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1823 Marriage Returns – Washington County

Marriage Certificates (Returns)

  • On the 7th of August 1823 between Jacob Munsey and Sally Saunders
  • And on the 7th of August 1823 between William Morrison and Elizabeth Seay
  • On the 19th of August between John During and Sally Thomas
  • On the 26th o October between George Milbourn and Celia Davis
  • On the 2nd of November between Allen Davis and Sally Shoemaker
  • On the 13th of November between William L. Bones and Minerva Hickerson
  • On the 18th of December between James Hatton and Lydia Gilleham
  • On the 23rd of December between Washington Taylor and Harriet Robertson

Given under my hand this 29th of December in the year 1823.

Barnabas McHenry, E.M.E.C.

This is to certify that agreeable to license produced to me the rites of matrimony have been solemnized between the following persons, James Tharpe and Polly Mullins, given under my hand this 28th February 1823.

James Durham

Newspaper Clipping From 1941 – Washington County

This clipping from an old newspaper has been kept by my family for seventy-seven years.  The notice of my great-great-grandmother’s death, Catherine Taylor Linton (the newspaper spelled it with a ‘K’), is the reason it still survives.  Catherine Elizabeth Taylor was the daughter of John Compton Taylor and Susan Clark Edwards.  She married Edward Edwards Linton, a cousin, March 20, 1852, in Washington County, Kentucky.  Edward’s parents were William Linton and Elizabeth Lyon Moran.  Catherine and Edward had eleven children – four who died at birth; Annie Eliza, Margaret Gordon, Mary Kell and Martha Susan, who all died before the age of 21.

Siblings John Edgar, Frances Barber and Alice Clark Linton.

Three children lived to adulthood – Alice and John Edgar, who never married, and Frances Barber, my great-grandmother, who married Robert E. Lee Montgomery, and had seven children, Mary Alice, my grandmother, Anna Margaret, Laura Frances, Lillian Catherine, Robert Lee, Edward Linton and Benjamin Montgomery.

1910 – 31 Years Ago – 1941

(From Files of The Springfield Sun, Wednesday, June 1, 1910)

Congressman Ben Johnson arrived from Washington this week and established headquarters in the Old Inn in Louisville, placing J. Rogers Gore in charges.  He is out to win the democratic nomination for Governor of Kentucky.

Miss Mary Leavell and Mr. George Walsh were married at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville this afternoon and left immediately on a motor tour that will not end until September, when they will go to San Salvador to establish their home.  The bride is a sister of Mrs. Matt Mayes of this city.

The Central Kentucky Carriage Co., Danville, has closed a contract to erect a new wagonette for Grundy Orphanage at a cost of approximately $350.

Mrs. Edna McDowell Lowndes will establish a stock farm in Boyle County for the purpose of breeding and training saddle bred horses.

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Alma Kellner in Louisville last December has been partially cleared by the finding of her body in the basement of St. John’s Church in Louisville.

Catherine Elizabeth Taylor Linton

On Friday, May 27, 1810, Mrs. Katherine Taylor Linton, age 80, died at her home in the county.  She is survived by three children, Edgar and Alice Linton and Mrs. R. L. Montgomery.  Services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Williams at the Baptist Church Sunday and interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

According to reports from Frankfort, a crowd of 10,000 is expected to attend the dedication of the capitol tomorrow, June 2, 1910.  3,000 are planning to go from Louisville.

Ed M. Russell handed us a rare specimen of a radish this week.  He raised the specimen in his own garden.  It resembles the body of a person, minus the head.

  1. B. Elliott and Miss Blanche Carpenter were married Wednesday, May 25, 1910, at the home of the Rev. W. P. Hatchett at Tatham Springs.

Rev. W. A. Wolff, pastor of the Christian Church here, will preach at the Valley Hill Schoolhouse Sunday afternoon, June 12.

Mrs. Bettie Hord has gone to Carlsbad, Texas, where she and son, John Hord, will have charge of a hotel.

1797 Ford-Mattingly Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, John Ford and John Handley, 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 May 1797.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound John Ford and Priscilla Mattingly, 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 Ford, John Handley

Witness, John Reed

I do hereby certify that John Ford hath obtained leave to marry Priscilla Mattingly and you are thereby requested to grant him license.  Therefore as witness my hand and seal this 24 day of May 1797.

Clementhus Mattingly

Witness, William Spoonan

Brother and Sister Die of Tuberculosis – Washington County

B. F. Crowe, born August 8, 1842, died November 22, 1908.  Nancy, his wife, born May 16, 1849.  New Hope Baptist Cemetery, Washington County, Kentucky.

