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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[North Carolina]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Washington_County,_North_Carolina|Washington County]]''  
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Guide to '''Washington County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Washington County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/ Washington Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Nc-washington.png
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| state = North Carolina
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| founded year = 1799
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| seat wl = Plymouth
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.washconc.org/clerk_of_court.aspx Washington County Courthouse]<br>120 Adams Street<br>Plymouth, NC 27962<br>Phone: 252-793-2325 <br><br>Courthouse burned 1862, 1869 - 1873<br>register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913<br>marriage recrods&nbsp; from 1851 and land records from 1799<br>Clerk Superopr Court has divoce recrods from 1871<br>probate and&nbsp;court records from 1873<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Washington County, now in Tennessee, was created from the District of Washington in 1777. North Carolina ceded her west territory to the Federal Government in 1789.  
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Washington County was formed in 1799 from the western third of Tyrrell County. It was named for George Washington.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1799'''--Washington County was created from [[Tyrrell County, North Carolina|Tyrrell ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Plymouth <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1799'''--Washington County was created from [[Tyrrell County, North Carolina|Tyrrell ]]County.<br>'''County seat:''' Plymouth <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1862--'''Courthouse destroyed in Federal bombardment.<br>'''1869,1881--'''Fires have destroyed most of the court records and many of the land records.  
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'''1862--'''Courthouse destroyed in Federal bombardment.<br>'''1869,[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/1881-fire 1881]--'''Fires have destroyed most of the court records and many of the land records.  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creswell,_North_Carolina Creswell]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creswell,_North_Carolina Creswell]  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth,_North_Carolina Plymouth]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth,_North_Carolina Plymouth]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roper,_North_Carolina Roper]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roper,_North_Carolina Roper]
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncwashington.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncwashington.png]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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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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*'''Morattuck.''' Established by 1785.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:490. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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===== Church of England  =====
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*'''Skinners Chapel aka Rehoboth Church.''' Established about 1735. Now a United Methodist Church.<ref>"Rehoboth Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Washington County.
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*April 17-20, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc012.htm Plymouth]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc012.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
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*May 5, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc013.htm Albemarle Sound]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc013.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
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====== Civil War Confederate units  ======
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Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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The Roanoake Beacon is the primary newspaper for Washington County.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.lhaasdav.com/roanokebeacon/index.html Abstracts from Roanoke Beacon Newspaper Plymouth, Washington County, N.C]. – located at the Haas/Davenport Homepage. Covers the year 1889.
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*[http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/rbeacon Roanoke Beacon Index] - ongoing project to index back issues of the paper. Covers late 1880s to early 1900s.
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/home/newspapers More newspapers information] - on the Washington County, NCGenWeb site
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1872-1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books (1872-1967)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/mr/WASHLIC.HTM Marriage Licenses of Washington County, North Carolina] 1851 - 1920.&nbsp; According to the information on the site no marriage licenses exist for Washington County until the year 1880. The source of all marriage records prior to that year is marriage registers. There are two marriage registers, one of several volumes that contains marriages from 1851 to the present. There is also a marriage register that records acknowledgements of Freedmen's marriages from 1866 to 1868 and "a record of colored marriages" from 8 March, 1867 to 6 June 1872. The Freedmen's Register records slave marriages legalized after the Civil War between 1866 and 1868. Some of these marriages occurred 40 years before the Civil War. The record tells how long each couple has cohabited.&nbsp; Can be searched by name of either&nbsp;male or female.<br>
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Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered from the Washington County Register of Deeds for a low fee. [http://www.washconc.org/register_of_deeds.aspx Visit their website] for more information.&nbsp;
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===== Births  =====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964]&nbsp;- 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://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/mr/WASHLIC.HTM Marriage Licenses of Washington County, North Carolina] 1851 - 1920.&nbsp; According to the information on the site no marriage licenses exist for Washington County until the year 1880. The source of all marriage records prior to that year is marriage registers. There are two marriage registers, one of several volumes that contains marriages from 1851 to the present. There is also a marriage register that records acknowledgements of Freedmen's marriages from 1866 to 1868 and "a record of colored marriages" from 8 March, 1867 to 6 June 1872. The Freedmen's Register records slave marriages legalized after the Civil War between 1866 and 1868. Some of these marriages occurred 40 years before the Civil War. The record tells how long each couple has cohabited.&nbsp; Can be searched by name of either&nbsp;male or female.  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?articletype=marriage&county=washington Marriages reported in the Roanoke Beacon Newspaper] - late 1880s - list of names in news reports of marriages.&nbsp;
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==== Deaths  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/home/deaths NCGenWeb: Washington County - &nbsp;Deaths/Obits] &nbsp;- check the NCGenWeb page for resources on locating death &amp; obituary records for Washington County residents. There are numerous records available for a wide range of time periods.&nbsp;
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==== Yearbooks  ====
  
