Halifax County, North Carolina Genealogy

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Halifax_County,_North_Carolina|Halifax County]]''
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Halifax_County,_North_Carolina|Halifax County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
'''Halifax County,North Carolina'''<br>King Street <br> Box 67<br> Halifax, NC 27839 <br> 252-583-2101<br><br> Reg of Deeds has b &amp; d from 1913<br>m rec from 1867 div <br> pro rec from1868, ct rec from 1893<br> land rec from 1729 &amp; mil dis rec from 1918<br>
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'''Halifax County,North Carolina'''<br>King Street <br> Box 67<br> Halifax, NC 27839 <br> 252-583-2101<br><br> Reg of Deeds has b &amp; d from 1913<br>m rec from 1867 div <br> pro rec from1868, ct rec from 1893<br> land rec from 1729 &amp; mil dis rec from 1918<br>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
In 1758 the residents of Edgecombe County petitioned the Governor and the Colonial Assembly requesting that the parish of Halifax be granted the status of an individual county - having functioned along with St. Mary’s Parish as the two original Edgecombe County parishes since its creation in 1741 from the southwestern section of Bertie County. Bertie County was formed from the western extension of Chowan Precinct (west of the Chowan River) in the year 1722, and was even earlier, an undefined part of the now extinct original Albemarle County 1664-1668. All territory within the boundaries of Edgecombe County north of the Fishing Creek and Rainbow Banks on the Roanoke River - approximately 711 square miles - was officially designated as Halifax County on January 1, 1759. Halifax County is located in the northeastern area of North Carolina and is bordered on all sides by seven neighboring NC counties. As suggested by Governor Author Dobbs, Halifax was named for George Montague II, Earl of Halifax, first Lord of the Board of Trade and Plantations. The county seat, also named Halifax (town) had been established in 1757 on the Roanoke River. Located on the fall line of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, the county has an interesting mixture of flat and hilly terrain and an excellent climate for agricultural pursuits. The original residents of this area along the southern banks of the Moratuck [Roanoke] River and Quankie Creek were the Tuscarora Indians.
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In 1758 the residents of Edgecombe County petitioned the Governor and the Colonial Assembly requesting that the parish of Halifax be granted the status of an individual county - having functioned along with St. Mary’s Parish as the two original Edgecombe County parishes since its creation in 1741 from the southwestern section of Bertie County. Bertie County was formed from the western extension of Chowan Precinct (west of the Chowan River) in the year 1722, and was even earlier, an undefined part of the now extinct original Albemarle County 1664-1668. All territory within the boundaries of Edgecombe County north of the Fishing Creek and Rainbow Banks on the Roanoke River - approximately 711 square miles - was officially designated as Halifax County on January 1, 1759. Halifax County is located in the northeastern area of North Carolina and is bordered on all sides by seven neighboring NC counties. As suggested by Governor Author Dobbs, Halifax was named for George Montague II, Earl of Halifax, first Lord of the Board of Trade and Plantations. The county seat, also named Halifax (town) had been established in 1757 on the Roanoke River. Located on the fall line of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, the county has an interesting mixture of flat and hilly terrain and an excellent climate for agricultural pursuits. The original residents of this area along the southern banks of the Moratuck [Roanoke] River and Quankie Creek were the Tuscarora Indians.  
  
 
In 1917 Milton Whitney, Chief of Bureau, U. S. Department of Agriculture submitted an official report to the US Government in which he stated that the early settlers of the Halifax County area came mainly from the British Isles. Many of them settled first in New Jersey and other northern States and then migrated to this county. Others came directly to Halifax County. The first settlements in Halifax County were apparently made near the watercourses. The first crops grown were corn, peas, potatoes, flax, and various vegetables. Live stock was brought in at an early date, and gradually increased in number. Flax was spun and woven into garments for home use. Considerable wool was produced and made into clothing at home. Tanneries were in operation at an early date, and furnished leather for making shoes. Nearly every settler grew tobacco for domestic use. Cotton was grown in small patches and made into homespun garments, the lint being separated from the seed by hand.<br>  
 
