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Volumes 5 & 6.
Month Day Year:  MAY 17, 2011


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(4.)  parent counties of any county in the United States, and sometimes, progeny counties can be supplied also; 

(5.)  helpful information on over 300 places to look for something [birth,marriage, death or other information] when you have tried everything you can think of and still haven't found what you need to move forward with your ancestry search.  Since advice is given freely, I do appreciate it if you don't also expect me to pay the telephone bill.


If you have an involved question, that would be hard to explain over the telephone, please send me an e-mail at pat@yogs.com with a brief explanation of the problems and the family group sheet/s required to understand them.  Several of our clients have told me that they figured out their own answers while typing up the e-mail to send to me.  Putting a problem into writing on paper can sometimes help you figure it out when just talking about it might not be as effective! 


Genealogy is not the hobby for people who are not willing to be a "Detective" and work at it seriously.  This hobby takes work, research and thought-processing in a logical, well-thought-through-attempt to do the best job possible.  Who wants somebody on their family tree if they don't belong there!  And they don't belong there unless you can prove they do with documents from courthouses, libraries and archives. 


Thank heavens you didn't do what we had to do as we traced 88 lines to our immigrant ancestors in 1972 through 1975.  When we started there were no statewide census books in print or in libraries.  Thank you, Ancestry.com!  We really appreciate your putting the census on line for us to use.  We opened the shop in 1975 because so many people were thinking about their ancestry in the light of the bicentennial celebration that year. 


Also as I filled my own family group sheets out, or my big lineage charts and asked my family members to fill them out for me, they decided they liked my forms that I designed and typed on an electric typewriter.  We found a printer, and soon we were printing them by the thousands, and we still are!   We opened the business on January 5, 1975, and it just grew like Topsy after we opened.  We started traveling to seminars given by genealogy societies and even attended the first large national event in Maryland.  We traveled to as many as, perhaps, up to 35 in one year.  We spoke to groups of 7, then 70 and then hundreds.   It was an exhilarating ride for the thirty-six years we have been helping people trace their family trees.


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Helping Genealogists Is What We Do Here!


 Now to today's list of Volumes Five and Six of the Rowan County Register. By Jo White Linn.  One complete set of Volume Five is available at $20. One complete set of Volume Six is available at $20.  First caller after 11:00 a.m. 

will get the complete set if that is what they want. After that only the partials will be available.   


See Crate 100 for book reviews of these duplicates still available :

Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1988  $5

Volume 3, No. 3, August, 1988  $5


Duplicates for today's Crate 101 also available: [See below for individual book reviews.]

Volume 5, 1990.  No. 2, May No.3, August and #4 November are available as a set of 3, for $12

Volume 6, No. 1, February 1991  $5

Volume 6, No. 2, May, 1991, coffee stain on cover outside front cover $4.


CRAZY CRATE 101  BOOK 1:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER ISSUE 1990: Volume 5 #1: FEBRUARY, 1990  ISSUE #1Jo White Linn, Editor.  1990.  Pages 968-1026.  8 " by 11", cardstock covers, stapled.  All volumes begin with the Editor's Page; The NGS Newsletter; Journal of David Corrall; Salisbury, NC, District Superior Court Minutes, Part VI; Salisbury Death Register, Part I: 1909; David Atwell Rendelman-History and Accomplishments, 2 pp.; Rendleman, Rowan County Land Ownership, Map #1, Second, Third and Fourth Creek area;  [Descent (a frivolous filler) a Greek story of the Gods.  No matter how hard your genealogical tree is, it could never be this tough to figure out.  Practically all of them were murdered by each other!]

[Pat's note:  If you find out you are descended from these Greek Gods, please give up genealogy and take up swimming.  I thought of baseball, tennis and golf, but those are no good since you always have a weapon in your hands!!   She borrowed an idea, improved upon it, and I had not the ability to leave it alone.]; Rowan County Loose Estate Papers, Part 5; Readers Write, Books for Review and Requests for Information conclude this issue.


