By a Line of Marked Trees: Abstracts of Currituck County, North Carolina, Deed Books, 1-3 [1696-1773]


Currituck County (originally Currituck Precinct) was created from Albemarle County in 1681. Currituck County was a parent county, in part, of Dare and Tyrrell counties. For this book, Mr. Brayton has abstracted the earliest extant deeds for Currituck, complete with metes and bounds. The data found in these abstracts are of great genealogical importance because the deeds are replete with information concerning former owners, relationships between grantee and grantor, and other family connections. Worthy of special mention are Brayton's abstracts from unnumbered Deed Book 1, which has not been indexed to the grantor-grantee index at the Currituck Courthouse, and the author's success in reconciling conflicting versions of Deed Book 2. Spanning the period 1696-1773, this book won the year 2000 award for Excellence in Publishing from the North Carolina Genealogical Society.

John Anderson Brayton