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NORTH CAROLINA RESOURCES LIST

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STATEWIDE AND REGIONAL BOOKS

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Approximately seventy pages of North Carolina resource materials, with lots of lists of index summaries and extractions are waiting for you to check them in this section.  All of these books, but two FYI [For Your Information] books, are for sale.

 

1. )  There are several main types of books printed to assist researchers in the pursuit of their ancestors’ records in North Carolina.  First there are the general how-to, where-to guides that save you time, money and frustration if you have them, and their answers to your questions will certainly come in handy.  Most fit easily in a briefcase or suitcase and sit beside you on your desk at home for quick reference.  We have several of these listed here plus some books that cover the entire state or regions within the state.

 

NC – YOGS-GUIDE 01: NORTH CAROLINA GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH By Dr. George K. Schweitzer, Ph.D., Sc.D. 

A 172-page book, 6” x 9” in size, laminated cardstock covers, wrappers, containing 1,233 sources for tracing your NC ancestors along with detailed instructions for their use.  Chapters include #1 - NC background information on history and geography.  #2 NC List of Types of Records, thirty, in all.  [Are you searching for all thirty of them? Can you name even ten of them? [You will not have thoroughly researched any county until you have searched all extant documents in all thirty types for your surnames in the time period they were living there!  Big Job, isn’t it?  Thank goodness, you have the books and, with the help of their authors and publishers, you will have some sucesses!]  #3 - NC Locations of the Records.  This chapter tells you where to find the records. Answers to “What repository has the particular documents you want to see, [in the original, if at all possible.”]  Handwriting was difficult to read in the olden days even when it was newly done.  Ink was, many times, handmade at home and varied greatly from batch to batch.  These documents have been copied not once, but as the books wore out, they were often just recopied from the older books, instead of going back to the originals, thereby, giving yet another opportunity for the information to be changed from the original.]  #4. [My Favorite Part!]  Research Procedures to use and detailed listings of the records each county has and where they are located in each of NC’s 100 Counties.]  [BEST BUY IN THE SHOP FOR $12.]

 

NC-YOGS-GUIDE 02: – NORTH CAROLINA GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES,  By Charles M. Franklin, Published by YOGS,

23 pages, 8½“ by 11”, cardstock covers.  Designed as a take-along-guide.  For over fifteen years, Charles Franklin was the head of our Research Department, and handled all of our research requests.  A Purdue University graduate, he had always been interested in tracing his family tree.  The binder he carried with him on his travels was five inches thick and loaded with family group sheets.  He also wrote 178 source and how-to books for us and took displays places we were not able to go because we were speaking someplace else that weekend.    This book is just what you need to carry with you when you are away from home researching your North Carolina Roots.  You would have to look in dozens of books to assemble this much information, but now Charles has already done it for you.    This book begins with a county map of North Carolina on the title page.  Charles put these state resource guides together for us on six states in which he had done much research.  We thought they would be helpful to others, also.  He starts with a basic short history of the formation of the state.  Then he added short comments on basic religious denominations settling there.  Next he added information on the keeping of vital records, census records, tax lists, probate records, land and property records, naturalization records, military records, and divorce records.  Many answers to questions that “pop up” while doing research are found right here in this bookl.  This is the kind of information you need to know to do a thorough research project, but are not sure where to look since you are not at home.  The single-spaced list of Archives and Libraries with complete addresses gives you 61 places to write, call or visit to collect the information you want.  Addresses may be dated, because Charles did these before he passed away on January 1, 2002, so just Google the organization’s name and you should find their Website with the up-to-date information on it.  His list of Genealogical and Historical Societies gives you another 113 places to look.  His section on periodicals lists 94 periodicals many of which are held in the collections of numerous libraries, but if you didn’t know it had been published, you wouldn’t know to ask for it, now would you? 

Next is even more information you also will need to know.  County formation data is what you need to know to look up marriages that happened in your area of research before the present county was formed.  Where did your ancestors go to get married five years, ten years or twenty years before this county was first created?  Here is your answer!  For each county you get the name, date created, parent county’s name, the county seat, [usually the home of the county courthouse, although many have moved some of their offices into other buildings.], the address of the courthouse with zip code and telephone number!  They don’t move the courthouse often, but the mailman can find it even with the old address.  This courthouse information takes eight pages, but you have all 100 of NC’s counties here.  23 pages of the essential information you need to know will be at your fingertips for this bargain price!  Lies flat in your briefcase, suitcase, or folder.  PRICE: $5.

 

NC – YOGS-ARCH/MANUS/REPS 01:   ARCHIVAL AND NANUSCRIPT REPOSITORIES IN NORTH CAROLINA:  A DIRECTORY.  Second Edition.   By the Society of North Carolina Archivists. 1993.   149 pages, 8½“ by 11”, cardstock wrappers. This book contains the History of the Society of North Carolina Archivists.  The Organization of the directory entries is given, followed by the entries.  There is an institution index and a county index.  A very nice county map is found on page 140.  Genealogists have a real love affair with buildings that house our favorite places to go.  If we are not in a courthouse, we want to be in a library.  But there are other good places to go which may hold important genealogical information:  Archives, Museums, Genealogical Societies, Historical Societies. Colleges, Special Rooms devoted to genealogical pursuits in Colleges and Universities.  For each of these you have the contact person, which may be dated, [when you call get the new person’s name, telephone numbers, hours they are open, and ask if prior arrangements are necessary and need to be made before you can research in their collection.]  In the description of the holdings, you have lineal feet, inclusive dates, subjects and formats. You are told about restrictions, if any, whether this depository accepts materials.  The services available information has probably changed, but at least you know what questions to ask.  Can you do your personal, private research there?  Do they allow your use of their copier or do they do it?  Is there a charge?  What equipment can you bring in?  Computer?  Electric or battery only?  Cameras allowed?  Recorders?  Do they have a card catalog for you to use?  Is it available online?  [Note:  Ask about whether online searching is available?  Any materials on line?  Can you access from home?  Website?  E-mail?]  Do they report documents located in their collection to be listed in NUCMC?  OCLC?  Staff always changes with the season and the budget!  So ask about it.  There are 139 institutions in North Carolina that filled out the survey this book holds and sent it back to become a part of this book.  The subject index is helpful because you can look up what you intend to search and see which repositories have that kind of materials.  Well worth its modest cost.  If you don’t know some depository has it, how will you know to go there to look at it?  PRICE:  $20

 

NC FYI:  ABSTRACTS OF STATE WILLS OF NORTH CAROLINA.  By J. Bryan Grimes. Talking about books still available, here is one of the best that is NOT now available here.  It is added here because if you are researching in early North Carolina, you NEED to check it out for your surnames!  Most libraries with a genealogical collection that covers this state will have it on their shelves.  In 1906 the late Secretary of State J. Bryan Grimes published a very valuable book containing abstracts of the “State Wills”, that is to say the wills during the period between 1663 and 1760, when it was required that all wills should be filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Province of North Carolina.  After 1760, it was permitted to keep the wills in the counties.  This book should be consulted for deaths occurring prior to 1760 for which wills or probates may have been filed.  Unfortunately, I do not have a copy of this book for sale, nor do I have any copies of the next book which is a follow-up book covering the period of time after 1760 to 1800.  I just wanted you to be aware of this previous book.

 

NC – FYI:  AN ABSTRACT OF NORTH CAROLINA WILLS FROM ABOUT 1760 TO 1800.  Now to another very important book:  Supplementing Grimes’ Abstract of North Carolina Wills 1663 to 1760.  Prepared from the originals and other data by Fred A. Olds.  GPC, reprint, Baltimore, 1968.  330 pages, Hardbound.  Originally published, Oxford, 1925.   In the book that was used as a master copy for the reprinting,    occasional marks may have been made by previous owners.

This book was the answer to a request for a book of will abstracts from 1760 to 1800.  This forty-year period covers the last 15 years of the Provincial Period, the seven years of the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), and the first seventeen years of the period following the War when a new nation was groping its way toward becoming a functioning, record-keeping country.  A good many wills prior to the 1760 date were also found in the respective county, not having ever been sent to the Secretary of the Province when they should have been to have been included in Grimes’ book above.  They are included here.  [NOTE:I am currently, in my spare time, indexing this book, so that it will be far easier to search.]  Watch here for the county-by-county index.

The losses to the many original wills have been great.  Frequent changes in the seat of government with the formation of new counties contributed to those losses, but fires did the most damage.  Of the present 100 counties, only 32 existed in 1775 when British Rule and the Provincial or Colonial system ended with the flight of the British Governor, Josiah Martin.  Between 1775 and 1800 there were 28 counties formed, three of these in the closing days of 1799, namely Ashe, Greene and Washington.  Thus the total number when 1800 began was 60, and here is a list:  Anson (formed in) 1749.  Ashe 1799.  Beaufort 1705.  Bertie 1722.  Bladen 1735.  Brunswick 1764.  Buncombe 1792.  Burke 1777.  Cabarrus 1792.  Camden 1777. Carteret 1722, Caswell 1777.  Chatham 1771.  Chowan 1672.  Craven 1712.  Cumberland 1754.  Currituck  1672.  Duplin 1749.  Edgecombe 1741.  Franklin 1778.  Gates 1778.  Granville 1746.  Greene 1799.  Guilford 1771.  Halifax 1758.  Hertford 1759.  Hyde 1705.  Iredell 1788.  Johnston 1746.  Jones 1778.  Lenoir 1791.  Lincoln 1779.  Martin 1774.  Mecklenburg 1752.  Montgomery 1779.  Moore 1784.  Nash 1777.  New Hanover 1729.  Northampton 1741.  Onslow 1734.  Orange 1752.  Pasquotank 1672.  Perquimans 1672.  Person 1791.  Pitt 1760.  Randolph 1779.  Richmond 1779.  Robeson 1787.  Rockingham 1785.  Rowan 1753.  Rutherford 1779.  Sampson 1784.  Stokes 1789.  Surry 1771.  Tyrell 1729.  Wake 1771. Warren 1779.  Washington 1799.  Wayne 1779.  and Wilkes 1777.  Forty counties remained to be formed after 1800.  Keep this information in your NC folder!

As reported in this book, the courthouses of the following counties have been burned(dates are of the time burnt):  Anson 1868; Bladen 1800 and 1893; Buncombe 1630 and 1835; Cabarrus 1874; Currituck 1842; Greene 1874; Guilford 1872; Hertford 1832 and 1862; Iredell 1854; Jones 1862; Lenoir 1878; Martin 1884; Montgomery 1835; Moore 1889; New Hanover 1798, 1819 and 1840; Orange 1789; Pasquotank 1862; Pitt 1857; Rockingham 1906; Rutherford 1857; Sampson 1921; Washington 1862, 1869 and 1873.  A total of 29 fires.  You may well need to know this, also.

In this book, the wills are abstracted and then placed in county-by-county order, alphabetically by the testator’s surname.  There is no every-name index in the edition I used to write this review.  I do not have a copy of this book for sale at this time.  But I wanted you to know about this compilation so you could check it for your surnames.

 

 2.)ANOTHER TYPE OF RECORDS AVAILABLE WOULD BE THE CENSUS RECORDS:  The census for North Carolina includes the 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840 and 1850 through 1930-however, only the census of veterans of the Union Armed Forces and Their Widows (and many Confederate Veterans, also) remains of the 1890 census. 

 

[NOTE:  See Book Review below for Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia Including the Family Histories of More Than 80% of Those Counted in the 1790 and succeeding years as “All Other Free People.” By Paul Heinegg.]

 

NC – YOGS-1790 BOOK 1:  NORTH CAROLINA HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790.  Dept. of Commerce and Labor, 1908.  Bureau of the Census, Govt. Printing Office. 1908 edition. Reprinted in 1974. Includes nice folding map of North Carolina in 1796.  Hardbound Edition.

[Similar map is available from YOGS in a somewhat larger size for $3 sent rolled in a tube and is suitable for framing and a smaller size, 11” by 17” for $2 for carrying in your NC State folder!  Call Pat at 1-800-419-0200 to order the maps!]

Back to the books!  The Reprint Company, 1974, 292 pages of help in finding your 1790 ancestor living in North Carolina!  This is a beautiful hardbound reprint of this very popular first country-wide census count.  All rules governing the count are included here in this book.  Only heads of household are listed by name. There are five other columns. The totals for the state of North Carolina are included inside the brackets.

(1) The headings of the first column state:  “Free white males of 16 years of age and upward including heads of families.  [69,988.]

N=(2)   The second column is titled, “Free white males under 16 years of age.”  [77,506.]

(3)  Free white females including heads of household.”  [140,710.] 

(4)  The fourth column is headed, ”All other free persons.” [4,975.] 

(5)  The last column is for slaves. [393,751.]

 

The summaries of data concluded there were the above numbers of people which fell into each category.  There is also a county-by-county breakdown of the numbers.  Assistant Marshals for the state are listed by district. 

