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Rowan County Wills and Estates

Old Stone House Kerr Mill The first Europeans to enter what is now Rowan County came with the Spanish expedition of Juan Pardo in 1567. They established a fort and a mission in the native village of Guatari, believed to be located near the Yadkin River and inhabited by the Wateree. At the time, the area was ruled by a female chief the Spaniards called Guatari Mico. Rockingham County was formed in 1753 from the northern part of Anson County. It was named for Matthew Rowan, acting governor of North Carolina from 1753 to 1754.During 1770 the eastern part of it was combined with the western part of Orange County to become Guilford County, North Carolina. In 1771 the northeastern part of what remained of Rowan County became Surry County. In 1777 the western part of Rowan County became Burke County. In 1788 the western part of the now much smaller Rowan County became Iredell County. In 1822 the eastern part of the still shrinking county became Davidson County. Finally, in 1836 the part of Rowan County north of the South Yadkin River became Davie County. Many of the Rowan County records, wills, estates, etc. are intact. It is usually researched in conjunction with Surry , Burke and Iredell Counties. Some of the earliest settlers were: Henry Aginder, Erasmus Allen, Thomas Braly, William Barr, Daniel Bates, Henry Bruner, William Bartholomew, Michael Cove, Alex Carruth, Nathan Dicks, Hannel Edwards, George Erwin, Peter Fox, Stephen Glandon, John Holmes, Robert Johnson, Peter King, Peter Lawrence, Andrew Maden, Joshua Nichols, William Ogburn, William Porter, David Rothera, and John Thompson.

Rowan County Wills and other Records Available to Members of North Carolina Pioneers

Miscellaneous Wills Images of Wills and Estates, Book A, 1762 to 1780

Aiken, James | Andrews, David | Archbald, William | Baker, Absalom | Baker, Samuel | Ballie, Johnl | Barr, William | Bartholomew, William | Bates, Daniel | Beck, Jacob Sr. | Beesle, Paul | Boonacker, Michael | Bowden, Benjamin | Brandon, George | Brittain, Joseph | Broninger, Adam | Broom, Elizabeth | Brown, James | Brown, William | Bruner, Henry | Bryan, Morgan | Buis, William | Carmichael, John | Carson, James | Carson, William | Carter, James | Cathey, James | Cathey, John | Cathey, Maximillian | Clements, John | Cochran, Samuel | Cochran, Sarah | Coles, William Temple | Coon, Michel | Cowder, John | Cox, Moses | Cressonell, Isaac | Cuistion, James | Cunningham, John | Carruth, Walter | Curry, Nathaniel | Davison, George | Davies, James | Davis, John | Demmitt, James | Denny, William | Dicks, Nathan | Dorsey, Endyman | Edwards, Hamuel | Erwin, James | Esleven, William | Feafer, Nicholas Finey, Janet | Flemon, Peter | Forbis, George | Forgery, Samuel | Foy, Mark | Frey, Peter | Garrett, John | Gibson, Alexander | Gibson, Hugh | Goss, Joseph | Gitchey, John | Hall, John | Hallum, John Sr. | Hamton, David | Harford, Nicholas Henry, Thomas | Hill, David | Hincline, John | Hinkle, Peter | Holmes, John | Houston, Davis | Humphreys, Johannah | Hunt, Thomas | Hunter, Agnes | Husley, Joachim | Jamieson, James | Johnson, Robert | Johnston, Thomas | Jones, Samuel | King, Peter | Knox, Jeane | Laird, Nathaniel | Lambe, Henry | Lambly, George | Lawson, Hugh | Linkens, Jacob | Littel, John | Little, Daniel | Lott, Henry | Lovewater, Josef | Lowrance, Peter | Lowrence, Peter (1768)| Luckie, Robert | Lusk, Samuel | Mabry, George | McCleland, Nicholas | McClellen, William | McConnel,, Andrew | McCullock, James | McCollum, John | McCuiston, Robert | McDonald, George | McDowell, Joseph | McGuire, John | McHenry, Henry | McKnight, William | McKoun, John | McMahan, John | McMicklin, Andrew | McNeeley, Isaac | McNeley, David | McNully, Adam | McPherson, William | McRiters, John | Meaden, Andrew | Milakin, Joseph | Miligan, Robert | Miller, Samuel | Mills, Hur | Mills, John | Mordah, James | Morgan, William Sr. | Morrison, Andrew | Morrison, Archibald | Morrison, William Sr. | Murray, Mary | Myers, Michael | Nelson, Samuel | Newberry, Alexander | Newfang, Martin | Newman, Mary | Nisbet, John | Orton, James | Osborn, Alexander | Osburn, William | Page, Humphrey | Passinger, John | Pidgeon, William | Porter, William | Rankin, George | Reed, Alexander | Reese, Jacob | Robey, Eleanor | Robison, William | Roby, Thomas | Roderick, David | Rosebrough, John | Rosebrough, Samuel | Rosebrough, Samuel (1775)| Rutledge, John | Schon, Johannes Scott, John | Sherrill, Adam | Shinn, Samuel | Simonton, Mary Simonton, Theophilus Smith, Andrew Smith, James | Smith, Michael Smith, Peter | Snap, Larence | Snoddy, John | Steel, William | Stewart, Samuel | Stilwell, Thomas | Stogner, John Barnet | Storey, James | Thomas, Ann | Thomson, John | Thompson, John | Todd, Thomas | Wilson, Moses | Wilson, Thomas | Winfly, Benjamin | Withers, Michael | Woods, Matthew | Woods, Oliver | Woods, Robert | Woods, Samuel | Work, Alexander | Young, Alexander

