I received a copy of my grandparents' marriage record yesterday. Ernest Alexander and Nina Body were married in Shottsville, Marion County,AL in 1910. The marriage bond was was signed by Ernest Alexander and J.V. Shotts. I am somewhat confused about the bond because I am not sure what J.V. Shotts had to do with it. he wasn't the J.P nor was he the probate judge. It was a standard form and said, "we Ernest Alexander and J.V. Shotts are held and firmly bound unto the state of Alabama in the sum of two hundred dollars, to which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.