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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Franklin County'''
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<p><i><a href="United States">United States</a> <img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" _fck_mw_filename="Gotoarrow.png" alt="" /> <a _fcknotitle="true" href="North Carolina">North Carolina</a> <img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" _fck_mw_filename="Gotoarrow.png" alt="" /></i> <b>Franklin County</b>
 
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</p><p>Guide to <b>Franklin County North Carolina genealogy.</b> Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
Guide to '''Franklin County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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</p><p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Infobox U.S. CountyfckLR| county = Franklin CountyfckLR| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWebfckLR| custom_text = &lt;center&gt;County Coordinator&lt;br&gt;'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/ Franklin Co. NCGenWeb]'''&lt;/center&gt; fckLR| county_map = Nc-franklin.pngfckLR| state = North CarolinafckLR| state_map = North_Carolina.png fckLR| founded year = 1778fckLR| founded date = April 14fckLR| seat wl = LouisburgfckLR}}</span>
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<h2> County Courthouse  </h2>
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<p><a href="http://www.courtreference.com/Franklin-County-North-Carolina-Courts.htm">Franklin County Courthouse</a><br>102 S Main Street<br>Louisberg, NC 27549<br>Phone: 919-497-4200<br><br>1820 Census missing<br>Register of deeds has birth and death records&#160;from 1913<br>marriage records from 1869, land records from 1779<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and&#160;court records <span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, North Carolina. Page 508 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</span>  
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</p><p>Franklin County was formed in 1779 and, in the same year, the town of Louisburg was surveyed by William Christmas on land which had been purchased from Patewells &amp; Jacobina Milner for that purpose. That deed from the Milners survives today in the first volume of county deeds. The county's first commissioners were William Brickell, William Green, William Hill, John Hunt, and Osborn Jeffreys and these men were charged with many tasks, the earliest of which were to build a courthouse and a jail. The first meeting of the men was the Franklin Court of Pleas and Quarter-Sessions of 1779 and it was held at the home of Benjamin Seawell. It is unfortunate that none of the records from those earliest days of Franklin County survive.  
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</p><p>The first county courthouse was a log building erected circa 1781 either on or very near the current county courthouse location on Main Street between Court and Nash Streets. The log courthouse was replaced with a structure of brick and stone in 1849. The 1849 courthouse was completely remodeled in 1936 and again in 1968 when it was also enlarged.  
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</p><p>The first jail was built close to the original courthouse and during the same timeframe, but it was destroyed by fire in 1872. It was replaced with a stone building which still stands, though now abandoned, on the south side of Nash Street about one-and-a-half blocks east of Main Street. The new Franklin County Jail &amp; Sheriff's Department Complex was built in 1994 and is located west of downtown Louisburg on T. Kemp Road.<br>  
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<h2> History  </h2>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Franklin-County-North-Carolina-Courts.htm Franklin County Courthouse]<br>102 S Main Street<br>Louisberg, NC 27549<br>Phone: 919 497-4200<br><br>1820 Census missing<br>Register of deeds has birth and death records&nbsp;from 1913<br>marriage records from 1869, land records from 1779<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and&nbsp;court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, North Carolina. Page 508 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Franklin County was formed in 1779 and, in the same year, the town of Louisburg was surveyed by William Christmas on land which had been purchased from Patewells &amp; Jacobina Milner for that purpose. That deed from the Milners survives today in the first volume of county deeds. The county's first commissioners were William Brickell, William Green, William Hill, John Hunt, and Osborn Jeffreys and these men were charged with many tasks, the earliest of which were to build a courthouse and a jail. The first meeting of the men was the Franklin Court of Pleas and Quarter-Sessions of 1779 and it was held at the home of Benjamin Seawell. It is unfortunate that none of the records from those earliest days of Franklin County survive.  
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The first county courthouse was a log building erected circa 1781 either on or very near the current county courthouse location on Main Street between Court and Nash Streets. The log courthouse was replaced with a structure of brick and stone in 1849. The 1849 courthouse was completely remodeled in 1936 and again in 1968 when it was also enlarged.  
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The first jail was built close to the original courthouse and during the same timeframe, but it was destroyed by fire in 1872. It was replaced with a stone building which still stands, though now abandoned, on the south side of Nash Street about one-and-a-half blocks east of Main Street. The new Franklin County Jail &amp; Sheriff's Department Complex was built in 1994 and is located west of downtown Louisburg on T. Kemp Road.<br>  
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== History  ==
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Franklin county was formed in 1779 from the southern half of Bute County in the midst of the American Revolution and was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin who had recently negotiated an alliance and secured loan agreements with France that would eventually help to win America's independence. The abolishment of Bute County came at the urging of area resident and strong political activist, Benjamin Seawell, who introduced a bill to separate from the county which had been named after the Earl of Bute. Seawell had also been among those selected to represent the county at the Halifax Congress of April 1776. Fellow representatives of Bute at that meeting included Green Hill, William Alston, Thomas Sherrod, Thomas Eaton, Benjamin Person, Benjamin Word, and Philemon Hawkins. The act establishing the county authorized that the first court be held at the home of Benjamin Seawell and it was left to the justices to determine where subsequent courts were to be held until a courthouse could be erected - a goal that was finally met in 1781 with the construction of a log courthouse.  
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<p>Franklin county was formed in 1779 from the southern half of Bute County in the midst of the American Revolution and was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin who had recently negotiated an alliance and secured loan agreements with France that would eventually help to win America's independence. The abolishment of Bute County came at the urging of area resident and strong political activist, Benjamin Seawell, who introduced a bill to separate from the county which had been named after the Earl of Bute. Seawell had also been among those selected to represent the county at the Halifax Congress of April 1776. Fellow representatives of Bute at that meeting included Green Hill, William Alston, Thomas Sherrod, Thomas Eaton, Benjamin Person, Benjamin Word, and Philemon Hawkins. The act establishing the county authorized that the first court be held at the home of Benjamin Seawell and it was left to the justices to determine where subsequent courts were to be held until a courthouse could be erected - a goal that was finally met in 1781 with the construction of a log courthouse.  
 
