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Images of Union County Wills 1842 to 1858

Testators: Bass, Richard; Beasley, John; Bennet, Reding; Blackeney, Albert; Brooks, Mary; Burlison, Jonathan; Burnett, John; Burr, Stephen; Chaney, Noah; Chaney, Henry; Cherry, Joel; Clark, Burrell; Clark, John B.; Collins, Davis; Common, Julia M.; Criag, Elizabeth; Craig, Josiah; Crawford, C. J.; Crowell, Michael; Crowell, John; Cuthbertson, Moses; Davis, James; Deck, Edmund; Dozier, Samuel; Fincher, Lydia; Fincher, Silas; Gillam, William; Givens, Samue; Godfrey, Thomas; Griffin, Enoch; Griffin, Sarah; Griffin, Thomas; Harkey, Daniel; Harvey, Aaron; Hasley, James; Hasty, John; Helms, Gabriel B.; Helms, Hannah; Helms, Isaac; Heniger, Jacob; Houston, James; Howard, William; Jackson, Wiley; Jefferson, Enoch; Kirk, Edmund; Leonard, C. D.; Long, Jacob; Long, Johnl; Marsh, Simeon; Marsh, Solomon; Marshes, Solomon; Matthews, Isaac; McCain, Andrew; McCain, Hugh; McCain, John J.; McCain, W. E.; McCollum, Daniel; Moore, Jessie; Moore, William; Moors, Elijah; Morgans, James; Moses, Henry; Nisbet, Sarah; Norwood, E.; Osbourne, Alexander; Phifer, David; Phifer, Matthew; Phifer, Priscilla; Pott, William; Preston, Elias; Price, James; Price, William; Ren, John; Richardson, John; Richardson, Kinderic; Richardson, Sarah; Ritch, James M.; Rivens, James; Rogers, Elizabeth; Rogers, Thomas; Rushing, A. D.; Secrest, Andrew; Sikes, Hannah; Simpson, Irwin; Simpson, John; Sitts, Mary; Slitt, Jane; Smith, Cullen; Smith, John M; Stegall, George; Stevens, Squire; Stewart, A. H.; Stewart, Hugh; Stewart, Joseph; Stewart; Reuben; Stewart, Silas; Stills, Susannah; Thomas, John R.; Thomas, Osborne; Watkins, Robert; Whitley, Addison; Will, James; Wilson, Hugh; Wilson, Sarah; Winchester, Mary; Wolf, Jacob

Complicated Kinships

colonial childrenFor years I searched to locate the parents of an certain ancestor. However, not until I had tediously read all of last wills and testaments and estate records of the county where he resided, did I realize that I possessed the answer in my hand in the form of a last will and testament of a man who died in that county before the birth of his son. And that the wife remarried and when she gave birth, naming the child after his deceased father, Harrison Acworth. Acworth was the surname of the step-father. I was previously perplexed by this naming, as it did not fit the other Acworth children. Yet, the generation was equal. So now, instead of Harrison being the father of my ancestor, he was the half-brother! Thus, identifying the mother in this manner without the record of her (second) marriage, clarified the situation. During the 17th and 18th centuries, after the death of a spouse, a remarriage was eminent. In fact, no sooner than a widow buried her husband, than suitors commenced calling. That is because times of the importance of maintaining the family home and raising the children. Many marriages went unrecorded at the court house because it was not required. That is why the details existing in the community must be seriously dwelt upon by the researcher.

Union County North Carolina Probate Records available to members of North Carolina Pioneers

