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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Person_County,_North_Carolina|Person County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Person County, North Carolina|Person County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Person County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:NC_ORP.png|North Carolina Online Genealogy Records}}
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Person County
 
| county = Person County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncperson.org/ Person Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>  
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/ Person Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>  
 
| county_map = Nc-person.png
 
| county_map = Nc-person.png
 
| state = North Carolina
 
| state = North Carolina
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| founded date =  
 
| founded date =  
 
| seat wl = Roxboro
 
| seat wl = Roxboro
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| building image = NorthCarolinaPersonCourthouse.jpg
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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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>1791</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center></center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1800</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1774</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1792</center>
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[http://www.personcounty.net Person County Courthouse]<br>105 South Main St<br>Roxboro, NC 27573<br>Phone 336-503-5200<br>
  
Person County Courthouse<br>105 South Main St<br>Roxboro, NC 27573<br>Phone 336-503-5200<br>
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'''Register of Deeds'''<br> P.O. Box 209<br> Roxboro, NC 27573<br> Phone: 336-597-1733<br> Fax: 336-597-1733<br> [http://www.personrod.net/ Website]<br>
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'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> 105 S Main Street <br> Roxboro, NC 27573<br> Phone: (336) 503-5200<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Person was formed in 1791 from Caswell. The act was to become effective February 1, 1792. In 1792 the eastern four districts of Caswell County became Person County.&nbsp; It was named in honor of General Thomas Person, a Revolutionary Patriot, a member of the Council of Safety and a trustee of the University of North Carolina. He gave a large sum of money to the University, and a building was erected in his honor, which is called Person Hall. It is in the north central section of the State and is bounded by Granville, Durham, Orange and Caswell counties, and the State of Virginia. The present area is 390.87 square miles and the 1990 population was 30,180. In 1792 Pittman's was mentioned in an act as the place where the courthouse was to be established. In 1793 Roxboro was established as the courthouse and is now the county seat.<br>
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Person was formed in 1791 from Caswell. The act was to become effective February 1, 1792. In 1792 the eastern four districts of Caswell County became Person County. It was named in honor of General Thomas Person, a Revolutionary Patriot, a member of the Council of Safety and a trustee of the University of North Carolina. He gave a large sum of money to the University, and a building was erected in his honor, which is called Person Hall. It is in the north central section of the State and is bounded by Granville, Durham, Orange and Caswell counties, and the State of Virginia. The present area is 390.87 square miles and the 1990 population was 30,180. In 1792 Pittman's was mentioned in an act as the place where the courthouse was to be established. In 1793 Roxboro was established as the courthouse and is now the county seat.<br>  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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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.
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==== 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:Ncperson.png|thumb|right|250px|Ncperson.png]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Following sites have various listings of Person County Cemeteries:
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Following sites have various listings of Person County Cemeteries:  
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cemetery/cemetery_index.htm Index to Person County Cemeteries] - NCGenWeb
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cemetery/cemetery_index.htm Index to Person County Cemeteries] - NCGenWeb  
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/pers/index.htm Cemetery Census: Person County<br>]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/pers/index.htm Cemetery Census: Person County]  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1723 Find-A-Grave: Person County]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1723 Find-A-Grave: Person County]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/person/personcemeteries.html Person County Cemeteries] - NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/person/personcemeteries.html Person County Cemeteries] - NCGenWeb Archives  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/person.html USGW Tombstone Transcription Project]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/person.html USGW Tombstone Transcription Project]
 
