Onslow County Wills and Estates
The first setters to his area were Europeans and English about 1713 when their original settlements were in what was originally part of the colonial precincts of Carteret and New Hanover. Onslow County was formed in 1734 and was named for the Honorable Arthur Onslow, Speaker of the British House of Commons. After a hurrican in 1752, the county courthouse was relocated from Town Point to Wantland Ferry; this settlement was eventually incorporated in 1842 and named Jacksonville after President Andrew Jackson.
Onslow County Wills and other Records Available to Members of North Carolina Pioneers
- Abstracts of Onslow County Wills 1740 to 1760
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