GUILFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
~ DEATHS OF EARLY CITIZENS, 1771-1841 ~


The goal for this set of pages is to help people use existing records to determine or verify dates of death.  There are many missing burials for Guilford's early deaths, and church records are often missing or have major gaps.  Newspaper records for the first decades are non-existent or sparse.  Determining a date of death can be a major challenge.

For now, I am covering the first 70 years of Guilford's history.  I am not sure how many sources I will use eventually for this list.  At present, it is based primarily on wills.  As I find information on estates, I will add that information.  This list will be organized by the date of death, date of probate or estate administration bond if known, or date the will was written.  Use your browser's "find" feature to find a name.  If you have information to add, please contact the county coordinator (see site index page).

Where to find the original records:  Originals of the wills are at the North Carolina State Archives.  The county courthouse has the will books, and the Archives has microfilm of early will books.  If you want a copy of the original will itself, contact the NC State Archives.  Estate records from this time period are also located at the Archives.

You need to make a search request first, unless you pay a visit to the Search Room at the NC State Archives.  If you are a resident of NC, you can make a search request online without paying a search fee.  If you are not a NC resident, you will need to mail a search fee with your search request.  All requests are answered with a mailed notification of what the Archives staff found, and the fee for mailing copies to you (the minimum $2 in most cases).  See this page for further information on these services and the link to the online request form for NC residents.  Don't forget to check the MARS online catalog system for a list of available records.

You can also contact the nearest location of the Family History library system to order microfilm of records for viewing close to home.


