This book and Marriages of Wilkes County, North Carolina 1778-1868 are part of a series of volumes dealing with the marriage records of North Carolina counties. Marriages of Surry County contains abstracts of all extant marriage bonds and licenses for the period 1779 until 1868 when bonds, as prerequisites for licenses, were discontinued. The data in this volume is arranged throughout in alphabetical order by the surname of the groom, and each entry provides the name of the bride, the date of the marriage bond, and the names of the bondsmen, clergymen, and justices of the peace. Altogether over 6,000 marriage bonds are abstracted in this work, and the text bears reference to approximately 16,000 persons.
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