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Documenting Compton Marriage?
In Response To: Descendants of Henry W. Compton ? ()
1) IF SLAVE OWNER LIVED AS HUSBAND AND FATHER, were the couple married with license OR a private cerremony RECORDED OR was their marriage assumed to be "common law"? I have not found a marriage license, bible record, etc. for 1st family of Slaveowner Henry W. Compton (b. 11 Oct 1813 KY & d. 1895 Davidson Co,TN) and slave Ann (unknown maiden) mulatto .. they lived and raised children in Davidson Co, TN. They are listed in census with children .. he recognized his children and educated them.
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