Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Davidson County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Davidson County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Facts
Founded 1822
County Seat Lexington
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1800
1741
1898
1784
1823

Davidson County Courthouse
P O Box 464
Lexington, NC 27293
Phone: 336-242-2150

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and burial
land records from 1823
Clerk Superio Court has divorce
probate and court records from 1823[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 464
Lexington, NC 27360
Telephone: 336-242-2150
Fax: 336-238-2318
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 1064
Lexington, NC 27293-1064
Telephone: (336) 242-6701

History

Parent County

1822--Davidson County was created 9 December 1822 from Rowan County.
County seat: Lexington [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1866--Courthouse fire may have destroyed some records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Spring Hill Cemetery BillionGraves

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Abbott's Creek. Established 1753.[3][4] Originally located in Rowan County.
  • Lick Creek. Established 1787.[4]
German Reformed
  • Beck's Church, near Lexington, N.C. Established about 1765.[5]
  • Beulah (Sauers) Reformed Church. Established 1788.[6]
  • Pilgrim Church, near Lexington, N.C. Also known as Leonhardt's (Leonard's) Church. Established about 1757.[7] Originally located in Rowan County. Baptisms from 1757-1845 are included in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.[8]

There was a German Reformed and Lutheran Church in Bethany.[9]

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy:

- 10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery, Company A
- 14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers, Company B
- 14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers, Company I
- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company C
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company C
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company C
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company I
World War II

Newspapers

The Davidson County Public Library offers the following obituary indexes:

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Death
Divorce
Marriages

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at: North Carolina Davidson County Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Societies and Libraries 

Genealogical Society of Davidson County
PO Box 1665
Lexington, NC 27293
Website

Davidson County Historical Museum
Old Courthouse on the Square
2 South Main Street
Lexington NC 27292
Fax: 336-242-2871
Website

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Davidson County, North Carolina. Page 508 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), 1:290-292. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.
  5. "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.
  6. "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.
  7. "Pilgrim Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012; "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.
  9. "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.
  10. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.