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Name Date of Will & Probate, or Estate Administration Bond, or Other Evidence
Crisley Gless will dated 7 Dec 1771, probated Feb Court 1772
Robert Gwin will dated 14 Nov 1771, probated Feb Court 1772
Philip Gless will dated 17 Feb 1773, probated May Court 1774
Edward Guilbert will dated 10 Oct 1782, probated Nov Court 1782
William Gowdy will dated 15 Nov 1786, probate: "Minute Docket No. 2, page 143"
William Gilmer estate papers starting in 1791
Jonathan Gifford will dated 17 Feb 1793, probated Nov Court 1793
William Gowdy estate papers starting in 1793
William Graham estate papers starting in 1793
Benjamin Grainger estate papers starting in 1793
William Gray will dated 10 Jun 1794, probated Aug Court 1794
George  Gullet will dated 14 May 1796, probated Aug Court 1796
Charles Green will dated 20 May 1798, probated May Court 1798
Stephen Gough will dated 1 Dec 1798, probated Feb Court 1799
Stephen Goff estate papers starting in 1799
James Gordon estate papers starting in 1799
William Grear (Greer, Grier) estate papers starting in 1799
Jonathan Gifford estate papers starting in 1800
Joseph Glenn estate papers starting in 1800
Mary Goodner estate papers starting in 1800
Robert Gwyn will dated 10 Sep 1801, probated Nov Court 1801
Moses Gordy will dated 24 Oct 1795, probated Aug Court 1802
Matthew Grier will dated 15 Jul 1802, probated Aug Court 1802
Henry Griffin estate papers starting in 1802
George Gullett estate papers starting in 1802
William Gray, Jr. estate papers starting in 1804
John Gillaspie will dated 13 Jun 1806, probated Aug Court 1806
John Gillaspie estate papers starting in 1807
James Gowdy will dated 22 Jan 1809, probated May Court 1810
Nathan Gladson will dated 24 Mar 1810, probated Aug Court 1810
Robert Gwyn estate papers starting in 1810
Nathan Gladson estate papers starting in 1812
Samuel Gilchrist will dated 5 Mar 1816, probated May Court 1816
Ralph Gorrell will dated 31 Aug 1812, probated May Court 1816
William Gorrell will dated 27 May 1816, probated Aug Court 1816
Pall Glass will dated 8 Aug 1816, probated Nov Court 1816
James Gamble estate papers starting in 1816
Ralph Gorrell estate papers starting in 1816
Jesse Gray estate papers starting in 1816
William Gardner will dated 1813, probated Nov Court 1817
James Gowdy estate papers starting in 1817
Richard Gardner will dated 4 Jan 1818, probated Aug Court 1818
Samuel Gilchrist estate papers starting in 1818
John Gilmer estate papers starting in 1818
Robert Girdle estate papers starting in 1818
Jonathan Gordon estate papers starting in 1818
Hezekiah Gardner will dated 31 Jan 1819, probated Aug Court 1819
Stephen Gough (Goff) estate papers starting in 1820
George Greeson estate papers starting in 1820
Daniel Greeson will dated 11 Mar 1821, probated May Court 1821
Ralph Gorrell estate papers starting in 1821
Daniel Gillaspie, Jr. estate papers starting in 1822
Abraham Gossett estate papers starting in 1823
Daniel Greeson estate papers starting in 1823
Andrew Gibson will dated 21 Feb 1823, probated Nov Court 1823
Andrew Gibson estate papers starting in 1824
John Gilchrist will dated 15 Aug 1821, probated Nov Court 1825
Philip Glass estate papers starting in 1826
John Greeson estate papers starting in 1826
Elizabeth Gray will dated 25 Oct 1827, probated Nov Court 1827
Christopher Greson will dated 7 Oct 1827, probated Nov Court 1827
Patrick D. Gilchrist estate papers starting in 1827
Samuel C. Gilmer estate papers starting in 1827
Richard Gray estate papers starting in 1827
Powell Glass estate papers starting in 1828
Isaac Gullett estate papers starting in 1828
Daniel Gillaspie will dated 3 Jan 1820, probated Feb Court 1829
Andrew Garringer will dated 15 Nov 1828, probated May Court 1829
Abraham Gossett will dated 19 Sep 1821, probated Nov Court 1829 (note on outside says Nov 1822)
Barzilla Gardner will dated 1 Sep 1829, probated Nov Court 1829
Andrew Garringer estate papers starting in 1829
Philip Garringer estate papers starting in 1829
Daniel Gillaspie estate papers starting in 1829
Elizabeth Gray estate papers starting in 1830
Stephen Gardner will dated 3 Dec 1826, codicil 6 Mar 1830, probated Aug Court 1830
Stephen Gardner estate papers starting in 1831
Philip Gerringer estate papers starting in 1831
Jemima Grady estate papers starting in 1831
Alexander Gray, Senr. will dated 23 Aug 1826, probated Feb Court 1832
Thomas Gossett will dated 24 Oct 1831, probated Feb Court 1832
Robert Gilbreath will dated 30 May 1831, probated Feb Court 1832
Robert Gillaspie estate papers starting in 1832
George Glasscock estate papers starting in 1832
Daniel Gillaspie will dated 27 Aug 1833, probated Nov Court 1833, estate papers starting in 1833
John Gladson estate papers starting in 1833
Christopher Grissom estate papers starting in 1833
Eve Glass estate papers starting in 1834
William Gilchrist will dated 29 Aug 1834, probated Feb Court 1835
Edward Green will dated 30 Oct 1832, probated Nov Court 1835
George Glass estate papers starting in 1836
Louis Greeson estate papers starting in 1836
Lotta Gola (lately from Germany) will dated 11 Jun 1837, no probate date
Deborah Gardner estate papers starting in 1837
George Gardner estate papers starting in 1837 (two files)
William Gilchrist estate papers starting in 1837
Margaret Elizabeth Gillaspie estate papers starting in 1837
W. S. Gilmer estate papers starting in 1837
William & Lotta Goley estate papers starting in 1837
Caty Garringer estate papers starting in 1838
Thomas Green will dated 3 Oct 1839, probated Nov Court 1839
Elizabeth Gardner estate papers starting in 1839
David Gilliam will dated 24 Sep 1839, probated May Court 1840
Margaret Green will dated 18 Mar 1839, probated Aug Court 1840
Green Gordon estate papers starting in 1840
Thomas Grear (Greer, Grier) estate papers starting in 1840
John Gant estate papers starting in 1841
John Gooch estate papers starting in 1841
Robert D. Gorrell estate papers starting in 1841
   


