Montgomery County, North Carolina Genealogy
|Montgomery County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
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 - http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/county/montgomery/history.htm#History
1835--Courthouse fire destroyed many records.
Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC
Biscoe Cemetery, Biscoe, NC
Blackwood's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Candor, NC
Big Oak Church of God Cemetery, Star, NC
Callicutt Wesleyan Church Cemetery, Ophir, NC
Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC
Candor Cemetery, Candor, NC
Deaton Family Cemetery, Allreds, NC
Deaton Family Cemetery, Star, NC
Deaton Family Cemetery, Troy, NC
Ether United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ether, NC
Forks of Little River Baptist Church Cemetery, Troy, NC
Fraizer Family Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC
Freeman Family Cemetery, Star, NC
Freeman Family Cemetery, Troy, NC
Gillis Family Cemetery, Biscoe, NC
Hammer Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC
Hanson Family Cemetery, Star, NC
Hurley Family Cemetery, Troy, NC
Lassiter Family Cemetery, Star, NC
Laurel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Troy, NC
Leach Cemetery, Star, NC
Long Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Candor, NC
Love Joy United Methodist Church Cemetery, Troy, NC
Macedonia Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Biscoe NC
Macedonia United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ophir, NC
Marshall Hammer Farm Family Cemetery, Allreds, NC
Mount Olive Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Troy, NC
New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Star, NC
Ophir United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ophir, NC
Parson's Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Candor, NC
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC
Pleasant Hill AME Zion Church Cemetery, Candor, NC
Shady Grove Christian Church, Star, NC
Sharon Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC
Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery, Troy, NC
Simmons Family Cemetery, Troy, NC
Southside Cemetery, Troy, NC
Star House of Praise Cemetery, Star, NC
Star United Methodist Church Cemetery, Star, NC
Stoney Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC
Suggs Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Allreds, NC
Uwharrie United Methodist Church Cemetery, Uwharrie, NC
White Crest Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC
White Oak Springs Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Ether, NC
The above list by no means is a representation of all of the cemeteries in Montgomery County, NC. They are just the ones I have a listing on. Pleae add any missing information.
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.
Montgomery County Register of Deeds
PO Box 695
102 E. Spring St
Troy, NC 27371
Deeds are currently indexed and searchable online from 1999, records are being updated regularly, so check back often.
The Montgomery Herald, 139 Bruton St, Troy, NC 27371 910-576-6051
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
P. O. Box 527
Troy, NC 27371
Clerk of the Superior Court
A number of wills have been transcribed, please visit the following websites:
Websites with Tax Lists:
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:
- Montgomery County Vital Records
- Montgomery County Vitals - from the USGenWeb Archives
- Montgomery County Marriages
Societies and Libraries
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).