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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Northampton_County,_North_Carolina|Northampton County]]''
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[North Carolina|North Carolina]]&nbsp;&gt; Northampton County'' <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Northampton County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/ Northampton Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>  
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| county_map = Nc-northampton.png
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| state = North Carolina
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| founded year = 1741
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| seat wl = Jackson
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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>1811</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>1741</center>
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[http://www.northampton.sgarner349.com/ Northampton County Courthouse]<br>Jefferson St P O Box 120<br>Jackson, NC 27845<br>Phone: 252-534-2511<br><br>Reg of Deeds has birth, marriage and death and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce records&nbsp; from 1800<br>pro &amp; ct rec from 1761<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Northampton 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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Northampton County was formed in 1741 from Bertie County and was named in honor of James Crompton Earl of Northampton, an English nobleman. Located in the northeastern section of the state, it is bounded by the State of Virginia and neighboring North Carolina counties of Halifax, Bertie and Hertford. The Roanoke River determines the southwest boarder of Northampton following its flow from the Roanoke Rapids Lake in the northwestern corner of Northampton County. The Meherrin River marks the northeastern border. The present land area is 536 square miles and the 2003 estimated population was 21,782. Jackson is the seat of Northampton County and is an extremely fertile area along the Roanoke River with cotton, corn and peanuts being its principal crops. The first courthouse was built here in 1742 and was known as Northampton Courthouse; Jackson, NC was incorporated in 1823 and named after Andrew Jackson who was born near the NC/SC line, studied law in Salisbury, NC and later became the seventh President of the United States.
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During the Nat Turner slave insurrection of 1831 in the adjoining Southampton County, Virginia, NC militia were mobilized at Jackson, NC in readiness for the anticipated slave uprising that was quelled prior to the militia's intervention. The Northampton County Courthouse was built in 1859 and it is purported that Cornwallis visited a tavern that was located diagonally opposite the Courthouse. Lafayette, the first Frenchman to come to the aid of the American revolutionary cause and whom the United States Congress commissioned a major general of the Continental Army on July 31, 1777 dined in Jackson on his 1825 triumphal visit to North Carolina.
  
 
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1741'''--Northampton County was created from [[Bertie County, North Carolina|Bertie]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Jackson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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Some records are missing.
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Bertie County, North Carolina|Bertie]]
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*[[Brunswick County, Virginia|Brunswick County, Virginia]]
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*[[Greensville County, Virginia|Greensville County, Virginia]]
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*[[Halifax County, North Carolina|Halifax]]
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*[[Hertford County, North Carolina|Hertford]]
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*[[Southampton County, Virginia|Southampton County, Virginia]]
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*[[Warren County, North Carolina|Warren]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncnorthampton.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*Search [http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/cemeteries_and_burials/burials.php Northampton County Cemeteries] at NCGenWeb
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
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==== Church Records ====
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*See a listing of [http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/churches.php Northampton County Churches] at NCGenWeb
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===== Baptist  =====
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There was a Baptist Church at Potecasi by 1778.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:476. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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===== Church of England  =====
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*'''Northwest Parish.''' Established by 1727.<ref>Donna Sherron, "North Carolina Parishes," accessed 12 October 2012. Digital version at [http://chowan.lostsoulsgenealogy.com/ncparishes.htm Lost Souls Genealogy] - free.</ref>
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*'''St. George's Parish.''' Established by 1762. Vestry minutes begin 1773.<ref>Robert J. Cain, ed., ''The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741'' (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), 432, 501. {{FHL|967002|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2cr}}.</ref>
  
 
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==== Family Histories  ====
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A great deal of information about several early Northampton County families is presented in:
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*Dozier, Rebecca Leach, Lou Woodard King and Penn Perry. ''Twelve Northhampton County, North Carolina Families, 1650-1850: Bridgers, Daughtry, Futrell, Jenkins, Joyner, Lassiter, Martin, Odom, Parker, Stephenson, Sumner, Woodard''. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 2004. {{FHL|1177329|item|disp=FHL Book 975.649 D2d}}
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'''Books and Articles'''
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*'''[Binford]''' Bruner, Mary L. ''Binford Family Genealogy''. Greenfield, Ind.: Wm. Mitchell Printing Co., [1925]. Digital version at {{FSbook|972591}} - free; {{FHL|224566|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B512b}}.
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*'''[Boddie]''' Leary, Helen F.M. "The Two William Boddies of North Carolina," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 66, No. 1 (Jan. 1991):16-29; Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr. 1991):106-110; Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul. 1991):148-153. Available at {{FHL|319844|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
 
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The Northampton County Register of Deeds Office has real estate records extending back as far as 1741.
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[http://www.northamptonnc.com/register.asp Northampton County Register of Deeds]<br>Thomas Bragg Street<br>Jasper Eley Annex Building<br>PO Box 128<br>Jackson, NC 27845<br>Phone: (252)534-2511<br>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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The Northampton County NCGenWeb site has an array of maps and mapping projects using the Google Earth application. For a complete listing of map records click onto [http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/places/ Northampton County Places]
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Northampton County maps from the [http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/googleresults.html?cx=017828631510835728792%3Am2ppkk4-iva&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=UTF-8&q=Northampton+County+map&sa=Search&siteurl=www.lib.unc.edu%252Fdigitalprojects.html NC State Archives Digital Maps Collection]
  
