Monday, October 20, 2014

Stokes Co. NC Genealogy: Images of Wills and Estates


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Stokes County Wills and Estates: Genealogy



Hanging Rock Stokes County Stokes County Historical SocietyStokes County was formed in 1789 from Surry County and was named for Capain John Stokes, who was wounded during the American Revolutionary War when the cavalry of British Colonel Banastre Tarleton almost destroyed the Virginia Regiment led by Colonel Abraham Buford in the Waxhaws region in 1780. After the war, Captain Stokes was appointed a judge of the United States district court for North Carolina. In 1849 the southern half of Stokes County became Forsyth County. The county seat is Danbury.

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Images of Wills, Inventories, Estates 1792 to 1800, Vol. 1
  • Adaman, Thomas | Armstrong, John | Armstrong, Martin | Atwood, William | Aust, Mary
  • Bagge, Frangat | Bagge, Traugett | Banner, Henry | Billing, Joseph | Binkley, Christian | Binkley, Joseph | Binkley, Peter | Blackburn, John | Bowman, Edmond | Boyer, Aaron | Boyer, Henry | Briggs, Thomas | Bright, John | Brown, John
  • Cannon, Benjamin | Cannon, Hinningham | Carrell, Thomas M. | Carson, Michael | Carson, William | Chandler, William | Christmon, Balthasa | Clayton, Britain | Colon, Johanna Elizabeth | Crook, Isam | Crook, James
  • Davis, Mary | Davis, William | Deange, Michael | Deatherage, George | Doles, Henry | Ebert, Eva Barbara | Ebert, Martin Jr. | Elmore, Abijah | Esterline, Ann Maria | Esterline, Matthew | Evans, Edward | Evans, Thomas
  • Farmer, John | Farr, John |Fogler, Michael | Folk, Andrew | Fry, Valentine | Gammell, John | Gammett, James | Geoffert, George | Glen, James | Glenn, John | Griner, Robert | Guinn, Almand
  • Ham, Joseph | Ham, Joseph (2) | Hamm, Daniel | Hampton, Henry | Hauser, George | Hepler or Hessler, Abraham | Hill, Isaac | Hilsabeck, Frederick | Hine, John Jacob | Hinshaw, George | Hinshaw, John | Hoy, John Van | Hudspeth, Giles | Hummel, Christian | Hurst, James
  • Jackson, James Sr. | James, David | Johnson, David | Jones, William | Joyner, William | Kimbrough, Thomas | Kirby, Henry
  • Ladd, William | Lawton, Joseph | Lewis, William | Lindsey, John | Linebach, Abraham | Linebach, Lewis | Love, James, Sr. | Love, James Sr. (estate) | Lytz, Phillip
  • Markhorns, John | Markland, Matthew | Martin, Moses | Martin, Robert | Mayer, Jacob | McAnnally, Jesse | McMurry, Robert | Melton, John | Miller, Jacob | Millwood, James | Mosby, Samuel | Nash, John | Neely, John
  • Padgel, Benjamin | Parker, Jeptha | Pattison, Andrew | Peddycourt, Sarah | Pennegar, Peter | Petree, John | Petree, Sarah | Pitts, William | Reddick, Hardy | Rigg, Thomas
  • Sale, Rachel | Sanders, Nahum | Sides, Michael | Simpson, Abraham | Smith, Christian | Smith, Robert | Southern, William | Spragen or Sprague, Joseph | Sprague, Joseph (estate) | Stewart, Alexander | Swann, Benjamin
  • Tate, Rachel | Thomason, John Sr. | Todd, Joseph | Transon, Philip | Vest, William Sr. | Warnock, Samuel | Weaver, Christian | Webb, William | Wilson, John | Woods, John | Wright, Elizabeth | Yarrell, Peter
