Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy

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</p><p>Guide to <b>Robeson County North Carolina genealogy.</b> Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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</p><p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Infobox U.S. CountyfckLR| county = Robeson CountyfckLR| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWebfckLR| custom_text = &lt;center&gt;County Coordinator&lt;br&gt;'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/robeson/ Robeson Co. NCGenWeb]'''&lt;/center&gt; fckLR| county_map = Nc-robeson.pngfckLR| state = North CarolinafckLR| state_map = North_Carolina.png fckLR| founded year = 1787fckLR| founded date = fckLR| seat wl = LumbertonfckLR}}</span>
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<h2> County Courthouse  </h2>
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Guide to '''Robeson County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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&lt;a href="http://www.nccourts.org/county/robeson/default.asp"&gt;Robeson County Courthouse&lt;/a&gt;<br>500 N Elm Street P O Box 22<br>Lumberton, NC 28358<br>Phone: 919-671-3044<br><br>Register of Deeds has b rec from 1913<br>marriage records from 1787<br>death records from 1915<br>and land records from 1799, Clerk Superior Court has divorce <br>and court records from 1920 and probate records from 1868<ref><i>Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America</i>, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robeson County, North Carolina. Page 512 <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="20" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">; <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="19" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">.</ref>  
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<p><a href="http://www.nccourts.org/county/robeson/default.asp">Robeson County Courthouse</a><br>500 N Elm Street P O Box 22<br>Lumberton, NC 28358<br>Phone: 919-671-3044<br><br>Register of Deeds has b rec from 1913<br>marriage records from 1787<br>death records from 1915<br>and land records from 1799, Clerk Superior Court has divorce <br>and court records from 1920 and probate records from 1868<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robeson County, North Carolina. Page 512 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</span>  
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== History  ==
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<h2> History  </h2>
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<p>Many free African American families moved to Robeson County from Virginia in the 1700s.  
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Many free African American families moved to Robeson County from Virginia in the 1700s.  
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<h4> Parent County  </h4>
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==== Parent County  ====
<p><b>1787</b>--Robeson County was created from <a href="Bladen County, North Carolina">Bladen</a> County.<br><b>County seat:</b> Lumberton <span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</span>  
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'''1787'''--Robeson County was created from &lt;a href="Bladen County, North Carolina"&gt;Bladen&lt;/a&gt; County.<br>'''County seat:''' Lumberton <ref><i>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America</i>,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
<h4> Boundary Changes  </h4>
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<h4> Record Loss  </h4>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
<p>Many of the court records are missing.  
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==== Record Loss  ====
<h2> Places/Localities  </h2>
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<h4> Populated Places  </h4>
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Many of the court records are missing.  
<h4> Neighboring Counties  </h4>
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<ul><li><a href="Bladen County, North Carolina">Bladen</a>
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== Places/Localities  ==
</li><li><a href="Columbus County, North Carolina">Columbus</a>
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</li><li><a href="Cumberland County, North Carolina">Cumberland</a>
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==== Populated Places  ====
</li><li><a href="Dillon County, South Carolina">Dillon County, South Carolina</a>
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</li><li><a href="Hoke County, North Carolina">Hoke</a>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
</li><li><a href="Horry County, South Carolina">Horry County, South Carolina</a>
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</li><li><a href="Marlboro County, South Carolina">Marlboro County, South Carolina</a>
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*&lt;a href="Bladen County, North Carolina"&gt;Bladen&lt;/a&gt;
</li><li><a href="Scotland County, North Carolina">Scotland</a>
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*&lt;a href="Columbus County, North Carolina"&gt;Columbus&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a href="Cumberland County, North Carolina"&gt;Cumberland&lt;/a&gt;
<h2> Resources  </h2>
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*&lt;a href="Dillon County, South Carolina"&gt;Dillon County, South Carolina&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a href="Hoke County, North Carolina"&gt;Hoke&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a href="Horry County, South Carolina"&gt;Horry County, South Carolina&lt;/a&gt;
<h4> Cemeteries  </h4>
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*&lt;a href="Marlboro County, South Carolina"&gt;Marlboro County, South Carolina&lt;/a&gt;
<ul><li><a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesoncemeteries.htm">Robeson County Cemeteries</a> - NCGenWeb Archives  
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*&lt;a href="Scotland County, North Carolina"&gt;Scotland&lt;/a&gt;
</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&amp;CScnty=1728">Robeson County Cemeteries</a> - at Find-A-Grave.com&#160;
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== Resources  ==
<h4> Census  </h4>
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<h4> Church Records  </h4>
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==== Cemeteries  ====
<h5> Baptist  </h5>
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<ul><li><b>Ash Pole.</b> Organized 1796.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, ''A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808'' (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at [http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF St Paul's Seminary website]; &quot;Ashpole Church,&quot; ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</span>  
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*&lt;a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesoncemeteries.htm"&gt;Robeson County Cemeteries&lt;/a&gt; - NCGenWeb Archives  
