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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Northampton_County,_North_Carolina|Northampton County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Northampton_County,_North_Carolina|Northampton County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Northampton 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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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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[http://www.northampton.sgarner349.com/ Northampton County Courthouse]<br>Jefferson St P O Box 120<br>Jackson, NC 27845<br>Phone: 252-534-2511<br><br>Reg of Deeds has birth, marriage and death and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce records&nbsp; from 1800<br>pro &amp; ct rec from 1761<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Northampton 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.northamptonnc.com Northampton County Courthouse]<br>Jefferson St P O Box 120<br>Jackson, NC 27845<br>Phone: 252-534-2511<br><br>Reg of Deeds has birth, marriage and death and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce records&nbsp; from 1800<br>pro &amp; ct rec from 1761<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Northampton 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 128<br> Jackson, NC 27845-01280<br> Telephone: 252-534-2511<br> Fax: 252-534-1580<br> [http://www.northamptonnc.com/ Website]<br> <br> '''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 217 <br> Jackson, NC 27845<br> Telephone: (252) 574-3100<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
Northampton County was formed in 1741 from Bertie County and was named in honor of James Crompton Earl of Northampton, an English nobleman. Located in the northeastern section of the state, it is bounded by the State of Virginia and neighboring North Carolina counties of Halifax, Bertie and Hertford. The Roanoke River determines the southwest boarder of Northampton following its flow from the Roanoke Rapids Lake in the northwestern corner of Northampton County. The Meherrin River marks the northeastern border. The present land area is 536 square miles and the 2003 estimated population was 21,782. Jackson is the seat of Northampton County and is an extremely fertile area along the Roanoke River with cotton, corn and peanuts being its principal crops. The first courthouse was built here in 1742 and was known as Northampton Courthouse; Jackson, NC was incorporated in 1823 and named after Andrew Jackson who was born near the NC/SC line, studied law in Salisbury, NC and later became the seventh President of the United States.  
 
Northampton County was formed in 1741 from Bertie County and was named in honor of James Crompton Earl of Northampton, an English nobleman. Located in the northeastern section of the state, it is bounded by the State of Virginia and neighboring North Carolina counties of Halifax, Bertie and Hertford. The Roanoke River determines the southwest boarder of Northampton following its flow from the Roanoke Rapids Lake in the northwestern corner of Northampton County. The Meherrin River marks the northeastern border. The present land area is 536 square miles and the 2003 estimated population was 21,782. Jackson is the seat of Northampton County and is an extremely fertile area along the Roanoke River with cotton, corn and peanuts being its principal crops. The first courthouse was built here in 1742 and was known as Northampton Courthouse; Jackson, NC was incorporated in 1823 and named after Andrew Jackson who was born near the NC/SC line, studied law in Salisbury, NC and later became the seventh President of the United States.  
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During the Nat Turner slave insurrection of 1831 in the adjoining Southampton County, Virginia, NC militia were mobilized at Jackson, NC in readiness for the anticipated slave uprising that was quelled prior to the militia's intervention. The Northampton County Courthouse was built in 1859 and it is purported that Cornwallis visited a tavern that was located diagonally opposite the Courthouse. Lafayette, the first Frenchman to come to the aid of the American revolutionary cause and whom the United States Congress commissioned a major general of the Continental Army on July 31, 1777 dined in Jackson on his 1825 triumphal visit to North Carolina.  
 
During the Nat Turner slave insurrection of 1831 in the adjoining Southampton County, Virginia, NC militia were mobilized at Jackson, NC in readiness for the anticipated slave uprising that was quelled prior to the militia's intervention. The Northampton County Courthouse was built in 1859 and it is purported that Cornwallis visited a tavern that was located diagonally opposite the Courthouse. Lafayette, the first Frenchman to come to the aid of the American revolutionary cause and whom the United States Congress commissioned a major general of the Continental Army on July 31, 1777 dined in Jackson on his 1825 triumphal visit to North Carolina.  
  
