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Marriages

1806-1903 | 1805-1826 | Other

1806-1903

Contributed by Darrell Ertzberger

Records of the Probate Court of Franklin County, Georgia

in the Georgia Department of Archives & History

RG-Series 159-2-3: Description of the Record Group - Series


GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30334

PRELIMINARY DESCRIPTIVE INVENTORY 

AGENCY:  Franklin County                                                      RECORD GROUP NO:  159

SUB-GROUP: Records of the Probate Court                              SUB-GROUP NO: 2

SERIES:: Marriage License Files, 1820-1905                             SERIES: 3.
 

DESCRIPTION OF SERIES AND ITS CONTENTS:

This series contains two chief types of records.  The first is the marriage license proper which changed its format considerably over this great span of years. Despite the changes, however, the informational content has remained remarkably consistent.  The first part consists of the license to marry signed by the county ordinary or the clerk of the inferior court and containing the names of the bride and groom and the dates.  The second part consists of a certification on the part of the official who married the couple that the ceremony did indeed take place.  There is also another form called a Return of Marriage (used only in 1875 and 1876 for statistics which were sent to the secretary of a short lived State Board of Health) which contains physical descriptions of the bride and groom, states of birth, age and other facts.  The records are arranged alphabetically by surname of the groom with Negro records boxed in a separate alphabetical sequence.  There are no Negro records prior to the War Between the States. Bound volumes partially duplicate this time span and are in Series.
 

Brides (White)

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Brides (African-American)

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Grooms (White)

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Grooms (African-American)

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1805-1826

The marriages included in this listing were found on microfilm #0007119 obtained from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. These marriages were prepared by Geri Lilley and checked by Jean Jones. At the beginning of the book titled "Franklin County Marriages Dec 16, 1805 - Aug 7, 1826" is a statement that it was copied in 1851, original through pages 124. While every effort was made to accurately transcribe the entries, it is possible that some have been incorrectly entered. It is highly recommended that you consult the original records if any question exists. These marriages are not offered as a source of documentation but rather for information that you can use in your research.

Each marriage is listed twice. Once by the Grooms surname and once by the Brides surname. Occasionally it seemed impossible to determine the correct spelling of a name and it may be included with each believed spelling thereby that marriage may be listed a third time.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Other

BMD Project (Birth, Marriage, Death)
1875-76 Index of Marriage Certificates also see [additional information]
Early Marriages and Divorces at Franklin County, Georgia Obituaries and Death Notices, 1878-1910

 

 

 

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