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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
 
Rowan County is located in the central portion of North Carolina and was named for Matthew Rowan, Governor of North Carolina at the time.<ref>https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Rowan</ref>
 
Rowan County is located in the central portion of North Carolina and was named for Matthew Rowan, Governor of North Carolina at the time.<ref>https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Rowan</ref>
=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
 
{{NC Courthouse Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Courthouse Intro|Rowan}}
 
'''Rowan County Courthouse'''<br>202 N Main Street<br>PO Box 2568<br>Salisbury, NC 28144-4346<br>Phone: 704-636-3102<br>[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Rowan/Default.asp Rowan County Website]<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage death and land records.<br>
 
'''Rowan County Courthouse'''<br>202 N Main Street<br>PO Box 2568<br>Salisbury, NC 28144-4346<br>Phone: 704-636-3102<br>[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Rowan/Default.asp Rowan County Website]<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage death and land records.<br>
 
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1881, probate and court records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1881, probate and court records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
=== Rowan County, North Carolina Record Dates ===
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===Rowan County, North Carolina Record Dates===
 
{{NC Record Dates Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Record Dates Intro|Rowan}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rowan County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.</ref></center>
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| align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" colspan="7" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rowan County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1865'''  Some of the records were destroyed during the Civil War.<br>
 
'''1865'''  Some of the records were destroyed during the Civil War.<br>
  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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===Boundary Changes===
 
{{NC Boundary Changes Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Boundary Changes Intro|Rowan}}
 
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*'''1753'''  Rowan County was created from [[Anson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Anson]] County.
 
*'''1753'''  Rowan County was created from [[Anson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Anson]] County.
 
*'''County seat:''' Salisbury<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
*'''County seat:''' Salisbury<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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From the 1750s, up to the time of the American Revolution, Rowan County included most of the frontier area of Western North Carolina. All or portions of the present-day counties of [[Alexander County, North Carolina Genealogy|Alexander]], [[Alleghany County, North Carolina Genealogy|Alleghany]], [[Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy|Ashe]], [[Avery County, North Carolina Genealogy|Avery]], [[Burke County, North Carolina Genealogy|Burke]], [[Caldwell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Caldwell]], [[Catawba County, North Carolina Genealogy|Catawba]], [[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Davidson]], [[Davie County, North Carolina Genealogy|Davie]], [[Guilford County, North Carolina Genealogy|Guilford]], [[Iredell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Iredell]], [[Lincoln County, North Carolina Genealogy|Lincoln]], [[McDowell County, North Carolina Genealogy|McDowell]], [[Madison County, North Carolina Genealogy|Madison]], [[Mitchell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Mitchell]], [[Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogy|Randolph]], [[Rockingham County, North Carolina Genealogy|Rockingham]], [[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy|Stokes]], [[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy|Surry]], [[Watauga County, North Carolina Genealogy|Watauga]], [[Wilkes County, North Carolina Genealogy|Wilkes]], [[Yadkin County, North Carolina Genealogy|Yadkin]], [[Yancey County, North Carolina Genealogy|Yancey]] fell within its bounds at that time.
 
From the 1750s, up to the time of the American Revolution, Rowan County included most of the frontier area of Western North Carolina. All or portions of the present-day counties of [[Alexander County, North Carolina Genealogy|Alexander]], [[Alleghany County, North Carolina Genealogy|Alleghany]], [[Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy|Ashe]], [[Avery County, North Carolina Genealogy|Avery]], [[Burke County, North Carolina Genealogy|Burke]], [[Caldwell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Caldwell]], [[Catawba County, North Carolina Genealogy|Catawba]], [[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Davidson]], [[Davie County, North Carolina Genealogy|Davie]], [[Guilford County, North Carolina Genealogy|Guilford]], [[Iredell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Iredell]], [[Lincoln County, North Carolina Genealogy|Lincoln]], [[McDowell County, North Carolina Genealogy|McDowell]], [[Madison County, North Carolina Genealogy|Madison]], [[Mitchell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Mitchell]], [[Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogy|Randolph]], [[Rockingham County, North Carolina Genealogy|Rockingham]], [[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy|Stokes]], [[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy|Surry]], [[Watauga County, North Carolina Genealogy|Watauga]], [[Wilkes County, North Carolina Genealogy|Wilkes]], [[Yadkin County, North Carolina Genealogy|Yadkin]], [[Yancey County, North Carolina Genealogy|Yancey]] fell within its bounds at that time.
  
 
For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
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=== Populated Places ===
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===Populated Places===
 
{{NC Populated Places Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Populated Places Intro|Rowan}}
  
=== History Timeline ===
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===History Timeline===
 
{{NC Historical Timeline Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Historical Timeline Intro|Rowan}}
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
{{NC Resources Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Resources Intro|Rowan}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===Bible Records===
 
{{NC Bible Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Bible Intro|Rowan}}
  
=== Biographies ===
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===Biographies===
 
{{NC Biographies Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Biographies Intro|Rowan}}
  
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
 
{{NC Business Records Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Business Records Intro|Rowan}}
  
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'''''Occupations'''''<br>
 
'''''Occupations'''''<br>
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*"Clerk of Court," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):889. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"Clerk of Court," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):889. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"Clerks of Court in Rowan County, 1753-1795" ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 15, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):3535-3542. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"Clerks of Court in Rowan County, 1753-1795" ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 15, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):3535-3542. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*Weekley, Carolyn. "James Gheen, Piedmont North Carolina Cabinetmaker," ''Antiques ''magazine, May 1973, pp. 940-945. Note: Gheen worked in last half of the 18th century. His will was signed in Rowan County, NC in  April 1796.
 
*Weekley, Carolyn. "James Gheen, Piedmont North Carolina Cabinetmaker," ''Antiques ''magazine, May 1973, pp. 940-945. Note: Gheen worked in last half of the 18th century. His will was signed in Rowan County, NC in  April 1796.
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===Cemeteries===
 
{{NC Cemeteries Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Cemeteries Intro|Rowan}}
  
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| width="25%" style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" |<center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
* [http://ncgenweb.us/nc/rowan/churches-cemeteries/ NCGenWeb]
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/rowan/churches-cemeteries/ NCGenWeb]
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/rowan/rowancemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/rowan/rowancemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
* [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/rowan.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/rowan.html Tombstone Project]
* [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/rowa/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/rowa/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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* {{FHL|466212|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetery+Rowan+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetery+Rowan+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/North-Carolina/Rowan-County?id=county_1730 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/North-Carolina/Rowan-County?id=county_1730 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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*Bryan, John K. "The Gravestones of Martha (Strode) Bryan," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 13, No. 4 (Nov. 1998):3095-3098. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Bryan, John K. "The Gravestones of Martha (Strode) Bryan," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 13, No. 4 (Nov. 1998):3095-3098. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"Cemetery Record," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 16, No. 4 (Nov. 2001):3749. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Discusses a gravemarker from Salem United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, surname: Hill, date of death: 1867, which identifies the person's 1791 birthplace as Rowan County, North Carolina.]
 
*"Cemetery Record," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 16, No. 4 (Nov. 2001):3749. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Discusses a gravemarker from Salem United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, surname: Hill, date of death: 1867, which identifies the person's 1791 birthplace as Rowan County, North Carolina.]
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*Sell, Kenneth D. "Preliminary Checklist of Rowan County Churches and Cemeteries," ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 1987):4-11; Vol. 1, Nos. 3-4 (Fall and Winter 1987):26-30; Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 1988):20-23; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Jun. 1988):45-48; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep. 1988):87-91; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):128-129; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):37; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Mar. 1989):73-74. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Sell, Kenneth D. "Preliminary Checklist of Rowan County Churches and Cemeteries," ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 1987):4-11; Vol. 1, Nos. 3-4 (Fall and Winter 1987):26-30; Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 1988):20-23; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Jun. 1988):45-48; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep. 1988):87-91; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):128-129; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):37; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Mar. 1989):73-74. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"Small Cemeteries in Western Rowan, Christ Episcopal," ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):124-127. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"Small Cemeteries in Western Rowan, Christ Episcopal," ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):124-127. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
=== Census Records ===
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{{NC Census Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Census Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*'''1870'''  "1870 Census, Rowan County, North Carolina," ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 1988):10-19; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Jun. 1988):49-54; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep. 1988):77-85; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):115-126; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):29-36; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Mar. 1989):62-69; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):89-94; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):142-147. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*'''1870'''  "1870 Census, Rowan County, North Carolina," ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 1988):10-19; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Jun. 1988):49-54; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep. 1988):77-85; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):115-126; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):29-36; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Mar. 1989):62-69; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):89-94; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):142-147. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
=== Church Records ===
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===Church Records===
 
{{NC Church Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Church Intro|Rowan}}
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*'''1700-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|2790262|North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1700-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|2790262|North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*Fries, Adelaide L. ''Colonial Churches of North Carolina Within the Bounds of Rowan County as Set Off in 1753''. 1936. Available at {{FHL|482043|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Fries, Adelaide L. ''Colonial Churches of North Carolina Within the Bounds of Rowan County as Set Off in 1753''. 1936. Available at {{FHL|482043|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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'''''Baptist'''''<br>
 
'''''Baptist'''''<br>
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*'''Abbott's Creek.''' Formed about 1753.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:567-568. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref> Later located in [[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Davidson]].
 
*'''Abbott's Creek.''' Formed about 1753.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:567-568. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref> Later located in [[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Davidson]].
 
*'''Bear Creek.''' Constituted 1791.<ref name="bap" />
 
*'''Bear Creek.''' Constituted 1791.<ref name="bap" />
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'''''German Reformed'''''<br>
 
'''''German Reformed'''''<br>
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*'''Grace or Lower Stone Church,''' Rockwell, N.C. Established by 1795.<ref>"Grace or Lower Stone Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
 
*'''Grace or Lower Stone Church,''' Rockwell, N.C. Established by 1795.<ref>"Grace or Lower Stone Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
*'''Pilgrim Church,''' near Lexington, N.C. Established about 1757.<ref>"Pilgrim Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Later located in [[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Davidson]]. Baptisms from 1757-1845 are included in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf]].</ref><br>
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*'''Pilgrim Church,''' near Lexington, N.C. Established about 1757.<ref>"Pilgrim Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Later located in [[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Davidson]]. Baptisms from 1757-1845 are included in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf|<nowiki/>]]https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.</ref><br>
  
 
'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
 
'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
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*'''Organ or Zion Church,''' near Rockwell, N.C. Building erected 1794.<ref>"Organ or Zion Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
 
*'''Organ or Zion Church,''' near Rockwell, N.C. Building erected 1794.<ref>"Organ or Zion Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
 
*Agner, Martha Withers. "An Overview of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rowan County, North Carolina," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 9, No. 1 (Feb. 1994):1929-1935. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Agner, Martha Withers. "An Overview of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rowan County, North Carolina," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 9, No. 1 (Feb. 1994):1929-1935. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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'''''Presbyterian'''''<br>
 
'''''Presbyterian'''''<br>
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*'''Centre Church,''' Mount Mourne, N.C. Organized 1765.<ref>"Centre Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Originally known as the Osbourne Meeting House; later located in [[Iredell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Iredell]].
 
*'''Centre Church,''' Mount Mourne, N.C. Organized 1765.<ref>"Centre Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Originally known as the Osbourne Meeting House; later located in [[Iredell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Iredell]].
 
*'''Third Creek Church,''' Cleveland, N.C. Founded before 1789.<ref>"Third Creek Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
 
*'''Third Creek Church,''' Cleveland, N.C. Founded before 1789.<ref>"Third Creek Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
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*"Transcript of a Map of Fourth Creek Congregation by William Sharpe, Esq. 1773," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 1987):340-341. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies names and places of residence of many people.]
 
*"Transcript of a Map of Fourth Creek Congregation by William Sharpe, Esq. 1773," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 1987):340-341. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies names and places of residence of many people.]
  
=== Court Records ===
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===Court Records===
 
{{NC Court Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Court Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*Linn, Jo White. "Salisbury District Superior Court, Equity Enrolling Docket 1787-1794, 1797-1798," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb. 1997):2689-2693. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Linn, Jo White. "Salisbury District Superior Court, Equity Enrolling Docket 1787-1794, 1797-1798," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb. 1997):2689-2693. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
=== Directories ===
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===Directories===
 
{{NC Directories Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Directories Intro|Rowan}}
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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===Emigration and Immigration===
 
{{NC Emigration Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Emigration Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*Offman, David Isaiah and Paul G. Kinney. ''Genealogical Records of Early German and Other Families that Settled in the Area of North Carolina, of Alamance, Chatham, Guilford, Randolph, Rowan Cos.'' MSS., available at {{FHL|38288|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Offman, David Isaiah and Paul G. Kinney. ''Genealogical Records of Early German and Other Families that Settled in the Area of North Carolina, of Alamance, Chatham, Guilford, Randolph, Rowan Cos.'' MSS., available at {{FHL|38288|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
 
{{NC Ethnic Groups Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Ethnic Groups Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*"Slaves Bartlett and Emey on the Jacob Booe Plantation," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 10, No. 4 (Nov. 1995):2370. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"Slaves Bartlett and Emey on the Jacob Booe Plantation," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 10, No. 4 (Nov. 1995):2370. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
=== Funeral Homes ===
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===Funeral Homes===
 
{{NC Funeral Homes Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Funeral Homes Intro|Rowan}}
  
 
*'''1907-1914'''  Summersett Funeral Home Records 1907-1914, ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):107-110; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):21-25. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*'''1907-1914'''  Summersett Funeral Home Records 1907-1914, ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):107-110; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):21-25. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
=== Genealogies ===
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===Genealogies===
 
{{NC Genealogies Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Genealogies Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*Links to Rowan County Family Pages in [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ncrowan/homepages.htm "Rowan County North Carolina Genealogy and History USGenWeb,"] ''USGenWeb''. More than 50 families are identified.
 
*Links to Rowan County Family Pages in [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ncrowan/homepages.htm "Rowan County North Carolina Genealogy and History USGenWeb,"] ''USGenWeb''. More than 50 families are identified.
 
*Stroupe, Ethel. "Jersey Settlement Origins: First Families of Jersey Settlement," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 11, No. 1 (Feb. 1996):2413-2434. {{FHL|473638|item|disp=FHL Collection}} Discusses possible New Jersey origins of many Rowan County early settlers.
 
*Stroupe, Ethel. "Jersey Settlement Origins: First Families of Jersey Settlement," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 11, No. 1 (Feb. 1996):2413-2434. {{FHL|473638|item|disp=FHL Collection}} Discusses possible New Jersey origins of many Rowan County early settlers.
 +
 
<br><br>
 
<br><br>
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*'''Adams''' - ''See March.''
 
*'''Adams''' - ''See March.''
 
