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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Warren_County,_North_Carolina|Warren County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Warren_County,_North_Carolina Genealogy|Warren County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Warren County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Warren County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Click|Image:NC_ORP.png|North Carolina Online Genealogy Records}}
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.warrencountync.com/ Warren County Courthouse]<br>P O Box 506<br>Warrenton, NC 27589-0709<br>Phone: 252-257-3265<br><br>Register of deeds has birth and death records from 1913<br>marriage and land&nbsp;records from 1764<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and probate records from 1764<br>and court records from 1968<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Warren County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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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>1914</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1779</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1764</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1763</center>
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<br> [http://www.warrencountync.com/ Warren County Courthouse]<br>109 S. Main Street<br>Warrenton, NC 27589<br>(252) 257-3261
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Mailing Address:<br>PO Box 709<br>Warrenton, NC 27589<br><br>Register of deeds has birth and death records from 1913<br>marriage and land&nbsp;records from 1764<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and probate records from 1764<br>and court records from 1968<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Warren County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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'''Register of Deeds'''<br> PO Box 506<br> Warrenton, NC 27589<br> Phone: 252-257-3265<br> Fax: 252-257-7011<br> [http://www.warrenrod.org/ Website]<br>
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'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 709 <br> Warrenton, NC 27589<br> Phone: (252) 257-6300<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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.... That from and after the passing of this Act the County of Buts shall be divided into two distinct Counties by a direct line from the Granville line to Halifax or Nash County line as the case may be, leaving in each part or division an equal quantity of Acres as near as can be ascertained ... and all that part or division which lies North of said line and adjacent to Virginia shall be a distinct County by the name of Warren, and all that part or division that lies South of said line shall be a distinct County by the name of Franklin;.. (SRNC, XXIV, 227)  
 
.... That from and after the passing of this Act the County of Buts shall be divided into two distinct Counties by a direct line from the Granville line to Halifax or Nash County line as the case may be, leaving in each part or division an equal quantity of Acres as near as can be ascertained ... and all that part or division which lies North of said line and adjacent to Virginia shall be a distinct County by the name of Warren, and all that part or division that lies South of said line shall be a distinct County by the name of Franklin;.. (SRNC, XXIV, 227)  
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On 29 January 1779 the General Assembly meeting at Halifax appointed the Commissioners for dividing Bute County. Julius Nichols, John Faulcon, William Duke, John Norwood, and Matthew Thomas were to be responsible for measuring the bounds of Bute County, running the dividing line, and choosing sites near the center of each county whore courthouses and public buildings were to be built. Later in 1779 two other acts of Assembly established Warrenton and Louisburg as County Seats of Warren and Franklin Counties respectively,  
 
On 29 January 1779 the General Assembly meeting at Halifax appointed the Commissioners for dividing Bute County. Julius Nichols, John Faulcon, William Duke, John Norwood, and Matthew Thomas were to be responsible for measuring the bounds of Bute County, running the dividing line, and choosing sites near the center of each county whore courthouses and public buildings were to be built. Later in 1779 two other acts of Assembly established Warrenton and Louisburg as County Seats of Warren and Franklin Counties respectively,  
  
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Territory north of Roanoke River, in '''Roanoke''' Township, transferred from Northampton County to Warren County in late 1800's.&nbsp; Portion of Warren along western border, became part of '''Vance County '''in 1881. Town of '''Littleton''', previously spread over Warren &amp; Halifax, transferred entirely to Halifax in 1970's.  
 
Territory north of Roanoke River, in '''Roanoke''' Township, transferred from Northampton County to Warren County in late 1800's.&nbsp; Portion of Warren along western border, became part of '''Vance County '''in 1881. Town of '''Littleton''', previously spread over Warren &amp; Halifax, transferred entirely to Halifax in 1970's.  
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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  ====
  
Some records are missing, reason unknown.  
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'''1935--'''Fire burned courthouse, some record loss.
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County Court Records from about 1814 -1823 are missing. Deed Books 15 and 16, 1799-1803, are missing from the court house and from the NC Archives.  
  