From Heads of Households -  Armistead, Anthony to Zygar, Absa__ here they are.  [NOTE: Library stamp on top, side and bottom of closed pages and shelf listing on white label on bottom spine.  Ex-lib.  PRICE: $40

 

NC – YOGS-FREEAFRAM 01:  FREE AFRICAN AMERICANS OF NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA, AND SOUTH CAROLINA FROM THE COLONIAL PERIOD TO ABOUT 1820.  FOURTH EDITION, TWO VOLUMES  1,042 pages, Including the Family Histories of More Than 80% of Those Counted as “All Other Free People.” [4,975 counted in North Carolina alone in 1790, and many of them are in this set of two books.  By Paul Heinegg.  Clearfield Company, ©2001 by the author.  These books are incredible!  The detail collected by this man fills these pages with information on Free Blacks and Mulattoes which genealogists are starving for because it is so very difficult to locate. This set of books has won an award for Genealogical Publishing from the North Carolina Genealogical Society!  This set has also won the prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus Award presented by The American Society of Genealogists.  The first Edition was published in 1992, the second edition was published in 1994, the third edition was published in 1997, followed by this fourth edition in 2001.  The first article is titled “Ivey Family” and the record begins in 1689, when George Ivey of Norfolk County died leaving to his son, by the same name, 100 acres of land. Twenty-three members of that family are mentioned in, and relationships are given for, many people in that space. [reference is cited in this book].  This detailed account of this family runs 2 ½ pages.  Other families are listed in even greater detail.  “Often the product of relationships between slaves and free people of various admixtures of African, Native American and European descent, the free blacks familial origins and subsequent domestic connections determined their legal status and shaped, in large measure, their social standing.”  The earlier editions covered free persons of Maryland and Delaware, followed by Virginia and North Carolina.  This expansion of the previous books now also includes South Carolina.  Taken together, the author provides the fullest discussion of the familial origins of free people of color in the Anglophone  [definition from Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary of Anglophone is consisting of or belonging to an English-speaking population.] in the colonial South.  The line between freedom and slavery was extraordinarily permeable.  Various peoples of European, African and Native American descent--both free and unfree--crossed the line between freedom and slavery openly.  They worked together, played together and even married openly in a manner that would later be condemned by custom and prohibited by law.  Family histories in this set are for the families of these surnames to which the research applies.  The number is of the first names within that surname.   Surnames of the families include:  Abel 20 , Africa 4, Ailstock 15, Alford 7, Allen 26, Allways 2, Alman 4, Alvis 6, Anderson 88, Archer 40, Armfield 8, Armisted 3, Armstrong 17, Arnold 7, Artis 62, Ashby 10 , Ash/e 72, Ashworth 6, Bailey 8, Baker 10, Baltrip 6, Bannister 20, Banks 50, Barber 12, Bartlet/t 13, Bartly 1 , Bass 137, Bates 7, Battles 6, Bazden 6, Bazmore 11, Beckett 34, Bee 6, Bell 25, Bennett 6, Berry 23, Beverly 15, Bibb(e/i)ns  4, Bibby 13, Bidd(ey/ie) 6, Bing 4, Bizzell 4, Black 1 ,Bow 16, Bow(d)en 7, Bower/s 9, Bowles 3, Bowman 8, Bow(s/z)er 23, Boyd 11, Branch 8, Brandon 15, Braveboy 15, Britt 9, Brook(e)/s 17, Brown 40, Bryan/t 18, Bugg 6, Bullard 2, Bunch/e 49, Bunda/y 17 , Burk/e 11, Burkett 1, Burnett 26, Bur(r/w)ell 13, Busby, Buss 1, Butler/s 20, Byrd 42, Cane 2, Can(n)ady 35 , Carter 61 , (Cary 10,) Case 12, Cassi(d/t)y 10, Caton 1, Causey 9, Chambers 3, Chandler 13, Chapman 19, Charity 42, Chaver/s 27, Chav(es/is) 118, Chivis 6, Chav(os/ous) 6 Chavus 12,  Church 9, Churchwell  6, Churton 2, Clark/e 31, Cobb 4, Cockran/e 8, Cole 24, Coleman 14 , Collins 34, Combes/st, 11, Combs 18, Conner/s 23, Cook/s 25 , Cooley 4, Cooper 22, Copeland 13, Copes 8, Corn/e 15, Cornet 5,  Cornish 5, Cousins 23, Cox 15, Craig 8, Cuff 9, Cuffee 19,  Cumbo 37, Cunningham 9, Curle 5, Curtis 16, Cuttillo 8, Cypress 9, Dale/s 6, Davenport 12, Davis 26, Day 40, Dean/s 12 , Deas 6, Debrix 16, Demery 25, Demps(e)y 36, Dennis 6, Dolby 3, Donathan 5, Douglas/s 7, Dove 22, Drake 4, Drew 9, Driggers 41, Drig(g)us 10, Drighouse 16. Dring 7, Driver 8, Drummond, Drury 5, Duncan 15, Dungee/ey 13, Dungill 5, Dunlop 14, Dunst(an/on 20, Durham7, Eady 12, Edwards 8, Edwell 9, Elliott 32, Ellis 13, Epp(e)s 28, Ev(a/e/i)ns 69, Fagan 4, Farrar 13, Ferrell 7, Findley 10, Finn(ey/ie/y) 7, Fletcher 9, Flood 21, Flora 3, Flowers 5, Fortune 11, Franc(es/is) 29, Franklin 12, Frazier 5, Freeman 20, Frost 7, Fry 8, Fuller 16, Gallimore 5, Garden 3, Gard(e)ner 12, Garner 8, Garnes 23, George 42, Gibbs 1, Gibson 46, Gillet/t 7, God(d)et/t 22, Goff 10, Goin/Goen/ Goines/Going/s 56, Gordon 13, Gow(a/e)n/s 56, Gowing 5, Grace 6, Graham 6, Grant 5, Grant(h)(a/u)m 5, Graves 15, Gr(a/e)y 11 , Grayson 6, Green/e 8, Gregory 11, Grice 8, Griffin 13, Grimes 12, Groom 7, Groves 2, Guy 13, Gw(i/y)nn 14, Hag(a/i)ns 9, Ha(i)ley 8, Haithcock 34, Hall 31, Hamilton 4, Hammon/d/s 72, Harden 6, Harm(a/o)n 41, Harris 58, Harrison 23, Hartless 13, Hatcher 4, Hathcock 13, Hawkins 20, Hawl(e)y 24, Haws 4, Haynes 2, Hay(e)s 14, Heath/cock 14, Hedge(b/p)eth 5, Hewlett 2, Hewson 5, Hicks 17, Hill 22, Hilliard 6, Hitchens 6, Hiter 5, Hobson 17, Hodges 9, Hog/g 11, Holman 8, Ho(l)mes 11, Holt 4, Hood 4, Hoome(/z)s 5, Horn/e 6, Howell 31, Hubbard 12, Hudson 8, Huelin 6, Hunt 33, Ivey 23, Jackson 30, Jacob/s 27, James 67, Jasper 13, Jeffers 10, Jeffrey/s 9, Jeffries 30, Jenkins 16, John/s 19, Johnson 40, Johnston 20, Jones 96 Jordan 18, Keemer 6, Kelly 14, Kendall 6, Kent 6, Kersey 25, Key/s 13, King 11, Knight 11, Lamb 16, Landum 2, Lang 3, Lan(k/s)ford 5, Lantern 10, Lawrence 31, Laws 7, Lawson 7, Lephew 13, Lester 11, Lett 10, Leviner 7, Lewis 49, Ligon 20, Liverpool 7, Locklear 31, Locus/t 42, Logan, Lomack 8, Long/o 9, Low(e)ry 14, Lucas 34, Lynch 13, Lytle 9, McCoy 9 , McDaniel 8, McIntosh 4,McKey 8, Maclin 21, Madden 7, Magee 6, Manly 24, Mann 11, Manning 6, Manu(a/e)l/l 20, Martin 33, Mason 18, Mat(t)hews 28, Mayo 6, Mays 4, Mead/e/s 4, Mealy 5, Meekins 12, Miller 14, Mills 20, Milton 17, Mitchel/l 61, Mitchum 8, Mongom/n/g 9, Moore 63, Mordick 12, Morgan 39, Morris 43, Moss 26, Mozingo 7, Muckelroy 7, Mumford 5, Murray 10, Neal/e 10, Newby 8, News(a/o/u)m 34, Newton 12, Nichol/l/d/s 9, Nicken 25, Nickens 41,  Norman 16, Norwood 14, Oakey/Okey 23, Overton 25 , Oxend(a/i)ne 25, Page 10, Palmer 9, Parker 7, Parsons 13, Patrick 7, Patterson 12, Pain/e 6, Payne 14, Peacock 3, Peavy 6, Pendarvis 8, Pendergrass 7, Perkins 42, Peters 37, Pettiford 63, Phil(l)ips 8, Pickett 12, Pierce 11, Pinn 27, Pompey 19,  Portiss 4, Powell 23, Powers 5, Poythress 10, Press 5, Price 25, Pri(t)chard 21, Proctor 5, Pryor 8, Pugh 14, Pursley 2, Ralls 4, , Randall 1, Range 1, Rann 6, Raper 3, Rawlinson 8, Read 14, Redcross 12, Redman 10, Reed/Reid 37 , Reeves 7, Revel(l)/s 40,   Reynolds 7, Rich 19, Richardson 41, Ridley 2, Robbins 14, Roberts 75, Robin/s 28, Robinson 32, Rollins 4, Ross 6, Rou(c/e/se) 9, Rowe 7, Ruff/s 8, Ruffin 5, Runnels 7, Russell 14, Sample 26 , Sampson 10, Sanderlin 23, Saunders 2, Savoy 3, Scipper 6, Scott 101, Shepherd  9, Shoecraaft 15, Shoemaker 5, Silver 6, Simmons 10, Simon 2, Simms 2, Simpson 12, Singleton 6, Sisco 7, Skipper 7, Smith 54 , Snelling 12, Sorrell 15, Sparrow 25, Spel(l)man 18, Spiller 2, Spriddle 7, Spruce 5, Stephens 29, Stevens 12, Stewar(d/t)/Stuart 100, Stringer 16, Swan/n 2, Sweat/t 29, Sweet(in/g) 6, Sylvester 8,  Symons 12, Tabor/n 45 , Tan/n 49 , Tate 24, Taylor 22, Teague 8, Teamer 11, Teet 11, Terry 7, Thaxton 7, Thomas 33, Thompson 51, Ton(e)y 23, Tootle 10, Toulson 11, Toyer 8, Turner 42, Tyl(er/or) 20, Tyner 9, Tyre/e 11, Underwood 14, Valentine 47,  Vaughan 13, Vena/Venie, Walden 89, Walker 11, Wallace 9, Warburton 2, War(r/w)ick 9, Waters 1, Watkins 30, Weaver  45, Webb 37,  Webster 5, Weeks 21, Wells 7, West 13, Wharton 3, Whistler 7, White 20, Whitehurst 9, Wigg(e/i/o)ns 25, Wilkins 19, Wilki(n)son 5, Williams 38, Wilson 49, Winb(e/o)rn, Winn 4, Wise 6, Womble 11, Wood 20 and Young 22.   Two volumes sold as a set. PRICE: $75   

 

NC – YOGS-FREEAFRAM 02:  FREE AFRICAN AMERICANS OF NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA, AND SOUTH CAROLINA FROM THE COLONIAL PERIOD TO ABOUT 1820 - FIFTH EDITION, TWO VOLUMES  1,354 pages. Including the Family Histories of More Than 80% of Those Counted as “All Other Free People.” [4,975 counted in North Carolina alone in 1790, and many of them are in these books.  By Paul Heinegg.  Clearfield Company, ©2001 by the author.  This book is even more incredible than the first!  The detail collected by this man fills these pages with information on Free Blacks and Mulattoes from three states.  This set of books has won an award for Excellence in Publishing from the North Carolina Genealogical Society.  This set has also won the prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus Award presented by The American Society of Genealogists.

In addition to the names listed in the Fourth Edition above to which some materials have been both found and added, there are new surnames appearing in this more recent addition to this body of knowledge.  New, or enlarged, information for family names found in this Fifth Edition are :  Acre, Adams, Ampey, Ancel, Andrews, Angus, Ashberry, Ashton, Atkins, Aulden, Avery, Baine, Balkham, Ball, Baltrip, Barnett, Bartlett, Beavans, Bingham, Binns, Blake, Blue, Bolton, Bond, Bosman, Bowmer, Brady, Brandican, Branham, Braxton, Brogdon, Bruce, Brumejum, Bryan, Burden, Bush, Cary, Cotanch, Coy, Crane, Custalow, Denmun, Derosario, Dixon, Dobbins, Dunn, Dutchfield, Easter, Edgar, Edge, Edwards, Elmore, Epperson, Faggot, Farthing, Fielding, Fields, Fullam, Fuzmore, Goldman, Hackett, Hanson, Hatfield, Hatter, Hearn, Hickman, Hollinger, Honesty, Howard, Hughes, Hulin, Humbles, Hunter, Hurley, Hurst, Jameson, Jarvis, Joiner, Jordan, Jumper, Keyton, Kinney, Lighty, Lively, Liverpool, Lockson, Lugrove, Lyons, McCarty, McGee, Mahorny, Marshall, Mason, Mayo, Meggs, Melvin, Miles, Monoggin, Month, Mosby, Moses, Munday, Muns, Murrow, Nash, Nicholas, Norris, Norton, Nutts, Oats, Oliver, Otter, Owen, Pagee, Parker, Parr, Parrot, Patrick, Phillips, Pittman, Pitts, Plumly, Poe, Portions, Rains, Ratcliff, Rickman, Rogers, Rosario, Roland, Santee, Sawyer, Seldon, Sexton, Shaw, Slaxton, Smothers, Sneed, Soleleather, Spurlock, Stafford, Sunkit, Talbot, Timber, Travis, Verty, Vickory, Viers, Willis, Wooten, Worrell and Wright.  Two huge volumes for one price:  PRICE:  $75 

 

NC – YOGS-1810 CENSUS  BOOK 01 & 02:  NORTH CAROLINA 1810 CENSUS INDEX.  Original Publisher: Heritage House, Illinois.  We bought this firm about 30 some years ago and have published under this name for years.  Byron and Barbara Sistler have been great friends of ours for years.  We have had their Tennessee books on our crate lists before and will have them again soon.  We gave them permission to print a set number of copies for which they sent a set number to us as payment.  We have just two of these left, so I am putting these on this crate for you.  The book is 352 pages long, and to conserve paper since the sheets were 5½” by 8½” in size they ran the book two pages up on one sheet of 8½ by 11” paper.  The book reproduced quite nicely in that format.  The information in the book was read on the microfilm reader that Marge Smith and her mother, Dora Wilson Smith, the previous owners of Heritage House, had access to at home.  This book was compiled by Dora Wilson Smith and was meticulously done.  The 1810 census asked few questions and took only one name per household—the name of the person who owned the land or paid the rent—the head of household.  However, they did not ignore the rest of the household.  All the household was first separated by sex [men & boys first-ladies and girls next—then all other persons except Indians not taxed and slaves.  Then they were divided by age:  Columns were used to separate the groups by ages: 

Column 1 free white males under 10 years of age

Column 2 free white males of 10 years and under 16

Column 3 free white males of 16 and under 26

Column 4 free white males of 26 and under 45

Column 5 free whate males of 45 years and upwards.

Column 6 free white females under 10 years of age

Column 7 free white females of 10 years and under 16

Column 8 free white females of 16 years and under 26

Column 9 free white females of 26 years and under 45

Column 10 free white females of 45 years and upwards

Column 11 All other persons except Indiams not taxed

Column 12 Slaves

 

The entry in this book, which is an index only, and does not carry the numbers in the columns, begins with the surname of the head of household followed by his first name or initials.  Next, a three-letter abbreviation for the county name in which this family will be found.  This is followed by the page number of the census sheet on which that entry will be found.  The census taker’s salary was $1 for every 100 people he tabulated, and in most cases, he had to visit the households to get the information!  Four counties are missing from this census: the counties of Craven, Greene, New Hanover and Wake, are lost and presumed missing.  If Ancestry does not have your ancestor on their list, it is entirely possible that you will find him on this list.  You will at least be able to look at the entire list of heads of household to check for how it might have been misspelled in 1810!  Two copies are available.  PRICE:  $32 each.

