JOHNSTON COUNTY BASTARDY BONDS

Copyright © 2009 Warren T. Bagley

A bastardy bond was the means by which the counties of North Carolina provided support for illegitimate children. When it was discovered that a woman was pregnant with an illegitimate child, she was examined and required to give the name of the reputed father. With that information, the father was then required to support the child and prevent he or she from becoming a charge of the County. Should the father not believe that the child was his, he could request a judgment of a jury in hopes that they would believe that he was not the father. If the mother refused to admit the name of the father, then she was required to post her own bond. Although they rarely give the name of the child, simple arithmetic will provide the birth date of the child to within a month or so. Illegitimate children always took the name of the mother unless they were declared legitimate and claimed by the father. These bonds are housed in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina. These bonds are housed

in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC in two volumes that cover 1850 to 1895. (NCSA C.R. #56.102.1 & .2)

 

Warren’s Note:  You may ask, well where are the bastardy bonds prior or after these years.  These are the only years (1850 – 1895 that there were actually “bonds”.  Prior years or later years do not have bonds.  They are in the court minutes for Johnston County.  You certainly must visit the abstracted Johnston County Court Minutes by Weynette Parks Haun  which are covered in 17 volumes between 1759 and 1849.  There are no abstracted court minutes for the period after 1895.  Sorry if these findings upset you.  It happens!

 

Pg.

Date

Mother

Father

1

29-May-1850

Nancy Silivent

Stephen Powell

1

29-May-1850

Smithy Moor

McCullen Ivey

2

29-May-1850

Harriet Johnson

Drewry Johnson

3

26-Aug-1850

Polly Clark

Hardy Evans

4

26-May-1851

Zilli Simpson

Mabra Hinnant

5

23-Feb-1852

Betsy Johnson

Barnabus Johnson

6

23-Nov-1852

Janie White

Harkert King

7

23-Nov-1852

Bartilda Ren

James A. Smith

8

28-Feb-1853-

Martha Parks

Daniel Powell

9

1-Mar-1853

Sally Kirby

Bynum Davis

9

2-Mar-1853-

Mary Coats

John R. Coats

10

23-May-1853

Sally Hinnant

Charles Deans

11

23-May-1853-

Martha Powell

Francis Bridgers

12

23-May-1853

Martha Griffis

James Munds

13

24-May-1853

Elizabeth Allen

James G. Allen

14

26-May-1853

Barbara Boykin

Dely Johnson

15

22-Aug-1858-

Martha Evans

David Davis

16

23-Aug-1853

Joanna Godwin

Jonathan Davis

17

24-Aug-1853

Harriet Johnson

Merriman Lassiter

18

24-Aug-1853

Caroline Allen

Aaron Lee

19

28-Nov-1853

Fetna Eason

Giron Earp

20

29-Nov-1853

Isabel Davis

Ephraim Watson

21

29-Nov-1853

Sarah C. Hinton

Joseph I. Wall

22

27-Feb-1854

Phebe Watson

Calvin Lamb

23

28-Feb-1854

Thena Wallace

John De Carteret

24

22-May-1854

Nicy Rhodes

A.J. Denning

25

22-May-1854

Wenna Stuckey

James W. Edwards

26

23-May-1854

Sally Lee

John Webb

27

27-Feb-1855

Sabrina Ellis

William I. Smith

28

28-Feb-1855

Ailsey Davis

Josiah Watson

29

27-Nov-1855

Mary Bundy

William W. Shepherd

30

26-Feb-1856

Patsy Edwards

John Syllivent

31

26-Aug-1856

Temperance Carrell

Hiram Holleman

32

25 Nov-1856

Harriet Parrish

Zechariah Collier

33

23 Feb-1857

Joana Johnson

John E. Earp

34

25 May-1857

Zilpha Pace

Daniel Sellers

35

25 May-1857

Silva Parrish

Jonathan Copeland

36

 

 

 