County Court Records from abt 1814 -1823 are missing.&nbsp; There is a loss of records for around the 1935 time period.&nbsp; Deed Books 15 and 16, 1799-1803, are missing from the court house and from the NC Archives.&nbsp;
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For the status of records for all North Carolina Counties see:[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/courthouse-status.htm Status of Courthouse Records in North Carolina]<br>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Ncwarren.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncwarren.png]]  
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==== African Americans  ====
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*'''1867-1964''' - Warren County Colored Marriage Books A-Z Index 1867-1964 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.</ref>
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*A number of Slavery and Free People of Color records for Warren County are on [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/afro-amer.htm Warren County African American Page]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/cemetery/wh-rock-bapt.htm White Rock Baptist Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/cemetery/wh-rock-bapt.htm White Rock Baptist Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/books.htm#cemetery Warren County Cemetery Book] - over 1000 cemeteries, 3-volume set; see details
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/books.htm#cemetery Warren County Cemetery Book] - over 1000 cemeteries, 3-volume set; see details
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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=1743&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|466620|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1743 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/data-idx.htm NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetery+Warren+County+North+Carolina&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#cemetery_name=a&lim=0&num=10&action=search_cemetery&country=United%20States&state=North%20Carolina&county=Warren Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/warren/warrencemetery.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/warren.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/warr/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Warren%20County%20North%20Carolina%22~&collection_id=2026973 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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*'''Mill Pond.''' Constituted 1774.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:233, 483, 491; 2:569. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
 
*'''Mill Pond.''' Constituted 1774.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:233, 483, 491; 2:569. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
 
*'''Tanner's Creek.''' Established by 1772.<ref name="bap" />  
 
*'''Tanner's Creek.''' Established by 1772.<ref name="bap" />  
*'''Upper Fishing Creek,''' aka '''Reedy Creek.''' Church built 1771.<ref name="bap" /> Edwards published a list of early members in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,115 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 132-133. Originally located in [[Bute County, North Carolina|Bute County]].
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*'''Upper Fishing Creek,''' aka '''Reedy Creek.''' Church built 1771.<ref name="bap" /> Edwards published a list of early members in [http://digitalcollections.clemson.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/jbt/id/241 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 132-133. Originally located in [[Bute County, North Carolina|Bute County]].
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
Visit the [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/military-idx.htm Warren County Military Page] on NCGenWeb Warren Co.  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/military-idx.htm Warren County Military Page] (NCGenWeb Warren Co.)
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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.<br>  
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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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:- [[8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], 2nd Company C<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company F<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company K<br>
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:- [[14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers|14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers]], Company A<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 Cavalry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company A<br
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:- [[3rd Battalion, North Carolina Senior Reserves|3rd Battalion, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Captain D W William's Company<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company F<br>
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/cwar/ab-cw.htm Index to Warren County residents] - who served in Civil War
  
:-[[8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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===== World War II =====
  
<br> [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/cwar/ab-cw.htm Index to Warren County residents] - who served in Civil War
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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  ====
  
*[http://www.vancnews.com/warrenton/ The Warren Record]  
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*[http://www.warrenrecord.com The Warren Record]  
 
*[http://www.hendersondispatch.com/ Henderson Daily Dispatch]
 
*[http://www.hendersondispatch.com/ Henderson Daily Dispatch]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
Warren County has copies of wills and estate records available from the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court. Please be specific about what you want when you contact the office.<br>
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''Online Probate Records''
  
[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Warren/Default.asp Warren County Courthouse]<br>109 S. Main Street<br>Warrenton, NC 27589<br>Clerk of Superior Court<br>252-257-3261<br>
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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] — index and images
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*'''1665 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9061 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1735 - 1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1760 - 1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images
  
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Warren County has copies of wills and estate records available from the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court. Please be specific about what you want when you contact the office.<br>  
 
 
It is generally more cost effective to order copies of records directly from the County, however, most originals of the early records have been sent to the State Archives and what remains in the County offices are hand-copied translations of those originals, so you may want to keep that in mind. <br>  
 
  
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Warren/Default.asp Warren County Courthouse]<br>109 S. Main Street<br>Warrenton, NC 27589<br>Clerk of Superior Court<br>252-257-3261
  
Records can be ordered from the North Carolina State Archives by contacting them giving them specific information on what you are looking for.&nbsp; Click onto this page for a detailed guide on [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/files/howto-statearchives.htm Contacting the NC State Archives]. <br>
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It is generally more cost effective to order copies of records directly from the County, however, most originals of the early records have been sent to the State Archives and what remains in the County offices are hand-copied translations of those originals, so you may want to keep that in mind.
  
