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Early North Carolina Settlers, 1700s-1900s
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Early North Carolina Settlers, 1700s-1900s
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Early North Carolina Settlers features approximately 200,000 names of North Carolina residents from the 1700s to the 1900s.

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This unique collection is comprehensive in its coverage of early North Carolina marriage records, death records, land records, historical sketches, and biographies referencing approximately 200,000 individuals. While the books focus on North Carolina genealogy and history, you'll often find record of South Carolina ancestors.

 Sources for Early North Carolina Settlers, 1700s-1900s:
  • 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 Carolinians
    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.
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