In honor of National Women's History Month, I will be following the blogging prompts from The Accidental Genealogist blog. The prompts are interesting and I need to post something so I am following along again. Here is Day 4.
My Great Grandparents Elizabeth (Eliza) York and William T Boughner were married in Bracken County, Kentucky on 14th day of January 1867.
I found these copies of the marriage record and marriage bond on FamilySearch.com.
The Marriage Bond lists as surety, John J. Clark, my great grandmother's half-brother.
On the bond the signatures of my great grandfather and my great grand uncle are signified by an X. So neither were literate and able to sign their name.
It was a first marriage for both and my great grandfather was a farmer.
Listed under remarks, it says "Consent of mother given through son".
During my search this record helped my to determine I had correctly identified my great grandmother on the Census record since it had the name of her half-brother, who was living with her in one of the early Census records. I have been able to find pictures of John Clark on Ancestry.com. He lived to be 97 years old.