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Commissioner Dewey Burton Rosman

562 North Carolina Manual


Tyrrell County was formed in 1729 from Albemarle. Was named in honor
of Sir John Tyrrell, who at one time was one of the Lords Proprietors.

Population, 5,556 County Seat, Columbia

Office Officer Address

State Senators 2nd District Sam M. Campen Alliance

John C. Rodman Washington

Member House of Representatives. .C. W. Tatem Columbia

Clerk of Court C. R. Chaplin Columbia

Register of Deeds Sara L. Taft Columbia

Sheriff B. Ray Cohoon Columbia

Treasurer East Carolina Bank Columbia

Auditor H. S. Swain Columbia

Tax Supervisor Magnolia Owens Columbia

Tax Collector B. Ray Cohoon Columbia

County Accountant H. S. Swain Columbia

County Health OflSeer Dr. Claudius McGowan (Acting) ... Plymouth

Supt. of Schools W. J. White Columbia

Supt. of Public Welfare J. W. Hamilton Columbia

Home Demonstration Agent Mary Beam Columbia

Farm Demonstration Agent H. H. Harris Columbia

Chmn. Bd. Education R. L. Spencer Columbia

Chmn. Bd. Elections Irene Mosley Columbia

District Game & Fish Protector . . . E. L. Mosley Columbia

Forest Warden James Swain Columbia

County Attorney S. S. Woodley Columbia

County Librarian Minnie Spruill Columbia

Veterans Service Officer D. A. Simmons Columbia

Recorder's Court :

Judge R. Bruce Cohoon Fairfield

Solicitor Sam S. Woodley Columbia


Chairman H. T. Davenport Columbia

Commissioner Wm. Charles Cohoon Columbia

Commissioner E. S. Brickhouse Columbia

Commissioner W. A. Mayo Columbia

Commissioner G. W. Selby Columbia

Union County was formed in 1842 from Anson and Mecklenburg.

Population, .39,097 County Seat, Monroe

State Senators 19th District R. E. Little Wadesboro

O. L. Richardson Monroe

Member House of Representatives. .H. B. Smith Monroe

Clerk of Court J. Emmett Griffin Monroe

Register of Deeds Clara Laney Monroe

Sheriff B. F. Niven Monroe

Treasurer American Bank & Trust Co Monroe

Auditor Roy J. Moore Monroe

Ta.x Supervisor Roy J. Moore Monroe

Tax Collector J. H. Price Monroe

County Accountant Roy J. Moore Monroe

Coroner Carl B. Wells Monroe

County Health Officer Dr. J. Clem Ham Monroe

Supt. of Schools O. M. Staton Monroe

County Government 563

Office Officer Address

Supt. of Public Welfare Mrs. Geo. S. Lee Monroe

Home Demonstration Agent

White Mrs. R. A. Hudson Rt. 2, Wa.xhaw

Colored Mrs. Hattie Holmes Monroe

Farm Demonstration Agent

White J. A. Marsh Monroe

Colored S. T. Lloyd Monroe

Chmn. Bd. Education Allen W. Collins Rt. 1, Monroe

Chmn. Bd. Elections W. B. McManus Monroe

District Game & Fish Protector . . . S. M. Armfield Marshville

County Attorney J. F. Milliken Monroe

County Librarian Mrs. Sara Naper Monroe

Veterans Service Officer J. Neal Clark Monroe

Recorder's Court :

Judge J. Max Thomas Marshville

Solicitor Julian C. Brooks Monroe


Chairman J. Vernon Griffin Rt. 1, Wingate

Commissioner S. Howard Lathan Rt. 4. Monroe

Commissioner H. Kemp Armfield Marshville

Commissioner Henry Myers Monroe

Commissioner S. W. Hinson Wingate


Vance County was formed in 1881 from Granville. Warren, and Franklin.
Was named in honor of Zebulon B. Vance, "the Great War Governor," a Mem-
ber of Congress, Governor of North Carolina, United States Senator.