Images of Wills 1869 to 1897

Testators: Anderson, Sarah ; Arout, John; Atwood, David ; Austin, Jonathan; Austin, Jonathan L. ; Austin, Vernon ; Baker, George ; Barino, Charles ; Bass, John ; Belk, Amelia ; Bickett, Thomas ; Boyte, Martha ; Braswell, Aquilla ; Braswell, Cullen; Brown, Burrel; Carpenter, William; Clonts, Adam ; Collins, William ; Corder, Lewis ; Covington, D. A.; Covington, David ; Covington, Susan; Craige, Matilda; Crowell, A. S.; Cureton, Eliza; Curlee, Sarah ; Davis, Sampson ; Doster, H. M.; Doster, James W. ; Duncan, W. W. ; Dunlap, Sarah; Griffin, William; Edwards, John; Erwin, Adelaide; Evans, Albert ; Gardener, Jesse; Gathings, Jane; Givens, Jane; Glenn, Elizabeth; Godwin, Simon; Gordon, Rebecca ; Greene, Beedy; Green, J. E. ; Griffin, A. Hurley; Griffin, Jesse; Griffin, M. E. ; Griffin, Thomas; Griffin, William; Griffin, William ; Gurley, Ezekiel; Hagler, Charles; Hamilton, G. S.; Hargett, A. J. ; Hargett, David; Hargett, Elizabeth ; Hargett, James; Harkey, J. ; Harkey, John ;Harris, Elizabeth ; Harris, Salathiel ; Hartsell, Andrew ; Hasty, Rachel ; Hasty, Stephen ; Hays, John ; Haywood, James; Heath, James ; Helms, Asa ; Helms, Emanuel ; Helms, Isam; Helms, H. J. ; Helms, Michael ; Helms, Samson ; Hemby, Eli ; Hemby, Margaret ; Hemby, Thomas ; Honeycutt, Demsey; Horn, James ; Houston, B. J.; Houston, John; Houston, William ; Houston, William W. ; Howard, Jacob ; Howey, David; Howey, Nancy; Hudson, Joseph; Hudson, Joseph ; Ivey, Sarah ; King, Elenor ; Laney Burton ; Lewis, Thomas ; Lewis, W. C. ; Liles, David; Lindsay, Sherwood ; Little, Aaron ; Long, Henry T. ; Long, Henry (2) ; Love, John; Lowrie, Margaret ; Marsh, Thomas ; Massey, Mary ; McCain, Hugh; McClain, Jane ; McCollum, James ; McLarty, Archibald; McManus, George ; Medley, Nancy ; Mills, Jackson ; Mills, James ; Moore, Pleasant ; Mullis, Calvin ; Mullis, Frances; Nance, John; Nesbit, Millie; Newsom, William ; Osborne, Michael ; Parker, Elijah; Parker, Peter ; Peninger, Jacob ; Polk, Andrew; Polk, Sarah ; Presson, Samuel ; Price, Albert ; Price, Daniel ; Price, Martha ; Pyron, Samuel ; Pyron, Sarah ; Rafe, Susanah ; Ramsay, W. C. ; Rea, John ; Rice, Clarinda ; Ritch, G. W.; Rogers, Russell ; Ross, Sherwood ; Rowland, Sherwood ; Rowland, Thomas ; Russell, David ; Russell, Samantha ; Russell, Sarah ; Secrest, Abram J. ; Secrest, Ephraim ; Sell, Mary J. ; Shell, Henry; Shute, John ; Simms, John Thomas; Simpson, David ; Simpson, Jackson ; Smith, J. E. W.; Starnes, J. B.; Steele, Richard ; Stewart, Elizabeth; Stewart, Harriet ; Stilwell, John ; Taylor, Thomas ; Thomas, Jacob ; Thomas, John ; Thompson, James ; Thompson, S. B. ; Thweatt, Frederick; Vann, J. J. ; Walker, Abram E. ; Walker, Elijah ; Walkup, E. J. ; Walkup, Samuel ; Walkup, Samuel H. ; Wentz, Jeremiah ; Whitfield, W. J. ; Williams, Abel ; Winchester, Thomas Jr.

Union County Wills and Estates

Union County Golf Course Union County was formed in 1842 from parts of Anson and Mecklenburg Counties.

The county seat is Monroe. The first three will books are digitized here. Thus, the earliest surviving records begin in 1842. As reflected in the microfilming of old wills by the Secretary of the State of North Carolina, the ink on some wills was far too faded to read.

Among the early settlers wete the families of Marsh, MccCain, Phifer, Craig and Stewart.

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Wills 1842 to 1858

Every Revolutionary War Pension has a Story

Revolutionary War As the soldier tells his story of the events which occurred during the fight for freedom, he assumed that everyone knew the details of the battles, and its officers. In those days, they did. However, we can still learn about his exciting adventure. All that the genealogist need do is to review the historical accounts of the battles and follow the Generals and other officers under whom the ancestor served. . In other words, the historical research of its leaders will not only provide a plethora of exciting battles, but also pinpoint dates and locations which the ancestor shared. That information will help to tell the story to the children and preserve the American heritage.