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Name Date of Will & Probate, or Estate Administration Bond, or Other Evidence
William Hoggatt will dated 5 Sep 1771, probated Nov Court 1771
Joseph Hinds will dated 14 Apr 1772, probated Aug Court 1772
Christopher Husey will dated 1 Apr 1773, probated May Court 1774
George Hodgson will dated 5 Jun 1764, probated Aug Court 1774
John Hardeman will dated 29 Aug 1774, no probate date
Thompson Harris will dated 15 Oct 1775, probated Nov Court 1775
John Hunter will dated 29 Aug 1777, probated Feb Court 1778
Isaac Hill will dated 28 Feb 1781, probated Aug Court 1781
Philip Hoggatt will dated 9 Sep 1763, probated Feb Court 1783
William Hamilton will dated 26 May 1785, probate date unrecorded
Nathan Hiatt will dated 6 Oct 1786, probated May Court 1787
Francis Hartley will dated 19 Dec 1788, probate: "Minute Docket No. 2, p. 84"
Peter Harris will dated 29 Jul 1790, probated Nov Court 1790
Patrick Hays will dated 17 Aug 1790, probated Nov Court 1792
Thomas Houlston will dated 25 Sep 1792, probated Feb Court 1793
Christopher Hiatt will has no date, probated Feb Court 1793
Jacob Hofhains will dated 24 Jul 1793, probated Aug Court 1793
George Hiatt will dated 2 Jan 1793, probated Nov Court 1793
Seth Huddleston will dated 7 Mar 1791, probated Nov Court 1794
James Hilton will dated 5 Aug 1796, probated Aug Court 1796
Naomi Hargrove will dated 14 Apr 1799, probated May Court 1799
Joseph Hoskins will dated 4 Jul 1799, probated Aug Court 1799
Arnold Hoskins will dated 10 Jun 1797, probated Nov Court 1799
John Henderson will dated 28 Mar 1800, probated May Court 1800
David Harris will dated 18 Jul 1800, probated Nov Court 1800
Joseph Hoskins estate papers starting in 1803
Stephanus Haworth will dated 16 Apr 1804, probated May Court 1804
John Hodgson will dated 3 May 1804, probated Nov Court 1804
Lewis Holton will dated 27 Dec 1800, probated Aug Court 1805
Charles Hardin will dated 7 May 1806, probated Aug Court 1807
Robert L. Hamilton estate papers starting in 1808
Andrew Hall estate papers starting in 1809
John Hunt will dated 21 Sep 1809, no probate date recorded
George Hutton will dated 7 Sep 1810, probated Nov Court 1810
John Harvy will dated 2 Aug 1811, probated Aug Court 1811
William Hitchcock will dated 22 Aug 1806, probated Aug Court 1811
Jabez Hunt will dated 28 Sep 1812, probated Nov Court 1812
John Healy will dated 1 Dec 1809, probated Feb Court 1813
George Hodgson will dated 1 Jan 1808, probated Feb Court 1813
Robert Hodson will dated 7 Apr 1813, probated May Court 1813
Joshua Hanes will dated 21 Jul 1813, probated Aug Court 1813
Philip Ham will dated 4 Mar 1814, probated Aug Court 1814
William Hiatt will dated 30 Jun 1814, probated Aug Court 1814
John Hunt estate papers starting in 1814
Joseph Hoggatt will dated 3 Jul 1803, probated Aug Court 1815
Smith Heath will dated 18 Jul 1805, probated Feb Court 1816
William Heath will dated 16 Feb 1816, probated Feb Court 1816
John Hall will dated 5 Mar 1816, probated May Court 1816
Jacob Heath will dated 22 Mar 1816, probated May Court 1816
John Heath will dated 11 Feb 1816, probated May Court 1816
Samuel Heath will dated 29 Mar 1816, probated May Court 1816
David Hodson will dated 8 Mar 1816, probated May Court 1816
William Hunt estate papers starting in 1816
John Hussey estate papers starting in 1816
Louis Hagee estate papers starting in 1816
Jacob Heath estate papers starting in 1816
