Davie County Genealogical Resources

  Published Resources for Davie County Genealogy




The following books contain useful genealogical information about Davie County, and are available in libraries, through the LDS, or for purchase as indicated below. Please help me add additional books to this list.

Professional Ledgers of John Edward Bell Shutt, Woodcraftsman and Undertaker, Shady Grove Township, Advance, NC, by Edith R. Shutt Zimmerman and B.D. Zimmerman, ISBN 0-9679015-0-2. This book includes a history of the Shady Grove community of Advance, genealogical information on the immigrant Jacob SCHOTT of Zweibrücken, Germany and his descendants, the SHUTT family of Davie County, and transcriptions of the personal ledger records of John Edward Bell Shutt (1860-1932), an undertaker and woodworker. The ledgers name the purchasers of his merchandise and often the deceased for whom a coffin was purchased. Many photographs are also included. Local families whose names appear include BAILEY, BARNEY, BEAUCHAMP, CARTER, CORNATZER, DAVIS, ELLIS, FOSTER, HAIRSTON, HARTMAN, HEGE, MARKLAND, MOCK, MYERS, ORRELL, PEEBLES, POTTS, SHUTT, SMITH, SMITHDEAL, SPRY, WILLIAMS, VOGLER, and ZIMMERMAN, among others.

The book can be purchased for $30.00 (including shipping, handling and taxes). Requests can be made to:

BEZIM@aol.com or by mail to

Mrs. Edith Zimmerman
3041 Cornatzer Rd.
Advance, NC 27006

The following books are available for purchase from the Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society or other private sellers. Please contact the Society for current prices:
    371 N. Main St.
    Mocksville, NC 27028
    Phone number is 336-751-2023

Davie County Marriages, 1901-1959, including a Bride's Index, compiled by Nancy K. Murphy for the Society. It records the names of couples who applied for marriage licenses in Davie County for the years noted. This compilation is similar in content to a previous book, "Davie County marriages 1836-1900"

1860 Federal Census for Davie County, transcribed & compiled by Nancy K. Murphy and Everette G. Sain. Taken directly from the official microfilm, this 197-page, completely indexed, soft-covered bound book is now available.

1870 Federal Census for Davie County, transcribed & compiled by Nancy K. Murphy and Everette G. Sain. This 303 page, soft-covered bound book is similar in content to past compilations and contains a complete, every name index.

1880 Federal Census for Davie CountyThe 1880 Federal Census for Davie County, transcribed and compiled by Nancy K. Murphy and Everette G. Sain, is a soft-covered, bound book containing most all of the information given on the original microfilm. It has taken more than one year to transcribe, proof-read, and research the material. As in previous books, there is an 'every name' index to aid the researcher.

Davie County (NC) Cemeteries, Volumes I and II. Over 150 family, church and community cemeteries have been surveyed, and approximately 18,000 names are recorded. Names are listed alphabetically by surname in each cemetery, with any available data such as family relationships, grave marker inscriptions, and dates. Directions to each cemetery are also included, and each volume is fully indexed.

Davie County Marriages 1836 - 1900 is a compilation of information obtained from the Davie County Register of Deeds office. The soft-cover, bound book contains 274 pages listing names of Bride and Groom, Age, Race, Marriage date, Minister or JP's name, and bondman or witnesses' names. In a few cases, parents' names and other facts are noted. Entries are in alphabetical order and a "Bride's Index" is included. This book has been compiled by Nancy K. Murphy, a long-time volunteer in the History Room of the Davie County Public Library, as well as other individuals,.

THE HUGHES HISTORICAL MAP - Researched, documented, and published by the late Fred Hughes of High Point, NC. This Davie County map features original and secondary landowners; pinpoints many landmarks from the 1700's; gives location of churches; shows Indian trails and sites; gives the route of the Great Wagon Road; and shows Cornwallis' travels.

THE LAGLE MAP - A land grant map of Davie County detailing the location and the name of the individual who received the original grant; most of the grants listed are the state grants in the post-Revolutionary period. This map was compiled by Andrew Lagle and researched by the late Miss Pink Tatum.

The Weather Vane is about the BOOE family of Davie County, by Ron Booe, a Davie resident. This 900-page book includes more than 700 surnames, genealogical data, family stories and interesting facts. For more information, see http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/o/o/Ron-Booe/

Rambling and Reminiscing in Davie County was written by Ann R. Frick. Contact her at 442 North Main Street, Mocksville NC 27028, or by e-mail

The Davie County Heritage Book was published in 1997.

by Jo White Linn
6 x 9, hard cover, map by Herman Ferguson, introduction by William D. Bennett, bibliography, complete-name index, 163 lists, 444pp.,

Other publications, available in libraries

Blackman, A.M., Cohabitation records of Davie Co., N.C., 1866. publ. 1987 by A.M. Blackman

Blackman, A.M., Some marriage bonds of Davie Co., NC, 1837-1850. publ. 1986 by A.M. Blackman

Blackman, A.M., Some marriage bonds of Davie Co., NC, 1851-1869. publ. 1986 by A.M. Blackman

Forsyth County Genealogical Society, 1987. The 1850 federal census and supplementary schedules of Davie County, North Carolina.

Hairston, Peter W., The Cooleemee Plantation and its people. Davidson County Community College, 1986.

Hoots, Carl C., Cemeteries of Yadkin County, North Carolina [includes some Davie Co. cemeteries also], publ. 1985

Linn, Jo White, Davie County, North Carolina tax lists of 1843 and 1847.publ. J.W. Linn, 1995.

Linn, Jo White, Davie County, North Carolina will and deed abstracts; wills 1836-1900, deeds 1836-1850. publ. J.W. Linn, 1973.

Ramsey, Robert Wayne, Carolina Cradle, Settlement of the Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747-1762. University of North Carolina Press, 1964. List of surnames mentioned in the index.

Wall, James W., History of Davie County in the Forks of the Yadkin. publ. Davie County Historical Pub. Association, 1969

Wall, James W., The Squire, Daniel, and John Boone families in Davie County, North Carolina. Davie County Public Library, 1982.


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