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AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum

Re: Perry County AL Marriage Data

It would not surprise me if Alabama did away with the surety bond (the fee demanded was often so onerous that a lot of couples simply cohabitated rather than pay it) but left the oath as to no legal impediment to a valid marriage, in place.

An interesting observation about possible cohabiting when any fee imposed for the surety bond was not affordable. Will take a longer look at the history.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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