Transcription of Marriage Bond:


Council Hooten


Matilda Clark


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 

Matilda Clark.


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 

Co., MS.


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

Marriage Bond.


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 

1840 Census.


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


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