The Marriage Bond

This bond has been printed repeatedly and many Burgin researchers have assumed that Ben and Leah were married either on or soon after the date shown hereon; November 18, 1772.

The Family Bible , however, reveals that the marriage actually took place three days before the bond, a legal formality, was posted. The Bible states very clearly, "Benjamine Burgin & his Wife Leah was Married 15th Nov. 1772".