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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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Guide to '''Robeson 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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{{Click|Image:NC_ORP.png|North Carolina Online Genealogy Records}}
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Robeson County
 
| county = Robeson County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
 
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/perquimans/ Robeson Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>  
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/robeson/ Robeson Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>  
 
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| state = North Carolina
 
| state = North Carolina
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| seat wl = Lumberton
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records Birth'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records Marriage'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records Death'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''{{PAGENAME}}#Census Census'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''{{PAGENAME}}#Land'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|Land]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Wills'''</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>  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>  
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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>  
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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><br>
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'''Register of Deeds'''<br> 500 N. Elm Street <br> Room 102<br> Lumberton, NC 28358<br> Phone: 910-671-3044<br> Fax: 910-671-3041<br> [http://www.rod.co.robeson.nc.us/ Website]<br>
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'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> P.O. Box 1084 <br> Lumberton, NC 28358<br> Phone: (910) 272-5900<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Many free African American families moved to Robeson County from Virginia in the 1700s.  
 
Many free African American families moved to Robeson County from Virginia in the 1700s.  
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
Many of the court records are missing. 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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Many of the court records are missing.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesoncemeteries.htm Robeson County Cemeteries] - NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1728 Robeson County Cemeteries]- at Find-A-Grave.com.
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1728&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1728 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/robeson/cem.htm NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Robeson+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=Robeson&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesoncemeteries.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/robe/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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===== Baptist  =====
 
===== Baptist  =====
  
*'''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>  
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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[https://archive.org/details/concisehistoryof00bigg archive.org "Ashpole Church,"] [http://www.ncmarkers.com North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,  accessed 22 October 2012].</ref>  
*'''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>  
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*'''First Baptist Church,''' Lumberton, N.C. <ref>[https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/16925 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.''' 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>
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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>[https://archive.org/details/concisehistoryof00bigg archive.org] </ref>
  
 
===== Presbyterian  =====
 
===== Presbyterian  =====
  
 
*[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] <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]<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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*[Book]<ref>[https://digital.lib.ecu.edu digital.lib.ecu.]</ref> Year book and directory of the Rowland Presbyterian Church, Rowland, N.C - available online via the Eastern NC Digital Library
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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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  
 
*<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  
*<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  
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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;amp;amp;amp;sort= archive.org] </ref> Flora McDonald College yearbooks - from 1921-1961; via the Internet Archive  
 
*<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
 
*<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
  
 
- from the mid 1930s - 1960s; via the Internet Archive  
 
- from the mid 1930s - 1960s; via the Internet Archive  
  
*<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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*<ref>[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Pembroke%20State%20College--Students--Yearbooks%22&amp;amp;amp;amp;sort= archive.org] </ref> UNC-Pembroke yearbooks- from the 1940s to the 1980s; via the Internet Archive  
 
*[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.
 
*[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.
  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*<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.
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*<ref>[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOMODE=grid&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;displa,A,0;publis,A,0;collec,A,0;30;date,title,none,none,none&amp;amp;amp;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;amp;amp;amp;CISOTHUMB=20%20(4x5);mapid,none,none,none,none&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOHIERA=20;collec,mapid,none,none,none&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOSUPPRESS=0&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOTYPE=link&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOOP1=exact&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOFIELD1=spatia&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOBOX1=Robeson+County&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOOP2=exact&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOFIELD2=collec&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOBOX2=&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOOP3=exact&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOFIELD3=title&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOBOX3=&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOOP4=exact&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOBOX4=&amp;amp;amp;amp;c=exact&amp;amp;amp;amp;CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps dc.lib.unc.edu]</ref>Maps of Robeson County - online map images via the NC Maps collection.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
===== '''''Civil War''''' =====
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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
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===== 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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*'''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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*'''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)
  
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. <br>  
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:- [[51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia|51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia]] Company F
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:- [[12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], 1st Company D<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company E<br>
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:- [[7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves|7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company C<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserve|8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Captain Nathaniel McLean's Company<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserve|8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Captain Neill McNeill's Company<br>
  
