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1 MAP: North & South Carolina: 1889

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Entitled New Railroad and County Map of North & South Carolina, this late 19th century map identifies counties, county seats, villages, and rail lines in both states. Many rivers and creeks are also identified.
Price: 7.95 USD



2 MAP: North and South Carolina: 1865

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Our reprint of A.J. Johnson's 1865 original map shows rivers and swamps, as well as towns and settlements. Roads and railway lines are located, as are county boundaries. Includes an inset map of Charleston Harbor.
Price: 7.95 USD



3 NGS Research Guide: North Carolina

Price: 15.00 USD

North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer

4 North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer

88 pages, 11 x 15 1/2, paperback, Langenscheidt Publishing Group / DeLorme
North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer is designed for travelers who want topographic map detail for outdoor recreation, sales and transportation and everyday travel. Contains back roads, recreation sites, hiking trails, campgrounds, golf courses, scenic drives, a guide to state and national park historic sites/museums, fishing, and ski areas. Includes a comprehensive index.
Price: 19.95 USD

Forsyth County (North Carolina), Adelaide L. Fries

5 Forsyth County (North Carolina)
Adelaide L. Fries
(1898), 2008, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 150 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This small book gives a remarkably detailed history of the people and the establishment of Forsyth County, which is the home of Winston-Salem. This land had many owners as the result of a series of royal bequests, land patents and proprietorships. In 1753, Moravians came from Germany via Pennsylvania and began to settle on a tract of land that they called Wachovia. Other pioneers and settlements soon followed at Kernersville, Friedberg, Friedland and Hope. Eventually, townships were formed, civic groups convened, and a tract was chosen on which to build a county courthouse. Leading citizens are named throughout this history, which also discusses the county militia, the Civil War and the formation of township lines. North Carolina's secession from the Union is covered, as well as Forsyth County's role in the Civil War. No battles were fought there, but it was used as a place of refuge and supply for the Rebel Army and hundreds of men from Forsyth County joined the Confederate cause. Various Forsyth County regimental commanders of the Civil War are named. Several maps illustrate the evolution of the county. Two courthouses are also illustrated. The original subject index contains important places, events and names.
Price: 18.00 USD



6 Common Whites: Class and Culture in Antebellum North Carolina
Bill Cecil-Fronsman.
288 pages, maps, cloth, University Press of Kentucky
The "common whites," though they outnumbered the slaves and the elites, make up the least studied group in the Old South. This book takes us beyond stereotypes and misconceptions to a better understanding of a group of people often ignored by traditional history. Drawing on travelers' accounts, newspapers, folklore, analysis of census reports, and above all, oral history, the author has woven the individual threads of the culture into an in-depth analysis of their world and their responses to it.

About Author
Bill Cecil-Fronsman was professor of history at Washburn University of Topeka.

"Exhaustively researched and felicitously written, this work is likely to remain for some time the standard work on a significant segment of North Carolina's antebellum population."—North Carolina Historical Review

“The best of the genre. The fresh insights and careful analysis provide the best look we have at the antebellum world of Southern plain folk."—Civil War History

“Takes us within the households and communities of common whites. Allows new insights into the communal world of ordinary Carolinians."—Journal of Southern History
"A valuable book on an important subject."—Journal of Social History

“This impressive book extends far beyond anything now in print and will advance our knowledge of the largest single category of antebellum southernors."—Paul D. Escott, Wake Forest University
Price: 39.95 USD

Bute County, North Carolina Land Grant Plats and Land Entries, Brent H. Holcomb

7 Bute County, North Carolina Land Grant Plats and Land Entries
Brent H. Holcomb
(1974), 2007, 8˝x11, paper, index, 130 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Bute County was formed from Granville County in 1764, and abolished in 1779 to form Warren and Franklin Counties. During Bute County's brief existence there were 103 land grants issued, one tract entered and one plat made with no grant issued for it.The majority of this volume is comprised of facsimile reprints of original land grant plats that can be found at the archives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Plats and warrants exist for all grants (except file #12). All plats are reproduced in this volume and many of these reproductions are clearer than the dim and faded originals-some mere scraps of paper!The second portion of this volume contains 345 abstracted land entries. These entries include pertinent names, dates and locations. It is important to note that many Bute County entries belong to grants issued later in Warren and Franklin Counties.A surname index is provided, excluding only surveyors John Dent, Joseph Hawkins, and William Christmas. Names are indexed with the plat and entry numbers instead of page numbers.
Price: 22.00 USD



