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Guide to '''Alleghany County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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In 1776 settlers in what would eventually become [[Tennessee|Tennessee]] successfully petitioned [[North Carolina|North Carolina]] to recognize the Washington District. The District included '''''all''''' of modern Tennessee except two small settlements (North-of-Holston, [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]] County, and Pendleton, [[Washington County, Virginia|Washington]] County) in the far northeast that were considered part of [[Virginia|Virginia]] at the time. [[Washington (old) County, North Carolina|Washington (old) County]] was created from Washington District by North Carolina in 1777 as ''the'' western county of North Carolina.<ref>Joyce Cox, and W. Eugene Cox, ''History of Washington County Tennessee'' (Jonesborough, Tenn.: Washington County Historical Assoc., 2001), 54.</ref>  
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In 1776 settlers in what would eventually become [[Tennessee Genealogy|Tennessee]] successfully petitioned [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]] to recognize the Washington District. The District included '''''all''''' of modern Tennessee except two small settlements (North-of-Holston, [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]] County, and Pendleton, [[Washington County, Virginia|Washington]] County) in the far northeast that were considered part of [[Virginia Genealogy|Virginia]] at the time. [[Washington (old) County, North Carolina|Washington (old) County]] was created from Washington District by North Carolina in 1777 as ''the'' western county of North Carolina.<ref>Joyce Cox, and W. Eugene Cox, ''History of Washington County Tennessee'' (Jonesborough, Tenn.: Washington County Historical Assoc., 2001), 54.</ref>  
  
In August 1784 delegates from [[Washington County, Tennessee|Washington]] and two other western North Carolina counties which had split off from Washington (all now in [[Tennessee|Tennessee]]), declared their Independence from North Carolina because of perceived neglect, and misuse by North Carolina’s legislature. By May 1785 they had petitioned to be admitted to the [[United States|United States]] as the new [[State of Franklin|State of Franklin]]. The Franklin statehood request was denied. By 1789 the hopes for a State of Franklin faded. North Carolina refused to recognize several counties created by Franklin out of Washington County.<ref>“State of Franklin” in North Carolina History Project at http://www.northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/99/entry (accessed 27 June 2010).</ref>  
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In August 1784 delegates from [[Washington County, Tennessee|Washington]] and two other western North Carolina counties which had split off from Washington (all now in [[Tennessee Genealogy|Tennessee]]), declared their Independence from North Carolina because of perceived neglect, and misuse by North Carolina’s legislature. By May 1785 they had petitioned to be admitted to the [[United States Genealogy|United States]] as the new [[State of Franklin|State of Franklin]]. The Franklin statehood request was denied. By 1789 the hopes for a State of Franklin faded. North Carolina refused to recognize several counties created by Franklin out of Washington County.<ref>“State of Franklin” in North Carolina History Project at http://www.northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/99/entry (accessed 27 June 2010).</ref>  
  
 
North Carolina was admitted to the Union in 1789 and ceded her western counties to the United States. The United States made these western counties into the Southwest Territory. In 1792 North Carolina divided Washington (old) County and annexed some of its land that would later become [[Alleghany_County,_North_Carolina|Alleghany]], [[Ashe County, North Carolina|Ashe]], and [[Watauga County, North Carolina|Watauga]] counties in North Carolina to [[Wilkes County, North Carolina|Wilkes]] County, North Carolina.<ref>Arthur L. Fletcher, ''Ashe County: A History'' (Jefferson, N.C.: Ashe County Research Assoc., 1963), 33-34.</ref> In 1796 the remainder of Washington County became part of the new State of Tennessee.  
 
North Carolina was admitted to the Union in 1789 and ceded her western counties to the United States. The United States made these western counties into the Southwest Territory. In 1792 North Carolina divided Washington (old) County and annexed some of its land that would later become [[Alleghany_County,_North_Carolina|Alleghany]], [[Ashe County, North Carolina|Ashe]], and [[Watauga County, North Carolina|Watauga]] counties in North Carolina to [[Wilkes County, North Carolina|Wilkes]] County, North Carolina.<ref>Arthur L. Fletcher, ''Ashe County: A History'' (Jefferson, N.C.: Ashe County Research Assoc., 1963), 33-34.</ref> In 1796 the remainder of Washington County became part of the new State of Tennessee.  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/statewide/records/alleghany.html Alleghany County] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/statewide/records/alleghany.html Alleghany County] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/nc-counties.html#courthouse North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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== Resources  ==
 
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
 
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
  
:- [[4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 11 June 2012.</ref>
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:- [[4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 11 June 2012.</ref>  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men]], Company F<br>:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company B<br>:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company F<br><br>
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*1861 - 1865 {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*1861 - 1865 {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
  
