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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
 
Davidson County is located in the Central portion of North Carolina and was named for William Lee Davidson, a Revolutionary War general<ref>https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Davidson</ref>.
 
Davidson County is located in the Central portion of North Carolina and was named for William Lee Davidson, a Revolutionary War general<ref>https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Davidson</ref>.
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
 
{{NC Courthouse Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Courthouse Intro|Davidson}}
 
[http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/ Davidson County Courthouse]<br>P O Box 464 <br>Lexington, NC 27293<br>Phone: 336-242-2150<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and burial<br>land records from 1823<br>Clerk Superio Court has divorce<br>probate and court records from 1823<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
[http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/ Davidson County Courthouse]<br>P O Box 464 <br>Lexington, NC 27293<br>Phone: 336-242-2150<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and burial<br>land records from 1823<br>Clerk Superio Court has divorce<br>probate and court records from 1823<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
=== Davidson County, North Carolina Record Dates ===
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===Davidson County, North Carolina Record Dates===
 
{{NC Record Dates Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Record Dates Intro|Davidson}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Davidson County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.</ref></center>
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| align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" colspan="7" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Davidson County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.</center>
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| colspan="7" |<center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.</center>
 
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=== Record Loss ===
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===Record Loss===
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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===Boundary Changes===
 
{{NC Boundary Changes Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Boundary Changes Intro|Davidson}}
 
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*'''1822'''--Davidson County was created 9 December 1822 from [[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy|Rowan]] County.
 
*'''1822'''--Davidson County was created 9 December 1822 from [[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy|Rowan]] County.
 
*'''County seat:''' Lexington<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
*'''County seat:''' Lexington<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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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.
 
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.
 
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=== Populated Places ===
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===Populated Places===
 
{{NC Populated Places Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Populated Places Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== History Timeline ===
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===History Timeline===
 
{{NC Historical Timeline Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Historical Timeline Intro|Davidson}}
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
{{NC Resources Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Resources Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===Bible Records===
 
{{NC Bible Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Bible Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Biographies ===
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===Biographies===
 
{{NC Biographies Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Biographies Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
 
{{NC Business Records Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Business Records Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===Cemeteries===
 
{{NC Cemeteries Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Cemeteries Intro|Davidson}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Davidson County, North Carolina''' online and in print</center>
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| style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" colspan="2" |<center>'''Cemeteries of Davidson County, North Carolina''' online and in print</center>
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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| width="25%" style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" |<center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
* [http://ncgenweb.us/nc/davidson/cemeteries/ NCGenWeb]
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/davidson/cemeteries/ NCGenWeb]
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/davidson/davidsoncemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/davidson/davidsoncemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
* [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/davidson.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/davidson.html Tombstone Project]
* [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/david/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/david/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
* [http://www.interment.net/us/nc/davidson.htm Internment]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/nc/davidson.htm Internment]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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| width="25%" style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" |<center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|465180|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*{{FHL|465180|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Davidson+North+carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Davidson+North+carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/North-Carolina/Davidson-County?id=county_1679 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/North-Carolina/Davidson-County?id=county_1679 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[North Carolina Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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| style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" colspan="2" |<center>See '''[[North Carolina Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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&nbsp;
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*{{RecordSearch|3015313|North Carolina, Historical Records Survey, Cemetery Inscription Card Index}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*{{RecordSearch|3015313|North Carolina, Historical Records Survey, Cemetery Inscription Card Index}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
=== Census Records ===
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===Census Records===
 
{{NC Census Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Census Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Church Records ===
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===Church Records===
 
{{NC Church Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Church Intro|Davidson}}
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*'''1700-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|2790262|North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1700-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|2790262|North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
'''''Baptist'''''<br>
 
'''''Baptist'''''<br>
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*'''Abbott's Creek''' Established 1753.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:290-292. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}</ref><ref name="car">"Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref> Originally located in [[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy|Rowan]].
 
*'''Abbott's Creek''' Established 1753.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:290-292. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}</ref><ref name="car">"Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref> Originally located in [[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy|Rowan]].
 
*'''Jersey.''' Minute book (1784-1797) available [https://wakespace.lib.wfu.edu/handle/10339/66029 online]. Records (1784-1964) available on microfilm at the University of NC Davis Library (1-1414 reel1-4).
 
*'''Jersey.''' Minute book (1784-1797) available [https://wakespace.lib.wfu.edu/handle/10339/66029 online]. Records (1784-1964) available on microfilm at the University of NC Davis Library (1-1414 reel1-4).
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'''''German Reformed'''''<br>
 
'''''German Reformed'''''<br>
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*'''Beck's Church,''' near Lexington, N.C. Established about 1765.<ref>"Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref>
 
*'''Beck's Church,''' near Lexington, N.C. Established about 1765.<ref>"Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref>
 
*'''Beulah (Sauers) Reformed Church''' Established 1788.<ref>"Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref>
 