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{| width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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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=1723&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|466193|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=1723 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cemetery/cemetery_index.htm NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Person+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=Person&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/person/personcemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/person.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/pers/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[North Carolina Cemeteries|North Carolina Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Person/Courthouse/Default.asp Person County Clerk of Court's Office]<br>Person County Courthouse<br>105 South Main St<br>Roxboro, NC 27573<br>Phone 336-503-5200<br>
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Person/Courthouse/Default.asp Person County Clerk of Court's Office]<br>Person County Courthouse<br>105 South Main St<br>Roxboro, NC 27573<br>Phone 336-503-5200<br>  
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==== Ethnic and Religous Groups  ====
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Redford, Dorothy Spruill. ''As Long as You Call My Name, I Live'': Somerset Place Slave Burial Register, 1785-1865.'''FHL 975.6165 V3r'''
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Redford, Dorothy Spruill and Michael D'orso. ''Somerset Homecoming: Recovering a Lost Heritage''. New York, New York&nbsp;: Doubleday, c 1988. '''FHL 929.273''' '''L732r'''
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Redford, Dorothy Spruill. Somerset's Slave Community: an Antebellum Genealogical Study. Portsmouth, Va.: D. S. Redford, 9C. 1986)
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://www.personcounty.net/index.aspx?page=182 Person County Register of Deeds Office]<br>P. O. Box 209<br>21 Abbitt Street<br>Roxboro, NC 27573<br>Phone 336-597-1733
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[http://www.personcounty.net/index.aspx?page=182 Person County Register of Deeds Office]<br>P. O. Box 209<br>21 Abbitt Street<br>Roxboro, NC 27573<br>Phone 336-597-1733  
  
Website also includes online [http://www.personrod.net/ searchable database] for deeds.
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Website also includes online [http://www.personrod.net/ searchable database] for deeds.  
  
Register's office has copies of birth, marriage &amp; death records as well as land records. <br>
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Register's office has copies of birth, marriage &amp; death records as well as land records. <br>  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/reminiscencessket00fous/reminiscencessket00fous_djvu.txt Reminiscences : A sketch and letters descriptive of life in Person County in former days] - free online book at Archives.org<br>
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/reminiscencessket00fous/reminiscencessket00fous_djvu.txt Reminiscences&nbsp;: A sketch and letters descriptive of life in Person County in former days] - free online book at Archives.org<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/resource_books.htm Resources: Books] - at NCGenWeb has dozens of listings of Person County books
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/resource_books.htm Resources: Books] - at NCGenWeb has dozens of listings of Person County books
  
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==== Maps  ====
  
==== Maps ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/maps/maps.htm Person County Maps Page]
  
 
==== 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] — 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
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/military/usct-per.htm U.S. Colored Troops-Person County] - list of soldiers from Person Co.
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:- [[4th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves|4th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company C<br>
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:- [[7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Captain George F Fisher's Company<br>
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:- [[7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Captain R S Davie's Company<br>
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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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/resources.htm#Newspapers List of Person County Newspapers] - both current &amp; past
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Library of Congress: Chronicling America ]
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*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/resources/newspapers.html State Library:&nbsp;North Carolina Newspapers]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*'''1792-1966''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books (1792-1966)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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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
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*'''1792 - 1966''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books (1792-1966)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/wills/wills-est_idx.htm Transcribed Wills &amp; Estates ]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
Some Person County Tax Lists are available in transcribed records online. Following are links to them:<br>
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Some Person County Tax Lists are available in transcribed records online. Following are links to them:<br>  
  
*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTYtax_list_1792.pdf 1792- Nash District]<br>
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*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTYtax_list_1792.pdf 1792- Nash District]<br>  
*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTY_1793_tax_list_of_Nash_District.pdf 1793- Nash District]<br>
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*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTY_1793_tax_list_of_Nash_District.pdf 1793- Nash District]<br>  
*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTY_TAX_LIST_OF_1794_NASH_DISTRICT.pdf 1794-&nbsp;Nash District]
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*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTY_TAX_LIST_OF_1794_NASH_DISTRICT.pdf 1794-&nbsp;Nash District]  
*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTY_NASH_DISTRICT_OF_1797.pdf 1797- Nash District]
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*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTY_NASH_DISTRICT_OF_1797.pdf 1797- Nash District]  
*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTY_NASH_DISTRICT_1798.pdf 1798- Nash District]
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*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTY_NASH_DISTRICT_1798.pdf 1798- Nash District]  
 