</li><li><b>First Baptist Church,</b> Lumberton, N.C. <a href="http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=caf">First Baptist Church, Lumberton, North Carolina; one hundred years of Christian witnessing, 1855-1955</a> -&#160;available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library  
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*&lt;a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&amp;CScnty=1728"&gt;Robeson County Cemeteries&lt;/a&gt; - at Find-A-Grave.com&nbsp;
</li><li><b>Saddle Tree Creek.</b> Constituted by 1788.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="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}}; Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, ''A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808'' (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at [http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF St Paul's Seminary website].</span>
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==== Census  ====
<h5> Presbyterian  </h5>
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<ul><li>[Book]&#160;<a href="http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=lae">Enter into his gates&#160;: history of the First Presbyterian Church, Maxton, North Carolina, 1878-1958</a> - available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library  
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</li><li>[Book]&#160;<a href="http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=rpc">Year book and directory of the Rowland Presbyterian Church, Rowland, N.C</a>. -&#160;available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library
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==== Church Records  ====
<h4> Court  </h4>
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<h4> Education  </h4>
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===== Baptist  =====
<ul><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=robeson">Robeson County College Students</a> -&#160;a name list of students at various NC colleges with identified hometowns in the county; via NCGenWeb Yearbook Index  
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</li><li><a href="http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Flora%20Macdonald%20College%20%28Red%20Springs%2C%20N.C.%29--Students--Yearbooks.%22&amp;sort=-date">Flora McDonald College yearbooks</a> - from 1921-1961; via the Internet Archive  
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*'''Ash Pole.''' Organized 1796.<ref>Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, <i>A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808</i> (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at <a href="http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF" _fcksavedurl="http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF">St Paul's Seminary website</a>; "Ashpole Church," <i>North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,</i> http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>  
</li><li><a href="http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Presbyterian%20Junior%20College%20%28Maxton%2C%20N.C.%29--Students--Yearbooks.%22&amp;sort=-date">Presbyterian Junior College yearbooks</a> - from the mid 1930s - 1960s; via the Internet Archive  
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*'''First Baptist Church,''' Lumberton, N.C. &lt;a href="http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=caf"&gt;First Baptist Church, Lumberton, North Carolina; one hundred years of Christian witnessing, 1855-1955&lt;/a&gt; -&nbsp;available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library  
</li><li><a href="http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Pembroke%20State%20College--Students--Yearbooks%22&amp;sort=-date">UNC-Pembroke yearbooks</a> - from the 1940s to the 1980s; via the Internet Archive  
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*'''Saddle Tree Creek.''' Constituted by 1788.<ref>George Washington Paschal, <i>History of North Carolina Baptists,</i> 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491. <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="13" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">; Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, <i>A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808</i> (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at <a href="http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF" _fcksavedurl="http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF">St Paul's Seminary website</a>.</ref>
</li><li>[Book] <a href="http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=fma">Flora McDonald College</a> - published by Ralph Walter Page in 1920
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===== Presbyterian  =====
<h4> Genealogy  </h4>
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<p>It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:  
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*[Book]&nbsp;&lt;a href="http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=lae"&gt;Enter into his gates&nbsp;: history of the First Presbyterian Church, Maxton, North Carolina, 1878-1958&lt;/a&gt; - available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library  
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*[Book]&nbsp;&lt;a href="http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=rpc"&gt;Year book and directory of the Rowland Presbyterian Church, Rowland, N.C&lt;/a&gt;. -&nbsp;available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library
<ul><li>Locate publications about direct ancestors  
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</li><li>Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
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==== Court  ====
</li><li>Identify publications, to quote <a href="Elizabeth Shown Mills">Elizabeth Shown Mills</a>, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [<b>F</b>riends, <b>A</b>ssociates, and <b>N</b>eighbors]
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==== Education  ====
<h5> Bibliography  </h5>
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<ul><li><b>[Lewis]</b> Lewis, J.D. <i>My Neck of the Woods: The Lewis Families of Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina</i>. Little River, S.C.: J.D. Lewis, 2002. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|1046741|item|disp=FHL&amp;nbsp;Book 929.273 L585Ljd; CD-ROM no. 1036}}</span>
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*&lt;a href="http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=robeson"&gt;Robeson County College Students&lt;/a&gt; -&nbsp;a name list of students at various NC colleges with identified hometowns in the county; via NCGenWeb Yearbook Index  
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*&lt;a href="http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Flora%20Macdonald%20College%20%28Red%20Springs%2C%20N.C.%29--Students--Yearbooks.%22&amp;sort=-date"&gt;Flora McDonald College yearbooks&lt;/a&gt; - from 1921-1961; via the Internet Archive  
<h4> Land  </h4>
