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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]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== [[Image:Chowan_County_Courthouse.jpg]]County Courthouse ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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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>1913</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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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1694</center>
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== History  ==
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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 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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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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== 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.  
  
 
''(from[http://ncpedia.org/geography/chowan NCpedia])''  
 
''(from[http://ncpedia.org/geography/chowan NCpedia])''  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/gates/ Gates]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/gates/ Gates]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/hertford/ Hertford]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/hertford/ Hertford]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/perquimans/ Perquimans]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/perquimans/ Perquimans]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/ Washington]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/ Washington]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Bibles ====
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[[Image:Ncchowan.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncchowan.png]]
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/bible/bush.htm Bush Bible]
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==== Bibles  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/bible/bush.htm Bush Bible]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/home/bibles/noah-white-family-bible Noah White Bible]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/home/bibles/noah-white-family-bible Noah White Bible]
  
==== Biographies ====
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==== Biographies ====
  
*[http://web.co.wake.nc.us/library/locations/orl/Dict%20of%20NC%20Bios%20Index/NC%20Bio%20Birth%20Index/chowan.htm Chowan Co., NC Index to Biographies]
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*[http://web.co.wake.nc.us/library/locations/orl/Dict%20of%20NC%20Bios%20Index/NC%20Bio%20Birth%20Index/chowan.htm Chowan Co., NC Index to Biographies]  
 
*[http://www.edentonhistoricalcommission.org/history/iredellhouse.php Biography of James Iredell, Sr.]
 
*[http://www.edentonhistoricalcommission.org/history/iredellhouse.php Biography of James Iredell, Sr.]
  
==== Business Directories &amp; Year Books ====
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==== Business Directories &amp; Year Books ====
  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinabus1872nich#page/60/mode/2up 1872 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinabus1872nich#page/60/mode/2up 1872 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1903rale#page/164/mode/2up 1903 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1903rale#page/164/mode/2up 1903 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1904rale#page/170/mode/2up 1904 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1904rale#page/170/mode/2up 1904 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1905rale#page/172/mode/2up 1905 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1905rale#page/172/mode/2up 1905 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1910rale#page/142/mode/2up 1910 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1910rale#page/142/mode/2up 1910 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1911rale#page/144/mode/2up 1911 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1911rale#page/144/mode/2up 1911 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1912rale#page/166/mode/2up 1912 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1912rale#page/166/mode/2up 1912 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1913rale#page/148/mode/2up 1913 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1913rale#page/148/mode/2up 1913 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1914rale#page/152/mode/2up 1914 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1914rale#page/152/mode/2up 1914 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1915rale#page/154/mode/2up 1915 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1915rale#page/154/mode/2up 1915 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1916rale#page/168/mode/2up 1916 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1916rale#page/168/mode/2up 1916 Chowan Co., NC Business Directory]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=chowan&state=NC Index to Chowan Co., NC Year Books]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=chowan&state=NC Index to Chowan Co., NC Year Books]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/cems/cem-list.htm Chowan Co., NC Cemetery List]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/cems/cem-list.htm Chowan Co., NC Cemetery List]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/cems/burial-info.htm Selected Burial Information]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/cems/burial-info.htm Selected Burial Information]  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/chowan.html Chowan Co., NC Tombstone Transcription Project]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/chowan.html Chowan Co., NC Tombstone Transcription Project]  
*[http://www.chowancounty-nc.gov/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BDB410C2C-DDE0-4933-B3BB-7BE08C20B953%7D Chowan Co., NC Cemetery Survey]
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*[http://www.chowancounty-nc.gov/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BDB410C2C-DDE0-4933-B3BB-7BE08C20B953%7D Chowan Co., NC Cemetery Survey]  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1671 Chowan Co., NC Cemeteries on Find-A-Grave]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1671 Chowan Co., NC Cemeteries on Find-A-Grave]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=county&FScountyid=1671 Famous people buried in Chowan Co., NC]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=county&FScountyid=1671 Famous people buried in Chowan Co., NC]
  
