These deed abstracts cover the period from the formation of Mecklenburg County through 1779. Mecklenburg County was formed from Anson County in 1763. Tryon County was formed from Mecklenburg in 1769. Prior to 1772, much of upper South Carolina was considered to be in North Carolina.
The will abstracts in this volume, 1749-1790, are based on the oldest Mecklenburg County wills of record, as well as upon the extant returns of wills and estates of the North Carolina Secretary of State. While the length and contents of these abstracts vary, most of them provide the name of the testator, date of the will, names and relationships of all heirs to the estate (sometimes with ages given or inferred), contents of the estate, names of executors, and, usually, the date of probate.
Brent H. Holcomb
1980, paper, 95 pp.