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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Chatham County'''  
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Guide to '''Chatham County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Guide to '''Chatham County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| seat wl = Pittsboro
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Births|Birth]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriages|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Deaths|Death]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>  
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[http://www.nccourts.org/county/chatham/default.asp Chatham County Courthouse]<br>12 East Road<br>Pittsboro, NC 27312<br>919-542-3240<br><br>Court has divorce records from 1913<br>Probate Records from 1771 &amp; court records from 1869<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chatham County, North Carolina. Page 507 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.nccourts.org/county/chatham/default.asp Chatham County Courthouse]<br>12 East Road<br>Pittsboro, NC 27312<br>919-542-3240<br><br>Court has divorce records from 1913<br>Probate Records from 1771 &amp; court records from 1869<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chatham County, North Carolina. Page 507 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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&nbsp;<br> '''Register of Deeds'''<br> PO Box 756<br> Pittsboro, NC 27252<br> Telephone: 919-542-8235<br> Fax: 919-542-8235<br> [http://www.chathamnc.org/ Website]<br> <br> '''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 369 <br> Pittsboro, NC 27312<br> Telephone: (919) 545-3500<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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The bill for establishing Chatham County was introduced in the Colonial Assembly, held at New Berne, December 5, 1770. But the bill was not ratified until January 26, 1771 and became effective the first day of April in 1771. The county was named for the first Earl of Chatham - William Pitt, 1708-1778). According to history, the Earl of Chatham was a true believer in the right of America and defended these rights in the British Parliament. Perhaps that zeal of patriotism transmitted itself to the inhabitants of Chatham County, because the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions struck the customary extolling of the King and his titles, in 1773, long before the first shot rang out in New England. Even though Chatham was a Crown Province of North Carolina until statehood was established on July 4, 1776. The county seat of Pittsboro was named for William Pitt, the younger, who was the youngest prime minister of Great Britain. He was 24 years of age, at the time.<br>Chatham was created from Orange County whose area was ten times what it is now. Because of political factions and difficulty in holding court and recording documents, the distance being so great, the counties of Guilford, Wake and Surry were created at the same time as Chatham. As a deterent to the meeting and assembly of these factions and to facilitate the governing of them. Chatham is in the center of the state, in the hilly, timber covered section of the state. The counties that are neighbors are: Almance, Durham, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Randolph and Wake.  
 
The bill for establishing Chatham County was introduced in the Colonial Assembly, held at New Berne, December 5, 1770. But the bill was not ratified until January 26, 1771 and became effective the first day of April in 1771. The county was named for the first Earl of Chatham - William Pitt, 1708-1778). According to history, the Earl of Chatham was a true believer in the right of America and defended these rights in the British Parliament. Perhaps that zeal of patriotism transmitted itself to the inhabitants of Chatham County, because the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions struck the customary extolling of the King and his titles, in 1773, long before the first shot rang out in New England. Even though Chatham was a Crown Province of North Carolina until statehood was established on July 4, 1776. The county seat of Pittsboro was named for William Pitt, the younger, who was the youngest prime minister of Great Britain. He was 24 years of age, at the time.<br>Chatham was created from Orange County whose area was ten times what it is now. Because of political factions and difficulty in holding court and recording documents, the distance being so great, the counties of Guilford, Wake and Surry were created at the same time as Chatham. As a deterent to the meeting and assembly of these factions and to facilitate the governing of them. Chatham is in the center of the state, in the hilly, timber covered section of the state. The counties that are neighbors are: Almance, Durham, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Randolph and Wake.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1770'''--Chatham County was created 5 December 1770&nbsp;from [[Orange County, North Carolina|Orange]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Pittsboro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1770'''--Chatham County was created 5 December 1770&nbsp;from [[Orange County, North Carolina|Orange]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Pittsboro <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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In 1907 Chatham lost a portion of the SE boundary to form the newly established Lee Co.  
 
In 1907 Chatham lost a portion of the SE boundary to form the newly established Lee Co.  
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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  ====
  
Many court records missing.
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Many court records missing, including:
  
The court minutes and other court records from the time of ratification of the bill to estalish the county, in April of 1771 to 1774, there are no pleas and quarter session minutes.  
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*The court minutes and other court records from the time of ratification of the bill                           to establish the county, in April of 1771 to 1774, there are no pleas and quarter session minutes.  
  