*'''Admire''' - Phillips, William Ralph. "George Erdmayer/Artmire/Admire," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1991):1277-1279. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*'''Admire''' - Phillips, William Ralph. "George Erdmayer/Artmire/Admire," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1991):1277-1279. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*'''Miller''' - Schlenker, Johannes L. "Henn Mer Der Wendel Muller G'Funne: The Saga of Wendel Muller: from German-Peasant to American-Junker," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 7, No. 3 (Aug. 1992):1569-1590. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*'''Miller''' - Schlenker, Johannes L. "Henn Mer Der Wendel Muller G'Funne: The Saga of Wendel Muller: from German-Peasant to American-Junker," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 7, No. 3 (Aug. 1992):1569-1590. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*'''Miller''' - "Francis Miller," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 7, No. 3 (Aug. 1992):1608-1615. Available at {{FHL|975.671 H25r}}
 
*'''Miller''' - "Francis Miller," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 7, No. 3 (Aug. 1992):1608-1615. Available at {{FHL|975.671 H25r}}
*'''Miller''' - Schlenker, Johannes L. "Errata from 'Henn Mer Der Wendel Muller G'Funne?'" ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 8, No. 4 (Nov. 1993):1878. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.'''
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*'''Miller''' - Schlenker, Johannes L. "Errata from 'Henn Mer Der Wendel Muller G'Funne?'" ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 8, No. 4 (Nov. 1993):1878. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*'''Mock''' - "Rowan Records Sleuth - Philip Mock," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 7, No. 2 (May 1992):1529-1533. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*'''Mock''' - "Rowan Records Sleuth - Philip Mock," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 7, No. 2 (May 1992):1529-1533. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*'''Montgomery''' - Linn, Jo White. "Hugh Montgomery of Rowan County: One Man with a Fast Horse," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 7, No. 3 (Aug. 1992):1591-1606. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*'''Montgomery''' - Linn, Jo White. "Hugh Montgomery of Rowan County: One Man with a Fast Horse," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 7, No. 3 (Aug. 1992):1591-1606. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*'''Zien''' - ''See Sain''.
 
*'''Zien''' - ''See Sain''.
  
=== Guardianship ===
+
===Guardianship===
 
{{NC Guardianship Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Guardianship Intro|Rowan}}
  
=== Land and Property Records ===
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===Land and Property Records===
 
{{NC Land Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Land Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*Bennett, William Doub. "Squatters' Rights (Adverse Possession of Real Property)," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 1991):1329-1335. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Bennett, William Doub. "Squatters' Rights (Adverse Possession of Real Property)," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 1991):1329-1335. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
=== Local Histories ===
+
===Local Histories===
 
{{NC Histories Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Histories Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*Shook, Pauline Moser and John C. Roberts. ''Capt. Daniel Little, Esq., and His Contemporaries: John Dunn, John Lewis Beard, Conrod Michael, Michael Brown, William Temple Coles, and Most of the Population of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1792: Documented''. Sandpoint, Idaho: P.M. Shook, 1994. Available at {{FHL|744064|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Shook, Pauline Moser and John C. Roberts. ''Capt. Daniel Little, Esq., and His Contemporaries: John Dunn, John Lewis Beard, Conrod Michael, Michael Brown, William Temple Coles, and Most of the Population of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1792: Documented''. Sandpoint, Idaho: P.M. Shook, 1994. Available at {{FHL|744064|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
 
{{NC Maps Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Maps Intro|Rowan}}
  
 
[[Image:Ncrowan.png|thumb|right|250px|Ncrowan]]
 
[[Image:Ncrowan.png|thumb|right|250px|Ncrowan]]
 +
 
*Axelson, Edith F. "Post Office Records," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1122-1127. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes map of Rowan County showing locations of old post offices.]
 
*Axelson, Edith F. "Post Office Records," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1122-1127. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes map of Rowan County showing locations of old post offices.]
 
*Brawley, James S. ''Bicentennial Commemorative Map of Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1953''. Salisbury, North Carolina: J. Brawley, 1953. Available at {{FHL|28736|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Brawley, James S. ''Bicentennial Commemorative Map of Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1953''. Salisbury, North Carolina: J. Brawley, 1953. Available at {{FHL|28736|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*"Transcript of a Map of Fourth Creek Congregation by William Sharpe, Esq. 1773," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 1987):340-341. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies names and places of residence of many people.]
 
*"Transcript of a Map of Fourth Creek Congregation by William Sharpe, Esq. 1773," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 1987):340-341. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies names and places of residence of many people.]
  
=== Migration ===
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===Migration===
 
{{NC Migration Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Migration Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*Julian, Wilbur C. "Rowan County and the Yadkin River," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1999):3145-3150. About river transportation through Rowan County. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Julian, Wilbur C. "Rowan County and the Yadkin River," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1999):3145-3150. About river transportation through Rowan County. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
=== Military Records ===
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===Military Records===
 
{{NC Military Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Military Intro|Rowan}}
  
 
'''''French and Indian War '''''<br>
 
'''''French and Indian War '''''<br>
 +
 
*Linn, Jo White. "1759 Rowan County Militia List," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 2, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):273-274. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Linn, Jo White. "1759 Rowan County Militia List," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 2, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):273-274. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Linn, Jo White. "1759 Rowan County Militia Lists," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 7, No. 4 (Nov. 1992):1643-1644. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Linn, Jo White. "1759 Rowan County Militia Lists," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 7, No. 4 (Nov. 1992):1643-1644. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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'''''Militia '''''<br>
 
'''''Militia '''''<br>
 +
 
*"Surry County Militia Officers 28 June 1774," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 1991):1359-1360. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"Surry County Militia Officers 28 June 1774," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 1991):1359-1360. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
 
'''''Revolutionary War '''''<br>
 
'''''Revolutionary War '''''<br>
 +
 
*'''1779-1782'''  {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1779-1782'''  {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*"1779 Pay Roll to Goal Guards in Salisbury 20 Sept. - 5 Nov; Capt. George Laumann," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 14, No. 4 (Nov. 1999):3326-3328. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"1779 Pay Roll to Goal Guards in Salisbury 20 Sept. - 5 Nov; Capt. George Laumann," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 14, No. 4 (Nov. 1999):3326-3328. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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'''''War of 1812 '''''<br>
 
'''''War of 1812 '''''<br>
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*"Muster Rolls of Soldiers of the War of 1812," ["Third Company, detached from the third Rowan Regiment"] ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):111. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"Muster Rolls of Soldiers of the War of 1812," ["Third Company, detached from the third Rowan Regiment"] ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):111. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"North Carolina Society, United States Daughters of 1812 Celebrates 75th Year," ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 1987):12-13. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"North Carolina Society, United States Daughters of 1812 Celebrates 75th Year," ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 1987):12-13. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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'''''War with Mexico '''''<br>
 
'''''War with Mexico '''''<br>
 +
 
*Bennett, William Doub. "Rowan County in the Mexican War or the Aborted Company A," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 8, No. 3 (Aug. 1993):1825-1833. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Bennett, William Doub. "Rowan County in the Mexican War or the Aborted Company A," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 8, No. 3 (Aug. 1993):1825-1833. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry]  
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry]
*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]  
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]
 
*'''1885-1953'''  {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1885-1953'''  {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
 
{{NC Civil War Regiments|Rowan}}<br>
 
{{NC Civil War Regiments|Rowan}}<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery.|1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery]], Company D
 
:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery.|1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery]], Company D
 
:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men|1st Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men]], Company H
 
:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men|1st Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men]], Company H
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'''''World War I '''''<br>
 
'''''World War I '''''<br>
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*'''1917-1919'''  {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1917-1919'''  {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
 
'''''World War II '''''<br>
 
'''''World War II '''''<br>
 +
 
*'''1940-1948'''  {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1940-1948'''  {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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===Naturalization and Citizenship===
 
{{NC Naturalization Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Naturalization Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*Rosenthal, Patricia N. "Rowan County Naturalizations 1824-1826," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 8, No. 1 (Feb. 1993):1710-1712. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Rosenthal, Patricia N. "Rowan County Naturalizations 1824-1826," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 8, No. 1 (Feb. 1993):1710-1712. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
=== Newspapers ===
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===Newspapers===
 
{{NC Newspapers Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Newspapers Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*"Untying the Knot," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1998):3038. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Sheek divorce, 1860, taken from ''Salisbury Banner,'' Newspaper, 14 August 1860.
 
*"Untying the Knot," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1998):3038. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Sheek divorce, 1860, taken from ''Salisbury Banner,'' Newspaper, 14 August 1860.
  
=== Obituaries ===
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===Obituaries===
 
{{NC Obituaries Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Obituaries Intro|Rowan}}
  
=== Other Records ===
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===Other Records===
 
{{NC Other Records Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Other Records Intro|Rowan}}
  
 
'''''Historic Residences'''''<br>
 
'''''Historic Residences'''''<br>
 +
 
*"Bed and Breakfast," [Stewart-Marsh House] ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):891. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"Bed and Breakfast," [Stewart-Marsh House] ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):891. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"Bed and Breakfast," [Rowan Oak House] ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):891. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"Bed and Breakfast," [Rowan Oak House] ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):891. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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'''''Officials'''''<br>
 
'''''Officials'''''<br>
 +
 
*"Delegates to the North Carolina Constitutional Conventions--1788, 1789," ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 1987):14-16. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes delegates from this county.]
 
*"Delegates to the North Carolina Constitutional Conventions--1788, 1789," ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 1987):14-16. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes delegates from this county.]
  
 
'''''Petitions'''''<br>
 
'''''Petitions'''''<br>
 +
 
*'''1760''' - "1760 Rowan County Petition," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 3, No. 4 (Nov. 1988):682. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Includes names and signatures of about a dozen local residents.
 
*'''1760''' - "1760 Rowan County Petition," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 3, No. 4 (Nov. 1988):682. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Includes names and signatures of about a dozen local residents.
 
*'''1760''' - "1760 Rowan County Petition," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 3, No. 4 (Nov. 1988):683. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Identifies Justices of the Peace in Rowan County and whether or not they currently qualify.
 
*'''1760''' - "1760 Rowan County Petition," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 3, No. 4 (Nov. 1988):683. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Identifies Justices of the Peace in Rowan County and whether or not they currently qualify.
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'''''Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc. '''''<br>
 
'''''Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc. '''''<br>
 +
 
*Linn, Jo White. "Loose Records of Wardens of the Poor in Rowan County 1771-1871," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1998):3020-3025; Vol. 14, No. 3 (Aug. 1999):3265-3279. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Linn, Jo White. "Loose Records of Wardens of the Poor in Rowan County 1771-1871," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1998):3020-3025; Vol. 14, No. 3 (Aug. 1999):3265-3279. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Apprentice Bonds 1777-1850," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2811-2818; Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1999):3169-3179; Vol. 14, No. 4 (Nov. 1999):3316-3325. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Apprentice Bonds 1777-1850," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2811-2818; Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1999):3169-3179; Vol. 14, No. 4 (Nov. 1999):3316-3325. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
 
'''''Post Office'''''<br>
 
'''''Post Office'''''<br>
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*Axelson, Edith F. "Post Office Records," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1122-1127. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes map of Rowan County showing locations of old post offices.]
 
*Axelson, Edith F. "Post Office Records," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1122-1127. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes map of Rowan County showing locations of old post offices.]
  
 
'''''Private Papers'''''<br>
 
'''''Private Papers'''''<br>
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*"Funerals and Burials from Rev. Samuel Rothrock's Diary," (Lutheran, 1834-1883). ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):96-99; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):14-17; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Mar. 1989):70-72; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):99-102; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):137-141. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"Funerals and Burials from Rev. Samuel Rothrock's Diary," (Lutheran, 1834-1883). ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):96-99; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):14-17; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Mar. 1989):70-72; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):99-102; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):137-141. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Krimminger, Betty L. "Civil War Letters," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1991):1285-1286; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 1991):1336; Vol. 7, No. 2 (May 1992):1527-1528. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Krimminger, Betty L. "Civil War Letters," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1991):1285-1286; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 1991):1336; Vol. 7, No. 2 (May 1992):1527-1528. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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'''''Voting Records '''''<br>
 
'''''Voting Records '''''<br>
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*Koontz, Lu J. "1865 Election/Voter List for Rowan," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 7, No. 2 (May 1992):1517-1518. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Koontz, Lu J. "1865 Election/Voter List for Rowan," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 7, No. 2 (May 1992):1517-1518. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Smith, John H. "1815 Election at Thompson's Mill," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2789-2794. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Smith, John H. "1815 Election at Thompson's Mill," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2789-2794. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
=== Periodicals ===
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===Periodicals===
 
{{NC Periodicals Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Periodicals Intro|Rowan}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
 
{{NC Probate Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Probate Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*'''1735-1970'''  {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1735-1970'''  {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1760-1800'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
 
*'''1760-1800'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
*'''1757-1959'''  [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/nc/ncrowan01.htm Rowan County North Carolina list of will book testators SAMPUBCO]. Browsable index of testators of wills.  
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*'''1757-1959'''  [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/nc/ncrowan01.htm Rowan County North Carolina list of will book testators SAMPUBCO]. Browsable index of testators of wills.
 
*'''1762-1803'''  Images of Wills and Estates, Book A, 1762-80; Book B, 1781-1791; Book C, 1792-1803; Book D, 1797-1801; Book F, 1802-1804. [https://northcarolinapioneers.com North Carolina Pioneers] $
 
*'''1762-1803'''  Images of Wills and Estates, Book A, 1762-80; Book B, 1781-1791; Book C, 1792-1803; Book D, 1797-1801; Book F, 1802-1804. [https://northcarolinapioneers.com North Carolina Pioneers] $
  
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*Spencer, Betty Dan Gilliam. "Rowan County Loose Estate Papers: Brown," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 9, No. 2 (May 1994):1989-2018. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Spencer, Betty Dan Gilliam. "Rowan County Loose Estate Papers: Brown," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 9, No. 2 (May 1994):1989-2018. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
=== School Records ===
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===School Records===
 
{{NC Schools Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Schools Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*"Teachers for Schools, 1812," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 14, No. 2 (May 1999):3218. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"Teachers for Schools, 1812," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 14, No. 2 (May 1999):3218. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
=== Tax Records ===
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===Tax Records===
 
{{NC Tax Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Tax Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*Bennett, William Doub. "North Carolina Taxation During the Revolution," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb. 1992):1453-1458. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Bennett, William Doub. "North Carolina Taxation During the Revolution," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb. 1992):1453-1458. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===Vital Records===
 
{{NC Vital Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Vital Intro|Rowan}}
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*'''1800-2000''' - {{RecordSearch|2848682|North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1800-2000''' - {{RecordSearch|2848682|North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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{{NC Birth Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Birth Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*"An 1837 Foundling," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 1993): 1778. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*"An 1837 Foundling," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 1993): 1778. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
==== Marriage ====
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====Marriage====
 
{{NC Marriage Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Marriage Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*Linn, Jo White. "Willful Destruction of 475 Rowan County Marriages Licenses," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 11, No. 1 (Feb. 1996):2242. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Linn, Jo White. "Willful Destruction of 475 Rowan County Marriages Licenses," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 11, No. 1 (Feb. 1996):2242. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
==== Death ====
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====Death====
 
{{NC Death Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Death Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*Linn, Jo White. "Salisbury, North Carolina, Death Register September 1909-10 October 1911," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 5, No. 1 (Feb. 1990):988-993; Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 1993):1779-1785; Vol. 12, No. 4 (Nov. 1997):2859-2868. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Linn, Jo White. "Salisbury, North Carolina, Death Register September 1909-10 October 1911," ''Rowan County Register'', Vol. 5, No. 1 (Feb. 1990):988-993; Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 1993):1779-1785; Vol. 12, No. 4 (Nov. 1997):2859-2868. Available at {{FHL|473638|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
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====Divorce====
 
