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Genealogy Books

Title:  Cemetery Records (on CD)

Author:  Johnston County Genealogical & Historical Society

Description:  Johnston County cemetery records in Microsoft Word format. (NOTE: Also available in 7 printed volumes for $125 plus sales tax and shipping charges. Contact the Heritage Center by e-mail or phone to place an order.)

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB178

Price:  $30.00


Title:  1784-1840 Census, Johnston County

Author:  Johnston County Genealogical & Historical Society

Description:  Census data, including combined index

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB174

Price:  $25.00


Title:  1850 Census, Johnston County

Author:  Johnston County Genealogical & Historical Society

Description:  Complete schedules for the 1850 Census of Johnston County

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB175

Price:  $20.00


Title:  Every Name Index: 1870 Census, Johnston County, NC

Author:  Joan Howell Waddell

Description:  Genealogical reference book

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB179

Price:  $25.00


Title:  Family Bible Records, Vols. I & II

Author:  Johnston County Genealogical & Historical Society

Description:  Family Bible records collected by the Genealogical & Historical Society

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB176

Price:  $30.00


Title:  Family Bible Records, Vol. III

Author:  Johnston County Genealogical & Historical Society

Description:  Family Bible records collected by the Genealogical & Historical Society

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB177

Price:  $20.00


Title:  Kinfolks of Johnston County, Vol. I

Author:  Ross and Wood

Description:  Abstracts of early deed records, 1759-1825.

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB127

Price:  $45.00


Title:  Kinfolks of Johnston County, Vol. II

Author:  Ross and Wood

Description:  Abstracts of early deed records, 1826-1865.

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB128

Price:  $45.00


Title:  Johnston County Marriage Register 1867-1900

Author:  Johnston County Heritage Center

Description:  Reference booklet compiled by the Heritage Center staff.

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB216

Price:  $40.00


Title:  Johnston County Marriage Register 1901-1920

Author:  Johnston County Heritage Center

Description:  Reference booklet compiled by the Heritage Center staff.

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB206

Price:  $40.00


Title:  A Genealogical Study of the Larkin George Boyette/Chloe Ann Bagley Family and Descendants

Author:  Ray K. Hodge

Description:  Genealogy book produced for 100th Boyette Family Reunion, 2008

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB200

Price:  $20.00


Title:  The William Crocker Family (revised edition, 2012)

Author:  Ray K. Hodge

Description:  A genealogical study of the Crocker families of Johnston County.

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB114

Price:  $25.00


Title:  The Staffords

Author:  Zelda Braswell Wood et al

Description:  Genealogy of the Stafford family (hardback)

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB219

Price:  $45.00


Title:  Taylor Family and Allied Lines

Author:  Barbara Taylor Ennis, Phoebe Landfried, Rebecca Owens

Description:  An extensive genealogical study of Taylor and related Johnston County families

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB220

Price:  $95.00


Local History Books

Title:  Historic Architecture of Johnston County, North Carolina

Author:  Thomas R. Butchko

Description:  A publication of Keep Johnston County Beautiful, Inc., showcasing representative examples of pre-1950s architectural styles and building types throughout Johnston County. Photographs and maps included.

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB223

Price:  $40.00


Title:  JOHNSTON COUNTY: its history since 1746

Author:  Thomas J. Lassiter & T. Wingate Lassiter

Description:  Narrative history of Johnston County by two former newspaper editors, updated 2004.

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB121

Price:  $15.00


Title:  Images of America: Johnston County

Author:  Todd Johnson & Durwood Barbour

Description:  A photographic history of the county: its communities & people

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB116

Price:  $21.99


Title:  Images of America: Clayton

Author:  Pamela Lipscomb Baumgartner & K. Todd Johnson

Description:  Old pictures of people and places in Clayton, North Carolina

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB204

Price:  $19.99


Title:  A New Voyage to Carolina

Author:  John Lawson

Description:  Written in 1709, this is the earliest published account of the Carolina frontier, including territory that became Johnston County. This is the Lefler edition of 1967.

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB122

Price:  $30.00


Title:  North Carolina Tobacco: A History

Author:  Billy Yeargin

Description:  Narrative history with photos of tobacco farming and marketing in North Carolina, including Johnston County

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB198

Price:  $19.99


Title:  Remembering North Carolina Tobacco

Author:  Billy Yeargin

Description:  Personal reminiscences of tobacco farming in the Tar Heel State, including Johnston County

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB199

Price:  $19.99


Title:  This Gentle Land

Author:  Ruth Stewart

Description:  Memoirs of a Johnston County farm family in the 1930s and 1940s - written in poetic prose.

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB197

Price:  $12.00


Title:  Big Memories of a Little Town

Author:  Ray Keith Hodge

Description:  Personal recollections of Kenly & Eastern Carolina in the 1930s & 1940s

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB172

Price:  $15.00


Title:  A History of Smithfield High School, 1903-1969

Author:  Julia Allen McCullers

Description:  Narrative history with photos, plus a listing of all the graduates.

