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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Martin County NC Ancestors - Where to Find old Wills and Estates #northcarolinapioneers



Martin County Wills and Estates

Martin County NCMartin County was formed in 1774 from the southeastern part of Halifax County and the western part of Tyrrell County. It was named for Josiah Martin, the last royal governor of North Carolina. 

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Indexes to Wills and Estates

  • 1774 to 1810
  • 1810 to 1868

Images of Martin County Wills and Estates 1774 to 1810

Ames, Thomas | Baggett, Thomas | Ballentine, Edward | Bennett, Amey | Bentley, Isaac | Biggs, Joseph | Bird, William | Blanch, Joseph | Brooks, Elizabeth | Brown, Hardy | Bryan, Robert | Carraway, David | Cary, John | Collins, John | Cooke, Robert | Daniel, Robert | Davis, John | Day, John | Edmonson, Reuben | Edmundson, Thomas | Edmunson, Thomas | Everett, John | Everett, Nathaniel Everett, William | Gainer, James | Gardner, Elizabeth | Gardner, Isaac | Gibson, William | Gilbert, John | Gordon, John | Griffin, Martin | Griffin, William | Hardison, Benjamin | Hardison, William | Harris, Kenneth | Harrison, John | Hase John | Hasty, Matthew | Hayman, Thomas | Higgins, Fanney | Holladay, Hardy | Hunter, Thomas | Hynes, John | Jenkins, William | Johnson, Joshua | Jones John | Jones, Joseph | Jones, William | >Joyce, John | Joyner, Elizabeth | Joyner, Thomas | Lamb, William | Lanier, John | Lilley, Timothy | Long, Samwell | Matthews, James | McCaskey, John | Mitchell, Rachel | Moore, Ann | Moore, Ezekiel | Moore, Hodges | Moses, Edmund | Perry, Isaiah | Price, William | Purvis, William | Rogers, William | Slade, Henry Slade, William | Smith, Mary | Smithwick, Edmund | Swain, Elizabeth | Ward, John | Ward, William | Warren, Robert | Watson, Thomas | Wheatley, Mary | Whitmell, Thomas | Whitney, Samuel Wiggins, John | Wiggins, Thomas | Williams, Elizabeth | Williams, John | Williams, Sarah | Williams, William | Wyatt, Solomon | Zeggit, James

Images of Martin County Wills and Estates 1810 to 1868

Adams, Phillip | Allen, Samuel | Ambrose John | Andrew, Wallace | Andrews, William | Askew, Allen | Askew, Moses | Baker, Agathy | Ballard, Elisha | Ballard, Nancy | Ballard, William | Balman, Stephen | Barnett, Susanne | Begett, Thomas | Benjamin, Mary | Bennett, James | Bennett, William | Biggs, Daniel | Biggs, Warren | Biggs, William | Brandon, Francis | >Brogdon, Timothy | Brown, William | Bryan, Lewis | Bryan, Mary | Bullard, Silas | Burnette, Abigail | Burnett, James | Burnette Joseph | Burress, James | Cane, Stephen | Carraway, Charlotte | Cash, Francis | Cherry, Job | Cherry, Jonathan | Cherry, Luke | Cherry, Samuel | Clark, John | Clark, Penelope | Coleman, Isaac | Coleman, Samuel | Collard, John | Coltran, John | Collen, Arthur | Craddock, Mary | Cushing, Martha | Cutterbridge, George | Daniel, Simon | Daniel, Spencer | Daniels, Kenneth | Davis, William | Eason, Jonathan | Ellis, William | Eventto, Thomas | Everrit, Simon | Fagan, Levi | Folk, Samuel | Gainor, William | Gardner, Edward | Gardner, Samuel | Gilbert, John | Goddard, George | Griffin, Edwin | Griffin, Henry | Griffin, John | Griffin, Matthew | Griffin, Noah | Griffin, Patsy | Guyther, John | Haddock, William | Hadison, David | Hagman, Ann | Hall, Alston | Hall, Charity Hardison, Hannah | Harrel, Jacob | Harris, Margaret | Harrison, Jenny | Hasty, Lyoida | Hayman, Samuel | Haynes, Rachel | Hines, John | Hopkins, Sally | Howell, Hezekiah | Howell, Levi | Hunter, David | Hyman, John | Hyman, Ned | Hyman, Susannah | Hyman, Thomas | Hyman, William | Jackson, James | James, Susan | Johnson, Amos | Johnston, Samuel | Jones, John | Jones, Richard | Joyce, Martin | Joyner, Moses | Joyner, Rosa | Joyner, Whitney | Kiff, Jesse | King, David | King, Michael | King, Robert | Latham, Elizabeth | Latham, John | Leggett, Benjamin | Leggett, David | Leggitt, Elisha | Lowell, Myles | Manning, Reuben | Mark, Thomas | Matthews, William | Medford, Henry | Mizell, Luke | Mobby, William | Molley, Alexander | Moore, Allen | Moore, Celia | Moore, Charles | Moore, Moses | Page, John | Peal, Abram | Peal, Henry | Peal, John | Peal, Thomas | Perry, Noah | Perry, William | Phillips, Thomas | Philpot, William | Pierce, William | Price, Thomas | Pugh, Nancy | Pugh, Thomas | Rawls, James | Rawls, Jesse | Rawls, Sarah | Ray, John | Reddick, Joseph | Reddick, Willis | Riddick, James | Riddick, John | Riddick, Thomas | Riddick, William | Riley, Martha Robertson, Mary Robinson, William | Rogers, Samuel | Rogerson, Clara | Rollings, John | Salsbury, James | Sherrod, Jane | Sherrod, John | Sherrod, R. A. | Simpson, Deborah | Simpson, Mary | Slade, Henry | Slade, Jeremiah | Slade, William | Smithwick, Henry Smithwick, Joel | Smithwick, John | Smithwick, Luke | Smithwick, Washington | Stallings, Kenneth | Staton, Charlotte | Swain, James | Swain, Starkey | Taylor, Frederick | Taylor, John | Taylor, Joshua | Taylor, Kinchen | Taylor, Peggy | Wade, Amelia | Ward, James | Washington, Thomas | Watson, Arthur | Watson, Elizabeth | Watson, James | Watts, William | Webb, Daniel | Webb, Mary | Whatty, John | Whitley, Pierce | Wiggins, Blake | Williams, Abner | Williams, Henry | Williams, James | Williams, Joseph | Williams, Richard | Williams, Samuel | Williams, William | Winberry, John | Wyatt, John | Wynn, David
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Marion NC Depot #northcarolinapioneers #ncancestors


