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Guide to '''Person County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Person County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
 
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Person was formed in 1791 from Caswell. The act was to become effective February 1, 1792. In 1792 the eastern four districts of Caswell County became Person County.&nbsp; It was named in honor of General Thomas Person, a Revolutionary Patriot, a member of the Council of Safety and a trustee of the University of North Carolina. He gave a large sum of money to the University, and a building was erected in his honor, which is called Person Hall. It is in the north central section of the State and is bounded by Granville, Durham, Orange and Caswell counties, and the State of Virginia. The present area is 390.87 square miles and the 1990 population was 30,180. In 1792 Pittman's was mentioned in an act as the place where the courthouse was to be established. In 1793 Roxboro was established as the courthouse and is now the county seat.<br>  
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Person was formed in 1791 from Caswell. The act was to become effective February 1, 1792. In 1792 the eastern four districts of Caswell County became Person County. It was named in honor of General Thomas Person, a Revolutionary Patriot, a member of the Council of Safety and a trustee of the University of North Carolina. He gave a large sum of money to the University, and a building was erected in his honor, which is called Person Hall. It is in the north central section of the State and is bounded by Granville, Durham, Orange and Caswell counties, and the State of Virginia. The present area is 390.87 square miles and the 1990 population was 30,180. In 1792 Pittman's was mentioned in an act as the place where the courthouse was to be established. In 1793 Roxboro was established as the courthouse and is now the county seat.<br>  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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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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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/nc-counties.html#courthouse North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/nc-counties.html#courthouse North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses]  
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Person/Courthouse/Default.asp Person County Clerk of Court's Office]<br>Person County Courthouse<br>105 South Main St<br>Roxboro, NC 27573<br>Phone 336-503-5200<br>  
 
[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Person/Courthouse/Default.asp Person County Clerk of Court's Office]<br>Person County Courthouse<br>105 South Main St<br>Roxboro, NC 27573<br>Phone 336-503-5200<br>  
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==== Ethnic and Religous Groups ====
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Redford, Dorothy Spruill. ''As Long as You Call My Name, I Live'': Somerset Place Slave Burial Register, 1785-1865.'''FHL 975.6165 V3r'''
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Redford, Dorothy Spruill and Michael D'orso. ''Somerset Homecoming: Recovering a Lost Heritage''. New York, New York : Doubleday, c 1988. '''FHL 929.273''' '''L732r'''
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Redford, Dorothy Spruill. Somerset's Slave Community: an Antebellum Genealogical Study. [Portsmouth, Va.] D. S. Redford, 9C. 1986)
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/reminiscencessket00fous/reminiscencessket00fous_djvu.txt Reminiscences&nbsp;: A sketch and letters descriptive of life in Person County in former days] - free online book at Archives.org<br>  
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/reminiscencessket00fous/reminiscencessket00fous_djvu.txt Reminiscences&nbsp;: A sketch and letters descriptive of life in Person County in former days] - free online book at Archives.org<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/resource_books.htm Resources: Books] - at NCGenWeb has dozens of listings of Person County books
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/resource_books.htm Resources: Books] - at NCGenWeb has dozens of listings of Person County books
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
 
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
  
[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/military/usct-per.htm U.S. Colored Troops-Person County] - list of soldiers from Person Co.
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[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/military/usct-per.htm U.S. Colored Troops-Person County] - list of soldiers from Person Co.  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/resources.htm#Newspapers List of Person County Newspapers] - both current &amp; past
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/resources.htm#Newspapers List of Person County Newspapers] - both current &amp; past  
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Library of Congress: Chronicling America ]
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Library of Congress: Chronicling America ]  
 
*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/resources/newspapers.html State Library:&nbsp;North Carolina Newspapers]
 
*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/resources/newspapers.html State Library:&nbsp;North Carolina Newspapers]
  
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*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTY_NASH_DISTRICT_1798.pdf 1798- Nash District]  
 
*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTY_NASH_DISTRICT_1798.pdf 1798- Nash District]  
 
*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTY_NORTH_CAROLINA_1800_TAX_LIST.pdf 1800- Nash District]
 
