Very few casual genealogical researchers are aware that there were sixteen volumes of Guardian Bond Books recorded for the Pasquotank area of North Carolina between the years 1798 and 1867. The wealth of information contained in these bonds will be invaluable to those trying to document family relationships or identify the unknown parents of an ancestor that lived in the Pasquotank area during that period of time. This book, the first of a two book series, is a detailed abstract of all the Guardian Bonds recorded by the Pasquotank County Court between the years 1798 and 1831. The abstracted records are arranged by the surname of the ward. Each abstract includes the names of the ward or wards, the father (if identified), the guardian, and the bondsmen as well as the date, bond number and bond amount. The early history of Guardian Bonds for North Carolina, included in the Introduction; an example of the bond form used in each Guardian Bond Book, shown at the beginning of each chapter; and, a full-name index which contains 274 unique surnames (2,009 full-names) add to the value of this work.
Jean Wood Paschal
2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 230 pp.