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Genealogy Books

Title:  1863 Johnston County Tax List

Author:  Johnston County Heritage Cente

Description:  Civil War-era tax list which includes slaves by name, age, dollar value, and owner's name. Real estate, cash, and poll tax listings are also included for free persons. Some districts are missing, and some do not list slaves by name.

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB226

Price:  $40.00


Title:  Cliftons Here and Yonder

Author:  Todd Johnson

Description:  A genealogical study of descendants of John and Winny Clifton of Sussex County, Virginia, and Wake County, North Carolina, the bulk being information and photographs related to their sons Azel and Joel Clifton and descendants in Johnston County, NC.

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB227

Price:  $20.00


Title:  Barbour Clan of Memory Lane

Author:  Todd Johnson

Description:  Genealogical study of the Willie Edgar and James Emily Austin Barbour family and their ancestors, including the following surnames: Barber, Barbour, Austin, Wallace, Price, Byrd, Jones, Massengill, Barnes, Tomlinson, McCoy/McCay, Hinnant, Newsome.

Category:  Genealogy

Item Number:  HCB228

Price:  $30.00


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:  $35.00


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:  $30.00


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:  $40.00


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:  $30.00


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:  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


Title:  Heritage Center coffee mug

Author:  

Description:  Cream colored with brown Heritage Center logo on two sides

Category:  Memento

Item Number:  HCM119

Price:  $4.00



 

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