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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Lists of Taxables, 1802-1849; 4 volumes.
	Tax Records, 1758-1910; 5 Fibredex boxes.
WILLS
	Wills, 1743-1971; 111 Fibredex boxes.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1761-1953; 3 volumes.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Alien Registration, 1927, 1940; 1 volume.
	Alien and Naturalization Records, 1823-1915; 1 Fibredex box.
	Petitions for Naturalization, 1910-1914; 1 volume.
	Corporation Records, 1871-1903; 1 Fibredex box.
	County Claims Allowed, 1805-1836; 1 volume.
	Record of Elections, 1878-1932; 3 volumes.
	Election Records, 1796-1944; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Record of Jurors, 1905-1914; 1 volume.
	Jury Lists, 1779-1913; 1 Fibredex box.
	County Trustees' Account Book, 1805-1826; 1 volume.
	Treasurers' Account of General Fund, 1918-1920; 1 volume.
	Records of Justices of the Peace, 1778-1924; 1 volume, 1 Fibredex box.
	Military Records, 1781-1919; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Orders and Decrees, 1896-1911; 1 volume.
	Special Proceedings Docket, 1873-1909; 1 volume.
	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.
	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.
	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.
	Minutes, Farmers Educational and Co-operative Union of America, 1915-
		1929; 1 volume.
CRX
	Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1784-1888; 1 Fibredex box.
	Bastardy Records, 1808-1888; 1 Fibredex box, 5 folders.
	Official Bonds and Records, 1787-1855; 1 Fibredex box.
	State Census, 1787; 1 folder.
	Civil Action Papers, 1753-1907; 12 Fibredex boxes, 8 folders.
	Criminal Action Papers, 1771-1909; 9 Fibredex boxes, 2 folders.
	Land Records, 1765-1909; 2 Fibredex boxes, 11 folders.
	Accounts, 1822-1824; 2 folders.
	Estates Records, 1760-1893; 10 Fibredex boxes, 7 folders.
	Guardian Records, 1784-1880; 2 Fibredex boxes, 1 folder.
	Marriage Records, 1800 and 1855; 1 folder.
	Tax Records, 1758-1894; 1 Fibredex box, 34 folders.
	Wills, 1785 and 1820; 2 folders.
	County Accounts, 1783-1881; 1 Fibredex box.
	Election Records, 1806-1934; 5 Fibredex boxes, 2 folders.
	Military Records, 1862-1865; 2 folders.
	Road Records, 1784-1891; 1 Fibredex box, 3 folders.
	Bridge Bond, 1855; 1 folder.
	School Records, 1847-1907; 10 Fibredex boxes.
	Insolvent Debtors, 1830-1875; 1 Fibredex box.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1763-1940; 4 Fibredex boxes, 25 folders.
	Slave Records, 1779-1866; 1 Fibredex box, 1 folder.
	Receivers' Records, 1841-1907; 5 Fibredex boxes.

                              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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