Pender County, North Carolina Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Pender County was formed in 1875 from New Hanover County. It was named for William Dorsey Pender of Edgecombe County, a Confederate general mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. It is in the southeastern section of the State and is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen, Sampson, Duplin and Onslow counties. The present land area is 870.76 square miles (2,255.3 km2) and the 1990 population was 28,855. The county commissioners were ordered to hold their first meeting at Rocky Point. The act provided for the establishment of the town of Cowan as the county seat. In 1877 an act was passed repealing that section of the law relative to the town, and another law was enacted whereby the qualified voters were to vote on the question of moving the county seat to South Washington or any other place which the majority of the voters designated. Whatever place was selected, the town should be called Stanford. In 1879 Stanford was changed to Burgaw, which was by that law incorporated. It is the county seat.<br>
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Pender County was formed in 1875 from New Hanover County. It was named for William Dorsey Pender of Edgecombe County, a Confederate general mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. It is in the southeastern section of the State and is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen, Sampson, Duplin and Onslow counties. The present land area is 870.76 square miles (2,255.3 km2) and the 1990 population was 28,855. The county commissioners were ordered to hold their first meeting at Rocky Point. The act provided for the establishment of the town of Cowan as the county seat. In 1877 an act was passed repealing that section of the law relative to the town, and another law was enacted whereby the qualified voters were to vote on the question of moving the county seat to South Washington or any other place which the majority of the voters designated. Whatever place was selected, the town should be called Stanford. In 1879 Stanford was changed to Burgaw, which was by that law incorporated. It is the county seat.<br>  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Many Pender County Cemeteries have been surveyed and photographed; Following list of Cemeteries can be viewed here:<br>
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Many Pender County Cemeteries have been surveyed and photographed; Following list of Cemeteries can be viewed here:<br>  
  
[http://www.ncgenweb-cem.com/index.php/Pender-County Pender County Cemeteries]<br>
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[http://www.ncgenweb-cem.com/index.php/Pender-County Pender County Cemeteries]<br>  
  
*Antioch Church Cemetery
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*Antioch Church Cemetery  
*Armstrong Cemetery
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*Armstrong Cemetery  
*John P Bannerman Cemetery
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*John P Bannerman Cemetery  
*Bear Branch Baptist Church Cemetery
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*Bear Branch Baptist Church Cemetery  
*Bell Cemetery
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*Bell Cemetery  
*Brown Family Cemetery
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*Brown Family Cemetery  
*Carroll - Filyaw Cemetery
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*Carroll - Filyaw Cemetery  
*Crews Family Cemetery
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*Crews Family Cemetery  
*Harrell Cemetery
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*Harrell Cemetery  
*Henry Cemetery
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*Henry Cemetery  
*Herring Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery
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*Herring Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery  
*Hocutt Family Cemetery
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*Hocutt Family Cemetery  
*Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery
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*Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery  
*James Cemetery
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*James Cemetery  
*Johnson Family Cemetery
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*Johnson Family Cemetery  
*Jordan Chapel
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*Jordan Chapel  
*King- McClammy Cemetery
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*King- McClammy Cemetery  
*Larkin Cemetery
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*Larkin Cemetery  
*Lewis Cemetery
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*Lewis Cemetery  
*Lillington Cemetery
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*Lillington Cemetery  
*Long Creek Loop Road Cemetery
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*Long Creek Loop Road Cemetery  
*Malpass Family Cemetery
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*Malpass Family Cemetery  
*Maurice A. Moore Cemetery
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*Maurice A. Moore Cemetery  
*McMillan Cemetery
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*McMillan Cemetery  
*Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery
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*Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery  
*Oak Tree Road Cemetery
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*Oak Tree Road Cemetery  
*Oak Tree Road Cemetery 2
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*Oak Tree Road Cemetery 2  
*Page Cemetery
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*Page Cemetery  
*Peterson- Malpass Cemetery
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*Peterson- Malpass Cemetery  
*Riley Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
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*Riley Creek Baptist Church Cemetery  
*Rileys Creek Community Cemetery
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*Rileys Creek Community Cemetery  
*Rochelle Cemetery
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*Rochelle Cemetery  
*Rocky Point United Methodist Church Cemetery
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*Rocky Point United Methodist Church Cemetery  
*Scott Cemetery
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*Scott Cemetery  
*Shepard Cemetery
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*Shepard Cemetery  
*Sidbury Cemetery
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*Sidbury Cemetery  
*Simpson Cemetery
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*Simpson Cemetery  
*Slocumb Cemetery
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*Slocumb Cemetery  
*St. Paul AME Church Cemetery
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*St. Paul AME Church Cemetery  
*Vernon-Keith Cemetery
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*Vernon-Keith Cemetery  
*Wells-Debose Cemetery
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*Wells-Debose Cemetery  
*Williams Cemetery
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*Williams Cemetery  
*Wilson Cemetery
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*Wilson Cemetery  
 
