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Marriage Bond for the marriage of Thomas Shelton and Elizabeth Allen.

1835 Patrick County, Virginia

Transcription by Deborah Shelton Wood

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT, WE, Thomas Shelton and Anderson Allen are held and firmly bound unto his excellency, Littleton W Tazewell Esq, Governor of Virginia, for the time being, and his successors in office, for the use of the Commonwealth, in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, for the payment whereof, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Witness, our hands and seals, this 15th day of January 1835.

The condition of the above obligation is such, that, whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Thomas Shelton and E. Allen.

Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct or hinder said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

TESTE Thomas Shelton (seal)

A. Staples Anderson Allen (seal)

Note: Thomas, the son of Josiah and Fathey Ford Shelton.
Elizabeth D. Allen, daughter of Coleman Anderson Allen and Sarah Tilley.

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