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Martin County was formed in 1774 from parts of Halifax and Tyrrell Counties. The county seat of Martin County is Williamston. The county was named for the last royal Governor of North Carolina, Josiah Martin (Governor from 1771-1775). Probably due to the popularity of Governor Alexander Martin (twice Governer 1782-1784 and 1789-1792), this namesake county was not abolished like those of his predecessors, Tryon and Dobbs.

The following townships are in Martin County: Bear Grass, Cross Roads, Goose Nest, Griffins, Hamilton, Jamesville, Poplar Point, Robersonville, Williams, and Williamston.

Overlooking the Roanoke River is the Fort Branch Civil war site, known as “the best preserved earthwork Civil War Site east of the Mississippi.” The first of November is when an annual re-enactment is held. Fort Branch Civil War Site.

Martin County NCGenweb

Martin County Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 468
Williamston, NC 27892

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Census Records

1850 Federal Census Transcription – Looks partial, a few pages (as text files).

Martin County Cemeteries

USGS Listing of Cemeteries in Martin County, NC

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Martin County, NC Query Forum

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

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

netrish01 on “Roberson”

My grandmother was Hattie Viola Roberson White. Her father was named Alonzo Roberson. I do not know her mother’s name. They lived in Martin County, NC near Williamston. Hattie married William Slade White. They had two children. Murldean Molissa White and Slade Roberson White.




Peterie on “Peal, James”

Looking for information on James Peal who married Mary Elizabeth Robason. This couple moved from North Carolina to Tennessee. Willing to share information.
Alice Peterie
apeterie1@comcast.net




mshehornroberson on “Robason, Roberson genealogy research”

Henry Robason b. 1710 England; d. 1785 Tyrrell Co. N.C. Need information to confirm his service in the Revolutionary Was. Reported to have been in Dawson’s Company of the 7th N.C. Continental Line in 1777. Enlisted as a musician (drummer)
Need connections to him and his son John R Robason /Roberson b.1756 in N.C. d. 1816 in Tennessee. These gentlemen are my ancestors. I am working on DAR applications. Please contact Cajungal3342@aol.com Thanks to all who might reply.


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FIRST ON WITN: Man killed in hit and run identified – WITN


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FIRST ON WITN: Man killed in hit and run identified
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ROBERSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) — The Highway Patrol has released the name of the man killed in a hit and run in Martin County Wednesday. Troopers say Zachery Clyde Powell, 43, of Portland, Texas is the man who's body was found on US-64 near …
Victim identified in fatal hit and run accident in Martin Co.WNCT

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Domestic violence awareness training in Martin County – WITN


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Domestic violence awareness training in Martin County
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The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence presented to officers from Williamston and Martin County, as well as community leaders like school counselors and court officials who often work with these cases. They talked about empathy, and …




Depression could become Tropical Storm today – wflx

Depression could become Tropical Storm today
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Meanwhile, another tropical depression that formed west of Bermuda was moving toward the coast of North Carolina. That depression is expected to become a tropical storm overnight and threatens to bring wind and rain to eastern North Carolina.

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Williamston woman killed in afternoon crash near Jamesville – WITN


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Williamston woman killed in afternoon crash near Jamesville
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Updated: Thu 10:11 PM, Aug 25, 2016. MARTIN COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A Williamston woman was killed Thursday afternoon after her pickup ran off the road. Trooper Brian Allen says Vickie May Thomas was killed in the single vehicle crash on Highway 171, …
Williamston woman killed in single vehicle crashWNCT
Williamston woman killed in single-vehicle accidentWCTI12.com

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Some Races and Issues of Note in Tuesday’s Primary – Sunshine State News

Some Races and Issues of Note in Tuesday's Primary
Sunshine State News
Republican front-runner in a large field is the candidate with the most name recognition, Martin County School Board member Rebecca Negron, wife of next Senate President Joe Negron. Rebecca Negron has done well fundraising and in bringing major




Martin county deputy fired for inappropriate relationships with two former prisoners – WITN


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Martin county deputy fired for inappropriate relationships with two former prisoners
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MARTIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A local deputy has been fired for inappropriate relationships with two former prisoners. According to the termination letter obtained by WITN, the Martin County Sheriff's Office fired former Cpl. Claud Ambrose, 55, on July 12.
Martin County Sheriff's Office fires deputy after internal investigationWCTI12.com
Martin Co. deputy fired, accused of inappropriate relations with former prisonersWNCT

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