~ Marriages for Groom "B" Surnames ~

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Marriage Bonds

Remember:  (1) not all marriages required bonds,
and (2) the date of the bond is not necessarily the date of the marriage.
In fact, the existence of a marriage bond does not guarantee that a marriage occurred. Seek other proof.

Bond Date
Proof of Marriage: Date if Known, and Source
Larkin L. Baldwin Hetty Lamb 27 Nov 1815 27 Nov 1815
Raleigh Register newspaper
J(ohn) Slade
Robert Bell Mary Boyd 17 Jan 1775
back of bond
  Hugh Roberson/Robertson
Charles Benbow Polly Sanders 8 Dec 1811   David McGready
Dr. D. W. C. Benbow Mary E. Scott 28 Nov 1857   H. W. Cole
James Benbow Mary Stanley 26 Feb 1846   Cyrus Stanley
Paris S. Benbow Mary Roxie Harris 3 Jul 1867   [none]
George Brown Phebey Garner 20 Feb [17]88   Thomas Lomax
John Brown Nancy Orrell 30 Dec 1843   Jesse Lee
Levi Burton Elizabeth Hall 9 Mar 1829   John Johnson
William Byford Tabitha Heath 7 May 1793   John Gilbert

Marriages from 1771 to 1868 From Other Sources

Groom Bride Marriage Date and Source Other
Temple Ballinger Alee Howell (dau. of John Howell, Esq.) 25 July 1811 near Jamestown, Raleigh Register newspaper  
Samuel Bruff Mrs. Smith, relict of Mr. J. Smith, dec'd. "a few days ago," from Raleigh Register newspaper dated 7 Aug 1812  

Quaker Marriage Information and Examples

Marriage Licenses from 1868 forward

Be careful, as sometimes the mother listed may be the stepmother, if the father remarried.

Groom's Parents
Bride's Parents
Marriage Date
McKenzie J. Bodenhamer Mary E. Orrell Peter & Mary M. Bodenhamer L. D?. & Eliza Orrell 12 Feb 1868

When the marriage license indicates the person is "of color," that is noted after the person's name with a "(C)".


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