Washington County, North Carolina:
This book is now sold out. It is available in pdf format, see below.
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 full set of records was saved, only one, but from a genealogical point of view perhaps the most helpful records one could hope to find when a courthouse burned: 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
This book is now sold out and will not be reprinted. However, the book is available in PDF format.
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