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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Moore_County,_North_Carolina|Moore County]]''
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Guide to '''Moore 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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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriages|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Land''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1851</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Moore/Default.asp Moore County Courthouse]<br>102 Monroe St<br>Carthage, NC 28327<br>Mailing Address:<br>PO Box 936<br>Carthage, NC 28327<br>Phone: (910) 947-2396  
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<br> [http://www.nccourts.org/County/Moore/Default.asp Moore County Courthouse]<br>102 Monroe St<br>Carthage, NC 28327<br>Mailing Address:<br>PO Box 936<br>Carthage, NC 28327<br>Phone: (910) 947-2396  
  
Courthouse burned in 1889<br>registrar of deeds has birth and death records&nbsp;from 1913<br>land records &nbsp;from 1889 &amp; land grants from 1784<br>Clerk Superior Court has&nbsp;divorce, probate and Court Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moore County, North Carolina. Page 511 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Courthouse burned in 1889<br>registrar of deeds has birth and death records&nbsp;from 1913<br>land records &nbsp;from 1889 &amp; land grants from 1784<br>Clerk Superior Court has&nbsp;divorce, probate and Court Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moore County, North Carolina. Page 511 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br><br> '''Register of Deeds'''<br> PO Box 1210<br> Carthage, NC 28327<br> Telephone: 910-947-6370<br> Fax: 910-947-6396<br> [https://www.moorecountync.gov/index.php/mnu-rod Website]<br> <br> '''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 936 <br> Carthage, NC 28327<br> Telephone: (910) 722-5000<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1784'''--Moore County was created from [[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland]] County.<br>'''County seat''':&nbsp;Carthage <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1784'''--Moore County was created from [[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland]] County.<br>'''County seat''':&nbsp;Carthage <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== 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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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Ncmoore.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncmoore.png]]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/morcem.htm Moore County Cemeteries]  
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/morcem.htm NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Moore+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=Moore&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/moorecemetery.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/moore.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/bensalem.html Partial list of Bensalem Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/bensalem.html Partial list of Bensalem Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/smryna.html Smyrna Methodist Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/smryna.html Smyrna Methodist Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/longstreet.htm Long Street Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/longstreet.htm Long Street Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/nc/moore/dover/dover.htm Dover Baptist Church Cemetery<br>]  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/nc/moore/dover/dover.htm Dover Baptist Church Cemetery<br>]  
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem001.htm Acorn Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://moorecountywallaces.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=4&tree=Wallace Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery [photos]]
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem007.htm Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery<br>]
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*[http://moorecountywallaces.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=1&tree=Wallace Flint Hall Baptist Church Cemetery [photos]]
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem003.htm Brown's Chapel Christian Cemetery]  
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*[http://moorecountywallaces.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=45&tree=Wallace Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery [photos]]
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem008.htm Cross Hill Cemetery]  
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem009.htm Lamm's Grove Primitive Baptist Church ]
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem005.htm Pine Rest Cemetery]
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem006.htm Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/moor/cem004.htm Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery]
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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The Tidwell family of Moore County, North Carolina is discussed in:  
 
The Tidwell family of Moore County, North Carolina is discussed in:  
  
*'''[Tidwell]''' Johnson, Charles Owen. "The Tidwell Family," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1973):3-7; Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1973):114-121; Vol. 17, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1973):181-186; Vol. 17, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1973):295-299; Vol. 18, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1974):35-40; Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1974):129-135; Vol. 18, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1974):175-182; Vol. 18, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1974):257-264; Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1975):39-45. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 17 (1973) - v. 19 (1975)}}.
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*'''[Tidwell]''' Johnson, Charles Owen. "The Tidwell Family," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1973):3-7; Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1973):114-121; Vol. 17, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1973):181-186; Vol. 17, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1973):295-299; Vol. 18, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1974):35-40; Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1974):129-135; Vol. 18, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1974):175-182; Vol. 18, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1974):257-264; Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1975):39-45. Digital version at [http://library.nehgs.org/search~S0?/YVirginia+Genealogist&SORT=D/YVirginia+Genealogist&SORT=D&SUBKEY=Virginia+Genealogist/1%2C28%2C28%2CB/frameset&FF=YVirginia+Genealogist&SORT=D&3%2C3%2C American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 17 (1973) - v. 19 (1975)}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/caddle02.txt Benjamin Caddle Land Grant 1799]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/caddle02.txt Benjamin Caddle Land Grant 1799]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/wicowws1.txt William Cole to W. W. Sears 1856]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/wicowws1.txt William Cole to W. W. Sears 1856]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/rgreen04.txt Robert Green Land Grant 1853]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/deeds/rgreen04.txt Robert Green Land Grant 1853]
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*[http://moorecountywallaces.com/browsemedia.php?mediasearch=land+grant&mediatypeID=documents&tree=Wallace&tnggallery= Over 500 original Moore County Land Grants]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[http://moorecountywallaces.com/Webfiles/FlagXXX.html Over 1000 upper Moore County Land Grants mapped out and plotted on present day map]
  
