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Caswell County, N.C. - Ejectments (1799-1878) By Stewart Dunaway
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Caswell County was formed in 1777, from the northern part of Orange County. Caswell County was divided in half in 1791, when Person County was formed from the eastern side. The county seat was moved... More > to Yanceyville (from Leasburg). There is only one box of Ejectments and one box of Misc. Land Records (already published).< Less
Randolph County, NC - Ejectments - Vol-1 (1792-1844) By Stewart Dunaway
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Randolph County was formed in 1779, from the southern part of Guilford County. Guilford was formed in 1771, from part of Orange and Rowan County. It extended from Virginia line to the south end of... More > Randolph today. Therefore, old records for Randolph county land should be in either Guilford or Rowan/Orange Co. Unfortunately, Orange county deed records were destroyed (most of them) from 1752-1780. The Orange county line of 1752 is about 9-miles west of today’s Guilford/Alamance or Randolph/Chatham. Any further west, you have to go to Rowan County. Randolph has just one box of miscellaneous records, and 3-boxes of Ejectments. This is the first and oldest box of Ejectment Records. These land-records are great for genealogy or other historical research. Several plats are included, and others provided by computer generated via the author.< Less
Caswell County, N.C. - Miscellaneous Land Records (1778-1918) By Stewart Dunaway
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Caswell County was formed in 1777, from the northern part of Orange County. Caswell County was divided in half in 1791, when Person County was formed from the eastern side. The county seat was moved... More > to Yanceyville (from Leasburg – named after the Lea family). Miscellaneous land records are a “catch all” of land disputes, agreements, surveys, etc. Caswell County has one box of Ejectment papers, and one box of Miscellaneous land records. Person Co. has their own collection of records as well. There are a few plats, and a few computer generated plats for a few tracts of land north of Milton in VA on the state line. Also a USGS map with one of these tracts. A few old roads are also noted.< Less
Chatham County, N.C. - Miscellaneous Land Records - Vol 2 (1778-1938) By Stewart Dunaway
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Chatham County was formed in 1771, from the southern part of Orange County. Chatham County is within the Granville District (35 deg north 34 min lat) and contains very old settlers and road routes.... More > Miscellaneous land records are a “catch all” of land disputes, agreements, surveys, etc. In fact, it is also apparent that if a county has too small of an ejectment collection to warrant a standalone box(s) then they appear in their miscellaneous collection. Chatham Co. have their ejectments in Misc. Records (box 1) and transcribed in this authors work in Volume 1. This is the second and last box or records for this county, and contains more of the usual “odds and ends” that reside in a miscellaneous collection. However, one key part of this box is the wonderful folder of plats and surveys. A plat (drawing) can help so much in certain cases where the text is difficult to follow. As the saying goes – a picture is worth more than a thousand words.< Less