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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Ashe County'''  
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Guide to '''Ashe 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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== [http://www.ashecountygov.com/ County Courthouse]  ==
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=== [http://www.ashecountygov.com/ County Courthouse]  ===
  
 
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'''Register of Deeds'''<br>150 Government Circle, Suite 2300<br>Jefferson, NC 28640-9378 <br>Phone: 336-846-5580  
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'''Register of Deeds'''<br>150 Government Circle, Suite 2300<br>Jefferson, NC 28640-9378 <br>Phone: 336-846-5580<br>[http://www.ashencrod.org Website]
  
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1799''' -- Ashe County was created 18 November 1799 from [[Wilkes County, North Carolina|Wilkes]] County. '''County seat:''' Jefferson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1799''' -- Ashe County was created 18 November 1799 from [[Wilkes County, North Carolina|Wilkes]] County. '''County seat:''' Jefferson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
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The area that became Ashe County had, at various times, been a part of Anson County, Rowan County, Surry County, and Wilkes County. Both Alleghany and Watauga Counties were formed out of Ashe County.  
 
The area that became Ashe County had, at various times, been a part of Anson County, Rowan County, Surry County, and Wilkes County. Both Alleghany and Watauga Counties were formed out of Ashe County.  
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1865 -- '''The Ashe County Courthouse in Jefferson was destroyed by fire in 1865. Many of the records survived.  
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'''1865 -- '''The Ashe County Courthouse in Jefferson was destroyed by fire in 1865. Many of the records survived.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*Jefferson (county seat): [http://www.ashevilleguidebook.com/wnc/wnc-cities/jefferson.htm Ultimate Guide]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]  
 
*Jefferson (county seat): [http://www.ashevilleguidebook.com/wnc/wnc-cities/jefferson.htm Ultimate Guide]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]  
 
*Lansing: official [http://www.lansingnc.com/ town website] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]  
 
*Lansing: official [http://www.lansingnc.com/ town website] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]  
*West Jefferson: [http://www.city-data.com/city/West-Jefferson-North-Carolina.html City.Data.com] | [http://www.townofwj.com/ town website] | [http://visitwestjefferson.org/index.html Visit West Jefferson]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Jefferson,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]
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*West Jefferson: [http://www.city-data.com/city/West-Jefferson-North-Carolina.html City.Data.com] | [http://www.townofwj.com/ town website] | [http://visitwestjefferson.org Visit West Jefferson]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Jefferson,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]
  
 
Unincorporated communities include:  
 
Unincorporated communities include:  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncashe.png|thumb|right|200px|Ncashe.png]]  
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=== General  ===
 
=== General  ===
  
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1655&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|464532|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1655 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://ncgenweb.us/nc/ashe/cemeteries/ NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ashe+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=North%20Carolina&county=Ashe&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/ashe/ashecemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/ashe.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/ashe/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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===== '''''General'''''  =====
 
===== '''''General'''''  =====
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19075&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&stateAbbv=NC&stateName=north_carolina Ashe County Cemeteries] (extensive list in ePodunk)  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19075&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&stateAbbv=NC&stateName=north_carolina Ashe County Cemeteries] (extensive list in ePodunk)  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/nc/ashe.htm Ashe County Cemetery Records] (Interment.net)  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/nc/ashe.htm Ashe County Cemetery Records] (Interment.net)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/ashe/ashecemeteries.html Ashe County, NC GenWeb Archives: Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.sciway3.net/scgenweb/sc-cemetery-project/North%20Carolina/ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina Mountain Region Cemetery Project]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project]
 
  
 
===== '''''Specific Cemeteries'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Specific Cemeteries'''''  =====
  
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/ashe/cem001.htm Ashelawn Memorial Chapel] (online list at Cemetery Census); see also Ashelawn Memorial Gardens
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=46750&CScnty=1655& Ashelawn Memorial Gardens] (online list, 2,447 interments, at Find A Grave); see also Ashelawn Memorial Chapel<br>
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2253283&CScnty=1655& Baptist Chapel Community Chapel] (online list, 120 interments, at Find A Grave)
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/nc/ashe/bethany_meth/bethany.htm Bethany United Methodist Cemetery] (online list at Interment.net)
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/nc/ashe/laurance/laurance.htm Laurance Cemetery] (online list at Interment.net)
 
*[http://jctcuzins.org/cem/nc/ashe/lewissturgill/lewissturgill.html Lewis-Sturgill Cemetery] (online listing)
 
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/sullivanjcem.htm Old Sullivan Cemetery, Jerd Branch, Helton Township] (New River Notes)  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/sullivanjcem.htm Old Sullivan Cemetery, Jerd Branch, Helton Township] (New River Notes)  
*[http://jctcuzins.org/cem/nc/ashe/roarkprice/roarkpricefam.html Roark-Price Family Cemetery AKA Rock Creek Methodist Church Cemetery] (online listing)
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/spencerbcem.htm Spencer Branch Cemetery, Helton Township ](New River Notes)
*Rock Creek Methodist Church Cemetery - see Roark-Price Family Cemetery
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/spencerbcem.htm Spencer Branch Cemetery, Helton Township ](New River Notes)
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/nc/ashe/zion_meth/zion.htm Zion Methodist Cemetery] (online list at Interment.net)
 
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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*Cooper, Leland R. and Mary Lee Cooper. ''The People of the New River: Oral Histories from the Ashe, Alleghany, and Watauga Counties of North Carolina''. McFarland, 2001. [http://books.google.com/books?id=P4qsa1EDPCUC&dq=%22Ashe%20County%22&source=gbs_similarbooks Google Books]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-1190-0 publisher]&nbsp;| [http://www.worldcat.org/title/people-of-the-new-river-oral-histories-from-the-ashe-alleghany-and-watauga-counties-of-north-carolina/oclc/47081419&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Cooper, Leland R. and Mary Lee Cooper. ''The People of the New River: Oral Histories from the Ashe, Alleghany, and Watauga Counties of North Carolina''. McFarland, 2001. [http://books.google.com/books?id=P4qsa1EDPCUC&dq=%22Ashe%20County%22&source=gbs_similarbooks Google Books]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-1190-0 publisher]&nbsp;| [http://www.worldcat.org/title/people-of-the-new-river-oral-histories-from-the-ashe-alleghany-and-watauga-counties-of-north-carolina/oclc/47081419&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Cox, A.B., ''Footprints on the Sands of Time: A History of Southwestern Virginia and Northwestern North Carolina'', Sparta, North Carolina: Star Publishing Company, 1900. [http://www.newrivernotes.com/nrv/foot.htm New River Notes] (complete text)  
 
*Cox, A.B., ''Footprints on the Sands of Time: A History of Southwestern Virginia and Northwestern North Carolina'', Sparta, North Carolina: Star Publishing Company, 1900. [http://www.newrivernotes.com/nrv/foot.htm New River Notes] (complete text)  
*Crawford, Martin. ''Ashe County's Civil War: Community and Society in the Appalachian South''. The University Press of Virginia, 2001. [http://books.google.com/books?id=b6Mk-wA8T1UC&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=-neTTYuYFYWjtgf-ub1i&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CD8Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=%22Ashe%20County%22&f=false Google Books]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://www.upress.virginia.edu/books/crawford.html publisher]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://www.main.nc.us/ashe/civil.htm additional info]  
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*Crawford, Martin. ''Ashe County's Civil War: Community and Society in the Appalachian South''. The University Press of Virginia, 2001. [http://books.google.com/books?id=b6Mk-wA8T1UC&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=-neTTYuYFYWjtgf-ub1i&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CD8Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=%22Ashe%20County%22&f=false Google Books]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://books.upress.virginia.edu/search?q=Ashe+County%27s+Civil+War%3A+Community+and+Society+in+the+Appalachian+South. publisher]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://www.main.nc.us/ashe/civil.htm additional info]  
 
*Fletcher, Arthur L.&nbsp;''Ashe County: A History''. Jefferson, North Carolina: Ashe County Research Assn., 1963; McFarland &amp; Co., 2009. [http://books.google.com/books?id=O0Z6PQAACAAJ&dq=%22Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=LXaTTYTNBcm9tgfMs-BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAQ Google Books]  
 
*Fletcher, Arthur L.&nbsp;''Ashe County: A History''. Jefferson, North Carolina: Ashe County Research Assn., 1963; McFarland &amp; Co., 2009. [http://books.google.com/books?id=O0Z6PQAACAAJ&dq=%22Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=LXaTTYTNBcm9tgfMs-BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAQ Google Books]  
 
