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Guide to '''Halifax 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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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Information  ===
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.halifaxnc.com/ Halifax County Courthouse]<br>King Street <br>Box 67<br>Halifax, NC 27839 <br>Phone: 252-583-2101<br><br>Registerof Deeds has birth and death records from 1913<br>marriage records from 1867  
 
[http://www.halifaxnc.com/ Halifax County Courthouse]<br>King Street <br>Box 67<br>Halifax, NC 27839 <br>Phone: 252-583-2101<br><br>Registerof Deeds has birth and death records from 1913<br>marriage records from 1867  
  
divorce, probate records from1868, court records from 1893<br>land records from 1729 &amp; mililitary discharge records from 1918<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Halixfax County, North Carolina. Page 509 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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divorce, probate records from1868, court records from 1893<br>land records from 1729 &amp; mililitary discharge records from 1918<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Halixfax County, North Carolina. Page 509 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>  
  
== History  ==
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<br> '''Register of Deeds'''<br> P.O. Box 67<br> Halifax, NC 27839<br> Phone: 252-583-2101<br> Fax: 252-583-1273<br> [http://www.halifaxnc.com Website]<br>
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'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> P.O. Box 66 <br> Halifax, NC 27839<br> Work Phone: (252) 593-3000<br>
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=== History  ===
  
 
In 1758 the residents of Edgecombe County petitioned the Governor and the Colonial Assembly requesting that the parish of Halifax be granted the status of an individual county - having functioned along with St. Mary’s Parish as the two original Edgecombe County parishes since its creation in 1741 from the southwestern section of Bertie County. Bertie County was formed from the western extension of Chowan Precinct (west of the Chowan River) in the year 1722, and was even earlier, an undefined part of the now extinct original Albemarle County 1664-1668. All territory within the boundaries of Edgecombe County north of the Fishing Creek and Rainbow Banks on the Roanoke River - approximately 711 square miles - was officially designated as Halifax County on January 1, 1759. Halifax County is located in the northeastern area of North Carolina and is bordered on all sides by seven neighboring NC counties. As suggested by Governor Author Dobbs, Halifax was named for George Montague II, Earl of Halifax, first Lord of the Board of Trade and Plantations. The county seat, also named Halifax (town) had been established in 1757 on the Roanoke River. Located on the fall line of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, the county has an interesting mixture of flat and hilly terrain and an excellent climate for agricultural pursuits. The original residents of this area along the southern banks of the Moratuck [Roanoke] River and Quankie Creek were the Tuscarora Indians.  
 
In 1758 the residents of Edgecombe County petitioned the Governor and the Colonial Assembly requesting that the parish of Halifax be granted the status of an individual county - having functioned along with St. Mary’s Parish as the two original Edgecombe County parishes since its creation in 1741 from the southwestern section of Bertie County. Bertie County was formed from the western extension of Chowan Precinct (west of the Chowan River) in the year 1722, and was even earlier, an undefined part of the now extinct original Albemarle County 1664-1668. All territory within the boundaries of Edgecombe County north of the Fishing Creek and Rainbow Banks on the Roanoke River - approximately 711 square miles - was officially designated as Halifax County on January 1, 1759. Halifax County is located in the northeastern area of North Carolina and is bordered on all sides by seven neighboring NC counties. As suggested by Governor Author Dobbs, Halifax was named for George Montague II, Earl of Halifax, first Lord of the Board of Trade and Plantations. The county seat, also named Halifax (town) had been established in 1757 on the Roanoke River. Located on the fall line of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, the county has an interesting mixture of flat and hilly terrain and an excellent climate for agricultural pursuits. The original residents of this area along the southern banks of the Moratuck [Roanoke] River and Quankie Creek were the Tuscarora Indians.  
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In 1917 Milton Whitney, Chief of Bureau, U. S. Department of Agriculture submitted an official report to the US Government in which he stated that the early settlers of the Halifax County area came mainly from the British Isles. Many of them settled first in New Jersey and other northern States and then migrated to this county. Others came directly to Halifax County. The first settlements in Halifax County were apparently made near the watercourses. The first crops grown were corn, peas, potatoes, flax, and various vegetables. Live stock was brought in at an early date, and gradually increased in number. Flax was spun and woven into garments for home use. Considerable wool was produced and made into clothing at home. Tanneries were in operation at an early date, and furnished leather for making shoes. Nearly every settler grew tobacco for domestic use. Cotton was grown in small patches and made into homespun garments, the lint being separated from the seed by hand.<br>  
 