{{NC Divorce Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Divorce Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*'''1958-2004'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
 
*'''1958-2004'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
  
== Research Facilities ==
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==Research Facilities==
 
{{NC Research Facilities Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Research Facilities Intro|Rowan}}
  
=== Archives ===
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===Archives===
 
{{NC Archives Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Archives Intro|Rowan}}
  
=== Family History Centers ===
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===Family History Centers===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
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===Libraries===
 
{{NC Libraries Intro|Rowan}}
 
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*'''Isothermal Community College Library'''<br>PO Box 804<br>Springdale, NC 28160<br>Phone: 828-395-1307<br>[http://www.isothermal.edu/library/ Website]<br>This library has 6 volumes of the missing court records of Rowan County that have been microfilmed. The Salisbury District, Superior Court minutes/records are on the Stanley-Yancey page. Salisbury Microfilms, unit 4, drawer 3, section D: 1756-1770 and 1782-1801 (3 volumes); 1797-1799 and 180-1809 (3 volumes)
 
*'''Isothermal Community College Library'''<br>PO Box 804<br>Springdale, NC 28160<br>Phone: 828-395-1307<br>[http://www.isothermal.edu/library/ Website]<br>This library has 6 volumes of the missing court records of Rowan County that have been microfilmed. The Salisbury District, Superior Court minutes/records are on the Stanley-Yancey page. Salisbury Microfilms, unit 4, drawer 3, section D: 1756-1770 and 1782-1801 (3 volumes); 1797-1799 and 180-1809 (3 volumes)
  
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===Museums===
 
{{NC Museums Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Museums Intro|Rowan}}
  
== Societies ==
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==Societies==
 
{{NC Societies Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Societies Intro|Rowan}}
  
 
*'''Genealogical Society of Rowan County'''<br> PO Box 4305<br> Salisbury, NC 28145-430 <br> [http://edithclark.omeka.net/genealogical-society Website]
 
*'''Genealogical Society of Rowan County'''<br> PO Box 4305<br> Salisbury, NC 28145-430 <br> [http://edithclark.omeka.net/genealogical-society Website]
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
 
{{NC Websites Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Websites Intro|Rowan}}
  
== Research Guides ==
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* [https://piedmonttrailsblog.wordpress.com/ Piedmont Trails] - A personal source of materials dedicated to the history and genealogy of North Carolina and beyond. Documents of Rowan County, NC early settlers, maps and ancestor lineage.
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==Research Guides==
 
{{NC Research Guides Intro|Rowan}}
 
{{NC Research Guides Intro|Rowan}}
  
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*Terrell, Kay. "Edith M. Clark History Room, Rowan Public Library," ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 1987):9-11. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Terrell, Kay. "Edith M. Clark History Room, Rowan Public Library," ''Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina'', Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 1987):9-11. Available at {{FHL|1053617|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
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Guide to Rowan County, North Carolina ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Salisbury
Organized: 1753
Parent County(s): Anson[1]
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Rowan County is located in the central portion of North Carolina and was named for Matthew Rowan, Governor of North Carolina at the time.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Rowan County Courthouse
202 N Main Street
PO Box 2568
Salisbury, NC 28144-4346
Phone: 704-636-3102
Rowan County Website

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage death and land records.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1881, probate and court records.[3]

Rowan County, North Carolina Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1913 1753 1913 1753 1753 1743 1784
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1865 Some of the records were destroyed during the Civil War.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1753 Rowan County was created from Anson County.
  • County seat: Salisbury[5]

From the 1750s, up to the time of the American Revolution, Rowan County included most of the frontier area of Western North Carolina. All or portions of the present-day counties of Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, McDowell, Madison, Mitchell, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, Yancey fell within its bounds at that time.

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Rowan County, North Carolina:

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • Brumfield, Lewis Shore. "The Clingman Store Ledgers," [1818-1822] Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 2 (May 1992):1509-1516. Available at FHL.
  • Smith, John H. "Unidentified Merchant's Ledger 1837-1846 North Carolina State Archives," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Aug. 1993):2548-2552. Available at FHL.

Occupations

  • "Clerk of Court," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):889. Available at FHL.
  • "Clerks of Court in Rowan County, 1753-1795" Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):3535-3542. Available at FHL.
  • Craig, James H. "The Arts and Crafts in North Carolina: Rowan County Court Records," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 2 (June 1988):33-36; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep. 1988):66-69. Available at FHL. Apprenticeship records 1770s-1810s.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Apprentice Bonds 1777-1850," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2811-2818; Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1999):3169-3179; Vol. 14, No. 4 (Nov. 1999):3316-3325; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Feb. 2000):3385-3394. Available at FHL.
  • "Return of Strays," Rowan County Register, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Feb. 1994):1936. Available at FHL.
  • "Rowan County Tavern Bond for Robert Walker 1769," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 4 (Nov. 1996):2630. Available at FHL.
  • "Rowan County Tavern Bond for Samuel Smith 1777," Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Aug. 2000):3546. Available at FHL.
  • Thorp, Daniel B. "Doing Business in the Backcountry: Retail Trade in Colonial Rowan County, North Carolina," The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 48, No. 3 (Jul., 1991), pp. 387-408. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Thorp, Daniel B. "Taverns and Tavern Culture on the Southern Colonial Frontier: Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1776," The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 62, No. 4 (Nov., 1996), pp. 661-688. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Weekley, Carolyn. "James Gheen, Piedmont North Carolina Cabinetmaker," Antiques magazine, May 1973, pp. 940-945. Note: Gheen worked in last half of the 18th century. His will was signed in Rowan County, NC in April 1796.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Rowan County, North Carolina online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information

 

  • Bryan, John K. "The Gravestones of Martha (Strode) Bryan," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Nov. 1998):3095-3098. Available at FHL.
  • "Cemetery Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Nov. 2001):3749. Available at FHL. [Discusses a gravemarker from Salem United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, surname: Hill, date of death: 1867, which identifies the person's 1791 birthplace as Rowan County, North Carolina.]
  • "Cemetery Records - Lowerstone Church," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep. 1988):58-65. Available at FHL.
  • "Rowan County Cemeteries: The Crystal Spring Cemetery," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Feb. 1988):522. Available at FHL.
  • "Salisbury National Cemetery - Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):53-55. Available at FHL.
  • Sell, Kenneth D. "Preliminary Checklist of Rowan County Churches and Cemeteries," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 1987):4-11; Vol. 1, Nos. 3-4 (Fall and Winter 1987):26-30; Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 1988):20-23; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Jun. 1988):45-48; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep. 1988):87-91; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):128-129; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):37; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Mar. 1989):73-74. Available at FHL.
  • "Small Cemeteries in Western Rowan, Christ Episcopal," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):124-127. Available at FHL.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1790-1900 "Population of Rowan County, North Carolina 1790-1900," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 1, Nos. 3-4 (Fall and Winter 1987):9. Available at FHL.
  • 1800 Linn, Jo White. "1800 Census of Salisbury, North Carolina," Rowan County Register, Vol. 9, No. 2 (May 1994):2019-2022. Available at FHL.
  • 1820 "1820 Census of Rowan County Digest of Manufactures," Rowan County Register, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Feb. 1994):1937-1958. Available at FHL.
  • 1850 Belk, Steven. "The 1850 Mortality Schedule," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep. 1988):71-76. Available at FHL.
  • 1860 Beck, Patricia B. "1860 Mortality Schedule," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):111-114; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):18-20. Available at FHL.
  • 1865 Linn, Jo White. "Citizens of Salisbury in 1865," Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):3547-3550. Available at FHL.
  • 1870 "1870 Census, Rowan County, North Carolina," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 1988):10-19; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Jun. 1988):49-54; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep. 1988):77-85; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):115-126; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):29-36; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Mar. 1989):62-69; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):89-94; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):142-147. Available at FHL.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1700-1970 - North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970 at FamilySearch — index
  • Fries, Adelaide L. Colonial Churches of North Carolina Within the Bounds of Rowan County as Set Off in 1753. 1936. Available at FHL.
  • Rankin, S.M., George Swelle, and Adelaide Price. Churches of the Colonial Period in Rowan County [North Carolina]. Raleigh, North Carolina: Filmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1962. Available at FHL. [Includes Baptist, Church of England, Friends, Lutheran, Moravian, Reformed, and Presbyterian Churches.]

Baptist

  • Abbott's Creek. Formed about 1753.[6] Later located in Davidson.
  • Bear Creek. Constituted 1791.[6]
  • Dutchman's Creek. Constituted 1792.[6]
  • Forks of Yadkin River. Constituted 1793.[6]
  • Jersey Settlement. Constituted 1758.[6]
  • Timber Ridge. Constituted 1788.[6]
  • "Associational Minutes," [Yadkin Baptist Church, Patterson, N.C.] Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 1991):1347-1348. Available at FHL.
  • "Readers Write," [Describes church minutes and 1787 list of members (189 names) for Dutchman Creek Baptist Church (name changed to Eaton's Baptist Church in 1790] Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Nov. 1986):198. Available at FHL.
  • "Records of Dutchman's Creek Baptist Church in Rowan County, NC," [1770s] Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):112. Available at FHL.

Church of England
(Later Episcopal)

  • St. Luke's Parish. Established 1753.[7]
  • "St Andrews Episcopal Church - Woodleaf, Rowan Co., N.C.," [1840s] Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):100-101. Available at FHL.

German Reformed

  • Grace or Lower Stone Church, Rockwell, N.C. Established by 1795.[8]
  • Pilgrim Church, near Lexington, N.C. Established about 1757.[9] Later located in Davidson. Baptisms from 1757-1845 are included in the International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch.[10]

Lutheran

  • Organ or Zion Church, near Rockwell, N.C. Building erected 1794.[11]
  • Agner, Martha Withers. "An Overview of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rowan County, North Carolina," Rowan County Register, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Feb. 1994):1929-1935. Available at FHL.
  • "Biography of Pastor Samuel Rothrock," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):13. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "1775-1776 Marriages from the Diary of Johann Gottfried Arends," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Nov. 1988):675-678. Available at FHL. [Lutheran minister.]
  • Linn, Jo White. "Records of Heidelberg Evangelical Lutheran (Old Dutchmans Creek) Church," [1780s-1860s] Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):861-872. Available at FHL.
  • "Ministerial Acts - Rev Chrisenberry A Brown - Concordia Pastorate 1892-1893," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):108-110. Available at FHL.
  • Rothrock, Samuel. Diaries of Rev. Samuel Rothrock of Rowan County, [North Carolina], 1834-1863. MSS., Rowan Public Library, Salisbury, North Carolina, available at FHL. [Includes confirmations, baptisms, and burials, 1850-1858, for Organ Lutheran Church, St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, and St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church.]

Presbyterian

  • Centre Church, Mount Mourne, N.C. Organized 1765.[12] Originally known as the Osbourne Meeting House; later located in Iredell.
  • Third Creek Church, Cleveland, N.C. Founded before 1789.[13]
  • Fourth Creek Church, Statesville, N.C. Organized about 1750.[14] Later located in Iredell.
  • Holcomb, Brent H. "Some Rowan County References from the Southern Christian Herald," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):681. Available at FHL. [Presbyterian newspaper.]
  • Linn, Jo White. "First Presbyterian Church Baptismal Records," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Aug. 1993):1815-1824. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "The Petition of His Majesty's dutiful and loyal Subjects, Inhabitants of Rowan County to His Excellency Josiah Martin Esquire Governor and Commander in Chief over the Province of North Carolina 1773," [Presbyterian Petition] Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Feb. 1995):2203-2205. Available at FHL.
  • "Transcript of a Map of Fourth Creek Congregation by William Sharpe, Esq. 1773," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 1987):340-341. Available at FHL. [Identifies names and places of residence of many people.]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

  • Comer, James Vann. "Rowan County Subpoena," [1775, Williams vs. Forsyth] Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1098. Available at FHL.

Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions

  • Hunt, William M. "An Account of Claims Laid on the County of Rowan for the Year 1764 from Rowan County Court Minutes, 1755-1767, p 551-552, (C.R. 85.301.2)," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Aug. 1992):1616-1618. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions," [1790-] Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 2 (May 1986):72-76; Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 1987):315-324; Vol. 3, No. 2 (May 1988):565-574; Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):876-883; Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1089-1097; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 1991):1349-1358; Vol. 7, No. 4 (Nov. 1992):1631-1642; Vol. 9, No. 1 (Feb. 1994):1959-1969; Vol. 10, No. 1 (Feb. 1995):2189-2199; Vol. 11, No. 4 (Nov. 1996):2597-2608; Vol. 12, No. 4 (Nov. 1997):2849-2858; Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1998):3039-3049; Vol. 14, No. 2 (May 1999):3223-3235; Vol. 15, No. 2 (May 2000):3370-3433; Vol. 16, No. 1 (Feb. 2001):3594-3606; Vol. 16, No. 3 (Aug. 2001):3692-3700. Available at FHL.

General Assembly Sessions Records

  • Byrd, William L. "1802 Petition of Isaac Cowan for Divorce," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb. 1997):2699-2702. Available at FHL.

Mecklenburg County Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions'

  • Smith, John Howard. "Rowan County Powers of Attorney in the Mecklenburg County Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions," [April Court 1859] Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Feb. 1995):2206. Available at FHL. [Rowan County surname: Albright.]

Salisbury Commissioners' Court

  • Linn, Jo White. "Records of The Salisbury Commissioners' Court, 1875," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Aug. 1995):2309-2316. Available at FHL.

Salisbury District Superior Court

  • Linn, Jo White. "Salisbury District Superior Court Minutes, 1756-1770," [through 1785] Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Feb. 1986):41-47; Vol. 1, No. 3 (Aug. 1986):132-140; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Aug. 1987):385-393; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Feb. 1988):523-530; Vol. 4, No. 1 (Feb. 1986):747-756; Vol. 5, No. 1 (Feb. 1990):981-987; Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1991):1280-1284; Vol. 7, No. 2 (May 1992):1519-1526; Vol. 8, No. 1 (Feb. 1993):1713-1717; Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 1993):1771-1778; Vol. 8, No. 4 (Nov. 1993):1881-1887; Vol. 9, No. 3 (Aug. 1994):2080-2090; Vol. 10, No. 2 (May 1995):2243-2253; Vol. 12, No. 2 (May 1997):2727-2732; Vol. 13, No. 1 (Feb. 1998):2929-2936; Vol. 14, No. 3 (Aug. 1999):3257-3264; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Nov. 2001):3715-3727. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Salisbury District Superior Court, Equity Enrolling Docket 1787-1794, 1797-1798," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb. 1997):2689-2693. Available at FHL.

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

  • Gehrke, William H. "The Beginnings of the Pennsylvania-German Element in Rowan and Cabarrus Counties, North Carolina," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 58, No. 4 (1934), pp. 342-369. Available at FHL; digital version available at JSTOR ($).
  • List of imported servants and transported convicts who served labor terms in Colonial Rowan County, North Carolina (work in progress), courtesy: Immigrant Servants Database.
  • Offman, David Isaiah and Paul G. Kinney. Genealogical Records of Early German and Other Families that Settled in the Area of North Carolina, of Alamance, Chatham, Guilford, Randolph, Rowan Cos. MSS., available at FHL.

