BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Established in 1791 from Burke and Rutherford counties.
Courthouse fires of 1830 and 1865 destroyed many court records.

                         ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds, 1794-1919; 4 volumes [See also Miscellaneous Records, 
		1841-1924].
	Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1824-1928; 1 volume, 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Officials' Bonds and Records, 1854-1909; [See Miscellaneous Records, 
		1841-1924].
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1792-1868; 7 volumes.
		Appearance Docket, 1852-1868; 1 volume.
		Execution Dockets, 1807-1868; 10 volumes.
		State Dockets, 1826-1868; 3 volumes.
		Trial and Appearance Dockets, 1796-1851; 4 volumes.
		Trial Dockets, 1851-1868; 2 volumes.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1812-1815, 1857-1892; 12 volumes.
		Minutes (Civil), 1892-1909; 12 volumes.
		Minutes (Criminal), 1900-1916, 1919-1931; 13 volumes.
		Appearance Docket, 1866-1869; 1 volume.
		Equity Trial and Appearance Docket, 1808-1845; 1 volume.
		Execution Dockets, 1850-1868, 1882-1883; 4 volumes [See also Special 
			Proceedings Docket].
		State Docket, 1833-1869; 1 volume.
		Trial Docket, 1853-1866, 1868-1875; 1 volume [See also Trial Docket,
			Pleas and Quarter Sessions].
		Civil Action Papers, 1812-1918; 31 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1808-1925; 46 Fibredex boxes.
		Criminal Action Papers, 1832-1944; 20 Fibredex boxes.
		Miscellaneous Dockets (Abstracts), 1808-1862; 1 volume.
	Inferior Court
		Minutes, 1883-1889; 1 volume.
		Execution Docket, 1883-1888; 1 volume.
	Circuit Criminal Court/Western District Criminal Court
		Minutes, 1893-1900; 3 volumes.
	General County Court
		Minutes, 1929-1930; 2 volumes.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1789-1875; 52 volumes.
	Deeds, 1807-1919; 1 Fibredex box.
	Miscellaneous Deeds, 1841-1924; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Index to Deeds, 1794-1924; 5 volumes.
	Attachments, Executions, Levies and Liens on Land, 1814-1915;
		4 Fibredex boxes.
	Ejectments, 1818-1905; 1 Fibredex box.
	Land Entries, 1794-1919; 16 volumes, 1 manuscript box.
	Miscellaneous Land Records, 1798-1920; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Probate of Deeds, 1798-1804, 1820-1825, 1899; 3volumes.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Estates, 1845-1868; 2 volumes.
	Record of Accounts, 1868-1932; 15 volumes.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1870-1897; 5 volumes.
	Appointment of Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Masters, 1868-
		1890; 1 volume.
	Record of Administrators, 1896-1907; 2 volumes.
	Record of Guardians, 1899-1907; 1 volume.
	Estates Records, 1801, 1815-1924; 122 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Records, 1829-1915, 1933; 15 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1870-1900; 4 volumes.
	Record of Inventories, 1899-1944; 4 volumes.
	Record of Settlements, 1864-1909; 3 volumes.
	Clerks's Receipt Book, Tax Refunds to Estates Without Administrators, 
		1953-1956; 1 volume.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1842-1867; 1 Fibredex box.
	Divorce Records, 1830-1918; 26 Fibredex boxes.
	Record of Cohabitation, 1866; [See Road Docket, 1849-1868].
	Disinterment/Reinterment Permits, 1972-1986; 1 manuscript box.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, 1831-1868; 1 volume.
	Wills, 1826-1909; 10 Fibredex boxes.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Alien Registration, 1927-1941; 1 Fibredex box.
	Naturalization Records, 1906, 1909-1910; 2 volumes.
	Military Petitions for Naturalization, 1919-1920; 1 volume.
	Record of Incorporations, 1885-1909; 1 Fibredex box.
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1868-1912; 12 volumes.	
	Election Records, 1871-1900; 1 Fibredex box.
	Coroners' Inquests, 1875-1929; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Homestead and Personal Property Exemptions, 1866-1906; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Record of Lunacy, 1899-1921; 2 volumes.
	Clerk's Minute Dockets (Special Proceedings), 1873-1884; 2 volumes.
	Orders and Decrees, 1868-1899; 1 volume.
	Special Proceedings Docket, 1869-1878; 1 volume.
	Cross Index to Special Proceedings, no date; 1 volume.
	Cross Index to Special Proceedings Minutes, [1869-1911]; 1 volume.
	Record of Pensions, 1893, 1903-1959; 6 volumes.	
	Road Dockets, 1812-1816, 1849-1868; 2 volumes.
	Road and Bridge Records, 1838-1916; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Railroad Records, 1857-1912; 9 Fibredex boxes.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1786-1946; 7 Fibredex boxes.
	Records of Assignees, Receivers and Trustees, 1837-1911; 13 Fibredex boxes.
CRX
	School Records, 1859-1860; 1 folder.
	Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1810-1812; 1 volume.
	Equity Enrolling Docket, 1808-1832; 2 volumes.
	