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</p><p>Louisburg, the county seat, was also chartered in 1779 and is believed to have been named for King Louis XVI of France who was a strong American ally. There is disagreement among historians as to when the town was first named, with estimates ranging from as early as 1758, though historians generally agree that the name of the town was originally spelled "Lewisburg". Once the charter had been established, 100 acres of land were purchased from Patewells &amp; Jacobina Milner for the platting of the new county seat. The initial survey for the town was performed by William Christmas who was also responsible for the layout of Raleigh, North Carolina. Louisburg remained the only town in the county until after the Revolutionary War.  
Louisburg, the county seat, was also chartered in 1779 and is believed to have been named for King Louis XVI of France who was a strong American ally. There is disagreement among historians as to when the town was first named, with estimates ranging from as early as 1758, though historians generally agree that the name of the town was originally spelled "Lewisburg". Once the charter had been established, 100 acres of land were purchased from Patewells &amp; Jacobina Milner for the platting of the new county seat. The initial survey for the town was performed by William Christmas who was also responsible for the layout of Raleigh, North Carolina. Louisburg remained the only town in the county until after the Revolutionary War.  
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</p><p>Situated in the northeastern section of the State, Franklin County is bounded by Nash, Wake, Granville, Vance, and Warren counties. The present land area is 492.02 square miles and the population has grown from roughly 7,500 at the dawn of the 19th century to 47,260 in the year 2000. The soil is fertile and, in some areas, chock-full of granite. Originally a community focused primarily on agriculture and livestock and boasting 3,367 farms covering 267,530 acres in the year 1900, today Franklin County is home to 574 farms encompassing 128,412 total acres. The county is now focused on broadening her economic base through encouragement of real estate development and much attention is now given to enticing large corporations to bring their operations to the county.  
 
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Situated in the northeastern section of the State, Franklin County is bounded by Nash, Wake, Granville, Vance, and Warren counties. The present land area is 492.02 square miles and the population has grown from roughly 7,500 at the dawn of the 19th century to 47,260 in the year 2000. The soil is fertile and, in some areas, chock-full of granite. Originally a community focused primarily on agriculture and livestock and boasting 3,367 farms covering 267,530 acres in the year 1900, today Franklin County is home to 574 farms encompassing 128,412 total acres. The county is now focused on broadening her economic base through encouragement of real estate development and much attention is now given to enticing large corporations to bring their operations to the county.  
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<h4> Parent County  </h4>
 
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<p><b>1778</b>--Franklin County was&#160;created 14 April 1778&#160;from Bute County when it was divided to also create Warren County.&#160; Bute County was abolished in 1779.<br><b>County seat</b>: Louisburg <span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</span>  
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<h4> Boundary Changes  </h4>
'''1778'''--Franklin County was&nbsp;created 14 April 1778&nbsp;from Bute County when it was divided to also create Warren County.&nbsp; Bute County was abolished in 1779.<br>'''County seat''': Louisburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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<h4> Record Loss  </h4>
 
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<p>Franklin County has had no appreciable loss of records.  
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<h2> Places/Localities  </h2>
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<h4> Populated Places  </h4>
 
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<h4> Neighboring Counties  </h4>
Franklin County has had no appreciable loss of records.  
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<ul><li><a href="Granville County, North Carolina">Granville</a>
 
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</li><li><a href="Halifax County, North Carolina">Halifax</a>
== Places/Localities  ==
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</li><li><a href="Johnston County, North Carolina">Johnston</a>
 
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</li><li><a href="Nash County, North Carolina">Nash</a>
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</li><li><a href="Vance County, North Carolina">Vance</a>
 
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</li><li><a href="Wake County, North Carolina">Wake</a>
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</li><li><a href="Warren County, North Carolina">Warren</a>
 
