Washington County, North Carolina:
Abstracts of Deed Books A-B-C
By Linda Haas Davenport
Washington County, North Carolina
The courthouse in Washington County, North Carolina, burned not just once, not just twice, but three times: in 1862, 1873, and 1881. Thatís a discovery that makes peoplesí hearts sink if their ancestors lived there.
Fortunately, on all three occasions one set of records was saved, only one set, but from a genealogical point of view perhaps the most helpful records one could hope to find: land records. North Carolinaís deeds are filled with the names of many people and places, only a tiny fraction of which are found in the deed indexes.
Linda Haas Davenport has abstracted the 958 individual deeds found in Washington County's Deed Books A, B and C. These three deed books officially cover the years of 1799-1814, but many deeds from earlier years are scattered throughout the books.
Each abstract contains the book and page number(s), date of the deed, the amount of money paid by the buyer, the names of the people, places and things found within the deed, any unusual information, the names of the witnesses, the court term and the recording information
For the researcherís convenience, Davenport has indexed the hundreds of names found within the deeds under four different categories: Surnames, Females, Slaves and Things & Places. Genealogists will soon discover this book is a unique and indispensable tool for Washington County researchers.
Questions? Drop me a e-mail.Linda
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