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African Americans
Paul Heinegg's Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware [free online book] is a very helpful guide to free blacks in Rowan County, North Carolina before 1820. [Identifies following free African American surnames in Rowan County: Allen, Baltrip, Brandon, Carter, Chavis, Deormond (see introduction), Faggot, Ferguson, Foquett, Freeman, Grimes, Hains, Harris, Locklear, Mitchell, Stewart, Taborn, Valentine. Sources Heinegg used to identify free African Americans in Rowan County include: (1) U.S. Federal Census Records, (2) Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Abstracts), 1753-1795, Vols. 1, 2. North Carolina State Archives Microfilm No. C.085.30001, and (3) MS Tax Lists. North Carolina State Archives Stack File No. CR 085.701.6.][15]Other items found on Heinegg's website include:

After the Civil War, ex-slave marriages were legalized, see:

  • Linn, Jo White. "Cohabitation Bonds in North Carolina," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Feb. 1998):2937-2938. Available at FHL.
  • Watson, June Clodfelter. Cohabitation Bonds for Rowan County, North Carolina: Recorded in 1866. [Salisbury, North Carolina]: Genealogical Society of Rowan County (North Carolina), [1996?]. Available at FHL.

Other records of African Americans in Rowan County include:

  • Henderson, Lisa Y. "Documents Tracing the Relationship Between John Wilson McNeely and His Slave, Lucinda," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):50-52. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Accounts of the Slaves in the Estate of John Pool," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1129-1132. Available at FHL.
  • "Samuel McAffee's Indigent Slave 'Alb,'" Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Nov. 1998):3094. Available at FHL.
  • "Slaves Bartlett and Emey on the Jacob Booe Plantation," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 4 (Nov. 1995):2370. Available at FHL.

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

  • 1907-1914 Summersett Funeral Home Records 1907-1914, Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):107-110; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):21-25. Available at FHL.

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

  • Offman, David Isaiah and Paul G. Kinney. Genealogical Records of Early German and Other Families that Settled in the Area of North Carolina, of Alamance, Chatham, Guilford, Randolph, Rowan Cos. MSS., FHL Collection
  • Links to Rowan County Family Pages in "Rowan County North Carolina Genealogy and History USGenWeb," USGenWeb. More than 50 families are identified.
  • Stroupe, Ethel. "Jersey Settlement Origins: First Families of Jersey Settlement," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Feb. 1996):2413-2434. FHL Collection Discusses possible New Jersey origins of many Rowan County early settlers.