In 1917 Milton Whitney, Chief of Bureau, U. S. Department of Agriculture submitted an official report to the US Government in which he stated that the early settlers of the Halifax County area came mainly from the British Isles. Many of them settled first in New Jersey and other northern States and then migrated to this county. Others came directly to Halifax County. The first settlements in Halifax County were apparently made near the watercourses. The first crops grown were corn, peas, potatoes, flax, and various vegetables. Live stock was brought in at an early date, and gradually increased in number. Flax was spun and woven into garments for home use. Considerable wool was produced and made into clothing at home. Tanneries were in operation at an early date, and furnished leather for making shoes. Nearly every settler grew tobacco for domestic use. Cotton was grown in small patches and made into homespun garments, the lint being separated from the seed by hand.<br>  
  
In 1774, the southeastern part of Halifax County was combined with part of Tyrrell County to form Martin County. Today Halifax County is comprised of twelve townships with a total population of 57,370 people (2000 Census). The Townships are: Brinkleyville, Butterwood, Conoconnara, Enfield, Faucett, Halifax, Littleton, Palmyra, Roanoke Rapids, Roseneath, Scotland Neck, and Weldon.
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In 1774, the southeastern part of Halifax County was combined with part of Tyrrell County to form Martin County. Today Halifax County is comprised of twelve townships with a total population of 57,370 people (2000 Census). The Townships are: Brinkleyville, Butterwood, Conoconnara, Enfield, Faucett, Halifax, Littleton, Palmyra, Roanoke Rapids, Roseneath, Scotland Neck, and Weldon.  
  
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Land records of Edgecombe County, and Bertie District, are included in the record of deed series.  
 
Land records of Edgecombe County, and Bertie District, are included in the record of deed series.  
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Many court records are missing. Many of the early marriage records are also missing. <br>
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Many court records are missing. Many of the early marriage records are also missing. <br>  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/cemetery/cemidx.htm Halifax County-NCGenWeb Cemetery Page]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/cemetery/cemidx.htm Halifax County-NCGenWeb Cemetery Page]
  
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==== Church ====
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The Halifax County Register of Deeds has copies of land records starting from 1732. Marriage records are available since 1825. Birth &amp; Death records are available since October 1913. Generally, it is more cost effective to obtain documents from the County offices for non-certified copies rather than the State Archives, so contact the Registry for availability &amp; pricing.  
 
The Halifax County Register of Deeds has copies of land records starting from 1732. Marriage records are available since 1825. Birth &amp; Death records are available since October 1913. Generally, it is more cost effective to obtain documents from the County offices for non-certified copies rather than the State Archives, so contact the Registry for availability &amp; pricing.  
  
 
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The North Carolina State Archives has copies of most records prior to about 1930. For a listing of available Halifax County records at the Archives, click onto our Guide. It is generally more cost effective to order directly from the County offices, so check the local offices first for document availability. Before ordering anything from the Archives, please read our Contacting the State Archives page.  
 
The North Carolina State Archives has copies of most records prior to about 1930. For a listing of available Halifax County records at the Archives, click onto our Guide. It is generally more cost effective to order directly from the County offices, so check the local offices first for document availability. Before ordering anything from the Archives, please read our Contacting the State Archives page.  
  
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[http://www.halifaxnc.com/registerofdeeds.cfm Halifax County Register of Deeds]<br>Court Services Building<br>P. O. Box 67<br>357 Ferrell Lane<br>Halifax, NC 27839<br>Tel: 259-583-2101<br>Access the Property Index Search on their website  
 
