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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Chowan County'''
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Guide to '''Chowan County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Chowan County, North Carolina|Chowan County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Chowan County Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Chowan County Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;[http://www.chowancounty-nc.gov/ Chowan County Courthouse]<br>101 S Broad St<br>Edenton, Nc 27932<br>Phone: 252-482-3062<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1741</center>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1696</center>
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Register of Deeds has marriage&nbsp;and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chowan County, North Carolina. Page 507 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[[Image:Chowan County Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Chowan County Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;[http://www.chowancounty-nc.gov/ Chowan County Courthouse]<br>101 S Broad St<br>Edenton, Nc 27932<br>Phone: 252-482-3062<br>  
  
Chowan County was formed from Albemarle in 1670.
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Register of Deeds has marriage&nbsp;and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chowan County, North Carolina. Page 507 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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Chowan was formed in 1670 as a precinct in Albemarle County. It was named in honor of the Indian tribe Chowan, which lived in the northeastern part of the Colony. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albemarle Sound, Chowan River, and Bertie, Hertford, Gates and Perquimans counties. The present land area is 172.64 square miles and the 2000 population was 14,150. In 1720, Edenton, which was named in honor of Governor Charles Eden, was established. In 1722 it was designated and has continued to be the county seat.  
 
Chowan was formed in 1670 as a precinct in Albemarle County. It was named in honor of the Indian tribe Chowan, which lived in the northeastern part of the Colony. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albemarle Sound, Chowan River, and Bertie, Hertford, Gates and Perquimans counties. The present land area is 172.64 square miles and the 2000 population was 14,150. In 1720, Edenton, which was named in honor of Governor Charles Eden, was established. In 1722 it was designated and has continued to be the county seat.  
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncchowan.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncchowan.png]]
  
 
==== Bibles  ====
 
==== Bibles  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/census/censusAf-Am.htm Free Men Heads of Household for 1790, 1800, &amp; 1820]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/census/censusAf-Am.htm Free Men Heads of Household for 1790, 1800, &amp; 1820]
  
{{Census|North Carolina}}
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{{Census|North Carolina}}  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
St. Paul's Parish (Church of England, later Episcopal) has operated in Chowan County since colonial times.  
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''Ballard's Bridge.''' Established 1781.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:475, 485. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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*'''Yoppim River.''' Established by 1775.<ref name="bap" />
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===== Church of England  =====
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*'''Chowan Parish,''' aka '''St. Paul's Church,''' Edenton, N.C. Established 1701. Current church built 1737-1774.<ref>Lawrence Foushee London and Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, ''The Episcopal Church in North Carolina, 1701-1959'' (Raleigh, N.C.: The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, 1987), 21. {{FHL|548808|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2e}}; "St. Paul's Episcopal Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Hathaway's history (1900) is [http://archive.org/stream/northcarolinahi00hathgoog#page/n266/mode/2up online].<ref>J.R.B. Hathaway, "The First Church Built in North Carolina and Its Location, Etc.," ''The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register,'' Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1900):256-266. Digitized by Internet Archive - free.</ref><ref>J.R.B. Hathaway, "St. Paul's Church, Edenton, N.C.," ''The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register,'' Vol. 1, No. 4 (Oct. 1900):600-609. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/northcarolinahi00hathgoog#page/n618/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free. </ref>
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*'''East Parish.'''<ref name="ang">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), xxxiii, 501. {{FHL|967002|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2cr}}.</ref>
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*'''Northeast Parish.'''<ref name="ang" />
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*'''South Parish.''' Established 1722.<ref name="ang" />
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*'''Southwest Parish.''' Established by 1721.<ref name="ang" />
  
 
Online records:  
 
Online records:  
  
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=34776 St. Paul's Episcopal Church]  
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=34776 St. Paul's Episcopal Church]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/chowan/bios/stpaul.txt St Paul's Episcopal Church Minutes - 1756]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chowan/bios/stpaul.txt St Paul's Episcopal Church Minutes - 1756]
  
Published records:  
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Vestry minutes have been published twice:  
  
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*Cain, Robert J., 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. {{FHL|967002|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2cr}}. See Appendix.
 