*'''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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Records can be ordered from the North Carolina State Archives by contacting them giving them specific information on what you are looking for.&nbsp; Click onto this page for a detailed guide on [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/files/howto-statearchives.htm Contacting the NC State Archives].
*'''1764-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 58 (1764-1964)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
  
Most original wills, inventories, settlements and other materials associated with estate records have been sent to the State Archives. The Archives has the following&nbsp; available on microfilm: <br>
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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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*'''1764 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 58 (1764-1964)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
*Records of Wills, Accounts, Inventories &amp; Settlements, 1764-1863 (16 reels)<br>
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Most original wills, inventories, settlements and other materials associated with estate records have been sent to the State Archives. The Archives has the following available on microfilm: <br>  
*Record of Wills, 1863-1964 (3 reels)<br>
 
*Index to Wills, 1763-1963 (1 reel)<br>
 
*Record of Accounts, 1868-1964 (5 reels)<br>
 
*Record of Administrators and Guardians, 1905-1906 (1 reel)<br>
 
*Record of Administrators, 1912-1964; Cross Index to Administrators, 1866-1965 (3 reels)<br>
 
*Record of Executors, 1919-1964; Cross Index to Administrators &amp; Executors, 1927-1936 (1 reel)<br>
 
*Record of Guardians, 1926-1964; Cross Index to Guardians, 1926-1936 (1 reel)<br>
 
*Division of Estates, 1820-1821 (1 reel)<br>
 
*Inheritance Tax Records, 1923-1964 (1 reel)<br>
 
*Record of Settlements, 1878-1964 (3 reels)<br>
 
  
The North Carolina State Archives will give you pricing information when you contact them for ordering microfilm.&nbsp; <br>  
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*'''1763 - 1963''' - Index to Wills, 1763-1963 (1 reel)<br>
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*'''1764 - 1863''' - Records of Wills, Accounts, Inventories &amp; Settlements, 1764-1863 (16 reels)<br>
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*'''1820 - 1821''' - Division of Estates, 1820-1821 (1 reel)<br>
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*'''1863 - 1964''' - Record of Wills, 1863-1964 (3 reels)<br>
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*'''1868 - 1964''' - Record of Accounts, 1868-1964 (5 reels)<br>
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*'''1878 - 1964''' - Record of Settlements, 1878-1964 (3 reels)<br>
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*'''1905 - 1906''' - Record of Administrators and Guardians, 1905-1906 (1 reel)<br>
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*'''1912 - 1964''' - Record of Administrators, 1912-1964; Cross Index to Administrators, '''1866-1965''' (3 reels)<br>
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*'''1919 - 1964''' - Record of Executors, 1919-1964; Cross Index to Administrators &amp; Executors, '''1927-1936''' (1 reel)<br>
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*'''1923 - 1964''' - Inheritance Tax Records, 1923-1964 (1 reel)<br>
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*'''1926 - 1964''' - Record of Guardians, 1926-1964; Cross Index to Guardians, '''1926-1936''' (1 reel)<br>  
  
[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/services.htm North Carolina State Archives]<br>4614 Mail Service Center<br>Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4614
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The North Carolina State Archives will give you pricing information when you contact them for ordering microfilm.&nbsp;
  
Physical address:<br>109 E. Jones St.<br>Raleigh, N.C. 27601
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[http://archives.ncdcr.gov North Carolina State Archives]<br>4614 Mail Service Center<br>Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4614
  
(919) 807-7310  
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Physical address:<br>109 E. Jones St.<br>Raleigh, N.C. 27601<br>(919) 807-7310  
  
&nbsp;A number of Wills &amp; Estates have been transcribed and are available as follows:<br>
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A number of Wills &amp; Estates have been transcribed and are available as follows:  
  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/wills/wills-idx.htm Warren County Wills Index]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/wills/wills-idx.htm Warren County Wills Index]
  
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The early Warren County Court records have been transcribed and published and are available for purchase from the author.&nbsp; The books are:  
 
 
The early Warren County Court records have been transcribed and published and are available for purchase from the author.&nbsp; The books are:<br>
 
