With Annotations by Sue Ashby@2009                                                                                   Updated10/25/2009

Remember that these directories were subject to human error in spelling.

Population of Chatham County, NC, in 1860 - 19,101

County Seat - Pittsboro


Attorney - Benj. J. House (This man is supposedly from the town of Haywood but, he is not in the 1860 or 1870 census of Chatham. I find one Benj. in Pitt Co. in those time periods. So, it may be that the County Attorney was not required to live in the county?

Clerk Co. Court - R. C. Cotton (This is Richard C. Cotton)

Clerk Superior Court - J. A. Thompson (Should be Joseph)

Chairman Co. Court - __

Clerk & M. Eq. Court - H. Merritt (William Henry or Henry William)

Coroner __

Register - Wm. Hatch

Sheriff  - G. W. Williams George W.

Deputy Sheriff - I. Neal  (I find no "I." Neal in Chatham in the time period. Younger Neal is a possibility but, he is 69 in 1867. So maybe not.)

Standard Keeper ___

Surveyor ___

Trustee - G. J. Williams

Constable - J. M. Blond ( There is no "Blond" in Chatham. should be John or Joseph BLAND)


Scientific Academy, Pittsboro - C. B. Denson   (Claudius Denson is in Chatham in 1870 of the right age)

Female Academy, Pittsboro - Rev. R. B. Sutton (Cannot find him in any census of NC as R. B., .in fact can find no Sutton in Chatham Co.)

Haywood High School, Haywood - L. Holmes ( John Holmes is in 1860 census but, find no L, except for a Letha)

Mt. Vernon Seminary, Mt. Vernon - Monk & Emerson



    Pittsboro - R B. Sutton


    Pittsboro - J. B. Martin  (Maybe James, in Chatham, 1860)

    Haywood - J. B. Martin

    Pleasant Hill - J. B. Martin

    Hickory Mountain - J. B. Martin

    Mt. Vernon - J. B. Martin

    Brown's Chapel - J. B. Martin

    Chatham Church - J. B. Martin

    Mt. Zion - J. B. Martin

    Mt. Pleasant - O. J. Brent ( Osco J. Brent, of Hillsborough, Orange Co.)

    Cedar Grove - O. J. Brent

    Shady Grove - O. J. Brent

    Merrit's Chapel - O. J. Brent

    Ebenezer - O. J. Brent

    Buckhorn - J. W. Avent  (John F.? Avent in Buckhorn, in 1870)

    Asbury - F. H. Wood

    Shilo - F. H. Wood

    Fairpromise - F. H. Wood

    Meroney - F. H. Wood


    Shady Grove __

    Gum Springs __

    May's Chapel __

    Emmaus __

    Olive Chapel __

    Rock Spring - Wm. Lineberry

    Pittsboro - Wm. Marsh

    Rives Chapel - Wm. Marsh

    Mt. Gilead __

    Lystra - J. P. Mason

    Mt. Olive - __

    Pleasant Grove __

    Moore's Chapel __

    Bear Creek __

    Mt. Pisgah - J. C. Wilson

    Mineral Springs __

    Love's Creek __

    Cedar Falls __

    Rocky River __

    Fall Creek __


    Pittsboro - Nathan Paton

    Haywood - Nathan Paton

Protestant Methodist

    Center - __


    Haywood Inn, Haywood - R. Faucett, Sr.

    Eagle Hotel, Pittsboro - N. A. Ramsey

    Burk's Hotel, Pittsboro - H. H. Burk


    Haywood - Ben. J. House

    Pittsboro - James Headen

     Pittsboro - L. J. Merritt

    Pittsboro - John Manning

    Pittsboro - J. J. Jackson

    Pittsboro - M. W. Waddell

    Pittsboro - London, H. A. Jr.


    Egypt Mining Co., Egypt - Robert Payton, Engineer

    Foundry & Machine Shop, Lockville - Silas Burns

    Iron Manufacturing Co., Egypt - Clegg, Dennis & Co.


    Brown & Russell - Dry Goods, &c., Egypt

    Clegg, I. N., - Dry Goods, &c., Lockville

    Durham, F. R. - Saddle & Harness Shop, Haywood

    Farrar, J. H. - Watch Maker & Jeweler, Haywood

    Fichet, M. L. - Shoemaker , Haywood

    Headen & Bynum - Dry Goods &c, Pittsboro

    Headen, A. G. - Dry Goods, &c, Pittsboro

    Long, J. A. - Dry Goods, &c, Lockville

    Long, Edwin - Dry Goods, &c., Pittsboro

    London (H.A.) & Son - Dry Goods, &c., Pittsboro

    Marsh & Jessup - Dry Goods, &c., Egypt

    McArthur & Davis - Dry Goods, &c., Egypt

    Moore, F. M. - Dry Goods, &c. , Pittsboro

    Nash, W. A. - Dry Goods, &c., Pittsboro

    Patterson, Wm. - Dry Goods, &c., Pittsboro

    Poe & Hanks - Dry Goods, &c., Pittsboro

    Scott, J. W. - Dry Goods, &c., Haywood

    Vestal, N. - Dry Goods &c., Egypt

    Womac & Hill - Dry Goods &c., Pittsboro

    Womac, J. A. - Dry Goods &c., Pittsboro

    Yarborough, A. M - Dry Goods &c., Glenaloon


    Sutton, R. B. - Episcopal, Pittsboro

    Holmes, L. - Episcopal, Haywood

    Bobbitt, W. H. - Methodist, Pittsboro

    Martin, Jos. B. - Methodist, Pittsboro

    Taylor, Wm. P. - Methodist, Pittsboro

    Johnson, Minton - Methodist, Pittsboro

    Farrar, Thos. B. - Methodist, Bellevoir

    Cotton, James - Methodist, Martha's Vineyard

    Snipes, Wm. - Methodist, Pittsboro

    Barnett, F. - Methodist, Pittsboro

    Barnett, L. - Methodist, Pittsboro

    Long, J. - Methodist, Grove

    Mann, Henry - Methodist - Bellevoir


    Burns' Mill , Pittsboro - R. Burns

    Bynum's Mill, Pittsboro ____

    Hadley's Mill, Pittsboro,  - W. P. Hadley

    Haughton's Mill, Egypt,  - Haughton & Harriss

    Clegg's Mill, Haryood, -  I. N. Clegg

    Heck's Mill, Lockville - Heck, Clegg & Co.

    Love's Mill, Hadleys, - Robt. Love

    Julia's Mill, Pittsboro, - Mrs. Julia

    Moore's Mill, Pittsboro - G. P. Moore

    Paschal's Mill, Pittsboro - Paschall & Newlin

    Taylor's Mill, Pittsboro - W. P. Taylor

    Thomas' Mill, Haywood -  B. Thomas

    Womble's Mill, Pittsboro - T. W. Womble

    Green's, R. N. ____ Beaumont


Berry, Wm. F., Pittsboro

Buchanan, W., Martha's Vineyard

Hanks, J. A., Pittsboro

Newby, S. C., Egypt

Waddell, D. S., Pittsboro

Wyche, R. A., Haywood

Parmer, A. W., Gulf  

Note: I've been told by a descendant that this should be: PALMER, Archibald William (1828-1892)


    Pittsboro - Mallory, John T.

    Egypt - Muse, H. L.

    Haywood - Drake, J. B.

    Glenaloon - Yarborough, A. M.

    Hadley's - ____