Martin County, North Carolina

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Martin_County,_North_Carolina|Martin County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.martincountyncgov.com/ Martin County Courthouse]<br>305 East Main Street <br>Williamston, NC 27892-0668<br>Phone: 252-792-1683<br><br>Courthouse burned in 1884<br>1820 census missing<br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and land&nbsp;records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and Court records from1800's<br>and probate records from 1700's <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Martin County, North Carolina. Page 510 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.martincountyncgov.com/ Martin County Courthouse]<br>305 East Main Street <br>Williamston, NC 27892-0668<br>Phone: 252-792-1683<br><br>Courthouse burned in 1884<br>1820 census missing<br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and land&nbsp;records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and Court records from1800's<br>and probate records from 1700's <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Martin County, North Carolina. Page 510 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*Find-A-Grave: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1709 Martin County Cemeteries]
 
*Find-A-Grave: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1709 Martin County Cemeteries]
  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/churches-of-martin-county-from-the-martin-county-heritage-book Churches in Martin County]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/churches-of-martin-county-from-the-martin-county-heritage-book Churches in Martin County]
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
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*'''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]].  
 
*'''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]].  
*'''1774-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 10 (1774-1963)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1774-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 10 (1774-1963)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martinwills.htm Martin County wills] - transcribed wills submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives; coverage varies  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martinwills.htm Martin County wills] - transcribed wills submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives; coverage varies  
 
*[Book] -&nbsp;<u>Martin County, North Carolina&nbsp;: abstracts of will books, 1774-1868</u>. Published in 1990. &nbsp;The index to this book is available online [http://www.scribd.com/doc/20930247/MartinCountyWillls-Index here]. If you find a will of interest, then look at this [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48488632 list of libraries that have it] and contat them for details.&nbsp;
 
*[Book] -&nbsp;<u>Martin County, North Carolina&nbsp;: abstracts of will books, 1774-1868</u>. Published in 1990. &nbsp;The index to this book is available online [http://www.scribd.com/doc/20930247/MartinCountyWillls-Index here]. If you find a will of interest, then look at this [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48488632 list of libraries that have it] and contat them for details.&nbsp;
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*[http://tlc.library.net/BHM/ BHM Regional Library&nbsp;]
 
*[http://tlc.library.net/BHM/ BHM Regional Library&nbsp;]
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin NCGenWeb: Martin County] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin NCGenWeb: Martin County] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
*[http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/county.cfm/state/NC/county/Martin%20Co Martin County at Our Family Tree]
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*[http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/county.cfm/state/NC/county/Martin%20Co Martin County at Our Family Tree]  
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Martin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
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Martin County, North Carolina
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County Seat Williamston
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Contents

County Courthouse

Martin County Courthouse
305 East Main Street
Williamston, NC 27892-0668
Phone: 252-792-1683

Courthouse burned in 1884
1820 census missing
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and Court records from1800's
and probate records from 1700's [1]

History

My North Carolina Genealogy - Martin County History and  Information 

Parent County

1774--Martin County was created 2 March 1774 from Halifax and Tyrrell Counties.
County seat: Williamston [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1884--Courthouse fire destroyed many court records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bear Grass, Cross Roads , Goose Nest, Griffins, Hamilton, Jamesville, Poplar Point, Robersonville, Williams, Williamston

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Skewarkey, near Williamston, N.C. Established by 1787.[3]

Court

Land

Register of Deeds Website

The Martin County Register of Deeds maintains records for land transactions in the county.  Visit their website for further information and to search online deed records from 1866 to present

Additional Land Records

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Martin County for European settlers included:[4]

Military

Civil War

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

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Yearbooks



Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Martin County, North Carolina. Page 510 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. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990; "Skewarkey Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.