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[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Robeson_County,_North_Carolina|Robeson County]]
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Guide to '''Robeson County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Robeson County
 
| county = Robeson County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/robeson/ Robeson Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>  
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/perquimans/ Robeson Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>  
| county_map = Nc-robeson.png
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| state = North Carolina
 
| state = North Carolina
 
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| state_map = North_Carolina.png  
| founded year = 1787
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| founded year = 1670
 
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| seat wl = Lumberton
 
| seat wl = Lumberton
 
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[North Carolina]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Robeson_County,_North_Carolina|Robeson County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.nccourts.org/county/robeson/default.asp Robeson County Courthouse]<br>500 N Elm Street P O Box 22<br>Lumberton, NC 28358<br>Phone: 919-671-3044<br><br>Register of Deeds has b rec from 1913<br>marriage records from 1787<br>death records from 1915<br>and land records from 1799, Clerk Superior Court has divorce <br>and court records from 1920 and probate records from 1868<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robeson County, North Carolina. Page 512 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.nccourts.org/county/robeson/default.asp Robeson County Courthouse]<br> 500 N Elm Street P O Box 22<br> Lumberton, NC 28358<br> Phone: 919-671-3044<br> <br> Register of Deeds has been recorded from 1913<br> marriage records from 1787<br> death records from 1915, brand land records from 1799, Clerk Superior Court has divorce, and court records from 1920 and probate records from 1868. <ref> Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robeson County, North Carolina. Page 512 </ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Many free African American families moved to Robeson County from Virginia in the 1700s.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1787'''--Robeson County was created from [[Bladen County, North Carolina|Bladen]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Lumberton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1787'''--Robeson County was created from [[Bladen County, North Carolina|Bladen County]]. '''County seat:''' Lumberton <ref> The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[[Bladen County, North Carolina|Bladen]]  
 
*[[Bladen County, North Carolina|Bladen]]  
 
*[[Columbus County, North Carolina|Columbus]]  
 
*[[Columbus County, North Carolina|Columbus]]  
*[[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland]]  
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*[[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland]]
*[[Dillon County, South Carolina|Dillon County, South Carolina]]  
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*[[Dillon County, South Carolina|Dillon County, South Carolina]]
 
*[[Hoke County, North Carolina|Hoke]]  
 
*[[Hoke County, North Carolina|Hoke]]  
*[[Horry County, South Carolina|Horry County, South Carolina]]  
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*[[Horry County, South Carolina|Horry County, South Carolina]]
 
*[[Marlboro County, South Carolina|Marlboro County, South Carolina]]  
 
*[[Marlboro County, South Carolina|Marlboro County, South Carolina]]  
 
*[[Scotland County, North Carolina|Scotland]]
 
*[[Scotland County, North Carolina|Scotland]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncrobeson.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesoncemeteries.htm Robeson County Cemeteries] - NCGenWeb Archives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesoncemeteries.htm Robeson County Cemeteries] - NCGenWeb Archives  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1728 Robeson County Cemeteries] - at Find-A-Grave.com&nbsp;
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&amp;CScnty=1728 Robeson County Cemeteries]- at Find-A-Grave.com.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
 
{{Census|North Carolina}}
 
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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===== Baptist  =====
 
===== Baptist  =====
  
*'''Ash Pole.''' Established by 1808.<ref>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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*'''Ash Pole.''' Organized 1796.<ref>Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 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 "Ashpole Church,"] [http://www.ncmarkers.com North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,  accessed 22 October 2012].</ref>  
*'''First Baptist Church,''' Lumberton, N.C. [http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=caf First Baptist Church, Lumberton, North Carolina; one hundred years of Christian witnessing, 1855-1955] -&nbsp;available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library  
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*'''First Baptist Church,''' Lumberton, N.C. <ref>[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=caf First Baptist Church, Lumberton, North Carolina; one hundred years of Christian witnessing, 1855-1955] available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library</ref>
*'''Saddle Tree Creek.''' Established by 1789.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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*'''Saddle Tree Creek.''' Constituted by 1788. <ref>George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491. </ref> 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 <ref>http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF" _fcksavedurl= stpaulsseminary.com] St Paul's Seminary website.fckLR</ref>
  
===== Presbyterian =====
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===== Presbyterian =====
  
