The Lewis Linton in this marriage bond is the son of Captain John Linton and Ann Nancy Mason.
Know all men by these presents that we, Lewis Linton and Thomas Janes, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the just and full 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 and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this 21st day of November, 1820. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Lewis Linton and Miss Sarah Janes, daughter of the above bound Thomas Janes, for which a license has issued. 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 in law.
Lewis Linton, Thomas Janes
Teste, Stephen C. Brown, D.C.
Washington County, Kentucky