African-American Marriages for the White Family in Adair County, KY
Submitted By: Lugenia R. Parham
There were a number of black marriage books in Adair County that were kept
separately. I copied some of these marriages and hope that perhaps you
will find some of them useful.
Marriage Book 1 p 133
"GRUNDY WHITE and CLARA WHITE have lived together as husband and wife for the past thirty years and still desire to continue living toether as such....... 27 Oct 1866"
Marriage Book 1 p 135
ROBERT WHITE and MARIAH C. WHITE have lived together as husband and wife for the past 12 years and still desire to continue living together as such...27 Oct 1866".
Marriage Book 2 p. 37
ROBERT WHITE and WINNY WORKMAN (may be the son of Pleasant White)
Date of marriage: 12-1-1870
Date of bond: 29 Nov 1870
Groom: age 28, 2nd marriage, "blacksmith", born Green Co., parents born Green Co., KY.
Bride: age 22, first marriage, born Adair Co., mother born Green County.
To be married at Hickman Pelly's, 1st Dec 1870
Marriage Book 2 p. 93
CESAR WHITE and BARBARY EDWARDS
Date of marriage 28 Dec 1871
Date of Bond: 28 Dec 1871
Groom: age 20, born Green Co, parents born Green Co.
"father present" (but not named)
Bride: age 16 years born Laurel Co., KY, father & mother born Garrard Co.,
Married at resident of John Janes, in Adair Co.
Marriage Book 2
There were two other marriages which I did not copy: Osburn P. White, p.
185 and William T. White, p. 199. There may have been more for brides, but
it was only indexed by grooms.
Marriage Vol. 5
WHITE, ROBERT and ANNA GARNETT (may be the son of Pleasant White)
Married Thursday, 17 March 1898
Bond dated 17 March 1898 - bondsman George Bridgewater
Groom: Age 41, 2nd marriage, farmer, born Green Co., KY, parents born Green Co., KY
Bride: age 24, born Adair Co., father born (don't know), mother born Adair Co.
Married at her father's Frank Garnett in presence of Robt Ingram, Tom Anderson, John Lee.
Married by J. H. Lewis.
SIMEON WHITE and MALLISSA ANN MURRAY, p. 204 (I didn't get this one looked up)
LUCIAN WHITE and LENA DUDLEY, p. 353
(I didn't get this one looked up)
WILLIAM T. WHITE and LOU MILLIE HASKINS p. 368
(I didn't get this one looked up)
HENRY WHITE and EDA HENDRICKSON p. 432-3
Bond 9 March 1907
Married 9 March 1907
Bondsman: Joel Williams
Groom: Age 25, farmer, born Adair Co., parents birthplace not stated.
Bride: age 24
Married at Brides' residence, Adair co.
But then it says that they were married at the Baptist Church by D. A. Rice.
Witnesses: Robe. Ingram, Melvie Smith
JOHN WHITE and KATIE HENDRICKSON p. 406
Bond 3 Oct 1906 Bondsman W. W. Enos
Married 4 Oct 1906 at Lucy Hendrickson's by Leslie Bottom
Wit: Grace Evans and Garfield Hendrickson
Married at bride's residence
Groom: age 22, first marriage, farmer, born Adair Co., parents born Adair Co.
Bride: age 21, born Adair County.
A. J. WHITE and LAURA TURNER
Married 10-31-1896, p. 62
Residence: Polleyton, Adair Co.
Groom: age 52, 2nd marriage, blacksmith, born Adair, father and mother both born Taylor Co.
Bride, age 25, born Taylor Co, both parents born Taylor Co.
Marriage Book 4
ROBERT WHITE and MILLIE RICE
Bond 2 June 1885 Bondsman Aaron Rice
Married 3 June 1885
Groom: age 22, first marriage, blacksmith, born Hart County, parents born Hart Co.
Bride: age 21, born Taylor Co, parents born Taylor Co.
Married at Aaron Rice's, 3 June 1885
Certificate: 3 June 1885, at "my residence" in Adair Co.
Wit: God and this witness. Signed S. O. Hoskins, GM
The next two marriages were in the index, but I did not look them up:
JOHN HENRY WHITE and ISABELLA FITZPATRICK p. 32 (I looked for the date, but it wasn't on page 32)
JAMES R. WHITE and DICY MILLS, p. 136
Married 31 Dec 1885 - that's all I wrote down on this one.
