CHATHAM COUNTY

Established in 1771 from Orange County.
Many court records missing; reason unknown.

                              ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1784-1920; 3 volumes, 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1869-1931; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Constables' Bonds, 1771-1928; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Officials' Bonds, 1782-1904; 1 Fibredex box.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1774-1864; 16 volumes.
		Appearance Dockets, 1839-1867; 3 volumes.
		Execution Dockets, 1807-1868; 7 volumes.
		State and Recognizance Dockets, 1824-1866; 2 volumes.
		Trial, Appearance and Reference Dockets, 1774-1821; 6 volumes.
		Trial Dockets, 1839-1866; 3 volumes.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1807-1949; 17 volumes, 1 manuscript box.
		Equity Minutes, 1821-1842, 1859-1868; 2 volumes.
		Equity Costs Docket, 1860-1868; 1 volume.
		Equity Trial Dockets, 1854-1868; 2 volumes.
		Execution Dockets, 1816-1874; 6 volumes.
		Judgment Docket, 1868-1909; 8 volumes.
		State Dockets, 1849-1892; 3 volumes.
		Criminal Issues Docket, 1894-1898, 1 volume.
		Trial and Appearance Dockets, 1821-1868; 3 volumes.
		Civil Issues Dockets, 1868-1898; 4 volumes.
		Civil Action Papers, 1772-1937; 15 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1868-1940; 17 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Mines, 1863-1930; 1 Fibredex box.
		Criminal Action Papers, 1846-1934; 15 Fibredex boxes.
	Inferior Court
		Criminal Issues Docket, 1878-1885; 1 volume.
		Execution Docket, 1878-1885; 1 volume.
		Minute Docket, County Court, 1929-1948; 2 volumes.
LAND RECORDS
	Deeds, 1775-1952; 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Deeds of Trust, 1821-1867, 1913-1939; 1 Fibredex box.
	Index to Deeds, 1771-1873; 2 manuscript boxes.
	Attachments, Executions, Liens and Levies on Land, 1800-1937;
		5 Fibredex boxes.
	Ex Parte Proceedings Concerning Land, 1872-1930; 1 Fibredex box.
	Land Entry Book, 1843-1913; 1 manuscript box.
	Land Grants, 1779-1870; 1 oversized manuscript box.
	Levies on Land, 1853-1944; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Judgment Docket, Land Tax Sales, 1929-1961; 4 volumes.
	Cross Index to Judgment Docket, Land Sales Tax, 1929-1941; 1 volume.
	Miscellaneous Land Records, 1778-1938; 2 Fibredex boxes.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Estates, 1799-1868; 16 volumes.
	Record of Accounts, 1868-1968; 14 volumes.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1867-1896; 4 volumes.
	Appointment of Executors, Administrators, Guardians and Masters, 1868-
		1903; 1 volume.
	Record of Administrators, 1896-1928; 3 volumes.
	Record of Executors, 1915-1949; 1 volume.
	Record of Guardians, 1906-1958; 2 volumes.
	Estates Records, 1771-1948, 1955; 164 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Records, 1775, 1784-1939; 17 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1874-1911; 3 volumes.
	Guardians' Accounts, 1800-1868; 3 volumes.
	Record of Settlements, 1869-1944; 5 volumes.
	Probate Court Docket, 1868-1902; 1 volume.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1778-1867; 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Record of Marriage Certificates, 1851-1868; 1 volume.
	Marriage Registers, 1868-1940; 6 volumes.
	Record of Applications for Marriage Licenses, 1929-1932; 1 volume.
	Divorce Records, 1829-1934; 7 Fibredex boxes.
	Maiden Name of Divorce Women, 1945-1988; 1 volume.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Poll Tax Register, 1902-1908; 1 volume.
WILLS
	Deeds, Bills of Sale, Inventories and Wills, 1782-1794; 1 volume.
	Record of Wills, 1794-1905; 8 volumes.
	Wills, 1771-1964; 27 Fibredex boxes.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1792-1915; 1 volume.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1868-1874; 1 volume.
	Records Relating to County Commissioners, 1871-1930; 1 Fibredex box.
	County Accounts and Claims, 1868-1910; 2 volumes.
	Record of Official Reports, 1875-1908; 1 volume.
	Record of Elections, 1878-1942; 4 volumes.
	Democratic Canvass Book, 1888-1890; Registration Book, 1890, 1892, 1896;
		1 manuscript box.
	Coroners' Inquests, 1796-1971; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Homestead and Personal Property Exemptions, 1869-1939; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Homestead Returns, 1888-1945; 1 volume.
	Minutes, Board of Magistrates, 1877-1894; 1 volume.
	Record of Lunacy, 1899-1946; 2 volumes.
	Orders and Decrees, 1870-1922; 6 volumes.
	Road and Bridge Records, 1781-1921; 1 Fibredex box.
	Railroad Records, 1874-1933; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Record of Expenditures, County Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1883-
		1887; 1 volume.
	Miscellaneous School Records, 1843-1934; 1 Fibredex box.
	Accounts of Outside Poor and Lunatics, 1879-1916; 3 volumes.
	Records of Slaves and Free Persons of Color, 1782-1870; 1 Fibredex box.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1772-1956; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Records of Assignees, Trustees and Receivers, 1872-1935; 5 Fibredex boxes.
CRX
	Estates, 1807-1830; 5 folders.
	Civil Action, 1832; 1 folder.
	County of Chatham Funding Bonds, 1909; 1 folder.
	Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1787-1911; 1 Fibredex box.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1774-1910; 1 Fibredex box and 31 folders.

