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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.edgecombecountync.gov/ Edgecombe County Courthouse]<br>301 Saint Andrews Street<br>P O Box 386<br>Tarboro, NC 27886<br>Phone: 252-641-7924<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has probate and Court Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Page 508 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Edgecombe County was formed in 1741 from Bertie County. It was named for Richard Edgcombe, a Member of Parliament from 1701 to 1742 and a lord of the treasury, who became 1st Baron Edgcumbe in 1742.
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In 1746 part of Edgecombe County became Granville County; in 1758 another portion became Halifax County; and in 1777 yet another part became Nash County. In 1855 the formation of Wilson County from parts of Edgecombe County, Johnston County, Nash County, and Wayne County reduced Edgecombe to its present size, with a minor boundary adjustments.
  
 
Land records prior to 1759 are among those of Halifax County.  
 
Land records prior to 1759 are among those of Halifax County.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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===== General Resources  =====
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/edgecombe/08cemeteries.htm Cemetery information on Edgecombe County, NCGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/edgecombe/edgecombecemeteries.htm Cemetery information on Edgecombe County, NCGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1683 Edgecombe County cemeteries] - Find-A-Grave
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===== Specific Cemeteries  =====
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*[http://www.calvarytarboro.org/html/burial_plot_map.html Calvary Episcopal Cemetery] - in Tarboro;site contains interactive burial plot map
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
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==== Church Records  ====
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''Swift Creek.''' Established by 1773.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:237, 475, 490-491. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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*'''Tar River Falls.''' Church built 1764.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''Toisnot.''' Founded 1756.<ref name="bap" /> Now in [[Wilson County, North Carolina|Wilson County]].<ref>"Toisnot Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
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*'''Town Creek.''' Constituted 1780.<ref name="bap" /><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>
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*'''Winstead's Meeting House.''' Constituted 1802.<ref name="keh" />
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===== Church of England  =====
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*'''Edgecombe Parish,''' later '''St. Mary's Parish.''' Established 1741. <ref>Robert J. Cain, ed., ''The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741'' (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), 501. {{FHL|967002|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2cr}}; Stuart Hall Smith, ''The History of Trinity Parish, Scotland Neck [and] Edgecombe Parish, Halifax County'' (Durham, N.C.: Christian Printing Company, 1955), 7. Digital version at [http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/fullview.aspx?id=smt Eastern North Carolina Digital Library] - free.</ref> A history was published in 1955.<ref>Stuart Hall Smith and Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., ''The History of Trinity Parish and Edgecombe Parish'' (1955).</ref>
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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See also [[#Probate|Probate]].
  
 
==== Family Histories  ====
 
==== Family Histories  ====
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'''''Bibliography'''''  
 
'''''Bibliography'''''  
  
*'''[Boddie]''' Leary, Helen F.M. "The Two William Boddies of North Carolina," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 66, No. 1 (Jan. 1991):16-29; Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr. 1991):106-110; Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul. 1991):148-153. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=319844&disp=The+American+genealogist%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
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*'''[Boddie]''' Leary, Helen F.M. "The Two William Boddies of North Carolina," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 66, No. 1 (Jan. 1991):16-29; Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr. 1991):106-110; Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul. 1991):148-153. Available at {{FHL|319844|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Pamphlet: [http://openlibrary.org/books/OL24535429M/To_the_citizens_and_soldiers_of_Edgecomb_County To the citizens and soldiers of Edgecomb County : I respectfully announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Edgecomb county] (1864) by J.B Jenkins - full-text online via the Internet Archive
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*Pamphlet: [http://openlibrary.org/books/OL24535429M/To_the_citizens_and_soldiers_of_Edgecomb_County To the citizens and soldiers of Edgecomb County&nbsp;: I respectfully announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Edgecomb county] (1864) by J.B Jenkins - full-text online via the Internet Archive  
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*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=tuh The History of Edgecombe County]&nbsp; - online book at Eastern North Carolina Library
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.ncnatural.com/maps/1779n4.jpg North Carolina Map-1779] - includes early Edgecombe Co.
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/countyfm.htm North Carolina County Formations] - clickable map for 1700 - 1912
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*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/ncmaps&CISOPTR=271&CISOBOX=1&REC=14 Edgecombe County-1905]
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*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=thumb&CISOGRID=thumbnail%2CA%2C1%3Btitle%2CA%2C1%3Btitle%2CA%2C0%3Baltern%2C200%2C0%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%3B20%3Bdate%2Ctitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOBIB=mapid%2CA%2C1%2CN%3Btitle%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Baltern%2C200%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3B20%3Bmapid%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTHUMB=20+%284x5%29%3Bdate%2Ctitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTITLE=20%3Bmapid%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOHIERA=20%3Btitle%2Cmapid%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOBOX1=Edgecombe+County&CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps Edgecombe County Maps]- from the UNC Digital Maps Collections
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NC/County/edgecombe.htm 1895 Edgecombe County] - from Pam Rietsch's fantastic 1895 US Atlas Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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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.]]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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]].
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*'''1758-1959''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 10 and A to Q (1758-1959)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
==== Yearbooks ====
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==== Yearbooks ====
  
