- Marriage and Death Notices from 'Raleigh Register and North
Carolina State Gazette, 1799-1825,1826-1845, 1846-1867
by Carrie L. Broughton
This three-part series covers the marriages and deaths of 30,000 North
Carolinians beginning in 1799. Approximately 2/3 of each book is made
up of marriage records, while the remainder of each book covers deaths.
Marriages are arranged in alphabetical order by year, showing the names
of both bride and groom, place of marriage, the name of the newspaper,
and the date of publication. Deaths are also arranged in alphabetical
order by year, and give the name of the decedent, date of death, place
of residence, and the name and date of the newspaper.
- North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register 11 Volumes
by James Robert Bent Hathaway
A collection of eleven volumes, the North Carolina Historical and
Genealogical Register is regarded as the supreme collection of genealogical
source records on the Old Albemarle region of North Carolina. Compiled
and edited by James Hathaway between 1900 and 1903, each 160-page volume
included abstracts of every item relating to the personal as well as
the public history of the counties of the region.
In its 1,760 pages, the Register bears reference to at least 50,000
North Carolina settlers. Within the indexed images of these pages
you'll find abstracts of land grants, court records, conveyances,
births, deaths, marriages, wills, petitions, military records (including
a list of North Carolina Officers and Soldiers of the Continental
Line, 1775-1782), licenses, and oaths. In addition, you'll find dozens
of articles of a miscellaneous nature, several family sketches, as
well as a series of "Queries and Answers."
The abstracts derive from records located in the state archives
and from the public records of the following present-day counties:
Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax,
Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington,
and the Virginia counties of Surry and Isle of Wight.
- North Carolina Land Grants in South Carolina
by Brent H. Holcomb
The border between North and South Carolina was in dispute until 1772
and, as a result, North Carolina issued more than 1,000 grants for land
in an area that is now South Carolina. Land granted in the North Carolina
counties of Bladen, Anson, Mecklenburg, and Tryon are the present-day
South Carolina counties of Marlboro, Chesterfield, Lancaster, York,
Chester, Union, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Greenville, Laurens, and Newberry.
The records of these North Carolina grants (plats and warrants for
the most part) form the basis of this work. For each land grant, you'll
learn; name of the grantee, File, entry or grant number, Relevant
book and page of the original record books, Location of the grant,
Names of owners of adjoining property, Dates of the various instruments,
- Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical
by Cyrus L. Hunter
Iredell, Lincoln, Gaston, Cleaveland, Burke and Wilkes counties, with
some mention of the adjoining sections of South Carolina. Recollections
of former residents and local traditions combine with extracts from
state and county archives to comprise an overview of the area. This
book combines a good deal of genealogy with historical narratives that
are a pleasure to read.
- Historical Sketches of North Carolina from 1584 to 1851
by John Hill Wheeler
Divided into two parts, Historical Sketches of North Carolina deals
first with the history of the state and second with historical sketches
of the component counties. The historical sketches are drawn almost
entirely from previously unpublished records and cover the history of
the formation of each county. They also include biographical sketches
of early settlers and accounts of prominent families, distinguished
statesmen, soldiers and professional men, and lists of county officials.
In addition to the electronic index created for this book, you'll find
a complete index at the back of the volume that refers to several thousand
persons who figured.
- Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North
by John Hill Wheeler
Essentially a continuation of Historical Sketches of North Carolina
from 1584 to 1851, here you'll find extensive genealogies of more
than sixty-five families with reminiscences of their times and additional
biographical and historical material. The sixty-two counties covered
are organized alphabetically.