Cumberland County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Cumberland County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1754
County Seat Fayetteville
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County Courthouse

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]

Cumberland County created from Bladen 19 Feb 1754


Parent County

1754--Cumberland County was created 19 February 1754 from Bladen County.
County seat: Fayetteville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

Church Records

  • Cape Fear. Constituted 1756.[3][4]
  • Neal's Creek. Established by 1798.[3]
  • Stony Creek. Constituted 1787.[5]
  • St. Patrick Church, Fayetteville, N.C. Consecrated 1829.[6]
Church of England
  • St. David's Parish.[7]
  • 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]



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]
  • [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


Local Histories



Civil War
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.

Civil War Confederate units

Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-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


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


Online Indexes
Online Records


Vital Records


Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Townships and Cities

Web Sites


  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 St Paul's Seminary website.
  4. "Cape Fear Baptist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,, 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,, 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,, accessed 22 October 2012.
  9. "MacPherson Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,, accessed 22 October 2012.
  10. "Old Bluff Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,, accessed 22 October 2012.
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)