08 January 2014

Wedding Wednesday - Bloss - Hess Marriage Bond (1811)

*Know all men by these presents, that we John Hess and Adam Blose are held firmly bound unto His Excellency George Wm. Smith Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, and his successors, for the use of the Commonwealth, in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed and dated this 22nd day of June 1811 in the 35 year of the commonwealth.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound
John Hess and Mary Blose daughter of Adam Blose of Rockingham county, if therefore, there shall be lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void; otherwise, to remain in full force and virtue. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Thomas Lewis.
John X Hess (his mark), 
Adam Blose

John Hess & his wife, Anna Maria "Mary" Bloss were married 27 JUN 1811 in Rockingham County, Virginia.  John Hess born 7 JUN 1787 in Virginia and his wife, Anna Maria "Mary" Bloss (25 SEP 1787-16 JUN 1870 Butler County, Ohio) were the parents of 8 children -
Joseph H. Hess (1813-1891)
Elizabeth "Betsy" Hess (Unk)
Polly Hess (Unk)
John Franklin Hess (1818-1888)
Lee Anna Hess (1819-1899)
Sarah Ann Hess (1821-1907)
Parmelia F. Hess (1829-1916)
William H. Hess (1831 - ?)

Parmelia Hess, my ancestor marries Robert Phillips (1827-1909).  But that's another post for another day. 

*Rockingham County, Virginia Marriage Bonds

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