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County Courthouse

Perquimans County, Courthouse
Hertford, NC 27944
Phone: 252-426-5660

Register of Deeds has marriage and land records;
clerk superopr court has probate and court records[1]

History

Perquimans was formed as early as 1668 as a precinct in Albemarle County. It was named in honor of an Indian tribe. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albemarle Sound and Chowan, Gates, and Pasquotank counties. The present area is 261 square miles.... Hertford, established in 1758 on the land of Jonathan Phelps, is the county seat. There is no description of the precinct when it was established.

Gates was formed in 1779 from Chowan, Perquimans, and Hertford.

... that all that part of Hertford County that lies on the North East side of Chowan River, and all that part of Chowan and Perquimons Counties, that lies on the North Side of Katherine, and Warwick Creeks, and bounded as follows, (that is to say) Beginning at the Virginia line, on Chowan River, thence down the said River to the mouth of Katherine Creek; thence up the said Creek, to the mouth of Warwick Creek, thence up said Creek to the Head, thence a direct line to the Head of the Indian Branch in Perquimons County, thence down said Branch to the Great Dismal Swamp, thence a North east Course to the Virginia line thence Westerly along said line to the beginning, and all that part of Hertford, Chowan, and Perquimons Counties, included in said lines, shall be and is hereby established a County by the name of Gates.

The lines between Pasquotank and Perquimans, and Camden and Gates were ordered to be run in 1804; because of the difficulty of establishing and marking the lines in the Dismal Swamp, they had not been previously marked.

... beginning near the fork of Little River, and running northwardly to the south-west corner of a ridge, known by the Middle Ridge, then along the west side of said ridge, crossing Colonel John Hamilton's turnpike road, to the north-west corner thereof, thence a northwardly course to a ridge in the desart known by Colonel Jesse Eason's Ridge, then a north course to the line that divides this State from the State of Virginia.

The dividing line between the counties of Chowan, Perquimans, and Gates was authorized to be established in 1805.

... That the said commissioners ... shall begin the dividing line between the counties of Chowan and Perquimons, at such place on Yeopon river, above Elliot's mills, as they may think proper, due regard being had to the former reputed line, and shall run thence along the said reputed line to Sunday ridge road, and from the said road to the intersection of the line of Gates county, and thence along the said line, as far as it extends on the heads of Chowan and Perquimans counties, and shall make or cause to be made returns of their proceedings to each of the courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the said counties to be deposited and kept among the records thereof; and the said lines when so extended and laid off, shall forever be established and confirmed as the dividing lines between the said counties.

In 1814 the act of 1805, establishing the boundary line between Perquimans, Chowan, and Gates, was amended by naming a new commissioner, which indicated that the line had not been established at that date.

In 1818 an act was passed which authorized the boundary line between Pasquotank and Perquimans to be run and marked. No description is given in the law.

The dividing line between Chowan and Perquimans was authorized to be run and marked in 1819.

... commissioners to complete running and marking the dividing lines between the counties of Chowan and Perquimons, ... shall commence running at the bridge in the lane called James Hataway's Senr. and run a direct course to Caleb Goodwin's bridge in Bear swamp, from thence a direct course to where the crane pond crosses the sandy ridge road, thence up the sandy ridge road to here the Gates county line crosses the said road ... the said commissioners shall cause to be made correct copies of their survey; one of which shall be filed in the Secretary's office and one in each of the Clerks offices of the court of pleas and quarter sessions in the counties of Chowan and Perquimons.

In 1819 the boundary line between Perquimans and Gates had not been established so as to be widely and definitely known. Therefore, an act was passed which authorized the establishment of said line. No description is given in the law.

(above from Formation of the North Carolina Counties, by David Leroy Corbitt, pp. 173-175, with corrections;
published 1996 by North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History.)