 
==== 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
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/1835pension.html 1835 Moore County Revolutionary War Pension list (partial)]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/1835pension.html 1835 Moore County Revolutionary War Pension list (partial)]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/monroex.htm The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/military/revwar/enlistment/campbell249mt.txt The Memorial of James Campbell, 1800]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/military/revwar/enlistment/campbell249mt.txt The Memorial of James Campbell, 1800]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/military/campbells.txt Campbell Men in the War]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/military/moorevet.txt Veterans Roll of Honor]
 
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1885 - 1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/military/campbells.txt Campbell Men in the War]
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'''''Prisoner of War Records'''''
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/prisons.html Confederate Prisoners Information]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/prisons.html Confederate Prisoners Information]  
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'''''Veteran and Burial Records'''''
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/military/moorevet.txt Veterans Roll of Honor]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/mcconfedsld.htm Moore County Confederate Veterans Roll of Honor]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/confedsoldiers.html Civil War Soldiers Buried at Bethesda Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/confedsoldiers.html Civil War Soldiers Buried at Bethesda Cemetery]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/mcconfedsld.htm Moore County Confederate Veterans Roll of Honor]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/bios/graham01.txt Jarrett B. Graham, 30th Infantry Company H]
 
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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:- [[1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves - Confederate|1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves]], Company E<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company E<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company H<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company I<br>
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:- [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/bios/graham01.txt Jarrett B. Graham, 30th Infantry Company H]<br>
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======Civil War Battles ======
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/monroex.htm The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads]
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===== World War I =====
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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
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===== World War II =====
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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>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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''Online Probate Records''
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*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://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 images
  
 
Moore County Clerk of Superior Court<br>910-947-2396<br>Has wills, estate records, and all transactions having to do with the settlement of estates starting from 1783. Contact their office to verify their records and fees.<br>  
 
Moore County Clerk of Superior Court<br>910-947-2396<br>Has wills, estate records, and all transactions having to do with the settlement of estates starting from 1783. Contact their office to verify their records and fees.<br>  
  
*'''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'''&nbsp;&nbsp; - [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]].
  
*'''1783-1818''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to F (1783-1818)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1783 - 1818''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to F (1783-1818)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
The following websites have transcribed copies of Wills or Estate Records for Moore County:  
 
The following websites have transcribed copies of Wills or Estate Records for Moore County:  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/mrchisn03.txt Duncan Murchison, 1836]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/mrchisn03.txt Duncan Murchison, 1836]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/mrchisn01.txt Duncan Murchison, 1853]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/mrchisn01.txt Duncan Murchison, 1853]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/mrchisn02.txt Kenneth Murchison Sr. 1834<br>]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/mrchisn02.txt Kenneth Murchison Sr. 1834]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/richar03.txt Druary Richardson, 1811]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/richar03.txt Druary Richardson, 1811]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/richar04.txt William Richardson, 1805]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/wills/richar04.txt William Richardson, 1805]  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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[http://moorecountywallaces.com/browsemedia.php?mediasearch=tax&mediatypeID=histories&tree=Wallace&tnggallery= Original Tax Records including 1755, 1767, 1777-1780, 1783 for Cumberland County and 1793, 1795, 1797, 1807-1808, 1815, 1818-1823, 1844-1849 for Moore County]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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[http://rod.moorecountync.gov/default.aspx Search Moore County Vital Records]  
 
[http://rod.moorecountync.gov/default.aspx Search Moore County Vital Records]  
  
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===== Birth Records =====
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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 Records =====
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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
  
A number of websites have transcribed Vital Records, here are links to the following:  
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===== Divorce Records =====
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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 $
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/a/addor841gob.txt Felix Eugene Addor, Death 1918]
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===== Marriages  =====
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/vitals/doanblde.txt Doc Annarias Blake, Death&nbsp; 1949 ]
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*'''1858 - 1865''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/marriages.htm Moore County Marriages 1858-1865] at USGenWeb - free.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/moorevitals.htm John Westley Blake, Death 1955]  
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*'''1857 - 1867''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/marriages.htm Moore County Marriages 1858-1867]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/vitals/deaths/lunday15gdt.txt Robert Lee Lunday, Death 1980]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1786ob.txt Deliltia Sheffield, Death 1917]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1778ob.txt Elijah Sheffield, Death 1924]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1777ob.txt Henry Clay Sheffield, Death 1931]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1783ob.txt Herbert Wilson Sheffield, Death 1977]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1779ob.txt Isaac E. Sheffield, Death 1915]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1785ob.txt Jonathan Sheffield, Death 1917]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1787ob.txt Liddie Francis Sheffield, Death 1926]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1782ob.txt Martha Francis Sheffield, Death 1948]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/sheffiel1784ob.txt Sara Sheffield, Death 1919]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/shiffiel1781ob.txt Martisha Jane Shiffield, Death 1941]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/shuffiel1780ob.txt Rebecca Shuffield, Death 1919]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/obits/s/standin839gob.txt John Robert Standin, Death 1918]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/1785marr.html 1785 Marriage Grant Document]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/marriages.htm Moore County Marriages 1858-1867]  
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/mooremarriages.htm Moore County Marriages]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore/mooremarriages.htm Moore County Marriages]
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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
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*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Moore County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 1183<br>Pinehurst 28374-118<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncmcgs/ Website] <br><br>
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncmcgs/ Moore County Genealogical Society<br>]
 
