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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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News related to Martin County, NC

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Shot house, gambling and prostitution ring busted in Martin County – WNCT

Shot house, gambling and prostitution ring busted in Martin County
WNCT
A Martin County Man is facing charges after police say he was running a shot house, gambling ring, drug ring and prostitution ring. Police say, Larry Wiggins, of Robersonville, was selling alcohol without a permit from his house on East Railroad Street.




Martin County Man Accused of Arson and Insurance Fraud – Insurance News Net

Martin County Man Accused of Arson and Insurance Fraud
Insurance News Net
Andrews was arrested on July 25 with the assistance of the Martin County Sheriff's Office and placed under a $40,000 bond. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the North Carolina Department of Insurance at …




Gas prices down, travel up for Labor Day – Salisbury Post

Gas prices down, travel up for Labor Day
Salisbury Post
NC 171 south of Jamesville near Farm Life (Martin County) is reduced to one lane controlled by portable signals for a bridge replacement project. • U.S. 264 near Stumpy Point (Dare County) is reduced to one lane for a bridge replacement project. • N.C




Economic growth, cheaper gas fuel increase in Labor Day travel – Ansonrecord

Economic growth, cheaper gas fuel increase in Labor Day travel
Ansonrecord
CHARLOTTE — A recovering economy and falling gas prices are contributing to an increase in Labor Day holiday travel for the second straight year for North Carolinians, making it the highest number of travelers in six years, according to AAA Carolinas.




Jane Anne Deignan – Valley News

Jane Anne Deignan
Valley News
In addition to music, Jane was passionate about volunteerism and for years delivered Meals on Wheels around R.I. An avid reader throughout her life, Jane also volunteered for years at the Martin County Library in Stuart, Florida where she and Bill




Indian River County courthouse news, Aug. 30 – TCPalm

Indian River County courthouse news, Aug. 30
TCPalm
Barth, 28, was headed toward the second season of a four-year, $13.2 million contract when he was injured during a charity basketball game in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. He began kicking again last October and by January rebuilt


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