Marriage Bonds

Only a few of Iredell’s marriage bonds survive. Some marriages are implied in the records. If known, they will be listed on the Marriages page of this website.

Existing Marriage Bonds at the NC State Archives in Raleigh:

Emmons, George N. (col), & Angeline H. White (col), 8 Nov 1866, married by R. N. Freeland, J. P., witness J. F. Alexander, clk.
Iredell marriage bond 1 crop small

Freeland, Robert N. & Elizabeth Scroggs (nee Elizabeth Holhouser), (widow), bond date 9 Apr 1845, married 11 Apr 1845 by John Davidson, J. P., witness W. Marrison
Iredell marriage bond Freeland & Scroggs crop small

Not all ministers’ returns survive in NC, but this marriage has a surviving minister’s return:

Iredell marriage bond Freeland & Scroggs minister return

Robison, Hugh & Hannah Barr, 27 Feb. 1790, witness A. Simmonton. — this is not the original bond but a certified copy.

Scorggs, William & Elizabeth Holshowser, bond date 9 Jul 1831, married 21 Jul 1831 by Jos. W. Murdock, J. P., witness A. Sharpe — Iredell marriage bond Scroggs & Holshouser 1831, small image

Young, Benjamin & Mary Higgins (widow), bond ate 24 May 1797, witness A. Sharpe, CC. — not the original but a certified copy)