Virginia Marriage Bonds in Hinshaw Quaker Encyclopedia Vol 6?

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Wm Wade Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol 6 includes at the back extensive records of marriage bonds for Campbell and Bedford counties in Virginia. For those with an Ancestry account for their edition of this, these indexes begin on page 795.

I see no indication that these are Quaker marriage bonds...this appears to be for everyone in the counties in the years covered. Their inclusion here is leading some to believe all of these marriage bonds are for Quakers but I don't see that is the case. This edition of Vol VI does not give indication one way or the other. People included in these indexes are not found in Quaker meeting minutes. Does anyone know if these are simply indexes of all marriage bonds in the counties for the included years in surviving records?

in Genealogy Help by T Stanton G2G6 Pilot (204k points)
They appear to be mixed records.  My Quaker McPherson families are listed.  Also, my Wooldridge family who were not Quakers are listed.

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I was wondering about this too. The Ancestry record needs to specify that these may not be Quakers.
by Greta Moody G2G6 Pilot (182k points)
Correct Greta, there was only one Quaker Church in Bedford to my knowledge, it's very small, has a Cemetery. I've provided   list of minister's affiliations in comments below.
Thanks Sherrie! :)
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It's free on Hathi.  Link to space page with links and suggested citations.

The table of contents calls these sections  "Marriage Bonds of Campbell County" and "Marriage Bonds of Bedford County" so you are correct they are not exclusively Quaker records.

Speculation.  The introduction states that Hinshaw died before publication of this volume, so perhaps he intended to do something else with these transcriptions and the compiler who finished volume 6 just threw them in? 

by Heather Husted G2G6 Mach 5 (57.1k points)
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They are not Quaker Records Hers is a link to the Bedford marriages at Homepage, it's totally free!

http://www.vagenweb.org/bedford/bedf-mar.htm
by Sherrie Mitchell G2G6 Mach 3 (31.8k points)

Here are minister's affiliations, source at end for page numbers:

Abney Anthony, Baptist, SBA

Christopher Anthony, Quaker, Hinshaw's

John Anthony, Baptist, Justin Crawford

Mosby Arnold, 

John Ayers, Methodist, web

S Ayers, Methodist, p 68

Elisha Burnett, Methodist, p 68

Joshua Burnett,Baptist, p 60

Joseph Burroughs, Baptist, Justin Crawford

Nicholas  Hamner Cobbs, Episcopalian, p 50

James Drury, 

Isham Fuqua,

Thomas C Goggin, 

William Harris, Baptist, SBA

Jeremiah Hatcher, 

Elijah Hurt, Methodist, Justin Crawford

William Johnson, Baptist, SBA

James Leftwich, Brethren? Justin Crawford= James Leftwich was affiliated with Antioch Church of the Brethren at least at one point. He is buried a short distance east on Rt 24 from the site of Antioch…..James P Leftwich, from the Augustine Jr via James RH line=red head. 

Thomas L Leftwich, Presbyterian, p  55

William B? Leftwich, Baptist, web

Merrymann Lunsford,

Benjamin Meador, subt= 22

Benjamin Mitchell, Methodist, p 68 , 

Jacob D Mitchell, Presbyterian, p 53

James Mitchell, Presbyterian, p 54

James Moorman, 

Joseph Morton,

Joseph Payne, (Franklin)

Richard Pope,

Charles Price, 

William S Reid, (Lynchburg)

David Rice, Presbyterian, Justin Crawford

George Rucker,

James Scott,

Nathaniel Shrewsbury, Baptist, p 59

Samuel Shrewsbury , Baptist, p 59

Enoch W Terry, 

James Turner, 

Alderson Weeks, Baptist

Peyton Welch, 

Wilson’s Church, Methodist, p 68

Stephen Wood, subt=20

Parker’s History of Bedford Co Virginia, written and compiled by Lula Jeter Parker, Hamilton’s Indexed Edition, copyright 1988 by Peter Viemeister, (p ref)

For Hinshaw's Quaker Minutes noting Quaker marriages you need to access Goose Creek Monthly Meeting p 347-353; South River Monthly Meeting p 328, pp 315-327 also references Bedford. I think it's Volume 6, Virginia Yearly Meetings is first listed.

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