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Publications by The Genealogical Society of Rowan County

The Society offers valuable publications that are helpful for researching Rowan County ancestors.

Census Records

1860 Rowan County Census and Mortality Schedule – New Edition, Tape bound, soft cover volume containing 320 pages. The Townships were not formed in 1860 so the county is divided by Post Office. There are family names, ages, and occupations. The mortality schedule lists names and cause of death for persons dying during the year ending 1st June 1860. New edition has a full name index.
The price including postage – $28.00.

1870 Rowan County Census and Mortality Schedule – Sure bind, soft cover volume containing 321 pages, gives family names, ages and occupations. Listed by township with numbered households. This is a new edition that contains corrections and a full name index. Mortality schedule lists names, ages and cause of death for the year ending 1st June 1870.
The price including postage – 26.00.

1880 Rowan County Census and Mortality Schedule – Sure bind, soft cover volume containing 506 pages. Contains name, age, occupation and relationship. The price including postage – $26.00.

1900 Rowan County Census – A two-volume set of approximately 360 pages each plus a full name index for each volume. We have included names, relationships, ages, occupations, and places of birth if outside North Carolina. In order to make sure the books were not too unwieldy we have split the township of Providence. This township was already divided as there were two different census takers.

  • Volume I contains the part recorded by Stephen A. Earnhart;
  • Volume II contains the section South of Bringle Road, recorded by Henry C. Peeler.

The cost of these books is $28.00 each or the set for $50.00, POSTAGE IS INCLUDED. We could have made it much smaller if we had eliminated a lot of valuable information. March 2000.

Abstracts of Deed Records

Abstracts of Deed Books 11-14, 1786 – 1797 – First in the series by James W. Kluttz.  Hard Cover, 220 pages, very readable and easy to understand.  Scale map of Rowan in the back.  The book is now available through the Society at the price of $35.00 including postage.

Abstract of Deed Books 15 – 19, 1797 – 1807 – Second in the series by James W. Kluttz.  Hard Cover, 272 pages, Scale map of Rowan in the back.  Now available through the Society at the price of $35.00 including postage.

Abstract of Deed Books 20 – 24, 1807 – 1818 – Third in the series by James W. Kluttz.  Soft Cover, 311 pages, Scale map of Rowan in the back.  Now available through the Society at the price of $35.00 including postage.

Abstract of Deed Books 25 – 29, 1818 – 1828 – Fourth in the series by James W. Kluttz.  Soft Cover, 281 pages, very readable and easy to understand, as always a great job.  Now available through the Society at the price of $35.00 including postage.

Abstract of Deed Books 30 – 34, 1828 – 1840  –  Fifth in the series by James W. Kluttz.  Soft Cover, 307 pages, very readable. He has done his usual great job.  Now available through the Society at the price of $35.00 including postage.

Cemetery Records

Rowan County Cemeteries -Volume I – Second printing, soft cover, strip bound, full name index. This book contains the following cemeteries: Early Summersett Funeral Home records, Salem Lutheran Church, Dunns Mountain Baptist Church, Enon Baptist Church, St. Mark Lutheran Church Old Cemetery, St. Jude Episcopal Church, Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, Sherrill Ford Road Baptist Church, Lowder Family Cemetery, Owen Family Cemetery, Cleveland Baptist Church, Cleveland Town Cemetery, Cleveland Methodist Church, Knox Chapel South River Church of Christ, Providence Presbyterian Church, South River Methodist Church, Ebenezer Methodist Church…
The price including postage – $28.00.

Rowan County Cemeteries -Volume Il – Sure bound, soft cover volume containing 270 pages, annotated, full name index. Contains the following cemeteries: Oakdale Baptist, Franklin Presbyterian, Bethel Lutheran, St. Matthew Episcopal, Lebanon Methodist, Mt. Tabor United Methodist, Smith Family, St. Andrews Episcopal, St. Paul Pentecostal Mission Baptist, Macedonia Baptist, Gays Chapel Methodist, Maxwell Chambers Family, Calvary Baptist, Albright Family, New Hope A.M.E. Zion, St. Mary Chapel Episcopal, Shady Grove Baptist, Immanuel Lutheran, General John Steele Family, Unity Presbyterian, South River Methodist, Ebenezer Methodist.
The price including postage – $35.00.

