LUTHER, James – (d. 1890)

In Union township, Randolph county, N.C., D.H. MILLER killed James LUTHER, having shot him three times with a revolver in the doorway of George LUTHER‘s house after a quarrel and struggle.  There was a feud between MILLER and LUTHER, and MILLER had gone to George LUTHER’s house, which he was endeavoring to enter.  He made his escape just after LUTHER fell dead.  Four shots were fired at MILLER as he fled.


Source: Roanoke Beacon, 21 February 1890. Available online at digitalnc.org.

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History of Jordan Memorial UMC

A link to an online history of Jordan Memorial UMC has been added to the Publications page under “E-books.”

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Asheboro Courier

Early issues of the Asheboro Courier are now online: Digital North Carolina.

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Lookup Volunteer

Jean Covington LaCoss has kindly offered to do limited look-ups at the Randolph Room in Asheboro. This is limited to search and retrieval of three documents at a time; it is not an offer to do research. Further details are on the Query & Lookups page of this website, which has a link to her email address. Please do remember to tell her thank-you, and offer to pay any costs involved. Thank you, Jean!

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North Carolina Digital Heritage Center histories

The NC Digital Heritage Center has a number of Randolph County histories online.  I added a link to them on the home page.

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Seagrove Area (1976) e-book

An e-book link has been added to the Publications page.

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African-American Quaker

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Randolph Business Directory 1894

A link to the e-book of the Randolph Business Directory for 1894 at archive.org was added to the publications page:  http://ncgenweb.us/nc/randolph/publications/

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e-books and map

Two books were recently made available by Internet Archives.  Links to those were placed on the Publications page.  Also, a Maps page was set up, and the township map for Randolph County was added there.

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Bastardy Bonds

I’ve started an effort to collect bastardy bonds of Randolph County.  Contributions of information and/or images of the bonds are welcome.

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