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*&lt;a href="http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Presbyterian%20Junior%20College%20%28Maxton%2C%20N.C.%29--Students--Yearbooks.%22&amp;sort=-date"&gt;Presbyterian Junior College yearbooks&lt;/a&gt; - from the mid 1930s - 1960s; via the Internet Archive  
<ul><li><a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesondeeds.htm">Misc county deeds</a> - transcriptions submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
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*&lt;a href="http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Pembroke%20State%20College--Students--Yearbooks%22&amp;sort=-date"&gt;UNC-Pembroke yearbooks&lt;/a&gt; - from the 1940s to the 1980s; via the Internet Archive  
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*[Book] &lt;a href="http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=fma"&gt;Flora McDonald College&lt;/a&gt; - published by Ralph Walter Page in 1920
<h4> Local Histories  </h4>
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<h4> Maps  </h4>
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==== Genealogy  ====
<ul><li><a href="http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&amp;CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&amp;CISOMODE=grid&amp;CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;displa,A,0;publis,A,0;collec,A,0;30;date,title,none,none,none&amp;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&amp;CISOTHUMB=20%20(4x5);mapid,none,none,none,none&amp;CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&amp;CISOHIERA=20;collec,mapid,none,none,none&amp;CISOSUPPRESS=0&amp;CISOTYPE=link&amp;CISOOP1=exact&amp;CISOFIELD1=spatia&amp;CISOBOX1=Robeson+County&amp;CISOOP2=exact&amp;CISOFIELD2=collec&amp;CISOBOX2=&amp;CISOOP3=exact&amp;CISOFIELD3=title&amp;CISOBOX3=&amp;CISOOP4=exact&amp;CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&amp;CISOBOX4=&amp;c=exact&amp;CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps">Maps of Robeson County</a> - online map images via the NC Maps collection
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:  
<h4> Military  </h4>
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<h5> <i><b>Civil War</b></i> </h5>
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
<p>Civil War service men from Robeson County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies and regiments that were formed with many men from Robeson County.  
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
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*Identify publications, to quote &lt;a href="Elizabeth Shown Mills"&gt;Elizabeth Shown Mills&lt;/a&gt;, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
<dl><dd>- <a href="51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia">51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia</a>, Company F
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===== Bibliography  =====
<h4> Newspapers  </h4>
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<ul><li><a href="http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Robeson">Newspapers published in Robeson County</a> &#160;- a listing of newspapers published in the county &amp; libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress.  
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*'''[Lewis]''' Lewis, J.D. ''My Neck of the Woods: The Lewis Families of Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina''. Little River, S.C.: J.D. Lewis, 2002. <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="11" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">
</li><li><a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonnews.htm">Misc. newspaper articles</a> - submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives  
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?county=robeson">Robeson County residents in the newspaper</a> - name listing of people from the county as located in misc. newspaper articles; time span varies. Articles indexed in the NC People in the Papers database.
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==== Land  ====
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<h4> Probate  </h4>
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*&lt;a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesondeeds.htm"&gt;Misc county deeds&lt;/a&gt; - transcriptions submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
<ul><li><b>Pre-1790</b> - <a href="http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx">Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills</a> stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. <a href="North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina">Website tips</a>.
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</li></ul>
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==== Local Histories  ====
<ul><li><b>1783-1966</b> - <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 19 (1783-1966)|access=browse}}</span> have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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</li></ul>
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==== Maps  ====
<ul><li><a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonwills.htm">Misc. Robeson County wills</a> - transcriptions submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
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</li></ul>
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*&lt;a href="http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&amp;CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&amp;CISOMODE=grid&amp;CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;displa,A,0;publis,A,0;collec,A,0;30;date,title,none,none,none&amp;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&amp;CISOTHUMB=20%20(4x5);mapid,none,none,none,none&amp;CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&amp;CISOHIERA=20;collec,mapid,none,none,none&amp;CISOSUPPRESS=0&amp;CISOTYPE=link&amp;CISOOP1=exact&amp;CISOFIELD1=spatia&amp;CISOBOX1=Robeson+County&amp;CISOOP2=exact&amp;CISOFIELD2=collec&amp;CISOBOX2=&amp;CISOOP3=exact&amp;CISOFIELD3=title&amp;CISOBOX3=&amp;CISOOP4=exact&amp;CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&amp;CISOBOX4=&amp;c=exact&amp;CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps"&gt;Maps of Robeson County&lt;/a&gt; - online map images via the NC Maps collection
<h4> Taxation  </h4>
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<h4> Vital Records  </h4>
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==== Military  ====
<p>Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please <a href="http://www.durhamcountync.gov/departments/rgds/">visit their website</a> for more information.  
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<h5> Births<br>  </h5>
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<ul><li><a href="https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&amp;hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D">North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964</a> - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state; via FamilySearch
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Civil War service men from Robeson County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies and regiments that were formed with many men from Robeson County.  
