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Select Source List of References Containing Information About Known Early Inhabitants of Craven County During the 1700’s

Compiled by Susan M Benning,  06/15/01
edited and updated by Victor T. Jones, Jr. (2003-2016)

Note: The Call Number follows each entry and is the call number for items in the Kellenberger Room.

1. Saunders, William L., ed., The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol. 3: 1728-1734. (New York, NY: AMS Press, c1968-1978, reprinted 1993), p. 285. R NC 975.6 N

2. Jones, Victor. “A List of Known Persons Who Left Switzerland and Germany to Settle in New Bern, North Carolina in 1710.” (New Bern, NC.: NBCCPL, 1997).  R NC 929.3 Craven J

3. Dill, Alonzo T., Jr. “Eighteenth Century New Bern, A History of the Town and Craven County, 1700-1800, Part I, Colonization of the Neuse,” North Carolina Historical Review. Vol. 22, No. 1 (January 1945),  p. 1-21. R NC 975.6 N

4. Saunders, William L., ed. The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol.1, 1662-1712. (New York, NY: AMS Press, 1968-1978), p. 819-820. R NC 975.6 N

5. Saunders, William L. ed., The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol. 2, 1713-1728. (Raleigh NC: P. M. Hale. 1886 reprinted 1993), p. 125.  R NC 975.6 N

6. Hathaway, J.R.B. “Items Relating to Bath County at Edenton, NC, July 1900,” North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register. (Edenton, NC: J.R.B. Hathaway, 1900-1903), Vol.1, No 3, p. 442.  R NC 929 N

7. "Miscellaneous Papers Craven Precinct, 1714-1719: Bath County -Land List of Lands Surveyed, 1706 by John Lawson." (New Bern?: C.R. Holloman, 1974).  R NC 929.3 Craven H

8. Holloman, Charles H. “Craven County North Carolina: Its ' Origin and Beginning”, Seminar Notes, History. (New Bern, NC: Craven Technical Institute, Spring 1973). R NC 975.6192 H

9. Stroupe, Vernon S. ed., Post Offices and Postmasters of North Carolina Colonial to USPS. Vol. 1 Alamance - Durham. (Charlotte, NC: North Carolina Postal History Society, 1996).  R NC 383 P

10. Hathaway, J.R.B. "Bath, N. C.,” North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol. 3, No.1 (January 1903), p.21.  R NC 929 N

11. De Graffenreid's map of 1710, Map Cabinet Closet (available online).

12. Wood, Lillian F. “Palatine Settlers on the Neuse and Trent Rivers.” Quarterly Review of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society (New Bern, NC: The Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society). Vol.5, No. 2 (Spring 1978), p. 60-61. R NC 929 Q

13. “The Burning of New Bern,” The North Carolinian Vol. 5, No. 3 (September 1959, Whole No.19), p. 588.  R NC 929 N

14. Hansen, Judith Woolstenhulme. “1720 List of Tithables in Craven Precinct, North Carolina,” The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Genealogical Society) .Vol. 21, No.1 (February 1995), p. 16-24.  R NC 929 N

15. Robuck, Haywood. “North Carolina Coroners' Inquests, 1738-1775,” The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. 1, No.1 (January 1975),  p. 22. R NC 929 N

16. “N.C. Inventories and Estates, 1712-1798,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 9, No. 4 (Winter 1963, Whole No. 36), p. 1217-1229. R NC 929 J

17. “N.C. Inventories and Estates, 1677-1784,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 8, No. 2 (June 1962, Whole No. 30), p. 971-978.  R NC 929 J

18. “N.C. Estate Papers, 1669-1759,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 10, No. 4 (Winter 1964, Whole No. 40), p. 1359-1365. R NC 929 J

19. “N.C. Estate Papers, 1669-1759” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1966,  Whole No. 45), p.1621-1629. R NC 929 J

20. “Council Papers and Journals, 1663-1772,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 11, No. 4 (Winter 1965,  Whole No. 44), p. 1543-1552.  R NC 929 J

