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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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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[North Carolina]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Robeson_County,_North_Carolina|Robeson County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1786</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>1787</center>
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[http://www.nccourts.org/county/robeson/default.asp Robeson County Courthouse]<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 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}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Many free African American families moved to Robeson County from Virginia in the 1700s.
  
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesoncemeteries.htm Robeson County Cemeteries] - NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1728 Robeson County Cemeteries] - at Find-A-Grave.com&nbsp;
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
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==== Church Records ====
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''Ash Pole.''' Organized 1796.<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]; "Ashpole Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
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*'''First Baptist Church,''' Lumberton, N.C. [http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=caf First Baptist Church, Lumberton, North Carolina; one hundred years of Christian witnessing, 1855-1955] -&nbsp;available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library
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*'''Saddle Tree Creek.''' Constituted by 1788.<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].</ref>
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===== Presbyterian  =====
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*[Book]&nbsp;[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=lae Enter into his gates&nbsp;: history of the First Presbyterian Church, Maxton, North Carolina, 1878-1958] - available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library
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*[Book]&nbsp;[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=rpc Year book and directory of the Rowland Presbyterian Church, Rowland, N.C]. -&nbsp;available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Education  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=robeson Robeson County College Students] -&nbsp;a name list of students at various NC colleges with identified hometowns in the county; via NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
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*[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Flora%20Macdonald%20College%20%28Red%20Springs%2C%20N.C.%29--Students--Yearbooks.%22&sort=-date Flora McDonald College yearbooks] - from 1921-1961; via the Internet Archive
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*[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Presbyterian%20Junior%20College%20%28Maxton%2C%20N.C.%29--Students--Yearbooks.%22&sort=-date Presbyterian Junior College yearbooks] - from the mid 1930s - 1960s; via the Internet Archive
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*[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Pembroke%20State%20College--Students--Yearbooks%22&sort=-date UNC-Pembroke yearbooks] - from the 1940s to the 1980s; via the Internet Archive
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*[Book] [http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=fma Flora McDonald College] - published by Ralph Walter Page in 1920
  
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesondeeds.htm Misc county deeds] - transcriptions submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;displa,A,0;publis,A,0;collec,A,0;30;date,title,none,none,none&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&CISOTHUMB=20%20(4x5);mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;collec,mapid,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=0&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=spatia&CISOBOX1=Robeson+County&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=collec&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=title&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps Maps of Robeson County] - online map images via the NC Maps collection
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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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.
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:- [[51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia|51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia]], Company F
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Robeson Newspapers published in Robeson County] &nbsp;- a listing of newspapers published in the county &amp; libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonnews.htm Misc. newspaper articles] - submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?county=robeson Robeson County residents in the newspaper] - 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.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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*'''Pre-1790''' - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].
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*'''1783-1966''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 19 (1783-1966)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonwills.htm Misc. Robeson County wills] - transcriptions submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please [http://www.durhamcountync.gov/departments/rgds/ visit their website] for more information.
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===== Births<br>  =====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964] - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state; via FamilySearch
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===== Marriages  =====
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/robeson/vital.htm Robeson County Marriages] - via NCGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonmarriages.html Misc. Robeson County Marriages] - submitted by users to the NCGenWeb Archives
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979] - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch
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*[http://goo.gl/FsJlh Robeson County marriages] - 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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonobits.htm Misc. Robeson County Obituaries] - via the Durham County NCGenWeb Archives
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D%20 North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930] - search a statewide collection of freely available death certificates - images are included; via FamilySearch
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675510&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Deaths &amp; Burials, 1898-1994] - search death records from across the state; via FamilySearch <br>
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Pembroke North Carolina Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*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://ncgenweb.us/robeson/ Robeson County NCGenWeb] - 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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County Seat Lumberton
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Robeson County, North Carolina Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1786
1913
1790
1787
1783

Robeson County Courthouse
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 Bladen County.
County seat: Lumberton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Many of the court records are missing.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
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 Elizabeth Shown Mills, 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.

- 51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia, Company F

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please visit their website for more information.

Births
Marriages
Deaths


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robeson County, North Carolina. Page 512 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. 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 St Paul's Seminary website; "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. 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 St Paul's Seminary website.