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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:  Braswell: A Good Name

Author:  Zelda Braswell Wood et al
Description:  Genealogy of Braswells of Johnston & Wayne counties (N.C.) - almost 500 pages, including charts and photos
Category:  Genealogy
Item Number:  HCB218
Price:  $45.00

 

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 Sneads of Accomack County, Virginia, Craven, Onslow, and Johnston Counties, North Carolina and Allied Families, Vols. I-II

Author:  Florence Roberta Walker Butler
Description:  Two large volumes - more than 1,400 pages in all (hardback)
Category:  Genealogy
Item Number:  HCB211
Price:  $150.00

 

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

 

Title:  Smithfield Herald Index, Volumes I-IV, 1883-1900, sold as a set

Author:  Jeffrey P. Begeal
Description:  Index to personal names mentioned in the newspaper.
Category:  Genealogy
Item Number:  HCB101
Price:  $125.00

 

Local History Books

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:  $19.99

 

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:  $25.00

 

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:  Gentle People from a Not-So-Gentle Past

Author:  Elsie M. Collins
Description:  An African-American's personal recollections of Wilson's Mills people and history.
Category:  Local History
Item Number:  HCB150
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:  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:  The History of the Guy C. Lee Company and Lampe & Malphrus Lumber Company

Author:  Ross W. Lampe
Description:  History of a long-time Smithfield-based business enterprise
Category:  Local History
Item Number:  HCB217
Price:  $14.95

 

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

 

Biographies

Item:  Blessed Are the Meek, the Humble, and the Bold

Author:  Elsie M. Collins
Description:  Autobiography of a descendant of Johnston County slaves who grew up to be a college professor.
Category:  Biography
Item Number:  HCB213
Price:  $18.95

 

Item:  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

Item:  Fine As Frog's Hair: A Rural Lexicon

Author:  Steven Landau
Description:  A family physician's collection of Johnston County colloquialisms.
Category:  Poetry and Essay
Item Number:  HCB208
Price:  $10.00

 

Item:  Farm Heritage and Humor

Author:  Bruce H. Woodard
Description:  Anecdotes on Eastern North Carolina rural life from pre-World War II.
Category:  Poetry and Essay
Item Number:  HCB141
Price:  $12.00

 

Item:  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

 

Item:  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

 

Item:  Leaves of Memories

Author:  Mavis B. Kornegay
Description:  Collection of a grandmother's poetry.
Category:  Poetry and Essay
Item Number:  HCB120
Price:  $4.00

 

Novels

Title:  Seven, No More (hardcover)

Artist:  Marlene Rose
Description:  Autobiographical novel about a Johnston County
Category:  Novel
Item Number:  HCB180
Price:  $12.00

 

Title:  The Story of Alfred, A Servant Boy Turned Soldier

Artist:  Larry Laboda
Description:  An unusual tale of courage during the Civil War
Category:  Novel
Item Number:  HCB145
Price:  $6.00

 

Historical Videos

Item:  Benson

Description:  Candid footage taken in Benson in 1937 - DVD
Category:  Historical Video
Item Number:  HCV134
Price:  $20.00

 

Item:  Clayton

Description:  Candid footage taken in Clayton in 1937 - DVD
Category:  Historical Video
Item Number:  HCV136
Price:  $20.00

 

Item:  Smithfield and Selma

Description:  Candid footage taken in Smithfield and Selma in 1937 - DVD
Category:  Historical Video
Item Number:  HCV140
Price:  $20.00

 

Item:  Black Johnstonians

Description:  Candid footage from 1937 - DVD
Category:  Historical Video
Item Number:  HCV135
Price:  $20.00

 

Item:  Smithfield Football: State Champs!

Description:  Smithfield High School, State AA Football Championship game film, 1959 - DVD or VCR
Category:  Historical Video
Item Number:  HCV133
Price:  $20.00

 

Item:  Selma Girls Basketball

Description:  High School Girls Basketball games from the mid-1960s - VCR only
Category:  Historical Video
Item Number:  HCV139
Price:  $20.00

 

Mementoes

Item:  Johnston County License Plate

Description:  A metal plate produced by the Johnston County Visitors Bureau
Category:  Memento
Item Number:  HCM118
Price:  $8.00

 
 

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