Parent County

1670--Perquimans County was created as Berkeley precinct in Albemarle County.
County seat: Hertford [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bibles

Cemeteries

Census & Tax Records

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

Church Records

Church of England
  • Berkeley Parish. Established by 1741.[3]
  • Perquimans Parish. Established 1701.[3]

Court

Genealogy

General Resources
  • Dail, Louise Jordan and Doris Jordan McGue. Ballahack Branches: Perquimans County, NC, circa 1897-2010. 2010. FHL Book 975.6144 D2d. Includes Baker, Dail, Elliott, Evans, Goodwin, Harrell, Haskett, Hollowell, Lane, Mansfield, Moore, Perry, Roberson, Rogerson, White and related families.
Books and Articles
  • Albertson - Marrs, Betty J. Albertson. Albertson and Related Families. 1970s. FHL Film 1571635 Item 1.
  • Bagley - Bagley, Ernest Griffen. The Bagley Family, 1066-1958. Raleigh, N.C.: E.G. Bagley, 1958. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Barclift - Burkart, Frances Lee. Three Hundred Years of Barclifts, 1690-1990. Cullman, Ala.: Gregath, 1991. FHL Collection.
  • Blitchington - Bruister, Daysidel Day. Blitchington, Bright, Long, Norcom, Worley. Tutwiler, Miss.: D.D. Bruister, 1987. FHL Film 1320891 Item 8.
  • Bogue - Saunders, Catherine and Carl R. Krigbaum. The Bogues of Scotland: To Samuel Watson Bogue and His Descendants. n.d. FHL Film 1597855 Item 10.
  • Bogue - Wright, Cordelia E. Bogue. A family history and genealogy of William Bogue (Boge) and some descendants, 1689-1978, and allied families : a family lineage compilation. Spiceland, Ind.: C.B. Wright, 1978. FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 2757.
  • Boyce - Willey, Eula Elizabeth White. Ancestors and descendants of J. Thomas White and Allie B. Lane of Perquimans County, North Carolina : White, Cleare, Lane, Boyce, Chappell, Giffin, Jordan. Portsmouth, Va.: E.E.W. Willey, 1995?. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Bundy - Bundy, V. Mayo. Meet Our Ancestors Bundy-Winslow-Culbreth-Autry. Greensboro, N.C.: V.M. Bundy, 1977. FHL Book 929.273 B882ba.
  • Bundy - Bundy, V. Mayo. The Descendants of William and Elizabeth Bundy of Rhode Island and North Carolina. Charlotte, N.C.: Herb Eaton Historical Publications, [1986]. FHL Book 929.273 B882b.
  • Cartwright - Murphy, Lou Arden Andrews. Descendants of Peter Cartwright and his wife, Jane Morgan of Perquimans, Pasquotank & Camden Counties, N.C. : with allied families: Falkner, Redus & Parsons. Estes Park, Colo.: L.A. Murphy, 1996. FHL Book 929.273 C249m.
  • Chappell - Gray, Beulah B. The Chappell Family. Microfilmed 1986: FHL Film 1435480.
  • Chappell - Gray, Beulah B. and Marie Arrington Davidson. Genealogical Charts of the Chappell Family of Pike County, Indiana. Microfilmed 1986: FHL Book 1435480.
  • Chappell - Willey, Eula Elizabeth White. Ancestors and descendants of J. Thomas White and Allie B. Lane of Perquimans County, North Carolina : White, Cleare, Lane, Boyce, Chappell, Giffin, Jordan. Portsmouth, Va.: E.E.W. Willey, 1995?. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • Charles - The Charles Family of Perquimans Co., North Carolina. Microfilmed 1974: FHL Book 929.273 C38cf.
  • Cox - Cox, Henry Miller and John Cox. The Cox Family in America: A History and Genealogy of the Older Branches of the Family from the Appearance of Its First Representative in this Country in 1610. New York: H.M. Cox, 1912. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Durant - Andrea, Leonardo. Durant. Microfilmed 1975: FHL Film 978080 Item 2.
  • Eivens - Oates, Addison Ford. Genealogy and History of the Oates Family. 2 vols. 1966. Digital versions at FamilySearch Books Online: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 - both free.