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*[[Granville County, North Carolina|Granville]]
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<h2> Resources  </h2>
*[[Halifax County, North Carolina|Halifax]]
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*[[Johnston County, North Carolina|Johnston]]
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*[[Nash County, North Carolina|Nash]]
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<h4> Cemeteries  </h4>
*[[Vance County, North Carolina|Vance]]
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<ul><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/perry-ac-cem.html">Allen C. Perry Cemetery</a>
*[[Wake County, North Carolina|Wake]]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/alford-cem.html">B. M. Alford Cemetery</a>
*[[Warren County, North Carolina|Warren]]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/bethbapt.txt">Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery</a>
 
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/lewis-cem.html">Bryant Wesley Lewis Cemetery</a>
== Resources  ==
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/bullock-cem.html">Bullock Cemetery</a>
 
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/bunn-cem.html">Bunn Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/bunn-upchurch-cem.html">Bunn-Upchurch Cemetery</a>
 
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/calhbunn.txt">Cal H. Bunn Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/carter01.txt">Joe Carter Cemetery</a>
 
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/cascne01.txt">Cascine Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/perry-ac-cem.html Allen C. Perry Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/cyprus-cem.html">Cyprus Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/alford-cem.html B. M. Alford Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/denton01.txt">Denton Family Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/bethbapt.txt Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/dodd01.txt">Dodd Family Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/lewis-cem.html Bryant Wesley Lewis Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/dukememo.txt">Duke Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/bullock-cem.html Bullock Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/fairvw01.txt">Fairview Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/bunn-cem.html Bunn Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/hayes-cem.html">Hayes/Wheless Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/bunn-upchurch-cem.html Bunn-Upchurch Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/haywood%20baptist.html">Haywood Baptist Church Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/calhbunn.txt Cal H. Bunn Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/hilliard-cem.html">Hilliard Richardson Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/carter01.txt Joe Carter Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/jw_sledge-cem.html">J. W. Sledge Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/cascne01.txt Cascine Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/joyner-cem.html">Joyner Family Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/cyprus-cem.html Cyprus Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/leahsumc.txt">Leah's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/denton01.txt Denton Family Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/louisburg-city-cem.html">Louisburg City Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/dodd01.txt Dodd Family Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/maplespg.txt">Maple Springs Baptist Church Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/dukememo.txt Duke Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/jeans-cem.html">Medlin-Jeans Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/fairvw01.txt Fairview Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/medlin01.txt">Albert B. Medlin Family Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/hayes-cem.html Hayes/Wheless Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/medlin02.txt">Jim Medlin Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/haywood%20baptist.html Haywood Baptist Church Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/greene-cem.html">Nathaniel Greene Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/hilliard-cem.html Hilliard Richardson Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/oakwood.html">Oakwood Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/jw_sledge-cem.html J. W. Sledge Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/patton-cem.html">Patton Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/joyner-cem.html Joyner Family Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/pearce01.txt">Pearce Baptist Church Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/leahsumc.txt Leah's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/perry-cem.html">Perry's Chapel Church Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/louisburg-city-cem.html Louisburg City Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/person-cem.html">Person Family Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/maplespg.txt Maple Springs Baptist Church Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/pilot-cem.html">Pilot Baptist Church Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/jeans-cem.html Medlin-Jeans Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/pineridge-cem.html">Pine Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/medlin01.txt Albert B. Medlin Family Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/ray-cem.html">Robert Ray Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/medlin02.txt Jim Medlin Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/roberts1.txt">Roberts Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/greene-cem.html Nathaniel Greene Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/rockspng.txt">Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/oakwood.html Oakwood Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/massey-cem.html">Ruffin R. Massey Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/patton-cem.html Patton Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/richards-cem.html">Sidney Richards Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/pearce01.txt Pearce Baptist Church Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/sledge-cem.html">Sledge Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/perry-cem.html Perry's Chapel Church Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/Stallings-cem.html">Stallings Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/person-cem.html Person Family Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/stalling2.txt">Mack Stallings Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/pilot-cem.html Pilot Baptist Church Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/watkns01.txt">Watkins Family Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/pineridge-cem.html Pine Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/weathersbybunn-cem.html">Weathersby/Bunn Cemetery</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/ray-cem.html Robert Ray Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/wlmbrnt.txt">Williams &amp; Brantley Family Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/roberts1.txt Roberts Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/griffin-cem.html">Willie O. Griffin Cemetery</a>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/rockspng.txt Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/cemeteries.html#wpa">WPA Cemeteries</a> - surveyed in 1930's-1940's  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/massey-cem.html Ruffin R. Massey Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/fran/index.htm"><u>Cemetery Census-Franklin County</u></a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/richards-cem.html Sidney Richards Cemetery]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&amp;CScn=&amp;CScntry=4&amp;CSst=29&amp;CScnty=1685"><u>Find-A-Grave</u></a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/sledge-cem.html Sledge Cemetery]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/Stallings-cem.html Stallings Cemetery]
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<h4> Census  </h4>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/stalling2.txt Mack Stallings Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/watkns01.txt Watkins Family Cemetery]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/weathersbybunn-cem.html Weathersby/Bunn Cemetery]
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<h4> Church Records  </h4>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/cemeteries/wlmbrnt.txt Williams &amp; Brantley Family Cemetery]
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<h5> Baptist  </h5>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/griffin-cem.html Willie O. Griffin Cemetery]
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<ul><li><b>Jaile's Creek.</b> Constituted 1771.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491; 2:564. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</span>  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/cemetery/cemeteries.html#wpa WPA Cemeteries] - surveyed in 1930's-1940's  
+
</li><li><b>Maple Spring.</b> Constituted 1793.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="bap" />  
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/fran/index.htm <u>Cemetery Census-Franklin County</u>]
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</li><li><b>Sandy Creek.</b> Constituted 1770.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="bap" />
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1685 <u>Find-A-Grave</u>]
+
</li></ul>
 
