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Abstracts from the Old North State, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, 1849-1850.


By: Raymond Parker Fouts, Pub. 1996, reprinted 2024, 164 pages, 8 1/2" x 11" soft cover, Index, ISBN #978-1-63914-207-1.  Pasquotank County was created in 1739 with the county seat being named Elizabeth City.  It lies in the extreme northeast corner of the state located on the Albemarle Sound.  Many of her early settlers were from Virginia.  This newspaper was published out of Elizabeth City.  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.