SILAS H. WHITE and Miss T .L. EWING p. 114
Bondsman: Chesley J. TAylor
Married 26 Sept 1854
Teste: James Garnett
(this is all the info I wrote down on this one also)
Marriage Volume 3
ROBERT WHITE and HELEN INGRAM, p. 98 (may be the son of Pleasant White)
Bondsman: Phillip Ingram
Bond date: 1 Nov 1876
Married 1 Nov 1876
Groom: age 24, farmer, born Green Co., parents born Green Co.
Bride: age 21, born Adair , parents born Adair, married at Richard Taylor's. Wit: Richard Taylor, Henry Taylor, "and others".
Married by A. H. Wilson
A. J. WHITE and RICHARD FIELD, p. 176
(I didn't copy)
U. H. WHITE to M. J. DAWSON p 224
(I didn't copy)
More Marriages in Adair County - 1925 -
two White Family daughters marrying into two different Vaughn
Hattie White & John Willie Vaughn
Colored Marriage Book 8 p 68
Adair County Court
Be it known that we J. W. VAUGHN as principal and ARTHUR WHITE as surety are
jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of
100 dollars. This bond contioned as follows:
That, whereas marriage is intended to be solemnized between J. W. VAUGHN and
Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage, this bond shall
be void, otherwise it shall be and remain in full force and effect. Witness
our hands this 3rd day of April 1925.
Witnesses to both marks: Robert Neat.
J. W. (his X mark) VAUGHN
ARTHUR (his X mark) WHITE, Surety
Attest: S. C. Neat, Clerk
By Robert Neat, D.C.
Register of Marriage No. 68
Full Name of parties:
Husband: J. W. VAUGHN
Wife: HATTIE WHITE
By whom married: CHAS W. MCLAIN, Minister.
Place of Marriage: Columbia, Adair Co., KY
Date of Marriage: 1925, April 3rd.
Witnesses: JOE MOORE and ARTHUR VAUGHN (was it White or Vaughn? The bond
said Arthur White and this said Arthur Vaughn).
Age of Husband: 45 years, Divorced.
Age of Wife: 21 years, Single.
Husband's Place of Birth: Green Co., KY
Husband's Residence: Coburg, Kentucky
Wife's Place of Birth: Adair Co., KY
Wife's Residence: Coburg, KY
Names of Parents of Husband: JOHN and KATE VAUGHN
Names of Parents of Wife: PETE and MERIC WHITE
Occupation of Husband: Farming
License dated 3rd April 1925
Subscribed and sworn before me by J. W. Vaughn this 3rd April 1925.
S.C. Neat, Clerk
By Robert Neat, D.C.
Record of Marriage Certificate.
I., CHARLES W. McCLAIN a Minister of the Gospel of the A. M. E. ZION CHURCH
or religious order do certify that on the 3rd april 1925 at Columbia,
Kentucky under authority of the above license, I united in marriage J. W.
VAUGHN and HATTIE WHITE described therein in the presence of JOE MOORE and
3rd April 1925
REV. CHAS W. McCLAIN
Attest: S. C. NEAT, Clerk
By GEORGE W. HANCOCK, D.C.
Below is a brief abstract of the marriage of PHILLIP VAUGHN and LEATHA
WHITE. Leatha White was the sister of Hattie White:
Leatha White & Phillip Vaughn
Colored Marriage Book No. 8, p. 70
Bond - Phillip Vaughn and Eugene Christie.
Marriage of Phillip Vaughn and Letha White dated 23 July 1925.
Married Columbia 23 July 1925.
Witnesses were Gene Crysty and Poter(it said Poter, not Peter) Walker
Phillip Vaughn and Leta White
Husband: age 35, Divorced
Wife: age 25, Single
Husband born Adair County, residing in Cane Valley, KY
Wife born Green County, residing in Coburg, KY.
Husband's Parents: Frank and Jennie Vaughn
Wife's Parents: Pete and America White
Married by Chas W. McClain, Minister at the A.M. E. Zion Church.
Married 23 July 1925.