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/data-idx.htm#middle0 Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1780-1786]&nbsp;&nbsp; (author has put complete book online)<br>
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*'''1780 - 1786''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/data-idx.htm#middle0 Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1780-1786]&nbsp;&nbsp; (author has put complete book online)
*Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1787-1792<br>  
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*'''1787 - 1792''' - Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1787-1792<br>  
*Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1793-1796<br>  
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*'''1793 - 1796''' - Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1793-1796<br>  
*Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1797-1800<br>  
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*'''1797 - 1800''' - Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1797-1800<br>  
*Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1801-1805<br>  
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*'''1801 - 1805''' - Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1801-1805<br>  
*Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1806-1809<br>  
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*'''1806 - 1809''' - Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1806-1809<br>  
*Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1810-1813<br>
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*'''1810 - 1813''' - Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1810-1813<br>
  
There is an index to the books on the website where you can check for your ancestors name. Please check the site [http://www.ancestraltracks.com/ Ancestral Tracks] for prices.<br>
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There is an index to the books on the website where you can check for your ancestors name. Please check the site [http://www.ancestraltracks.com/ Ancestral Tracks] for prices.
  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F12517122 Warren County Estate Files ]- complete files are on FamilySearch
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F12517122 Warren County Estate Files ]- complete files are on FamilySearch
 
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The Registry cannot do research for you but the following records are available to the public:<br>Birth &amp; Death Records beginning 1914 <br>Marriages since 1867  
 
The Registry cannot do research for you but the following records are available to the public:<br>Birth &amp; Death Records beginning 1914 <br>Marriages since 1867  
  
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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
A number of Birth, Marriage and Death Records have been transcribed and are available at the following links:  
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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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*'''1779 - 1868''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/misc/bastardy-1779-1868.htm Bastardy Bonds for Warren County 1779-1868] NCGenWeb
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/births/bdwwi-a.htm Birth Records from WWI Draft Registrations] NCGenWeb
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/misc/bastardy-1779-1868.htm Bastardy Bonds for Warren County 1779-1868]  
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===== Death Records =====
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/births/bdwwi-a.htm Birth Records from WWI Draft Registrations<br>]  
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*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/mb-images/grooms_a.htm Marriage Bonds, 1779-1868<br>]  
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*'''1906 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/mar-1865-1900/fam-a.htm Warren County Marriages 1865-1900]  
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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 $
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/marriages/mar-newsp1.htm Marriages from Raleigh Newspapers 1825-1889]  
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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
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/deaths/deaths-np1.htm Deaths from Newspapers-Pt.1]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/deaths/deaths-np1.htm Deaths from Newspapers-Pt.1]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/deaths/deaths-np2.htm Deaths from Newspapers-Pt.2<br>]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/deaths/deaths-np2.htm Deaths from Newspapers-Pt.2]  
  
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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 $
  
Also see on FamilySearch:  
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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] — 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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*'''1779 - 1868''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/mb-images/grooms_a.htm Marriage Bonds, 1779-1868]
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*'''1825 - 1898''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/marriages/mar-newsp1.htm Marriages from Raleigh Newspapers 1825-1889]
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*'''1865 - 1900''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/mar-1865-1900/fam-a.htm Warren County Marriages 1865-1900]
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*'''1861 - 1934''' - Warren County Marriage Index 1861-1934 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.</ref>
  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F190234 Warren County Marriage Bond, series II, Colored]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F190234 Warren County Marriage Bond, series II, Colored]  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&catSearchType=subject_id&searchCriteria=465068 <u><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Warren County-Vital Records</span></u>]<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=191401&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20North%20Carolina%2C%20Warren%22&subjectsOpen=465068-50 Warren County-Vital Records]<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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'''Warren County Historical Association'''<br> 210 Plummer Street<br> Warrenton, NC 27589 <br><br>
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'''North Carolina Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 30815<br>Raleigh, NC 27622-0815<br>
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[http://www.ncgenealogy.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Afro American Historical Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 36254<br> Greensboro, NC 27416<br>[http://www.ncaahgs.org Website]<br><br>
  
 
*[http://www.braswell-library.org/adult_tar_river_connections.htm Tar River Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.braswell-library.org/adult_tar_river_connections.htm Tar River Genealogical Society]  
*Warren County Historical Association, 210 Plummer Street, Warrenton, NC 27589
 
*[http://www.ncgenealogy.org/ North Carolina Genealogical Society], P. O. Box 30815, Raleigh, NC 27622-0815
 
*[http://onlinegreensboro.com/~aahgs/ Afro-American Historical &amp; Genealogical Society], P. O. Box 36254, Greensboro, NC 27416
 