Population. 29,961 County Seat, Henderson

State Senator 3rd District Frank H. Gibbs Warrenton

Member House of Representatives. . Fred S. Royster Henderson

Clerk of Court E. O. Falkner Henderson

Register of Deeds H. M. Robinson Henderson

Sheriff E. A. Cottrell Henderson

Tax Supervisor Mrs. Dorothea W. Watkins Henderson

Tax Collector F. M. Dorsey Henderson

County Accountant Mrs. Dorothea W. Watkins Henderson

Coroner H. A. Ellis Henderson

County Health Officer Dr. A. D. Gregg Henderson

Si'pt. of Schools E. M. Rollins Henderson

Supt. of Public Welfare Clara Mae Ellis Henderson

Home Demonstration Agent Mrs. Montien Hight Henderson

Farm Demonstration Agent J. W. Sanders Henderson

Chmn. Bd. Education Dr. H. A. Newell Henderson

Chmn. Bd. Elections J. C. Cooper Henderson

District Game & Fish Protector . . . Pete Parham Henderson

County Attorney I. B. Watkins Henderson

County Librarian Olivia Rurwell Henderson

Veterans Service Officer B. P. Wyche Henderson

Recorder's Court:

Judge E. T. Hicks Henderson

Solicitor L B. Watkins Henderson

Municipal Court:

Judge H. T. Powell Henderson

Solicitor J. H. Zollicoflfer Henderson

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Office Officer Address

Chairman F. H. Ellington Henderson

Commissioner S. B. Rogers Henderson

Commissioner Mark C. Woodlief Henderson

Commissioner G. W. Knott Henderson

Commissioner W. H. Blacknall Henderson


Wake County was formed in 1770 from Johnston, Cumberland, and Orange.
Was named in honor of Governor Tryon's wife, whose maiden name was Mar-
garet Wake. Some historians say that the county was named for "Esther Wake,"
the popular sister of Tryon's wife, but there is no reason to suppose that any
such person ever existed. She is purely a creature of the imagination.

Population, 109,-544 County Seat, Raleigh

State Senators 13th District J. C. Pittman Sanford

R. N. Simms, Jr Raleigh

Members House of Representatives. Arch T. Allen Raleigh

William T. Hatch Raleigh

J. C. Little, Jr Raleigh

Clerk of Court P. H. Wilson Raleigh

Register of Deeds Hunter Ellington Raleigh

Sheriff Robert J. Pleasants Raleigh

Treasurer J. Milton Mangum Raleigh

Auditor A. C. Hall Raleigh

Tax Supervisor Robert E. Richardson, Jr Raleigh

Tax Collector C. C. Rich Raleigh

County Accountant A. C. Hall Raleigh

Coroner Irving Cheek Raleigh

Surveyor E. C. Smith Raleigh

County Health Officer Dr. A. C. Bulla Raleigh

Supt. of Schools Randolph Benton Wake Forest

Supt. of Public Welfare Mrs. Josephine Kirk Raleigh

Home Demonstration Agent

White Mrs. Maude P. Mclnnis Raleigh

Colored Bertha M. Edwards Raleigh

Farm Demonstration Agent

White John L. Reitzel Raleigh

Colored W. C. Davenport Raleigh

Chmn. Bd. Education A. V. Baucom Apex

Chmn. Bd. Elections Albert Doub Knightdale

District Game & Fish Protector ... p. D. Perry Wake Forest

Forest Warden H. E. Shaw Rt. 4, Raleigh

County Attorney L. S. Brassfield Raleigh

County Librarian Miss Clyde Smith Raleigh

Veterans Service Officer T. Lacy Williams Raleigh

Recorder's Courts :

Wake Forest District:

Judge Donald Gulley Wake Forest

Solicitor Lawrence Harris Wake Forest

Wendell District:

Judge W. A. Brame Wendell

Solicitor J. B. Bilisoly Wendell

Fuquay Springs District :

Judge C. C. Cunningham Raleigh

Solicitor R. A. Cotton Fuquay Springs

County Government 565

Office Officer Address

Apex District :

Judge Harvey Jones Raleigh

Solicitor R. W. Johnson, Jr Apex

Zebulon District:

Judge I. D. Gill Zebulon

Solicitor A. R. House • Zebulon

City Court:

Judge Paul F. Smith Raleigh

Solicitor Alfonzo Lloyd Raleigh


Chairman John P. Swain Raleigh

Commissioner W. W. Holding Wake Forest

Commissioner T. Floyd Adams Willow Springs

Commissioner R. O. Heater Gary

Commissioner Wallace M. Chamblee Zebulon


Warren County was formed in 1779 from Bute. Was named in honor of
General Joseph Warren, a brave Massachusetts soldier who fell while fighting
at the battle of Bunker Hill.

