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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Jones_County,_North_Carolina|Jones County]]''
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Guide to '''Jones 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]]  [[Jones County, North Carolina|Jones County]]''
 
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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Jones County Courthouse<br>P O Box 189 <br>Trenton NC 28585 <br>Phone: 252-447-2551
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Courthouse burned 1862<br>Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913<br>marriage records&nbsp;from 1850, land records from 1779<br>and military discharge records; Clerk Court has probate records from 1779,<br>Court and divorce records<br>
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Jones County was created from Craven Count 14 Apr 1778<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Jones County, North Carolina was established in 1778 or 1779 (sources differ). The county was named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Jones_(statesman) Willie Jones], who was a planter, slave owner, and Revolutionary War figure.
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The county seat is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trenton,_North_Carolina Trenton].
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1862--'''Courthouse was burned during Civil War battle, many court records destroyed.  
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'''1862--'''Courthouse was burned during Civil War battle, many court records destroyed. See [http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/onslow/docs/Jones_County_NCStateArchives.pdf Jones County]&nbsp;list of extant records (NC GenWeb).  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Chadwick,&nbsp;Combs Fort,&nbsp;Comfort,&nbsp;Debruhls Landing,&nbsp;Hargetts Crossroads,&nbsp;Jones Corner,&nbsp;Maysville,&nbsp;Oak Grove,&nbsp;Olivers,&nbsp;Olivers Crossroads,&nbsp;Perfection,&nbsp;Phillips Crossroads,&nbsp;Pleasant Hill,&nbsp;Pollocks,&nbsp;[http://www.co.jones.nc.us/PollockA.htm Pollocksville],&nbsp;Ravenswood,&nbsp;Sassers Mill,&nbsp;Shady Grove,&nbsp;Simmons Corner,&nbsp;Taylors Corner,&nbsp;Tenmile Fork,&nbsp;[http://www.co.jones.nc.us/Trenton.htm Trenton],&nbsp;Wise Forks  
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*Chadwick,&nbsp;Combs Fort,&nbsp;Comfort,&nbsp;Debruhls Landing,&nbsp;Hargetts Crossroads,&nbsp;Jones Corner,&nbsp;Maysville,&nbsp;Oak Grove,&nbsp;Olivers,&nbsp;Olivers Crossroads,&nbsp;Perfection,&nbsp;Phillips Crossroads,&nbsp;Pleasant Hill,&nbsp;Pollocks,&nbsp;[http://www.co.jones.nc.us/PollockA.htm Pollocksville],&nbsp;Ravenswood,&nbsp;Sassers Mill,&nbsp;Shady Grove,&nbsp;Simmons Corner,&nbsp;Taylors Corner,&nbsp;Tenmile Fork,&nbsp;[http://www.co.jones.nc.us/Trenton.htm Trenton],&nbsp;Wise Forks  
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*[http://webpmt.usps.gov/pmt007.cfm?PostOfficeCounty=Jones&stat_state_name=NORTH%20CAROLINA Jones County Post Offices] (USPS)
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncjones.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncjones.png]]
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==== General  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/onslow/docs/Jones_County_NCStateArchives.pdf Jones County] (NC GenWeb; a list of both original and microfilmed records that are extant)
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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==== Bibles  ====
 
==== Bibles  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/bibles Jones County Bible records]&nbsp;(Jones County GenWeb)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/bibles Jones County Bible records]&nbsp;(Jones County GenWeb)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/jones/jonesbibles.htm Jones County Bible records] (US GenWeb)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonesbibles.htm Jones County Bible records] (US GenWeb)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
*Book:&nbsp;''Jones County Cemeteries: Jones County, North Carolina''. Compiled by the Heritage Genealogical Society, 2005. – 3 volume set. View the [http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org/book_cemeteryjonescounty_one.html Volume 1 index].  
 
