Marriage Bond of Joel L. James and Angelina Ryan (August 22, 1831)
Bedford County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, Page 553-554 (microfilm)


(Joel L. James (1811-1875) was the eldest son of Jonathan James (1785-1843) and Polly Bandy of Bedford County, Virginia.  His wife Angelina Ryan’s father, William Ryan is identified in this record.)
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Know all men by these presents that we

Joel L. James & William Ryan

are held and firmly bound unto John Floyd,  Esq. Governor and Chief Magistrate of this Commonwealth in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty Dollars current money of Virginia to which payment will and truly to be made, we bind ourselves & each of our heirs jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed and dated this

22d day of August 1831

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound

Joel L James and Miss Angelina Ryan daughter of said William Ryan

Now if there be no lawful course to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void or else remain in full force & virtue.

Witness   Joel L. James {Seal}
  William Ryan {Seal}

James D For Mghis
Governor
Aug. 22, 1831