RUTHERFORD COUNTY

Established in 1779 from Tryon County.
Courthouse fire of 1907 destroyed many court records.

                                ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds, 1872-1919; 2 volumes.
	Bastardy Bonds, 1872-1878; 1 volume.
	Officials' Bonds, 1880-1920; 1 Fibredex box.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1779-1868; 18 volumes, 1 manuscript box.
		Appearance Dockets, 1786-1792, 1843-1868; 1 volume, 
			1 manuscript box.
		Execution Dockets, 1796-1868; 8 volumes.
		Levy Docket, 1844-1862; 1 volume.
		State Dockets, 1783-1793, 1800-1868; 4 volumes, 1 manuscript box.
		Trial Dockets, 1785-1792, 1843-1868; 3 volumes, 2 manuscript boxes.
		Trial and Appearance Dockets, 1792-1843; 6 volumes,
			2 manuscript boxes.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1807-1911; 12 volumes.
		Equity Minutes (Orders and Decrees), 1839-1868; 1 volume.
		Equity Execution Docket, 1843-1868; 1 volume.
		Equity Trial and Appearance Docket, 1839-1868; 1 volume.
		Appearance Docket, 1855-1870; 1 volume.
		Execution Dockets, 1843-1860; 2 volumes.
		State Dockets, 1808-1821, 1831-1868; 4 volumes.
		Trial and Appearance Dockets, 1807-1859; 7 volumes.
		Trial Docket, 1860-1868; 1 volume.
		Civil Action Papers, 1783-1940; 23 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1870-1938; 20 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Mines, 1894-1917; 2 Fibredex boxes.
		Criminal Action Papers, 1868-1946; 8 Fibredex boxes.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1776-1810, 1817-1829; 20 volumes.
	Deeds, 1794-1934; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Index to Deeds, [1776-1853]; 1 volume.
	Land Entries, 1778-1898; 8 volumes.
	Tax Levies on Land, 1896-1965; 6 Fibredex boxes.
	Attachments, Executions, Liens and Levies on Land, 1858-1940; 
		1 Fibredex box.
	Miscellaneous Land Records, 1768-1940; 2 Fibredex boxes.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Estates, 1831-1868; 6 volumes.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1871-1896; 2 volumes.
	Estates Records, 1802-1968; 109 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Records, 1851-1968; 24 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Accounts, 1824-1868; 4 volumes.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1872-1911; 3 volumes.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1774-1868; 11 Fibredex boxes.
	Divorce Records, 1870-1940; 10 Fibredex boxes.
WILLS
	Wills, 1784-1968; 41 Fibredex boxes.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Alien Registration, 1940; 1 volume.
	County Accounts, Claims and Correspondence, 1814, 1901-1938; 
		1 Fibredex box.
	Record of Elections, 1878-1917; 2 volumes.
	Homestead and Personal Property Exemptions, 1869-1934; 1 Fibredex box.
	Military Records, 1854-1937; 1 Fibredex box.
	Road Dockets, 1803-1868; 3 volumes.
	Railroad Records, 1876-1930; 6 Fibredex boxes.
	School Records, 1880-1948; 1 Fibredex box.
	Inmate Register, County Home, 1914-1961; 1 volume.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1784-1950; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Records of Assignees, Trustees and Receivers, 1888-1956; 5 Fibredex boxes.
CRX
	Land Entry Book, 1898-1949; 1 volume.
	Voter Registration Book, 1930-1940; 4 volumes in 1 manuscript box.

                               MICROFILM RECORDS

CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
	Assumed Business Names, 1960-1963; 1 reel.
	Record of Corporations, 1887-1965; 2 reels.
	Partnership Records, 1908-1965; 1 reel.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1779-1868; 5 reels.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1869-1939; 9 reels.
		Minutes, Civil, 1939-1964; 3 reels.
		Minutes, Criminal, 1939-1964; General Index to Criminal Minutes, 
			1939-1964; 2 reels.
ELECTION RECORDS
	Record of Elections, 1878-1964; 1 reel.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Estates, 1831-1868; 2 reels.
	Record of Accounts, 1868-1964; 7 reels.
	Record of Administrators, 1896-1963; 5 reels.
	Appointment of Executors, 1868-1964; 1 reel.
	Record of Appointment of Receivers, Trustees and Executors, 1922-1934; 
		1 reel.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1872-1911; 1 reel.
	Record of Guardians, 1911-1964; 2 reels.
	Record of Widows' Year's Allowance, 1884-1964; 1 reel.
	Inheritance Tax Records, 1922-1964; 1 reel.
	Record of Settlements, 1868-1964; 5 reels.
	Index to Final Accounts, 1835-1964; 1 reel.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1779-1965; 105 reels.
	Record of Deeds and Grants, 1796-1797; 1 reel.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1779-1965; 10 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1779-1965; 10 reels.
	Record of Land Entries, 1898-1949; 1 reel.
	Federal Tax Lien Index, 1926-1949; 1 reel.
	Record of Sales by Mortgagees, 1921-1926; 1 reel.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1779-1868; 7 reels.
	Marriage Registers, 1851-1976; 3 reels.
	Maiden Names of Divorced Women, 1937-1964; 1 reel.
	Index to Births, 1914-1976; 2 reels.
	Index to Deaths, 1914-1976; 1 reel.
	Index to Delayed Births, various years; 1 reel.
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS
	Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1918-1971; 9 reels.
	Index to Armed Forces Discharges, 1918-1965; 1 reel.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Special Proceedings, 1868-1950; 10 reels.
	Index to Special Proceedings, Plaintiff, 1868-1964; 2 reels.
	Index to Special Proceedings, Defendant, 1868-1964; 2 reels.
	Index to Special Proceedings, 1968-1977; 1 reel.
OFFICIALS, COUNTY
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1868-1944; 7 reels.
SCHOOL RECORDS
	Minutes, County Board of Education, 1880-1922; 1 reel.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, 1782-1964; 6 reels.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1782-1964; 1 reel.



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