                             MICROFILM RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds, 1875-1920; 1 reel.
	Officials' Bonds, 1868-1892; 1 reel.
CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
	Record of Corporations, 1889-1977; 3 reels.
	Record of Partnerships, 1913-1952; 1 reel.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1774-1864; 5 reels.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1827-1839, 1867-1960; 10 reels.
		Equity Minutes, 1821-1842, 1858-1868; 2 reels.
		Judgment Dockets, 1868-1956; 1 reel.
		Index to Civil Actions, 1968-1977; 1 reel.
		Index to Criminal Actions, 1968-1977; 1 reel.
		Index to Judgments, Plaintiff, 1956-1968; 1 reel.
		Index to Judgments, Defendant, 1956-1968; 1 reel.
	General County Court
		Minutes, 1929-1959; 2 reels.
ELECTION RECORDS
	Record of Elections, 1878-1968; 3 reels.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Estates, 1782-1857, 1862-1868; 5 reels.
	Record of Accounts, 1868-1968; 8 reels.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1867-1894; 1 reel.
	Record of Administrators, 1896-1954; 4 reels.
	Appointment of Executors, 1868-1903, 1915-1968; 2 reels.
	Record of Dowers and Widows' Year's Support, 1888-1968; 1 reel.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1874-1907; 1 reel.
	Record of Guardians, 1800-1868, 1906-1958; 2 reels.
	Accounts for Indigent Children, 1922-1926; 1 reel.
	Inheritance Tax Records, 1923-1971; 1 reel.
	Record of Settlements, 1868-1968; 5 reels.
	Index to Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1867-1966; 1 reel.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1771-1950; 60 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1771-1974; 7 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1771-1974; 7 reels.
	Land Entry Book, 1843-1913; 1 reel.
	Land Grants, 1837-1858; 1 reel.
	Federal Farm Loan Mortgages, 1923-1930; 1 reel.
	Index to Tax Liens, 1932-1959; 1 reel.
	Maps, 1911-1949; 1 reel.
	Index to Plats, 1814-1986; 1 reel.
	Record of Sales by Trustees and Mortgagees, 1921-1969; 3 reels.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1772-1868; 3 reels.
	Marriage Licenses, 1877-1960; 8 reels.
	Marriage Registers, 1851-1977; 3 reels.
	Index to Marriages, 1903-1971; 2 reels.
	Maiden Names of Divorced Women, 1945-1959; 1 reel.
	Index to Births, 1913-1985; 2 reels.
	Index to Deaths, 1913-1976; 1 reel.
	Index to Delayed Births, various years; 1 reel.
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS
	Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1944-1979; 4 reels.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Homestead Returns, 1888-1916; 1 reel.
	Record of Lunacy, 1899-1968; 2 reels.
	Orders and Decrees, 1870-1968; 9 reels.
	Special Proceedings, 1905-1968; 2 reels.
	Index to Special Proceedings, 1935-1968; 1 reel.
	Poor House Book, 1871-1885; 1 reel.
	Accounts of Outside Poor and Lunatics, 1879-1932; 1 reel.
	Index to Notaries Public, 1969-1971; 1 reel.
	Revolutionary History of Chatham, 1876; 1 reel.
OFFICIALS, COUNTY
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1869-1962; 5 reels.
	Index to Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1875-1978; 1 reel.
	Commissioners' Ledgers, 1878-1909; 1 reel.
	Record of Magistrates, 1877-1894; 1 reel.
ROADS AND BRIDGES
	Record of Road Overseers, 1869; 1 reel.
SCHOOL RECORDS
	Minutes, County Board of Education, 1841-1954; 2 reels.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Tax Lists, 1874-1896, 1905; 5 reels.
	Tax Scrolls, 1865, 1875-1945; 12 reels.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, 1780-1968; 7 reels.
	Index to Wills, 1916-1971; 1 reel.
	Index to Wills, Devisee, 1970-1977; 1 reel.


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