[http://www.halifaxnc.com/registerofdeeds.cfm Halifax County Register of Deeds]<br>Court Services Building<br>P. O. Box 67<br>357 Ferrell Lane<br>Halifax, NC 27839<br>Tel: 259-583-2101<br>Access the Property Index Search on their website  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/history/historyidx.htm Halifax County History Index<br>]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/history/historyidx.htm Halifax County History Index<br>]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/family/stanton.htm Sally M. Stanton Letter]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/family/stanton.htm Sally M. Stanton Letter]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/family/hist_pion.htm History and Pioneers of Halifax County]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/family/hist_pion.htm History and Pioneers of Halifax County]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/family/fam-hist.htm Historical Family Collections]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/family/fam-hist.htm Historical Family Collections]  
*[http://www.glengallagher.com/rt_civ.htm Richard Thompson Family Letters]
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*[http://www.glengallagher.com/rt_civ.htm Richard Thompson Family Letters]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wake/those-kitchin-girls Those Kitchin Girls]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wake/those-kitchin-girls Those Kitchin Girls]  
*[http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/family/register.php?personID=I1024&tree=6&generations=6 William Hodges Kitchin Family]
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*[http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/family/register.php?personID=I1024&tree=6&generations=6 William Hodges Kitchin Family]  
*[http://www.sallysfamilyplace.com/ Sally's Family Place]
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*[http://www.sallysfamilyplace.com/ Sally's Family Place]  
*[http://www.mingayhistorywebpages.com/MINGIA/index.html Mingia Family History Pages]
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*[http://www.mingayhistorywebpages.com/MINGIA/index.html Mingia Family History Pages]  
*[http://travisfamily.org/ Bacon, Grady, Kitchin, Satterfield, Stack, &amp; Travis Families]
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*[http://travisfamily.org/ Bacon, Grady, Kitchin, Satterfield, Stack, &amp; Travis Families]  
*[http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/Conkey/Morris.html Descendants of Hezakiah Morris]
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*[http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/Conkey/Morris.html Descendants of Hezakiah Morris]  
*[http://sciway3.net/clark/gill/jamesgillhalifaxconc.htm Descendants of James Gill]
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*[http://sciway3.net/clark/gill/jamesgillhalifaxconc.htm Descendants of James Gill]  
*[http://users.hal-pc.org/~happy/index.html The Little Legend]
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*[http://users.hal-pc.org/~happy/index.html The Little Legend]  
*[http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/u/x/Bella-M-Hux-NE/index.htm The Hux Family From Halifax County<br>]
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*[http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/u/x/Bella-M-Hux-NE/index.htm The Hux Family From Halifax County<br>]  
*[http://www.jscott.tierranet.com/scottfam/stithfam/jwhitfld/crstith.htm The Stiths Family]
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*[http://www.jscott.tierranet.com/scottfam/stithfam/jwhitfld/crstith.htm The Stiths Family]  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jordanfamily/richard_jordan_i.htm The Descendants of Richard Jordan I]
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jordanfamily/richard_jordan_i.htm The Descendants of Richard Jordan I]  
*[http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ead/htmldocs/RMM07320.html Guide to the Robert Lynch Papers<br>]
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*[http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ead/htmldocs/RMM07320.html Guide to the Robert Lynch Papers<br>]  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haliwa-Saponi The Haliwa-Saponi] (from Wikipedia)
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haliwa-Saponi The Haliwa-Saponi] (from Wikipedia)  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/afam/slaves-whitaker.htm Sale of the Slaves of Cary Whitaker of Halifax]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/afam/slaves-whitaker.htm Sale of the Slaves of Cary Whitaker of Halifax]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/afam/je_ohara.htm Biography of James Edward O'Hara]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/afam/je_ohara.htm Biography of James Edward O'Hara]  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ajac/nchalifax.htm Halifax County 1860 Largest Slaveholders &amp; 1870 Surnames Match]
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ajac/nchalifax.htm Halifax County 1860 Largest Slaveholders &amp; 1870 Surnames Match]  
*[http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/halifax.htm Slaves named in Halifax Co. Wills, 1758-1854]
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*[http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/halifax.htm Slaves named in Halifax Co. Wills, 1758-1854]  
 
*[http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/baysmore/menu.html Joseph Baysmore, a Historical Sketch of 1st Colored Baptist Church]
 
*[http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/baysmore/menu.html Joseph Baysmore, a Historical Sketch of 1st Colored Baptist Church]
  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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Transcribed copies of Military Records can be found:  
 
Transcribed copies of Military Records can be found:  
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
 
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, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.]]
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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.]]  
 
:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.rrdailyherald.com/ Roanoke Daily Herald]
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*[http://www.rrdailyherald.com/ Roanoke Daily Herald]  
*[http://www.vancnews.com/warrenton/ Warren Record]
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*[http://www.vancnews.com/warrenton/ Warren Record]  
*[http://www.topix.net/city/littleton-nc Littleton News]
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*[http://www.topix.net/city/littleton-nc Littleton News]  
 
*[http://www.vancnews.com/lake_gaston/ The Lake Gaston Observer]
 
*[http://www.vancnews.com/lake_gaston/ The Lake Gaston Observer]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
The Clerk of the Superior Court for Halifax County has copies of court, wills and estate records starting from 1759 if they have not been transferred to the State Archives.
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The Clerk of the Superior Court for Halifax County has copies of court, wills and estate records starting from 1759 if they have not been transferred to the State Archives.  
  
