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Edgecombe County Genealogy

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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. Source Wikipedia

Edgecombe County NCGenweb site

Edgecombe County Genealogical Society
909 Main St.
Tarboro, NC 27886


Edgecombe County Courthouse
PO Box 10
County Courthouse
Tarboro, NC 27886

1790 Federal Census Transcription

Tax Records

1716 Corn List – Beaufort and Hyde precincts


USGS listing of cemeteries of Edgecombe County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Edgecombe County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Edgecombe County, NC Query Forum

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

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

chrisd on “Daniel”

I am trying to link William Daniel b. 1780-85 m. Sarah Self to Basil Daniel b.~1775. I believe they are both related to Jeremiah Daniel b.~1750in Edgecombe but have not been able to see proof of any links.

Cleta Terrell on “BREWINGTON FAMILY”

Our son-in-law is descended from James Masterson BREWINGTON who was born 1790 in Edgecombe County, supposedly the son of Benjamin Brewington and Jane Lytle. I am trying to determine if this line is
of the Croatan Indians or possibly the Coharies of North Carolina.

Edgecombe County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Edgecombe County:

Old Sparta
Rocky Mount
Tarboro (County Seat)

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