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Washington County, North Carolina:
Abstracts of Deed Books A-B-C
(1799-1814)
Surname Index

By Linda Haas Davenport

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Washington County North Carolina's courthouse has burned three times: 1862, 1873 and 1881. Each time one complete set of records was saved - the land records. From a purely genealogical standpoint if the people who saved the deed books could have saved only one kind of record they couldn't have chosen better. North Carolina is a State Land state which means the deed records are filled with the names of people, places and information. Unfortunately only a tiny fraction of those names are found in the deed indexes.

I have abstracted the 958 individual deeds found in deed books A, B and C covering 1799 (when Washington County was formed) through 1814. There are four indexes in the book - Surnames, Females, Things & Places and Slaves.

I've placed the Surname index from the book on-line.

To move between the indexes use the dropdown menu (below). Click on the letter that matches the first letter of the surname you want to see

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