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Genealogists are funny people in some ways.  Have you noticed?  We read our books starting with the index first and then check out the page numbers with our surnames on them.  If we find useful information doing that, we just might buy the book.  If we don't find our surname, or at least some we recognize, we lose interest in that book quickly.

Reading about that city or county or state during the time period our ancestors were there could help us understand why they lived where they did and how they lived there.  What was happening during those years which would impact the decisions our ancestors made?  Knowing  the conditions under which they were living will give us a greater appreciation for how hard they had to work and how glad we are they got together, so we could be who we are.

When visiting the shop, please stop at the house first.  Many of the books on states other than Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania are in the computer room which is where our cars used to be.  The cars manage to stay outside all year, but I am pretty sure they don't like Indiana weather in the winter!  I do know the books would like it even less!!

Call us at 1-800-419-0200 for orders only.  I like to keep that line open so that the people who help to pay our utility bills get to use our phones first.  For any other purpose, please use our 317-862-3330 line.  Thank you for understanding.

We have about 40,000 genealogy books here and looking through them is not only permitted, t is encouraged.  Genealogists are funny people in some ways.  Have you noticed?  We read our books starting with the index first and then check out the page numbers with our surnames on them..  If we don't find our surname, or at least some we recognize, we lose interest in that book quickly.  Reading about that city or county or state during the time period our ancestors were there could help us understand why they lived where they did and how they lived there.  What was happening during those years which would impact the decisions our ancestors made and the conditions under which they were living?
When visiting the shop, please stop at the house first.  Many of the books on states other than Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania are in the computer room which is where our cars used to be.  The cars manage to stay outside all year, but I am pretty sure they don't like Indiana weather in the winter!  I do know the books would like it even less!!


NC - YOGS-ROWAN 1988 #1, 2, 3 & 4:  ISSUE 88: ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER #1 FEBRUARY #2 MAY, #3 AUGUST, AND #4 NOVEMBER.  Pages 491-726


CRAZY CRATE 99  BOOK 1: ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER ISSUE 1988 NUMBER 1: The Editor's Page discusses a need for preciseness in using the proper terminology, particularly when discussing any legal affairs of our ancestors and other matters.  Rowan Record Sleuths deciphers the intricacies of the will of George (G) Mabry

, Found in Rowan County Will Book A.  Written 15 December 1770 and probated 13 February 1771, Esq. James Mabery qualified as executor.  When a proved original will is admitted to the probate process, the clerk makes two copies of that will.  The original copy stays in the file.  One copy is the transcription made in the official county will book, and one is given to the executor in order that he may know what to do to carry out the provisions of the will.  When the clerk skips a line in the copying of that will, havoc follows!  ALWAYS check the original  documents when possible. 
The Scottish Experience is a field trip that sounds just this side of heaven.  The author-editor plans to attend. The next 9 pages cover the wills of Rowan Part #4; Cabarrus Co, NC Will Abstracts 1830-1842; 1782 Salisbury Legislative Petition; Crystal Springs Cemetery [surnames are:Long 12, Mahan 3, McPherson 2, Shinn 2, burials], Salisbury District Superior Court Minutes 8 pp.; Rowan Co. 1784 Tax List; Readers Write section, Books for Review section and Requests for Information in Incrdible detail fill the last 7 pages of this book.  PRICE:  $5

CRAZY CRATE 99  BOOK 2: ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER ISSUE 88 NUMBER 2:  The  Table of Contents for Volume 2 lists important information about the will of Peter Karn which is listed as Peter Kane in some records.  She gives her documentation for saying so, finding his name also spelled as Cain.  [Note:  Remember the test for deciding if it is your ancestor or not may depend on your ability to say the names and decipher which way it was written.  Cain and Kane are both pronounced the same.  In the records she also found the name may have been spelled Kiehn, Carons,  and Kerns.]  Rowan County Wills, Part IV continues with wills from 1809-1811.  The length of these abstracts is a testimony to the integrity and thoroughness of the author's research (8 pages).  An article about three Todd men on the Roll of Pensioners in Madison Co., KY who gave their service records in the North Carolina Militia is next.  Abstracts from the Rowan County Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (10 pages) has many little details you would probably not know to look for if not for this book. Under Rowan County Miniature, a query is expanded to include much information on the family of David Henry and includes Bible Records for that family and a digest of the pension record. (3 pages).  Earl Granville's Quit Rents in the Rowan Area (2 pages).  The Rowan Resolves, early governing documents with signer's names. (2 pages).  Abstracts of Rowan County Loose Estate Papers follow on 11 pages with signatures extracted and printed for descendants to see.  News from the Readers Column comes next with four pages of comments and news, always interesting and definitely variable from issue to issue.  Book Reviews of North Carolina cover 18 books.  Queries, very detailed ones, are listed as Requests for Information (3 pages).  The last page on the inside back cover list ten books written by the editor which were, at that time, available from her.  This in-depth review will explain to you why I can't do this for each one of these!   


