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Guide to Research Materials in the
North Carolina Archives
Rowan County Records
The following list is courtesy of Diane
ROWAN COUNTY 
Established in 1753 from Anson County. 
A few records were destroyed by Federal troops in 1865. 

ORIGINAL RECORDS 
BONDS 
Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1777-1904; 1 volume, 1 Fibredex box. 
Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1757-1925; 2 volumes, 2 Fibredex boxes. 
Officials' Bonds and Records, 1768-1900; 1 Fibredex box. 
CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS 
Corporation Records, 1871-1903; 1 Fibredex box. 
COURT RECORDS 
County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 
Minutes, 1753-1868; 24 volumes. 
Rough Minutes, 1767-1859; 2 Fibredex boxes. 
Appearance Dockets, 1809-1868; 5 volumes. 
Argument and Petition Docket, 1807-1832; 1 volume. 
Execution Dockets, 1761-1833, 1845-1868; 11 volumes. 
Recognizance Docket, 1811-1818; 1 volume. 
Reference Dockets, 1814-1849; 2 volumes. 
State Dockets, 1791-1818, 1830-1868; 4 volumes. 
Trial, Appearance and Reference Dockets, 1753-1810; 9 volumes. 
Trial Dockets, 1810-1868; 8 volumes. 
Minutes, Probate Court, 1819-1822; 1 volume. 
Clerk's Receipt Book, 1811-1826; 1 volume. 
Superior Court 
Minutes, 1811-1904, 1909-1910; 22 volumes. 
Equity Minutes, 1818-1864; 3 volumes. 
Equity Enrolling Dockets, 1805-1806, 1820-1844; 5 volumes. 
Equity Trial and Appearance Dockets, 1806-1868; 2 volumes, 
1 pamphlet. 
Appearance and Reference Docket, 1808-1835; 1 volume. 
Appearance Dockets, 1835-1869; 2 volumes. 
Execution Dockets, 1809-1869; 6 volumes. 
Recognizance Docket, 1823-1827; 1 volume. 
Reference Docket, 1820-1838; 1 volume. 
State Dockets, 1821-1869; 3 volumes. 
Trial Dockets, 1807-1869; 5 volumes. 
Clerk's Receipt Book, 1823-1838; 1 volume. 
Clerk's Cashbook, 1876-1901; 1 volume. 
Clerk's Fee Book, 1932-1935; 1 volume. 
Civil Action Papers, 1755-1915; 5 Fibredex boxes. 
Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1758-1912; 6 Fibredex boxes. 
Criminal Action Papers, 1756-1913; 6 Fibredex boxes. 

Inferior Court 
Minutes, 1877-1885; 2 volumes. 
Criminal Issues Docket, 1877-1885; 1 volume. 
Judgment Docket, 1877-1885; 1 volume. 
ELECTION RECORDS 
Record of Elections, 1878-1932; 3 volumes. 
Election Records, 1796-1944; 3 Fibredex boxes. 
ESTATES RECORDS 
Record of Accounts, 1869-1928; 7 volumes. 
Administrators' Bonds, 1870-1930; 12 volumes. 
Appointment of Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Masters, 
     1868- 1879; 1 volume. 
Division of Estates, 1807-1868; 2 volumes. 
Estates Records, 1753-1929; 166 Fibredex boxes. 
Guardians' Records, 1769-1928; 10 Fibredex boxes. 
Guardians' Accounts, 1849-1860; 1 volume. 
Guardians' Bonds, 1870-1883, 1893-1952; 8 volumes. 
Inventories and Accounts of Sale, 1849-1864; 4 volumes. 
Clerk's Receiver Accounts, 1902-1919; 1 volume. 
Record of Settlements, 1849-1903; 7 volumes. 
Record of Probate (Estates), 1868-1896; 1 volume. 
Fiduciary Account Book (Estate of Daniel Cress), 1823; 1 volume. 
LAND RECORDS 
Deeds and Land Records, 1753-1881; 1 Fibredex box. 
Index to Deeds, Grantor, 1753-1921; 5 volumes. 
Index to Deeds, Grantee, 1753-1921; 4 volumes. 
Ejectments, 1791-1881; 1 Fibredex box. 
Miscellaneous Land Records, 1753-1921; 1 Fibredex box. 
Record of Probate of Deeds and Mortgages, 1884-1885; 1 volume. 
Processioners' Returns, 1803-1824, 1879-1893; 2 volumes. 
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS 
Marriage Bonds, 1758-1868; 23 Fibredex boxes. 
Register of Marriage Bonds, 1758-1866; 1 volume. 
Divorce Records, 1805-1900; 4 Fibredex boxes. 
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS 
Military Records, 1781-1919; 2 Fibredex boxes. 
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS 
Alien Registration, 1927, 1940; 1 volume. 
Alien and Naturalization Records, 1823-1915; 1 Fibredex box. 
Petitions for Naturalization, 1910-1914; 1 volume. 
County Claims Allowed, 1805-1836; 1 volume. 
County Trustees' Account Book, 1805-1826; 1 volume. 
Treasurers' Account of General Fund, 1918-1920; 1 volume. 