Smith Heath estate papers starting in 1816
John Heath estate papers starting in 1817
Samuel Heath estate papers starting in 1817
William Heath estate papers starting in 1817
Hugh Himer estate papers starting in 1817
Isaac Hodgson estate papers starting in 1817
Hezekiah Highfill will dated 5 Jan 1818, probated Feb Court 1818
Lucy Haynes will dated 12 Mar 1816, probated Feb Court 1818
John Hemphill estate papers starting in 1818
William Hiatt estate papers starting in 1818
Wintrop Hilton estate papers starting in 1818
David Hodson estate papers starting in 1818
Robert Hannah will dated 14 Jul 1818, probated May Court 1819
John Hamilton will dated 14 Oct 1818, probated Nov Court 1819
John Hall estate papers starting in 1819
John Ham estate papers starting in 1819
John Hamilton estate papers starting in 1819
Elias Hays estate papers starting in 1819
Ann Hutchison estate papers starting in 1819
Phillip Horney will dated 11 Sep 1820, probated Nov Court 1820
Lucy Haines (Haynes) estate papers starting in 1820
Sion Hillard estate papers starting in 1820
Jeffery Horney will dated 19 Apr 1821, probated May Court 1821
David Harrell will dated 27 Mar 1821, probated Aug Court 1821
John Horney will dated 29 May 1821, probated Aug Court 1821
Mary Hussey will dated 22 Jul 1820, probated Nov Court 1821
Robert Hanner estate papers starting in 1821
Samuel Hemphill, Sr. estate papers starting in 1821
Hezekiah Highfill (Highfield) estate papers starting in 1821
Jeffrey Horney estate papers starting in 1821
John Horney estate papers starting in 1821
Philip Horney estate papers starting in 1821
Jesse Huddleston estate papers starting in 1821
Isaiah Hunt will dated 29 Aug 1821, probated Feb Court 1822
Mary Heath estate papers starting in 1822
Thomas Howerton estate papers starting in 1822
Jod Harriss, Jr. estate papers starting in 1823
Henry Hart estate papers starting in 1823
Matilda Hassell estate papers starting in 1823
James Hendricks estate papers starting in 1823
Joel Harris will dated 16 May 1822, probated Feb Court 1824
David Harold will dated 2 Jan 1824, probated May Court 1824
Conrad Hagee estate papers starting in 1824
Absalom T. Harper estate papers starting in 1824
Simeon Hays estate papers starting in 1824
Samuel Heath estate papers starting in 1824
Ahira Hunt estate papers starting in 1824
Zimri Hackett estate papers starting in 1825
Joseph Hoggatt estate papers starting in 1825
Zimri Hoggatt estate papers starting in 1825
Jonathan Hadley will dated 22 Feb 1822, probated May Court 1826
Mary Hacket will dated 13 Apr 1826, probated Aug Court 1826
Adam Hagee estate papers starting in 1826
David Harrald estate papers starting in 1826
Isaac Hiatt estate papers starting in 1826
William Harvey will dated 23 Dec 1827, probated Feb Court 1828, estate papers starting in 1828
Moses Harvey estate papers starting in 1828
John Howell, Sr. estate papers starting in 1828
Roddy Hanner will dated 4 Aug 1829, probated Aug Court 1829
Thomas Hamilton will dated 15 Nov 1820, probated Nov Court 1829
David Hoffines (Huffines) estate papers starting in 1829
Jacob Hunt will dated 12 Oct 1829, probated May Court 1830
Elizabeth Harrell will dated 18 Sep 1830, probated Nov Court 1830
Jonathan Hadley estate papers starting in 1831
Alexander Hall estate papers starting in 1831
Roddy Hanner estate papers starting in 1831
David Huffines estate papers starting in 1831
John Hitchcock will dated 21 Sep 1819, probated Nov Court 1832, estate papers starting in 1832