Population, 23,145 County Seat, Warrenton

State Senator 3rd District Frank H. Gibbs Warrenton

Member House of Representatives. . John H. Kerr, Jr Warrenton

Clerk of Court Joe N. Ellis Warrenton

Register of Deeds S. E. Allen Warrenton

Sheriff Roy V. Shearin Warrenton

Auditor J. T. Ellington Warrenton

Coroner Edward Petar Ridgeway

County Health Officer Dr. A. G. Gregg Henderson

Supt. of Schools W. B. Terrell Warrenton

Supt. of Public Welfare Mrs. Lora P. Wilkie Warrenton

Home Demonstration Agent

White Jannie Ruth Pleasant Warrenton

Colored Annie B. Branch Warrenton

Farm Demonstration Agent

White Frank W. Reams Warrenton

Colored C. S. Wynn Warrenton

Chmn. Bd. Education Harry W. Walker Norlina

Chmn. Bd. Elections R. R. Davis Warrenton

District Game & Fish Protector ... A. D. Pridgeon Inez

Forest Warden E. H. Pinnell Warrenton

County Attorney John Kerr, Jr Warrenton

County Librarian Mabel Davis Warrenton

Veterans Service Officer B. G. White Warrenton

Recorder's Court:

Judge John M. Picot Littleton

Solicitor James D. Gilliland Warrenton


Chairman W. H. Burroughs Warrenton

Commissioner W. L. Wall Elams

Commissioner A. L. Fleming Norlina

Commissioner J. T. Harris Inez

Commissioner R. L. Capps Areola

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Washington County was formed in 1799 from Tyrrell. Was named in honor
of George Washington.

Population, 12,323 County Seat, Plymouth

Office Officer Address

State Senators 2nd District Sam M. Campen Alliance

John C. Rodman Washington

Member House of Representatives. . E. O. Arnold Roper

Clerk of Court W. M. Darden Plymouth

Register of Deeds J. Robert Campbell Plymouth

Sheriff J. K. Reid Plymouth

Treasurer Branch Banking & Trust Co Plymouth

Auditor E. J. Spruill Plymouth

Tax Supervisor H. L. Davenport Plymouth

Tax Collector E. J. Spruill Plymouth

Coroner Jack Horner Plymouth

County Health Officer Dr. Claudius McGowan Plymouth

Supt. of Schools R. F. Lowry Plymouth

Supt. of Public Welfare Ursula B. Spruill Plymouth

Home Demonstration Agent Frances M. Darden Plymouth

Farm Demonstration Agent W. V. Hays Plymouth

Chmn. Bd. Education L. E. Hassell Roper

Chmn. Bd. Elections M. W. Spruill Plymouth

District Game & Fish Protector ... J. T. Terry Plymouth

Forest Warden S. F. Darden Plymouth

County Attorney W. L. Whitley Plymouth

County Librarian Mrs. Jack Bradley Plymouth

Veterans Service Officer W. R. Gaylord Plymouth

Recorder's Court :

Judge W. R. Gaylord Plymouth

Solicitor W. Blount Rodman Plymouth


Chairman Frank L. Brinkley Plymouth

Commissioner A. R. Latham Plymouth

Commissioner J. C. Knowles Roper

Commissioner H. L. Davenport Roper

Commissioner H. W. Pritchett Creswell


Watauga County was formed in 1849 from Ashe, Wilkes, Caldwell and
Yancey. Was named after an Indian tribe.

Population, 18,114 Count Seat, Boone

State Senator 29th District Dr. H. B. Perry Boone

Member House of Representatives. . S. C. Eggers Boone

Clerk of Court Fred M. Gragg Boone

Register of Deeds Helen Underdown Boone

Sheriff C. M. Watson Boone

Auditor Chas. G. Hodges Boone

Tax Supervisor Chas. G. Hodges Boone

Tax Collector W. R. Cottrell Boone

County Accountant Chas. G. Hodges Boone

Coroner Richard E. Kelley Boone

Surveyor C. F. Thompson Vilas

County Health Officer Dr. L. D. Hagaman i Acting) Boone

Supt. of Schools W. H. Walker Sugar Grove

Supt. of Public Welfare D. P. Mast Boone

Home Demonstration Agent Betty Matheson Boone

County Government 567

Office Officer Address

Farm Demonstration Agent L. E. Tuckwiller Boone

Chmn. Bd. Education Clyde Perry Sugar Grove

Chmn. Bd. Elections R. T. Greer Boone

District Game & Fish Protector . . . Tommie F. Osborne Boone

Forest Warden Staple Collins Boone

County Attorney J. E. Holshouser Boone

County Librarian Mrs. Dorothy Thomas Boone

Veterans Service Officer Lionel Ward Boone


Chairman H. M. Hamilton, Jr Boone

Commissioner C. A. Clay Vilas

Commissioner William Winebarger Boone


Wayne County was formed in 1779 from Dobbs and Craven. Was named
in honor of General Anthony Wayne, one of Washington's most truster soldiers.
His courage was so great as to amount almost to rashness, and his soldiers
called him "Mad Anthony Wayne."

