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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Moore/Default.asp Moore County Courthouse]<br>102 Monroe St<br>Carthage, NC 28327<br>Mailing Address:<br>PO Box 936<br>Carthage, NC 28327<br>Phone: (910) 947-2396
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Courthouse burned in 1889<br>registrar of deeds has birth and death records&nbsp;from 1913<br>land records &nbsp;from 1889 &amp; land grants from 1784<br>Clerk Superior Court has&nbsp;divorce, probate and Court Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moore County, North Carolina. Page 511 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Moore County was formed in 1784 from Cumberland County. It was named in the honor<br>of Captain Alfred Moore of Brunswick, a soldier of the Revolution and<br>afterwards a judge of the Supreme Court of the United States. Moore County<br>is in the south central section of the State and bounded by Harnett, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond,<br>Montgomery, Randolph, Chatham, and Lee counties.<br>The act establishing the county provided for the erection of the public buildings. In 1795 an act was passed which stated that the location of the courthouse was inconvenient; it named commissioners to purchase land near the center of the county and erect a new courthouse. In 1796 an act was passed establishing Carthage on land where the courthouse was to stand. In 1803 an act was passed naming commissioners to lay out a town and build a courthouse as directed in the act of 1796. In 1806, Carthage was changed to Feaginsville. In 1818, "Feaginsville" was changed back to Carthage, and is now the county seat.
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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[[Image:Ncmoore.png|thumb|right|400px]]
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/morcem.htm Moore County Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/bensalem.html Partial list of Bensalem Church Cemetery]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/smryna.html Smyrna Methodist Church Cemetery]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/longstreet.htm Long Street Church Cemetery]
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*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/nc/moore/dover/dover.htm Dover Baptist Church Cemetery<br>]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem001.htm Acorn Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem007.htm Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery<br>]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem003.htm Brown's Chapel Christian Cemetery]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem008.htm Cross Hill Cemetery]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem009.htm Lamm's Grove Primitive Baptist Church ]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem005.htm Pine Rest Cemetery]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem006.htm Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem004.htm Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Moore/Directory.asp Moore County Clerk of Superior Court]<br> <br>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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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.
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Clerk of Superior Court's Office 910-947-2396<br> 910-947-1444 (FAX)
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A number of Court Records have been transcribed and are available at the following sites:
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/court/arnold1312gwl.txt Mary Arnold v Henry Arnold 1845]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/court/arnold1304gwl.txt Solomon Arnold, deceased 1846]<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/court/baker305wl.txt John Baker v John Cole 1857]<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/court/borrough273wl.txt Edward Borroughs v Joseph Dunlap 1856]<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/court/caddell1042gwl.txt James Caddell, deceased 1804]<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/court/chambers364gwl.txt Edward Chambers v William Farar, 1855]<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/court/cheek1046gwl.txt Amos &amp; Susannah Cheek, Inheritance 1811]<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/court/cook1309gwl.txt Joseph Cook v David Cook, 1845]<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/court/david1045gwl.txt Cornelius David v Richard Oldham, et al 1808]<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/court/graham298wl.txt Delinquent Tax Seizures 1857]<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/court/monroe252wl.txt Delinquent Taxpayers 1854]<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/newspapers/1855moor142gnw.txt Delinquent Taxpayers 1854, pt.2]<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/court/1815tax.txt Direct Tax of 1815 &amp; 1816]<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/court/dye257wl.txt W.W. Dye v. Archibald McFarland , 1854]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/moorecourt.htm Court Records from NCGenWeb Archives]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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The Tidwell family of Moore County, North Carolina is discussed in:
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*'''[Tidwell]''' Johnson, Charles Owen. "The Tidwell Family," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1973):3-7; Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1973):114-121; Vol. 17, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1973):181-186; Vol. 17, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1973):295-299; Vol. 18, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1974):35-40; Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1974):129-135; Vol. 18, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1974):175-182; Vol. 18, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1974):257-264; Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1975):39-45. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 17 (1973) - v. 19 (1975)}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://rod.moorecountync.gov/default.aspx Moore County Register of Deeds]<br>100 Dowd Street<br>Carthage, NC 28327
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Mailing Address:<br>P. O. Box 1210<br>Carthage, NC 28327<br>910-947-6300
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Has Land Records starting from 1787; their website includes a searchable database for their records.
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A number of websites have transcribed deed and land records as follows:
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/grants.html Index to Moore County Grants, Vol. II]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/landplat.html Moore County Original Landowners]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/caddle02.txt Benjamin Caddle Land Grant 1799]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/wicowws1.txt William Cole to W. W. Sears 1856]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/rgreen04.txt Robert Green Land Grant 1853]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/1835pension.html 1835 Moore County Revolutionary War Pension list (partial)]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/monroex.htm The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/military/revwar/enlistment/campbell249mt.txt The Memorial of James Campbell, 1800]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/military/campbells.txt Campbell Men in the War]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/military/moorevet.txt Veterans Roll of Honor]
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===== Civil War  =====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/prisons.html Confederate Prisoners Information]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/confedsoldiers.html Civil War Soldiers Buried at Bethesda Cemetery]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/mcconfedsld.htm Moore County Confederate Veterans Roll of Honor]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/bios/graham01.txt Jarrett B. Graham, 30th Infantry Company H]
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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Moore County Clerk of Superior Court<br>910-947-2396<br>Has wills, estate records, and all transactions having to do with the settlement of estates starting from 1783. Contact their office to verify their records and fees.<br>
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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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*'''1783-1818''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to F (1783-1818)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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The following websites have transcribed copies of Wills or Estate Records for Moore County:
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/cumberland/wills/black02.txt Archibald Black Estate]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/roboals1.txt Robert Boals, 1798]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/benbriwi.txt Benjamin Britt, 1810]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/joacheek.txt Joab Cheek, 1820]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/rcheek01.txt Richard Cheek, 1836]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/allinmar.txt Allin Martin, 1816]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/dennis01.txt Henry Jackson Dennis, 1890]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/fry01.txt Lockhart Frye, 1852]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/mrchisn03.txt Duncan Murchison, 1836]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/mrchisn01.txt Duncan Murchison, 1853]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/mrchisn02.txt Kenneth Murchison Sr. 1834<br>]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/richar03.txt Druary Richardson, 1811]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/richar04.txt William Richardson, 1805]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/shmbrg01.txt Peter Shamburger, 1838]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/sheffi02.txt John Sheffield, 1794]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/short01.txt Margaret Short, 1862]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/sinclr01.txt John Sinclair Sr. 1828]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/jacstutt.txt Jacob Stutts, 1796]
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Register of Deeds Office, Carthage, NC
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The Moore County Register of Deeds has an online searchable database for their Vital Records, including Birth, Death, and Marriage records.
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[http://rod.moorecountync.gov/default.aspx Search Moore County Vital Records]
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A number of websites have transcribed Vital Records, here are links to the following:
  
