Camden County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Camden 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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Camden County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Facts
Founded 1777
County Seat Camden
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Camden County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1848
1913
1790
1777
1822

Camden County Courthouse
Hwy 343 P O Box 190
Camden, NC 27921
Phone: 919-335-4077

Clerk Superior Court has divorce Court records from 1896
Probate Records  from 1912;[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 64
Camden, NC 27921-0190
Telephone: 252-338-1919 ext. 245
Fax: 252-338.-1758

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 219
Camden, NC 27921
Telephone: (252) 336-4000

History

Camden County was formed in 1777 from the northeastern part of Pasquotank County. It was named for Charles Pratt, 1st Lord Camden, who had opposed the Stamp Act. The county is the site of the southern terminus of the Dismal Swamp Canal and was the location of the Battle of South Mills on April 19, 1862 during the American Civil War which brought a minor victory to the Confederacy.

Parent County

1777-Camden County was created 8 April 1777 from Pasquotank County. County seat: Camden [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

Several records destroyed in fire with many others missing.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

The County consists of three Townships:

  • Courthouse
  • Shiloh
  • South Mills

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.

The following sites have listings of cemeteries in Camden County:

Census

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

Church

Baptist
  • Camden. Constituted 1757.[3]
  • Sawyer's Creek. Established by 1790.[3]
  • Shiloh, Camden, N.C. Established 1729.[3][4] Formerly located in Pasquotank County.
Methodist
  • McBride Church. Originally Church of England (since 1733); obtained by Methodists in 1792.[5]

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

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

- 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company M
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Camden County:

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Deaths
Divorce
Marriage

Societies and Libraries 

Albemarle Genealogical Society
142 Waterlily Road
Coinjock, NC 27923
Website

Family Research Society of Northeastern NC
PO Box 1425
Elizabeth City, NC 27906-1425
website
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.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camden County, North Carolina. Page 507 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 3.2 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:487, 492; 2:562. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. J.R.B. Hathaway, "The Earliest Baptist Congregation Organized in North Carolina," The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1900):283. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  5. "McBride Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.