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Cumberland County Genealogy

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The county was formed in 1754 from Bladen County. It was named for Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), captain-general of the British army and victorious commander at the Battle of Culloden.

In 1771 parts of Cumberland County, Johnston County, and Orange County were combined to form Wake County. In July 1784 the western part of Cumberland County became Moore County; the eastern part became Fayette County in honor of the Marquis de la Fayette, but the name Cumberland County was restored three months later. In 1855 the northern part of Cumberland County became Harnett County. Finally, in 1911 parts of Cumberland County and Robeson County were combined to form Hoke County. Source Wikipedia

Cumberland County NCGenweb site

Cumberland County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 53299
Fayetteville, NC 28305

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Cumberland County Courthouse
PO Box 1829
County Courthouse
Fayetteville, NC 28302

Census

1790 Federal Census transcription – indexed by last name

1790 Federal Census transcription – Fayette district

1790 Federal Census transcription – Fayetteville town

1820 Federal Census transcription – not including Fayetteville town
1820 Federal Census transcription – Fayetteville town

Tax Records

1787 list of taxables – Capt. Moon’s District

1804 List of taxables

1815 Fayetteville list of Taxables

1857 Misc. tax list

Military Records

1770 list of officers Cumberland Militia

Cumberland County Soldiers of the War of 1812

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Cumberland County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

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Cities and towns of Cumberland County:

Bonnie Doone
Cumberland
East Fayetteville
Eastover
Eutaw
Falcon
Fay
Fayetteville (County Seat)
Fort Bragg
Godwin
Haymount
Hope Mills
Lafayette
Lakedale
Linden
Olde Farm
Ponderosa
Pope Air Force Base
Spring Lake
Stedman
Vander
Wade

News related to Cumberland County, NC

“”cumberland county” nc” – Google News

21-day-old baby shot and killed in Cumberland County; juvenile charged – Durham Herald Sun

21-day-old baby shot and killed in Cumberland County; juvenile charged  Durham Herald Sun

A juvenile has been charged after shooting and killing a newborn infant near Fayetteville, North Carolina, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.




Sheriff: Juvenile charged in shooting death of newborn baby – Washington Post

Sheriff: Juvenile charged in shooting death of newborn baby  Washington Post

Authorities in North Carolina say a juvenile has been charged in the shooting death of a newborn baby.




Homicide unit investigating after 33-year-old is found dead in Cumberland County – WRAL.com

Homicide unit investigating after 33-year-old is found dead in Cumberland County  WRAL.com

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found.




Two decades later, ‘Baby Michael’ death haunts Cumberland authorities – WRAL.com

Two decades later, ‘Baby Michael’ death haunts Cumberland authorities  WRAL.com

On March 3, 1999, a soldier found the body of a newborn boy in a plastic bag on Canady Pond Road. The soldier initially thought he had found a baby doll, but …




N.C. sex trafficker gets 230 years, ordered to pay $608,000 restitution – The Providence Journal

N.C. sex trafficker gets 230 years, ordered to pay $608,000 restitution  The Providence Journal

Robin T. Applewhite of Cumberland County, N.C., was sentenced on Tuesday morning in Cumberland County Superior Court to at least 230 years behind bars, …




Cumberland school board appoints interim leader as superintendent battles cancer – WRAL.com

Cumberland school board appoints interim leader as superintendent battles cancer  WRAL.com

Cumberland County Schools on Thursday named an acting superintendent while current Superintendent Marvin Connelly Jr. battles cancer.


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