Note: We are very fortunate that Janet Pease has allowed me to publish her manuscript below. Please be sure to thank her if you find materials that you can use in your research and to reference her work in your materials.
Janet would appreciate any corrections, additions, etc., or just to know you're looking at it and find it useful.
Also, see on this site, a transcription of some of the pages of Marriage Books I and II, which also list the minister who married this couples. This information may help determine what church your ancestors attended.
Thanks, Janet. This is a terrific addition to our Bourbon County materials.
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MARRIAGE BOND: PRATHER, Jacob and Polly EASTEN of BC.
Bond Date: 18 March 1811. Bondsman: Stephen BOWLES.
Consent of Nancy (X) EASTIN given 18 March 1811: "I certify that Polly EASTIN my sister has no parents or guardian and that my mother at her death requested of me to take care of her and act the part of her guardian and friend". Attest: Stephen BOWLES.
Consent of James PRATHER given 18 March 1811 for the marriage of "my son Jacob PRATHER" (who)" is yet underage .....". Attest: Amis H. NEAL ?(scrawl)
MANUMISSION: Hugh BRENT, Hugh McILVAIN and Robert TRIMBLE on 5 Feb 1811. . . . . said BRENT and McILVAIN this day by deed of manumission recorded in BG - set free a Negro man named William DULY. Said BRENT, McILVAIN and Robert TRIMBLE should keep the said Negroman from becoming chargable to the public.
MANUMISSION: William STEEL/STELL/SLETT (it's STELL on outside of bond but his signature looks like SLET) on 4 February 1811 has manumitted a Negro Peg aged about 30y (80y?). Said STEEL and Robert TRIMBLE should keep said Negro woman from being chargeable to the 'public.
GUARDIAN BOND is issued to Joel PRUOTE/PRUETT (both given; it's PRUETT on outsillde of guardian bond), who is appointed guardian of Moses PRUETT, infant orphan of Jos. PRUETT dec'd. Surety: John L. HICKMAN. 7 October 1811.
PROPOSAL "to weatherboard the outside of the new jail lately erected in the town of Paris near the confluence of Stoner and Houston (creeks?). Appointed are Val PEERS, James GARRARD jr, Thomas JONES jr and Benjamin MILLS as commissioners to complete this work. The contract is granted to Aquilla TALBOT and Edw'd C. OWINGS. 17 March 1812. (Talbot is written on outside of bond).
APPOINTMENT of John MILLER on 26 June 1812 to enclose a yard around the courthouse on a stone foundation. Appointment of Valentine PEERS, William GARRARD jr, Thomas JONES jr, Robert TRIMBLE and Benjamin MILLS. Surety: John JOHNSON.
Witnesses: George HENDERSON, R. MASON; Last document is dated 6 July 1812.