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Surry County Bibliography

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Vital Records, & Voter & Naturalization Registrations

North Carolina Bastardy Bonds.  (BC)

Marriages of Surry Co, NC, 1869-1899, 37 pp.   (LB)

Abstracts of Births, Deaths, Marriages & Other Items of Interest from Mount Airy, NC, Newspapers-1872-1895, by Wells, Phillips & Leonard, 278 pp.   (AMW)

Records of Moody Funeral Services, Mount Airy, North Carolina, 1903 to 1914, published by the author, 1990.  (BC)

Grandfather Clause Voter Registration Book 1902-1908 Surry Co, NC, by Wells, 232 pp.   (AMW)

North Carolina Naturalization Index, 1792-1862, 38pp.  (BC)


Tax Lists & Census Records

Surry and Wilkes Cos., N.C., Taxables, 1771-1800, published by the author, 1974.  (WPJ)

Surry County, NC: 1813 Tax Lists; 1815 Tax Lists; 1816 Tax Lists; 1817 Tax Lists; 1818 Tax Lists; 1819 Tax Lists; 1820 Tax Lists -- by Iris Harvey.   (AMW)

1830 Census of Surry Co, NC, by Carol Snow, 176 pp.  (CLS)

Taxables in Surry Co, NC for the Year 1835, by Carol Snow, 97 pp.  (CLS)

1840 Census of Surry County, NC, by Creed & Carpenter  (JC)

1850 Census of Surry County, NC, by Wells & Leonard, 270 pp.  (CLS)

1860 Census, Surry Co, NC, with 1860 Slave Schedule and 1860 Mortality Schedule, Wells & Phillips.  (AMW)

Surry Co, NC Tax List for the Year 1862, by Carol Leonard, 98 pp.  (CLS)

1870 Population Schedule, Products of Industry Schedule and Mortality Schedule for Surry Co, NC, by Carol Snow, 194 pp.  (CLS)

1880 Census of Surry Co, NC, by Carol Snow, 291 pp.  (CLS)

Population Schedule of the Twelfth Census of the US 1900 Surry Co, NC, 569 pp., includes name index.  (LB)


Court & Land Records

Surry County, North Carolina, Abstracts Deed Books A, B, and C (1770-1788), by Mrs. W. O. Absher.  (SHP)

Joseph Winston, His Entry Book, Surry Co, NC, Land Entries, 1778-1781, by Wells, Phillips & Leonard, 212 pp.  (AMW)

Surry Co, NC Deed Abstracts, Vol. G & H, 1795-1800, by Carol Snow, 141 pp. (CLS)

Surry Co, NC Deed Abstracts, Vol. I, 1800-1803, by Carol Snow, 128 pp.  (CLS)

Surry County, NC, County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1790-1795, Vol. 1; 1796-1800, Vol. 2; 1801-1804, Vol. 3; 1805-1809, Vol. 4; 1810-1814, Vol. 5; 1815-1819, Vol. 6 -- by Wells & Harvey.  (AMW)

Surry County, NC, Wills, 1771-1827, 215pp. (JWL)

Surry County Will Abstracts Book 4 (1827-1853), 47 pp.  (HJ)

Surry Co, NC Will Abstracts, 1853-1901, by Carol Snow, 201 pp.  (CLS)

Surry County, North Carolina, Records: Loose Estates, by Carol Allen, 33 pp.  (CA)

Surry Co, NC, Overseer of Roads, 1807-1833, by Wells & Snow, 148 pp.  (AMW)


Military Records

Volunteer Revolutionary War Soldiers From North Carolina, compiled & published by Carol Leonard Snow, 102 pp, 4727 entries.  (CLS)

The Civil War and Yadkin County, North Carolina, by Frances H. Casstevens, contains a list of about 1200 Yadkin County men (many were born when the area was Surry County) who were in the CSA, CSN, militia and Homeguard. Many of those names also included dates of birth/death, place of burial, parentage, and names of spouse and children. It has some original letters, and chapters on the Shootout at the Bond School House and Stoneman's Raid.  (FHC)

Surry County Soldiers in the Civil War.  (HJ)


Family Genealogies

Burchams of Wilkes and Surry, and Related Families, published by the author, 1982.  (JQG)

Hardy Family.  (DHN)

Leonard Moser of Surry County, North Carolina, and His Descendants, Shoal Creek, 1990.  (DJH)

Remembering Granny Tucker: Sophia Emily Cockerham Tucker.  (ES)


Cemetery Publications

Kallam Cemetery Books, by Wallace Kallam (30 volumes of Surry County and nearby counties).   (WK)


General History & Special Topics of Interest

Tobacco in Surry Co, NC: Its Early History and Significance (1728-1860), by Carol Snow, 17 pp.  (CLS)

Simple Treasures: The Architectural Legacy of Surry County, by Laura A. W. Phillips  (SCHS)


Guide to Author or Publisher Codes

(AMW) -- Agnes M. Wells, 521 N. Franklin Rd., Mt. Airy, NC 27030

(BC) -- Betty Camin, 1904 N. Main Street/Springs Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030

(CA) --  Carol Allen  

(CLS) -- Carol Leonard Snow, P.O. Box 703, Toast, NC 27049

(DE) -- Donna Edwards, 509 N. Franklin Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030

(DHN) -- Diane Hardy Norman, 5909 Friendship Circle, East Bend, NC 27018

(DJH) -- Deborah J. Hallecock -- current contact information unknown

(ES) --  Emily Southard, 296 Poplar Springs Road, Elkin, NC 28621

(FHC) -- Frances H. Casstevens, (336) 679-2948; or order through McFarland & Co., Box 611, Jefferson NC, 28640

(HJ) -- Hester Jackson, Box 707, Dobson, NC 27017

(JC) -- Juanita Carpenter, 1527 Forrest Drive, Mount Airy, NC 27030

(JQG) -- Jerry Q. Gentry -- current contact information unknown

(JWL) -- Jo White Linn is deceased; her books may be found either through the NC Department of Historical Resources, or through one of the sources listed below under "Other Book Sources & Vendors."

(LB) -- Lorna Barrett , P.O. Box 6248, Mount Airy, NC 27030

(SCHS) -- Surry Co. Historical Society , c/o Ruth Minick, 341 Franklin Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030

(SHP) -- Southern Historical Press  -- 375 West Broad Street, PO Box 1267, Greenville, S.C.  29601; 1-800-233-0152

(WK) -- Wallace Kallam -- order from Kenneth Kallam, 145 Kallam Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030

(WPJ) -- William Perry Johnson; current address and status unknown.


Other Book Sources & Vendors

(generic vendors & auction sites)

Abebooks -- used books vendor

Amazon  -- new and used books vendor

eBay -- mostly used books vendor and auction site

(specialized genealogical publication sellers)

Colonial Roots -- a vendor of genealogical resources for the Mid-Atlantic states

Genealogical Publishing Company -- a large vendor of new genealogical publications, CD's, etc.

Heritage Books -- a large vendor of new genealogical publications, CD's, etc.

Southern Historical Press -- 375 West Broad Street, PO Box 1267, Greenville, SC  29601, 1-800-233-0152


This page was last updated October 10, 2010.

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