CRAZY CRATE 99  BOOK 3:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER ISSUE 88 NUMBER 3 contains pages 612-670 and, for this periodical please assume that all articles have ties to Rowan County, NC.  Articles include:  Miniature [family notes] on Mathias Sapperfield. List of Rents on Confiscated Property in 1783.  NC Confiscated Property 1777-1786. Men threatened with Confiscated Property. Deeds, Part V. Marriage Register 1851-1868. Part II; Newspaper Selected Abstracts of Letters in the Jacob Sheek and Jonathan Smith Manuscript Collection 1820-1839. Duke University. Records from Afar. Regular Features:  Readers Write, Book Reviews, and Requests for Information complete this Issue. 

CRAZY CRATE 99  BOOK 4:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER ISSUE 88 NUMBER 4:  Pages 672-693 for the periodical. From 694 to 726 is for the every-name index.  Miniature covers William Hamby.  Chambers/ Miller Family.  Co. Marriages, 1775-1776 from Johann Gottfried Arnds' Diary. 1787 Tax List: Capt. Thomas Cowan's Co. References from the Southern Christian Herald. and a 1760 Petition.  The regular columns of Readers Write, Book Reviews, Requests for Information are also found in this Issue.  But the Index is our focus here:  Surnames with four(,) or more(#) first names or entries are listed here:  Adams 20, Agner 5, Agnew 5, Alexander 20, Allen 6, Allison/Ellison 16, Amburn 6, Anderson 8, Andrew, Andrews 9, Archibald, Armstrong 7, Atwell, Badenham(m)er, Bail(e)y 27, Baird 18, Baker 13, Bal(l)ance 8, Ballard 6, Bame, Barber 29, Barbrick 5, Barclay/Barckl(e)y/Barkley 14, Barger 27, Barnhart 8, Barrier 5, Barringer 12, Baxter 5, Beall 5, Beard 18, Beauchamp 6, Beaver 14, Beck 5, Be(e)f(f)le 6, Bell 5, Berry, Bev(e/i)ns 14, Black 13, Blackwelder, Boon(e)5, Boss 5, Bost 5, Bost(ain/ian), Bowers, Bowman 5, Bradshaw 8, Brady 6, Bral(e)y 5, Brandon 16, Briges, Brock 5, Brown 34, Bruner, Bryan(t) 23, Bull(en/in/on) 6, Burke, Buss(e/i)ll, Butler 5, Butner 7, Caesar 6, Caldwell 9, Call, Campbell 8, Cannon 9, Canup 6, Carrigan 9, Carson 21, Carter 7, Casey 7, Casper 13, Cathey 11, Cauble 12, Chambers 37, Ches(ier/ire) 7, Clark 11, Cl(ai/ea)ry 5, Clement 5, Clifford 5, Clinard 5, Coburn 5, Cochran 12, Coit 6, Coker 8, Collins, Colly, Coons/Koontz 5, Cooper 15, Cope 9, Corl 8, Cor(r)el(l) 14, Corriher 8, Corzine 5, Cowan 30, Cox 9, Craige 16, Cranford 8, Cra(w)ford 15, Cress 12, Cross 5, Crowell 5, Cru(i)se 9, Culp 12, Cunningham 9, Daugherty 12, Davidsob, Davis 32, DeaL 13, Deaton 4, Delashmutt, Demarcus 6, Dent, Derr, Dickey, Dickson 5, Dixon, Dobbin 5, Dobbins 15, Douglas/s 6, Dover, Dowell, Dry 13, Eagle 6, Earnhar(d)t 23. Eaton 6, Eddleman, Edwards, Eller 6, Elliot(t)7, Ellis 17, Enoch/s 6, Er(v/w)in/Erwyn 15, Etcheson/Atchison 9, Field, Fink 5, Fisher 14, Fleming 6, Foster 18, Frailey/Fraley, Fraser/ Fraz(i)er 6, Frohock 7, Fr(e)y14, Furrow 11, Gaither 7, Garmon 9, George 5, Giles 5, Gillespie 11, Gilmer 4, Goodman 17, Goodnight 5, Gordon, Graham 18, Gray 10, Green/e 9, Grimes 8, Guffey 6, Hain(e)s 5, H(al/el/ole)lrooks, Hall 17, Ham 5, Hamb(e)y/ Hanby, Hamilton 4, Ham(p)ton 17, Hines 8, Hanna(h) 6, Hark(e)y 4, Harm(an/on) 5, Harris 27, Hart, Hartman 8, Hattos 5, Hawkins 5, Haynes 7, Hays 6, Heilig 7, Hemphill, Henderson 8, Hendrick 8, Henry 26, Hess 12, Hill, 10, Hilliard, Hinkle/Henkel 5, Hodge/s 6, Holmes 9, Holshouser 15, Hoover 6, Horah 6, Horner, Houston, Howard 10, Howell, Hughes 16, Hunt 21, Hurley, Idle/Idol 6, Irvin/ Irwin 11, Jarvis 6, Johnson 8, Johnston 8, Jones 16, Joset, Julian, Justus 7, Kaney, Karn 7, Kern 7, Kerr 10, Kincca(de/id), King 11, Klutts 20, Knox 15, Lambert 5, Ledwell 6, Leonard 7, Lewis 11, Linlittlr 8, Livengood 6, Lock/e 11, Long 17, Lowrence 7, Lowr(e)y 6, Lyerly 10 and Lynch 7, Lynn, Mabr(e)y/ Mabery 14, Mahan, Mallard 6, March 5, Marlin 5, Marshal/l 9, Mart(en/in) 7, McBride 5, McCachron 10, McClellan(d) 18, McCorkle 19, McCoy 30, McCullo©h, McEwen 6, McKnight 8, McLain 7, McLean 5, McNeely 18, Merr(e/i)ll 6, Meyer 6, Michael 12, Miller 41, Milli(c/g/k)an 5, Milnster 8, Misenh(e)imer, Mitchel/l 5, Mock 15, Monroe/ Munroe, Moor(e) 15, Morgan 30, Morrison 9, Motsinger 6, Moulder 19,  Mowre, Murray 13, Myers 7, N(ea/ei/ie)l5, Neel(e)y 5, Nelson, Nichols 6, Nisbet 5, Noland 6, Nuncasser/Newcheser 7, Osborn(e) 5, Owen/s 11, Pa(i/y)ne 9, Parker, Park(e)s 5, Parnell 10, Pearson, Peck 8, Peel(er/or) 5, Pharr, Phifer14, Phil(l)ips 8, Pool(e) 5, Potts 6, Powell, Price, Purviance 9, Rainey 5, Rams(ay/ey) 5, Reed 12, Reid 5, R(a/e)ndelman  5, Ribelin 5, Rice 5, Rickman, Riddle 7, Roberts 8, Robertson 6, Robinson 9, Robison 16, Ro(d)gers 6, Rose 6, Ross 21, Rowe, Rumple 10, Rusher, Russel/l 12, Rutherford, Sain/Sane, Sanders 5, Sappenfield 10, Saunders 5, Scott, (Sea/Sif)ford, Seaney 9, Setzer, Sheek(s)/Sheets 26, Sherr(ill/ell)5, Shinn, Sides 6, Simonton/Simington 4, Skiles, Sloan(e) 7, Smith 58. Sowmey 5, Sport 9, Stanley, Steel(e)/Steal 22, Ste(ph/z)ens, Stevenson, Stewart 8, Stirewalt 7, Stough 9, Swan/n 13, Swink, Tatman 5, Taylor 9, Temple 5, Tennison 14, Thomas 5, Thom(P)son 22, Thornton 10, Tinker, Tippong 5, Todd 11, Treece/ Trees/Tries/Dreiss 17. Trexler 5, Trott 5, Troy 5, Tucker 5, Turner 7, Umphress7, Van Etton, Verble 6, Wag(g)oner, Wainwright, Walker 7, Wallace/Wallis 6, Walton 9, Ward 6, Warner 6, Watson 7, Watt/s, Weaver, W(e/i)lborn5, Welch 5, West 8, Whitaker 11, White 46, Wilcoxin, Williams 13, Williamson 15, Wil(l)son 9, Win(g/k)ler, Wood 9, Woods 11, Woodside 4, Wright 9, Wyatt 5, Yost  and Young 27.  YOGS 52  Issues 88:  174 pages. 

