Assorted Headstone Transcriptions
Mainly from Wilkes
and Alleghany Co in NC, and Carroll and Pulaski Co in VA. There are about 440 names
here from cemeteries I visited mainly in the 1990s. They are listed alphabetically
by last name.
Roaring River Maps
An assortment of maps showing creeks, branches, property deeds, and NC state land grants located on the largest water system in Wilkes Co, NC. (March 2019).
Wilkes Land Grant Summary (updated 9/30/20)
I sorted through the nearly 8,000 land grants and assigned each one to a primary watershed within the county. This 62-page pdf file also lists the various rivers, creeks, branches, forks, and other landmarks that are mentioned in the grants. Many of these old creek names have been forgotten, but sometimes they can be identified today.
The report includes a map. This is a link to a larger version of the map.
Wilkes Land Grant Details (updated 10/11/20)
I sorted through the nearly 8,000 land grants and assigned each one to a primary watershed within the county. This 815-page pdf file lists information about every grant including the buyer, the date, and number of acres. The grants are grouped by the watershed and then sorted by the entry date.
Images of the land grants have been put online by David McCorkle. I wouldn't have been able to work on this project without the work that he did in making the original records available on his website at www.nclandgrants.com.