In 1917 Milton Whitney, Chief of Bureau, U. S. Department of Agriculture submitted an official report to the US Government in which he stated that the early settlers of the Halifax County area came mainly from the British Isles. Many of them settled first in New Jersey and other northern States and then migrated to this county. Others came directly to Halifax County. The first settlements in Halifax County were apparently made near the watercourses. The first crops grown were corn, peas, potatoes, flax, and various vegetables. Live stock was brought in at an early date, and gradually increased in number. Flax was spun and woven into garments for home use. Considerable wool was produced and made into clothing at home. Tanneries were in operation at an early date, and furnished leather for making shoes. Nearly every settler grew tobacco for domestic use. Cotton was grown in small patches and made into homespun garments, the lint being separated from the seed by hand.<br>  
  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1754'''--Halifax County was created 12 December 1754&nbsp;from [[Edgecombe County, North Carolina|Edgecombe]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Halifax <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1758'''--Halifax County was officially established in 1759 from [[Edgecombe County, North Carolina|Edgecombe]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Halifax <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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An Act for dividing Edgecomb County.
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I. Whereas divers inconveniences attend the Inhabitants of Edgecomb County, by reason of the large extent thereof, and the great Distance that many of them live from the Court House, and other Places usually appointed for Public Meetings;
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II. Be it therefore Enacted, by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, and by the Authority of the same, That from and immediately after the First Day of January next ensueing, the said County of Edgecomb be divided, by the dividing Line between the Parish of Edgecomb and the Parish of St. Mary; and that that Part of the said County which is now the Parish of St. Mary, remain, be called, and known by the Name of Edgecomb County; and that that Part of the said County which is now the Parish of Edgecomb, be thence forth erected into one distinct County, and called and known by the Name of Halifax.
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III. And for the due Administration of Justice, Be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That after the said first Day of January, a Court for the said County of Edgecomb be constantly held, by the Justices thereof, at Redman's Oldfield, on Tyoncoca, upon the Days and Times by Law appointed for that purpose; and also that a Court for the said County of Halifax be constantly held, by the Justices thereof, at Enfield, upon the first Tuesdays in March, June, September, and December, in every Year, as by the Laws of this Province is Provided, and shall be, by Commission to the Justices of the said Counties, respectively, directed.
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IV. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to debar the Sheriff of the said County of Edgecomb, as the same stands now undivided, to make Distress for any Levies, Fees, or other Dues, that shall be due from the Inhabitants of the said County on the said First Day of January, in the same Manner as by Law the said Sheriff could or might have done if the said County had remained undivided; and the said Levies, Fees, and other Dues, shall be collected and accounted for in the same Manner as if this Act had never been made; any Thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
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V. Be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That after the said First Day of January, the said County of Halifax shall be, continue, and remain part of the District Supreme Court of Justice, Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, usually held for the Counties of Northampton, Edgecomb, and Granville; and the Sheriff or Collector of the said County of Halifax shall, from Time to Time account for and pay to the Public Treasurer of the Northern District of this Province for the Time being, all Public Levies by him Collected, or wherewith he shall stand Chargeable, in the same Manner, and under the like Pains and Penalties, as other Sheriffs.
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VI. Provided always, That nothing herein contained shall be construed, deemed or taken, to alter or derogate from the Rights and Royal Prerogative of his Majesty, his heirs or Successors of granting Letters of Incorporation to the said Counties, and of ordering, appointing, and directing the Election of a Member or Members to represent them in Assembly, and of granting Markets and Fairs to be kept and held in them respectively; but that the said Right and Prerogative shall and may, at all Times hereafter, be exercised therein by his said Majesty, his Heirs or Successors, in as full and ample manner, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, as if this Act had never been made.
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(The Laws of North Carolina 1758, Pg. 496-497, Chapter XIII)<br>
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==== 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  ====
 
