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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[North Carolina|North Carolina]] > Martin County''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Martin_County,_North_Carolina|Martin County]]''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Martin County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/ Martin Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Nc-martin.png
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| state = North Carolina
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| founded year = 1774
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| seat wl = Williamston
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.martincountyncgov.com/ Martin County Courthouse]<br>305 East Main Street <br>Williamston, NC 27892-0668<br>Phone: 252-792-1683<br><br>Courthouse burned in 1884<br>1820 census missing<br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and land&nbsp;records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and Court records from1800's<br>and probate records from 1700's <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Martin County, North Carolina. Page 510 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Excellent Web Site: My North Carolina Genealogy - [http://www.mynorthcarolinagenealogy.com/nc_county/mar.htm#map2 Martin County&nbsp;History and&nbsp; Information]&nbsp;  
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My North Carolina Genealogy - [http://www.mynorthcarolinagenealogy.com/nc_county/mar.htm#map2 Martin County&nbsp;History and&nbsp; Information]&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1774'''--Martin County was created 2 March 1774&nbsp;from [[Halifax_County,_North_Carolina|Halifax]] and [[Tyrrell_County,_North_Carolina|Tyrrell]] Counties. '''County seat''': Williamston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1774'''--Martin County was created 2 March 1774&nbsp;from [[Halifax County, North Carolina|Halifax]] and [[Tyrrell County, North Carolina|Tyrrell]] Counties. <br>'''County seat''': Williamston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
===== Townships:&nbsp;Bear Grass, Cross Roads, Goose Nest, Griffins, Hamilton, Jamesville, Poplar Point, Robersonville, Williams, and Williamston.<br> =====
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Bear Grass, Cross Roads ,&nbsp;Goose Nest,&nbsp;Griffins,&nbsp;Hamilton,&nbsp;Jamesville,&nbsp;Poplar Point,&nbsp;Robersonville, Williams, Williamston<br>  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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[[Image:Ncmartin.png|thumb|right|400px]]
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martincemeteries.htm Martin County Cemeteries] at the NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/records-data Martin County cemetery information] at the Martin County NCGenWeb site
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*Find-A-Grave: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1709 Martin County Cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
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==== Church Records ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/churches-of-martin-county-from-the-martin-county-heritage-book Churches in Martin County]
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''Skewarkey,''' near Williamston, N.C. Established by 1787.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}; "Skewarkey 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/martin/martincourt.htm Court transcriptions] - NCGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
Registrar of Deeds<br>Mrs. Tina P. Manning <br>Martin County Governmental Center <br>305 East Main Street <br>Phone: 252-789-4320<br>Fax: 252-789-4329<br>Hours: 8:00AM to 5:00PM Monday - Friday
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===== Register of Deeds Website  =====
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The Martin County Register of Deeds maintains records for land transactions in the county. &nbsp;Visit [http://www.martincountyncgov.com/Register_Deeds.aspx their website] for further information and to search online deed records from '''1866 to present'''.&nbsp;
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===== Additional Land Records  =====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martindeeds.htm Deeds] - NCGenWeb Archives<br>  
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*[FHL Microfilm] - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F327679 Deeds, 1774-1941; index to real estate conveyances, 1772-1963&nbsp;]&nbsp;- also look for it in a library using [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26988040 WorldCat.com].&nbsp;
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*[FHL Microfilm] -&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F309038 Deeds, 1774-1867; grantor index, 1771-1881]
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*[Book] -&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F730951 Martin County, North Carolina abstracts of deed books] - 3-volume set that covers 1774-1811. Available at the Family History Library<br>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
==== 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(4x5);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=Martin+County&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=collec&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=title&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=/ncmaps Maps relevant to Martin County]
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from Martin 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  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/records-data Military]: NCGenWeb site
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martinmilitary.htm Military records] - NCGenWeb Archives
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/records-data Martin county historical newspaper information]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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]].
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*'''1774-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 10 (1774-1963)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martinwills.htm Martin County wills] - transcribed wills submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives; coverage varies
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*[Book] -&nbsp;<u>Martin County, North Carolina&nbsp;: abstracts of will books, 1774-1868</u>. Published in 1990. &nbsp;The index to this book is available online [http://www.scribd.com/doc/20930247/MartinCountyWillls-Index here]. If you find a will of interest, then look at this [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48488632 list of libraries that have it] and contat them for details.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/taxlists/marttax1779.txt 1779 Martin County tax list]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/births-marriages-deaths Births, Marriages &amp; Death information for Martin County] - NCGenWeb site
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*Search death certificates in the FamilySearch database [https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930]
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*Search marriage information in the FamilySearch database&nbsp;[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]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martinobits.htm Obituaries] - death notices of Martin County residents
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=martin&state=NC Martin County students attending NC colleges] - link via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index&nbsp;
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Martin County Historical Society, Inc.<br>P.O. Box 468<br>Williamston, NC 27892
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*[http://tlc.library.net/BHM/ BHM Regional Library&nbsp;]
  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
Martin County Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 121<br>Williamston, NC 27892
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin NCGenWeb: Martin County] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191165&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Martin&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/county.cfm/state/NC/county/Martin%20Co Martin County at Our Family Tree]
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Martin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Martin County Courthouse
305 East Main Street
Williamston, NC 27892-0668
Phone: 252-792-1683

Courthouse burned in 1884
1820 census missing
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and Court records from1800's
and probate records from 1700's [1]

History

My North Carolina Genealogy - Martin County History and  Information 

Parent County

1774--Martin County was created 2 March 1774 from Halifax and Tyrrell Counties.
County seat: Williamston [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1884--Courthouse fire destroyed many court records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bear Grass, Cross Roads , Goose Nest, Griffins, Hamilton, Jamesville, Poplar Point, Robersonville, Williams, Williamston

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Ncmartin.png

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Skewarkey, near Williamston, N.C. Established by 1787.[3]

Court

Land

Register of Deeds Website

The Martin County Register of Deeds maintains records for land transactions in the county.  Visit their website for further information and to search online deed records from 1866 to present

Additional Land Records

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

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

Military

Civil War

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

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Yearbooks



Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Martin 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), 1:491. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990; "Skewarkey Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  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.