Population, 58,328 County Seat, Goldsboro

State Senators 8th District Hardy Talton Pikeville

Adam J. Whitley, Jr Smithfield

Member House of Representatives. . W. Frank Taylor Goldsboro

Clerk of Court J. F. Barden Goldsboro

Register of Deeds Mrs. Eula B. Whitley Goldsboro

Sheriff Paul C. Garrison Goldsboro

Auditor C. Bryan Aycock Goldsboro

Tax Supervisor C. Bryan Aycock Goldsboro

Tax Collector J. Spicer Holmes Goldsboro

County Accountant C. Bryan Aycock Goldsboro

Coroner W. A. Seymour Goldsboro

Surveyor C. Beems Goldsboro

County Health Officer Dr. S. B. McPheeters Goldsboro

Supt. of Schools R. S. Proctor Goldsboro

Supt. of Public Welfare J. A. Best Goldsboro

Home Demonstration Agent

White Rachel Herring Goldsboro

Colored Elizab^tji Bright Goldsboro

Farm Demonstration Agent

White C. S. Mintz Goldsboro

Colored M. R. Zachary Goldsboro

Chmn. Bd. Education W. R. Allen Goldsboro

Chmn. Bd. Elections C. E. Worley Goldsboro

District Game & Fish Protector ... A. G. Howell Goldsboro

Forest Warden J. U. Thompson Rt. 3, Goldsboro

County Attorney Fred P. Parker, Jr Goldsboro

County Librarian Susan Borden Goldsboro

Recorder's Court :

Judge Chas. P. Gaylor Goldsboro

Solicitor W. Dortch Langston Goldsboro


Chairman J. I. Musgrave Pikeville

Commissioner Robert E. Bryan Goldsboro

Commissioner J. T. Ballance Rt. 1, Fremont

Commissioner W. P. Grant Rt. 3, Goldsboro

Commissioner Dallas Price Rt. 2, Seven Springs

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Wilkes County was formed in 1777 from Surry and Burke. Was named in
honor of John Wilkes. Wilkes was a violent opponent of the Tory party in
England, who would not let him take his seat in Parliament to which he had
been elected. The Americans imagined he was suffering in the cause of liberty
and named the county in his honor.

Population, 43,003 County Seat, Wilkesboro

Office Officer Address

State Senator 24th District B. C. Brock Mojksville

Member House of Representatives. .T. E. Story Wilkesboro

Clerk of Court C. C. Hayes Wilkesboro

Register of Deeds Troy C. Foster Wilkesboro

Sheriff C. G. Poindexter Wilkesboro

County Accountant J. C. Grayson Wilkesboro

Coroner I. M. Myers N. Wilkesboro

Surveyor Tyre G. Casey Cycle

County Health Officer Dr. A. J. Eller Wilkesboro

Supt. of Schools C. B. Eller N. Wilkesboro

Supt. of Public Welfare Chas. C. McNeill Wilkesboro

Home Demonstration Agent Mrs. Annie H. Greene N. Wilkesboro

Farm Demonstration Agent Paul Choplin Wilkesboro

Chmn. Bd. Education C. O. McNeill N. Wilkesboro

Chmn. Bd. Elections C. J. Jones N. Wilkesboro

District Game & Fish Protector . . . Joel Bentley Pores Knob

Forest Warden A rlie Foster Wilkesboro

County Librarian Kate Finley N. Wilkesboro


Chairman M. F. Absher Hayes

Commissioner C. C. Sidden N. Wilkesboro

Commissioner I. J. Broyhill Boomer


Wilson County was formed in 1855 from Edgecombe, Nash, Johnston, and
Wayne. Was named in honor of Louis D. Wilson, many times a member of
the Legislature from Edgecombe County, a soldier of the Mexican War who died
near Vera Cruz of fever, and the benefactor of the poor of his native county.
From 1856 to 1868 Wilson County voted wth Edgecombe.

