Publications

The James Hunter Chapter Publishing Committee has greatly increased the availability of the records for genealogical research for Rockingham and Stokes Counties, NC.  These books are available for local research in the Genealogy Room of the Madison Library and in other libraries of this area and beyond.  For questions about these books and upcoming publications by the chapter, contact Linda C. Vernon, P.O.Box 882, Madison, NC 27025 or 
email our registrar.  At this time, there is no one available to do "lookups" in the books.

M
arriage Records:

Rockingham County North Carolina Marriage License Index White Females 1867-1899 and Rockingham County North Carolina Marriage License Index White Males 1867-1899. These indexes include the name of the couple, their age, date license was issued and date of marriage, township, and the number of the license. The identification number may be used to locate the complete license record on microfilm or to order a copy of the complete record from the Office of the Register of Deeds. Black marriages were listed on a separate index which it is hoped will be published later. Softcover, spiral-bound, 201 pages each volume, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches. Compiled by Linda C. Vernon.

Census Records:

The 1850 Federal Census of Rockingham County, North Carolina. Includes 1850 Mortality Schedule. Index (full-name) of head of household and any person within that household with different surname. Softcover, 150 p., 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.

The 1860 Federal Census of Rockingham County, North Carolina. Includes 1860 Mortality Schedule. Index (full name) of head of household and any person within that household with different surname. Softcover, 151 p., 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.

The 1870 Federal Census of Rockingham County, North Carolina, Part I. This book includes the townships of Huntsville, Leaksville, Mayo, and Madison-Mayo. It also includes the Available 1870 Mortality Schedule. Softcover, full-name index, 210 pages, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.

T
he 1870 Federal Census of Rockingham County, North Carolina, Part II. This book includes the townships of Oregonville, Simpsonville, Wentworth, and Williamsboro (Williamsburg). It also includes the Available 1870 Mortality Schedule. Softcover, full-name index, 233 pages, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.

The 1880 Federal Census of Rockingham County, North Carolina, Part I. This book includes the townships of Leaksville, Mayo, Madison, Huntsville, New Bethel (231 District) as well as the Mortality Schedule. Softcover, spiral-bound, full-name index, 267 pages, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.

The 1880 Federal Census of Rockingham County, North Carolina, Part II. Completes the 1880 census and includes the townships of Simpsonville, North Willliamsburg (includes Reidsville), Oregonville, Wentworth, South Williamsburg, South Oregon, and the Mortality Schedule. Softcover, spiral-bound, full-name index, 340 pages, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.

T
he 1860 Federal Census of Stokes County, North Carolina.Softcover, full-name index, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.

The 1870 Federal Census of Stokes County, North Carolina
. Includes the 1870 Mortality Schedule. Softcover, full-name index, 311 pages, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.

The 1880 Federal Census of Stokes County, North Carolina Part I. This publication includes the townships of Snow Creek, Beaver Island, Sauratown, and Meadows and the Mortality Schedule, (225 pages, full name index, spiral bound).

The 1880 Federal Census of Stokes County, North Carolina Part II. This publication includes the townships of Peters Creek, Quaker Gap, and Yadkin and also includes the Mortality Schedule, (191 pages, full name index, spiral bound).

Cemetery Records:

Cemetery Records of Rockingham and Stokes Counties, North Carolina, Vol. I. Contains 169 Rockingham County cemeteries and 103 Stokes County cemeteries. The area most thoroughly covered is the western Rockingham and eastern Stokes, but there are cemeteries from other sections of the two counties also included. This volume reflects a 1992 revision of the original 1978 volume. Full-name index, 286 p., softbound.

Cemetery Records of Rockingham and Stokes Counties, North Carolina, Vol. II. Includes 69 Rockingham County cemeteries and 26 Stokes County cemeteries. Softbound, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, full-name index, 254 p.

Cemetery Records of Rockingham and Stokes Counties, North Carolina, Vol. III. Includes 40 Rockingham County cemeteries and 91 Stokes County cemeteries. Softbound, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, full-name index, 256 pages.