Rowan County Cemeteries – Volume III – Strip Bound, soft cover volume containing 190 pages with full name index. Cemeteries included: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Woodleaf Methodist Church, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Boyden Quarters Church, Singing Tower Cemetery (Jewish), Filhour Family Cemetery, Trading Ford Baptist Church, Allen Temple Presbyterian Church, Concordia Lutheran Church, St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Thyatira Presbyterian Church, Flat Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Paupers Field, Lyerly Memorial United Church of Christ, Providence Methodist Church, Wyatt Grove Baptist Church and Odd Burials in Rowan County.
The price including postage – $25.00.

Rowan County Cemeteries -Volume IV – Strip bound, soft cover volume containing 164 pages with a full name index. Cemeteries included: Bethpage Methodist Church, Concordia Lutheran Church, Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, Oak Grove Methodist Church, Prospect Presbyterian Church, Unity United Methodist Church, Sills Creek A.M.E. Zion Church, Steele Chapel Church, St. Enochs Lutheran Church, St. Paul United Church of Christ, Trinity Lutheran Church, West Corinth Baptist Church, Coddle Creek A.R.P. Church, Union Lutheran Church, Old Bethpage Cemetery, Blackwelder-Lowder Family Cemetery, Michael Braun (Brown) Family Cemetery, Watson Family Graveyard, Heathman-Owens-Barber Graveyard, Stokes Family Graveyard, Long-Mcpherson Family Graveyard, Morgan Muster Ground, Reed Family Graveyard, and Funerals from Rothrock’s Diary.
The price including postage – $24.00.

Rowan County Cemeteries – Volume V – Strip bound, soft cover contains 189 pages with a full name index. Included: A history of cemeteries, Centenary Methodist Church, Wittenberg Lutheran Church, Ribelin Family Graveyard, Back Creek Presbyterian Church, Harris Chapel Cemetery, Palestine Wesleyan Church, Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church, St. Johns Baptist Church, Culp Family Graveyard, Zion Lutheran Church, Dobbins-Graham¬-Rex Family Graveyard, Old Wetaug Cemetery (Pulaski Co.,lL.), Sandy Ridge A.M.E. Zion Church, Covenant United Presbyterian Church, Rose Hill Baptist Church, Gold Hill Methodist Church, Westlawn Memorial Park (monument section), Third Creek Presbyterian Church, Richard Parker Family Cemetery, Canaan Baptist Church, Shiloh Reformed Church, Faith Baptist Church, Eggleston Property Cemetery, Reid Family (further listing), Stokes Family (further listing), Bruner Family Cemetery, Arey Family Cemetery, Cemetery listing for Broughton Hospital, Morganton, NC, and an article on what you can learn from gravestones.
The price including postage – $24.00.

Rowan County Cemeteries – Volume VI – Strip Bound, soft cover, alphabetical. Chestnut Hill Cemetery in the heart f Salisbury. First burial in 1889. Gives names, relationships, birth, and death. Burial dates and plot numbers when available. All dates checked with death certificates when possible.
The price including postage – $29.00.

Rowan County Cemeteries – Volume V II – Strip bound, soft cover, contains 202 pages with a full name index. Contains the following church cemeteries: Faith Lutheran Church, East Side Baptist Church, Zion Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, St. Matthews Baptist Church, St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Ursinus United Church of Christ, St. James Lutheran Church, Grave Stones (Bethel and Bonanza Drive), Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, Third ~reek AME Zion Church, Mt. Hope United Church of Christ, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Mt. Tabor United ~Methodist Church, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Berean Mission Church, Grace Bible Church, Rock Grove Methodist ~church, Henderson Grove Baptist Church, Bethel Methodist Church, Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church, St. Luke 3aptist Church, Yadkin Grove Baptist Church.
The price including postage – $25.00.

Rowan County Cemeteries – Volume VIII – Sure-bind, soft cover, contains 217 pages with a full name index. Contains the following cemeteries: Liberty Methodist Church, East Corinth Baptist Church, Smith’s Chapel Apostolic Holiness Church, Luther’s Lutheran Church, Erwin’s Temple CME Church, New Jerusalem Holiness Church, Emanuel Pentecostal Church of Apostolic Faith, Moore’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Rowan County, Moore’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Salisbury, Grace Lutheran Church, Chambers Family Cemetery, Antioch Baptist Church, Miller Family Cemetery, Heathman-Owen-Barber Cemetery, Second Creek A.M.E. Zion Church, Old Second Creek \.M.E. Zion Cemetery, New Smith Chapel St. Paul’s Pentecostal Church, Miller Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, St. Enoch’s Lutheran Church, Miller Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Poplar Tent ‘Presbyterian Church Cabarrus, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bringle Family Cemetery.
The price including postage – 28.00.

