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Perquimans County, North Carolina Genealogy

Guide to Perquimans 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: Hertford
Organized: 1670
Parent County(s): Albemarle[1]
Neighboring Counties
Chowan  • Gates  • Pasquotank
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County InformationEdit

DescriptionEdit

Perquimans County is located in the eastern portion of North Carolina and was named for the Perquimans Indians of the area.[2]

County CourthouseEdit

Perquimans County Courthouse
128 N. Church Street
Hertford, NC 27944
Phone: 252-404-5000
Perquimans County Website

Register of Deeds has marriage and land records.
Clerk Superior Court has probate and court records.[3]

Perquimans County, North Carolina Record DatesEdit

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
1659 1659 1913 1688 1681 1709 1784
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.

Record LossEdit

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

Boundary ChangesEdit

  • 1670 Perquimans County was created as Berkeley precinct in Albemarle County.
  • County seat: Hertford[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 PlacesEdit

The following are locations in Perquimans County, North Carolina:

History TimelineEdit

Perquimans was formed as early as 1668 as a precinct in Albemarle County. It was named in honor of an Indian tribe. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albemarle Sound and Chowan, Gates, and Pasquotank counties. The present area is 261 square miles.... Hertford, established in 1758 on the land of Jonathan Phelps, is the county seat. There is no description of the precinct when it was established. Gates was formed in 1779 from Chowan, Perquimans, and Hertford.

ResourcesEdit

Bible RecordsEdit

BiographiesEdit

Business, Commerce, and OccupationsEdit

CemeteriesEdit

Cemeteries of Perquimans 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 RecordsEdit

Church RecordsEdit

Church of England

  • Berkeley Parish. Established by 1741.[6]
  • Perquimans Parish. Established 1701.[6]

