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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montgomery_County,_North_Carolina|Montgomery County]]''
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Guide to '''Montgomery County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Montgomery County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Click|Image:NC_ORP.png|North Carolina Online Genealogy Records}}
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|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>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1779</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1769</center>
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Montgomery/Courthouse/Default.asp Montgomery County North Carolina]<br>East Main Street P O Box 695<br>Troy, NC 27371<br>910-576-4271<br><br>Courhouse burned 1835<br>1820 Census missing<br>Registrat of Deeds has birth, marriage, deeds burial, probate and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from1842<br>&nbsp;<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montgomery County, North Carolina. Page 511 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Montgomery/Courthouse/Default.asp Montgomery County North Carolina]<br>East Main Street P O Box 695<br>Troy, NC 27371<br>910-576-4271<br><br>Courhouse burned 1835<br>1820 Census missing<br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, deeds burial, probate and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1842. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montgomery County, North Carolina. Page 511 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br><br> '''Register of Deeds'''<br> PO Box 695<br> Troy, NC 27371<br> Telephone: 910-576-4271<br> Fax: 910-576-2209<br> [http://www.montgomeryrod.net/ Website]<br> <br> '''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 527 <br> Troy, NC 27371<br> Telephone: (910) 571-3700<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1779'''--Montgomery County was established from [[Anson County, North Carolina|Anson]] County. <br>'''County seat''': &nbsp;Troy <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1779'''--Montgomery County was established from [[Anson County, North Carolina|Anson]] County. <br>'''County seat''': &nbsp;Troy <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
When Montgomery County was formed in 1779 from [[Anson County, North Carolina|Anson]] County, It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery who, in 1775, lost his life at the battle of [[Quebec|Quebec]] in the attempt to conquer Canada. Located in the south section of the State of North Carolina, it is bounded by Moore Co, Richmond Co, Stanly Co, Davidson Co, and Randolph County. When the county was first established it was specified that the first court should be held at the home of Henry Munger, and all subsequent courts should be held where the justices of peace decided until a courthouse was built. In 1783 the Assembly authorized the building of the courthouse on land previously purchased for that purpose. There was some dissatisfaction among the people as to the location that had been selected but this didn't sway the commissioners from the location they had selected. In an effort to appease the ones dissatisfied the act provided for adequate ferries across the Yadkin and Uwharrie Rivers on the court, public, and election days. The General Assembly was petitioned to authorize removal of the courthouse in 1785. In 1791 an act was passed directing that the center of the county be located by actual survey, and Stokes was to be established at that place. petitioned to authorize the removal of the courthouse. When the commissioners failed to act new commissioners were named in 1792. At that time the courts were to be held at the home of Mark Kenneth unless the justices decide on some more convenient place. The courthouse battle continued on for several more years with the commissioners in 1815 being named to again locate the center of the county, purchase land, and erect a courthouse. They were authorized to sell the old courthouse and lot in the town of Henderson and apply the proceeds to the erection of the new buildings. In 1816 Laurenceville was named under the authority of a law enacted in 1815 establishing a town at the courthouse. The courthouse was ordered to be moved in 1843 from Laurenceville to the geographical center. Commissioners were named to locate the center, to acquire land, to lay out a town and erect the public buildings. In 1844 Troy was established as the county seat and remains so today.  
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When Montgomery County was formed in 1779 from [[Anson County, North Carolina|Anson]] County, It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery who, in 1775, lost his life at the battle of [[Quebec Genealogy|Quebec]] in the attempt to conquer Canada. Located in the south section of the State of North Carolina, it is bounded by Moore Co, Richmond Co, Stanly Co, Davidson Co, and Randolph County. When the county was first established it was specified that the first court should be held at the home of Henry Munger, and all subsequent courts should be held where the justices of peace decided until a courthouse was built. In 1783 the Assembly authorized the building of the courthouse on land previously purchased for that purpose. There was some dissatisfaction among the people as to the location that had been selected but this didn't sway the commissioners from the location they had selected. In an effort to appease the ones dissatisfied the act provided for adequate ferries across the Yadkin and Uwharrie Rivers on the court, public, and election days. The General Assembly was petitioned to authorize removal of the courthouse in 1785. In 1791 an act was passed directing that the center of the county be located by actual survey, and Stokes was to be established at that place. petitioned to authorize the removal of the courthouse. When the commissioners failed to act new commissioners were named in 1792. At that time the courts were to be held at the home of Mark Kenneth unless the justices decide on some more convenient place. The courthouse battle continued on for several more years with the commissioners in 1815 being named to again locate the center of the county, purchase land, and erect a courthouse. They were authorized to sell the old courthouse and lot in the town of Henderson and apply the proceeds to the erection of the new buildings. In 1816 Laurenceville was named under the authority of a law enacted in 1815 establishing a town at the courthouse. The courthouse was ordered to be moved in 1843 from Laurenceville to the geographical center. Commissioners were named to locate the center, to acquire land, to lay out a town and erect the public buildings. In 1844 Troy was established as the county seat and remains so today.  
  