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncallegh/wills.html Wills] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncallegh/wills.html Wills] (GenWeb)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/alleghany/alleghanywills.html Wills &amp; Estates] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/alleghany/alleghanywills.html Wills &amp; Estates] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://www.scribd.com/doc/164128005/Alleghany-County-NC-Loose-Estates-Index Alleghany&nbsp;County NC Loose Estates Index, 1663-1979]
  
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncallegh/birth.html Birth Records]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncallegh/birth.html Birth Records]
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*1800 - 2000 {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1866 - 1964 {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/alleghany/alleghanymarriages.html Marriages] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*'''1861-1922''' - Alleghany County Marriage Index 1861-1922 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>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/alleghany/alleghanymarriages.html Marriages] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
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*1762 - 1969{{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina County Marriages 1762-1969}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*1759 - 1979{{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1741 - 2004 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncallegh/deaths.html Death Records] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncallegh/deaths.html Death Records] (GenWeb)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/alleghany/alleghanyvitals.html Deaths]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/alleghany/alleghanyvitals.html Deaths]  
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*1898 - 1994{{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*1931 - 1994{{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1908 - 2004 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1909-1975 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*1958 - 2004[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
 
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==== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ====
 
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== Web Sites<br>  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/alleghany-county/ Alleghany County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/alleghany.htm Alleghany County, North Carolina] (New River Notes)  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/alleghany.htm Alleghany County, North Carolina] (New River Notes)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alleghany_County,_North_Carolina Alleghany County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alleghany_County,_North_Carolina Alleghany County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncallegh/ Alleghany County, North Carolina GenWeb] (NCGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncallegh/ Alleghany County, North Carolina GenWeb] (NCGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/alleghany.htm Alleghany County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/alleghany.htm Alleghany County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Alleghany|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Alleghany|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:58, 13 April 2015

This article is about a northwestern North Carolina county. For other uses, see Alleghany.

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

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Alleghany County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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County Seat Sparta
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Alleghany County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1861
1913
1790
1859
1862

Alleghany County Courthouse
Main Street PO Box 186
Sparta, NC 28675
Phone: 336-372-4342

Clerk Superior Court has birth death records from 1914
Court records from 1869 & land records from 1860[1]

History

In 1776 settlers in what would eventually become Tennessee successfully petitioned North Carolina to recognize the Washington District. The District included all of modern Tennessee except two small settlements (North-of-Holston, Fincastle County, and Pendleton, Washington County) in the far northeast that were considered part of Virginia at the time. Washington (old) County was created from Washington District by North Carolina in 1777 as the western county of North Carolina.[2]

In August 1784 delegates from Washington and two other western North Carolina counties which had split off from Washington (all now in Tennessee), declared their Independence from North Carolina because of perceived neglect, and misuse by North Carolina’s legislature. By May 1785 they had petitioned to be admitted to the United States as the new State of Franklin. The Franklin statehood request was denied. By 1789 the hopes for a State of Franklin faded. North Carolina refused to recognize several counties created by Franklin out of Washington County.[3]

North Carolina was admitted to the Union in 1789 and ceded her western counties to the United States. The United States made these western counties into the Southwest Territory. In 1792 North Carolina divided Washington (old) County and annexed some of its land that would later become Alleghany, Ashe, and Watauga counties in North Carolina to Wilkes County, North Carolina.[4] In 1796 the remainder of Washington County became part of the new State of Tennessee.

North Carolina created Ashe County out of Wilkes County in 1799, and in 1859 erected Alleghany County out of Ashe County.[5]

For a detailed assessment of Alleghany records and their availability, see:

Parent County

1859--Alleghany County was created in 1859 from the eastern part of Ashe County. County seat: Sparta[5]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

Some records were lost in a 1932 courthouse fire. For more information on extant records, see the following:

Places/Localities

Townships

Alleghany County currently has seven townships:

  • Cherry Lane
  • Cranberry
  • Gap Civil
  • Glade Creek
  • Piney Creek
  • Prathers Creek
  • Whitehead

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

Court

  • Court (U.S. GenWeb Archives)

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

- 4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company B.[6]
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men, Company F
:- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company B
:- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company F

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths
Divorce

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allegheny County, North Carolina p. 506. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Joyce Cox, and W. Eugene Cox, History of Washington County Tennessee (Jonesborough, Tenn.: Washington County Historical Assoc., 2001), 54.
  3. “State of Franklin” in North Carolina History Project at http://www.northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/99/entry (accessed 27 June 2010).
  4. Arthur L. Fletcher, Ashe County: A History (Jefferson, N.C.: Ashe County Research Assoc., 1963), 33-34.
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002), 506.
  6. The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line, Ranger95.com, accessed 11 June 2012.
  7. 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.


 

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