Quakers

Court RecordsEdit

DirectoriesEdit

Emigration and ImmigrationEdit

Ethnic, Political, and Religious GroupsEdit

Funeral HomesEdit

GenealogiesEdit

  • Dail, Louise Jordan and Doris Jordan McGue. Ballahack Branches: Perquimans County, NC, circa 1897-2010. 2010. FHL Book 975.6144 D2d. Includes Baker, Dail, Elliott, Evans, Goodwin, Harrell, Haskett, Hollowell, Lane, Mansfield, Moore, Perry, Roberson, Rogerson, White and related families.
  • Albertson - Marrs, Betty J. Albertson. Albertson and Related Families. 1970s. FHL Film 1571635 Item 1.
  • Bagley - Bagley, Ernest Griffen. The Bagley Family, 1066-1958. Raleigh, N.C.: E.G. Bagley, 1958. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Barclift - Burkart, Frances Lee. Three Hundred Years of Barclifts, 1690-1990. Cullman, Ala.: Gregath, 1991. FHL Collection.
  • Blitchington - Bruister, Daysidel Day. Blitchington, Bright, Long, Norcom, Worley. Tutwiler, Miss.: D.D. Bruister, 1987. FHL Film 1320891 Item 8.
  • Bogue - Saunders, Catherine and Carl R. Krigbaum. The Bogues of Scotland: To Samuel Watson Bogue and His Descendants. n.d. FHL Film 1597855 Item 10.
  • Bogue - Wright, Cordelia E. Bogue. A family history and genealogy of William Bogue (Boge) and some descendants, 1689-1978, and allied families a family lineage compilation. Spiceland, Ind.: C.B. Wright, 1978. FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 2757.
  • Boyce - Willey, Eula Elizabeth White. Ancestors and descendants of J. Thomas White and Allie B. Lane of Perquimans County, North Carolina White, Cleare, Lane, Boyce, Chappell, Giffin, Jordan. Portsmouth, Va.: E.E.W. Willey, 1995?. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Bundy - Bundy, V. Mayo. Meet Our Ancestors Bundy-Winslow-Culbreth-Autry. Greensboro, N.C.: V.M. Bundy, 1977. FHL Book 929.273 B882ba.
  • Bundy - Bundy, V. Mayo. The Descendants of William and Elizabeth Bundy of Rhode Island and North Carolina. Charlotte, N.C.: Herb Eaton Historical Publications, [1986]. FHL Book 929.273 B882b.
  • Cartwright - Murphy, Lou Arden Andrews. Descendants of Peter Cartwright and his wife, Jane Morgan of Perquimans, Pasquotank & Camden Counties, N.C. with allied families: Falkner, Redus & Parsons. Estes Park, Colo.: L.A. Murphy, 1996. FHL Book 929.273 C249m.
  • Chappell - Gray, Beulah B. The Chappell Family. Microfilmed 1986: FHL Film 1435480.
  • Chappell - Gray, Beulah B. and Marie Arrington Davidson. Genealogical Charts of the Chappell Family of Pike County, Indiana. Microfilmed 1986: FHL Book 1435480.
  • Chappell - Willey, Eula Elizabeth White. Ancestors and descendants of J. Thomas White and Allie B. Lane of Perquimans County, North Carolina White, Cleare, Lane, Boyce, Chappell, Giffin, Jordan. Portsmouth, Va.: E.E.W. Willey, 1995?. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • Charles - The Charles Family of Perquimans Co., North Carolina. Microfilmed 1974: FHL Book 929.273 C38cf.
  • Cox - Cox, Henry Miller and John Cox. The Cox Family in America: A History and Genealogy of the Older Branches of the Family from the Appearance of Its First Representative in this Country in 1610. New York: H.M. Cox, 1912. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Durant - Andrea, Leonardo. Durant. Microfilmed 1975: FHL Film 978080 Item 2.
  • Eivens - Oates, Addison Ford. Genealogy and History of the Oates Family. 2 vols. 1966. Digital versions at FamilySearch Digital Library: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 - both free.
  • Eivens - Oates, John Martin. Roots, Seeds, and Other Things. 2 vols. N.C.: J.M. Oates, 1989, 1993. Digital versions at FamilySearch Digital Library: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2
  • Elliott - Elliott, Paul. The Elliott Family Record, 1660-1978. 1978. FHL Film 1036220 Item 3.
  • Eure - Winslow, Raymond A. Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Delwin Hayden Eure and Leona Mae Umphlett of Perquimans County, North Carolina. Elizabeth City, N.C.: Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina, 2010. FHL Book 929.273 Eu72w.
  • Evans - Evans, Ellen Goode et al. Early Families of Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina. 1955. FHL Film 866.
  • Evans - Evans, Homer W. Evanses, Our Story: Descendants of Robert Evans ( -1758) of Perquimans County, North Carolina, Including the Testimony of the Author, Homer W. Evans, a High Priest. 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Ev16eh.
  • Harrell - Smith, Hosea. Smith Family. 1844. FHL Film 1451835 Item 1.
  • Harrell - Smith, Hosea. Record of My Family. Microfilmed 1973: FHL Film 928021 Item 1.
  • Hosea - Smith, Hosea. Smith Family. 1844. FHL Film 1451835 Item 1.
  • Hosea - Smith, Hosea. Record of My Family. Microfilmed 1973: FHL Film 928021 Item 1.
  • Jacocks - Jacocks, William Picard. Descendants of Thomas Jacocks, Who Died in 1692 in Perquimans Precinct, North Carolina. Chapel Hill, N.C. W.P. Jacocks, 1957. FHL Film 940268 Item 3.
  • Jenkins - The Jenkins Line, 1642-1939. Microfilmed 1980: FHL Film 1036488 Item 8.
  • Jenkins - Perkins, Charles L. The Jenkins-Perkins Line, The First Twelve Generations, 1642-1993. Microfilmed 1994: FHL Film 1750771 Item 30.
  • Jessup - Evans, Homer W. Evanses, Our Story: Descendants of Robert Evans ( -1758) of Perquimans County, North Carolina, Including the Testimony of the Author, Homer W. Evans, a High Priest. 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Ev16eh.
  • Jessup - Holder, Ruth Ann Shenberger. The Jessup - Jessop Family. 1982. FHL Film 1307513 Item 10.
  • Jessup - Holder, Ruth Ann Shenberger. The Jessup - Jossop Family, 1651-1982. 1988. FHL Film 1572021 Item 3.
  • Lamb - Lamb [ca. 1676-1960]. Microfilmed 1989: FHL Film 1638369 Item 49.
  • Lane - Willey, Eula Elizabeth White. Ancestors and descendants of J. Thomas White and Allie B. Lane of Perquimans County, North Carolina White, Cleare, Lane, Boyce, Chappell, Giffin, Jordan. Portsmouth, Va.: E.E.W. Willey, 1995?. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Leigh - Fouts, Mary E. Baumgarte. The Leigh Family Records. Perkin, Ill.: Fouts, 1976. FHL Book 929.273 L533a.