CRAZY CRATE 101  BOOK 2:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER.  ISSUE 1990, VOLUME 5, #2:  MAY 1990, ISSUE #2:  Jo White Linn, Editor.  1990.  Pages 1028-1086.  8 " by 11", cardstock covers, stapled.  Most 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 struggling 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 you can't read, "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 next 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 out who has 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 to the old country and that government was glad to get rid of them, and this was an opportunity for them to make 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: Don't you wish it had been one of yours!]  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.  Pension Application #S31477;] [Pat's Tip:  I have found in almost every case the application for anything will be more helpful than the actual result!]

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 pages). (8 pages-always interesting!)  Books for Review (12 pages) and Requests for Information (7 pages).  Sold separately.  PRICE: $5


CRAZY CRATE 101  BOOK 3:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER, 1990-#3: VOLUME 5, #3:  AUGUST 1990, VOLUME 5, NO. 3.  Jo White Linn, Editor.  1990.  Pages 1087-1146.  8 " by 11", cardstock covers, stapled.  Editor's Page.  Rowan County Minutes of the Court of Pleas & 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 an 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 101  BOOK 4:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER VOLUME 5 #4 NOVEMBER, 1990 PAGES 1,148-1,206.  The Editor's Page discusses plans for next year's issues.  Rowan County's Record Sleuth is into proving the right lineage when the lineage is in doubt.  Taking a published book and disproving the printed one is the job and it is ably done concerning the marriage of Patrick McGIBBONNEY given in the book as Margaret Gilchrist Denny appears to have actually been Mararet Work.  Her given name on the bond is clear, the name had to be a short one to fit in the space with its ragged edge.  George Denny is the bondsman, who is often the father or brother of the bride.  However, John Work, Sr left an estate settlement to a daughter whose husband was Patrick McGibboney who inherited his wife's right.  More research needed here?, signers of a 1768 Legislative petition are listed.  Rowan Co. Divisions of Estates Part VI; Map of Virginia Counties which border North Carolina; Sanborn City Maps; Readers Write, Requests for Information; Pendleton Maps, Index for 1990 issues runs 30+ pages of three columns each!  