8 The Mecklenburg Declaration: Its Origin, History and Actors with a Bibliography of Its Literature, and Explanatory Documents
Craig L. Heath
2005, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 464 pp, paperback, Heritage Books
Never before published, this book by the noted historian, Lyman C. Draper, examines in critical detail the controversy surrounding the alleged "Declaration of Independence" from Great Britain by the citizens of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in May 1775. Was the entire matter a hoax? Draper looks at the scanty contemporaneous evidence, the questionable testimony of eyewitnesses taken many years after the event, and the reasoning and conflicting deductions of other historians before drawing his own conclusions, which may still not please some North Carolinians. Genealogical data on numerous North Carolina families, both prominent and obscure, who were in some way connected with the events of 1775 include: Alexander, Avery, Balch, Barry, Brevard, Cummins, Davidson, Downs, Flenniken, Foard, Graham, Harris, Hunter, Irwin, Jack, Kennon, Martin, McClure, Morrison, Ochiltree, Patton, Phifer, Polk, Pollock, Queary, Reese, Rutherford, Simeson, Waddell, and Wilson. Draper left the manuscript of the book, together with all his other papers, to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, of which he was Secretary. Now, more that 125 years after its completion, Draper's “The Mecklenburg Declaration” appears in print for the first time, with the added benefit of a full index.
Price: 30.00 USD

Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical, Cyrus L. Hunter

9 Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical
Cyrus L. Hunter
(1877), 2007, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 390 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This work relates principally to the Revolutionary period in the western and southwestern half of the state, particularly in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Rowan, Iredell, Lincoln, Gaston, Cleaveland, Burke and Wilkes counties, with some mention of the adjoining sections of South Carolina. Old-timers' recollections of former residents and local traditions combine with extracts from state and county archives for a well-rounded overview of the area. This book contains a considerable amount of genealogy, and the historical narratives are written in a pleasant, neighborly style.
Price: 29.50 USD



10 History of Mecklenburg County [North Carolina] and the City of Charlotte from 1740 to 1903
D. A. Tompkins
(1903, 1904, 1999), 2008, 5˝x8˝, paper, indices, 664 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This informative local history, originally published in two separate volumes between 1903 and 1904, is now available in an unabridged single-volume edition. The text is divided into a "narrative" section, providing a general overview of Mecklenburg County's history, and the appendix, which offers a more detailed look at a number of significant events that occurred in the county as well as a considerable body of genealogical data. Chapters cover a broad range of subjects of historical interest, illustrating the development of the county from its initial settlement through the twentieth century, including: "Indians of this Section," "Early Settlers," "Industries and Customs," "Beginning of Charlotte," "Rifle Factory in Charlotte," "The Revolution," "The Battle of Ramsour's Mill," "The Battle of King's Mountain," "Education before 1800," "Introduction of the Cotton Industry," "Slavery, Politics and Secession," "The Civil War," "Federal Officers and Troops in Charlotte," "The First Decade Without Slavery," "Road Building," and "Development of Manufactures." A chapter is devoted to biographical sketches of three notable Mecklenburg County residents3/4Presidents Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk, and Senator Zebulon Baird Vance. The Appendix serves primarily to supplement the "Narrative" section, providing additional information and expanded historical background on a number of topics. This section also contains extensive lists of names, noting Mecklenburg citizens who served in the General Assembly, five companies of soldiers in the War of 1812, twenty-one companies of Confederate soldiers, volunteers in the Mexican War, Spanish-American War veterans, Mayors of Charlotte and ministers. This edition is profusely illustrated and the original indices for each section have been retained.
Price: 46.00 USD

North Carolina 1780-81: Being a History of the Invasion of the Carolinas by the British Army under Lord Cornwallis in 1780-81, David Schenck, LL.D