37

24 Aug-1857

Sylva Parrish

Jonathan Copeland

38

25 Aug-1857

Louisa Daniel

Alfred L. Bailey

39

24 Nov-1857

Penny Messer

Haywood Honeycutt

40

28 Feb-1858

Sarah J. Wilkins

Elbert Holt

41

25 May-1858

Piety Carroll

Malachi Wall

42

27 Nov-1858

Elizabeth Howell

C.A. Holt

43

28 Feb-1859

Joana Joyner

H.D. Porter

44

1 Mar-1859

Jane Faircloth

Elisha Parrish

45

1 Mar-1859

Louisa Stephenson

James Parrish

46

3 Mar-1859

Patsy Feutral

William Sellars

47

3 Mar-1859

Martha Baker

James Baker

48

27 May-1859

Amanda Pilkington

Henry E. Thain

49

23 Aug-1859

N. Carroll

Thomas Coats

50

28 Nov-1859

Jincy Messer

Curtis M. Stephenson

51

1 Dec-1859

Helen Davis

Jacob Daughtry, Jr.

52

28 Nov-1859

Harriet Johnson

Joseph Johnson

53

28 Nov-1859

Meadith E. Barefoot

Londy L. Barefoot

54

29 May-1859-

Martha Carol.1

John Corbett

55

31 May-1860

Sarah Wall

L.O. Batten

56

31 May-1860

Ganzada Wallace

Archibald Knox

57

28 Aug-1860

Lucinda Cooper

Stephen Renfrow

58

28 Nov-1860

Tabitha Price

William H. Penny

59

25 Feb-1861

Argile Crawford

Jackson Rains, Jr

60

27 May-1861-

Mary Wall

John B. Creech

61

28 May-1861

Penny Baker

Joseph Johnson

62

27 Aug-1861

Ailey Rose

George Radford

63

25 Aug-1862-

Martha Ann Howell

John T. Capps

64

22 Aug-1864

Lucinda Godwin

Thomas Edgerton

65

27 Nov-1865

Vetula Morgan

A.W. Richardson

66

 

 

 

67

28 May-1866

Mary Gurley

James H. Harrison

68

27 Aug-1866

Caroline Flowers

G.R. Britt

69

26 Nov-1866

Fething Crawford

William Bonnity

70

26 Nov-1866-

Martha Overby

James W. Johnson

71

27 Aug-186

Lydia Holley

W.J. Beard

72

25 Jun-1867

Harriet Norris

Thomas Manning

73

25 Feb-1867

Elizabeth Cole

refused to name father

74

29 May-1867-

Martha Adams

Haywood Moore

75

26 Aug-1867

Sarah P. Thompson

Kincheon Kornegay

76

26 Aug-1867

Sophia A. Peedin

Turner Sanders

77

30 Aug-1867

Mily Bell

Henry Barnes

78

30 Aug-1867

Mily Bell

Henry Barnes

79

25 Aug-1867

Salina Jones

Hillory Holleman

80

26 Nov-1867

Sarah Daughtry

Lewis Braswell

81

26 Nov-1867

Cornelia Hocut

Gillis O'Neal

82

24 Feb-1868-

Margaret Bass

David D. Adams

83

24 Feb-1868

Sarah Wall.

James Creech

84

24 Feb-1868

Sarah D. Wilkins

Ashley Stanley

85

25 Feb-1868

Nancy Wheeler

P.P. Poole

86

26 May-1868

Keziah Barfield

Richmond Sanders

87

26 May-1868-

Margaret Bass

D.D. Adams

88

27 May-1868

Menda Atkinson

Elbert Godwin

1869-1897

 

 

 