Surnames with four or more first names are abstracted from the index for this review:  Adams 6, Agender 6, Albright 7, Alexander 15, Allen 4, Allison 5, Anderson 6, Andrew/s 10, Appling 9, Armstrong 8, Ar(o)nhart 4, Atwell 4, Bailey 4, Baird 7, Baker 7, Barber 7, Barkley 14, Barnes 33, Barr 8, Barrier 15, Barringer 30, Bartleson 7, Basinger 12, Baxter 14, Beam 6, Beaman 14, Bean 9, Beard 10, Beauchamp 4, Beck 4, Bell 9, Biles 10, Bodenham(m)er 4, Booe 7, Boone 5, Booth 5, Bowers 4, Bowman 4, Bradshaw 7, Brandon 15, Bridgers 13, Bringle 4, Brock 5, Brooks 8, Brown 47, Bryan 8, Buck 5, Burton 12, Cain 5, Caldwell 7, Campbell 6, Carter 7, Cartwright 4, Casper 4, Cathey 4, Cauble 13, Chafin 4, Chambers 7, Clark 12, Clarke 8, Clodfel(d/t)er 7, Coit 4, Cole/s 7, Collette 4, Collins 6, Coltrain 10, Cook/e 7, Coon 5, Cooper 4, Correll 25, Cowan 16, Cox 6, Craig/e 5, Crawford 4, Creel 4, Crouse 5, Crum 12, Daniels 4, Davis 14, Deal 4, Dedmon 8, Dial 7, Dickey 16, Dobbins 5, Doesch 7, Dowell 6, Durham 5, Earnhart 9, Eaton 13, Eddleman 5, Eller 4, Ellis 8, Enochs 4, Estep 4, Evans 4, Ferguson 5, Fink 6, Fisher 8, Fitzpatrick 4, Forster 20, Fra(i)ley 4, Frank 8, Frazier 5, Freeman 4, Frost 5, Fry 11, Fullenwider 5, Gaither 9, Gad(i)ner 5, Gheen 5, Gibson 9, Giles 5, Gillespie 11, Ginnings 7, Gobble 4, Gordon 9, Goss 4, Graham 20, Green/e 20, Hall 21, Hamilton 4, Hamm 9, Hampton 23, Haneline 12, Hanes 13, Harper 4, Harrawood 15, Harris 19, Hartline 15, Hartman 20, Hedrick 4, Hege 8, Heilig 4, Henderson 6, Hendricks 14, Hill 6, Hinkle 13, Hoens 4, Holeman 4, Holahouser 5, Hoover 7, Horan 4, Horn 5, Houston 6, Howard 8, Hudson 7, Hudspeth 4, Hughey 8, Hunt 17, Hunter 5, Jefferon 4, Jenkins 9, Johnston 38, Jones 17, Julian 4, Justice 16, Karn/s 8, Kerr 6, Kesler 4, King 5, Klotz/Klutts 11, Krider 5, Leonard 7, Lingle 5, Link 9, Linker 7, Linn 16, Little 5, Livengood 5, Lock 20, Leflin 10, Long 13, Lowrance 7, Lowry 5, Lyerly 21, Lynn 4, McCay 5, McConnahy 7, McCorkle 10, McCrary 4, McCree 11, McCulloh 10, McDowell 4, McGee 4, McGibboney 4, McGuire 13, McKenzie 8, McKnight 8, McLaughlin 7, McNeely 12, Marberry 9, March 66, March 6, Marshall 7, Martin 10, Maxwell 4, Meier 4, Meroney 9, Merrell 5, Miller 30, Mitchell 6, Mock 5, Moore 16, Morgan 13, Morrison 4, Munson 6, Myers 20, Neel 8, Neely 10, [Negroes] 148, Nesbet 7, Nichols 4, Norman 6, Osborn 24, Owen 5, Owens 4, Park 22, Parker 13, Parks 6, Parsons 14, Patterson 5, Pearson 5, Peck 4, Peeler 9, Penny 5, Phifer 12, Philips 18, Pickler 4, Pinkston 4, Plaster 12, Pool 17, Porter 4, Purdam 5, Reed 17, Rendelman 21, Renshaw 7, Robbins 4, Roberts 5, Robinson 6, Robison 6, Roland 4, Rowzee 4, Scott 5, Seaford 5, Sears 4, Sechler 15, Setzer 5, Shell 4, Sherrill 5, Shives 4, Sholenbarger 10, Shuping 6, Siglar 4, Simonton 10, Sizemore 4, Skiles 7, Smith 51, Smoot 4, Sowers 6, Sparks 8, Steele 8, Stephens 4, Stewar(d/t /Stuart 9, Stirewalt 4, Stokes 5, Stootsman 4, Summers 8, Swicegood 4, Tate 4, Taylor 12, Thomas 12, Thompson 11, Todd 5, Tomlinson 4, Tompkins 4, Torrentine 5, Treece 5, Trexler 9, Trott 5, Troy 5, T(a/u)cker 6, Turner 15, Van Pool 10, Verble 8, Walker 8, Walser 4, Walton 5, Ward 5, Watkins 5, Whitaker 22, White 14, Willcoxen 4, Williams 17, Wilson 26, Wiseman 4, Wood 11, Woods 8, Work 7, Wright 13, Yarborough 6, Yokley 4, Young 10, and Zimmerman 7.  1 set of all four volumes $20. 

1 extra copy of Volume 5 #2 at $5.

1 extra copy of Volume 5 #3 at $5.   