 
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/africa-americans/ce-ct.php Northampton County U.S. Colored Troops]
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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Probate records, including wills &amp; estate records are handled by the Northampton County Clerk of the Superior Court, located at the County Courthouse. &nbsp;Contact their office for details of what is available and fees.&nbsp;
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Northampton/Staff/Clerk.asp Northampton County Courthouse]<br>104 West Jefferson St<br>PO Box 217<br>Jackson, NC 27845<br>(252) 574-3100
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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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*'''1741-1961''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A, 1 to 13 (1741-1961)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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A number of probate records have been transcribed or images and can be viewed on the following sites:
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/show#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/waypoint/10920531 NC Probate Records, 1735-1970: Northampton] &nbsp;- from FamilySearch
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/data.php Index to Wills] - NCGenWeb Northampton Co.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM19-9L1%3An1423875717%3Fcc%3D1916185 NC County Records 1833-1970: Estate Records] - from FamilySearch; indexed images of Northampton Co. Estate Records are included in this Collection
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== 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.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*Family History Library Catalog. Salt Lake City, Utah.
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Northampton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/ NCGenWeb Northampton County&nbsp;]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nc/northampton.htm Northampton County, NCGenWeb Archives]
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Northampton County, North Carolina Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1811
1913
1790
1741
1760

Northampton County Courthouse
Jefferson St P O Box 120
Jackson, NC 27845
Phone: 252-534-2511

Reg of Deeds has birth, marriage and death and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records  from 1800
pro & ct rec from 1761[1]

History

Northampton County was formed in 1741 from Bertie County and was named in honor of James Crompton Earl of Northampton, an English nobleman. Located in the northeastern section of the state, it is bounded by the State of Virginia and neighboring North Carolina counties of Halifax, Bertie and Hertford. The Roanoke River determines the southwest boarder of Northampton following its flow from the Roanoke Rapids Lake in the northwestern corner of Northampton County. The Meherrin River marks the northeastern border. The present land area is 536 square miles and the 2003 estimated population was 21,782. Jackson is the seat of Northampton County and is an extremely fertile area along the Roanoke River with cotton, corn and peanuts being its principal crops. The first courthouse was built here in 1742 and was known as Northampton Courthouse; Jackson, NC was incorporated in 1823 and named after Andrew Jackson who was born near the NC/SC line, studied law in Salisbury, NC and later became the seventh President of the United States.

During the Nat Turner slave insurrection of 1831 in the adjoining Southampton County, Virginia, NC militia were mobilized at Jackson, NC in readiness for the anticipated slave uprising that was quelled prior to the militia's intervention. The Northampton County Courthouse was built in 1859 and it is purported that Cornwallis visited a tavern that was located diagonally opposite the Courthouse. Lafayette, the first Frenchman to come to the aid of the American revolutionary cause and whom the United States Congress commissioned a major general of the Continental Army on July 31, 1777 dined in Jackson on his 1825 triumphal visit to North Carolina.

Parent County

1741--Northampton County was created from Bertie County.
County seat: Jackson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Some records are missing.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Ncnorthampton.png

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist

There was a Baptist Church at Potecasi by 1778.[3]

Church of England
  • Northwest Parish. Established by 1727.[4]
  • St. George's Parish. Established by 1762. Vestry minutes begin 1773.[5]

Court

Family Histories

A great deal of information about several early Northampton County families is presented in:

  • Dozier, Rebecca Leach, Lou Woodard King and Penn Perry. Twelve Northhampton County, North Carolina Families, 1650-1850: Bridgers, Daughtry, Futrell, Jenkins, Joyner, Lassiter, Martin, Odom, Parker, Stephenson, Sumner, Woodard. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 2004. FHL Book 975.649 D2d

Books and Articles

  • [Binford] Bruner, Mary L. Binford Family Genealogy. Greenfield, Ind.: Wm. Mitchell Printing Co., [1925]. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 B512b.
  • [Boddie] Leary, Helen F.M. "The Two William Boddies of North Carolina," The American Genealogist, Vol. 66, No. 1 (Jan. 1991):16-29; Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr. 1991):106-110; Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul. 1991):148-153. Available at FHL.

Land

The Northampton County Register of Deeds Office has real estate records extending back as far as 1741.

Northampton County Register of Deeds
Thomas Bragg Street
Jasper Eley Annex Building
PO Box 128
Jackson, NC 27845
Phone: (252)534-2511

Local Histories

Maps

The Northampton County NCGenWeb site has an array of maps and mapping projects using the Google Earth application. For a complete listing of map records click onto Northampton County Places


Northampton County maps from the NC State Archives Digital Maps Collection

Military

Civil War

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

Newspapers

Probate

Probate records, including wills & estate records are handled by the Northampton County Clerk of the Superior Court, located at the County Courthouse.  Contact their office for details of what is available and fees. 

Northampton County Courthouse
104 West Jefferson St
PO Box 217
Jackson, NC 27845
(252) 574-3100

A number of probate records have been transcribed or images and can be viewed on the following sites:

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Northampton 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).
  3. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:476. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. Donna Sherron, "North Carolina Parishes," accessed 12 October 2012. Digital version at Lost Souls Genealogy - free.
  5. Robert J. Cain, ed., The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741 (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), 432, 501. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr.