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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Edgecombe County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Edgecombe County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Edgecombe 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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{{Click|Image:NC_ORP.png|North Carolina Online Genealogy Records}}
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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[http://www.edgecombecountync.gov/ Edgecombe County Courthouse]<br>301 Saint Andrews Street<br>P O Box 386<br>Tarboro, NC 27886<br>Phone: 252-641-7924<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has probate and Court Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Page 508 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.edgecombecountync.gov/ Edgecombe County Courthouse]<br>301 Saint Andrews Street<br>P O Box 386<br>Tarboro, NC 27886<br>Phone: 252-641-7924<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has probate and Court Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Page 508 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br><br> '''Register of Deeds'''<br> PO Box 386<br> Tarboro, NC 27801<br> Telephone: 252-641-7928<br> Fax: 252-641-7928<br> [http://www.edgecombecountync.gov/ Website]<br> <br> '''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br> PO Drawer 9 <br> Tarboro, NC 27886<br> Telephone: (252) 824-3200<br> <br>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1741'''--Edgecombe County was established 4 April 1741&nbsp;from [[Bertie County, North Carolina|Bertie]] County.<br>'''County seat''':&nbsp;Tarboro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1741'''--Edgecombe County was established 4 April 1741&nbsp;from [[Bertie County, North Carolina|Bertie]] County.<br>'''County seat''':&nbsp;Tarboro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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===== Specific Cemeteries  =====
 
===== Specific Cemeteries  =====
  
*[http://www.calvarytarboro.org/html/burial_plot_map.html Calvary Episcopal Cemetery] - in Tarboro;site contains interactive burial plot map
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*[http://www.calvarytarboro.org/burial-plot-map.html Calvary Episcopal Cemetery] - in Tarboro;site contains interactive burial plot map
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1683&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|465197|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=1683 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/edgecombe/08cemeteries.htm NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Edgecombe+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=Edgecombe&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/edgecombe/edgecombecemeteries.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/edgecombe.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/edge/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
 
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*'''Swift Creek.''' Established by 1773.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:237, 475, 490-491. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
 
*'''Swift Creek.''' Established by 1773.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:237, 475, 490-491. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
*'''Tar River Falls.''' Church built 1764.<ref name="bap" /> Edwards published a list of early members in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,114 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 131.  
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*'''Tar River Falls.''' Church built 1764.<ref name="bap" /> Edwards published a list of early members in [http://digitalcollections.clemson.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/jbt/id/241 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 131.  
*'''Toisnot.''' Founded 1756.<ref name="bap" /> Edwards published a membership list dated 1758 in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,121 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 138. Now located in [[Wilson County, North Carolina|Wilson County]].<ref>"Toisnot Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>  
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*'''Toisnot.''' Founded 1756.<ref name="bap" /> Edwards published a membership list dated 1758 in [http://digitalcollections.clemson.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/jbt/id/241 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 138. Now located in [[Wilson County, North Carolina|Wilson County]].<ref>"Toisnot Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>  
*'''Town Creek.''' Constituted 1780.<ref name="bap" /><ref name="keh">Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, ''A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808'' (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at [http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF St Paul's Seminary website].</ref>  
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*'''Town Creek.''' Constituted 1780.<ref name="bap" /><ref name="keh">Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, ''A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808'' (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at [https://archive.org/details/concisehistoryof00bigg archive.org].</ref>  
 
*'''Winstead's Meeting House.''' Constituted 1802.<ref name="keh" />
 
*'''Winstead's Meeting House.''' Constituted 1802.<ref name="keh" />
  
 
===== Church of England  =====
 
===== Church of England  =====
  
*'''Edgecombe Parish,''' later '''St. Mary's Parish.''' Established 1741. <ref>Robert J. Cain, ed., ''The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741'' (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), 501. {{FHL|967002|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2cr}}; Stuart Hall Smith, ''The History of Trinity Parish, Scotland Neck [and] Edgecombe Parish, Halifax County'' (Durham, N.C.: Christian Printing Company, 1955), 7. Digital version at [http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/fullview.aspx?id=smt Eastern North Carolina Digital Library] - free.</ref> A history was published in 1955.<ref>Stuart Hall Smith and Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., ''The History of Trinity Parish and Edgecombe Parish'' (1955).</ref>
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*'''Edgecombe Parish,''' later '''St. Mary's Parish.''' Established 1741. <ref>Robert J. Cain, ed., ''The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741'' (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), 501. {{FHL|967002|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2cr}}; Stuart Hall Smith, ''The History of Trinity Parish, Scotland Neck [and] Edgecombe Parish, Halifax County'' (Durham, N.C.: Christian Printing Company, 1955), 7. Digital version at [https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/16850 Eastern North Carolina Digital Library] - free.</ref> A history was published in 1955.<ref>Stuart Hall Smith and Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., ''The History of Trinity Parish and Edgecombe Parish'' (1955).</ref>
  
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
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*Pamphlet: [http://openlibrary.org/books/OL24535429M/To_the_citizens_and_soldiers_of_Edgecomb_County To the citizens and soldiers of Edgecomb County&nbsp;: I respectfully announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Edgecomb county] (1864) by J.B Jenkins - full-text online via the Internet Archive  
 
*Pamphlet: [http://openlibrary.org/books/OL24535429M/To_the_citizens_and_soldiers_of_Edgecomb_County To the citizens and soldiers of Edgecomb County&nbsp;: I respectfully announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Edgecomb county] (1864) by J.B Jenkins - full-text online via the Internet Archive  
*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=tuh The History of Edgecombe County]&nbsp; - online book at Eastern North Carolina Library
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*[https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/13771 The History of Edgecombe County]&nbsp; - online book at Eastern North Carolina Library
  
 
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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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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*'''1885-1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment.|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.]]
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:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment.|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.]] Company A
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:- [[13th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry formerly the 3rd Volunteers.|13th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry formerly the 3rd Volunteers.]], Company G<br>
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:- [[15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers|15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers]], Company I<br>
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:- [[15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers|15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers]], Company K<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company G<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], 1st Company G<br><br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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/ FamilySearch.org] — 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
  
 
*'''Pre-1790''' - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].
 
