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Woods – Patterson 1795 Marriage Bond – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, Samuel Woods 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 and his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 25th day of March 1795.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Samuel Woods and Elizabeth 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.

Samuel Wood, James Patterson

Witness, John Reed

Washington County, Kentucky

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

James Miller Biography

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I so enjoy reading these biographies!  It’s amazing how many from this time period raised thoroughbred horses – and some of those horses are named in the biographies – as is Alexander’s Abdallah from one!

from History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, Perrin, 1882

James Miller, farmer and stock-raiser; P.O. Paris; born May 5, 1817, in Harrison County, this state, son of Hugh, whose father was likewise named Hugh Miller, who was a native of Virginia, and emigrated to this state when the country was new and unsettled, locating in Harrison County, and was one of the early judges in that county.  Hugh, his son, was born November 12, 1774.  In 1807, April 6, he married Mary Ewalt, who was born August 28, 1785, in Bourbon County, daughter of Henry Ewalt, one of the early settlers in this county.  To Hugh Miller, Jr., were born seven children; of this number Hugh was the elder, born 1808; Henry, 1809; William H., 1812; Polly, 1814; James, 1817; Elizabeth, 1819; Margaret J., 1822.  The sons were never married, except James, our subject; he was left fatherless at an early age; his father was killed by a horse.  James was raised by his mother.  January 12, 1841, he married Annie F. Boyd, a native of Harrison County, daughter of Joseph and Alice (Withers) Boyd; he was a son of John Boyd and Katie Montgomery.  John Boyd was a native of the British Isles, and emigrated first to Virginia.  Alice was born in Fauquier County, Virginia, daughter of Benjamin and Ann (Markham) Withers; Benjamin was a soldier in the Revolution; Joseph, his son, participated in the War of 1812.  Mr. Miller remained on the home farm until 1873, when he removed to this county, locating on the farm he now owns, called “Sunnyside”, which contains about 331 acres; this farm was settled and improved by Benjamin Rogers.  Since 1858 Mr. Miller has been interested in breeding and raising thoroughbred and trotting horses; his stock are well and favorably known in this and adjoining counties.  He purchased and brought to this state Alexander’s Abdallah, which has become famous among lovers of fine horses in Kentucky.  Three children have been born to Mr. Miller, but one now living, Mary E., wife of J. Quincy Ward, of Cynthiana.  Alice died November 23, 1853, aged six years; Fannie died January, 1878; she was the wife of Sidney B. Kennedy.  Mr. Miller has two grandchildren:  Anna C. and Jay Quincy, who are the children of Mary E.  Mr. Miller’s sisters married and settled as follows, viz:  Polly, married Abe Keller and settled in Harrison County; Elizabeth E., H. Cromwell; Margaret J., James Patterson, are settled in Harrison County.

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James Miller, 1817-1898.  Ann F. B. Miller, 1818-1888.  Alice B. Miller, 1848-1853.  Sidney B. Kennedy, 1845-1883.  Fannie M. Kennedy, 1851-1879.  Paris Cemetery, Bourbon County, Kentucky.

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Hugh Miller, 1774-1832.  Mary E. Miller, 1785-1868.  Paris Cemetery.

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Our Twins.  Our Infant Son, born May 20, 1875, died August 11, 1875.  Our Infant Daughter, born May 20, 1875, died September 20, 1877.  Twin children of S. B. & F. M. Kennedy.  Paris Cemetery.

Twin grandchildren of James and Annie Miller, from their daughter Fannie M. and husband Sidney B. Kennedy.