The above information comes from website - http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/county/montgomery/history.htm#History  
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The above information comes from website - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/county/montgomery/history.htm#History Montgomery County]
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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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  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
[[Image:Fire.png|25px|Fire.png]]'''1835--'''Courthouse fire destroyed many records.  
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[[Image:Fire.png|25px|Fire.png]]'''1835, 1840--'''Courthouse fires destroyed many records. <br>
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'''1886--'''Fire burned courthouse, most records saved but disorganized.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Ncmontgomery.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncmontgomery.png]]  
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[[Image:Ncmontgomery.png|thumb|right|250px|Ncmontgomery.png]]  
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/allenfm2.txt Joseph R. Allen Cemetery], near Candor, NC
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{| width="72%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/allenfam.txt Allen Family Cemetery], Star, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/asburycm.txt Asbury Baptist Church Cemetery]
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/rbaldwin.txt Rebecca Baldwin Cemetery]
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/beancem1.txt Bean Family Cemetery]
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/bethelbt.txt Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery], Mount Gilead, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/bigoakcm.txt Big Oak Church of God Cemetery], Star, NC
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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=1712&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/biscoecm.txt Biscoe Cemetery], Biscoe, NC
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|466125|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/blakwood.txt Blackwood's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery], Candor, NC
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1712 Findagrave.com]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/bluecem.txt Blue Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/bolespal.txt Boles Palmer Cemetery]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/cemeteries.htm NCGenWeb]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/bruton01.txt Bruton Cemetery], Troy, NC
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Montgomery+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/caglefam.txt Cagle Family Cemetery]
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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=Montgomery&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/callicut.txt Callicutt Wesleyan Church Cemetery], Ophir, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/calvary1.txt Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery], Mount Gilead, NC
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/montgomerycemeteries.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/ccrouch1.txt Calvin Crouch Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/campbell.txt Campbell Plot]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/candor01.txt Candor Cemetery], partial, Candor, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/candortn.txt Candor Town Cemetery], north of Candor, NC
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/montgomery.html Tombstone Project]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/capelsie.txt Capelsie Church Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/chamfam.txt Chambers Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/chancey.txt Chancey Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/changrov.txt Chandler's Grove UMC Cemetery]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/mont/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/chishol2.txt Chisholm Burial Ground]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/chisholm.txt Chisholm Family Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/cogrusse.txt Coggin-Russell-Henderson Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/communit.txt Community Baptist Church Cemetery], Candor, NC
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/cookefam.txt Cooke Family Church Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/covingto.txt Covington Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/bigjohnd.txt Big John Dawkins Cemetery]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/deberry1.txt Deberry Family Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[North Carolina Cemeteries|North Carolina Cemeteries]] for more information.
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/dennis01.txt Dennis Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/elliotc1.txt Elliott Family Cemetery]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/etherplt.txt Ether Cemetery], Ether, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/ewingfam.txt Ewing Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/1stwesle.txt First Wesleyan Church Cemetery], Troy, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/lilriver.txt Forks of Little River Baptist Church Cemetery], Troy, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/frazfam1.txt Frazer Family Cemetery], Mount Gilead, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/freeman.txt Freeman Hill Cemetery], Troy, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/greene01.txt Greene Family Cemetery], Candor, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/greepars.txt Greene Parsons Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/hallfam.txt Hall Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/haltncem.txt Halton Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/harrscem.txt Harris Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/harris01.txt Harris Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/rharris1.txt Rollin Harris Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/tpharris.txt T. P. Harris Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/haycem01.txt Haywood Cemetery], Troy, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/hearne01.txt Hearne Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/henderso.txt Henderson Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/hickoryg.txt Hickory Grove Pentecostal Holiness Chuch Cemetery], Troy, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/hilliard.txt Hilliard Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/hollymnt.txt