*Wilton Cemetery<br><br>
 
*Wilton Cemetery<br><br>
  
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The Pender County Register of Deeds has copies of Births, Marriages and Death Records as well as Land Records and Deeds Records available to the public from their offices and should be contacted to verify which records they have and what their prices are for obtaining them. Note that most of the originals of the older records have been transferred to the State Archives and that the records contained at the County level are usually hand copied into the County Books. Generally, it is much more cost effective to get documents on the County level rather than through the Archives, so you may want to first check with the County Registrar for the records you are in search of.  
 
The Pender County Register of Deeds has copies of Births, Marriages and Death Records as well as Land Records and Deeds Records available to the public from their offices and should be contacted to verify which records they have and what their prices are for obtaining them. Note that most of the originals of the older records have been transferred to the State Archives and that the records contained at the County level are usually hand copied into the County Books. Generally, it is much more cost effective to get documents on the County level rather than through the Archives, so you may want to first check with the County Registrar for the records you are in search of.  
  
[http://www.pendercountync.gov/Government/Departments/RegisterofDeeds.aspx Pender County Register of Deeds]<br>Howard Holly Building<br>300 E. Fremont St.<br>Burgaw, NC 28425<br>Telephone: 910 - 259-1225
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[http://www.pendercountync.gov/Government/Departments/RegisterofDeeds.aspx Pender County Register of Deeds]<br>Howard Holly Building<br>300 E. Fremont St.<br>Burgaw, NC 28425<br>Telephone: 910 - 259-1225  
  
[http://rod.pendercountync.gov/ Online Search of Land Records] (must create a free login)<br>
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[http://rod.pendercountync.gov/ Online Search of Land Records] (must create a free login)<br>  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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Early migration routes to and from Pender 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>  
 
Early migration routes to and from Pender 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>  
  
:*Atlantic Ocean
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:*Atlantic Ocean  
 
:*[[King's Highway]] about 1704  
 
:*[[King's Highway]] about 1704  
 
:*[[Secondary Coast Road]] late 1730s
 
:*[[Secondary Coast Road]] late 1730s
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
The Pender County Clerk of the Superior Court has copies of Wills, Estate and other Probate records available to the public from their offices and should be contacted to verify which records they have and what their prices are for obtaining them. Note that most of the originals of the older records have been transferred to the State Archives and that the records contained at the County level are usually hand copied into the County Books.
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The Pender County Clerk of the Superior Court has copies of Wills, Estate and other Probate records available to the public from their offices and should be contacted to verify which records they have and what their prices are for obtaining them. Note that most of the originals of the older records have been transferred to the State Archives and that the records contained at the County level are usually hand copied into the County Books.  
  
[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Pender/Default.asp Clerk of the Superior Court]<br>Pender County Courthouse<br>100 Wright Street<br>Burgaw, NC
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Pender/Default.asp Clerk of the Superior Court]<br>Pender County Courthouse<br>100 Wright Street<br>Burgaw, NC  
  
and<br>100 Dickerson Street<br>Burgaw, NC<br>(910) 663-3900<br>
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and<br>100 Dickerson Street<br>Burgaw, NC<br>(910) 663-3900<br>  
  
The North Carolina State Archives have created an [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/Pender.htm Index of Pender County Estates].
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The North Carolina State Archives have created an [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/Pender.htm Index of Pender County Estates].  
  
