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Walton County - Probate Court - Marriage Records

Identifier: 247-02-011

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The applications are very few and date from the late 1920's and early 1930's. Whenever there was a loose application, it was filed with its respective license. Carbon copies of some of the applications appear in two small volumes which are filed at the end of the unbound records. The applications have not been filled out very neatly, nor are they always very complete. Many are very faint and can be read only with difficulty, if at all. Information on the licenses includes the name of the groom, name of the bride, date the license was issued, date of the marriage, name of the Ordinary (the county official responsible for maintaining marriage records before the name of the office was changed to probate judge in 1975), and name of the person performing the marriage ceremony. On the back of some licenses is written the book and page where the licenses are recorded, however many have only a number which appears to represent a page number. No effort has been made to compare the completeness of this file with the marriage record books in the possession of the county. The following symbols were used in the inventory, and their use is indicated: +Colored, ++Freedman or freedwoman, *Application or return only (no license), **Letter of consent only. #Date cited is date of the license, not the marriage. Used if the date of the marriage is illegible, missing, or if the license had been returned unexecuted.


  • Created: 1820-1937


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The marriage licenses and applications have been arranged in alphabetical order by name of the groom. Two inventory listings appear. The first reflects the arrangement of the records and is in alphabetical order by the grooms' surnames. The second listing is alphabetical by brides' names.

Walton County - Probate Court - Marriage Records
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Part of the Georgia Archives Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States