Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1787-1788
Ruth and Sam Sparacio
This volume contains rulings of the court of civil matters such as property disputes and slaves. Entries from Order Book 1787-1788 beginning on page 361 and ending on page 225 and ending on page 360 for courts held October 11, 1787 through March 15, 1778. County court order books contain records of all matters brought before the court while in session. The information contained in these records may not appear elsewhere. The order books typically provide a synopsis of court cases in a relatively organized format. Records you may find include appointments of local officials and militia officers, records of legal disputes, appointments of guardians for minors, apprenticeships of minors authorized by overseers of the poor, naturalizations, road orders, and the register of free Negroes.