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Many court records are missing. Many of the early marriage records are also missing. <br>  
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Many court records are missing. Many of the early marriage records are also missing. <br>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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*[[Warren County, North Carolina|Warren]]
 
*[[Warren County, North Carolina|Warren]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
[[Image:Nchalifax.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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[[Image:Nchalifax.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/hali/index.htm Cemetery Census-Halifax County]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1692 Find-A-Grave - Halifax County]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/cemetery/cemidx.htm Halifax County-NCGenWeb Cemetery Page]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="20%" 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=1692&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|465326|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=1692 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/cemetery/cemidx.htm NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Halifax+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=Halifax&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/halifaxcemetery.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/halifax.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/hali/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*'''Davis's Meeting House,''' aka '''Concinnary.''' Established by 1783.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:236, 475, 480, 483-484, 488. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
 
*'''Davis's Meeting House,''' aka '''Concinnary.''' Established by 1783.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:236, 475, 480, 483-484, 488. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
*'''Kehukee.''' Church built 1742. Also spelled '''Quehuky.'''<ref name="bap" /><ref name="mat">Morgan Edwards, ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia'' (1772). Digitized by [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,111 SCDL Collections] - free.</ref> Edwards published a membership list dated 1742 in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,112 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 129.  
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*'''Kehukee.''' Church built 1742. Also spelled '''Quehuky.'''<ref name="bap" /><ref name="mat">Morgan Edwards, ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia'' (1772). Digitized by [http://digitalcollections.clemson.edu SCDL Collections] - free.</ref> Edwards published a membership list dated 1742 in [http://digitalcollections.clemson.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/jbt/id/241 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 129.  
 
*'''Lawrence's,''' aka '''New Meeting House,''' aka '''Fishing Creek;''' near Scotland Neck, N.C. Established by 1779.<ref name="bap" />  
 
*'''Lawrence's,''' aka '''New Meeting House,''' aka '''Fishing Creek;''' near Scotland Neck, N.C. Established by 1779.<ref name="bap" />  
 
*'''Lower Fishing Creek.''' Church built 1757.<ref name="bap" /> Edwards published a list of early members in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,117 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 133-134.  
 
*'''Lower Fishing Creek.''' Church built 1757.<ref name="bap" /> Edwards published a list of early members in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,117 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 133-134.  
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[http://www.halifaxnc.com/registerofdeeds.cfm Halifax County Register of Deeds]<br>Court Services Building<br>P. O. Box 67<br>357 Ferrell Lane<br>Halifax, NC 27839<br>Tel: 259-583-2101<br>Access the Property Index Search on their website  
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[http://www.halifaxnc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=66 Halifax County Register of Deeds]<br>Court Services Building<br>P. O. Box 67<br>357 Ferrell Lane<br>Halifax, NC 27839<br>Telephone: 259-583-2101<br>Access the Property Index Search on their website  
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/history/historyidx.htm Halifax County History Index<br>]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/history/historyidx.htm Halifax County History Index]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/family/stanton.htm Sally M. Stanton Letter]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/family/stanton.htm Sally M. Stanton Letter]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/family/hist_pion.htm History and Pioneers of Halifax County]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/family/hist_pion.htm History and Pioneers of Halifax County]  
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*[http://sciway3.net/clark/gill/jamesgillhalifaxconc.htm Descendants of James Gill]  
 
*[http://sciway3.net/clark/gill/jamesgillhalifaxconc.htm Descendants of James Gill]  
 
*[http://users.hal-pc.org/~happy/index.html The Little Legend]  
 