 CRAZY CRATE 101  BOOK 5:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER VOLUME 6  #1 FEBRUARY, PAGES 1,208 TO 1,266 ISSUE #1  contains The Editor's Page which describes awards given to this fine author's publication which is richly deserved.  She received from the North Carolina Society of Historians the Award of Special Merit for her contributions.  Next is a calendar of future events. (2 pages,)  Thomas Bentley of Old Rowan and Lincoln Cos., NC, by James W. Miller, Jr. earliest documentation is the 1768 Rowan Co. tax list, thorough documentation and careful presentation enhances this article, several signatures, a map, drawing of The Bently House (after application of clapboard siding), a marriage bond Merry Bentley to Aaron Freeman, certificates of Thomas and Benjamin's sale of supplies they sold to the Revolutionary Army, Another marriage Daniel Bentley, to Nancy Lewis.  In 1830 in Perry Co., KY Daniel Bently, aged 78, files an application for Rev. War Pension. More land records follow, lots more in 12 pages.  There are 24 individual items and references for this work.  The author continues with Loose Estate Papers.  The (#) indicates major people with files for the Surnames given.]  Bean, Beard 7, Beaty, Beaver 10, Beck, Beckel, Becket, Beefle 2, Bell 3, Benson 3, Berryman, Bescherer, Best, Betz 2, Bevil, B(e/i)vin. (12 pages).  A notice copied from Raymond A. Winslow's work defines an idiot and a lunatic and the difference between the two.  Worth the price of the booklet.  I was not aware of exactly the difference between the two, so I learned something new this June 16, 2009.  I have reached the point in my life where I am never quite sure when I have learned something new, or if I have just been reminded of something I had once known, had forgotten, and now just think I have newly learned something.  Any way it is something good to know just in case on the census they marked that column for one of yours.  I'll help you out.  This is something you already know, or either it is something new for you today or it is simply a reminder of something you used to know or have forgotten.] Anyway you know it now [until you forget it again].  An "idiot" is a person who has never been of sound mind and cannot be presumed capable of achieving soundness of mind.  A "lunatic", however, was once possessed of a sound mind and may regain that state.  Idiocy is permanent, while lunacy may be temporary.  [You may consider our politicians to be one or the other!!]  This issue continues with:  A Bridge Petition from Bridge Records, 1805-1868, at the NC State Archives has landowner information, map (is reproduced for you to see), and names concerning the placement of bridges across the YadkinRiver.  (8 pages).  Rowan Records Sleuth concerns an error in the recording of a RowanCountyWill for an Edmond Deadman, written 16 July 1808, probated 1813 and recorded in Will Book G: page 287.  The recorded will names a daughter Rachel Cavender.  The original will shows the daughter's name as Rebecca Cavender.  The 1850 Hall Co., GA census shows Rebecca Deadnan Cavender, a widow, born NC and the tombstones of BarnesCemetery, near Gainesville, GA show the following:  Clement Cavender b[orn] 4 January, 1774, d[ied] 14 Feb. 1836.  Rebecca Cavender, born 5 October 1778, NC, d. 29 January 1852 GA.  ALWAYS ask for a photocopy of the original papers.  Human beings make mistakes.  We do that better than any other species, because not all of our mistakes result in our death! Or we would learn earlier to be more careful!]  Other Iredell Co. Marriages for Baldridge to Luckey and a Mariah D.__?__, Barry-Beatey, Beatey-Huggins, Bell-McGuire, Brown-McKee, Drum-Warren, Ramsey-McBride, Rector-Fenley/Finley/ Fendley.  Readers Write, includes Tippong information.  These often contain interesting, almost legal, questions that get serious answers here; such as biting off ears - What did this mean?  What is the legal age to own land, buy land or sell it?  [Hint: not all ages are the same!] (8 pages).  Books for Review (8 pages) and Requests for Information (4 pages).  This issue is sold individually at this good PRICE:  $5


