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John Boyle – Brunetta Arnold 1836 Marriage Bond and License

Know all men by these presents, that we John Boyle and John Arnold, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of fifty pounds, current money, to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally by these presents – sealed with our seals and dated this 2nd day of February 1836.

The conditions of the above obligation is such, that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound John Boyle and Brunetta Arnold, of Garrard County.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

John Boyle, John Arnold

Attest, A. M. McKee

State of Kentucky, Garrard County, Sct.

To any person legally authorized to celebrate the rites of Matrimony:

These are to License and permit you to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, Mr. John Boyle and Miss Brunetta Arnold of the county aforesaid, the said John Boyle having entered into bond conditioned as the Law directs.

Given under my hand as Clerk of the Court for the county aforesaid, this 2nd day of February 1836.

James H. Letcher, Clerk

May 21 – Happy Wedding Day!!!!!

Bourbon Cty., KY John Adkins married Elizabeth Stokewell 21 Mar 1789
Woodford Cty., KY Stephen Weekly married Betsy Arnold 21 Mar 1790
Mercer Cty., KY John S. Taylor married Sarah Gibson 21 Mar 1792
Mercer Cty., KY James Ritchey married Mary Armstrong 21 Mar 1794
Mercer Cty., KY Simon Pancake married Rebecca French 21 Mar 1796
Harrison Cty., KY Isaac Griffith married Polly Easton 21 Mar 1797
Green Cty., KY John Mayes married Elizabeth Griggs 21 Mar 1797
Harrison Cty., KY Joseph Barker married Sally Jordan 21 Mar 1798
Mercer Cty., KY Matthew Dueast married Susanna Newton 21 Mar 1798
Pendleton Cty., KY Dudley Dunaway married Sarah Yelton 21 Mar 1803
Mercer Cty., KY Thomas Carr married Peggy Buchanan 21 Mar 1804
Mercer Cty., KY Thomas Prather married Marian Lawrence 21 Mar 1804
Mercer Cty., KY James Gilbertson married Eliza Crawford 21 Mar 1808
Mercer Cty., KY Thomas Chiles married Isabella Clark 21 Mar 1809
Washington Cty., KY Zachariah Constable married Mary Knott 21 Mar 1809
Washington Cty., KY Zachariah Brown married Mary Brown 21 Mar 1811
Washington Cty., KY John Phillips married Anne Dean 21 Mar 1815
Washington Cty., KY Thomas Pearce married Polly Bland 21 Mar 1816
Washington Cty., KY John Brown married Margaret Smothers 21 Mar 1820
Lincoln Cty., KY Jenkins Kirkpatrick married Mariah Hiatt 21 Mar 1820
Washington Cty., KY Stephen Brown married Mary E. Davison 21 Mar 1821
Washington Cty., KY George Gallany married Rebecca Benter 21 Mar 1822
Washington Cty., KY Banister Jones married Malinda Miller 21 Mar 1822
Washington Cty., KY Moses Norris married Keziah Tucker 21 Mar 1826
Washington Cty., KY Benjamin W. Moody married Nancy Moody 21 Mar 1832
Washington Cty., KY Samuel S. Fowler married Mary Kimberlain 21 Mar 1834
Washington Cty., KY Thomas Burns married Presha Ward 21 Mar 1839
Washington Cty., KY Squire Wakefield married Emeline Young 21 Mar 1839
Woodford Cty., KY Charles L. Barnes married Elizabeth Moss 21 Mar 1844
Lincoln Cty., KY Christopher Leavel married Mary Ann Bryant 21 Mar 1849
Washington Cty., KY William Funk married Rachel Pinkston 21 Mar 1857
Washington Cty., KY R. P. Hays married D. C. Burnett 21 Mar 1862
Washington Cty., KY Charles T. Mock married Paralee Brady 21 Mar 1862
Washington Cty., KY James B. Logan married Ruth Jane Coulter 21 Mar 1864
Washington Cty., KY Charles Beavers married Margaret Thompkins 21 Mar 1867