+
<h4> Court  </h4>
==== Census  ====
+
<ul><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/murphy-h-1822.html">Holland Murphy Petition-1822</a>
 
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1786-1787.html">Extract of Minutes: 1786-1787</a>
{{Census|North Carolina}}  
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1788-1790.html">Extract of Minutes: 1788-1790</a>
 
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1791-1800.html">Extract of Minutes: 1791-1800</a>
==== Church Records  ====
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1801-1805.html">Extract of Minutes: 1801-1805</a>
 
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1806-1807.html">Extract of Minutes: 1806-1807</a>
===== Baptist  =====
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1808-1810.html">Extract of Minutes: 1808-1810</a>
 
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1811-1813.html">Extract of Minutes: 1811-1813</a>
*'''Jaile's Creek.''' Constituted 1771.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491; 2:564. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1814-1815.html">Extract of Minutes: 1814-1815</a>
*'''Maple Spring.''' Constituted 1793.<ref name="bap" />  
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1816-1817.html">Extract of Minutes: 1816-1817</a>
*'''Sandy Creek.''' Constituted 1770.<ref name="bap" />
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1818-1820.html">Extract of Minutes: 1818-1820</a>
 
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1821.html">Extract of Minutes: 1821</a>
==== Court  ====
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1822.html">Extract of Minutes: 1822</a>
 
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1823.html">Extract of Minutes: 1823</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/murphy-h-1822.html Holland Murphy Petition-1822]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1824-28.html">Extract of Minutes: 1824&#160;&amp; 1828</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1786-1787.html Extract of Minutes: 1786-1787]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1829.html">Extract of Minutes:&#160; 1829</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1788-1790.html Extract of Minutes: 1788-1790]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1831-1833.html">Extract of Minutes: 1831-1833</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1791-1800.html Extract of Minutes: 1791-1800]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1834-1837.html">Extract of Minutes: 1834-1837</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1801-1805.html Extract of Minutes: 1801-1805]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1838-1839.html">Extract of Minutes: 1838-1839</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1806-1807.html Extract of Minutes: 1806-1807]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1840.html">Extract of Minutes: 1840</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1808-1810.html Extract of Minutes: 1808-1810]
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</li></ul>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1811-1813.html Extract of Minutes: 1811-1813]
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<p><br>  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1814-1815.html Extract of Minutes: 1814-1815]
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</p>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1816-1817.html Extract of Minutes: 1816-1817]
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<h4> Land  </h4>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1818-1820.html Extract of Minutes: 1818-1820]
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<h4> Local Histories  </h4>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1821.html Extract of Minutes: 1821]
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<ul><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/families/fh-inx.html">Family Histories</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1822.html Extract of Minutes: 1822]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/research_links/histfam.htm">Historical Family Collections</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1823.html Extract of Minutes: 1823]
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/bibles/bible-inx.html">Family Bible Records</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1824-28.html Extract of Minutes: 1824&nbsp;&amp; 1828]
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</li></ul>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1829.html Extract of Minutes:&nbsp; 1829]
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<h4> Maps  </h4>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1831-1833.html Extract of Minutes: 1831-1833]
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<ul><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/maps/map_idx.html">Franklin County Map Collections</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1834-1837.html Extract of Minutes: 1834-1837]
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</li></ul>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1838-1839.html Extract of Minutes: 1838-1839]
+
<p><br>  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/court/minutes-1840.html Extract of Minutes: 1840]
+
</p>
 
+
<h4> Marriages<br>  </h4>
<br>  
+
<ul><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/marriages/marriages.html">Franklin County Marriages</a><br>  
 
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/marriages/afam-mar.htm">Franklin County Freedmen's Marriages</a><br>  
==== Land  ====
+
</li><li><a href="http://tinyurl.com/2e8rp4v">North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979</a> (from FamilySearch)<br>  
 
+
</li><li><a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957">North Carolina Marriages 1762-1979</a> - searchable, with images
==== Local Histories  ====
+
</li></ul>
 
