James F, Rainze and Elizabeth E. Best Marriage Bond & Certificate
(Donated by Vivian Moon)

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

Be it known, that we James F. Rainze as principle, and Edward Hughes as surety, are jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the amount of
One Hundred Dollars

The Condition of the Bond is as follows:
That, whereas Marriage is intended to be solemnized between the above bound
James F, Rainze and Elizabeth E. Best
Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said Marriage, this Bond shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and effect.
Dated at Beattyville Lee County, this 4th day of February 1885
James F. Rainze
Attest:   E. D. Hughes
C. B. Hill, Clerk Lee County Court.

1. Date of Marriage  Thursday 5th February
2. Name of Groom  James F. Rainze
3. Residence of Groom  Estill Co. Ky.
4. Age of Groom  21 years of age
5. Number of Marriage of Groom  first
6. Occupation  Farmer
7. Birthplace of Groom  Bell Co. Ky.
8. Birthplace of Groomís Father  Ky.
9. Birthplace of Groomís mother  Ky.

10. Name of Bride  Elizabeth E. Best
11. Residence of Bride  Lee Co. Ky.
12. Age of Bride  17 years of age
13. Number of Marriage of Bride  first
14. Birthplace of Bride  Estill Co. Ky.
15. Birthplace of Brideís Father  Madison Co. Ky.
16. Birthplace of Brideís Mother  Estill Co. Ky.
17. Remarks  none

To be married at Kiziah Bestís 4th day of February, 1885
I Certify that the above is correct, to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Witness my hand this 4th day of February 1885
James F. Rainze
Attest: C. B. Hill


This is to Certify, that on the 5th day of February, 1885,
the Rites of Matrimony, were legally solemnized by me between
James F. Rainze and Elizabeth E. Best
at Kiziah Bestís in the County of Lee, in the presence of E. D. Hughes, Robert Estes
Signed James Warner
A copy-Attest: C. B. Hill, clk.


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