I founf the record of the marriage bond between Joseph Chapman ans Mary E Patterson showing that the "SURETY" was a John H Patterson. Who is the person designated as "SURETY"? Could that be the father. Is the copy of the marriage bond book, the only document to be had, or is there another certificate copy showing more info somewhere?
The marriage took place June 6th, 1856. I am now trying to track each of those persons parents. My father thought they might have been from somewhere around Richmond Va and then came to ky and Il. after the civil war, but, the dates don't jive. I would appreciate any help extended my way.
Many thanks, Jaclie Swikard-Shaffer