 

REGIONAL RECORDS FOR EARLY NORTH CAROLINA:

 

NC – YOGS-HATHAWAY’S INDEX 01:  INDEX TO THE NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER – CALLED HATHAWAY’S REGISTER.  VOLUME II.  By David O. Hamrick, Bradenton, Florida.  232 pages, softbound cardstock wrappers, ©1983.  There are four books which make up the Volume II which is indexed in this book, nearly 43,000 surnames are in those four books.  I am NOT going to even try to abstract any names from this!  There are three pages in the table of contents for the work that was covered with these abstracts in the original four volumes.  The original volumes contained abstracts from Chowan Co. Wills, Marriage Bonds of Chowan, Ownership of Roanoke Island in 1669, St. Paul’s Church, Edenton, Letter from Thomas Garrett, Physician’s Acct., The Bonner Family, Edenton Tea Party, Soldiers of the N. C. Line, Lee’s Mills, Washington Co., Queries and Answers, The Price of Negroes in Boston in 1713, many various petitions and indictments, Petition from Protestant Dissenters, Bertie Court House, Oaths of Allegiance in 1777, Witchcraft affidavits, relating to Loyalists and Tories, Quit Rent Act, Marriage Bonds in Chowan, Division of Estates, Abstract of Marriage Bonds, Bertie Co., Abstracts of Bertie Co. Wills, Abstracts of Bertie Co., Marriage Bonds, The Bonner Family, An Act Concerning Marriages, Relating to the Revolutionary War, Savage-Barker Data, Descendants of Jesse Bryan, Loyalists & Tories, and Miscellaneous items which could include any thing that was historical or genealogical or just interested the author!  Above list is less than half of what is given in his book.  56 index lines per column, two columns per page, 292 pages, Just an index, WOW, what a job that was! Computer-generated print-out.  PRICE:  $15

 

2.)  ANOTHER RECORD TYPE concerns census information.   These are nice print-outs on white paper of the actual microfilmed copy of the 1850 census.  They will assist you in a full-surname search of the county, because you can study every entry in that county for your surname, check for misspellings, and for the many surnames that married into the family that are still living in that county in 1850. 

 

These are the highly-regarded PRINTED 1850 Census Records of various North Carolina Counties.  Since they are all similar in appearance, I will list them under the county   name, with page numbers and prices.  Further information about them includes: all have laminated covers with a plastic circular binding with the county name in Magic Marker printed on the spine.  Page numbers will differ widely depending on the size of the print out, so see the individual count behind the name of the county.  All are indexed using the page numbers printed in the upper right hand corner of each actual CENSUS PAGE, therefore this index may not agree with other indexes using the handwritten numbers.  Although they have many of the 1800-1840 censuses done in this fashion also; these books listed below feature only the 1850 census.

It is important that you have all this information from the 1850 census for each of your ancestors who were alive then.  Don’t forget to write down all the information written at the top of each page to help you find them again if you need that information verified.   All the information through Column 13 on the census is shown in the book and is listed on the photocopy exactly as the census-taker wrote it.  This is the real thing!  NO READER required!  It does take four pages to show one entire census page, however, so don’t miss the neighbors! Or the cousins!!

 

If you cannot find your ancestor on the census on the internet, and you think he had to be there, this is the alternative to going to a library and reading all the reels of microfilm that particular census may have taken to complete.  Every page is printed out for you and a surname index is included at the back of the book.  You can check as many surnames as you have in your ancestor list.  You can read the entire page to see who the neighbors are.  It is easily read because each page of the census appears on four pages in print that is almost as easy to read as if it were printed on regular lined notebook paper.

 

All of these were done under the direction of  Dr. John Schunk, Editor, and published by S-K Publications of Wichita, Kansas.  Each of the books is printed in landscape orientation (sideways or lengthwise) on the paper to give the 11” width to the line and hold all this personal data on each person.  Two complete sheets of paper, front and back, complete each actual census page, so you can easily read each entry.  NO MICROFILM MACHINE NEEDED!  NO COMPUTER NEEDED EITHER!  Complete census entries are right here in regular cursive writing subject only to the vagaries of pen and paper and the writing ability of the actual census taker.

 

The 1850 census is the most widely done with hundreds of counties already finished.  These books cover the counties of Alamance, Ashe, Buncombe, Burke, Catawba, Chatham,

Cherokee, Cleveland, Haywood, Johnston, Macon, Mecklenburg, Northampton, Orange, Randolph and Richmond.

 

This was the first one to list all the members of the household by first name and surname [or by ditto marks (“) or the small letters do] if that surname was the same as the surname of the person preceding them on the list. 

 

On this census you will find for the head of household a dwelling house number [in the order of visitation] and a family number [in the order of visitation].  These may not be the same number.  Then for the head of household, you will find his occupation and a number indicating the value of the real estate he owned.  [A strong hint to check deed records, mortgage papers, and tax records at the courthouse, too.] 

 

You will find next every name, the age, sex and color, [if W for white, this letter is often only on the first line of the page or to be understood if left blank to be white, or maybe, just missing completely], B is for black and M is for mulatto] and place of birth [State, Territory or Country] are given.

 

Four other columns would receive marks if 1.) Married within the year, 2.) Attended school within the year, 3.) Persons over 20 years of age who cannot read or write and 4.) Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or a convict. 


Having the book right there, at your fingertips, for the whole county helps you to recognize surnames that lived close to your family and were, perhaps, close friends. (or maybe not!)  Sometimes those same surnames appear again in the next places the family moved.  They could be extended family or neighbors that had lived close to the family in their previous homes, too.  Often, but not always, they could be members of the same church or religion giving another tie to be discovered which could lead to more knowledge of your ancestor’s life and more records for you to find!  The children, almost certainly, went together to the same school.  These are used books, were privately owned and if I notice any special flaws, I will mention them.  These census books are priced individually as seen below under the proper county heading with other books of other records for that same county:  Happy Hunting!

 

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3.)  The next group of books listed here are the North Carolina Marriage Records which are now being published by New Papyrus, the current firm owned by the former owner of Iberian Publishing Company formerly of Athens, Georgia.  The original publication of these was in the hands of Frances T. Ingmire.  The marriage record always consists of a county name, you would write directly to that county for information on bonds, possible parent consents for very young brides and/or grooms, the license and the marriage record/return for each of these marriages prior to 1851.  In the foreword, the publisher explains these books contain a listing of the marriage bonds before 1851. 

 

After 1851 marriage certificates were used.  The Marriage Certificates are on file at the North Carolina State Archives.  You would write them for records after 1851.

 

The format of the first half of the book consists of the surname of the groom, his first name, the brides surname, her first name (middle initials added for both groom and bride where found.) and the month, date and year of the record.  The last half of the book lists the bride’s surname, her first name, the surname of the groom, his first name,

(middle initials added for both groom and bride where found.) and the month, date and year of the record.  Please

remember to check all grooms and brides lists for your surname.

 

It is strongly suggested that ALL the records be examined

For further information than is given herein.  Bonds often will give the names of others such as family members of the groom or bride, and the person performing the ceremony.

All records are given as in the official record, and no attempt at correcting the original record has been made.  Be aware of variant spellings as not all family members spelled their names exactly the same.  All are softbound.

 

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RECORD TYPE #3.)  Abstracts of a county’s records other than marriage records.  For example, The Orange County, NC Deed books are abstracted by Laura Willis, published by Simmons Historical Publications, Melbur, KY, page numbers are on the individual books listed below. All are softbound, published in 1998 to 1999.

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COUNTY RECORDS OF NORTH CAROLINA 

ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED BY COUNTY

 

NORTH CAROLINA CENSUSES,

WILLS, MARRIAGES AND DEEDS.

 

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NC - ALAMANCE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM ORANGE COUNTY IN 1849.


NC – YOGS-ALAMANCE 01: 1850 U. S. CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR ALAMANCE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications, ©1987.  Census pages are numbered 1 through 101.  Each census page actually takes four pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read.  404 pages plus surname index.  PRICE: $40 

NC – ANSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM BLADEN COUNTY 17 MARCH 1749.

 

NC – YOGS-ANSON-01:  ANSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ABSTRACTS OF EARLY RECORDS.  Compiled by May Wilson McBee.  Originally published in 1950.  GPC reprint, 1980.  180 pages, 5.5 by 8.5 inch pages, hardbound, USED, some underlining.  This book is, like some of the others here, more an assemblage of abstracted materials and an indexing of the records. 

1.) The first records to be done were the lists of Land Grants,

2.) Abstracts of Land Grant Surveys,

3.) Abstracts of Deeds,

4.) Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777,

5.) Anson Civil Suits in Salisbury District Superior Court,

6.) Abstracts of Wills,

7.) Abstracts of Probate Reports 1749-1789,

8.) Petitions 1770-1789,

9.) List of Major James Cotton’s Accts. 1776. 

10.)  Montgomery County Records,

11.)  Richmond County Records,

12.)  Index, thank goodness!  Warning!  It appears this book was shrunk to fit the 5.5 by 8.5 inch page from an 8.5 by 11 inch page, so a magnifying device will probably be very useful, if not absolutely necessary. PRICE:  $20

 

NC - ASHE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM WILKES COUNTY IN 1799.


NC – YOGS-ASHE 01:  1850 U. S. CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR ASHE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications, ©1987.  Census pages 238 through 325-each census page takes four pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read.  348 pages plus surname index.  PRICE: $30

NC – BERTIE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM CHOWAN ON 2 AUGUST, 1722.

 

NC – YOGS- BERTIE 01:  MARRIAGES OF BERTIE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1762-1868.  Compiled by Raymond Parker Fouts.  ©1982, GPC., 130 pages, hardbound.  The marriage records found herein were abstracted from the North Carolina Archives’ microfilm series, Bertie Marriage Bonds 1762-1868 and Bertie Marriage Register, 1851-1917.  [NOTE:  Marriage bonds represent and provide evidence only of INTENT TO MARRY and do not, by themselves, constitute proof of marriage.  Bertie County Marriage Bonds are preserved in the Archives in Raleigh and cover the period from 1762 until 1851, when marriage licenses and certificates were required by law.  So unless stated otherwise in this work, records dated prior to 1851 derive from marriage bonds.  Licenses and Certificates, along with some bonds, are preserved from 1851 on and show the actual date of the marriage.  They were recorded in marriage registers in Windsor, North Carolina.  The previous owner of this book has written some of her family’s marriages on the front inside cover sheet of this book.  The corrections made in the book are from her personal knowledge.  The index is an every-name index. Surnames with four first names or more than four are listed here [An * is added for each ten names listed:  Acre, Acree, Allen, Armistead, Asbell, Ashburn, Askew**, Baker**, Barber, Barncastle, Barnes*, Bartlet/t, Basemore, Bate, Bates, Bayly, Bazemore**, Belote*, Bentley, Bird*, Bishop, Blount, Bond*, Bonner, Boon, Boswell*, Bowen*, Boyce, Bridger, Britt*, Brodgen, Brown**, Bryan*, Bryant, Bunch*, Burdan, Burden, Burket, Butler***, Butterton, Byram, Cale, Capehart**, Carter, Casper*, Castellaw, Castellow, Cherry**, Church, Clark, Clifton, Cobb**, Coffield, Cole, Collins *, Conner*, Cook*, Cooper *, Copeland, Cotten, Cotton, Cowand*, Cox, Cullifer, Cullipher*, Curry, Davidson, Davis *, Dawson, Dempsey*, Demsey, Downs, Duning, Dunning*, Earley, Early*, Eason, Edwards, Evans, Farmer*, Fleetwood, Floyd, Freeman*, Gardner*, Garrett*, Gaskins*, Gill, Gillam, Gray*, Green*, Gregorie, Griffin*, Hancock, Hardy**, Harman, Harmon.Harrell****, Harris, Harrison, Hawkins, Hays, Hayse, Heckstall, Henry, Higgs, Hill, Hobbs, Hodges, Hoggard**, Holder*, Holland, Holley*, Holloman, Howard, Howell, Hughes, Hughs*, Hunter, Hyman*, Jacocks, James*, Jenkins*, Jernigan**, Jinkins, Johnson, Johnston *, Jones*,  Jordan*, Keen, Kester, King*, Kitrell*, Knott, Lassiter, Lawrence **, Lee*, Leg(g)ett*, Lewis, Lockhart, and Long.  Half-an-index in small print=one eyeache.  PRICE:  $19

 

NC – BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM NEW HANOVER AND BLADEN COUNTIES ON 30 JANUARY1764.

 

NC – YOGS-BRUNSWICK 01:  BRUNSWICK CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1804-1867.  1984, 16 pages (3 copies),  New Papyrus Publishing.  PRICE:  $9.50 each.

 

NC – BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM BURKE AND RUTHERFORD COUNTIES IN 1791.

NC - YOGS-BUNCOMBE 01:  1850 U.S. PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications, ©1988.  Census pages are numbered from 189 through 332.  Each census page take four 8 ½“ by 11” pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read.  572 pages plus surname index.  PRICE: $40

 

NC – BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM ROWAN COUNTY IN 1777.

NC – YOGS-BURKE 01:  1850 U. S. CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications, ©1987.  Census pages 333 through 402-each take four pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read.  276 pages plus surname index.  PRICE:  $25

NC – CATAWBA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM LINCOLN COUNTY IN 1842.


NC – YOGS–CATAWBA 01:  1850 U. S. CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR CATAWBA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications, ©1986.  Census pages 264 through 350-each take four pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read.  344 pages plus surname index.  PRICE:  $30   

NC – CHATHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM ORANGE COUNTY IN 1770.

 

NC – YOGS-  CHATHAM 01:  MARRIAGES OF CHATHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1772-1868.  Compiled by Brent Holcomb.  GPC, 1987.  126 pages, hardbound.  This volume contains abstracts of all extant marriage bonds issued in Chatham County, North Carolina, from 1772 thru 1868, when marriage bonds were discontinued.  The abstracts were made from a microfilm copy of the bonds and are arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the groom, each entry further containing the name of the bride, the date of the bond, and the names of the bondsman, [NOTE: The bondsman were most often close friends or relatives of the bride or groom.]  Brides and bondsman names are in the index.  The original Marriage Register remains in the hands of the Register of Deeds, in the Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro, North Carolina.  The marriages in the Register have been included in this listing.  Those entries are the only real proof that a marriage took place. 

Surnames with four or more first names listed are included here:  We will start with the Ms here for this county:  Malone, Mann **, Mansfield, Marks, Marley, Marsh*, Marshall, Martin*, Mason*, May, McCoy, McDaniel*, McIntyre, McIver*, McManus, McMasters, McMath*, McPherson*, Merritt, Miller, Mimms, Mims, Mitchell, Mitchell, Moody*, Moon*, Moore**, Morgan, Nall, Neal*, Nelson, Norwood, Oldham*, Olive, Overman, Palmer, Parish, Patterson, Pattishall*, Pendergrass, Peeples, Perry**, Petty *, Philips*, Phillips**, Picket, Pike, Pilk(en/in/ing)ton*, Poe**, Pope, Powers, Prince, Ragland*, Ramsey, Ray, Record, Richardson *, Riddle*, Riggsbee**, Rives**, Robertson, Rogers, Tollins, Rosser, Rosson, Sanders, Scott, Self, Shields, Siler*, Sloan, Smith *****, Snipes*, Spivy, Stallings, Staly, Stedman*, Stewart, Stinson, Stokes, Stone*, Stout, Straughan*, Straughn, Stroud, Stuart, Tally *, Taylor*, Teague*, Thomas**, Thomason, Thompson**, Thrailkill, Thrift, Tillman, Tilmen, Turner, Tysor, Upchurch*, Utley, Vestal*, Waddill, Walker, Ward, Watson*, Way, Webster*, Welch, Wells, White*, Whitehead*, Wicker*, Wilkie, Willet/t*, Williams ****, Williamson, Wilson*, Womack, Womble**, Wright* and Yarborough *.       