The North Carolina State Archives has copies of most records prior to about 1930. For a listing of available Halifax County records at the Archives, click onto our Guide. It is generally more cost effective to order directly from the County offices, so check the local offices first for document availability.
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The North Carolina State Archives has copies of most records prior to about 1930. For a listing of available Halifax County records at the Archives, click onto our Guide. It is generally more cost effective to order directly from the County offices, so check the local offices first for document availability.  
  
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Halifax/Default.asp Halifax County Courthouse]<br>Clerk of the Superior Court<br>357 Ferrell Lane<br>Halifax, NC 27839<br>(252) 583-5061
  
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Mailing Address:<br>P. O. Box 66<br>Halifax, NC 27839
  
[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Halifax/Default.asp Halifax County Courthouse]<br>Clerk of the Superior Court<br>357 Ferrell Lane<br>Halifax, NC 27839<br>(252) 583-5061
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<br>[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/services.htm North Carolina State Archives]<br>109 E. Jones Street<br>Raleigh, NC 27601<br>Mail:<br>4614 Mail Service Center<br>Raleigh, NC 27699-4614<br>Tel: 919-807-7310<br>  
 
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Mailing Address:<br>P. O. Box 66<br>Halifax, NC 27839
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<br>[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/services.htm North Carolina State Archives]<br>109 E. Jones Street<br>Raleigh, NC 27601<br>Mail:<br>4614 Mail Service Center<br>Raleigh, NC 27699-4614<br>Tel: 919-807-7310<br>
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Following are links to pages with transcribed Wills or Estate Records:<br>
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Following are links to pages with transcribed Wills or Estate Records:<br>  
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/evans-mariah-wl.htm Mariah Evans, 1881]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/evans-mariah-wl.htm Mariah Evans, 1881]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/ben_richardson_wl.htm Benjamin Richardson, 1809]<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/ben_richardson_wl.htm Benjamin Richardson, 1809]<br>  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/wm_richardson__wl.htm William Richardson, 1798]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/wm_richardson__wl.htm William Richardson, 1798]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/al_richardson_wl.htm Alfred Richardson, 1874]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/al_richardson_wl.htm Alfred Richardson, 1874]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/l_manley_wl.htm Lucy (Williams) Manley, 1930]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/l_manley_wl.htm Lucy (Williams) Manley, 1930]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/williams_pres_wl.htm Presley Williams, 1879]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/williams_pres_wl.htm Presley Williams, 1879]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/zollicoffer_j_wl.htm Julius Zollicoffer, 1853]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/zollicoffer_j_wl.htm Julius Zollicoffer, 1853]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/richardson_s-h_wl.htm Sallie (Holly) Richardson, 1928]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/richardson_s-h_wl.htm Sallie (Holly) Richardson, 1928]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/richardson_g1880_wl.htm Gideon Richardson, 1880]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/richardson_g1880_wl.htm Gideon Richardson, 1880]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/richardson-e-l-1908wl.htm Eliza Louisa Richardson, 1908]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/richardson-e-l-1908wl.htm Eliza Louisa Richardson, 1908]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/hattaway-wm-1795wl.htm William Hattaway/Hadaway, 1795]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/hattaway-wm-1795wl.htm William Hattaway/Hadaway, 1795]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/alston01.txt Joseph John Alston, 1780]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/alston01.txt Joseph John Alston, 1780]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/alston1854.txt W.F.S. Alston, 1854]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/alston1854.txt W.F.S. Alston, 1854]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/andrew1761.txt William Andrew, 1761]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/andrew1761.txt William Andrew, 1761]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/bakereta33gwl.txt Simmons J. Baker, 1853]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/bakereta33gwl.txt Simmons J. Baker, 1853]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/bishop01.txt William Bishop, 1782]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/bishop01.txt William Bishop, 1782]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/brink-1838.txt Jeremiah Brinkley, 1838]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/brink-1838.txt Jeremiah Brinkley, 1838]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/brink-1838.txt Brinkley Family Estate Records<br>]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/brink-1838.txt Brinkley Family Estate Records<br>]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/bryant1762.txt William Bryant, 1762]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/bryant1762.txt William Bryant, 1762]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/bunn1877.txt Sarah Elizabeth Bunn, 1877]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/bunn1877.txt Sarah Elizabeth Bunn, 1877]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/burt1788.txt