[APG Public List] Affidavit filing for marriage?

Alvie L. Davidson CG floridasearch at verizon.net
Fri May 28 08:15:40 MDT 2010


This almost sounds as if the state required a minimum age and one or both
parents had to sign an affidavit attesting to the age of one or both parties
getting married.

This was the rule of age in FL.

 

Alvie L. Davidson CG
Lakeland, Florida
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[mailto:apgpubliclist-bounces+floridasearch=verizon.net at apgen.org] On Behalf
Of Donna McR
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 8:52 AM
To: APG Assn of Prof Genealogists
Subject: [APG Public List] Affidavit filing for marriage?

 

Hello:

 

I have a couple marrying in 1822 in Indiana.  The marriage register
indicates both filed an affidavit.  For those on the pages that did not file
an affidavit, the notation "of legal age" is made.

 

My question:  Was there any reason for a person of legal age for a man to
file an affidavit when registering for marriage?

 

I am thinking that the man may have been not only of legal age, but quite a
bit older.  (Unconfirmed, evidence flimsy.)

 

Thanks-----

 

Donna McCreary

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