By Robert e. lee
(For the N. C. Bar Associaiion)
Annulment Os Marriage
A girl has had her only mar
tinge annulled. Would she be
legally correct if she subse
quently stated that she had nev
*r been 'married?
Yes. From a legal viewpoint,
the girl has never been married.
An annulment is a judicial
declaration of the non-existence
oi !r supposed or pretended mar
riage. It is in the form of a
court decree that reaches back
and destroys the marriage from
the beginning. Its effect is to
make ineffective the supposed or
pretended marriage just as
though it had never existed.
A woman who has had her
marriage annulled can truthfully
and legally say that she has
never been married. It is other
wise if the woman has had her
marriage terminated by a divorce
Generali y speaking, the I
grounds for annulment are con-1
corned with either the invalidi-j
ty of the marriage ceremony or I
Hie incapacity of the parties at!
the time of the marriage cere
mony. The grounds for divorce,'
on the other hand, are usually
marital offenses committed after
the marriage ceremony, such as 1
adultery, cruelty, desertion or
separation for the statutory pe
Is a child born of an annulled
A child born of an annulled
marriage is rendered illegitimate
unless his legitimacy is saved]
by a statute in the particular!
North Carolina in 1951 enacted]
a statute which provides that a,
child born of any marriage oth
er than an interracial marriage
is legitimate notwithstanding the
annulment of the marriage. Un
der this statute, there may be
legitimate children of parents
who are not married to each oth
er and who. legally speaking,
have never been married to each
The statute creates an anomal
ous situation. A coude may
have legitimate children and
hell's without ever being legally
married to each other. Legiti
mate children may have parents
who were never married to each
Let us suppose that Mary
Smith marries John Jones. A
child is born of the marriage.
Subsequently it is discovered
that John has a living wife inj
another state from whom he has
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never been divorced. John’s
marriage to Mary is bigamous
and void. Either Mary or John
may have their bigamous marri- j
age annulled. But even without
an annulment proceeding, their i
marriage is absolutely void.
The child born of the void
marriage between Mary and
John is legitimate. John, as the j
lawful father, will be required ]
to support the child. If John |
dies without a will, the child!
will inherit property from him. !
This is the last of a series of]
articles that have appeared dur
ing the past three months. They
have been written for the non-]
lawyer as a public service of the]
North Carolina Bar Association.]
Another series will begin in the!
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Property Must Be Listed In
Notice Is Hereby Given
That the List Takers for Chowan County will sit at the following plaes at the times named, at which places and in which month all property
owners and taxpayers are required to return to the List Takers for taxation for the year 1960 all the Heal Estate, Personal Property, etc., which
each one shall own on the first day of January. 1961, or shall be required to give in then. All male persons between the ages of 21 and SO years
are to list their polls during the same time. Return of property and giving in of polls are required under penalties imposed by law\
FIRST TOWNSHIP SECOND TOWNSHIP
Listers: Mrs. James By rum Lister: Henry Bunch
I„ ann „ a ryi\lo.,l January 2,9, 16, 23, 30 E. R. Bunch’s Store
** w January 5 Earl Smith’s Store
Every Day First Floor Hotel Joseph Hewes Building January 12 W. L. Miller’s Store
January 19 Evans’ Store, . Cross Roads
THIRD TOWNSHIP January 26 C. C. Nixon’s Store
Lister: T. D. Berryman ' At Home All other Days During January
P ‘ T1 .„. ■ FOURTH TOWNSHIP
Every Saturday Lloyd Briggs Store ... ~
t h o*i oo Lister: W ard Hoskins
anuai yt, , Every Wednesday and Saturday
January 5, 19, 26.. H. R. Peele’s Store January 4,;7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 at Harry Perry’s
January 12 Spivey’s Store, Ryland Store. At Home Other Days.
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REPORT YOUR 1960 CROP ACREAGE THROUGH TAX LISTER DURING JANUARY, 1961
Your local Tax Lister is required to make the records but Farm Owners or Tenants must furnish the facts. Therefore, call your List Taker's
attention to these records and be prepared to furnish the following information: (1) Acreage for each crop harvested during calendar year 1960.
(2) Number of cows, sows, and hens on farm January, 1961. (3) Number of people living on farm January, 1961. All of the above information
furnished will be considered as confidential and will not be used in any manner that is detrimental to the farmers concerned. It is not used for
tax purposes. • ■ .-.c \ _ ' '.
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After February 2nd A 10% Penalty Will
Be Imposed For Failure To List
First Township at First Floor, Hotel Joseph Hewes Building
THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON. NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 22. THOt
County News i
By MRS. ROLAND EVANS 1
The Rocky Hock Brotherhood
filled the choir on Sunday at
church; they rendered special
music. The Men’s Quartet, con
sisting of Wallace Evans, Car
roll Evans, Charlie Peele and
Sammy Byrum sang “Silent
Night”, directed by the Rev. Mr.
Allred, accompanied by Miss
A Christmas concert was pre
sented at Chowan High School
on Sunday evening by the Glea
Club directed by Miss Cecelia
There will be a morning ser-]
vice at Rocky Hock Church on
Sunday, December 25, but even
ing services have been called
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’ THE BOMB—This is a re-,
cently released picture of an •
atomic bomb of the type
which obliterated Hiroshima
in World War 11. It is 28
inches in diameter, 120 inches
long, 9,000 pounds. The bomb
killed more than 100,000 per
off. Student Recognition Day'
will be observed January Ist.
The ladies of Chowan Home!
Demonstration Club were host-1
esses to Rose’s Store employees!
with a turkey dinner with ail |
the trimmings. Gifts were ex-j
changed and Christmas carols!
Stanford Perry of Suffolk!
visited Mr. and Mrs. Evans and|
mother on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Virgie Bass visited her,
mother at a nursing home on j
Mrs. Rufus White is on the |
Mr. and Mrs. Lynwood Lay- j
ton are proud grandparents of a|
Mrs. J. B. Hollowell was hos-
tess to the Annie Ho Howell Cir
cle on Tuesday evening-
Mr. and Mrs. Jack By rum'
| visited Mr. and Mrs. Russell By
l rum over the week-end.
Mrs. Rufus Smithson is home
from the hospital. !
Mr. and Mrs. Hawk Crummeyj
are the proud parents of a new|
baby girl. They are visiting]
Mrs. Crummey’s mother for a
Chowan High School vacation
began Tuesday, December 20.
(Classes wiii resume Monday,)
I January 2.
' The 4-H County Council met
Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock)
at Chowan Community Building.
There was an interesting Christ
i mas program.
1 Mrs. J. F. Perry visited her
1 mother, Mrs. Bristoe Perry Sun-
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