  
 
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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/warren-county/ Warren County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ <u>USGenWeb Project</u>]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ <u>USGenWeb Project</u>]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/ <u>Warren County NCGenWeb</u>]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/ <u>Warren County NCGenWeb</u>]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/warren.htm <u>Warren County USGenWeb Archives</u>]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/warren.htm <u>Warren County USGenWeb Archives</u>]  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Warren|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Warren|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Guide to Warren 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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Warren County, North Carolina
Map
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Founded 1779
County Seat Warrenton
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Warren County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1914
1779
1790
1764
1763


Warren County Courthouse
109 S. Main Street
Warrenton, NC 27589
(252) 257-3261

Mailing Address:
PO Box 709
Warrenton, NC 27589

Register of deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage and land records from 1764
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and probate records from 1764
and court records from 1968[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 506
Warrenton, NC 27589
Phone: 252-257-3265
Fax: 252-257-7011
Website

Clerk Superior Court
PO Box 709
Warrenton, NC 27589
Phone: (252) 257-6300

History

Warren and Franklin Counties were formed in 1779 from Bute County which had been established in 1764. For several years the inhabitants of Bute had longed for a division of the county because of the hardships to fulfill civil duties from the remote parts of the very large county. On 26 April 1777 Mr. Benjamin Seawell introduced a petition in the North Carolina General Assembly from the several inhabitants of Bute for a division of the County. For some reason the division was not made. Two years later, in 1779, Mr. Edward Jones introduced another petition 'for the division. A bill was slated and enacted into law on 20 January 1779:

.... That from and after the passing of this Act the County of Buts shall be divided into two distinct Counties by a direct line from the Granville line to Halifax or Nash County line as the case may be, leaving in each part or division an equal quantity of Acres as near as can be ascertained ... and all that part or division which lies North of said line and adjacent to Virginia shall be a distinct County by the name of Warren, and all that part or division that lies South of said line shall be a distinct County by the name of Franklin;.. (SRNC, XXIV, 227)

On 29 January 1779 the General Assembly meeting at Halifax appointed the Commissioners for dividing Bute County. Julius Nichols, John Faulcon, William Duke, John Norwood, and Matthew Thomas were to be responsible for measuring the bounds of Bute County, running the dividing line, and choosing sites near the center of each county whore courthouses and public buildings were to be built. Later in 1779 two other acts of Assembly established Warrenton and Louisburg as County Seats of Warren and Franklin Counties respectively,

In 1786 Warren County annexed more territory, a part of Granville County:

.... Beginning at the point where the line of division between Warren and Granville Counties shall touch the line of division between this State and the State of Virginia, and running thence west along the said line to Nutbush Creek, thence up said creek as it meanders to the mouth of Anderson's Swamp, thence up the said swamp to the fork, thence up the south fork of the said swamp to Stark's mill, thence 'by a line to be run due south until it shall touch the aforesaid line of division between Warren and Granville, be, and the same is hereby annexed to and shall remain a part of the County of Warren .... (SRNC, XXIV, 866)

Warren County remains today the same except for a western part which was cut off to form a part of Vance County when it was formed in 1881.

Bute Co. was formed from Granville Co. in 1764 and abolished in 1779 when it was divided into Warren Co. and Franklin Co. The courthouse of Bute Co. was located at a place called "Buffalo Rice Path" on land owned by Jethro Sumner about 6 miles southeast of present Warrenton, North Carolina. Most of the records of Bute County are still located in Warren Co. though some may be found in Franklin Co.


Parent County

1779--Warren County was created from Bute County.  Bute County was abolished in 1779.
County seat: Warrenton [2]

Boundary Changes

Territory north of Roanoke River, in Roanoke Township, transferred from Northampton County to Warren County in late 1800's.  Portion of Warren along western border, became part of Vance County in 1881. Town of Littleton, previously spread over Warren & Halifax, transferred entirely to Halifax in 1970's.

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

1935--Fire burned courthouse, some record loss.

County Court Records from about 1814 -1823 are missing. Deed Books 15 and 16, 1799-1803, are missing from the court house and from the NC Archives.

