The Grandfathers
Vol.I, The Hall and Overstreet Families
Carrol Carman Hall, Springfield, IL, 1981

Section I
Chapter 5, Page 50

A Marriage Bond of 1800

Know all men by these Presents that we Augustine Smith and John Smith __________________________ are held and firmly bound unto his exellancy James Monroe esq., Governor, or chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of one hundred & fifty dollars current money to Payment whereof will & truly to be made to the said Governor or his Successors for the use of the said Commonwealth. We bind ourselves & each of us & each of our Heirs, Executors or Adminstrators jointly & severally, firmly by these presents & Seales with our Seals & dated this twenty sixth day of February --- 1800 ---
The conditions of the above obliagation is such that - Whereas there is a marriage shortly to intended to be and to be Solemnized between the above bound Augustine Smith and Sarah Hall ---- ---- --- --- ---- --- ---
Now if there shall be no lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage, the said obligation to void, otherwise to remain in full force & virtue.

his
Augustine {x} Smith
Mark

his
John {x} Smith
Mark

Singned Sealed & delivered
In Presence of
Caleb Tate jr

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This is to sartyfy that we do consent
To a marridge Between
Augustin Smith and Sarah our Daughter

Witness
Hezekiah Hall
His
Jno. {x} Smith
Mark
Thos. Hall
February 26th 1800

Sarah was marrying a boy who lived on the next farm. Their families had pioneered on Back Creek in Bedford County, Virginia in 1762

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