(RECONSTRUCTION.) Marriage certificate issued to a Georgia freedman and freedwoman a year after the war. Partially-printed document completed in manuscript, 10 x 8 inches; moderate wear, soiling and docketing on verso. Talbot County, GA, 15 September 1866
The marriage certificate of Cicero Vaughn and Ellen Gorman, signed by county official Marion Bethune and L.A. Brown, minister of the gospel. For many, emancipation offered the opportunity to have existing marriages formally recognized by church and state.
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