3

23 Mar-1869

Viola Leach

Washington Leach

4

21 Sep-1869

Nellie Hinnant

Emzy Boyette

5

28 Mar-1870

Winnie Batten

Levi J. Edwards

6

28 Mar-187Q

Hager Bryant

Sidney Morgan

7

28-Mar 1870

Dolly Murphy

B.G. Carroll

9

29-Mar 1870-

Martha Sanders

Thomas Sanders

10

29-Mar 1870

Sarah Sanders

Jerry Sanders

14

31-Mar 1870-

Mary Sanders

Logan Beckwith

15

31-Mar 1870

Harriet Johnson

Edmond W. Johnson

16

1-Apr 1870

Rebecca Mitchell

Richard Pearce

17

19-Sep 1870

Edney Hines

W.H. Jernigan

18

19-Sep 1870

Ailey Jane Hall

Albert Moody

19

19-Sep 1870

Charity Sanders

Wyatt Hall

20

19-Sep 1870

Rurtree (?) Wallace

Wm. Lane

21

19-Sep 1870-

Mary Cone

Wright Underwood

22

19-Sep 1870

Sarah D. Wilkins

Ashley Starling

23

20-Sep'1870

Dorcas Woodard

Needham Stancell

24

20-Sep 1870

Janett Tomlinson

Allen Young

25

21-Sep 1870

E.M. Strickland

Isham Taylor

26

21-Sep.1870

Tallitha Johnson

P.P. Barber

27

21-Sep 1870

Mary E. Mason

N.S. Knox

28

22-Sep 1870

Cytha Watkins

Thomas Edgerton

29

26-Sep 1870

Linda Whitley

Spencer Whitley

30

28-Sep 1870

Rebecca Johnson

David Gower

31

27-Mar 1871

Nancy H. Lee

Loid Narron

33

27-Mar 1871

Analine Carroll

Marcellus Allen

34

27-Mar 1871

Nancy Frazier

Henry Barnes

35

28-Mar 1871

Vina Adams

Ellis Woodall

36

29-May 1871

Easter Powell

B.B. Smith

37

29-Mar 1871

Charlotte Watson

William Mitchner

38

25-Sep 1871

Gracy Sanders

Nathan Barber

39

25-Sep 1871

Viola Leach

Stephen Powell

40

25-Sep 1871

Louiza Carroll

Rufus Radford

41

25-Sep 1871

Violet Atkinson

Exum Bagley

42

26-Sep 1871

Cornelia Sanders

Daniel Alford

43

26-Sep 1871

Roena Lee

Jackson Baker

44

26-Sep 1871

Savanah Richardson

Thomas Earp

45

26-Sep 1871

Eliz A. Hinton

Samuel Avera

46

26-Sep 1871-

Marsila Sanders

Harry Powell

47

26-Sep 1871

Dolly Allen

Henry Sanders, Jr.

48

26-Sep 1871

Cornelia Hocut

Gillis O'Neal

49

26-Sep 1871

Ellen Smith

Eli Whitfield

50

26-Sep 1871-

Martha Vinson

William Turner

51

28-Sep 1871

Caroline Eason

Shepherd White

52

28-Sep 1871

Tempe Batten

William Lovick

53

28-Sep 1871

Emily Smith

Ollin Smith

54

2-Oct 1871

Caroline Eason

Shepherd White

55

25-Mar 1872

Vina Lee

Ransom Taylor]

56

25-Mar 1872

Susan Bryant

Charles Hall

57

25-Mar 1872

Ursula E. Sasser

John B. Person

58

26-Mar 1872-

Margaret Bunn

Nehemiah Hicks

59

26-Mar 1872

Sarah Lannier

Ben Whitley

60

26-Mar 1872

Sarah Carroll

Exum Bagley

61

26-Mar 1872

McKenzie Irby

Mack Morgan

62

27-Mar 1872-

Martha Sanders

Ashley Sanders

63

30-Mar 1872

Betsy Moore

Reuben Sanders

64

23-Sep 1872

Jane Lee-

Martin Adams

65

23-Sep 1872

Eliza Griffin

Bryant Creech

66

23-Sep 1872

Narcissus Lee

Hardy Ruffin

67

23-Sep 1872

Harriet Finch

Nathan Barber

68

24-Sep 1872

Sally Starling

Kenchion Kornegay

69

24-Sep 1872

Harriet Eason

Ellis Woodall

70

24-Sep 1872

Elizabeth Wilkins

Thomas Whitley

71

25-Sep 1872

Easter Bunn

John Mial

72

25-Sep 1872

Sarah Brady

Alexander Price

73

25-Sep 1872

Angeline Jones

Allen Young

74'

