Hertford County, North Carolina

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Hertford_County,_North_Carolina|Hertford County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.hertfordcountync.gov/ Hertford County Courthouse]<br>King Street P O Box 36<br>Winton, NC 27986<br>Phone: 252-358-7850<br>
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Courthouse burned 1832 and 1862<br>Register of Deeds has birth and death records and&nbsp;burial records from 1913<br>marriage records from 1884 and land records from 1866 <br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1883<br>and probate records rec from 1869 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hertford County, North Carolina. Page 509 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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1759 Hertford County named in honor of the Marquis of Hertford, Francis Seymour Conway, was officially formed from Bertie, Chowan and Northampton Counties by an act of legislature effective May 1, 1760.
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The first official court proceedings in the area were held at Cotton's Ferry. In 1766 Assembly Representative Benjamin Wynn donated fifty acres for a town to be properly established and it was briefly called "Wynntown". Shortly following the 1766 incorporation of the town "Winton" became the county seat of government as it proudly remains today.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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In 1779 the northeastern part of Hertford County was combined with parts of Chowan County and Perquimans County to form Gates County.<br>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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'''1830, 1862--'''Courthouse fires destroyed the majority of the county's records.  
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'''1830, 1862--'''Courthouse fires destroyed the majority of the county's records.
  
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Census  ====
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''Mr. Arthur Cotten's.''' Established by 1782.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:478, 488. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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*'''Old Meherrin,''' Murfreesboro, N.C. Established 1735.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''St. John's Chapel.''' Established by 1782.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:488. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*[http://openlibrary.org/works/OL6910559W/The_colonial_and_state_political_history_of_Hertford_County_N.C The colonial and state political history of Hertford County, N.C] (1906) - by&nbsp;Benjamin Brodie Winborne; freely available at OpenLibrary<br>
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from Hertford County for European settlers included:<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry.], and William E. Myer, ''Indian Trails of the Southeast''. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). ({{FHL|54678|item|disp=FHL Book 970.1 M992i}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1523234 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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:*Atlantic Ocean
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:*[[King's Highway]] about 1704
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:*[[Secondary Coast Road]] late 1730s
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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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  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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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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*'''1830-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to G (1830-1963)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
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*Chowan College: [http://goo.gl/MUt1U 1911-2006]
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*Chowan College: [http://goo.gl/MUt1U 1911-2006]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=hertford&state=NC Hertford County students at NC colleges] - via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/hertford/ NCGenWeb: Hertford County] - part of the USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/hertford/ NCGenWeb: Hertford County] - part of the USGenWeb Project  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191109&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Hertford&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/hertford.htm USGenWeb Archives] - many additional records for Hertford
  
 
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Hertford County, North Carolina
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Founded December 12, 1754
County Seat Winton
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County Courthouse

Hertford County Courthouse
King Street P O Box 36
Winton, NC 27986
Phone: 252-358-7850

Courthouse burned 1832 and 1862
Register of Deeds has birth and death records and burial records from 1913
marriage records from 1884 and land records from 1866
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1883
and probate records rec from 1869 [1]

History

1759 Hertford County named in honor of the Marquis of Hertford, Francis Seymour Conway, was officially formed from Bertie, Chowan and Northampton Counties by an act of legislature effective May 1, 1760.

The first official court proceedings in the area were held at Cotton's Ferry. In 1766 Assembly Representative Benjamin Wynn donated fifty acres for a town to be properly established and it was briefly called "Wynntown". Shortly following the 1766 incorporation of the town "Winton" became the county seat of government as it proudly remains today.


Parent County

1754--Hertford County was created 12 December 1754 from Chowan, Bertie, and Northampton Counties.
County seat: Winton [2]

Boundary Changes

In 1779 the northeastern part of Hertford County was combined with parts of Chowan County and Perquimans County to form Gates County.

Record Loss

1830, 1862--Courthouse fires destroyed the majority of the county's records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Nchertford.png

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Mr. Arthur Cotten's. Established by 1782.[3]
  • Old Meherrin, Murfreesboro, N.C. Established 1735.[3]
Church of England
  • St. John's Chapel. Established by 1782.[4]

Court

The first court was held at Cotton's Ferry.

Land

Local Histories


Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Hertford County for European settlers included:[5]

Military

Civil War

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

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hertford County, North Carolina. Page 509 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), 1:478, 488. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:488. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.