Rowan County Cemeteries – Volume IX – Sure-bind, soft cover, contains 216 pages, full name index. Greenlawn Cemetery in China Grove, Rowan County, NC. The early graves in Greenlawn, which includes the Savitzs church, include the date 1798. There are over 3050 graves here and includes both the private section and the church section. The church section contains Lutheran Chapel Lutheran, Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, and St. Mark’s Lutheran. These sections are marked and a map for the plots included. Also in this book are Mt. Mitchell Methodist Cabarrus, St. Luke Reformed, Antioch Baptist and Rock Hill Church of Christ.
The price including postage – $28.00.

Rowan County Cemeteries – Volume X – Sure-bind, soft cover, contains 217 pages, full name index. Grace (Lower stone) United Church of Christ, City Memorial Park, West Park Baptist Church, St.Paul’s Wesleyan Church, Burrage Family Graveyard, lsenhour Family Cemetery.
The price including postage – $28.00.

Rowan County Cemeteries – Volume XI –  Sure-bind, soft cover, contains 278 pages, full name index. Includes Organ Lutheran Church, Old English Cemetery, Old Lutheran Cemetery, St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery, Burial Records of St. Luke Episcopal Church, Death Certificates 1909-1911, and some small cemeteries.
The price including postage – $28.00.

Court Records

Index of Loose Estate Papers for Rowan County. NC – Strip bound, soft cover, alphabetical listings. 70 reels of microfilm containing every kind of legal paper necessary to close an estate. Guardian bonds, estate sales, appointing of administrators, names of children, and other valuable information. The book includes the number of the reel at the top of the page, the name of the deceased, the date of the papers, and the number of frames contained in the each record. Examples of the information also shown.
The price including postage – $20.00.

Rowan County, NC. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1815-1816 – Strip bound, soft cover, 228 pages with a full name index. The contents of the court minutes are recorded verbatim. The cost including postage – $25.00.

Rowan County, NC. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1817-1818 – Strip bound, soft cover, 268 pages with a full name index. The contents of the court minutes are recorded verbatim. The cost including postage – $25.00.

Rowan County North Carolina Cohabitation Bonds – A valuable resource for black genealogy. A soft cover, sure-bind, containing 69 pages.  Full name index. The price including postage – $15.00.

Family Records Relating to Rowan County People

Pedigree Charts for the members of The Genealogical Society of Rowan County. Seven Volumes containing all the information available on the pedigree charts contributed by our members. Sure bind, soft cover, all contain approximately 200 pages with a full name index.
The price including postage – $20.00 each volume.

THE HERITAGE OF ROWAN COUNTY – contains 820 family histories (written by the families themselves), which have connections to Rowan county. There are 200 pages of local history, which contains physical descriptions of the county and also colorful histories of the people. In addition there are 70 patron/honor pages, which give in depth information on some of the local industries and their founders.
The price of this one of a kind book – $75.00 plus $5.50 postage. North Carolina residents please add 6% ($4.50) tax.

Back Issues of the Journal of The Genealogical Society of Rowan County – Back issues available for the years 1988 – 1996. The Journal is published quarterly and contains information on genealogical and historical records found in Rowan County, NC. An index and membership directory containing a surname list for our members will be published in December of each year. Membership in the Society ensures a copy of each of these publications. If you have missed a year or two the price including postage – Volume 2 thru Volume 11 is $20.00 per year. [Volumes I – (1987) and 7- (1993) sold out]

Maps

Early Landowners of Rowan County, NC 1753-1810 by James W. Kluttz. Published 1995. This set consists of 6 maps (24 x 36 inches) of Rowan County with an index. The maps show 1200 landowners who lived in the area of present day Rowan County between 1753 and 1810, with creeks, townships, churches and highways marked. Also included are the names and dates of deeds with grantor/grantee and shapes and size of each parcel. Match lines indicate how the maps fit together. They are shipped in a mailing tube. The price including tax and postage is $50.00.

To order, Contact Us

The Genealogical Society of Rowan
Post Office Box 4305
Salisbury, NC 28145-4305
Tax number for the Society – #56-1608800.