21. “Council Papers and Journals, 1663-1772,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1966, Whole No. 45), p. 1631-1634. R NC 929 J

22. “Council Papers and Journals, 1663-1772,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 11, No. 4 (Winter 1965, Whole No. 44), p. 1543-1552.  R NC 929 J

23. Taylor, David R. “Petition for Formation of New County (Jones),” The Quarterly Review of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Summer 1976), p. 156-161.  R NC 929 Q

24. “Roster of North Carolina Masons in Eighteenth Century,” The Quarterly Review of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society, Vol. V., No.1 (Winter 1978), p. 45-51. R NC 929 Q

25. Hathaway, J.R.B. “Abstract of Wills”, North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register,  Vol. 1 No. 2 (April 1900), p.163-234. R NC 929 N

26. Sugg, Natalie J. “List of Wills in the Registrar of Deeds Office of Craven County,” The Quarterly Review of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society. Vol. 8, No. 3 (Summer 1981), pp.127-129, R NC 929 Q

27. Sugg, Natalie J. “Official List of Freeholders In 1723,” The Quarterly Review of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Winter 1982), p. 27-32.  R NC 929 Q

28. “Field Officers-Craven 1755.” The Quarterly Review of Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society Vol. 12, No. 1 (March 1985), p. 21. R NC 929 Q

29. "Company of the North Shore." The Quarterly Review of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society Vol. 12, No. 1 (March 1985), p. 21. R NC 929 Q

30. Beauchamp, Pearl and Emily Miles. “Lot Entries in the Town of New Bern,” The Quarterly Review of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society Vol. 13, No. 1 (March 1986), p. 22-44.  R NC 929 Q

31. “Tax List for the Town of New Bern-1779,” The Quarterly Review of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society Vol. 13, No. 1 (March 1986),  p. 45-48. R NC 929 Q

32. McBride, Ransom. “Consolidated List of Marriage License Purchases in North Carolina, 1785-1791,” The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal Vol. 8, No. 3 (August 1982), p. 153ff.  R NC 929 N

33. “1769 Taxables,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring 1965, Whole No. 41), p. 1405-1409. R NC 929 J

34. “1769 Taxables,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 11, No. 4 (Winter 1965), p. 1553-1558. R NC 929 J

35. Heinegg, Paul. “Free African Americans of Virginia and North Carolina.” The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal Vol. 20, No. 3 (August 1994),  p. 177-192.  R NC 929 N

36. Hathaway, J.R.B. “Abstract of Wills,” The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register Vol. 1 No.1 (January 1900),  p. 26-84.  R NC 929 N

37. Cooper, Francis. "Some Colonial History of Craven County,"  (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, 1920). James Sprunt Historical Publications, Vol.17, No.1, 1916. R NC 975.6192 F

38. “Field Officers of the Regiment of Craven County,” The Quarterly Review of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society Vol. 1, No. 2 (April 1974),  p. 63.  R NC 929 Q

39. “Craven County Militia List,” The Quarterly Review of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society Vol. 1, No. 2 (April 1974), p. 63. R NC 929 Q

41 “Bath County Land Grants,” North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 13, No 4 (Winter 1967, Whole No. 52), p.1967. R NC 929 N

42. “North Carolina Administration Bonds,” North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 19, No. 1 (Spring-Summer 1973, Whole No. 67), p. 2803. R NC 929 N

43. “Craven County Tax Exemption 1760's-1780's,” North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 18, No. 2 (Fall-Winter 1972, Whole No. 65), p. 2785-2786. R NC 929 J

44. “North Carolina Administrative Bonds 1680-1778,” North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 19, No.1 (Spring-Summer 1972, Whole No. 65), p. 2730-2737.  R NC 929 J

45. Camin, Betty J. North Carolina Bastardy Bonds. (Seneca, NC: Camin, 1990), p. 77. R NC 929.3 C

46. “1733 Petition From Inhabitants of Craven Precinct” North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal Vol. 6. No. 2 (May 1980), p. 107-109. R NC 929.1 N