Population, 50,219 County Seat, Wilson

State Senators 6th District J. C. Eagles, Jr Wilson

O. B. Moss Spring Hope

Member House of Representatives. .Larry I. Moore, Jr Wilson

Clerk of Court Chas. C. Lamm Wilson

Register of Deeds Sadie H. Collins Wilson

Sheriff J. W. Thompson Wilson

Auditor K. J. Herring Wilson

Tax Supervisor K. J. Herring Wilson

Tax Collector W. R. Williamson Wilson

County Accountant K. J. Herring Wilson

Coroner Dr. R. E. Goudy Wilson

County Health Officer Dr. H. W. Stevens Wilson

Supt. of Schools H. D. Browning Wilson

Supt. of Public Welfare M. G. Fulghum Wilson

Home Demonstration Agent

White Mrs. Ona Humphrey Wi'son

Colored Helen Wade Wilson

County Government 569

Office OflScer Address

Farm Demonstration Agent

White J. O. Anthony Wilson

Colored C. W. Foster Wilson

Chmn. Bd. Education S. E. High Wilson

Chmn. Bd. Elections Harry C. Finch Wilson

District Game & Fish Protector . . . C. N. Woolard Wilson

Forest Warden L. W. Morris Wilson

County Attorney Larry I. Moore, Jr Wilson

County Librarian Nancy Gray Wilson

Veterans Service Officer W. H. Dunn Wilson

General County Court :

Judge R. L. Brinkley Wilson

Solicitor Silas Lucas Wilson

Recorder's Court :

Judge Chas. B. McLean Wilson

Solicitor Wade A. Gardner Wilson


Chairman W. H. Blalock Black Creek

Commissioner A. D. Williams Wilson

Commissioner L. A. Gardner Saratoga

Commissioner C. A. Brame Lucama

Commissioner W. O. Harrison Wilson


Yadkin County was formed in 1850 from Surry. Its name is derived from
the Yadkin river which runs through it. It is supposed to be an Indian name.
Yadkin voted with Surrey in 1852.

Population, 20,657 County Seat, Yadkinville

State Senator 24th District B. C. Brock . . ./ Mocksville

Member House of Representatives. . F. D. B. Harding Yadkinville

Clerk of Court Lon H. West Yadkinville

Register of Deeds Ray T. Moore Yadkinville

Sheriff A. F. Moxley Yadkinville

Treasurer Leon T. Robinson Yadkinville

Auditor Leon T. Robinson Yadkinville

Tax Supervisor Leon T. Robinson Yadkinville

Tax Collector Lon R. Vestal Yadkinville

County Accountant Leon T. Robinson Yadkinville

Coroner Jake F. P rown Yadkinville

Surveyor L. A. Shore RFD, Yadkinville

County Health Officer Dr. Eugene Taylor Mocksville

Supt. of Schools Fred C. Hobson Yadkinville

Supt. of Public Welfare Mrs. Jewell Banks Yadkinville

Home Demonstration Agent Irene Brown Yadkinville

Farm Demonstration Agent D. D. Williamson Yadkinville

Chmn. Bd. Education G. C. Wallace Hamptonville

Chmn. Bd. Elections Biokett Holcomb RFD, Boonville

District Game & Fish Protector . . . Frank Mackie Yadkinville

County Attorney Lafayette Williams Yadkinville

County Librarian Mrs. Bonnie Hinshaw Yadkinville

Veterans Service Officer Eli B. Mills, Jr Yadkinville


Chairman Marshall G. Shore RFD, Yadkinville

Commissioner S. H. Brewbaker RFD, Cana

Commissioner J. W. Garner Hamptonville

Commissioner H. Arvil Norman East Bend

Commissioner W. H. Wagoner Boonville

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Yancey County was formed in 1833 from Burke and Buncombe. Was named
in honor of Bartlett Yancey, an elociuent orator, many times a member of the
Legislature, Speaker of the State Senate, and a Member of Congress. He was
one of the earliest advocates of the public school system of North Carolina.

Population, 17,202 County Seat, Burnsville

Office Officer Address

State Senator 30th District Dr. C. A. Peterson Spruce Pine

Member House of Representatives. .J. Frank Huskins Burnsville

Clerk of Court Fred Proffitt Burnsville

Register of Deeds Yates Bennett Burnsville

Sheriff Suel C. Anglin Burnsville

County Accountant L. M. Robinson Burnsville

Coroner W. M. English Burnsville

County Health Officer Dr. Cameron F. McRae Burnsville

Supt. of Schools Frank W. Howell Burnsville

Supt. of Public Welfare L. G. Deyton Burnsville

Home Demonstration Agent Mrs. Jay Evans Burnsville

Farm Demonstration Agent V. J. Goodman Burnsville

Chmn. Bd. Education Job Thomas Rt. 1, Green Mountain

Chmn. Bd. Elections James Hutchins Windom

District Game & Fish Protector . . . M. B. Higgins Burnsville

Forest Warden Craig English Burnsville

County Attorney Bill Atkins Burnsville

County Librarian Mrs. John S. Lefevre Burnsville


Chairman W. M. Hall Newdale

Commissioner D. H. Harrison Celo

Commissioner S. C. Edwards Bee Log

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