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Guide to '''Cumberland 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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[http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/ Cumberland County Courthouse]<br>117 Dick Street Room 114<br>Fayetteville, NC&nbsp;28301-5725<br>Phone: 910-678-7775<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth marriage,&nbsp;death and burial records&nbsp;<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1930 <br>probate records from 1850 rec from 1900<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, North Carolina. Page 508 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/ Cumberland County Courthouse]<br>117 Dick Street Room 114<br>Fayetteville, NC&nbsp;28301-5725<br>Phone: 910-678-7775<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth marriage,&nbsp;death and burial records&nbsp;<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1930 <br>probate records from 1850 rec from 1900<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, North Carolina. Page 508 {{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 2039 <br> Fayetteville, NC 28302-2039 <br> Telephone: 910-678-7775 <br> Fax: 910-323-1456 <br> [http://www.ccrod.org/ Website]<br>
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</div> <div>'''Clerk of Superior Court''' <br>
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PO Box 363 <br> Fayetteville, NC 28302 <br> Telephone: (910) 475-3000 <br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1754'''--Cumberland County was created 19 February 1754&nbsp;from [[Bladen County, North Carolina|Bladen]] County. <br>'''County seat''': Fayetteville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1754'''--Cumberland County was created 19 February 1754&nbsp;from [[Bladen County, North Carolina|Bladen]] County. <br>'''County seat''': Fayetteville <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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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  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Image:Sandford-House-Fayetteville-NC-2.JPG|frame|right|260x260px]]  
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*[[Bladen County, North Carolina|Bladen]]  
 
*[[Bladen County, North Carolina|Bladen]]  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
[[Image:Nccumberland.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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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=1675&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|331654|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1676 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/cumberland/cemeteries.htm NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cumberland+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=North%20Carolina&county=Cumberland&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/cumberland/cumberlandcemetery.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/cumberland.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/cumb/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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===== Baptist  =====
 
===== Baptist  =====
  
*'''Cape Fear.''' Constituted 1756.<ref name="keh">Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, ''A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808'' (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at [http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF St Paul's Seminary website].</ref><ref>"Cape Fear Baptist Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>  
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*'''Cape Fear.''' Constituted 1756.<ref name="keh">Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, ''A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808'' (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at [https://archive.org/details/concisehistoryof00bigg archive.org].</ref><ref>"Cape Fear Baptist Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>  
 
*'''Neal's Creek.''' Established by 1798.<ref name="keh" />  
 
*'''Neal's Creek.''' Established by 1798.<ref name="keh" />  
 
*'''Stony Creek.''' Constituted 1787.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:563. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
 
*'''Stony Creek.''' Constituted 1787.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:563. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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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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:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment.|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.]]
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:-[[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment.|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment]], Company F and Company H<br>
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:- [[2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops|2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops]], Company A<br>
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:- [[2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops|2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops]], Company B<br>
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:- [[2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops|2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops]], Company C<br>
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:- [[2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops|2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops]], Company D<br>
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:- [[2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops|2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops]], Company E<br>
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:- [[2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops|2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops]], Company F<br>
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:- [[2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops|2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops]], Company G<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company C<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops|3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops]], Company C<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers)|5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers)]], Company A<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company A<br>
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:- [[7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves|7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company A<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserve|8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Captain Neill McNeill's Company<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserve|8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Captain W J Kelly's Company<br>
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battle was fought in Cumberland County.
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Cumberland County:
  
 
*March 16, 1865 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc019.htm Averasborough], also known as Taylor’s Hole Creek, Smithville, Smiths Ferry, or Black River<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc019.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
 
*March 16, 1865 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc019.htm Averasborough], also known as Taylor’s Hole Creek, Smithville, Smiths Ferry, or Black River<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc019.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
  
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===== World War I =====
  
====== Civil War Confederate units  ======
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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
  
Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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===== World War II =====
  
:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment.|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.]]
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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<br>
:-[[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
:-[[5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
:-[[8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project], North Carolina State Archives.&nbsp; Search full text historical newspapers published in&nbsp;Fayetteville.&nbsp;  
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[http://exhibits.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project], North Carolina State Archives.&nbsp; Search full text historical newspapers published in&nbsp;Fayetteville.&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
===== Online Indexes =====
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''Online Probate Records''
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*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $]
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*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and ima
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''Online Indexes''
  