 

NC – YOGS- CHATHAM-02:  1850 U. S. CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR CHATHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications.  Census pages 352 through 501-each take four pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read.  596 pages plus surname index.  PRICE:  $40

 

NC – YOGS-CHATHAM 03:  CHATHAM CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1782-1867, 32 pages, 1984, PRICE:  $12

 

CHOWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM ALBEMARLE COUNTY IN 1670.

 

NC – YOGS-CHOWAN 01:  CHOWAN CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1742-1868, New Papyrus Publishing Co., 57 pages, 1984, PRICE:  $15

 

CHEROKEE COUNTY WAS CREATED FROM MACON COUNTY IN 1839.

NC – YOGS-CHEROKEE 01:  1850 U. S. CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR CHEROKEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications.  Census pages 1 through 78-each take four pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read.  308 pages plus surname index. PRICE: $25  

CLEVELAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM RUTHERFORD AND LINCOLN IN 1841.  

NC – YOGS-CLEVELAND 01:  CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM 1850 CENSUS YEAR MICROFILM FOR CLEVELAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  Edited by John F. Schunk, S-K Publications.  Takes 420 paper sides to print this book out.  Surname index is included in book.  PRICE:  $35

 

DUPLIN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WA CREATED FROM NEW HANOVER COUNTY ON 17 MARCH 1749.


NC – YOGS-DUPLIN 01:  DUPLIN CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1755-1868, New Papyrus Publishing, 31 pages, 1984. PRICE:  $12

 

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM NEW HANOVER ON 17 MARCH 1749.

 

NC – YOGS-EDGECOMBE 01:  EDGECOMBE CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1760-1868, 73 pages, 1984.  PRICE:  $18.50

 

GATES COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATRED FROM CHOWAN, HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTIES 14 APRIL 1778.

NC – YOGS-GATES 01:  GATES CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1782-1868, New Papyrus Publishing, 68 pages, 1984. PRICE:  $17.50

 

GUILFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM ROWAN AND ORANGE COUNTIES ON 5 DECEMBER 1770.

NC – YOGS-GUILFORD 01:  GUILFORD CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1771-1868, VOLUME III, O-Z, New Papyrus Publishing, 60 pages, 1984.  PRICE:  $17.50

 

HAYWOOD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM BUNCOMBE COUNTY IN 1808.

NC – YOGS-HAYWOOD 01:  1850 U. S. CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR HAYWOOD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications.  Census pages 133 through 212-each take four pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read.  316 pages plus surname index. PRICE:  $30

HERTFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED  FROM BERTIE, CHOWAN AND NORTHAMPTON COUNTIES ON 12 DECEMBER 1754.

NC – YOGS-HERTFORD 01:  THE COLONIAL AND STATE HISTORY OF HERTFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By Benjamin B. Winborne.  With an added foreword, Index, Table of Contents and List of Illustrations.  Genealogical Publishing Company.  1976.  Originally published as The Colonial and State Political History of Hertford County, NC, in 1906.  356 pages, 6” by 9” size, hardbound   The author spent a lifetime gathering information about Hertford County found in the Roanoke-Chowan section of North Carolina.  Much of the information was used in his earlier works on his family.  The Index does not attempt to list all the names in the book.  They estimate that about 400 were omitted as they “left out” all the lists of names, but in your interest, they did alphabetize the lists, which held primarily the names of soldiers, justices of the peace, or similar groups.  Surnames appearing on three or more than three pages or those listing three or more first names are listed here:  Ahoskie, Anderson, Aumack, Baker, Banks, Barnes, Bell, Beverly, Boone, Borland, Brickle, Britt, Brown, Camp, Carter, Copeland, Cotton, Cowper, Daniel, Darden, Deanes, Deaths are listed from 1780 to 1900 in ten year increments, Dickerson, Duer, Dunstan, Eldridge, Felton, Frazier, Freeman, Garrett, Gatling, Griffith, Gordon, Hare, Harrell, Hill, Hutchings, Jernigan, Jeggitts, Jones, Jordan, Kimberly, Lassiter, Lawrence, Lewis, Little, Long, Majette, Maney, Marriages are mentioned in 1803, 1848, 1860, McDowell, Meredith, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Murfree, Myrick, Neal, Newson, Northcott, Parker, Perry, Pipkin, Pretlow, Rayner, Rea, Riddick, Ridley, Roberts, Rogers, Rutland, Sears, Scott, Sessoms,  Sharp, Shaw, Slaughter, Smith, Snipes, Southall, Spiers, Sumner, Tayloe, Thomas, Trader, Tyner, Vann, Vaughan, Warren, Wheeler, Williams, Willoughby, Winborne, Winton, Wise, Worthington, Worrell, Wynns and Yeates.  There is more genealogy than history in this book as this gentleman was related to many of these fine old families of Hertford County and very lengthy genealogies are included in the above names because over half of them had the word family appended to their names in the index.  Very nice clean copy.  PRICE:  $35.


JOHNSTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM CRAVEN COUNTY IN 1746.

NC – JOHNSTON 01:  1850 U. S. CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR JOHNSTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications. ©1990.  Census pages 1 through 111-each take four pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read. (Some apparent discoloration on inside title page and along bottom edge of first ¼ inch of pages on the right side.  Does not affect readability of any page.)  440 pages plus surname index.  PRICE:  $40

NC –  YOGS-JOHNSTON 01:  JOHNSTON CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1767-1867, New Papyrus Publishing, 78 pages, 1984, (2 copies. ) PRICE:   $18.50 each

 

MACON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM HAYWOOD COUNTY IN 1828.


NC – YOGS-MACON 01:  1850 U. S. CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR MACON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications.  Census pages 315 through 384-each take four pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read.  276 pages plus surname index.  PRICE:  $25

NC –  YOGS-MACON 02:  MACON CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1830-1868, New Papyrus Publishing, 29 pages, 1984, PRICE:  $9.50

 

McDOWELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM BURKE AND RUTHERFORD COUNTIES 0N 19 DECEMBER 1842.

NC – YOGS-MCDOWELL 01:  MCDOWELL, CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1797-1869, New Papyrus Publishing, 17 pages, 1984, PRICE:  $9.50

 

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM ANSON COUNTY IN 1762.

NC – YOGS MECKLENBURG 01:  1850 U. S. CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications. Census pages 1 through 102-each take four pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read.  404 pages plus surname index.  PRICE:  $30

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS MADE FROM ANSON COUNTY ON 14 APRIL 1778.

NC – YOGS-MONTGOMERY 01:  MONTGOMERY CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1844-1868, New Papyrus Publishing, 1984, 14 pages.  PRICE:  $9.50


NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM BERTIE COUNTY IN 1741.

NC – YOGS-NORTHAMPTON 01:  1850 U. S. CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications.  Census pages 1 through 82-each take four pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read.   324 pages plus surname index. PRICE:  $30

ONSLOW COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS MADE FROM NEW HANOVER COUNTY IN 1734.

NC – YOGS-ONSLOW 01:  ONSLOW CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1764-1867, New Papyrus Publishing, 1984, 33 pages.  PRICE:  $12

 

ORANGE COUNTY WAS CREATED FROM BLADEN, GRANVILLE AND JOHNSTON COUNTIES ON 31 MARCH 1752.

NC – YOGS-ORANGE 01:  1850 U. S. CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR ORANGE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications.  Census pages 155 through 296-each take four pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read.   (Missing back cover.) 564 pages plus surname index.  PRICE:  $35

 

NC – YOGS-ORANGE CO 02:  ORANGE, NC, DEEDS, VOLUME 2 (AUG. 1801-FEB. 1803), NC Deed books are abstracted by Laura Willis, published by Simmons Historical Publications, softbound, published in 1998 to 1999.  96 pages plus seven-page index, 1998.  PRICE:  $20

 

NC – YOGS-ORANGE 03:  ORANGE CO, NC, DEEDS, VOLUME 3 (FEB. 1803-MAY 1804), NC Deed books are abstracted by Laura Willis, published by Simmons Historical Publications, softbound, published in 1998 to 1999. 96 pages plus seven-page index, PRICE:  $20

 

NC – YOGS-ORANGE O4:  ORANGE CO, NC, DEEDS, VOLUME 4 (MAY 1804-AUG. 1805), NC Deed books are abstracted by Laura Willis, published by Simmons Historical Publications, softbound, published in 1998 to 1999, 96 pages plus seven-page index,  PRICE:  $20

 

NC – YOGS-ORANGE 05:  ORANGE CO, NC, DEEDS, VOLUME 5 (AUG. 1805-FEB. 1807), NC Deed books are abstracted by Laura Willis, published by Simmons Historical Publications, softbound, published in 1998 to 1999.  96 pages plus seven-page index, PRICE:  $20

 

NC – YOGS-ORANGE 06:  ORANGE CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1782-1868, VOLUME I, SURNAMES - A-F, 56 pages, 1984, New Papyrus Pub.  PRICE:  $15

 

NC – YOGS-ORANGE 07:  ORANGE CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1782-1868, VOLUME III, SURNAMES O-Z, 1984, 58 pages, New Papyrus Pub. (2 copies),  PRICE:  $15 each.

 

PERQUIMANS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM A PRECINCT IN ALBERMARLE IN 1670. 

NC – YOGS-PERQUIMANS 01:  PERQUIMANS CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1758-1865, New Papyrus Publishing, 43 pages, 1984, PRICE:  $12.50

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM GUILFORD COUNTY IN 1779.


NC – YOGS-RANDOLPH 01:  1850 U. S. CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR RANDOLPH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications.    Census pages 83 through 252-each take four pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read.  676 pages plus surname index.  PRICE:  $50

 

RICHMOND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM ANSON COUNTY 14 APRIL 1778.

NC – YOGS-RICHMOND 01:  1850 U. S. CENSUS PRINT OUT FROM MICROFILM FOR RICHMOND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  By John F. Schunk, Editor, S-K Publications.  Census pages 253 through 313 (each page takes four pages to print out but that is why they are so easy to read.)  240 pages plus surname index. PRICE:  $25

 

ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM ANSON COUNTY ON 27 MARCH 1753.  BUT THIS DOES NOT TELL THE WHOLE STORY!

ROWAN COUNTY’S HISTORY OF DEVELOPMENT:

PARENT COUNTIES OF ROWAN COUNTY, NC

1.)  Bath County was created in 1696 as an Original County.  The land in this county contained what became, 57 years later, the land of Rowan County, NC.

2.) That land then became a part of Archdale Precinct on 3 December 1705. 

3.)  The land that had been a part of Archdale Precinct of Bath County joined with Craven County when its name was changed to Craven County in 1712.

4.) The land that was located in Craven County was separated from Craven and became New Hanover County on 27 November 1729.

5.) New Hanover land became Bladen County’s land in 1734.

6.) Bladen land then became Anson County land on 17 March 1749.

7.) Rowan County was created, from the land that had been a part of Anson County, until Rowan County was created on 27 March 1753.

I do think anyone who has Rowan County Roots needs to check out this information for this county!  All these counties listed below were once a part of Rowan County, NC.  Rowan County became their parent county and all these counties were her progeny.  They became a new county after being a part of Rowan for many years, so for any date before the given date found below, the records for these people may be found in Rowan County.

 

PROGENY COUNTIES OF ROWAN COUNTY, NC

 

(Part of Rowan until 1770 then with part of Orange

became Guilford),

(Part of Rowan until 1770 then became Surry),

(Part of Rowan until 1777-then became Burke),

(Part of Rowan until 1788 then became Iredell),

(Part of Rowan until 1822-then became Davidson),

(Part of Rowan until 1836-then became Davie),

 

Also any of those counties made from parts of

Burke [Buncombe, Caldwell, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey], 

Guilford [Randolph and Rockingham,]

Iredell [Alexander] and

Surry [Stokes and Wilkes] could contain people whose early roots were first in Rowan County.    

 

These are a lot of jurisdictional changes, but if you are not looking for the right documents in the right courthouse, you will NOT find them.  Deed records are so important!  Don’t you wonder what happened when you find a man selling property, but can not find how he got it!  Or what about a man buying property, but you can’t find where he sold it, but he didn’t own it when he died.  Those are alerts to professional genealogists that you may have a jurisdictional problem.  He didn’t move, but the county may have!  Mortgages can be telling you what you need to know, but didn’t know who to ask.  Tax records sometimes have details you need to know.  Commissioners’ Records and Court Records have details that help us to complete a meaningful record of our ancestor’s lives.  The WHY and the HOW answers are all wrapped up in these seemingly unimportant documents in the county courthouse that few ever even think about, never mind look at, but here she puts all these obscure documents right out, front and center, so they attain the importance they had at the time, and therefore have now, for you-the genealogist.  She also covers all the records we know to look into, but maybe never get to see—the marriages, the wills, the births, deaths, the deeds, the tax lists, etc.  She lists all the important ones and many of the ones you may not even know exist.  She covers the early newspapers, too.  You never can tell where the answer to a genealogical question lies until you find it!

 

Special numbering will be used for the Periodical Issues and because of the numbers of pages involving them, the Periodicals for this county have been placed in a special section at the end marked Periodicals.  Look for them there.  They have real snippets of your ancestor’s lives in them.  They will add color, imagination and humor to the book you write!