*[http://users.hal-pc.org/~happy/index.html The Little Legend]  
*[http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/u/x/Bella-M-Hux-NE/index.htm The Hux Family From Halifax County<br>]
 
 
*[http://www.jscott.tierranet.com/scottfam/stithfam/jwhitfld/crstith.htm The Stiths Family]  
 
*[http://www.jscott.tierranet.com/scottfam/stithfam/jwhitfld/crstith.htm The Stiths Family]  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jordanfamily/richard_jordan_i.htm The Descendants of Richard Jordan I]  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jordanfamily/richard_jordan_i.htm The Descendants of Richard Jordan I]  
*[http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ead/htmldocs/RMM07320.html Guide to the Robert Lynch Papers<br>]  
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*[http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ead/htmldocs/RMM07320.html Guide to the Robert Lynch Papers]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haliwa-Saponi The Haliwa-Saponi] (from Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haliwa-Saponi The Haliwa-Saponi] (from Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/afam/slaves-whitaker.htm Sale of the Slaves of Cary Whitaker of Halifax]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/afam/slaves-whitaker.htm Sale of the Slaves of Cary Whitaker of Halifax]  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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===== 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
  
 
Transcribed copies of Military Records can be found:  
 
Transcribed copies of Military Records can be found:  
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Transcribed copies of Military Records can be found:  
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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://search.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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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company G<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers|14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers]], Company A<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company K<br>
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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 I<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company F<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company K<br>
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:- [[41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry|41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry]], Company G<br>
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Transcribed copies of Military Records can be found at the following sites:  
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/halifaxcw/index.htm Halifax County Civil War Confederate Enlistments 1861-1865]  
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/halifaxcw/index.htm Halifax County Civil War Confederate Enlistments 1861-1865]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/military/confsoldiers.htm List of Soldiers in Halifax Confederate Burial Ground]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/military/confsoldiers.htm List of Soldiers in Halifax Confederate Burial Ground]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/military/civilwar.htm Halifax County Civil War Page]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/military/civilwar.htm Halifax County Civil War Page]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/military/usct-hal.htm Halifax County U.S. Colored Troops]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/military/usct-hal.htm Halifax County U.S. Colored Troops]
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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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
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===== World War II =====
  
:-[[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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*'''1940 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
*[http://www.rrdailyherald.com/ Roanoke Daily Herald]  
 
*[http://www.rrdailyherald.com/ Roanoke Daily Herald]  
*[http://www.vancnews.com/warrenton/ Warren Record]  
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*[http://www.warrenrecord.com Warren Record]  
 
*[http://www.topix.net/city/littleton-nc Littleton News]  
 
*[http://www.topix.net/city/littleton-nc Littleton News]  
*[http://www.vancnews.com/lake_gaston/ The Lake Gaston Observer]
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*[http://www.lakegastongazette-observer.com The Lake Gaston Observer]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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The North Carolina State Archives has copies of most records prior to about 1930. For a listing of available Halifax County records at the Archives, click onto our Guide. It is generally more cost effective to order directly from the County offices, so check the local offices first for document availability.  
 
The North Carolina State Archives has copies of most records prior to about 1930. For a listing of available Halifax County records at the Archives, click onto our Guide. It is generally more cost effective to order directly from the County offices, so check the local offices first for document availability.  
  
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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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*'''1755 - 1961''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 15 (1755-1961)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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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
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*'''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]].
  
 
[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Halifax/Default.asp Halifax County Courthouse]<br>Clerk of the Superior Court<br>357 Ferrell Lane<br>Halifax, NC 27839<br>(252) 583-5061  
 
[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Halifax/Default.asp Halifax County Courthouse]<br>Clerk of the Superior Court<br>357 Ferrell Lane<br>Halifax, NC 27839<br>(252) 583-5061  
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Mailing Address:<br>P. O. Box 66<br>Halifax, NC 27839  
 
Mailing Address:<br>P. O. Box 66<br>Halifax, NC 27839  
  
<br>[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/services.htm North Carolina State Archives]<br>109 E. Jones Street<br>Raleigh, NC 27601<br>Mail:<br>4614 Mail Service Center<br>Raleigh, NC 27699-4614<br>Tel: 919-807-7310<br>  
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[http://archives.ncdcr.gov North Carolina State Archives]<br>109 E. Jones Street<br>Raleigh, NC 27601<br>Mail:<br>4614 Mail Service Center<br>Raleigh, NC 27699-4614<br>Telephone: 919-807-7310<br>  
 
 
*'''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]].
 
