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Orange County, N.C. - Ejectments - Vol 3 (1833-1849) By Stewart Dunaway
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This is the third volume in a series of fibred boxes contained at the NC State Archives. The First volume covered the earliest records in this box, but did not complete the content of the first box.... More > Continuing to uncover as much land history as possible, the author continues transcribing these records. There are four boxes in the archives, and this is the next volume in this collection. However, for some unusual reason, the quantity of papers in these boxes, exceed the normal capacity of a single book. That is, typically the content of one fibred box = one book. Therefore, each book will contain partial boxes of records. Among these Ejectment papers are truly arguments over land ownership (the entire tract not a boundary dispute) – which can be due to many reasons, the most common inheritance. Then another form of ejectment is to deal with someone leasing land (usually for farming) and the they are obtaining the land back or even breaking the lease (duration).< Less
Orange County, N.C. - Ejectments - Vol 2 (1817-1832) By Stewart Dunaway
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This is the second volume in a series of fibred boxes contained at the NC State Archives. The First volume covered the earliest records in this box, but did not complete the content of the first box.... More > Continuing to uncover as much land history as possible, the author continues transcribing these records. There are four boxes in the archives, and this is the next volume in this collection. How were land boundary disputes solved? One process is to declare a “trespass” and this COULD be a reason for an “ejectment” in order to solve the “trespass” – that is – to solve overlapping boundary lines. Among these Ejectment papers are truly arguments over land ownership (the entire tract not a boundary dispute) – which can be due to many reasons, the most common inheritance. Then another form of ejectment is to deal with someone leasing land (usually for farming) and the they are obtaining the land back or even breaking the lease (duration). Therefore, Ejectments cover many different reasons over land ownership.< Less
Perquimans County, N.C. - Road Records - (1830-1843) Vol 3 By Stewart Dunaway
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Perquimans County was formed in 1668 from Albemarle County – the original county (1664 – abolished in 1739). This is clearly one of the oldest in the State, as the east coast was... More > certainly the beginning. Perquimans (along with other counties) was reduced in size in 1779, with the formation of Gates Co. This is the third volume in this large collection of records. There are five fibred boxes, of which one volume per box is scheduled (as time permits). In addition there is a Perquimans Co. Ferry and Mill book as well. This east-coast county has a very nice and broad collection. The next box in this collection is (1844-1859) and the final box contains records from 1860 ending in 1910.< Less
Hillsborough, N.C. - History of Town Lots - Addendum 2015 By Stewart Dunaway
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This 400+ page book is an ADDENDUM to the main book (History of Hillsborough Town Lots 700+ pgs.) – adding more historical and town-lot deed information. This book contains more county history,... More > including copies of the original petition to form the town of Corbinton (Hillsborough) which includes many original county residents. More deed records (modern) for town lots, many new plats and drawings to clarify several key town blocks and their respective development (division and subdivision). New information on the Margaret Lane Cemetery (black), special emphasis on 1854 town-expansion, and the Town Hall (Roulhac/Ruffin). New appendix sections for, County Fair, quarries, town-clock, brickyards, ordinaries and taverns, county formation, and town meeting minutes. Pictures of the town clock, and new information on the Market House. Also the Towns 1890s expansion is included (Lots 239-292). If you have and enjoy the main book, then this addendum is a must have companion.< Less
Perquimans County, N.C. - Road Records - (1810-1829) Vol 2 By Stewart Dunaway
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Perquimans County was formed in 1668 from Albemarle County – the original county (1664 – abolished in 1739). This is clearly one of the oldest in the State, as the east coast was... More > certainly the beginning. Perquimans (along with other counties) was reduced in size in 1779, with the formation of Gates Co. This is the second volume in this large collection of records. There are four fibred boxes, of which one volume per box is scheduled (as time permits).< Less
Pasquotank County, N.C. - Road Records - Vol. 3 (1830-1894) By Stewart Dunaway
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Pasquotank County was formed in 1668 from Albemarle County – the original county (1664 – abolished in 1739). This is clearly one of the oldest in the State, as the east coast was... More > certainly the beginning. Pasquotank (along with other counties) was reduced in size in 1729 with the formation of Tyrell and then again in 1777, with the formation of Camden Co. This is the third volume in this large collection of records. There are four fibred boxes, of which one volume per box is scheduled (as time permits). However, after reviewing the fourth and final box, I found a mix of records – some modern DOT-like records, and the remaining old petitions etc. One important folder is the undated folder which can contain very old records. This folder represents ALL undated records for the entire 4-box collection. Therefore, this book is the last edition and contains everything but the 20th century folders and many overseer appointments etc.< Less
Perquimans County, N.C. - Road and Bridge Records - (1711-1799) Vol 1 By Stewart Dunaway
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Perquimans County (on the east coast of N.C.) has the oldest County road records (original documents) in the State Archives (1711). This collection of records represents some of the oldest in the... More > state, and provides insight to the early colonial era road and bridge situations. This is the first of many records for this county. Additional volumes may be completed in the future. Pasquotank, Bertie, and Chowan Counties are also being added. This book also includes part of the “Float Bridge” records for Hertford.< 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
Pasquotank County, N.C. - Road Records - Vol. 2 (1810-1829) By Stewart Dunaway
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This is the second volume of road records for this county. The earliest records are contained in Vol 1. Also the Mill and Ferry Records are contained in a dedicated volume. The remaining records are... More > being transcribed, with the third volume being planned soon hereafter. This book is indexed by surname (Last, First), locale (streams, roads) and key word (deceased, widow, death etc.) in order to assist researchers "mine" all information found in this collection. As with most of these county records, this collection included miss-filed records, such as estate divisions, and even a legal matter about a person running without clothes on in the county.< Less
Pasquotank County, N.C. - Road Records - (1734-1799) - Vol 1 By Stewart Dunaway
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This volume includes the first box of records in the State Archives (Raleigh, NC). Each petition (required to establish, alter, discontinue a road or bridge)is photgraphed (to see signatures) and... More > transcribed for indexing and catalog. Maps are provided to help illustrate locations (if known).< Less