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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  ====
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Ncnorthampton.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
*Search [http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/cemeteries_and_burials/burials.php Northampton County Cemeteries] at NCGenWeb
 
*Search [http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/cemeteries_and_burials/burials.php Northampton County Cemeteries] at NCGenWeb
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://ncgenweb-data.com/northampton/cemeteries_and_burials/burials.php NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Northampton+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=Northampton&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/northampton/northamptoncemetery.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/nham/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
*See a listing of [http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/churches.php Northampton County Churches] at NCGenWeb
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*See a listing of [http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/churches/ Northampton County Churches] at NCGenWeb
  
 
===== Baptist  =====
 
===== Baptist  =====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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://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
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/africa-americans/ce-ct.php Northampton County U.S. Colored Troops]
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:- [http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/africa-americans/ce-ct.php Northampton County U.S. Colored Troops]<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company N<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company O<br>
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:- [[15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers|15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers]], Company A<br>
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:- [[1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves - Confederate|1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves]], Company K<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company B<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company K<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company H<br>
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:- [[3rd Battalion, North Carolina Light Artillery|3rd Battalion, North Carolina Light Artillery]], Company A<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company K<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)|4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)]], Company K<br>
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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  ====
 
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==== 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/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1665 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9061 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''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
  
 
Probate records, including wills &amp; estate records are handled by the Northampton County Clerk of the Superior Court, located at the County Courthouse. &nbsp;Contact their office for details of what is available and fees.&nbsp;  
 
Probate records, including wills &amp; estate records are handled by the Northampton County Clerk of the Superior Court, located at the County Courthouse. &nbsp;Contact their office for details of what is available and fees.&nbsp;  
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Northampton/Staff/Clerk.asp Northampton County Courthouse]<br>104 West Jefferson St<br>PO Box 217<br>Jackson, NC 27845<br>(252) 574-3100  
 
[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Northampton/Staff/Clerk.asp Northampton County Courthouse]<br>104 West Jefferson St<br>PO Box 217<br>Jackson, NC 27845<br>(252) 574-3100  
  
*'''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]].
 
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*'''1741 - 1961''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A, 1 to 13 (1741-1961)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
*'''1741-1961''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A, 1 to 13 (1741-1961)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
  
 
A number of probate records have been transcribed or images and can be viewed on the following sites:  
 
A number of probate records have been transcribed or images and can be viewed on the following sites:  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/show#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/waypoint/10920531 NC Probate Records, 1735-1970: Northampton] &nbsp;- from FamilySearch
 
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/data.php Index to Wills] - NCGenWeb Northampton Co.  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/data.php Index to Wills] - NCGenWeb Northampton Co.  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM19-9L1%3An1423875717%3Fcc%3D1916185 NC County Records 1833-1970: Estate Records] - from FamilySearch; indexed images of Northampton Co. Estate Records are included in this Collection
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*'''1833 - 1970''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM19-9L1%3An1423875717%3Fcc%3D1916185 NC County Records 1833-1970: Estate Records] - from FamilySearch; indexed images of Northampton Co. Estate Records are included in this Collection
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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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*'''1847 - 1867''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/mar-bonds/a-e-gr.php Northampton County Marriage Bonds 1847-1867] at USGenWeb - free.
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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
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
 
==== 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]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/northampton-county/ Northampton County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Northampton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Northampton|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/ NCGenWeb Northampton County&nbsp;]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/northampton/ NCGenWeb Northampton County&nbsp;]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/nc/northampton.htm Northampton County, NCGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/nc/northampton.htm Northampton County, NCGenWeb Archives]
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Guide to Northampton 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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Northampton County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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County Seat Jackson
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Beginning Dates for Northampton County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1811
1913
1790
1741
1760

Northampton County Courthouse
Jefferson St P O Box 120
Jackson, NC 27845
Phone: 252-534-2511