*Book:&nbsp;''Jones County Cemeteries: Jones County, North Carolina''. Compiled by the Heritage Genealogical Society, 2005. – 3 volume set. View the [http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org/book_cemeteryjonescounty_one.html Volume 1 index].  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/cemeteries Cemeteries, Jones County, North Carolina] (links and resources, Jones County GenWeb)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/cemeteries Cemeteries, Jones County, North Carolina] (links and resources, Jones County GenWeb)  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/cemeteries/ Cemeteries, Jones County, North Carolina] (transcriptions, US GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/cemeteries/ Cemeteries, Jones County, North Carolina] (transcriptions, US GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1702 Find-A-Grave] - Jones County Cemeteries
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1702 Find-A-Grave] - Jones County Cemeteries
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
  
 
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*[http://www.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nc/jones/1790/ 1790 U.S. Census, Jones County, North Carolina] (transcription, US GenWeb)
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*[http://www.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nc/jones/1790/ 1790 U.S. Census, Jones County, North Carolina] (transcription, US GenWeb)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/census/1810/ 1810 U.S. Census, Jones County, North Carolina] (images, US GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/census/1810/ 1810 U.S. Census, Jones County, North Carolina] (images, US GenWeb Archives)  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/jones/census/1850/jones50.txt 1850 U.S. Census, Jones County, North Carolina] (surname index only, US GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/census/1850/jones50.txt 1850 U.S. Census, Jones County, North Carolina] (surname index only, US GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/census-records Census records] - Jones County, NCGenWeb
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/census-records Census records] - Jones County, NCGenWeb
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/church-records/tuckahoe-baptist-church-records Tuckahoe Baptist Church Records, 1865-1873]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/joneschurch.htm Jones County Church Records] (US GenWeb Archives)
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/church-records/pleasant-hill-church-records Pleasant Hill Christian Church Records, 1858-1896]
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''Chinquepin Chapel.''' 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), 1:305, 315. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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*'''Trent.''' Established by 1761.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''Tuckahoe.''' [http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/church-records/tuckahoe-baptist-church-records Tuckahoe Baptist Church Records, 1865-1873]&nbsp;(Jones County GenWeb)
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*'''White Oak.''' Constituted 1795.<ref>Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, ''A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808'' (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at [http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF St Paul's Seminary website].</ref>
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===== Christian  =====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/church-records/pleasant-hill-church-records Pleasant Hill Christian Church Records, 1858-1896]&nbsp;(Jones County GenWeb)
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/court-records Court records] - Jones County, NCGenWeb
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/court-records Jones County court records]&nbsp;(Jones County, NCGenWeb)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonescourt.htm Jones County court records] (US GenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
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==== Education  ====
 
==== Education  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=jones&state=NC Jones County students at NC colleges] - via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index<br>
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=jones&state=NC Jones County students at NC colleges]&nbsp;(NCGenWeb Yearbook Index)<br>  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/jones/schools_trentonfemaleacad_announcement_1888.html Trenton Female Academy], 1888 (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*Aiken, Nancy, ''Minutes of the Jones County, North Carolina Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1826-1841'', Heritage Books, 2002. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=sar86HDs-EYC&dq=%22Jones+County%22+%22North+Carolina%22&hl=en&ei=_KGYTbyVGJGgtwfCpfjsCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAg Google Books link] without preview)  
 