For the status of records for all North Carolina Counties see:Status of Courthouse Records in North Carolina

Places/Localities

Townships

Fishing Creek, Fork, Hawtree, Judkins, Nutbush,  River, Roanoke, Sandy Creek, Shocco, Sixpound, Smith Creek, Warrenton

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

Church Records

Baptist

Court

Warren County has a number of missing Court records, in particular, most of the records from 1813 to 1823 are missing, reason is unknown.

Warren County Courthouse
109 S. Main Street
Warrenton, NC 27589

(252) 257-3261

Land

Warren County Register of Deeds
109 S. Main Street
PO Box 506
Warrenton, NC 27589
Phone: (252) 257 3265


The Registry cannot do research for you but the following records are available to the public:
Real Estate since 1756


Warren County Online Deeds Search -currently from abt 1974

A number of Deeds for Warren County have been transcribed, check the following sites:

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

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

- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, 2nd Company C
- 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company F
- 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company K
- 14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers, Company A
- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company A
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company E
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company A<br
- 3rd Battalion, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain D W William's Company
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company F
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Warren County has copies of wills and estate records available from the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court. Please be specific about what you want when you contact the office.

Warren County Courthouse
109 S. Main Street
Warrenton, NC 27589
Clerk of Superior Court
252-257-3261

It is generally more cost effective to order copies of records directly from the County, however, most originals of the early records have been sent to the State Archives and what remains in the County offices are hand-copied translations of those originals, so you may want to keep that in mind.

Records can be ordered from the North Carolina State Archives by contacting them giving them specific information on what you are looking for.  Click onto this page for a detailed guide on Contacting the NC State Archives.

Most original wills, inventories, settlements and other materials associated with estate records have been sent to the State Archives. The Archives has the following available on microfilm:

  • 1763 - 1963 - Index to Wills, 1763-1963 (1 reel)
  • 1764 - 1863 - Records of Wills, Accounts, Inventories & Settlements, 1764-1863 (16 reels)
  • 1820 - 1821 - Division of Estates, 1820-1821 (1 reel)
  • 1863 - 1964 - Record of Wills, 1863-1964 (3 reels)
  • 1868 - 1964 - Record of Accounts, 1868-1964 (5 reels)
  • 1878 - 1964 - Record of Settlements, 1878-1964 (3 reels)
  • 1905 - 1906 - Record of Administrators and Guardians, 1905-1906 (1 reel)
  • 1912 - 1964 - Record of Administrators, 1912-1964; Cross Index to Administrators, 1866-1965 (3 reels)
  • 1919 - 1964 - Record of Executors, 1919-1964; Cross Index to Administrators & Executors, 1927-1936 (1 reel)
  • 1923 - 1964 - Inheritance Tax Records, 1923-1964 (1 reel)
  • 1926 - 1964 - Record of Guardians, 1926-1964; Cross Index to Guardians, 1926-1936 (1 reel)

The North Carolina State Archives will give you pricing information when you contact them for ordering microfilm. 

North Carolina State Archives
4614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4614

Physical address:
109 E. Jones St.
Raleigh, N.C. 27601
(919) 807-7310

A number of Wills & Estates have been transcribed and are available as follows:

The early Warren County Court records have been transcribed and published and are available for purchase from the author.  The books are:

  • 1780 - 1786 - Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1780-1786   (author has put complete book online)
  • 1787 - 1792 - Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1787-1792
  • 1793 - 1796 - Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1793-1796
  • 1797 - 1800 - Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1797-1800
  • 1801 - 1805 - Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1801-1805
  • 1806 - 1809 - Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1806-1809
  • 1810 - 1813 - Warren County, NC Minutes to the Court of Pleas, 1810-1813

There is an index to the books on the website where you can check for your ancestors name. Please check the site Ancestral Tracks for prices.

Taxation

The following links will take you to transcribed Tax Records for Warren County:

Vital Records

Warren County Register of Deeds
109 S. Main Street
PO Box 506
Warrenton, NC 27589
Phone: (252) 257 3265

The Registry cannot do research for you but the following records are available to the public:
Birth & Death Records beginning 1914
Marriages since 1867

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries 

Warren County Historical Association
210 Plummer Street
Warrenton, NC 27589

North Carolina Genealogical Society
PO Box 30815
Raleigh, NC 27622-0815
Website

Afro American Historical Genealogical Society
PO Box 36254
Greensboro, NC 27416
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), Warren County, North Carolina. Page 513 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 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:233, 483, 491; 2:569. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.