</li></ul>
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<h5> Marriages  </h5>
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<ul><li><b>1850-1944</b> - Robeson County Marriage Index 1850-1944 in <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi">International Genealogical Index</a> at FamilySearch - free.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.</span>  
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</li><li><a href="http://ncgenweb.us/robeson/vital.htm">Robeson County Marriages</a> - via NCGenWeb  
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:- &lt;a href="51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia"&gt;51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia&lt;/a&gt;, Company F
</li><li><a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonmarriages.html">Misc. Robeson County Marriages</a> - submitted by users to the NCGenWeb Archives  
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</li><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&amp;hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D">North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979</a> - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch  
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</li><li><a href="http://goo.gl/FsJlh">Robeson County marriages</a> - may be included throughout Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
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</li></ul>
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==== Newspapers  ====
<h5> Deaths  </h5>
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<ul><li><a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonobits.htm">Misc. Robeson County Obituaries</a> - via the Durham County NCGenWeb Archives  
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*&lt;a href="http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Robeson"&gt;Newspapers published in Robeson County&lt;/a&gt; &nbsp;- a listing of newspapers published in the county &amp; libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress.  
</li><li><a href="https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&amp;hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D%20">North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930</a> - search a statewide collection of freely available death certificates - images are included; via FamilySearch  
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*&lt;a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonnews.htm"&gt;Misc. newspaper articles&lt;/a&gt; - submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives  
</li><li><a href="https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675510&amp;hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D">North Carolina Deaths &amp; Burials, 1898-1994</a> - search death records from across the state; via FamilySearch <br>
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*&lt;a href="http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?county=robeson"&gt;Robeson County residents in the newspaper&lt;/a&gt; - name listing of people from the county as located in misc. newspaper articles; time span varies. Articles indexed in the NC People in the Papers database.
</li></ul>
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<p><br>  
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==== Probate  ====
</p>
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<h2> Societies and Libraries  </h2>
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*'''Pre-1790''' - &lt;a href="http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx"&gt;Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills&lt;/a&gt; stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. &lt;a href="North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina"&gt;Website tips&lt;/a&gt;.
<h4> Family History Centers<br>  </h4>
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<ul><li><a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
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*'''1783-1966''' - <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="8" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"> have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
</li><li><a _fcknotitle="true" href="Pembroke North Carolina Family History Center">Pembroke North Carolina Family History Center</a>
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</li></ul>
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*&lt;a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonwills.htm"&gt;Misc. Robeson County wills&lt;/a&gt; - transcriptions submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
<p><br>  
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</p>
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==== Taxation  ====
<h2> Web Sites  </h2>
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<ul><li><a href="http://ncgenweb.us/robeson/">Robeson County NCGenWeb</a> - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
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==== Vital Records  ====
</li><li><span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Robeson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}</span>
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</li></ul>
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Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please &lt;a href="http://www.durhamcountync.gov/departments/rgds/"&gt;visit their website&lt;/a&gt; for more information.  
<h2> References  </h2>
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*&lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&amp;hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D"&gt;North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964&lt;/a&gt; - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state; via FamilySearch
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===== Marriages  =====
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 +
*'''1850-1944''' - Robeson County Marriage Index 1850-1944 in &lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi"&gt;International Genealogical Index&lt;/a&gt; at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, <i>Parish and Vital Records List</i> (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.</ref>  
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*&lt;a href="http://ncgenweb.us/robeson/vital.htm"&gt;Robeson County Marriages&lt;/a&gt; - via NCGenWeb  
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*&lt;a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonmarriages.html"&gt;Misc. Robeson County Marriages&lt;/a&gt; - submitted by users to the NCGenWeb Archives  
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*&lt;a href="https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&amp;hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D"&gt;North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979&lt;/a&gt; - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch  
 +
*&lt;a href="http://goo.gl/FsJlh"&gt;Robeson County marriages&lt;/a&gt; - may be included throughout Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
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 +
===== Deaths  =====
 +
 
