RAPIDES PARISH LOUISIANA COURTHOUSE RECORDS
Mar. Vol. 14, pg. 7, Bond. 4 Sept. 1865, Know all men by these presents that we, Johathan
Musslewhite, principal, and Davis Finley, security, are held firmly bound unto the
Governor of the State of Louisiana in the sum of $500, for the payment of which we bind
ourselves, our heirs executors and administrators, by these presents.
Dated at Alexandria, the 4th day of September 1865.
Whereas a License has been this day issued by the Clerk of the District Court in and of
the Parish of Rapides to unite in the bond of Matrimony the above bound Jonathan
Musselwhite and Miss Mary Finley. Now therefore, the condition of the above obligation is
such, that if there should exist no impediment to this alliance, then the said obligation
to be null and void, else to remain in full force and virtue. Signed in the presence of
Frank L. Forbes.
Signed: Jonathan Musslewhite and Davis Finley.
License. State of Louisiana, Parish of Rapides.
To the rev. Mr. Harper a minister of the Gospel in this the parish of Rapides.
Greeting: You are hereby licensed and permitted to unite in the Bonds of Matrimony
according to law and established rules, Mr. Johathan Musslewhite and Miss Mary Finley.
Given under my hand and Seal of Office as Clerk of the District Court in and for the
Parish of Rapides the 4th day of September 1865. John A Nevil, Clerk.
State of Louisiana, Parish of Rapides.
Be it remembered that on the 7th day of September 1865, Mr. MussleWhite, and Mary Finley
and Sims McNeely and Nancy McNeely and William Harper personally appeared before me Samuel
Harper, a Minister of the Gospel, in and for the Parish of Rapides, together with Sims
McNeely and Miss Nancy McNeely and Mr. W. H. Harper all witnesses of full age and resident
in the said Parish, and that then and there said Mr. Johnathan MussleWhite and Miss Mary
Finley having produced the license required by law, signified their desire and intention
before us, the said Minister and witnesses, to be united in the state of matrimony,
whereupon after due proclamation made, and no impediment being suggested they the said Mr
Johnathan Mussle White and Miss Mary Finley were by me the said Samuel Harper in the
presence of the said witnesses, joined in Wedlock, according to the laws of the State of
Louisiana and by me, the said Samuel Harper, duly pronounced to be husband and wife.
In testimony whereof the parties to the said marriage hereunto affix their signatures,
together with me the said Minister and the aforesaid Witnesses on this 7th day of
September 1865 at My Residence in the parish aforesaid.
Witnesses Sims McNeely, Nancy McNeely, W.H. Harper.
Signed: Johathan Mussle white
Vol. 15, pg. 313, 9 Nov. 1893, #313. M. by J.M. Nichols, Jessie Musselwhite to Francis
Hughes. Jan. Musselwhite security for $200.00 bond posted by William Wilson. Wit. William
Wilson, V.E. Hughes.