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
Great job to the library & society for making these accessible online! More background information can be read on the Sun Journal website.
The following for Dr. Francis R. VINCENT appeared in the October 17, 1849 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper.
DIED - At Slocumb’s creek, in this county, on the 25th ult., Benjamin, son of Amos ROWE, Esq., in the 8th year of his age.
Source: Newbern Sentinel, 2 Sep 1820, pg. 3.
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
The following death notice appeared in the November 4, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper. Major William R. LEIGH died at his residence in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee. He was the son of Roscoe LEIGH, formerly of Newbern.
The following death notice appeared in the February 23, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper. Julia A. HALL was 45 years old and the widow of Josephus HALL.
The following death notice appeared in the January 12, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper. Henrietta FRANKLIN was 24 years old and the wife of J.R. FRANKLIN.
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.
DIED – In Newbern, in the 13th year of her age, Miss Caroline M. BLACKLEDGE, daughter of William S. BLACKLEDGE, Esq.
Source: Raleigh Register, 22 Mar 1844.
FamilySearch.org 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 https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1911121.
At the time of this writing, not all the counties were complete, so please consider helping out! Contact the NCGS for more information. Meanwhile, if you’d like to see a list of Craven County records so you can browse, rather than have to search, view the PDF document below.
Index to Craven County, NC Estate Files, 1663-1979 by Taneya
You can also view the document online at Scribd.com.