of Mary Norton
of John Norton
July 11, 1792 in Bourbon, KY Mary Norton, the mother of
Milly Norton gave permission for the marriage of Milly to John Black.
child, Sarah Norton also marries on March
5, 1793 in Bourbon, just four months earlier but the father and mother
don't sign or appear on that document. This is the 2nd marriage for Sarah.
Her first husband, William Farney died (abt 1781) during the Revolutionary
War while they were living in Rockingham, VA and left her with one child,
John Farney. The guardian of this child was John Norton, a brother of
Sarah. This brother John Norton who married Sarah Spencer in Bourbon,
signed with an X on the guardian document as well as an estate document
Norton Document -
document appears to be written in her own hand.
John Norton Document
Know all men by these presents we John Black & John Norton are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency the Gov. of Kentucky in full sum of £50 to which payment to be made we bind ourselves our heirs & by here presents ______? Dated July 11: 1792
The C_______ of the above obligation is such that wheras the Recder Clerk of bourbon hath this day issued License for the marriage of John Black & Milly Norton.
Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage or no Dmage accrued by means of said license being forced the above to be void.
The above document is written in the clerks hand and signed by both John Black and John Norton.