 
 
*'''1755-1961''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 15 (1755-1961)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
  
 
Following are links to pages with transcribed Wills or Estate Records:<br>  
 
Following are links to pages with transcribed Wills or Estate Records:<br>  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/bishop01.txt William Bishop, 1782]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/bishop01.txt William Bishop, 1782]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/brink-1838.txt Jeremiah Brinkley, 1838]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/brink-1838.txt Jeremiah Brinkley, 1838]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/brink-1838.txt Brinkley Family Estate Records<br>]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/brink-1838.txt Brinkley Family Estate Record]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/bryant1762.txt William Bryant, 1762]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/bryant1762.txt William Bryant, 1762]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/bunn1877.txt Sarah Elizabeth Bunn, 1877]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/bunn1877.txt Sarah Elizabeth Bunn, 1877]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/wheelesw1565wl.txt Joseph Wheeles&nbsp;(Whelas) 1761]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/wheelesw1565wl.txt Joseph Wheeles&nbsp;(Whelas) 1761]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/wheeless1564wl.txt Joseph Wheeless, 1786]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/wheeless1564wl.txt Joseph Wheeless, 1786]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/wyatt01.txt Jacob Wyatt, 1761]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/wills/wyatt01.txt Jacob Wyatt, 1761]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/wills/wills_idx.htm See All additional wills]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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The Halifax County Register of Deeds has copies of land records starting from 1732. Marriage records are available since 1825. Birth &amp; Death records are available since October 1913. Generally, it is more cost effective to obtain documents from the County offices for non-certified copies rather than the State Archives, so contact the Registry for availability &amp; pricing.  
 
The Halifax County Register of Deeds has copies of land records starting from 1732. Marriage records are available since 1825. Birth &amp; Death records are available since October 1913. Generally, it is more cost effective to obtain documents from the County offices for non-certified copies rather than the State Archives, so contact the Registry for availability &amp; pricing.  
  
[http://www.halifaxnc.com/registerofdeeds.cfm Halifax County Register of Deeds]<br>Court Services Building<br>P. O. Box 67<br>357 Ferrell Lane<br>Halifax, NC 27839<br>Tel: 259-583-2101<br>Access the Property Index Search on their website  
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[http://www.halifaxnc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=66 Halifax County Register of Deeds]<br>Court Services Building<br>P. O. Box 67<br>357 Ferrell Lane<br>Halifax, NC 27839<br>Telephone: 259-583-2101<br>Access the Property Index Search on their website  
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===== Birth  =====
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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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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/vitals/vital-idx.htm Trinity Parish Register] - contains marriages, baptisms, deaths starting from 1831
  
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===== Death  =====
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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
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/vitals/vital-idx.htm Trinity Parish Register] - contains marriages, baptisms, deaths starting from 1831
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/obituary/obit-idx.htm Halifax County Obituaries Index]
  
