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Guide to Lenoir County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lenoir County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Facts
Founded 1791
County Seat Kinston
Courthouse
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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

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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
Divorces
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)


 

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