Wednesday, January 8, 2014

WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Marriage Bond of William Thomas "Billy" Clark and Lucinda "Polly" Osborne

Copyright 2014, The Hopelessly Hooked Genealogist (B. Harrison)

Above is a copy of the Marriage Bond of my ancestors William Thomas "Billy" Clark (1808- 1868) and Lucinda "Polly" Osborne (1813- 1893) . The Bond is dated 17 July 1828, in Maury County, Tennessee. They were my maternal 3x-great-grandparents.  Their son was William Calvin Clark, my 2x-great-grandfather (he married Harriet Gray). 

Billy Clark and Polly Osborne Clark moved from Tennessee to Kentucky about 1840, where they raised their family of at least 13 children. Billy's brother James Wardlow Clark married Harriet Gore (descendant of Revolutionary War Patriot Notley Gore). 

William Thomas "Billy" Clark died in 1868 in Kentucky, and is buried at Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery in Hickman County, Kentucky.  His widow Lucinda "Polly" Osborne Clark outlived him by more than 2 decades.   It is assumed that Polly is buried Farmington, Graves County, Kentucky where she was living in her son William Calvin Clark's household when she died in 1893. 

I am their direct descendant through my mother's Crider-Allen-Clark-Osborne lineage.