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Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, RG 105, National Archives and Records Service.

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April 19, 1866
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  • North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction: Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina during the Civil War and Reconstruction (1860–1876). Topics include debates over secession, battles and strategies, the war in North Carolina, the soldier's experience, the home front, freedom and civil rights for former slaves, Reconstruction, and the "redemption" of the state by conservatives. (Page 8.8)

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Marriage certificate issued by the Freedmen's Bureau

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Bureau Refugees, Freemen and Abandoned Lands

By the authority of Circular No. 5, dated Assistant Commissioner’s Office Ky. and Tenn., Nashville, Feb. 26, 1866, I certify that I have this day united B. B. Manson and Sarah Ann Bo (White), colored, in the bonds of matrimony. They have been living together as man and wife for about since Oct. 23, 1843 years past and have had, as the result thereof, the following children, viz:

  • John S. W. (White) Manson, aged about 21 years (served in U.S.C.S.)
  • Mary Jane (Bo) Manson, 20
  • Martin Clark (Bo) Manson, 18 (served in U.S.C.S.)
  • Robt Pryor (Bo) Manson, 17
  • Eleanor Clopton (Bo) Manson, 16
  • Salle (Bo) Manson, 14
  • Paul (Bo) Manson, 12
  • William [illegible] (Bo) Manson, 10
  • Patsy Agnes (Bo) Manson, 6

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand in duplicate at office in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee, April 19, 1866.

S. B. F. C. Barr, Sup’t
Wilson County.