*Fouts, Raymond Parker. ''The Vestry Minutes of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan County, North Carolina, 1701-1776. Second Edition.'' Cocoa, Fla., 1998. 1983 edition: {{FHL|473507|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6147 K2f}}.
 
*Fouts, Raymond Parker. ''The Vestry Minutes of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan County, North Carolina, 1701-1776. Second Edition.'' Cocoa, Fla., 1998. 1983 edition: {{FHL|473507|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6147 K2f}}.
  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/hyde/ethnic/algonqin/algonqin.htm The Carolina Algonkians]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/hyde/ethnic/algonqin/algonqin.htm The Carolina Algonkians]
  
==== Family Histories ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
*'''[de Clugny]''' Coddington, John Insley. "The Marquis de Clugny at Edenton, North Carolina, 1795-1798," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 42, No. 3 (Jul. 1966):144-148. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 42}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=283 New England Ancestors] ($).  
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*'''de Clugny''' Coddington, John Insley. "The Marquis de Clugny at Edenton, North Carolina, 1795-1798," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 42, No. 3 (Jul. 1966):144-148. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 42}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=283 New England Ancestors] ($).  
*'''[Jones]''' Jones, L.H. ''Captain Roger Jones of London and Virginia, Some of His Antecedents and Descendants: With Appreciative Notice of Other Families, viz.: Bathurst, Belford, Browning, Carter, Catesby, Cocke, Graham, Fauntleroy, Hickman, Hoskins, Latanes, Lewis, Meriwether, Skelton, Walker, Waring, Woodford, and Others: Notes''. Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell's Sons, 1891. {{FHL|537320|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6060672}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH31,1145 Family History Archives]; [http://books.google.com/books?id=zRlh286SzsMC Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/captainrogerjone00jone Internet Archive].
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*'''Jones''' Jones, L.H. ''Captain Roger Jones of London and Virginia, Some of His Antecedents and Descendants: With Appreciative Notice of Other Families, viz.: Bathurst, Belford, Browning, Carter, Catesby, Cocke, Graham, Fauntleroy, Hickman, Hoskins, Latanes, Lewis, Meriwether, Skelton, Walker, Waring, Woodford, and Others: Notes''. Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell's Sons, 1891. {{FHL|537320|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6060672}}; digital version at {{FSbook|78168}}; [http://books.google.com/books?id=zRlh286SzsMC Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/captainrogerjone00jone Internet Archive].
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*'''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|1911393|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M317dL}}.
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Chowan County.
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*May 5, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc013.htm Albemarle Sound]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc013.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
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====== Civil War Confederate units ======
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Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
  
 
:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment.|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.]]  
 
:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment.|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.]]  
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*[http://www.chowancounty-nc.gov/ Chowan Co., NC Official Government Website]  
 
*[http://www.chowancounty-nc.gov/ Chowan Co., NC Official Government Website]  
 
*[http://www.ncdar.org/EdentonTeaPartyChapter.htm Edenton Tea Party Chapter of the DAR]
 
*[http://www.ncdar.org/EdentonTeaPartyChapter.htm Edenton Tea Party Chapter of the DAR]
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==== Probate Records  ====
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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]].
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*'''1694-1928''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 4 and A to G (1694-1928)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/marr/Intro-Marr%20Bonds.htm Chowan Co., NC Marriage Bonds 1741-1868]  
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*'''1741-1800''' - "Marriage Bonds," ''The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register,'' Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1900):235-255. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/northcarolinahi00hathgoog#page/n244/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''1741-1868''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/marr/Intro-Marr%20Bonds.htm Chowan Co., NC Marriage Bonds 1741-1868]  
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*'''1801-1825''' - "Abstract of Marriage Bonds of Chowan County," ''The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register,'' Vol. 1, No. 3 (Jul. 1900):392-414. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/northcarolinahi00hathgoog#page/n406/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''1826-1838''' - "Abstract of Marriage Bonds of Chowan County," ''The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register,'' Vol. 1, No. 4 (Oct. 1900):558-567. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/northcarolinahi00hathgoog#page/n576/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.
 
