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Anson County, N.C. - Road and Mill Records (1855-1903) By Stewart Dunaway
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Anson County was formed in 1750 from Bladen County. Bladen was formed in 1734 from New Hanover County, which was formed in 1729 from Craven. Craven was formed from Bath in 1705. Of course, Bath was... More > an original county (1664) and was abolished in 1739. However, none of the 18th century road records were preserved. Neither are there any old 19th century records. Yet, what was preserved is included in this volume. This collection contains two folders pertaining to grist mills. These records were filed in the miscellaneous County records. Also there was one folder with a document pertaining to licenses – of which included Ordinary licenses – which this author also transcribes. Although this is not an Ordinary Bond, it does include a list of Ordinary owners from the 18th century.< Less
Beaufort County, N.C. - Road Records (1840-1931) By Stewart Dunaway
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Beaufort County was formed in 1705 from Bath County (Bath formed in 1696). Beaufort was reduced in size by the formation of Pitt County in 1760. Finally, Pamlico County was formed in 1872 from parts... More > of Beaufort and Craven Counties. Beaufort is a very old east-coast county. However, none of the old records were preserved by the county court. In addition, the reader needs to be aware that in the county card catalog (N.C. State Archives) does not have any road, bridge, mill, ferry, or ordinary records listed. Yet, in the very back – under the CRX tab – is one entire box of road records, and a second miscellaneous box containing two folders of bridge records. NOTE: the bridge records are contained in a separate book (due to the size of the road collection).< Less
Beaufort County, N.C. - Bridge Records (1858-1923) By Stewart Dunaway
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Beaufort County was formed in 1705 from Bath County (Bath formed in 1696). Beaufort was reduced in size by the formation of Pitt County in 1760. Finally, Pamlico County was formed in 1872 from parts... More > of Beaufort and Craven Counties. Beaufort is a very old east-coast county. However, none of the old records were preserved by the county court. In addition, the reader needs to be aware that in the county card catalog (N.C. State Archives) does not have any road, bridge, mill, ferry, or ordinary records listed. Yet, in the very back – under the CRX tab – is one entire box of road records, and a second miscellaneous box containing two folders of bridge records. This is the second largest collection found in the CRX files (Macon Co. has 4-boxes larger than the original). Due to the size two volumes was necessary. NOTE: there is a Beaufort County Road Record Book dedicated to that entire box.< Less
Life and Times of Edmund Fanning (1739-1818) By Stewart Dunaway
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The Fanning Family (Edmund’s line) is a very old American family, arriving in Connecticut in 1653, the family will migrate to Long Island and establish a large plantation. Edmund will leave his... More > multi-generation home to migrate to North Carolina to practice law (Yale grad). Edmund Fanning was a controversial person in Colonial Hillsborough, NC. Nevertheless, despite these issues, this well educated man becomes a governor of Prince Edward Island (Canada), for almost 20 years. This book contains genealogy, family history, maps (CT and L.I.), as well as detailed land records in Hillsborough, N.C. This book contains reconciliation of his confiscated property, due to his strong loyalist support during the American Revolution.< Less
Miscellaneous N.C. – Road, Bridge, and Mill CRX Records (1767-1937) By Stewart Dunaway
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The State Archives houses all county court documents, as given by the courts. However, some documents did not originate from the courthouse. For whatever reason, some “official”... More > documentation found its way into private hands or former (retired) county agents. When these documents surfaced, and are given to the Archives – they are NOT integrated into the existing county collection. They are segregated into a CRX catalog (at the back of each county index file-drawer). Therefore, I went through every county, looking for Road, Bridge, Mill, Ordinary, and Ferry records. Simply put, there are two types of collections, folders and boxes. Folders being a small collection, and boxes, literally the same size as a normal county collection. Only three counties had large (boxes) collections, Macon Co. (2-boxes), Rowan Co. (one box), and Beaufort (one box and one folder). All the remaining counties were small folder-size collections. Therefore they do not warrant a standalone volume, and are included in this book.< Less
History of Grist Mills in North Carolina - Volume 1 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 6 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 1 includes the following counties – Alexander, Anson, Ashe, Bertie, Brunswick, Bute, Caldwell, Caswell, Chowan, Cumberland, Davidson and Edgecombe (Part 1) the second half is in Volume 2.< Less
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 6 By Stewart Dunaway
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This is the 6th and last volume in the complete NC State series containing all the mill records for the entire state. These original records are housed in the N.C. State Archives (Raleigh) by county.... More > They were photographed and then key aspects transcribed for indexing and cataloging. A detailed index (Last, First name) assists researchers and genealogists locating people and places. THIS VOLUME contains Cleveland, Pitt, and Rowan County records. There are maps and drawings (when helpful) illustrating locations. BECAUSE this book was created, due to my mistake of missing these county records, the front section contains the updated table and new pie-charts (found in Volume 1) which includes these records. Owners of Vol 1 do NOT need to update this volume (Vol 1), as the summary data is provided in this book. ** Updated 2015 - CRX Records - Burke, Bute, and Warren have been added ** These are records that were added to the official county collection.< Less
Madison County, N.C. - Road, Mill, and Ferry Records (1854-1937) By Stewart Dunaway
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Madison County was formed in 1851 from parts of Buncombe and Yancey County. Yancey was formed in 1833 from parts of Burke and Buncombe counties. Buncombe was formed in 1791 from parts of Burke and... More > Rutherford counties. Burke was formed from part of Rowan in 1777, after Dr. Thomas burke (who was alive when it was named for his work towards independence). This collection contains the Road records which covers the time frame just after formation into the 19th century. also included are two small collections pertaining to Mills and Ferry operations. these records were filed in the miscellaneous County records. sadly, just two records were preserved by the court.< Less
Moore County, N.C. - Bridge and Mill Records (1892-1918) By Stewart Dunaway
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Moore County was formed in 1784 from Cumberland County (which was formed in 1754 from Bladen). Moore County will be reduced in size during the formation of Lee County in 1907 (also part of Chatham... More > Co.). Older records documenting Jonesboro and Sanford will be in Moore County and in modern times Lee Co. This collection includes one of the best collections of modern bridge records in the archives. Detailed drawings of these steel bridges were preserved. Also in this county collection is a modest size of mill records. However, the large quantity of pages, are due to a very lengthy and detailed law suit. Therefore, this isn’t a broad coverage of many mills, but one mill with a lot of legal paperwork. It should also be pointed out that there were no road petitions, but there was a box of overseer appointments (Order – 068.925.4) dating from 1875 to 1895. They are NOT included in this book. (Note: the bridge and mill records are contained in the miscellaneous county records)< Less