Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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*Tompkins, Daniel Augustus. ''History of Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte: From 1740 to 1903'', 2 vols. Charlotte, North Carolina: Observer Printing House, 1903-1904. Available at {{FSbook|87554}}; {{FHL|192976|title-id|disp=FHL}}; Vol. 1 and [http://books.google.com/books?id=z3IlAAAAMAAJ Google Books] (full-view) and of Vol. 2 at {{FSbook|87531}}; and [http://books.google.com/books?id=w8olAAAAMAAJ Google Books] (full-view).
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*Tompkins, Daniel Augustus. ''History of Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte: From 1740 to 1903'', 2 vols. Charlotte, North Carolina: Observer Printing House, 1903-1904. Available at {{FSbook|87554}}; {{FHL|192976|title-id|disp=FHL}}; Vol. 1 and [http://books.google.com/books?id=z3IlAAAAMAAJ Google Books] (full-view) and of Vol. 2 at {{FSbook|87531}}; and [http://books.google.com/books?id=w8olAAAAMAAJ Google Books] (full-view).
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*John Brevard Alexander, The History of Mecklenburg County from 1740 to 1900 [Charlotte, NC: Observer Printing House, 1902]; digital image, Google Books (http://books.google.com/ : accessed 20 April 2013).
  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  North Carolina  Gotoarrow.png  Mecklenburg County

Guide to Mecklenburg County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
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Founded 1762
County Seat Charlotte
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Contents

County Courthouse

Mecklenburg County Courthouse 
720 E 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202-2835
Phone: 704-336-2443

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage records from 1850 and land from 1763
Clerk Superiro Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1930[1] 

History

Parent County

1762--Mecklenburg County was created 3 November 1762 from Anson County. It was named for the German homeland of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Streliz, the wife of King George III. [2]

"In North Germany are two little duchies that go by the name of Mecklenburg, Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz. From Mecklenburg-Strelitz, in the year 1761, went a young princess to be the wife of George the Third and Queen of England, and her name was Charlotte. The marriage was a popular one and there was great rejoicing in England, and after a while the news of it reached the Piedmont section of North Carolina, where the people were just about to make two counties out of one. The name of the old county was Anson, named for Admiral Anson whose good ship carried the young princess, Charlotte, to England. The new county was named Mecklenburg in honor of the queen who had come from old Mecklenburg, in Germany, and to do her still more honor, they called their town Charlotte.”[3]


County seat: Charlotte [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African-Americans

  • Freedman Bank Records, 1865-1874 - search this freely available database for bank records of African-American individuals. This database includes records from all 29 branches of the bank. North Carolina bank locations included Wilmington, Raleigh & New Bern.

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Presbyterian
  • Bethel Presbyterian Church - family history & genealogy of these church families. Church is located in Cornelius.
  • Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, Mint Hill, N.C. Organized 1770.[5]
  • Steele Creek Church, Charlotte, N.C. Organized before 1760.[6]

Court

Directories

  • Charlotte Historical Directories - a handful of area directories from the 1800s; provided by the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County
  • Several NC state business directories are available online. Visit this list of directories, open the directory, and navigate to Mecklenburg County. Directories include information on area businesses and citizens.

Family Histories

Bibliography

  • [Morrison] Morrison, Janet and Marie Morrison. "Twelve Things We've Learned While Compiling the Rocky River Morrison Genealogies," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2819. Available at FHL.
  • [Morrison] Morrison, Janet and Marie Morrison. Descendants of John (1725?-1777) & Mary (1732-1781) Morrison of Rocky River. Reviewed in Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2830. Available at FHL.
  • [Morrison] Morrison, Janet and Marie Morrison. Descendants of James (1726-1804) and Jennet (1735-1810) Morrison of Rocky River. Reviewed in Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2830. Available at FHL.
  • [Morrison] Morrison, Janet and Marie Morrison. Descendants of Robert (1728-1810) and Sarah (1739-1816) Morrison of Rocky River. Reviewed in Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2830. Available at FHL.

Land

  • See the real estate books in the Newspapers section below
  • Deeds - various years; transcribed by volunteers; via the Mecklenburg County NCGenWeb Archives

Local Histories

  • Tompkins, Daniel Augustus. History of Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte: From 1740 to 1903, 2 vols. Charlotte, North Carolina: Observer Printing House, 1903-1904. Available at FamilySearch Books Online; FHL; Vol. 1 and Google Books (full-view) and of Vol. 2 at FamilySearch Books Online; and Google Books (full-view).
  • John Brevard Alexander, The History of Mecklenburg County from 1740 to 1900 [Charlotte, NC: Observer Printing House, 1902]; digital image, Google Books (http://books.google.com/ : accessed 20 April 2013).

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Mecklenburg County for European settlers included:[7]

Military

Civil War

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

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.
-6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Naturalization

  • Ferguson, Herman W. "Six Applications for Citizenship, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina," [1823-1824] Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2795-2796. Available at FHL.

Newspapers

County Newspapers
Extractions/Transcriptions from the newspapers
  • Misc. Newspaper transcriptions - various years, user submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
  • Real estate and legal notices from Charlotte, North Carolina, newspapers, 1835-1847, Vol. 1. 1835-1847] Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online
  • Real estate and legal notices from Charlotte, North Carolina, newspapers, 1835-1847, Vol. 2. 1848-1862; Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online
  • Death notices from the Mecklenburg Jeffersonian, Charlotte, N.C., 1841-1849 an index - compiled by Rose L. Grantham and Carol Haywood [Family History Library| WorldCat]
  • Death notices from the Western Democrat, Charlotte, N.C., 1853-1870 an index - compiled by Carol Haywood and Rose L. Grantham [Family History Library| WorldCat]
  • Marriage notices from the Western Democrat, Charlotte, N.C., 1853-1870 an index - compiled by Carol Haywood and Rose L. Grantham [Family History Library| WorldCat]

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please visit their website for more information.

Birth
Marriage/Divorces
Deaths

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), Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Page 511 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story, Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, www.cmstory.org
  3. Daniel Augustus Tompkins, History of Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte from 1740 to 1903 [Charlotte, NC: Observer Printing House, 1903], 28-32; digital image, Google Books (http://books.google.com/ : accessed 20 April 2013).
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. "Philadelphia Presbyterian Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. "Steele Creek Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  7. 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.