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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Nash_County,_North_Carolina|Nash County]]''
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Guide to '''Nash 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| seat wl = Nashville
 
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Nash_County,_North_Carolina|Nash County]]''
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1777</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1777</center>
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[http://www.co.nash.nc.us/ Nash County Courthouse]<br>Rm 104 P O Box 104<br>Nashville, NC 27856<br>Phone:252-459-9836<br><br>Reg of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913 and marriage records from 1872<br>Clerk Superio Court has divorce and court records 1876<br>oldest will in Dept of Archives Raleigh NC<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moore 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.co.nash.nc.us/ Nash County Courthouse]<br>Rm 104 P O Box 104<br>Nashville, NC 27856<br>Phone:252-459-9836<br><br>Reg of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913 and marriage records from 1872<br>Clerk Superio Court has divorce and court records 1876<br>oldest will in Dept of Archives Raleigh NC<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moore 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 974<br> Nashville, NC 27856<br> Telephone: 252-459-9836<br> Fax: 252-459-9889<br> [http://www.co.nash.nc.us/index.aspx?nid=243 Website]<br> <br> '''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 759 <br> Nashville, NC 27856<br> Telephone: (252) 220-3000<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Nash County was formed in 1777 from the western part of Edgecombe County. It was named for American Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Nash (1742-1777) of Hillsborough, who had been mortally wounded at the Battle of Germantown that year while fighting under General George Washington. Nashville, the County seat, was settled in 1780 and chartered in 1815. After the Revolutionary War, the County settled down to a pace that made it one of the State's leading farm areas. Since the Civil War, it has been known primarily as a leading agricultural County, but it has experienced steady industrial growth since that time.<br>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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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  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncnash.png|thumb|right|200px|Ncnash.png]]
  
 
==== African-Americans  ====
 
==== African-Americans  ====
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*Find-A-Grave - [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1714 Nash County cemeteries]  
 
*Find-A-Grave - [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1714 Nash County cemeteries]  
 
*BillionGraves.com listings - [http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=72570 Forest Hill Cemetery, Nashville]
 
*BillionGraves.com listings - [http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=72570 Forest Hill Cemetery, Nashville]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1714&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|466132|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=1714 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/cemeteries/ NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Nash+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=Nash&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/nash/nashcemeteries.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/nash.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/nash/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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===== Presbyterian  =====
 
===== Presbyterian  =====
  
*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=mas Historical sketch of the First Presbyterian Church of Rocky Mount, North Carolina] - via the Eastern NC Digital Library<br>
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*[https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/16825 Historical sketch of the First Presbyterian Church of Rocky Mount, North Carolina] - via the Eastern NC Digital Library<br>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''[Boddie]''' Leary, Helen F.M. "The Two William Boddies of North Carolina," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 66, No. 1 (Jan. 1991):16-29; Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr. 1991):106-110; Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul. 1991):148-153. Available at {{FHL|319844|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*'''[Boddie]''' Leary, Helen F.M. "The Two William Boddies of North Carolina," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 66, No. 1 (Jan. 1991):16-29; Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr. 1991):106-110; Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul. 1991):148-153. Available at {{FHL|319844|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
*['''Pridgen'''] Digital version at {{FSbook|68199}} Pridgen family of Sapony Creek, Nash County, North Carolina&nbsp;: some descendants of William Pridgen, d. ca. 1762, Vol. II - full-text freely available via Brigham Young University.&nbsp;
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*['''Pridgen'''] Digital version at {{FSbook|68199}} Pridgen family of Sapony Creek, Nash County, North Carolina&nbsp;: some descendants of William Pridgen, d. ca. 1762, Vol. II - full-text freely available via Brigham Young University.&nbsp;
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==== Land ====
  
==== Land  ====
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The first land grants in the area date from 1743.
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/nash/nashdeeds.htm Nash County deeds] -- via NCGenWeb Archives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/nash/nashdeeds.htm Nash County deeds] -- via NCGenWeb Archives  
*[http://www.deeds.co.nash.nc.us/resolution/ Property records 1995 - present] - searchable database via the Nash County Register of Deeds
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*[http://www.co.nash.nc.us/index.aspx?nid=243 Property records 1995 - present] - searchable database via the Nash County Register of Deeds
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/town-histories/ Local histories of Nash county]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/town-histories/ Local histories of Nash county]  
*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=rmm Rocky Mount Mills&nbsp;: carded cotton yarns, Rocky Mount, N.C]. - via the Eastern NC Digital Library  
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*[https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/12933 Rocky Mount Mills&nbsp;: carded cotton yarns, Rocky Mount, N.C]. - via the Eastern NC Digital Library  
*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=rmc Rocky Mount Mills, a case history of industrial development, 1818-1943] - via the Eastern NC Digital Library&nbsp;
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*[https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/16842 Rocky Mount Mills, a case history of industrial development, 1818-1943] - via the Eastern NC Digital Library&nbsp;
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/military/world-war-i/ WWI Rosters of Nash County men]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/military/world-war-i/ WWI Rosters of Nash County men]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/military/ Military information] - via Nash County NCGenWeb
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/military/ Military information] - via Nash County NCGenWeb
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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  =====
  
*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=thr Roster of Nash County Confederate soldiers] - via the Eastern NC Digital Library
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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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*[https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/16860 Roster of Nash County Confederate soldiers] - via the Eastern NC Digital Library
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company H<br>
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:- [[13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry|13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry]], Company B<br>
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:- [[1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves - Confederate|1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves]], Company A<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company A<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], 1st Company E<br>
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:- [[3rd Battalion, North Carolina Senior Reserves|3rd Battalion, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Captain D W William's Company<br>
  
:-[[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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===== World War II =====
:-[[7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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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  ====
  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Nash Nash County newspapers] -&nbsp;a listing of newspapers published in the county; via the Library of Congress  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Nash Nash County newspapers] -&nbsp;a listing of newspapers published in the county; via the Library of Congress  
*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization&nbsp;Project] - contains full-text papers from 1752-1890s.&nbsp; Search for your Nash County ancestors.
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*[http://exhibits.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization&nbsp;Project] - contains full-text papers from 1752-1890s.&nbsp; Search for your Nash County ancestors.
  
