|Posted By:||John Fox|
|Subject:||Re: Robert Brooks Jr., 1841 Person Co., NC|
|Post Date:||November 08, 2006 at 15:57:21|
|Forum:||Person County, NC Genealogy Forum|
It was not at all unusual for a neighbor and friend to provide bond for a marriage. The Van Hooks; one of my families, the Hargis'; and the Brooks lived in the same area of Person County, just bordering the Caswell and Orange County lines, and most likely were members of the same church: perhaps Flat River Primitive Baptist Church. My ancestor, Shadrack Hargis had a brother, Thomas Lee Hargis, who married Bridget, "Biddie" Van Hook; and Shadrack, himself was married to Nancy Lee Brooks. I have not been able to attach Nancy Lee to her rightful family, but the Brooks family was rather extensive and intermarried with a number of families of the area.
Winston Salem, NC