*Goss, Bernard. ''The Heritage of Ashe County, North Carolina''. Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Ashe County Heritage Book Committee in cooperation with the History Division of Hunter Publishing Co., 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/heritage-of-ashe-county-north-carolina/oclc/11608940&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Goss, Bernard. ''The Heritage of Ashe County, North Carolina''. Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Ashe County Heritage Book Committee in cooperation with the History Division of Hunter Publishing Co., 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/heritage-of-ashe-county-north-carolina/oclc/11608940&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
===== ''Revolutionary War''  =====
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*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/asherevp.htm Ashe County, North Carolina Revolutionary War Pension Roll] (New River Notes)
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/asherevp.htm Ashe County, North Carolina Revolutionary War Pension Roll] (New River Notes)
  
===== ''War of 1812'' =====
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===== War of 1812  =====
  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashe1812.htm Ashe County, North Carolina War of 1812 Veterans] (New River Notes)
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashe1812.htm Ashe County, North Carolina War of 1812 Veterans] (New River Notes)
  
===== ''Civil War (1861-1865)'' =====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1885 - 1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
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''Other Resources''
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/cw_nc/ashe.htm The American Civil War in Alleghany County, North Carolina, and Ashe County, North Carolina] (New River Notes)  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/cw_nc/ashe.htm The American Civil War in Alleghany County, North Carolina, and Ashe County, North Carolina] (New River Notes)  
 
*Crawford, Martin. ''Ashe County's Civil War: Community and Society in the Appalachian South'' (Nation Divided: New Studies in Civil War History). University of Virginia Press, 2001. [http://books.google.com/books?id=b6Mk-wA8T1UC&pg=PA182&dq=Ashe+County+Virginia+genealogy&hl=en&ei=0iJNTsDOAubL0QHTgpSpBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Ashe%20County%20Virginia%20genealogy&f=false Google Books] page (with preview)
 
*Crawford, Martin. ''Ashe County's Civil War: Community and Society in the Appalachian South'' (Nation Divided: New Studies in Civil War History). University of Virginia Press, 2001. [http://books.google.com/books?id=b6Mk-wA8T1UC&pg=PA182&dq=Ashe+County+Virginia+genealogy&hl=en&ei=0iJNTsDOAubL0QHTgpSpBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Ashe%20County%20Virginia%20genealogy&f=false Google Books] page (with preview)
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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{{VAciv}}
 
 
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 11 June 2012.</ref>  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 11 June 2012.</ref>  
:- [[50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Wilson Rifles).<ref>John C. Chapla, ''50th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|650201|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 129}}.</ref>
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:- [[50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Wilson Rifles).<ref>John C. Chapla, ''50th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|650201|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 129}}.</ref>
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:- [[1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves- Confederate|1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company D<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company A<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men]], Company G<br>
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:- [[5th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry|5th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company B<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company F<br><br>
  
===== ''World War I (1917-1918)'' =====
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===== World War I  =====
  
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*'''1917 - 1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*Bickett, Thomas Walter. ''The Ashe County Case''. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, 2002. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/ashe-county-case/oclc/49752557&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Bickett, Thomas Walter. ''The Ashe County Case''. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, 2002. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/ashe-county-case/oclc/49752557&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Ashe County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their {{FHL|746992|title-id|disp=microfilm number 1765559}}) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=North+Carolina.Ashe+County available online] at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee. The original cards are maintained in the Southeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in East Point, Georgia and have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M1509.
 
*World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Ashe County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their {{FHL|746992|title-id|disp=microfilm number 1765559}}) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=North+Carolina.Ashe+County available online] at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee. The original cards are maintained in the Southeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in East Point, Georgia and have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M1509.
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=====World War II =====
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*'''1940 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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*''[http://www.jeffersonpost.com/ Jefferson Post]''  
 
*''[http://www.jeffersonpost.com/ Jefferson Post]''  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/mm.htm ''The Mountain Messenger'', 6 Feb 1873]&nbsp;(the only extant issue; in New River Notes)  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/mm.htm ''The Mountain Messenger'', 6 Feb 1873]&nbsp;(the only extant issue; in New River Notes)  
*[http://www2.mountaintimes.com/home ''The Mountain Times'']
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*[http://www.wataugademocrat.com/mountaintimes/ ''The Mountain Times'']
  
 
Some older Ashe County, North Carolina news has been reported in the following:  
 
Some older Ashe County, North Carolina news has been reported in the following:  
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=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
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''Online Probate Records''
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*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1665 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9061 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1735 - 1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1760 - 1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images
  
 
The recording of wills and probate proceedings for the residents of Ashe County are the responsibility of the Clerk of Superior Court in the County Courthouse.  
 
