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{{North Carolina-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[North Carolina|North Carolina]]&nbsp;&gt; Lenoir County'' <br>  
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[North Carolina]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Lenoir_County,_North_Carolina|Lenoir County]]''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lenoir County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/lenoir/ Lenoir Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Nc-lenoir.png
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| state = North Carolina
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| founded year = 1791
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| seat wl = Kinston
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="100%" align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1791</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1880</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1869</center>
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[http://www.co.lenoir.nc.us/ Lenoir County Courthouse]<br>P O Box 3289<br>Kinston, NC 28502<br>Phone: 252-523-2390<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce<br>probate and court records from 1880<br>Register of Deeds has marriage and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lenoir County, North Carolina. Page 510 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1791'''--Lenoir County was created 4 December 1791&nbsp;from Dobbs County.&nbsp; Dobbs County was abolished in 1791.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Kinston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1791'''--Lenoir County was created 4 December 1791&nbsp;from Dobbs County.&nbsp; Dobbs County was abolished in 1791.<br>'''County seat''': Kinston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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[[Image:Nclenoir.png|thumb|right|400px]]
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoircemeteries.htm Lenoir County Cemeteries] - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1704 Lenoir County Cemeteries] - via Find-A-Grave.com<br>
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==== Census  ====
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/lenoir/records/census Lenoir County census records] - via Lenoir County NCGenWeb<br>
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirchurch.htm Lenoir County church records] - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''Bear Creek.''' Established by 1785.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:490. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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*'''Beaver Dam.''' Established by 1808.<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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*'''Wheat Swamp,''' near Kinston, N.C. Organized about 1760. Has belonged to the Disciples of Christ since 1843.<ref>"Wheat Swamp Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoircourt.htm Lenoir County court records] - transcribed for the NCGenWeb Archives<br>
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==== Directories  ====
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/lenoir/records/directories Statewide NC&nbsp;Business Directories] - page provides direct link to Lenoir County pages
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==== Education  ====
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*Grainger High School - [http://www.graingerhigh.com/ senior class listings from 1927-1970]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=lenoir&state=NC Lenoir County students at NC colleges] - via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index<br>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirdeeds.htm Deeds of Lenoir county] - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;displa,A,0;publis,A,0;collec,A,0;30;date,title,none,none,none&CISOBIB=mapid,A,1,N;collec,A,0,N;title,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20%284x5%29;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;collec,mapid,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=0&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=spatia&CISOBOX1=Lenoir+County&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=collec&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=title&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps Maps of Lenoir County] - about 40 various maps; via the North Carolina State Library<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirmilitary.htm Lenoir County military records] - via NCGenWeb Archives<br>
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Lenoir County.
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*December 14, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc007.htm Kinston]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc007.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
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*March 7-10, 1865 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc017.htm Wilmington], also known as Wilcox’s Bridge, Wise’s Fork, Second Kinston, Second Southwest Creek, or Kelly's Mill Pond<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc017.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
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====== Civil War Confederate units  ======
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Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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:-[[5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/kinston Kinston Free Press Index] -- various transcriptions of articles from the paper<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirnews.htm Newspaper articles of Lenoir County] - via NCGenWeb Archives<br>
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=North+Carolina&county=Lenoir&city=&year1=1690&year2=2010 Newspapers of Lenoir County] - a listing of newspapers published in the county; via the Library of Congress <br>
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*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization&nbsp;Project] - search historical newspapers from the 18th &amp; 19th century. Includes papers from the New Bern area so there will be Lenoir county persons mentioned<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirwills.htm Wills &amp;&nbsp;Estates] - transcribed for the NCGenWeb Archives
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*'''1869-1922''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to C (1869-1922)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirtax.htm Lenoir County Tax Lists] - via the NCGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*Order uncertified copies of birth, death &amp; marriage&nbsp;certificates from the [http://www.co.lenoir.nc.us/registerofdeeds.html Register of Deeds]
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Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the [http://www.co.lenoir.nc.us/registerofdeeds.html Register of Deeds]. Please visit their website for more information.  
*Free death certificates for NC from [http://goo.gl/vM6wQ 1906-1930 via FamilySearch]
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/lenoir/records/deaths Lenoir County NCGenWeb] - various records for deaths and obituaries
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==== Yearbooks ====
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===== Births  =====
  
*Grainger High School - [http://www.graingerhigh.com/ senior class listings from 1927-1970]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964 ] - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state&nbsp;; via FamilySearch <br>
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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===== Marriages  =====
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 ] - via FamilySearch; images included <br>
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*Lenoir County marriages are included in Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searcheable. Available on the [http://goo.gl/FsJlh North Carolina Digital Collections website]. <br>
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===== Deaths  =====
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/lenoir/records/deaths Lenoir County NCGenWeb] - various records for deaths and obituaries
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=lenoir Deaths of Lenoir County] - list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s. <br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirobits.htm Lenoir County Obituaries ]- via the NCGenWeb Archives
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930 ] - via FamilySearch; images included <br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675510&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Deaths &amp; Burials, 1898-1994 ] - via FamilySearch
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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*[http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org/hgsweb/ Heritage Genealogical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.lenoircc.edu/lrc09/heritageplace.htm Heritage Place at Lenoir Community College]<br>
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Kinston North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/lenoir/ NCGenWeb: Lenoir County] - part of the USGenWeb Project.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/lenoir/ NCGenWeb: Lenoir County] - part of the USGenWeb Project.&nbsp;  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191147&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Lenoir&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Lenoir|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Lenoir County, North Carolina Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1791
1913
1790
1880
1869

Lenoir County Courthouse
P O Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: 252-523-2390

Clerk Superior Court has divorce
probate and court records from 1880
Register of Deeds has marriage and land records [1]

History

Parent County

1791--Lenoir County was created 4 December 1791 from Dobbs County.  Dobbs County was abolished in 1791.
County seat: Kinston [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1878, 1880--Most court records were destroyed in fires.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Nclenoir.png

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Baptist
  • Bear Creek. Established by 1785.[3]
  • Beaver Dam. Established by 1808.[4]
  • Wheat Swamp, near Kinston, N.C. Organized about 1760. Has belonged to the Disciples of Christ since 1843.[5]

Court

Directories

Education

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Lenoir County.

  • December 14, 1862 = Kinston[6]
  • March 7-10, 1865 = Wilmington, also known as Wilcox’s Bridge, Wise’s Fork, Second Kinston, Second Southwest Creek, or Kelly's Mill Pond[7]
Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.


Civil War Confederate units

Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please visit their website for more information.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lenoir County, North Carolina. Page 510 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. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:490. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. 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.
  5. "Wheat Swamp Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)