 

NC – YOGS-ROWAN 01:  ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA MARRIAGES 1760-1847.  By A. B. Willhite, self-published.  Rowan County was formed in 1753 from Anson County.  The county seat is Salisbury.  Initially Rowan included the entire northwestern sector of NC, with no clear western boundary, but its size was reduced as a number of counties were split off.  First Surry left in 1771; Burke and Wilkes Counties were formed from the western part of Rowan and Surry in 1777 and 1778 respectively. The smaller Rowan County still comprised Iredell, formed in 1788; Davidson in 1822; Davie in 1836. Records of the very early Rowan County will be found in Anson County. 140 pages, hardbound, clear type, two column format, 28 marriages per column:  Sample entry:  Abbot, Benjamin: Spouse Hudgens, Mary, Marriage date: Mar. 16, 1781.  Marriages are alphabetical by grooms with a bride’s index at the back, computer generated.  107 pages of marriages with data and 31 pages of bride’s index with three columns and 58 lines per column. This abstract of the bride’s index has surnames with four or more first names listed:  Adams, Agle, Agner, Albright, Allen, Allion, Anderson, Andrew, Andrews, Arey, Bailey, Baily, Baker, Barber, Barger, Barns, Barr, Barrier, Barringer, Basinger, Baxter, Bean, Beard, Beaver, Beck, Bell, Benson, Berry, Biles, Bird, Black, Blackwell, Blackwood, Boger, Booe, Bost, Bostian, Bowers, Boyd, Brandon, Brevard, Brown (44 of them), Bryant, Buck, Burgess, Burke, Burton, Butner, Cain, Call, Campbell, Carson, Caruthers, Casper, Cathey, Cauble Chaffin, Chambers, Chesher, Chunn, Clark, Clifford, Cline, Clutz, Coats, Cobble, Coldiron, Cole, Coleman, Cock, Coon, Cooper, Cope, Correll, Cotton, Cowan, (45 of these girls), Cox, Craige, Creson, Crider, Cross, Cunningham, Daniel, Davis, Dedman, Dent, Dickey, Dobbins, Drake, Duke, Duncan, Earnhart, Earnheart, Eaton, Eddleman, Eller, Elliott, Ellis, Ellor, Elrod, Emberson, Enochs, Erwin, Etcherson, Fesperman, File, Fisher, Fleming, Ford, Foster, Fraley, Fraly, Freeman, Freeze, Frick, Frost, Gaitner, Gardner, Garner, Gheen, Gibson, Giles, Gillispie, Glascock, Glasscock, Glover, Goodman, Gordon, Goss, Graham, Graves, Gray, Green, Grimes, Haden, Hall, Hampton, Harbin, Harris, Hartley, Hartline, Hartman, Hedick, Hellard, Henderson, Hendricks, Hess, Hicks, Hilick, Hill, Hinkle, Hodge, Hoffman, Holmes, Holshouser, Horn, Hornbarrier, Howard, Hudson, Huffman, Hughes, Hughey, Huie, Hulin, Hunt, Hunter, Jackson, Jacobs, James, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Josey, Kern, Kerr, Kesler, Kilpatrick, Kincaid, King, Klutts, Knox, Knup, Krider, Lamb, Lane, Laurance, Leach, Lee, Lemly, Lentz, Leonard, Lewis, Lingle, Link, Linn, Linster, Lipe, Little, Livengood, Lock, Locke, Logan, Long, Lopp, Lovelace, Low, Lowrence, Lowry, Loyd, Luckey and Lyerly.  PRICE: $25

 

NC – YOGS-ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER 02:  QUARTERLY PERIODICAL:  ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER.  24 COPIES:  GENERAL NOTES:  By Jo White Linn, C. G., Editor. 1988, Published by the editor.  This periodical is a quarterly and the only indexes needed are in the fourth volume of each year, so in order to be most helpful to you, these will be available by the year only.  See the writeups for these 24 periodicals at the end of this County section.

In the early volumes the quarterly was priced at $20. and since that was for the year of 1988, it is probably much higher now, but back issues were available, at that time, only by the year, and at that price.  Contact the editor for current pricing and availability of copies. 

The editor of this great periodical is Jo White Linn, C. G.  She is an authority on North Carolina and a very popular public speaker on many aspects of research.  She is  eminently qualified to do this job.

This periodical really fascinates me.  This lady is so good at what she does.  She does what most of us don’t have the time, the experience, or the knowledge even to realize that what she HAS done is to dig into ALL the records of that time period in search of those little, almost negligible, it seems, pieces of information that can open up an entire investigation and solve a lineage problem, or highlight a big problem you did not even realize was there! 

These issues are beautifully done, as well done as any I’ve used. The documentation, the almost obsessive delight she takes in seeking out that which most genealogists know they should be looking for, but because of time or distance, never get to see, will find this lady an answer to their prayers.  See the complete list at the end of this county list filed under Periodicals.

 

STOKES COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM SURRY COUNTY 0N 2 MARCH 1789.

 

NC – YOGS-STOKES 01:  STOKES CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1783-1868, VOLUME I, MALES, New Papyrus Publishing, 1984, 116 pages, PRICE:  $30

 

NC –  YOGS-STOKES 02:  STOKES CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1783-1868, VOLUME II, FEMALES, New Papyrus Publishing, 1984, 116 pages, PRICE:  $30

 

TYRRELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM CHOWAN, CURRITUCK AND PASQUOTANK COUNTIES ON 27 NOVEMBER 1729.

 

NC – YOGS-TYRRELL 01:  TYRRELL CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1761-1862,  New Papyrus Publishing, 1984, 48 pages, 1984, $15

 

WAKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM CUMBERLAND, JOHNSTON AND ORANGE COUNTIES ON 5 DECEMBER 1770.

 

NC – YOGS-WAKE 01:  WAKE CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1781-1867, VOLUME I, A-F, 1984, New Papyrus Publishing, 94 pages, PRICE:  $30

 

NC – YOGS-WAKE 02:  WAKE CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1781-1867, VOLUME II, G-N, 1984, New Papyrus Publishing, 118 pages, PRICE:  $30

 

NC – YOGS-WAKE 03:  WAKE CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1781-1867, VOLUME III, O-Y, 1984, New Papyrus Publishing,  128 pages, PRICE:  $30

 

NC – YOGS-WAKE 04:  RICHARD ARROW SMITH OF WAKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, AND HIS DESCENDANTS.  Compiled by Rebecca L. Blackwell and Crama S. Graham, 1993, Heritage Books, 247 pages, softbound, laminated covers, 5 ½ by 8 ½ inches.   The Smiths in this book are descended from Richard Arrow Smith, born about 1745, who probably came to North Carolina from Maryland or Virginia, and died in Wake County, North Carolina in 1819.   

 

YADKIN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CREATED FROM SURRY COUNTY ON 28 DECEMBER 1850.

 

NC –  YOGS-ADKIN  01:  YADKIN CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1751-1868, 1984, New Papyrus Publishing, 26 pages, PRICE:  $12.

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA PERIODICALS ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER – TOTAL OF 24 COPIES.

NC – YOGS-ROWAN 1988 #2, 3 & 4:  ISSUE 88: ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER #2 MAY, #3 AUGUST, AND #4 NOVEMBER.  Pages 552-726.

ISSUE 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! 

Issue #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. 

ISSUE #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.  PRICE:  $15 for the set of three.

 

NC – YOGS-ROWAN 89 1, 3 & 4:  ISSUES 89: ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER #1 FEBRUARY, PAGES 728 TO 786 #3 AUGUST, PAGES 847 TO 906 AND #4 NOVEMBER.  Pages 907 TO 966.  Approximately 180 pages in all. 

ISSUE#1 FEBRUARY, PAGES 728 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!

Issue #3 AUGUST, PAGES 847 TO 906continues with pages 848 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.

Issue #4 NOVEMBER. 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

 

NC – YOGS- ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER.  ISSUE 1990 #2: VOLUME 5, #2:  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

 

NC – YOGS- 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

 

NC – YOGS-ROWAN 91 #1:  ISSUES 91:  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 Yadkin River.  (8 pages).  Rowan Records Sleuth concerns an error in the recording of a Rowan County Will 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 Barnes Cemetery, 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 individidually at this good PRICE:  $5

 

NC – YOGS-ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER 91 #2:  VOLUME 6 #2 MAY, PAGES 1,207 TO 1,266.    lSSUE #2:  There is no issue 3 or 4 with this year’s set of only two issues.  [Someone was drinking coffee when perusing this copy, maybe more than once, and there is a coffee stain on the front lower 2” by 2” bottom corner square of the front cover and the first fifteen pages.  However, it has faded with time and all the print can be easily read.  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 Rowan County.  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.

 

NC – YOGS-ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER,1992 VOLUME 7, #1:  FEBRUARY 1992, VOLUME 7, NO.1.  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1992.  Pages 1448-1506.  8 ½” by 11”, cardstock covers, stapled.  Missing 1819 Tax List of Capt. Swink’s Company.  Article on NC Taxation During the Revolution. Dr. Edgar McDonald’s Article on the Meaning of “next friend” being a person admitted to or by a court to act for the benefit of an “infant”, meaning someone under the legal age of 21, although in certain cases “infants” could be declared “free” or legally adult before 21.  Males of 14 and females of 12 were considered to have arrived at the ‘age of discretion’ regarding their welfare in such matters as guardianship choice, marriage, etc,  Frequently the “next friend” in court was an older brother, an uncle, a brother-in-law, or the legal guardian of the minor.  Usually used n colonial courts in cases involving property ownership; Journal of David Correll, part 2.  From Pennsylvania to Wachovia-from PA Vital Records, Vol. 1.  Migration from York Co., PA to Surry Co., NC by families of Peter Schneider, John Jacob Berot, Melchior Fletcher, Friedrich Miller, Marcus Hons (Hanes), Martin Ebert, Joh. Adam Fischel, Gottfried Muller, Margaretha & Christopher Klein. Philipp Rothrock and Peter Feiser Took place 1769-1779.   Loose Estate Papers, Part VII.  Plus the three regular features Readers Write, Book Reviews and Requests for Information.  PRICE:  $5

 

NC – YOGS-ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER, 1992-7-3: VOLUME 7, #3:  AUGUST 1992, VOLUME 7, NO.3 [two copies of this issue are available.]  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1992.  Pages 1567-1626.  8 ½” by 11”, cardstock covers, stapled.  Editor’s page; The Saga of Wendel

Muller:  from German-Peasant to American-Junker?  Hugh Montgomery of Rowan County:  One Man With a Fast Horse. Miller Family Bible: Francis Miller: The Miller Family; An Account of Claims Laid on the County of Rowan 1764 for materials required or used by the county. For Better or Worse contains excerpts from an article on Divorces and Separations from Petitions to the NC General Assembly from 1779, concerning one William Cazey and wife Catherine Cazey of Rowan who said they had married in 1793 and “continued together a great strife for a Term of six weeks, after which time your Petitioners separated themselves and have ever since continued separated.”  They pray for an act to divorce them or to secure to each such property as they now possess or may hereafter acquire.  In House and Senate, 20 Nov., 1801.  Marriage Bond for William Casey to Katherine Barger is dated 15 May 1793 with Samuel Dayton bondsman.  [Pat’s Note: Is this a case of Marry in Haste, Repent in Leisure?  I wonder if either ever married again?]  Plus the three regular features Readers Write, Book Reviews and Requests for Information.  Two copies of this issue are available.  PRICE:  $5 each

 

NC – YOGS- ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER, 1993-8-1: VOLUME 8, #1:  FEBRUARY 1993, VOLUME 8, NO. 1.  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1993.  Pages 1687-1746.  8 ½” by 11”, cardstock covers, stapled.  Editor’s Page; Joseph Cress Letter:  Migration from Cabarrus Co., NC to Montgomery Co., IL; Article-I “Did” the Census and it helped.  Loose Estate Papers, Part VIII, Boss-Brougher. Naturalizations 1824-1826.  Salisbury District State Docket, Superior Court, March Court, 1779;  Number of Rowan Co. Taxables 1754-1767. William Graham Bible Record. Genealogical Gleanings from Revolutionary War Pensions. Plus the three regular features Readers Write, Book Reviews and Requests for Information.  Sold as a complete set of four for $20.  PRICE:  $20

 

NC - YOGS ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER,1993-8-2: VOLUME 8, #2:  MAY 1993, VOLUME 8, NO.2.  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1993.  Pages 1747-1806.  8 ½” by 11”, cardstock covers, stapled. Editor’s Page. Robert Irvin of Rowan Co., NC by Kent Lee Irvin.  Carswell-Duckworth Bible Record, Division of Estates, Part IX, Book B, 1843-1845.  Salisbury District Superior Court Minutes, Part VII, March Court, 1782. Tale of an 1837 Foundling:  Dr. John Krup finds a little fatherless responsibility left at his house one day.  The little young thing was snugly stowed away in a basket of clean white wool with six or seven elegant little dresses – spoons – caps – bibs and all.  The Doctor being a humane man, of course took it in: and in reply to any inference that might be drawn from his being selected as the sponsor, we learn that the clothes are too fashionably cut to be country made; and we understand that certain old maids of the neighborhood who have held divers(e) convocations over the little stranger declare that they can see from its airs and motions already that it is city bred.  From the Carolina Watchman, 1 April, 1837 [Pat’s Notes-Wow!  That brick wall her descendants are going to hit will really be a problem!]; Salisbury, NC Death Register, Part 2 Dec. 1909-31 December 1910.  Plus the three regular features Readers Write, Book Reviews and Requests for Information complete this issue.  Sold as a complete set of four for $20.  PRICE:  $20

 

 

NC – YOGS- ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER, 1993-8-3: VOLUME 8, #3:  AUGUST 1993, VOLUME 8, NO. 3.  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1993.  Pages 1807-1866.  8 ½” by 11”, cardstock covers, stapled. Editor’s Page. Furfield Castle Visited-

Searching out the roots of John Conrad Bohm, who left that area of Furfield, Wurttenberg, Germany in 1732 [much genealogy follows on Bame, Goodman, Hartlines, Knup/Canups, Beam and others. [Pat’s note: Their experiences mirror Ray’s and mine while we were in Germany.  Ray spoke enough German to make both the Germans and ourselves comfortable in a social setting.  The open hearts and friendly ways of the Germans I met who had known him from previous tours of duty, the ones we met while over there both in Bad Kreuznach, where we lived, and all the places we traveled while he was assigned there form many of the most pleasant memories of that exciting time of our lives.  If you are an American, to visit a castle, to eat in one, to attend a party in The Ballroom and to sleep in a castle can be brought to mind in all their pleasing, awe-inspiring grandeur by just closing your eyes.  I know!  I am pretty sure I could get used to it!]. The art that was collected by King Ludwig and displayed in the five castles in which he lived during his lifetime, kept the arts alive in a period of recession for Bavaria.  Now the citizens of that fine, beautiful area pay no income taxes whatsoever, because the government is funded by the tourists who travel through the land and pay to take tours of the castles.  I loved them all, but I wouldn’t want to own one.  You would never get the dusting done!]  Migration from Halifax Co., NC to Rowan Co. by the Coltrain Family.  First Presbyterian Church Baptismal Records 1821-1859. Rowan Co. in the Mexican War. Bounty Land Warrants Recorded in Rowan.  Rowan Co. Wills Part VII.  Assessment of Town of Salisbury for 1822. Plus the three regular features Readers Write, Book Reviews and Requests for Information.  Sold as a complete set of four for $20.  PRICE:  $20

 