*Aiken, Nancy, ''Minutes of the Jones County, North Carolina Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1826-1841'', Heritage Books, 2002. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=sar86HDs-EYC&dq=%22Jones+County%22+%22North+Carolina%22&hl=en&ei=_KGYTbyVGJGgtwfCpfjsCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAg Google Books link] without preview)  
*Gwynn, Zae Hargett, ''Abstracts of the Records of Jones County, North Carolina, 1779-1868'', Vol. 1, self-published, 1963. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=ZXclAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22Jones%20County%22%20%22North%20Carolina%22&source=gbs_similarbooks Google Books link] without preview)
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*Gwynn, Zae Hargett, ''Abstracts of the Records of Jones County, North Carolina, 1779-1868'', Vol. 1, self-published, 1963. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=ZXclAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22Jones%20County%22%20%22North%20Carolina%22&source=gbs_similarbooks Google Books link] without preview) (information in [http://www.genealogical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&ref=1458&item_number=2445 Genealogy.com])
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Maps and Gazetteers ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/map Maps] - Jones County, NCGenWeb
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NC/County/jones.htm 1895 map, Jones County] (1895 U.S. Atlas)
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*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=thumb&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;mapid,A,1;title,A,0;altern,200,0;none,A,0;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOBIB=mapid,A,1,N;title,A,0,N;altern,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20%284x5%29;conten,title,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;title,mapid,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=spatia&CISOBOX1=%22Jones+County%22&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=title&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=altern&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps Jones County] (historical maps in North Carolina Maps)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/map Maps]&nbsp;(Jones County, NCGenWeb)
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*[http://www.co.jones.nc.us/MapJones.htm Map of Jones and Adjacent Counties] (Jones County Economic Development Commission)
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:2:::NO::P1_STATE,P1_COUNTY:North%20Carolina,Jones USGS Gazetteer: Jones County]
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from Jones 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  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/military/1890-veterans-schedule 1890 Veteran's Schedule]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/military/1890-veterans-schedule 1890 Veteran's Schedule]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonesmilitary.htm Military Records] - Jones County, NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonesmilitary.htm Military Records]&nbsp;(Jones County, NCGenWeb Archives)<br>
  
==== Newspapers<br> ====
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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:-[[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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==== Native American  ====
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*[http://www.co.jones.nc.us/Indian.htm The Tuscarora Indians] (Jones County Economic Development Commission)
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==== Newspapers<br> ====
  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=North+Carolina&county=Jones&city=&year1=1690&year2=2010 Jones County newspapers]&nbsp;(List from the Library of Congress of newspapers that have been published in the county. &nbsp;Provides details on libraries that hold back issues.)<br>  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=North+Carolina&county=Jones&city=&year1=1690&year2=2010 Jones County newspapers]&nbsp;(List from the Library of Congress of newspapers that have been published in the county. &nbsp;Provides details on libraries that hold back issues.)<br>  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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See Wills
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==== Schools  ====
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See Education
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonestax.htm Jones County Tax Lists] - via NCGenWeb Archives<br>
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*[http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/1816tax.htm 1816 Tax Delinquents, Fourth Collection District of North Carolina] (New Bern-Craven Public Library)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonestax.htm Jones County Tax Lists]&nbsp;(NCGenWeb Archives)<br>
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Marriages  =====
 
===== Marriages  =====
  
*[http://www.genwed.com/NC/Jones.htm Jones County Marriage Records] (GenWed)
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*[http://www.genwed.com/NC/Jones.htm Jones County Marriage Records] (GenWed)  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979]&nbsp;(FamilySearch; images included)
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979]&nbsp;(FamilySearch; images included)
  
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==== Wills <br>  ====
 
==== Wills <br>  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonestax.htm Jones County Wills &amp;&nbsp;Estates] - transcribed for the NCGenWeb Archives project
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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]].
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonestax.htm Index to Jones County Estate Records] - via Jones County NCGenWeb<br>
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*'''1760-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 3 and A to E (1760-1964)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/jones/EstateRecordsIndex.pdf Jones County Index to Estate Records] (Jones County GenWeb)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/wills Jones County Individual Wills] (Jones County GenWeb)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/joneswills.htm Jones County Wills and Estates] (US GenWeb Archives)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*[http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org/hgsweb/ Heritage Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org/hgsweb/ Heritage Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.neuselibrary.org/default.htm Neuse Regional Library, Kinston, North Carolina] ("serving Lenoir, Greene &amp; Jones Counties")
 
*[http://www.neuselibrary.org/default.htm Neuse Regional Library, Kinston, North Carolina] ("serving Lenoir, Greene &amp; Jones Counties")
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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.co.jones.nc.us/history.htm County History] (Jones County Economic Development Commission)  
 
