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RESEARCH INFORMATION


 

Because Montgomery County is a burned county, there are many original records that have been lost.  Depending on the time period and other factors, most surviving original county records will be at the North Carolina State Archives.  And there will have been records generated at the state level which will also be stored at the Archives.

North Carolina State Archives

The state library also has published abstracts, some microfilm, etc.  It is housed in the same building as the Archives.

State Library of North Carolina
 


The following information is taken from the Guide to Records in the N.C. State Archives for Montgomery County.

Montgomery County established in 1779 from Anson County.
The courthouse fire in 1835 caused the loss of many records from 1835 and years prior.  However, there were deeds that were refiled after the fire, and you should always attempt to find anything, as some papers were filed in two different counties for various reasons, or at the state level as well.

There are categories for the records of every county and they are filed accordingly in the index file drawers at the search room.
The categories available, in original records, for Montgomery are:
BONDS
   Apprentice Bonds & Records, 1840-1897; 1 box (these boxes are large fiberboard, file boxes)
   Bastardy Bonds & Records, 1843-1897; 1 box
   Officials' Bonds and Records, 1837-1918; 1 volume, 2 boxes

COURT RECORDS
County Court (Pleas & Quarter Sessions)
    Minutes, 1843-1868; 5 volumes
    Partial Index to Minute Dockets, 1843-1868; 1 volume
    Trial Dockets, 1843-1868; 2 volumes
Superior Court
    Minutes, 1843-1912; 9 volumes
    Equity Enrolling Docket, 1807-1824; 1 volume
    Bills and Answers Filed in Equity, 1827; 1 volume
    Civil Execution Docket, 1843-1852; 1 volume
    State Execution Docket, 1843-1860; 1 volume
    Recognizance docket, 1821-1845; 1 volume
    State Docket, 1843-1859; 1 volume
    Trial Dockets, 1855, 1865-1868; 2 volumes
    Civil Action Papers, 1833-1940; 15 boxes
    Civil Action Papers Concerning Co. Commissioners, 1872-1904; 1 box
    Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1843-1916; 8 boxes
    Criminal Action Papers, 1833-1921; 13 boxes

ELECTION RECORDS
    Record of Elections, 1878-1924-6 volumes
    Election Records, 1779-1922; 2 boxes

ESTATE RECORDS
    Record of Estates, 1843-1868; 3 volumes
    Record of Accounts, 1868-1900; 2 volumes
    Administrators' Bonds, 1870-1891; 1 volume
    Appointment of Administrators, Executors, Guardian & Masters, 1868-1902; 1 volume
    Estates Records, 1818-1970; 56 boxes
    Guardians' Records, 1843-1933; 5 boxes
    Guardians' Accounts, 1843-1868; 1 volume
    Guardians' Bonds, 1874-1904; 2 volumes
    Record of Settlements, 1868-1924; 2 volumes

LAND RECORDS
    Deeds of Sale, 1794-1920, 1 box
    Miscellaneous Deeds, 1783-1924; 1 box
    Ejectments, 1840-1892; 1 box
    Land Entries, 1837-1858; 2 volumes
    Tax Levies on Land, 1873-1880; 1 volume
    Condemnation of Land, 1877-1908; 1 box
    Timber Records, 1867-1907; 1 box
    Miscellaneous Land Records, 1769-1922, 1 box

MARRIAGE, DIVORCE & VITAL STATISTICS
    Marriage Bonds, 1779-1868; 3 boxes
    Marriage Certificates, 1866-1867; 1 volume
    Divorce Records, 1856-1907; 1 box

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
    Alien Registration, 1927-1940; 1 volume
    County Accounts & Claims, 1844-1911; 2 volumes, 1 box
    Insolvent Debtors, 1787-1920; 1 box
    Orders and Decrees, 1868-1912; 3 volumes
    Minutes, Wardens of the Poor, 1831-1868; 1 volume
    Miscellaneous Records, 1785-1922; 3 boxes
    Witness Tickets, 1844-1868; 1 box
    Records of Assignees, Receivers & Trustees, 1843-1932; 1 box

OFFICIALS OF COUNTY
    Minutes, board of County Commissioners, 1868; 1 volume

ROADS & BRIDGES
    Road Orders, 1843-1868;1 volume
    Road Records, 1839-1926; 2 boxes
    Railroad Records, 1891-1910; 1 box

SCHOOL RECORDS
    Minutes, County Board of Education, 1872-1882; 1 volume

TAX & FISCAL RECORDS
    Lists of Taxables, 1843-1873; 5 volumes
    Tax Records, 1843-1890; 1 box

WILLS
    Wills, 1785-1970; 8 boxes

 



MICROFILM

Please Note: Not everything that is in the original records have been microfilmed, and they may not be complete for the years given.

There are microfilm records in some of these categories that are available for purchase at an inexpensive cost, usually around $10 per roll.  Check with the Archives for current prices and shipping costs.

The film available is in these categories:

COURT RECORDS
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions - Minutes, 1843-1868: Partial Index to minutes, 1843-1868; 2 reels
Superior Court - Minutes, 1843-1964; 10 reels- Equity Minutes, 1807-1824; 1 reel

ELECTION RECORDS
Record of Elections, 1896-1962; 2 reels

ESTATE RECORDS
Record of Estates, 1842-1858; 2 reels
Record of Accounts, 1847-1964; 5 reels
Administrator's Bonds, 1874-1891; 1 reel
Record of Administrators, 1900-1964; 4 reels
Appointment of Executors, 1868-1946; 1 reel
Guardian's Bonds, 1894-1904; 1 reel
Appointment of Guardians, 1901-1961; 1 reel
Record of Amounts paid for Indigent Children, 1913-1947; 1 reel
Record of Estates Under $300, 1932-1958; 1 reel
Inheritance Tax Records, 1923-1964; 1 reel
Record of Settlements, 1868-1964; 3 reels

LAND RECORDS
Record of Deeds, 1774-1806, 1838-1961; 47 reels
Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1838-1964; 4 reels
Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1838-1964; 4 reels
Land Entries, 1837-1955; 1 reel
Record of Surveys, 1904-1912; 1 reel
Federal Tax Lien Index, 1925-1964; 1 reel
Record of Resales, 1923-1964; 2 reels

MARRIAGE DIVORCE & VITAL STATISTICS
Marriage Bonds, 1842-1868; 1 reel
Marriage Bond Abstracts, 1842-1868; 1 reel
Marriage Licenses, 1846-1964; 10 reels
Marriage Registers, 1843-1981; 2 reels
Index to Vital Statistics, 1913-1964 (Birth & Death Records) 2 reels
Index to Delayed Births, various years; (Probated birth records) 2 reels

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
County Accounts and Claims, 1841-1870; Minutes, Board of Co. Commissioners, 1868-1870; 1 reel
Orders and Decrees, 1868-1962; 7 reels
Special Proceedings and Index, 1869-1933; 2 reels

OFFICIALS OF COUNTY
Minutes, Board of Co. Commissioners, 1870-1931; 3 reels

SCHOOL RECORDS
Minutes, county Board of Education, 1884-1925; 1 reel

TAX & FISCAL RECORDS
Tax Lists, 1873-1916-10 reels

WILLS
Record of wills, 1843-1964; 4 reels
Cross Index to Wills, 1848-1964; 1 reel

 


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