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Abstracts from the North Carolina Journal, Halifax County North Carolina, 1806-1810. (Volume #5)


By: Raymond Parker Fouts, Pub. 1994, reprinted 2024, 142 pages, 8 1/2" x 11" soft cover, ISBN #978-1-63914-194-4.  Halifax County was created in 1758 from Edgecombe County.  It is located in the northeastern portion of the state bordering Virginia.  The town of Halifax developed along the banks of the Roanoke River and established itself as the trading center for goods passing from settlement to settlement.  Early settlers in this area are from Virginia and New Jersey.  This newspaper was published out of the town of Halifax, NC.  Information to be found with includes all local things of interest such as: runaway slaves, deaths, lists of letters in post office, advertisements of land sales, court notices, marriages, Indian attacks, estate sales, and other tidbits of genealogical interest along with some national items of interest.  Of special note: there are several marriages found in these papers that were never recorded in the appropriate county records.  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.