Moore County, North Carolina GenealogyEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(map)
(added society)
 
(21 intermediate revisions by 7 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Moore_County,_North_Carolina|Moore County]]''  
+
''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Moore_County,_North_Carolina|Moore County]]''  
 +
 
 +
Guide to '''Moore County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
{{NCDC}}  
 
{{NCDC}}  
Line 23: Line 25:
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
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.  
+
Moore County was formed in 1784 from [[Cumberland County, North Carolina|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 County, North Carolina|Harnett]], [[Hoke County, North Carolina|Hoke]], [[Scotland County, North Carolina|Scotland]], [[Richmond County, North Carolina|Richmond]], [[Montgomery County, North Carolina|Montgomery]], [[Randolph County, North Carolina|Randolph]], [[Chatham County, North Carolina|Chatham]], and [[Lee County, North Carolina|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.<br>  
 
+
<br>  
+
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
Line 31: Line 31:
 
'''1784'''--Moore County was created from [[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland]] County.<br>'''County seat''':&nbsp;Carthage <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1784'''--Moore County was created from [[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland]] County.<br>'''County seat''':&nbsp;Carthage <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
+
==== Boundary Changes ====
  
 +
For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1889--'''Courthouse fire destroyed most of the land records and many court records.  
+
'''1889--'''Courthouse fire destroyed most of the land records and many court records.
 
+
For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/nc-counties.html#courthouse North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
<div style="width: 147%; float: left">
 
<div style="width: 147%; float: left">
Line 54: Line 55:
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
[[Image:Ncmoore.png|thumb|right|400px]]
+
 
 +
[[Image:Ncmoore.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncmoore.png]]  
 +
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Line 69: Line 72:
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem005.htm Pine Rest Cemetery]  
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem005.htm Pine Rest Cemetery]  
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem006.htm Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem006.htm Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery]  
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem004.htm Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery]
+
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem004.htm Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery]
 +
*[http://moorecountywallaces.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=4&tree=Wallace Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery [photos]]
 +
*[http://moorecountywallaces.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=1&tree=Wallace Flint Hall Baptist Church Cemetery [photos]]
 +
*[http://moorecountywallaces.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=45&tree=Wallace Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery [photos]]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
Line 133: Line 139:
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/caddle02.txt Benjamin Caddle Land Grant 1799]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/caddle02.txt Benjamin Caddle Land Grant 1799]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/wicowws1.txt William Cole to W. W. Sears 1856]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/wicowws1.txt William Cole to W. W. Sears 1856]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/rgreen04.txt Robert Green Land Grant 1853]
+
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/rgreen04.txt Robert Green Land Grant 1853]
 +
*[http://moorecountywallaces.com/browsemedia.php?mediasearch=land+grant&mediatypeID=documents&tree=Wallace&tnggallery= Over 500 original Moore County Land Grants]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 +
 +
[http://moorecountywallaces.com/Webfiles/FlagXXX.html Over 1000 upper Moore County Land Grants mapped out and plotted on present day map]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
Line 155: Line 164:
  
 
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
 
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
 +
 +
:- [[1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves - Confederate|1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves]], Company E<br>:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company E<br>:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company I<br>:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company H<br>:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company I<br><br>
 +
*1861 - 1865 {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 +
*1861 - 1865 {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
Line 188: Line 201:
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
 +
 +
[http://moorecountywallaces.com/browsemedia.php?mediasearch=tax&mediatypeID=histories&tree=Wallace&tnggallery= Original Tax Records including 1755, 1767, 1777-1780, 1783 for Cumberland County and 1793, 1795, 1797, 1807-1808, 1815, 1818-1823, 1844-1849 for Moore County]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
Line 195: Line 210:
 
[http://rod.moorecountync.gov/default.aspx Search Moore County Vital Records]  
 
[http://rod.moorecountync.gov/default.aspx Search Moore County Vital Records]  
  
