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Founded 1778
County Seat Trenton
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Contents

County Courthouse

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

General

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

African American

Bibles

Cemeteries

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

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:[2]

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 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 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.



 

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