Looking for info on Alberto Gardin of McDowell Co., NC. Just discovered a bastardy bond whereby Louisa C. McCanless names Alberto Gardin the father of her illegitimate child in 1871. He paid $20/year for three years to Lou McCanless "to indemnify the county free from all charges for the maintenance of said bastard child". This child was Florence Georgia Lakey. Lou McCanless had another bastard child by Joseph H. Morrison in 1876 (this a son). Lou married John S. Lakey when Florence Georgia McCanless was 9 years old and her brother 7.
Florence Georgia Lakey was my ggrandmother so I am very much interested in discovering information regarding Alberto Gardin... parents, ethnicity, siblings, etc.
Thanks in advance for any help.