Images of Stokes County Will Bk 2, 1801 to 1816
  • Alford, William | Angel, Jobe | Aust, George
  • Ballard, Thomas | Banks, John | Banner, Benjamin | Barnard, Tristram | Beasly, Richard | Beasley, William | Beazley, Robert | Benzein, Christian Lewis | Bettiter, Zebada | Binnegar, William | Blume, Jacob | Bohannon, James | Bolecheek, Joseph | Bolling, Anthony | Bond, Samuel | Bostick, Absalom | Brooks, David | Brown, Elizabeth | Burchin, Henry | Burge, Alexander | Butner, Christopher | Bynam, Gray | Clayton, John | Cofer, James | Conrad, John | Cook, John | Cox, Richard | Cressman, George | Curry, Malcom
  • Dalton, Samuel | Davis, Henry | Davis, John | Davis, Sarah | Davis, William | Dawson, John | Deathorage, George | Dodson, Reuben | Doll, Nicholas | Dollar, John
  • East, Thomas Sr. | Ebert, Martin | Ernst, Anna Catharine | Fedler, Godfrey | Ferguson, Jack | Flynt, Haslin | Fole, Peter | Foster, Andrew | Fountain, Stephen | Frazer, Stephen | French, William | Fry, Michael Sr. | Fry, Valentine | Fuller, Godfrey
  • Gaines, Thomas | Gideon, Margaret | Goslin, Elizabeth | Gruggs, Thomas
  • Haisley, John | Hamilton, Robert Sharp | Hampton, James | Hampton, Samuel | Hanns, Jacob | Hauns, Martin | Hauser, Frederick | Heath, Thomas | Hauser, George Peter | Haynes, Robert | Hawkins, William | Hazlet, Robert | Heal, John | Hester, John | Hester, Mary | Hill, Matthew Sr. | Hine, John | Hine, Philip | Hoffman, George | Holland, John | Howell, William | Hunter, John Sr. | Hunter, Thomas
  • Jean, William Sr. | Johnson, Robert | Jones, Gabriel | Kainzel, Frederick | Kellum, John | Kapp, Jacob | Kerr, John | Kinsel, Salome | Kraup, Gottleb | Ladd, Constantine | Lagename, Phillip | Lawson, John | Lawson, Jonas | Linville, David | Lowray, Isabel | Ludwick, Peter
  • Majors, John Sr. | Marshall, Frederick William | Martin, Abraham Sr. | Martin, William | Martin, William (1812) | Matthews, James | McAnnally, Charles | McKillip, Andrew | McKillip, Hugh | Meaum, Nancy | Mickey, John | Miller, Jacob | Miller, Joseph | Moore, Alexander | Moore, Matthew | Morris, Hammond | Morris, Pressley
  • Neal, Thomas | Nelson, Joseph | Niding, Mathew | Null, Jacob | Nunn, John | Oliver, Peter | Paterson, John | Patterson, Joseph | Peddycourt, William Barton | Penyear, John | Perry, Jonathan | Phillips, Richard | Pitts, Samuel | Plaff, Joseph | Petree, Henry | Petree, Jacob
  • Rank, Michael | Raper, Thomas | Rights, John | Rights, John Sr. | Roark, Elijah | Roberts, James Dudley | Robertson, William H. | Rothrock, Jacob | Russell, Mary | Rutledge, William
  • Schawils, Andrew | Seiler, John | Shamel, John | Shelton, William Jr. | Shreyer, John Peter | Shouse, Henry | Smith, Henry | Smith, Robert | Smith, William | Sprinch, George | Stewart, David | Stocker, Henry | Stockton, Daniel | Swain, William
  • Tagus, Michael | Tatum, John | Taylor, William | Thanchour, Jacob | Thomas, Phillip | Thomason, George | Vernon, Jonathan | Vest, William Sr.
  • Waggoner, Samuel | Waggoner, William Sr. | Walker, William | Weaver, Michael | Whitlock, Charles | Willets, Henry | Williams, Owen | Winston, Joseph Sr. | Wohlfart, Jacob | Woolfolk, Richard | Woodson, Tucker | Zimmerman, John