Washington Cty., KY Thomas C. Richardson married Mary A. Scrogham 21 Mar 1869
Washington Cty., KY Robert Sea married Rebecca Jane Sewell 21 Mar 1873
Washington Cty., KY James Simpson married Mickie E. Gritton 21 Mar 1880
Washington Cty., KY Logan Shehan married Mary M. Curtsinger 21 Mar 1883
Washington Cty., KY Jacob Simpson married Mary C. Corn 21 Mar 1886
Marion Cty., KY Foster Ray married Maggied Edmonds 21 Mar 1894
Marion Cty., KY George P. Wade married Jennie V. Mattingly 21 Mar 1894
Marion Cty., KY J. T. Daugherty married Sallie Russell 21 Mar 1901
Marion Cty., KY Clea Allen Courtwright married Mary Emily Coffman 21 Mar 1942
Mercer Cty., KY James McClane married Mary Brenton 21 May 1792
Bourbon William Anderson married Elizabeth Miller 21 May 1793
Mercer Cty., KY Richard Huff married Nancy Davis 21 May 1795
Scott Cty., KY Elijah Barrett married Eliza Perry 21 May 1796
Mercer Cty., KY Levi Hale married Catherine Tucker 21 May 1796
Washington Cty., KY Samuel McElroy married Mary Wilson 21 May 1796
Harrison Cty., KY John Ward married Nancy Level 21 May 1796
Mercer Cty., KY Michael Dolan married Patty Minor 21 May 1798
Garrard Cty., KY Jesse Keeny married Dorcas Moberly 21 May 1798
Washington Cty., KY Evans Watkins married Rachel Rounder 21 May 1798
Washington Cty., KY Christopher Irvine married Mrs. Joan Hardin 21 May 1799
Mercer Cty., KY Charles Humphreys married Sally Cowan 21 May 1800
Mercer Cty., KY William Martin married Elizabeth Whoberry 21 May 1804
Washington Cty., KY Thomas Thompson married Priscilla Ferguson 21 May 1806
Washington Cty., KY Samuel Faulkner married Betsy Graham 21 May 1808
Mercer Cty., KY Jesse Long married Mary Rowland 21 May 1809
Washington Cty., KY William Willis married Patsy Clarke 21 May 1812
Washington Cty., KY John Husband married Elizabeth Stallings 21 May 1817
Washington Cty., KY James Whitecotton married Ann B. Riney 21 May 1817
Washington Cty., KY Reuben B. Miller married Lucinda Bradburn 21 May 1818
Washington Cty., KY Adam F. Schooling married Elizabeth Hurst 21 May 1818
Washington Cty., KY Walter O’Daniel married Nancy Cambron 21 May 1821
Washington Cty., KY William Daugherty married Ruth Graham 21 May 1827
Washington Cty., KY Samuel McLean married Keziah Martin 21 May 1827
Washington Cty., KY John Sanders married Maria Sallee 21 May 1832
Washington Cty., KY William Greenwood married Elizabeth M. McAfee 21 May 1833
Washington Cty., KY Major Sapp married Eleanor Easton 21 May 1833
Washington Cty., KY William H. Reed married Frances A. Tucker 21 May 1838
Washington Cty., KY Martin Curtsinger married Mary Elizabeth Lynch 21 May 1843
Washington Cty., KY Hamilton G. Franklin married Mary E. Brady 21 May 1849
Washington Cty., KY Berry Mays married Margaret Young 21 May 1849
Washington Cty., KY William L. Creel married Mallison Pirtle 21 May 1857
Washington Cty., KY Irvine Southerland married Permelia Jane Hilton 21 May 1857
Washington Cty., KY Miles Saunders married Margaret R. Booker 21 May 1863
Washington Cty., KY James West married Emily Barnes 21 May 1867
Washington Cty., KY Andrew Linder married Martha E. Hayden 21 May 1871
Washington Cty., KY George M. Green married Mary Rich 21 May 1872
Magoffin Cty., KY John W. White Risner married Manda Marchall 21 May 1877

Thompson – Green 1804 Marriage Bond

This is a very beautifully written marriage bond!  John Reed, the County Clerk of Washington County, is top notch at the scrolling handwriting of the period.  Tried to find more information on the couple, but had no luck.

