Burke County, North Carolina

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Burke County'''  
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Guide to '''Burke County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1865--'''Many court records and most land records burned by Federal troops.
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'''1865--'''Many court records and most land records burned by Federal troops.  
  
Former Burke County Genealogical Society President Betsy Pittman's article can help you discover your Burke County ancestors despite record loss, see:
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Former Burke County Genealogical Society President Betsy Pittman's article can help you discover your Burke County ancestors despite record loss, see:  
  
 
*Pittman, Betsy Dodd. "Burke County 'Bypasses,'" ''The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal,'' Vol. 15, No. 2 (May 1989):68-72. {{FHL|41760|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2s v. 15 (1989)}}.
 
*Pittman, Betsy Dodd. "Burke County 'Bypasses,'" ''The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal,'' Vol. 15, No. 2 (May 1989):68-72. {{FHL|41760|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2s v. 15 (1989)}}.
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Census  ====
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/burke/burkecensus.html Census records on the NCGenWeb Archives]
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==== Court  ====
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/burke/burkecourt.html Burke County court records at the NCGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/burke/burkecourt.html Burke County court records at the NCGenWeb Archives]
  
 
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*[http://ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=burke&state=NC Burke County students at NC colleges] - list via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
 
*[http://ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=burke&state=NC Burke County students at NC colleges] - list via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
  
==== Genealogy ====
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*'''[Plumlee]''' Plumlee, Robert D. ''The Plumlee Family.'' Clearwater, Fla.: Plumlee Systems, Inc., 1969, 1979. Digital version at {{FSbook|82191}} - free.
 
*'''[Plumlee]''' Plumlee, Robert D. ''The Plumlee Family.'' Clearwater, Fla.: Plumlee Systems, Inc., 1969, 1979. Digital version at {{FSbook|82191}} - free.
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*[http://rod.co.burke.nc.us/OtherAnthem/SearchEntry.aspx?cabinet=COTT Deeds 1855-1985] -- Search on the Burke County Register of Deeds website  
 
*[http://rod.co.burke.nc.us/OtherAnthem/SearchEntry.aspx?cabinet=COTT Deeds 1855-1985] -- Search on the Burke County Register of Deeds website  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/burke/burkedeeds.html Deeds of Burke County] -- NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/burke/burkedeeds.html Deeds of Burke County] -- NCGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/burke/ Burke County NCGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://ncgenweb.us/burke/ Burke County NCGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/burke.html Burke County NCGenWeb Archives]  
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Burke|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Burke|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*North Carolina Pioneers [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com North&nbsp;Carolina Pioneers]
 
*North Carolina Pioneers [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com North&nbsp;Carolina Pioneers]
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Guide to Burke County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Burke County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Facts
Founded 1777
County Seat Morganton
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Burke County, North Carolina Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1781
1913
1790
1794
1793

Burke County, North Carolina
201 S Green Street
P O Box 219
Morganton, NC 28680
Phone: 828-438-5450

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage, land and military discharge records from 1865;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1865[1]

History

Parent County

1777--Burke County was created 8 April 1777 from Rowan County. County seat: Morganton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865--Many court records and most land records burned by Federal troops.

Former Burke County Genealogical Society President Betsy Pittman's article can help you discover your Burke County ancestors despite record loss, see:

  • Pittman, Betsy Dodd. "Burke County 'Bypasses,'" The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2 (May 1989):68-72. FHL Book 975.6 B2s v. 15 (1989).

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Catawbo River. Constituted 1785.[3]

Court

Education

Genealogy

  • [Plumlee] Plumlee, Robert D. The Plumlee Family. Clearwater, Fla.: Plumlee Systems, Inc., 1969, 1979. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

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

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
-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

  • Burke County Marriages - search on the website of the Burke County Register of Deeds
  • North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch
  • Burke County marriages - may be included throughout Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register & State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
  • Burke County Marriages 1774-1854 North Carolina Pioneers
  • North Carolina Marriages to 1799, a database, available to members North Carolina Pioneers

Deaths


Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burke County, North Carolina p. 507. 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), 2:562. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  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.