There is a gap of about 5 years between 1800 to 1805 in these minutes.  
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*There is a gap of about 5 years between 1800 to 1805 in these minutes.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Ncchatham.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncchatham.png]]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/bckhrncm.htm Buckhorn Methodist Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/asburycm.htm Asbury Methodist Church Cemetery<br>]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/ctrgrvcm.html Center Grove Cemetery]  
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/fallcrek.html Fall Creek Church Cemetery]  
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/ebnzerch.html Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery]  
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/bellcem1.html Bell's Baptist Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/marthas.html Martha's Chapel Church Cemetery]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1669&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/mtzioncm.html Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery<br>]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|464611|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/tckcrkcm.htm Tick Creek Baptist Church Cemetery<br>]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1669 Findagrave.com]
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/rivescem.htm Rives Chapel Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/meronies.htm Meronies Methodist Cemetery]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/cemetery.html NCGenWeb]
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/antiocem.htm Antioch Christian Church Cemetery]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Chatham+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/bellcem.htm Bell-Clark Cemetery]
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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=Chatham&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/dowdycem.htm Dowdy Family Cemetery]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/mayschap.htm Mays Chapel Cemetery]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/chathamcemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/chatham.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/chat/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/ct74_79.html Court of Pleas &amp; Quarter Sessions 1774-1779]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/ct74_79.html Court of Pleas &amp; Quarter Sessions 1774-1779]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/chatct92.htm Court of Pleas &amp; Quarter Sessions Aug 1792<br>]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/chatct92.htm Court of Pleas &amp; Quarter Sessions Aug 1792]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/1794ctmn.html Court of Pleas &amp; Quarter Sessions 1794]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/1794ctmn.html Court of Pleas &amp; Quarter Sessions 1794]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/pq1795.txt Court of Pleas &amp; Quarter Sessions 1795]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/pq1795.txt Court of Pleas &amp; Quarter Sessions 1795]  
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Other Court Records:  
 
Other Court Records:  
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/bonds_apprent.htm Apprenticeship Bonds 1784-1837<br>]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/bonds_apprent.htm Apprenticeship Bonds 1784-1837]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/orphan.htm Orphan Bonds 1774-1800]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/orphan.htm Orphan Bonds 1774-1800]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/guardian.htm Guardian Accounts 1800-1830]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/guardian.htm Guardian Accounts 1800-1830]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/chatfam.htm Chatham County Families]<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/chatfam.htm Chatham County Families]<br>  
*[http://www.migrations.org/county.php3?migcounty=Chatham%20County,%20NC Chatham County Migrations<br>]  
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*[http://www.migrations.org/county.php3?migcounty=Chatham%20County,%20NC Chatham County Migrations]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/letters/pickrd01.txt Letters:&nbsp;William Crutchfield to Wm. P. Pickard <br>]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/letters/pickrd01.txt Letters:&nbsp;William Crutchfield to Wm. P. Pickard]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/misc/utley05.txt Paris T. Utley Letters]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/misc/utley05.txt Paris T. Utley Letters]<br>  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bios/harlan01.txt Aaron Harlan Biography<br>]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bios/harlan01.txt Aaron Harlan Biography]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bios/taylor24nbs.txt James Fauntleroy Taylor, 1791-1828<br>]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bios/taylor24nbs.txt James Fauntleroy Taylor, 1791-1828]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/durham/newspapers/familywi548nnw.txt Isham Sims Upchurch, 1909<br>]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/durham/newspapers/familywi548nnw.txt Isham Sims Upchurch, 1909]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bios/white7bs.txt Deacon White]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bios/white7bs.txt Deacon White]<br>  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/alston01.txt Nathaniel J. Alston Bible<br>]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/alston01.txt Nathaniel J. Alston Bible]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/brntly03.txt William Brantley Family Bible<br>]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/brntly03.txt William Brantley Family Bible]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/randolph/bibles/military12gbb.txt Solomon Bunting Family Bible]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/randolph/bibles/military12gbb.txt Solomon Bunting Family Bible]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/foushe01.txt Foushee Family Bible]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/foushe01.txt Foushee Family Bible]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/holton01.txt Dr. Abner Holton Family Bible]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/holton01.txt Dr. Abner Holton Family Bible]<br>  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/phllps02.txt Alexander Leander &amp; Fannie M. Harper Phillips Family Bible<br>]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/phllps02.txt Alexander Leander &amp; Fannie M. Harper Phillips Family Bible]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/martin01.txt James Martin &amp; Rachel Heding Bible]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/martin01.txt James Martin &amp; Rachel Heding Bible]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/renchr01.txt Abraham Rencher Family Bible]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/renchr01.txt Abraham Rencher Family Bible]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/roe01.txt Thomas Roe Family Bible]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/roe01.txt Thomas Roe Family Bible]<br>  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/rowe01.txt John Rowe Family Bible<br>]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/rowe01.txt John Rowe Family Bible]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/bibles/williams31gbb.txt William Searcy Bible]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/bibles/williams31gbb.txt William Searcy Bible]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/stedman1.txt Nathan Alexander Stedman Family Bible]<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham/bibles/stedman1.txt Nathan Alexander Stedman Family Bible]<br>  
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*[http://ncnatural.com/maps/1779n4.jpg North Carolina 1779] - with waterways<br>  
 