[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/home/deaths NCGenWeb: Washington County - &nbsp;Deaths/Obits] &nbsp;- check the NCGenWeb page for resources on locating death &amp; obituary records for Washington County residents.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=washington&state=NC Washington County students at NC colleges] - via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
[http://wcgsnc.wordpress.com/ Washington County Genealogical Society] - The Washington County Genealogical Society has been collecting and publishing data for many years. &nbsp;Their website provides a membership form and back issues of the newsletter are available online for free.  
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*[http://wcgsnc.wordpress.com/ Washington County Genealogical Society] - The Washington County Genealogical Society has been collecting and publishing data for many years. &nbsp;Their website provides a membership form and back issues of the newsletter are available online for free.
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*[http://www.pettigrewlibraries.org/Washington.asp Pettigrew Regional Library System]: Washington County - handles information &amp; library needs of several counties in the area, including Washington County.
  
[http://www.pettigrewlibraries.org/Washington.asp Pettigrew Regional Library System]: Washington County - handles information &amp; library needs of several counties in the area, including Washington County.
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/ NCGenWeb project] - variety of information relevant to Washington County. &nbsp;
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/ NCGenWeb project] - variety of information relevant to Washington County. &nbsp;  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191412&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Washington&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Guide to Washington County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Seat Plymouth
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Contents

County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
120 Adams Street
Plymouth, NC 27962
Phone: 252-793-2325

Courthouse burned 1862, 1869 - 1873
register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage recrods  from 1851 and land records from 1799
Clerk Superopr Court has divoce recrods from 1871
probate and court records from 1873[1]

History

Washington County was formed in 1799 from the western third of Tyrrell County. It was named for George Washington.

Parent County

1799--Washington County was created from Tyrrell County.
County seat: Plymouth [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1862--Courthouse destroyed in Federal bombardment.
1869,1881--Fires have destroyed most of the court records and many of the land records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Morattuck. Established by 1785.[3]
Church of England
  • Skinners Chapel aka Rehoboth Church. Established about 1735. Now a United Methodist Church.[4]

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Washington County.

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.


Civil War Confederate units

Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Newspapers

The Roanoake Beacon is the primary newspaper for Washington County. 

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered from the Washington County Register of Deeds for a low fee. Visit their website for more information. 

Births
Marriages
  • Marriage Licenses of Washington County, North Carolina 1851 - 1920.  According to the information on the site no marriage licenses exist for Washington County until the year 1880. The source of all marriage records prior to that year is marriage registers. There are two marriage registers, one of several volumes that contains marriages from 1851 to the present. There is also a marriage register that records acknowledgements of Freedmen's marriages from 1866 to 1868 and "a record of colored marriages" from 8 March, 1867 to 6 June 1872. The Freedmen's Register records slave marriages legalized after the Civil War between 1866 and 1868. Some of these marriages occurred 40 years before the Civil War. The record tells how long each couple has cohabited.  Can be searched by name of either male or female.
  • Marriages reported in the Roanoke Beacon Newspaper - late 1880s - list of names in news reports of marriages. 

Deaths

  • NCGenWeb: Washington County -  Deaths/Obits  - check the NCGenWeb page for resources on locating death & obituary records for Washington County residents. There are numerous records available for a wide range of time periods. 

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

  • Washington County Genealogical Society - The Washington County Genealogical Society has been collecting and publishing data for many years.  Their website provides a membership form and back issues of the newsletter are available online for free.
  • Pettigrew Regional Library System: Washington County - handles information & library needs of several counties in the area, including Washington County.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington 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).
  3. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:490. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "Rehoboth Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)