COLUMBUS COUNTY

Established in 1808 from Bladen and Brunswick counties.

                              ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds, 1874-1891; 1 volume.
	Officials' Bonds, 1868-1881, 1891-1914; 2 volumes.
CENSUS RECORDS (County Copy)
	Census (partial), 1810; 1 volume of photostats.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1819-1868; 6 volumes.
		Appeal Docket, 1856-1868; 1 volume.
		Appearance Docket, 1856-1868; 1 volume.
		Execution Dockets, 1842-1868; 2 volumes.
		State Docket, 1856-1868; 1 volume.
		Trial Docket, 1856-1868; 1 volume.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1817-1968; 41 volumes.
		Equity Minutes, 1843-1868; 1 volume.
		Equity Decrees, 1858-1860; 1 volume.
		Equity Execution Docket, 1858-1868; 1 volume.
		Equity Trial Docket, 1859-1861, 1866-1868; 1 volume.
		Appearance Docket, 1858-1869; 1 volume.
		Judgment Docket, 1905-1944; 15 volumes.
		State Docket, 1847-1868; 1 volume.
		Criminal Issues Docket, 1896-1905; 1 volume.
		Civil Issues Docket, 1921-1933; 1 volume.
		Clerk's Minute Dockets, 1921-1968; 9 volumes.
LAND RECORDS
	Entry Books, 1809-1900; 4 volumes.
	Tax Suit Judgment Dockets, 1930-1958; 2 volumes.
	Record of Sale and Resale of Land, 1928-1940; 2 volumes.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1869-1968; 14 volumes.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1873-1912; 4 volumes.
	Appointment of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1868-1915; 
		1 volume.
	Record of Administrators and Executors, 1912-1936; 1 volume.
	Record of Administrators, 1920-1968; 8 volumes.
	Record of Executors, 1937-1968; 3 volumes.
	Record of Guardians, 1902-1968; 5 volumes.
	Record of Guardians of World War Veterans, 1931-1946; 1 volume.
	Estates Records, 1812-1969; 31 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Records, 1844-1968; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Accounts, 1857-1868; 1 volume.
	Record of Amounts Paid for Indigent Children, 1912-1935; 1 volume.
	Record of Settlements, 1869-1899; 1 volume.
	Division of Estates, 1887-1935; 2 volumes.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Maiden Names of Divorced Women, 1939-1969; 1 volume.
	Disinterment/Reinterment Permits, 1967-1987; 1 manuscript box.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Poll Tax Record, 1910-1916; 1 volume.
WILLS
	Wills, 1808-1917; 3 Fibredex boxes.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Alien Registration, 1927, 1940, 1946, 1958; 1 volume.
	Settlement of County Accounts, Committee of Finance, 1824-1857; 1 volume.
	Record of Elections, 1878-1900, 1906-1936; 4 volumes.
	Record of Magistrates, 1913-1968; 1 volume.
	Registry of Licenses to Trades, 1876-1893; 1 volume.
	Record of Lunacy, 1923-1968; 3 volumes.
	Record of Officials' Oaths, 1938-1973; 1 volume.
	Orders and Decrees, 1875-1943; 13 volumes.
	Special Proceedings Dockets, 1899-1936; 2 volumes.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1816, 1884; 1 manuscript box.
	Record of Notaries Public, 1914-1945; 1 volume.

                             MICROFILM RECORDS

CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
	Record of Incorporations, 1887-1938; 1 reel.
CENSUS RECORDS (County Copy)
	Census, 1860; 1 reel.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1819-1868; 3 reels.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1851-1960; 17 reels.
		Equity Minutes, 1817-1868; 1 reel.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1869-1967; 7 reels.
	Record of Administrators and Executors, 1912-1957; 2 reels.
	Record of Administrators, 1920-1967; 4 reels.
	Appointment of Executors, 1868-1915; 1 reel.
	Record of Guardians, 1902-1967; 2 reels.
	Record of Amounts Paid to Indigent Children, 1912-1967; 1 reel.
	Inheritance Tax Records, 1923-1967; 1 reel.
	Division of Estates, 1887-1967; 3 reels.
	Record of Settlements, 1869-1967; 3 reels.
	Index to Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1869-1967; 1 reel.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1805-1960; 113 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1808-1966; 9 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1808-1966; 8 reels.
	Land Entries, 1809-1953; 1 reel.
	Plats, 1919-1967; 1 reel.
	Record of Resale of Land by Trustees and Mortgagees, 1922-1954; 3 reels.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Record of Marriages, 1851-1868; 1 reel.
	Marriage Registers, 1868-1974; 2 reels.
	Cohabitation Records, 1866-1868; 1 reel.
	Maiden Names of Divorced Women, 1939-1969; 1 reel.
	Index to Births, 1913-1974; 3 reels.
	Index to Delayed Births, various years; 1 reel.
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS
	Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1918-1974; 7 reels.
	Index to Armed Forces Discharges, 1917-1967; 1 reel.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Orders and Decrees, 1869-1953; 9 reels.
	Special Proceedings Dockets, 1885-1945, 1954-1967; 2 reels.
	Cross Index to Special Proceedings, 1885-1967; 2 reels.
OFFICIALS, COUNTY
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1868-1954; 7 reels.
SCHOOL RECORDS
	Minutes, County Board of Education, 1885-1936; 2 reels.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Tax Lists and Tax Scrolls, 1869, 1925; 1 reel.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, 1808-1967; 4 reels.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1808-1967; 1 reel.




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