URL - http://rod.moorecountync.gov/default.aspx
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/a/addor841gob.txt Felix Eugene Addor, Death 1918]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/vitals/doanblde.txt Doc Annarias Blake, Death&nbsp; 1949 ]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/moorevitals.htm John Westley Blake, Death 1955]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/vitals/deaths/lunday15gdt.txt Robert Lee Lunday, Death 1980]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1786ob.txt Deliltia Sheffield, Death 1917]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1778ob.txt Elijah Sheffield, Death 1924]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1777ob.txt Henry Clay Sheffield, Death 1931]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1783ob.txt Herbert Wilson Sheffield, Death 1977]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1779ob.txt Isaac E. Sheffield, Death 1915]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1785ob.txt Jonathan Sheffield, Death 1917]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1787ob.txt Liddie Francis Sheffield, Death 1926]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1782ob.txt Martha Francis Sheffield, Death 1948]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1784ob.txt Sara Sheffield, Death 1919]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/shiffiel1781ob.txt Martisha Jane Shiffield, Death 1941]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/shuffiel1780ob.txt Rebecca Shuffield, Death 1919]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/standin839gob.txt John Robert Standin, Death 1918]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/1785marr.html 1785 Marriage Grant Document]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/marriages.htm Moore County Marriages 1858-1867]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/mooremarriages.htm Moore County Marriages]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncmcgs/ Moore County Genealogical Society<br>]
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*[http://www.moorehistory.com/ Moore County Historical Association]
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*[http://204.211.56.212/moore.html Moore County Libraries]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Pinehurst North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191194&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Moore&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/ Moore County NCGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/ Moore County NCGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore.htm Moore County USGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore.htm Moore County USGenWeb Archives]
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County Courthouse

Moore County Courthouse
102 Monroe St
Carthage, NC 28327
Mailing Address:
PO Box 936
Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: (910) 947-2396

Courthouse burned in 1889
registrar of deeds has birth and death records from 1913
land records  from 1889 & land grants from 1784
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and Court Records[1]

History

Moore County was formed in 1784 from Cumberland County. It was named in the honor
of Captain Alfred Moore of Brunswick, a soldier of the Revolution and
afterwards a judge of the Supreme Court of the United States. Moore County
is in the south central section of the State and bounded by Harnett, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond,
Montgomery, Randolph, Chatham, and Lee counties.
The act establishing the county provided for the erection of the public buildings. In 1795 an act was passed which stated that the location of the courthouse was inconvenient; it named commissioners to purchase land near the center of the county and erect a new courthouse. In 1796 an act was passed establishing Carthage on land where the courthouse was to stand. In 1803 an act was passed naming commissioners to lay out a town and build a courthouse as directed in the act of 1796. In 1806, Carthage was changed to Feaginsville. In 1818, "Feaginsville" was changed back to Carthage, and is now the county seat.


Parent County

1784--Moore County was created from Cumberland County.
County seat: Carthage [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1889--Courthouse fire destroyed most of the land records and many court records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Cameron

Court

Moore County Clerk of Superior 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.

Clerk of Superior Court's Office 910-947-2396
910-947-1444 (FAX)


A number of Court Records have been transcribed and are available at the following sites:


Genealogy

The Tidwell family of Moore County, North Carolina is discussed in:

  • [Tidwell] Johnson, Charles Owen. "The Tidwell Family," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1973):3-7; Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1973):114-121; Vol. 17, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1973):181-186; Vol. 17, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1973):295-299; Vol. 18, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1974):35-40; Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1974):129-135; Vol. 18, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1974):175-182; Vol. 18, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1974):257-264; Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1975):39-45. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 17 (1973) - v. 19 (1975).

Land

Moore County Register of Deeds
100 Dowd Street
Carthage, NC 28327

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 1210
Carthage, NC 28327
910-947-6300

Has Land Records starting from 1787; their website includes a searchable database for their records.


A number of websites have transcribed deed and land records as follows:

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

Newspapers

Probate

Moore County Clerk of Superior Court
910-947-2396
Has wills, estate records, and all transactions having to do with the settlement of estates starting from 1783. Contact their office to verify their records and fees.

The following websites have transcribed copies of Wills or Estate Records for Moore County:

Taxation

Vital Records

The Moore County Register of Deeds has an online searchable database for their Vital Records, including Birth, Death, and Marriage records.

Search Moore County Vital Records


A number of websites have transcribed Vital Records, here are links to the following:

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moore County, North Carolina. Page 511 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).