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Hertford County Genealogy

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The county was formed in 1759 from parts of Bertie County, Chowan County, and Northampton County. It was named for Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Earl of Hertford, later 1st Marquess of Hertford.

In 1779 the northeastern part of Hertford County was combined with parts of Chowan County and Perquimans County to form Gates County. Source Wikipedia

Hertford County NCGenweb site

Murfreesboro Historical Association
P.O. Box 3
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

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Hertford County Courthouse
PO Box 116
County Courthouse
Winton, NC 27986

Census

1790 Federal Census Transcription and index Directory opens to text files, one index, one named by page number

1790 Federal Census Transcription – Edington District

1800 Federal Census Index – by last name only

1810 Federal Census Index – by last name only

1820 Federal Census Index – by last name only

1830 Federal Census Index – by last name only

1840 Federal Census Index – by last name only

1850 Federal Census Index – by last name only

1910 Federal Census Images Directory opens to listing of image files by page number

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Hertford County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Hertford County, NC Query Forum

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

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

annabelle754 on “Looking for Evans, Pierce, Jarrett”

I am looking for any info on Jeremiah Evans (married to Elizabeth Jarrett); James Anderson Evans (married to Harriett Pierce (Peirce, Pearce). J.A. Evans had a farm in Harrellsville, Hertford Co. Was listed on the 1860 census.


Hertford County, NC at Genforum

Cities and Towns of Hertford County:

Ahoskie
Cofield
Como
Harrellsville
Murfreesboro
Winton (County Seat)

News related to Hertford County, NC

“hertford county” nc – Google News

North Carolina’s 12 “Most Wanted” – WTVD-TV


WTVD-TV
North Carolina's 12 "Most Wanted"
WTVD-TV
Melvin Jones # 0217485 – 1st Degree murder Escaped 10/2/1976 Assigned to: Halifax Correctional Center – Halifax (now closed) Age today: 72 Convicted of 1st degree murder in Hertford County on 7/24/1963 in connection with the death of Mr. W.E. Worrell …

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Local escapee makes wanted list – The Robesonian


The Robesonian
Local escapee makes wanted list
The Robesonian
Melvin Jones, 72, who escaped the now-closed Halifax Correctional Center on Oct. 2, 1976, while serving a life sentence for a 1963 first-degree murder conviction in Hertford County. —Martin Pedron, 50, who escaped Tillery Correctional Center on June

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Community leaders respond to shooting death outside Lotus Lounge – Yes! Weekly


Yes! Weekly
Community leaders respond to shooting death outside Lotus Lounge
Yes! Weekly
A Hertford County man visiting friends and relatives in the Triad was shot to death late Saturday night in a developing section of Downtown Greensboro despite the presence of seven additional police officers in the area for crowd control. A police

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Ahoskie teen murdered – Roanoke Chowan News Herald


Roanoke Chowan News Herald
Ahoskie teen murdered
Roanoke Chowan News Herald
James Futrell, principal at Hertford County High School, said Simmons was a “likeable young man.” “I'll always remember his big smile and how he was so full of joy and full of life; he was the kind of person who could walk into a room and light up the
19-Year-Old Fatally Shot Outside Greensboro NightclubTWC News

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Hunter remains true to his roots – Roanoke Chowan News Herald


Roanoke Chowan News Herald
Hunter remains true to his roots
Roanoke Chowan News Herald
GREENVILLE – Although he now hangs his political hat in the North Carolina General Assembly, Howard Hunter III has not forgotten his roots as a public official. That fact led the former Hertford County Commissioner, now in his first term in the North

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Farm to Table – Roanoke Chowan News Herald


Roanoke Chowan News Herald
Farm to Table
Roanoke Chowan News Herald
AHOSKIE – What better way to honor the agricultural heritage of a farming community other than to stage a picnic, complete with locally grown products. On Thursday of last week, the Hertford County office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

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