+
<h4> Military  </h4>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/families/fh-inx.html Family Histories]
+
<ul><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/military/mil-inx.html">Franklin County Military Page</a><br>  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/research_links/histfam.htm Historical Family Collections]
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.royalprovincial.com/military/rhist/ncindcoy/ncintro.htm">North Carolina Loyalist Units</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/bibles/bible-inx.html Family Bible Records]
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.virtualwall.org/istate/istatnc.htm">Vietnam Casualties from North Carolina</a>
 
+
</li></ul>
==== Maps  ====
+
<h5> Civil War  </h5>
 
+
<ul><li><a href="http://civilwarroster.com/cw/cw-nc.html">North Carolina Civil War Rosters</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/maps/map_idx.html Franklin County Map Collections]
+
</li><li><a href="http://thomaslegion.net/northcarolinahistoryhomepage.html">Civil War- North Carolina History</a>
 
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/military/usct-frankl.htm">Franklin County U.S. Colored Troops</a>
<br>  
+
</li></ul>
 
+
<p>Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
==== Marriages<br>  ====
+
</p>
 
+
<h4> Newspapers  </h4>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/marriages/marriages.html Franklin County Marriages]<br>  
+
<ul><li><a href="http://www.thefranklintimes.com/">The Franklin Times</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/marriages/afam-mar.htm Franklin County Freedmen's Marriages]<br>  
+
</li><li><a href="http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/reference/newspapers.html">State Library: North Carolina Newspapers</a>
*[http://tinyurl.com/2e8rp4v North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979] (from FamilySearch)<br>  
+
</li></ul>
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957 North Carolina Marriages 1762-1979] - searchable, with images
+
<h4> Probate  </h4>
 
+
<p>North Carolina has a number of resources for collections of Wills at both the State and County levels. Older wills were sent to the North Carolina State Archives where most of them have been indexed and stored by County, including estate record materials such as inventories, accounts of sale and final settlements.&#160; The records in the Archives are also filed under a cross index to wills, cross referenced by devisor and devisee. The Franklin County Courthouse has copies of all of the County wills while the originals have been transferred to thr State Archives, so depending on your needs, you may want to take that into consideration when looking for wills.  
==== Military  ====
+
</p>
 
+
<ul><li><b>Pre-1790</b> - <a href="http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx">Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills</a> stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. <a href="North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina">Website tips</a>.
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/military/mil-inx.html Franklin County Military Page]<br>  
+
</li></ul>
*[http://www.royalprovincial.com/military/rhist/ncindcoy/ncintro.htm North Carolina Loyalist Units]
+
<ul><li><b>1785-1964</b> - <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to Y (1785-1964)|access=browse}}</span> have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
*[http://www.virtualwall.org/istate/istatnc.htm Vietnam Casualties from North Carolina]
+
</li></ul>
 
+
<p>There are a few websites that have copies of Franklin County wills as listed below:  
===== Civil War  =====
+
</p>
 
+
<ul><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/wills/wills-idx.html">Franklin County Wills Index</a>
*[http://civilwarroster.com/cw/cw-nc.html North Carolina Civil War Rosters]
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/wills/INDEX-Devisors/fcnc_wi_a.html">Franklin County Index to Wills-Devisors List</a>
*[http://thomaslegion.net/northcarolinahistoryhomepage.html Civil War- North Carolina History]
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/franklinwill.htm">Franklin County USGenWeb Archives-Wills Index</a>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/military/usct-frankl.htm Franklin County U.S. Colored Troops]
+
</li><li><a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/show#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/waypoint/10920504">Franklin County Probate Records</a> &#160;- contain browsable images from FamilySearch
 
+
</li></ul>
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
+
<h4> Taxation  </h4>
 
+
<h4> Vital Records  </h4>
==== Newspapers  ====
+
<p>The North Carolina State Archives has copies of Franklin County records starting from its establishment in 1779, to see a complete listing of the records available for the County please <a href="http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/co_guide.pdf">Click Here</a> to view their Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives, and scroll to the County page. Adobe Reader is required and can be <a href="http://get.adobe.com/reader/">downloaded here</a> for free if you don't have it. The Archives currently charges $20 for Requests from Out-of-State Residents, and a copy of their Request Form along with further details can be viewed here.  
 
+
</p><p>The Franklin County Register of Deeds and the Franklin County Court Clerk also have a number of records available to the public from their offices and should be contacted to verify which records they have and what their prices are for obtaining them. Note that most of the originals of the older records have been transferred to the State Archives and that the records contained at the County level are usually hand copied into the County Books. Generally, it is much more cost effective to get documents on the County level rather than through the Archives, so you may want to first check with the County Registrar or County Court Clerk for the records you are in search of.  
*[http://www.thefranklintimes.com/ The Franklin Times]
+
</p><p>Remember to always be as specific as possible when requesting information from any of these locations, this will give you a better chance of locating the document that you are looking for with the least chance of wasting their time and your money.  
*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/reference/newspapers.html State Library: North Carolina Newspapers]
+
</p><p>These records are available from:<br>Births from: 1913 located at: FC Register of Deeds office<br>Deaths from: 1913 located at: FC Register of Deeds office<br>Marriage Bonds from: 1779 located at: N.C. Archives<br>Marriage Licenses from: 1869 located at: FC Register of Deeds office<br>Property Deeds from: 1776 located at: FC Register of Deeds office<br>Wills from: 1780 located at: County Courthouse  
 