Images of Wills and Estates, Book B, 1781 to 1791

Adams, Matthew | Allison, Thomas | Armstrong, Margaret | Bayley, Samuel | Beam, Michael | Beard, David | Bell, Robert | Betty, John | Brandon, James | Brandon, Thomas | Brice, John | Bryan, William | Bullinger, Henry | Butner, Thomas | Campbell, Daniel | Cooper, Samuel | Cowan, William | Cox, Israel | Davidson, William | Davis, David | Douglas, James | Durfey, Patrick | Ellen, Jacob | Elliott, William | Enochs, David | Foster, Thomas | Glasscock, Gregory | Graham, Hugh | Graham, James | Graham, John | Graham, Richard | Green, John | Hall, Thomas | Harvey, Andrew | Harvey, Robert | Hillhouse, Samuel | Holand, Stephen | Houston, Mary | Hunt, Jonathan | Irwin, George | Johnston, Robert | King, Richard | King, Peter | Lawrence, John | Lawrence, Joseph | Leonard, Valentine | McCaferty, John | McConnel, John | McHacken, John | McHenry, Elinor | McClaughlen, James | McCollum, Elizabeth | Miller, Andrew | Miller, John | Moore, Michael | Moore, Robert | Morrison, Mary | Morrison, Seamus | Myers, Mary | Oliphant, John | Overton, Jeremiah | Owen, John | Pain, John | Park, Nathan | Parker, George | Paten, Ellener | Perks, Margaret | Pinkton, Richard | Poston, John | Poulap, William | Reed, George | Rhodes, Jacob | Robinson, Benjamin | Salt, Anthony | Satta, Robert | Sharpe, Walter | Shofe, Henery | Sixston, Mary | Smith, Casper | Steel, Elizabeth Steel, Robert | Stokes, Elizabeth | Strange, John | Swink, Michael | Tate, Robert | Thomas, Jacob | Trentham, Martin | Verble, Daniel | Warlow, Peter | White, James | Williams, William | Wilson, Richard | Wilson, Samuel | Wiseman, Mary | | Wood, John

Images of Wills and Estates, Book C, 1792 to 1803

Adams, Selse | Adkison, James | Agendar, Henry | Albertson, Josiah | Allen, Erasmus | Allen, John | Allison, Andrew | Andrew, John |Armstrong, Abel | Armstrong, William | Arnhart, John | Atwood, John | Barkley, Robert | Barkley, Samuel | Barr, James | Barr, John | Billing, Juliana | Bird, Thomas | Boner, William | Brandon, Richard | Brown, Andrew | Bruner, Henry | Bueler, Michael | Bumblesom, Christian | Butner, Jemima | Call, William | Carson, James | Carrith, Alexander | Casper, Peter | Clayton, George | Clever, Jacob | Clifford, Michael | Cobe, Yost | Cooper, Nicholas | Covey, Noble | Cowden, Benjamin | Crage, Crozier | Daniel, Peter | Dobbin, James | Easton, George | Eaton, John | Egender, Henry | Ehrenhardt, Phillip | Eller, Christian | Ellis, Evan | Ellis, Stephen | Elrod, Christopher | Enochs, Enoch | Erenhart, Henry | Erwin, Agnes | Erwin, Christopher | Ester, Michael | Fleming, George | Fox, Thomas | Gaither, Benjamin | Glascock, Peter | Graham, Agnes | Hammonds, Peter Sr. | Harding, Robert | Hartman, George | Hazlett, John | Henderson, John | Houston, James | Howard, John | Hughey, Henry | Hughey, Jacob | Hughes, Timothy Idol, Barny | Inglish, Alexander | Jacks, Richard | Jacob, Jeremiah | Jelton, Abraham | Jenkins, Hugh | Job, Samuel | Johnston, John | Johnston, Thomas | Johnston, William | Jones, Solomon | Kane, Peter | Karn, John | Keller, John | Kern, Leonard | Kerr, David | Kerr, Mary | Kilpatrick, John | Kindar, Casper | Kinder, George | King, John | Lawrence, Joseph | Leatherman, Nicholas | Lewis, John | Lim, Hugh | Lopp, Jacob | Luckey, John | Lybery, Christopher | Lynn, William | McCartney, Thomas | McCreary, Hugh | McGuire, Edward McKay, Hector | Miller, George | Miller, Jane | Motzinger, Felix | Nail, Margaret | Nesbit, John | Nesbet, Moses | Nesbit, William | Newens, William | Newfang, Martin | Niefong, George | Oen, Ralph | Orton, Joseph | Owen, Henry | Owen, Nancy | Owings, Elijah | Parks, Margaret | Patterson, William | Pearson, Richard | Phelps, Thomas | Poyster, James | Ramsey, Robert | Robey, Nathan | Robison, George | Robley, Martin | Ryley, James | Shelly, Joseph | Skendrick, Margaret | Sloan, Archibald | Sloan, John | Smith, Michael | Smith, Robert | Stewart, William | Thomasson, George | Tomlin, Hugh | Vack, Richard | Van Ellen, John | Vicke, Ralph Waggoner, Joseph | Walsh, Martin | Wasson, Archibald | White, Moses | Wilkerson, Thomas | Wiseman, Isaac | Woods, James | Wright, Richard