<br>
+
===== Birth Records =====
 +
*1800 - 2000 {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 +
*1866 - 1964 {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
A number of websites have transcribed Vital Records, here are links to the following:  
+
===== Death Records =====
 +
*1898 - 1994{{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 +
*1908 - 2004 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 +
*1909-1975 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 +
*1931 - 1994{{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/a/addor841gob.txt Felix Eugene Addor, Death 1918]
+
===== Divorce Records =====
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/vitals/doanblde.txt Doc Annarias Blake, Death&nbsp; 1949 ]  
+
*1958 - 2004[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/moorevitals.htm John Westley Blake, Death 1955]  
+
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/vitals/deaths/lunday15gdt.txt Robert Lee Lunday, Death 1980]
+
===== Marriages  =====
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1786ob.txt Deliltia Sheffield, Death 1917]
+
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/marriages.htm Moore County Marriages 1858-1865] at USGenWeb - free.
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1778ob.txt Elijah Sheffield, Death 1924]
+
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1777ob.txt Henry Clay Sheffield, Death 1931]
+
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1783ob.txt Herbert Wilson Sheffield, Death 1977]
+
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1779ob.txt Isaac E. Sheffield, Death 1915]
+
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1785ob.txt Jonathan Sheffield, Death 1917]
+
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1787ob.txt Liddie Francis Sheffield, Death 1926]
+
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1782ob.txt Martha Francis Sheffield, Death 1948]
+
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1784ob.txt Sara Sheffield, Death 1919]
+
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/shiffiel1781ob.txt Martisha Jane Shiffield, Death 1941]
+
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/shuffiel1780ob.txt Rebecca Shuffield, Death 1919]
+
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/standin839gob.txt John Robert Standin, Death 1918]
+
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/1785marr.html 1785 Marriage Grant Document]  
+
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/marriages.htm Moore County Marriages 1858-1867]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/marriages.htm Moore County Marriages 1858-1867]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/mooremarriages.htm Moore County Marriages]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/mooremarriages.htm Moore County Marriages]
 +
*1741 - 2004 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 +
*1759 - 1979{{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 +
*1762 - 1969{{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina County Marriages 1762-1969}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 +
[[Category:IGIcheck]]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 +
Moore County Genealogical Society<br>
 +
P.O. Box 1183<br>
 +
Pinehurst 28374-118<br>
 +
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncmcgs/ Moore County Genealogical Society] <br><br>
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncmcgs/ Moore County Genealogical Society<br>]
 
 
*[http://www.moorehistory.com/ Moore County Historical Association]  
 
*[http://www.moorehistory.com/ Moore County Historical Association]  
 
*[http://204.211.56.212/moore.html Moore County Libraries]
 
*[http://204.211.56.212/moore.html Moore County Libraries]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 +
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
Line 231: Line 248:
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
+
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/moore-county/ Moore County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Moore|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
+
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Moore|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[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]
 +
*[http://moorecountywallaces.com Moore County Wallaces [over 35,000 individuals, 1,500 documents, 1,700 tombstone photographs and 500 individual and family photographs]]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
 
<references />{{North Carolina|North Carolina}}  
 
<references />{{North Carolina|North Carolina}}  
</div>{{-}}
+
</div>{{-}}  
 
[[Category:Moore_County,_North_Carolina]]
 
[[Category:Moore_County,_North_Carolina]]

Latest revision as of 04:46, 14 June 2015

United States  Gotoarrow.png  North Carolina  Gotoarrow.png  Moore County

Guide to Moore County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/North Carolina_Online_Genealogy_Records North Carolina
Online Records



Moore County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Moore County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1784
County Seat Carthage
Courthouse
Adopt-a-wiki page
Logonew small.gif This page adopted by:
NCGenWeb Project
who welcome you to contribute.
County Coordinator
Moore Co. NCGenWeb
Adopt a page today

Contents

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

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1889--Courthouse fire destroyed most of the land records and many court records. For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Ncmoore.png

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Moore County, North Carolina Genealogy 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

Over 1000 upper Moore County Land Grants mapped out and plotted on present day map

Military

Civil War

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

- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company E
:- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company E
:- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company I
:- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company H
:- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company I

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

Original Tax Records including 1755, 1767, 1777-1780, 1783 for Cumberland County and 1793, 1795, 1797, 1807-1808, 1815, 1818-1823, 1844-1849 for Moore County

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

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriages

Societies and Libraries

Moore County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1183
Pinehurst 28374-118
Moore County Genealogical Society

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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).


 

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 14 June 2015, at 04:46.
  • This page has been accessed 18,701 times.