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History of Grist Mills in North Carolina - Volume 3 By Stewart Dunaway
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History of Grist Mills in North Carolina – is a compilation of ALL the mill records in the State Archives (Raleigh). These records are a combination of petitions and law suits. Not every county... More > in NC preserved their records, but what was preserved is included in this 5 volume series. The first volume has an overview about Grist Mills, including statistics and other data derived from these preserved records. The other three volumes contain the county records, in alphabetical order. These records were photographed and a short transcript of the pertinent information is provided. Some records are typed and do not require transcription. Volume 3 includes the following counties – Northampton , Onslow, Orange, and Pasquotank.< Less
History of Grist Mills in North Carolina - Volume 2 By Stewart Dunaway
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History of Grist Mills in North Carolina – is a compilation of ALL the mill records in the State Archives (Raleigh). These records are a combination of petitions and law suits. Not every county... More > in NC preserved their records, but what was preserved is included in this 5 volume series. The first volume has an overview about Grist Mills, including statistics and other data derived from these preserved records. The other three volumes contain the county records, in alphabetical order. These records were photographed and a short transcript of the pertinent information is provided. Some records are typed and do not require transcription. Volume 2 includes the following counties – Edgecombe Part 2 (Vol 1 has the other half) Franklin, Gates, Jones, Lenior, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, and Nash.< Less
History of Grist Mills in North Carolina - Volume 4 By Stewart Dunaway
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History of Grist Mills in North Carolina – is a compilation of ALL the mill records in the State Archives (Raleigh). These records are a combination of petitions and law suits. Not every county... More > in NC preserved their records, but what was preserved is included in this 5 volume series. The first volume has an overview about Grist Mills, including statistics and other data derived from these preserved records. The other three volumes contain the county records, in alphabetical order. These records were photographed and a short transcript of the pertinent information is provided. Some records are typed and do not require transcription. Volume 4 includes the following counties – Perquimans, Person, Randolph, Stokes, Surry, Tyron, Tyrell, and Wake. * Note: I had to move some of the counties from Vol 4 into Vol 5 due to page/size limits.*< Less
Craven County, N.C. - Road Records (1767-1839) Vol 1 By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains an amazing collection of road and bridge records, spanning from Colonial time, into and through early America. These records highlight firsthand issues with a sparsely populated... More > county. The maintenance of the roads, as well as the numerous bridges, was the responsibility of the citizens of the county. Bridges are typically maintained by the bridge contractor, but this county imposed the effort on the local people. This will cause great stress, all well documented in this book, with original letters. This book contains images of each document, along with a transcript of the key material, which is indexed for easy searching. Also two early governors of the State have documents pertaining to this topic, as residents of New Bern.< Less
Hyde County, N.C. - Road and Bridge Records (1744-1889) By Stewart Dunaway
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Hyde County is very unique, due to its geography, and the impact on roads and bridges. This is an outstanding collection of records spanning colonial through the revolution and stopping (in this... More > book) just prior to the Civil War. There are a lot of labor records, as well as material pricing for bridges in this collection. But the impact of marsh land, a massive lake (Mattamuskeet) and the ocean is amazing. Included in this collection are a number of old maps as well as modern (USGS) version to assist in locating these old roads and bridges. There is a moderate collection of canal records, and many references to the landings and issues with boats and navigable canals. This book contains bridge records from 1748 to 1890, although very few 18th century records. The road records are very large, spanning from 1742 to 1859. The majority of this book contains road records.< Less
Land Confiscation Records of North Carolina - Vol. 1(1779-1800) By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains images of the original records, as preserved by the State Archives (Raleigh). These records are transcribed and cataloged (including detailed indexing) to assist researchers as... More > they delve into the difficult area of Land Confiscation. In NC, land was confiscated by Act of Assembly, for those people who remained loyal to the King during the American Revolution. These records are primarily documenting Henry E. McCulloh’s land, although, Fanning, Tryon, Josiah Martin, and Milner are included. In this volume are the records for Chatham, Guilford, Montgomery, Orange, Randolph, and Wake County. This book includes data tables and some maps to assist researchers. Orange County has the largest quantity of records, and data tables were included with numerous sorts to assist researching this collection.< Less
Orange County, N.C. - Land Records (1752-1849) Volume 1 By Stewart Dunaway
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Orange County Land Records (1752-1849) Vol 1 – This book contains a collection of land records housed in the NC State Archives. These 2-boxes are an eclectic collection of records, containing... More > law suit, ejectments, land divisions, tax sales, grants, etc. However, the value to researchers is the modest quantity of these records containing plats and drawings. In fact, this book contains a lot of survey references about the old Pollock, Conner and Strudwick issues near the Hawfields. * SEE Volume 2 for the remaining records *< Less
Orange County, N.C. - Land Records (1850-1899) Volume 2 By Stewart Dunaway
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Orange County Land Records (1850-1899) Vol 2 – This book contains a collection of land records housed in the NC State Archives. These 2-boxes are an eclectic collection of records, containing... More > law suit, ejectments, land divisions, tax sales, grants, etc. However, the value to researchers is the modest quantity of these records containing plats and drawings. This second and final box of records, appear to be a “catch-all” of other records which date to 1752-1800. Therefore, although the main collection spans a modern time-frame, there are many 18th century records in this volume. * SEE Volume 1 for the beginning records *< Less
Stokes County, N.C. - Road and Bridge Records (1790-1814) Vol 1 By Stewart Dunaway
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This book documents the road petitions from 1790 to 1813. Stokes County has the largest collection of road and bridge records in the State (10 boxes). This first volume contains the oldest records,... More > which spans today’s Stokes and Forsyth County. These records provide early insight to the Moravian towns (Bethania, Bethabara), routes, and larger Germanic neighborhoods (Germanton, Hausertown).< Less
Land Record Research - Chatham County By Stewart Dunaway
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Plats for NW Chatham County in the Cane Creek area, including land - north - across the county line into Orange County. Families included are, Pyle, Lindley, McPherson, Hadley, and on it goes.