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Beaufort County, North Carolina

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  • (CSA), William A. B. Branch, US Congress (1847 - 1910)
    Nancy and Lawrence would become parents to 4 known children: Susan O'Bryan Branch (1845-1920), who married Robert H. Jones; William Augustus Branch (1847-1910), who never married but served in the CSA ...
  • Lt. (CSA), Thomas Henry Sattertwaite (1840 - 1899)
    1st Lieutenant 61st North Carolina Infantry Regiment Company BSatterthwaite, Thomas H. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 61st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry SIDE: Confederacy COMPANY: BSOLDIER'S RANK IN: First Lieu...
  • John Lee (1670 - 1738)
  • Samuel Taylor (c.1735 - d.)
  • James Taylor (1813 - d.)

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Beaufort County was first called Pamptecough. The name was changed about 1712 to Beaufort, named for Henry Scudamore, 3rd Duke of Beaufort, who became one of Carolina's Lords Proprietor around 1709.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns and Communities

  • Aurora
  • Bath
  • Bayview
  • Belhaven
  • Blount's Creek
  • Chocowinity
  • Edward
  • Pantego
  • Pinetown
  • River Road
  • Royal
  • Washington (County Seat)
  • Washington Park



National Register of Historic Places

1860 Slave Schedule

NC Gen Web

Genealogy Trails

Beaufort County Genealogical Society

Roots Web

NC Roots

US Gen Net

USGW Archives

Wills & Estate Records (1808-1827)

Wills & Estate Records (1828-1837)