Compiled by Parke Bogle
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Since the 1890 Bland County Census is no longer extant, this volume is extremely valuable to those searching for lost ancestors during the period of 1880 to 1990.
Included in this hefty book are deeds, estate records, trial matters, indictments, payments, business license applications/approvals, name of public officials, guardianships, and names of Civil War Veterans and their widows.
Page 53; Commonwealth VS James GREEN, Indictment for A&B. Green confessed his guilt and was fined $5.Payments
Page 61; Saturday Morning February 7, 1885; Same Judge as yesterday.Deeds
John F. LOCKE, Justice, acting as coroner, presents expenses of an inquest held over the dead body of Ab. JACKSON, colored and also for expenses of the burial.
C. R. BOGLE to Harman NEWBERRY (B&S) Dated 4-20-1887Estate Records
On motion of E.H. BLANKENSHIP, it is order that J.W. THORN, Sheriff, take and administer the estate of Elizabeth BLANKENSHIP who has been dead more than 3 months.Licenses
The last will of George STEEL, deceased, was presented and partially proven by the oath of Joseph CAMERON, one of the witnesses.
A license granted to William A. BENNETT as a Barroom Liquor Dealer at his house near the home of Hiram HALL, to sell, retail, only five gallons at a time to any one individual. Spirits shall not be drunk on the premises, but shall be delivered to the purchaser in bottles, jugs, demijohns or other vessels. LIcense good for the period from May 1, 1887 to April 30, 1878. Bennett posts bond for $500.Public Officials
J.W. THORN was elected Sheriff on May 26, 1877 for a term of four years. He, with D.W. DUNN, W.W. GRAYSON, J. Hoge THOMPSON, H.G. HICKS, John A. GRAYSON, Charles S. GRAYSON, H.W. SHANNON and J.G. MUNSEY, his securities, posted a bond for $10,000.00 and took the several oaths of office. C.M. SCOTT is allowed to qualify as the deputy sheriff, and took the several oaths.Guardianships
George F. TILSON, infant of Harman & Mary J. Tilson, over age 14 and under age 21, selected A. A. TIBBS as his Guardian. Tibbs posted bond for $500 with I.T. GOLLEHON, his security.
Surnames Found In This Publicaiton
* After the surname indicates over 5 DIFFERENT first names are listed under the surname.
** After the surname indicates over 10 DIFFERENT first names are listed under the surname. Adkins, Akers, Alexander, Allen, Ashworth
Bailey, Ball, Bane, Bane/Bean, Bank, Banks, Barbee, Barnes, Barnitz, Baugh, Baumgardner, Bennett, Berge/Birge, Bernard, Bibee, Bird*, Bishop, Blankenship*, Bogle**, Boone, Bourne, Bowman, Bragg, Brewster, Brogan, Brown*, Bruce*, Bruster, Bryan, Bryant, Bryles, Buck, Bullard, Burks, Burrass, Burton
Caldwell, Cameron, Carnahan, Carpenter, Carr, Carver, Cassell, Catron, Chapman, Chandler, Charlton, Clark, Coburn, Collins, Colwell, Compton*, Cook, Cooley, Cooper, Corder, Corner, Cornett, Crabtree, Crawford*, Creger/Crigger, Crockett, Crow, Croy, Cubine, Cummerford
Davidson*, Davis*, Dillow, Dodd, Dola/Dolley, Dowling, Dudley, Duncan, Dunegan, Dunn*, Durham
Eagle*, Easley, Edmonds, Edmondson, Elliot, Empswiller, Epperson, Ewald
Fanning*, Fannon, Farmer, Farrington, Finley, Fletcher, Foglesong, Folden, Fortner, Fox, French*, Fry, Furguson
Gaussoin, Gibboney, Gibson*, Gills, Gordon, Grayson, Green, Gregory, Groseclose, Gross, Gullion
Haden, Hager, Hall, Hamilton*, Hancock, Hanshew, Hare, Harman**, Hatcher, Havens*, Hays, Hedrick, Heflin, Helvey, Henderson, Heniger, Hicks*, Hill, Hoback, Hoge, Honaker, Hopkins, Hornbarger, Horton, Hounshell, Hudson, Hughes
Jackson, James, Johnson, Johnston, Jonas, Jones*, Justice
Karnes, Keen, Kegley, Kidd, Kinder, King**, Kinzer, Kirby, Kitts**
Lambert*, Leady, Lee, Leonard, Lindamood, Locke, Logan, Love, Lovell
Mabray, Mahood, Matthews, Maxwell, McCoy, McGinnis, McNiel, McWane, Meadows, Melvin, Miller*, Mitchell, Moore, MOrehead, Morris, Moss, Munch*, Munsey, Mustard*, Myers/Myres
Napier, Neel, Newberry**, Nidermayer/Niedermair, Nisewander, Nunn
Painter*, Patterson, Pauley/Pawley**, Pierce, Perry, Pendleton, Penley, Poe, Preston, Price, Pruett/Pruitt*, Purkey
Reeves, Repass*, Rider, Robinett*, Robinson, Rudder
Sarver, Scott, Shannon, Sherrill, Shewey, Shrader, Shufflebarger, Shular, Smith, Spangler, Stafford, Steel, Stimson, Stinson, Stowers*, Studebaker, Sutter, Surratt
Tarter, Taylor, Terry*, Thomas, Thompson**, Thorn, Thornton, Tibbs, Tilson, Tickle, Tolbert, totten, Tynes
Waddey, Waddle**, Waggoner, Walker, Walters, Whalen, Wheeler, White, Williams, Willis, Wilson*, Wohlford, Wolf, Woodyard, Wright, Syles, Wylie, Wynn, Wyrick
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