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WELCOME! My name is Diane Siniard and I am the county coordinator for Greene County's Genealogy page. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or suggestions. There is a search engine available for this site. It is located in 2 places on the home page for your convenience!

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Greene County, being a part of land grant by King Charles II of England in 1663, was first settled around 1710 by immigrants from Maryland, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina. Upon arrival of these new settlers, great numbers of settlers were killed, driven off, or tortured by the Tuscarora Indians. However, on March 20-23, 1713, a fighting force of South Carolinians and Yemassce Indians, under Colonel Murice Moore, defeated the Tuscarora, under the leadership of Chief Hancock. With the "demise" of the Indian threat, County settlers advanced in their various economic pursuits.

In 1758, the area now recognized as Greene and Lenoir Counties was separated from Johnston and named Dobbs for the Royal Governor. This section was bisected to form Glasgow County in honor of the Secretary of State. However, Glasgow and accomplices were involved in issuing fraudulent land grants and were duly indicted. The residents of the county then changed its name to Greene, in honor of Nathaniel Greene, one of General Washington's right-hand men.

The county seat, Snow Hill, is the largest town and major commercial center in the county. The town draws its name from the historic white sandy banks of nearby Contentnea Creek. Among the towns and communities in the county are Hookerton, Maury, and Walstonburg. These old established communities are relatively self-enduring and traditionally stable.

 



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I really need some help transcribing some of the cemeteries and various other records that come through. If you are interested please contact Diane Siniard

We could really use your help with one of these projects, or some of the others that we have going. Won't you volunteer today?

Greene County Project Volunteers:
Coordinator and webmasters: Diane Siniard
Cemetery Transcription Project: Trisha Blount, Ann Perry Hamm, Judy Hawkins, Linnie Hedgepath, Vikki Lovett, Sandra Pate, Faye Walston, April Westbrook & Horace Wiggins
Cemetery Photos Project: Glenn Fields, Judy Hawkins, April Westbrook & Horace Wiggins
Census Transcription Project: Marti Beasley
Deed Transcription Project: Won't you volunteer?
Transcribers for Various Projects: Jane Garner, Glenn Fields & Christine Fuller



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  • Greene County Cities & Towns

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  • Neuse Regional Library

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  • Interesting Links

  • Greene County Church Information and Research
    This link will take you to a page to research Church locations, transcriptions of Church records and where to go to find archives and information on the Church of your choice.

  • Glimpses Into The Past

  • Letters Home

  • North Carolina's Genealogy Project

  • Trails to the Past Genealogy Project

  • Greene County Mailing List
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    This list is for researchers of this site. I will be sending through information on new postings and other information about this site only.

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  • North Carolina National Register of Historic Places



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    Greene County Site last updated-- Tuesday, October 8, 2013 22:19 EST

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