Category Archives: Marriage Records

Daniel McIlvoy and Matilda Hardin 1822 Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Daniel McIlvoy was born in Caldrain, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, January 1, 1800.  His parents were Alexander McIlvoy and Mary Magdalene McConley.   He and his sisters – Margaret, Catherine, Magdalene, Alice, Rose and Jane – came to America before this 1822 marriage.  It is possible the parents moved here at the same time.

Matilda Hardin’s parents were Benjamin Hardin and Agnes Elizabeth Clark.  Her father died just a year or two before this marriage.

Daniel and Matilda Hardin McIlvoy’s children were Ben, born October 23, 1823; Sarah Ann, September 2, 1825; Alexander, May 13, 1828; Charles, September 26, 1830; Elizabeth Magdalene, March 27, 1832; Mark Robert, February 20, 1834; Mary Jane, September 3, 1836; James Polin, November 23, 1839; Joseph Thomas, December 7, 1842; and Martha Ellen, November 24, 1846.

Daniel McIlvoy died April 13, 1875.  Matilda lived two years longer, dying March 15, 1877.

Know all men by these presents that we, Daniel McIlvoy and John Hayner, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be paid to the said Commonwealth.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 17th day of April 1822.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a license hath issued from the clerk’s office of the Washington County Court to the above bound Daniel McIlvoy to intermarry with Matilda Hardin, daughter of Benjamin Hardin, deceased.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in law.

Daniel McIlvoy, John Hayner

Witness, Thomas Hughes

This is to certify that my daughter Matilda is twenty-one years of age, and of course qualified to choose a husband for herself, and as she wishes to marry Mr. Daniel McIlvoy you will be so good as to issue a license for them to marry and you will oblige yours.

Elizabeth Hardin

Mr. John Hughes, April 17th 1822

Teste. Mark Gilliam, John Hayner

Hogan – Hendrix 1783 Marriage Bond and Consent – Lincoln County

This marriage license is interesting in many ways.  In 1783 Kentucky was still part of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Benjamin Harrison was Governor of said Commonwealth.  It mentions that Edward Hogan and Elizabeth Hendrix are both of ‘this Parish’ – I suppose that means Lincoln County.  The consent gives the name of Elizabeth’s father, John Hendrix, and it is also signed by Thomas Hendrix – Elizabeth’s brother or uncle?  In 1783 Kentucky County had been divided into three counties – Jefferson, Fayette and Lincoln.  Lincoln comprised quite a bit of area at that time, not just the county we know today.

Know all men by these presents that we, Edward Hogan and Thomas Henry, are held and firmly bound unto Benjamin Harrison, Esq., Governor or chief magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the sum of fifty pounds current money of Virginia, to be paid to the said Benjamin Harrison, Esq., and his successors, for payment of which we bind ourselves, jointly and severally, our, and out of our joint and several heirs, sealed with our seals and dated this twenty-fifth day of March 1783.  The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between said Hogan and Elizabeth Hendrix, both of this Parish.  It there shall appear no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage than this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.

Edward Hogan, Thomas Henry

This is to certify that you should grant license for Edward Hogan and Elizabeth Hendrix.

To Mr. May, this from John Hendrix, March the 22 1783.

Test.  Thomas Hendrix

Lincoln County, Kentucky

Independence Day Marriages

Mercer Cty., KY Caleb Donally married Margaret Morrow 04 Jul 1789
Woodford Cty., KY George Hendricks married Catherine Bogo 04 Jul 1791
Mercer Cty., KY David Lock married Susanna McCoy 04 Jul 1793
Mercer Cty., KY Joseph McKinney married Nancy Sage 04 Jul 1795
Washington Cty., KY Samuel Grundy married Martha Logan 04 Jul 1797
Washington Cty., KY William Conway married Caty Lucas 04 Jul 1804
Washington Cty., KY William Hundley married Rachel Silvers 04 Jul 1805
Mercer Cty., KY Thomas Robinson married Margaret Harmon 04 Jul 1808
Washington Cty., KY John R. Jones married Betsy Lewis 04 Jul 1809
Washington Cty., KY James Smothers married Tighner Sapp 04 Jul 1810
Washington Cty., KY Lloyd Ray married Nancy Wickliffe 04 Jul 1811
Washington Cty., KY Jacob Houts, Jr., married Polly Creager 04 Jul 1813
Washington Cty., KY Joseph Harp married Nelly Vessels 04 Jul 1821
Washington Cty., KY Whitley Floyd married Elizabeth Mason 04 Jul 1826
Washington Cty., KY William Ramsey married Mary Brown 04 Jul 1826
Washington Cty., KY John Miller married Elizabeth Anderson 04 Jul 1828
Hancock Cty., KY Jackson Boucher married Friday Richardson 04 Jul 1836
Washington Cty., KY Austin Hayden married Elizabeth Hardesty 04 Jul 1840
Hancock Cty., KY Martin V. Burnett married Mary Wadkins 04 Jul 1849
Graves Cty., KY R. H. Kesterson married Marinda Dunning 04 Jul 1852
Washington Cty., KY Major G. Kidwell married Mary E. Burton 04 Jul 1875
Washington Cty., KY John Brown married Sarah Ann Lewis 04 Jul 1877
Washington Cty., KY A. J. Langford married Susan C. Franklin 04 Jul 1880
Washington Cty., KY C. A. Thompson married A. B. Nally 04 Jul 1882
Washington Cty., KY Elias P. Dedman married Susan Mitchell 04 Jul 1889
Washington Cty., KY James E. Derringer married Martha C. Nicholson 04 Jul 1891