Images of Stokes County Will Bk 3, 1817 to 1837
  • Barnes, Martha | Barr, Isaac | Bartly, Sarah | Beason, William | Beazley, Charles | Beazley, Jeremiah | Beck, John Sr. | Belling or Bitting, Maria | Benzuin, William Lewis | Bibighan, Christine | Billettes, Alexander | Bitting, Elizabeth | Blake, John | Blackburn, Young | Blum, Henry | Boehls, John Frederick | Boles, Alexander Sr. | Boles, Janus | Bostick, Frederick | Boswell, Verlinda | Boyles, William | Brandon, Thomas | Branson, Zachariah | Brown, Rice | Butner, Thomas
  • Camplin, Jacob | Carver, George | Childress, William | Chitty, Charles Sr. | Christ, Rudolph | Christman, Daniel | Christman, John Daniel | Clampitt, Richard | Clements, Benjamin | Clove, John | Coller, Joseph | Connell, John | Cook, John William Jacob | Cook, William | Cosan, Anthony | Cox, Joshua Jr. | Cox, Mary | Cox, Mildred | Cox, Mildred (1825) | Craig, William | Crews, David | Crews, James | Crimm, Jacob | Critendon, Chrisanna | Croom, Limon | Crun, Conrad |
  • Dalton, David | Dalton, Isaac | Dawson, Elizabeth | Dawson, Naomy | Dobson, William | Douk, Mary Eve | Douthit, Isaac | Duggins, John | Duncan, Thomas | Eads, Isaac | Early, Asa | Elrod, Maria | Endsley, Andrew | Estes, Robert | Fair, Michael Sr. | Fars or Farr, Mary Ann | Fedral, Samuel | Fidler, Peter | Fishel, Jacob | Fisher, George | Flynt, Thomas | Fochel, Maria Rosina | Fountain, Jane | Forst, James B. | Francis, Micajah | Freeman, John | Fry, John
  • Gambold, John | Gatewood, Dudley | Geiger, Adam | Gentry, Richard | Goode, Thomas | Graff, Joshua | Green, Philip | Green, Susannah | Grobs, William |Guinn, Thornton P. Sr. | Hairston, Peter | Hanes, George | Hardman, John | Harper, Zephaniah | Harper, Jane | Hart, Anny | Hartt, Henry | Hauser, Abraham | Hauser, Catharine | Hauser, Heinrich | Hauser, John L. | Heath, John | Hedgecock, William | Hein, Juliana Catharine | Heinz, Christian | Hendrick, Nathaniel | Henley, John | Henning, John Adam | Hess, George Jr. | Hessler, Maria Salome | Hester, John | Hicker, James W. | Hill, Richard | Hill, Robert | Hine, Johanna | Hine, Peter | Hitchcock, Nancy | Holder, Johanna | Holston, Adam | Hoofman, Lewis | House, Jonathan | Huffman, Henry | Hutcherson, Joseph | Hutchins, Frederick
  • James, John | Jessup, Joseph | Johnson, Ashley | Jones, Cadwaller | Jones, Sarrah | Jones, Thomas | Joyce, Alexander | Joyce, William B. | Kasky, Frederick | Kellum, Ann | Kelly, Benjamin | Kerner, Joseph | Kilner, Francis Sr. | King, John | Kiser, Barbara | Kook, Thomas | Kinnaman, John | Kracken, Elizabeth Green | Krameck, Samuel | Kreeger, Frederick | Kreeger, Henry | Kreegan, John | Krouse, John | Krouse, Samuel | Kruger, Jacob | Kushke, John Fred
  • Last, Nathaniel | Lawson, Elisha | Ledford, John | Lewis, Jacob | Lide, Elizabeth | Lindman, Henry | Loflin, Martha | Logenauer, George | Long, Frederick
  • Mans, Henry Sr. | Mansell, Robert | Marshall, Martin | Martin, John | Martin, John Sr. | McCarter, Aaron | Mendenhall, Joseph | Miller, Frederick | Miller, Harman | Miller, John | Moody, Alexander | Moore, Reubin | More, W. | Moses, Peter | Neal, Thomas | Nelson, Isaac | Newman, Charles | Nunns, Elizabeth | Nuns, Willia