CRAZY CRATE 99  BOOK 5:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER ISSUE 1989 #1 FEBRUARY, PAGES 727 TO 786 contains an article from the National Genealogical Society on copyrights (4 pages).  An article about more marriage licenses that have been found in the personal papers in the old secretary desk of an ancestor, Dr. Samuel  Eusebius McCorkle, the first ordained minister of Thyatira Presbyterian Church and the founder of the Zion Parnassus Academy, and progenitor of the University of North Carolina.  Of these 24 marriages, ten are not recorded among the Rowan County Bonds, two are from Iredell County which has no extant marriage bonds.  Still another has the name of the bride which was missing on the original bond.  Surnames involved are:  McNeely & Cowan, Locke & Brandon, Dillard & Beadle(r/s?), Locke & Robison, Bell & Gillespie, Auston & Braly, Newton & Lowrance, McLoughlan & Harvey, Johnson & Jenkins, Gibson & Locke, Young & Huggins, Gillespie & Graham, McHenry & Robinson, Braley & McCulloch, Haynes & Andrew, Hunt & Hughes, Stokes & Pierson, Gillespie & Lucky, Hughs & Huggins, Pennington & Cowan, Hart & Bodine, Hughes & Belfour, McLean & Hart, Robinson & Barr.  She even tells you how to get a copy of these. [Hope you still can if one of these marriages are yours!  A scanned-in copy of John McLoughlan and Rebecca Harvey's marriage license,  handwritten, dated January 8, 1782.  It is a lovely copy of an authentic artifact.  Listed next there are nine additional marriages from another source that do NOT appear on the microfilm of the original books that were transferred to the NC Archives in 1968 or 1971.  The rest of the 61 do appear in the author's Rowan Marriage Register 1851-1868. (4 pages). Division of Estates Part V (11 pages).  Salisbury District Superior Court Minutes, Part V (10 pages).  Newspaper extracts from the North Carolina Mercury & Salisbury Advertiser:  a description of sales of a deceased, in detail, houses for sale, notice of a school opening, an advertisement for lessons to be given in French, Dance, Music on the Violin and the Piano Forte, [by a charming gentlemen, no doubt!], business openings, estate papers, etc.  Implied Migrations from Augusta County, VA to Rowan County, NC,  from land records, some clues as to when they made the trip and when they arrived for some surnames among others:  Cathey, Carmichael, Davis, Ogle, Kerr, Hogshead, Hall, Hill (4 pages).  Rev. War Record of William Hickman and James McCullom.  The Taylor Family Bible, births, marriages, deaths (3 pages). Plus Readers Write, Book Reviews and Requests for Information also found in this Issue.  Trivia, of interest to genealogists, is dropped into these volumes as "page fillers".  This is utterly charming and almost always interesting to anyone who collects trivia as a way of life and a source of laughter.  From Rose Zimmerman, feature writer for the Salisbury Post newspaper came this little gem.  Did you know in 1790 the United States had seventy post offices?  Four in North Carolina.  Letters were folded, sealed with wax and addressed.  The postmaster wrote the amount of postage on the outside of the letter, no stamps, [Pat's Note: no fee to the sender, for the person who picked up the letter paid to receive it. I would get a lot less mail if I had to pay for it to be delivered to me!

