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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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BOURBON CO., KENTUCKY Loose Papers 1814-1815.
LDS microfilm #183081. Documents given in order they appear on microfilm.
BC - Bourbon County. Underlined numbers/letters are hard to read. (X) signs by mark.
(X) signs with his or her mark.
MARRIAGE BOND: YOKEM, Solomon and Elizabeth BUTLER of BC.
Bond Date: 24 December 1814. Bondsman: William BUTLER.
MARRIAGE BOND: BARLOW, Thomas J. and Ruth GORHAM of BC.
Bond Date: 27 April 1814. Bondsman: Elijah BARLOW who signs BARTON.
Consent of Alexander GORHAM given 26 April 1814 for the marriage of "my daughter Rachel GORHAM" to ThomasJ. BARLOW, the said Ruth being under the age of 21 years. Attest: Thomas (X) PURCELL and Noah CLARK.
MARRIAGE BOND: ESTES, Robert (X) and Elizabeth GRIFFE of BC.
Bond Date: 22 October 1814. Bondsman: Samuel GRIFFETH.
"Risque the license on the within I believe there is no danger." W. GARRARD jr,
Consent of Abel (or more likely Samuel) GRIFFITH given 22 October 1814 for the marriage of Robert EASTES. It's unclear whether Abel or 'Samuel" is giving the consent; the other is the witness. I believe consent is given by Samuel.
GUARDIANSHIP: John W. HUTCHISON is appointed guardian of Jane and Sally WILSON, orphans of Geo. WILSON deed. Sureties: Malkia COUCHMAN (signs Makiah COUCHMAN), Jno. (signs John) GRINSTED, Jacob STARR. 6 November 1815.
GUARDIANSHIP: Andrew G. MILLS/MITTS is appointed guardian to Alexander DEAN, orphan of Abram DEAN. Groom signs Andrew G. MILLS and surname is MILLS on outside of bond. Surety: Nicholas TALBOTT who signs TALBOT. 6 February 1815.
MARRIAGE BOND: NEELY, George and Rutha HOPKINS of BC.
Bond Date: 8 March 1815. Bondsman: Genethen HOPKINS who signs Ginetten HOPKINS.
Statement of George NEELY that, "I have no parent or guardian living".
Marriage Date: 9 March 1815. 2nd BC mg reg, pg 53.
END OF Documents on LDS microfilm #183081.
it appears that most of the 1812 bonds didn't make it into those that were "loose papers" in 1959 when these previous bonds were microfilmed by the LDS church, for whatever reason .... on the other hand it appears that there are a number of 1812 bonds (and who knows what else) that still exist in the Bourbon County courthouse basement, however genealogist
Mary Hatton whom I depend on for all kinds of things asked the clerk to go into the basement and pull out at random some Bourbon County marriage bonds which are printed below. Whatever bonds appear below I have copies of and can copy and send to you via the postal mail for $1.00. write to Janet K Pease 12825 west 65th Way #151 in Arvada, Colorado 80004 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.