Surnames and Family Research Forum
In Response To: Re: EUGENIA VANCE AGNEW--1968 ()
sometimes marriages were performed with no need for money. The Freedmen's Bureau did a lot of them as did missionaries.
Some interesting details here:
When freedom came, tens of thousands of former slave men and women—some seeking to marry for the first time and others attempting to solemnize long-standing relationships—sought help from Union Army clergy, provost marshals, northern missionaries, and the Freedmen's Bureau.
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