William J Howard to J Etta Plain

Hand written note attached to page:
"Feb the 25th 1892,
Lapile, Ark,

Mr. C. W. Hearin,
Dear Sir please let W. J. Howard have Marriage license as I have no objections.

(Signed J. Howard)"


BOND FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That we, W. J. Howard as principal and G. W. L. Howard as security, are held and firmly bound unto the State of Arkansas, for the use and benefit of the common school fund of Union County, in the penal sum of one hundred dollars, for the payment of which, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents.
Signed this 26 day of Feby 1892
THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such that, whereas, the above bounden W. J. Howard has this day applied to the Clerk of the County Court of Union County, for a License authorizing the solemnization of the Rites of Matrimony between the said W. J. Howard and Miss J. Etta Plain. Now, If the said parties applying for said License have a lawful right to the same, and if they shall faithfully carry out into effect and comply with the provisions thereof, and shall, within sixty days from the date hereof, return the said License to the office of the Clerk of the County Court of said county, duly executed and officially signed by some one authorized by law to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony, then this obligation shall be void, but otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
WITNESS, our signatures the day above written.

(Signed W. J. Howard & G. W. L. Howard)


AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF ARKANSAS, County of Union: IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COUNTY COURT OF SAID COUNTY:
W. J. Howard, of the County of Union and State of Arkansas being duly sworn, deposes and says that he is the same person who has this day applied to me for license of marriage, and that he has arrived at the age of 19 years, and that Miss J. Etta Plain has arrived at the age of 18 years; and that they, that the parties for whom said application is made, are now single and unmarried, and may lawfully contract and be joined in marriage.

(Signed W. J. Howard)

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26 day of Feby A. D. 1892

(Signed C. W. Hearin)
Clerk of the County Court


MARRIAGE LICENSE

STATE OF ARKANSAS, County of Union
TO ANY PERSON AUTHORIZED BY LAW TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGEóGREETING: You are hereby commanded to solemnize the rite and publish the bans of matrimony between Mr. W. J. Howard of Concord, in the County of Union, and State of Arkansas, aged 18 years, and Miss J. Etta Plain of Concord in the County of Union, and State of Arkansas, aged 18 years, according to law, and do you officially sign and return this license to the parties herein named.
WITNESS, My hand and official seal this 26 day of February A. D. 1892

(Signed C. W. Hearin)
County Clerk


CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE

STATE OF ARKANSAS, County of Union:
I, J. L. Dopson do hereby certify that, on the 27th day of February A. D. 1892, I did, duly and according to law, as commanded in the foregoing License, solemnize the Rite and publish the bans of Matrimony between the parties therein named.
Witness, my hand this the 27th day of February A. D. 1892
(My credentials are recorded in Recorderís Office, Union Co. Ark, Book ____, Page _____.

(Signed L. Dopson)


CERTIFICATE OF RECORD

STATE OF ARKANSAS, County of Union:
I, C. W. Hearin, Clerk of the Circuit Court of said county, certify that the above license for and certificate of the marriage of W. J. Howard and Miss J. Etta Plain were, on the 9 day of Mar 1892, filed in my office, and the same are now duly recorded on page 5 of Book "J" of Marriage Records.
WITNESS, My hand and the seal of said county, this 9 day of March A.D. 1892

(Signed C. W. Hearin)
Clerk