Bastardy Bond - James Franklin and Polly Morton - 15 Sept 1821

(contributed by Joyce Harrison)

James Franklin
Polly Morton
Chairman of Person Court
15th Sept 1821

State of North Carolina

Person County _ ] Know all men by these Presents that we Polly Morton & James Franklin are held and firmly bound unto the Chairman of the Court for the County aforesaid in the Just full Sum of fifty pounds Current money of the State aforesaid, as Witness our hands & Seals this the 15th day of Sept 1821. The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above named Polly Morton single woman was Charged with being with Child, which Child when born will be a bastard, and whereas a warrant having issued and having been sentenced before us Robert Jones & John Garner two of the Justices of the peace, executed, & now if the above bound Polly Morton & James Franklin shall keep the Child free from all Charge to County aforesaid, until it shall arrive to the age of Seven Years- then the above obligation to be paid, or else to remain in full force and Virtue


Robt Jones JP Polly Morton [seal]
Jno Garner JP James Franklin [seal]

Bastardy Bonds


The following information was posted to the Person County mailing list by Louise T. Overton who has given permission to post it here.


Misc. Bastardy Bonds Found in Person Co. NC

 18 Sept 1866
Mary W. SOLOMON names George ALLEN as father of her child.
Margaret SOLOMON names John BARNETT as father of her child.

September 1866
Mary GREGORY names Bluford PULLIAM as father of her child.
Jane FULCHER refused to name the father of her child, bondsman was N.F. LEWIS.

September 1867
John ALLEN was named as bondsman for Mary SOLOMON
G.A. ALLEN named as bondsman for Mary SOLOMON

September 1867
Mary E. WEBSTER names George TILLMAN as father of her child.

28 Feb 1873
Mary SOLOMON named Samuel DELEHAY as father of her child

(I failed to write down the court date for this one but would have been before September 1867)
Margaret BOSWELL named Barnett WINSTEAD as father of her child. Richard N.
TILLMAN was bondsman for Barnett WINSTEAD.


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