[This is probably John Eleck Bittick. His brother, Newt, is listed in bond.
If so, Mary died or they divorced by 1880.
J. E. Bittick and Mary Legate were married on 04 October 1877 in Obion Co, Tennessee.]
State of Tennessee, }
Obion County. } Know all Men by these Presents:
That We, J. E. Bittick and Newt Bittick
of the County of Obion and State of Tennessee, are held and firmly bound to the State of Tennessee, in the sum of Twelve Hundred and Fify Dollars, to which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, and each and every one of us, jointly and severally, by these presents.
The Condition of the above obligation is such, That whereas the above bounden
J. E. Bittick has this day prayed and obtained a license to marry Mary Legate
now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage and for which license
is desired, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force
and virtue in law.
Attest: E. D. Farris, Clerk
Date of Marriage: 4th Oct 1877
By Whom Married: H. M. Ramsey[?] M. G.
When Returned: 10th Decr 1877