*[http://www.co.jones.nc.us/history.htm County History] (Jones County Economic Development Commission)  
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Jones|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Jones|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/jones_county_nc.html A History of Jones County]
 
*[http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/north-carolina-counties/jones/ Jones County Genealogy] (North Carolina Genealogy)  
 
*[http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/north-carolina-counties/jones/ Jones County Genealogy] (North Carolina Genealogy)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NC/Jones/ Jones County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NC/Jones/ Jones County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/jones/ Jones County, NC Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/jones/ Jones County, NC Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/ Jones County, NCGenWeb]&nbsp;(free genealogy resources; part of the USGenWeb Project)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/ Jones County, NCGenWeb]&nbsp;(free genealogy resources; part of the USGenWeb Project)  
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genealogyInfo.php?locIndex=19399 Jones County, North Carolina] (ePodunk)
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones_County,_North_Carolina Jones County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones_County,_North_Carolina Jones County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/jones/ Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/jones/ Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy Trails]  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/nc-county-jones.html Jones County, North Carolina History, Records, Facts, Genealogy and Ancestry] (Family History 101)  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/nc-county-jones.html Jones County, North Carolina History, Records, Facts, Genealogy and Ancestry] (Family History 101)  
*[http://www.jonesrod.com/ Jones County, North Carolina Register of Deeds]
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*[http://www.jonesrod.com/ Jones County, North Carolina Register of Deeds]&nbsp;| [http://jonesrod.com/genealogy.html Genealogy Page]<br>
  
 
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Guide to Jones County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Seat Trenton
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Contents

County Courthouse

Jones County Courthouse
P O Box 189
Trenton NC 28585
Phone: 252-447-2551

Courthouse burned 1862
Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage records from 1850, land records from 1779
and military discharge records; Clerk Court has probate records from 1779,
Court and divorce records

Jones County was created from Craven Count 14 Apr 1778

History

Jones County, North Carolina was established in 1778 or 1779 (sources differ). The county was named after Willie Jones, who was a planter, slave owner, and Revolutionary War figure.

The county seat is Trenton.

Parent County

1778--Jones County was created 14 April 1778 from Craven County.
County seat: Trenton [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1862--Courthouse was burned during Civil War battle, many court records destroyed. See Jones County list of extant records (NC GenWeb).

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Chadwick, Combs Fort, Comfort, Debruhls Landing, Hargetts Crossroads, Jones Corner, Maysville, Oak Grove, Olivers, Olivers Crossroads, Perfection, Phillips Crossroads, Pleasant Hill, Pollocks, Pollocksville, Ravenswood, Sassers Mill, Shady Grove, Simmons Corner, Taylors Corner, Tenmile Fork, Trenton, Wise Forks
  • Jones County Post Offices (USPS)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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General

  • Jones County (NC GenWeb; a list of both original and microfilmed records that are extant)

African American

Bibles

Cemeteries

Census

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

Historical Populations
Census Pop.
19008,226
19108,7216.0%
19209,91213.7%
193010,4285.2%
194010,9264.8%
195011,0040.7%
196011,0050%
19709,779−11.1%
19809,705−0.8%
19909,414−3.0%
200010,38110.3%

Church

Baptist
Christian

Court

Directories

Education

Land

Local Histories

  • Aiken, Nancy, Minutes of the Jones County, North Carolina Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1826-1841, Heritage Books, 2002. (Google Books link without preview)
  • Gwynn, Zae Hargett, Abstracts of the Records of Jones County, North Carolina, 1779-1868, Vol. 1, self-published, 1963. (Google Books link without preview) (information in Genealogy.com)

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Jones County for European settlers included:[4]

Military

Civil War

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

-2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Native American

Newspapers

Probate

See Wills

Schools

See Education

Taxation

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of birth, marriage and death certificates can be ordered for 25 cents each from the Jones County Register of Deeds. See their website for more information.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Wills

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 2.0 2.1 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:305, 315. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  3. Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808 (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at St Paul's Seminary website.
  4. 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.