As I was browsing through a volume of marriage licenses from Mobile County, Alabama, I came across the first page of Book 291. Across the top was written:
Lists of names of persons to whom
Marriage Licenses must not be issued
What could cause a name to appear on such a list. Is this what you did when you didn't like a daughter's beau? I wonder if any of these couples eventually got married. It would be interesting to learn the story behind the names.
1. "Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQKS-CZQ : accessed 24 May 2014), citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1550484 Book 29 Page 1.