*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/cen_tax/PERSON_COUNTY_NORTH_CAROLINA_1800_TAX_LIST.pdf 1800- Nash District]
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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== Societies and Libraries ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
  
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==== Libraries  ====
  
==== Libraries<br> ====
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*[http://www.personcounty.net/index.aspx?page=176 Person County Library] - includes a local history room, large amount of genealogy information<br>  
 
 
*[http://www.personcounty.net/index.aspx?page=176 Person County Library] - includes a&nbsp; local history room, large amount of genealogy information<br>
 
 
*[http://search.lib.unc.edu/search?Ntt=person+county+n.c&Ntk=Subject&Nty=1 UNC-Chapel Hill Library Catalog: Person County] <br>
 
*[http://search.lib.unc.edu/search?Ntt=person+county+n.c&Ntk=Subject&Nty=1 UNC-Chapel Hill Library Catalog: Person County] <br>
  
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==== Societies<br> ====
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==== Societies====
  
*Person County Historical Society<br>PO Box 887<br>Roxboro, NC 27573<br>336-597-3134<br>[[pchs@esinc.net|pchs@esinc.net]]<br>
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*Person County Historical Society<br>PO Box 887<br>Roxboro, NC 27573<br>336-597-3134<br>[[Pchs@esinc.net|pchs@esinc.net]]<br>  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncccha/ Caswell County Historical Association]<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncccha/ Caswell County Historical Association]<br>  
 
*[http://www.vancpgs.org/contents/index.php Piedmont Genealogical Society]<br>P. O. Box 2272<br>Danville, VA 24541<br>
 
*[http://www.vancpgs.org/contents/index.php Piedmont Genealogical Society]<br>P. O. Box 2272<br>Danville, VA 24541<br>
  
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== Web Sites  ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/person-county/ Person County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/person-county/ Person County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/index.htm Person County NCGenWeb] - many genealogy resources for Person County  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/person/index.htm Person County NCGenWeb] - many genealogy resources for Person County  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  

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Location in the state of North Carolina
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County Seat Roxboro
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County Courthouse

Person County Courthouse
105 South Main St
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone 336-503-5200

History

Person was formed in 1791 from Caswell. The act was to become effective February 1, 1792. In 1792 the eastern four districts of Caswell County became Person County. It was named in honor of General Thomas Person, a Revolutionary Patriot, a member of the Council of Safety and a trustee of the University of North Carolina. He gave a large sum of money to the University, and a building was erected in his honor, which is called Person Hall. It is in the north central section of the State and is bounded by Granville, Durham, Orange and Caswell counties, and the State of Virginia. The present area is 390.87 square miles and the 1990 population was 30,180. In 1792 Pittman's was mentioned in an act as the place where the courthouse was to be established. In 1793 Roxboro was established as the courthouse and is now the county seat.

Parent County

1791--Person County was created from Caswell County.
County seat: Roxboro [1]

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

For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Following sites have various listings of Person County Cemeteries:

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Flat River. Constituted 1777.[2]
  • Head of Mayo Creek. Constituted 1793.[2]
  • South Hico River Lower Church. Constituted 1793.[2]
  • South Hico River Upper Church. Constituted 1792.[2]

Court

Person County Clerk of Court's Office
Person County Courthouse
105 South Main St
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone 336-503-5200

Ethnic and Religous Groups

Redford, Dorothy Spruill. As Long as You Call My Name, I Live: Somerset Place Slave Burial Register, 1785-1865.FHL 975.6165 V3r

Redford, Dorothy Spruill and Michael D'orso. Somerset Homecoming: Recovering a Lost Heritage. New York, New York : Doubleday, c 1988. FHL 929.273 L732r

Redford, Dorothy Spruill. Somerset's Slave Community: an Antebellum Genealogical Study. [Portsmouth, Va.] D. S. Redford, 9C. 1986)


Land

Person County Register of Deeds Office
P. O. Box 209
21 Abbitt Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone 336-597-1733

Website also includes online searchable database for deeds.

Register's office has copies of birth, marriage & death records as well as land records.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

U.S. Colored Troops-Person County - list of soldiers from Person Co.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Some Person County Tax Lists are available in transcribed records online. Following are links to them:

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Libraries


Societies

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:567. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
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