States: Georgia: Harris
Check the local churches and newspapers, also. If I understand correctly from the post before, your ancestors you are looking for were african american? If so there might not have been a formal cerimony at that time they were still not giving african americans (freeman or freed slaves) the rights to do as they pleased like get married.So there was still alot of 'jumpin the broom'. Or if it was a rural area there was always the issue of the priest not being there. There was a priest that would travel from place to place and cover everything from baptisms to marriages to admis tothe sick. So they either had to wait for the priest to come thru or they traveled to find one, you may also find 2 separate marriage dates due to being married by the Justice of the Peace and then again by the priest. Any marriage before emanucpation will be listed in the plantation books or in probate records.
If you have any questions I'll be happy to help, I have done several african american histories. I had to figure things out on my own and I know how hard it can be, lol, so I dont mind passing on what I learned.
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