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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

Cumberland County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Cumberland County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Cumberland County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

TxTsar on “Searching for R. W. Thornton’s Grave 1885″

I am seeking the location of my great grand father’s grave. His name was Richard W. Thornton {Most often listed as R.W. Thornton} – Born about 1836 in NC. – 1840 Census Sampson, NC. – 1850 Wayne, NC. – 1860 Fayetteville, Cumberland, NC. – 1870 Cross Creek, Cumberland, NC. – 1884 Fayetteville, Cumberland, NC. Estimated death 1885 {date taken from probated will}

I have been told by cousin he is buried in or very near Fayetteville NC. It is in a small group of graves on an old farm. Could be inside of the city now. Could be unmarked?

Any help would be appreciated.
R. E. Thornton, Jr.




summerrain60 on “Looking for Priest”

I am Looking for information on a Macolm Priest born about 1797 was married to a Margaret Maiden name unknown. He is listed on the 1850, 1860, and 1870 US census with his children: Neill, Catherine,Malcom,Sarah,Hugh, Margaeet, Mary, Gilbert ( My g-g-greatfather),Anne and Daniel. I believe Catherine married a Martin Butler and Anne married a John Prance.
Can anyone help me.




jrcattle on “Rachel Johnson”

Rachel’s parents were Robert R. Johnson born somewhere around Nov 1778 and Rachel Helton born in1786 in Cumberland Co. VA. She was married to Edward Turner in 1837 in Clay Co. KY. I am looking to verify this information. Edward Turner was my great,great, great, (possibly great) grandfather. I have reseached back to this information and have hit a stumbling block. Help.




pat layton on “Layton or Laton in the 1799′s”

I am looking for an ancestor with the surname of Layton or Laton. Given name possibly John. He moved to Washington Co. Ga. in the very early 1800′s. He had a son born in Ga. about 1828. His name was Alfrod Alpha Layton.




artniches on “Looking for records Jerry McArthur died about 1903″

I am looking for Jerry or (Jerrimiaha McArthur’s) burial site. He died around 1903. His wife was Sara Elizabeth Ham. they had kids William Alton McArthur, Ollie mae McArthur and Harvey McArthur. He was born in about 1877. He was from Rockfish, Cumberland,North carolina (this is a white family).

They are in the 1900 census. I have had a really hard time finding Information he died very young.
My great grandmother re-married to a Ham in Alabama and she moved to Calif and is buried there around 1945. Her father was R.J. Vaughan. I have had a time following this History. My grandfather was her son William Alton McArthur ( he was an Apprentice) he is also buried in Ontario, California. If anyone knows any information on this family please contact me. KathyArtniches1@aol.com


Cumberland County, NC at Genforum

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

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Manhunt underway for suspect who shot at Cumberland County deputy – WNCN


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Manhunt underway for suspect who shot at Cumberland County deputy
WNCN
AUTRYVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Law enforcement officers are engaged in a manhunt in Sampson County, looking for a person suspected in a shooting that targeted a Cumberland County Sheriff's deputy, the Sampson County Sheriff's Office confirmed.
Suspect who shot at Cumberland County deputy turns himself inWRAL.com
Cumberland shooting suspect chased, caught in SampsonSampson Independent

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Officials: Convicted murderer turns self in after shooting at Cumberland County deputy – WNCN


WNCN
Officials: Convicted murderer turns self in after shooting at Cumberland County deputy
WNCN
CLINTON, N.C. (WNCN) — The subject of a manhunt in Sampson County that began after a Cumberland County deputy was shot at while doing yard work Thursday was in custody late Friday, Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said. CLICK FOR GALLERY …
Manhunt underway after shots fired at off-duty NC deputyWSOC Charlotte
Sampson men in custody following Cumberland shootingSampson Independent
Authorities continue search for suspect who shot at Cumberland deputyWRAL.com
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Roadwork projects increase in Cumberland County – Fayetteville Observer


Fayetteville Observer
Roadwork projects increase in Cumberland County
Fayetteville Observer
No matter where you're headed in Cumberland County these days, you're bound to hit some roadwork. Cumberland County's three major municipalities and the N.C. Department of Transportation all are working on more transportation projects than usual.




NC Wanted: Police need suspects to step forward in Cumberland County shooting – WRAL.com


WRAL.com
NC Wanted: Police need suspects to step forward in Cumberland County shooting
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Linden, N.C. — Investigators need more information to connect the dots and make an arrest after shots were fired through the front door of a home in Cumberland County, killing one and injuring two. For three years, Gwen Snelling has waited for justice.




Police: Man arrested in Cumberland County shooting may have kidnapped ex-wife – WRAL.com


WRAL.com
Police: Man arrested in Cumberland County shooting may have kidnapped ex-wife
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Cumberland County, N.C. — A desperate search continued Wednesday for a woman police say was shot and kidnapped by her ex-husband earlier this month. Authorities said Ashley Davila, 29, and Heather Carter, 28, were at the Zip-N-Mart at 2413 Hope …

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Two injured in Cumberland County shooting, crash involving multiple vehicles – WRAL.com


WRAL.com
Two injured in Cumberland County shooting, crash involving multiple vehicles
WRAL.com
Cumberland County, N.C. — At least two people were shot Monday afternoon near the intersection of Cumberland Road and Owen Drive in Cumberland County, authorities said. Officers responded to the area at about 3 p.m., when someone started shooting …
3 in custody after man and woman shot causing Cumberland County crashWNCN
Man found fatally shot in Cumberland County home, police searching for suspectsWTVD-TV

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