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<DIV>The short answer is that all bonds had a monetary amount attached. If
Joseph S. Taylor did not have the money to cover the bond, he may have gone to
his brother Samuel to act as a surety, in other words, to cover the monetary
amount of the bond.</DIV>
<DIV>I won't even try to delve into the genealogical implications of this -- not
knowing anything about the family.</DIV>
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<DIV><B>Subject:</B> [APG Public List] Question about a marriage
<DIV class=gmail_quote>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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<P> 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.</P>
<P> "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
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