A few Pender County Wills or Estate Records have been transcribed and are available as follows:
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A few Pender County Wills or Estate Records have been transcribed and are available as follows:  
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pender/wills/jpb_man.htm John P. Bannerman, 1867]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pender/wills/jpb_man.htm John P. Bannerman, 1867]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pender/wills/rbourdeaux.htm Richard L. Bourdeaux, 1892]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pender/wills/rbourdeaux.htm Richard L. Bourdeaux, 1892]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pender/wills/wwbourd.htm W. W. Bourdeaux, 1875]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pender/wills/wwbourd.htm W. W. Bourdeaux, 1875]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pender/wills/hall-a-g_1875wl.htm Albert G. Hall, 1875]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pender/wills/hall-a-g_1875wl.htm Albert G. Hall, 1875]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pender/wills/taylor-j-h_1876wl.htm John Henry Taylor, 1876]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pender/wills/taylor-j-h_1876wl.htm John Henry Taylor, 1876]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pender/wills/lewis-r-c_1879wl.htm Richard C. Lewis, 1879]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pender/wills/lewis-r-c_1879wl.htm Richard C. Lewis, 1879]
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Pender|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Pender|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pender/ Pender County NCGenWeb]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/pender/ Pender County NCGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/pender.htm Pender County, NCGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/pender.htm Pender County, NCGenWeb Archives]
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= Yearbooks =
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*&nbsp;[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=pender&state=NC Pender County Yearbooks]
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Pender County was formed in 1875 from New Hanover County. It was named for William Dorsey Pender of Edgecombe County, a Confederate general mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. It is in the southeastern section of the State and is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen, Sampson, Duplin and Onslow counties. The present land area is 870.76 square miles (2,255.3 km2) and the 1990 population was 28,855. The county commissioners were ordered to hold their first meeting at Rocky Point. The act provided for the establishment of the town of Cowan as the county seat. In 1877 an act was passed repealing that section of the law relative to the town, and another law was enacted whereby the qualified voters were to vote on the question of moving the county seat to South Washington or any other place which the majority of the voters designated. Whatever place was selected, the town should be called Stanford. In 1879 Stanford was changed to Burgaw, which was by that law incorporated. It is the county seat.

Parent County

1875--Pender County was established from New Hanover County.
County seat: Burgaw [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Many Pender County Cemeteries have been surveyed and photographed; Following list of Cemeteries can be viewed here:

Pender County Cemeteries

  • Antioch Church Cemetery
  • Armstrong Cemetery
  • John P Bannerman Cemetery
  • Bear Branch Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Bell Cemetery
  • Brown Family Cemetery
  • Carroll - Filyaw Cemetery
  • Crews Family Cemetery
  • Harrell Cemetery
  • Henry Cemetery
  • Herring Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Hocutt Family Cemetery
  • Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • James Cemetery
  • Johnson Family Cemetery
  • Jordan Chapel
  • King- McClammy Cemetery
  • Larkin Cemetery
  • Lewis Cemetery
  • Lillington Cemetery
  • Long Creek Loop Road Cemetery
  • Malpass Family Cemetery
  • Maurice A. Moore Cemetery
  • McMillan Cemetery
  • Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Oak Tree Road Cemetery
  • Oak Tree Road Cemetery 2
  • Page Cemetery
  • Peterson- Malpass Cemetery
  • Riley Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Rileys Creek Community Cemetery
  • Rochelle Cemetery
  • Rocky Point United Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Scott Cemetery
  • Shepard Cemetery
  • Sidbury Cemetery
  • Simpson Cemetery
  • Slocumb Cemetery
  • St. Paul AME Church Cemetery
  • Vernon-Keith Cemetery
  • Wells-Debose Cemetery
  • Williams Cemetery
  • Wilson Cemetery
  • Wilton Cemetery

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Hampstead

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography

Land

The Pender County Register of Deeds has copies of Births, Marriages and Death Records as well as Land Records and Deeds Records available to the public from their offices and should be contacted to verify which records they have and what their prices are for obtaining them. Note that most of the originals of the older records have been transferred to the State Archives and that the records contained at the County level are usually hand copied into the County Books. Generally, it is much more cost effective to get documents on the County level rather than through the Archives, so you may want to first check with the County Registrar for the records you are in search of.

Pender County Register of Deeds
Howard Holly Building
300 E. Fremont St.
Burgaw, NC 28425
Telephone: 910 - 259-1225

Online Search of Land Records (must create a free login)

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Pender County for European settlers included:[2]

Military

Civil War

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

Newspapers

Probate

The Pender County Clerk of the Superior Court has copies of Wills, Estate and other Probate records available to the public from their offices and should be contacted to verify which records they have and what their prices are for obtaining them. Note that most of the originals of the older records have been transferred to the State Archives and that the records contained at the County level are usually hand copied into the County Books.

Clerk of the Superior Court
Pender County Courthouse
100 Wright Street
Burgaw, NC

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100 Dickerson Street
Burgaw, NC
(910) 663-3900

The North Carolina State Archives have created an Index of Pender County Estates.

A few Pender County Wills or Estate Records have been transcribed and are available as follows:

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Yearbooks

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 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.