Haas/Davenport Homepage banner

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

By Linda Haas Davenport

Buy the Book

Dividing Line

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

Dividing Line

Table of Content of the Book

Samples of Abstracts from the Book

Back to Home Page

Linda Haas Davenport