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Guide to '''Hertford County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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== History  ==
 
== 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.
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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.  
  
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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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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==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
In 1779 the northeastern part of Hertford County was combined with parts of Chowan County and Perquimans County to form Gates County.<br>
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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>  
  
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''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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For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/nc-counties.html#courthouse North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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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>  
 
*'''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>  
*'''Old Meherrin,''' Murfreesboro, N.C. Established 1735.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''Old Meherrin,''' Murfreesboro, N.C. Established 1735.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''Buckhorn Baptist''', Como, N.C. &nbsp;Established 1835.&nbsp;<ref>Minutes 1835-1963. Buckhorn Baptist Church (Murfreesboro, NC); FHL microfilm #314012</ref>
  
 
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:- [[11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company F<br>:- [[17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization)|17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization)]], Company D<br>:- [[1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves - Confederate|1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves]], Company K<br>:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company F<br>:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company K<br>:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company C<br>:- [[3rd Battalion, North Carolina Light Artillery|3rd Battalion, North Carolina Light Artillery]], Company C<br>:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)|4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)]], Company D<br>:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)|4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)]], Company E<br><br>
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*1861 - 1865 {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*1861 - 1865 {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Birth =====
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*1800 - 2000 {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1866 - 1964 {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Death  =====
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*1898 - 1994{{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*1908 - 2004 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1909-1975 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*1931 - 1994{{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*1958 - 2004[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1868-1872''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/hertford/resources.htm Hertford Marriages 1868-1872] at USGenWeb - free.
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*'''1868-1963''' - Hertford County Marriage Index 1868-1963. Batch {{IGI|M752555}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.</ref>
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*1741 - 2004 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1759 - 1979{{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1762 - 1969{{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina County Marriages 1762-1969}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
  
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
 
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/hertford-county/ Hertford County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[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  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Hertford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/hertford.htm USGenWeb Archives] - many additional records for Hertford
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/hertford.htm USGenWeb Archives] - many additional records for Hertford
  
 
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Guide to Hertford County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Hertford County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of 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.

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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

For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Hertford County, North Carolina Genealogy 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]
  • Buckhorn Baptist, Como, N.C.  Established 1835. [4]
Church of England
  • St. John's Chapel. Established by 1782.[5]

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:[6]

Military

Civil War

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

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company F
:- 17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization), Company D
:- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company K
:- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company F
:- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company K
:- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company C
:- 3rd Battalion, North Carolina Light Artillery, Company C
:- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops), Company D
:- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops), Company E

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Death
Divorce
Marriage

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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. Minutes 1835-1963. Buckhorn Baptist Church (Murfreesboro, NC); FHL microfilm #314012
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.


 

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