McDOWELL COUNTY

Established in 1842 from Burke and Rutherford counties.

                                ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1798, 1842-1917; 1 Fibredex box.
	Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1842-1932; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Officials' Bonds and Records, 1843-1922; 3 Fibredex boxes.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1843-1867; 2 volumes.
		Execution Dockets, 1843-1868; 3 volumes.
		State Docket, 1857-1868; 1 volume.
		Trial and Appearance Dockets, 1844-1860; 2 volumes.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1845-1925; 18 volumes.
		Equity Minutes, 1852-1866; 1 volume.
		Equity Minutes (Rough), 1851-1855; 1 volume.
		Equity Execution Docket, 1853-1868; 1 volume.
		Equity Trial Docket, 1852-1868; 1 volume.
		Execution Dockets, 1846-1862; 2 volumes.
		State Docket, 1845-1867; 1 volume.
		Trial, Appearance and Reference Dockets, 1845-1869; 4 volumes.
		Civil Action Papers, 1822-1933; 29 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1846-1935; 25 Fibredex boxes.
		Criminal Action Papers, 1843-1936; 38 Fibredex boxes.
	Circuit Criminal Court/Western District Criminal Court
		Minutes, 1897-1901; 1 volume.
LAND RECORDS
	Deeds, 1813-1916; 1 Fibredex box.
	Cross Index to Deeds, 1843-1917; 5 volumes.
	Ejectments, 1844-1909; 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Land Entry Books, 1843-1915; 7 volumes.
	Record of Surveys, 1905-1914; 1 volume.
	Attachments, Executions, Levies and Liens on Land, 1843-1935;
		4 Fibredex boxes.
	Mineral Lease Book, 1891-1892; 1 volume.
	Index to Mineral Lease Book, 1891-1892; 1 volume.
	Miscellaneous Land Records, 1797-1939; 3 Fibredex boxes.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Estates, 1859-1879; 1 volume.
	Record of Accounts, 1869-1900; 1 volume.
	Appointment of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1868-1910; 
		1 volume.
	Estates Records, 1830, 1832, 1842-1939; 88 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Records, 1843-1937; 14 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Accounts, 1910-1934; 2 volumes.
	Record of Settlements, 1872-1925; 1 volume.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1842-1868; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Divorce Records, 1849-1941; 9 Fibredex boxes.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Lists of Taxables, 1842-1859; 2 volumes.
	Tax Records, 1839-1917, 1927; 2 Fibredex boxes.
WILLS
	Wills, 1841-1920; 6 Fibredex boxes.
	Index to Wills, 1843-1868; 1 volume.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1843-1905; 1 volume.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Alien Registration, 1927, 1940, 1942; 1 volume.
	Minutes, County Board of Education, 1873-1885; 1 volume.
	County Accounts and Correspondence, 1843-1941; 1 Fibredex box.
	Record of Elections, 1896-1901, 1920-1968; 5 volumes.
	Homestead and Personal Property Exemptions, 1858-1926; 1 Fibredex box.
	Lunacy Records, 1848-1951; 1 Fibredex box.
	Clerk's Minute Dockets (Special Proceedings), 1921-1968; 4 volumes.
	Special Proceedings, 1870-1898; 4 volumes.
	Pension Records, 1852-1939; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Road Records, 1843-1921; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Railroad Records, 1860-1925; 16 Fibredex boxes.
	Railroad Bonds, 1867, 1887, 1907; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Miscellaneous Railroad Records, 1860-1917; 1 Fibredex box.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1843-1938; 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Records of Slaves and Free Persons of Color, 1843-1873; 1 Fibredex box.
	Records of Assignees, Receivers and Trustees, 1844-1942; 8 Fibredex boxes.

                               MICROFILM RECORDS

CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
	Record of Corporations, 1886-1962; 1 reel.
	Record of Partnerships, 1913-1966; 1 reel.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1843-1867; 1 reel.
 	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1845-1957; 12 reels.
		Equity Minutes, 1852-1866; 1 reel.
ELECTION RECORDS
	Record of Elections, 1896-1968; 1 reel.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1869-1968; 6 reels.
	Record of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1913-1930; 1 reel.
	Record of Administrators, 1921-1968; 3 reels.
	Appointment of Executors, 1870-1910; 1 reel.
	Record of Executors, 1930-1968; 1 reel.
	Record of Guardians, 1926-1968; 1 reel.
	Record of Indigent Children and Lunacy Funds, 1934-1953; 1 reel.
	Record of Widows' Year's Allowance, 1923-1966; 1 reel.
	Inheritance Tax Records, 1923-1968; 1 reel.
	Inventories of Estates, 1859-1867; 1 reel.
	Record of Settlements, 1872-1968; 5 reels.
	Index to Estates, 1843-1968; 1 reel.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1843-1956; 66 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1842-1961; 7 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1842-1961; 7 reels.
	Land Entry Books, 1843-1956; 2 reels.
	Record of Surveys, 1905-1913; 1 reel.
	Map Books, 1925-1968; 1 reel.
	Index to Map Books, 1925-1968; 1 reel.
	Record of Sales by Trustees and Mortgagees, 1921-1968; 2 reels.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1842-1868; 1 reel.
	Marriage Licenses, 1868-1961; 10 reels.
	Marriage Registers, 1851-1945; 2 reels.
	Index to Marriage Registers, 1851-1968; 1 reel.
	Maiden Names of Divorced Women, 1940-1965; 1 reel.
	Index to Births, 1914-1969; 2 reels.
	Index to Deaths and Delayed Births, 1913-1967; 1 reel.
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS
	Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1919-1969; 7 reels.
	Index to Armed Forces Discharges, 1919-1969; 1 reel.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Orders and Decrees, 1869-1957; 1 reel.
	Special Proceedings, 1870-1953; 8 reels.
	Index to Special Proceedings, 1870-1953, 1968-1980; 3 reels.
OFFICIALS, COUNTY
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1868-1968; 5 reels.
SCHOOL RECORDS
	Minutes, County Board of Education, 1885-1968; 1 reel.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Tax Lists, 1842-1859; 1 reel.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, 1843-1968; 4 reels.
	Index to Wills, 1843-1968; 1 reel.



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