+
</p>
==== Probate  ====
+
<h5> Marriages  </h5>
 
+
<ul><li><b>1779-1868</b> - <a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/marriages/marriages.html">Franklin County Marriages 1779-1868</a> at USGenWeb - free.  
North Carolina has a number of resources for collections of Wills at both the State and County levels. Older wills were sent to the North Carolina State Archives where most of them have been indexed and stored by County, including estate record materials such as inventories, accounts of sale and final settlements.&nbsp; The records in the Archives are also filed under a cross index to wills, cross referenced by devisor and devisee. The Franklin County Courthouse has copies of all of the County wills while the originals have been transferred to thr State Archives, so depending on your needs, you may want to take that into consideration when looking for wills.  
+
</li><li><b>1869-1964</b> - Franklin County Marriage Index 1869-1964 in <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi">International Genealogical Index</a> at FamilySearch - free.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.</span>
 
+
</li></ul>
*'''Pre-1790''' - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].
+
<h4> Yearbooks  </h4>
 
+
<ul><li>Louisburg College: <a href="http://goo.gl/JADZj">1923-1997</a>
*'''1785-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to Y (1785-1964)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=franklin&amp;state=NC">Franklin County students at North Carolina colleges</a> - a list alphabetized by surname from the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index  
 
+
</li><li><a href="http://www3.old-yearbooks.com/north-carolina/3269/franklinton-nc-high-school-1930-commencement-program">Franklinton High School Yearbook-1930</a>
There are a few websites that have copies of Franklin County wills as listed below:  
+
</li></ul>
 
+
<h2> Societies and Libraries&#160</h2>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/wills/wills-idx.html Franklin County Wills Index]
+
<p><span id="1293337515151S" style="display: none;">&#160;</span><a href="http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/default.htm"><span id="1293338011992S" style="display: none;">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; </span></a><a href="http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/default.htm">North Carolina State Archives</a><br>4614 Mail Service Center<br>Raleigh, NC 27699-4614<br>919-807-7310  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/wills/INDEX-Devisors/fcnc_wi_a.html Franklin County Index to Wills-Devisors List]
+
</p><p><a href="http://www.nccourts.org/Courts/OCO/Clerk/Default.asp">Franklin County Clerk of Superior Court</a><br>102 S. Main Street<br>Louisburg, NC 27549<br>919-497-4200  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin/franklinwill.htm Franklin County USGenWeb Archives-Wills Index]
+
</p><p><a href="http://www.co.franklin.nc.us/docs/Registerofdeeds/Franklincounty2.html">Franklin County Register of Deeds</a><br>P.O. Box 545<br>113 S. Main Street<br>Louisburg, NC 27549<br>919-496-3500<br>  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/show#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/waypoint/10920504 Franklin County Probate Records] &nbsp;- contain browsable images from FamilySearch
+
</p><p><a href="http://www.braswell-library.org/adult_tar_river_connections.htm">Tar River Connections Genealogical Society</a> <br>P. O. Box 8764<br>Rocky Mount, NC 27804  
 
+
</p>
==== Taxation  ====
+
<h4> Family History Centers<br>  </h4>
 
+
<ul><li><a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
==== Vital Records  ====
+
</li></ul>
 
+
<p><br>  
The North Carolina State Archives has copies of Franklin County records starting from its establishment in 1779, to see a complete listing of the records available for the County please [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/co_guide.pdf Click Here] to view their Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives, and scroll to the County page. Adobe Reader is required and can be [http://get.adobe.com/reader/ downloaded here] for free if you don't have it. The Archives currently charges $20 for Requests from Out-of-State Residents, and a copy of their Request Form along with further details can be viewed here.  
+
</p>
 
+
<h2> Web Sites  </h2>
The Franklin County Register of Deeds and the Franklin County Court Clerk also have a number of records available to the public from their offices and should be contacted to verify which records they have and what their prices are for obtaining them. Note that most of the originals of the older records have been transferred to the State Archives and that the records contained at the County level are usually hand copied into the County Books. Generally, it is much more cost effective to get documents on the County level rather than through the Archives, so you may want to first check with the County Registrar or County Court Clerk for the records you are in search of.  
+
<ul><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/">Franklin County NCGenWeb</a>
 
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.usgenweb.org/">USGenWeb Project</a><br>  
Remember to always be as specific as possible when requesting information from any of these locations, this will give you a better chance of locating the document that you are looking for with the least chance of wasting their time and your money.  
+
</li><li><a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/franklin.htm">Franklin County USGenWeb Archives</a>
 
