Family: Uriah Berry / Malinda Tabor (F3056)

m. 27 Jan 1819


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  • Father | Male
    Uriah Berry

    Born  31 Mar 1801  Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Jan 1866   
    Buried    Durant, Holmes, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  27 Jan 1819  [1, 2, 3]  Alabama, USA  [1, 2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  William Green Berry | F3269 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Nancy Lincecum | F3269 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Malinda Tabor

    Born  Between 1803 and 1804  South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Jun 1880  Franklin, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father   
    Mother   

    Child 1 | Male
    James Madison Berry

    Born  Abt 1820  Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  29 Apr 1873  Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Sarah Jane Barnes | F3055 
    Married  8 Feb 1848  Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    Cyrena Ann Berry

    Born  Abt 1822  Bibb, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Aft 1880   
    Buried     
    Spouse  William D. A. Mitchell | F3034 
    Married  22 Mar 1842  Winston, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • - Cahawba County later became Bibb County (Alabama).

      - Per Genealogy.About.com <http://genealogy.about.com/od/marriage_records/fl/types-marriage-records.htm> :
      "Marriage Bond - a monetary pledge or guarantee given to the court by the intended groom and a bondsman to affirm that there was no moral or legal reason why the couple could not be married, and also that the groom would not change his mind. If either party declined to go through with the union, or of one of the parties was found to be ineligible-for example, already married, too closely related to the other party, or underage without parental approval-the bond money was generally forfeit. The bondsman, or surety, was often a brother or uncle to the bride, although he could also be a relative of the groom, or even a neighbor of friend of either of the two parties. The use of marriage bonds was especially common in the southern and mid-Atlantic states through the first half of the nineteenth century."

      For the marriage of Uriah and Malind, the groom to be and Malinda's brother Nathan put up the bond. Further, the marriage ceremony was performed by "Wm Taber JP." Guessing this was either Malinda's father or another brother.

      Transcriptions of bond, license, and execution follow.

      BOND dated 25 January 1819:

      Alabama Territory }
      Cahawba County } Know all men by these presents, that we Uriah Berry and Nathan Taber of said county are held and firmly bound unto William W. Bibb Governor of the Territory aforesaid or his successors in office in the sum of Two [Five?] hundred dollars to which payment will and [illegible] to be made to the said Governor for the time being or his successors in office...

      ...The condition of this obligation is such that where as...a marriage is shortly intended to be celebrated between the above bound Uriah Berry and Malinda Taber. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.
      [signed & sealed] Uriah Berry
      [signed & sealed] Nathan Taber

      LICENSE

      The Alabama Territory of the United States
      By the Register of the Orphans Court of Cahawba County

      To any Judge, Minister or Justice lawfully authorised to celebrate the rites of Matrimony

      You are hereby licensed to celebrate the rites of matrimony between Uriah Berry and Malinda Tabor of said county and for so doing this shall be your warrant.

      [Signed by Registrar in Centerville, 26 January 1819.]

      EXECUTION

      Alabama Territory }
      Cahawba County } I certify that I have executed the within license agreeable to the within warrant 27th January 1819.

      Wm Taber JP

  • Sources 
    1. [S768] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Uriah Berry / Barry m. Malinda Tabor, 1819, Alabama.

    2. [S865] Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950, Images of documents relating to the marriage of Uriah Berry & Malinda Tabor, January 1819, Cawhawba (later Bibb) County.

    3. [S866] The Family Tree of Clois Miles Rainwater, 2013, Accessed October 2016, pg. 206.