CRAZY CRATE 99  BOOK 6: ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER FEBRUARY, 1989, ISSUE #2 PAGES 787 T0 846 Editor's Page is followed by the entertaining and helpful ROWAN Records Sleuth Column which tackles the problems that can be encountered with wills and other documentary sources.  What did he mean by that?  Is a common question.  He says four children, but appears to have written seven names?  Steps to take when confronted with problems in deciphering a hand written will  good article;  Records from Afar picks up an article from another journal that has implications for North Carolina families;  St. Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery, Union County, Illinois-pairing of families whose roots were in NC, but who wound up in IL in the late 1770s 12 pages; More Rowan County Land Entries 11 pp.; Sauthier and Kizziah Maps of Salisbury; Maps; Notes on Beulah (Bernhardt) Wiley and her poem; A Bill for Dividing Mecklenburgh County 3 pp.; Rowan County Miniature focuses on French Revolutionary War soldier Andre Mathieu and family; 4 pages, Readers Write; Townships outlined; Books for Review; and Reequests for Information - Queries.  PRICE:  $5

CRAZY CRATE 99  BOOK 7:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER Issue #3 AUGUST, 1989, PAGES 847 TO 906.  Always read the Editor's Page.  This active, interesting, successful family genealogist, and professional Certified Genealogist knows where to go to get what she needs to prove her point and she is willing to share it with you.  The Sleuth section discovers a mis-reading of a name in the marriage bond read as Jacob Trout to Elizabeth Lien.  The old Ss and Ls were often misread, but that wasn't enough of a mistake to make, The L wasn't an L, but it wasn't an S either.  The initial letter of this name was actually a capital Z[ien], from which one makes the immediate transfer to the Anglicized name of Elizabeth Sain!  Reading that old handwriting IS tricky!  But it can make an enormous difference if you don't Read it Right!!

Never mind what it does to a surname when it appears under the misspelling, and not under the proper spelling!!
Deeds, Part VI are next with 11 pages.  Records of Heidelberg Evangelical (Old Dutchman's Creek) Church come next with ten pages followed by Jerusalem Church included in the records of Old Heidelberg, 2 pages.
The Inness Bible Records follow on three pages.  Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sections are on the next 8 pages.  John Crawford, by Sybil Crawford, follows with an article of five pages.  An article concerning the early Clerks of Court is next and pictures of an Old Well, Rowan Public Library,  Three Bed & Breakfast Places and John Joseph Bruner finish the articles leaving pages for the familiar Readers Write, Book Reviews, Requests for Information to finish out to page 906.

