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Adam Pearce – Amy Graves 1798 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents that we, Adam Pearce and Isaac Pearce, 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 6th day of December 1798.  The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Adam Pearce and Amy Graves, for which a license is issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then he obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

Adam Pearce, Isaac Pearce

Witness, Moses Rice

Washington County, State of Kentucky

This is to certify that I have given leave unto Adam Pearce to take out license for marriage between him and my daughter, Amy Graves, and him given under my hand this 1st day of December 1798.

William Graves and Nancy Graves

John Pearce, Jacob Pearce

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

 

John Milton and Maryann Laswell 1804 Marriage Bond and Consent

John Milton and Mary Ann Laswell’s marriage bond was signed by Moses Rice, December 22, 1804, in Washington County, Kentucky.  The bondsman was Charles Milton, who I believe was the father of John.  He was a Revolutionary War  soldier.  The parental consent was for Mary Ann, and is signed by her father, Benjamin Laswell, December 15, 1800 (which was probably mistakenly written, rather than 1804).  It is very likely Benjamin was also a Revolutionary War soldier.  The families moved to Hardin County, Kentucky, after the marriage.

scan-2Know all men by these presents that we, John Milton and Charles Milton, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, 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 presented, sealed with our seals and dated this 22nd day of December, 1804.  The condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound John Milton and Mary Ann Laswell, 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.

John Milton, Charles Milton

Witness, Moses Rice

scan-3This is hereby to certify that John Milton has established leave of me to marry Mary Ann Laswell, given under my hand this 15 of December 1800.

Benjamin Laswell

Teste. Charles Milton

John Bodine – Caty Parker 1797 Washington County Marriage

Scan192Know all men by these presents, that we, John Bodine and Isaac Nandwender, 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 24th day of July, 1797.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound John Bodine and Caty Parker, 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.

John Bodine, Isaac Nandwender

Witness, Moses Rice

Scan193July 24, 1797

This is to certify that I do not object to license being granted to John Bodine for the intended marriage of himself and my daughter Caty Parker.  Given under my hand the date above mentioned.

Richard Parker

Teste – Mary Parker, Isaac Nandwender

to Mr. John Read, C. C.

Washington County, Kentucky

Rice-Watkins 1798 Washington County Marriage

Scan176Know all men by these presents that we, Ezekiel Rice and Reizen Richards, 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 19th day of September 1798.  The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Ezekiel Rice and Nancy Watkins 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.

                                                 Ezekiel Rice, James Watkins, Reizen Richards

Witness, Moses Rice

Scan177This is to certify that I have no objections for the clerks granting a license for Ezekiel Rice to marry daughter Nancy Watkins, given under my hand and seal this 19th day of September, 1798.     

                                    James Watkins

Larkin Rice, Reizen Richards

1797 Bones – Powell Marriage

Scan092Know all men by these presents that we, Robert Bones and Absalom Hardin, 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 20th day of June 1797.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Robert Bones and Hannah Powell, 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.

Robert Bones, Absalom Hardin

Witness Moses Rice

Scan093We do certify that we have given our consent for A. Harnye to testify between Robert Bones and our daughter Hannah Powell, given under our hands and seals this 20th day of June 1797.

                                           Thomas Powell, Mary Powell

Absalom Hardin, Josiah Wilson

Washington County, Kentucky