 +
*&lt;a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonobits.htm"&gt;Misc. Robeson County Obituaries&lt;/a&gt; - via the Durham County NCGenWeb Archives  
 +
*&lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&amp;hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D%20"&gt;North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930&lt;/a&gt; - search a statewide collection of freely available death certificates - images are included; via FamilySearch  
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*&lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675510&amp;hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D"&gt;North Carolina Deaths &amp; Burials, 1898-1994&lt;/a&gt; - search death records from across the state; via FamilySearch <br>
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 +
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 +
 
 +
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 +
 
 +
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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 +
*&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers"&gt;Introduction to LDS Family History Centers&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Pembroke North Carolina Family History Center"&gt;Pembroke North Carolina Family History Center&lt;/a&gt;
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 +
== Web Sites  ==
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*&lt;a href="http://ncgenweb.us/robeson/"&gt;Robeson County NCGenWeb&lt;/a&gt; - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
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Guide to Robeson County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="28" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"> Government Records
<a href="Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Vital_Records">Birth</a>
<a href="Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Vital_Records">Marriage</a>
<a href="Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Vital_Records">Death</a>
<a href="Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Census">Census</a>
<a href="Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Land">Deeds</a>
<a href="Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Probate">Wills</a>
1913
1786
1913
1790
1787
1783

<a href="http://www.nccourts.org/county/robeson/default.asp">Robeson County Courthouse</a>
500 N Elm Street P O Box 22
Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: 919-671-3044

Register of Deeds has b rec from 1913
marriage records from 1787
death records from 1915
and land records from 1799, Clerk Superior Court has divorce
and court records from 1920 and probate records from 1868[1]

History

Many free African American families moved to Robeson County from Virginia in the 1700s.

Parent County

1787--Robeson County was created from <a href="Bladen County, North Carolina">Bladen</a> County.
County seat: Lumberton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Many of the court records are missing.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

  • <a href="Bladen County, North Carolina">Bladen</a>
  • <a href="Columbus County, North Carolina">Columbus</a>
  • <a href="Cumberland County, North Carolina">Cumberland</a>
  • <a href="Dillon County, South Carolina">Dillon County, South Carolina</a>
  • <a href="Hoke County, North Carolina">Hoke</a>
  • <a href="Horry County, South Carolina">Horry County, South Carolina</a>
  • <a href="Marlboro County, South Carolina">Marlboro County, South Carolina</a>
  • <a href="Scotland County, North Carolina">Scotland</a>

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

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Church Records

Baptist
  • Ash Pole. Organized 1796.[3]
  • First Baptist Church, Lumberton, N.C. <a href="http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=caf">First Baptist Church, Lumberton, North Carolina; one hundred years of Christian witnessing, 1855-1955</a> - available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library
  • Saddle Tree Creek. Constituted by 1788.[4]
Presbyterian

Court

Education

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 <a href="Elizabeth Shown Mills">Elizabeth Shown Mills</a>, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Robeson County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies and regiments that were formed with many men from Robeson County.


- <a href="51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia">51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia</a>, Company F


Newspapers

Probate

  • Pre-1790 - <a href="http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx">Pre-1790 Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy Wills</a> stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. <a href="North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina">Website tips</a>.

Taxation

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please <a href="http://www.durhamcountync.gov/departments/rgds/">visit their website</a> for more information.

Births
Marriages
Deaths


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Pembroke North Carolina Family History Center">Pembroke North Carolina Family History Center</a>


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robeson County, North Carolina. Page 512 <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="20" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">; <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="19" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808 (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at <a href="http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF" _fcksavedurl="http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF">St Paul's Seminary website</a>; "Ashpole Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  4. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491. <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="13" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">; Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808 (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at <a href="http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF" _fcksavedurl="http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF">St Paul's Seminary website</a>.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.
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