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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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Burglars crack open safes, make off with 22 guns from Martin County home – WITN


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Burglars crack open safes, make off with 22 guns from Martin County home
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David Sawyer says he went on vacation last Wednesday and came home on Tuesday, which was his birthday, to find someone has broken into his Martin County home. The home in Hassell had been ransacked with both safes emptied by thieves. He says 22 …




Another Martin County man lands big prize in NC Lottery – WCTI12.com


WCTI12.com
Another Martin County man lands big prize in NC Lottery
WCTI12.com
WILLIAMSTON, Martin County – In less than two weeks, Martin County has had two citizens claim top prizes from the NC Education Lottery. Seth Manning of Jamesville claimed the last top prize in the Crossword Connect game on Tuesday, winning $150,000.
Martin County man wins $150000 with scratch-off lottery ticketWITN

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North Carolina man arrested after road rage on turnpike in Martin County – TCPalm


TCPalm
North Carolina man arrested after road rage on turnpike in Martin County
TCPalm
MARTIN COUNTY — A North Carolina man was arrested Wednesday night after a road rage incident on Florida's Turnpike, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Two people from St. Cloud in a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado were driving northbound on the …
NC Episcopal priest arrested after allegedly pointing pistol at pickup in road rage incidentCharlotte Observer
William Adams: Priest arrested in Martin County road rage incidentWPTV.com
Priest arrested in Turnpike road rage incident after pulling out hand gunWPEC
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DWI Report: Man with child in vehicle charged with DWI after wreck – Greenville Daily Reflector

DWI Report: Man with child in vehicle charged with DWI after wreck
Greenville Daily Reflector
The State Highway Patrol charged a man with DWI and misdemeanor child abuse after he was involved a two-vehicle wreck on N.C. 33, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records. Forrest Tyler Stallings, 28, of 61 Clark Road, Grimesland




Williamston lottery winner to help make mom’s home handicapped accessible – WITN


WITN
Williamston lottery winner to help make mom's home handicapped accessible
WITN
Store manager Robin Braddock joked with customers, "Yes we are the winning store! You going to come here more?" The NC Education Lottery announced Saturday that the winning ticket was sold at the Martin County store, where Braddock says more than …




NC priest arrested after pointing pistol at vehicle on Florida Turnpike in road rage, say police – WTOL.com


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NC priest arrested after pointing pistol at vehicle on Florida Turnpike in road rage, say police
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William Rian Adams, 35, who listed his occupation as the rector at a church in Fletcher, NC, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, TC Palm reported. A motorist driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup
NEW: Driver in road-rage case: 'A man of God. I just don't understand'Palm Beach Post
NC priest charged in Florida road rageWECT-TV6
Cops: Clergyman in Corvette pulled gun in apparent road rage incidentCBS News
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