Transcription of Marriage Bond:
Know all men by these presents that Council HOOTEN and Council CLARK
of Warren County and State of Mississippi are held and firmly bound
unto T. M Tucker, Governor of the State of Mississippi (for the time
being) and his successors in office in the sum of Two Hundred dollars
current money of the United States. For which payment will and truly
to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators
jointly and severally firmly by these presents.
Sealed within our Seals and dated the 4th day of September 1843.
The condition of the above obligation is such that wereas a marriage
is inteded to be celebrated between the above bound Council Hooten and
Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage or any
reason why the same should not take place then this Bond to be void
and of no effect, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed in presence of Council Hooten (seal) Council? Clark (seal)
W. J. Ester
Bk F, p. 298 Warren Co., MS Marriage Bonds
Council Hooten who married Matilda Clark were my great, great
grandparents who were both from Lenoir Co., NC and married in Warren
I have no idea what they were doing there, unless her father possibly
moved there. Council Clark was a witness and was also listed on the
He and a William Clark are listed in Yazoo Co., MS in the 1850 Census,
both from North Carolina and both showing in Lenoir Co., NC in the
I suspect but cannot prove that Reuben Clark was their father; as both
have sons named Reuben.
If anyone has info on these families please let me know
Contact info: Sloan Mason: firstname.lastname@example.org