Martin County, NCGenWeb

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Will Abstract: William Wallace

September 19, 1774.  February 13, 1775.

Son: William (plantation & six negroes).
Daughters: Keziah, Dinah, Quotina, Agness, Alba (one negro to each).
Wife and Executrix: Martha.
Witnesses: James Rawlins, William Lewelling, David Taylor, William Bowers.

Proven before Jo. Martin.

Source: Grimes, J. Bryan. Abstract of North Carolina Wills Compiled from Original and Recorded Wills in the Office of the Secretary of State. Raleigh: E.M. Uzzell, 1910.


Historical Marker of Josiah Martin

Martin County was named after Josiah Martin and recently in a Flickr group for posting pictures of historical markers, someone posted Josiah’s. 


The marker is located in Brunswick County.  Seeing this reminded me that I’d wanted to do a post about Historical Markers as they can add context to your family genealogy work.  The Flickr group that this was posted in is called NC Historical Markers Pool and can be monitored via RSS feed.

Other good sources include:


Dictionary of North Carolina Biography

According to an index created by the Olivia Raney Local History Library in Raleigh, NC, the following individuals of Martin County are included in the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography

  • Bryan, Henry H. (d. 1835)
  • Hassell, Cushing Biggs (1809-1880)
  • Hassell, Sylvester (1842-1928)
  • Martin, Joseph John (1833-1900)
  • Ross, James (1801-1878)
  • Ross, Reuben (1776-1860)
  • Roulhac, Joseph Blount Gregoire (1795-1856)
  • Spruill, Frank (Franklin) Shepherd (1862-1937)
  • Whittlesey, Sarah Johnson Cogswell (1824 -1896)
  • Wilson, James Lewis (ca. 1760 – 1802)
  • Yellowley, Edward Clement (1821 – 1885)
  • Cherry, Annie Moore (1891 – 1976)
  • Armstrong, Frank Alton, Jr. (1902 – 1969)
  • Everett, Reuben Oscar (1879-1971)
  • Chance, William Claudius, Sr. (1880-1970)
  • Biggs, Asa (1811-1878)

I’ve already started pages for a few of these on the Biographical Profiles page of the site. You can use to find this book in a library near you.