  • Eivens - Oates, John Martin. Roots, Seeds, and Other Things. 2 vols. N.C.: J.M. Oates, 1989, 1993. Digital versions at FamilySearch Books Online: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 - free.
  • Elliott - Elliott, Paul. The Elliott Family Record, 1660-1978. 1978. FHL Film 1036220 Item 3.
  • Eure - Winslow, Raymond A. Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Delwin Hayden Eure and Leona Mae Umphlett of Perquimans County, North Carolina. Elizabeth City, N.C.: Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina, 2010. FHL Book 929.273 Eu72w.
  • Evans - Evans, Ellen Goode et al. Early Families of Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina. 1955. FHL Film 866.
  • Evans - Evans, Homer W. Evanses, Our Story: Descendants of Robert Evans ( -1758) of Perquimans County, North Carolina, Including the Testimony of the Author, Homer W. Evans, a High Priest. 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Ev16eh.
  • Harrell - Smith, Hosea. Smith Family. 1844. FHL Film 1451835 Item 1.
  • Harrell - Smith, Hosea. Record of My Family. Microfilmed 1973: FHL Film 928021 Item 1.
  • Hosea - Smith, Hosea. Smith Family. 1844. FHL Film 1451835 Item 1.
  • Hosea - Smith, Hosea. Record of My Family. Microfilmed 1973: FHL Film 928021 Item 1.
  • Jacocks - Jacocks, William Picard. Descendants of Thomas Jacocks, Who Died in 1692 in Perquimans Precinct, North Carolina. Chapel Hill, N.C. : W.P. Jacocks, 1957. FHL Film 940268 Item 3.
  • Jenkins - The Jenkins Line, 1642-1939. Microfilmed 1980: FHL Film 1036488 Item 8.
  • Jenkins - Perkins, Charles L. The Jenkins-Perkins Line, The First Twelve Generations, 1642-1993. Microfilmed 1994: FHL Film 1750771 Item 30.
  • Jessup - Evans, Homer W. Evanses, Our Story: Descendants of Robert Evans ( -1758) of Perquimans County, North Carolina, Including the Testimony of the Author, Homer W. Evans, a High Priest. 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Ev16eh.
  • Jessup - Holder, Ruth Ann Shenberger. The Jessup - Jessop Family. 1982. FHL Film 1307513 Item 10.
  • Jessup - Holder, Ruth Ann Shenberger. The Jessup - Jossop Family, 1651-1982. 1988. FHL Film 1572021 Item 3.
  • Lamb - Lamb [ca. 1676-1960]. Microfilmed 1989: FHL Film 1638369 Item 49.
  • Lane - Willey, Eula Elizabeth White. Ancestors and descendants of J. Thomas White and Allie B. Lane of Perquimans County, North Carolina : White, Cleare, Lane, Boyce, Chappell, Giffin, Jordan. Portsmouth, Va.: E.E.W. Willey, 1995?. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Leigh - Fouts, Mary E. Baumgarte. The Leigh Family Records. Perkin, Ill.: Fouts, 1976. FHL Book 929.273 L533a.
  • McLendon - Allen, Melba Goff. The McLendons of America. Metairie, La.: M.G. Allen, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 M224a.
  • McLendon - McLendon, Lois Clouse. The McLendons of Carroll County, Georgia, and Related Families. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1989. FHL Book 929.273 M224mc.
  • Mansfield - Dail, Louise Jordan and Doris Jordan McGue. Mansfields of Chowan and Perquimans Counties, North Carolina: and Allied Lines of Caruthers, Floyd and Williams. 2004. FHL Book 929.273 M317dL.
  • Matthews - Winslow, Raymond A. Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Delwin Hayden Eure and Leona Mae Umphlett of Perquimans County, North Carolina. Elizabeth City, N.C.: Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina, 2010. FHL Book 929.273 Eu72w.
  • Maudlin - Goddard, Marjorie M. Descendents of Ezekiel Maudlin (1) and Hannah Nicholson. Microfilmed 1982: FHL Film 1307583 Item 18.
  • Newby - Mills, Paul. Newby Family History. 1973. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Nicholson - Dennis, Mary Wright. Thomas Dennis and Some of His Descendants, ca. 1650-1979: Supplement I: Lucinda Dennis Nicholson Descendants. Microfilmed 1988: FHL Film 1571135 Item 6.
