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Abstracts of Warren County Court Records

Notes to consider before starting:

  1. This is in no way a complete list.  I've come across these records in my search for free blacks in Warren county.  Many of the children listed were free blacks, or probably free blacks, but not necessarily all of them.
  2. This is not in alphabetical order and some names appear more than once.  Use the "find" option in your browser to search by name.
  3. The Warren County court convened three times a year in the 1st half of the 1800's:  February, August, and November.  There are some excetpions, such as 1809 when they met in May as well.  It is worth noting that the various county courts throughout the state designated certain court terms as "orphans" court, hence although these are regular court records, they all deal with "orphans".  Orphans today had a different meaning during the 1800s.  Orphans referred to any child without a father even if their mother was alive, this included children born outside of marriage.  Just because children below are designated as orphans does not necessarily mean their fathers had died, let alone their mothers.  In many cases, the court bound "base born" (out of wedlock) children to their fathers or related male.  I plan to put a series of articles together in the future on the main site for my page (http://www.ncalhn.org) that will go further into various laws and such in North Carolina.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

New court term 1806, August Court:

New court term 1806, November Court:

New court term 1809, May Court:

New court term 1809, August Court:

New court term 1810, August Court:

New court term 1812, February Court:

New court term 1812, August Court:

New court term 1812, November Court:

New court term 1823, August Court:

New court term 1825, August Court:

New court term 1828, February Court:

New court term 1829, November Court:

New court term 1831, February Court:

New court term 1833, February Court:

New court term 1833, August Court:


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