Monday, June 24, 2013
Washington Becham's Mysterious Bond
Washington puts up the bond of $1000, with his brother John as security. Washington signs the document with his mark, as he did with his confederate contract. However, this time his mark appears to be the letter "W", while before he had just signed with an X. John actually signs his name. It's not stated in the bond, but Jack was 17 at the time this was done. At this point, I need to check probate records and wills to determine if CJ came into money and, possibly, why the other children did not.
The original for this was found in the Georgia State Archives, Miscellaneous Records of the Inferior Court of Crawford County, Record Group 179, section 2, Box 1, file Washington Becham.