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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Vance_County,_North_Carolina|Vance County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/vance/Default.asp Vance County Courthouse]<br>122 Young St Suite F<br>Henderson, NC 27536<br>Phone: 252-438-4155<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records<br>Register of Deeds has marrriage&nbsp;and land<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Vance County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1881'''--Vance County was created from [[Granville County, North Carolina|Granville]], [[Warren County, North Carolina|Warren]], and [[Franklin County, North Carolina|Franklin]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Henderson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1881'''--Vance County was created from [[Granville County, North Carolina|Granville]], [[Warren County, North Carolina|Warren]], and [[Franklin County, North Carolina|Franklin]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Henderson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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==== Cemeteries<br>  ====
 
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*[http://home.comcast.net/~teylu/ncvance/cems.html NC Vance: Cemeteries]<br>
 
*[http://home.comcast.net/~teylu/ncvance/cems.html NC Vance: Cemeteries]<br>
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records ====
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*'''[http://www.ncmarkers.com/Markers.aspx?ct=ddl&sp=search&k=Markers&sv=G-49 St. John's Parish],''' Williamsboro, N.C. Historical church building, established 1746, church building completed in 1773.
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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Vance County's Court system is the District 9 jurisdiction. More information about their Court system can be found on their website.<br> [http://www.nccourts.org/County/Vance/Courts/District.asp Vance County District Court] <br>156 Church St., Suite 101<br>Henderson, NC 27536<br>252-738-9000
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
The Vance County Register of Deeds maintains land records back to the formation of the County in 1881. You will want to contact them for more details on how to obtain copies of these records.<br>
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The Vance County Register of Deeds maintains land records back to the formation of the County in 1881. You will want to contact them for more details on how to obtain copies of these records.<br> [http://www.vancecounty.com/registerofdeeds.htm Vance County Register of Deeds] <br>122 Young Street, Suite F<br>Henderson, NC 27536<br>Phone: 252-738-2110  
[http://www.vancecounty.com/registerofdeeds.htm Vance County Register of Deeds]
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<br>122 Young Street, Suite F<br>Henderson, NC 27536<br>Phone: 252-738-2110
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There is a searchable online database for land records dating back to 1881 available here:  
 
There is a searchable online database for land records dating back to 1881 available here:  
  
[http://vancencrod.org/Opening.asp Land Records]
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[http://vancencrod.org/Opening.asp Land Records]  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://home.comcast.net/~teylu/ncvance/henderson.html Life in Henderson in the 1920s], by Frances Parker Woodlief  
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*[http://home.comcast.net/~teylu/ncvance/henderson.html Life in Henderson in the 1920s], by Frances Parker Woodlief  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/research/famcoll.htm Historical Family Collections]
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*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/NC/Vance/state.html Vance County from National Register of Historical Places<br>]
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*[http://www.faulknerfamilies.com/index.htm Faulkners of Sandy Creek]
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*[http://www.angelfire.com/nc/yourday/reavis.html The Reavis Family of Vance County]
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*[http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/j/o/n/Sabrina-J-Jones-North-Carolina/index.html Ealie Grissom Family of Kittrell<br>]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
The following sites have Vance County military pages:
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===== Civil War  =====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/military/vet-1890.htm 1890 Vance County Veterans Schedule]
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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<br> The following sites have Vance County military pages:
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/military/vet-1890.htm 1890 Vance County Veterans Schedule]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/military/wwii-cas.htm World War II Vance County Casualties]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/military/wwii-cas.htm World War II Vance County Casualties]
  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
Wills and Estate Records are maintained by the County Clerk of the Superior Court. Copies may be obtained by contacting their office at the following:<br>
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Wills and Estate Records are maintained by the County Clerk of the Superior Court. Copies may be obtained by contacting their office at the following:<br>  
  
[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Vance/Default.asp Vance County Clerk of the Court]<br>156 Church St., Suite 101<br>Henderson, NC 27536<br>252-738-9000
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Vance/Default.asp Vance County Clerk of the Court]<br>156 Church St., Suite 101<br>Henderson, NC 27536<br>252-738-9000  
  
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The following online sites have indexed lists of the Will Books:
  
The following online sites have indexed lists of the Will Books:
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/wills/wba-idx.htm Index to Will Book A, 1881-1916]  
 
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/wills/wba-idx.htm Index to Will Book A, 1881-1916]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/wills/wbb-idx.htm Index to Will Book B, 1904-1916]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/wills/wbb-idx.htm Index to Will Book B, 1904-1916]
  
