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Hill-Hamilton 1798 Marriage Bond and Consent

Thomas Hill and Thomas Hamilton are the fathers of our bride and groom.  Both came from Maryland in the latter part of the 18th century to settle in Washington County, Kentucky.  Clement Hill and Polly Hamilton are said to have been the parents of seventeen children!  Think of the number of their descendants now!

Know all men by these presents that we, Clement Hill and John B. Speaks, 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 9th day of November 1798.  The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Clement Hill and Polly Hamilton, 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.

Clement Hill, John B. Speaks

Witness, Moses Rice

The Clerk of Washington County is hereby directed to issue a license for Clement Hill and Polly Hamilton to be married.  Given under my hand and seal this 9th day of November 1798.

Thomas Hamilton

Teste.  John Speaks, Jeremiah Harbert

 

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

Cook – Routt 1786 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents that we, John Cook and John Wallen(Waller), are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Patrick Henry, Esq., Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and his Successors, in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, to the which payment well and truly to be made to the said Patrick Henry, Esq., or his Successors.  We bind ourselves, our and each of our Heir, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 18th day of December 1786.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas I, John Edwards, Clerk of the County Court of Bourbon, have this day issued a license for the marriage of the above bound John Cook and Winifred Routt.  Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage and no damages accrue by means of said license being issued, then the above obligation to be void or else to remain n full force, power and virtue.

John Cook, John Wallen(Waller)

Bourbon County, Kentucky

Thomas – Cummins 1792 Marriage Bond and Consent

Know all men by these presents that we, Isaac Thomas and George Ewing, 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 and his Successors.  We bind ourselves, our Heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 7th day of November 1792.  The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Isaac Thomas and Sarah Cummins, 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.

Isaac Thomas, George Ewing

Witness, Peggy H. Reed

Sir,

Grant Isaac Thomas a license to marry my daughter, Sarah Cummins, from Sir, Yours, Peter Cummins, November 5, 1792

To. Mr. John Reed

Charles Ewing

Washington County, Kentucky

Abel Hunt Sarah McRay 1836 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents that we, Abel Hunt and Pennington Ladd, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of fifty pounds current month, the payment of which well and truly to be made.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly, severally and firmly by these presents.  Sealed and dated this 27th day of January 1836.

The condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a license about to issue for a marriage intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Abel Hunt and Sarah McRay.  Now should there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Abel Hunt, Pennington Ladd

Witness, James H. Letcher, Clerk

Mattingly – Miles Marriage in Washington County

Know all men by these presents, that we, Benjamin Mattingly and Henry Miles, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the penal 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 3rd day of September 1799. Continue reading Mattingly – Miles Marriage in Washington County

Brown Family Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery

Brown Family Plot – Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky.

George I. Brown was born in Virginia in 1784.  He bought property in Jessamine County, Kentucky – quite a lot since his real estate was valued at $54,000 in 1850.  George married Sarah Perry, November 17, 1809, in Woodford County, Kentucky.  They had two sons, George and Moreau Brown.

Sarah, wife of G. I. Brown, born September 30, 1789, died May 6, 1832.

Sarah Brown died in 1832, and the next year George married Catharine W. McKinney, June 6, 1833, in Woodford County.  Since both wives came from this county perhaps there were family members living there.

In the 1850 census of Jessamine County George, 65, is listed as a farmer, born in Virginia.  Wife Catherine is 46.  Their three children are Mary Hannah, 15; William, 12; and Sally, 9.

George I. Brown, born December 11, 1784, died March 14, 1856.

Catherine lived another nine years before dying in 1867.

Catherine W., wife of G. I. Brown, born October 25, 1802, died October 2, 1867.

From this angle you can see son Moreau Brown’s gravestone on the right – with the statue at the top – and son George Brown’s would be on the left, next to the beautiful gravestone of his wife, Anne Hemphill.  A better view is in the first photo of this article.