Holy Mount Baptist Church Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/hutchins.txt Hutchinson Graveyard]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/jordan01.txt Jordan Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/kellis01.txt Kellis Family Cemetery], Candor, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/lammonds.txt Lammonds Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/lachumcc.txt Lane Chapel UMC Cemetery], Badin, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/laurelhi.txt Laurel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery], Candor, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/leachfam.txt Leach Cemetery], Star, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/lewisfam.txt Lewis Cemetery], Biscoe, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/libertyh.txt Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/liskefam.txt Liske Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/littlriv.txt Little River United Methodist Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/longhill.txt Long Hill Baptist Church Cemetery], Troy, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/lovejo02.txt LoveJoy United Methodist Church Cemetery], Lovejoy, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/luther01.txt Luther Mount Cemetery], Harrisville, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/macedopc.txt Macedonia Presbyterian Church Cemetery], Candor, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/macedumc.txt Macedonia United Methodist Church Cemetery], Badin, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/martin1.txt Martin Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/maskecem.txt Maske Family Cemetery] &nbsp;
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/mccallum.txt McCallum Family Cemetery], Candor, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/mckaycem.txt McKay Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/mckenzie.txt McKenzie Family Cemetery]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/mcraecem.txt McRae Cemetery], Troy, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/meltongr.txt Melton Grove Methodist Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/moore01.txt Moore Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/mtcarmel.txt Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery], Troy, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/newhope.txt New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery], Star, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/oldcente.txt Old Center Baptist Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/oldpiney.txt Old Piney Grove UMC Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/oldscot.txt Old Scottish Cemetery]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/oldthom1.txt Old Thompson Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/oliver01.txt Oliver Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/parsons1.txt Parson's Grove Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/parsons2.txt Parson's Grove UMC Cemetery], Candor, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/pleasgr1.txt Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery], Mount Gilead, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/pleashi1.txt Pleasant Hill UMC Church Cemetery], Norman, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/prospecc.txt Prospect Church Cemetery], Badin, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/reeves01.txt James W. Reeves Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/rushfam1.txt Rush Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/russel01.txt Russell Family Cemetery], Badin, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/sardsucc.txt Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery], Candor, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/scarborc.txt Scarborough Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/sharonce.txt Sharon Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/shiloh3.txt Shiloh Church Cemetery], Lovejoy, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/sills01.txt Sills Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/simmons2.txt Simmons Family Cemetery], Troy, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/southsid.txt Southside Cemetery], Troy, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/starpnec.txt Star Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery], Star, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/startown.txt Star Town Cemetery], Star, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/stoneypt.txt Stoney Fork Baptist Church Cemetery], Mount Gilead, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/suggsbur.txt Suggs Burial Ground]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/suggsfam.txt Suggs Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/sulphspr.txt Sulphur Springs Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/talbert1.txt Talbert Family Cemetery]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/tedder01.txt Tedder Family Cemetery]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/turnerce.txt Turner Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/usseryfa.txt Ussery Family Cemetery]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/uwharrie.txt Uwharrie United Methodist Church Cemetery], Troy, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/wadebapt.txt Wadeville Baptist Church Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/wadevill.txt Wadeville United Methodist Church Cemetery], Wadeville, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/whipwill.txt Whip Poor Will Camp Cemetery] (formerly Elliot's Grove Church Cemetery)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/whcbcc02.txt White Crest Baptist Church Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/whiteoak.txt White Oak Springs Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery], Star, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/wooley01.txt Wooley Family Cemetery #1]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/wooley02.txt Wolley Family Cemetery #2]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/zionmeth.txt Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
The Register of Deeds office serves as the custodian for real estate and vital records for Montgomery County. Our records include deeds, deeds of trust, maps, military discharge records, notary public records, birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage licenses.  
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The Register of Deeds office serves as the custodian for real estate and vital records for Montgomery County. The records include deeds, deeds of trust, maps, military discharge records, notary public records, birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage licenses.  
  