The recording of wills and probate proceedings for the residents of Ashe County are the responsibility of the Clerk of Superior Court in the County Courthouse.  
  
*'''1801-1941''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to G (1801-1941)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1801 - 1941''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to G (1801-1941)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
  
*'''[1815]''' Mullins, Johnny C. "Ashe County, North Carolina - 1815 Tax List,"&nbsp;''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 2, No.&nbsp;4 (Winter 1983):236-238; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 1984):10-11. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v.&nbsp;2 (1983)}}&nbsp;ff.
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*'''1815''' - Mullins, Johnny C. "Ashe County, North Carolina - 1815 Tax List,"&nbsp;''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 2, No.&nbsp;4 (Winter 1983):236-238; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 1984):10-11. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v.&nbsp;2 (1983)}}&nbsp;ff.
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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Vital records maintained by Ashe County are the responsibility of the Register of Deeds in the County Courthouse. Divorces are included in the duties of the Clerk of Superior Court at the Courthouse.  
 
Vital records maintained by Ashe County are the responsibility of the Register of Deeds in the County Courthouse. Divorces are included in the duties of the Clerk of Superior Court at the Courthouse.  
  
===== '''''Birth''''' =====
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===== Birth  =====
  
 
*starting 1913  
 
*starting 1913  
 
*near full compliance by 1920
 
*near full compliance by 1920
  
===== ''Marriage'' =====
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*'''1913 - 1966''' - Ashe County Birth Index 1913-1966. Batch {{IGI|C549467}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Marriage  =====
  
 
Ashe County marriage records started in 1828. The Register of Deeds issued marriage licenses beginning in 1868.  
 
Ashe County marriage records started in 1828. The Register of Deeds issued marriage licenses beginning in 1868.  
  
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashemarr.htm Marriage Records of Ashe County, North Carolina, 1801-1872] (New River Notes)  
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*'''1801 - 1872''' - [http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashemarr.htm Marriage Records of Ashe County, North Carolina, 1801-1872] (New River Notes)  
*Ashe County Marriages. [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/content/ncmarriages.html North Carolina Pioneers]  
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*'''1851 - 1966''' - Ashe County Marriage Index 1851-1966 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf]].</ref>
*North&nbsp;Carolina Marriages to 1799, database [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/content/ncmarriages.html North Carolina Pioneers]
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*'''Pre - 1799''' - North&nbsp;Carolina Marriages to 1799, database [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/content/ncmarriages.html North Carolina Pioneers]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncallegh/marr1.html Ashe County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds] at USGenWeb - free.
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*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1762 - 1979''' -  {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1759 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1741 - 2004''' -  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
===== '''''Death''''' =====
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===== Death  =====
  
 
*starting in 1913  
 
*starting in 1913  
*near full compliance by 1920<br>
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*near full compliance by 1920
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*'''1913 - 1966''' - Ashe County Death Index 1913-1966. Batch {{IGI|B549463}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1906 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1908 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1909 - 1975''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1931 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
===== '''''Divorce''''' =====
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===== Divorce  =====
  
*Superior court issues since 1814
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*Superior court issues since 1814  
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*'''1958 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.ashehistoricalsociety.org/ Ashe County Historical Society]  
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'''Ashe County Historical Society'''<br>Rt. 1, 148 Library Drive<br>West Jefferson 28694<br> [http://www.ashehistoricalsociety.org/ Website] <br><br>
*[http://www.ashelibrary.com/ Ashe County Public Library], 148 Library Dr., West Jefferson, NC 28694  
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'''Ashe County Public Library'''<br> 148 Library Dr.<br> West Jefferson, NC 28694 <br>[http://www.ashelibrary.com/ Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.ashehistory.org/index.php Museum of Ashe County History]
 
*[http://www.ashehistory.org/index.php Museum of Ashe County History]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/ashe-county/ Ashe County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.ashechamber.com/ Ashe County Chamber of Commerce] (includes visitor info)  
 
*[http://www.ashechamber.com/ Ashe County Chamber of Commerce] (includes visitor info)  
 
*[http://www.main.nc.us/ashe/civil.htm Ashe County Civil War History] (about the book Ashe County's Civil War)  
 
*[http://www.main.nc.us/ashe/civil.htm Ashe County Civil War History] (about the book Ashe County's Civil War)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/ashe.html Ashe County, NC GenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/ashe.html Ashe County, NC GenWeb Archives]  
 
*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncashe/ Ashe County NCGenWeb] Project, a member of The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncgenweb/ NCGenWeb] Project, an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]<br>  
 
*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncashe/ Ashe County NCGenWeb] Project, a member of The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncgenweb/ NCGenWeb] Project, an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]<br>  
*[http://www.ashecountygov.com/History.htm Ashe County Government: History]  
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*[http://www.ashecountygov.com/ashe-county/history Ashe County Government: History]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashe_County,_North_Carolina Ashe County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashe_County,_North_Carolina Ashe County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/NC_Ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy] (Kindred Trails)  
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/NC_Ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy] (Kindred Trails)  
*[http://www.n2genealogy.com/northcarolina/nc-county-ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy, Facts and Records Resources] (n2genealogy)
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/ashe/ Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum]&nbsp;(GenForum)
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/nc-county-ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina History, Records, Facts, Genealogy, and Ancestry] (Family History 101)
 
 
*[http://main.nc.us/ashe/ Ashe County, North Carolina: The Land of the Sky]  
 
*[http://main.nc.us/ashe/ Ashe County, North Carolina: The Land of the Sky]  
 
*[http://www.ashelibrary.com/genealogy Ashe County Public Library: Genealogy &amp; Local History]  
 
*[http://www.ashelibrary.com/genealogy Ashe County Public Library: Genealogy &amp; Local History]  
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*[http://www.ashehistory.org/ Museum of Ashe County History]  
 
*[http://www.ashehistory.org/ Museum of Ashe County History]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Museum-of-Ashe-County-History/137909949588805 Museum of Ashe County History Facebook page]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Museum-of-Ashe-County-History/137909949588805 Museum of Ashe County History Facebook page]  
*[http://www2.mountaintimes.com/ashe_weekly/Museum_of_Ashe_County_History_Holds_Grand_Opening_id_001793 Museum of Ashe County History Holds Grand Opening] (article, Ashe Mountain Times)  
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*[http://ashemountaintimes.com/news/museum-of-ashe-county-to-hold-grand-opening/article_8f2af625-02f8-5f56-977a-6386e79c8305.html Museum of Ashe County to Hold Grand Opening] (article, Ashe Mountain Times)  
*[http://www.mynorthcarolinagenealogy.com/nc_county/as.htm My North Carolina] web site, referencing links to resources for Ashe County
 
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashe.htm New River Notes: Ashe County, North Carolina] section  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashe.htm New River Notes: Ashe County, North Carolina] section  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=19075 Profile for Ashe County, North Carolina] (ePodunk; includes genealogy and cemetery links)  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=19075 Profile for Ashe County, North Carolina] (ePodunk; includes genealogy and cemetery links)  
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Latest revision as of 22:01, 11 May 2017

United States
North Carolina
Ashe County

Guide to Ashe 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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Beginning Dates for Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1799
1913
1790
1800
1799

Ashe County Courthouse
 Court Street, P O Box 367
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: 704-694-3212

Register of Deeds has birth records from 1913
marriage records from 1853, divorce records from 1750
and court records from 1770[1]

Register of Deeds
150 Government Circle, Suite 2300
Jefferson, NC 28640-9378
Phone: 336-846-5580
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
150 Government Circle, Suite 3100
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone:336-246-5641

Brief History

The line between Virginia and North Carolina was established in 1749 by a surveying party led by Peter Jefferson, thus establishing the northern border of what became Ashe County. The first recorded visit to the area occurred in 1752 when Bishop Augustus Spangenberg, head of the Moravian Church of America, came, looking for 100,000 acres of land upon which to settle.