*'''Beulah (Sauers) Reformed Church''' Established 1788.<ref>"Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref>
*'''Pilgrim Church,''' near Lexington, N.C. Also known as Leonhardt's (Leonard's) Church. Established about 1757.<ref>"Pilgrim Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012; "Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref> Originally located in [[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy|Rowan]]. Baptisms from 1757-1845 are included in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf]].</ref><br>
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*'''Pilgrim Church,''' near Lexington, N.C. Also known as Leonhardt's (Leonard's) Church. Established about 1757.<ref>"Pilgrim Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012; "Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref> Originally located in [[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy|Rowan]]. Baptisms from 1757-1845 are included in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf|<nowiki/>]]https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.</ref><br>
  
 
*Bethany Church of Christ Established during the 18th century as a Lutheran Church.<ref>"Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref>
 
*Bethany Church of Christ Established during the 18th century as a Lutheran Church.<ref>"Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref>
  
=== Court Records ===
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===Court Records===
 
{{NC Court Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Court Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Directories ===
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===Directories===
 
{{NC Directories Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Directories Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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===Emigration and Immigration===
 
{{NC Emigration Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Emigration Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
 
{{NC Ethnic Groups Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Ethnic Groups Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Funeral Homes ===
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===Funeral Homes===
 
{{NC Funeral Homes Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Funeral Homes Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Genealogies ===
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===Genealogies===
 
{{NC Genealogies Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Genealogies Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Guardianship ===
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===Guardianship===
 
{{NC Guardianship Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Guardianship Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Land and Property Records ===
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===Land and Property Records===
 
{{NC Land Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Land Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Local Histories ===
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===Local Histories===
 
{{NC Histories Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Histories Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
 
{{NC Maps Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Maps Intro|Davidson}}
  
 
[[Image:Ncdavidson.png|thumb|right|250px|Ncdavidson.png]]
 
[[Image:Ncdavidson.png|thumb|right|250px|Ncdavidson.png]]
=== Migration ===
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===Migration===
 
{{NC Migration Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Migration Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Military Records ===
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===Military Records===
 
{{NC Military Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Military Intro|Davidson}}
  
 
'''''Revolutionary War '''''<br>
 
'''''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]
 
*'''1779-1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
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'''Online Records'''<br>
 
'''Online Records'''<br>
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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]
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]
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{{NC Civil War Regiments|Davidson}}<br>
 
{{NC Civil War Regiments|Davidson}}<br>
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:- [[10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery|10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery]], Company A
 
:- [[10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery|10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery]], Company A
 
:- [[14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers|14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers]], Company B
 
:- [[14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers|14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers]], Company B
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'''''World War I '''''<br>
 
'''''World War I '''''<br>
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*'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
 
'''''World War II '''''<br>
 
'''''World War II '''''<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]
 
*'''1940-1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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===Naturalization and Citizenship===
 
{{NC Naturalization Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Naturalization Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Newspapers ===
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===Newspapers===
 
{{NC Newspapers Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Newspapers Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Obituaries ===
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===Obituaries===
 
{{NC Obituaries Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Obituaries Intro|Davidson}}
 
The Davidson County Public Library offers the following obituary indexes:
 
The Davidson County Public Library offers the following obituary indexes:
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20120816061811/http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/media/PDFs/12/Obitsmisc1888-1948.pdf 1888-1948]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20120816061811/http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/media/PDFs/12/Obitsmisc1888-1948.pdf 1888-1948]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160309161105/http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/media/PDFs/12/Obits1951_1975msgissues.pdf 1951-1975]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160309161105/http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/media/PDFs/12/Obits1951_1975msgissues.pdf 1951-1975]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20150301042604/http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/media/PDFs/12/DispatchObits2001-2009.pdf 2001-2009]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20150301042604/http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/media/PDFs/12/DispatchObits2001-2009.pdf 2001-2009]
  
=== Other Records ===
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===Other Records===
 
{{NC Other Records Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Other Records Intro|Davidson}}
  
 
'''''County Records'''''<br>
 
'''''County Records'''''<br>
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*'''1833-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1916185|North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1833-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1916185|North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
=== Periodicals ===
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===Periodicals===
 
{{NC Periodicals Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Periodicals Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
 
{{NC Probate Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Probate Intro|Davidson}}
  
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*'''1823-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books (1823-1963)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch
 
*'''1823-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books (1823-1963)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch
  
=== School Records ===
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===School Records===
 
{{NC Schools Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Schools Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Tax Records ===
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===Tax Records===
 
{{NC Tax Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Tax Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===Vital Records===
 
{{NC Vital Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Vital Intro|Davidson}}
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*'''1800-2000''' - {{RecordSearch|2848682|North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1800-2000''' - {{RecordSearch|2848682|North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1867-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1387049|North Carolina, Davidson County Vital Records, 1867-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1867-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1387049|North Carolina, Davidson County Vital Records, 1867-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
 
[[North Carolina Davidson County Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|North Carolina Davidson County Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
 
[[North Carolina Davidson County Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|North Carolina Davidson County Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
  
==== Birth ====
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====Birth====
 
{{NC Birth Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Birth Intro|Davidson}}
  
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*'''1866-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]
 
*'''1866-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]
  