*[http://ncnatural.com/maps/1779n4.jpg North Carolina 1779] - with waterways<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/paths.jpg State Map Paths &amp; Trails- 1660-1775]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/paths.jpg State Map Paths &amp; Trails- 1660-1775]  
*[http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/colamer.html Colonial Maps of the U.S.<br>]
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*[http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/colamer.html Colonial Maps of the U.S.]
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/militia.htm Militia Officers of Chatham County in the Revolutionary War<br>]  
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*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[http://www.nps.gov/archive/cowp/Timeline.htm Revolutionary War Timeline]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/militia.htm Militia Officers of Chatham County in the Revolutionary War]  
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*[http://www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/timeline_of_events.html Revolutionary War Timeline]  
 
*[http://www.patriotpublishers.com/index.html Revolutionary War &amp; Bible Records] - series of books with family info; online index of names included under Master Index
 
*[http://www.patriotpublishers.com/index.html Revolutionary War &amp; Bible Records] - series of books with family info; online index of names included under Master Index
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===== War of 1812 =====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/chtwake_1812.html War of 1812 Muster Roll for Chatham County]<br>
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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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://search.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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://www.mindspring.com/%7Enixnox/cedarfork.html Civil War: Cedar Fork Rifles]
  
*[http://www.mindspring.com/%7Enixnox/cedarfork.html Civil War: Cedar Fork Rifles]
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:-[[6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company G<br>
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:- [[15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers|15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers]], Company M<br>
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:- [[1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves - Confederate|1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves]], Company H<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company H<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers)|5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers)]], Company E<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers)|5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers)]], Company G<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company B<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company E<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company I<br>
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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===== World War I =====
  
:-[[6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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*'''1917 - 1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
:-[[11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
  
===== Other  =====
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===== World War II =====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/chtwake_1812.html War of 1812 Muster Roll for Chatham County]<br>
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*'''1940 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/newspapr.htm Transcribed Chatham Co. Newspaper Archives 1847-1887<br>]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/newspapr.htm Transcribed Chatham Co. Newspaper Archives 1847-1887]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/newspap2.html Transcribed Chatham Co., Newspaper Archives 1888]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/newspap2.html Transcribed Chatham Co., Newspaper Archives 1888]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/news3.htm The Raleigh Register October 22 - 29, 1799]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/news3.htm The Raleigh Register October 22 - 29, 1799]  
 
*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/reference/newspapers.html North Carolina Newspaper Project] - from the State Library  
 
*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/reference/newspapers.html North Carolina Newspaper Project] - from the State Library  
*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project]
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*[http://exhibits.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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''Online Probate Records''
  
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*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — 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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images
 
Copies of wills and estate records can be obtained from the Clerk of the Superior Court.&nbsp; Information on fees are available on their website:<br>  
 
Copies of wills and estate records can be obtained from the Clerk of the Superior Court.&nbsp; Information on fees are available on their website:<br>  
  
 
[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Chatham/Default.asp Chatham County Courthouse Annex]<br>12 East Street<br>P.O. Box 756<br>Pittsboro, NC 27312<br>(919) 542-8235  
 
[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Chatham/Default.asp Chatham County Courthouse Annex]<br>12 East Street<br>P.O. Box 756<br>Pittsboro, NC 27312<br>(919) 542-8235  
  
<br>Clerk of Superior Court<br>The elected Chatham County Clerk of Court is David Samuel Cooper. He and some 14 staff members are responsible for all clerical and record keeping functions of the General Courts of Justice. His staff is spread throughout the courthouse annex and is organized according to their function and duties.  
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Clerk of Superior Court<br>The elected Chatham County Clerk of Court is David Samuel Cooper. He and some 14 staff members are responsible for all clerical and record keeping functions of the General Courts of Justice. His staff is spread throughout the courthouse annex and is organized according to their function and duties.  
  
