Friday, September 19, 2008

National Farmers' Union (1910)




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The National Farmers Union (officially Farmers' Educational and Cooperative Union of America) is a national federation of State Farmers Union organizations in the United States. It is the second largest general farm organization in the country, after Farm Bureau. The organization was founded in Point, Texas, in 1902 and is now headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Today, the organization continues its original mission: to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers and ranchers and their rural communities. It does this by promoting legislation and education beneficial to farmers, and by developing cooperative buying and selling methods and businesses.

National Farmer's Union Website

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Hamer General Store (Caswell County, North Carolina)

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Caswell County Sheriff

Caswell County, North Carolina has had the following men occupy the office of sheriff:

David Shelton 1777-1779
Thomas Rice 1779-1780
John Atkinson 1780
James Rice 1780
David Shelton 1780-1783
John Douglas 1783-1785
James Saunders 1785-1787
Robert Parks 1787-1789
Spillsby Coleman 1789-1790
Thomas Brooks 1790-1792
William Swift 1792-1793
Adam Sanders 1793-1795
Azariah Graves 1795-1797
James Williamson 1797-1799
William Muzzle 1799-1801
Gabriel Lea 1801-1802
William Rainey 1802-1804
Samuel Johnson 1804-1805
Archibald Samuel 1805-1806
John Stamps 1806-1814
Nathan Williams 1814-1815
George Williamson 1815-1832
Thomas L. Lea 1832-1842
John K. Brooks 1842-1850
Frank A. Wiley 1850-1856
Jesse C. Griffith 1856
Christian Strader 1856-1860
Jesse C. Griffith 1860-1879
Barzillai Graves 1879-1891
T.P. Womack 1891-1894
John T. Donoho 1894-1900
Abner Fitch 1900-1907
Thomas N. Fitch 1907-1919
Will Burton 1919-1920
John H. Gunn 1920-1929
John Y. Gatewood 1929-1936
John H. Gunn 1936-1950
John Y. Gatewood 1950-1951
J. Whitt Powell 1951-1953
Lynn Williamson 1953-1958
Frank B. Daniel 1958-1966
Bobby E. Poteat 1966-1978
James I. Smith, Jr. 1978-2002
Michael L. Welch 2002-Present [2008]

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

North Carolina State Archives: Caswell County

Guide to Research Material in NC State Archives - County Records & State Records

CASWELL COUNTY

Established in 1777 from Orange County.
Some records were said to have been destroyed during occupation
by militia troops during Reconstruction.

ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS

Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1777-1921; 2 volumes, 2 Fibredex boxes.
Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1780-1905; 1 volume, 2 Fibredex boxes.
Officials’ Bonds and Records, 1777-1907; 1 volume, 3 Fibredex boxes.
Tavern Bonds, 1777-1868; 1 Fibredex box.

COURT RECORDS

County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions

Minutes, 1777-1868; 17 volumes.
Appearance Docket, 1843-1849; 1 volume.
Execution Dockets, 1778-1868; 9 volumes.
State Dockets, 1777-1789, 1804-1868; 5 volumes.
Trial, Appearance and Reference Dockets, 1777-1843; 10 volumes.
Trial Dockets, 1843-1868; 2 volumes.
Clerk’s Fee Book, 1801-1822; 1 volume.
Costs Docket (State Prosecutions), 1822-1845; 1 volume
Prosecution Bond Docket, 1788-1805; 1 volume.

Superior Court

Minutes, 1807-1837, 1853-1924; 13 volumes.
Equity Minutes, 1807-1868; 3 volumes.
Equity Receipt Books, 1840-1872; 3 volumes.
Equity Trial and Appearance Docket, 1856-1868; 1 volume.
Execution Dockets, 1823-1868; 4 volumes.
State Dockets, 1823-1868; 3 volumes.
Criminal Issues Docket, 1869-1892; 1 volume.
Trial and Appearance Docket, 1834-1848; 1 volume.
Trial Dockets, 1854-1873; 2 volumes.
Civil Action Papers, 1767-1944; 61 Fibredex boxes.
Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1778-1927; 5 Fibredex boxes.
Criminal Action Papers, 1777-1911; 42 Fibredex boxes.

ELECTION RECORDS

Election Records, 1803-1920; 1 Fibredex box.
Record of Elections, 1872-1912; 2 volumes.

ESTATES RECORDS

Record of Accounts, 1868-1930; 8 volumes.
Administrators’ Bonds, 1876-1918; 4 volumes.
Appointment of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1868-1907;
2 volumes.
Estates Records, 1772-1941; 106 Fibredex boxes.
Guardians’ Records, 1777-1930; 23 Fibredex boxes.
Guardians’ Accounts, 1794-1868; 5 volumes.
Guardians’ Bonds, 1875-1936; 4 volumes.
Record of Receivers of Estates, 1887-1934; 2 volumes.
Record of Settlements, 1868-1926; 3 volumes.
Cross Index to Estates, 1859-1887; 1 volume.

LAND RECORDS

Deeds, 1780-1884; 5 Fibredex boxes.
Deeds of Gift, 1787-1864; Deeds of Trust, 1803-1884; 1 Fibredex box.
Ejectments, 1799-1878; 1 Fibredex box.
Land Entries, 1778-1795, 1841-1863; 1 volume.
Attachments, Executions, Liens and Levies, 1799-1900; 1 Fibredex box.
Miscellaneous Land Records, 1778-1918; 1 Fibredex box.

MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS

Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868; 17 Fibredex boxes.
Divorce Records, 1818-1928; 2 Fibredex boxes.

MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS

Pension Records, 1909-1937; 1 volume.

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

County Accounts, 1771-1867; 5 Fibredex boxes.
County Claims Allowed, 1808-1832; 1 volume.
Insolvents Records, 1786-1858; 1 Fibredex box.
Jury Lists and Tickets, 1786-1869; 3 Fibredex boxes.
Orders and Decrees, 1868-1924; 5 volumes.
Special Proceedings Docket, 1869-1883; 1 volume.
Miscellaneous Records, 1775-1900; 4 Fibredex boxes.
Powers of Attorney, 1785-1876; 1 Fibredex box.
Records of Assignees, Trustees and Receivers, 1815-1934; 1 Fibredex box.

ROADS AND BRIDGES

Bridge Records, 1787-1872; 1 Fibredex box.
Minutes, Highway Commission of Caswell County, 1919-1923;
1 manuscript box.
Road Dockets, 1801-1867; 8 volumes.
Road Records, 1785-1922; 1 Fibredex box.

SCHOOL RECORDS

Common School Register, 1859; 1 volume.
School Records, 1816-1877; 3 Fibredex boxes.

TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS

Lists of Taxables, 1777-1867; 9 volumes, 3 Fibredex boxes.

WILLS

Wills, 1771-1927; 7 Fibredex boxes.
Extracts from County Court Minutes, 1780-1782; 1 volume.

MICROFILM RECORDS

BONDS

Apprentice Bonds, 1880-1921; 1 reel.
Bastardy Bonds, 1780-1799, 1830-1905; 2 reels.
Officials’ Bonds, 1868-1907; 1 reel.

CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Certificates of Incorporation, 1899-1963; 1 reel.

COURT RECORDS

County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
Minutes, 1777-1862, 1866-1868; 5 reels.
Orders of Allowance, 1808-1832; 1 reel.

Superior Court
Minutes, 1807-1826, 1853-1970; 7 reels.
Equity Minutes, 1807-1868; 1 reel.
Index to Judgments, 1948-1970; 1 reel.
Index to Civil Actions, 1970-1986; 1 reel.
Index to Criminal Actions, 1948-1970; 1 reel.

ELECTION RECORDS

Record of Elections, 1884-1933, 1940-1970; 2 reels.

ESTATES RECORDS

Record of Accounts, 1867-1970; 10 reels.
Administrators’ Bonds, 1876-1918; 1 reel.
Appointment of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1892-1907; 1 reel.
Record of Administrators, 1868-1889, 1919-1951; 2 reels.
Record of Executors and Guardians, 1868-1892, 1923-1936, 1949-1970;
3 reels.
Application for Guardianship, 1937-1962, 1967-1970; 1 reel.
Guardians’ Accounts, 1794-1868; 3 reels.
Guardians’ Bonds, 1875-1929; 2 reels.
Accounts for Indigent Children, 1905-1936; 1 reel.
Clerk’s Receiver Accounts, 1920-1940; 1 reel.
Inheritance Tax Records, 1923-1970; 1 reel.
Record of Final Accounts, 1890-1958; 4 reels.
Record of Trustees Under Wills, 1963; 1 reel.
Index to Administrators and Guardians, 1864-1887, 1924-1948; 1 reel.
Index to Estates, 1948-1963; 1 reel.

LAND RECORDS

Record of Deeds, 1777-1963; 52 reels.
Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1777-1985; 6 reels.
Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1777-1985; 5 reels.
Land Entries, 1778-1795, 1841-1863; 1 reel.
Index to Federal Tax Liens, 1935-1969; 1 reel.
Plat Books, 1914-1953; 2 reels.
Record of Sales and Resales by Mortgagees and Trustees, 1920-1970; 1 reel.
School Register, Common School, 1859; 1 reel.
School Census, 1905-1909, 1919; 1 reel.

TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS

Lists of Taxables, 1777-1806, 1823-1824, 1838-1839, 1863-1864; 3 reels.
Tax Scrolls, 1866-1867, 1876-1902, 1907, 1911, 1917; 7 reels.

WILLS

Record of Wills, 1777-1970; 12 reels.
Original Wills, 1785-1864; 1 reel.
Index to Wills, 1777-1970; 3 reels. School Registers, 1901-1923; 7 reels.

MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS

Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868; 6 reels.
Marriage Licenses, 1867-1965; 23 reels.
Marriage Registers, 1853-1963; 2 reels.
Maiden Names of Divorced Women, 1936-1961; 1 reel.
Index to Births, 1913-1956; 1 reel.
Index to Deaths, 1913-1985; 1 reel.
Delayed Birth Certificates, 1941-1946; Index to Delayed Births, various years;
3 reels.

MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS

Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1944-1985; 3 reels.

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

Record of Lunacy, 1899-1963; 1 reel.
Orders and Decrees, 1868-1970; 9 reels.
Special Proceedings, 1884-1970; 2 reels.
Index to Special Proceedings, 1884-1970; 2 reels.

OFFICIALS, COUNTY

Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1868-1961; 4 reels.

ROADS AND BRIDGES

Road Docket, 1801-1867; 1 reel.
Minutes, County Highway Commission, 1919-1923; 1 reel.

SCHOOL RECORDS

Minutes, County Board of Education, 1882-1963; 2 reels.

URLS

http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/co_guide.pdf
http://www.history.ncdcr.gov/

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