Lincoln County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Lincoln 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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Lincoln County, North Carolina
Map
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Facts
Founded 1778
County Seat Lincolnton
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Lincoln County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1779
1790
1763
1765


Lincoln County Courthouse
115 W Main Street P O Box 218
Lincolnton, NC 28093
Phone: 704-736-8534

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and burial and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1920
and probate records from 1869[1] 

Register of Deeds
Post Office Box 218
Lincolnton, NC 28093-0218
Phone: 704-736-8530
Fax:704-736-8830
Website

Clerk Superior Court
P.O. Box 8
Lincolnton, NC 28093
Phone: (704) 742-7800

History

Parent County

1778--Lincoln County was created 14 April 1778 from Tryon County. Tryon County was abolished in 1779.
County seat: Lincolnton [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

  • 1797 Fire in home, small record loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

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 Lincoln County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Baptist
  • Catawbo River. Constituted 1785.[3]
Lutheran
  • Daniels Church, near Lincolnton, N.C. Organized 1774.[4]
  • Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, near Startown, N.C. Organized before 1797.[5] Later located in Catawba County.
  • St. John's Lutheran Church, near Conover, N.C. Organized before 1798.[6] Later located in Catawba County.
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church, near Conover, N.C. Organized before 1771.[7] Originally located in Tryon County; later located in Catawba County.

Court

Land

  • 1769-present - Deed records available online from the Lincoln County Register of Deeds

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Lincoln County for European settlers included:[8]

Military

Civil War

Online Records


Regiments. Service men in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, North Carolina Genealogy:


- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company I
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company D
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment, Company K
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company C
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company K
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company E

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Death
Divorce
Marriages

Societies and Libraries 

Gaston-Lincoln Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 584
Mt. Holly, NC 28120
Website

Broad River Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2261
Shelby, NC 28151-2261
Website

Lincoln County Historical Association
403 E. Main St.
Lincolnton 28092
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), Lincoln County, North Carolina. Page 510 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), 2:562. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "Daniels Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. "Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. "St. John's Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  7. "Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  8. 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.
  9. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.