 
==== 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
  
*'''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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*'''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]].  
*'''1776-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 13 (1776-1964)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.  
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*'''1776 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 13 (1776-1964)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/wills/ Nash County residents wills] - via NCGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/wills/ Nash County residents wills] - via NCGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/nash/nashwills.htm Nash County wills &amp; estates] - via NCGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/nash/nashwills.htm Nash County wills &amp; estates] - via NCGenWeb Archives
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please [http://www.co.nash.nc.us/Departments/RegisterofDeeds.aspx visit their website] for more information.  
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Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please [http://www.co.nash.nc.us/index.aspx?nid=243 visit their website] for more information.  
 
 
===== 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
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===== Birth Records  =====
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*'''1787 - 1835''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/records/births/illegitimate-children/ Nash County Bastard Bonds 1787-1835] at USGenWeb - free.
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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 =====
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===== Marriage Records =====
  
*[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
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*'''1799 - 1893''' - [http://goo.gl/FsJlh Nash&nbsp;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 North Carolina Digital Collections website.  
*[http://goo.gl/FsJlh Nash&nbsp;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 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>
  
===== Deaths =====
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===== Death Records =====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/nash/nashobits.htm Nash County obituaries] - via NCGenWeb Archives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/nash/nashobits.htm Nash County obituaries] - via NCGenWeb Archives  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=nash Nash County deaths] -&nbsp;- list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s. <br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=nash Nash County deaths] -&nbsp;- list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s. <br>  
*[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
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*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675510&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Deaths &amp; Burials, 1898-1994] - via FamilySearch<br><br>
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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  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Tar River Connections Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 8764<br> Rocky Mount, NC 27803-8764 <br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/nash-county/#sthash.LQKiMS7M.dpuf website]<br><br>
  
 
*[http://www.edgecombelibrary.org/ Edgecombe County Library]  
 
*[http://www.edgecombelibrary.org/ Edgecombe County Library]  
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==== 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  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/nash-county/ Nash County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/ Nash County, NCGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/ Nash County, NCGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/nash.htm Nash County, USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/nash.htm Nash County, USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.co.nash.nc.us/Departments/RegisterofDeeds.aspx Nash County Register of Deeds]  
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*[http://www.co.nash.nc.us/index.aspx?nid=243 Nash County Register of Deeds]  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Nash|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Nash|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
 
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Guide to Nash 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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Nash County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1777
County Seat Nashville
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Nash County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1777
1913
1790
1777
1776

Nash County Courthouse
Rm 104 P O Box 104
Nashville, NC 27856
Phone:252-459-9836

Reg of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913 and marriage records from 1872
Clerk Superio Court has divorce and court records 1876
oldest will in Dept of Archives Raleigh NC[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 974
Nashville, NC 27856
Telephone: 252-459-9836
Fax: 252-459-9889
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 759
Nashville, NC 27856
Telephone: (252) 220-3000

History

Nash County was formed in 1777 from the western part of Edgecombe County. It was named for American Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Nash (1742-1777) of Hillsborough, who had been mortally wounded at the Battle of Germantown that year while fighting under General George Washington. Nashville, the County seat, was settled in 1780 and chartered in 1815. After the Revolutionary War, the County settled down to a pace that made it one of the State's leading farm areas. Since the Civil War, it has been known primarily as a leading agricultural County, but it has experienced steady industrial growth since that time.

Parent County

1777--Nash County was created from Edgecombe County.
County seat: Nashville [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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African-Americans

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Falls of Tar. Constituted 1757.[3]
  • Poplar Spring. Constituted 1793.[3]
Presbyterian

Court

Directories

  • Several NC state business directories are available online.  Visit this list of directories, open the directory, and navigate to Nash County.  Directories include information on area businesses and citizens. 

Education

Family Histories

Bibliography

  • [Boddie] Leary, Helen F.M. "The Two William Boddies of North Carolina," The American Genealogist, Vol. 66, No. 1 (Jan. 1991):16-29; Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr. 1991):106-110; Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul. 1991):148-153. Available at FHL.
  • [Pridgen] Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online Pridgen family of Sapony Creek, Nash County, North Carolina : some descendants of William Pridgen, d. ca. 1762, Vol. II - full-text freely available via Brigham Young University. 

Land

The first land grants in the area date from 1743.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records//'

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

- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company H
- 13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company B
- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company A
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company A
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company E
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, 1st Company E
- 3rd Battalion, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain D W William's Company
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.

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Societies and Libraries

Tar River Connections Genealogical Society
PO Box 8764
Rocky Mount, NC 27803-8764
website

Family History Centers

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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moore 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 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:488; 2:566. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990; "Falls of the Tar Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.