  • Panther, William | Pearce, Jacob | Peter, Simon | Pfaff, Isaac | Phillips, Colly | Philips, John | Pitts, John | Preston, Weatherington | Priddy, George
  • Ransom, Joseph | Rank, Elizabeth | Rank, Gottleb | Ray, George | Reaves, Charles | Redenon, Caty | Reich, Catherina | Reich, Christopher | Reich, Elizabeth | Reich, Matthew Reid, Jacob | Reynolds, Archibald | Rich, Samuel | Ridings, John | Rights, Maria Magdalene | Rights, Matthew | Rippel, Henry | Robinson, Israel | Robinson, Jacob | Rominger, Michael | Rominger, Michael (1824) | Rothrock, Philip | Ruchel, Benjamin
  • Samuel, Henry | Samuel, Ruben | Scales, Joseph | Schrisler, Gottleb | Schultz, Dorothea | Schaub, Hanah | Schaub, John Jacob | Sell, John | Shamel, John | Shields, Abel | Shober, Nathaniel | Shore, Henry | Shore, Peter | Shultz, Thomas | Sikes, Lorenzo | Sisk, Salley | Smith, Thompson | Snider, Philip | Spainhauer, Henry | Spainhauer, John Jacob | Spainhauer, Michael | Sprinkle, Betsy | Sprinkle, George | Sprinkle or Stikle, Gottlieb | Starbuck, Paul | Steiner, Abraham | Stotts, Samuel | Stutly, Henry | Stutts, John | Sutton, Joseph
  • Taylor, George | Teague, John | Thomason, John | Thomason, Sarah | Tilly, Edmund | Transon, Abraham |Transon, Maria Catharine | Vaughn, Zebulon | Vest, John |Vogler, Christpher | Von Schweinitz, Lewis David
  • Waggoner, Adam | Waggoner, Gabriel | Wickes, Elijah | Wilkerson, Mercy | Willard, George | Wolff, Ann Penes | Wolff, Isaac | Wolff, Lorentz | Wray, William | Wright, John | Young, James | Young, Sarah
Images of Stokes County Will Bk 4, 1837 to 1864
  • Alspough, Henry | Angell, Silas | Arnold, Hezekiah | Ashby, John W. | Bagge, Charles Frederick (1837) | Bagge, Charles Frederick | Banner, Benjamin Sr. | Banner, Joseph Sr. | Banner, Sally W. | Barber, Travis | Barrow, Moses Sr. | Bitting, John | Bitting, John L. | Blackburn, Bryser | Blackburn, Gabriel M. | Blackburn, John T. | Blackburn, Winifred | Blum, Catharine | Bohanon, John | Bolrd, Benjamin | Boljack, Joseph | Bouldin, Ephraim | Bowman, Andrew | Boyer, Anna | Boyer, William | Brinkley, Crosley | Bristz, Christian | Brown, John | Brown, Nathan | Brown, Thomas | Brown, William M. | Burkhard, John | Butler, Harmon | Butler, Thomas | Bynum, Hampton
  • Carr, Jane | Carter, Anderson | Carter, Elizabeth | Carter, Henry | Cash, Christian | Chambers, John W. | Chowder, Charles Gottleb | Chrissman, Elizabeth | Clampett, William | Clark, Jacob | Cole, William C. | Conner, John | Conrad, Jacob | Conrad, Solomon | Cretz, William | Crews, Augustain | Crews, Edward | Crews, Frederick | Crews, Thomas | Croom, Elizabeth | Cunningham, James
  • Dalton, Christina | Dalton, Jubles | Daub, Jacob | Davis, James | Denke, Christian Frederick | Dun, Solomon | Eason, Bethenia | Eason, Susanna Edwards, Edward| Edwards, Edward H. | Elrige, Elizabeth | Farmer, Barnard | Faw, Daniel | Faw, William | Fiskel, John Adam | Flippin, Samuel | Flynt, Elisabeth | Flynt, Richard Fotts, Barbara | Fotts, Jacob | Francis, John | Frances, Sarah | Frost, Elizabeth | Fry, Jesse | Fry, Massy | Fulton, Francis
