Category Archives: Marriage Records

Nicholas County Marriages

Nicholas County Marriages

1802-1805

  • Robert Stephenson married Martha McAnully, by John P. Campbell, on April 6, 1802.
  • John McNide married Susannah Barnett, by John Barnett, December 15, 1803.
  • John Swinny married Priscilla Potts, by Bartholomew W. Stone, November 24, 1803.
  • Sampson Archer married Polly Kineart, by Bartholomew W. Stone, December 22, 1803.
  • James Collins married Mary McDowell, by John Barnett, September 29, 1803
  • John Benson married Sally Musich, by John Barnett, November 3, 1803.
  • Peter Ireland married Ann Allen, by Bartholomew W. Stone, September 28, 1804
  • Robert McCune married Phoebe Ray, by Bartholomew W. Stone, December 27, 1804
  • Gaven Mathers married Peggy McCune, by Bartholomew W. Stone, February 21, 1805.
  • John Scott  married Elizabeth Caldwell, by Bartholomew W. Stone, July 4, 1805.
  • Aaron Wiggins married Elizaeth Inard, by Caleb J. Taylor, September 23, 1804.
  • Alexander Allerson married Elizabeth Taylor, by Caleb J. Taylor, June 2, 1805.
  • John Ellis married Lucrece Wells, by Caleb J. Taylor, June 20, 1805.
  • Thomas Harney married Mary Grosvenor, by John Barnett, December 19, 1804.
  • Andrew Burns married Hannah Adams, by John Persons, September 20, 1804.
  • James Ishmael married Mary McFerrin, by John Person, June 21, 1804
  • Parker Brown married Sarah Bell, by John Barnett, January 17, 1805.
  • William Landers married Rebecca Plugh, by John Persons, January 5, 1804
  • George Eidson married Mary Lilly, by John Barnett, October 11, 1804.
  • Abraham Dorlan married Sally Brown, by John Barnett, November 29, 1804.
  • Thomas Davis married Elizabeth Grosvenor, by John Barnett, July 5, 1804.
  • Samuel Long married Susannah Barlow, by John Barnett, March 15, 1804.
  • Jacob Fight married Peggy Cotrill, by John Barnett, June 6, 1805.

Latimer-Parks 1842 Boyle County Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents that we, John B. H. Latimer and H. Jackman, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of 50 pounds, to the payment whereof well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.  Sealed with our seals, and dated this 18th day of April 1842.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John B. H. Latimer and Elizabeth M. Parks, of this county.  Now, shall it always hereafter appear, that there is no cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

John B. H. Latimer, Houston Jackman

Test, Duff Green, Clerk, Boyle County Courthouse, protem

I certify that the consent of Moses Parks, father of Elizabeth M. Parks, to the within mentioned marriage is as expressed in a certificate from him which was proved by the oath of Houston Jackman, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto – April 18th 1842.

Duff Green, Clerk, Boyle County Courthouse, protem

Ignatius Layton – Elizabeth Miles 1799 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents, that we, Ignatius Layton and Nicholas Miles, 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 16th day of November 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Ignatius Layton and Elizabeth Miles, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force.

Ignatius Layton, Nicholas Miles

Witness, Moses Rice

This is to let you know that I have no objection against Ignatius Layton marrying my daughter, Elizabeth Miles, and by so doing you will much oblige your humble servant.

Joseph Miles, Mark Manning, James French

Washington County, Kentucky

 

Weddings in the December 6, 1895 Issue of The Hopkinsville Kentuckian

The Hopkinsville Kentuckian, Christian County, Kentucky

Friday, December 6, 1895

Matrimonial

Campbell-Leonard – Mr. J. Wheeler Campbell, of Paducah, son of Judge James Campbell, and Miss Mary Leonard, of Eddyville, the charming daughter of Col. S. N. Leonard, were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s father at Eddyville, Wednesday evening.  The ushers were Messrs. Given Campbell, of St. Louis, Robb Noble and Tom Leonard, of Eddyville.  Vincent Nigro’s Italian band furnished music of the occasion, and at midnight the couple took the train for the east.  They will be at home to their friends in Paducah after December 14th.

Claggett-Settle – Mr. Ward Claggett and Miss Carrie Settle were married at the home of the bride, in Clarksville, Wednesday evening, Rev. A. M. Growden officiating.  The young couple took the train at once for their home in this county, arriving on the 8:50 accommodation.  Mr. Claggett is a prominent and highly esteemed young farmer, near this city.  The bride is a lovable and attractive young land, and the groom is to be congratulated upon his good fortune in winning her.

