"Ohio County, Kentucky, In the Olden Days", by Harrison D. Taylor (page 163) gives the following entry:
"Keath, Elizabeth Ann, and Barrett, Thomas, June 21, 1837. John Phipps..B. Malin"
...so this indicates that "B. Malin" was the bondsman for this marriage.
I have looked around a little, and it seems to me that "B. Malin" is likely to be Basil B. Malin. Can anyone tell me if Basil B. Malin is related to either Elizabeth Ann Keith and/or Thomas Barrett, and if so, then how? Elizabeth and Thomas are my ancestors.