*'''Pre-1790''' - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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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===== Death  =====
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*1898 - 1994{{RecordSearch|1675510|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
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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 $
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*'''1851-1929''' - Edgecombe County Marriage Index 1851-1929 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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>
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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 $
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*'''1759-1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1762–1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1763-1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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'''Edgecombe County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 656<br> Pinetops, NC 27864<br>[http://www.edgecombelibrary.org/genealogical%20society/contact_us.htm Website]<br> <br>
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'''Edgecombe County Historical Society'''<br> 130 Bridgers Street<br> Tarboro, NC 27886<br> [http://www.edgecombearts.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Edgecombe County Genealogical Society'''<br>909 Main Street<br>Tarboro 27886<br><br>
  
 
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:[http://www.braswell-library.org/index.htm Braswell Memorial Library]<br>727 North Grace Street<br>Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804<br>(252) 442-1951<br>The [http://www.braswell-library.org/adult_local_history.htm Kornegay Room] offers a local history and genealogy collection which includes maps, local records, newspapers, city directories, photographs, and more.
 
:[http://www.braswell-library.org/index.htm Braswell Memorial Library]<br>727 North Grace Street<br>Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804<br>(252) 442-1951<br>The [http://www.braswell-library.org/adult_local_history.htm Kornegay Room] offers a local history and genealogy collection which includes maps, local records, newspapers, city directories, photographs, and more.
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Rocky Mount North Carolina Family History Center]]
 
*[[Rocky Mount North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/edgecombe -county/ Edgecombe County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/edgecombe Edgecombe County, NCGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/edgecombe Edgecombe County, NCGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Edgecombe|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/edgecombe.htm Edgecombe County, USGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/edgecombe.htm Edgecombe County, USGenWeb Archives]
  
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Guide to Edgecombe 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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Edgecombe County, North Carolina
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County Seat Tarboro
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Edgecombe County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1741
1913
1790
1732
1733

Edgecombe County Courthouse
301 Saint Andrews Street
P O Box 386
Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: 252-641-7924

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has probate and Court Records[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 386
Tarboro, NC 27801
Telephone: 252-641-7928
Fax: 252-641-7928
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Drawer 9
Tarboro, NC 27886
Telephone: (252) 824-3200

History

Edgecombe County was formed in 1741 from Bertie County. It was named for Richard Edgcombe, a Member of Parliament from 1701 to 1742 and a lord of the treasury, who became 1st Baron Edgcumbe in 1742.

In 1746 part of Edgecombe County became Granville County; in 1758 another portion became Halifax County; and in 1777 yet another part became Nash County. In 1855 the formation of Wilson County from parts of Edgecombe County, Johnston County, Nash County, and Wayne County reduced Edgecombe to its present size, with a minor boundary adjustments.

Land records prior to 1759 are among those of Halifax County.


Parent County

1741--Edgecombe County was established 4 April 1741 from Bertie County.
County seat: Tarboro [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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Ncedgecombe.png

Cemeteries

General Resources
Specific 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 Edgecombe County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.


Church Records

Baptist
Church of England
  • Edgecombe Parish, later St. Mary's Parish. Established 1741. [6] A history was published in 1955.[7]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Rocky Mount

Court

See also Probate.

Family Histories

Bibliography

  • [Boddie] Leary, Helen F.M. "The Two William Boddies of North Carolina," The American Genealogist, Vol. 66, No. 1 (Jan. 1991):16-29; Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr. 1991):106-110; Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul. 1991):148-153. Available at FHL.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records


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


-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment. Company A
- 13th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry formerly the 3rd Volunteers., Company G
- 15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers, Company I
- 15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers, Company K
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company G
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, 1st Company G

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Obituaries

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Death
Divorce
Marriages

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

Edgecombe County Genealogical Society
PO Box 656
Pinetops, NC 27864
Website

Edgecombe County Historical Society
130 Bridgers Street
Tarboro, NC 27886
Website

Edgecombe County Genealogical Society
909 Main Street
Tarboro 27886

Public Libraries

The following public libraries in Edgecombe County have collections of particular interest to genealogists.

Braswell Memorial Library
727 North Grace Street
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804
(252) 442-1951
The Kornegay Room offers a local history and genealogy collection which includes maps, local records, newspapers, city directories, photographs, and more.

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), Edgecombe 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:237, 475, 490-491. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "Toisnot Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808 (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at archive.org.
  6. Robert J. Cain, ed., The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741 (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), 501. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr; Stuart Hall Smith, The History of Trinity Parish, Scotland Neck [and] Edgecombe Parish, Halifax County (Durham, N.C.: Christian Printing Company, 1955), 7. Digital version at Eastern North Carolina Digital Library - free.
  7. Stuart Hall Smith and Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., The History of Trinity Parish and Edgecombe Parish (1955).
  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.