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Duplin County Genealogy

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The county was formed in 1750 from New Hanover County. It was named for Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin, later 9th Earl of Kinnoull.

One of Duplin’s favorite sons, John Miller, was a postmaster and merchant in Duplin. He migrated to Leon County, Florida, with other North Carolinians in the 1830s-1840s and established a successful cotton plantation called Miccosukee Plantation.

In 1784 the western part of Duplin County became Sampson County. Source Wikipedia

The county seat of Duplin County is Kenansville and the county is divided into the following townships: Albertson, Cypress Creek, Faison, Glisson, Island Creek, Kenansville, Limestone, Magnolia, Rockfish, Rose Hill, Smith, Warsaw, and Wolfscrape.

Duplin County NCGenweb site

Duplin County Historical Society
P.O. Box 130
Rose Hill, NC 28458

Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2536
Wilmington, NC 28402-2536
(covers Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender and Sampson Counties)


Duplin County Courthouse
PO Box 910
County Courthouse
Kenansville, NC 28349


1784 State Census for Duplin and Sampson County

1790 Federal Census Index
1790 Federal Census Transcription Use with previous index

1790 Federal Census Transcription Indexed by last name


USGS listing of cemeteries in Duplin County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Duplin County, NC Query Forum

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

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

d6echick on “Any information on Nona (Noner) Anderson”

This was my grandmother and I am trying to do a family tree. She is lived in Kenansville NC, Duplin County. She was married to Stephen Summerlin. Any information on either grandparent would be helpful. on “John E. Hunter”

Does anyone have info on John E. Hunter , 3rd Regiment, NC Infantry Co “B”

My line is from Joab Hunter who had 3 sons in Duplin Co
Nicholas . Isaac and William (my line )All 3 served in the Revolutionary War.
I will share any info I have on this family
Roy Hunter on “HUNTER”

I am researching HUNTER family , Carteret, Onslow and Duplin Co NC.
Roy Hunter

AMillis on “John A. Millis”

I am looking for information on John Alexander Millis, he was born in Duplin County around 1798 later moved to Newport NC and Married Mariah Canaday.

MarjorieYoung on “Duplin Station (Fort)”

John Young and wife killed in 1700s and sons John and william taken as slaves by Overhill Indians. Information on fort and family appreciated

dbeevers on “Looking for Barnabus Bradshaw born in 1800′s died in 1828.”

Is there anyone still out there that was related to Barnabus (Barney) Bradshaw who had a son also named Barney Bradshaw who had a daughter named Clarecy (Clarissa?) and a son named Willis. This family migrated from North Carolina to Mississippi into Louisiana. Any help would be appreciated.

Duplin County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Duplin County:

Kenansville (County Seat)
Pink Hill
Rose Hill

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