 
The Clerk's offices are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The telephone number is (919) 542-3240, the fax number is (919) 542-1402, and the mailing address is P.O. Box 369, Pittsboro, NC 27312.  
 
The Clerk's offices are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The telephone number is (919) 542-3240, the fax number is (919) 542-1402, and the mailing address is P.O. Box 369, Pittsboro, NC 27312.  
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Decedent's Estates: Periodic inventories and the accountings necessary to administer the estates of deceased persons are filed, and appropriate forms obtained, from Clerk of Court. Estate-related business is conducted and all estate-related records are maintained at the Clerk of Court's Office, 12 East Street, Pittsboro. This office is also where wills are probated. It is a good idea to contact this office before making an official visit in order to insure that all of the required documentation is available.  
 
Decedent's Estates: Periodic inventories and the accountings necessary to administer the estates of deceased persons are filed, and appropriate forms obtained, from Clerk of Court. Estate-related business is conducted and all estate-related records are maintained at the Clerk of Court's Office, 12 East Street, Pittsboro. This office is also where wills are probated. It is a good idea to contact this office before making an official visit in order to insure that all of the required documentation is available.  
  
*'''Pre-1790''' - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].
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*'''Pre - 1790''' - [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]].
  
*'''1780-1931''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to I (1780-1931)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1780 - 1931''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to I (1780-1931)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
The following links will take you to an Index to Chatham County Wills and Estate Records:  
 
The following links will take you to an Index to Chatham County Wills and Estate Records:  
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/estrec_index.htm Estate Records-Vol. 1, 1821-1836]  
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*'''1821 - 1836''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/estrec_index.htm Estate Records-Vol. 1, 1821-1836]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/will1ndx.html Wills &amp; Estates 1782-1794]  
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*'''1782 - 1794''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/will1ndx.html Wills &amp; Estates 1782-1794]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/willndx4.htm Wills &amp; Estates 1795-1799]  
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*'''1795 - 1799''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/willndx4.htm Wills &amp; Estates 1795-1799]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/will2ndx.htm Wills &amp; Estates 1798-1819]  
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*'''1798 - 1819''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/will2ndx.htm Wills &amp; Estates 1798-1819]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/willndx3.htm Wills &amp; Estates 1818-1833]  
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*'''1818 - 1833''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/willndx3.htm Wills &amp; Estates 1818-1833]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/willndx5.htm Wills &amp; Estates 1834-1857]  
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*'''1834 - 1868''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/willndx5.htm Wills &amp; Estates 1834-1857]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/willndx6.html Wills &amp; Estates 1856-1868]  
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*'''1856 - 1868''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/willndx6.html Wills &amp; Estates 1856-1868]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/est00-12.html Index to Estates 1800-1812]  
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*'''1800 - 1812''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/est00-12.html Index to Estates 1800-1812]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/est15-22.html Index to Estates 1812-1822]  
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*'''1812 - 1822''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/est15-22.html Index to Estates 1812-1822]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/wilndex7.htm Index to Estates 1847-1850]
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*'''1847 - 1850''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/wilndex7.htm Index to Estates 1847-1850]
 
 
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The Following links will take you to a series of Wills that have been abstracted:  
 
The Following links will take you to a series of Wills that have been abstracted:  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/wills_tv.html Surnames T- V]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/wills_tv.html Surnames T- V]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/wills_wyz.html Surnames W- Y- Z]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/wills_wyz.html Surnames W- Y- Z]
 
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The Following are links to Images of Records on FamilySearch:  
 
The Following are links to Images of Records on FamilySearch:  
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMVQ-CXN%3An1425245082%3Fcc%3D1911121 NC Estate Records 1663-1964: Chatham County]  
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*'''1663 - 1964''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1911121 NC Estate Records 1663-1964: Chatham County]  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F10920488%3Fcc%3D1867501 NC Probate Records 1735-1970: Chatham County<br>]
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*'''1735 - 1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1867501 NC Probate Records 1735-1970: Chatham County]
 
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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The Register of Deeds Office maintains vital records, including births, deaths and marriages. The office provides certified copies of vital records to persons who are eligible under state law.  
 