*[Book]&nbsp;[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=lae Enter into his gates&nbsp;: history of the First Presbyterian Church, Maxton, North Carolina, 1878-1958] - available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library  
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*[Book] <ref>[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=lae digital.lib.ecu.]</ref> Enter into his gates history of the First Presbyterian Church, Maxton, North Carolina, 1878-1958. <ref>[http://www.ncmarkers.com ncmarkers.com]</ref> - available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library  
*[Book]&nbsp;[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=rpc Year book and directory of the Rowland Presbyterian Church, Rowland, N.C]. -&nbsp;available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library
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*[Book]<ref>[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=rpc digital.lib.ecu.]</ref> Year book and directory of the Rowland Presbyterian Church, Rowland, N.C - available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library
  
 
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==== Education  ====
 
==== Education  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=robeson Robeson County College Students] -&nbsp;a name list of students at various NC colleges with identified hometowns in the county; via NCGenWeb Yearbook Index  
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*<ref>[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county= ncgenweb-data.com] </ref> Robeson County College Students; a name list of students at various NC colleges with identified hometowns in the county; via NCGenWeb Yearbook Index  
*[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Flora%20Macdonald%20College%20%28Red%20Springs%2C%20N.C.%29--Students--Yearbooks.%22&sort=-date Flora McDonald College yearbooks] - from 1921-1961; via the Internet Archive  
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*<ref>[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Flora%20Macdonald%20College%20%28Red%20Springs%2C%20N.C.%29--Students--Yearbooks.%22&amp;sort= archive.org] </ref> Flora McDonald College yearbooks - from 1921-1961; via the Internet Archive  
*[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Presbyterian%20Junior%20College%20%28Maxton%2C%20N.C.%29--Students--Yearbooks.%22&sort=-date Presbyterian Junior College yearbooks] - from the mid 1930s - 1960s; via the Internet Archive  
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*<ref>[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Presbyterian%20Junior%20College%20%28Maxton%2C%20N.C.%29 archive.org]</ref>  Students Yearbooks. Presbyterian Junior College yearbooks
*[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Pembroke%20State%20College--Students--Yearbooks%22&sort=-date UNC-Pembroke yearbooks] - from the 1940s to the 1980s; via the Internet Archive  
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- from the mid 1930s - 1960s; via the Internet Archive  
*[Book] [http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=fma Flora McDonald College] - published by Ralph Walter Page in 1920
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*<ref>[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Pembroke%20State%20College--Students--Yearbooks%22&amp;sort= archive.org] </ref> UNC-Pembroke yearbooks- from the 1940s to the 1980s; via the Internet Archive  
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*[Book] <ref>[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=fma digital.lib.ecu] </ref> Flora McDonald College - published by Ralph Walter Page in 1920.
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
 
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]] about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
  
 
===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[Lewis]''' Lewis, J.D. ''My Neck of the Woods: The Lewis Families of Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina''. Little River, S.C.: J.D. Lewis, 2002. {{FHL|1046741|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 L585Ljd; CD-ROM no. 1036}}
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*'''[Lewis]''' Lewis, J.D. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1046741 ''My Neck of the Woods: The Lewis Families of Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina'']. Little River, S.C.: J.D. Lewis, 2002.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesondeeds.htm Misc county deeds] - transcriptions submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
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*<ref>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesondeeds.htm usgwarchives.net]</ref> Misc county deeds- transcriptions submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;displa,A,0;publis,A,0;collec,A,0;30;date,title,none,none,none&CISOBIB=mapid,A,1,N;collec,A,0,N;title,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20(4x5);mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;collec,mapid,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=0&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=spatia&CISOBOX1=Robeson+County&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=collec&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=title&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps Maps of Robeson County] - online map images via the NC Maps collection
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*<ref>[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&amp;CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&amp;CISOMODE=grid&amp;CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;displa,A,0;publis,A,0;collec,A,0;30;date,title,none,none,none&amp;CISOBIB=mapid,A,1,N;collec,A,0,N;title,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&amp;CISOTHUMB=20%20(4x5);mapid,none,none,none,none&amp;CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&amp;CISOHIERA=20;collec,mapid,none,none,none&amp;CISOSUPPRESS=0&amp;CISOTYPE=link&amp;CISOOP1=exact&amp;CISOFIELD1=spatia&amp;CISOBOX1=Robeson+County&amp;CISOOP2=exact&amp;CISOFIELD2=collec&amp;CISOBOX2=&amp;CISOOP3=exact&amp;CISOFIELD3=title&amp;CISOBOX3=&amp;CISOOP4=exact&amp;CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&amp;CISOBOX4=&amp;c=exact&amp;CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps dc.lib.unc.edu]</ref>Maps of Robeson County - online map images via the NC Maps collection.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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.  
 