CRAZY CRATE 101  BOOK 6:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER 1991, VOLUME 6 #2 MAY, PAGES 1,207 TO 1,266.    lSSUE #2: The Editor's Page begins this issue, but the obituary quoted is priceless!  The Sleuth article this issue attempts to clarify about another incorrectly recorded deed.  [As someone who, in 35 years of researching, has found her maiden name with forty-five separate and distinct spellings, I am in deepest sympathy with this account of a Martin/Marlin problem.  Deed Book 11:483 speaks of James Martin, Jr., George Martin, John Martin, James Martin, and Jas. Martin.  The recorded deed shows Martin very clearly.  The deed is indexed as Martin.  The typescript is Martin, but when the deed was proved at August Court 1788 in the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Book 5:172 the entry shows James Marlin to Jno Marlin #150A Aug. 1788 proved by Jas. Marlin.  Several other recordings read Marlin OR Martin.  Which is right? Deed Book shows State Grant #158 to John Culbertson bounded by George Marlin, George Marlin, plus other mentions of the Marlin name.  Tax list 1778 says James Marling, Sr.  No State grant was issued to George Marlin.  But, State Grant #163 for 300 acres was issued to James Marlin, Peter Lewis & John Culbertson.  James Marlin was a Justice in the company of Capt. Todd & Armstrong.  Esq. James Marlin in 1784 had 200 acres of deeded land, 5 horses, 4 head of cattle and John Marlin 210 acres, 3 horses, 4 head of cattle.  Third Creek Presbyterian Church has the following Marlin Tombstones:  James Marlin, d[ied] 1780, James Marlin d. 26 Jan., 1802, aged 66. and James Marlin, d. 1804 aged 14.  No extant will in NC for a George Marlin or a George Marlin.  Fair!  Balanced!  You Decide!  An article titled, "We Are Indians" addresses the difficulties of proving Native American lineages.  (3 pages).  Guilford County, NC 1788 Petition.  Guilford was formed from Rowan in 1771 and Randolph was formed from Guilford in 1779.  This is a 1778 Petition and many of these names appear in the 1768 tax lists of RowanCounty.  A Genealogical Trip to Europe. (2 pages); An Article concerning George Erdmayer/Artmire/ Admire.  [Nuff Said!!] (3 pages). Salisbury District Docket-Superior Court.  (5 pages) Civil War Letters (2 pages), Rowan Co., Land Entries (6 pages).  Hall Family Bible with related names, Redwine, Ferrel, Keith, Hancock, Clines, Russell, Griffins, with additional notes. Divisions of Estates with plot plan drawings, (11 pages). The McCubbins Collection: notes about James Dobbin-and genealogy notes concerning his 13 children! Readers Write (5 pages), Books for Review (10 pages), Requests for Information (4 pages).  Since this book is coffee or tea damaged, the price has been lowered. Price of Volume 2 only PRICE: $4 because of slight damage which does not affect readability of text.


CRAZY CRATE 101  BOOK 7:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER 1991, VOLUME 6 #2 MAY, PAGES 1,207 TO 1,266.    lSSUE #2: The Editor's Page begins this issue, and, my goodness does she have something to say!  And she says it very well!! Excerpts from this page should be heard by every genealogist, even those that are still collecting notes in a stenographer's notepad.  Here are some choice quotes from her page: 

(1.)  There is not just one way to present a family history, and the question is never whether to document but how to attribute material accurately and honestly.

(2.)  Today's researchers are utilizing primary source material, are checking their facts, marshalling their evidence, and building their pedigrees step by step.

(3.) The purpose of publication is preservation, purely and simply.

(4.) The aim is to preserve for your posterity the results of your research, your pictures, your family Bibles, letters, diaries, and traditions - and to share them with your family.

(5.)  Your only responsibility is to bequeath, as accurately as you can, the story of your family to those who will one day long to know it. 