                         MICROFILM RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Indentures, 1794-1874; 1 reel.
	Bastardy Bonds, 1875-1879; 1 reel.
CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
	Record of Corporations, 1884-1947; 8 reels.
	Record of Partnerships, 1913-1974; 2 reels.
	Index to Corporations, 1884-1964; 1 reel.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1792-1812, 1819-1825, 1832-1868; 3 reels.
		Appearance Docket, 1852-1868; 1 reel.
		Execution Dockets, 1807-1814, 1823-1843, 1858-1868; 2 reels.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1812-1815, 1857-1909 (includes Special Proceedings, 1868-
			1885); 9 reels.
		Civil Minutes, 1909-1948; 12 reels.
		Criminal Minutes, 1883-1953; 6 reels.
		Equity Minutes, 1854-1857; Special Proceedings, 1870-1877; 1 reel.
		Bills and Answers in Equity, 1809-1832; 1 reel.
		Execution Dockets, 1869-1870, 1883-1884; 1 reel.
		Motion Docket, 1868-1869; 1 reel.
		Summons Docket, 1868-1893; 1 reel.
		Trial Docket, 1867-1870; 1 reel.
		Cross Index to Civil Issues Docket, no date; 1 reel.
		Judgment Docket, Justice of the Peace Transcripts, 1930-1960; 1 reel.
		Cross Index to Civil Actions, 1858-1879, 1896-1955; 5 reels.
		Cross Index to Judgments, Plaintiff, 1868-1943; 2 reels.
		Cross Index to Judgments, Defendant, 1915-1942; 2 reels.
	Inferior Court
		Criminal Docket, 1883-1889; 1 reel.
		Judgment Docket, 1887-1897; 1 reel.
	Circuit Criminal Court/Western District Criminal Court
		Minutes, 1889-1900; 2 reels.
	General County Court
		Minutes, 1929-1941; 4 reels.
		Cross Index to Civil Actions, 1929-1941; 1 reel.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1868-1964; 13 reels.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1870-1897; 2 reels.
	Appointment of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1868-1890; 1 reel.
	Record of Administrators, 1896-1963; 12 reels.
	Cross Index to Administrators, 1896-1960; 1 reel.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1870-1900; 1 reel.
	Appointment and Record of Guardians, 1855-1867; 1 reel.
	Record of Guardians, 1899-1962; 6 reels.
	Index to Guardians, 1899-1918; 1 reel.
	Inheritance Tax Records, 1919-1953; 2 reels.
	Commitment of Indigent Children to County Home, 1890-1911; 1 reel.
	Record of Amounts Paid for Indigent Children, 1916-1920; 1 reel.
	Record of Trusts for Minors and Incompetents, 1935-1953; 1 reel.
	Record of Qualification of Trustees for Guardians and Administrators, 1936-
		1967; 1 reel.
	Record of Inventories, 1845-1868, 1899-1961; 4 reels.
	Record of Settlements, 1864-1964; 13 reels.
	Cross Index to Settlements, 1869-1970; 1 reel.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1789-1964; 294 reels.
	Index to Deeds, Grantor, 1791-1962; 31 reels.
	Index to Deeds, Grantee, 1798-1962; 30 reels.
	Land Entries, 1794, 1795, 1832-1837; 1 reel.
	Land Grants, 1794-1832; 1 reel.
	Record of Mountain Retreat Leases, 1898-1914; 1 reel.
	Plat Books, 1912-1969; 15 reels.
	Index to Plats, 1919-1965; 2 reels.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1791-1868; 1 reel.
	Marriage Registers, Male, 1851-1969; 3 reels.
	Marriage Registers, Female, 1851-1961; 2 reels.
	Births and Deaths, City of Asheville, 1887-1915; 1 reel.
	Deaths, City of Asheville, 1898-1914; 1 reel.
	Index to Births, 1913-1974; 5 reels.
	Index to Deaths, 1913-1968; 3 reels.
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS
	Record of Pensions, 1893, 1903-1959; 2 reels.
	War of 1812 Claims of Service, 1855; 1 reel.
	Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1919-1973; 18 reels.
	Index to Armed Forces Discharges, 1919-1970; 1 reel.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Alien Registration, 1927-1941; 1 reel.
	Record of Naturalization, 1906, 1909-1910; 1 reel.
	Record of Lunacy, 1899-1949; 3 reels.
	Orders and Decrees, 1868-1899; 1 reel.
	Minute Docket, Orders and Decrees, Liquidation Book, 1933-1936; 1 reel.
	Special Proceedings, 1869-1953; 20 reels.
	Cross Index to Special Proceedings, 1869-1954; 2 reels.
	Cross Index to Special Proceedings, Unrecorded, 1874-1957; 1 reel.
OFFICIALS, COUNTY
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1872-1962; 12 reels.
	Minutes, Board of Trustees, Magistrates' and Commissioners' Bonds, 1878-
		1917; 1 reel.
ROADS AND BRIDGES
	Road Docket, 1812-1816; 1 reel.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Tax List, 1915; 1 reel.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, 1831-1964; 18 reels.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1831-1970; 1 reel.

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