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Revision as of 18:16, 18 March 2012

Caswell County, North Carolina
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County Seat Yanceyville
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History of Caswell County

Overview

An Overview of the History of Caswell County, North Carolina

Parent County

Caswell was created 8 April 1777 from Orange County. Originally, the county seat was at Leasburg. When Person County was created from the eastern half of Caswell County in 1792, the county seat was moved to what today is Yanceyville.

Boundary Changes

Caswell County was created in 1777 from the northern portion of Orange County. In 1792, the eastern half of Caswell County became Person County. No further boundary changes have been made since 1792.

Record Loss

Some records may have been destroyed during occupation by militia troops during reconstruction.

Caswell County Courthouse

History of the Historic Caswell County, North Carolina Courthouse

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Caswell County comprises nine townships: Anderson, Dan River, Hightowers, Leasburg, Locust Hill, Milton, Pelham, Stoney Creek, and Yanceyville. Major communties are: Leasburg, Milton, and Yanceyville (with Milton and Yanceyville being the only incorporated towns in the county).

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Bible Records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Business records and commerce

Business records and commerce (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Cemeteries

Cemetery Census: Caswell County


Cemeteries (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Census

1786 Census (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Churches

Churches of Caswell County

Church history (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

BAPTIST
  • Lynches Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Hightowers Township, Caswell County, North Carolina. See FHL catalog.
  • Baylock, John Burch. Prospect Hill Primitive Baptist Church records, Hightowers Township, Caswell County, North Carolina. See FHL catalog.
  • Baylock, John Burch. Bush Arbor Primitive Baptist Church records in Anderson Township, Caswell County, North Carolina. See FHL catalog.
  • Baylock, John Burch.Country Line Primitive Baptist Church records in Yanceyville Township, Caswell County, North Carolina. See FHL catalog.


Court

  • Historical Abstracts of Minutes of Caswell County, North Carolina 1777-1877, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1976).

Divorce records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Family History


Genealogy (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Church history (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Land

Grants
  • An Index to the Caswell county, North Carolina Land Grants is found in Katharine Kerr Kendall's book Caswell County North Carolina : Land Grants, Tax Lists, State Census, Apprentice Bonds, Estate Records. See World Cat or Google Books or FHL US/CAN Book 975.6 A1 no. 125.

To effectively use grants in your research you will need to understand the North Carolina land grant proceedure.

Deeds
  • [1777-1817] Kendall, Katharine Kerr. Caswell County North Carolina Deed Books v. 1 1777-1817. (Easley, South Carolina: Historical Press, c 1989). FHL US/CAN Book 975.6575 R28k v. 1.
  • [1817-1840] Kendall, Katharine Kerr. Caswell County North Carolina Deed Books v. 2 1817-1840. (Easley, South Carolina: Historical Press, c 1989). FHL US/CAN Book 975.6575 R28k v. 2.

Land and property (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

The Caswell County Historical Assoication's Dower Rights blog article will help you determine whether a wife should be releasing her dower in a given deed.

Upon obtaining a deed or grant for your ancestor that mentions a creek or a branch, you may have a desire to locate where that creek or branch is located. TopoZone's "Toppgraphic Map Stream Features in Caswell County, North Carolina" will give you the lat and long cordinates.

Local Histories

Bibliography

An Inventory of Historic Architecture: Caswell County, North Carolina, Ruth Little-Stokes and Tony P. Wrenn (1979).

Caswell County in the World War, 1917-1918: Service Records of Caswell County Men, George A. Anderson (1921).

From Rabbit Shuffle to Collins Hill: Stories of Southern Caswell County, North Carolina, Millard Quentin Plumblee (1984)

In the Beginning . . . The Churches of Caswell County, Jean B. Scott, Compiler (2000)

Service Record Book of Men and Women of Yanceyville, N.C., and Community, Sponsored by the V.F.W. Post No. 7316 (1947-1949).

The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985).

When the Past Refused to Die: A History of Caswell County North Carolina 1777-1977, William S. Powell (1977).

Dwellings (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Maps

Caswell County Historical Association. Maps and/or Maps of Caswell County.

Maps (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Military

Military history (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Military records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
WWI (1914-1918)

WWI (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Newspapers

Orphans and orphanages

Orphans and orphanages (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Probate

Wills
  • [1777-1799] "Caswell County, North Carolina - Wills 1777-1799"
    [1777-1814]Caswell County North Carolina Will Books 1777-1814 Katharine Kerr Kendall (1979).
  • [1814-1843] Caswell County North Carolina Will Books 1814-1843, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1983).
  • [1843-1868] Caswell County North Carolina Will Books 1843-1868, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1986).
  • Caswell County North Carolina Will Books 1777-1814, 1784 Tax List and Guardians' Accounts 1794-1819, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1979).
Estate Packets

 For estate packets, the place to start is Caswell County North Carolina : Land Grants, Tax Lists, State Census, Apprentice Bonds, Estate Records by Katherine Kerr Kendall. This book has an alphabetical index to the Caswell county, North Carolina estate packets. The index to estate packets starts on page 57. Note that there is NOT a general index in the back of this book. FHL US/CAN Book  975.6 A1 no. 125.

The original records are at the Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Probate records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Guardianship (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies.

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1981).

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References