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB196

Price:  $15.00


Title:  The First Cleveland School: 1926-1999

Author:  Eva Joan Eakes Jones

Description:  A history of one of Johnston County's best-known rural schools - compiled by one of its distinguished graduates.

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB195

Price:  $35.00


Title:  Pleasant Grove Township: The First Hundred Years

Author:  E. Joan Jones

Description:  History & genealogy of Johnston County's westernmost township - compiled by a long-time resident.

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB185

Price:  $30.00


Title:  The Republican Party and Johnston County: 1746-2002

Author:  E. Joan Jones

Description:  Narrative history including large appendix with many names - compiled by one of the local party's first female leaders.

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB169

Price:  $25.00


Title:  Johnston County Economic and Social

Author:  Sanders and Ragsdale

Description:  A comprehensive look at Johnston County by two UNC students in 1922.

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB129

Price:  $10.00


Title:  Johnston County Revisited

Author:  K. Todd Johnson and Windy Thompson

Description:  Over 200 photographs from rural and small-town Johnston County of yesteryear.

Category:  Local History

Item Number:  HCB222

Price:  $22.00


Biographies

Title:  Boyhood Daze and Other Stories: Growing Up Happy During the Great Depression

Author:  Carole Coates

Description:  Biography of Joseph Braxton Coates, whose parents were managers of the Johnston County Home (aka Poorhouse) during the depression years.

Category:  Biography

Item Number:  HCB226

Price:  $20.00


Title:  Promise of Better Days

Author:  Cornell Cox

Description:  A farm boy's odyssey through North Carolina's "Tobacco Way of Life"

Category:  Biography

Item Number:  HCB225

Price:  $20.00


Title:  The Plantation Mistress and Her Daughter

Author:  David O. Stephens

Description:  Biographies of Frances Secor Mitchener Hastings Gardner (1839-1930) and her daughter Mary Hastings Blandy Lawrence (1870-1946).

Category:  Biography

Item Number:  HCB224

Price:  $20.00


Title:  Conversations with Ava Gardner

Author:  Lawrence Grobel

Description:  Book based on interviews with Gardner, her sister Beatrice Cole, and her former maid and personal assistant Mearene Jordan, in which Gardner's life as a Hollywood actress and her family history are discussed.

Category:  Biography

Item Number:  HCB221

Price:  $20.00


Title:  My Friend Cynthia

Author:  E. Joan Jones

Description:  Biography of local schoolteacher Cynthia DeFord Adams. Includes selections of her poetry and memories of Johnston County.

Category:  Biography

Item Number:  HCB151

Price:  $12.00


Essays and Poetry

Title:  Never Far from Home

Author:  Julia McCullers

Description:  Personal essays on Eastern North Carolina life by a Smithfield newspaper columnist.

Category:  Poetry and Essay

Item Number:  HCB123

Price:  $12.00


Title:  Family Matters: Homage to July, The Slave Girl

Author:  Shelby Stephenson

Description:  2008 award-winning poetic narrative about a Johnston County slave and life on the farm as the author has known it to be

Category:  Poetry and Essay

Item Number:  HCB203

Price:  $12.00


Title:  Leaves of Memories

Author:  Mavis B. Kornegay

Description:  Collection of a grandmother's poetry.

Category:  Poetry and Essay

Item Number:  HCB120

Price:  $4.00


Historical Videos

Title:  Benson

Author:  

Description:  Candid footage taken in Benson in 1937 - DVD

Category:  Historical Video

Item Number:  HCV134

Price:  $20.00


Title:  Clayton

Author:  

Description:  Candid footage taken in Clayton in 1937 - DVD

Category:  Historical Video

Item Number:  HCV136

Price:  $20.00


Title:  Smithfield and Selma

Author:  

Description:  Candid footage taken in Smithfield and Selma in 1937 - DVD

Category:  Historical Video

Item Number:  HCV140

Price:  $20.00


Title:  Black Johnstonians

Author:  

Description:  Candid footage from 1937 - DVD

Category:  Historical Video

Item Number:  HCV135

Price:  $20.00


Title:  Smithfield Football: State Champs!

Author:  

Description:  Smithfield High School, State AA Football Championship game film, 1959 - DVD or VCR

Category:  Historical Video

Item Number:  HCV133

Price:  $20.00


Title:  Selma Girls Basketball

Author:  

Description:  High School Girls Basketball games from the mid-1960s - VCR only

Category:  Historical Video

Item Number:  HCV139

Price:  $20.00


Mementoes

Title:  Shiloh Baptist Church (print)

Author:  

Description:  A limited-edition, watercolor print of an historic church. The print measures 26 inches by 16 inches.

Category:  Memento

Item Number:  HCA131

Price:  $25.00


Title:  Johnston County License Plate

Author:  

Description:  A metal plate produced by the Johnston County Visitors Bureau

Category:  Memento

Item Number:  HCM118

Price:  $8.00



 

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