CRAZY CRATE 99  BOOK 8:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER Issue #4 NOVEMBER. 1989 Pages 907 TO 966. This issue contains much of interest:  The Miniature is about the Bedwell Family authored by Carolyn Reeves Erickson in 2 pages.  Grounds for Divorce discusses the family of Temple Taylor and his wife Jane Oliphant, plus 2nd wife Jane Shelton 2 pages.  Henry Pless's book, 25 cent book of life.  Birth, marriage and death dates written to fill some pages in this ledger. (3 pages.)  The next article is about the Evans family in Early Rowan.  Captain Andrew Bostian's Company of men with names, land acreage, plus white polls and black polls on April 29, 1796.  Readers Write consumes 3 pages of interest, Book Reviews cover 5 pages, Requests for Information (Queries in this periodical give as good as they get.  Much information is given here in each one.)  Maybe somebody else wants to know what you know and he/she may already know what you are looking for!]  These three seem to run at the back of every issue, and they finish this Issue except for the Index.  Surnames with four (,) or more (#) names or entries are listed here:  in this Volume we are listing surnames from M to Z:  Every-name index has 66 lines per column, three columns to a page, and 32 pages = 10, 176 names in this index alone for one year's worth.  What a blessing this periodical is and will always be, to us and to generations not yet born.  Index starts here:   Adams 9, Albright 10, Alexander 14, Allen 6, Allison 8, Anderson 12, Andrews, Armstrong 7, Arrowood, Atwell 10, Bailey 10 Baird, Bame, Barkley 16, Barnhart 7, Barr 5, Barringer 7, Bean, Beard, Beaver 13, Bedwell 10, Beecham, Bell 6, Bellow, Berger, Bernhardt 5, Bevans 6, Biles 7, Black 11, Boger 8, Booe 15, Boon/e 5, Bostian 15, Bowers, Bowman 10, Braddy 6, Brandon 12, Brem, Bridgefarmer, Brock 5, Brown 27, Bruner 5, Bryan 7, Burton 13, Caldwell 6, Call 12, Campbell 6, Carson 5, Casper12, Caster 6, Cathey 20, Cauble, Chaffin, Chamberlain, Chambers 9, Cheshire6, Clark 8, Clement 8, Clemons 9, Crick 24, Cook, Coon 10, Cowan 10, Craige 9, Crawford 9, Crissman 8, Cruse 22, Cunningham, Davidson 7, Davis 26, Dewitt, Dickey 5, Dillard, Dillow 28, Dobbins, Douglas 5, Duggins, Eddleman 31, Edwards 16, Eichoff 5, Eller 5, Elliott 10, Ellis 9, Enochs, Erwin 9, Eddy, Evans 18, Ferguson 22, Field 6, Fink 9, Fisher 5, Fleming 8, Foster 8, Fraley 4, Freeling 10, Freeze 5, Frohoch5, Fry 8, Furr, Gaither 8, Garster 5, Gillespie 8, Gilliam 10, Gingles 10, Goodman 10, Goss, Gracey, Graham 17, Grave, Graves 6, Green 7, Greene 5, Grimes 6, Hall 16, Hampton 8, Hancok, Harris 15, Harrison, Hart 6, Hartline 11, Hartman 12, Hayworth 6, Hearne9, Heilig, Helfer 6, Henderson 5, Hendren, Hendrick/s 23, Hickman 12, Hileman 32, Hill 7, Hinkle 23, Hodges 7, Holeman 7, Hollabaugh 5, Holmes 5, Holshouser 8, Houston, Howard 7, Howell 7, Hughes 9, Humphrey, Hunsaker 5, Hunt 26, Hunter 5, Husse, Ijames,Inness 19, Jackson, Jenkins 7, Johnson 9, Johnston 13, Jones 12, Keever 5, Keller 8, Kerr 7, King 10, Knox 7, Knup 9. Lawrence 8, Ledbetter 9, Lefler, Lence 8, Lentz 6, Lewis 11, Lingle 6, Linker 8, Linn 10, Little 25, Livengood, Locke 11, Long 9, Luckey 6, Lunn 6, Lyerly 14, McClelland 5, McCorkle 7, McCoy, McCrary 6, McCulloh 5, McLane 5, McNeely 5, March 6, Marlin, Martin 14, Mathieu 8, Meisenheimer 13, Merrell, Mesimer 6, Miller 68, Mitchell 6, Mock 20, Moore 18, Morgan 5, Morrison 9, Motsinger 6, Mowery 31, Murphey 5, Murray 6, Myers 12, Nail 11, Nisbet 5, Ogle, Oldham, Osborn 12, Pain 6, Park 8, Parker, Parrish 9, Patterson 6, Patton 6, Pearson 7, Peeler 5, Penninger 11, Perryman 12, Phillips 10, Pickett 7, Pinkston 6, Pless 12, Poole 11, Powell 6, Powles 12, Prather 13, Pulliam 12, Ramsey, Rauch 5, Reed 7, Reese 5, Reeves, Rendleman 5, Rider 9, Rimer 5, Rinehart 16, Roberts, Robinson 13, Robison 11, Ro(d)gers 7, Roseborough 6, Ross 5, Rutledge 7, Sain 20, Savitz, Seaney 9, Sears, Sechler, Sharp 7, Shaver, Sheek 19, Shepherd 15, Shulbarger 5, Simington, Sloan 5, Smith 28, Stafford, Steele 6, Stephens, Stirewalt 13, Summers, Swicegood 7, Swink 9, Tate, Tatman 5, Taylor 32, Thomas 9, Thompson, Thomson, Tippong 9, Toliver 11, Treece 10, Troy 7, Turner 6, Tutterow 11, Ury, Walk 5, Wallace 6, Wallis, Walton, Weant, White 13, Wiley 7, Williams 15, Williamson 7, Wilson 33, Winford 6, Wiseman 5, Wood, Woods 5, Wright 9, Wyatt 6, Yarbrough 6, and Young.  PRICE: Three Issues for $15

CRAZY CRATE 99  BOOK 9:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER ISSUE #1 FEBRUARY, 1990.  PAGES 967-1,026.  The Editor's Page is always interesting in this periodical.  She has a sharp tongue for errors in her reading materials.  Of course, her work is nearly flawless and always a pleasure to read; Copyright changes are on p, 970; The Journal of David Correll - a must have for anyone with this line, 10 pp.;  More Superior Court Minutes, Part VI  It's amazing the trouble these people get into! I would not hesitate to telll the truth, but I would ponder for a long time just how to phrase it.  7 pp.;  Salisbury, North Carolina Death Register 1909-1911 6 pp.; DAVID ATWELL RENDLEMAN;

Map of Rowan County Land Ownership Map with names centerfold 11" by 17; Rowan County Loose Estate Papers with signatures scanned in 10 pp.;  Readers Write, Book Reviews  and For Your Information close this issue.       

