A 1771 document from Sussex Co, Virginia states "Robert Sammons, orphan of John Sammons, dec'd, aged about 6, bound to John Hicks". What does "bound to" mean in that context?
For the first time today I have seen the word née following a woman's name. It's often in parenthesis and precedes what appears to be another surname. I'm guessing it's a way of signifying a woman's ...
The name of this StackExchange site is 'Genealogy and Family History". That is two things instead of one. Why? What is the difference between those two things. I want to know, because the definitions ...