Early Families of North Carolina Counties of Rockingham and Stokes with Revolutionary Service. Volume #1
By: the James Hunter Chapter, NSDSAR of Madison, NC, Pub. 1977, reprinted 2022, 184 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-672-X.
To complete this book, the publication committee of the James Hunter Chapter NSDAR used information from DAR applications for members of their chapter who descended from soldiers or patriots in this area. Most of the research on the families in this book was based on original records or publications of original records such as estate records, division of land, deeds, court records, cemetery, census, and Bible records, as well as pension applications of Revolutionary War soldiers or their widows. Guilford County from which Rockingham County was formed in 1785 and Surry County from which Stokes County was formed in 1789 were in Salisbury District of North Carolina. To be more specific, they were in that point of Salisbury District called the Upper Salisbury District. Rockingham is bordered by Pittsylvania and Henry Counties, Virginia and Caswell, Guilford, Alamance, and Stokes Counties, NC. Stokes County is bordered by Patrick County, VA and Rockingham, Forsyth and Surry County, NC. This Book has 156 biographical sketches of families/individuals of this area of North Carolina.