Joseph Burt, 1788]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/burt1788.txt Joseph Burt, 1788]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/burt1805.txt Richard Burt, 1805]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/burt1805.txt Richard Burt, 1805]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/burt1793.txt Stephen Burt, 1793]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/burt1793.txt Stephen Burt, 1793]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/carney01.txt Richard Carney, 1793]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/carney01.txt Richard Carney, 1793]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/cooper1794.txt John Cooper, 1794]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/cooper1794.txt John Cooper, 1794]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/coopert1794.txt Thomas Cooper, 1794]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/coopert1794.txt Thomas Cooper, 1794]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/cotton1785.txt Henry Cotton, 1785]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/cotton1785.txt Henry Cotton, 1785]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/cotton1794.txt Joseph Cotton, 1794]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/cotton1794.txt Joseph Cotton, 1794]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/crawley01.txt David Crawley, 1773]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/crawley01.txt David Crawley, 1773]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/daniel1842.txt Matilda Daniel, 1842]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/daniel1842.txt Matilda Daniel, 1842]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/daniel01.txt William Daniel, 1800]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/daniel01.txt William Daniel, 1800]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/davis1764.txt Thomas Davis, 1764]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/davis1764.txt Thomas Davis, 1764]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/faulcn01.txt Rosanna Conner Faulcon, 1844]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/faulcn01.txt Rosanna Conner Faulcon, 1844]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/flueln01.txt William Fluellen, 1784]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/flueln01.txt William Fluellen, 1784]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/foster-1802.txt Ambrose Foster, 1802]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/foster-1802.txt Ambrose Foster, 1802]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/thogard.txt Thomas Gardner, 1777]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/thogard.txt Thomas Gardner, 1777]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/green472nwl.txt William Green, 1760]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/mckinnie194wl.txt Barnaby McKinnie, 1761]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/mckinnie194wl.txt Barnaby McKinnie, 1761]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/mckinnie195wl.txt Barnaby McKinnie Jr., 1761]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/mckinnie195wl.txt Barnaby McKinnie Jr., 1761]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/medford108gwl.txt Henry Medford, 1773]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/medford108gwl.txt Henry Medford, 1773]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/mohoon193wl.txt Josiah Mohoon, 1772]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/mohoon193wl.txt Josiah Mohoon, 1772]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/morris1571wl.txt Hezekiah Morris, 1799]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/morris1571wl.txt Hezekiah Morris, 1799]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/pair01.txt Bethel Pair, 1804]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/read03.txt Harmon Read, 1767]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/read03.txt Harmon Read, 1767]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/read05.txt Read Wills Addendums]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/read01.txt Jesse Read, 1820]  
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Founded December 12, 1754
County Seat Halifax
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Contents

County Courthouse

Halifax County,North Carolina
King Street
Box 67
Halifax, NC 27839
252-583-2101

Reg of Deeds has b & d from 1913
m rec from 1867 div
pro rec from1868, ct rec from 1893
land rec from 1729 & mil dis rec from 1918

History

In 1758 the residents of Edgecombe County petitioned the Governor and the Colonial Assembly requesting that the parish of Halifax be granted the status of an individual county - having functioned along with St. Mary’s Parish as the two original Edgecombe County parishes since its creation in 1741 from the southwestern section of Bertie County. Bertie County was formed from the western extension of Chowan Precinct (west of the Chowan River) in the year 1722, and was even earlier, an undefined part of the now extinct original Albemarle County 1664-1668. All territory within the boundaries of Edgecombe County north of the Fishing Creek and Rainbow Banks on the Roanoke River - approximately 711 square miles - was officially designated as Halifax County on January 1, 1759. Halifax County is located in the northeastern area of North Carolina and is bordered on all sides by seven neighboring NC counties. As suggested by Governor Author Dobbs, Halifax was named for George Montague II, Earl of Halifax, first Lord of the Board of Trade and Plantations. The county seat, also named Halifax (town) had been established in 1757 on the Roanoke River. Located on the fall line of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, the county has an interesting mixture of flat and hilly terrain and an excellent climate for agricultural pursuits. The original residents of this area along the southern banks of the Moratuck [Roanoke] River and Quankie Creek were the Tuscarora Indians.

