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Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina Archives

County Records

 

 

CLAY COUNTY

Established in 1861 from Cherokee County.

Fire (not courthouse) destroyed all records of the county in 1870.

ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS

Apprentice Bonds, 1871-1910; 1 volume.

Bastardy Bonds, 1879; 1 volume.

Officials’ Bonds and Records, 1879-1939; 1 Fibredex box.

COURT RECORDS

Superior Court

Minutes, 1870-1902; 2 volumes.

Civil Action Papers, 1868-1911; 2 Fibredex boxes.

Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1870-1942; 4 Fibredex boxes.

Criminal Action Papers, 1870-1909; 6 Fibredex boxes.

ELECTION RECORDS

Record of Elections, 1878-1932; 4 volumes.

ESTATES RECORDS

Administrators’ Bonds, 1870-1915; 2 volumes.

Record of Dowers, 1871-1901; 1 volume.

Estates Records, 1862-1943; 16 Fibredex boxes.

Guardians’ Records, 1869-1921; 2 Fibredex boxes.

Guardians’ Bonds, 1870-1921; 2 volumes.

LAND RECORDS

Deeds, 1845-1937; 1 Fibredex box.

Cross Index to Deeds, 1870-1906; 1 volume.

Entry Books, 1871-1929; 4 volumes.

Land Entries, 1877-1928; 1 Fibredex box.

Probate of Deeds, 1870-1908; 2 volumes.

Record of Processioners of Land, 1881-1891; 1 volume.

MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS

Minutes, Board of Pensions, 1908-1939; 1 volume.

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

Registry of Licenses to Trades, 1876-1904; 1 volume.

Miscellaneous Records, 1845-1945; 1 Fibredex box.

ROADS AND BRIDGES

Road Records, 1871-1903; 1 Fibredex box.

WILLS

Wills, 1870-1928; 1 Fibredex box.

 

MICROFILM RECORDS

BONDS

Apprentice Bonds, 1871-1910; 1 reel.

Bastardy Bonds, 1879; 1 reel.

CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Record of Corporations, 1919-1970; 1 reel.

Record of Partnerships, 1919-1960; 1 reel.

COURT RECORDS

Superior Court

Minutes, 1870-1966; 4 reels.

Judgment Docket, 1870-1889; 1 reel.

Cross Index to Judgments, 1870-1966; 1 reel.

ELECTION RECORDS

Record of Elections, 1878-1966; 1 reel.

ESTATES RECORDS

Record of Accounts, 1870-1966; 2 reels.

Administrators’ Bonds, 1870-1910; 1 reel.

Administrators’ and Executors’ Bonds, 1877-1915; 1 reel.

Record of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1915-1966; 1 reel.

Record of Administrators, 1939-1966; 1 reel.

Guardians’ Bonds, 1870-1921; 1 reel.

Record of Guardians, 1952-1966; 1 reel.

Record of Dowers, 1871-1931; 1 reel.

Inheritance Tax Records, 1920-1966; 1 reel.

Record of Settlements, 1873-1946; 1 reel.

LAND RECORDS

Record of Deeds, 1870-1958; 23 reels.

Cross Index to Deeds, 1870-1944; 1 reel.

Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1945-1977; 1 reel.

Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1945-1977; 1 reel.

Land Entry Books, 1871-1929; 1 reel.

Record of Processioners of Land, 1881-1891; 1 reel.

Registration of Land Titles, 1945-1968; 1 reel.

Federal Farm Loan Mortgages, 1922-1969; 1 reel.

Record of Taxes for Mortgages, 1927-1932; 1 reel.

Record of Sales and Resales by Mortgagees and Trustees, 1933-1966; 1 reel.

MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS

Marriage Licenses, 1889-1964; 2 reels.

Marriage Registers, 1870-1970; 1 reel.

Index to Births, 1913-1970; 1 reel.

Index to Deaths, 1913-1970; 1 reel.

MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS

Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1918-1993; 2 reels.

Minutes, Board of Pensions, 1908-1939; 1 reel.

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

 

Registry of Licenses to Trades, 1876-1904; 1 reel.

Clerk’s Minute Docket, 1909-1966; 1 reel.

Orders and Decrees, 1870-1966; 3 reels.

Cross Index to Special Proceedings and Orders and Decrees, 1870-1966;

1 reel.

OFFICIALS, COUNTY

Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1874-1972; 3 reels.

SCHOOL RECORDS

Minutes, County Board of Education, 1921-1979; 1 reel.

WILLS

Record of Wills, 1870-1966; 1 reel.

Cross Index to Wills, 1870-1966; 1 reel.