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== History  ==
== History  ==
Many free African American families moved to Robeson County from Virginia in the 1700s.
==== Parent County  ====
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
==== Record Loss  ====
Many of the court records are missing.  
Many of the court records are missing.
== Places/Localities  ==
== Places/Localities  ==

Revision as of 17:07, 22 October 2012

Robeson County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1787
County Seat Lumberton
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County Courthouse

Robeson County Courthouse
500 N Elm Street P O Box 22
Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: 919-671-3044

Register of Deeds has b rec from 1913
marriage records from 1787
death records from 1915
and land records from 1799, Clerk Superior Court has divorce
and court records from 1920 and probate records from 1868[1]


Many free African American families moved to Robeson County from Virginia in the 1700s.

Parent County

1787--Robeson County was created from Bladen County.
County seat: Lumberton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Many of the court records are missing.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

Church Records





It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]


Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Robeson County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies and regiments that were formed with many men from Robeson County.

- 51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia, Company F




Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please visit their website for more information.


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robeson County, North Carolina. Page 512 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. 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.
  4. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.