Abstracts of Wills Recorded in Orange County, North Carolina, 1752 - 1800 and 1800 - 1850
Abstracts of Wills Recorded in Orange County, North Carolina, 1752-1800 and 1800-1850. Ruth Herndon Shields. (1957, 1966). Orange County was formed in 1752 and for many years embraced a large section of central North Carolina, including part or all of the following present-day counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Guilford, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, and Wake.
Abstracting the wills of Orange County to 1850 was the project of the Genealogical Records Committee of the Davie Poplar Chapter of the NSDAR. The abstracts were originally published in two separate volumes, but they are brought together now in a single volume for the convenience of the user. The abstracts, numbering many hundreds and referring to thousands of related individuals, all of whom are alphabetically indexed, generally include such information as the name of the testator, names of heirs and executors, references to property, and dates of probate. The book further contains records of 280 marriages not shown in the Orange County marriage bonds. This is an unusually valuable publication for descendants of Orange County pioneers.Genealogical.com publishes genealogy books and CDs. Whether you are just beginning to explore your family tree or are an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data, Genealogical.com can provide you with the resources you need. We publish over 2,000 genealogy books and compact discs featuring colonial genealogy, Irish genealogy, immigration, royal ancestry, family history, and genealogy methods and sources. Genealogical.com is the online home of Genealogical Publishing Company, Clearfield Company, and Gateway Press. Search our genealogy books by title, author or keyword phrase or browse our genealogy book sale.