47. “North Carolina Administrative Bonds 1680-1778” North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 19, No.1 (Spring-Summer 1972, Whole No. 67), p. 2803-2811. R NC 929 J

48. “Craven County Landowners 1750's,” North Carolina Genealogy Vol. XVII, No 2 (Fall-Winter 1971, Whole No. 64), p. 2659-2664.  R NC 929 N

49. Hathaway, J.R.B. “Abstract of Wills, ” North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register Vol.1, No. 3 (July 1900), p. 26-84. R NC 929 N

50. McBride, Ransom. “Returns of Wills & Administrations Granted in North Carolina 1753-1790,” North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb 1988), p. 26-27.  R NC 929.1 N

51. Ingmire, Frances T. Craven County North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1780-1867. (Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Co., 1984). R NC 929.3  CRAVEN I

52. Hathaway, J.R.B. “Abstract of Wills” North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 1, No. 4 (October 1900), p. 483-557. R NC 929 N

53. “NC Inventories and Estates. 1667-1784,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy, Vol. 3, No. 4 (December 1962, Whole No. 32), p. 1039-1041. R NC 929 J

54. Haun, Weynette Park. Old Albermarle County, North Carolina Miscellaneous Records 1678-1737. (Durham, N.C.: Haun, 1982), p. 173. R NC 929.3 Albemarle H

55. Moore, Elizabeth. Records of Craven County. (Bladensburg, MD: Genealogical Recorders, 1960), p. 67 R NC 929.2 CRAVEN M

56. Reasonover, John Elwood. “First Palatines in NC with Palatine Trails”  (Lubbock, TX: Reasonover, 1979). R NC 929 R

57. “Colonial Census of North Carolina (Land Rights Proved, 1741-1752)” North Carolina Genealogy  Vol. 13, No. 1 (Spring 1967, Whole No. 49), p. 1824-1834. R NC 929 J

58. “Colonial Census of North Carolina,” North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 12, No. 4 (Winter 1966, Whole No. 48), p. 1759. R NC 929 J

59. “Revolutionary War Final Settlements,” North Carolinian Vol. 6, No. 4 (September 1960, Whole No. 24), p. 753.  R NC 929 J

60. “N.C. Revolutionary Pay Vouchers: An Index” and "Revolutionary War: Final Settlements,"  The North Carolinian Vol. 7, No.2 (June 1961, Whole No. 26), p. 816-822. R NC 929 J

61. “ NC Revolutionary Pay Vouchers: An Index,” The North Carolinian Vol. 7, No. 3 (Sept 1961, Whole No. 27), p. 854. R NC 929 J

62. “North Carolina Revolutionary Military Papers,” The North Carolinian Vol. 7, No. 4 (December 1961, Whole No. 28), p. 886. R NC 929 J

63. “NC Revolutionary Military Papers,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy, Vol. 8, No. 1 (March 1962, Whole No. 29), p. 930. R NC 929 J

64. “NC Revolutionary War Military Papers,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 8, No. 4 (Dec. 1962, Whole No. 32), p.1061. R NC 929 J

65 “NC Revolutionary War Papers,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 9, No. 2 (Summer 1963, Whole No. 34), p. 1127. R NC 929 J

66. “NC Revolutionary Military Papers,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 10, No. 3 (Fall 1964, Whole No. 39), p. 1329. R NC 929 J

67. “Revolutionary War Pensioners Under Act of 1792,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy Vol. 11, No. 4 (Winter 1965, Whole No. 44), p. 1574. R NC 929 J

68. Craig, James H. Arts and Crafts in North Carolina. (Winston-Salem, NC: Old Salem, Inc., 1966). R NC 680 C

69. "N.C. Revolutionary War Pensioners: Invalids & Widows," The North Carolinian Vol. 6 No. 2 (June 1960, Whole No. 22), p. 677-683. R NC 929 N

71. “Delegates to the NC Constitution Convention” Quarterly Review of Eastern N.C. Genealogical Society Vol. 14, No. 4 (Dec 1987), p. 165. R NC 929 Q