  • Oates - Oates, Addison Ford. Genealogy and History of the Oates Family. 2 vols. 1966. Digital versions at FamilySearch Books Online: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 - both free.
  • Oates - Oates, John Martin. Roots, Seeds, and Other Things. 2 vols. N.C.: J.M. Oates, 1989, 1993. Digital versions at FamilySearch Books Online: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 - free.
  • Pearson - Smith, Jonathan K.T. A Genealogical Memoir, Peter and Rachel Pearson of Nansemond County, Virginia. Jackson, Tenn.: J. Smith, 1993. FHL Film 1750730 Item 29.
  • Perisho - Saunders, Catherine and Carl R. Krigbaum. The Bogues of Scotland: To Samuel Watson Bogue and His Descendants. n.d. FHL Film 1597855 Item 10.
  • Perisho - Aldrich, Berniece Perisho. The Perisho/Parisho Family. 2 vols. Milwaukee: W. & B. Aldrich, 1979-1988. FHL Films 1033611 Item 3 and 1421885 Item 15.
  • Perry - Allman, Wayne C. Pioneer Friends Preachers: The Story of Nathan and Mary Perry, Friends Ministers, Who Preached the Gospel of Christ to Frontier People in North Carolina, Kansas and Texas... Columbus, Ga.: Bretwood Christian Press, 1996. FHL Book 929.273 P429ac.
  • Smith - Smith, Hosea. Smith Family. 1844. FHL Film 1451835 Item 1.
  • Smith - Smith, Hosea. Record of My Family. Microfilmed 1973: FHL Film 928021 Item 1.
  • Smith - Smith, Hosea. Letters of Hosea Smith and Other Pike County, Indiana, Data. Microfilmed 1986: FHL Film 1451835 Item 1.
  • Sutton - Oliver, Marjorie Elizabeth Sutton. The Suttons of England and North Carolina, U.S.A., 1620-1974: George Sutton, 1620-1669, With Some of His Descendants Down through Richard Walters Sutton, Sr., 1828-1920, His Thirteen Children and Their Families Including Pictures and Coat of Arms. La Grange, N.C.: M.E.S. Oliver, 1974. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Sutton - Bland, Doris Ellen Witter. Sutton, Sutton and More Suttons: A Study of the Ancestors and Descendants of Jonathan Sutton Who Came to Wayne County, Illinois in the Year 1853. Fairfield, Ill.: Bland Books, 1992. FHL Book 929.273 Su87b.
  • White - White, Russell B. Descendants of Francis and Miriam White. Albuquerque, N.M.: R.B. White, 1979. FHL Book 929.273 W582wr.
  • White - Willey, Eula Elizabeth White. Ancestors and descendants of J. Thomas White and Allie B. Lane of Perquimans County, North Carolina : White, Cleare, Lane, Boyce, Chappell, Giffin, Jordan. Portsmouth, Va.: E.E.W. Willey, 1995?. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Willard - Willard: Family Records. Microfilmed 1981: FHL Film 1306163 Item 9.
  • Winslow - Winslow, Fred E. Winslow-Morris Genealogy. Salem, Ind.: F.E. Winslow, 1953. FHL Film 1481388 Item 10.
  • Winslow - Winslow, Mrs. L. Melvin. Winslow Genealogy. Microfilmed 1981: FHL Film 1306485 Item 3.
  • Winslow - Hardin, Barbara Humphrey. Ancestors of Cyril George Humphrey and Elvina Isabelle Haskin. Microfilmed 1981: FHL Film 1306180 Item 5.
  • Wyatt - Wyatt, W. Carl. Families of Joseph and Isaac Wyatt (Brothers): Who were Sons of Zachariah ("Sacker") and Elizabeth (Ripley) Wyatt of Durant's Neck, Perquimans County, North Carolina ... 1950. 1463960 Item 11.

History

Land

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries 

Organizations & Useful Links

Quakers

Surnames

Taxation

  • 1740 - Johnson, William Perry. 1740 Perquimans Co., N.C. Tax List. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, n.d. FHL Book 975.6 A1 no. 261.

Vital Records

Wills & Estates

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Perquimans 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 Robert J. Cain, ed., The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741 (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), xxviii, 414. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr.

 

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