Hi…I’m Sylvia, the new Stokes County coordinator. I live in this area and my earliest (known) relative arrived in 1804. So I am always interested in the history of Stokes County! Don’t hesitate to ask questions, submit information, or say hello! If you hit a brick wall, not just in Stokes County, don’t hesitate to ask, I’m pretty good at solving mysteries 🙂
If you haven’t seen them, here’s just a few of our local Churches and Cemeteries
I recently found an interesting article about the Eaton family from Stokes and Surry County. If you can’t find them, this might explain why…………this is a public record containing pension information for service in the Revolutionary War.
Christian Valentine and Christopher Eaton
I love those extra things that bring history to life, so I shared a few Extra Links you may not have known existed!
Cemeteries – Added link to cemetery survey performed by Work Projects Administration (WPA).
Deaths – Added extracts from Raleigh Register and North Carolina state gazette, 1799 – 1925, listed from Stokes County.
Marriages – Added extracts from Raleigh Register and North Carolina state gazette, 1799 – 1925, with participants from Stokes County.
Corrected links to Family Search
Added links to the following:
- Families – Family Group Sheet Project
- Military – Confederate Civil War records at Family Search
- Wills/Estates – Family Search records for Estates and Probates
- Schools – NC Schools and Academies
- Tombstone Project (USGenWeb)
- Find a Grave
Bibliography – Added content
Removed List of Surnames and Query Lookups. I recommend that surnames lookups and queries be performed using the resources listed on the Queries/Surnames page.