The Register of Deeds Office maintains vital records, including births, deaths and marriages. The office provides certified copies of vital records to persons who are eligible under state law.  
  
The following are links to transcribed Marriage and Death Records:
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/bastardy.htm Bastardy Bonds from Chatham County Court Minutes 1775-1800] at USGenWeb - free.
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*'''1775 - 1800''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/bastardy.htm Bastardy Bonds from Chatham County Court Minutes 1775-1800] at USGenWeb - free.  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/chatmarr.html Chatham County Marriage Bonds<br>]  
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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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===== Marriages  =====
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*'''1772 - 1929''' - Chatham County Marriage Index 1772-1929 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf]].</ref>
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/chatmarr.html Chatham County Marriage Bonds]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/marriage.html Chatham County Marriages]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/marriage.html Chatham County Marriages]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/deaths.html Chatham County Death Certificates<br>]
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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<br>
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*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Deaths  =====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/deaths.html Chatham County Death Certificates]  
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*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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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  =====
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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 $
  
 
==== Voter Registration  ====
 
==== Voter Registration  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMGM-MHF%3A1171555334%3Fcc%3D1916185&1&leaf=true Chatham Co. Voter Registration: Canvas Book 1888-1890] - online Collection from FamilySearch
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMGM-MHF%3A1171555334%3Fcc%3D1916185&1&leaf=true Chatham Co. Voter Registration: Canvas Book 1888-1890] - online Collection from FamilySearch
  
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Chatham County Historical Association, Inc.'''<br> PO Box 93<br> Pittsboro, NC 27312 <br> E-mail:[mailto:history@chathamhistory.org history@chathamhistory.org]<br> [http://chathamhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Chatham County Historical Association'''<br> PO Box 913<br> Pittsboro, NC 27312-0913<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/chatham-county/#sthash.njqxfhnd.dpuf website]<br><br>
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/chatham-county/ Chatham County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/ Chatham County NCGenWeb Projec]t
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/ Chatham County NCGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham.html Chatham County USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/chatham.html Chatham County USGenWeb Archives]  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Chatham|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Chatham|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:13, 3 October 2017

United States
North Carolina
Chatham County

Guide to Chatham 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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Chatham County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Chatham County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1770
County Seat Pittsboro
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Chatham County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1772
1913
1790
1771
1770

Chatham County Courthouse
12 East Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-542-3240

Court has divorce records from 1913
Probate Records from 1771 & court records from 1869[1]

 
Register of Deeds
PO Box 756
Pittsboro, NC 27252
Telephone: 919-542-8235
Fax: 919-542-8235
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 369
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Telephone: (919) 545-3500

History

The bill for establishing Chatham County was introduced in the Colonial Assembly, held at New Berne, December 5, 1770. But the bill was not ratified until January 26, 1771 and became effective the first day of April in 1771. The county was named for the first Earl of Chatham - William Pitt, 1708-1778). According to history, the Earl of Chatham was a true believer in the right of America and defended these rights in the British Parliament. Perhaps that zeal of patriotism transmitted itself to the inhabitants of Chatham County, because the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions struck the customary extolling of the King and his titles, in 1773, long before the first shot rang out in New England. Even though Chatham was a Crown Province of North Carolina until statehood was established on July 4, 1776. The county seat of Pittsboro was named for William Pitt, the younger, who was the youngest prime minister of Great Britain. He was 24 years of age, at the time.
Chatham was created from Orange County whose area was ten times what it is now. Because of political factions and difficulty in holding court and recording documents, the distance being so great, the counties of Guilford, Wake and Surry were created at the same time as Chatham. As a deterent to the meeting and assembly of these factions and to facilitate the governing of them. Chatham is in the center of the state, in the hilly, timber covered section of the state. The counties that are neighbors are: Almance, Durham, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Randolph and Wake.

Parent County

1770--Chatham County was created 5 December 1770 from Orange County.  County seat: Pittsboro [2]

Boundary Changes

In 1897 Chatham lost a portion of the NW boundary to Alamance Co., from a survey to establish a previously de facto boundary.

In 1907 Chatham lost a portion of the SE boundary to form the newly established Lee Co.

