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Saturday, June 16, 2012

John Crawford and Sarah Aldridge Marriage Records 1840

John Crawford and Sarah "Sally" Crawford were married 3 December 1840 in Henry County Kentucky by Joseph Sewell.

The Marriage Bond for John Crawford and Sarah Aldridge

  Know all men by these presents that we, John Crawford and Henry Blackaby, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of Fifty pounds to the payment whereof will and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, Ex'er's and Adm'rs jointly and severally, virtually by these presents. 
Signed, sealed this 2 day of Dec 1840. 
  The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage is about to be solemnized between the above bound John Crawford & Sarah Aldridge, daughter of John Aldridge of this County. Consent legally certified. 
  Now if it shall always appease that there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force and virtue. 
                                                                              John (his x mark) Crawford {Seal}
                                                                              Henry (his x mark) Blackaby {Seal}

Consent from John Aldridge, for his daughter Sarah

  Mr. E. J. Thomas Clerk of the Henry County Court you are hereby permitted and requested by me to issue license to John Crawford to marry my daughter,  Sally Aldridge. Given under my hand this 24th Nov 1840. 

Attest. Jas. E. Houghton                                                              John (his mark x) Aldridge 
Henry Blackaby

The Minister's Return

  The minister was required to record a list of the marriages he performed. This is the list for Joseph Sewell. The last couple on the list are John Crawford and Sarah Aldridge.

John Crawford to one Sarah Aldridge the 3 of December 1840.

Note: Henry County Kentucky early original marriage records are held at the Henry County History Center and Museum located in the Caplinger House at 219 S. Main Street, New Castle County Kentucky. This is also the home of the Henry County Kentucky Historical Society. They are not at the local courthouse in New Castle.

Photographs by Valerie J. Thompson, Professional Genealogist

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Valerie for sharing the marriage records post. I am also impressed by all your profiles.