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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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Commerce chief brings good numbers to Martin Center – Greenville Daily Reflector


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Commerce chief brings good numbers to Martin Center
Greenville Daily Reflector
N.C. Commerce Secretary John Skvarla addressed a packed meeting room at the N.C. Competes for Jobs seminar Wednesday at the Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural … Martin County's stop was number 21 out of 22. Business people from all 100 of the …




How the East compares to the state in overall child well-being – WNCT


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How the East compares to the state in overall child well-being
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Children in North Carolina are falling behind other states in terms of health, education and economic opportunity. That's according to a new report by the Cassie Foundation. 9 On Your Side dug through the report to find out

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Pastor registers as Democrat ahead of expected House run – Rocky Mount Telegram


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Pastor registers as Democrat ahead of expected House run
Rocky Mount Telegram
A local pastor has changed his political affiliation in supposed preparation for a run against a Republican incumbent in the N.C. House. The Rev. James D. Gailliard, pastor of Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount, filed paperwork earlier this week to …




Sonar detects possible evidence in Tricia Todd killing in Hungryland preserve – TCPalm


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Sonar detects possible evidence in Tricia Todd killing in Hungryland preserve
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MARTIN COUNTY — Sheriff's deputies plan to resume their search for evidence in the slaying of Tricia Todd Wednesday in the Hungryland preserve, after sonar detected an object underwater detectives said could be a saw used to dismember her body. Todd
Partial Remains of Missing Tricia Todd Located; Father Speaks Out, Forgives Killer Ex-HusbandThe Epoch Times
Investigators find 2 saws, teeth in Tricia Todd evidence searchPalm Beach Post
Tricia Todd Update: Former Husband Charged With Cutting Up Her RemainsThe Inquisitr

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ECU Brody School of Medicine wins regional award – ECU The East Carolinian

ECU Brody School of Medicine wins regional award
ECU The East Carolinian
After learning the residents of Martin county had the shortest life expectancy in the state, Hardison was determined to find the cause for his own region's downfall. Hardison researched the issue and found the short lifespan of his county was directly




Florida sheriff says NC man used chainsaw to cut up ex-wife – myfox8.com


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Florida sheriff says NC man used chainsaw to cut up ex-wife
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The Florida mother has been missing for nearly a month; she was last seen in a grocery store near her Hobe Sound home on April 26. Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said Friday that remains found buried in a container filled with a corrosive liquid
Martin sheriff's detectives continue searching Hungryland preserve for more of Tricia Todd's remains | Map, photosTCPalm
Florida sheriff: NC airman used chainsaw to cut up ex-wife's bodyWRAL.com
Remains believed to be Fla. mom found in acid-filled barrelCBS News
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