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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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BB gun found on Williamston Primary School Bus – WNCT

BB gun found on Williamston Primary School Bus
WNCT
The Martin County Sheriff's Office responded to the school after the bus driver discovered the gun. The Sheriff's Office tells 9 On Your Side that a child had a spring loaded BB Gun on a Williamston Primary School bus Thursday afternoon. The bus driver …




Lawyer for Martin Co. dentist moves for case continuance – WNCT

Lawyer for Martin Co. dentist moves for case continuance
WNCT
GREENVILLE, N.C. – The lawyer for a Martin County dentist moves to continue his client's case with the State Board of Dental Examiners. Dr. Davish Marshburn should have appeared in front of the board Friday. He's in trouble with the board, who sent him




US appeals court blocks 2 provisions of NC elections law for November – News & Observer


News & Observer
US appeals court blocks 2 provisions of NC elections law for November
News & Observer
The judges – James Wynn of Martin County in Eastern North Carolina, William Floyd, a Brevard native, and Diana Motz of Maryland – issued a 2-1 decision in which they reinstated same-day voting and registration and out-of-precinct ballot casting. The
North Carolina Court Reinstates Same-Day Voting And Registration Weeks Headlines & Global News

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Hearing today over proposed 25% home insurance rate hike – WITN

Hearing today over proposed 25% home insurance rate hike
WITN
North Carolina's insurance commissioner is holding a hearing on a request from companies that want to increase homeowner insurance prices by an average of more than 25 percent in January. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is conducting the …

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Pedestrian killed on US 17 / 13 – Roanoke Chowan News Herald

Pedestrian killed on US 17 / 13
Roanoke Chowan News Herald
North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper K.R. Genao said Carmon was wearing dark clothing. “That made it hard for the pedestrian to be … The accident occurred approximately 1.3 miles north of the Martin County line. That was roughly the same area where …




Federal appeals judge speaks on NC voting from personal experience – WCNC


WCNC
Federal appeals judge speaks on NC voting from personal experience
WCNC
Federal appeals court Judge James Wynn spoke with blunt candor grilling attorneys on North Carolina's sweeping election law. Judge Wynn lives in Martin County, North Carolina, north of Greenville. And he votes there. So when NC lawmakers passed a …


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