"Know all men by these presents that we David Bell & James Bell are held and firmly band into the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of L38 current money for the payment of which to be made good we bind ourselves our heirs & jointly and severally sealed and dated this 2nd day of March 1812.
The condition of the above obligations is such that if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the intended marriage of David Bell and Polly Adair then the obligation to be void Else to remain in force.
David & Polly Bell had 4 children:
- Barbara (1813-1887) married Green Lee Alley
- John Silas (1814-1878) married Rutha Simpson
- Elizabeth (1816-1863) never married
- William Beaver (1818-after 1900) married Nancy McGowan
The names of the children came from various transcribed deeds that someone sent me years ago. Those deeds are probably on line now, I need to look. David died in 1818 at about age 24, leaving four very young children and their mother.