The area that became Ashe County was part of Anson County during the early colonial period, part of Rowan County in 1753, Surry County in 1771, Wilkes County in 1777 and, from 1784-1789, was part of the State of Franklin.

After being associated with the State of Franklin. the territory was claimed as part of Washington County which, in turn, was a part of the Southwest Territory, and later Tennessee. This was the case until it was annexed back by North Carolina into Wilkes County again in 1792.[2]

Ashe County was incorporated as a separate entity by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1799. The county was named for Samuel Ashe, a Revolutionary War patriot, Governor of North Carolina, and superior court judge.

Ashe County is the northwestern-most county in the state of North Carolina, and covers 427 square miles. The county seat is the city of Jefferson, established in 1799. This was the first city in America to be named for Thomas Jefferson. He was Vice-President of the United States at the time.

Jefferson, the county seat, was platted in 1803. An early courthouse was destroyed in 1865. The old 1904 courthouse is now a historic landmark in Jefferson.

See also:

Parent County

1799 -- Ashe County was created 18 November 1799 from Wilkes County. County seat: Jefferson [3]

Boundary Changes

The area that became Ashe County had, at various times, been a part of Anson County, Rowan County, Surry County, and Wilkes County. Both Alleghany and Watauga Counties were formed out of Ashe County.

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

1865 -- The Ashe County Courthouse in Jefferson was destroyed by fire in 1865. Many of the records survived.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Municipalities include:

Unincorporated communities include:

See also:

Current townships (19):

U.S. Federal Census Townships (names bold on first appearance)

  • 1860 - Jefferson, North Eastern District, North Fork, Oldfields, Peak Creek, Scattering, South Eastern District, Town
  • 1870 - Chestnut Hill, Helton, Horse Creek, Jefferson, Laurel, Oldfields, Peak Creek, Pine Swamp, Piney Creek, Staggs Creek
  • 1880 - Chestnut Hill, Helton, Horse Creek, Jefferson, Laurel, North Fork, Oldfields, Peak Creek, Pine Swamp, Piney Creek, Staggs Creek
  • 1900 - Chestnut Hill, Clifton, Creston, Grassy Creek, Helton, Horse Creek, Jefferson, Laurel, North Fork, Obids, Oldfields, Peak Creek, Pine Swamp, Piney Creek, Walnut Hill
  • 1910 - Chestnut Hill, Clifton, Grassy Creek, Helton, Horse Creek, Jefferson, Laurel, North Fork, Obids, Oldfields, Peak Creek, Pine Swamp, Piney Creek, Walnut Hill
  • 1920 - Chestnut Hill, Clifton, Creston, Grassy Creek, Helton, Horse Creek, Jefferson, Laurel, North Fork, Obids, Oldfields, Peak Creek, Pine Swamp, Piney Creek, Walnut Hill
  • 1930 - Chestnut Hill, Clifton, Creston, Elk, Grassy Creek, Helton, Horse Creek, Hurricane, Jefferson, Lansing, Laurel, North Fork, Obids, Oldfields, Peak Creek, Pine Swamp, Piney Creek, Pond Mountain, Todd, Walnut Hill, West Jefferson

Population Statistics by Township, Year

Laurel
  1870 1880 1900 1910 1920 1930
Dwellings 88          
Families 88          
People 456          
  • White Males
224          
  • White Female
213          
  • Colored Males
9          
  • Colored Females
10          
  • Foreign-born Males
0          
  • Foreign-born Females
0          
  • Blind
0          
Real Estate $36,880          
Personal Estate $47,620          

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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General

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.
General
Specific Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Education

Genealogies and Biographies

Land

Local Histories

County histories often provide important details of events and people of the local area. They often list such things as the names of first settlers, dates of settlement of communities, names of those who served in military organizations, details about the establishment of churches and businesses in the county and its towns, and many other facts helpful to the genealogist and family historian.

