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Guide to Sampson County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Sampson County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Facts
Founded 1784
County Seat Clinton
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Sampson County, North Carolina Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1865
1913
1790
1752
1782

Sampson County Courthouse
435 Rowan Road P O Box 256
Clinton, NC 28328-4700
Phone: 919-592-8026

Register of Deeds has marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has probate records [1]

History

Parent County

1784--Sampson County was created from Duplin County.
County seat: Clinton [2]

History of Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1865--Early court records are missing partially caused by Federal sympathizers.
1921--Clerk's office fire. Early deed books of Duplin County prior to 1784 are listed herein. For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Bible Records

Bibles pertaining to Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

Sampson Co cemeteries at Cemetery Census

Sampson Co. cemeteries at ePodunk

Sampson Co. cemeteries at Find-a-Grave

Census

For tips on accessing Sampson County, North Carolina census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

1790 Census Index, Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

1800 Census Index, Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

1830 Census Index, Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

1840 Census Index, Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

1870 Census by Township, Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

Church Records

Baptist
  • Beaver Dam. Established by 1789.[3]
  • Black River. Established by 1758.[4]
  • Cowhairy. Established by 1808.[5]
  • Great Cohara aka Rowan. Established 1759.[3]
  • Mingo. Established by 1808.[5]
  • Seven Miles. Established by 1808.[5]
Presbyterian
  • Black River, near Ivanhoe, N.C. Organized 1740.[6]

Court

Deeds and Land Records; Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

Estates; Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

Miscellaneous Records: Administrators Sale, Court Minutes, Patents, Trials, Voters; Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

Wills; Sampson Co, NCGenWeb


Genealogy

  • Families of Sampson Co,; Sampson Co, NCGenWeb
  • Family Surnames;Sampson Co, NCGenWeb
  • It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Township Map for Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

More Maps at Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

Military

Military Records at Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

Includes records for the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, World War II and Vietnam.

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company A
:- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers), Company C
:- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain William H Bryan's Company

Newspapers

Obituaries at Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

Photographs

Photographs relating to Sampson Co, NCGenWeb

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

   Births
  • 1880-1965 - Sampson County Birth Index 1880-1965. Batch C752252 at FamilySearch - free.[7]
   Marriages
   Deaths

Societies and Libraries 

Sampson County Historical Society

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sampson County, North Carolina. Page 512 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:305, 491. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. Perhaps located in New Hanover County, or another name for Bull Tail, see: George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:304-305. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808 (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at St Paul's Seminary website.
  6. "Black River Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.


 

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