CRAZY CRATE 99  BOOK 10:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER.  ISSUE 1990 #2: VOLUME 5,  MAY 1990, ISSUE #2:  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1990.  Pages 1028-1086.  8 ½" by 11", cardstock covers, stapled.  All volumes begin with the Editor's Page, The Sleuth page often comes next, where some sharp-eyed, or knowledgeable, person shares a transcriber's error in reading the records.  Until you have tried to read the original records on microfilm, you may NOT serve as judge and jury and order the transcriber's hung or even sentenced to jail time.  After you have tried to read the records on an entire reel of microfilm, you will definitely understand and woe unto you if you ask someone to help you with that one letter, "Is this an L or an S?  She looks and says, "Why, I think it is a T!  Ask four more people and you may get four more, but different, answers!!   This letter involves the Depoyster Family.  On the Rowan County Marriage Bond of Abraham Depoyster to Sally Little, the bride's name is questionable, but has been consistently interpreted to be Tillet.  But the will of John Little, known to a Little Family Genealogist, but not known at all to the transcriber of the marriage bond, notes his daughter, Sally Depoyster.  So the researcher obtained a copy of the original marriage bond, and sure enough, it can be easily read as Sally Littel, but only if you were looking for Little would you have assumed they simply misspelled Little.  It actually looks like Tillet, with a little wisp of ink drifting across the first and last letter.  Only a family genealogist would have looked further into this problem.  You can not look too long or too hard to satisfy yourself that you have found the truth.  ALWAYS get a clear photocopy of the original if it still exists and you can find it!  You owe it to your ancestors to do this whole project as carefully and correctly as you possibly can.  [Pat's note:  A good tip to follow if you are having some difficulty reading a letter in a name is to look up and down on the same page for other names spelled with this same "Weird Letter".  Those letters may be in names that have few variant spellings and may help tip you off to what that letter may really be meant to be!  Also, you may find this letter in a name so short it could only be one letter-sample "Ed would help to decide what his capital "E" looked like.  "Amy" would help with a capital A.  Also a letter within a name like Mary or Elizabeth could help you to figure out a y or a z or a b.]  [Pat's further note! This is why periodicals like this exist and flourish to straighten out problems created by our untrained readers of the 17th, 18th and 19th century handwriting as compared to our twenty-first century technology.  Please never believe that because it is "in print", that it is, therefore, true.  And if it is in a book or on a website, don't believe it unless you have seen the original document with your own eyes.  Remember, even then, it might not be perfectly truthful!  Our ancestors often had times and situations where a totally truthful answer could have been a very risky choice, and a shading of the truth or a deliberate mistake was a prudent thing to do.  And then, too, it must be admitted, they were sometimes not truthful for a reason they don't want us to know about.  Many of our ancestors were released from prisons, rightfully accused or wrongly accused, they were a burden the old country was glad to get rid of, and this was an opportunity for a new start, maybe with a new name, identity, and a new beginning in a new country in which they could achieve a better life.]  She continues with Rowan Co. Wills, Part V (12 pages, with abstracts of wills by the following surnames:  Williams, Foster, Linker, Purdam, Booe, Parker, Collins, Crum, Brown (3), Gordon, Loflin, Clarke, McCulloch, Skiles, Marshall, Johnston, Myers, Kern, Lowry, Hartman, Plaster, Phillips, Harwood, McGuire, Lentz, Elrod, Myers, Haneline, Harrowood, Farnhart, Young, Agender, Fry, Harris, Cauble, McKenzie, Hampton and Delmon.  Next, a [Space Filler:  Mark Whitaker applied for Rev. War service in the North Carolina Continental Line, placed on pension roll 29 May 1833 at the age of 83 in Butler County, KY.  He enlisted, in Rowan County, [NC] in 1776.  #S31477;] Rowan County. NC Vacant Land Entries contributed by a familiar name to me:  Richard Enochs is from here in Indiana.  Nice Work (one of many he has done.)  Land records from #19 to #164.  Many names of buyers of land in NC.  Abstracts from the extant issues of The North-Carolina Mercury and Salisbury Advertiser.  (3 pages.)  You just never know what you can read in a newspaper that will help your investigation into your ancestor's life! Here are a few samples:  Jan 29, 1801-Five Dollar reward for the location of a gang of 18 hogs which strayed from the rightful owner in September last.  Or, Jan 29, 1801-$30 reward for BROKE JAIL, night of the 15th, the following prisoners, John Doty, small chunky man, five feet five inches high, about 30 years of age, both of his ears cropt, back well cut with the whip.  At the same time, Isaiah Jinkins, a spare man, about 27 years of age, with a dark complexion.  Please take to subscriber or secure in any nearest jail, all expenses will be paid. (3 pages).  Another filler: Another Pension W8669 declares Ebenezar Dickey to have married Mary Graham (no marriage bond can be found now) in Rowan Co., NC and the Bible Record was in his pension file.  Twelve Children [presumed] born from 1785 to 1808.  Beautiful center-spread of a landowner's map Section #2 with names and dates of residents.  Rowan County Miniature covers, as thoroughly as may be possible, the enigma that was Hannah Green Baird/Beard/Tompkins. (2 pages, much detail and related lines.)  Petition of the Inhabitants of Surry County, NC. to NOT divide the county further with map, and a list of petitioners and their signatures. (2 pages).  Readers Write searches the Park family data for the relationship, if any, between George and Noah [Park] (2 ½ pages). (8 pages-always interesting!)  Books for Review (12 pages) and Requests for Information (7 pages).  Sold separately.  PRICE: $5