Vessels-Howard 1799 Marriage Bond and Consent

Know all men by these presents that we, Charles Vessels and Charles Howard, 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 or his successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 22 day of October 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Charles Vessels and Catherine Howard, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Charles Vessels, Charles Howard

Witness John Reed

October 15, 1799, to Mr. John Reed of Washington Court.

Sir, please to grant license for marriage between Charles Vessels and my daughter, Catherine Howard, and by so doing you will oblige your friend.  James Howard

Witness my hand and seal, James Vessels and Stephen Spalding.

Washington County, Kentucky

 

Stout-Waters 1792 Marriage Bond – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, Aaron Stout and Philemon Waters, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money to which payment well and truly to be made to said Governor.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 4th October 1792.

The condition of this obligation is such that if there be no lawful cause to obstruct a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Aaron Stout and Jenny Waters then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

Aaron Stout, Philemon Waters

Witness, John Reed, Jr.

1895 Wedding Invitation

Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Ashby

request your present

at the marriage of their daughter

Mary Elizabeth

to Mr. Silas J. Tichenor,

Wednesday evening August twenty-eighty,

Eighteen hundred and ninety-five,

at eight o’clock,

West Providence Church,

Kentucky.

Vic Barnett, of the Dayton area, sent this to me the other day.  In addition he sent a book of newspaper clippings that will be discussed in another blog.

This wedding invitation intrigued me since I had not seen one this old.  And I delved right in to find out more information about this family.

I found Silas and Mary Elizabeth living with their respective families in the 1880 census for Ohio County.  Silas Josiah was the oldest child of Byram Ebenezer Tichenor, 36, and Zelmar Dean Maddox, 33.  He was 7 in this census.  Sisters Sallie, 5, and Mattie, 2, round out their family.

Mary Elizabeth, 9, was the daughter of William Thomas, 40, and Sallie Mary Ashby, 39.  Margaret, 11; Lewis B., 6; Alverda, 4; and William, 2, are the remaining children.

The Hartford Republican, in its Friday, June 3, 1892, edition lists the Hartford College Report, for the fourth term ending on that date.  Silas Tichenor maintained a general average of 96, only one student with a score of 97.

In the 1900 census of Ohio County Silas Tichenor is listed as 26, and was a merchant.  Mary is 29, and one child, daughter Lilian, is listed as aged 3.  In 1910 two sons are also listed, Silas Conrad, 9, and J. Russell, 3.  In 1920 one additional child, Byram, is 7.  At some point after this census, and before the next, this family moved to Wayne County, Detroit, Michigan.

At the end of their lives Silas and Mary Elizabeth Tichenor were brought back to Ohio County and buried in West Providence Baptist Cemetery, along with many other family members.  Silas died at the age of 81, April 16, 1953.  In his obituary it was said the family moved to Detroit in 1927.  He was survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Ashby Tichenor, one daughter, Mrs. J. L. Thorp, of Detroit; and three sons, Conrad, of New Castle, Indiana; J. Russell and Bryam of Detroit.

Mary lived another nine years, passing away at the age of 92 on May 5, 1962, in Detroit.  Son J. Russell Tichenor passed away in 1957, leaving only a daughter and two sons to mourn their mother.

Dickerson – Covington 1799 Marriage Bond – Jessamine County

Know all men by these presents that we, John Dickerson and James Dudgeon, are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esquire, Governor of Kentucky, and his successors in the just and full sum of fifty pounds good and lawful money of Kentucky, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 22nd day of July 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John Dickerson and Polly Covington.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.

John Dickerson and James Dudgeon

Teste.  Sam. H. Woodson