==== Census ====
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==== Census ====
  
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gumneck/chowan.html 1787 Census for Chowan Co., NC]
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gumneck/chowan.html 1787 Census for Chowan Co., NC]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/chowan/chowancensus.htm 1790 Census for Chowan Co., NC]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/chowan/chowancensus.htm 1790 Census for Chowan Co., NC]  
 
*[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]
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=34776 St. Paul's Episcopal Church]
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===== Baptist  =====
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/chowan/bios/stpaul.txt St Paul's Episcopal Church Minutes - 1756]
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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" />
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Online records:
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*[http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=34776 St. Paul's Episcopal Church]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chowan/bios/stpaul.txt St Paul's Episcopal Church Minutes - 1756]
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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.
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*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://ncgenweb.us/ncstate/courthouse-status.htm Status of Courthouses in North Carolina]
 
*[http://ncgenweb.us/ncstate/courthouse-status.htm Status of Courthouses in North Carolina]
  
==== Ethnic ====
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==== Ethnic ====
  
*[http://www.harrietjacobs.org/ Harriett Jacobs, fugitive slave]
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*[http://www.harrietjacobs.org/ Harriett Jacobs, fugitive slave]  
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/ North Carolina Indian Tribes]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/ North Carolina Indian Tribes]  
 
*[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 ====
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==== History ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/history/history-early.htm Early Names, Boundaries &amp; Reliigion]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/history/history-early.htm Early Names, Boundaries &amp; Reliigion]  
*[http://www.edenton.com/history/miscfact.htm History of the Edenton Teapot]
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*[http://www.edenton.com/history/miscfact.htm History of the Edenton Teapot]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/history/Edenton%20Tea%20Party.htm The Signers of the Resolution of the Edenton Tea Party]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/history/Edenton%20Tea%20Party.htm The Signers of the Resolution of the Edenton Tea Party]  
 
*[http://ncgenweb.us/ncstate/ncparishes.htm History of North Carolina's Parishes]&nbsp;
 
*[http://ncgenweb.us/ncstate/ncparishes.htm History of North Carolina's Parishes]&nbsp;
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/county-map NC State Map with clickable counties]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/county-map NC State Map with clickable counties]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/maps/township.png Chowan Co., NC Township Map]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/maps/township.png Chowan Co., NC Township Map]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/countyfm.htm Formation of NC in Maps]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/countyfm.htm Formation of NC in Maps]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/maps/mapWRay.jpg Albemarle County Map 1671-1684]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/maps/mapWRay.jpg Albemarle County Map 1671-1684]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pasquotank/maps/moll1730.html 1730 Herman Moll Map]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pasquotank/maps/moll1730.html 1730 Herman Moll Map]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/maps/mapMoseley.jpg 1733 Edward Mosley Map]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/maps/mapMoseley.jpg 1733 Edward Mosley Map]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pasquotank/maps/lordcarteretgrant1744.html 1744 Map of Lord Carteret's Land Grant]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pasquotank/maps/lordcarteretgrant1744.html 1744 Map of Lord Carteret's Land Grant]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pasquotank/maps/mouzon1775.html 1775 Henry Mouzon, Jr. Map]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pasquotank/maps/mouzon1775.html 1775 Henry Mouzon, Jr. Map]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pasquotank/maps/price-strothers1808.html 1808 Price-Strothers Map]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pasquotank/maps/price-strothers1808.html 1808 Price-Strothers Map]  
*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOROOT=/gilmer&CISOPARM=/gilmer+:covera:North+Carolina&x=16&y=5 Civil War Maps]
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*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOROOT=/gilmer&CISOPARM=/gilmer+:covera:North+Carolina&x=16&y=5 Civil War Maps]  
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NC/state.htm 1895 NC&nbsp;State Map]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NC/state.htm 1895 NC&nbsp;State Map]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/maps/1936chowan.jpg 1936 Chowan Co., NC Map]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/maps/1936chowan.jpg 1936 Chowan Co., NC Map]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/maps/1998Chowan.gif 1998 Chowan Co., NC Map]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/maps/1998Chowan.gif 1998 Chowan Co., NC Map]  
 
