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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Lenoir_County,_North_Carolina|Lenoir County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Lenoir County, North Carolina|Lenoir County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Lenoir 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
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Births|Birth]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriages|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Deaths|Death]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Land''']]</center>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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[http://www.co.lenoir.nc.us/ Lenoir County Courthouse]<br>P O Box 3289<br>Kinston, NC 28502<br>Phone: 252-523-2390<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce<br>probate and court records from 1880<br>Register of Deeds has marriage and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lenoir County, North Carolina. Page 510 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.co.lenoir.nc.us/ Lenoir County Courthouse]<br>P O Box 3289<br>Kinston, NC 28502<br>Phone: 252-523-2390<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce<br>probate and court records from 1880<br>Register of Deeds has marriage and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lenoir County, North Carolina. Page 510 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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'''Register of Deeds'''<br> P.O. Box 3289<br> Kinston, NC 28502<br> Phone: 252-559-6420<br> Fax: 252-523-6139<br> [http://www.co.lenoir.nc.us Website]<br>
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'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> P.O. Box 68<br> Kinston, NC 28501<br> Phone: (252) 520-5300<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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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  ====
  
'''1878, 1880--'''Most court records were destroyed in fires.  
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'''1878, 1880--'''Most court records were destroyed in fires.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoircemeteries.htm Lenoir County Cemeteries] - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoircemeteries.htm Lenoir County Cemeteries] - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1704 Lenoir County Cemeteries] - via Find-A-Grave.com<br>
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1704 Lenoir County Cemeteries] - via Find-A-Grave.com<br>
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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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1704&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|465342|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=1704 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://ncgenweb.us/nc/lenoir/individual-cemetery-listings NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lenoir+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=Lenoir&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoircemeteries.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/lenoir.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/leno/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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*'''Bear Creek.''' Established by 1785.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:490. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
 
*'''Bear Creek.''' Established by 1785.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:490. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
*'''Beaver Dam.''' Established by 1808.<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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*'''Beaver Dam.''' Established by 1808.<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>  
 
*'''Wheat Swamp,''' near Kinston, N.C. Organized about 1760. Has belonged to the Disciples of Christ since 1843.<ref>"Wheat Swamp Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
 
*'''Wheat Swamp,''' near Kinston, N.C. Organized about 1760. Has belonged to the Disciples of Christ since 1843.<ref>"Wheat Swamp Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirmilitary.htm Lenoir County military records] - via NCGenWeb Archives<br>
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirmilitary.htm Lenoir County military records] - via 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] — index and images
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
====== Civil War Battle ======
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''Online Records''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1885 - 1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry|13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry]], Company C<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company G<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company A<br>
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:- [[41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry|41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers)|5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers)]], Company B<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)|8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)]], 2nd Company<br>
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====== Civil War Battles ======
  
The following Civil War battles were fought in Lenoir County.
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Lenoir County:
  
 
*December 14, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc007.htm Kinston]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc007.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>  
 
*December 14, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc007.htm Kinston]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc007.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>  
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
  
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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>
====== Civil War Confederate units  ======
 
 
 
Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
 
 
 
:-[[5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirnews.htm Newspaper articles of Lenoir County] - via NCGenWeb Archives<br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirnews.htm Newspaper articles of Lenoir County] - via NCGenWeb Archives<br>  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=North+Carolina&county=Lenoir&city=&year1=1690&year2=2010 Newspapers of Lenoir County] - a listing of newspapers published in the county; via the Library of Congress <br>  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=North+Carolina&county=Lenoir&city=&year1=1690&year2=2010 Newspapers of Lenoir County] - a listing of newspapers published in the county; via the Library of Congress <br>  
*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization&nbsp;Project] - search historical newspapers from the 18th &amp; 19th century. Includes papers from the New Bern area so there will be Lenoir county persons mentioned<br>
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*[http://exhibits.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization&nbsp;Project] - search historical newspapers from the 18th &amp; 19th century. Includes papers from the New Bern area so there will be Lenoir county persons mentioned<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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''Online Probate Records''
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*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1665 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9061 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1735 - 1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1760 - 1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images
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*'''1869 - 1922''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to C (1869-1922)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirwills.htm Wills &amp;&nbsp;Estates] - transcribed for the NCGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirwills.htm Wills &amp;&nbsp;Estates] - transcribed for the NCGenWeb Archives
 
*'''1869-1922''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to C (1869-1922)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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===== Births  =====
 
===== Births  =====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&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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*'''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
  