:[[51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia|51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia]] Company F
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===== World War I =====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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
  
*<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.
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===== World War II =====
*<ref>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonnews.htm usgwarchives.net}</ref> Misc. newspaper articles - submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
 
*<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  ====
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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
  
*'''Pre-1790''' - <ref>[http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx mars.archives.ncdcr.gov] </ref>&nbsp;;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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==== Newspapers  ====
  
*'''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.
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Robeson Newspapers published in Robeson County] - a listing of newspapers published in the county libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonnews.htm Misc. newspaper articles] - submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
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*[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.
  
*<ref>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonwills.htm usgwarchives.net]</ref> Misc. Robeson County wills - transcriptions submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
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==== 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://search.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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images
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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] - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records]] Website tips.
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*'''1783 - 1966''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/766391 Bonds and records (North Carolina), 1736-1957] Bonds and records (North Carolina), 1736-1957 have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonwills.htm Miscellaneous Robeson County wills] - transcriptions submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== 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 <ref>[http://www.durhamcountync.gov/departments/rgds/ durhamcountync] </ref> Durham County 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 visit the [http://www.durhamcountync.gov/departments/rgds/ Durham County] website for more information.  
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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
  
===== Births =====
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===== Marriage Records  =====
  
*<ref>[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&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.
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/robeson/vital.htm Robeson County Marriages] via NCGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonmarriages.html Misc. Robeson County Marriages] - submitted by users to the NCGenWeb Archives
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*'''1799 - 1893''' - [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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*'''1850 - 1944''' - Robeson County Marriage Index 1850-1944 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.
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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>
  
===== Marriages =====
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===== Death Records =====
  
*'''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>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonobits.htm Misc. Robeson County Obituaries] - via the Durham County NCGenWeb Archives
*<ref>http://ncgenweb.us/robeson/vital.htm Robeson County Marriages]</ref> Robeson County Marriages- via NCGenWeb
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*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*<ref>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonmarriages.html usgwarchives.net] </ref> Misc. Robeson County Marriages - submitted by users to the NCGenWeb Archives
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*'''1906 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
*<ref>[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484hash=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.
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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
  
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===== Divorce Records =====
  
*<ref>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/robeson/robesonobits.htm usgwarchives.net] </ref>&nbsp;;Misc. Robeson County Obituaries - via the Durham County NCGenWeb Archives
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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 $
*<ref>[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&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
 
*<ref>[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675510&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>
 
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Southeastern North Carolina Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 468<br> Chadbourn, NC 28431-0468 <br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/robeson-county/#sthash.F6abPxmC.dpuf website]<br><br>
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'''Robeson County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 2292<br> Lumberton NC 28359<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncrcgs2/index.html?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007685638&o_lid=0007685638&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
  
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Pembroke North Carolina Family History Center|Pembroke North Carolina Family History Center]]
 
*[[Pembroke North Carolina Family History Center|Pembroke North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/robeson-county/ Robeson County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/robeson-county/ Robeson County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)  
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Latest revision as of 18:17, 3 October 2017

United States
North Carolina
Robeson County

Guide to Robeson 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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Robeson County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Robeson County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1670
County Seat Lumberton
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
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]

Register of Deeds
500 N. Elm Street
Room 102
Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: 910-671-3044
Fax: 910-671-3041
Website

Clerk Superior Court
P.O. Box 1084
Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: (910) 272-5900

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

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

Many of the court records are missing.

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

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

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

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

- 51st Regiment, North Carolina Militia Company F
- 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, 1st Company D
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company E
- 7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company C
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain Nathaniel McLean's Company
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain Neill McNeill's Company
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records
Divorce Records

Societies and Libraries

Southeastern North Carolina Genealogical Society
PO Box 468
Chadbourn, NC 28431-0468
website

Robeson County Historical and Genealogical Society
PO Box 2292
Lumberton NC 28359
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), 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 atarchive.org "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. archive.org
  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. ncgenweb.us