Levin Hackett estate papers starting in 1832
Jeremiah Haines estate papers starting in 1832
Thomas Hamilton, Sr. estate papers starting in 1832
Ervin (Irwin) Hanner estate papers starting in 1832
Joseph Hubbard estate papers starting in 1832
Hartwell Huffman will dated 28 May 1833, probated Aug Court 1833, estate papers starting in 1833
Jehu Hancock will dated 11 Jun 1833, probated Aug Court 1833
David & Elizabeth Harrell estate papers starting in 1833
Elisha Hassell estate papers starting in 1833
Henry Harrison will dated 20 Feb 1834, probated May Court 1834
John Hubbard will dated 17 Mar 1829, probated May Court 1834
Thomas Hamilton, Jr. estate papers starting in 1834
Jehu Hancock estate papers starting in 1834
John G. Hoskins estate papers starting in 1834
William Hiatt will dated 9 Mar 1835, probated May Court 1835
Abraham Hagee estate papers starting in 1835
Abram & Lewis Hagee estate papers starting in 1835
Dr. Hance Hamilton estate papers starting in 1835
Jonathan Hodson estate papers starting in 1835
Isaac Hollingsworth estate papers starting in 1835
Paris Horney estate papers starting in 1835
Winsmore Howren estate papers starting in 1835
Alfred E. Hanner estate papers starting in 1836
Henry Harrison estate papers starting in 1836
William Hiatt estate papers starting in 1837
John Holt estate papers starting in 1837
Hannah Hunt estate papers starting in 1837
Hannah Howlet will dated 16 Feb 1837, no probate date
Jesse Hassel will dated 27 Nov 1837, probated Feb Court 1838
Tilman Harris will dated 30 May 1831, probated Feb Court 1838
Tilman Harris will dated 30 Jan 1838, probated Feb Court 1838
Richard Haworth will dated 2 Dec 1837, probated Feb Court 1838
Robert Hatrick will dated 6 Apr 1827, probated Nov Court 1838
Samuel Hersey (Kersey?) estate papers starting in 1838
Jonathan Hodgin estate papers starting in 1838
Thankful Hiatt estate papers starting in 1839
Henry Humphreys will dated 11 Feb 1840, probated May Court 1840, estate papers starting in 1840
John Hanner estate papers starting in 1840
Margery Harriss estate papers starting in 1840
Nancy Harrison estate papers starting in 1840
Robert Hatrick estate papers starting in 1840
Richard Haworth estate papers starting in 1840
Solomon Hayworth estate papers starting in 1841
Arnold Hutton estate papers starting in 1841
   


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Name Date of Will & Probate, or Estate Administration Bond, or Other Evidence
Lodwick Isley will dated 26 Jul 1788, probate: "Minute Docket No. 2, p. 7"
George Ingle will dated 17 Sep 1797, probated Feb Court 1801
John Ingold estate papers starting in 1817
Samuel Irwin will dated 24 Dec 1815, probated Aug Court 1820
Peter Ingold estate papers starting in 1820
William Ingold estate papers starting in 1820
Joseph Idol estate papers starting in 1823
George Ingle estate papers starting in 1823
William Iddings estate papers starting in 1825
Joseph Iddings will dated 15 Aug 1828, probated Nov Court 1828
Barnell Ingle will dated 29 May 1827, probated Nov Court 1828
Eve Ingold estate papers starting in 1830
Joseph Iddings estate papers starting in 1831
Barnet Ingle estate papers starting in 1831
Jesse Ives will dated 9 Jan 1840, probated Feb Court 1840
Jonathan Iddings estate papers starting in 1840
Jesse Ives estate papers starting in 1840
William Ivey estate papers starting in 1841
   

 


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