Martin County, NCGenWeb

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Marriages of Bertie County, 1762 – 1868

WorldVitalRecords recently added to their collection the book, Marriages of Bertie County, North Carolina: 1762-1868.  

Martin County was formed from what used to be a part of Bertie County, so this may be an interesting source to check for relatives.  You can access the database online at  WorldVitalRecords provides free access for the first 10 days, after that, a subscription is required.   If online access is not an option, check to see if it is at a library near you.


Docton Warren Bagley

Today I went to the Tennessee State Library & Archives, in part, to look at the materials they have for Martin County.  They don’t have a lot, but they do have the Martin County Heritage Book and a book titled Martin County During the Civil War by Dr. James H. McCallum.

I added a link to the WorldCat record for the civil war book to the Military page. In doing some quick online searching, I also discovered that the Perkins Library at Duke University has the diary of Docton Warren Bagley.   The description is as follows:

Diary, 1861-1864, of D. W. Bagley (1801-1878), treasurer of the Martin County Volunteer Company of the Confederate Army, giving detailed accounts of military events in eastern North Carolina and the activities of the company. One section contains clippings related to the Civil War. Also included are thirty-seven pages of records, 1856-1860, of the Roanoke Steamboat Company.

Further information about the contents of his bible can be found at Google Books in An Annual Publication of Historical Papers.  The bible was apparently given to the Trinity College Historical Society by his daughter, Helen Clements in 1896.

I also learned that Docton is part of the same Bagley family to with Ensign Worth Bagley belonged – I first came across Worth while indexing the Kinston Free Press paper of Lenoir County.