  • Adams - See March.
  • Admire - Phillips, William Ralph. "George Erdmayer/Artmire/Admire," Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1991):1277-1279. Available at FHL.
  • Agner - Agnes, Martha Withers. "Forty Ways to Spell Agner," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 2 (May 1986):89. Available at FHL.
  • Andrews - Craig, Marion Stark. James Andrews (RW Soldier) of Back Creek, Rowan County, NC: Died 20 November 1821: A Genealogical Compilation. Little Rock, Arkansas: M.S. Craig, 1991. Available at FHL.
  • Arey - See also Eary.
  • Arey - Davidson, Harriet Arey. The Early Areys of Rowan County, North Carolina. MSS., 1974, available at FHL.
  • Arey - Davidson, Harriet Arey. Palatine Progeny - the Arey Family of Rowan County, North Carolina and Related Families, 1749-1983. Davidson, North Carolina: H.A. Davidson, 1983. Available at FHL.
  • Arey - Eary, Freeman and Pat Eary. "John Alexander Arey: Early Emigrant to the West," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Aug. 1995):2284-2290. Available at FHL.
  • Baird - See Green.
  • Bame - See Bohm.
  • Barnes - McElwee, Pinckney G. Genealogy of Shadrack Barnes of Rowan County, North Carolina, a Soldier in the Revolutionary War. Washingon, D. C.: McElwee, 1952. Available at FHL. 1958 revised edition is also available at FHL.
  • Beanblossom - Hays, Samuel P. The Descendants of J. Christian and Catherine Beanblossom of Rowan County, North Carolina and Harrison County, Indiana and Darke County, Ohio. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: S.P. Hays, 1994. Available at FHL.
  • Beanblossom - Schlenker, Johannes L. "Beanblossom," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 2 (May 1997):2725-2726. Available at FHL. Dr. Schlenker discusses the Anglicization (translation) of the German surname Bohnebluscht to Beanblossom.
  • Bedwell - Ericson, Carolyn Reeves. "Rowan County Miniature: The Bedwell Family from Kent County, Delaware to Rowan County, North Carolina," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Nov. 1989):909-910. Available at FHL.
  • Bentley - Miller, James W. "Thomas Bentley of Old Rowan and Lincoln Counties, NC," Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Feb. 1991):1210-1222. Available at FHL.
  • Bernhardt - Wiley, Beulah Bernhardt. "If All My Days Were Sunny," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 2 (May 1989):818-819. Available at FHL.
  • Black - See Saucemon.
  • Bodenhamer - Heuss, Lois Ione Hotchkiss, Hubert E. Bodenheimer, and David R. Bodenheimer. Christian Bodenhamer (Bodenheimer-Bodenhammer) of Rowan County, North Carolina, and His Descendents. Charlotte, North Carolina?: L.I.H. Heuss, H.E. & D.R. Boednheimer, 1989. Available at FHL.
  • Bohm - West, Margaret Bame. "Furfeld Castle Visited," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Aug. 1993):1809-1813. Available at FHL.
  • Boone - Bryan, J.C. The Boone-Bryan History. Frankfort, Ky.: The Kentucky State Historical Society, 1913. Digital version at Internet Archive
  • Bostian - Jorgensen, Ada Petrea. One Line of the Bostian Family of Rowan County, North Carolina. Hendersonville, North Carolina: A.P. Jorgensen, 1982. Available at FHL.
  • Bowers - See Jo White Linn's article on Peter Brown's petition.
  • Bowlby - Barekman, June B. Some New Jersey Families Found in Early Rowan County, North Carolina; Bowlby, Palmer, Dailey, Todd, Stevens. Chicago, Illinois: n.p., 1970. Available at FHL.
  • Brandon - Stutesman, John Hale. "Memoranda by Harriet (Brandon) Judah, 1882," Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Nov. 1991):1404-1406. Available at FHL.
  • Braun - See Brown.
  • Briggs - Barker, Harold G., Maurine Clifford, and William M. Hunt. The Briggs Families of Old Anson, Old Rowan, and Davidson Counties, North Carolina and Brown County, Illinois. 2 vols. Rye, New York: H. G. Barker & M. Clifford & W.M. Hunt Jr., 1985. Available at FHL.
  • Brown - Brown, Richard L. A History of the Michael Brown Family of Rowan County, North Carolina. Michael Brown Family Association, 1921. Original edition as well as a 1973 reprint are available at FHL.
  • Brown - George, Harriet Duke and Calvin M. George. "Michael Braun of the Old Stone House Leafing Out the Brown Family Tree," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 1, Nos. 3-4 (Fall and Winter 1987):17-19. Available at FHL.
  • Brown - Spencer, Betty Dan Gilliam. "Rowan County Loose Estate Papers: Brown," Rowan County Register, Vol. 9, No. 2 (May 1994):1989-2018. Available at FHL.
  • Brown - Linn, Jo White. "Petition of Peter Brown," [1799] Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 2 (May 1998):2971-2972. Available at FHL.
  • Bryan - Bryan, J.C. The Boone-Bryan History. Frankfort, Ky.: The Kentucky State Historical Society, 1913. Digital version at Internet Archive
  • Bryan - Bryan, John K. "Samuel Bryan: Some Footnotes," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Nov. 1993):1879-1880. Available at FHL.
  • Burgess - Reginald, R. The House of the Burgesses: Being a Genealogical History of Edward Burgess of King George and Stafford Counties, Virginia, with His Sons - Garner Burgess of Fauquier Co., Virginia; William Burgess of Stafford Co., Virginia; Moses Burgess of Orange County, Virginia; Reuben Burgess of Rowan Co., North Carolina - and His Grandsons - Edward Burgess of Culpeper Co., Virginia; John Burgess of Harrison Co., Kentucky; Henry Burgess of Fleming Co., Kentucky; Edward Burgess of Scott Co., Kentucky; John P.B. Burgess of Halifax Co., Virginia; Edward Burgess of Kanawha Co., West Virginia; William Burgess of Davie Co., North Carolina; Reuben Burgess of Davie Co., North Carolina; and Thomas Burgess of White Co., Tennessee - Together with Their Known Descendants Named Burgess. San Bernardino, California: Borgo Press, 1983. Available at FHL.
  • Burgess - Burgess, Michael and Mary A. Wickizer Burgess. The House of the Burgesses: Being a Genealogical History of William Burgess of Richmond (later King George) County, Virginia, His Son Edward Burgess of Stafford (later King Geoge) County, Virginia, with the Descendants in the Male Line of Edward's Sons: Garner Burgess of Fauquier County, Virginia, William Burgess of Stafford County, Virginia; Edward Burges, Jr. of Fauquier County, Virginia, Moses Burgess of Orange County, Virginia; Reuben of Rowan (later Davie) County, North Carolina. San Bernardino, California: Burgess and Wickizer, 1994. Available at FHL.
  • Buttram - Waid, Charles V. and Barbara L. Brown Waid. Buttram: Bertram - Boutteram - Burtram - Butrum - Burtrum - Buttrum - Butram - Burtrum - Burttram - Burttrum: The Descendants of William Buttram I & Margaret of Rowan County, North Carolina. Birmingham, Alabama: Buttram Family Association, 1998. Available at FHL.
  • Cain - See Karn.
  • Castle - Stapleton, Paul L.A. "Jacob Castle - The White Hunter," The Appalachian Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Sep. 2007):75-77. FHL Book 975.5743 D25a v. 12.
  • Cavender - See Deadman.
  • Chambers - Linn, Jo White. "Rowan Records Sleuth," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Nov. 1988):674. Available at Young and Ellis Revolutionary War Pensions, FHL.
  • Coles - Coles, William H. "William Temple Coles Dublin, Ireland and The Carolinas,Rowan County Register, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Aug. 1994):2069-2079. Available at FHL.
  • Coltrane - Linn, Jo White. "Migration from Halifax County, NC, to Rowan County," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1115; Vol. 8, No. 3 (Aug. 1993):1814. Available at FHL.
  • Correll - Linn, Jo White. "Philip Correll: Revolutionary War Soldier," Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Aug. 2000):3478-3479. Available at FHL.
  • Cowan - Linn, Jo White. "Rowan Records Sleuth," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 1987):313-314. Available at FHL.
  • Crawford - Crawford, Sybil F. "John Crawford," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):884-888. Available at FHL.
  • Dailey - See Bowlby.
  • Deacon - See Reed.
  • Deadman - Rosenthal, Patricia N. "Rowan Records Sleuth: Rebecca (Deadman) Cavender," Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Feb. 1991):1243. Available at FHL.
  • Delow - Linn, Jo White. "Rowan Record Sleuth - Hartman, Delow," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Feb. 1986):4. Available at FHL.
  • Denny - Rankin, S.M. and Elizabeth Chapman Denny Vann. Denny Families of Buffalo Church, Rowan and Guilford Counties, North Carolina: A Study of a Group of North Carolina Dennys, Information Extracted Mainly from History of Buffalo Church and Her People and Rankin and Wharton Families. MSS., 1946, available at FHL.
  • Dickey - Howard, Joseph H. "Captain John Dickey, Patriot," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Feb. 1996):2443-2450. Available at FHL.
  • Dickey - Howard, Joseph H. "John Dickey (d. 1817): An Early Rowan County, NC, Merchant and Doodler," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Feb. 1998):2901-2906. Available at FHL.
  • Earnhardt - Goodman, Ruth Earnhardt. "Johannes Earnhardt Family," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 2 (June 1988):27-31. Available at FHL.
  • Eary - See also Arey.
  • Eary - Cruse, Bernard W. Some of the Descendants of Peter Eary: (Petter Ihrig) Born Before April 1765 in Germany, Died in Rowan County, North Carolina. Concord, North Carolina: B.W. Cruse, 2007. Available at FHL.
  • Enochs - Enochs, Richard A. "Rowan Records Sleuth: Enochs, Higdon," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Nov. 1987):433-437. Available at FHL.
  • Evans - Rexroad, Edythe Evans. "Rowan County Families: Evans in Early Rowan," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Nov. 1989):916. Available at FHL.
  • Falls - "Gilbreath Falls, Part II," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1998):3051-3054. Available at FHL.
  • Fesperman - George, Calvin M. "I 'Did' the Census - and It Helped," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Feb. 1993):1694-1696. Available at FHL.
  • Fink - Schlenker, Johannes L. "Some Early Nord-Karolina Deitsch (German) Finks of Mill Creek and Meisenheimer Precincts in Union County, IL," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Feb. 1995):2165-2181. Available at FHL.
  • Fulton - Burkholder, Mrs. A.C. "Rowan Records Sleuth," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Nov. 1986):188. Available at FHL.
  • Garster - Linn, Jo White. "Rowan Records Sleuth: Garster, Litzler," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 2 (May 1989):790-791. Available at FHL.
  • Geekie - "The Family of David Geekie of Scotland," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 1, Nos. 3-4 (Fall and Winter 1987):3-4. Available at FHL.
  • Gillespie - "From the North Carolina Journal 9 January 1797," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):101. Available at FHL.
  • Gillespie - "Rowan Records from Afar," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 2 (May 1989):792. Available at FHL.
  • Gillespie - Lentz, Gilbert G. Lentz and Gillespie Families in Rowan County, North Carolina, 1749-1818. Sacramento, California: G.G. Lentz, 1993. Available at FHL.
  • Glasscock - Meinke, Terry and Arthur L. Glasgow. My Glasscock Ancestors: The Genealogy of the Glas(s)cock (alias Glassco and Glasgow) Families of Richmond, Prince, Fauquier and Frederick Counties in Virginia; Rowan County, North Carolina; Jefferson County in West Virginia; Adams, Brown, Green and Knox Counties in Ohio; Sangamon County in Illinois and Wright, Morrison, Cass and Hubbard Counties in Minnesota from 1643 to 1933. Palatine, Illinois: T. Meinke, 2004. Available at FHL.
  • Glover - Kluttz, James W. Our Glover Family of Rowan County, North Carolina. Cary, North Carolina: J.W. Kluttz, 2006. Available at FHL; digital book at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • Godbey - Linn, Jo White. "George Godbey of Rowan: Revolutionary War Soldier Under George Washington," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 2 (May 1999):3222. Available at FHL.
  • Goss - Heuss, Lois Ione Hotchkiss. Frederick Goss of Rowan County, North Carolina: and His Descendants. Akron, Ohio: L.I.H. Heuss, 1968. Available at FHL.
  • Gracey - Daughters of the American Revolution. Custis Chapter (Washington). Gracey Family, Gravestone Inscriptions, and Bible Records of the Gracey Family of North Carolina with Will of Patrick Gracey of Rowan Co., N.C. MSS., 1945, available at FHL.
  • Graham - Irwin, Lyndon N. "Revolutionary War Lieutenant John Graham: Patriot or Horse Thief," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Feb. 1995):2182-2186. Available at FHL.
  • Green - Hawkins, John O. "Rowan County Miniature: Hannah (Green) Green Baird Tompkins," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 2 (May 1990):1058-1059. Available at FHL.
  • Hamby - Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Miniature: William Hamby," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Nov. 1988):673. Available at FHL.
  • Hampton - Olsen, Nola Rosenbaum. Hampton Family Abstracts, Rowan County, North Carolina. Camarillo, California: Olsen, (197?). Available at FHL.
  • Harkey - Reener, Lynn Boyd. "John Harkey & Sarah (Walcher) Harkey," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 1, Nos. 3-4 (Fall and Winter 1987):21-25. Available at FHL.
  • Harman - Harman, John Newton. Harman Genealogy (Southern Branch): With Biographical Sketches, 1700-1924. Richmond, Va.: W.C. Hill Print. Co., 1925. Digital version at Ancestry $
  • Henry - Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Miniature: David Henry," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 2 (May 1987):575-577. Available at FHL.
  • Hickman - Crane, Madilyn L. "Revolutionary War Record of William Hickman," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Feb. 1989):766. Available at FHL.
  • Higdon - See Enochs.
  • Holmes - Linn, Jo White. A Holmes Family of Rowan and Davidson Counties, North Carolina: with Haden, Helig, Reid, Rex, Linn, Smith, Bernhardt, Snider, Pearson, Graham, White, Sawyer, Foushee, Ballou, Hurley, Morrison, King, Erwin, Pannill, Dillard, Knowles. Salisbury, North Carolina: n.p., 1988. Available at FHL.
  • Huey - "Some Notes on the Huey Family," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Winter 1992):22-26. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 20
  • Hunt - Hunt, Mitchell J. A Corrected Genealogy of Col. Jonathan Hunt (1716-1782) and His Rowan Co., North Carolina Siblings and Their Descendants. Willow Grove, Pennsylvania: M.J. Hunt, 1994. Available at FHL.
  • Huskey - Reagan, Donald B. Smoky Mountain Clans. 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978. The Huskey family is discussed in Vol. 1.
  • Inness - "Inness Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):873-875. Available at FHL.
  • Irvin - Irvin, Kent Lee. "Robert Irvin of Rowan County, North Carolina," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 1993):1749-1757. Available at FHL.
  • Jones - Lemons, Nova A. "Rowan County Miniature: Solomon Jones of Rowan County," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Nov. 1987):438-441. Available at FHL.
  • Jordan - "River Jordan," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 2 (May 1997):2753. Available at FHL.
  • Kane - See Karn.
  • Karriker - Karriker, John C. The Karrikers of Rowan County, North Carolina. Mooresville, North Carolina: J. C. Karriver, 1980. Available at FHL.
  • Karn - Linn, Jo White. "Rowan Records Sleuth," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 2 (May 1988):553-554. Available at FHL.
  • Kern - Kern, Mary Margaret. The Kern Family of Rowan County, North Carolina, Nicholas County, Kentucky; Boone, Clinton, Lawrence, Monroe Counties, Indiana; Hancock County, Illinois; Lee County, Iowa. Noblesville, Indiana: M.M.K. Garrard, 1968. Available at FHL; digital book at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • Kern - Kern, Charles Ronald. History of the John Kern Family of Rowan County and Montgomery County, North Carolina. Birmingham, Alabama: C.R. Kern, 2001. Available at FHL.
  • Kimbrough - Gunn, Kay Lee Wrage. "The Kimbrough Family," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 4 (Nov. 1995):2365-2369. Available at FHL.
  • Kluttz - "The McCubbins File, Rowan Public Library, Salisbury, N.C.," [Kluttz Family Folder] Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 1988):8-9. Available at FHL.
  • Knox - Goodman, Hattie S. The Knox Family: A Genealogical and Biographical Sketch of the Descendants of John Knox of Rowan County, North Carolina, and Other Knoxes. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1905. Available at FHL.
  • Kreit(z) - Schlenker, Johannes L. "Union County, Illinois, Descendants of Michael Kreit(z) of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and Rowan County, North Carolina," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Nov. 1993):1869-1877. Available at FHL.
  • Lawrence - Mireles, Dana Ann. "The Lawrence-Lowrance-Nave Families of Early North Carolina," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 2 (May 1997):2717-2724. Available at FHL.
  • Lentz - Lentz, John Paul. Lentz Heritage: Records and Descendants of the Four Lentz Brothers Who Settled in Rowan County, North Carolina Between 1778 and 1782. Burlington, North Carolina: J. P. Lentz, 1986. Available at FHL.
  • Lentz - Lentz, John Paul. Lentz Heritage: Newsletter, Records and Descendants of the Four Lentz Brothers Who Settled in Rowan County, North Carolina Between 1778-1782. Burlington, North Carolina: J.P. Lentz, 1988. Available at FHL.
  • Lentz - Lentz, Gilbert G. Lentz and Gillespie Families in Rowan County, North Carolina, 1749-1818. Sacramento, California: G.G. Lentz, 1993. Available at FHL.
  • Linker - Scott, Carol S. "The Linker / Links of Rowan - Davidson Counties," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1112-1114. Available at FHL.
  • Links - See Linker.
  • Little - Little, Lawrence L. Captain Daniel Little, Esquire of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. Portales, New Mexico: L.L. Little, 19--?. Available at FHL.
  • Little - Linn, Jo White. "Rowan Records Sleuth: Sally Little," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 2 (May 1990):1030. Available at FHL.
  • Little - Shook, Pauline Moser and John C. Roberts. Capt. Daniel Little, Esq., and His Contemporaries: John Dunn, John Lewis Beard, Conrod Michael, Michael Brown, William Temple Coles, and Most of the Population of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1792: Documented. Sandpoint, Idaho: P.M. Shook, 1994. Available at FHL.
  • Litzler - See Garster.
  • Lowrance - See also Lawrence.
  • Lowrance - "William Lorance, Revolutionary War Soldier: Migration from Rowan County, NC to Owen County, KY," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 2 (May 2001):3657. Available at FHL.
  • Lyon - Linn, Jo White. "Rowan Records Sleuth," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Aug. 1986):123. Available at FHL.
  • McCollum - Smith, Renee Jackson. "Revolutionary War Record of James McCollum," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Feb. 1989):767-768. Available at FHL.
  • McCorkle - See Brandon.
  • McGibboney - Linn, Jo White. "Rowan Records Sleuth: McGibboney, Work," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Nov. 1990):1149-1150. Available at FHL.
  • McNeely - Henderson, Lisa Y. "Documents Tracing the Relationship Between John Wilson McNeely and His Slave, Lucinda," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):50-52. Available at FHL.
  • McNeely - "McNeely Family Records," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Feb. 1996):2434. Available at FHL. Also discusses Osborn family.
  • McPheeters - McPheeters, Jno. Hand written account of Charles McPheeters Family, dated 28 July 1900. Cited in Harold L. McPheeter's 1997 article.
  • McPheeters - McPheeters, Harold L. "What's That Name Again? Variations on a Rowan County Surname: McPheeters," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2777-2788. Available at FHL.
  • Mabry - Linn, Jo White. "Rowan Records Sleuth," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Feb. 1988):494-495. Available at FHL.
  • March - Williams, Foide J. and Hazel Williams. "March, Stephens & Adams Families of Rowan (Davie) County, NC," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Feb. 1996):2451-2457. Available at FHL.
  • Marlin - McAlear, Robert. "Rowan Records Sleuth: Martin or Marlin?", Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1991):1269-1270. Available at FHL.
  • Mathieu - Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Miniature: Andre Mathieu," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 2 (May 1989):823-826. Available at FHL.
  • Miller - See also Chambers.
  • Miller - Linn, Jo White. A Miller Family of Rowan County. Rowan County Register. Available at FHL.
  • Miller - Schlenker, Johannes L. "Henn Mer Der Wendel Muller G'Funne: The Saga of Wendel Muller: from German-Peasant to American-Junker," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Aug. 1992):1569-1590. Available at FHL.
  • Miller - "Francis Miller," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Aug. 1992):1608-1615. Available at FHL 975.671 H25r
  • Miller - Schlenker, Johannes L. "Errata from 'Henn Mer Der Wendel Muller G'Funne?'" Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Nov. 1993):1878. Available at FHL.
  • Mock - "Rowan Records Sleuth - Philip Mock," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 2 (May 1992):1529-1533. Available at FHL.
  • Montgomery - Linn, Jo White. "Hugh Montgomery of Rowan County: One Man with a Fast Horse," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Aug. 1992):1591-1606. Available at FHL.
  • Muller - See Miller.
  • Mullikin - Mullican, N. Spencer. Mullikins and Mullicans of North Carolina: A History of Lewis Mullikin and His Descendants Covering the Period Since His Arrival in Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1781 from the Western Shore of Maryland. Winston-Salem, N.C.: N.S. Mullican, (1953?). Available at FHL.
  • Nave - See Lawrence.
  • Ogle - Reagan, Donald B. Smoky Mountain Clans. 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978. [The Ogle family is discussed in Vol. 1.]
  • Osborn - See McNeely.
  • Palmer - See Bowlby.
  • Park - Park, Evelyn Potter and Warren R. Park. Allen Park, 1745-1805, of Rowan County, North Carolina and Madison County, Kentucky: Including Some of His Descendants and Allied Families. Chandler, Oklahoma: n.p., 1970. Original edition and 1977 supplement available at FHL.
  • Park - Park, Percival David. Moses Park (1738-1828) of Rowan and Mecklenburg Counties, North Carolina, Son of the Immigrant John Park of Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia: P.D. Park, 1991. Available at FHL.
  • Park - Park, Percival David. Possible Origins of Some Park Families in the Eastern Part of Old Rowan County, North Carolina: (Short Title: Park Origins). Charlottesville, Virginia: P.D. Park, 1994. Available at FHL.
  • Parker - Hinson, William Ashley. Richard Parker I and His Descendants: A History of the Parkers of Rowan County and Stanly County, North Carolina. Kernersville, North Carolina: W.A. Hinson, 1995. Available at FHL.
  • Pennington - Jones, Marvin T. Some Descendants of Ephraim Pennington of Rowan County, North Carolina: Including Those of Pennington's Point, McDonough County, Illinois. Wyndmere, North Dakota: M.T. Jones, 1994. Available at FHL.
  • Phillips - Phillips, Randy H. Ezra Phillips, Son of John Phillips of Rowan County, North Carolina, and Family Records, 1757-1982. MSS., available at FHL.
  • Pinkston - Belk, D. Stephen. The Family of Thomas Pinkston (1808-1885), Rowan County, North Carolina. Salisbury, North Carolina: n.p., 1976. Available at FHL.
  • Pool - Poole, William Lee. Early North Carolina Pool Clan of Bladen, Anson, Rowan, and Davidson Counties: Eleven Generations of Edward Pool and His Descendants from the Early 1700's to the Present 1983. Macon, Georgia: W.L. Poole, 1983. Available at FHL.
  • Pope - Sparks, Mildred Jenkins. Descendants of George Whitefield Pope, 1750-1989: Pastor of Abbotts Creek Baptist Church, Rowan (now Davidson Co.), North Carolina. MSS., available at FHL.
  • Reed - Craig, Marion Stark. Joseph Reed (Died 1751) of Anson County, NC & Wife, Elizabeth, Who Married James Deacon and Lived in Rowan County, NC: A Genealogical Dompilation. Little Rock, Arkansas: M.S. Craig, 1991. Available at FHL.
  • Reed - Park, Percival D. "Reed Research Notes: John Reed, Jr., and Molly Drake Reed; Moses Reed, Revolutionary War Veteran; John Reed, III, and Mary McPheeters Reed," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb. 1992):1459-1463. Available at FHL.
  • Reid - Barlow, Lundie W. The Descent of Emmaline Jernigan Moore Barlow from Alexander Reid (ca. 1700-1777) of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and Rowan County North Carolina. MSS., available at FHL.
  • Rendleman - Linn, Jo White. "David Atwell Rendleman," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Feb. 1990):994-998. Available at FHL.
  • Richardson - Roberts, Lesbia Ward. "Matthias Richardson (1749-1828): Revolutionary War Soldier," Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Feb. 2000):3383-3384. Available at FHL.
  • Riddle - Sheek, Ann Carol Ellis. Descendants of Stephen and Elizabeth Douthit Riddle of Rowan County, North Carolina. Clemmons, North Carolina: A.E. Sheek, 1982. Available at FHL.
  • Sain - "Rowan Records Sleuth: Sain, Trout," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):849. Available at FHL.
  • Sappenfield - Faller, Elizabeth. "Rowan County Miniature: Mathias Sappenfield," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1988):613-617. Available at FHL.
  • Saucemon - "Rowan Records Sleuth: Saucemon, Sights, Black," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Feb. 1995):2200. Available at FHL.
  • Scott - Craig, Marion Stark. John Scott (Died 1760) of Rowan County, NC and Son, John Scott, of Rowan, Tryon & Rutherford (Cain/Cane Creek) Counties, NC & Livingston County, Ky. (Died 1811): A Genealogical Compilation. Little Rock, Arkansas: M.S. Craig, 1991. Available at FHL.
  • Sechler - Sechler, Earl T. Sechler Family of Rowan County, North Carolina: With Pennsylvania Ancestors of Philadelphia Co., Pa. (now Montgomery Co.) and Northampton Co., Pa. (now Lehigh Co.), and Southern Missouri Descendants (Dallas Co., Polk Co., Taney Co., Christian Co., Stone Co., Green Co., Mo.) and Atlanta, Ga. San Francisco, California: E.T. Sechler, 1980. Available at FHL.
  • Sechler - "Abraham Sechler," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 2 (May 1995):2254. Available at FHL.
  • Sights - See Saucemon.
  • Sloop - Cook, John L. and Harald S. Reksten. "Conrad Sloop: An Exploration of Facts & Tradition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 2 (May 1995):2225-2240. Available at FHL.
  • Snoddy - See Snoddy.
  • Steelman - Linn, Jo White. "William Steelman of Rowan, Revolutionary War Soldier," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 2 (May 2001):3644. Available at FHL.
  • Stephens - See March.
  • Stevens - See Bowlby.
  • Strub - Priest, Lyman W. The Strub Family: Three Generations of the Descendants of Johannes and Elisabeth (Löliger) Strub: Rowan, Surry, Stokes, Forsyth Counties, North Carolina, Bartholomew County, Indiana, Edwards County, Illinois, 1719-1884: Related Families Include: Alberty, Aldridge, Billeter ... Charlottesville, Virginia: L.W. Priest, 1991. Available at FHL.
  • Tatum - Tatum, James Orval. The Ancestry [of] Haley Tatum (1752 or 1760-1819) of Rowan County, North Carolina and His Descendants 1599-1995. n.p.: J.O. Tatum, 1995. Available at FHL.
  • Tompkins - See Green.
  • Todd - See also Bowlby.
  • Todd - "Todd from North Carolina to Kentucky," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 2 (May 1988):564. Available at FHL. [Identifies three Todds in Madison County, Kentucky who drew Revolutionary War Pensions for service in North Carolina.]
  • Trosper - Linn, Jo White. "Nicholas Trosper," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Aug. 1995):2300. Available at FHL. Variant surname spellings: Troorbough, Drorebach, Tresback, Doreback, Trevebaugh, Trorebaugh, Troseback.
  • Trout - "Rowan Records Sleuth: Sain, Trout," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):849. Available at FHL.
  • Wainscott - Streett, Sue. Williams, Van Meter, Dubois & Wainscott: Pioneer Families of Western Virginia and Kentucky; Associated Families: Darke, Deyo, French, Harness, Hendricks, Huffman, Osborn, Stringfellow. Falls Church, Va.: S. Streett, (1999?). FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 W133s
  • Wainscott - Street, Anitra R. The Wainscott (Winscott) Family of Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. Falls Church, Va.: Stepping in the Light, 2001. FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 W133sa
  • Was(s)on - "1791 Revolutionary War Memorial of Joseph Was(s)on: Formerly of Rowan County, Now in Iredell County," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 2 (May 1997):2757-2760. Available at FHL.
  • White - Coleman, C.W. "Genealogy of the Smith Family of Essex County, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jul. 1897):41-52. Digital versions at JSTOR
  • White - Brayton, John Anderson. The Descendants of Moses White of Rowan Co., NC: Including the Families of Peden, Templeton, Wilson, Fowler, Pearson, Trim and Morrow. Winston-Salem, North Carolina: J.A. Brayton, 1992. Available at FHL.
  • White - White, William B., Nancy L. Crockett, and Florence Adams Sims. Representative Descendants of the Scotch-Irish Brothers Moses and Hugh White c1700-2000. 2000. Reviewed in Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Aug. 2000):3528. Review available at FHL.
  • Wilson - White-Cole, Darlene and Jo White Linn. "Rowan County Miniature: John Wilson of Rowan County," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Nov. 1986):189-192. Available at FHL.
  • Wilson - Coal, Darlene White. Wilsons of Abbott's Creek, Lexington, NC and Wilsons of Pott's Creek, Rowan County, NC: Wilson Family Notes, Giles County, Tennessee. Orangeville, California: D.W. Cole, 1988. Available at FHL.
  • Work - See McGibboney.
  • Wotever - "Bride's Maiden Name Not Known?" Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Nov. 1997):2846. Available at FHL. Perhaps Woolever.
  • Wright - White, Lillie Elizabeth Wright Lane. Genealogy of the Wright Family: Descendants of Richard Wright, Sr., Whose Will was Probated in Rowan County, North Carolina, on February 8, 1785: In Brief, Some Genealogy of the Morgan, Sears, Kutch, Hazel and Sanders Families. Bloomington, Indiana: L.E.W.L. White, 1943. Available at FHL.
  • Zien - See Sain.