Images of Wills and Estates, Book D, 1797 to 1801

Anderson, Richard | Barclay, William | Barr, William | Barrett, Henry | Bartleson, Richard | Bartly, Robert | Beauchamp, John | Bell, Thomas | Berger, Charles | Berry, Martin | Biles, Deborah | Biles, Elizabeth | Biles, Thomas | Binn, Jacob | Black, Adam | Blair, James | Blue, Malcolm | Bostion, Jonas | Bowman, William | Braly, Sarah | Braly, William | Brandon, John | Brandon, Mary | Braner, Barbara | Bridges, Joseph | Brown, James M. Brown, Michael | Brown, William | Brown, William | Brumel, Joab | Bruner, George | Bryan, John | Bryan, Samuel | Bullen, Conrad | Bullen, Philip | Butner, Thomas | Byrn, Charles | Cuningham, Joseph | Giles, Mary | Haden, Joseph | Haden, William | Hall, Elizabeth | Hannah, Joseph | Harbin, Edward | Harper, William | Harris, Zephaniah | Harvey, Elizabeth | Harwood, John | Hawn, Friedrich | Hendron, Arania | Hide, John | Hill, James Sr. | Howard, John | Howard, William | Hudgins, William | Hughes, Sargent | Hughey, Henry | Hughey, Samuel | Hunt, Andrew | Hunter, John | Jinkens, Jesse | Jones, David | Lowe, Simeon | Maxwell, Thomas | McCollum, John | McConaughey, Hugh McCorkel, John | McFuters, Daniel | McMarhan, James | Miller, Wendle | Mitchenor, Luke | Morrison, David | Morrison, John | Moye, Joseph | Moyer, Philip | Mullivan, Lewis | Pufford, Young Ludwig | Reeves, Samuel | Rich, Henry | Richard, Jacob | Riches, Henry | Rider, Adam | Rigerwalt, Peter | Roberts, Samuel | Roberts, Stephen | Robison, Hugh | Robison, Richard | Rodget, William | Rosebrough, James | Ross, James | Rotter, Godfried | Rumbly, Edgar | Rusal, Mary | Rutledge, John | Scudder, Matthias | Sewel, Samuel | Shields, Andrew | Shireman, George | Silver, Levi | Silyman, Zephaniah | Simons, John | Sloan, John | Sluder, Henry | Smart, Thomas |` Smith, Clare | Smith, Cooper | Smith, Daniel | Smith, David | Smith, John | Smith, Joseph | Smith, Nathan | Smith, Richard | Smith, Robert | Smith, William | Snider, John Martin | Sower, Peter | Spark, Adam Sr. | Sparks, Jonas | Stanley, Joseph | Steel, Samuel | Stephens, William | Stewart, Elizabeth | Stigerwalt, John | Stogdik, Thomas | Surry, Peter | Swan, Thomas | Vincent, Peter | Wagoner, Jacob | Warford, Joseph | Wasson, Archibald | Welsby, Abraham | Whitaker, John | Whitaker, William | White, Moses | White, Thomas | Wightman, George | Wilkerson, Thomas | Wilkinson, Samuel | Willcockson, George | Williams, Elias | Wilson, John | Wilson, Robert | Winkler, Adam | Wood, Garret | Wood, James | Wood, Josiah Wood, Robert | Woods, James | Work, Alexander | Wyatt, William | Yarbrough, Edward | Young, Samuel | Zimmerman, Christian