There are copies of transcribed Vital Records at the following sites:  
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===== Divorce  =====
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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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===== Marriage  =====
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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>
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/marriages/marriages-some.htm Some Halifax County Marriage Licenses]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/marriages/marriages-some.htm Some Halifax County Marriage Licenses]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/military/catocopeland.htm Cato Copeland/Nancy Mitchell Marriage Bond, 1778]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/military/catocopeland.htm Cato Copeland/Nancy Mitchell Marriage Bond, 1778]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/military/elijah_bass.htm Elijah Bass/Mary Bass Marriage Bond, 1777]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/military/elijah_bass.htm Elijah Bass/Mary Bass Marriage Bond, 1777]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/halifaxmarriage.htm Marriages from Halifax County NCGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/halifaxmarriage.htm Marriages from Halifax County NCGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/obituary/obit-idx.htm Halifax County Obituaries Index]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/vitals/vital-idx.htm Trinity Parish Register] - contains marriages, baptisms, deaths starting from 1831
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/vitals/vital-idx.htm Trinity Parish Register] - contains marriages, baptisms, deaths starting from 1831
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*'''1851 - 1953''' - Halifax County Marriage Books 1-13 Index 1851-1953 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:Iginorthcarolinag.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf]].</ref>
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
Halifax County Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 447<br>Halifax, NC 27839  
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'''Halifax County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 447<br>Halifax, NC 27839 <br><br>
  
[http://www.ncgenealogy.org/ North Carolina Genealogical Society]<br>P. O. Box 22<br>Greenville, NC 27835
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'''North Carolina Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 22<br>Greenville, NC 27835<br>[http://www.ncgenealogy.org/ Website] <br><br>  
  
[http://www.edgecombelibrary.org/Genealogical%20Society/edgecombe_county_genealogica.htm Edgecombe County Genealogical Society]<br>PO Box 656<br>Pinetops, North Carolina 27864
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'''Edgecombe County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 656<br>Pinetops, North Carolina 27864<br>[http://www.edgecombelibrary.org/Genealogical%20Society/edgecombe_county_genealogica.htm Website]<br><br>  
  
[http://www.braswell-library.org/adult_tar_river_connections.htm#member Tar River Connections Genealogical Society]<br>P O Box 8764<br>Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804
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'''Tar River Connections Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 8764<br>Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804<br>[http://www.braswell-library.org/adult_tar_river_connections.htm#member Website]<br><br>  
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/halifax-county/ Halifax County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/ Halifax County NCGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/ Halifax County NCGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax.htm Halifax County USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax.htm Halifax County USGenWeb Archives]  
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Latest revision as of 23:30, 20 June 2017

United States
North Carolina
Halifax County

Guide to Halifax 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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Halifax County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Halifax County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 12, 1754
County Seat Halifax
Courthouse
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County Information

Beginning Dates for Halifax County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1790
1716
1759

County Courthouse

Halifax County Courthouse
King Street
Box 67
Halifax, NC 27839
Phone: 252-583-2101

Registerof Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage records from 1867

divorce, probate records from1868, court records from 1893
land records from 1729 & mililitary discharge records from 1918[1]


Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 67
Halifax, NC 27839
Phone: 252-583-2101
Fax: 252-583-1273
Website

Clerk Superior Court
P.O. Box 66
Halifax, NC 27839
Work Phone: (252) 593-3000

History

In 1758 the residents of Edgecombe County petitioned the Governor and the Colonial Assembly requesting that the parish of Halifax be granted the status of an individual county - having functioned along with St. Mary’s Parish as the two original Edgecombe County parishes since its creation in 1741 from the southwestern section of Bertie County. Bertie County was formed from the western extension of Chowan Precinct (west of the Chowan River) in the year 1722, and was even earlier, an undefined part of the now extinct original Albemarle County 1664-1668. All territory within the boundaries of Edgecombe County north of the Fishing Creek and Rainbow Banks on the Roanoke River - approximately 711 square miles - was officially designated as Halifax County on January 1, 1759. Halifax County is located in the northeastern area of North Carolina and is bordered on all sides by seven neighboring NC counties. As suggested by Governor Author Dobbs, Halifax was named for George Montague II, Earl of Halifax, first Lord of the Board of Trade and Plantations. The county seat, also named Halifax (town) had been established in 1757 on the Roanoke River. Located on the fall line of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, the county has an interesting mixture of flat and hilly terrain and an excellent climate for agricultural pursuits. The original residents of this area along the southern banks of the Moratuck [Roanoke] River and Quankie Creek were the Tuscarora Indians.