11 North Carolina 1780-81: Being a History of the Invasion of the Carolinas by the British Army under Lord Cornwallis in 1780-81
David Schenck, LL.D
(1889), 2007, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 516 pp, Heritage Books
Exciting narratives and battle maps are presented for each of the following significant engagements: Camden, King’s Mountain, Cowpens, Guilford Court-House, Hobkirk’s Hill and Eutaw Springs. During the course of the war, the North Carolina Legislature voted to raise several regiments of continental troops, six battalions of Minute Men and three Light Horse companies. The names of all of the officers for these units are listed here.
Price: 37.00 USD



12 1820 Federal Census North Carolina
Dorothy Williams Potter
2004, 8˝x11, paper, index, 524 pp, Heritage Books
A census of more than usual merit, painstakingly thorough, this book lists over 78,000 heads of household and-with the additions-is believed to embody the most complete printed source material for the period. All fifty-six counties for which census enumerations have been preserved are included. Furthermore, tax lists for Wake and Franklin Counties are incorporated to compensate for the lost census records of those counties. This book is not just an index, but an alphabetical listing of the whole state, giving heads of households, ages of the family, free colored persons, and the number of slaves. All identifying descriptions used by the census enumerator have been maintained, and the county name and original page number are also listed. Termed by reviewers as the most accurate reading available, now is the time to obtain your copy of the long-awaited reprint of this indispensable aid to genealogists and historians. Author or editor of over 100 books and articles, Mrs. Potter is author of the highly acclaimed Passports of Southeastern Pioneers, 1770-1823, and is the recipient of the Tennessee Historical Commission's Certificate of Merit Award.
Price: 53.00 USD

The Highland Scots of North Carolina, 1732-1776, Duane Meyer

13 The Highland Scots of North Carolina, 1732-1776
Duane Meyer
230 pages, paperback, University of North Carolina Press
"Meyer addresses himself principally to two questions. Why did many thousands of Scottish Highlanders emigrate to America in the eighteenth century, and why did the majority of them rally to the defense of the Crown. . . . Offers the most complete and intelligent analysis of them that has so far appeared." --William and Mary Quarterly
Using a variety of original sources -- official papers, travel documents, diaries, and newspapers -- Duane Meyer presents an impressively complete reconstruction of the settlement of the Highlanders in North Carolina. He examines their motives for migration, their life in America, and their curious political allegiance to George III.
Price: 18.95 USD

Portsmouth the Way It Was: Island History, Volume III, Ellen F. Cloud

14 Portsmouth the Way It Was: Island History, Volume III
Ellen F. Cloud
(1996), 2006, 5˝x8˝, paper, 194 pp, Heritage Books
Portsmouth, The Way It Was follows Ocracoke Lighthouse and Old Salt in the Island History series. A small, now uninhabited island southwest of Ocracoke Island, Portsmouth was once a thriving seaport serving the North Carolina coast. An account of the early history of the island offers information never before documented. Records of the effects of storms, wars, occupation of Federal forces during the Civil War, and claims to the government for losses during this war, are a few such records. War activities from the Spanish Invasion through the Civil War are documented. In 1820, America's first marine hospital was established here. A chapter is devoted to Dr. Samuel Dudley, the second physician in charge of the hospital. The story of John Wallace "Governor of Shell Castle" is told.Other chapters concern the Life Saving Service, the one island Black family, Portsmouth school and the postal service. Pictures from the early 1900s depict the way of life on the Outer Banks that is all but forgotten today.This book preserves a fascinating oral history account given by Mrs. Mattie Gilgo (1885-1976) and transcribed by Ms. Cloud. As the day-long interview continues, the reader can return to the past on Portsmouth Island, from Mrs. Mattie's piano to the 300 year old broach, Ballast Stone Hill, beach patrols, ship wrecks and the first automobile on the island. The author is an Ocracoke native who traces her lineage back to the earliest settlers. Ms. Cloud is a genealogist, historian, preservationist, community leader and artist of note. Sketches, maps and photographs add to the documentation of this book.
Price: 22.50 USD



15 North Carolina Extant Voter Registrations of 1867
Frances Holloway Wynne
2001, 8˝x11, paper, alphabetical, 278 pp, Heritage Books
Alphabetical by county and township.
Price: 37.00 USD



