March 3, 2013

William R Rediker and Mary Alice Binkley, looking deeper

William and Mary Alice Binkley were married in Cheatham County, Tennessee, USA on the 9th of October, 1857.
Digital image located on FamilySearch.org, from Tennessee Marriage Records. Original record held at the Cheatham County Clerk of Court. 1 of 2
 Know all Men, That we William Reedker G.W. Binkley of the County of Tennessee, are held and firmly bound unto the State of Tennessee, in the sum of twelve hundred and fifty dollars, to which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and each and every one of us and them, both jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Witness our hands and seals, the 9. day of October 1857
The Condition of the above Obligation is such, That Whereas W. Reedker hath prayed and obtained a license to marry Mary Binkley Now if the said Mary Binkley be an actual resident in the county aforesaid, and there shall not hereafter appear any lawful cause why the said W Reedker & Mary Binkley should  not be joined together in Holy Matrimony, as husband and wife, then this obligation to be void and of no effect; otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
                                                                                         William Reedker [LS]
                                                                                              G.W. Binkley  [LS]
Digital image located on FamilySearch.org, from Tennessee Marriage Records. Original record held at the Cheatham County Clerk of Court. 2 of 2

Bennett Road off of Blue Springs Road in Cheatham County, Tennessee; photo taken by myself, Ezri J. Rediker in October of 2012. 

Cheatham County Loose Records: 

A Tennessee Land Grant 

(Below is a grant abstract for land in Cheatham County. The land grants were given away by the state  of Tennessee, and a buyer could purchase the land under the Act of January 9, 1830, which offered tracts of land for 12 ½ cents per acre. The original land grants have never been microfilmed and are located in the Tennessee State Library and Archives. ed.) State of Tennessee to William Redeker. Entry No. 53, Grant No. 25127.  

By virtue of an act of the General Assembly, January 9, 1830, I have surveyed for William Redeker, 77 ½ acres in the second district, dated April 10th 1860 on the waters of Blue Spring branch. Beginning on a small white oak, Alexander Lowe’s south boundary; mentions Morris and Carney’s line. Surveyed April 25, 1860 by County Surveyor, G.W. McQuary.