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From: Terri Saylor <>
Subject: Re: [CRR] Illegitamate Children
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 21:35:34 -0600
I have a branch that has this same problem. My time period was mid 1800's.
Does anyone know if Pulaski County and Whitley County had Guardian Bonds or
Indentures to Apprenticeship? From what I understand these were sometimes
called Bastard Bonds. Thanks!
Tammie s Prafke wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone out there might have some knowledge of life in
> the early 1800s in Kentucky & Tennesee. My ggg-grandmother was born
> about 1790 and she had 9 children without the benefit of a husband.
> (makes for a real dead-end to the family branch!) What assumptions can I
> make about her or where can I gather information that might help me
> understand how this might have been viewed in the early 1800s. I have
> read "The Scarlet Letter" and I can't think that life must have been too
> good for a women who went outside the morals of the the majority - on 9
> seperate occasions.
> Comments appreciated--
> Thanks, Tammie
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