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Re: Marriage Bonds/Marriage Register
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In response to your posting:
1. Did any of the households I posted previously look as if it could have been one of yours?
What I am looking for is a family to focus on so that I can hopefully pick up something in earlier censuses. Most of the households that I listed were in the Cross Creek areas of Fayetteville, (which is downtown). Cedar Creek, although a part of Cumberland County is listed seperately from Cross Creek, so I will look for specifics in Cedar Creek now that I have that information.
One thing that I have learned, (and believe me, I am no expert, I am a bona fide lay person), is that if they were FPOC they will be in written documentation somewhere, (marriage bonds, apprentices, censuses, poll taxes, court records, etc.). I did a name search on "Cherry," as it is an odd name, (at least by today's standards), but upon my search I found that there were several "Cherry's," all over NC. I did not find one listed with a "Mary." I tried different spellings, but found nothing that I could connect.
Okay, I think that's it for now. I will be looking forward to your response(s).
P.S. The FPOC's are not seperate from the general Free Persons, (White, Black, Mulatto, etc.) information in Cumberland County. This is prior to the 1870's. Marriages are on microfilm and can be searched from the Main Library in town, (State and Local Research Room). They have most everything there, (marriage bonds, apprenticeships, censuses, etc.), and have later hours than the court house, (Mon-Wed open til 9pm; Thurs-Sun open til 6pm). The staff is wonderful, and will show you how to search the stacks, and the indexes.
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