Rutherford County, North Carolina

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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[North Carolina]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Rutherford_County,_North_Carolina|Rutherford County]]''  
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Guide to '''Rutherford County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Rutherford County
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rutherford/ Rutherford Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
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| state = North Carolina
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| founded year = 1779
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| seat wl = Rutherfordton
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Rutherford/Courthouse/Default.asp Rutherford County Court]<br>229 N Main Street P O Box 551<br>Rutherforton, NC 28139-0630<br>Phone: 828-287-6155<br><br>Courthouse burned in 1857<br>Clerk Superor Courtt has birth records from 1917<br>death records from 1913<br>marriage dirvorce probate court and land records from 1779<br>tax lists and voter registration<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rutherford County, North Carolina. Page 512 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1779'''--Rutherford County was created from [[Tryon County, North Carolina|Tryon County]].&nbsp; Tyron County was abolished in 1779.<br>'''County seat:''' Rutherfordton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Places/Localities ==
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'''1907--'''Courthouse fire destroyed many court records.
  
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==== Populated Places ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Buncombe County, North Carolina|Buncombe]]
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*[[Burke County, North Carolina|Burke]]
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*[[Cherokee County, South Carolina|Cherokee County, South Carolina]]
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*[[Cleveland County, North Carolina|Cleveland]]
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*[[Henderson County, North Carolina|Henderson]]
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*[[McDowell County, North Carolina|Mcdowell]]
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*[[Polk County, North Carolina|Polk]]
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*[[Spartanburg County, South Carolina|Spartanburg County, South Carolina]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncrutherford.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncrutherford.png]]
  
 
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''Bill's Creek.''' Constituted 1782.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:568. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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*'''Buffalow Creek.''' Constituted 1777.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''Green River.''' Constituted 1778.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''Mountain Creek.''' Constituted 1789.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''Sandy Run.''' Constituted 1788.<ref name="bap" />
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===== Presbyterian  =====
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*'''Brittain Church,''' Rutherfordton, N.C. Organized 1768.<ref>"Brittain Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Originally located in [[Tryon County, North Carolina|Tryon County]].
  
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
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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:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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*"Notes on a Proctor Family of Northeastern Rutherford Co., N.C.," ''The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research,'' Vol. 38, No. 3 (August 2010):102-110. {{FHL|43856|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 38}}
  
 
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Early migration routes to and from Rutherford 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>
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:*[[Old Cherokee Path]] pre-historic
  
 
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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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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*'''1780-1784''' - Minutes of the Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1780 to 1784. (mentions wills filed, inventory lists, sales, administratrators, orphans, deeds proved, etc. If you cannot find a will in the will book, this is where to search) [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/counties/countyrutherford North Carolina Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1782-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 3 and A to N (1782-1964)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Forest City North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*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+Rutherford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com North Carolina Pioneers] ($)
  
 
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Guide to Rutherford County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

County Courthouse

Rutherford County Court
229 N Main Street P O Box 551
Rutherforton, NC 28139-0630
Phone: 828-287-6155

Courthouse burned in 1857
Clerk Superor Courtt has birth records from 1917
death records from 1913
marriage dirvorce probate court and land records from 1779
tax lists and voter registration[1]

History

Parent County

1779--Rutherford County was created from Tryon County.  Tyron County was abolished in 1779.
County seat: Rutherfordton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1907--Courthouse fire destroyed many court records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Ncrutherford.png

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Bill's Creek. Constituted 1782.[3]
  • Buffalow Creek. Constituted 1777.[3]
  • Green River. Constituted 1778.[3]
  • Mountain Creek. Constituted 1789.[3]
  • Sandy Run. Constituted 1788.[3]
Presbyterian
  • Brittain Church, Rutherfordton, N.C. Organized 1768.[4] Originally located in Tryon County.

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]
  • "Notes on a Proctor Family of Northeastern Rutherford Co., N.C.," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 38, No. 3 (August 2010):102-110. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 38

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Rutherford County for European settlers included:[5]

Military

Civil War

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

Newspapers 

Probate

  • 1780-1784 - Minutes of the Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1780 to 1784. (mentions wills filed, inventory lists, sales, administratrators, orphans, deeds proved, etc. If you cannot find a will in the will book, this is where to search) North Carolina Pioneers ($)

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), Rutherford 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:568. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "Brittain Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. 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.