Marriage Bonds of Bedford County, Virginia, 1755-1800, [Reprinted with] Bedford County, Virginia: Index of Wills, from 1754 to 1830; by Earle S. Dennis and Jane E. Smith; 99 pp; Paperback; Published: 1932, 1917; Reprinted: 2007; ISBN: 9780806306698; Item # CF1425
Bedford County, Virginia, was formed from portions of Albemarle and Lunenburg counties in 1753. These Bedford County marriage bonds, the oldest of record, furnish the names of about 3,000 prospective brides and grooms, and there are references to some 1,500 parents and sureties. This edition is in an improved format, and the index of brides is in strict alphabetical order. Augmenting this work is the Index of Wills, an alphabetical list of several hundred testators with the probate dates.