Marriage Record of Ezekiel McAllister to Dolly Shotwell

Submitted by Candace Rodgers

Know all men by these presents, that we Ezekiel McAllister & Richd Lutt are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency James Wood Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his Successors for the [illegible] of the commonwealth and the penalty [illegible] of one hundred and fifty dollars to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Govern- or or his Successors. We bind ourselves, our and each of our heirs, Exrs, & Admrs formly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 11th day of Octr 1797

The condition of the above Obligation is such that whereas a Licence hath this day Issued from the office of Madi- son County for the Solemnization of a Marriage between the above bound Ezekiel McAllister and Dolly Shotwell Daughter of William Shotwell of this County Now if there be no Lawfull Cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above Obligation to be void or else to Remain in full fource and virtue

Signd & Acknowledged}

in presence off }             Ezekiel x McAllister {Seal}

William Jackson            Richd Lutt {Seal}

Sir my son Ezekiel Mcallister is permissiond By me to get his License of you I am very hapy in that he is doing so that you may be safe in granting him the same given under my hand & seale this 14th octr 1797            Jean Mcallister

Test John May

Joshua Mcallister

To the Reverend Clerk of Madison County I please to issue Marriage Licene for Ezekiel Mcallister And Dolly Shotwell of Madison & in so doing you Oblige your Humble Servant. Given under my hand And seal this 14th of October 1797 William (his mark) Shotwill {seal}


James Shotwill

Philemon Yager L






Madison County, Virginia