CRAZY CRATE 99  BOOK 11:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER, 1990-#3: VOLUME 5, #3:  AUGUST 1990, VOLUME 5, NO. 3.  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1990.  Pages 1087-1146.  8 ½" by 11", cardstock covers, stapled.  Editor's Page.  Rowan County Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions.  February Court, 1791.  Legal points to bear in mind when reading these notes.  According to NC law An Orphan over the age of 14 could select his own guardian.  The Court appointed a guardian for children under 14.  An orphan is a minor whose father is dead; the mother may well be living.
The widow had a legal right to administer the estate of her deceased intestate husband; she had to relinquish that right in order for the Court to appoint someone else as administrator.  The amount of the administrator's bond was set at roughly twice the amount of the estate.
These are the courts in which most simple legal matters were filed.  A motley array of Jury appointments, Petitions for child support, account of sales for an estate, and a license to practice law produced and qualified, they admitted a new lawyer to the Bar [in Court, not in a tavern.]  [Pat's note:  Has it ever occurred to you that both lawyers and doctors get a license to practice their trade? NAMES AND MORE NAMES in this session, any one of which, if yours, could be of immense value to you as a genealogist.  Suits for redress, Guardians ordered to report on estates, Deed questions were settled here, Ordered roads opened.  Binding out of orphan to learn a trade with both names being listed and sometimes the conditions of the bond are listed.  Petit Jury being charged on their Oath to inquire if William Allen is disordered in his head, insane, or lunatick! [Do you remember the difference?  Insane was permanent, a lunatic may recover.]  They did find that the said William Allen is uniformly insane and not fit to take care of himself.  Guardians were appointed to oversee his life.  Constables appointed.  Road overseers names given.  Jury to lay off and open up a road, The Mason, John Steele, is ordered to pay Elizabeth Taylor 10 pounds for nursing & maintaining their bastard of which he is the reputed father on her body begotten.  Collector's of the tax were appointed.  Deeds proven and ordered to be Registered.  Copy of a Rowan County Subpoena from 15 May 1775. Rowan County Deeds (13 pages), The Linker/Links of Rowan & Davidson Counties (3 pages),  Rowan County Inventories and Sales 1785-1787, Rowan County Land Ownership Map, Section C;  Migration from Halifax County, NC to Rowan Co, NC. (1 page); Johnston Bible Records, Births, Marriages and Deaths (3 pages); Post Office Records (Report on use of) 6 pages; A Poor Widow's Plea!  Did she get help?  Accounts of the slaves in the Estate of John Pool.  (4 pages of the hiring out and other matters).  Readers Write (5 pages) and Books for Review (10 pages) plus a good article on the meaning of whose place of abode was in this household.  It did not mean they were relatives.  It just meant they were living there.  The census taker simply counted the people!  Be they, in-laws, cousins, handymen, servants, etc.  Especially important to remember this from 1790-1840!  Requests for Information fill the remaining three pages of this issue.  Please remember, information gained from a query must be subjected to standards of proof before being added to your records.  Not everybody is as wise and careful as the editor of this periodical.  Sold Separately.  PRICE:  $5

CRAZY CRATE 99  BOOK 12 ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER November, 1990, Issue #4, PAGES 1,147  TO  1, 206.