Susie B. Crowe was the daughter of Mansfield and Sarah Mattingly Crowe.  Her paternal grandparents were Benjamin F. and Nancy Strange Crow.  She is listed in the 1900 and 1910 censuses of Washington County, living with her parents, and her siblings – Clarence M., Sada R., Lena, Zora E., Iven Leslie, and Mary Ardie Crowe.

Susie B. Crowe, 1894-1911.  Clarence M. Crowe, 1890-1915. 

Brother Clarence Crowe will follow her to the grave in five years.  Their death certificates reveal that both died of tuberculosis.  Both parents are listed on the death certificates, both born in Washington County.

I think it interesting that this family added an ‘E’ to their last name.  My Crow family – no E – is the same line.  This was not unusual that a different spelling would occur somewhere in the line.  Benjamin F. Crowe, Susie’s grandfather, was a brother to my Mansfield Crow, children of Mansfield Crow and Mary Ann Rigdon.

The News-Leader, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky

June 29, 1911

Death of a Young Lady

Susie Crowe was born April 26, 1894 and departed this life June 17, 1911.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mansfield F. Crowe, who, with her five sisters and two brothers and a host of relatives and friends mourn her death.  She professed faith in Christ and joined the New Hope Baptist Church September 1909 and has lived a complete Christian live ever since.  At the time of her going from us, she was the beloved teacher of the primary class in our Sunday School and wrought well in that capacity.  We will miss her in all of our church work as when was present at all ministries, but in the midst of our sorrow, we console ourselves with the fat that our loss is her gain, and bid the family to weep not as those who have no hope for, ‘They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which can not be moved, but abideth forever.’

One who knew her

1823 Marriage Returns – Washington County

This doth certify that I did on the

  • 7th of August 1823, join together Edward Graves and Lucinda Schooling.
  • 11th September 1823, join together Prior Patterson and Susannah O’Neal.
  • September 23rd 1823, Michael Young and Ruth Moreland.
  • September 25th 1823, Hugh Jeffries and Fanny Walker.
  • October 2nd 1823, Joel Gregory and Nancy Springer.
  • October 9th 1823, Thomas Swan and Sarah Robertson.
  • October 16th 1823, Allen Elliott and Nancy Lawrence.
  • October 23rd 1823, Lloyd Simpson and Rebecca Milbourn.
  • October 30th 1823, James Bailey and Matilda Graves.
  • November 4th 1823, Samuel Richardson and Susan Creager.

Given under my hand this 18th November 1823, Joel Gorden

I do hereby certify that on the 20th day of March last (1823) I solemnized the rites of marriage between Thomas L. Bennett and Nancy McDonald.  Also, on the 27th day of May, I joined Horatio Mudd and Martha Powell, late widow of Charles Powell, deceased.

The Clerk of Washington County

Barnabas McHenry, E.M.E.C.

Martha Powell was the daughter of Captain John Hancock Linton and Ann Mason, and my 4th great-aunt.  Martha had one daughter by Captain Powell, Mary Edwards Powell, born in 1814, a few months before the captain’s death November 22, 1814.  With Horatio Mudd she had five children – Hezekiah, Charles William, Mary Mildred, Nicholas and Thomas Mudd.

1822 Marriage Bond and Consent For William Montgomery and Mary Yates

William Peter Montgomery and Mary Yates are my 3rd great-grandparents.  They married January 21, 1822, and lived only eleven years together before William died during the cholera epidemic of 1833.  The couple had six children – Charles W., Martha E., Henry L., Mary Rebecca, Frances Edwina and William Peter Montgomery, my second great-grandfather, who was born two months after his father died.

Henrietta Yates, mother of Mary, was a Cambron before marriage to John Yates.  She had a brother, Raphael Cambron, who is probably the bondsman.  Her husband, John Yates, was deceased by this date.

Know all men by these presents that we, William Montgomery and Raphael Cambron, 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 paid 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 January 1822.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound William Montgomery and Miss Mary Yates, daughter of Henrietta Yates, 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.

William Montgomery, Raphael Cambron

I do hereby certify that I give my consent freely to William P. Montgomery to marry my daughter Mary Yates, who is above twenty-one years old, as witness  my hand this 21st day of January 1822.

Henrietta Yates

Test.  Raphael Cambron, Will Yates

Washington County, Kentucky

1797 Hagan – Hamilton Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, Ignatius Hagan and Clement Hamilton, 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 22nd day of November 1797.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Ignatius Hagan and Annastacia 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.

Ignatius Hagan, Clement Hamilton

Witness, Moses Rice

Sir, you’ll be pleased to grant license to unite in matrimony Mr. Ignatius Hagan and my daughter Annastacia.  Your obedient servant.  Leonard Hamilton, November 21st 1797.

Test. Clement Hamilton, George A. Hamilton

Washington County, Kentucky