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1794 Marriage Bond of Thomas Boone and Susannah Marquis – Madison County

Madison County, Kentucky

Know all men by these presents that we, Thomas Boone and George Marquis, are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of 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 and auditors, firmly by these presents, sealed and dated this 16th day of November 1794.

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

Thomas Boone, George Marquis

Hankley – Dunkin 1842 Marriage Bond – Boyle County

Know all men by these presents, that we, Scott Hankley and William Dunkin are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds, to the payment whereof 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 15th day of April 1842.

The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Scott Hankley and Lucy Dunkin of this county: Now, shall it always hereafter appear, that if there is no just cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

Scott Hankley, William Dunkin

Test, Duff Green, Clerk

I certify that the certificate of the mother of Lucky Dunkin that she was twenty-three years of age was proven by the oath of William Dunkin before me this 15th day of April 1842.

Duff Green, Boyle County Clerk

Salbritt Doty and Emily Henderson Marriage Bond and License

Know all men by these presents that we, Sabritt Doty and Alexander Henderson, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, 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 22nd day of February 1836.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a license about to issue from the clerk’s office of the Garrard County Court for a marriage intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Sabritt Doty and Emily Henderson.  Now should there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

Sabritt Doty, Alexander Henderson

Witness, James H. Letcher, County Clerk

State of Kentucky, Garrard County – To wit

I, James H. Letcher, Clerk of the County Court in and for the Count aforesaid, do certify that bond and security have been taken in my office and consent given as the law requires for a license to issue for a marriage intended to be had and solemnized between Sabritt Doty and Emily Henderson.

This is therefore to empower any legally authorized minister of the gospel to join together in the holy state of matrimony the said Sabritt and Emily, according to the rules and ceremonies of his church.

Given under my hand as clerk of the County Court of Garrard County this 22nd day of February 1836.

James H. Letcher, Clerk

 

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

 

Allen – Cambron 1799 Marriage Bond and Consents Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, David Allen and James Cambron, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment where of 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 November 1799.  The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound David Allen and Rebekah Cambron, 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.

David Allen, James Cambron

Witness, John Reed

November the 25th 1799  This is to certify that Thomas Cambron doth agree, and his wife Nancy, to give their daughter Rebekah in the Bonds of Matrimony unto David Allen.  Given under our hands and seals the date above written.

Thomas Cambron, Nancy Cambron

Test.  John Cambron, James Cambron

November 25th 1799  This is to certify that Sarah Mattingly agrees to give her son, David Allen, in the Bonds of Matrimony unto Rebekah Cambron, given under my hand and seal the day above written.

Sarah Mattingly

Test.  John Cambron, James Cambron

 

Wheatley-Riney 1798 Marriage Bond – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, James Wheatley and Joseph Riney, 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 4th day of January 1798.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound James Wheatley and Susannah Riney, 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.

James Wheatley, Joseph Riney

Witness, John Reed

I am willing for a marriage intended between James Wheatley and my daughter, Susannah, given under my hand and seal this 4th day of January 1798.

Thomas Riney

Test. Joseph Riney, Stanish Langston

1850 Woodford County Marriage Bonds and Returns

Date of Marriage Bond – Name of Couple – Minister’s Return

Woodford County Kentucky

  • April 3, 1850 – Ewin Trower to Louisa E. Johnson.
  • April 6, 1850 – Johnson Miller to Sarah Shryock. I hereby certify that I, a minister of the gospel of the Presbyterian Church, celebrated the rites of matrimony between Johnson Miller and Sarah Shryock of the County of Woodford and State of Kenucky on the 7th day of April 1850.  William M. King.
  • May 13, 1850 – Benjamin F. Taylor to Eleanor H. Yancy. I hereby certify that the rites of matrimony between Benjamin F. Taylor and Eleanor H. Yancy were solemnized by me on the 14th of May 1850, J. M. Botts, M.G.
  • Mary 18, 1850 – Hugh C. Spears to Susan Mary Munday
  • May 29, 1850 – Christopher W. Veatch to Mary P. Beckam
  • June 3, 1850 – Robert S. Gray to Mariah M. Ball. This is to certify that the underlined celebrated the rites of matrimony between Robert S. Gray and Maria M. Ball, the 4th day of June 1850, Enos Campbell.
  • June 4, 1850 – Frank P. Hearn to Catherine Hiatt. I do certify that I celebrated the rites of matrimony between Frank P. Hearn and Catherine Hiatt on this 4th day of June 1850, H. H. Kavanaugh.
  • February 14, 1850 – Richard B. Young to Jane E. Jennings. I do hereby certify that I, this day, celebrated the rites of matrimony between Richard B. Young and Jane E. Jennings February 14, 1850, William Morton.
  • June 19, 1850 – John Allen to Fanny S. Derrings
  • July 22, 1850 – Hiram Wiggs to Eliza Smithy
  • July 31, 1850 – George W. Hawkins to Pamelia Sargent. I do hereby certify that I solemnized the rites of matrimony between George W. Hawkins and Pamelia a. Sargent on the first day of August 1850, J. M. Botts, M.G.