[APG Public List] Question about a marriage bond

Patti Hobbs plhgenealogy at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 10:40:58 MDT 2010


oooooh, I had this very question posed to me at the library where I work
recently. I'll be interested to hear the responses.

Patti

On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 11:34 AM, MFP <courthouseresearcher at gmail.com> wrote:

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> A friend has a question about a marriage bond (posted below). I know
> nothing about marriage bonds and am turning to this list for help. I will
> send .pdf copy of the bond if needed.
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>  TIA
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>  Mag
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>  Is there any significance to the amount on this marriage bond???  It seems
> very unusual.  Samuel and Joseph were brothers.  Why do they have to pay the
> state $1000 for a marriage bond?  Other marriage bonds that I copied did not
> have this extra information attached.
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>  "Samuel Taylor enters into bond with Joseph S. Taylor to the state of NC
> for the sum of $1000.  Joseph S. Taylor made an application for marriage to
> Jemima Walters.  The marriage was performed on 30 July, 1856 by Noah Mercer,
> J.P."
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