 
[http://www.montgomeryrod.net/ Montgomery County Register of Deeds]<br>PO Box 695<br>102 E. Spring St<br>Troy, NC 27371<br>910-576-4271  
 
[http://www.montgomeryrod.net/ Montgomery County Register of Deeds]<br>PO Box 695<br>102 E. Spring St<br>Troy, NC 27371<br>910-576-4271  
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Deeds are currently indexed and searchable online from 1999, records are being updated regularly, so check back often.  
 
Deeds are currently indexed and searchable online from 1999, records are being updated regularly, so check back often.  
  
[http://216.27.81.170/login.asp?password=montgomerync001&accountid=montgomerync Do an Online Search]  
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[http://216.27.81.170/login.asp?password=montgomerync001&accountid=montgomerync Do an Online Search]
 
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/history.html Montgomery County Local History<br>]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/history.html Montgomery County Local History]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/families.htm Montgomery County Families &amp; Surnames]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/families.htm Montgomery County Families &amp; Surnames]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/migrations.html Montgomery County Migrations]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/migrations.html Montgomery County Migrations]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/montgomerymilitary.htm Montgomery County Military Records] - from USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/montgomerymilitary.htm Montgomery County Military Records] - from USGenWeb Archives
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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 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://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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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves - Confederate|1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves]], Company E<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company E<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company A<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company I<br>
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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 =====
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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>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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The Montgomery Herald, 139 Bruton St, Troy, NC&nbsp; 27371&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 910-576-6051<br>  
 
The Montgomery Herald, 139 Bruton St, Troy, NC&nbsp; 27371&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 910-576-6051<br>  
  
URL - http://www.montgomeryherald.com/  
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URL - [http://www.montgomeryherald.com/ Montgomery Herald]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.
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'''''Online Probate Records'''''
  
As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines. Montgomery County has probate records starting from 1785, you should contact the Clerk's office for more specific details about the documents that you are seeking.<br> [http://www.nccourts.org/County/Montgomery/Default.asp Montgomery County Courthouse] <br>108 East Main Street<br>Troy, NC 27371
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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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*'''Pre - 1790'''&nbsp;&nbsp; - [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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*'''1843 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 6 (1843-1964)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1843 - 1964''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/nc/ncmontgomery01.htm Montgomery County North Carolina list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills. - Free
  
Mailing Address:<br>P. O. Box 527<br>Troy, NC 27371<br>Clerk of the Superior Court<br>(910) 576-4211
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A number of wills have been transcribed, please visit the following websites:
  
*'''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.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/montgomerywills.htm Montgomery County Wills &amp; Estates]
  
*'''1843-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 6 (1843-1964)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.  
  
A number of wills have been transcribed, please visit the following websites:  
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As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines. Montgomery County has probate records starting from 1785, you should contact the Clerk's office for more specific details about the documents that you are seeking.<br><br> [http://www.nccourts.org/County/Montgomery/Default.asp Montgomery County Courthouse] <br>108 East Main Street<br>Troy, NC 27371
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/montgomerywills.htm Montgomery County Wills &amp; Estates]
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Mailing Address:<br>P. O. Box 527<br>Troy, NC 27371<br>Clerk of the Superior Court<br>(910) 576-4211
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/taxlist1779.htm Montgomery County 1779 Tax List]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/taxlist1779.htm Montgomery County 1779 Tax List]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/taxlist1780.htm Montgomery County 1780 Tax List<br>]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/taxlist1780.htm Montgomery County 1780 Tax List]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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The following websites have a number of transcribed Vital Records for Montgomery County:  
 
The following websites have a number of transcribed Vital Records for Montgomery County:  
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/vitalrecords.html Montgomery County Vital Records<br>]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/vitalrecords.html Montgomery County Vital Records] NCGenWeb Project
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/montgomeryvitals.htm Montgomery County Vitals] - from the USGenWeb Archives  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/montgomeryvitals.htm Montgomery County Vitals] - from the USGenWeb Archives
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/montgomerymarriages.htm Montgomery County Marriages]
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===== Birth Records  =====
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*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Death Records  =====
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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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===== Divorce Records  =====
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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 Records  =====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/montgomerymarriages.htm Montgomery County Marriages] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/ Montgomery County, North Carolina Marriage Records] at USGenWeb - free.
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*'''1843 - 1964''' - Montgomery County Marriage Index 1843-1964 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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*'''1741  -2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1759 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1762 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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'''Montgomery Historical Society'''<br> P0 Box644<br> Troy, NC 27371 <br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/montgomery-county/#sthash.UkHNjTK1.dpuf website]<br><br>
  
 
*[http://www.srls.info/montgomery/montIndex.html Sandhill Regional Library System]<br>  
 
*[http://www.srls.info/montgomery/montIndex.html Sandhill Regional Library System]<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/societies.htm List of North Carolina Genealogical Societies]<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/societies.htm List of North Carolina Genealogical Societies]<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenealogy.org/ North Carolina Genealogical Society], P. O. Box 30815, Raleigh, NC 27622-0815<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenealogy.org/ North Carolina Genealogical Society], P. O. Box 30815, Raleigh, NC 27622-0815<br>  
*[http://www.obcgs.com/ncsocities.htm Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies], 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27607-2807
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*[http://www.fnchs.org Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies], 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27607-2807
  
 
==== 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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== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/montgomery-county/ Montgomery County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)sgenweb.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/montgomery/ Montgomery County NCGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/ Montgomery County NCGenWeb]  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Montgomery|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Montgomery|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:40, 21 June 2017

