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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Jones_County,_North_Carolina|Jones County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Jones County, North Carolina|Jones County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Jones 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}}
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| seat wl = Trenton
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Births|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriages|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Deaths|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Land''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1914</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1851</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center></center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1779</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1760</center>
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Jones County Courthouse<br>P O Box 189 <br>Trenton NC 28585 <br>Phone: 252-447-2551  
 
Jones County Courthouse<br>P O Box 189 <br>Trenton NC 28585 <br>Phone: 252-447-2551  
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Jones County was created from Craven Count 14 Apr 1778<br>  
 
Jones County was created from Craven Count 14 Apr 1778<br>  
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'''Register of Deeds'''<br> P.O. Box 189<br> Trenton, NC 28585<br> Phone: 252-448-2551<br> Fax: 252-448-1357<br> [http://cotthosting.com/ncjones Website]<br>
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'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> P.O. Box 280 <br> Trenton, NC 28585<br> Phone: (252) 448-6220<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Jones County, North Carolina was established in 1778 or 1779 (sources differ). The county was named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Jones_(statesman) Willie Jones], who was a planter, slave owner, and Revolutionary War figure.  
 
Jones County, North Carolina was established in 1778 or 1779 (sources differ). The county was named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Jones_(statesman) Willie Jones], who was a planter, slave owner, and Revolutionary War figure.  
  
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==== 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  ====
  
'''1862--'''Courthouse was burned during Civil War battle, many court records destroyed. See [http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/onslow/docs/Jones_County_NCStateArchives.pdf Jones County]&nbsp;list of extant records (NC GenWeb).  
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'''1862--'''Courthouse was burned during Civil War battle, many court records destroyed. See [http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/onslow/docs/Jones_County_NCStateArchives.pdf Jones County]&nbsp;list of extant records (NC GenWeb).
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
*Chadwick,&nbsp;Combs Fort,&nbsp;Comfort,&nbsp;Debruhls Landing,&nbsp;Hargetts Crossroads,&nbsp;Jones Corner,&nbsp;Maysville,&nbsp;Oak Grove,&nbsp;Olivers,&nbsp;Olivers Crossroads,&nbsp;Perfection,&nbsp;Phillips Crossroads,&nbsp;Pleasant Hill,&nbsp;Pollocks,&nbsp;[http://www.co.jones.nc.us/PollockA.htm Pollocksville],&nbsp;Ravenswood,&nbsp;Sassers Mill,&nbsp;Shady Grove,&nbsp;Simmons Corner,&nbsp;Taylors Corner,&nbsp;Tenmile Fork,&nbsp;[http://www.co.jones.nc.us/Trenton.htm Trenton],&nbsp;Wise Forks  
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*Chadwick,&nbsp;Combs Fort,&nbsp;Comfort,&nbsp;Debruhls Landing,&nbsp;Hargetts Crossroads,&nbsp;Jones Corner,&nbsp;Maysville,&nbsp;Oak Grove,&nbsp;Olivers,&nbsp;Olivers Crossroads,&nbsp;Perfection,&nbsp;Phillips Crossroads,&nbsp;Pleasant Hill,&nbsp;Pollocks,&nbsp;[http://www.townofpollocksville.com Pollocksville],&nbsp;Ravenswood,&nbsp;Sassers Mill,&nbsp;Shady Grove,&nbsp;Simmons Corner,&nbsp;Taylors Corner,&nbsp;Tenmile Fork,&nbsp;[http://backman.home.coastalnet.com/Trenton.htm Trenton],&nbsp;Wise Forks  
 
*[http://webpmt.usps.gov/pmt007.cfm?PostOfficeCounty=Jones&stat_state_name=NORTH%20CAROLINA Jones County Post Offices] (USPS)
 
*[http://webpmt.usps.gov/pmt007.cfm?PostOfficeCounty=Jones&stat_state_name=NORTH%20CAROLINA Jones County Post Offices] (USPS)
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
[[Image:Ncjones.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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[[Image:Ncjones.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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==== General  ====
 
==== General  ====
  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/cemeteries/ Cemeteries, Jones County, North Carolina] (transcriptions, US GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/cemeteries/ Cemeteries, Jones County, North Carolina] (transcriptions, US GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1702 Find-A-Grave] - Jones County Cemeteries
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1702 Find-A-Grave] - Jones County Cemeteries
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{| width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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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=1702&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|465339|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=1702 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/cemeteries NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jones+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=Jones&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonescemetery.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/jones.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/jone/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[North Carolina Cemeteries|North Carolina Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*'''Trent.''' Established by 1761.<ref name="bap" />  
 
*'''Trent.''' Established by 1761.<ref name="bap" />  
 
*'''Tuckahoe.''' [http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/church-records/tuckahoe-baptist-church-records Tuckahoe Baptist Church Records, 1865-1873]&nbsp;(Jones County GenWeb)  
 
*'''Tuckahoe.''' [http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/church-records/tuckahoe-baptist-church-records Tuckahoe Baptist Church Records, 1865-1873]&nbsp;(Jones County GenWeb)  
*'''White Oak.''' Constituted 1795.<ref>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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*'''White Oak.''' Constituted 1795.<ref>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>
  
