggoner.  1804.

Thomas Hill

The foregoing lists of marriage was produced to me in my office as Clerk of the Pulaski County Court b the Reverend Thomas Hill and the same has been duly recorded in my office.

Att. Will Fox, C.P.C.

 

 

1800-1801 Marriage Returns By Rev. Thomas Hill – Pulaski County

Friday, since it was so hot and humid, instead of a cemetery Ritchey and I chose to visit two courthouses – Casey County in Liberty, and Pulaski County in Somerset.  Casey County’s courthouse was old and beautifully built in 1888.  Pulaski County boasts a new courthouse built in 1975.

I share a page of marriage returns by Rev.Thomas Hill, dated 1800-1801.  I don’t believe these are original records.  The handwriting throughout is the same and doesn’t look like it was written in 1800.  Perhaps the originals were in such bad shape they decided to write down the information.  I’m just happy we have this.  Many of the early marriage bonds were lost, some pages looked like they were nibbled by mice – and these were dated in the 1880’s.

Later more information on the two courthouses we visited.

Pulaski County

I hereby certify that

  • on the 30th day of December 1800, I joined together Barnard Housman and Elizabeth Couchran
  • on the 19th day of February 1801, Charles Walker and Matilda Stephens, likewise John Taylor and Sally Harmon
  • on the 9th day of April 1801, John Wolverton and Anna Hanks
  • on the 21st day of August 1801, John Blackridge and Minah Newby
  • on the 6th day of October 1801, John Eastham and Polly Dunham
  • on the 7th day of October 1801, John Cooper and Polly McCown and also John Macninth and Patsy Cooper
  • on the 19th day of August 1801, Abner McWhorter and Polly Spencer
  • on the 17th day of December 1801, Amos Spencer and Polly Meek
  • on the 19th day of January 1801, William Allen and Polly Burns
  • on the 23rd day of February 1801, Thomas Jarvis and Nancy Ingram
  • on the 5th day of March 1801, Thomas Scott and Elizabeth Jones

Thomas Hill

The foregoing lists of marriage was returned to my office as Clerk of the Pulaski County Court by the Reverend Thomas Hill and the same has been duly recorded in my office.

Att. Will Fox, C.P.

Casey County Marriage Returns 1815-1816

I do hereby certify that on the 29th of November 1815 I joined together in matrimony James Ard and Rebeccah Voris.                                        Jacob Warriner

I do hereby certify that on the 12th of December 1815 I joined together in matrimony William Watron and Elizabeth A. Stakes.

Jacob Warriner

I do hereby certify that on the 21st of December 1815 I joined together in matrimony David McCay and Lucinda Davis.

Jacob Warriner

Marriage Return Casey

  • The marriage of George Hill and Elizabeth Cassie Flear on March the 8th day 1815.
  • Joseph Cunningham and Polly Cunningham September 15th day 1815.
  • Wilson Clements and Nancy Porter May 21st day 1815.
  • Samuel Mansfield and Harriett Elliott on January the 25th
  • Thomas McGlacklin and Sally Peyton December the 7th day 1815.

By John McGran

I do hereby certify that the within named John S. McComack and Paulina J. Cabbell was joined together in the holy state of matrimony by me this 18th June 1816.

Isaac Renfro

1786 Smith – Mosby Marriage – Bourbon County

Know all men by these presents, that we, Charles Smith Jr., and Daniel Mosby, of Bourbon County, are held and firmly bound unto Edmund Randolph, 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 Randolph and his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 26th 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 Charles Smith, Jr., and Elizabeth Mosby of said county.  Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage and no damage accrue by means of said license being issued, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force, power and virtue.

Charles Smith, Jr., Daniel Mosby

1830 Marriage Returns By Jesse Head – Mercer County

I do hereby certify that by virtue of a license issued from the Clerk’s Office for Mercer County, I solemnized on the 8th of April 1830, the rites of Matrimony between William Cochran and Louisa Lamb, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Methodist Society, given under my hand the date above.

Jesse Head, EMS

The marriage bond for William Cochran and Louisa Lamb was issued April 8, 1830, with bondsman J. H. Davis, B. F. Pleasants and William Rice.  The bride’s father was James Lamb, testified by Frederick Ripperdan.

I do hereby certify that by virtue of a license issued from the Clerk’s Office of Mercer County, I solemnized the rites of Matrimony on the 14th November 1830, between William Kelly and Mary Villett, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Methodist Society, given under my hand the date above.

Jesse Head, EMS

The marriage bond for William Kelly and Mary Villett was issued November 13, 1830, with bondsman William Kelly, Sr.  The bride’s father was Thomas Villett, testified by Hiram W. Procise.

I do hereby certify by virtue of a license issued from the Clerk’s Office for Mercer County, I solemnized the rites of Matrimony on the 24th of March 1830, between Samuel Hogue and Pamelia Trower, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Methodist Society, given under my hand the date above.

Jesse Head, EMS

The marriage bond for Samuel Hogue and Pamelia Trower was issued March 24, 1830, with bondsman Eyre Askew.  The bride’s mother was Martha Trower, testified by Henry Trower.

Allin – McElroy Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, Robert Allin and John Reed, 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 17th day of August 1797.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Robert Allin and Polly McElroy, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage than this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

Robert Allin, John Reed

Witness, Henry Hardin

We hereby certify that is with our consent that a marriage license shall issue for Polly McElroy and Robert Allin.  In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 7th of August 1797.

James McElroy, Peggy McElroy

Teste.  James Allin, Barbary Allin

 

1829/1830 Marriage Returns By Jesse Head – Mercer County

The Rev. Jesse Head married Abraham Lincoln’s parents, Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks in Washington County, June 12, 1806.  He later moved to Mercer County.

I do hereby certify that by virtue of a license issued from the Clerk’s Office for Mercer County, I solemnized the rites of Matrimony on the 31st of December 1829, between John Vandever and Mary Vanfleet, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Methodist Society, given under my hand the date above shown.

Jesse Head, EMS

The marriage bond for John Vandever and Mary Vanfleet was issued December 30, 1829, with bondsman William Terhune.  The bride’s mother was Nancy Vanfleet, testified by Joseph Lester.

I do hereby certify that by virtue of a license issued from the Clerk’s Office for Mercer County, I solemnized the rites of Matrimony on the 7th January 1830, the rite of Matrimony between Wesley Bishop and Lucretia Higgins, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Methodist Society, given under my hand the date above shown.

Jesse Head, EMS

The marriage bond for Wesley Bishop and Lucretia Higgins was issued January 4, 1830, with bondsman Hiram Higgins, who states that he believes the bride is twenty-one.  The groom’s father was Veachel Bishop.  Consent was written by the bride, testified by Daniel Turner, Isaac bishop and H. N. Horine.

I do hereby certify that by virtue of a license issued from the Clerk’s Office of Mercer county, I solemnized the rites of Matrimony on the 21st of January 1830, between John Coulter and Lucinda Steel, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Methodist Society, given under my hand the date above.

Jesse Head, EMS

The marriage bond for John Coulter and Lucinda Steel was issued January 15, 1830, with bondsman Valentine Steel.