There is much more here with which I agree, but she says it so well.  Never skip the Editor's page in this book!

The first article by William D. Bennett treats the real meaning of the word's "squatter's rights" - what they were and how the government handled them - interesting!  Civil War Letters from the Special Collections Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Part II; Rowan County Deeds, Part VIII; Associational Minutes of Baptist Church, 1790-1794; Rowan County Minutes of the Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, May Court, 1791; Surry County Militia Officers, 22 June 1771; Rowan County Wills, Part VI.  If you decide to buy any of these periodicals, don't miss reading the Readers Write Column which sometimes reprints articles of a Midwestern or Far West periodical that has articles on people exposing their North Carolina roots in the states they moved to and applied for pensions from; [We don't care where they went, we just want to find them!  We'll follow the research trail wherever it goes!]  Many people write in to her to help her be aware of collections of North Carolina records or people  that are located in far off places.  She also spends time with the debunking of writer's tips and hints when she is well aware that, at least for North Carolina, those hints and tips are "hogwash."  Books for Review may help you find that one book that actually has your family information, with documentation to die for right there!  There may be a new book out that you did not know about or a recently reprinted one you had been wanting to buy but couldn't find anywhere! If you don't know it exists, you can't order it! Requests for Information [Queries] carries a tremendous amount of information to help you identify if the people mentioned in them could be related to you. 


CRAZY CRATE 101  BOOK 8:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER 1991, VOLUME 6 #4,  MAY, PAGES 1,207 TO 1,266.   The Editor's Page begins this issue and has a cute poem written about Jo White Linn's Rowan County Register.  Articles include an excellent article by William Bennett on Taxation in North Carolina that includes tax laws and examples.

In the earlier days of the 1700s there was no hard currency and all obligations could be paid, including taxes, with what the people had, what they produced, so a schedule of what produce was worth per item was established by the North Carolina GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

In 1715 some items were: tobacco, per hundredweight; Indian Corn, per bushel; wheat, per bushel; tallow, per pound; Leather tanned & uncurried, per pound; Wild Cat skins, per piece; Beaver & other skins; Butter, per pound; Cheese, per pound; Raw Buck & Doe skins, per pound; Feathers, per pound; Pitch, per barrel full gauge; Whale oil, per barrel; Pork per barrel; Beef, per barrel.  Price was given in (L) pounds (s)  shillings (d) pence.

Scales are also given for 1716, 1723 and 1729. 


In 1729 both silver and gold were added.  Silver, per ounce 1 L +5s was worth more than gold 1L.  Train Oil per barrel was the most expensive item at 7L+10s.  Hydes, per pound, and Tar, per barrel, were the cheapest at 6d. Pork, per barrel, was 4L 10s and Beef was only 3L per barrel.  Tobacco, per hundredweight now is only worth 1L  +5s.