 
*[http://www.moorehistory.com/ Moore County Historical Association]  
 
*[http://www.moorehistory.com/ Moore County Historical Association]  
 
*[http://204.211.56.212/moore.html Moore County Libraries]
 
*[http://204.211.56.212/moore.html Moore County Libraries]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Pinehurst North Carolina Family History Center]]
 
*[[Pinehurst North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/moore-county/ Moore County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Moore|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Moore|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/ Moore County NCGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/moore/ Moore County NCGenWeb Project]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore.htm Moore County USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/moore.htm Moore County USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://moorecountywallaces.com Moore County Wallaces [over 35,000 individuals, 1,500 documents, 1,700 tombstone photographs and 500 individual and family photographs]]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 20:37, 23 August 2017

United States
North Carolina
Moore County

Guide to Moore 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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Moore County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Moore County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1784
County Seat Carthage
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Moore County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1851
1790
1787
1783


Moore County Courthouse
102 Monroe St
Carthage, NC 28327
Mailing Address:
PO Box 936
Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: (910) 947-2396

Courthouse burned in 1889
registrar of deeds has birth and death records from 1913
land records  from 1889 & land grants from 1784
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and Court Records[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 1210
Carthage, NC 28327
Telephone: 910-947-6370
Fax: 910-947-6396
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 936
Carthage, NC 28327
Telephone: (910) 722-5000

History

Moore County was formed in 1784 from Cumberland County. It was named in the honor of Captain Alfred Moore of Brunswick, a soldier of the Revolution and afterwards a judge of the Supreme Court of the United States. Moore County is in the south central section of the State and bounded by Harnett, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond, Montgomery, Randolph, Chatham, and Lee counties. The act establishing the county provided for the erection of the public buildings. In 1795 an act was passed which stated that the location of the courthouse was inconvenient; it named commissioners to purchase land near the center of the county and erect a new courthouse. In 1796 an act was passed establishing Carthage on land where the courthouse was to stand. In 1803 an act was passed naming commissioners to lay out a town and build a courthouse as directed in the act of 1796. In 1806, Carthage was changed to Feaginsville. In 1818, "Feaginsville" was changed back to Carthage, and is now the county seat.

Parent County

1784--Moore County was created from Cumberland County.
County seat: Carthage [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

1889--Courthouse fire destroyed most of the land records and many court records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

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

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Cameron

Court

Moore County Clerk of Superior Court

The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.

As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines.

Clerk of Superior Court's Office 910-947-2396
910-947-1444 (FAX)


A number of Court Records have been transcribed and are available at the following sites:


Genealogy

The Tidwell family of Moore County, North Carolina is discussed in:

  • [Tidwell] Johnson, Charles Owen. "The Tidwell Family," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1973):3-7; Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1973):114-121; Vol. 17, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1973):181-186; Vol. 17, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1973):295-299; Vol. 18, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1974):35-40; Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1974):129-135; Vol. 18, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1974):175-182; Vol. 18, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1974):257-264; Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1975):39-45. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 17 (1973) - v. 19 (1975).

Land

Moore County Register of Deeds
100 Dowd Street
Carthage, NC 28327

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 1210
Carthage, NC 28327
910-947-6300

Has Land Records starting from 1787; their website includes a searchable database for their records.


A number of websites have transcribed deed and land records as follows:

Local Histories

Maps

Over 1000 upper Moore County Land Grants mapped out and plotted on present day map

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Prisoner of War Records

Veteran and Burial Records

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

- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company E
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company E
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company I
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company H
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company I
- Jarrett B. Graham, 30th Infantry Company H
Civil War Battles
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Moore County Clerk of Superior Court
910-947-2396
Has wills, estate records, and all transactions having to do with the settlement of estates starting from 1783. Contact their office to verify their records and fees.

The following websites have transcribed copies of Wills or Estate Records for Moore County:

Taxation

Original Tax Records including 1755, 1767, 1777-1780, 1783 for Cumberland County and 1793, 1795, 1797, 1807-1808, 1815, 1818-1823, 1844-1849 for Moore County

Vital Records

The Moore County Register of Deeds has an online searchable database for their Vital Records, including Birth, Death, and Marriage records.

Search Moore County Vital Records

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriages

Societies and Libraries

Moore County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1183
Pinehurst 28374-118
Website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moore County, North Carolina. Page 511 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).