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

  • Enochs, Richard A. "McCulloh: Events & Evidences," Rowan County Register, Vol. 9, No. 4 (Nov. 1994):2109-2128. Available at FHL.

Bounty Land Warrants

  • Linn, Jo White. "Bounty Land Warrants Recorded in Rowan County," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Aug. 1993):1834-1835. Available at FHL.

Confiscated Property

  • Bennett, William D. "List of Rents of Confiscated Property in Rowan, 1783," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1988):617. Available at FHL.
  • Bennett, William D. and Jo White Linn. "North Carolina Confiscated Property, 1777-1786," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1988):618-619. Available at FHL.
  • "List of Men Whose Property was Threatened with Confiscation," [1782] Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1988):620. Available atFHL.

Deeds

  • Kluttz, James W. "Rent-a-Wife," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Nov. 2001):3727. Available at FHL. [Discusses Walton and Pinkston surnames.]
  • Kluttz, James W. Rowan County, North Carolina, Genealogical Abstracts of Deeds: Deed Books 15-19, 1797-1807. Reviewed in Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Nov. 1997):2869-2870. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Deeds," [Deed Book 11] Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Feb. 1986):29, 30-36; Vol. 1, No. 2 (May 1986):92-97; Vol. 1, No. 3 (Aug. 1986):149-151, 155-160; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Aug. 1987):403-412; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1988):621-632; Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):850-860; Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1099-1111; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 1991):1337-1346; Vol. 9, No. 3 (Aug. 1994):2057-2068; Vol. 10, No. 3 (Aug. 1995):2317-2329; Vol. 11, No. 2 (May 1996):2502-2518. Available at FHL.

Deeds of Bedford County, Tennessee

  • Pease, Janet. "Rowan Records from Afar," Rowan County Register, Vol. 9, No. 4 (Nov. 1994):2128. Available at FHL. [Deeds recorded in Bedford County, Tennessee mentioning Bell, Brandon, Karr, Trotter Rowan County surnames.

Deeds of Fairfield County, South Carolina

  • "Rowan Records From Afar," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Feb. 1988):515. Available at FHL. [Deed from Fairfield County, South Carolina mentioning land in Rowan County, North Carolina, surnames: Beller, Davy, Elliott.]

Deeds of Giles County, Tennessee

  • "Alexander Dobbins," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 2 (May 2001):3668. Available at FHL. [1802 deed.]

Deeds of South Carolina

  • Holcomb, Brent H. "Some Rowan County References in South Carolina Deeds," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Aug. 1995):2297-2298. Available at FHL.

Deeds of Union County, South Carolina

  • Holcomb, Brent H. "Some Rowan County References in Union County, SC, Deeds," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Nov. 1998):3101. Available at FHL.

Directories of Land Owners

  • Kluttz, James W. The Early Landowners of Rowan County, North Carolina. 6 vols. Landis, North Carolina: J.W. Kluttz, 1995. Available at FHL.

Grants

  • Linn, Jo White. "Unclaimed State Land Grants in Rowan," Rowan County Register, Vol. 9, No. 2 (May 1994):2026. Available at FHL.

Land Entries

  • Enochs, Richard A. "Rowan County Vacant Land Entries 1790-1795," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 1 (May 1989):805-814; Vol. 5, No. 2 (May 1990):1043-1052; Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1991):1287-1292. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Land Entries 1752/53," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Aug. 1986):141-148; Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 1987):345-348. Available at FHL.

Squatters

  • Bennett, William Doub. "Squatters' Rights (Adverse Possession of Real Property)," Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 1991):1329-1335. Available at FHL.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Bennett, William D. "Highways & Byways: The Road from Salisbury to Salem & to Lexington," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Nov. 1998):3081-3093. Available at FHL.
  • Julian, Wilbur C. "Rowan County and the Yadkin River," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1999):3145-3150. Available at FHL.
  • "Rowan County History," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):3. Available at FHL.
  • "Rowan County History," [c1785 description of Rowan County and Salisbury by an Italian tourist] Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):294-295. Available at FHL.
  • Shook, Pauline Moser and John C. Roberts. Capt. Daniel Little, Esq., and His Contemporaries: John Dunn, John Lewis Beard, Conrod Michael, Michael Brown, William Temple Coles, and Most of the Population of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1792: Documented. Sandpoint, Idaho: P.M. Shook, 1994. Available at FHL.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Ncrowan
  • Axelson, Edith F. "Post Office Records," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1122-1127. Available at FHL. [Includes map of Rowan County showing locations of old post offices.]
  • Brawley, James S. Bicentennial Commemorative Map of Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1953. Salisbury, North Carolina: J. Brawley, 1953. Available at FHL.
  • "Downtown Salisbury, North Carolina Map," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 1987):11. Available at FHL. [Identifies old buildings, cemeteries, churches, etc.]
  • Ferguson, H.W. "Rowan County North Carolina 1780," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Feb. 1996):2440-2441. Available at FHL. ["Compiled from USGS 1:100,000 maps Boone, Hickroy, Salisbury, & Winston Salem quandrangles. Stream names are those used by Richard A. Enochs in his book Rowan County, NC, Vacant Land Entries, 1778-1789 published in 1988."]
  • Linn, Jo White. "Sanborn City Maps," [Salisbury, 1880s-1930s] Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Nov. 1990):1161-1163. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Sauthier and Kizziah Maps of Salisbury," [1770 and mid 1750s] Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 2 (May 1989):815-817. Available at FHL.
  • "Map of Rowan County," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 2 (May 1986):90-91. Available at FHL. [Identifies rivers and creeks.]
  • "Map Showing Waterways and Boundaries of Old Rowan County," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Feb. 1986):30-31. Available at FHL.
  • "Map Showing Proposed Bridges Across the Yadkin River to Salem and to Raleigh," [1814-1815]Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Feb. 1991):1236-1237. Available at FHL.
  • Norris, Carol. "Names Appearing on Sharpe's 1773 Map of Fourth Creek," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Feb. 1995):2201-2202. Available at FHL.
  • Rendleman, David Atwell. "Rowan County Land Ownership Map Section #1," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Feb. 1990):996-997. Available at FHL.
  • Rendleman, David Atwell. "Rowan County Land Ownership Map Section #2," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 2 (May 1990):1055. Available at FHL.
  • Rendleman, David Atwell. "Rowan County Land Ownership Map Section #3," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1115. Available at FHL.
  • "Salisbury Historic District: Showing 30 Nineteenth Century Structures," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Aug. 1987):400-401. Available at FHL.
  • "Transcript of a Map of Fourth Creek Congregation by William Sharpe, Esq. 1773," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 1987):340-341. Available at FHL. [Identifies names and places of residence of many people.]

Migration[edit | edit source]

  • Dexter, Darrel. "St. Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery, Union County, Illinois," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 2 (May 1989):793-804. Available at FHL. Many German pioneers from Rowan County, North Carolina migrated to this area.
  • Duke, Howard. "A List of Persons Migrating from North Carolina to Wayne County, Indiana, 1800-1861," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):40-46; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):85-88; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):131-132. Available at FHL.
  • "From Pennsylvania to Wachovia," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb. 1992):1470. Available at FHL.
  • Gehrke, William H. "The Beginnings of the Pennsylvania-German Element in Rowan and Cabarrus Counties, North Carolina," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 58, No. 4 (1934), pp. 342-369. Available at FHL; digital version available at JSTOR ($).
  • Krimminger, Betty L. "The Joseph Cress Letter: Migration from Cabarrus County, NC, to Montgomery Co., IL," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Feb. 1993):1689-1693. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White and James Alfred Locke Miller. "Implied Migrations: from Augusta County, Virginia, to Rowan County, North Carolina," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Feb. 1989):762-765. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Migration from Halifax County, NC, to Rowan County," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1115; Vol. 8, No. 3 (Aug. 1993):1814. Available at FHL. Discusses Coltrane family.
  • Palmer, Stan. "Rowan County Natives Buried in the Old Wetaug Cemetery," [Wetaug, Illinois] Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 2 (June 1988):39-40. Available at FHL.
  • Condon, Sindey S. and Darrell Dexter. "Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):88; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):130. Available at FHL. Surnames of migrants: McLain, Rendleman.
  • "Soaking the Yule Log," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb. 1997):2698. Available at FHL. Migration data on the Cathey and Locke families.
  • Stroupe, Ethel. "Jersey Settlement Origins: First Families of Jersey Settlement," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Feb. 1996):2413-2434. Available at FHL. Discusses possible New Jersey origins of many Rowan County early settlers.

Transportation

  • Bennett, William D. "Highways & Byways: The Road from Salisbury to Salem & to Lexington," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Nov. 1998):3081-3093. About overland transportation through Rowan County. Available at FHL.
  • Julian, Wilbur C. "Rowan County and the Yadkin River," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1999):3145-3150. About river transportation through Rowan County. Available at FHL.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

French and Indian War

  • Linn, Jo White. "1759 Rowan County Militia List," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):273-274. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "1759 Rowan County Militia Lists," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Nov. 1992):1643-1644. Available at FHL.
  • Watt, W.N. "1760 Rowan County Militia Lists," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):275. Available at FHL.

Militia

  • "Surry County Militia Officers 28 June 1774," Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 1991):1359-1360. Available at FHL.

Revolutionary War

  • 1779-1782 North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782 at FamilySearch
  • "1779 Pay Roll to Goal Guards in Salisbury 20 Sept. - 5 Nov; Capt. George Laumann," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Nov. 1999):3326-3328. Available at FHL.
  • "Address from Rowan Militia Officers for Consideration," [1778] Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Aug. 1995):2299-2300. Available at FHL.
  • Bennett, William D. "List of Rents of Confiscated Property in Rowan, 1783," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1988):617. Available at FHL.
  • Bennett, William D. and Jo White Linn. "North Carolina Confiscated Property, 1777-1786," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1988):618-619. Available at FHL
  • Brawley, James S. "The Rowan Resolves," 1774 Committee of Safety, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; identifies some of the signers. Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 2 (May 1988):580-581. Available at FHL.
  • Hunter, Cyrus Lee. Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical: Illustrating Principally the Revolutionary Period of Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln and Adjoining Counties, Accompanied with Miscellaneous Information, Much of it Never Before Published. Raleigh, North Carolina: Raleigh News Steam Job Print., 1877. Available at FHL; 1970 reprint is also available at FHL.
  • Isaac, Stan. "Matthew Sparks's Pension Application," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Feb. 2001):3591-3593. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Genealogical Gleanings From Revolutionary War Pension Applications," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Feb. 1993):1725-1730. Available at FHL.
  • "List of Men Whose Property was Threatened with Confiscation," [1782] Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1988):620. Available at FHL.
  • Nolan, John B. "The Revolutionary Era in Rowan County, North Carolina: From Colony to Statehood," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Nov. 1997):2837-2846. Available at FHL.
  • "Patriots Oath of Allegiance," Salisbury Evening Post, 1 December 1976. Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):55. Available at FHL.
  • Pease, Janet. "Michael Leonard's Pension Application," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Feb. 2001):3587-3590. Available at FHL.
  • "Revolutionary War Petition of Daniel Campbell," 1799, recorded in General Assembly Sessions Records, North Carolina, Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):3533-3534. Available at FHL.
  • "Revolutionary War Records," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):148-149. Available at FHL. Merrell and Merrill pensioners.
  • "Revolutionary War Sketches," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):25. Available at FHL.
  • "Rowan Records from Afar," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1988):653. Available at FHL. Revolutionary War Pensions of soldiers surnamed Young and Ellis who had relocated to other parts of the nation.

War of 1812

  • "Muster Rolls of Soldiers of the War of 1812," ["Third Company, detached from the third Rowan Regiment"] Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):111. Available at FHL.
  • "North Carolina Society, United States Daughters of 1812 Celebrates 75th Year," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 1987):12-13. Available at FHL.
  • "Some Rowan County War of 1812 Depositions," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 2 (May 1999):3238-3240. Available at FHL.
  • Rowan County Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War records, 1781-1919 (Salt Lake City, Utah:Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2004)FHL Film 2180019 Item 4

War with Mexico

  • Bennett, William Doub. "Rowan County in the Mexican War or the Aborted Company A," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Aug. 1993):1825-1833. Available at FHL.

