Chatham County Courthouse - Pittsboro, NC about 1935-45  from North side, looking South
Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, FSAOW1 Collection
1998-present - Sue Ashby

Updated 08/27/2012
 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 2003 PHOTO OF THE COURTHOUSE
(Same View)

 County  Records



Chatham County Probate Records

     Wills & Estates -1782-1794 - Index Only

     Wills & Estates -1795-1799 - Index Only

    Wills & Estates -1798-1819 - Index Only

     Wills & Estates -1818-1833 - Index Only

     Wills & Estates -1834-1857 - Index Only

     Wills & Estates -1856-1868 - Index Only

    Extracted  Wills:
Wills  I have extracted from Chatham. (only the ones I have done or have been donated to me by others for use in the page. The others (some, in the archives) are not my property)
Those others,  have to be accessed through the archives page.
 

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These are just the index to estates (Mainly intestate estates) because there are sometimes several pages and lots of minutae that is difficult to extract and transcribe

Usually there is no relationship given in account sales unless the the widow's name is given.

       Record of Estates - 1800-1812 - Index
          Inventories, Accounts of Sales & Settlements

       Record of Estates - 1812 - 1822 - Index
          Inventories, Accounts of Sales & Settlements

       Record of Estates - 1847-1850 - Index  These are inventories (ONLY) of estates
 
 

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COUNTY COURT MINUTES
At the county level, the court was held every three months and they were called the "quarter sessions" and the business brought before the Justices of the Court was called "pleas" (as when a person plead their case before the judge) So, that is where this title comes from:

        Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1774-1779 Index Only

     Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions  Aug - 1792

     Court of Pleas and Quarter Session - 1794   This is not a complete year, yet

     Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1795 Index Only

     Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1797-1800

      Court of Pleas and Quarter Session - 1805

         I know there are gaps in the dates and not all, have been extracted. The film is just bad and I have to stop where I cannot read any more.
I may have to get some hard copies from the archives.