Lee County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Lee County Courthouse<br>1400 S Horner Blvd<br>Sanford, NC 27330  
 
Lee County Courthouse<br>1400 S Horner Blvd<br>Sanford, NC 27330  
  
Mailing Address:<br>PO Box 4209<br>Sanford, NC 27331<br>Tel: (919) 718-6300
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Mailing Address:<br>PO Box 4209<br>Sanford, NC 27331<br>Tel: (919) 718-6300  
  
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== History  ==
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/cemeteries/jonescem.txt Jones Chapel United Methodist Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/cemeteries/jonescem.txt Jones Chapel United Methodist Cemetery]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/cemeteries/leemem01.txt Lee Memory Gardens (partial)]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/cemeteries/leemem01.txt Lee Memory Gardens (partial)]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/cemeteries/maycem.txt May Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/cemeteries/maycem.txt May Family Cemetery]  
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/lee/cem001.htm Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/lee/cem001.htm Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery]
  
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==== Court  ====
 
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The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.
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The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.  
  
 
As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines.<br>  
 
As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines.<br>  
  
[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Lee/Default.asp Lee County Clerk of Court]<br>Address: 1408 S. Horner Blvd. Sanford, NC 27330- Ph. (918) 774-4821<br>Records available: Wills and Estates, Court Records
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Lee/Default.asp Lee County Clerk of Court]<br>Address: 1408 S. Horner Blvd. Sanford, NC 27330- Ph. (918) 774-4821<br>Records available: Wills and Estates, Court Records  
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
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Has land records starting from 1908<br>  
 
Has land records starting from 1908<br>  
  
[http://www.leencrod.org/Opening.asp Deed Records available for online research]
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[http://www.leencrod.org/Opening.asp Deed Records available for online research]  
  
 
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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There are Probate records available through the[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Lee/Staff/Clerk.asp Lee County Clerk of the Superior Court] which includes wills, estate records and all transactions in reference to settlement of estates.
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There are Probate records available through the[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Lee/Staff/Clerk.asp Lee County Clerk of the Superior Court] which includes wills, estate records and all transactions in reference to settlement of estates.  
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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[http://www.leencrod.org/Opening.asp Lee County Register Of Deeds]<br>Lee County Courthouse<br>1408 S. Horner Blvd<br>P.O. Box 2040<br>Sanford, NC 27330<br>8:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Fri<br>(919)718-4585 <br>
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[http://www.leencrod.org/Opening.asp Lee County Register Of Deeds]<br>Lee County Courthouse<br>1408 S. Horner Blvd<br>P.O. Box 2040<br>Sanford, NC 27330<br>8:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Fri<br>(919)718-4585 <br>  
  
Records available: Birth, delayed Birth, Death, Marriage, Deeds, Military Discharges
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Records available: Birth, delayed Birth, Death, Marriage, Deeds, Military Discharges  
  
Copies of transcribed Vital Records can be found at the following websites:
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Copies of transcribed Vital Records can be found at the following websites:  
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/lee/vitals.htm Vital Statistics from the Jonesboro Leader<br>]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/lee/vitals.htm Vital Statistics from the Jonesboro Leader<br>]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/leemarriages.html Lee County Marriages]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/leemarriages.html Lee County Marriages]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/leeobits.html Lee County Obituaries]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/leeobits.html Lee County Obituaries]
  
== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
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== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
 
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*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/lee/ Lee County NCGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/lee/ Lee County NCGenWeb]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee.htm Lee County NCGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee.htm Lee County NCGenWeb Archives]  
 
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Revision as of 03:04, 9 May 2012

Lee County, North Carolina
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Founded March 6, 1907
County Seat Sanford
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Contents

County Courthouse

Lee County Courthouse
1400 S Horner Blvd
Sanford, NC 27330

Mailing Address:
PO Box 4209
Sanford, NC 27331
Tel: (919) 718-6300



History

Parent County

1907--Lee County was created 6 March 1907 from Moore and Chatham Counties.
County seat: Sanford [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

Court

The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.

As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines.

Lee County Clerk of Court
Address: 1408 S. Horner Blvd. Sanford, NC 27330- Ph. (918) 774-4821
Records available: Wills and Estates, Court Records

Land

Lee County Register Of Deeds
Lee County Courthouse
1408 S. Horner Blvd
P.O. Box 2040
Sanford, NC 27330
Tel: (919)718-4585

Has land records starting from 1908

Deed Records available for online research

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

Newspapers

Probate

There are Probate records available through theLee County Clerk of the Superior Court which includes wills, estate records and all transactions in reference to settlement of estates.

Taxation

Vital Records

Lee County Register Of Deeds
Lee County Courthouse
1408 S. Horner Blvd
P.O. Box 2040
Sanford, NC 27330
8:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Fri
(919)718-4585

Records available: Birth, delayed Birth, Death, Marriage, Deeds, Military Discharges

Copies of transcribed Vital Records can be found at the following websites:

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).