Bond Books

Book Contents
The Bond Book contains an index by last name of decedent or ward and a copy of the bond. The bond is a financial guarantee that the administrator, executor, or guardian will perform the duties required by law. An administrator is appointed by the court when there is no will. An administrator is always required to post a bond unless the heirs unanimously agree to allow the court to waive this requirement. Executors are rarely required to post bond. A list of these books by date can be found below.

Information found in these books include:
  • County
  • Name of principal (e.g., decedent or ward)
  • Name of administrator, executor, or guardian
  • Name of probate judge
  • Date
  • Name of guarantor or surety company
  • Amount of bond
  • Appointment for which bond required (e.g., administrator, guardian, etc.)

Books

Book Title

Dates

Indexed

Location

Original

Microfilm

Microprint

Bond of executors (1811 - 1839) May 1811 - September 1839 Yes RRB9 top

Administrators and Guardians Bonds Book A July 1829 - July 1847 Yes RR B9-4 GA PV
Administrators and Guardian Bonds 1845-1866 January 1845 - September 1868 Yes RR B9-3   PV
Guardian Bonds 1847-1896 July 1847 - June 1876 Yes RR B8-19   PV
Guardian Bonds C March 1849 - November 1852 Yes RR B9-5   PV
Bond Book D 1852-1876 April 1852 - April 1876 Yes RR B8-9   PV
Administrators and Guardian Bonds Book A June 1856 - May 1874  Yes RR B9-4 GA PV
Court Ordinary Bonds E August 1876 - April 1896 Yes RR B9-2   PV
Record Bonds F January 1877 - December 1928 Yes RR B9-4   PV 
Guardians Bonds E March 1889 - March 1909 Yes RR B8-8    
Temporary Administrators Bonds G March 1891 - September 1956 Yes RR B9-2    
Administrators Bonds F August 1898 - November 1915 Yes RR B9 top   PV 
Guardians Bonds F March 1907 - May 1926 Yes RR B9-2    PV
Administrators Bonds G March 1919 - October 1932 Yes RR D    
Guardian Bonds G June 1926 - July 1955 Yes RR B9 top   PV
Administrators Bonds H November 1932 - May 1955 Yes PV    
Temporary Administrators Bonds H September 1949 - October 1980 Yes PV    
Guardians Bonds H December 1954 - May 1979 Yes RR B9 top   PV
Administrators Bonds I July 1955 - September 1978 Yes PV    
Guardians Bonds I May 1968 - January 1989 Yes PV   PV
Administrators Bonds J August 1978 - May 1997 Yes PV    
Temporary Administrators Bonds I December 1980 - August 1988 Yes PV    
Temporary Administrators Bonds J February 1988 - December 1997 Yes PV    
Guardians Bonds J January 1989 - November 1997 Yes PV