Minutes, Farmers Educational and Co-operative Union of America, 
     1915-1929; 1 volume. 
Record of Jurors, 1905-1914; 1 volume. 
Jury Lists, 1779-1913; 1 Fibredex box. 
Orders and Decrees, 1896-1911; 1 volume. 
Special Proceedings Docket, 1873-1909; 1 volume. 
Minutes, Wardens of the Poor, 1818-1865; 2 volumes. 
Wardens of the Poor, 1771-1871; 1 Fibredex box. 
Miscellaneous Records, 1740-1940; 4 Fibredex boxes. 
Mining Records, 1833-1909; 2 Fibredex boxes. 
Persons Convicted and Sentenced to Chain Gang and Jail, 1908-1909; 
1 volume. 
OFFICIALS, COUNTY 
Records of Justices of the Peace, 1778-1924; 1 volume, 1 Fibredex box. 
ROADS AND BRIDGES 
Record of Appointment of Road Overseers, 1824-1831; 1 volume. 
Road Records and Reports, 1757-1913; 2 Fibredex boxes. 
Treasurers' Account of Township Road Fund, 1919-1920; 1 volume. 
Railroad Records, 1855-1915; 1 Fibredex box. 
SCHOOL RECORDS 
Treasurer's Account of Public School Fund, 1918-1919; 1 volume. 
School Census Records, 1848-1904; 3 Fibredex boxes. 
Miscellaneous School Records, 1812-1906; 1 Fibredex box. 
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS 
Lists of Taxables, 1802-1849; 4 volumes. 
Tax Records, 1758-1910; 5 Fibredex boxes. 
WILLS 
Wills, 1743-1900; 27 Fibredex boxes. 
Cross Index to Wills, 1761-1953; 3 volumes. 
MICROFILM RECORDS 
BONDS 
Commissioners' Bonds, 1937-1944; 1 reel. 
CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS 
Record of Corporations, 1904-1959; 3 reels. 
Partnership Records, 1913-1962; 1 reel. 
Index to Corporations, 1959-1968; 1 reel. 
COURT RECORDS 
County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 
Minutes, 1753-1868; 7 reels. 
Abstracts of Minutes, 1753-1795; 1 reel. 
Index to Abstracts of Minutes, 1753-1795; 1 reel. 
Minutes, Probate Court, 1819-1822; 1 reel. 
Superior Court 
Minutes, 1820-1871, 1904-1942; 10 reels. 

Equity Minutes, 1815-1820; 1 reel. 
Equity Records, 1820-1844; 2 reels. 
Index to Judgments, 1879-1927; 1 reel. 
Clerk's Receipt Book, 1823-1861; 1 reel. 
ELECTION RECORDS 
Record of Elections, 1880-1948; 2 reels. 
ESTATES RECORDS 
Record of Accounts, 1908-1959; 9 reels. 
Administrators' Bonds, 1823-1830, 1908-1914, 1927-1959; 3 reels. 
Appointment of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1879; 1 reel. 
Appointment of Administrators and Guardians, 1889-1909; 1 reel. 
Record of Administrators, 1879-1959; 7 reels. 
Record of Executors, 1926-1934; 1 reel. 
Guardians' Bonds, 1764-1830, 1911-1918; 5 reels. 
Record of Guardians, 1909-1959; 4 reels. 
Division of Estates and Processioners' Returns, 1803-1842; 1 reel. 
Record of Settlements, 1902-1959; 10 reels. 
Record of Qualification of Trustees Under Wills, 1933-1956; 1 reel. 
Index to Estates, 1952-1962; 1 reel. 
LAND RECORDS 
Record of Deeds, 1753-1962; 207 reels. 
Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1753-1962; 18 reels. 
Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1753-1962; 18 reels. 
Land Entries, 1778-1925; 1 reel. 
Federal Tax Lien Index, 1925-1962; 1 reel. 
Processioners' Returns, 1803-1824; 1 reel. 
Record of Sales by Mortgagees, Trustees and Executors, 
     1915-1959; 3 reels. 
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS 
Marriage Bonds, 1753-1868; 6 reels. 
Marriage Bond Abstracts, 1753-1868; 2 reels. 
Marriage Records, 1759-1867; 2 reels. 
Marriage Registers, 1895-1962; 2 reels. 
Record of Cohabitation, 1866; 1 reel. 
Maiden Names of Divorced Women, 1937-1963; 1 reel. 
Index to Births, 1913-1972; 3 reels. 
Index to Deaths, 1913-1972; 2 reels. 
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS 
Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1922-1968; 12 reels. 
Index to Roster of Soldiers in the War of 1812, no date; 1 reel. 
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS 
Alien Registration, 1927-1940; 1 reel. 
Record of Lunacy, 1957-1970; 1 reel. 
Orders and Decrees, 1935-1959; 2 reels. 
Special Proceedings, 1879-1906, 1911-1959; 17 reels. 
Index to Special Proceedings, Plaintiff, 1938-1970; 1 reel. 
Index to Special Proceedings, Defendant, 1938-1970; 1 reel. 

Wardens of the Poor, 1818-1865, 1878-1908; 1 reel. 
Miscellaneous Historical Records, various dates; 1 reel. 
OFFICIALS, COUNTY 
Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1872-1958; 5 reels. 
ROADS AND BRIDGES 
Record of Road Overseers, 1824-1831; 1 reel. 
SCHOOL RECORDS 
Minutes, Board of Superintendents of Common Schools, 1847-1865; 
     Minutes, County Board of Education, 1877-1962; 2 reels. 
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS 
Tax Lists, 1778, 1802-1892; 9 reels. 
WILLS 
Record of Wills, 1762-1951; 7 reels. 
Cross Index to Wills, 1761-1959; 1 reel. 

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