16 CD: The North Carolina Constitution of 1776 and Its Makers
Frank Nash
(1912), 2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 27 pp, paperback, Heritage Books
The text of a paper read before the North Carolina Historical Society in 1912 which gives a concise account of the creation of the State's first constitution. A name and place index has been added. The most common surnames are: Ashe, Caswell, Johnston, Jones, and Nash.
Price: 15.95 USD



17 CD: The Kappa Alpha Order 1865-1897: How It Came to Be Southern
Gary Thomas Scott
(1994) 2003, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and MAC, 142 pp, Heritage Books
Now on CD-ROM! Gary Thomas Scott became a member of KA while a student at Southwestern University. During the tumultuous 1960s, his interest in the fraternity's origins and its impact on Southern society led him to choose the early history of KA as his thesis topic for his master's degree in Southern History from the University of North Carolina. "This work is primarily an attempt at answering several simple questions: How and why did Kappa Alpha Order, one of several college fraternities established in the South after the Civil War, come to see itself as an organization devoted to the preservation of certain Southern "ideals and principles," i.e. myths or folk attitudes? What were these myths or attitudes which the fraternity sought to preserve? How did KA aid in the portage of these attitudes from one generation to another? And how, in turn, did these selected attitudes work to shape the organization?" The author hopes "that this attempt to decipher 'the mind of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity' will shed some light on the 'mind of the New South.'" An authority on the Kappa Alpha ritual, he has served on ritual revision committees and has interpreted the Order's history to KAs for more than two decades.
Price: 8.00 USD

Alleghany County, North Carolina, Marriages, 1849-1900, George Henry Latham

18 Alleghany County, North Carolina, Marriages, 1849-1900
George Henry Latham
(1996), 2007, 8˝x11, paper, index, 362 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
These marriage records are arranged alphabetically by the groom’s surname, typically showing for each marriage the day, month and year it took place; the groom’s name, age, residence and the names of his parents; and the bride’s name, age, residence and the names of her parents. An index of brides is included.
Price: 32.00 USD



19 CD: North Carolina, Volume 1
HB Archives
2001, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC or MAC, 2983 pp, Heritage Books
This CD contains four volumes relating to NC history: **Catawaba Co., North Carolina, Will Book 1 - Elizabeth Bray Sherrill (1994). This book contains wills that range in date from Martin Coulter's will written on May 25, 1817 to Joseph Carpenter's will dated August 13, 1867. The wills are in the order as they were recorded by the County Clerk of Court. A full name index, as well as a slave index is included. **Catawba Co., North Carolina, Marriages, 1842[50]-1880, Vol. 1 -Elizabeth Bray Sherrill, RG (1993). Catawba Co. was established in 1842 from Lincoln Co., NC. This book contains fully abstracted information and is geared toward researchers having ancestors whose marriage took place in Catawba Co. in the years 1850 through 1880. **Annals of Lincoln Co., North Carolina: Containing Interesting and Authentic Facts of Lincoln County History Through the Years 1749-1937 - William L. Sherrill (1937). The index lists women under both maiden and married names. Illustrated. **The History of North Carolina, Vols. 1-5 - R. D. W. Connor, William K. Boyd & J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton (1919). NC history from 1584 to the time of original publication. Biographies include: Nathaniel Boyden, William H. Marler, Edwin Llewellyn Travis, Edward Chambers Smith, William Sydney, Edward E. Brown, Robert Henry Powell, Christopher C. Mclellan, Frank Lee Jackson, Archibald L. Bullock, Fries Family, James Owen Reilly, John Franklin Love, John Exum Woodward, David A. McDiarmid, Raleigh Rutherford Haynes, Chisholm C. Cranford and many others.
Price: 35.00 USD

More Marylanders to Carolina: Migration of Marylanders to North Carolina and South Carolina Prior to 1800, Henry C. Peden, Jr

20 More Marylanders to Carolina: Migration of Marylanders to North Carolina and South Carolina Prior to 1800
Henry C. Peden, Jr
(1999), 2006, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 166 pp, Heritage Books
Mr. Peden has uncovered a large number of additional families since the publication of his earlier work, Marylanders to Carolina: Migration of Marylanders to North Carolina and South Carolina Prior to 1800 (published in 1994).
Price: 18.50 USD

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