Caldwell County Marriage Bonds Available

The State Archives of North Carolina now has Caldwell County Marriage Bonds from 1854-1868 processed and available in the Search Room. Marriage Bonds are arranged alphabetically by groom, but the finding aid contains an alphabetical listing by groom and an alphabetical listing by bride.  Marriage bonds are statements of intent to marry that were attested by the prospective groom before the clerk of court usually in the bride’s county of residence.  Typically, one or more bondsmen signed as security should the marriage not occur or prove to be illegal.  Most marriage bonds give the names of the groom, bride, bondsmen and witnesses, the county in which filed and the date.  If accompanied by a certificate of marriage, the information may also include the date of marriage, the name of the person performing the rites, and, sometimes, the names of parents.

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