Martin County, NCGenWeb

An NCGenWeb/USGenWeb Project

Bibliography

An evolving list of sources relevant to Martin County genealogy & history.  For items available for sale from the Martin County Historical Society, see this page.   The North Carolina State Archives also has Martin County records on microfilm.

Biographical

  • Autobiographical Sketch of Asa Biggs & Martha Elizabeth Andrews Biggs – Written March 1865 — Available for sale  from the Martin County Historical Society.
  • Bagley, Docton Warren. Diary. 1864. [Find in a Library]
  • Biggs, Asa. Martin County (N.C.) Papers. 1773. [Find in a Library]
  • Everett, Robert L. The Everetts of Martin County, North Carolina. Kinston, N.C. (2605 Graham Drive, Kinston 28504): R.L. Everett, 2001.  [Available Online]
  • Harrell, Frances Warren. When I Was a Little Girl: Poems on Growing Up in the Gold Point Area of Martin County, 1911-1931. Williamston, NC: Martin County Arts Council, 1998. [Find in a Library]
  • Hassell, Cushing Biggs. Autobiography of Elder C.B. Hassell (1809-1880): Business, Civic, Religious Leader Educator-Author. Williamston, N.C.: Martin County Historical Society, 1958. [Find in a Library]
  • Hassell, Sylvester S. Sylvester S. Hassell Papers. 1801. [Find in a Library]

Cemeteries

  • Martin County Genealogical Society (Martin County, NC.). Cemetery Records of Martin County: Volume 1, Bear Grass. Williamston, N.C. (P.O. Box 121, Williamston 27891): The Society], 1990s.  VIEW THE BOOK INDEX or [Find in a Library]

Churches

  • Hassell, Cushing Biggs, and Sylvester Hassell. History of the Church of God, From the Creation to A.D. 1885; Including Especially the History of the Kehukee Primitive Baptist Association. Middletown, N.Y.: G. Beebe, 1886. [ @ Google Books]
  • Mizell, Easter, and Hilda Lee. Martin County NC Church Records from Bear Grass, Conoho, Skewarkey, Smithwick Creek Primitive Baptist Churches. Williamston, NC: Martin County Genealogical Society, 2000s. [Find in a Library]
  • Skewarkey Baptist Church (Martin County, N.C.). [Skewarkey Baptist Meeting House Record Book, 1786-1861, Martin Co., N.C.]. 1786. [Find in a Library]

Education

  • Manning, Francis M., and W. H. Booker. Religion and Education in Martin County, 1774-1974: Indexed. Williamston, N.C.: Enterprise Pub. Co, 1974. [Find in a Library] – Available for sale  from the Martin County Historical Society.
  • Williamston Academy (Martin County, N.C.). Minutes. 1817. [Find in a Library]

Families

  • Barber, Jasper E. Memories of the Islands: The Life, Place, and Times of the Barber Family. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2007. [Find in a Library]
  • Everett, Robert L. The Everetts of Martin County, North Carolina. Kinston, N.C. (2605 Graham Drive, Kinston 28504): R.L. Everett, 2001.  [Full-text available onlineFind in a Library]
  • Franke, Shari Humpherys. Family History of the Joseph Taylor, Jr. (Ca. 1751-1819) and Sarah Best (Ca. 1764-1836) Family of Tyrell/Martin/Edgecombe Counties, North Carolina and Warren County, Kentucky. Salt Lake City, Utah: Publishers Print, 2003. [Find in a Library]
  • Goddard, Jim, and Eunice Goddard. North Carolina Roots: George and Penelope Godward of Tyrrell and Martin Counties. Wichita, Kan: Goddard & Goddard, 2000. [Find in a Library]
  • Gunter, Agness Wiggins. Descendants of Captain John Wiggins of Martin County, North Carolina. Franklin, NC: Genealogy Pub. Service, 2000. [Find in a Library]
  • Hord, Rachel Brooks. Some Moore Kin: Descendants of William and Annis Llewellyn Moore of Pitt and Greene Counties, North Carolina; Ancestors, John and Mary Llewellyn of Martin and Edgecombe Counties, North Carolina, William and Frances Culpepper Llewellyn of Norfolk County, Virginia and Martin County, North Carolina. Crescent City, Fla: R.B. Hord, 2003.  [Find in a Library]
  • Johnson, Margaret Ann Whitehurst. The James Lafayette Whitehurst Family of Pitt and Martin Counties, North Carolina. Robersonville, N.C.: M.A.W. Johnson, 2006. [Find in a Library]
  • Roberson, Richard M. The Roberson Family of Martin County, North Carolina. Raleigh, N.C.: R.M. Roberson, 2005. [Find in a Library]
  • Peel, Paul H., and William D. Bennett. Hugh Smithwick Descendants. Williamston, N.C.: Martin County Historical Society, 1997. [Find in a Library] – Available for sale  from the Martin County Historical Society.

