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Colson's Plantation - Cross Road in the American Revolution By Stewart Dunaway
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This book focuses on the first 6 months of Gen Greene's activity, after taking over the Southern Campaign from Gen Gates (removed from service). This book is written with a certain angle on Colson's... More > Plantation, in todays Stanly County, N.C. as this was one of several early depots/forts built by Greene's orders. Col Thaddeus Kosciuszko was the engineer involved and was very important, and is also highlighted throughout this book. I also focus on his role as compared to Carrington's and other Deputy Quartermasters who were busy across NC and VA. Letters are quoted and provided to properly document the activity as well as numerous maps. UPDATED - Greene visits Colson's himself AFTER the battle at Guilford Courthouse on his way to SC.< Less
Caswell County, N.C. - Ordinary Bonds (1777-1815) By Stewart Dunaway
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Caswell County Tavern Bonds is the largest county collection in the state archives (Raleigh). Although theses licenses were renewed yearly, it clearly documents the Ordinaries in this county. Since... More > these bonds are dated from 1777, this will include Person County, which was carved out of the eastern half of Caswell in 1791. I have included database tables sorted by location, and name, so that it will be easier to see a summary of the information within this LARGE collection. A few bonds include locations (towns) of the Ordinary (term for a Tavern), although most bonds defined the Ordinaries as being in their homes. Caswell County was carved out of (northern) Orange County in 1777.< Less
Davidson County, N.C. - Mill Records (1831-1939) By Stewart Dunaway
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Davidson County Mill Records contains mainly legal issues dealing with mills. This collection is not the typical county collection, which usually includes petitions for new mills. Then as time... More > progresses law suits will appear. However, Davidson records are relatively modern. Despite this situation, what records were preserved are provided here.< Less
North Carolina Colonial Land Records - Lapsed Warrants (1740-1761) By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains the records from NC State Archives dealing with lapsed and delayed Royal Grants. This book covers those records for Johnston and Bladen County. This book has transcribed records,... More > sorted, indexed and cataloged including photographs of the original records.< Less
Summers Mill - A Historical Overview - Guilford County, NC By Stewart Dunaway
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Summers Mill was formerly known as Weitzel's Mill. A Revolutionary War battle occured there in 1781. However, this book is not about the battle, but about the history of the mill site. After the war... More > Jacob Whitesell (Weitzel) sells the mill and surrounding land, finally residing with the Summers family. It remains with them for many years. Read about the history of the site, view the images of the remnants which remain today. Also view the old roads, maps and other historical information.< Less
Hillsborough, NC - District Court Records - Concerning Land (1778-1806) By Stewart Dunaway
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Hillsborough Superior District Court Records are preserved in the State Archives (Raleigh). This book represents the complete collection of records detailing land disputes. This land records can... More > assist researchers in locating families or understand how boundaries changed etc. This book contains an image of each record, and a transcript of the primary content to allow for indexing of names, locations, and other keywords. Hillsborough District covers the counties of, Orange, Wake, Granville, Chatham, Caswell (which included Person), and Randolph. SEE Orange County Superior Court Records Vol 1 for Orange County specific records by this author.< Less
Henry E. McCulloh Survey Book By Stewart Dunaway
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This book is a replica (photo image) of an original survey book of Henry Eustace McCulloh. The original book is preserved in the Southern Historical Collection at the Wilson Library, UNC Chapel Hill,... More > NC. Included in this book are images of the entire book, and modern maps used to locate some of these land records. There is an overview section which describes the contents of this book, and a brief overview about the 12 Great Tracts of Henry E. McCulloh’s dad – Henry McCulloh. Each tract contained 100,000 acres. Yet, the McCulloh family will surrender the unsold land back to the King and some back to Lord Granville. However, the McCulloh’s will purchase land from themselves, and then resell that land, which is exactly what is contained in this book. The drawings are amazingly detailed, and cover land in today’s Rowan, Randolph, and Davidson Counties. Also a large detailed section of land near Salisbury and in part of downtown Lexington, NC.< Less
NCSSAR - Old North State Newsletter History By Stewart Dunaway
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Newsletters of the NCSSAR
Salisbury District Superior Court Records - Ejectments (1753-1809) By Stewart Dunaway
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Salisbury Superior Court Records (1753-1809) is a very large collection of interesting and eclectic set of records, dealing with land issues. Interesting, due to the broadness of the collection,... More > which includes State Supreme Court hearings, District Superior hearings, and Rowan County records. In the early years, State Supreme Courts were held in different districts, of which some of these records are included in this volume. Eclectic, due to the diverse nature of the type of records within this collection (box in the State Archives). This collection includes ejectments, land disputes, copies of plats, land grants, and even bonds dealing with deer skin trading with the Catawba Indians. There are plats and records, which deal with old McCulloh land grants, as well as some dealing with Granville grants.< Less
Land Confiscation Records of North Carolina - Vol. 2 (1779-1800) By Stewart Dunaway
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This is the second of three volumes containing NC State Archive Records pertaining to Land Confiscation. Land Confiscation Act was initially developed to provoke men who could not decide to fight for... More > Independence versus remaining loyal to the King. The threat was – you could have your property (and personal possessions) confiscated and sold. This Act ultimately will be invoked and land was confiscated across the state. These records are the accounts preserved and filed in the State Treasurer and Comptroller’s office. This volume documents those records for the following Counties – Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Chowan, Craven, and Currituck. Note: The quantity of records by county varies a lot – however, what was preserved is contained here.< Less