+
</li><li><span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Franklin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}</span>
These records are available from:<br>Births from: 1913 located at: FC Register of Deeds office<br>Deaths from: 1913 located at: FC Register of Deeds office<br>Marriage Bonds from: 1779 located at: N.C. Archives<br>Marriage Licenses from: 1869 located at: FC Register of Deeds office<br>Property Deeds from: 1776 located at: FC Register of Deeds office<br>Wills from: 1780 located at: County Courthouse  
+
</li></ul>
 
+
<h2> References  </h2>
===== Marriages  =====
+
<p><span class="fck_mw_references" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="references" /><span class="fck_mw_template">{{North Carolina|North Carolina}}</span>
 
+
</p>
*'''1779-1868''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/marriages/marriages.html Franklin County Marriages 1779-1868] at USGenWeb - free.  
+
</div><span class="fck_mw_template">{{-}}</span>
*'''1869-1964''' - Franklin County Marriage Index 1869-1964 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.</ref>
+
 
+
==== Yearbooks  ====
+
 
+
*Louisburg College: [http://goo.gl/JADZj 1923-1997]
+
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=franklin&state=NC Franklin County students at North Carolina colleges] - a list alphabetized by surname from the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index  
+
*[http://www3.old-yearbooks.com/north-carolina/3269/franklinton-nc-high-school-1930-commencement-program Franklinton High School Yearbook-1930]
+
 
+
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp==
+
 
+
<span id="1293337515151S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/default.htm <span id="1293338011992S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>][http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/default.htm North Carolina State Archives]<br>4614 Mail Service Center<br>Raleigh, NC 27699-4614<br>919-807-7310  
+
 
+
[http://www.nccourts.org/Courts/OCO/Clerk/Default.asp Franklin County Clerk of Superior Court]<br>102 S. Main Street<br>Louisburg, NC 27549<br>919-497-4200  
+
 
+
[http://www.co.franklin.nc.us/docs/Registerofdeeds/Franklincounty2.html Franklin County Register of Deeds]<br>P.O. Box 545<br>113 S. Main Street<br>Louisburg, NC 27549<br>919-496-3500<br>  
+
 
+
[http://www.braswell-library.org/adult_tar_river_connections.htm Tar River Connections Genealogical Society] <br>P. O. Box 8764<br>Rocky Mount, NC 27804  
+
 
+
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
+
 
+
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
+
 
+
<br>  
+
 
+
== Web Sites  ==
+
 
+
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/ Franklin County NCGenWeb]
+
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]<br>  
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Guide to Franklin County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

<a href="http://www.courtreference.com/Franklin-County-North-Carolina-Courts.htm">Franklin County Courthouse</a>
102 S Main Street
Louisberg, NC 27549
Phone: 919-497-4200

1820 Census missing
Register of deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage records from 1869, land records from 1779
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, North Carolina. Page 508 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

Franklin County was formed in 1779 and, in the same year, the town of Louisburg was surveyed by William Christmas on land which had been purchased from Patewells & Jacobina Milner for that purpose. That deed from the Milners survives today in the first volume of county deeds. The county's first commissioners were William Brickell, William Green, William Hill, John Hunt, and Osborn Jeffreys and these men were charged with many tasks, the earliest of which were to build a courthouse and a jail. The first meeting of the men was the Franklin Court of Pleas and Quarter-Sessions of 1779 and it was held at the home of Benjamin Seawell. It is unfortunate that none of the records from those earliest days of Franklin County survive.

The first county courthouse was a log building erected circa 1781 either on or very near the current county courthouse location on Main Street between Court and Nash Streets. The log courthouse was replaced with a structure of brick and stone in 1849. The 1849 courthouse was completely remodeled in 1936 and again in 1968 when it was also enlarged.

The first jail was built close to the original courthouse and during the same timeframe, but it was destroyed by fire in 1872. It was replaced with a stone building which still stands, though now abandoned, on the south side of Nash Street about one-and-a-half blocks east of Main Street. The new Franklin County Jail & Sheriff's Department Complex was built in 1994 and is located west of downtown Louisburg on T. Kemp Road.

History

Franklin county was formed in 1779 from the southern half of Bute County in the midst of the American Revolution and was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin who had recently negotiated an alliance and secured loan agreements with France that would eventually help to win America's independence. The abolishment of Bute County came at the urging of area resident and strong political activist, Benjamin Seawell, who introduced a bill to separate from the county which had been named after the Earl of Bute. Seawell had also been among those selected to represent the county at the Halifax Congress of April 1776. Fellow representatives of Bute at that meeting included Green Hill, William Alston, Thomas Sherrod, Thomas Eaton, Benjamin Person, Benjamin Word, and Philemon Hawkins. The act establishing the county authorized that the first court be held at the home of Benjamin Seawell and it was left to the justices to determine where subsequent courts were to be held until a courthouse could be erected - a goal that was finally met in 1781 with the construction of a log courthouse.

