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Wake County, N.C. - Miscellaneous Land Records (1800-1939) By Stewart Dunaway
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Wake County was formed in 1771, from the eastern part of Orange County, and from parts of Johnston and Cumberland counties. Wake was reduced a little in size when Durham County was formed in 1881... More > (from part of Wake and Orange). Miscellaneous land records are a “catch all” of land disputes, agreements, surveys, etc. This collection is actually placed in alphabetical order and not date order. Only 1 document from the 18th century survives (although cataloged as undated). INCLUDED in this book is PART OF another box of records dealing with land being sold due to debt or tax issues. In addition to this box of records there are other collections, of which only one of the three boxes of Ejectments is currently planned by this author.< Less
Rowan County, N.C. - Miscellaneous Land Records (1753-1921) By Stewart Dunaway
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Rowan County was formed in 1753, defining the western boundary of Orange County (1752). Officially, it was formed from Anson County. When Anson County was formed in 1750, it was the western... More > “open-ended” county running along the South Carolina line. Now Rowan became the western frontier. It ran from VA line to Granville’s southern line. However, Rowan was reduced in size, Guilford (1771) and Surry (1771). Then Burke (1777), Iredell (1788), Davidson (1822), and Davie (1836). Miscellaneous land records are a “catch all” of land disputes, agreements, surveys, procession, etc. Rowan County also has a 1-box collection of Ejectments (land disputes) and is currently planned to be transcribed. As old and historical as Rowan County is, this is a modest collection of 18th century land records.< Less
Mecklenburg County, N.C. - Miscellaneous Land Records - Vol 1 (1767-1953) By Stewart Dunaway
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Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762, from the western part of Anson County. When Anson County was formed in 1750, it was the western “open-ended” county running along the South Carolina... More > line. This area will be in dispute for decades. The SC-NC boundary line was an issue for many years, and the source to disputes even amongst the McCulloh’s (Great Tracts) who owned granted land in the general vicinity. Nevertheless, Mecklenburg County was reduced in size for the following counties; Cabarrus (1792), Tryon (1768), and Union (1842). Miscellaneous land records are a “catch all” of land disputes, agreements, surveys, procession, etc. This two-box collection is actually placed in alphabetical order and not date order. Therefore, Box 1 is “A-P” and Box 2 “P-T” both boxes span the years of 1767 to 1953. Mecklenburg County also has a 4-box collection of Ejectments (land disputes) of which only the oldest box is currently planned to be transcribed.< Less
Orlando, FL - A Historical Review using Postcards By Stewart Dunaway
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This color book documents Orlando, Florida's history using postcards from the authors collection. In addition, this book uses research from a 2-vol history on the town written by Eva Bacon, as well... More > as other histories. More detailed dates and names originate from deed records and the Sanborn Fire Maps. Other books and records were used to provide as much information as possible. Since these postcards were imaged with high-resolution digital cameras, cropped images can zoom into detail finding names and businesses within the postcard's image - never seen before (or overlooked). A detailed index is provided for both a postcard collector as well as a researcher or genealogist (family names= Last, Given name).< Less