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

Many court records missing, including:

  • The court minutes and other court records from the time of ratification of the bill to establish the county, in April of 1771 to 1774, there are no pleas and quarter session minutes.
  • There is a gap of about 5 years between 1800 to 1805 in these minutes.

Places/Localities

Populated Places - Population as of the 2000 census

 Incorporated Cities:

  • Fearrington - population: 903
  • Goldston - population: 319
  • Pittsboro -  County Seat- population 2, 226. It is located 34 mi. SE of the state capitol, Raleigh.
  • Siler City - population: 8,747



Unincorporated Cities:

  • Bear Creek
  • Bennett
  • Bonlee
  • Brickhaven
  • Bynum
  • Carbonton
  • Corinth
  • Crutchfield Crossroads
  • Gulf
  • Haywood
  • Moncure
  • Silk Hope
  • Wilsonville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

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

Census

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

Church

Baptist
  • Bear Creek. Constituted 1786.[3]
  • Collin's Mount. Founded before 1773.[3]
  • Deep River. Founded before 1773.[3]
  • Haw River. Church built 1769.[3]
  • Rocky River, near Siler City, N.C. Organized about 1757.[3][4] Formerly located in Orange County.
  • Tick Creek. Founded before 1773.[3]

Court

Chatham County Courthouse
Clerk of Superior Court
(Wills & Estates)
ADDRESS: P.O. Box, 369, (12 East St.)
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone No. (919) 542-3240

Certified copies of documents are $2.00 for the first page,
.25 for additional pages.
Uncertified copies are $1.00 for the first page and
.25 for additional pages.


The following links will take you to an index or transcribed court records for the years as indicated:


Other Court Records:

Land

The Register of Deeds Office maintains the following records for public inspection and retrieval:

  • All Chatham County land transactions, including any sales or exchanges of real property in the county. This includes any transactions involving parcels of land, easements, rights of way and leaseholdings.
    * Security documents, such as deeds of trust, mortgages, and uniform commercial code filings.
    * Public records of notaries.
    * Records of businesses operating under assumed names.
    * Vital records, including births, deaths and marriages. The office provides certified copies of vital records to persons who are eligible under state law.

Courthouse Annex - Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 756,
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Ph. No. (919) 542-8235

Chatham County deed records are indexed and copies of the actual documents  are available online starting from 1771. 

Access to  Chatham County Deeds Online Search

Local Histories


Maps


Military

Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Civil War

Online Records

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

-6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company G
- 15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers, Company M
- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company H
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company H
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers), Company E
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers), Company G
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company I
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company B
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company E
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company I
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Copies of wills and estate records can be obtained from the Clerk of the Superior Court.  Information on fees are available on their website:

Chatham County Courthouse Annex
12 East Street
P.O. Box 756
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-8235

Clerk of Superior Court
The elected Chatham County Clerk of Court is David Samuel Cooper. He and some 14 staff members are responsible for all clerical and record keeping functions of the General Courts of Justice. His staff is spread throughout the courthouse annex and is organized according to their function and duties.

The Clerk's offices are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The telephone number is (919) 542-3240, the fax number is (919) 542-1402, and the mailing address is P.O. Box 369, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Decedent's Estates: Periodic inventories and the accountings necessary to administer the estates of deceased persons are filed, and appropriate forms obtained, from Clerk of Court. Estate-related business is conducted and all estate-related records are maintained at the Clerk of Court's Office, 12 East Street, Pittsboro. This office is also where wills are probated. It is a good idea to contact this office before making an official visit in order to insure that all of the required documentation is available.

The following links will take you to an Index to Chatham County Wills and Estate Records:

The Following links will take you to a series of Wills that have been abstracted:

The Following are links to Images of Records on FamilySearch:

Taxation

Vital Records

Courthouse Annex - Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 756,
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Ph. No. (919) 542-8235

The Register of Deeds Office maintains vital records, including births, deaths and marriages. The office provides certified copies of vital records to persons who are eligible under state law.

Births
Marriages
Deaths
Divorce

Voter Registration


Societies and Libraries 

Chatham County Historical Association, Inc.
PO Box 93
Pittsboro, NC 27312
E-mail:history@chathamhistory.org
Website

Chatham County Historical Association
PO Box 913
Pittsboro, NC 27312-0913
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), Chatham 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 3.3 3.4 3.5 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:230-231, 297; 2:562-563. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "Rocky River Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. 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.