  • McLendon - Allen, Melba Goff. The McLendons of America. Metairie, La.: M.G. Allen, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 M224a.
  • McLendon - McLendon, Lois Clouse. The McLendons of Carroll County, Georgia, and Related Families. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1989. FHL Book 929.273 M224mc.
  • Mansfield - Dail, Louise Jordan and Doris Jordan McGue. Mansfields of Chowan and Perquimans Counties, North Carolina: and Allied Lines of Caruthers, Floyd and Williams. 2004. FHL Book 929.273 M317dL.
  • Matthews - Winslow, Raymond A. Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Delwin Hayden Eure and Leona Mae Umphlett of Perquimans County, North Carolina. Elizabeth City, N.C.: Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina, 2010. FHL Book 929.273 Eu72w.
  • Maudlin - Goddard, Marjorie M. Descendents of Ezekiel Maudlin (1) and Hannah Nicholson. Microfilmed 1982: FHL Film 1307583 Item 18.
  • Newby - Mills, Paul. Newby Family History. 1973. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Nicholson - Dennis, Mary Wright. Thomas Dennis and Some of His Descendants, ca. 1650-1979: Supplement I: Lucinda Dennis Nicholson Descendants. Microfilmed 1988: FHL Film 1571135 Item 6.
  • Oates - Oates, Addison Ford. Genealogy and History of the Oates Family. 2 vols. 1966. Digital versions at FamilySearch Digital Library: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 - both free.
  • Oates - Oates, John Martin. Roots, Seeds, and Other Things. 2 vols. N.C.: J.M. Oates, 1989, 1993. Digital versions at FamilySearch Digital Library: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2
  • Pearson - Smith, Jonathan K.T. A Genealogical Memoir, Peter and Rachel Pearson of Nansemond County, Virginia. Jackson, Tenn.: J. Smith, 1993. FHL Film 1750730 Item 29.
  • Perisho - Saunders, Catherine and Carl R. Krigbaum. The Bogues of Scotland: To Samuel Watson Bogue and His Descendants. n.d. FHL Film 1597855 Item 10.
  • Perisho - Aldrich, Berniece Perisho. The Perisho/Parisho Family. 2 vols. Milwaukee: W. & B. Aldrich, 1979-1988. FHL Films 1033611 Item 3 and 1421885 Item 15.
  • Perry - Allman, Wayne C. Pioneer Friends Preachers: The Story of Nathan and Mary Perry, Friends Ministers, Who Preached the Gospel of Christ to Frontier People in North Carolina, Kansas and Texas... Columbus, Ga.: Bretwood Christian Press, 1996. FHL Book 929.273 P429ac.
  • Smith - Smith, Hosea. Smith Family. 1844. FHL Film 1451835 Item 1.
  • Smith - Smith, Hosea. Record of My Family. Microfilmed 1973: FHL Film 928021 Item 1.
  • Smith - Smith, Hosea. Letters of Hosea Smith and Other Pike County, Indiana, Data. Microfilmed 1986: FHL Film 1451835 Item 1.
  • Sutton - Oliver, Marjorie Elizabeth Sutton. The Suttons of England and North Carolina, U.S.A., 1620-1974: George Sutton, 1620-1669, With Some of His Descendants Down through Richard Walters Sutton, Sr., 1828-1920, His Thirteen Children and Their Families Including Pictures and Coat of Arms. La Grange, N.C.: M.E.S. Oliver, 1974. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Sutton - Bland, Doris Ellen Witter. Sutton, Sutton and More Suttons: A Study of the Ancestors and Descendants of Jonathan Sutton Who Came to Wayne County, Illinois in the Year 1853. Fairfield, Ill.: Bland Books, 1992. FHL Book 929.273 Su87b.
  • White - White, Russell B. Descendants of Francis and Miriam White. Albuquerque, N.M.: R.B. White, 1979. FHL Book 929.273 W582wr.
  • White - Willey, Eula Elizabeth White. Ancestors and descendants of J. Thomas White and Allie B. Lane of Perquimans County, North Carolina White, Cleare, Lane, Boyce, Chappell, Giffin, Jordan. Portsmouth, Va.: E.E.W. Willey, 1995?. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Willard - Willard: Family Records. Microfilmed 1981: FHL Film 1306163 Item 9.
  • Winslow - Winslow, Fred E. Winslow-Morris Genealogy. Salem, Ind.: F.E. Winslow, 1953. FHL Film 1481388 Item 10.
  • Winslow - Winslow, Mrs. L. Melvin. Winslow Genealogy. Microfilmed 1981: FHL Film 1306485 Item 3.
  • Winslow - Hardin, Barbara Humphrey. Ancestors of Cyril George Humphrey and Elvina Isabelle Haskin. Microfilmed 1981: FHL Film 1306180 Item 5.
  • Wyatt - Wyatt, W. Carl. Families of Joseph and Isaac Wyatt (Brothers): Who were Sons of Zachariah ("Sacker") and Elizabeth (Ripley) Wyatt of Durant's Neck, Perquimans County, North Carolina ... 1950. 1463960 Item 11.

GuardianshipEdit

Land and Property RecordsEdit

Local HistoriesEdit

Maps and GazetteersEdit

NC Perquimans

MigrationEdit

Military RecordsEdit

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Perquimans 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 Perquimans County:

- 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company F
- 17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization), Company I
- 17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization), Company L

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and CitizenshipEdit

NewspapersEdit

ObituariesEdit

Other RecordsEdit

PeriodicalsEdit

Probate RecordsEdit

Online Probate Records

School RecordsEdit

Tax RecordsEdit

Vital RecordsEdit

BirthEdit

MarriageEdit

DeathEdit

DivorceEdit

Research FacilitiesEdit

ArchivesEdit

Family History CentersEdit

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.

LibrariesEdit

MuseumsEdit

SocietiesEdit

  • Family Research Society of Northeastern NC
    PO Box 1425
    Elizabeth City, NC 27906-1425
    Website

WebsitesEdit

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Perquimans Co., NC on NCGenWeb
  • 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.

Research GuidesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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/Perquimans
  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), Perquimans 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. 6.0 6.1 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), xxviii, 414. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.