Some Other History Articles

on Tuesday, July, 19 2016 @ 08:31:00 am (133 words)
In Brazoria County history [ 7202 views ]

Stay tuned. Meanwhile, here are links to some other things I've written which are available for you to read online. more »

Marriage Banns, Marriage Bonds, and Marriage by Bond

on Sunday, June, 21 2015 @ 04:51:00 am (640 words)
In Brazoria County history [ 27166 views ]

In most of the early states of the United States, a prospective groom took out a bond with the clerk of the county court in the county in which the prospective bride lived. This was done as surety that there was no legal obstacle to the marriage. .... The idea of a bond relating to marriage in colonial Texas, however, was a bit different. more »

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