  • Gardner, William | Garth, Thomas | Gibson, Jeremiah | Gibson, Sarah | Glidewell, John L. | Gordon, Francis | Griffith, William | Guinn, Davis B. | Hagen, John | Hall, Wilchin | Hamilton, Horatio | Hartman, Rebecca | Hauser, Solomon | Hege, Eve | Hester, Robert T. | Hill, Joel | Hill, John | Holder, Mary K. | Hottern, Magnus | Huff, John | Hutchins, Robert | Hutchins, Tandy J.
  • Jackson, Hannah | Johannah, Anna | Joyce, John | Joyce, Robert | Joyce, Thomas | Joyce, William T. | Keiger, George | Ketner, Frederick | King, N. S. | King, Thomas | Kiser, Michael | Kiser, Michael Jr. | Kitner, Matthew | Knott, William | Kreuser, Conrad | Kruger, Anna Margaret H.
  • Lanier, Jacob | Larimore, James | Lasley, Joseph | Linbeck, Barbara | Lindsey, Joseph P. | Linville, David Sr. | Lyon, James | Mabe, Reuben | Marshall, Amos | Martin, Edmond T. | Martin, Martha | Martin, Mary | Mathews, Mary S. | McAnally, Elizabeth | McKnight, George | Meredith, Elisha | Miller, Morgan | Mitchell, Adam | Moody, Nathaniel | Moore, Susannah C. | Moore, William C. | Neal, Conrad | Null, John Sr.
  • Owen, Isham | Owen, Jesse | Pell, Nancy | Pfohl, Christian Thomas | Pfohl, Dorothea Elizabeth | Plummer, Thomas | Poindexter, Gabriel | Porr, Hannah | Preston, Nathaniel | Ray, Mary | Redman, Harmon | Reed, Prudence M. | Richardson, Green L. | Rippel, Martin | Roark, Timothy | Rouse, John Edwin | Rush, Lewis | Rush, Verona | Rutledge, Isabella
  • Salmon, Lucinda | Sams, Elijah | Schaap, Christian Frederick | Schaub, Maria | Seals, Absalom | Scott, Leonard | Shepperd, Giles L. | Shields, Reuben | Shipp, Thomas | Shober, Emanuel | Shober, Gottlieb | Shore, Henry | Shore, Jacob Shore, John, Sr. (1844) | Shore, John, Sr. | Shott, Eva Barbara | Shouse, Anna | Shutt, Charles | Sides, Philip | Simmons, Matthew | Smith, John Sr. | Smith, Mary | Spainhauer, David | Spainhauer, John | Spanch, Frederick | Spence, John | Spurgin, William | Stanley, Christopher | Stanley, Samuel | Stockburger, Sarah | Stotts, Casper | Stotts, John | Strup, Ephraim | Stutts, Simon | Stutz, Henry | Swain, Jonathan | Swain, Mary Magdalene
  • Telley, Edmund | Taylor, Josiah | Teague, William | Teague, William Sr. | Tilly, David | Tilly, Joel | Tucker, Joel | Tuggle, John | Tuttle, Thomas | Van Beck, Charles A. | Vance, John | Vaughn, Ann | Vawter, Bradford | Vawter, John | Virling, Martha Liz
  • Waggoner, Lewis | Walker, Robert | Waller, Henry | Ward, John | Ward, William I. | Washby, John | Webb, Elijah | Welch, Thomas | Welfare, Daniel | White, Thomas | Wilkins, John Sr. | Williams, James | Wilson, Milley | Winkler, Christian | Wolff, Lewis | Wood, John | Young, Robert | Young, William Sr. | Ziglar, Benjamin | Ziglar, L. | Ziglar, Leonard | Zimmerman, James | Zimmerman, Reuben | Zimmerman, Reuben (1838)
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Genealogy Records for Cabarrus Co. NC

