Records held in the North Carolina Archives in Raleigh.

Burke County was stablished in 1777 from Rowan County.
Many court records and most land records were burned by
 Federal troops in 1865.The following is a list of those that remain.

To obtain copies, see instructions on the NC Archives page.

 

ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS

  • Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1784-1908; 1 volume, 1 Fibredex box.

    Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1777-1899; 1 volume, 3 Fibredex boxes.

    Constables' Bonds and Records, 1782-1875, 1892; 2 Fibredex boxes.

    Officials' Bonds and Records, 1778-1949; 1 Fibredex box.

  • COURT RECORDS

  • County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions

    Minutes, 1791-1868; 13 volumes.

    Execution Dockets, 1837-1840, 1843-1855; 3 volumes.

    Trial and Appearance Dockets, 1792-1857; 5 volumes.

    Superior Court

  • Minutes, 1830-1857, 1866-1907; 15 volumes.

    Execution Dockets, 1824-1856; 8 volumes.

    Judgment Dockets, 1878-1895, 1917-1926; 4 volumes.

    Presentment Dockets, 1879-1912; 3 volumes.

    State Dockets, 1830-1851, 1866-1879; 3 volumes.

    Trial, Appearance and Reference Dockets, 1830-1859; 4 volumes.

    Civil Action Papers, 1755-1905; 14 Fibredex boxes.

    Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1779-1927; 5 Fibredex boxes.

    Criminal Action Papers, 1779-1921; 21 Fibredex boxes.

    upplementary Proceedings, 1871-1876; 1 volume.

  • Western District Criminal Court

  • Minutes, 1899-1900; 1 volume.
  • Criminal Issues Docket, 1899-1900; 1 volume.
  • Judgment Docket, 1899-1900; 1 volume.
  • Half Fee Docket, 1899-1900; 1 volume.
  • ELECTION RECORDS

  • Record of Elections, 1896-1908; 1 volume.

    Election Records, 1806-1931; 3 Fibredex boxes.

  • ESTATES RECORDS

  • Record of Estates, 1832-1845, 1865-1868; 3 volumes.

    Record of Accounts, 1868-1900; 2 volumes.

    Administrators' Bonds, 1868-1896; 3 volumes.

    Appointment of Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Masters, 1868-1898; 1 volume.

    Estates Records, 1776-1934; 62 Fibredex boxes.

    Guardians' Records, 1785-1933; 6 Fibredex boxes.

    Guardians' Bonds, 1870-1896; 2 volumes.

    Inventories and Accounts of Sale, 1880-1899; 1 volume.

    Record of Settlements, 1869-1899; 1 volume.

    Clerk's Receipt Docket (Estates), 1896-1916; 1 volume.

    Index to Estates, 1868-1887; 1 volume.

  • LAND RECORDS

  • Deeds of Sale, 1805-1928; 1 Fibredex box.

    Miscellaneous Deeds, 1772-1919; 1 Fibredex box.

    Ejectments, 1784-1868; 1 Fibredex box.

    Land Entries, 1770-1909; 1 volume, 1 Fibredex box.

    Levies on Land for Taxes, 1875-1888; 1 volume.

    Petitions for Partition, 1870-1910; 1 Fibredex box.

  • MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS

  • Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868; 4 Fibredex boxes.

    Marriage Certificates, 1865-1867. SEE Court Records, County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Minutes, 1865.

    Divorce Records, 1828-1911; 3 Fibredex boxes.

  • MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS

  • Confederate Oaths, 1865; 1 volume.

    Record of Confederate Pensions, 1885-1901; 2 volumes.

  • MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

  • Alien Registration, 1927-1940; 1 volume.

    Declarations of Citizenship, 1911 - 1928; 1 volume.

    Petitions for Naturalization, 1919-1930; 2 volumes.

    Lunacy Records, 1899-1917; 1 volume.

    Orders and Decrees, 1868-1923; 2 volumes.

    Special Proceedings, 1870-1901;7 volumes.

    Miscellaneous Records, 1776-1949; 4 Fibredex boxes.

    Records of Assignees and Trustees, 1783-1905; 1 Fibredex box.

  • OFFICIALS, COUNTY

  • Record of Justices of the Peace, Magistrates and Notaries Public, 1923-1953; 3 volumes.
  • ROADS AND BRIDGES

  • Road Records, 1787-1897; 5 Fibredex boxes.
  • TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS

  • Tax Records, 1782-1894; 3 Fibredex boxes.
  • WILLS

  • Wills, 1790-1905; 1 Fibredex box.
  • MICROFILM RECORDS

    BONDS

  • Apprentice Bonds, 1868-1907; 1 reel.

    Bastardy Bonds, 1868-1879; 1 reel.

  • CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

  • Record of Corporations, 1886-1963; 2 reels.

    Record of Partnerships, 1944-1963; 1 reel.

  • COURT RECORDS

  • County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions

    Minutes, 1791-1834, 1841-1849, 1865-1868; 4 reels.

    Execution Dockets, 1837-1855; 1 reel.

  • Superior Court

  • Minutes, 1830-1857, 1866-1966; 18 reels.

    Minutes, Criminal, 1938-1943; Papers of Frances Silver Trial, 1832; 1 reel.

    Judgment Dockets, 1885-1895; 1 reel.

    Cross Index to Judgments, 1897-1962; 2 reels.

    State Dockets, 1830-1851; 1 reel.

    Western District Criminal Court

    Minutes, 1899-1900; 1 reel.

    Judgment Dockets, 1899-1900; 2 reels.

  • ELECTION RECORDS

  • Record of Elections, 1880-1970; 1 reel.
  • ESTATES RECORDS

  • Record of Accounts, 1896-1916; 1 reel.

    Record of Annual Accounts, 1868-1963; 6 reels.

    Administrators' Bonds, 1868-1896; 1 reel.

    Appointment of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1868-1898; 1 reel.

    Record of Administrators, 1897-1963; 6 reels.

    Record of Executors and Guardians, 1897-1916; 1 reel.

    Record of Executors, 1915-1959; 1 reel.

    Record of Guardians, 1913-1963; 3 reels.

    Record of Money Paid by Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1916-1962; 1 reel.

    Inheritance Tax Records, 1924-1963; 1 reel.

    Record of Inventories and Sales of Estates, 1832-1963; 5 reels.

    Record of Settlements, 1869-1963; 6 reels.

  • LAND RECORDS

  • Record of Deeds, 1865-1960; 141 reels.

    Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1865-1965; 9 reels. Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1865-1965; 8 reels. Land Entries, 1778-1795, 1833-1900, 1913-1945; 3 reels. Record of Surveys, 1905-1935; 1 reel.

    Levies on Land for Taxes, 1867-1888, 1931-1941; 2 reels.

    Plat Books, 1922-1980; 4 reels.

    Record of Resale by Trustees and Mortgagees, 1932-1952; 1 reel.

  • MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS

  • Marriage Bonds, 1777-1868; 3 reels.
  • Marriage Registers, 1867-1980; 2 reels.
  • Index to Births, 1913-1978; 4 reels.
  • Index to Deaths, 1913-1978; 2 reels.

  • Taken from :Guide To Research Materials In The North Carolina State Archives: County Records; Eleventh Revised Edition 1997, Raleigh, NC. Published by the Department of Cultural Resources Division of Archives and History Archives and Records, 1997, Raleigh, NC


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