Know all men by these presents that we, John Woodson, of the county of Goochland, and William Miller of the county of Lancaster, are held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord, King George ye second, in ye sum of fifty pounds, current money of Virginia, to be paid to our s’d Sovreign Lord, his heirs or successors; to ye w’ch Payment, wel and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, Ex’ors and Adm’rs jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Dated this Tenth day of August 1731.
The condition of this obligation is such that, whereas there is a License desired for a marriage Intended between the above bound John Woodson, and Mary Miller of ye county of Lancaster aforesaid. If, therefore, there is no Lawful cause to Obstruct the s’d marriage, then this obligation to be void; otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Sealed and delivered, JOHN WOODSON
In presence of WILLIAM MILLER
NOTE: The Marriage Bond is recorded in Lancaster County, Virginia.
Date: December 1775
Place: Colony of Virginia
Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia by Fredrick Dorman page 732
this book is excepted as proof for the Jamestowne Society
Early Virginia marriages. Pt. I; by William Armstrong Crozier (1864-1913); Publication date 1907; Publisher New York : Genealogical Association. Quote from the middle of page 50 for Lancaster County: August 10, 1731, John Woodson and Mary Miller.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Mary by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Mary: