Sunday, June 15, 2008

Edgecombe County, NC Early Records


The county was formed in 1741 from Bertie County. It was named for Richard Edgcumbe, a Member of Parliament from 1701 to 1742 and a lord of the treasury, who became 1st Baron Edgcumbe in 1742.

In 1746 part of Edgecombe County became Granville County; in 1758 another part became Halifax County; in 1777 yet another part became Nash County. In 1855 the formation of Wilson County from parts of Edgecombe County, Johnston County, Nash County, and Wayne County reduced Edgecombe to its present dimensions, aside from minor boundary adjustments.

Edgecombe County was historically home to the Tuscarora Indians.Today there are many descendents of the Tuscarora still living in certain areas of the county.

From the NC State Archives

Title: Jones, John. Edgecombe Co.
Class: State Records [Collection]
Group: Secretary of State Record Group
Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey
Box: Edgecombe County, Ho-J
Years: 1752
Creator: Secretary of State, Office ofGranville Proprietary Land OfficeSecretary, Office of the
Call Number: S.108.270--S.108.283
Location: MFR
MARS Id: (Folder)
Genres / Forms: Warrants, Warrants, Plats
Scope / Contents:
Warrant: 1752 April 30. 640 acres.
Descriptive references for land: Sackwill Adams, Great Dry
Pond Swamp, Edward Going
Index Terms:
Geographic Names:
Edgecombe County
Great Dry Pond Swamp
Personal Names:
Jones, John
Adams, Sackvill
Going, Edward



The names of Edward Going, David Going and William Go­ing appeared on the muster roll of Edgecombe County militia in 1755.

Various American Indian Records Submitted By Steven Pony Hill

August 1756 - Edgecombe Co. NC
Edward Gowen was prosecuted for concealing tithables.

1 comment:

  1. Deed Book 10 75(107) deed from Peter & Mary Solomon to Lewis Solomon,Jr. Nov 4 1769. Lewis Solomon Jr. was my 6th Greag Grandfather. Peter was an uncle, I believe. Lewis married Elizabeth "Betty" Johnson abt 1738 in Edgecombe Co., NC They had 9 children. Lewis served with Continental Troops during Revolutionary War.