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Chapel Hill, NC - History of Town Lots (1790-1930s) By Stewart Dunaway
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The objective of this book (like the one for Hillsborough) is to document the individual town lots for Chapel Hill. However, unlike Hillsborough, the town was not platted with hundreds of lots, all... More > the same size, in an ever expanding process. The town lots of Chapel Hill were sold for funds to build and operate the University (again showing the duality of the early mission). This book contains deed records pertaining to houses and businesses in Chapel Hill. The deeds are chained together (as best possible) to show a particular lot's history. Is every lot and piece of land covered in this book? NO. However, a very large collection is included. Is every lot traversed from 1790 to 1930? NO. Some lots have breaks, where I could not trace it. The focus is on the OLD records. It is rather easy to take a lot today and traverse back to 1930. Therefore, not every lot will be traced to 1930. Appendix sections include, utility, maps, mills, post office histories - etc.< Less
Thomas Burke By Stewart Dunaway
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Thomas Burke, a poet, a medical doctor, a lawyer, North Carolina’s third governor, has a most interesting life. This book provides complete details on his life with many of his letters being... More > quoted, as opposed to paraphrased opinions about him; you can read it for yourself. Further, his letter to Gen. George Washington shows his deep thinking and great common sense. His activities in the Continental Congress are amazing, and his views of civil rights were way ahead of his time.< Less
Wilson County, N.C. - Road, Bridge, and Mill Records (1856-1911) By Stewart Dunaway
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Wilson County was formed in 1855, from parts of Edgecombe, Nash, Johnston, and Wayne Counties. Researchers looking further back in time (especially 18th century), Edgecombe County will be the focal... More > point (formed in 1741, from Bertie). I have transcribed all of the Edgecombe County records (Road, Bridge, and Mill) contained in two books. Also Nash County records have been transcribed (two volumes) as well as Johnston Co. (a very small and poorly preserved collection). Although a more modern county, Wilson has two boxes of road, bridge, and mill records in the State Archives. The first box contains the road records (1856-1911), and the second box containing the bridge records (1874-1909), mill records (1869-1886) and canal records (1883-1910).< Less
Greene County, N.C. - Road Records (1874-1940) By Stewart Dunaway
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Greene County was formed in 1799, from Glasgow County – which was abolished upon the formation of Greene. Glasgow Co. was formed from part of Dobbs Co. (formed in 1758, and also abolished).... More > Despite the age, the older records were not preserved. Greene County (named after Patriot General N. Greene) was never subdivided or reduced in size after being formed. Unfortunately nothing from the 18th century or early 19th century was preserved. There are no road records for either Dobbs or Glasgow Co. in the Archives. This collection of documents pertains to legal actions – as opposed to petitions to create and alter a road route. There are two State Supreme Court cases that have interesting results.< Less