General/Historical

  • Angley, Wilson. An Historical Overview of the Hogtown Site in Martin County, North Carolina. Raleigh, NC: Division of Archives and History], 1981. [Find in a Library]
  • Booker, Louise R. Ghosts and Witches of Martin County. Williamston, N.C.: Enterprise Pub. Co, 1971. [Find in a Library]
  • Booker, Louise R. Tales Along the Roanoke: Historical and Traditional Lore. s.l: s.n.], 1974. [Find in a Library]
  • Butchko, Thomas R. Martin Architectural Heritage: The Historic Structures of a Rural North Carolina County. Williamston, N.C.: Martin County Historical Society, 1998. [Find in a Library]
  • Boykin, Jacqueline R. Martin County’s Historic Churches: National Register and National Historic District Churches. Williamston, N.C.: Martin County Historical Society, 2006. [Find in a Library] – Available for sale  from the Martin County Historical Society.
  • Carstarphen, William H. Ledgers. 1875. [Find in a Library]
  • Harrison, Fred W. Martin County. Images of America. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 1999. [Find in a Library| Search @ Google Books]  – Available for sale  from the Martin County Historical Society.
  • Gurkin, Phillip W. The Socio-Economic Impact on Martin and Washington Counties of Affirmative Action at the Plymouth, N.C. Weyerhaeuser Company Paper Plant. Durham, N.C.: P. Gurkin], 1995. [Find in a Library]
  • Hughes, Shelby Jean Nelson. Martin County Heritage. Williamston, N.C.: Martin County Historical Society, 1980. [Find in a Library] – Available for sale  from the Martin County Historical Society.
  • Manning, Francis M., and W. H. Booker. Martin County History. Williamston, N.C.: Enterprise Pub. Co, 1977. [Find in a Library] – Available for sale  from the Martin County Historical Society.

Land Records

  • Martin County Historical Society (N.C.). Martin County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deed Book A: 1774-1787. [Books]. Williamston, N.C.: The Society, 1993. VIEW THE BOOK INDEX or [Find in a Library] – Available for sale  from the Martin County Historical Society.
  • Pruitt, Albert Bruce. Abstracts of Land Entries: Bertie Co., NC 1778-1794, Martin Co, NC 1778-1795. [Rocky Mount, N.C.?]: A.B. Pruitt, 1992. [Find in a Library]

Military

  • McCallum, James, H. Martin County During the Civil War; Including a Roster of Troops from Martin County. Williamston, N.C.: Publication sponsored by Martin County Historical Society, printed by Enterprise Pub, 1971. [Find in a Library]
  • Sheppard Jennifer M. Our Heroes, 1861-1865: Sketches of Civil War Soldiers with Connections to North Carolina. Williamston, N.C.: The Society, 1994. [Find in a Library]

Wills

  • Martin County, North Carolina: Abstracts of Will Books. Williamston, N.C.: Martin County Historical Society, 1990.  Available for sale from the Martin County Historical Society. [VIEW THE BOOK INDEX]