26-Sep 1872

Narcissa Carroll

William H. Parrish

75

30-Sep 1872

Harriet Johnson

John Johnson

76

8 Oct-1872

Chloe Bains

Alex Kelly

77

30 Sep-1872

Rose Ann Evertt_

Moses Atkinson

78

25 Mar-1873

Amy Toler

Joe Everett

79

25 Mar-1873

Caroline Wilkins

William H. Pilkinton

80

25 Mar-1873

Peggy Hollowell

Henry Thompson

81

25 Mar-1873

Rose Hastings

Shephard White

82

26 Mar-1873

Cynthia Hicks

Mark Bundy

83

23 Sep-1873

Beady Harper

Josiah Benson

84

23 Sep-1873

Viney Lee

Boyette Tew

85

23*Sep-1873

Managa E. Capps

William R. Johnson

86

1 Oct-1873

Ersula E. Phillips

Jno. B. Person

87

17 Mar-1874

Adaline Adams

David Edwards

88

23 Mar-1874

Liddie Finch

Alfred Barber

89

23 Mar-1874

Mahala Moore

Austin Blake

90

23 Mar-1874

Piety J. Carroll

Malachi Wall

91

23 Mar-1874

Indiana Jones

J.W. Jones

92

23 Mar-1874

Anna L. Blackman

William R. Allen

93

23 Mar-1874

Winifred Lee

David Adams

94

23 Mar-1874

Judy Bagley

Elbert Godwin

95

23 Mar-1874-

Mary A.E. Deans

Amos Godwin

96

23 Mar-1874

Annaline Carroll

Amos Godwin

97

23,-Mar-1874

Rozetty Bagley

Amos Godwin

98

23 Mar-1874

Thena Byran

David M. Hall

99

24 Mar-1874

Susan H. Massengill

Hilliard Maynard

100

24 Mar-1874-

Mary Bundy

J.D. Parrish

101

24 Mar-1874

Caroline Watson

John J. Watson

102

27 Mar-1874

Alcy Carroll

Monroe Richardson

103

21 Sep-1874

Susan Bryant

C.W. Hall

104

21 Sep-1874

Susan A. Adams

Henry Tew

105

21 Sep-1874-

Martha Rauson

J.T. Stallings

106

21 Sep-1874

Tabitha Rose

Wiley Batten

107

21 Sep-1874

Judy Bagley

Elbert Godwin

108

21 Sep-1874

Alcey Allen

J.G. Jernigan

109

22 Sep-1874

??????

Elias Baucom

110

21 Sep-1874'-

Mary Bryant

Stanley Sanders

111

22 Sep-1874

Henrietta Morgan

Haywood Smith

112

22 Mar-1875

Roanne Lee

S.W. Coats

113

20 Mar-1875

Polly L. Stanley

Ashley Benson

114

22 Mar-1875-

Mary Earp

E.G. Barnes

115

22 Mar-1875-

Mary A. Murphy

Mack Woods

116

22 Mar-1875

Jane Holloway

Frank Dunn

117

23 Mar-1875

Eliza Sanders

Harrison Avera

118

29 Mar-1875

Polly Standley

W.R. Langley

119

20 Sep-1875

Nicey Tolerq

James Rayner

120

20 Mar-1875

Gracy Sanders

Isaac Woodall

121

20 Mar-1875

Adeline Johnson

Henry A. Adams

122

20 Mar-1875

Caron Ann Price

Sylvanns Beasley

123

20 Sep-1875

Sarah Braddy

J.C. Price

124

21 Sep-1875

Louisa Powell

William M. Markham

125

21 Sep-1875

Jane Hicks

Randall Houlder

126

22 Sep-1875

Smithy Parrish

Mordecai Parrish

127

23 Sep-1875

Lucy Watson

Maddison Raiford

128

21 Mar-1876

Amanda Eldridge

Martin Adams

129

23 Mar-1876

Theresey Godwin

Camel B. Williams

130

27 Mar-1876

Georgianna ???

Sandy Braswell

131

28 Mar-1876

Sally Stansell

Willie Narron

132

27 Mar-1876-

Mariah Atkinson

Madison Scott

133

27 Mar-1876

Nancy Stanley

Gideon Baker

134

29 Mar-1876

Etta Whitfield

Daniel Thomas

135

29 Mar-1876

Sarah S. Ellis

D.F. Adams

136

29 Mar-1876

Sarah Whitley

Hardy Haggins

137

29 Mar-1876

Rebecca E. Ingram

Allen Williams

138

26 Sep-1876

E.M. Strickland

Adin Powell

139

30 Sep-1876

Susan C. Parrish

W.B. Daman(?)

140

2 Oct-1876

Gilly Hatcher

Harris Batten

141

2 Oct-1876

Louisa Rose

Jerry Deans .

142

3 Oct-1876

Sylva Williams

Willis Beckwith

143

3 Oct-1876

Susan Hays

S.M. Thornton

144

4 Oct-1876

Emily Holmes

J.C. Beasley

145

4 Oct-1876

Nancy Evans

Lafayette Peedin

146

26 Jan-1877

Caroline B???

Levi Booth

147

26 Mar-1877

Polly Ann Massey

James T. Coats, Jr.

148

26 Mar-1877

Chelly Oliver

Jesse T. Creech

149

26 Mar-1877

Brady Parrish

W.H. Higgins

150

25 Apr-1877

Elizabeth Underwood

E.W. Johnson

151

25 Apr-1877

Betsy Moore

Isaac Woodall

152

4 Apr-1877

Harriett Morgan

Jack Leach

153

5 Apr-1877

Gorgianna Whitley

Dudley Exum

154

7 Apr-1877-

Martha Jane Murphey

H.W. Whitaker

155

24 Sep-1877

Appie Parker

:Keder Woodard

156

24 Sep-1877

Joanne Stephenson

W.A. Eatmon

157

25 Sep-1877

Julia Sanders

Allen Sanders

158

25 Sep-1877

Josephine Hobby

Dock Rogers

159

16 Feb-1878

Arritta Lockhart

Dock Durham

160

12 Mar-1878

Susan Baker

D.F. Adams

161

16 Mar-1878

Anna J. Blackman

Jacob J. Tiner

162

25 Mar-1878'

Nancy J. Williams

Joel A. Hudson

163

5 Oct-1876-

Martha Ellis

I.D. Gully

164

25 Mar-1878

Julia Sanders

Nathaniel Avera

165

25 Mar-1878

Jane Bryant

Henry Marriott

166

25 Mar-1878

Emily J. Tisdale

I.G. Tindel

167

25 Mar-1878-

Mary A.E. Deans

Seth Ballentine

168

26 Mar-1878

Zilla Pearce

Alfred W. Wilkins

169

26 Mar-1878

Jennie Hinton

Robert Horton

170

26 Mar-1878-

Margaret Hobbs

Solomon Whitley

171

28 Oct-1878-

Martha E. Ryals

Geo. W. Wood

172

28 Oct-1878

Lorinda Hicks

W.O. Grisswold

173

28 Oct-1878

Patience Boylan

Alonzo Wilson

174

29 Oct-1878

Amanda Eldridge

I.H. McLean

175

28 Apr-1879

Rebecca Ingram

W.H. Crumpler

176

28 Apr-1879

Bettie Tiner

George Aycock

177

28 Apr-1879

Caroline Bridgers

Alonzo Wilson

178

7 Aug-1880

Laura Jones

John Haywood

179

15-Aug-1889-

Mary E. Grant

Nathan Scott

180

8'Feb-1892

Sally Baker

William Bintarce(?)

181

30, Apr-1892

Annie Smith

Frank Gales

182

29'Jun-1892

Annie Smith

Frank Gales

183

4 Oct-1893

Annie Smith

Braswell Thomas

184

11 May-1894

M.A. Holland

J.T. Young (X out)

185

15 Dec-1894

Annie Earp

Joseph Stevens

186

23 Dec-1895

Lucinda Sanders

John T. Sanders