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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

Voter confusion reported in Cumberland County Tuesday – CBS17.com

Voter confusion reported in Cumberland County Tuesday  CBS17.com

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — CBS 17 received a call from a concerned viewer saying some people in Cumberland County who thought they voted for Dan …




Events, school canceled as Cumberland County prepares for Dorian – CBS17.com

Events, school canceled as Cumberland County prepares for Dorian  CBS17.com

People working in the Emergency Operations Center are having daily meetings with schools, county managers and first responders to figure out the best use of …




Taking no chances, Cumberland County prepares for Hurricane Dorian – WTVD-TV

Taking no chances, Cumberland County prepares for Hurricane Dorian  WTVD-TV

Cumberland County residents are bracing for what could be another round of devastation. It’s a race to gather resources as all of North Carolina is under a state …




Family of man shot by Cumberland County deputy says incident wasn’t handled properly – CBS17.com

Family of man shot by Cumberland County deputy says incident wasn’t handled properly  CBS17.com

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Family of a man shot multiple times by a Cumberland County deputy in September 2018 said they want answers and believe …




Burglary suspect killed while breaking into home, Cumberland County deputies say – CBS17.com

Burglary suspect killed while breaking into home, Cumberland County deputies say  CBS17.com

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A 23-year-old burglary suspect was shot and killed as he attempted to burglarize a Cumberland County home Wednesday …




2 killed, 10 hospitalized after van crashes on I-95 in Cumberland County – WTVD-TV

2 killed, 10 hospitalized after van crashes on I-95 in Cumberland County  WTVD-TV

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — Two people were killed and 10 others were sent to the hospital when a van crashed on I-95 in Cumberland County …


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