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*'''1881-1916''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A and B (1881-1916)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1911121 North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1964]
  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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There are Birth or Marriage records for Vance County on a few places online, the following databases are free:<br>  
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There are Birth, Marriage and Death records for Vance County on a few places online, the following databases are free:<br>  
  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675514 North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675514 North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979]  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957 North Carolina Marriages 1762-1979] (includes images)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/marriages/mar-a.htm Vance County Marriages 1900-1929] (currently A-K)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/marriages/mar-a.htm Vance County Marriages 1900-1929] (currently A-K)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/vance/vancemarriages.html Vance County USGenWeb Archives]-Marriages  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/vance/vancemarriages.html Vance County USGenWeb Archives]-Marriages  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/births/a-brth-1920.htm Vance County Birth Index Prior to 1920]&nbsp; (currently A-F)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/births/a-brth-1920.htm Vance County Birth Index Prior to 1920]&nbsp; (currently A-G)  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/marriages/mar-reg-a.htm Vance County Marriage Register 1881-1898] <br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1609799 North Carolina Death Records 1906-1930] (includes images)
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1584959 North Carolina Death Records 1931-1994]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1675510 North Carolina Deaths &amp; Burials 1898-1994]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1675484 North Carolina Births &amp; Christenings 1866-1964]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949336 North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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[http://www.perrylibrary.org/ H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library]  
 
[http://www.perrylibrary.org/ H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library]  
  
== Web Sites[http://home.comcast.net/~teylu/ncvance/ <br>]  ==
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/index.htm Vance County, NCGenWeb]<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/index.htm Vance County, NCGenWeb]<br>  
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*[http://www.vancecounty.com/ Vance County Government]  
 
*[http://www.vancecounty.com/ Vance County Government]  
 
*[http://ci.henderson.nc.us/ City of Henderson] (Vance County seat of government)
 
*[http://ci.henderson.nc.us/ City of Henderson] (Vance County seat of government)
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*[http://home.comcast.net/~teylu/ncvance/ NCVance]
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== Yearbooks  ==
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=vance&state=NC Vance County Yearbooks]
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== References  ==
 
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County Courthouse

Vance County Courthouse
122 Young St Suite F
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-438-4155

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records
Register of Deeds has marrriage and land[1]

History

The county was formed in 1881 from parts of Franklin County, Granville County, and Warren County. According to the 1955 book, Zeb's Black Baby, by Samuel Thomas Peace Sr., "The formation of Vance County was accomplished largely as a political expediency. It was in 1881 when Blacks in large numbers were voting solidly Republican. Granville and Franklin Counties were nip and tuck, Democratic or Republican. From the Democratic standpoint, Warren County was hopelessly Republican. But by taking from Granville, Franklin and Warren, those sections that were heavily Republican and out of these sections forming the new county of Vance, the Democratic party could lose Vance to the Republicans and save Granville and Franklin for the Democrats (see gerrymandering). [U.S.] Senator [Zebulon Baird] Vance was a Democrat. He took kindly to this move and thanked the [North Carolina] Legislature for honoring him with naming the new county after him. At the same time Vance showed his humor by always referring to Vance County as 'Zeb's Black Baby.'  In the 1890 Census, Vance County was more than 63 percent African American.

Formation and Naming of Vance County

Vance County Quick Facts

Henderson in the 1920s

Parent County

1881--Vance County was created from Granville, Warren, and Franklin Counties.
County seat: Henderson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Church of England
  • St. John's Parish, Williamsboro, N.C. Historical church building, established 1746, church building completed in 1773.

Court

Vance County's Court system is the District 9 jurisdiction. More information about their Court system can be found on their website.
Vance County District Court
156 Church St., Suite 101
Henderson, NC 27536
252-738-9000

Land

The Vance County Register of Deeds maintains land records back to the formation of the County in 1881. You will want to contact them for more details on how to obtain copies of these records.
Vance County Register of Deeds
122 Young Street, Suite F
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-738-2110


There is a searchable online database for land records dating back to 1881 available here:

Land Records

Local Histories

Maps

  • North Carolina Maps,  collaborative digitization project by the North Carolina State Archives, the Outer Banks History Center, and the University Library at UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • NC Vance: Maps

Military

Civil War

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


The following sites have Vance County military pages:

Newspapers

The Daily Dispatch (Henderson, NC)

Probate

Wills and Estate Records are maintained by the County Clerk of the Superior Court. Copies may be obtained by contacting their office at the following:

Vance County Clerk of the Court
156 Church St., Suite 101
Henderson, NC 27536
252-738-9000


The following online sites have indexed lists of the Will Books:


North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1964


Taxation

Vital Records

Vance County has a number of marriage records missing, reason unknown.  They have Marriage Registers that cover 1881-1962; Marriage Licenses for 1897, 1902, 1911-1968; there is an Index to the Marriage Register, 1963-1969.

North Carolina began requiring Birth and Death records in 1913; there are a number of Delayed Birth Certificates that were filed by those born prior to that date, and there are a few Death Certificates that go back as far as 1909.

Copies of Birth, Death and Marriage records can be obtained from the Register of Deeds office.

           Vance County Register of Deeds
           122 Young Street, Suite F
           Henderson, NC 27536
           Phone: 252-738-2110


There are Birth, Marriage and Death records for Vance County on a few places online, the following databases are free:

Societies and Libraries 

Vance County has an active Historical Society and a new Genealogical Society which is an offshoot of the Historical Society.

H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library

Family History Centers

Web Sites


Yearbooks


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Vance County, North Carolina. Page 513 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).