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1810-1813 Marriage Returns of William Sturman of Washington County

I hereby certify that agreeable to license produced to me I have solemnized the rites of matrimony between the following persons:

  • Mark Coulter and Nancy Taylor – December 20th 1810
  • William Shoemaker and Lucinda Shoemaker – February 13th 1811
  • James Shoemaker and Sally Taylor – February 27th 1811
  • James Strange and Betsy Morgan – April 2, 1811
  • William Booth and Susannah Jacobs – April 11th 1811
  • John Riddle and Polly Baker – June 25th 1811
  • William Thompson and Anne Farris – September 17th 1811
  • James Davis and Jane Coburn – September 23rd 1811
  • Major Farris and Sally Graham – 31st day October 1811
  • Dudley Taylor and Nancy Lawson – February 12th 1811 (1812?)
  • Charles Thompson and Patsey Peters – April 23rd 1812

Given under my hand, William Sturman

Washington County, Kentucky

Harrison Coulter – Elizabeth Leonard Marriage Bond and Permission

I am extremely excited to share this marriage record with you today!  Harrison Coulter and Elizabeth Leonard are my third great-grandparents – but I just recently found their marriage bond at the County Clerk’s Office in Mercer County!  It was one of things that I intended to do, but when I made copies of other marriage records a few weeks ago, I made a point of getting this copy!  And a plus side is I didn’t know who Elizabeth’s father was – more information to carry the line on further!  Another interesting item about this marriage is my dearest friend and I have always thought we must be related – and we are through John Leonard – I am descended from his daughter Elizabeth and I believe she is descended from one of his sons!  Friends and cousins!  John Leonard married Deborah Thompson.  Harrison is the son of Mark Coulter and Nancy Taylor, Mark Coulter coming from the state of North Carolina to Kentucky (actually Mercer County, then to Washington County) in the very late 1700’s or very early 1800’s.

Scan171Know all men by these present that we, Harrison Coulter and Peter Patterson, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money to the payment of which 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 2nd day of March 1833.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a license about to be issued for a marriage intended to be solemnized between said Harrison Coulter and Elizabeth C. Leonard, now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

Harrison Coulter, Peter Patterson

Witness, Thomas Allin, County Clerk

Scan172March the 2nd, 1833

To the Clerk of Mercer county, you are hereby authorized to give license in a marriage contract between Harrison Coulter and Elizabeth Cook Leonard, my daughter, given from under my hand this 2nd day of March 1833.                    John Leonard

Witness, Peter Patterson, William Leonard

Mark Coulter and Nancy Taylor 1810 Marriage

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Washington County, Kentucky

Know all men by these presents that we Mark Coulter and Cleton Taylor are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of fifty pounds current money to the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said Commonwealth. We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly, severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 18th day of December 1810. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Mark Coulter and Nancy Taylor, 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.

Mark Coulter

Cleton Taylor

Witness. Ralph Lancaster

Newton Barnard and Nancy Coulter Marry!

Scan_Pic0280Marriage License, 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 Newton Barnard and Nancy M. Colter, the requirements of the law having been complied with.  Witness my signature as Clerk of the Washington County Court, this 24th day of December, 1878.  W. F. Booker, Clerk, Attest by E. W. Royalty, Deputy Clerk.

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This is to certify that on the 24th day of December, 1878, the Rites of Matrimony were legally solemnized by me between Newton Barnard and Nancy M. Colter at Emeline Colter’s, in the County of Washington in the presence of William Moore and George Falon, signed, Thomas Bird.

Nancy M. Coulter was the daughter of William Coulter and Emeline White, born in January of 1859 in Washington County, Kentucky.  William was the son of Mark Coulter and Nancy Taylor.  Emeline was the daughter of Samuel R. White and Martha Lewis.  William Coulter was a soldier in the Civil War and died in September of 1865.  I have no information on Newton Barnard’s family.

The following children for Newton and Nancy are from the Washington County census records:  John T., George W., Fred P., Martha E. and Emma E. Barnard.

Nancy is my gr-great aunt; I descend from her brother George.

Today In Genealogy History – July 18

Starling Coulter was born 188 years ago – July 18, 1825 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Starling was the son of Mark Coulter and Nancy Taylor.  He married Sarah Rigdon in 1854.  They had 4 children:  Isaiah Thomas, Emily Elizabeth, John and William D. Coulter.

Today In Genealogy History – June 8

Starling Coulter died 110 years ago – June 8, 1903 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Starling was the son of Mark Coulter and Nancy Taylor, born July 18, 1825.  He married Sarah Rigdon in 1854.  Starling and Sarah had 4 children:  Isaiah Thomas, Emily Elizabeth, John and William D. Coulter.

Today In Genealogy History – May 1

Sarah Jane Crow Coulter died 124 years ago – May 1, 1889 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Sarah was the daughter of Mansfield and Mary A. Crow, born April 20, 1827.  She married Henson Coulter, January 6, 1846.  Sarah and Henson had 5 children:  Mark, Mary A., Catherine, Sarah J. and Lucy A. G. Coulter.  Sarah Crow Coulter is buried in Rockbridge Baptist Church Cemetery.