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