The Marion Depot

Marion DepotMarion is a city in McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. In downtown Marion, the restored Marion Depot is the oldest surviving depot on the Western Rail Line which had its roots in 1855. Interestingly, Charles F. Fisher had the first contract with the company to construct the line. Later, Colonel Fisher commanded the 6th North Carolina Regiment and was killed while leading a charge on a Union Army battery at the First Battle of Bull Run. However, the Western North Carolina Railroad Company was sold at foreclosure on April 27, 1880 when it was conveyed to Western North Carolina Railroad Company. 

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Taxes and England in Colonial Days #vagenealogy #vaancestors #oldvawills #virginiapioneersnet

Taxes and England 

tobacco leafThe people have always been taxed. Actually, poor people were first taxed when William I conquered England and began his immense task for recording the names and properties in order to render taxes. Thereafter, English monarchs followed in tow, with the Parliament rendering its sting to the American Colonies during the early 1600s when merchants were required to collect tariffs for good shipped. As time progressed in the colony, Parliament found other means of taxation. When it was discovered that the Colonists were trading with Dutch ships and acquiring items at lower costs, a law was enacted to forbid this sort of trade. By 1765 Parliament had passed the Quartering Act which said the colonists needed to provide lodging or pay for lodging for British soldiers stationed in America. Yet, since the French and Indian War had ended, many colonists saw no need for soldiers to be stationed in the colonies. But Britain needed money to pay for its war debts and the King and Parliament believed they had the right to tax the colonies. They decided to require several kinds of taxes from the colonists to help pay for the French and Indian War. Such taxes included the Stamp Act, passed in 1765, which required the use of special paper bearing an embossed tax stamp for all legal documents. Other laws, such as the Townsend Acts, passed in 1767, required the colonists to pay taxes on imported goods like tea. Many colonists felt that they should not pay these taxes, because they were passed in England by Parliament, not by their own colonial governments. They protested, saying that these taxes violated their rights as British citizens. The colonists resisted by boycotting British goods. In 1773 some colonists in Boston, Massachusetts demonstrated their frustration by dressing up like Indians, sneaking onto ships in the harbor, and dumping imported tea into the water. This was called the Boston Tea Party. The British took action by closing the Boston port. A similar but smaller tea party took place in Yorktown, Virginia in 1774. Historians leave the general impression that it was the Stamp Act which roused Colonists. However, almost from the beginning of colonization, the English enacted many laws suggesting taxation. The trading medium in Virginia was tobacco which was used in Europe and the West Indies. 

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Town Creek Indian Mound #northcarolinapioneers


Town Creek Indian Mound

Town Creek SiteTown CreekThe original site of Town Creek Indian Mound has been extensively excavated and restored by archaeologists. Today, you can experience the reconstruction of Pee Dee Culture dating back to 1000 to 1600 AD. The Indian Mound is open year round and includes a platform mound, circular mortuary house, sacred square ground, and a reconstructed ceremonial center. 

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The First Aviators #wrightbros #ncgenealogy #ncancestors #northcarolinapioneers

The First Aviators

Wright BrosAt Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first powered airplane flight took flight. Although the first attempt covered only 120 feet and lasted only 12 seconds, the brothers made history making North Carolina the site of the first manned self-propelled airplane! Today this location is in Dare County where a museum is available to the public with lots of photos, a structural plane and other memorabilia. 

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Did the Croatoan Tribe Take the Lost Colonists of Norfolk? #ncgenealogy #ncancestors #roanoke #northcarolinapioneers

Did the Croatoan Tribe Take the Lost Colonists of Norfolk? 

Map of Croatoan IslandThe Roanoke Mystery has baffled everyone who attempts to learn what happened to its residents. The immigrants came from Plymouth, England and vanished in July of 1687 and the only clue was word "Croatoan" scratched on a post which had enclosed the settlement. The first child born in America of English descent was a girl named Virginia Dare. Born on August 18, 1587, Virginia was one of the members of the Lost Colony. She was discovered missing by her grandfather John White, who was one of the original colonists who later returned to England for supplies. A clue, Croatoan Island (now Hatteras Island) is situated on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Croatan lived in current Dare County, an area encompassing the Alligator River, Croatan Sound, Roanoke Island, and parts of the Outer Banks, including Hatteras Island. They are extinct as a tribe. The Roanoke territory also extended to the mainland, where they had their chief town on the western shore of Croatan Sound. 

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The Home of President James K. Polk #northcarolinapioneers #ancestors

The Home of President James K. Polk, 11th President of USA

Home of James K. Polk in Charlotte, NC

James K. Polk was born in this home in 1795 and resided here until his family removed to Tennessee eleven years later. This historic house was moved to its present site.

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