In 1917 Milton Whitney, Chief of Bureau, U. S. Department of Agriculture submitted an official report to the US Government in which he stated that the early settlers of the Halifax County area came mainly from the British Isles. Many of them settled first in New Jersey and other northern States and then migrated to this county. Others came directly to Halifax County. The first settlements in Halifax County were apparently made near the watercourses. The first crops grown were corn, peas, potatoes, flax, and various vegetables. Live stock was brought in at an early date, and gradually increased in number. Flax was spun and woven into garments for home use. Considerable wool was produced and made into clothing at home. Tanneries were in operation at an early date, and furnished leather for making shoes. Nearly every settler grew tobacco for domestic use. Cotton was grown in small patches and made into homespun garments, the lint being separated from the seed by hand.

In 1774, the southeastern part of Halifax County was combined with part of Tyrrell County to form Martin County. Today Halifax County is comprised of twelve townships with a total population of 57,370 people (2000 Census). The Townships are: Brinkleyville, Butterwood, Conoconnara, Enfield, Faucett, Halifax, Littleton, Palmyra, Roanoke Rapids, Roseneath, Scotland Neck, and Weldon.


Land records of Edgecombe County, and Bertie District, are included in the record of deed series.

Parent County

1758--Halifax County was officially established in 1759 from Edgecombe County.
County seat: Halifax [2]

An Act for dividing Edgecomb County.

I. Whereas divers inconveniences attend the Inhabitants of Edgecomb County, by reason of the large extent thereof, and the great Distance that many of them live from the Court House, and other Places usually appointed for Public Meetings;

II. Be it therefore Enacted, by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, and by the Authority of the same, That from and immediately after the First Day of January next ensueing, the said County of Edgecomb be divided, by the dividing Line between the Parish of Edgecomb and the Parish of St. Mary; and that that Part of the said County which is now the Parish of St. Mary, remain, be called, and known by the Name of Edgecomb County; and that that Part of the said County which is now the Parish of Edgecomb, be thence forth erected into one distinct County, and called and known by the Name of Halifax.

III. And for the due Administration of Justice, Be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That after the said first Day of January, a Court for the said County of Edgecomb be constantly held, by the Justices thereof, at Redman's Oldfield, on Tyoncoca, upon the Days and Times by Law appointed for that purpose; and also that a Court for the said County of Halifax be constantly held, by the Justices thereof, at Enfield, upon the first Tuesdays in March, June, September, and December, in every Year, as by the Laws of this Province is Provided, and shall be, by Commission to the Justices of the said Counties, respectively, directed.

IV. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to debar the Sheriff of the said County of Edgecomb, as the same stands now undivided, to make Distress for any Levies, Fees, or other Dues, that shall be due from the Inhabitants of the said County on the said First Day of January, in the same Manner as by Law the said Sheriff could or might have done if the said County had remained undivided; and the said Levies, Fees, and other Dues, shall be collected and accounted for in the same Manner as if this Act had never been made; any Thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

V. Be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That after the said First Day of January, the said County of Halifax shall be, continue, and remain part of the District Supreme Court of Justice, Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, usually held for the Counties of Northampton, Edgecomb, and Granville; and the Sheriff or Collector of the said County of Halifax shall, from Time to Time account for and pay to the Public Treasurer of the Northern District of this Province for the Time being, all Public Levies by him Collected, or wherewith he shall stand Chargeable, in the same Manner, and under the like Pains and Penalties, as other Sheriffs.

VI. Provided always, That nothing herein contained shall be construed, deemed or taken, to alter or derogate from the Rights and Royal Prerogative of his Majesty, his heirs or Successors of granting Letters of Incorporation to the said Counties, and of ordering, appointing, and directing the Election of a Member or Members to represent them in Assembly, and of granting Markets and Fairs to be kept and held in them respectively; but that the said Right and Prerogative shall and may, at all Times hereafter, be exercised therein by his said Majesty, his Heirs or Successors, in as full and ample manner, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, as if this Act had never been made.

(The Laws of North Carolina 1758, Pg. 496-497, Chapter XIII)


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

Many court records are missing. Many of the early marriage records are also missing.