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.  
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:- [[51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia|51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia]], Company F
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:[[51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia|51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia]] Company F
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Robeson Newspapers published in Robeson County] &nbsp;- a listing of newspapers published in the county &amp; libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress.  
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*<ref>[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Robeson chroniclingamerica] </ref> Newspapers published in Robeson County - a listing of newspapers published in the county libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonnews.htm Misc. newspaper articles] - submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives  
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*<ref>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonnews.htm usgwarchives.net}</ref> Misc. newspaper articles - submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives  
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?county=robeson Robeson County residents in the newspaper] - name listing of people from the county as located in misc. newspaper articles; time span varies. Articles indexed in the NC People in the Papers database.
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*<ref>[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?county=robeson ncgenweb-data.com] </ref> Robeson County residents in the newspaper - name listing of people from the county as located in misc. newspaper articles; time span varies. Articles indexed in the NC People in the Papers database.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*'''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''' - <ref>[http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx mars.archives.ncdcr.gov] </ref> ;Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina]] Website tips.
  
*'''1783-1966''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 19 (1783-1966)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1783-1966''' - <ref>[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/766391 Bonds and records (North Carolina), 1736-1957]</ref> Bonds and records (North Carolina), 1736-1957 have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonwills.htm Misc. Robeson County wills] - transcriptions submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
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*<ref>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonwills.htm usgwarchives.net]</ref> Misc. Robeson County wills - transcriptions submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please [http://www.durhamcountync.gov/departments/rgds/ visit their website] for more information.  
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Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please <ref>[http://www.durhamcountync.gov/departments/rgds/ durhamcountync] </ref> Durham County visit their website for more information.  
  
 
===== Births<br>  =====
 
===== Births<br>  =====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964] - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state; via FamilySearch
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*<ref>[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&amp;amp;hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964] </ref> North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964 - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state; via FamilySearch.
  
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
===== Marriages  =====
  
*[http://ncgenweb.us/robeson/vital.htm Robeson County Marriages] - via NCGenWeb  
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*'''1850-1944''' - Robeson County Marriage Index 1850-1944 in <ref>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] </ref>IGI at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List  (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf. familysearch.org] familysearch.org</ref>
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonmarriages.html Misc. Robeson County Marriages] - submitted by users to the NCGenWeb Archives  
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*<ref>http://ncgenweb.us/robeson/vital.htm Robeson County Marriages]</ref> Robeson County Marriages- via NCGenWeb  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979] - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch  
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*<ref>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonmarriages.html usgwarchives.net] </ref> Misc. Robeson County Marriages - submitted by users to the NCGenWeb Archives  
*[http://goo.gl/FsJlh Robeson County marriages] - may be included throughout Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
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*<ref>[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484amp;hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D familysearch.org]</ref> North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch <ref>[http://goo.gl/FsJlh Robeson County marriages]</ref> Robeson County marriages - may be included throughout Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
  
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
===== Deaths  =====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonobits.htm Misc. Robeson County Obituaries] - via the Durham County NCGenWeb Archives  
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*<ref>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonobits.htm usgwarchives.net] </ref>&nbsp;;Misc. Robeson County Obituaries - via the Durham County NCGenWeb Archives  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D%20 North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930] - search a statewide collection of freely available death certificates - images are included; via FamilySearch  
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*<ref>[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&amp;amp;amp;hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D%20 familysearch.org]</ref> North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930 - search a statewide collection of freely available death certificates - images are included; via FamilySearch  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675510&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Deaths &amp; Burials, 1898-1994] - search death records from across the state; via FamilySearch <br>
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*<ref>[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675510&amp;amp;amp;hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D familysearch.org] </ref> North Carolina Deaths &amp; Burials, 1898-1994 - search death records from across the state; via FamilySearch <br>
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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Guide to Robeson County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Robeson County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Facts
Founded 1670
County Seat Lumberton
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Beginning Dates for Government Records
Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Vital_Records Birth
Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Vital_Records Marriage
Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Vital_Records Death
Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Census Census
Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Land
Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Probate Wills
1913
1786
1913
1790
1787
1783

