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Abstracts from Newspapers of Wilmington, North Carolina, 1804 -1806. (Volume #4)

By: Raymond Parker Fouts, Pub. 1986, reprinted 2024, 190 pages, 8 1/2" x 11" soft cover, Index, ISBN #978-1-63914-213-2.  New Hanover County was created in 1729 with the county seat being named Wilmington.  New Hanover County is the parent county to: Brunswick, Duplin and Pender.  It lies in the extreme Southeast corner of the state located along the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River.  These newspapers were published out of Wilmington.  All items of genealogical information were abstracted for this book.  Local items of interest include such things as: deaths, marriages, court notices, lost items, advertisements of lands for sale, runaway slaves, advertisements for estate sales, business advertisements, and other items that will be of interest to the genealogists.   The newspaper often provides greater detail than the county record of those that were recorded.  North Carolina did not record vital statistics until 1913, thus causing the newspaper accounts to become the sole source for this information, other than scattered Bible records.  Numerous deaths of infants and young children are recorded in the newspaper and most often provide the sole surviving record of their existence.