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Rowan County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Rowan County:

- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery, Company D
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men, Company H
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men, Company I
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company B
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company B
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company K
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company B
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company E
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company K
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company E
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company G
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company K
- 10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery, Company C


  • "Applications for Pensions for Rowan County Civil War Veterans Who Were Wounded or Pensions for the Wives of Veterans Killed in Service," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):9-12; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):150-152. Available at FHL.
  • "Civil War Collection - State Archives," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):126; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):47-49; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):103. Available at FHL.
  • "Claims for Bounty & Pay 1861-1865," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):103. Available at FHL. Heirs of individuals who died in Civil War military service.
  • Cook, G.W. "The North Carolina Militia of Northwest North Carolina 1861-1865: The Rowan County Organization," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 1987):335-339. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "The Confederate Prison at Salisbury," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Nov. 1999):3310-3311. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Save Your Confederate Bonds, the South's Going to Rise Again!" Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Nov. 1999):3312-3313.
  • "The Road to Richmond: Memoirs of Major Abner R. Small," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1999):3180. Available at FHL. Includes a Civil War description of the Confederate Prison in Salisbury.
  • Smith, John H. "Rowan County Civil War Veterans, Report of Maimed Soldiers, 1867," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 2 (May 1996):2498-2499. Available at FHL.

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

  • Ball, Sandra. "Rowan County Naturalizations, August Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions," (1845) Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Nov. 1993):1887. Available at FHL.
  • Beck, Pat. "Immigration Records, Rowan County, North Carolina," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 1, Nos. 3-4 (Fall and Winter 1987):13-16. Available at FHL. Declarations of Intention, 1909-1914.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Naturalizations, 1753-1776," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Feb. 1986):50-52. Abstracts from Salisbury District Superior Court Minutes, 1756-1770. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Some Naturalizations in Rowan County 1792-1862," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Feb. 1996):2435-2438. Available at FHL.
  • Rosenthal, Patricia N. "Rowan County Naturalizations 1824-1826," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Feb. 1993):1710-1712. Available at FHL.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

  • North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project, North Carolina State Archives. Search full text historical newspapers published in Salisbury.
  • "Carolina Watchman Excerpts," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):52. Available at FHL. Holshouser, d. 1873; Murphy, d. 1874.
  • "Death of an Old Citizen," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 1, Nos. 3-4 (Fall and Winter 1987):. Available at FHL.
  • Holcomb, Brent H. "Death of Francis Locke, Esq., 1823," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Feb. 2001):3590. Available at FHL.
  • Holcomb, Brent H. "Some Rowan County References from the Southern Christian Herald," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):681; Vol. 4, No. 1 (Feb. 1989):768. Available at FHL.
  • Holcomb, Brent H. "Rowan Records from Afar," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Nov. 1993):1880. Available at FHL. Click, d. 1832; Oakes, d. 1831.
  • Holcomb, Brent H. "Rowan Records from Afar," Rowan County Register, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Feb. 1994):1975. Available at FHL. Kerr, d. 1829.
  • Holcomb, Brent H. "Rowan Records from Afar," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 2 (May 1995):2253. Available at FHL. Sleighter, d. 1834.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Items from Salisbury Newspapers 1832, 1833," Special Collections, Cooper Library, Clemson University. Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Aug. 1996):2533-2543. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "The North-Carolina Mercury and Salisbury Advertizer," [1799-1801] Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 3 (May 1988):641-646; Vol. 4, No. 1 (Feb. 1989):757-761; Vol. 5, No. 2 (May 1990):1053-1055. Available at FHL.
  • Reynolds, Juanita. "Excerpts from The North Carolina Mercury, published in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina by Coupee," (1799-1800) Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 2 (June 1988):37-38. Available at FHL.
  • "Rowan Records from Afar," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 2 (May 1988):574. Available at FHL. 1793 death notice, surnames: May, Eigener.
  • "Rowan Records from Afar," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Nov. 1989):912. Available at FHL. 1799 marriage notice, surnames: Abrams, Hand, Mumford, Rundel.
  • "Untying the Knot," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1998):3038. Available at FHL. Sheek divorce, 1860, taken from Salisbury Banner, Newspaper, 14 August 1860.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Historic Residences

  • "Bed and Breakfast," [Stewart-Marsh House] Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):891. Available at FHL.
  • "Bed and Breakfast," [Rowan Oak House] Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):891. Available at FHL.
  • "Bed and Breakfast," [Louis H. Clement House] Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):891. Available at FHL.
  • "Burning of John Houser's House in 1819," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Feb. 1998):2914. Available at FHL.
  • Hood, Davyd Foard. The Architecture of Rowan County. 1983.

Officials

  • "Delegates to the North Carolina Constitutional Conventions--1788, 1789," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 1987):14-16. Available at FHL. [Includes delegates from this county.]

Petitions

  • 1760 - "1760 Rowan County Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Nov. 1988):682. Available at FHL. Includes names and signatures of about a dozen local residents.
  • 1760 - "1760 Rowan County Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Nov. 1988):683. Available at FHL. Identifies Justices of the Peace in Rowan County and whether or not they currently qualify.
  • 1768 - "Legislative Petition," [1768, from residents of Rowan and Orange counties] Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Nov. 1990):1150. Available at FHL.
  • 1771 - "1771 Rowan County Petitions," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb. 1997):2695-2698. Available at FHL.
  • 1773 - Linn, Jo White. "The Petition of His Majesty's dutiful and loyal Subjects, Inhabitants of Rowan County to His Excellency Josiah Martin Esquire Governor and Commander in Chief over the Province of North Carolina 1773," [Presbyterian Petition] Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Feb. 1995):2203-2205. Available at FHL.
  • 1778 - "Address from Rowan Militia Officers for Consideration," [1778] Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Aug. 1995):2299-2300. Available at FHL.
  • 1778 - "Salisbury District Court Petition, c1778," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Feb. 2001):3620-3621. Available at FHL.
  • 1779 - "1779 Rowan County Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 2 (May 1997):2754. Available at FHL.
  • 1781 - "1781 Rowan County Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Feb. 1999):3244-3245. Available at FHL.
  • 1782 - Beck, John V. "1782 Legislative Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Feb. 1988):516-521. Available at FHL. Includes names and signatures of many local residents.
  • 1782 - Green, Virginia S. "1782 Legislative Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Aug. 1987):397. Available at FHL. Petition from an injured Revolutionary War patriot, identifies several local residents; includes signatures.
  • 1782 - Green, Virginia S. "1782 Legislative Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Aug. 1987):398-399. Available at FHL. Petition from local resident requesting citizenship, identifies several local residents; includes signatures.
  • 1782 - "1782 Remonstrance & Petition from Inhabitants of Salisbury District," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb. 1997):2657-2666; Vol. 12, No. 2 (May 1997):2735-2742. Available at FHL.
  • 1783 - Abell, Mrs. John W. "1783 Legislative Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):282-283. Available at FHL.
  • 1783 - Anderson, Margaret B. "John Swink's Petition [1783]," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Aug. 1987):413-415. Available at FHL.
  • 1785 - "Rowan County Road Petition November 1785," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Nov. 2001):3744-3745. Available at FHL.
  • 1788 - Linn, Jo White. "Guilford County, NC, 1788 Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1991):1274. Available at FHL. This area was formed from what had previously been Rowan County.
  • 1788 - "1788 Rowan County Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 2 (May 1999):3219-3221. Available at FHL.
  • 1788 - "1788 Petition of Inhabitants of French Broad River," Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Aug. 2000):3484-3490. Available at FHL.
  • 1789 - "1789 Salisbury District Petition: Confiscated Property," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 3 (Aug. 2001):3670-3672. Available at FHL.
  • 1792 - "1792 Rowan County Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Feb. 1998):2907-2913. Available at FHL.
  • 1795 - Sullivan, Mrs. John Thomas. "Rowan County 1795 Militia Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):276-281. Available at FHL. Contains signatures of many Rowan County residents.
  • 1796 - "1796 Rowan County Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1999):3188-3196. Available at FHL.
  • 1796 - "1796 Rowan County Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 2 (May 2001):3658-3666. Available at FHL.
  • 1798 - "1798 Petition of Robert Dial and Vachiel Ijames for Joseph Cunningham's Land," "Rowan County and the Yadkin River," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Feb. 1999):3151-3152. Available at FHL.
  • 1798 - "1798 Petition of William Moore," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 2 (May 1998):2990-2993. Available at FHL. More than 100 people signed this petition.
  • 1799 - Linn, Jo White. "Petition of Peter Brown," [1799] Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 2 (May 1998):2971-2972. Available at FHL.
  • 1799 - "1799 Montgomery County, NC, Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 2 (May 1999):3241-3243. Available at FHL.
  • 1799 - "1799 Rowan County Petition," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 3 (Aug. 2001):3702-3711. Available at FHL.
  • 1814-1815 - Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Bridge Petitions, 1814, 1815," Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Feb. 1991):1235-1243. Available at FHL.
  • 1817 - Linn, Jo White. "A Poor Widow's Plea," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1122-1127. Available at FHL. Petition from Livengood widow dated 1817.
  • 1833 - Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Bridge Petition of 1833," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Feb. 1986):37-40; Vol. 1, No. 4 (Nov. 1986):198. Available at FHL.
  • 1852 - "1852 Rowan County Petition for a Sufficient Road from Salisbury to the Mouth of Wilson on the New River," Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 2 (May 2000):3451-3454. Available at FHL.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Linn, Jo White. "Loose Records of Wardens of the Poor in Rowan County 1771-1871," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1998):3020-3025; Vol. 14, No. 3 (Aug. 1999):3265-3279. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Apprentice Bonds 1777-1850," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2811-2818; Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1999):3169-3179; Vol. 14, No. 4 (Nov. 1999):3316-3325. Available at FHL.

Post Office

  • Axelson, Edith F. "Post Office Records," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1122-1127. Available at FHL. [Includes map of Rowan County showing locations of old post offices.]

Private Papers

  • "Funerals and Burials from Rev. Samuel Rothrock's Diary," (Lutheran, 1834-1883). Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):96-99; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):14-17; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Mar. 1989):70-72; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):99-102; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):137-141. Available at FHL.
  • Krimminger, Betty L. "Civil War Letters," Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1991):1285-1286; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 1991):1336; Vol. 7, No. 2 (May 1992):1527-1528. Available at FHL.
  • Krimminger, Betty L. "The Joseph Cress Letter: Migration from Cabarrus County, NC, to Montgomery Co., IL," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Feb. 1993):1689-1693. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "1775-1776 Marriages from the Diary of Johann Gottfried Arends," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Nov. 1988):675-678. Available at FHL.
  • Saunders, Fredric Z. "Letters 1820-1839 in the Jacob Sheek and Jonathan Smith Papers, Manuscript Department, Perkins Library, Duke University," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1988):647-653. Available at FHL.
  • Anderson - Anderson, Thomas E. "Anderson Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Feb. 1995):2187-2188. Available at FHL.
  • Beeman - Bauer, Phyllis J. "John Beeman Bible," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):284-286. Available at FHL.
  • Bless - "Henry Pless's Book, Bought the 5th of June 1847, Caust -- 25 cts.," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Nov. 1989):913-915. Available at FHL.
  • Braly - "Family of John Braly," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):8. Available at FHL. What appears to be a family Bible, recorded in a deed book.
  • Brock - Linn, Jo White. "The McCubbins Collection: Brock Bible Records," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Aug. 1986):124-125. Available at FHL.
  • Brunt - Linn, Jo White. "The McCubbins Collection: Brunt Bible Records," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Aug. 1986):125-126. Available at FHL.
  • Burton - "Readers Write," Burton Family Bible found in Revolutionary War Rejected Pension Application of Absolom Burton. Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1134-1135. Available at FHL.
  • Caldwell - "Caldwell Family Bible," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb. 1997):2694. Available at FHL.
  • Carswell - Linn, Jo White. "Carswell-Duckworth Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 1993):1758. Available at FHL.
  • Caton - "Bible of George Dent Caton and Nancy (Hurley) Caton of Rowan County," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 2 (May 1998):2987-2989. Available at FHL.
  • Cauble - Cornelius, Wayne. "Old Cauble and Swicegood Family Bibles," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):290-293. Available at FHL.
  • Chaffin - "Chaffin Bible Records," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1998):3026-3028. Available at FHL.
  • Chambers - Linn, Jo White. "Maxwell Chambers Bible," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb. 1997):2667-2668. Available at FHL.
  • Coon - "Coon Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Aug. 2000):3491. Available at FHL.
  • Correll - Linn, Jo White. "Journal of David Correll," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Feb. 1990):971-980; Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb. 1992):1464-1470. Available at FHL.
  • Dickey - "Ebenezar Dickey" [Family Bible record found in his Revolutionary War Pension], Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 2 (May 1990):1055. Available at FHL.
  • Dobbin - "The McCubbins Collection: Dobbin Family Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1991):1306-1307. Available at FHL.
  • Duckworth - See Carswell.
  • Eddleman - "Eddleman-File Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 2 (May 2000):3449-3450. Available at FHL.
  • Falls - Trussell, Lillian S. "Gilbreath Falls Family Records," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 2 (May 1998):2961-2969. Available at FHL.
  • Fesperman - George, Harriet Duke. "Fesperman Family Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Nov. 1993):1888-1889. Available at FHL.
  • File - See Eddleman.
  • Graham - "William Graham Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Feb. 1993):1721-1724. Available at FHL.
  • Hall - Nelson, Martha Redwine. "Hall Family Bible," Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1991):1293-1294. Available at FHL.
  • Hurley - See Caton.
  • Inness - "Inness Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):873-875. Available at FHL.
  • Johnston - "Johnston Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1119-1121. Available at FHL.
  • Kerr - Kerr, A. Hub. "Alexander Kerr Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 2 (May 1995):2241-2242. Available at FHL.
  • Lewis - "Lewis Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Aug. 1995):2291-2295. Available at FHL.
  • McConnell - "McConnell Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Nov. 1998):3099-3100. Available at FHL.
  • McKnight - "McKnight Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1998):3050. Available at FHL.
  • Macay - Smith, John Howard. "Macay Family Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Feb. 1998):2928. Available at FHL.
  • Miller Mayfarth, Eleanor J. "Miller Family Bible," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Aug. 1992):1607. Available at FHL 975.671 H25r
  • Petry - Holcomb, Brent H. "Petry Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 2 (May 1999):3236-3237. Available at FHL.
  • Pitt - Padach, Gloria Smith. "The Pitt/Smith Bible," Rowan County Register, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Aug. 1994):2049-2056. Available at FHL.
  • Redwine - See Hall.
  • Rothrock - Rothrock, Samuel. Diaries of Rev. Samuel Rothrock of Rowan County, North Carolina, 1834-1863. MSS., Rowan Public Library, Salisbury, North Carolina, available at FHL. Includes confirmations, baptisms, and burials, 1850-1858, for Organ Lutheran Church, St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, and St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
  • Sheek - "Sheek Family Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 2 (May 1998):2970. Available at FHL.
  • Smith - See also Pitt.
  • Smith - "The McCubbins Collection: Smith Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Aug. 1995):2296. Available at FHL.
  • Smith - Bailey, Sally Bixby Smith. "Smith Bible," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Aug. 1996):2569-2574. Available at FHL.
  • Snider - "Mathias Snider Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Nov. 1997):2847-2848. Available at FHL.
  • Swicegood - See Cauble.
  • Taylor - Linn, Jo White. "The McCubbins Collection: Taylor Family Bible," Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Feb. 1989):769-771. Available at FHL.
  • Wellman - "Wellman Family Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 2 (May 1997):2733. Available at FHL.
  • Whitaker - Vochko, Ethel Stroupe. "William Whitaker Bible Record," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):287-289. Available at FHL.