NC – YOGS- ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER, 1993-8-4: VOLUME 8, #4:  NOVEMBER,  1993, VOLUME 8, NO. 4.  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1993.  Pages 1867-1927.  8 ½” by 11”, cardstock covers, stapled.   Editor’s Page. Union County, Illinois, Descendants of Michael Kreit(z) of Northampton Co., PA, and Rowan Co., NC.  Errata from “Henn Mer Der Wendel Muller G’Funne” by  Dr. Johannes L. Schlenker.  Samuel Bryan, some footnotes. Rowan Records From Afar: DEATHS:  In the Forks of the Yadkin (N.C.) 22d ult. Nicholas Click, sen[ior]. A native of Germany, aged 85, Mr. Click landed in Baltimore in 1770 and subsequently removed to Rowan County, of which he was a citizen 54 years. Reported in the   Christian Observer, Nov. 2. 1832.  and DEATHS: In Salisbury (N.C.) Saturday the 12th inst, Thomas J. Oakes, Esq., son of the late Thomas Oakes of Rowan County.  Christian Observer, June 28, 1831.  Salisbury District Superior Court Minutes, September Court, 1782.  Some 1845 Rowan Co., Naturalizations.  Festerman Family Record Plus the three regular features Readers Write, Book Reviews and Requests for Information.  In this fourth issue is always found the many-paged, three-column index.  This is the 24-page index to this year’s copies of the Register.  Each index holds all the names in Number 1, 2, 3, and 4 of that year.  Surnames with five (,) or more than five #) first entries of names are listed:  Adams, Albright 6, Alexander 12, Allen 6, Anderson 11, Aplin 9, Arey 18, Armstrong 6, Baker 7, Bame 12, Barger 8, Barkley 13, Barr 10, Barringer 20, Bassinger 8, Bean 9, Beard 14, Beaver 18, Bell, Bennett-only 2 names,(but on 9pages), Bernhardt 7, Biehler 8, Boger, Boone 12, Borders 6, Bost 5p., Bostian 29, Boswell 12, Bowers 15, Bowman 10, Boyd 5 pages, Bradshaw 9, Braly 9, Brandon 37, Brawley 6, Briggs, Brittain 11, Brooks 10, Brown 97, Bruner 17, Bryan 38, Buis, Cairns 6, Campbell, Carswell 6, Casper 12, Caster 6, Cathey 7, Cauble 6, Chaffin 6, Chambers 7, Clarke 6, Clayton 9, Clemmons 22, Cleveland 6, Cole 12, Coltrain 11, Connelly 8, Cook 7, Cooper 16, Correll 10, Corsbie 6, Cowan 43, Crawford 9, Cress 10, Cross 9, Dailey 6, Davidson 5, Davis 30, Dickey 8, Dickson 7, Dobson 11, Duke 11, Earnheart 9, Eddleman, Eller 6, Elliott 6, Erwin 10, Etchison 6, Feazer 17, Ferrand, Fesperman 21, Fisher 9, Fleming 10, Fraley 8, Frick, Garrison 7, Gibson, Gillespie 25, Goodman, Gordon 6, Graham 36, Gray 16, Green, Griffin, Gunter 12, Hall 6, Hampton 22, Hanes 6, Harkness, Harris 14, Hartline 5, Hartman 7, Harvey 15, Henderson 11, Hicks, Hill 7, Holder, Holshouser, Horah 12, Hughes 6, Hunt 16, Irvin 25, James 13, Jenkins 6, Jennings 9, Johnson 20, Johnston 21, Jones 31, Julian 14, Kaylor 12, Kerns, Kerr 9, Kincaid, Klein 7, Kluttz 8, Knox 9, Kreitz 28, Krider 17, Ledford 13, Lemly 9, Lentz 19, Lewis, Linn 9, Locke 17, Long 24, Lovelace, Ludwick 10, Lyerly 11, Lyon 12, Macay 6, McBroom, McCorkle 6, McGee, McKnight 14, MacNamara+10 more spellings 11, Mendenhall, Miller 48, Misenheimer 7, Moore 13, Morgan 9, Mowre 8, Nalle 12, Neely 14, Nesbit, Niblack 9, Overcash 8, Owen 6, Palmer 6, Parker 9, Parnell 12, Pearson 9, Peeler, Phillips 10, Pinkston 16, Pool 11, Ramsey 6, Reed 18, Reeves 8, Rendleman, Rice 7, Robinson 7, Robison, Roseman 8, Sauer 6, Saunders 7, Shaver 15, Shuman 13, Shuping 7, Sloan 8, Sloop, Smith 46, Smoot 15, Snow 9, Spear 7, Speck, Steele 11, Stewart 8, Summerel 6, Summers 6, Thomas 11, Thompson 14, Todd 14, Torrence 9, Treece 6, Walker 18, Watkins 13, Watson, West 6, White 18, Wilcoxin, Williams 13, Williamson 7, Wilson, Wise 6, Wood 7,Woodson 8, Wright 18, Yarborough, Yonce 16, Young 6, and Younger 9.  Sold as a complete set of four for $20.  PRICE:  $20

 

NOGS- ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER, 1994-9-2: VOLUME 9, #2:  MAY 1994, VOLUME 9, NO. 2.  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1994.  Pages 1987-2046.  8½” by 11”, cardstock covers, stapled.  Editor’s Page.  Rowan County Loose Estate Papers for the Brown families-all together in one issue with editorial notes by Betty Gilliam Spencer.  1800 Census of Salisbury. 1761 Rowan County Tax Lists. Unclaimed State Grants in Rowan-new owners were:  Allison, Adams, Anderson, Allen, Brown, Beaver, Beam, Bussley, Cochran, Davidson, Dice, Harkness, Jones, Lowry, Logan, M’Collum, M’Daniel, Newne, Pitter, Parker, Russell, Smith (2), Scott, Summers, Williams and Welty.  Land-acreage and the waterway that drained the land are given.  On Carter’s Creek does not mean that they were right on the creek.  It meant that was the creek that running water would drain into from that land.  Prayer from Old Sarum Primer.  Plus the three regular features Readers Write, Book Reviews and Requests for Information.  One California lady wrote about the very trying year they have had out there with fires and mud slides, the earthquake and mud and who knows what else and more mud, wrote she was still searching for the ancestors of William P. and Action (Howard) Turner who removed from Rowan County to Jessamine County, Kentucky.  Her request said simply, Send ancestors, marriage date or shovel!  PRICE: $5

 

NC – YOGS- ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER, 1995-10-2: VOLUME 10, #2:   MAY  1995, VOLUME 10, NO. 2.  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1995.  Pages 2223-2282.  8 ½” by 11”, cardstock covers, stapled. Conrad Sloop:  An Exploration of Facts and Traditions by John L. Cook and Harold S. Reksten. Alexander Kerr Bible Record.  Salisbury District Superior Court Minutes, September Court 1783.  Rowan Records From Afar:  DEATHS:  In Rowan County, (N. C.) week before last, Mr. Henry Sleighter, aged 86 years.  Mr. S. was a native of Hesse Cassel, in Germany, but for more than half a century, was an honest, respectable citizen.   From the Charleston Courier, 25 June 1834; Abraham Sechler (1796-1882).  Rowan County Wills, Part VIII:  Will Book G:  275-432; Reminder Five Commandants to Observe;  [Pat’s note:  I wish everyone could read these!]; Plus the three regular features Readers Write, Book Reviews and Requests for Information.  Sold as a set of three issues for $15

 

NC – YOGS-ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER, 1995-10-3: VOLUME 10, #3:  AUGUST 1995, VOLUME 10, NO.3.  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1995.  Pages 2282-2342.  8 ½” by 11”, cardstock covers, stapled.  Editor’s Page; John Alexander Arey:  Early Emigrant to the West by Freeman and Pat Berry (6 pages, lots of names and dates with documentation).  Lewis Bible Record (with associated surnames of Todd, Elston, Arnel?, White, Meeak, and Parmly on 5 pages); (George & Elizabeth Smith Bible Record + births of 12 children- from the McCubbins Collection ( 1 page).  Some Rowan County References in South Carolina Deeds(surnames Feemster, Wilson, Sharp, and Lawson).  Address from Rowan Military Officers for Consideration, 1778.  Nicholas Trosper:  OR Troorbough/Droreback/Tresbach/Doreback/Trevebaugh/

Trorebaugh/Troseback were possible spellings of this surname used by members of this family.   Some Rowan County Private Schools, 1790-1900 (8 pages). Records of the Salisbury Commissioners’ Court 1875 (8 pages). Rowan County Deeds, Part X (11 pages.)  Plus the three regular features Readers Write, Book Reviews and Requests for Information.  PRICE:  $5

 

NC – YOGS- ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER, 1995-10-4: VOLUME 10, #4: NOVEMBER 1995, VOLUME 10, NO. 4.  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1995.  Pages 2344-2410.  8 ½” by 11”, cardstock covers, stapled.  Editor’s Page holds this: “Of legacies one might leave their children, an account of their family’s history is one that cannot be squandered, foolishly invested, lost in a divorce, or diminished in any way.  A heritage of respectability based on knowledge of ancestors and how they lived their lives in the context of their day provides each individual with the stability that comes from knowing his place in history.  We are not talking here about pedigree but about the antecedent tradition of respectability, decency, and the knowledge that ancestors rose to occasions in their lives that required true heroism, sacrifice, and incredible strength.  Perhaps what we are truly talking about is example, example for our children and our children’s children: examples of how their people lived, the part their family played in the development of a new country, the grace and strength with which they coped with unexpected tragedy and their contributions, with the implied expectation that descendants will follow in the same tradition, drawing strength from the blood that flows in their veins.  Perhaps what you are providing for your descendants, more than anything else, is perspective.  And maybe ballast.”  [Pat’s note: I found these words to be profound.  I feel you may, too.]  Rowan County 1830s tax list from the Sheek & Smith papers at Duke University (7 pages).  Loose Estate Papers 1753-1850 (13 pages).  The Kimbrough Family, Maryland and Virginia (5 pages).  Slaves Bartlett and Emey on the Jacob Booe Plantation. Plus the three regular features Readers Write, Book Reviews and Requests for Information.  The index includes all four volumes, but is here for you to see if your surname is represented.  Surnames with five or more first names are listed with the number of first names: Adams 6, Albrecht 8, Albright 17, Alexander 16, Allen 12, Allison 8, Anderson 30, Arey 57, Bailey 6, Baker 9, Barr 5, Barringer 7, Bean 5, Beard 7, Beaver 32, Bennett 9, Bird 11, Black 5, Booe 5, Bostian 17, Boyden 5, Brandon 10, Brock 6, Broils 7, Brown 30, Bruner 10, Brunt 12, Bryan 16, Bullen 16, Burke 24, Burroughs 15, Busey 6, Butner 16, Caldwell 6, Call 5, Carson 12, Casper 11, Cathey 5, Caton 17, Chamberlain 5, Chambers 13, Clayton 8, Cook 6, Cooper 6, Cope 12, Correll 8, Cowan 20, Crouse 6, Daniel 6, Davis 18, Duke 13, Earnheart 6, Eary 5, Ellis 10, Erwin 9, Ferguson 6, Fink 36, Fisher 10, Foard 5, Foster 21, Freeman 5, Freeze 6, Frick 6, Frohock 6, Fry 11, Fullenwider 8, Fulton 5, Gheen 6, Gibson 8, Goodman 5, Gordon 5, Graham 19, Green 5, Griffin 6, Hegin 8, Hall 10, Hampton 11, Hanes 5, Harris 12, Hays 5, Henderson 8, Hendricks 6, Hendrix 9, Hill 11, Hilton 7, Hinkle 21, Hodgson 5, Holloway 7, Houston 14, Howard 19, Howell 5, Huie 7, Hunt 6, Hurley 11, Irvin 5, Jackson 5, James 7, Johnston 15, Jones 26, Justus 8, Kerr 19, Ketchum 5, Kimbrough 15, Kincaid 6, King 7, Kluttz 7, Knott 5, Knox 6, Leazer 7, Lee 6, Lewis 49, Lindsay 5, Lingel 5, Linn 5, Lipe 5, Locke 10, Long 9, Low 6, McCorkle 7, McCulloh 13, McDaniel 6, McNeely 6, March 6, Martin 6, Miller 30, Moore 15, Morrow 12, Muller 13, Nevins 8, Noel 5, Orrel 5, Osborn 5, Parke 14, Parker 8, Parks 6, Parsons 6, Pearson 6, Peebles 5, Pethel 5, Pinkston 14, Railsback 8, Reed 15, Rendelman 11, Rickert 5, Roberts 12, Robison 9, Rutledge 6, Saunders 5, Schlupp 7, Sechler 8, Schupling 11, Sloop 110, Smart 6, Smith 53, Somers 7, Sparks 7, Steele 16, Stokes 8, Swink 6, Taylor 10, Thomas 7, Thompson 8, Todd 12, Tounsley 8, Trosper 9, Troy 5, Turners 6, Vaughan 5, Wagoner 6, Walker 7, Ward 9, Wasson 14, Watson 6, Whitaker 5, White 20, Williams 10, Wilson 15, Winecoff 16, Wood 7, Woods 5, Wright 5 and Young 8.  Sold as a set of three for $15.  PRICE:  $15

 

NC – YOGS- ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER, 1996-11-1: VOLUME 11, #1: FEBRUARY, 1996, VOLUME 11, No. 1.  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1996.  Pages 2412-2470.  8 ½” by 11”, cardstock covers, stapled.  Editor’s Page.  Jersey Settlement Origins:  First Families of Jersey Settlement by Ethel Stroupe.  The earliest families ca. 1745 came from Hopewell Township, Hunterdon County, NJ, where they had been Presbyterians, Quakers and/or Baptists.  (Surnames included here are: Hunt, Smith, Heaton, Titus followed by Anderson and others when NJ’s Supreme Court invalidated the deeds to thousands of acres those families had purchased in NJ when it was still wilderness.  Much history follows.  Early buyers of land along the north side of the Yadkin River were: Hunt, Smith, led by Morgan Bryan, Heaton and Titus.  The Fifty Men’s Pact in Hopewell, NJ was signed in 1734.  It is listed along with the Jersey Settlement’s list.  Many similarities do not necessarily prove these are the same men. (21 pages.); McNeely Family Records;  Some Naturalizations in Rowan Co. 1792-1862 (4 pages).  Caveat Emptor-Article on “Buyer Beware”  If an offer sounds too good to be true, it is, most likely, NOT TRUE!  Map of Rowan County, NC of 1780 double wide 11” by 17” and naming all rivers and creeks.  Nice and clear.  An article on the Willful Destruction of Marriage Licenses.  [He threw them in a corner of a room instead of taking them to the courthouse, and when he moved, he just threw them away.]  He was a Justice of the Peace, so the marriages are legal, thank goodness!] of 475 Rowan County Marriage Licenses Dated Prior to 1837 by Williamson Harris reported in the Rowan County, Miscellaneous Records, N C State Archives.  [Pat’s notes:  Can we tar and feather his tombstone?]   Article Captain John Dickey, Patriot by Joseph H. Howard; (8 pages).  March, Stephens and Adams Families of Rowan (Davie) Co. (7 pages)  Plus the three regular features Readers Write, Book Reviews and Requests for Information.  PRICE:  $15 for the set of three issues.