Know all men by these presents, that we, Thomas Thompson and Henry Boone, 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 12th day of May 1804.

The Condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Thomas Thompson and Eleanor Green, 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.

Thomas Thompson, Henry Boone

Witness, John Reed

This may certify to the clerk that I am willing that marriage license should issue between Thomas Thompson and my daughter, Eleanor Green.

Thomas Green, Henry Hadin

Test. Henry Boone

1801 Marriage of Clement Buckman and Martha Mudd

Know all men by these presents that we, Clement Buckman and Luke Mudd, are held and firmly bound unto his excellency, James Garrard, Esq., Governor of Kentucky, and his successors, in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, the payment 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 19th day of November 1801.

The condition of the above obligation is such that if there should be no legal cause to obstruct a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Clement Buckman and Martha Mudd, daughter to Luke Mudd, he having given his consent, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Clement Buckman, Luke Mudd

Washington County, Kentucky

John Dawson and Susannah Moore 1799 Marriage Bond

Another old marriage bond to share with you today.  Notice the clerk wrote Virginia instead of Kentucky – and marked it out!  Kentucky had been a state for seven years!  This bond is from Madison County.

Know all men by these presents, that we, John Dawson and Thomas Clay, are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia Kentucky, in the just and full sum of fifty pounds, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said governor or his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed and dated this 8th day of October 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had solemnized between the above bound John Dawson and Susannah Moore, both of Madison County.  If there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force, power and virtue.

John Dawson, Thomas Clay

Signed, sealed and dated in the presence of:

Mumony-Linn 1783 Lincoln County Marriage

Know all men by these presents that we, William Mumony and Thomas Denton, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, Thomas Harrison, Esq., 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 10th day of September 1783.

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

William Momoney, Thomas Denton

Sealed and Delivered in presence of Willis Green

This is to certify to all people it may concern, that I, Hannah Welch, does give William Momoney my consent to obtain a license according to law to marry my daughter, Susannah Linn, September the tenth one thousand seven hundred eighty three.  Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Thomas Denton and Sarah Denton

Hannah Welch

Cokendolpher – Smither 1874 Marriage

In the Pioneer History of Washington County, Kentucky, Baylor, is the description of the Civil War service of James Cokendolpher – ‘James Cokendolpher, born Chaplin, Kentucky, 1845; enlisted at Munfordsville, October, 1862, in the Old Squadron, Co. B., 2d Ky. Cavalry, C.S.A., and served under General John H. Morgan.  Was captured at the time Morgan made his famous raid across the Ohio into Indiana and Ohio and was imprisoned for nearly two years at Camp Douglass.  Exchanged early in 1865 and rejoined the army in the south.  Surrendered at Christianbury, Virginia.  John H. Purdy said he was with Cokendolpher all the time.’

The Commonwealth of Kentucky.  To any Minister of the gospel, or other person legally authorized to solemnize Matrimony:  You are permitted to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between James Cokendolpher and Miss Amanda J. Smither, the requirements of the law having been complied with.

Witness my signature as Clerk of Nelson County Court, this 28 day of January 1874.  J. D. Elliott, Clerk, by R. H. Rowland, Deputy Clerk.

This is to Certify that on the 29 day of January, 1874, the Rites of Marriage were legally solemnized by me between James Cokendolpher and Miss Amanda J. Smither at the residence of her father in the County of Nelson in the presence of G. S. Rose, Dr. F. C. Marshall and many others.  Signed Henry A. Renbolt.

Nelson County, Kentucky, Marriages