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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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Martin County Main Street Market kicks off Monday – WITN


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Martin County Main Street Market kicks off Monday
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MARTIN COUNTY, NC (WITN) – An evening farmers market series is opening ahead of the summer season. The Martin County Main Street Market kicks off Monday night in Williamsto. The market will be open at Barnes Plaza from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.. This is the …




Martin County sheriff to retire Aug. 31. – Greenville Daily Reflector

Martin County sheriff to retire Aug. 31.
Greenville Daily Reflector
Gibbs began working at the Martin County Sheriff's Office in August of 1984. Prior to that he worked with the N.C. Department of Transportation and Hyde County Schools. He said he realized in the early 1980s his true calling was in law enforcement

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Autopsies say mom & daughter stabbed, bodies found in 25-foot well – WITN


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Autopsies say mom & daughter stabbed, bodies found in 25-foot well
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This needs to be brought back in North Carolina for cases such as this one. They really do not deserve the cost of the lethal injection. Neither one of my girl deserved to have their life ended in this horrible manner. Please let your viewers know that




Tornado watch for most of Eastern NC canceled – WCTI12.com

Tornado watch for most of Eastern NC canceled
WCTI12.com
A tornado warning was issued for parts of eastern Edgecombe County, Martin County and Bertie County. It went out just before 7:30 p.m. and lasted until 8 p.m. in Martin County and 8:15 in Bertie County. CLICK HERE to see the latest at wcti12.com/weather.

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Martin County man arrested in attempted kidnapping, armed robbery – WITN


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Martin County man arrested in attempted kidnapping, armed robbery
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Martin County man arrested in attempted kidnapping, armed robbery. Posted: Wed 8:42 AM, May 03, 2017 |. Updated: Wed 2:00 PM, May 03, 2017. GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – Police say they have arrested one man and are looking for a second person for …




These YouTube parents pulled disturbing ‘pranks’ on their kids. Now, they’ve lost custody. – Washington Post


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These YouTube parents pulled disturbing 'pranks' on their kids. Now, they've lost custody.
Washington Post
… was disturbed by the way her children were treated in them. Hall first reported the videos to law enforcement in North Carolina in October. Since the videos were filmed in Maryland, where the Martins live, the Martin County Sheriff's office in
Two children from 'DaddyOFive' YouTube videos placed in custody of biological motherBaltimore Sun (blog)
'DaddyOFive' couple loses custody of two children over YouTube pranksWashington Times
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