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Davis's Meeting House, aka Concinnary. Established by 1783.[3]
  • Kehukee. Church built 1742. Also spelled Quehuky.[3][4] Edwards published a membership list dated 1742 in Materials Towards a History of the Baptists... (1772), 129.
  • Lawrence's, aka New Meeting House, aka Fishing Creek; near Scotland Neck, N.C. Established by 1779.[3]
  • Lower Fishing Creek. Church built 1757.[3] Edwards published a list of early members in Materials Towards a History of the Baptists... (1772), 133-134.
  • Rocky Swamp, near Enfield, N.C. Established by 1773.[3]
  • Quankey, near Halifax, N.C. Established by 1799.[3]
Church of England
  • Trinity Parish, near Scotland Neck, N.C. Established about 1732.[5] A history was published in 1955.[6]
Methodist
  • Eden, near Enfield, N.C. Established by 1789.[7]

Court

Following sites contain transcribed Court records:

Land

The Halifax County Register of Deeds has copies of land records starting from 1732. Marriage records are available since 1825. Birth & Death records are available since October 1913. Generally, it is more cost effective to obtain documents from the County offices for non-certified copies rather than the State Archives, so contact the Registry for availability & pricing.


The North Carolina State Archives has copies of most records prior to about 1930. For a listing of available Halifax County records at the Archives, click onto our Guide. It is generally more cost effective to order directly from the County offices, so check the local offices first for document availability. Before ordering anything from the Archives, please read our Contacting the State Archives page.


Halifax County Register of Deeds
Court Services Building
P. O. Box 67
357 Ferrell Lane
Halifax, NC 27839
Telephone: 259-583-2101
Access the Property Index Search on their website


The following pages contain transcriptions of deeds:

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War

Transcribed copies of Military Records can be found:

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company G
- 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company I
- 14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers, Company A
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company K
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment, Company I
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company F
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company K
- 41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry, Company G

Transcribed copies of Military Records can be found at the following sites:

World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

The Clerk of the Superior Court for Halifax County has copies of court, wills and estate records starting from 1759 if they have not been transferred to the State Archives.

The North Carolina State Archives has copies of most records prior to about 1930. For a listing of available Halifax County records at the Archives, click onto our Guide. It is generally more cost effective to order directly from the County offices, so check the local offices first for document availability.

Online Probate Records

Halifax County Courthouse
Clerk of the Superior Court
357 Ferrell Lane
Halifax, NC 27839
(252) 583-5061

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 66
Halifax, NC 27839

North Carolina State Archives
109 E. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Mail:
4614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4614
Telephone: 919-807-7310

Following are links to pages with transcribed Wills or Estate Records:

Taxation

Vital Records

The Halifax County Register of Deeds has copies of land records starting from 1732. Marriage records are available since 1825. Birth & Death records are available since October 1913. Generally, it is more cost effective to obtain documents from the County offices for non-certified copies rather than the State Archives, so contact the Registry for availability & pricing.

Halifax County Register of Deeds
Court Services Building
P. O. Box 67
357 Ferrell Lane
Halifax, NC 27839
Telephone: 259-583-2101
Access the Property Index Search on their website

Birth
Death
Divorce
Marriage

Societies and Libraries 

Halifax County Genealogical Society
PO Box 447
Halifax, NC 27839

North Carolina Genealogical Society
PO Box 22
Greenville, NC 27835
Website

Edgecombe County Genealogical Society
PO Box 656
Pinetops, North Carolina 27864
Website

Tar River Connections Genealogical Society
PO Box 8764
Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804
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), Halixfax County, North Carolina. Page 509 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 3.4 3.5 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:236, 475, 480, 483-484, 488. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. Morgan Edwards, Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia (1772). Digitized by SCDL Collections - free.
  5. "Trinity Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. Stuart Hall Smith and Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., The History of Trinity Parish and Edgecombe Parish (1955).
  7. "Eden Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 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/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.