Louisburg, the county seat, was also chartered in 1779 and is believed to have been named for King Louis XVI of France who was a strong American ally. There is disagreement among historians as to when the town was first named, with estimates ranging from as early as 1758, though historians generally agree that the name of the town was originally spelled "Lewisburg". Once the charter had been established, 100 acres of land were purchased from Patewells & Jacobina Milner for the platting of the new county seat. The initial survey for the town was performed by William Christmas who was also responsible for the layout of Raleigh, North Carolina. Louisburg remained the only town in the county until after the Revolutionary War.

Situated in the northeastern section of the State, Franklin County is bounded by Nash, Wake, Granville, Vance, and Warren counties. The present land area is 492.02 square miles and the population has grown from roughly 7,500 at the dawn of the 19th century to 47,260 in the year 2000. The soil is fertile and, in some areas, chock-full of granite. Originally a community focused primarily on agriculture and livestock and boasting 3,367 farms covering 267,530 acres in the year 1900, today Franklin County is home to 574 farms encompassing 128,412 total acres. The county is now focused on broadening her economic base through encouragement of real estate development and much attention is now given to enticing large corporations to bring their operations to the county.

Parent County

1778--Franklin County was created 14 April 1778 from Bute County when it was divided to also create Warren County.  Bute County was abolished in 1779.
County seat: Louisburg The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Franklin County has had no appreciable loss of records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

  • <a href="Granville County, North Carolina">Granville</a>
  • <a href="Halifax County, North Carolina">Halifax</a>
  • <a href="Johnston County, North Carolina">Johnston</a>
  • <a href="Nash County, North Carolina">Nash</a>
  • <a href="Vance County, North Carolina">Vance</a>
  • <a href="Wake County, North Carolina">Wake</a>
  • <a href="Warren County, North Carolina">Warren</a>

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Jaile's Creek. Constituted 1771.George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491; 2:564. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  • Maple Spring. Constituted 1793.
  • Sandy Creek. Constituted 1770.

Court


Land

Local Histories

Maps


Marriages

Military

Civil War

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

Newspapers

Probate

North Carolina has a number of resources for collections of Wills at both the State and County levels. Older wills were sent to the North Carolina State Archives where most of them have been indexed and stored by County, including estate record materials such as inventories, accounts of sale and final settlements.  The records in the Archives are also filed under a cross index to wills, cross referenced by devisor and devisee. The Franklin County Courthouse has copies of all of the County wills while the originals have been transferred to thr State Archives, so depending on your needs, you may want to take that into consideration when looking for wills.

  • Pre-1790 - <a href="http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx">Pre-1790 Franklin County, North Carolina Wills</a> stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. <a href="North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina">Website tips</a>.

There are a few websites that have copies of Franklin County wills as listed below:

Taxation

Vital Records

The North Carolina State Archives has copies of Franklin County records starting from its establishment in 1779, to see a complete listing of the records available for the County please <a href="http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/co_guide.pdf">Click Here</a> to view their Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives, and scroll to the County page. Adobe Reader is required and can be <a href="http://get.adobe.com/reader/">downloaded here</a> for free if you don't have it. The Archives currently charges $20 for Requests from Out-of-State Residents, and a copy of their Request Form along with further details can be viewed here.

The Franklin County Register of Deeds and the Franklin County Court Clerk also have a number of records available to the public from their offices and should be contacted to verify which records they have and what their prices are for obtaining them. Note that most of the originals of the older records have been transferred to the State Archives and that the records contained at the County level are usually hand copied into the County Books. Generally, it is much more cost effective to get documents on the County level rather than through the Archives, so you may want to first check with the County Registrar or County Court Clerk for the records you are in search of.

Remember to always be as specific as possible when requesting information from any of these locations, this will give you a better chance of locating the document that you are looking for with the least chance of wasting their time and your money.

These records are available from:
Births from: 1913 located at: FC Register of Deeds office
Deaths from: 1913 located at: FC Register of Deeds office
Marriage Bonds from: 1779 located at: N.C. Archives
Marriage Licenses from: 1869 located at: FC Register of Deeds office
Property Deeds from: 1776 located at: FC Register of Deeds office
Wills from: 1780 located at: County Courthouse

Marriages

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

<a href="http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/default.htm"></a><a href="http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/default.htm">North Carolina State Archives</a>
4614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4614
919-807-7310

<a href="http://www.nccourts.org/Courts/OCO/Clerk/Default.asp">Franklin County Clerk of Superior Court</a>
102 S. Main Street
Louisburg, NC 27549
919-497-4200

<a href="http://www.co.franklin.nc.us/docs/Registerofdeeds/Franklincounty2.html">Franklin County Register of Deeds</a>
P.O. Box 545
113 S. Main Street
Louisburg, NC 27549
919-496-3500

<a href="http://www.braswell-library.org/adult_tar_river_connections.htm">Tar River Connections Genealogical Society</a>
P. O. Box 8764
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Family History Centers

  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>


Web Sites

References



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