Pitt County was formed after Beaufort and Craven Counties, but the establishment of its border wasn't a one-time thing. Below, you can read about the formation of Pitt County, North Carolina from David Leroy Corbitt's book, The Formation of North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943. See if it helps some pieces start falling into place with some of your ancestors who seem to appear and … [Read more...] about Formation of Pitt County, North Carolina
Martin County Genealogy
Read the descriptions below for Craven County's shifting borders and see if it helps some pieces start falling into place with some of your ancestors who seem to appear and vanish from this and neighboring counties inexplicably in the mid-to-late 1700s and into the 1800s. Remember, The Formation of North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943 by David Leroy Corbitt is available for … [Read more...] about Formation of Craven County, North Carolina
The Formation of North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943 by David Leroy Corbitt is available for free at Archive.org, but for convenience's sake, over the next few days I'm going to post the sections on the formation of Beaufort County (including Bath County), Craven, and Pitt Counties here at East Carolina Roots, since the bulk of the content on this site gravitates towards those … [Read more...] about Formation of Beaufort County, North Carolina
After reading through the brilliant genealogy work of Pam F. Bennett at Ancestry.com on our shared Mills line, I am very interested in the Wallace family, who she suspects is the family of which Keziah, wife of Nasby MILLS of Pitt County, belongs. She suspects that William Wallace, who died in Martin County circa 1775, might have been Keziah's father. I know there are … [Read more...] about Will of William Wallace of Martin County (1775)
A growing list of Eastern North Carolina counties now have their deeds and other records online. From now on links to all of the following Register of Deeds databases can be found via the Research Databases link in the top menu of this site. Interestingly, some counties also have Slave and Co-Habitation Records, as well as detailed land grant plats. Happy searching! … [Read more...] about Did you know online deed searches are available in several eastern North Carolina counties?