Richard Gilstrap, b. 6 May 1768, Craven County, NC , d. 18 Dec 1835, Salem, Howard Township, Washington CO, IN (Age 67 years)
6 Feb 1788
Craven County, NC
Marriage Bond -- Richard Gilstrap and Mary Truhet (Truitt)
State of North Carolina, Craven County
Know all men by these present that we, Richard Gilstrap and Benjamin Gilstrap are held openly bound to his excellency, Samuel Johnson, exq., Governor of the State aforesaid in the just sum of 400 pounds the payment whereof to be made to the said governor or to his successors, we bind ourselves and heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present sealed with our seals and dated this 6th day of February 1788.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Richard Gilstrap hath made application for a license for a marriage to be had and solomnized between him and Mary Truitt.
Now in case it shall hereafter appear that there is not any lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void.