[APG Public List] I have really learned a lot about marriage bonds; was: Question about a marriage bond
courthouseresearcher at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 12:22:15 MDT 2010
So very many answers to my question, and from each I have learned something
My sincere appreciation for the time and help of all who replied.
On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 12:34 PM, MFP <courthouseresearcher at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
> "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,
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