Commonwealth of Kentucky
(Extracted & donated by Vivian Moon)

Be it known, That we, James F. Ranze as principal, and Moss St John as surety, are jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to the sum of One Hundred Dollars.
The Condition of this Bond is as follows:

That whereas Marriage is intended to be solemnized between the above bound James F. Ranze and Kansas St. John.

Now , if there is now lawful causse to obstruct said Marriage, this Bond shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and effect.
Dated at Beattyville, Lee County, this 18th day of October 1888
                                Attest :                James F. Ranze
            Moss St. John
                                                             his X mark
C. B. Hill Clerk, Lee County Court,
By N. P. Hill D. C.


1. Date of Marriage  Thursday 18th Oct. 1888
2. Name of Groom  James F. Ranze
3. Residence of Groom  Estill Co. Ky.
4. Age of Groom  25 years of age
5. Number of Marriage of Groom  2nd Marriage
6. Occupation  Farmer
7. Birthplace  Bell Co. Ky.
8. Birthplace of Groomís Father  Not known
9. Birthplace of Groomís Mother  Bell Co. Ky.


10. Name of Bride  Kansas St. John
11. Residence of Bride  Lee Co. Ky.
12. Age of Bride  17 years of age
13. Number of Marriage of Bride  1st Marriage
14. Brithplace of Bride  Wolfe Co. Ky.
15. Birthplace of Brideís Father  Tennesse
16. Birthplace of Brideís Mother  Wolfe Co. Ky.
17. Remarks  none

To be married at Moss St. Johnís on the 18th day of October 1888
I certify that the above is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Witness  my hand, this 18th day of October 1888
  James F. Ranze
Attest: N. P. Hill

This is to Certify, that on the 18th day of October 1888 the RITES OF MATRIMONY were legally solemnized by and between James F. Ranze and Kansas St. John at Moss St. Johnís in the County of Lee, in the presence of Clark Hamilton , Mollie Enroy

                                            Signed James Warnen



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