Goldmining in North Carolina

Cabarrus County Court House Records


Cabarrus county was formed from Mecklenburg County in 1792, and was named after Stephen Cabarrus of Chowan County, Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons. Conrad Reed found gold here in 1799 while playing in Little Meadow Creek on the old Reed farm. His find weighed a hefty 17 pounds! John Reed or Johannes Rieth as he was known in Staatsarchiv at Marburg, Germany was one of thousands of Hessian soldiers transported over by British troops to fight against rebellious colonists during the Revolutionary War. John Reed deserted, as did many other Hessians, and migrated from Georgia to North Carolina, where he settled in an ethnic German community sometime around 1787. Reed developed placer mining, then underground mining on his property and became wealthy, his mine being known as Reed's Gold Mine. The Reed Gold Mine was designated as a National Historic Landmark. The names of the testators in the last will and testaments below appear to be of German origin, undoubtably descendants of the Hessian soldiers.

Cabarrus County Records available to members of North Carolina Pioneers

Transcripts of Cabarrus County Wills 1796 to 1822
  • Abendshein, Catherina
  • Abendshein, Christian
  • Abendshein, Rinehold
  • Dayvault, Jacob
  • Hadley, James
  • Hadley, Joshua
  • Hagler, John
  • Hall, John
  • Hall, Morgan
  • Harky, George
  • Harris, Charles, Dr.
  • Harris, Elizabeth
  • Harris, Ephraim
  • Harris, James
  • Harris, Robert Sr.
  • Harris, Robert
  • Harris, William
  • Hartman, George
  • Hill, Green
  • Hope, Robert
  • Horlacher, Christopher.
  • Houston, Archibald
  • Houston, John
  • Houston, Margaret
  • William
  • Hudson, Fanny
  • Hudson, Seth.
  • Huie, Samuel
  • Marchadant, John.
  • McCaleb, James
  • McClellan, Thomas
  • McCommon, Charles
  • McCree, Hugh
  • McMahan, John
  • McRee, Richard
  • McCree, William
  • McEwen, Elizabeth
  • McFaddon, Thomas.
  • McGinnis, Charles
  • McGraw, Benjamin
  • McGraw, James
  • McKinley, Charles
  • McKinley, John
  • McLarty, Archibald
  • McMakin, James
  • McRee, David
  • McMurrey, Robert
  • Mealor, Peter
  • Melchor, John
  • Meissenheimer, Jacob
  • Misenheimer, Abraham
  • Misenheimer, George Sr.
  • Misenheimer, Jacob.
  • Mitchler, Matthias
  • Morris, Griffith
  • Morris, Griffith
  • Morris, Moses
  • Morris, Samuel
  • Morris, Nancy
  • Morris, Nancy
  • Morton,, Samuel
  • Phifer, George
  • Query, Alexander
  • Strickler, Daniel
  • Wagoner, Will
  • Walcher, Adam
  • Walker, Andrew
  • Wallace, Aaron
  • Wallace, James
  • Wallace, John
  • Wallace, William
  • Watson, Thomas
  • Welch, Elizabeth
  • Wessner, George
  • White, Archibald
  • White, David
  • White, Jean
  • White, John
  • White, John.
  • White, Margaret
  • White, Mary
  • White, Samuel
  • White, William
  • Wilhelm, George
  • Wilie, Mary
  • Wiser, Michael
  • Wiser, Phillip
  • Wynkaugh, Michael
  • Yonge, Catherine
  • Young, Joseph
  • Young, William

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Burke Co. NC Ancestors and Genealogy Records