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

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

History

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.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Baptist
  • Ash Pole. Organized 1796.[3]
  • First Baptist Church, Lumberton, N.C. [4]
  • Saddle Tree Creek. Constituted by 1788. [5] 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 [6]
Presbyterian
  • [Book] [7] Enter into his gates history of the First Presbyterian Church, Maxton, North Carolina, 1878-1958. [8] - available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library
  • [Book][9] Year book and directory of the Rowland Presbyterian Church, Rowland, N.C - available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library

Court

Education

  • [10] Robeson County College Students; a name list of students at various NC colleges with identified hometowns in the county; via NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
  • [11] Flora McDonald College yearbooks - from 1921-1961; via the Internet Archive
  • [12] Students Yearbooks. Presbyterian Junior College yearbooks

- from the mid 1930s - 1960s; via the Internet Archive

  • [13] UNC-Pembroke yearbooks- from the 1940s to the 1980s; via the Internet Archive
  • [Book] [14] Flora McDonald College - published by Ralph Walter Page in 1920.

Genealogy

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]
Bibliography

Land

  • [15] Misc county deeds- transcriptions submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives.

Local Histories

Maps

  • [16]Maps of Robeson County - online map images via the NC Maps collection.

Military

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


Newspapers

  • [17] Newspapers published in Robeson County - a listing of newspapers published in the county libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress.
  • [18] Misc. newspaper articles - submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
  • [19] Robeson County residents in the newspaper - name listing of people from the county as located in misc. newspaper articles; time span varies. Articles indexed in the NC People in the Papers database.

Probate

  • 1783-1966 - [21] Bonds and records (North Carolina), 1736-1957 have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  • [22] Misc. Robeson County wills - transcriptions submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives

Taxation

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please [23] Durham County visit their website for more information.

Births
  • [24] North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964 - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state; via FamilySearch.
Marriages
  • 1850-1944 - Robeson County Marriage Index 1850-1944 in [25]IGI at FamilySearch - free.[26]
  • [27] Robeson County Marriages- via NCGenWeb
  • [28] Misc. Robeson County Marriages - submitted by users to the NCGenWeb Archives
  • [29] North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch [30] Robeson County marriages - may be included throughout Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register & State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
Deaths
  • [31] ;Misc. Robeson County Obituaries - via the Durham County NCGenWeb Archives
  • [32] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930 - search a statewide collection of freely available death certificates - images are included; via FamilySearch
  • [33] North Carolina Deaths & Burials, 1898-1994 - search death records from across the state; via FamilySearch


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

  • [34] Robeson County NCGenWeb - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robeson County, North Carolina. Page 512
  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 Chapter 16. Digital version at" St Paul's Seminary website "Ashpole Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, accessed 22 October 2012.
  4. First Baptist Church, Lumberton, North Carolina; one hundred years of Christian witnessing, 1855-1955 available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library
  5. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491.
  6. http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF" _fcksavedurl= stpaulsseminary.com] St Paul's Seminary website.fckLR
  7. digital.lib.ecu.
  8. ncmarkers.com
  9. digital.lib.ecu.
  10. ncgenweb-data.com
  11. archive.org
  12. archive.org
  13. archive.org
  14. digital.lib.ecu
  15. usgwarchives.net
  16. dc.lib.unc.edu
  17. chroniclingamerica
  18. [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonnews.htm usgwarchives.net}
  19. ncgenweb-data.com
  20. mars.archives.ncdcr.gov
  21. Bonds and records (North Carolina), 1736-1957
  22. usgwarchives.net
  23. durhamcountync
  24. North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964
  25. International Genealogical Index
  26. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at familysearch.org familysearch.org
  27. http://ncgenweb.us/robeson/vital.htm Robeson County Marriages]
  28. usgwarchives.net
  29. familysearch.org
  30. Robeson County marriages
  31. usgwarchives.net
  32. familysearch.org
  33. familysearch.org
  34. ncgenweb.us

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