The NCGenWeb has a new database online – the result of a project of the North Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. You can read more background about the database on the NCGenWeb blog.
For those with Duplin county research interests, you may be interested in the list of burials from Duplin county specifically here. Happy hunting!
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 Duplin County records so you can browse, rather than have to search, view the document below.
Index to Duplin County, North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1979 by Taneya
If you’re unable to view the document, you can see it online here.
DIED — At his residence on Goshen, in Duplin County, in the 8<?> year of his age, Col. William DICKSON, a native of Chester County, Pennsylvania, but had lived in Duplin County about 76 years. His useful public life commenced at an early period as a Surveyor throughout all the counties on the southern side of this State. He was for many years a member of the State Legislature, before the Revolution, and from its commencement was a member of all the Conventions in the State; and was one of the members who ratified the Constitution of this State at Halifax, on the 18th day of December, 1776, of which body it is doubtful whether there be now a member living.
He entered the military service of his country as an officer in 1777, and continued in commission throughout the whole Revolutionary war, and was never absent in the hour of danger. He was once wounded; in action, and sealed with his blood his attachment to the liberty and independence of his country. The County Court of Duplin, after the change in Government in 1777, unanimously chose him their clerk, which office he held much to the satisfaction of the Court and people, for nearly 44 years. He resigned in April last. He died, as he had lived, a zealous supporter of the Christian Religion.
Source: Newbern Sentinel newspaper of New Bern, NC. 22 Jul 1820. pg. 3.
Posted in Obituary
In 1967, Alva Kenan Register compiled a book about the Kenan family of Duplin County, The Kenan family and some allied families of the compiler and publisher. The information starts with Thomas Kenan, the immigrant ancestor of the family.
The book has more than 320 pages and is rich with information – a genealogy chart, information on allied families, and more than 100 pictures. The Kenan Family Crest, presented at the beginning of the book, is particularly colorful.
Each of the primary chapters are used to lay out the descendants of the children of Thomas and wife, Elizabeth Johnston. If you have any Kenan ancestry, you will definitely wish to consult this book.
DIED – Near Hallsville, Duplin county, of influenza, Stephen MARTINDALE, in the 94th year of his age- a Revolutionary soldier.
Source: Raleigh Register, 8 Mar 1944.
Posted in Obituary
The following death notice for Robert MIDDLETON appeared in the 23 Nov 1839 issue of the Raleigh Register.
Posted in Obituary
The muster rolls of Duplin County Soldiers in the revolutionary war have been added under Military. Thanks to Joy Hilbun Mohr for transcribing & sending the information.
Surveyed by Keith & Myra Lanier January 2012.
Located on Stallings Road 0.1 mile from the intersection of Stallings Road & Hwy 11 South on the right at the edge of the woods.
- John William Brooks 10-13-1869 to 1898
- Joseph Brooks 11-30-1844 to 4-20-1919
- Joseph W. Brooks 9-12-1872 to 2-2-1935
- Rachel Ann Brooks Wife of Joseph Brooks 5-15-1849 to 8-21-1910
- Broken Stone Died 5-14-1873
Welcome to the new Duplin County NCGenWeb site. Your county host is Myra Lanier. She and her husband Keith will be quite busy these next several weeks working adding material to the site to help with your Duplin County research.
Some of the current information on the site includes:
- transcriptions for 100+ cemeteries; many with pictures! The cemetery photo archive has more than 1,000 photos currently available. If you wish to browse the photo archive directly, be warned that names have not been attached to all the pictures just yet – that will take some time so bear with us 🙂
- a new, searcheable deeds database. Myra & Keith have transcribed hundreds of Duplin county deeds. Currently, there are only about 30 deeds in the new database, but over time more will be added
- this is not unique to the NCGenWeb project, but did you know that you can search the website of the Duplin County Register of Deeds for vital records information going back to the early 1900s? Links to the database are provided on the Births, Marriages, and Deaths pages
- Directories are a great way to understand & get to know the businesses and people of the past. Via the Internet Archive project, there are several NC business directories available for online viewing – we link directly to the Duplin county portions for your convenience on the Directories page.
More content is also planned to help with your research, so continue to keep track of our progress. How do you stay up-to-date? You have three options:
a) sign up to receive email alerts whenever a new announcement is made
b) subscribe to the RSS feed and add us to you favorite news reader
c) come back to http://www.ncgenweb.us/duplin and explore — be sure to click on the What’s New link to come back to this blog and see the updates
Many thanks to Doc Adams for letting us use his photo of the Duplin County courthouse! He was so tickled by our request that he let his Flickr friends know about it :-). Doc takes great pictures so be sure to look at his other work.
Please consider contributing any information you may have on your Duplin County ancestors & relatives. This site relies on your contributions to further grow.