Cemetery Records of Rockingham and Stokes Counties, North Carolina, Vol. IV
Includes 82 Rockingham County cemeteries and 86 Stokes County cemeteries. Softcover, spiral-bound, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, full-name index, 253 p.

Cemetery Records of Rockingham and Stokes Counties, North Carolina, Vol. V.
Includes 30 Rockingham County cemeteries and 68 Stokes County cemeteries. Softcover, spiral-bound, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, full name index, 255 p.

Cemetery Records of Rockingham and Stokes Counties, North Carolina, Vol. VI. 249 pages, spiral bound, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, full name index. This publication includes 17 church cemeteries and 23 family cemeteries located in Rockingham County and 12 church cemeteries and 77 family cemeteries located in Stokes County.

Cemetery Records of Rockingham and Stokes Counties, North Carolina, Vol. VII. 256 pages, spiral bound, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, full name index. This publication includes 14 church cemeteries and 8 family cemeteries located in Rockingham County and 17 church cemeteries and 31 family cemeteries located in Stokes County.

Some Cemeteries of Eden, North Carolina (Rockingham County). Includes large municipal cemeteries, Woodlawn, Overlook, Danview and Meeks,. Full-name index. Softcover, spiral-bound, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, 307 p.

Greenview Cemetery, A Survey, Reidsville, NC (Rockingham County). Full-name index. Softcover, spiral-bound, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.

Cemetery Records of Rockingham and Stokes Counties North Carolina Volume VIII
. 269 pages, spiral bound, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, full name index.  Includes nine church and five family cemeteries in Rockingham County and 15 church and 27 family  cemeteries in Stokes

Bible Records:

Bible Records of Rockingham County, North Carolina, and Several from Adjoining County of Stokes, Vol. I. Full-name index. Softbound, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, 152 p.

Bible Records of Rockingham County, North Carolina, and Several from Adjoining Counties, Vol. II. Full-name index. Softbound, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, 212 p.

Miscellaneous: (Now out of print)

Early Families of Rockingham and Stokes Counties, North Carolina, with Revolutionary War Service, Vol. I.
Early Families of Rockingham and Stokes Counties, North Carolina, with Revolutionary War Service, Vol. II.


Books by Members:

The First Families of Mayodan, North Carolina 1900. Compiled by Linda C. Vernon for Mayodan's 100th Birthday, this investigates the people to live in the village of Mayodan when the town began and was enumerated for the first time in a federal census, 1900. Other records included, such as cemetery records, marriage records, courthouse records, deeds, and histories of Rockingham and Stokes Counties. 108 pages, full name index, spiral bound.

The Baughn Family. Written by Mary B. Greene, this includes the original manuscript compiled by Lorene Barker with updates.  It goes back to James Boughan who received a land grant in 1658 in Virginia, but mainly focuses on the descendants of Henry Baughan and Martha Patsey Whitlow who came from Virginia to Rockingham County, NC in 1814. For more information, contact mbgreene@pinehurst.net
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Between Snow Creek and Beaver Island: Life in the Carolina Backcountry in the Century following the Civil War.
By Joy G. Brown, this local history and memoir describes everyday life of the common folk in eastern Stokes and western Rockingham Counties, NC, during the period 1860-1950.  It was a hard life of seemingly endless work but also a time of hope when family and faith and love of country were of the utmost importance. Their effort should not be forgotten for it made possible our present-day lives of comfort and ease. For more information, contact joygannbrown@triad.rr.com.

"The Whole Kit 'N Kaboodle": The Peay Family of Rockingham County NC. By Geraldine Brown Griffin.  This takes the Peay family back to their French roots. For more information, contact jbg7@nuvox.net
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Bits and Pieces of Madison History. By Jerri B. Griffin (now Jerri Griffin Waldruff).  This is a book of little-known facts of Madison, NC. Since newspapers 1900-1934 being destroyed and town minutes 1902-1927 being burned by fire, much of this time period has been lost. For more information, contact jbg7@nuvox.net.

              
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