Whenever I find some spare time, your county coordinator likes to abstract information from old issues of the Roanoke Beacon Newspaper. This is a personal project I’ve been doing for the past few years and I’ve learned a lot about life in the Plymouth area in the late 1800s.
For my abstracting project I’ve created an online database, but one area I’ve not been consistently including are those notices of court proceedings. I’ve decided then to transcribe these columns and include them as material for the Washington County NCGenWeb site so they can have a home.
You will now find a new category in the drop down menu on the right side of the page under “Records” called “Court Proceedings.” Check out the first date I’ve added, those of May 5, 1899. In addition to a long list of criminal charges, we learn that the Baums get divorced and someone was slacking on their transcribing duties for the court.