*[http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie.html Animated Atlas]
 
*[http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie.html Animated Atlas]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/military/musterrolls-1812.htm 1812 Chowan Co., NC Muster Roll]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/military/musterrolls-1812.htm 1812 Chowan Co., NC Muster Roll]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/military/3rdBattnCoB.htm Third Battalion NC Light Artillery; Company B from Chowan Co., NC]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/military/3rdBattnCoB.htm Third Battalion NC Light Artillery; Company B from Chowan Co., NC]  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Veterans_Administration_Pension_Payment_Cards,_1907%E2%80%931933 Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards 1907-1933]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Veterans_Administration_Pension_Payment_Cards,_1907%E2%80%931933 Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards 1907-1933]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/military/wwii-army-airforce.htm WWII Honor List of Dead or Missing from Chowan Co., NC]&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/military/wwii-army-airforce.htm WWII Honor List of Dead or Missing from Chowan Co., NC]&nbsp;
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===== Civil War  =====
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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.
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:-[[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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:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Chowan/ Chronicling America] (Chowan Co., NC)  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Chowan/ Chronicling America] (Chowan Co., NC)  
*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html NC Newspaper Digitization Project] (Edenton)
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*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project], North Carolina State Archives.&nbsp; Search full text historical newspapers published in Edenton.
 
*[http://www.lib.unc.edu/blogs/news/index.php/2010/01/digital-shc/ UNC Southern Historical Collection]
 
*[http://www.lib.unc.edu/blogs/news/index.php/2010/01/digital-shc/ UNC Southern Historical Collection]
  
==== Organizations ====
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==== Organizations ====
  
*[http://www.chowancounty-nc.gov/ Chowan Co., NC Official Government Website]
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*[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.
*[http://home.earthlink.net/~bcamin/bbonds/chowan.htm Chowan Co., NC Bastardy Bonds]
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*'''1741-1868''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/marr/Intro-Marr%20Bonds.htm Chowan Co., NC Marriage Bonds 1741-1868]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/files/obtain-vitals.htm Obtaining Vitals Records]
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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.
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*[http://home.earthlink.net/~bcamin/bbonds/chowan.htm Chowan Co., NC Bastardy Bonds]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chowan/files/obtain-vitals.htm Obtaining Vitals Records]  
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*Chowan County Marriage Bonds 1742-1868, available to members&nbsp; [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/content/ncmarriages.html North Carolina Pioneers]$
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*North&nbsp;Carolina Marriages to 1799, a database, available to members. [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/content/ncmarriages.html North Carolina Pioneers ]$
  
==== Wills &amp; Estates ====
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==== 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 ==
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== Societies and Libraries ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncfrsnnc/ Family Research Society of Eastern North Carolina&nbsp;]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncfrsnnc/ Family Research Society of Eastern North Carolina&nbsp;]  
 
*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/counties.aspx?c=Chowan Eastern NC Digital Library for Chowan Co., NC]
 
*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/counties.aspx?c=Chowan Eastern NC Digital Library for Chowan Co., NC]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Edenton North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://archives.ncdcr.gov/exhibits/treasures/index.html Treasures of North Carolina at the NC Archives]
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*[http://archives.ncdcr.gov/exhibits/treasures/index.html Treasures of North Carolina at the NC Archives]  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Chowan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Chowan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*North Carolina Pioneers [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com North&nbsp;Carolina Pioneers]$
  
 
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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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Chowan County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Chowan County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1670
County Seat Edenton
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Chowan County, North Carolina Genealogy 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 Genealogy 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)