Voting Records

  • Koontz, Lu J. "1865 Election/Voter List for Rowan," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 2 (May 1992):1517-1518. Available at FHL.
  • Smith, John H. "1815 Election at Thompson's Mill," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2789-2794. Available at FHL.

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

Wills

  • 1743-1959 Will Books 1 to 24 (1st series), A to L, and 1 to 15 (2nd series) (1743-1959) have been digitized by FamilySearch
  • Pre-1790 Pre-1790 Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy Wills stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online
  • Bennett, William D. "Testators & Intestates of Rowan County 1778," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Nov. 1992):1643-1644. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Annotated Unrecorded Wills of Rowan County 1805-1868," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 2 (May 1996):2473-2497. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Original Will of Joseph Toops of Rowan," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1999):3185-3187. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Wills," [Will Book G] Rowan County, Register, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Feb. 1986):5-15; Vol. 1, No. 3 (Aug. 1986):127-131; Vol. 2, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):253-256; Vol. 3, No. 2 (May 1988):555-564; Vol. 5, No. 2 (May 1990):1031-1042; Vol. 8, No. 3 (Aug. 1993):1836-1847; Vol. 10, No. 2 (May 1995):2255-2268; Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb. 1997):2669-2682; Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2797-2810; Vol. 13, No. 1 (Feb. 1998):2915-2926; Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1998):3055-3066; Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1999):3153-3168; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Feb. 2000):3399-3413; Vol. 15, No. 2 (May 2000):3455-3470; Vol. 15, No. 3 (Aug. 2000):3492-3509; Vol. 16, No. 2 (May 2001):3626-3643; Vol. 16, No. 3 (Aug. 2001):3673-3690; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Nov. 2001):3728-3743. Available at FHL. [These abstracts contain additions and corrections to Linn's previously published abstracts of Rowan probate records, which appear in book form.]
  • "The Last Will and Testament of John (IH) Hunter of Littell Britain, Lancaster County, PA Proved 19 Jan. 1757 Rowan County, NC," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Nov. 1999):3314-3315. Available at FHL.
  • "Will of John Pool," [1832] Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):7-8. Available at FHL.

Administrations

  • Bennett, William D. "Testators & Intestates of Rowan County 1778," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Nov. 1992):1643-1644. Available at FHL.

Estate Divisions

  • Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Divisions of Estates, Book A: 1807-1842," [and Book B: 1845-1848] Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Feb. 1986):22-28; Vol. 1, No. 2 (May 1986):83-89; Vol. 2, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):264-272; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Feb. 1988):496-504; Vol. 4, No. 1 (Feb. 1986):736-746; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Nov. 1990):1151-1160; Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1991):1295-1305; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 1991):1361-1371; Vol. 7, No. 2 (May 1992):1534-1545; Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 1993):1759-1770; Vol. 14, No. 2 (May 1999):3205-3218; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Feb. 2000):3370-3382; Vol. 16, No. 1 (Feb. 2001):3608-3619. Available at FHL.

Guardian Bonds

  • "Guardian Bonds," 1780s-1860s, Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 2 (June 1988):42-44. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Guardian Bonds 1764-1789," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 2 (May 1986):63-71. Available at FHL.

Inventories

  • Rosenthal, Patricia N. and Jo White Linn. "Rowan County Inventories and Sales 1785-1787," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1990):1115. Available at FHL.

Loose Estate Papers

  • Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Loose Estate Papers," [1753-1850] Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 2 (May 1986):98-105; Vol. 1, No. 3 (Aug. 1986):161-167; Vol. 2, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):257-263; Vol. 3, No. 2 (May 1988):582-592; Vol. 5, No. 1 (Feb. 1990):999-1009; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Feb. 1991):1223-1234; Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb. 1992):1471-1482; Vol. 8, No. 1 (Feb. 1993):1697-1709; Vol. 10, No. 4 (Nov. 1995):2352-2364; Vol. 11, No. 3 (Aug. 1996):2553-2564; Vol. 12, No. 2 (May 1997):2743-2753; Vol. 13, No. 2 (May 1998):2973-2986; Vol. 14, No. 3 (Aug. 1999):3283-3298; Vol. 15, No. 2 (May 2000):3434-3448; Vol. 15, No. 3 (Aug. 2000):3511-3525; Vol. 16, No. 2 (May 2001):3645-3656. Available at FHL.
  • Spencer, Betty Dan Gilliam. "Rowan County Loose Estate Papers: Brown," Rowan County Register, Vol. 9, No. 2 (May 1994):1989-2018. Available at FHL.

School Records[edit | edit source]

  • "The Common Schools of Rowan County," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):79-84; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):128-130. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Some Rowan County Private Schools, 1790-1900," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Aug. 1995):2301-2308. Available at FHL.
  • "Teachers for Schools, 1812," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 2 (May 1999):3218. Available at FHL.

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1747 "Earl Granville's Quit Rents in the Rowan Area," [1747; instructions, no personal names] Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 2 (May 1988):578-579. Available at FHL.
  • 1754-1767 Linn, Jo White. "Number of Rowan County Taxables 1754-1767," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Feb. 1993):1689-1693. Available at FHL. Details interesting statistics, but lists few personal names.
  • 1758 "1758 Rowan County Tax List," Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):3531-3532. Available at FHL.
  • 1758 Tax Lists, Rowan County, 1758 (index) in NC Taxpayers vol. 2, online at Ancestry ($)
  • 1759 Tax Lists, Rowan County, 1759 (index) in NC Taxpayers vol. 2, online at Ancestry ($)
  • 1761 Tax Lists, Rowan County, 1761 (index) in NC Taxpayers vol. 2, online at Ancestry ($)
  • 1761 Tax Lists for 1761-1845 (transcripts) online at FamilySearch
  • 1761 Linn, Jo White and Michael Brown. "1761 Rowan County Tax Lists," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Nov. 1992):1629-1630; Vol. 9, No. 2 (May 1994):2023-2025. Available at FHL 975.671 P28
  • 1769-1770 Linn, Jo White. "Undated [1769-1770] Rowan County Tax List Fragment," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Feb. 1998):2939-2946. Available at FHL.
  • 1772 Enochs, Richard A. "A List of Taxables Returned by Wm. Sharp, 1772," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 1987):342-344. Available at FHL.
  • 1772 Abell, Mrs. John W. "1772 Rowan County Tax List (Partial - Davidson County Area) Taken by James Smith," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Aug. 1987):394-396. Available at FHL.
  • 1772 "1772 Guilford County Tax List," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 2 (May 1996):2500-2501. Available at FHL.
  • 1778 Tax Lists, 1778 (transcript) online at FamilySearch
  • 1782 "Capt. Cowan's Company Assessment to Feby 1782," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 2 (May 1996):2544-2546. Available at FHL.
  • 1783 Bennett, William D. "List of Rents of Confiscated Property in Rowan, 1783," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1988):617. Available at FHL.
  • 1783-1892 Tax Records, Rowan County, 1783-1892 (images) online at FamilySearch
  • 1783-1849 Tax Records, Rowan County, 1783-1849 (images) online at FamilySearch
  • 1784 Tax Lists, 1784 (transcript, see p. 30) online at FamilySearch
  • 1784 Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County 1784 Tax List," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Feb. 1987):531-534. Available at FHL.
  • 1787 Philbeck, Miles S. "A 1787 Rowan County Tax List," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Nov. 1988):679-681. Available at FHL.
  • 1790 Smith, John H. "Rowan County Tax List -- Insolvents for 1790," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb. 1997):2688. Available at FHL.
  • 1790 "Some 1790 Rowan County Insolvents," Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Aug. 2000):3510. Available at FHL.
  • c1794 Hollabaugh, Mary Louise, Debra A. Blake, and Jo White Linn. "Mystery (c1794) Rowan County Tax List," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 4 (Nov. 1996):2593-2596. Available at FHL.
  • 1796 Linn, Jo White. "Capt. Andrew Bostian's Company for the Year 1796," [Land Tax, Southern Rowan County on Cold Water Creek] Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Nov. 1989):917-918. Available at FHL.
  • 1802-1804 Tax Lists, 1802-1804 (images) online at FamilySearch
  • 1807 Tax Lists, 1807 (images) online at FamilySearch
  • 1814 Taxables, 1814 (images) online at FamilySearch
  • 1815 Tax Lists, Rowan County, 1815 (images) online at North Carolina Digital Collections
  • 1815 Linn, Jo White. 1815 Rowan County, North Carolina, Tax List (Salisbury, North Carolina: J.W. Linn, 1987) FHL Book 975.671 R49L
  • 1819 Linn, Jo White. "Missing 1819 Tax List of Capt. Swink's Company," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb. 1992):1450-1452. Available at FHL.
  • 1822 Linn, Jo White. "Assessment of the Town of Salisbury for the Year 1822," Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Aug. 1993):1848-1851. Available at FHL.
  • 1823 "1823 Tax List for Salisbury," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1998):3033-3038. Available at FHL.
  • 1823 "1823 Town Company Rowan County Tax List Taken by Capt. Giles," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1998):3029-3032. Available at FHL.
  • 1823 "1823 Rowan County Tax List of Capt. Hertsell Taken by Richard ?," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Aug. 1996):2565-2568. Available at FHL.
  • 1823 "1823 Rowan County Tax List of Capt. Willis's Company," Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Feb. 2000):3395-3398. Available at FHL.
  • 1823 "1823 Rowan County Tax List of Capt. Snider," Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Aug. 2000):3480-3483. Available at FHL.
  • 1823 "1823 Rowan County Tax List of Capt. Cavendar Taken by Joseph Hanes," Rowan County Register, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):3543-3546. Available at FHL.
  • 1823 "1823 Rowan County Tax List of Capt. Jeter's Company," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Feb. 2001):3622-3624. Available at FHL.
  • 1823 "1823 Rowan County Tax List of Capt. Lentz's Company," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Nov. 2001):3746-3747. Available at FHL.
  • 1826 "1826 Tax List of Capt. Cornell's Company," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb. 1997):2683-2687. Available at FHL.
  • 1830 Smith, John Howard. "Rowan County 1830s Tax Lists: Sheek & Smith Papers - Duke University," Rowan County Register, Vol. 10, No. 4 (Nov. 1995):2345-2351. Available at FHL.
  • Bennett, William D. "Taxation in Colonial North Carolina," Rowan County Register, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Nov. 1991):1389-1403. Available at FHL.
  • Bennett, William Doub. "North Carolina Taxation During the Revolution," Rowan County Register, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb. 1992):1453-1458. Available at FHL.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

  • 1741-2004 North Carolina, United States Marriages at FindMyPast
  • 1741-2004 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004 at Ancestry $
  • 1759-1979 North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979 at FamilySearch
  • 1762-1979 North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 at FamilySearch
  • 1763-1868 North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868 at FamilySearch
  • 1753-1800 "Abstract 1700s Marriage Bonds - Registrar's Office Rowan County," [1753-1800] Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 1, Nos. 3-4 (Fall and Winter 1987):5-6; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Jun. 1988):32; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep. 1988):70; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):127; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar. 1989):3-6; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Mar. 1989):56-61; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):95-98; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):133-136. Available at FHL.
  • 1759-1962 Rowan County Marriage Index 1759-1962 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch[16]
  • "Cowan Marriage Record from Tennessee Co., TN," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1999):3187. Available at FHL.
  • 1775-1776 Linn, Jo White. "1775-1776 Marriages from the Diary of Johann Gottfried Arends," Rowan County Register, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Nov. 1988):675-678. Available at FHL.
  • 1780s-1850s "Found! Additional Rowan County Marriage Licenses," [1780s-1850s] Rowan County Register, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Feb. 1989):732-735. [Found in the private papers of Rev. Samuel Eusebius McCorkle, earliest ordained minister of Thyatira Presbyterian Church.] Available at FHL.
  • 1851-1868 Linn, Jo White. "Rowan County Marriage Registers, 1851-1868," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 1987):325-334; Vol. 3, No. 3 (May 1988):633-640; Vol. 9, No. 1 (Feb. 1994):1970-1975. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Willful Destruction of 475 Rowan County Marriages Licenses," Rowan County Register, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Feb. 1996):2242. Available at FHL.

Death[edit | edit source]

  • 1898-1994 North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994 at FamilySearch
  • 1906-1930 North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930 at FamilySearch
  • 1908-2004 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004 at Ancestry $
  • 1909-1975 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975 at Ancestry $
  • 1931-1994 North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994 at FamilySearch
  • Woodapple "Coroner's Inquest: David Woodapple, 1789," Rowan County Register, Vol. 16, No. 3 (Aug. 2001):3701. Available at FHL.
  • Eller "Coroner's Inquest: John Eller, 22 July 1827," Rowan County Register, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Feb. 1998):2927-2928. Available at FHL.
  • Ayres "Coroner's Inquest: Rachel Ayres, 5 July 1785," Rowan County Register, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Aug. 1999):3256. Available at FHL.
  • Kern "Coroner's Inquest: Richard Kern, 10 Nov. 1829," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Nov. 1997):2858. Available at FHL.
  • "Deaths on Original Register of Rebel Prison Hospital at Salisbury, NC. Kept by Rebel Authorities 1864," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1988):102. Available at FHL.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Salisbury, North Carolina, Death Register September 1909-10 October 1911," Rowan County Register, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Feb. 1990):988-993; Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 1993):1779-1785; Vol. 12, No. 4 (Nov. 1997):2859-2868. Available at FHL.

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Rowan Public Library
    201 West Fisher Street
    Salisbury NC, 28144
    Phone: 704-216-8228
    Website
  • Isothermal Community College Library
    PO Box 804
    Springdale, NC 28160
    Phone: 828-395-1307
    Website
    This library has 6 volumes of the missing court records of Rowan County that have been microfilmed. The Salisbury District, Superior Court minutes/records are on the Stanley-Yancey page. Salisbury Microfilms, unit 4, drawer 3, section D: 1756-1770 and 1782-1801 (3 volumes); 1797-1799 and 180-1809 (3 volumes)

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Genealogical Society of Rowan County
    PO Box 4305
    Salisbury, NC 28145-430
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Piedmont Trails - A personal source of materials dedicated to the history and genealogy of North Carolina and beyond. Documents of Rowan County, NC early settlers, maps and ancestor lineage.

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • Linn, Jo White. "The McCubbins Collection: The Rowan Public Library, Salisbury, NC," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Feb. 1986):16-21. Available at FHL. [Originally published in Heritage Quest, Sep./Oct. 1985 Issue.
  • Linn, Jo White. "Tips for Genealogists Working in North Carolina Records," Rowan County Register, Vol. 1, No. 2 (May 1986):77-82. Available at FHL.
  • Terrell, Kay. "Edith M. Clark History Room, Rowan Public Library," Journal of the Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 1987):9-11. Available at FHL.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Rowan
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rowan County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:567-568. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  7. Donna Sherron, "North Carolina Parishes," accessed 12 October 2012. Digital version at Lost Souls Genealogy; "St. Luke's Episcopal Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  8. "Grace or Lower Stone Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  9. "Pilgrim Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  10. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.
  11. "Organ or Zion Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  12. "Centre Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  13. "Third Creek Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  14. "Fourth Creek Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  15. Heinegg, Paul. "Sources: North Carolina Counties," Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware, http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/sources.htm.
  16. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.




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