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
===== Marriages  =====
  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 ] - via FamilySearch; images included <br>  
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*'''1873 - 1952''' - Lenoir County Marriage Index 1873-1952 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>  
*Lenoir County marriages are included in Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searcheable. Available on the [http://goo.gl/FsJlh North Carolina Digital Collections website]. <br>
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*'''1799 - 1893''' - Lenoir County marriages are included in Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searcheable. Available on the [http://goo.gl/FsJlh North Carolina Digital Collections website].  
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*'''1741 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1759 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1762 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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===== Divorces  =====
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*'''1880 - 1914, 1922 - 1969''' - [http://archives.ncdcr.gov/Portals/26/PDF/findingaids/containerlists/LenoirCo_Divorces_1922_1969.pdf Lenoir County Divorces 1880-1914, 1922-1969] at NC State Archives - free.
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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 $
  
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
===== Deaths  =====
  
*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/lenoir/records/deaths Lenoir County NCGenWeb] - various records for deaths and obituaries  
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/lenoir/births-marriages-deaths Lenoir County NCGenWeb] - various records for deaths and obituaries  
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=lenoir Deaths of Lenoir County] - list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s. <br>
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=lenoir Deaths of Lenoir County] - list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirobits.htm Lenoir County Obituaries ]- via the NCGenWeb Archives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lenoir/lenoirobits.htm Lenoir County Obituaries ]- via the NCGenWeb Archives  
*[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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*'''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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[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
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'''Heritage Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 6204<br> Kinston, NC 28501 <br> [http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org/hgsweb/ Website]<br><br>
  
== '''Societies and Libraries&nbsp;''' ==
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'''Historical Preservation Group'''<br> Kinston, North Carolina<br>501 C ( 3 ) Non-Profit Organization<br>Telephone Number: 252-522-0540 <br>E-mail:[mailto:diamondgp@suddenlink.net diamondgp@suddenlink.net]<br> <br>
  
*[http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org/hgsweb/ Heritage Genealogical Society]<br>
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*[http://heritage.lenoircc.edu/heritageplace/index.htm Heritage Place at Lenoir Community College]<br>
*[http://www.lenoircc.edu/lrc09/heritageplace.htm Heritage Place at Lenoir Community College]<br>
 
  
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Kinston North Carolina Family History Center]]
 
*[[Kinston North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
== '''Web Sites''' ==
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== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/lenoir-county/ Lenoir County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/lenoir/ NCGenWeb: Lenoir County] - part of the USGenWeb Project.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/lenoir/ NCGenWeb: Lenoir County] - part of the USGenWeb Project.&nbsp;  
*'''{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Lenoir|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}'''
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Lenoir|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
 
== '''References'''  ==
 
 
 
<references />'''{{North Carolina|North Carolina}}'''
 
 
 
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[[Category:Lenoir_County,_North_Carolina]]
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Guide to Lenoir 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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Lenoir County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Lenoir County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1791
County Seat Kinston
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Lenoir County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1791
1913
1790
1880
1869

Lenoir County Courthouse
P O Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: 252-523-2390

Clerk Superior Court has divorce
probate and court records from 1880
Register of Deeds has marriage and land records [1]

Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: 252-559-6420
Fax: 252-523-6139
Website

Clerk Superior Court
P.O. Box 68
Kinston, NC 28501
Phone: (252) 520-5300

History

Parent County

1791--Lenoir County was created 4 December 1791 from Dobbs County.  Dobbs County was abolished in 1791.
County seat: Kinston [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1878, 1880--Most court records were destroyed in fires.

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

Church

Baptist
  • Bear Creek. Established by 1785.[3]
  • Beaver Dam. Established by 1808.[4]
  • Wheat Swamp, near Kinston, N.C. Organized about 1760. Has belonged to the Disciples of Christ since 1843.[5]

Court

Directories

Education

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

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

- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company C
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company G
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company A
- 41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry, Company E
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers), Company B
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company D
- 8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers), 2nd Company
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War battles were fought in Lenoir County:

  • December 14, 1862 = Kinston[6]
  • March 7-10, 1865 = Wilmington, also known as Wilcox’s Bridge, Wise’s Fork, Second Kinston, Second Southwest Creek, or Kelly's Mill Pond[7]
Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please visit their website for more information.

Births
Marriages
Divorces
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Heritage Genealogical Society
PO Box 6204
Kinston, NC 28501
Website

Historical Preservation Group
Kinston, North Carolina
501 C ( 3 ) Non-Profit Organization
Telephone Number: 252-522-0540
E-mail:diamondgp@suddenlink.net

Family History Centers

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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lenoir County, North Carolina. Page 510 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:490. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. 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.
  5. "Wheat Swamp Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 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.