In 1917 Milton Whitney, Chief of Bureau, U. S. Department of Agriculture submitted an official report to the US Government in which he stated that the early settlers of the Halifax County area came mainly from the British Isles. Many of them settled first in New Jersey and other northern States and then migrated to this county. Others came directly to Halifax County. The first settlements in Halifax County were apparently made near the watercourses. The first crops grown were corn, peas, potatoes, flax, and various vegetables. Live stock was brought in at an early date, and gradually increased in number. Flax was spun and woven into garments for home use. Considerable wool was produced and made into clothing at home. Tanneries were in operation at an early date, and furnished leather for making shoes. Nearly every settler grew tobacco for domestic use. Cotton was grown in small patches and made into homespun garments, the lint being separated from the seed by hand.

In 1774, the southeastern part of Halifax County was combined with part of Tyrrell County to form Martin County. Today Halifax County is comprised of twelve townships with a total population of 57,370 people (2000 Census). The Townships are: Brinkleyville, Butterwood, Conoconnara, Enfield, Faucett, Halifax, Littleton, Palmyra, Roanoke Rapids, Roseneath, Scotland Neck, and Weldon.


Land records of Edgecombe County, and Bertie District, are included in the record of deed series.

Parent County

1754--Halifax County was created 12 December 1754 from Edgecombe County.
County seat: Halifax [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Many court records are missing. Many of the early marriage records are also missing.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

Court

Land

The Halifax County Register of Deeds has copies of land records starting from 1732. Marriage records are available since 1825. Birth & Death records are available since October 1913. Generally, it is more cost effective to obtain documents from the County offices for non-certified copies rather than the State Archives, so contact the Registry for availability & pricing.


The North Carolina State Archives has copies of most records prior to about 1930. For a listing of available Halifax County records at the Archives, click onto our Guide. It is generally more cost effective to order directly from the County offices, so check the local offices first for document availability. Before ordering anything from the Archives, please read our Contacting the State Archives page.


Halifax County Register of Deeds
Court Services Building
P. O. Box 67
357 Ferrell Lane
Halifax, NC 27839
Tel: 259-583-2101
Access the Property Index Search on their website


The following pages contain transcriptions of deeds:

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War

Transcribed copies of Military Records can be found:

Civil War

Transcribed copies of Military Records can be found:

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

Newspapers

Probate

The Clerk of the Superior Court for Halifax County has copies of court, wills and estate records starting from 1759 if they have not been transferred to the State Archives.

The North Carolina State Archives has copies of most records prior to about 1930. For a listing of available Halifax County records at the Archives, click onto our Guide. It is generally more cost effective to order directly from the County offices, so check the local offices first for document availability.



Halifax County Courthouse
Clerk of the Superior Court
357 Ferrell Lane
Halifax, NC 27839
(252) 583-5061

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 66
Halifax, NC 27839


North Carolina State Archives
109 E. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Mail:
4614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4614
Tel: 919-807-7310


Following are links to pages with transcribed Wills or Estate Records:

Taxation

Vital Records

The Halifax County Register of Deeds has copies of land records starting from 1732. Marriage records are available since 1825. Birth & Death records are available since October 1913. Generally, it is more cost effective to obtain documents from the County offices for non-certified copies rather than the State Archives, so contact the Registry for availability & pricing.

Halifax County Register of Deeds
Court Services Building
P. O. Box 67
357 Ferrell Lane
Halifax, NC 27839
Tel: 259-583-2101
Access the Property Index Search on their website


There are copies of transcribed Vital Records at the following sites:

Societies and Libraries 

Halifax County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 447
Halifax, NC 27839

North Carolina Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 22
Greenville, NC 27835

Edgecombe County Genealogical Society
PO Box 656
Pinetops, North Carolina 27864

Tar River Connections Genealogical Society
P O Box 8764
Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804

Family History Centers



Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).