Reconstruction Period Research Forum
Marriage Rules SC
Parties Eligible to Marriage
1. All male persons of the age of eighteen and having never been married; and all females of the age of fourteen or sixteen, and having never been married, shall be eligible to marriage.
2. All persons having been married, who shall furnish satisfactory evidence of either the marriage or divorce, or death of all former companions, will be eligible to marriage again.
3. All married persons producing satisfactory evidence of separation from their companions against their wishes, and for cases not under their control for a period of two years, and that they have no evidence that they are alive; or if alive, that they will ever forcibly be restored to them, may marry again.