*[http://home.earthlink.net/~bcamin/bbonds/chowan.htm Chowan Co., NC Bastardy Bonds]  
 
*[http://home.earthlink.net/~bcamin/bbonds/chowan.htm Chowan Co., NC Bastardy Bonds]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/files/obtain-vitals.htm Obtaining Vitals Records]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/files/obtain-vitals.htm Obtaining Vitals Records]  
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==== Wills &amp; Estates  ====
 
==== Wills &amp; Estates  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/chowan/chowanwills.htm Chowan Co., NC Wills &amp; Estates]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/chowan/chowanwills.htm Chowan Co., NC Wills &amp; Estates]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Guide to Chowan County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Chowan County, North Carolina Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1741
1913
1790
1696
1694
Chowan County Courthouse.jpg
 Chowan County Courthouse
101 S Broad St
Edenton, Nc 27932
Phone: 252-482-3062

Register of Deeds has marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has probate and court records[1]

History

Chowan was formed in 1670 as a precinct in Albemarle County. It was named in honor of the Indian tribe Chowan, which lived in the northeastern part of the Colony. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albemarle Sound, Chowan River, and Bertie, Hertford, Gates and Perquimans counties. The present land area is 172.64 square miles and the 2000 population was 14,150. In 1720, Edenton, which was named in honor of Governor Charles Eden, was established. In 1722 it was designated and has continued to be the county seat.

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Parent County

1670--Chowan County was created in 1670 from Shaftesbury Precinct of Albemarle County.
County seat: Edenton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Many court records said to have been destroyed by acting clerk of court.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Bibles

Biographies

Business Directories & Year Books

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Baptist
  • Ballard's Bridge. Established 1781.[3]
  • Yoppim River. Established by 1775.[3]
Church of England
  • Chowan Parish, aka St. Paul's Church, Edenton, N.C. Established 1701. Current church built 1737-1774.[4] Hathaway's history (1900) is online.[5][6]
  • East Parish.[7]
  • Northeast Parish.[7]
  • South Parish. Established 1722.[7]
  • Southwest Parish. Established by 1721.[7]

Online records:

Vestry minutes have been published twice:

  • Cain, Robert J., 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. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr. See Appendix.
  • Fouts, Raymond Parker. The Vestry Minutes of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan County, North Carolina, 1701-1776. Second Edition. Cocoa, Fla., 1998. 1983 edition: FHL Book 975.6147 K2f.

Court

Ethnic

Genealogy

  • de Clugny Coddington, John Insley. "The Marquis de Clugny at Edenton, North Carolina, 1795-1798," The American Genealogist, Vol. 42, No. 3 (Jul. 1966):144-148. FHL 973 D25aga v. 42; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • Jones Jones, L.H. Captain Roger Jones of London and Virginia, Some of His Antecedents and Descendants: With Appreciative Notice of Other Families, viz.: Bathurst, Belford, Browning, Carter, Catesby, Cocke, Graham, Fauntleroy, Hickman, Hoskins, Latanes, Lewis, Meriwether, Skelton, Walker, Waring, Woodford, and Others: Notes. Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell's Sons, 1891. FHL Fiche 6060672; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online; Google Books; Internet Archive.
  • 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.

History

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Chowan County.

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.


Civil War Confederate units

Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

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

Newspapers

Organizations

Probate Records

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), Chowan County, North Carolina. Page 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. 3.0 3.1 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:475, 485. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. Lawrence Foushee London and Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, The Episcopal Church in North Carolina, 1701-1959 (Raleigh, N.C.: The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, 1987), 21. FHL Book 975.6 K2e; "St. Paul's Episcopal Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. J.R.B. Hathaway, "The First Church Built in North Carolina and Its Location, Etc.," The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1900):256-266. Digitized by Internet Archive - free.
  6. J.R.B. Hathaway, "St. Paul's Church, Edenton, N.C.," The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Oct. 1900):600-609. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 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), xxxiii, 501. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr.
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)