This article is 16 pages long and really helpful to researchers working in this time period.  Memoranda:  Brandon, McCorkle, Snoddy families; Thoughts on "What Happens to My Research When I'm Gone?" by the Editor of this periodical was published in the NGS Newsletter, Volume 17, No. 5.  5 pp.; Readers Write; Books for Review and Requests for Information + a map of the location of early Rowan County Churches. [excellent] and now we arrive at the index which begins on page 1,423 and runs through to completely fill p. 1,446.  66 lines per column times 3 columns per page = 198 lines of data per page.  First page because of Title has only 180 lines, next 23 have 198.  With over 4,500 lines of data in this index, this book doesn't cost you, it pays you royally to search North Carolina records at home, all indexed.  This index abstract has all surnames with four or more first names:  Abbott 4, Adams 9, Admire 8, Albright 7, Alexander 7, Allen 7, Allison 4, Anderson 7, Andrews 4, Aplin 15, Armstrong 9, Bailey 6, Baker 5, Baldridge 4, Barlow 7, Barnes 4, Beard 30, Beat(e)y 13, Beaver 31, Beck 13, Beefle 5, Bell 14, Bentley 25, Berk(e)ley 4, Berry 4, Berryman 8, Bescherer 13, Betz 4, Bevin 12, Biles 4, Black 6, Blunt 12, Brady 8, Brandon 21, Braucher 4, Brookshire 4, Brown 34, Bruner 4, Caldwell 4, Carson 5, Cathey 4, Cavend(a/e)r 4, Chambers 6, Cla(i)ry 4, Clark 5, Clodfelter13, Clutz 7, Coats 4, Cobble 5, Coffee 4, Cole/s 5, Correll 4, Cowan 12, Craige 6, Cress 5, Daniel 5, Davis 44, Denton 7, Dickey 7, Dobbin 21, Dobbins 9, Douthit 16, Duggins 12, Dunn 5, Eads 4, Eddleman 11, Edwards 4, Eller 11, Ellis 11, Erwin 5, Fink 9, Fisher 10, Foster 14, Fra(i)ley 6, Freeman 5, Fry 6, Gaither 14, Garland 4, Garner 9, Gibson 8, Gillespie 6, Givens 4, Glattfelder 4, Goss 4, Graham 10, Green 5, Grimes 4, Grubb 7, Haden 5, Hall 20, Ham 8, Hampton 18, Hnna 11, Harris 15, Hartline 18, Hartman 6, Haworth 13, Headrick 9, Helfer 9, Hendricks 4, Hileman 4, Hill 20, Hinkle 5, Hitchcock 4, Hodgson 5, Hol(t)shouser 4, Hoover 6, Howard 6, Huffman 7, Hughey 5, Hurkey 7, Johnson 5, Johnston 7, Jones 33, Keith 8, Kelly 5, Kerr 6, Kuhn 4, Lamb 5, Leatherman 4, Leonard 8, Lewis 11, Linch 4, Linker 5, Linn 5, Little 6, Locke 16, Long 8, Lowrey 5, Luckey 4, McCorkle 7, McDowell 5, McGuire 9, McKee 5, McKinney 8, McNeely 6, March 5, Marlin 4, Marstin 6, Matthews 6, Maxwell 4, Miller 35, Mills 4, Mock 4, Monroe 5, Moore 19, Morgan 7, Morrison 4, Mull 4, Murphey 13, [Negroes 63,] Orton 4, Osborn 5, Owens 5, Owings 5, Ozburn 4, Parish 8, Park 10, Parker 33, Pearson 7, Phillips 11, Pinkston 4, Poindexter 4, Ramsey 5, Redwine 10, Reed 8, Reynolds 5, Rhodes 4, Rice 5, Richardson 7, Roberts 12, Robison 11, Rogers 10, Russell 6, Rutledge 7, Sappenfield 8, Sater 4, Scott 10, Sears 4, Sheets 5, Shepherd 5, Shore/s 4, Sieffert 9, Simpson 5, Sloan/e 4,  Smith 32, Smoot 4, Snider 6, Sowers 6, Stanley 5, Steele 7, Stewart 5, Stoehr 8, Stokes 4, Storke 4, Swink 4, Taylor 10, Teague 5, Thomas 6, Thomason 4, Thompson 22, Tippong 10, Todd 5, Traxler 4, Turner 6, Utzman 5, Varnes 6, wadkins 8, Waggoner 4, Walker 7, Wallace 8, Wallis 4, Walton 16, West 11, Wheeler 7, Whitaker 6, White 10, Wilcoxin 4, Williams 20, Wilson 12, Winkler 4, Wiseman 5, Witherough 6, Wood 5, and Young 9.          


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Thank you for taking the time to read these newsletters.  I learn something new, sometimes more than one or two things, every time I do one of these book reviews.  As long as I am still growing and learning, I am still really alive.  It never hurts to review things you have read before.  It makes it easier to bring up the right answers next time.

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