Craven County Bible Records Online

Thx to a tweet from Jen Baldwin, I’ve just learned that the New Bern-Craven County Public Library has made a collection of Bible Records available online.  The records were collected in 2002 & 2003 by the library and the Craven County Genealogical Society.


excerpt from deGaffenried bible (1812)

The collection includes more than 30 bible records and can be searched and browsed. Visit the online site to check them out.  Some of the surnames represented include

  • Brand
  • Daniels
  • DeGaffenried
  • Dozier
  • Green
  • Hurst
  • Mann
  • McLawhorn
  • Pelletier
  • Saywer
  • Speights
  • Watson
  • Whitford

Great job to the library & society for making these accessible online! More background information can be read on the Sun Journal website.

PARKER, GREEN (Mr. & Mrs.) (1822)

DIED — In this town, on Monday night last, at twelve o’clock, Mrs. Mary PARKER, aged 65; and on Tuesday morning, at five o’clock, her husband, Mr. Green PARKER, aged 76.  They lived together as man and wife 42 years, died within five hours of each other, and were both buried in the same coffin.

Source: New Bern Sentinel, 27 Apr 1822, pg. 3

Founding of New Bern

Recently added to the Internet Archive is the 1920 publication “Christoph von Graffenried’s account of the founding of New Bern.”  The book is more than 450 pages long and is in German, French and English. If you’re interested in better understanding the historical context, this may be something to peruse.

Index to Craven County Estate Files, 1663-1979 has an online database of estate records from across the state that span 1663-1979.  Thanks to a collaboration between the NC Genealogical Society (NCGS), the NC State Archives, and volunteer indexers, the database is being made available online at

Use the index below to browse those records specific to Craven County.  Each name in the document below is a hyperlink to the record on the website. 


Craven County NC Loose Estates Index by NCGenWebProject

You can also view the document online at