==== Marriage ====
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{{NC Marriage Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Marriage Intro|Davidson}}
  
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*'''1822-1893''' - Davidson County Marriage Index 1822-1893 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.</ref>
 
*'''1822-1893''' - Davidson County Marriage Index 1822-1893 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.</ref>
  
==== Death ====
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{{NC Death Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Death Intro|Davidson}}
  
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*'''1931-1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]
 
*'''1931-1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]
  
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{{NC Divorce Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Divorce Intro|Davidson}}
  
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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] $
 
*'''1958-2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
  
== Research Facilities ==
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==Research Facilities==
 
{{NC Research Facilities Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Research Facilities Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Archives ===
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===Archives===
 
{{NC Archives Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Archives Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Family History Centers ===
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===Family History Centers===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
=== Libraries ===
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===Libraries===
 
{{NC Libraries Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Libraries Intro|Davidson}}
  
=== Museums ===
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===Museums===
 
{{NC Museums Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Museums Intro|Davidson}}
  
 
*'''Davidson County Historical Museum'''<br>Old Courthouse on the Square<br>2 South Main Street<br>Lexington NC 27292<br>Fax: 336-242-2871<br>[http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/HistoricalMuseum/ Website]
 
*'''Davidson County Historical Museum'''<br>Old Courthouse on the Square<br>2 South Main Street<br>Lexington NC 27292<br>Fax: 336-242-2871<br>[http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/HistoricalMuseum/ Website]
  
== Societies ==
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==Societies==
 
{{NC Societies Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Societies Intro|Davidson}}
  
 
*'''Genealogical Society of Davidson County'''<br> PO Box 1665<br> Lexington, NC 27293<br>[http://www.gsdcnc.org/ Website]
 
*'''Genealogical Society of Davidson County'''<br> PO Box 1665<br> Lexington, NC 27293<br>[http://www.gsdcnc.org/ Website]
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
 
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{{NC Websites Intro|Davidson}}
  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/davidson Davidson County, NCGenWeb] genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/davidson Davidson County, NCGenWeb] genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|191007|North%20Carolina|Davidson}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|191007|North%20Carolina|Davidson}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
*[https://piedmonttrailsblog.wordpress.com/ Piedmont Trails]
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*[https://piedmonttrailsblog.wordpress.com/ Piedmont Trails] - This website has a personal collection of the area filled with surnames, historical events, maps and genealogical references.
  
== Research Guides ==
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==Research Guides==
 
{{NC Research Guides Intro|Davidson}}
 
{{NC Research Guides Intro|Davidson}}
  
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Latest revision as of 15:01, 10 November 2019

Guide to Davidson County, North Carolina ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Lexington
Organized: 9 December 1822
Parent County(s): Rowan[1]
Neighboring Counties
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Davidson County is located in the Central portion of North Carolina and was named for William Lee Davidson, a Revolutionary War general[2].

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Davidson County Courthouse
P O Box 464
Lexington, NC 27293
Phone: 336-242-2150

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and burial
land records from 1823
Clerk Superio Court has divorce
probate and court records from 1823[3]

Davidson County, North Carolina Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1823 1823 1823 1823 1823 1823 1784
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1866--Courthouse fire may have destroyed some records.
For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1822--Davidson County was created 9 December 1822 from Rowan County.
  • County seat: Lexington[5]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Davidson County, North Carolina:

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Davidson County, North Carolina online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist

  • Abbott's Creek Established 1753.[6][7] Originally located in Rowan.
  • Jersey. Minute book (1784-1797) available online. Records (1784-1964) available on microfilm at the University of NC Davis Library (1-1414 reel1-4).
  • Lick Creek Established 1787.[7]

German Reformed

  • Beck's Church, near Lexington, N.C. Established about 1765.[8]
  • Beulah (Sauers) Reformed Church Established 1788.[9]
  • Pilgrim Church, near Lexington, N.C. Also known as Leonhardt's (Leonard's) Church. Established about 1757.[10] Originally located in Rowan. Baptisms from 1757-1845 are included in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch.[11]
  • Bethany Church of Christ Established during the 18th century as a Lutheran Church.[12]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Men in Davidson County 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 Davidson County:

- 10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery, Company A
- 14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers, Company B
- 14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers, Company I
- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company C
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company C
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company C
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company I

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

The Davidson County Public Library offers the following obituary indexes:

Other Records[edit | edit source]

County Records

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at: North Carolina Davidson County Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

  • Davidson County Historical Museum
    Old Courthouse on the Square
    2 South Main Street
    Lexington NC 27292
    Fax: 336-242-2871
    Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Genealogical Society of Davidson County
    PO Box 1665
    Lexington, NC 27293
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Davidson County, NCGenWeb genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
  • FamilySearch Catalog – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
  • Piedmont Trails - This website has a personal collection of the area filled with surnames, historical events, maps and genealogical references.

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Davidson
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Davidson County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:290-292. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.
  8. "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.
  9. "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.
  10. "Pilgrim Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012; "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.
  11. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.
  12. "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.
  13. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.