 

NC – YOGS- ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER, 1996-11-2: VOLUME 11, #2:  MAY 1996, VOLUME 11, NO. 2.  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1996.  Pages 2472-2530.  8 ½” by 11”, cardstock covers, stapled.  Editor’s Page.  Annotated Unrecorded Wills of Rowan County, NC, by the Editor of this publication (24 pages).  Rowan Co., Civil War Veterans - Report of Maimed Soldiers, 1847 By John H. Smith.  William A. Campbell, Private, Co. D, 10th NC Artillery, wounded in the left arm between the wrist and elbow.  Dr. Jos. W. Hall certifies that his hand is totally useless.  NC Troops, Vol. 1, p. 78 shows William A. Campbell enlisted age 22 on 11 March 1862; wounded at Gettysburg, 3 July 1863, retired to Invalid Corps.  Other surnames wounded were: Agner, Brantley, Bean, Corriher, Carter, Eller, Gleason, Krider, Miller, Morgan (2), Mayhew, Nash, Rodgers, Patterson, Seckler, Sides, Swink, Smith, Troutman, Williams.  Much further information on these young men. 1772 Guilford County Tax List.  This list provides the names of the Rowan Co., taxables in May 1770 whose property on the Little Alamance fell into the new county of Guilford when that derivative county was formed in 1771.  Surnames are: Forbes, Wiley (3), Armstrong, McBride, Dickey, Stuart (3), Dick, Gilmor, Eakins, Calhoun, Thom, Russell, Findley, Husick, Stephenson, Johnson, McClean, Brown and Hambleton.   Rowan County Deeds, often the source of tidbits of rare information maybe not to be found in anything else! (17 pages). Plus the three regular features Readers Write, Book Reviews and Requests for Information.  PRICE:  $15  For the set of three issues.

 

NC – YOGS- ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER, 1996-11-4: VOLUME 11, #4: AUGUST 1996, VOLUME 11, NO.4.  Jo White Linn, Editor.  ©1996.  Pages 2592-2664.  8 ½” by 11”, cardstock covers, stapled.  Editor’s Page.  Mystery (c1794) Rowan County Tax List by the editor and others.  This four page, scarcely legible Rowan County Tax List dated by the State Archives as 1758-1759 has clearly been misidentified.  NC tax lists prior to the Revolution numbered polls only and did not list acreage.  Since a man usually is not chargeable for a tax on land unless he owns it, deeds determine the time of the first possession and help to date the list as c1794.  Mary Louise Hollabaugh, drew this list to the attention of your editor; she had had the list Xeroxed at the Archives in 1984 after it had been laminated and had seen it several years earlier when the pages were still in book form.  After receiving the list, your ed. engaged the able services of Debra A. Blake, Special Projects Archivist, to investigate.  The three of us present this fragmentary list, which may or may not, have been worth the effort expended upon it.  But, like the tallest mountain or the South Pole, it was, challengingly, just there.  (Surnames involved are Creson, Maybury, Butner (4), Eller(6), Samuel, Cathey, Ricks, Cobel, Coble(3), Aronheart, Arenheart, McCann, Enoc , Enox, Fraley (3), Hager?, Lewis, Weant, Warner, Williams, Brown (5), Shavits, Kaler, Hess, Dagonhart, Hendricks, Maybury, Weathrough, Aulbe, Sausman (2), Leflow?, Cauldiron, Fisher, Crider (4), Aph, Moyer, Waller (2), Hallobach, Warnel, Crather, Daken, Rusher, Snider, Arey, Fight, Loring?, Salt, Wire, Fries, Airy (2), Lyerly, Melson, Basinger (2), Frees, Hartman, Catchey and Frederik. End notes for this article give deed records to help assess actual age of this document.  24 Deed Record Documents will help to solve this date problem, or do they? (4 pages); Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Includes the Minutes, the judges, the jurors, the wills proved, The inventory filed, the Licenses for Ordinaries, Guardianship appointments, bound cases of children to others to learn a trade, Deeds Proved,  Bounding cases for purchase of property, taxes ordered, Overseers and Constables appointed or changed. Some plot plans, surveys pictured here.  Reports of Estate Settlements, etc. (12 pages).  Revealing Court Actions in Mecklenburg Co., NC which affect people in Rowan (2 pages) Plus Readers Write, Books for Review and Requests for information follow to get to the Index.  And here is the Index:  Surnames with five or more first names (#) are listed here:  Adams 19, Albright 10, Alexander 5, Allison 11, Anderson 22, Andrews 6, Arey 7, Armstrong 5, Bailey 13, Baker 5, Barr 5, Barringer 5, Beaman 12, Bean 5, Beard 8, Bell 7, Biles 5, Bird 7, Blackwell 5, Booe 13, Bostian 11, Brandon 14, Brown 23, Bruner 6, Bryan 8, Caldwell 6, Call 12, Campbell 29, Carson 16, Carter 5, Casey 11, Casper 38, Cathey 6, Cauble, Chambers 5, Coble 5, Collins 15, Coon 6, Cooper 7, Cotton 6, Cowan 31, Craige 15, Crawford 10, Crider/Kr(e)ider 8, Cruse 5, Cunningham 5, Davidson 5, Davis 19, Dent 8, Dewitt 6, Dial 5, Dickey 18, Drake 6, Eaton 10, Eddleman 7, Eller 22, Elliott 5, Ellis 18, Enochs 6, Ervin 5, Erwin 5, Evans 5, Ferguson 5, Foard 8, Foster 16, Frick 5, Gaither 7, Garner 8, Gillaspie 11, Glasscock 8, Graham 12, Gribble 5, Grimes 10, Hagey 6, Hall 1`6, Hampton 7, Harris 14, Hart 8, Hartman 15, Harvey 8, Hedrick 13, Heilig 11, Henderson 5, Hendricks 9, Hill 8, Hinkle 7, Holshouser 5, Houghton 6, House 5, Howard 9, Howell 9, Hughey 6, Hunt 17, Hunter 5, JJohnson 13, Johnston 17, Jones 12, Jordan 5, Kern 5, Kluttz 12, Knox 20, Knap 8, Lacey 6, Lamb 14, Lane 5, Lemly 9, Lentz 6, Leonard 20, Linn 11, Lipperd 8, Lock 13, Long 9, Lowry 5, Luckey 11, Lyerly 5, McCartney 7, McCorkle 5, McCXulloh 6, McMahan 6, Mcnamra 6, McNeely 6, March 31, Martin 11, Meroney 5, Merrell 11, Miller 24, Misenheimer 13, Mock 19, Montgomery 5, Moore12, Morgan 9, Nall 7, Osborn 7, Owens 5, Palmer 5, Parke 15, Parker 21, Patterson 9, Pearson 7, Peeler 8, Potts 6, Rutledge 5, Reed 22, Rendleman 5, Renshaw 6, Rimer 5, Robinson, Robison 6, Safrit 10, Sain 9, Scott 8, Sheek 5, Sheppard 5, Sherrill 5, Shuman 5, Simonton 6, ASink 7, Sloan 7, Smith 63, Smoot 5, Snider 8, Steele 5, Stephens 12, Stevens 5, Stirewalt 6, Stoner 19, Stout 7, Strode 6, Swink 19, Tait/Tate 8, Tatum 6, Yaylor 6, Teague 7, Thompson 9, Todd 6, Treece 5, Verble 6, Wagoner 14, Walker 7, Warsham 8, Welborn 5, Wellman 11, Whitaker 6, White 18, Wilhelm 8, Williams 15, Wilson 12, Wood 12, Woods 5, Wright 5, and Young 5, PRICE $5

 

Another NC Periodical done by the Genealogical Society of Rowan County.  Check these out also!

 

NC - ROWAN COUNTY JOURNAL OF THE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.  SIX ISSUES. 

(1.) VOLUME II: #3 dated 1988.  Pages 57-94.  PRICE $5

(2.) VOLUME III-#1 dated 1989- Pages 1 to 38  PRICE $5

(3. VOLUME IV-dated 1990-#2, 3 & 4.  Plus the INDEX VOLUME -1990-INDEX.  Complete set of four volumes for one low PRICE:  $20.  Special buy for the first buyer only is all six volumes for $25!

 

VOLUME II #3/dated 1988/pages 57 to 94 contains Cemetery Records from Grace Lowerstone United Church of Christ which includes stones, with inscriptions, from the following families:  Barger 9, Barringer 15, Beaver 7, Berger 2, Boger 8, Bost 4, Brown 2, Cope 3, Corel 2, Corl 6, Earnheart 2, File 3, Fischer 12, Foil 4, Foutz 5, Fisher 8, Foil 3, Foutz 3, Fraley 3, Frick 2, Heller with ancestor’s names dates and places, 8, Holshouser 30, Josey 2, Klotz 1 with lots of family notes, Klutts 54, Kluttz 13, Klutz 4 with notes, Leoppard 2, Lerch pastor, Lingle 5, Lippard 15, Miller 4, Moose 4, Peeler 20, Powlas/s 2, Ribelin 2, Roseman 12, and Trexler 11,  single graves omitted from this list.  Notices from the Carolina Watchman about marriage of William Misamer to Mrs Sarah E. Peeler, daughter of Michael Heilig 14th June, 1874.  Apprenticeship papers from 18 June 1874   

In the Arts & Crafts trades 62 girls and boys became  apprenticed out to men willing to train them in various trades from 1767 to 1838. (4 pp.), More notices from the paper.  An abstract of marriage bonds Elimont alphabetically to Hoover, 1797-1764 The 1850 Mortality Schedule: 35 entries on p. 71, 35 on p. 72, 35 on p. 73, 27 on p. 74, 35 p. 75, 35 on p. 76.  Each line contains number, name, age, sex, color, slave, M[arried] or Wid[ow/ower]. Place of birth, Month of death, Occupation, Cause of death and number of days ill.  Some spaces have no answers available or recorded.  1870 census abstract of Gold Hill Township 9 pages, page 86 cute poem sent in [Genealogists have a good, quick sense of humor until the reader remembers she has a family just like the author’s Watsons! The next pages 87, 88, and 89 lists Franklin Township churches/cemeteries with denomination, year organized, cemetery (yes or no), List (no or #), State Road, Road Name (address or description).  Some minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions finish page 89.  Maps of Davie County fill pages 90 and 91.  Queries fill page 92 and 93.  Copies from the Miscellaneous Files for Rowan County at the State Archives in Raleigh finish this issue.  Priced separately at $5     

 

VOLUME III #1 Page 1 to page 38.  Pages starts with an Editor’s Page courtesy of June C. and Sharyn M. Watson and a Treasurer’s Report from Glenn Parks for the Society.  One of the members of this society is Mrs. Jean K. Ramsey, the Registrar of Deeds for Rowan County, who found she was permitted to print off her computer generated list of marriages (1753-1800) which include Male surname, given name, female surname, given name, date of marriage, reel#, page #, description (if given, such as German).  Mrs. Ramsey, at that time, said she will send you a printout of any surname that you request for a nominal fee.  Date of computer run 1/05/89.

Male surnames listed first-females listed separately are the second number listed with four or more first names are:  Ad(d)am/s  18/12,  Alexander  7/1,  All(e/i)n  3/5,  Allison 5/5,  Anderson  6/8,  Andr(u/ew/)s  8/9,  Armstrong  6/2, Aronheart  1/5,  Ba(d/g)get/t  3/1,   Bail(e)y  7/6,  Baker 7/7.  Will of John Pool, [Pat’s note: looks as if it is a verbatim copy, but does not say so.]  Other people mentioned: wife, Elizabeth Pool; daughter Elizabeth Brown; son, David Pool, daughter Margaret Pool; son, Joseph Pool; Daughter Marie Pool; Daughter, Eliza Pool, and daughter Rebecca Pool.  Son, David Pool and friend, John Hampton to be executors.  Witnesses Cowan, Horah and Brown. One page.  John Braly m[arrie]d Sarah Carruth 1758.  They had 9 children, with birth dates listed plus burials listed both familial and slave.  Applications for pensions for Rowan County Civil War Veterans who were wounded or pensions for the wives of veterans killed in the war.   Much detail required and given as to how much and to whom.  Law passed 1885.  Names of people who applied:  50 per page and two pages of Veteran’s name and widow (if there was one).  Nice photocopy of $18.00 annual pension check for Lydia D. James (widow) and Daniel Harrison (soldier).  Tribute to Father Rothrock, 33 ½ years minister to Organ Lutheran Church.  Baptized 1,605 infants, 117 adults, confirmed 1,229, married 740 couples, buried 922 persons.  Left his papers from which the above statistics were gathered.  Abstracts from the pages from his diary, 1845-1853 for funerals and baptism are listed on the next four pages.  Mortality Schedule for 1860 Same information as in book above:  Sample:  William Holshouser, age 28, male, black, slave, Dec[ember]., Day Laborer, Cause: Typhoid Fever, ill one month. (3 pages). Early Records from Summersett Funeral Home – Salisbury, Rowan County, NC from 20 May, 1908 to 3 December, 1908 with 121 records such as this one:  Mrs. Ellen Lentz,  Died: 18 July 1908, 72 yr. 2 mo., 1 da, Cause Consumption & Fall, Buried Episcopal at Franklin.  Newspaper Abstracts of Rowan County fill parts of pages left bare at the end of an article.  Good use of space!  Queries fill page 26 and 27.  Page 29-36 is part of the 1870 census abstraction for Litaker Twp. This gives all names, ages, and sex.  Churches and Cemeteries of Gold Hill Township are last.  It appears the back cover of this issue has come loose from the issue.  A back cover which bears the correct date as to the above issue is here and bears a hand drawn map of Early Rowan County by Wm. D. Kizzia(h/m?) with much detail listed.  PRICED separately at $5   

 

VOLUME IV, NUMBER 2:  Page 35-64:  The Genealogical Society of Rowan County was presented the Historic Preservation Award for their special contribution to the preservation and enhancement of our historic community on May 17, 1990, by Edward P. Norvell, President of the Historic Salisbury Foundation, Inc.  Congratulations to the Society.  Genealogists show respect for what our ancestor’s did and were in our country’s past as a contribution to a better future.   Page 36 is a continuation of the small cemeteries in this county with Providence Lutheran Church with surnames of Safret, Cartner, Rudacil, Florrance, Beaver and Donahou. Next is South River Methodist Church with Steele, Luckey, Brittingham, Dayvault, Long, Gowan, Foster, Hathen, Correll, Hall, Smoot, Neely, Calmaline, Rheudasil, Smith Safret, Turner, Campbell, Rodden includes four infants of B.A.  and Martha Rodden, Newman-died at Dury’s Bluff, VA June 20, 1862, 32 yrs, 12 days, Gibson, Daniels, 3 children of J.W. and M.F. McCulloch  This seems to be family burying grounds mostly of the Steele and Luckey and Smoot families.  A first-hand story of Civil War times is on page 38.  Newspaper article celebrated the movement through town on the Railroad of the Liberty Bell reported in Feb. 5, 1896 paper.  Escort and guards gave away books on its history.  June 2, 1892 article reports Mrs. Giles Beal, Lincoln County died from having her ears pierced.  She was 35.  [Pat’s note:  What a shame!  We could have told them to boil the needle and she might have lived to a ripe old age.  A little knowledge can go a long way if you know it when you need it.  Reading all those Cherry Ames and nurse romances is a fun way to get an elementary knowledge of good health practices!  From the Files of Mrs. Marie McCubbins: Deeds nearly fill this page 39 from late 1700s.  Page 40 holds a picture the society hopes someone can identify-a picture of a woman and a pair of twin boys, found in a collection of Holshouser pictures.  The boys are in several different pictures and when they are about school age one of the boys is missing a lower leg and foot.  Ring any bells with you?  Their new history of The Heritage of Rowan County has almost 300 family histories which are going to be printed in it, but they want still more.  A two-page spread of North Carolina Senators and Representatives in the Confederate Congress 1861-1865.  Pictures of Jefferson Davis, Burton Craige and T. G. Ramsay add to the information.  An “In Memorium to Edith Holshauser Ritchie finishes page 44.  More Marriages on four pages from 1753-1800, alphabetically by surname with four or more entries– groom/brides:  Cox  ?/8,  Cross  ?/4  Cru(i)se 3/2,   Culber(t)son  2/2  Cumens 1-Cummins  3/1 Cunningham  4/5, Danc(e)y 4/ 2,  Daniel/s  4/0,  Davidson  3/4. Dav(i)(e)s  21/15, Dickey  5/2,  Dobbin/s  5/4.