Burke County North CarolinaBurke County Genealogy and Probate Records



Burke County North Carolina Burke County North Carolina Mountain scenes in Burke County, North Carolina. Burke county was formed from Rowan County in 1777 and was named after Thomas Burke, a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1781. Also, he served as Governor of the State of North Carolina from 1781 to 1782. Most of this region was settled by many Scots-Irish and German immigrants. In 1791, parts of Burke County and Rutherford County were combined to form Buncombe County. In 1833, Yancey County was formed from parts of Burke County and Buncombe County. In 1841, parts of Burke County and Wilkes County formed Caldwell Conty and during 1842 additional parts of Burke County and Rutherford County were combined to make McDowell County. Finally, in 1861, parts of Burke County, Caldwell County, McDowell County, Watauga County and Yancey County were combined to form Mitchell County. . Burke County citizens participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain which pitted Appalachian frontiersmen against the loyalist forces of the British commander Ferguson at Kings Mountain, South Carolina during the American Revolution, and were called "Over the Mountain Men" because the militia men did not wait bur crossed over the Blue Ridge mountains to engage the fight.

The earliest records of Burke County is a problem to genealogists because the ink in the will book dating from 1793 faded beyond recognition.

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Digital Images of Burke County Wills 1793 to 1869 (surviving images)
  • Avery, Wrightsville
  • Bradshaw, William
  • Branch, Oliver
  • Brittain, W. L.
  • Coffee, William
  • Connelly, John
  • Connelly, Sidney
  • Connelly, Tilney
  • Dale, George
  • Day, James
  • Day, Nicholas
  • Devine, James
  • Durham, John
  • Durmire, Adam
  • Dysart, William
  • Dyson, Samuel
  • Edmiston, Sarah
  • England, Daniel
  • England, John
  • England, Thomas
  • England, William
  • Erwin, Arthur
  • Erwin, James
  • Erwin, Matilda
  • Erwin, Ulysses
  • Erwin, William H.
  • Erwin, William W.
  • Espy, Mary
  • Estes, Delphi
  • Estes, John
  • Estes, Laban
  • Estes, Reuben
  • Fair, Joseph
  • Finley, Charles
  • Fleming, Elizabeth
  • Fleming, James
  • Fleming, Robert
  • Forney, Jacob
  • Forney, Peter
  • Foster, George
  • Fox, Hugh
  • Franklin, John
  • Fullerton, William
  • Fulwood, William
  • Harshaw, Jacob
  • Hoyle, Absalom
  • Johnson, D. H.
  • Kenley, Aaron
  • Kincaid, Milton H.
  • Lail, Jacob
  • London, Marcus
  • Mathew, George
  • McGimsey, A. T.
  • McKesson, Anna
  • Newburn, John
  • O'Neil, Henry
  • Pullen, Mary
  • Ramsey, Catherine
  • Rector, Martha
  • Reynolds, Nancy
  • Robinson, Sophia
  • Scott, Ambrose
  • Scott, Rebecca
  • Seagle, Jacob
  • Smith, Mary Southerland
  • Tate, W. C.
  • Taylor, Hugh
  • Walton, Martha
  • Walton, T. George

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Anson County North Carolina Genealogy - North Carolina Pioneers.com

Monroe, North Carolina

Anson County Genealogy, Wills, Estates



Ansonville, North Carolina Polkton, North CarolinaPictured is the countryside of Monroe, Ansonville and Polkton, North Carolina. Anson County was formed in 1750 from Bladen County. It was named for George Anson, Baron Anson, a British admiral, who circum-navigated the globe from 1740 to 1744, and later became First Lord of the Admiralty. The county began to shrink in 1753 when the northern part of it became Rowan County. In 1762 the western part of Anson County became Mecklenburg County. In 1779 the northern part of what remained of Anson County became Montgomery County, and the part east of the Pee Dee River became Richmond County. Finally, in 1842 the western part of Anson County was combined with the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County to become Union County.

