Application for Marriage License (Charlie Sorrells and Sophia Jane Woods)

Title

Application for Marriage License (Charlie Sorrells and Sophia Jane Woods)

Description

In his application for a marriage license, Charlie Sorrells indicated that both he and his fiancee, Sophia Jane Woods, were white. A.T. Shields, the same clerk of the court who denied Atha Sorrells' right to marry, signed the license. The Sorrells' name was later placed on a list of "mixed negroid" families living in Rockbridge, Virginia.

Source

Rockbridge County (Va.) Clerk's Correspondence [Walter A. Plecker to A.T. Shields], 1912-1943. Local Government Records Collection, Rockbridge County Court Records. The Library of Virginia. 10-0477-001/002.

Date

24 August 1925

Format

Printed form and manuscript

Files

Plecker 10-0477-001.JPG
Plecker 10-0477-002.JPG

Collection

Citation

“Application for Marriage License (Charlie Sorrells and Sophia Jane Woods),” Library of Virginia, accessed July 23, 2017, https://lva.omeka.net/items/show/66.