For this issue we are just going to do the index because these newsletters are getting to be too long:  We are extracting from this index any surname that has three first names which we will mark (,).  Surnames with more than 3 first names will be marked with the actual number of frst names listed:  Adams 6, Agender 6, Albright 7, Alexander 15, All(e/i)n 6, Allison 5, Anderson 6, Andrew/s 10, Appling 9, Armstrong 8, Ar(o)nhart 4, Arrington, Atwell 4,  Bailey 4, Baird 7, Baker 7, Barber 7, Barker, Barkley 14, Barnes 33, Barr 8, Barren, Barrier 13, Barringer 30, Barrott, Bartelson 7, Bartley, Basinger 12, Baxter 14, Beam 6, Beaman 14, Bean 9, Beard 10, Beat(t)y, Beauchamp 4, Beaver, Beck 4, Beefle, Beeson, Bell 9, Bentley, Berger, Berryman, Biles 10, Blake, Blalock, Blue, Bodenham(m)er 4, Boger, Boggs, Booe 7, Boone 5, Booth 5, Bostian, Bowers 4, Bowman 4, Bradshaw 7, Braly 3, Brandon 15, Bridgers 13, Bringle, Broad, Brock 5, Brooks 8, Brown 47, Bryan/t 9, Buck 5, Buckner, Burton 12, Byres, Cain 5, Caldwell 7, Campbell 6, Carn, Carson, Carter 7, Cartwright 4, Casper 4, Cathey 4, Cauble 13, Chaffin 4, Chambers 7, Cheek, Clark 12, Clarke 8, Clement/s 5, Click, Clodfel(d/t)er 7, Cohen, Coit 4, Cole 5, Coleman, Collette 4, Collins 6, Coltrain 10, Cook/e 6, Coon 5, Cooper 4, Correll 26, Cowen 16, Cox 6, Craig, Crawford 4, Creel 4, Crouse 5, Crum 12, Cun(n)ngham, Daniel/s 4, Davis 14, Deal 5, Dedmon 8, Dial 7, Dickey 16, Dobbins 5, Doesch 7, Dowell 4, Dunn, Durham 5, Earnhart 9, Eaton 13, Eddelman 5, eggers, Eller 4, Elliott, Ellis 8, Elrod 12, Enochs 4, Erwin, Estep 4, Ethcison, Evans 4, Felker, Felps,  Ferguson 5, Fink 6, Fisher 8, Fitzpatrick 4, Fletcher, Ford 3, Forster 23, Fra(i)ley 4, Frank 8, Frazier 5, Freeman 4, Frick, Frost 5, Fry 11, Fullenwider 5, Gaither 9, Gard(i)ner 5, Garren, Gheen 5, Gibson 9, Giles 5, Gillespie 11, Ginnings 7, Givens, Glasscock, Glover, Gobble 4, Gordon 9, Goss 4, Graham 20, Green 17, Greene, Griggs, Grimes, Hall 21, Hamilton 4, Hamm 9, Hampton 23, Hanelne 12, Hanes 13, Harkey, Harmon, Harper 4, Harrawood 15, Harris 19, Hart, Hartline 15, Hartman 20, Hartsell, Hedrick 4, Hefley, Hege 8, Hallig 4, Henderson 6, Hendricks 14, Hill 6, Hinkle 13, Hoens 4, Hol(e)man 4, Holshouser 5, Hoover 7, Horah 4, Horn 5, Houston 6, Howard 8, Howell, Hudson 7, Hudspeth 4, HHughes, Hughey 7, Hunt 17, Hunter 5, Hutson, Ijames, Jacoby,Jefferson 4, Jenkins 9, Job, Johnson, Johnston 38, Jones 17, Julian 4, Justice 16, Keller, Kern 8, Kerr 6, Kesler 4, Kinder, King 5, Klotz/Kutts 11, Knox 10, Knup, Krider 5, Leach, Ledford, Leonard 7, Likens, Lindley, Lingle 5, Link 9, Linker 7, Kinn 16, Little 5, Livengood 5, Lock 20, Loflin 10, Long 13, Lopp , Lowrance 7, Lowry 5, Lyerly 21, Lynn 4, McCay 5, McBride, McClanahan, McColms, McConnahy 7, McConnell, McCorkle 10, McCrary 4, McCree 11, McCulloh 10, McDaniel, McDowell 4, McGee 4, McGibboney 4, McGuire `13, McJunkin, McKenzie 8, McKnight 8, McLaughlin 7, McNeely 12, Marberry 9, March 6, Markland, Marshal/l 8, Martin 10, Massey, Maxe, Maxwell 5, Meier 4, Meroney 9, Merrell 5, Miller 30, Morgan 13, Morrison 4,Motsinger 4, Munson 6, Murphey, Myers 20, Neel 8, Neely 10, Nesbet 9, Newton, Nichols 4, Norman 6, Nussman, O'Neal, Osborn 24, Overcash, Owen 5, Owens 4, Park 22, Parker 13, Parks 6, Parsons 14, Patterson 6, Pearson 5, Peck 4, Peeler 9, Penny 5, Phifer 12, Philips 18, Pickler 4, Pinkerton, Pinkston 4, Pitman, Plaster 12, Poe, Polk, Pool 17, Porter 4, Powell, Prather, Purdam 5, Redwine, Reed 17, Reidling, Rendleman 21, Renshaw 7, Rialy, Ribelin, Ridenhour, Rimer, Ripple, Robbins 4, Roberts 5, Robinson 6, Robison 6, Roland 4, Rose, Rowzee 4, Rutledge, Sain, Scott 5, Seaford 5, Sears 4, Sechler `15, Setzer 5, Shaver, Shell 4, Sheppard, Sherrill 5, Shives 4, Sholenbarger 10, Shoolts, Shuping 6, Siglar 4, Sillamon, Simonton 10, Sink, Sizemore 4, Skiles 7, Skinner, Slaughter, Sloop, Smith 51, Smithers, Smoot 4, Sowers 6, Sparks 8, Steele 8, Stephens 4, Steward/Stuart 9, Stirewalt 5, Stokes 5, Stootsman 4, Stroup, Summers 8, Swicegood 4, Tate 4, Tatum 3, Taylor 12, Thomas 12, Thompson 11, Todd 5, Tomlinson 4, Tompkins 4, Torrentine 5, Treece 5, Trexler 9, Trott 5, Troy 5, Tucker 3, Turner 15, Tyler, Vancleave, Van Pool `10, Varner, Verble 8, Vincent, Walker 8, Walser 4, Walton 5, Ward 5, Warner, Watkins 5, Watson 7, Weant, Welburn 3, Welch 3, Whitaker 33, White 14, Whitworth, Wiley, Willcoxen, Williams 20, Willa, Wilson 26, Wiseman 4, Wood 11, Woods 8, Woodson, Work 7, Wray, Wright 13, Yarborough 6, Yok(el/le)y 4, Young 10, Yount/s,          This appears to be the best I can do with this one.  I do not have any dea why I can not edit this properly, but I hope you can see that there are three full years -1988, 1989 and 1990 here.  twelve issues $60 for all or $5 if you want only one.  Pat from YOGS

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