 
===== Christian  =====
 
===== Christian  =====
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==== Education  ====
 
==== Education  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=jones&state=NC Jones County students at NC colleges]&nbsp;(NCGenWeb Yearbook Index)<br>  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=jones&state=NC Jones County students at NC colleges]&nbsp;(NCGenWeb Yearbook Index)<br>
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/jones/schools_trentonfemaleacad_announcement_1888.html Trenton Female Academy], 1888 (Genealogy Trails)
 
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=thumb&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;mapid,A,1;title,A,0;altern,200,0;none,A,0;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOBIB=mapid,A,1,N;title,A,0,N;altern,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20%284x5%29;conten,title,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;title,mapid,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=spatia&CISOBOX1=%22Jones+County%22&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=title&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=altern&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps Jones County] (historical maps in North Carolina Maps)  
 
*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=thumb&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;mapid,A,1;title,A,0;altern,200,0;none,A,0;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOBIB=mapid,A,1,N;title,A,0,N;altern,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20%284x5%29;conten,title,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;title,mapid,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=spatia&CISOBOX1=%22Jones+County%22&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=title&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=altern&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps Jones County] (historical maps in North Carolina Maps)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/map Maps]&nbsp;(Jones County, NCGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/map Maps]&nbsp;(Jones County, NCGenWeb)  
*[http://www.co.jones.nc.us/MapJones.htm Map of Jones and Adjacent Counties] (Jones County Economic Development Commission)  
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*[http://jonescountygis.com/nc/jones/ Map of Jones and Adjacent Counties] (Jones County Economic Development Commission)  
 
*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:2:::NO::P1_STATE,P1_COUNTY:North%20Carolina,Jones USGS Gazetteer: Jones County]
 
*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:2:::NO::P1_STATE,P1_COUNTY:North%20Carolina,Jones USGS Gazetteer: Jones County]
  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/military/1890-veterans-schedule 1890 Veteran's Schedule]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/military/1890-veterans-schedule 1890 Veteran's Schedule]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonesmilitary.htm Military Records]&nbsp;(Jones County, NCGenWeb Archives)<br>
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonesmilitary.htm Military Records]&nbsp;(Jones County, NCGenWeb Archives)<br>
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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] — images
  
 
===== 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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*'''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
  
:-[[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company G<br>
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:- [[8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)|8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)]], 1st Company<br>
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:- [[8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)|8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)]], 3rd Comppany<br>
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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<br>
  
 
==== Native American  ====
 
==== Native American  ====
  
*[http://www.co.jones.nc.us/Indian.htm The Tuscarora Indians] (Jones County Economic Development Commission)
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*[http://www.jonescountync.gov/index.asp?SEC=FFE1FEB1-AA72-407C-9C16-94ACACF06900 The Tuscarora Indians] (scroll down to bottom of page)
  
 
==== Newspapers<br>  ====
 
==== Newspapers<br>  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
See Wills  
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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/ 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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*'''1760 - 1964''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/nc/ncjones01.htm Jones County North Carolina list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills. - Free
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*'''1760 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1760-1964}} 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 $
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'''Wills'''
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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]].
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/jones/EstateRecordsIndex.pdf Jones County Index to Estate Records] (Jones County GenWeb)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/wills Jones County Individual Wills] (Jones County GenWeb)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/joneswills.htm Jones County Wills and Estates] (US GenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Schools  ====
 
==== Schools  ====
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Uncertified copies of birth, marriage and death certificates can be ordered for 25 cents each from the Jones County Register of Deeds. [http://www.jonesrod.com/ See their website for more information].  
 
Uncertified copies of birth, marriage and death certificates can be ordered for 25 cents each from the Jones County Register of Deeds. [http://www.jonesrod.com/ See their website for more information].  
  
===== Births<br> =====
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===== Births  =====
 
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*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964] - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state&nbsp;; via FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] index
  
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
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*'''1851 - 1964''' - Jones County Marriage Index 1851-1964 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:Iginorthcarolinag.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf]].</ref>
 
*[http://www.genwed.com/NC/Jones.htm Jones County Marriage Records] (GenWed)  
 
*[http://www.genwed.com/NC/Jones.htm Jones County Marriage Records] (GenWed)  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979]&nbsp;(FamilySearch; images included)
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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
  
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
===== Deaths  =====
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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
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930] - via FamilySearch; images included<br>
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===== Divorce  =====
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675510&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Deaths &amp; Burials, 1898-1994] - via FamilySearch<br>
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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 $
  
==== Wills <br> ====
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
 
 
*'''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]].
 
