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Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1774-1780 [OUT OF PRINT] Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1774-1780 [OUT OF PRINT]
By Herman W. Ferguson
This book is a new transcription of Mecklenburg County's earliest extant court minutes that were originally published by Doris Futch Briscoe in 1966 and which are now out of print.  Mecklenburg County was formed in 1763, and the court minutes from the county's first l l years are missing.  The present work covers the court sessions from July 1774 to mid-April 1780.  In addition to the full name, place, and subject index, Ferguson has included a map with waterways indexed and in color. 2007, v+72 pp.  Indexed.
Price: $16.50

Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1780-1800 Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1780-1800
By Herman W. Ferguson
This volume of Mecklenburg County court minutes by Ferguson begins where Doris Briscoe's Mecklenburg County, NC, Court Minutes, Book 1, 1774-1780 left off midway through the April 1780 court session. [See above entry for Ferguson's new transcription of Briscoe' s transcription.] Ferguson carries the minutes through to the end of 1800.  Tables list dates when justices of the peace qualified and the year each sheriff, clerk of the court, and register of deeds was appointed.  Legal terms are defined and legal procedures are explained. 1995, x+276 pp.  ISBN 0-9620770-3-8.  Indexed.
Price: $30.00

Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1801-1820 Vol II Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1801-1820 Vol II
By Herman W. Ferguson
A continuation of Ferguson's book of court minutes, this volume covers the years 1801-1820. Included are naturalizations prior to 1822, an important source that shows if a person were a "newcomer" and not connected to others in the area of the same surname in an earlier period.  The format is the same as the first book with full names, places, slaves, and occupations completely indexed.  A map of Mecklenburg County circa 1790 shows waterways and locations of the county's earliest churches. 1997, xii+342 pp.  Indexed.  ISBN 0-9620770-4-6.
Price: $32.50

Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1821-1830 Vol III Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1821-1830 Vol III
By Herman W. Ferguson
This volume covers Mecklenburg County court minutes from 1821 through 1830.  Each court action has been transcribed verbatim, with punctuation added for clarity.  Ferguson's usual excellent index saves search time, because each page of minutes is indexed by a number.  Also included are abbreviations used in the abstracts, definition of legal terms, names of county officials and their dates of service, as well as Ferguson's standard l 790 map of the county. 1998, ix+252 pp.  Indexed.  ISBN 0-9620770-5-4.
Price: $27.50

Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1831-1840 Vol IV Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1831-1840 Vol IV
By Herman Ferguson
The fourth in Ferguson's series of Mecklenburg County court minutes, this volume contains 22 applications for citizenship giving dates and places of birth, departure dates from Europe, and arrival dates in the United States, in addition to the usual court records of deed recordings, probate, estate settlements, etc.  A map of Mecklenburg County in the early 1800s is included. 2002, x+259 pp.  Indexed.
Price: $30.50

Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1841-1850 Vol V Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1841-1850 Vol V
By Herman Ferguson
The 1840s were a time of growth and change in Mecklenburg County. Court minutes record citizenship granted to immigrants, the building of a new courthouse, and the coming of the railroad to Charlotte.  Not only are the routine court matters of registering deeds, probating wills, assigning administrators and guardians, and appointing officials reported, but also historical events such as running the dividing line between Mecklenburg and Union Counties and collecting taxes for the new school system.  Ferguson's characteristic full name, place, and subject index facilitates searches. 2003, 259 pp.  Indexed.  ISBN 0-9620770-9-7.
Price: $27.50

Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1851-1860 Vol VI Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1851-1860 Vol VI
By Herman Ferguson
The decade of the 1850s saw the railroad bringing business to Charlotte, immigrants still arriving from Europe, and Mecklenburgers moving westward.  These and other changes are all reflected in this sixth volume of Ferguson's series of the county court minutes, which he has transcribed verbatim.  They contain references to orphans, remarried widows, free blacks, slaves, illegitimate children, apprentices, and merchants, as well as registrations of deeds, appointments of guardians and court officers, divisions of estates, and jury selections.  The 1860 county map shows routes both of the railroad and main roads through the county. 2004, x+303 pp.  Indexed.
Price: $29.00

Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1861-1868 Vol VII Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: 1861-1868 Vol VII
By Herman Ferguson
This volume brings to a close the minutes of the county court, which was replaced by the Board of County Commissioners in 1868.  Usual court matters are covered with emphasis on relief of needy soldiers' families, the financial burden carried by the county, oaths of allegiance and amnesty, and court orders relating to Reconstruction. The index includes every name, place, and subject.  Railroads and main roads circa 1860 are shown on the county map. 2005, x+238 pp.  Indexed.
Price: $28.50

Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: Set of Available Court Minutes (6 Vols) Minutes of Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions: Set of Available Court Minutes (6 Vols)
Complete Set of Available Court Minutes (Vols 1780-1800, II, III, IV, V, VI).
Price: $155.00

Superior Court Minutes, 1811-1828, Civil and Criminal for Meck Co Superior Court Minutes, 1811-1828, Civil and Criminal for Meck Co
Transcribed by Ellen Poteet
The Superior Court decided civil and criminal cases involving more legal knowledge, large sums of money, and more severe judgments affecting a person's life or property than did the lower court.  These transcriptions of cases involve assault and battery, burglary, debt, divorce, ejectment, murder, petit larceny, and trespass as well as petitions for citizenship.  Appeals, as well, were sent to this court from lower courts and other counties. 2012, vi+ll 7 pp.  Indexed. CD-ROM.  ISBN 978-0-9795341-1-9.
Price: $10.00