Images of Wills and Estates, Book E, 1800 to 1805

Allison, Thomas | Campbell, Joseph | Carson, John | Catz, Youst | Claver, John | Clement, Henry | Clinard, Philip | Clingerman, Alexander | Coble, Adam | Coggens, John | Coit, Mehitable Cooper, Samuel | Correll, Adam | Cowan, Aaron | Cowan, David | Cowan, George | Cowan, Henry | Cowan, Jean | Cowan, John | Cowan, Mary | Cowan, William | Cranfield, Hezekiah | Crawford, William | Cresson, Nicolas | Cross, Jacob | Crote, Jacob | Cruse, Philip | Cunningham, Joseph | Cupplus, William | Curry, William | Danner, Jacob | Danner, Jacob (1804) | Daniel, Patty | Davenport, Augustin | Davis, Andrew | Davis, Conrad | Davis, Jacob | Davis, Thomas | Davis, William | Deatherage, Braston | Dial, Robert | Dickey, James | Dickey, Mary | Dickey, Thomas | Dobbins, Alexander | Doerner, Paul | Donaldson, Alexander | Douthit, Mary | Douthit, William | Dowell, Peter | Dultrau, Balser | Ferguson, Andrew | Fisher, Ann | Fisher, Frederick | Fisher, Jacob | Fisher, James | Fisher, Martin | Fitzgarett, Elizabeth | Fitzgarett, Jarrett | Foreman, John | Fox, Philip | Frank, William | Fraser, James | Frock, Conrad | Fry, Christian | Fustisly, Y. | Hall, Samuel | Hardman, Mary | Hartman, George | Hartman, Michael | Hartline, George Sr.| Harwood, Zachariah | Hatley, Richard | Hattieson, George | Hays, Andrew | Hays, Joseph | Headrick, Margaret | Helmstetter, John Adam | Hendricks, Margaret | Hendron, John | Hill, Henry | Hitchcock, Isaac | Hitely, Jacob | Horah, Henry | Howard, Margaret | Hughey, Robert | Hull, Moses | Hunt, Daniel | Hunter, John | Leddenton, Thomas | Ledford, William | Lemly, Henry | Lemly, Joseph | Leonard, Henry | Lewis, Daniel | Lewis, Peter | Limly, John | Link, Jacob | Link, John | Little, Jones | Litzleler, F. | Locke, Francis | Locke, Matthew | Long, Frederick | Long, Thomas | Loop, John Sr. | Low, Conrad | Lowasser, John | Lowrance, John | Luckbee, John | Luckey, Samuel | Luckie, Samuel | Lyall, Thomas | Lyon, Elijah | Macay, James | Mahan, Dennis | Maily, Owen | Manzer, Johann Shriltoph Layrle | Marimore, John | Markland, Jonathan | Martin, Asa | Martin, Nancy | May, Abner | McConaughey, Joseph | McConnoughey, Joseph | McKie, Robert, the elder | McNeely, Archibald | McNeely, David | McNeely, John | Meyer, John George | Miller, Moses | Miller, Nicolaus | Mock, Dewalt | Montgomery, Hugh | Moor, Susanna | Moore, John | Moore, Martha | Moore, Nathaniel | Moore, William | Motz, John Jacob | Munroe, Thomas | Myers, Michael | Nunan, Peter M. | Teague, Moses | Terk, Henry | Thompson, Thomas | Thomson, Moses | Tipet, John | Todd, Caleb | Todd, John | Tomlinson, Samuel | Trees, Henry | Trott, Henry | Trott, James | Troutman, Peter | Walker, John | Warner, William | Weekon, Frederick Wensel, Henry | Wenzel, Henry | West, Jinkins | Whitaker, William | Willis, Thomas | Wilson, Elizabeth | Winkler, Lewis Wiseman, William | Womack, Thomas | Wood, Garret | Worvill, Jacob | Zerker, John

Images of Wills and Estates, Book F, 1802 to 1804

Barkley, Hendry | Barkley, Samuel | Bean, Thomas | Beaty, Shad | Billing, John | Bird, John |Black, Henry | Borland, James | Boss, Philip | Braly, John | Brandon, Christopher | Brown, Abraham | Bullins, John | Carsen, Thomas | Irvin, Andrew | Jackson, Daniel | Job, Thomas | Kerr, John | Klotz, Conrad | Lentz, Bostian | Newnan, Anthony | Pack, William | Parks, John | Paton, John | Payne, Charles Pendry, James | Phifer, Henry | Philip, Elijah | Philips, John | Poston, Benjamin | Riddle, Stephen | Van Poole, Jacob
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