David PICKLESIMER {M} = Sarah Elizabeth PRATER1 {F}


Marriage: David first obtained a marriage license in Floyd County, Kentucky, February 24, 1817, to marry one Celia Howard. At the time he executed bond, with Michael Risner as surety, David filed a certificate signed by "James Howard" stating that Celia was his daughter and was "of lawful age". No minister's return of a marriage was ever recorded and, apparently, the marriage did not take place for "Celia Howard" later married Isham Dykes in Floyd Co., Kentucky. An affidavit signed by "Celia Howard" and stating that she was "21 years of age and upward and willing" is on file with the marriage bond of Isham Dykes. [Note: There is an Isham B. Dykes in Hawkins, TN -- which is where so many of the COPES ended up. psw] Almost two months later, April 10, 1817, David again applied for a marriage license. This time he filed bond, with Alexander Young as surety, for a license to marry "Sally" Prater. In an affidavit which David presented to the Court Clerk when he executed bond, "Sally Prater" stated that she was "22 years of age a free agent to act for myself and have agreed to marry David Picklesimer". (She was not "22 years of age") (Alexander Young who witnessed "Sally's" affidavit and co-signed David's marriage bond was also a Revolutionary War Veteran. He had served in the South Carolina Line of the Continental Army.) On April 15, 1817, five days after he obtained the license, David and "Sally" Prater were married by the Rev. Samuel Hanna, a minister of the United Baptist Church.


1 : "David P'simer, http://members.tripod.com/~blakjac/davep.htm"

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