Monday, February 7, 2011

Amanuensis Monday... William Bean

This is a copy of the marriage bond for William Bean to marry Rachel Wiseman.
It reads as follows:

Know all men by these presents that
we William Bean & Joseph Wiseman
are held and firmly bound unto James
Burton, governor of Virginia and his successors
in the penalty of $150  this 20th November 1813 - with condition
that there is no legal cause to obstruct
a marriage intended to be solemnized
between the William Bean & Rachel
Wiseman then the above obligation
to be void Else to remain in full
force -

Seal                                William Bean {Seal}
J Hutchison                         Joseph Wiseman {Seal}

William M. Bean was born 18 Sep 1792. Rachel Wiseman 23 Apr 1790. The couple were wed in Monroe County, [West] Virginia on the above date. They went on to have 13 children.

This couple were my great-great-grandparents.

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