*'''1760-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 3 and A to E (1760-1964)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/jones/EstateRecordsIndex.pdf Jones County Index to Estate Records] (Jones County GenWeb)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/wills Jones County Individual Wills] (Jones County GenWeb)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/joneswills.htm Jones County Wills and Estates] (US GenWeb Archives)
 
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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'''Heritage Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 6204<br> Kinston, NC 28501<br> [http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org/hgsweb/ Website] <br><br>
  
*[http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org/hgsweb/ Heritage Genealogical Society]
 
 
*[http://www.neuselibrary.org/default.htm Neuse Regional Library, Kinston, North Carolina] ("serving Lenoir, Greene &amp; Jones Counties")
 
*[http://www.neuselibrary.org/default.htm Neuse Regional Library, Kinston, North Carolina] ("serving Lenoir, Greene &amp; Jones Counties")
  
 
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*[http://www.co.jones.nc.us/history.htm County History] (Jones County Economic Development Commission)  
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*[http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/jones_county_nc.html A History of Jones County]  
 
*[http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/jones_county_nc.html A History of Jones County]  
 
*[http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/north-carolina-counties/jones/ Jones County Genealogy] (North Carolina Genealogy)  
 
*[http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/north-carolina-counties/jones/ Jones County Genealogy] (North Carolina Genealogy)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NC/Jones/ Jones County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NC/Jones/ Jones County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/NC/Jones/ Jones County, NC] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/NC/Jones/ Jones County, NC] (RootsWeb)  
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/jones/ Jones County, NC Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
 
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/ Jones County, NCGenWeb]&nbsp;(free genealogy resources; part of the USGenWeb Project)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/ Jones County, NCGenWeb]&nbsp;(free genealogy resources; part of the USGenWeb Project)  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genealogyInfo.php?locIndex=19399 Jones County, North Carolina] (ePodunk)  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genealogyInfo.php?locIndex=19399 Jones County, North Carolina] (ePodunk)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones_County,_North_Carolina Jones County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones_County,_North_Carolina Jones County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/jones/ Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy Trails]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/jones/ Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy Trails]  
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/nc-county-jones.html Jones County, North Carolina History, Records, Facts, Genealogy and Ancestry] (Family History 101)
 
 
*[http://www.jonesrod.com/ Jones County, North Carolina Register of Deeds]&nbsp;| [http://jonesrod.com/genealogy.html Genealogy Page]<br>
 
*[http://www.jonesrod.com/ Jones County, North Carolina Register of Deeds]&nbsp;| [http://jonesrod.com/genealogy.html Genealogy Page]<br>
  
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Guide to Jones 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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Jones County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Jones 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 1778
County Seat Trenton
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1914
1851
1790
1779
1760


Jones County Courthouse
P O Box 189
Trenton NC 28585
Phone: 252-447-2551

Courthouse burned 1862
Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage records from 1850, land records from 1779
and military discharge records; Clerk Court has probate records from 1779,
Court and divorce records

Jones County was created from Craven Count 14 Apr 1778

Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 189
Trenton, NC 28585
Phone: 252-448-2551
Fax: 252-448-1357
Website

Clerk Superior Court
P.O. Box 280
Trenton, NC 28585
Phone: (252) 448-6220

History

Jones County, North Carolina was established in 1778 or 1779 (sources differ). The county was named after Willie Jones, who was a planter, slave owner, and Revolutionary War figure.

The county seat is Trenton.

Parent County

1778--Jones County was created 14 April 1778 from Craven County.
County seat: Trenton [1]

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

1862--Courthouse was burned during Civil War battle, many court records destroyed. See Jones County list of extant records (NC GenWeb).

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Chadwick, Combs Fort, Comfort, Debruhls Landing, Hargetts Crossroads, Jones Corner, Maysville, Oak Grove, Olivers, Olivers Crossroads, Perfection, Phillips Crossroads, Pleasant Hill, Pollocks, Pollocksville, Ravenswood, Sassers Mill, Shady Grove, Simmons Corner, Taylors Corner, Tenmile Fork, Trenton, Wise Forks
  • Jones County Post Offices (USPS)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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General

  • Jones County (NC GenWeb; a list of both original and microfilmed records that are extant)

African American

Bibles

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

Historical Populations
Census Pop.
19008,226
19108,7216.0%
19209,91213.7%
193010,4285.2%
194010,9264.8%
195011,0040.7%
196011,0050%
19709,779−11.1%
19809,705−0.8%
19909,414−3.0%
200010,38110.3%

Church

Baptist
Christian

Court

Directories

Education

Land

Local Histories

  • Aiken, Nancy, Minutes of the Jones County, North Carolina Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1826-1841, Heritage Books, 2002. (Google Books link without preview)
  • Gwynn, Zae Hargett, Abstracts of the Records of Jones County, North Carolina, 1779-1868, Vol. 1, self-published, 1963. (Google Books link without preview) (information in Genealogy.com)

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Jones County for European settlers included:[4]

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

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

- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company G
- 8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers), 1st Company
- 8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers), 3rd Comppany
World War II

Native American

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Wills

Schools

See Education

Taxation

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of birth, marriage and death certificates can be ordered for 25 cents each from the Jones County Register of Deeds. See their website for more information.

Births
Marriages
Deaths
Divorce

Societies and Libraries 

Heritage Genealogical Society
PO Box 6204
Kinston, NC 28501
Website

Family History Centers

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


Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 2.0 2.1 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:305, 315. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  3. 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.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.
  5. 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.