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*[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22North%20Carolina%20Wesleyan%20College%20--Students--Yearbooks.%22&sort=-date Wesleyan College Yearbooks: 1962-2009] - freely available via the NC Digitization Center
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=edgecombe&state=NC Edgecombe County students at North Carolina colleges] - a list alphabetized by surname from the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index.
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=edgecombe&state=NC Edgecombe County students at North Carolina colleges] - a list alphabetized by surname from the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Public Libraries  ====
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The following public libraries in Edgecombe County have collections of particular interest to genealogists.
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:[http://www.braswell-library.org/index.htm Braswell Memorial Library]<br>727 North Grace Street<br>Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804<br>(252) 442-1951<br>The [http://www.braswell-library.org/adult_local_history.htm Kornegay Room] offers a local history and genealogy collection which includes maps, local records, newspapers, city directories, photographs, and more.
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Rocky Mount North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/edgecombe Edgecombe County, NCGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/edgecombe Edgecombe County, NCGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191033&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Edgecombe&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Edgecombe|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/edgecombe.htm Edgecombe County, USGenWeb Archives]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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County Courthouse

Edgecombe County Courthouse
301 Saint Andrews Street
P O Box 386
Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: 252-641-7924

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has probate and Court Records[1]

History

Edgecombe County was formed in 1741 from Bertie County. It was named for Richard Edgcombe, a Member of Parliament from 1701 to 1742 and a lord of the treasury, who became 1st Baron Edgcumbe in 1742.

In 1746 part of Edgecombe County became Granville County; in 1758 another portion became Halifax County; and in 1777 yet another part became Nash County. In 1855 the formation of Wilson County from parts of Edgecombe County, Johnston County, Nash County, and Wayne County reduced Edgecombe to its present size, with a minor boundary adjustments.

Land records prior to 1759 are among those of Halifax County.


Parent County

1741--Edgecombe County was established 4 April 1741 from Bertie County.
County seat: Tarboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

General Resources
Specific Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Swift Creek. Established by 1773.[3]
  • Tar River Falls. Church built 1764.[3]
  • Toisnot. Founded 1756.[3] Now in Wilson County.[4]
  • Town Creek. Constituted 1780.[3][5]
  • Winstead's Meeting House. Constituted 1802.[5]
Church of England
  • Edgecombe Parish, later St. Mary's Parish. Established 1741. [6] A history was published in 1955.[7]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Rocky Mount

Court

See also Probate.

Family Histories

Bibliography

  • [Boddie] Leary, Helen F.M. "The Two William Boddies of North Carolina," The American Genealogist, Vol. 66, No. 1 (Jan. 1991):16-29; Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr. 1991):106-110; Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul. 1991):148-153. Available at FHL.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.

Newspapers

Probate

Obituaries

Taxation

Vital Records

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

Public Libraries

The following public libraries in Edgecombe County have collections of particular interest to genealogists.

Braswell Memorial Library
727 North Grace Street
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804
(252) 442-1951
The Kornegay Room offers a local history and genealogy collection which includes maps, local records, newspapers, city directories, photographs, and more.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Edgecombe 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 3.2 3.3 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:237, 475, 490-491. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "Toisnot Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 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.
  6. Robert J. Cain, ed., The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741 (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), 501. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr; Stuart Hall Smith, The History of Trinity Parish, Scotland Neck [and] Edgecombe Parish, Halifax County (Durham, N.C.: Christian Printing Company, 1955), 7. Digital version at Eastern North Carolina Digital Library - free.
  7. Stuart Hall Smith and Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., The History of Trinity Parish and Edgecombe Parish (1955).