  • Anderson-Green, Paula Hathaway. A Hot-Bed of Musicians: Traditional Music in the Upper New River Valley (discusses Ashe County folk musicians and briefly mentions their family connections). Google Books
  • Arthur, John Preston. Western North Carolina: A History (from 1730 to 1913), Raleigh, North Carolina: Edwards & Broughton Printing Company, 1914. Google Books
  • Ashe County Historical Society. Ashe County Revisited (Images of America series). Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2002 (photo history). Google Books
  • Ashe County Historical Society. Marriage Records of Ashe County, North Carolina 1801-1872, with Some After 1872. Ashe County Historical Society, 1989. Google Books
  • Ashe County, North Carolina 1870 Federal Census Index, Precision Indexing, 1993. Google Books
  • Cooper, Leland R. and Mary Lee Cooper. The People of the New River: Oral Histories from the Ashe, Alleghany, and Watauga Counties of North Carolina. McFarland, 2001. Google Books | publisher | WorldCat
  • Cox, A.B., Footprints on the Sands of Time: A History of Southwestern Virginia and Northwestern North Carolina, Sparta, North Carolina: Star Publishing Company, 1900. New River Notes (complete text)
  • Crawford, Martin. Ashe County's Civil War: Community and Society in the Appalachian South. The University Press of Virginia, 2001. Google Books | publisher | additional info
  • Fletcher, Arthur L. Ashe County: A History. Jefferson, North Carolina: Ashe County Research Assn., 1963; McFarland & Co., 2009. Google Books
  • Goss, Bernard. The Heritage of Ashe County, North Carolina. Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Ashe County Heritage Book Committee in cooperation with the History Division of Hunter Publishing Co., 1984. WorldCat
  • History of Ashe County (NC Digital Collections, NC State Archives)
  • Houck, John, Clarice Weaver, and Carol Williams, Ashe County Historical Society. Ashe County (Images of America series), Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2000, 2003 (a photo history of the county). Google Books | WorldCat
  • Miller, Danny. The Miller Families of Ashe County, NC, 2007. Google Books
  • Oral History Interview with Roy Ham, 1977, Interview H-0123-1, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007). Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, 2007. Documenting the American South (complete text and audio)
  • People from Ashe County, North Carolina, General Books, 2010. Google Books
  • Reeves, Eleanor Baker. A Factual History of Early Ashe County, North Carolina: Its People, Places and Events. 1986.

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Civil War

Online Records

Other Resources

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

- 4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company B.[4]
- 50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (Wilson Rifles).[5]
- 1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company D
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company A
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men, Company G
- 5th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry, Company D
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company B
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company F

World War I
  • 1917 - 1919 - North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919 at FamilySearch — index and images
  • Bickett, Thomas Walter. The Ashe County Case. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, 2002. WorldCat
  • World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Ashe County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1765559) and are also available online at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee. The original cards are maintained in the Southeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in East Point, Georgia and have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M1509.
World War II

Newspapers

Some older Ashe County, North Carolina news has been reported in the following:

  • The Landmark, Statesville, North Carolina (during at least the 1880s-1890s)
  • Raleigh Register, Raleigh, North Carolina (during at least the 1850s)

Other Records

Probate

Online Probate Records

The recording of wills and probate proceedings for the residents of Ashe County are the responsibility of the Clerk of Superior Court in the County Courthouse.

Taxation

  • 1815 - Mullins, Johnny C. "Ashe County, North Carolina - 1815 Tax List," The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Winter 1983):236-238; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 1984):10-11. FHL US/CAN Book 975 D25m v. 2 (1983) ff.

Vital Records

Vital records maintained by Ashe County are the responsibility of the Register of Deeds in the County Courthouse. Divorces are included in the duties of the Clerk of Superior Court at the Courthouse.

Birth
  • starting 1913
  • near full compliance by 1920
Marriage

Ashe County marriage records started in 1828. The Register of Deeds issued marriage licenses beginning in 1868.

Death
  • starting in 1913
  • near full compliance by 1920
Divorce

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries

Ashe County Historical Society
Rt. 1, 148 Library Drive
West Jefferson 28694
Website

Ashe County Public Library
148 Library Dr.
West Jefferson, NC 28694
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.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ashe County, North Carolina p. 506. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Arthur L. Fletcher, Ashe County: A History (Jefferson, N.C.: Ashe County Research Assoc., 1963), 33-34.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line, Ranger95.com, accessed 11 June 2012.
  5. John C. Chapla, 50th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 129.
  6. 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.