 
*Index to Cumberland County Estate Records - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/cumberland/estate.htm A through L], [http://www.ncgenweb.us/cumberland/estatem-z.htm M through Z] - via the NCGenWeb Project  
 
*Index to Cumberland County Estate Records - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/cumberland/estate.htm A through L], [http://www.ncgenweb.us/cumberland/estatem-z.htm M through Z] - via the NCGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cumberland/estatesettle.htm Index to Estate Settlements]&nbsp;- via the NCGenWeb Project
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cumberland/estatesettle.htm Index to Estate Settlements]&nbsp;- via the NCGenWeb Project
  
===== Online Records =====
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''Online Records''
  
*'''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]].  
*'''1766-1962''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to P (1766-1962)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1766 - 1962''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to P (1766-1962)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1906 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1908 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1909 - 1975''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1931 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1958 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Marriages  =====
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*'''1808 - 1937''' - Cumberland County Marriage Index 1808-1937 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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*'''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
  
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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'''Cumberland County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 53299<br> Fayetteville, NC 28305<br>[http://ncgenweb.us/cumberland/society.htm  website]<br><br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Fayetteville North Carolina Family History Center]]
 
*[[Fayetteville North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
 
== Townships and Cities  ==
 
== Townships and Cities  ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/cumberland-county/ Cumberland County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cumberland/cumberland.htm NCGenWeb: Cumberland County] - free genealogy resources; part of the USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cumberland/cumberland.htm NCGenWeb: Cumberland County] - free genealogy resources; part of the USGenWeb Project  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Cumberland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Cumberland|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:31, 23 August 2017

United States
North Carolina
Cumberland County

Guide to Cumberland 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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Beginning Dates for Cumberland County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1800
1913
1790
1733
1757

Cumberland County Courthouse
117 Dick Street Room 114
Fayetteville, NC 28301-5725
Phone: 910-678-7775

Register of Deeds has birth marriage, death and burial records 
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1930
probate records from 1850 rec from 1900[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 2039
Fayetteville, NC 28302-2039
Telephone: 910-678-7775
Fax: 910-323-1456
Website

Clerk of Superior Court

PO Box 363
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Telephone: (910) 475-3000

History

Parent County

1754--Cumberland County was created 19 February 1754 from Bladen County.
County seat: Fayetteville [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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Cape Fear. Constituted 1756.[3][4]
  • Neal's Creek. Established by 1798.[3]
  • Stony Creek. Constituted 1787.[5]
Catholic
  • St. Patrick Church, Fayetteville, N.C. Consecrated 1829.[6]
Church of England
  • St. David's Parish.[7]
Presbyterian
  • Barbecue Church, near Olivia, N.C. Founded 1757.[8] Now located in Harnett County.
  • MacPherson Church. Established early 1800s.[9]
  • Old Bluff Church. Organized 1758.[10]

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Jarman] German, John L. "Finding the Father of David German of North Carolina and Shelby County, Indiana," The American Genealogist, Vol. 68, No. 2 (Apr. 1993):87-94.
  • [Lewis] Lewis, J.D. My Neck of the Woods: The Lewis Families of Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina. Little River, S.C.: J.D. Lewis, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 L585Ljd; CD-ROM no. 1036

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

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

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.
-3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment, Company F and Company H
- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops, Company A
- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops, Company B
- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops, Company C
- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops, Company D
- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops, Company E
- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops, Company F
- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense Troops, Company G
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company D
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company C
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops, Company C
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers), Company A
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company A
- 7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company A
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company E
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain Neill McNeill's Company
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain W J Kelly's Company
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Cumberland County:

  • March 16, 1865 = Averasborough, also known as Taylor’s Hole Creek, Smithville, Smiths Ferry, or Black River[11]
Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project, North Carolina State Archives.  Search full text historical newspapers published in Fayetteville. 

Probate

Online Probate Records

Online Indexes

Online Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Death
Divorce
Marriages

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

Cumberland County Genealogical Society
PO Box 53299
Fayetteville, NC 28305
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.


Townships and Cities

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, North Carolina. Page 508 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 Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808 (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at archive.org.
  4. "Cape Fear Baptist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:563. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  6. "John England 1786-1842," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  7. Donna Sherron, "North Carolina Parishes," accessed 12 October 2012. Digital version at Lost Souls Genealogy - free.
  8. "Barbecue Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  9. "MacPherson Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  10. "Old Bluff Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
  12. 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.