72. Historical Records Survey of NC.  Cedar Grove Cemetery to 1939, WPA Project, 1939. R NC 929.3 Craven H

73. Beauchamp, Eula Pearl. Craven County North Carolina Cemeteries, Vol. 1: City of New Bern. (New Bern, N.C. : Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1996). R NC 929 CRAVEN B

74. Beauchamp, Eula Pearl. Craven County, North Carolina Cemeteries, Vol. 2: County of Craven. (New Bern, N.C.: Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1997). R NC 929 CRAVEN B

75. “Craven County Militia List, 1757," Quarterly Review of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society Vol. 5, No.1 (Winter 1978), p. 24-25. R NC 929 Q

76. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, North Carolina. (Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Company Publishers, 1983), p.129-134. R NC 929.3 U

77. "Emigrants to Bath County, N.C. 1685-1702,” NGS Quarterly Vol.25, found on Family Tree Maker CD210 (Broderbund Software, Inc. Banner Blue Div.).

78. Demond, Robert O. The Loyalists in North Carolina During the Revolution. (Hamden CT: Archon Books, 1964), p. 243. R NC 973.23 D

79. DAR. Roster of Soldiers From North Carolina In the American Revolution. (Durham NC: Seeman Press, 1932). R NC 973.3456 R

80. Moss, Bobby Gilmer. Roster of the Patriots in the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge (Blacksburg, SC: Scotia-Hibernia Press, 1992). R NC 973.3 M

81. Pruitt, A.B. Petitions for Land Grants Suspensions in North Carolina, 1776-1836, Part 1 (Whitakers, NC: Pruitt, 1993). R NC 929.3 P

82.  Pruitt, Albert Bruce. Petitions for Land Grant Suspensions in North Carolina, 1776-1836, Part 2. (Whitakers, NC: Pruitt 1993). R NC 929.3 P

83. Pruitt, Albert Bruce. Colonial Petitions for Land Resurveys, Some Land Warrants 1753-1774, Caveats of Land Warrants 1767-1773 in North Carolina. (Whitakers, NC: Pruitt, 1993). R NC 929.3 P

84. Pruitt, Albert Bruce. Colonial Land Entries, Volume 1 (1735-1752). (Whitakers, NC: Pruitt, 1994). R NC 929.3 P

85.  Pruitt, Albert Bruce. Colonial Land Entries, Volume 2 (1753-1756). (Whitakers, NC: Pruitt, 1994). R NC 929.3 P

86. “List of Members of North Carolina General Assembly of North Carolina 1731,” The Quarterly Review of the of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society Vol. 1, No. 2 (April 1974), p. 74-75. R NC 929 Q

87. Coldham, Peter Wilson. American Migrations: 1765-1799 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2000), p. 609-654 details claimants from North Carolina. R GEN 929.3 C

88. Wardell, Patrick G. Genealogical Data from United States Military Academy Application Papers, 1805-1866, Volume 1. (Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 2002). R GEN 355 W. Only applicants from New Bern  through p. 125 were included in this index.

89. "Will of William Willson, Craven Co., N.C., 1744/5" North Carolina Genealogy. Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring-Summer 1974), p. 2933.

90. "North Carolina Inventories and Sales of Estates, 1712-1798." North Carolina Genealogy. Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring-Summer 1974), p. 2943.

91. "N.C. Administration Bonds, 1680-1778" North Carolina Genealogy. Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring-Summer 1974), p. 2950-2956.

92. "Craven Co. Wills, Deeds & Inventories, 1755-1764" North Carolina Genealogy.  Vol. 20, No. 2 (Fall-Winter 1974), p. 2972-2978.

93. "N.C. Administration Bonds, 1680-1778" North Carolina Genealogy. Vol. 20, No. 2 (Fall-Winter 1974), p. 2982-2991.

94. "Immigrants in Craven County, N.C., 1811-1872" North Carolina Genealogy. Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring-Summer 1975), p. 3069-3077.


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