WILKES COUNTY

Established in 1777 (effective 1778) from Surry County and the 
District of Washington.
A few early records are missing; reason unknown.

                                ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1778-1916; 2 volumes, 1 Fibredex box.
	Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1773-1911; 1 volume, 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Officials' Bonds and Records, 1777-1914; 5 Fibredex boxes.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1778-1868; 11 volumes, 3 manuscript boxes.
		Appearance Docket, 1840-1853; 1 volume.
		Execution Dockets, 1837-1868; 2 volumes.
		State Docket, 1778-1792; 1 manuscript box.
		Trial and Appearance Docket, 1824-1827; 1 volume.
		Trial Docket, 1837-1859; 1 volume.
		Witness Dockets, 1807-1837; 2 volumes.
		Miscellaneous Dockets, 1778-1859; 1 manuscript box.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1807-1931; 30 volumes, 2 manuscript boxes, 1 Fibredex box.
		Equity Minutes, 1819-1860; 1 manuscript box.
		Equity Enrolling Dockets, 1813-1857; 2 volumes.
		Equity Execution Docket, 1814-1861; Equity Appearance Docket, 
			1815-1830; 1 manuscript box.
		Appearance Docket, 1823-1846; 1 volume.
		Execution Dockets, 1807-1860; 6 volumes.
		Judgment Dockets, 1868-1877; 2 volumes.
		Recognizance Docket, 1812-1832; 1 volume.
		State Dockets, 1807-1822, 1837-1866; 3 volumes.
		Criminal Issues Dockets, 1873, 1879-1884; 3 volumes.
		Trial and Appearance Docket, 1807-1822; 1 volume.
		Trial Docket, 1822-1844; 1 volume.
		Witness Docket, 1824-1833; 1 volume.
		Miscellaneous Dockets, 1807-1855; 1 Fibredex box.
		Civil Action Papers, 1771-1936; 58 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1778-1928; 19 Fibredex boxes.
		Criminal Action Papers, 1761, 1778-1945; 62 Fibredex boxes.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds and Grants, 1779-1796; 3 volumes.
	Record of Deeds, 1789-1851; 11 volumes.
	Deeds, 1741-1944; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Ejectments, 1799-1907; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Land Entries, 1783-1851; 5 volumes, 2 manuscript boxes.
	List of Land Entries, 1808-1828; 1 volume.
	Record of Sale of Land for Taxes, 1870-1887; 1 volume.
	Petitions for Partition and Sale of Land, 1892-1912, 1932; 1 Fibredex box.
	Processioners' Record, 1883-1884; 1 volume.
	Miscellaneous Land Records, 1778-1925; 2 Fibredex boxes.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1868-1939; 6 volumes.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1890-1919; 2 volumes.
	Appointment of Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Masters, 1868-
		1903; 1 volume.
	Appointment of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1903-1915; 
		1 volume.
	Record of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1915-1941; 5 volumes.
	Record of Widows' Year's Allowance, 1871-1970; 2 volumes.
	Estates Records, 1777-1945; 49 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Records, 1780-1939; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1910-1921; 1 volume.
	Record of Amounts Paid to Indigent Children, 1913-1935; 1 volume.
	Record of Settlements, 1805-1834, 1869-1944; 5 volumes.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868; 12 Fibredex boxes.
	Marriage and Family Records, 1788-1912; 1 Fibredex box.
	Divorce Records, 1820-1912; 5 Fibredex boxes.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Tax Lists, 1778-1888; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Tax Records, 1781-1908; 1 Fibredex box.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, Bonds, Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1778-1799; 2 volumes.
	Wills, 1778-1948; 8 Fibredex boxes.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Alien Registration, 1940; 1 volume.
	County Accounts, 1773-1903; 1 Fibredex box.
	Homestead Records, 1871-1917; 1 Fibredex box.
	Record of Elections, 1904-1922; 2 volumes.
	Insolvents' Records, 1780-1896; 1 Fibredex box.
	Record of Jurors, 1893-1906; 1 volume.
	Record of Justices of the Peace, 1877-1898; 1 volume.
	Physicians' Certificates of Registration, 1889-1988; 1 manuscript box.
	Record of Lunacy, 1899-1937; 2 volumes.
	Record of Pensions, no date; 1 volume.
	Pension Records, 1814-1927; 1 Fibredex box.
	Orders and Decrees, 1869-1935, 1938; 2 volumes.
	Special Proceedings Dockets, 1880-1941; 3 volumes.
	Clerk's Minute Dockets (Special Proceedings), 1884-1941; 8 volumes.
	Cross Index to Special Proceedings, 1880-1933; 1 volume.
	Road Dockets, 1822-1833, 1850-1856; 2 volumes.
	Minutes, Good Roads Commission, 1924-1931; 1 volume.
	Road Records, 1776-1911; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	School Records, 1840-1904; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1775-1946; 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Record of Strays, 1822-1839; 1 volume.
	Records of Assignees, Receivers and Trustees, 1872-1915; 1 Fibredex box.

                               MICROFILM RECORDS

BONDS
	Bastardy Bonds, 1871-1883; 1 reel.
CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
	Record of Corporations, 1891-1964; 2 reels.
	Record of Partnerships, 1914-1964; 1 reel.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1778-1868; 3 reels.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1830-1948; 18 reels.
		Equity Minutes, 1819-1860; 1 reel.
		Equity Enrolling Dockets, 1813-1857; 1 reel.
		Criminal Issues Docket (Solicitor), 1879-1883; 1 reel.
ELECTION RECORDS
	Record of Elections, 1904-1922, 1938-1954; 1 reel.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1868-1963; 5 reels.
	Administrators' and Guardians' Bonds, 1890-1921; 1 reel.
	Appointment of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1868-1964; 7 reels.
	Widows' Annual Allowance, 1871-1963; 1 reel.
	Accounts of Indigent Orphans, 1913-1935; 1 reel.
	Inheritance Tax Records, 1919-1923, 1963-1964; 1 reel.
	Record of Settlements, 1869-1963; 4 reels.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1779-1964; 214 reels.
	Record of Deeds and Bonds, 1784-1854; 1 reel.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1779-1980; 15 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1779-1964; 15 reels.
	Record of Land Entries, 1783-1962; 5 reels.
	Record of Surveys, 1906-1931; 1 reel.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868; 5 reels.
	Marriage Registers, 1870-1965; 2 reels.
	Maiden Names of Divorced Women, 1945-1962; 1 reel.
	Index to Births, 1913-1994; 2 reels.
	Index to Deaths, 1913-1994; 1 reel.
	Index to Delayed Births, various years; 1 reel.
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS
	Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1918-1983; 8 reels.
	Index to Armed Forces Discharges, 1918-1980; 1 reel.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Orders and Decrees, 1869-1938; 1 reel.
	Special Proceedings, 1880-1964; 2 reels.
	Index to Special Proceedings, 1970-1980; 1 reel.
OFFICIALS, COUNTY
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1868-1964; 6 reels.
SCHOOL RECORDS
	Minutes, Board of Superintendents of Common Schools, 1841-1853; 1 reel.
	Minutes, County Board of Education, 1885-1963; 4 reels.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Tax Lists, 1778-1823, 1904; 1 reel.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, 1778-1963; 7 reels.
	Record of Wills, Inventories and Sales of Estates, 1779-1852; 1 reel.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1780-1948; 1 reel.




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