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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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Man dies in early Saturday morning accident in Martin County – WNCT

Man dies in early Saturday morning accident in Martin County
WNCT
The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a Martin County man is dead following a Saturday morning accident. Troopers say the fatal accident happened just after one o'clock NC 125 near NC 11 in Oak City. Troopers say Terry Best of Martin County was …




Holy mackerel! Retired Martin County catfish farmer snares $1 million prize – WITN


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Holy mackerel! Retired Martin County catfish farmer snares $1 million prize
WITN
A retired Martin County catfish farmer reeled in a big catch this week in Washington. James Harrison won $1 million in the North Carolina Education Lottery's $200 Million Blowout game. The Robersonville man bought his $20 ticket at the Wilco on West
Retired catfish farmer reels in $1 million in NC Education LotteryWNCT

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Jamesville man arrested in death of Martin County teen – Greenville, NC | News … – WNCT

Jamesville man arrested in death of Martin County teen – Greenville, NC | News
WNCT
WILLIAMSTON, N.C. – Williamston Police have arrested a man in the May murder of a Martin County teen. Police tell us 23-year-old Simon Perry Arrants of Jamesville was arrested around 1:45 Friday afternoon. Arrants is charged with an open count of
Williamston Police investigating murderWCTI12.com
Funeral Set For Bertie County Teen ShotWITN

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Insurance Fraud Arrests Made After Motorcycle Found in North Carolina Pond – ClaimsJournal.com

Insurance Fraud Arrests Made After Motorcycle Found in North Carolina Pond
ClaimsJournal.com
After a joint investigation with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles and the Martin County Sheriff's Office, investigators allege that David Brent Long helped Styons hide the motorcycle in a Martin County pond and that the motorcycle had not

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Pitt County Commission Candidate Profiles – WNCT

Pitt County Commission Candidate Profiles
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GREENVILLE, N.C. – Election Day is November 4th and 9 On Your Side is your election headquarters. We're keeping a close eye on … His vision as commissioner is to bring an industrial park to the Pitt County-Martin County line. “It's an 800 acre park




Davis beats Sawyer to become Pamlico County sheriff – WCTI12.com


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Davis beats Sawyer to become Pamlico County sheriff
WCTI12.com
He then became a deputy for the Pamlico County Sheriff's Office before moving to the Martin County Sheriff's Office as a Narcotics Task Force investigator. Sawyer became the Pamlico County sheriff in 2002, and had served the county since 1989

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