*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTY_NORTH_CAROLINA_1800_TAX_LIST.pdf 1800- Nash District]
 
*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTY_NORTH_CAROLINA_1800_TAX_LIST.pdf 1800- Nash District]
  
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==== 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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===== Marriage Records  =====
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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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[[Category:IGIcheck]]
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
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==== Libraries  ====
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://www.personcounty.net/index.aspx?page=176 Person County Library] - includes a local history room, large amount of genealogy information<br>
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*[http://search.lib.unc.edu/search?Ntt=person+county+n.c&Ntk=Subject&Nty=1 UNC-Chapel Hill Library Catalog: Person County] <br>
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Societies ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*Person County Historical Society<br>PO Box 887<br>Roxboro, NC 27573<br>336-597-3134<br>[mailto:Pchs@esinc.net pchs@esinc.net]<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncccha/ Caswell County Historical Association]<br>
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*[http://www.vancpgs.org/contents/index.php Piedmont Genealogical Society]<br>P. O. Box 2272<br>Danville, VA 24541<br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/index.htm Person County NCGenWeb] - many genealogy resources for Person County
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/person-county/ Person County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/index.htm Person County NCGenWeb] - many genealogy resources for Person 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.  
 
*[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+Person|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Person|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Person County, North Carolina
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County Seat Roxboro
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Beginning Dates for Person County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1791
1800
1774
1792


Person County Courthouse
105 South Main St
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone 336-503-5200

Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 209
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone: 336-597-1733
Fax: 336-597-1733
Website

Clerk Superior Court
105 S Main Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone: (336) 503-5200

History

Person was formed in 1791 from Caswell. The act was to become effective February 1, 1792. In 1792 the eastern four districts of Caswell County became Person County. It was named in honor of General Thomas Person, a Revolutionary Patriot, a member of the Council of Safety and a trustee of the University of North Carolina. He gave a large sum of money to the University, and a building was erected in his honor, which is called Person Hall. It is in the north central section of the State and is bounded by Granville, Durham, Orange and Caswell counties, and the State of Virginia. The present area is 390.87 square miles and the 1990 population was 30,180. In 1792 Pittman's was mentioned in an act as the place where the courthouse was to be established. In 1793 Roxboro was established as the courthouse and is now the county seat.

Parent County

1791--Person County was created from Caswell County.
County seat: Roxboro [1]

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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Cemeteries

Following sites have various listings of Person County 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 Person County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Baptist
  • Flat River. Constituted 1777.[2]
  • Head of Mayo Creek. Constituted 1793.[2]
  • South Hico River Lower Church. Constituted 1793.[2]
  • South Hico River Upper Church. Constituted 1792.[2]

Court

Person County Clerk of Court's Office
Person County Courthouse
105 South Main St
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone 336-503-5200

Ethnic and Religous Groups

Redford, Dorothy Spruill. As Long as You Call My Name, I Live: Somerset Place Slave Burial Register, 1785-1865.FHL 975.6165 V3r

Redford, Dorothy Spruill and Michael D'orso. Somerset Homecoming: Recovering a Lost Heritage. New York, New York : Doubleday, c 1988. FHL 929.273 L732r

Redford, Dorothy Spruill. Somerset's Slave Community: an Antebellum Genealogical Study. Portsmouth, Va.: D. S. Redford, 9C. 1986)

Land

Person County Register of Deeds Office
P. O. Box 209
21 Abbitt Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone 336-597-1733

Website also includes online searchable database for deeds.

Register's office has copies of birth, marriage & death records as well as land records.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

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

- U.S. Colored Troops-Person County - list of soldiers from Person Co.
- 4th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company C
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain George F Fisher's Company
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain R S Davie's Company
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Some Person County Tax Lists are available in transcribed records online. Following are links to them:

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.


Libraries


Societies

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:567. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.