More Widows Pension Applications of three kinds, those who have been drawing pensions, New applicants who have not been drawing pensions and new applicants who have been rejected and the cause, pp. 49, 50 and 51.  Page 51 also has two bastardy cases at the bottom of that page.  Pages  52 to 57 continues the census of 1870 for Morgan County.  Page 58 to 61 holds part of an article with legal descriptions of the placement of Rowan County Schools from District 16 to 29.  An article concerning the case for a recognizance Bond and Examination on Treason Charges Against Michael Millar, Nicholas Millar, Jacob Yoast, Andrew Troutman, Jacob Hartman, Henry Hartman, George Tarr, & Frederick Pecke with principals & security John Randelman & Philip Brown who to the tune of 2000 pounds each (set bond) for the price of 500 pounds each until the next court 15th March 1779.  Before Matt Troy and Michael Brown, J.P.  Might well be worth further investigation?  Page 63 is full of queries, more legal papers on page 64.  Of much interest if your surname is there.  On the inside back cover is a pen and ink sketch of a slave gallery in 3rd Creek Pby. Church.  2, 3, & 4 plus the index - #2, #3 & #4 Plus the index for $20.

 

VOLUME IV NUMBER 3, August 1990.  Editor’s page and Officers for 1990 annonced.  An Act for Dividing the County of Rowan appears on pages 66 and 67.  From the Republican Banner:  Marriages, Esq. Mr. Franklin M. Yost and Miss Sophia Beaver Aug 21, 1855 and Mr. Jesse H. Hodgens to Miss Sarah Pharr 16 Aug. 1855 and in Cabarrus County, Aug 16, 1855, Rev. C. K. Caldwell of Greensboro, married Miss Fannie McKinley.  Also at the same time and place Mr. S. E. W. Pharr was married to Miss Frances J. Cocheron.  List of Post Offices of western Rowan Co., NC. Background and details of the history of these post offices.  Newspaper abstracts give details about the life of Charles C. Krider; and Miss Lillian Cauble, the story of an elopement and some information about officials of the county-and the differences in the way their county officials were at first appointed but after the Civil War the federal government required they be elected.  There follows a list - name and dates of service-of those County Commissioners from 1868 to 1993.  Page 73 holds a Nuncupative [this word means oral-not written] Will and is used when someone speaks a will-on the battlefield, perhaps, or after an accident when he is not expected to live long enough to write one.  This one was filed on behalf of John Lock on his deathbed or in his last sickness said he thought it best to make a will, but he could not tell where to get any Body to make it for him; and did declare his mind in the following manner in the presence of his wife that it [was] to say that he did in no wise allow his elder son Alexander Lock to have all his land or the Plantation whereon he lived but that his will was that the land should be divided Between his two sons, Alexander and Mathew Lock all which his & wife Ealce Lock deposeth on Oath.  Before me, the Subscibers Justice of the Peace [Johy Frohock] for the County aforesaid [Rowan]; the day and year above written.[April 18, 1764.]  Found in a Deed Book [not indexed]. A Continuation of the Common Schools from District Schools #30 to #46.  List of soldiers making application for Pensions-about 150 of them.  Mt. Ulla Township 1870 Census is next, pages 81-85.  From the Carolina Watchman, May 26, 1864—Excitement at the Military Prison.  Followed by a list of Casualties Among NC Troops listing name, rank and nature of wound or killed by Troop -  Name Page 86, 87,88 and part of 89.  Payroll of Laborers on the Entrenchments at Raleigh, from Rowan County.  Marriages 1753-1800 1 page grooms, Duncan to Ellis. and 1 page brides Dobbins to Elliott, followed by Queries and the dreaded Tax Notices for each pay place and the date.  This was a Sheriff’s notice.   PRICE: 4 issues for $20

 

VOLUME IV, NUMBER 4:  Editor’s Page talks about the New Heritage History of Rowan County, NC book that they plan to publish.  This very important book will be a great resource if enough Rowan County people of today write up their Rowan County ancestors.  It will be a great cousin-finder!  More applications for Confederate Soldier’s and Widow’s Pensions.  Surnames Alexander through Current over 100.  List of Justices of the Peace, when elected, when appointed by Clerk, when qualified, name, township and when term expired for 25 men.  They have a Pickler Bible and they are looking for a Pickler descendant to inherit it.  The line of descent is here, so if you have a Pickler at the top of your family tree, you might want to take a very close look at this!  2 ½ pages.  Some more entries from the files of Mrs. Mamie McCubbins.  More deeds.  The Bethpage Presbyterian Church Graveyard holds tombstones with some records and comments on some of the early members of the Church have been added.  Surnames mentioned are:  families of Joseph S. Baker and Margaret Tanner Baker; Other names related are:  Charrisa Emeline Baker Goodnight, Esther E. Baker Hart, Christian Goodnight married Katherine Cook.  They had ten children.  Birth dates of all are given here.  This heritage continues for several pages.  Other families are Shinn, Winecoff, Schluppe, Rogers, oldest member of the church was 94 years and 7 months old when he died.  He married a White.  A McKinley married a Rogers daughter.  The Rumple family originally came here from Germany in 1799, lived in Pennsylvania for a while then moved to NC.

Terressa Emaline Overcash married Robert Franklin Cavin, burial place and children are mentioned.  Their daughter married James Jeremiah Brown.  There is a list of insolvents who have not paid their tax for the year 1790.  There were  18 of them in Cap Koon’s Company and 6 in Capt. Douglas Heddon’s Company.  Marriage index 1753-1800 listing in male line: Elston 6, Enoc(h/k)s 3, Ervin 3, Erwin 10, Felps 6, Ferguson 4,  in female page: Ellis 4, Elrod/e 3, Enex 2, Enochs 7, Ervin 2, Erwin/Erwyn 9, Many names and mis-spellings, alphabetical order directly from the printout.  Another Mayflowers list of the Saints and the Strangers and the Servants, the Hired Hands.  People called to vote for the Justices of the Peace.  More deeds, Administration bonds, reports etc. from the Files of Mrs. Mamie McCubbins, The Tax List of Capt. Peter Riblins Company has Surnames from Bever to Zifford! (109 of them),

Inspectors found the following homeowners in trouble for unsafe conditions.  Mrs. Mary Hampton had a yard with a puddle of stagnant water and a dangerous roof on the smoke house.  George McConnaughey had Powder in a very unsafe place and no fire buckets in the house!  Isham Hanes had a wooden chimney [Pat’s note:  Now that is what I call Unsafe!] David Caldwell had no buckets.  Lots of other people had no fire buckets either.  The West Ward of Salisbury needed to clean up its act.  Unfortunately this note is not dated!  In the 1888 Salisbury Market here are some of the prices:  Corn was 65 cents, Wheat was $1.00, Eggs were 12@.10 cents, Sweet Potatoes were 35 cents, Flour, $2.25, Country Bacon 10 cents, Butter 15, Irish potatoes good 60 cents—seed potatoes were 50 cents.  Court notes for Monday March 22, 1754.  Rowan County Court Minutes—Jeremiah Barnet was to receive 29 lashes on his bare back at the Public Whipping Post between the hours of two and four o’clock this afternoon from there to be recommended to Goal and remain until the 8th day of April next and that day to stand in the pillory for the span of one hour, between the hours of one and four o’clock in the afternoon and after he has received the punishment inflicted to be discharged on paying his fees.[Wow!  I don’t know what he did wrong, but he surely won’t do it again, will he?]  Morgan Township 1870 Census 6 pages, there is a list of Queries and Footnotes to History from the Salisbury Post Paper about Gold Hill Mines and their Flourishing History.  [There WAS gold in them thar NC hills back in 1842.  And again in the 1880s!]  To the tune of three or four million dollars!  That was real money back then.  Also an article on Gold Hill Bethlehem Church.  The inside back cover has a pen and ink sketch on blue cardstock of one of the Randolph Gold Mine’s shafts by Atkinson. 

 

We hope you take the time to run off a few family group sheets and lineage charts to send to counties in which your ancestors got their start in America.  People will be doing genealogy 100 years from now.  They have to count on us to leave them what we have found, so they can have some idea as to where to look further!

1990 Index Volume which covers the three numbers above and contains the following articles and the separate volume for the yearly index: 

 

President’s Report, Names needed for that Heritage Book.  These are the names of Early Families that have not been written up for the Heritage book, probably because the descendants of these early families have long ago moved westward, maybe even more than one time.  I could not have helped, because I do not, to my present knowledge, have any North Carolina people. If you have families from another county back east, it would be helpful if you would at least copy a few family group or lineage sheets, so you could send copies back to those county genealogical societies so they could put them in their family files; it would really help all of us.  We genealogists know that we are all cousins of some kind or to some degree to practically everyone we meet in this hobby if we could just figure out how!  Sharing what little we know with places we know our ancestors lived long ago may even help us figure it out.  Also in this book there is a Treasurer’s Report, A Membership List, A Surname List, Some Donations to the History Room, Notes from the Rowan Public Library, A Book list and Order Form, and a renewal form for membership.  Try joining this list if you have Rowan County People.

Now to the index:  I am working by myself tonight, soI am going to list only those surnames which appear on four or more than four pages.  Remember there is no limit as to the number of times that surname may appear on one page, but if they appear on more than four, you have a very good chance of learning something new.  With 55 names per column, 3 columns per page, and 11 pages.  There are over 1,500 surnames that indicate early Rowan County Roots!  A(d)dams 5 pp., Agner 4 pp., Albright 5 pp., Alexander 7 pp., Anderson 5,  Arey 8,  Atwell 4, Bail(e)y 5, Baker 11, Bane 6, Barber 9, Barr 4, Barringer 11, Basinger 6, Bas(s)inger 6,  Bean/e 7, Beard 7, Beaver 12, Beck 4, Belk 4, Bell 4, Bernhardt 6, Blackwelder 7, Boger 4, Boggs 5, Bost 5, Bostian 10, Bradshaw 7, Brady 10, Bral(e)y 6, Brandon 6, Brawley 6, Brown/e 33, Bryn 4, Caldwel 4, Campbell 8, Canup 7, Carson 4, Carter 8, Casper 7, Cauble 8, Chambers 6, Clark/e 17, Clary 4, Clayton 5, Cline 5, Clodfelt(d)er 6, Cole 6, Coleman 8, Cook/e 10, Cooper 8, Corl 5, Correl/l 9, Cowan 24, Cox 12, Craig/e 6, Crawford 7, Cress 7, Crouse 5, Cruse 6, Cummins 4, Cunningham 9, Current 4, Danc(e)y 6, Davidson 7, Davis 19, Dent 4, Dob(b)in/s 9, Dot(e)y 4, Douth(e/i)t 4, Dowell 4, Duke 4, Dunn 6, Eagle 5, Earnhardt 4, Earnhart 8, Earnheart 11, Eaton 5, Ed(d)leman 4, Edwards 4, Eller 7, Elliott5, Ellis 9, Elston 5, Erwin 5, Evans 7, Fall/s 5, File 9, Fisher 7, Fleming 11, Foard 5, Foster 12, Fraley 10, Freeze 5, Frick 6, Gaither 6, Gheen 45, Gibson 5, Giles 4, Gillespie 8, Goodman 22, Graham 30, Gray 7, Guff(e)y 4, Hall 20, Hampton 6, Harkey 6, Harris 12, Harrison 4, Hart 5, Hartman 10, Heilig 8, Henderson 6, Henley 5, Hess 5, Hill 13, Hodge6, Hof(f)man 6, Holshouser 19, Houston 4, Howard 7, Hunt 6, Jackson 10, Johns(t)on 15, Jones 5, Josey 4, Karriker 5, Kell(e) 6, Kerm/s 4, Kerr 8, Kesler 6, Kilpatrick 4, Kincaid 8, King 6, Kirk 5, Klutts 9, Klutz 9, Knox 7, Krider 4, Lawrence 4, Lee 4, Lenl(e)y 4, Lentz 7, Lewis 4, Lingle 7, Linn 9, Lipe 4, Lock/e 4, Long 7, Lutrick 4, Lyerly 13, Lynn 4, Martin 6, Mauney 4, May 4, McCon(n)aughey 6, McCubbins 6, McCulloch 4, McDaniel 5, McKenzie 6, McLaughlin 7, McLean 6, McNeel(e)y 7, McNeil/l 5, Miller 43, Mills 6, Misenheimer 4, Moore10, Morgan 21, Mow(e)ry 6, Murphy 8, Myers 5, Neral/e 5, Neely 5, Nicholson 4, Overcash 6, Owen/s 9, Park/e 5, Park/e 5, Park(e)s 7, Parks 4, Patterson 11, Patton 4, Peeler 9, Petrucelli 4, Phil(l)ips 6, Pinkston 5, Pool 4, Pool/e 7, Porter 5, Powlas/s 5, Ramsay 4, Ramsey 7, Rankin 4, Reed 5, Reid 5, Rice 9, Robert/s 6, Rogers 8, Rouse 5, Safrit 5, Seaford 4, Sell 4, Shaver 8, Sifford 9, Sloan/Sloan/e14, Sloop 9, Smith 31, Smoot 4, Stallings 6, Steel/e 6, Stewart 5, Stirewalt 5, Stoner 6, Sumner 5, Swink 5, Taylor 5, Thomas 4, Thomason 7, Thompson 9, Todd 5, Tresler 8, Trexler 8, Trott 4, Troutman 10, Tucker 4, Wag(g)oner 4, Walker 7, Watson 14, Weaver 4, White 9, Wil(l)son 6, Wilhelm 6, Williams 11, Wilson 8, Wood 10, Woods 4, Wyatt 5, Yost 4, and Young 8.  Priced as a set of three Volume IV – numbers 2, 3 and 4 plus the index at $20. 

 

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