Reg of Deeds has birth, marriage and death and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records  from 1800
pro & ct rec from 1761[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 128
Jackson, NC 27845-01280
Telephone: 252-534-2511
Fax: 252-534-1580
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 217
Jackson, NC 27845
Telephone: (252) 574-3100

History

Northampton County was formed in 1741 from Bertie County and was named in honor of James Crompton Earl of Northampton, an English nobleman. Located in the northeastern section of the state, it is bounded by the State of Virginia and neighboring North Carolina counties of Halifax, Bertie and Hertford. The Roanoke River determines the southwest boarder of Northampton following its flow from the Roanoke Rapids Lake in the northwestern corner of Northampton County. The Meherrin River marks the northeastern border. The present land area is 536 square miles and the 2003 estimated population was 21,782. Jackson is the seat of Northampton County and is an extremely fertile area along the Roanoke River with cotton, corn and peanuts being its principal crops. The first courthouse was built here in 1742 and was known as Northampton Courthouse; Jackson, NC was incorporated in 1823 and named after Andrew Jackson who was born near the NC/SC line, studied law in Salisbury, NC and later became the seventh President of the United States.

During the Nat Turner slave insurrection of 1831 in the adjoining Southampton County, Virginia, NC militia were mobilized at Jackson, NC in readiness for the anticipated slave uprising that was quelled prior to the militia's intervention. The Northampton County Courthouse was built in 1859 and it is purported that Cornwallis visited a tavern that was located diagonally opposite the Courthouse. Lafayette, the first Frenchman to come to the aid of the American revolutionary cause and whom the United States Congress commissioned a major general of the Continental Army on July 31, 1777 dined in Jackson on his 1825 triumphal visit to North Carolina.

Parent County

1741--Northampton County was created from Bertie County.
County seat: Jackson [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

Some records are missing.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Northampton County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Baptist

There was a Baptist Church at Potecasi by 1778.[3]

Church of England
  • Northwest Parish. Established by 1727.[4]
  • St. George's Parish. Established by 1762. Vestry minutes begin 1773.[5]

Court

Family Histories

A great deal of information about several early Northampton County families is presented in:

  • Dozier, Rebecca Leach, Lou Woodard King and Penn Perry. Twelve Northhampton County, North Carolina Families, 1650-1850: Bridgers, Daughtry, Futrell, Jenkins, Joyner, Lassiter, Martin, Odom, Parker, Stephenson, Sumner, Woodard. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 2004. FHL Book 975.649 D2d

Books and Articles

  • [Binford] Bruner, Mary L. Binford Family Genealogy. Greenfield, Ind.: Wm. Mitchell Printing Co., [1925]. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 B512b.
  • [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.

Land

The Northampton County Register of Deeds Office has real estate records extending back as far as 1741.

Northampton County Register of Deeds
Thomas Bragg Street
Jasper Eley Annex Building
PO Box 128
Jackson, NC 27845
Phone: (252)534-2511

Local Histories

Maps

The Northampton County NCGenWeb site has an array of maps and mapping projects using the Google Earth application. For a complete listing of map records click onto Northampton County Places


Northampton County maps from the NC State Archives Digital Maps Collection

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

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

- Northampton County U.S. Colored Troops
- 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company N
- 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company O
- 15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers, Company A
- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company K
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company B
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company K
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company H
- 3rd Battalion, North Carolina Light Artillery, Company A
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company K
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops), Company K
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Probate records, including wills & estate records are handled by the Northampton County Clerk of the Superior Court, located at the County Courthouse.  Contact their office for details of what is available and fees. 

Northampton County Courthouse
104 West Jefferson St
PO Box 217
Jackson, NC 27845
(252) 574-3100

A number of probate records have been transcribed or images and can be viewed on the following sites:

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries 

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), Northampton 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. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:476. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. Donna Sherron, "North Carolina Parishes," accessed 12 October 2012. Digital version at Lost Souls Genealogy - free.
  5. Robert J. Cain, ed., The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741 (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), 432, 501. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr.