Friday, November 26, 2010

Crittenden County, Kentucky Tavern Keepers 1862


In order to operate a tavern in Kentucky in the 1800s, the prospective tavern keeper and his surety, had to sign a bond to guarantee that he would "provide in said Tavern good, wholesome, cleanly lodging and diet for travelers, and stabling and provender, or pasturage, for horses or mules ... and that he will not suffer any gaming in his house, or on his premises, and will not suffer any person to tipple or drink more than is necessary in his house, or on his premises; or at any time suffer any scandalous or disorderly behavior in his house, or on his premises."

The following information on tavern keepers in 1862 has been abstracted from Crittenden County, Kentucky Tavern  Keeper Bond Book 1857 - 1893.

John Little  obtained a license to keep at tavern at Fish Trap 10 February 1862.

Jake A. Lowey obtained a license to keep a tavern at Weston 10 February 1862.

William Williams obtained a license to keep a tavern at his house 10 February 1862.

W. Wagar obtained a license to keep a tavern in Marion 14 April 1862.

J.A. Joyce obtained a license to keep a tavern at Shady Grove 14 April 1852.

John F. Crisp obtained a license to keep a tavern at Weston 14 April 1862.

John N. Flanagan obtained a license to keep a tavern at Dycusburg 9 June 1862.

J.G. Young obtained a license to keep at tavern at Fords Ferry 9 June 1862.

P. Randell obtained a license to keep a tavern at Crittenden Springs 14 July 1862.

Frank Lofink obtained a license to keep a tavern at Bells Mines 11 August 1862.


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