Wedding Bells

Marriage Records

marriage license
 
The volunteers led by Jane Thompson that helped with the Marriage Record Project included: Wyndell Taylor, Vic Freeman, Brenda Hawkins, Janis Richardson, Jack Milam, Sherry Osburn, Marjorie Stansel, Barbara Worsham, Cindy Casey, Barbara Timm, Freeman Porter, Felice Dissmeyer, Mark ___ and Arlene Woody.
 

Please note:  
We found several pages written over by researchers during this project, and we found pages missing from one of the books.  Shame on the people responsible. 
 

You will notice that there are several images missing from this transcript for Book E.  The pages in Book E were so faded they were barely legible and as a result, could not be successfully photographed. 

 

Several people have written asking where to obtain a copy of the marriage certificate.  Marriage certificates are prepared by the Probate Court in Bartow County for $10.00.   To create these certificates, one of the clerks look up the marriage in the Record Book (the same book / image that is attached to this transcript) and transcribe it onto a nice looking form.    Please provide the book/page number and names of bride and groom when ordering a Certificate.   Click here for Bartow County Government website. 

We've also been asked if someone could transcribe the "rest of the information".  All information from the marriage record has been transcribed.  There is no information on parents, or even addresses for the bride/groom.   In a few cases, there are ages or birthdates shown on the record, and that information is part of our transcription.    

 
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To copy the marriage certificate in windows, right click on the image and select"Save picture as".
 
Transcriptions   Finished 2/4/2006 !
Groom
Bride
Marriages book dates are recording dates,
not necessarily the date that marriage took place. 
Marriage Books
Recording Dates
Date Finished
B
1837 - 1843
5/28/2005
D
1849 - 1852
5/28/2005
E
1853 - 1868
5/2005
F
1869 - 1876
5/28/2005
G
1874 - 1882
8/2005
H
1882 - 1889
5/28/2005
I
1888 - 1898
5/28/2005
Colored
1889-1919
5/28/2005
J
1898 - 1907
8/2005
K - White
1902 - 1918

5/28/2005

L
1917 - 1928
8/2005
K - Colored
1920 - 1942
9/2005
M
1928 - 1937
11/2005
N
1937 - 1942
Will not be done at this time
L - Colored
July 1943 - Nov. 1973
Will not be done at this time
   

Jump Over the Broomstick (To). To marry in an informal way. A"brom" is the bit of a bridle; to"jump the brom" is to skip over the marriage restraint, and"broomstick" is a mere corruption. This was taken from The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable  by Cobham Brewer, published 1894  ... Thanks to for submitting this information.

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Do you know a type of marriage ceremony that might have been performed in Bartow County that would not have been recorded in the marriage books?

 

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