Negro marriages in Boone County, 1866-1909


Negro marriages in Boone County, 1866-1909
Boone County (Ky.). Clerk's Office
Boone County, KY
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Before the Civil War, most African American couples "jumped the broom" when they were wed. It was not until after the Civil War that most Counties/States started to record "Negro" Marriages. In 1866, the year after the Civil War ended, all "Negro" and "Mulatto" couples were requested to go to the Courthouse and have their declaration of Marriage recorded.The couples are listed alphabetically, first by the name of the groom, then by the name of the bride. This document is a transcription of the original marriage record index. It was transcribed as recorded, complete with all misspellings. The marriage records are alphabetized with each record listed twice, once under the name of the groom and once under the bride. Transcribed by Laurie Wilcox.
Accessed at Boone County Public Library, Burlington, KY.
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