An explanation of Pleas and Quarter Session Minutes in North Carolina. This type of court emulates a court which met quarterly in Great Britain. In early colonial America, it also had criminal jurisdiction. The genealogist should always examine the minutes of this court. And for good reason. It is similar to the (later) Inferior Court Minutes which registered everything from wills, administrations, inventories, and estates in general. The colonial North Carolina court recorded last wills and testaments as they were entered for probate, detailed inventories, distributions, sales of perishable goods and who purchased them, names of orphans and who they were apprenticed to, appointments of adminstrators, bonds, road commissioners and a general description of road junctures, adjoining lands and ferries. These minutes tell the story of the neighboring lands and what was happening. Simply a mention of your ancestor's name is reason enough to search them, because you discover the years that he resided in that county, as well as some of his personal affairs, like proving deeds as he purchased and sold property, registering of brands (animals), the appointments of church wardens, and districting lines drawn through his property. So often, the genealogist is unable to locate a last will and testament in the will books. The minutes will mention that it was filed as well as the date, even if it was not found in the will books. You simply have too much to gain to overlook this valuable source!

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Anson County Probate Records

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Beaufort Co. NC Wills and Estates

Pamlico River


Beaufort County Genealogy, Wills and Estates

A panoramic view of the beautiful Pamlico River. Indians were in the territory by the 1650s, two Indian tribes, the Secotan Confederation and the Pomouik Nation (called Pamlico). The first white settlers were traders who resided along the Pamlico River, some of whom took Indian wives and learned the language. The area was named Pamtecough County in 1705. The name was changed in 1712. The town of Bath was the first county seat.

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Miscellaneous Wills
  • Williams, Thomas, LWT dated 1793
Digital Images of Beaufort County Wills 1720 to 1775
  • Abbott, William
  • Adams, Anna
  • Adams, James
  • Adams, John
  • Alderson, John
  • Allen, Timothy
  • Becton, Richard
  • Belote, Hillery
  • Bright, John
  • Bright, Richard
  • Buckingham, Stephen
  • Campain, Joseph
  • Campen, Joram
  • Cannon, Sarah
  • Chauncy, Walley
  • Clement, Thomas
  • Conlanike, Michael
  • Conner, Phillip
  • Cooper, Daniel
  • Coyler, Cornelius
  • Crawford, Ann
  • Crawford, Charles
  • Davis, Jhan
  • Delvent, John
  • Doe, Edward
  • Eckols, John
  • Evitts, Walter
  • Flannikin, James
  • Floyd, Griffin
  • Forman, Willis
  • Fortner, James
  • Fripp, John
  • Fulinton, Andrew
  • Harfoot, Robert
  • Harrison, Thomas
  • Herinton, James
  • Hollon, Richard
  • Horton, Jesse Sr.
  • Jacken, David
  • Jackson, John
  • Jasper, John
  • Jewell, Thomas
  • Jones, Josias
  • Jones, Walter
  • Jordan, John
  • Joyner, Israel
  • Keech, John
  • Kelley, Matthew
  • Leigh, James
  • Lewis, Griffith
  • Lockey, Cele
  • Mays, William
  • McKeel, Thomas
  • McMath, Robert
  • McNaire, Charles
  • Mills, John Sr.
  • Newton, Francis
  • Odean, Charles
  • Odean, Elizabeth
  • Odean, John
  • Palmer, John
  • Pearce, Edmond
  • Perkins, James
  • Peyton, Benjamin
  • Peyton, Eleanor
  • Phillips, William
  • Pindar, William
  • Pritchett, James
  • Pritchett, Peter
  • Rigney, Hanah
  • Rigney, James
  • Roe, Sarah
  • Shute, Phillip
  • Slade, James
  • Slade, Joseph
  • Smith, Charles
  • Squire, John
  • Taylor, Samuel
  • Tindel, John
  • Tripp, John
  • Underwood, Thomas
  • Wall, James
  • Wallis, Jonathan
  • Welch, Mathew
  • Whitehurst, Josias
  • Williams, Thomas

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