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Harnett County Genealogy

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The county was formed in 1855 from Cumberland County. It was named for Cornelius Harnett (1723-1781), member of the Continental Congress and signer of the Articles of Confederation. Source Wikipedia

The County seat of Harnett Count is Lillington and the county is divided into the following townships: Anderson Creek, Averasboro, Barbecue, Black River, Buckhorn, Duke, Grove, Hectors Creek, Johnsonville, Lillington, Neills Creek, Stewarts Creek, and Upper Little River.

Harnett County NCGenweb site

Harnett County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 219
Buies Creek, NC 27506-0219


Harnett County Courthouse
301 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd.
County Courthouse
Lillington, NC 27546


1860 Federal Census Transcription – Summerville partial

1860 Federal Census Transcription – Summerville more complete

1870 Federal Census Transcription – Buckhorn, Chalk Level Partial

1870 Federal Census Transcription – Johnsonville Partial

1880 Federal Census Transcription Partial


USGS listing of cemeteries in Harnett County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Harnett County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Harnett County, NC Query Forum

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cjmitch3 on “Strickland Family”

I am searching for any info on Evander and Lille Mae Strickland of Harnett County Dunn NC. They had 3 children Oscar, Felton and Nettie Mae. Lillie Mae died in 1941.
I would like to find out more about them. Where they are buried etc. They were my Great Grandparents.

shelbykaye on “Neill McNeill b. 1820″

I have 1870 census, Barbeque, Harnett showing Neill H. McNeill b. 1820 works turpentine
living with daughters (presumably) Grizzie A. age 16, Jane E. 14, and Lucy D. 7
I have Grizzie’s (Griselda) death certificate saying her mother was Nancy Stone.
I cannot find this family of McNeills (with Nancy) in any prior census.
I have found Nancy Stone married in 1857 to Neill H. McNeill in Moore Co. 1850 Census but this Neill H. McNeill seems to have been born in Scotland in 1785.
Grizzie is my great-grandmother and I am stymied. Can anyone help?

vglover776 on “Stewart/Gregory or Wade/Glover Families”

I am trying to find any info on these families all from harnett Co,NC

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Cities and towns of Harnett County

Buies Creek
Lillington (County Seat)

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