United States
North Carolina
Montgomery County

Guide to Montgomery 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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Montgomery County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Montgomery 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 1779
County Seat Troy
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Montgomery County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1779
1790
1769
1785


Montgomery County North Carolina
East Main Street P O Box 695
Troy, NC 27371
910-576-4271

Courhouse burned 1835
1820 Census missing
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, deeds burial, probate and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1842. [1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 695
Troy, NC 27371
Telephone: 910-576-4271
Fax: 910-576-2209
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 527
Troy, NC 27371
Telephone: (910) 571-3700

History

Parent County

1779--Montgomery County was established from Anson County.
County seat:  Troy [2]

When Montgomery County was formed in 1779 from Anson County, It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery who, in 1775, lost his life at the battle of Quebec in the attempt to conquer Canada. Located in the south section of the State of North Carolina, it is bounded by Moore Co, Richmond Co, Stanly Co, Davidson Co, and Randolph County. When the county was first established it was specified that the first court should be held at the home of Henry Munger, and all subsequent courts should be held where the justices of peace decided until a courthouse was built. In 1783 the Assembly authorized the building of the courthouse on land previously purchased for that purpose. There was some dissatisfaction among the people as to the location that had been selected but this didn't sway the commissioners from the location they had selected. In an effort to appease the ones dissatisfied the act provided for adequate ferries across the Yadkin and Uwharrie Rivers on the court, public, and election days. The General Assembly was petitioned to authorize removal of the courthouse in 1785. In 1791 an act was passed directing that the center of the county be located by actual survey, and Stokes was to be established at that place. petitioned to authorize the removal of the courthouse. When the commissioners failed to act new commissioners were named in 1792. At that time the courts were to be held at the home of Mark Kenneth unless the justices decide on some more convenient place. The courthouse battle continued on for several more years with the commissioners in 1815 being named to again locate the center of the county, purchase land, and erect a courthouse. They were authorized to sell the old courthouse and lot in the town of Henderson and apply the proceeds to the erection of the new buildings. In 1816 Laurenceville was named under the authority of a law enacted in 1815 establishing a town at the courthouse. The courthouse was ordered to be moved in 1843 from Laurenceville to the geographical center. Commissioners were named to locate the center, to acquire land, to lay out a town and erect the public buildings. In 1844 Troy was established as the county seat and remains so today.

The above information comes from website - Montgomery County

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

Fire.png1835, 1840--Courthouse fires destroyed many records.
1886--Fire burned courthouse, most records saved but disorganized.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Ncmontgomery.png

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Fork of Little River. Church built 1758.[3] Originally located in Anson County.
  • Mouth of Hughwarry River. Constituted 1780.[3]
  • Rocky River P.D.R. Constituted 1758.[3]
Methodist
  • Randall's United Methodist Church, near Norwood, N.C. Organized about 1785.[4] Later located in Stanly County.
  • Zion United Methodist Church, near Pee Dee, N.C. Organized 1786. Originally known as Scarborough's Meeting House.[5]

Court

Land

The Register of Deeds office serves as the custodian for real estate and vital records for Montgomery County. The records include deeds, deeds of trust, maps, military discharge records, notary public records, birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage licenses.

Montgomery County Register of Deeds
PO Box 695
102 E. Spring St
Troy, NC 27371
910-576-4271

Deeds are currently indexed and searchable online from 1999, records are being updated regularly, so check back often.

Do an Online Search

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

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

- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company E
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company E
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company A
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company I
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

The Montgomery Herald, 139 Bruton St, Troy, NC  27371    910-576-6051

URL - Montgomery Herald

Probate

Online Probate Records

A number of wills have been transcribed, please visit the following websites:

The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.

As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines. Montgomery County has probate records starting from 1785, you should contact the Clerk's office for more specific details about the documents that you are seeking.

Montgomery County Courthouse
108 East Main Street
Troy, NC 27371

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 527
Troy, NC 27371
Clerk of the Superior Court
(910) 576-4211

Taxation

Websites with Tax Lists:

Vital Records

Birth, Marriage and Death Records are available at the Register of Deeds office. Montgomery County has Marriage records from 1779, and Birth & Death records starting from 1913, when the State started requiring the registration of these vital records. Visit the Montgomery County Register of Deeds website to get further details.

The following websites have a number of transcribed Vital Records for Montgomery County:

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries 

Montgomery Historical Society
P0 Box644
Troy, NC 27371
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), Montgomery County, North Carolina. Page 511 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 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:225-226; 2:566. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "Randall's United Methodist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. "Zion United Methodist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. 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.