Jones-Sivley – Mr. A. A. Jones, of Owensboro, and Miss Sallie E. Sivley, of this city, were married at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, by Rev. H. C. Settle.  They left the same evening for their home in Owensboro.  Mr. Jones is a well-known furniture dealer of that city.  The bride is a daughter of Mr. George Sivley and is a handsome brunette of unusual attractiveness.

Taylor-Miller – J. M. Taylor and Miss Leona Miller, of Elkton, were married at the Northington House Clarksville, Wednesday, Squire Zopher Smith officiating.  J. A. Taylor and Miss Lennie Edward, R. L. Morris and Miss Mary Thompson, all of Elkton, were the attendants.

Turner-Wilson – Mr. George Turner and Miss Lula Wilson, both of the Cerulean neighborhood, were married in this city Tuesday by Judge Breathitt.

Johnson-Trotter – Mr. W. W. Johnson and Miss Rodler Trotter, both of North Christian, were married at the home of the bride’s parents Wednesday afternoon.

Rudolph-Moss – W. S. Rudolph and Miss Maud Moss, of Jordan Springs, were united in marriage December 1, at 3 o’clock, by Rev. J. R. Rice at the residence of Mr. Shanklin, in Clarksville.

Wilson-Lindsey 1863 Marriage Bond

Marion County was formed from Washington County in 1834, so earlier records will be found there.  During the Civil War, John Hunt Morgan and his raiders came through Marion County in 1863, and during the Battle of Lebanon, his brother, Lt. Tom Morgan was killed.  In retribution much of the town of Lebanon was torched, including the courthouse where the historical records went up in flames.  This occurred July 5, 1863.  This marriage bond is one of the first recorded after that date.

Marriage Bond
The Commonwealth of Kentucky

Be it known, that we, Fletcher Wilson as principal, and John R. Thomas 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 Fletcher Wilson and Catherine H. Lindsey.  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 Lebanon, Marion County, this 22nd day of September 1863.

Fletcher Wilson, J. R. Thomas

Attest:  John R. Wheat, Deputy Clerk, Marion County Court

  1. Date of marriage – Wednesday, September 23rd
  2. Name of groom – Fletcher Wilson
  3. Residence of groom – Marion County
  4. Age of groom – thirty-seven years
  5. No. of marriage of groom – second time
  6. Occupation – farmer
  7. Birth-place of groom – Washington County, Kentucky
  8. Birth-place of groom’s father – Washington County, Kentucky
  9. Birth-place of groom’s mother – Washington County, Kentucky
  10. Name of bride – Catherine H. Lindsey
  11. Residence of bride – Marion County
  12. Age of bride – thirty-eight years
  13. No. of marriage of bride – first time
  14. Birth-place of bride – Washington County, Kentucky
  15. Birth-place of bride’s father – U.S.
  16. Birth-place of bride’s mother – Washington County, Kentucky
  17. Remarks, bride’s consent proven by oath of J. R. Thomas

To be married at the residence of the bride on 23rd day of September 1863.

I certify that the above is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.  Witness my hand, this 22nd day of September 1863.

Fletcher Wilson

Attest:  John R. Wheat, Deputy Clerk

 

Adam Pearce – Amy Graves 1798 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents that we, Adam Pearce and Isaac Pearce, 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 6th day of December 1798.  The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Adam Pearce and Amy Graves, for which a license is issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then he obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

Adam Pearce, Isaac Pearce

Witness, Moses Rice

Washington County, State of Kentucky

This is to certify that I have given leave unto Adam Pearce to take out license for marriage between him and my daughter, Amy Graves, and him given under my hand this 1st day of December 1798.

William Graves and Nancy Graves

John Pearce, Jacob Pearce

Isaacs – Moore 1783 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents that we, John Isaacs and Walker Daniel, are held and firmly  bound to his Excellency, the Governor of Virginia, in the sum of fifty pounds current money to the payment whereof to be made to the said Governor 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 28th day of October 1783.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John Isaacs and Polly Moore, for which a license has issued.  If therefore there be no lawful cause to obstruct  the said marriage then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

John Isaacs, Walker Daniel

Sealed and delivered in presence of Willis Green

Lincoln County, Virginia (later Kentucky)