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
Thomas Jenkins probated Nov Court 1771
Michael Jordan will dated 8 Mar 1775, probated May Court 1775
Alexander Joyce will dated 3 Mar 1778, probated May Court 1778
Pleasant Johnson will dated 8 Jun 1787, probated Aug Court 1787
James Jackson will dated 24 Mar 1785, probated May Court 1789
William Jackson will dated 1 Oct 1792, probated Nov Court 1792
Alexander Johnson will dated 3 Dec 1790, probated Nov Court 1793
George Jamison will dated 21 Mar 1794, probated Aug Court 1796
David Jackson will dated 7 Apr 1800, probated May Court 1800
William Jackson will dated 16 Sep 1804, probated Nov Court 1804
David Jackson estate papers starting in 1806
James Johnson will dated 24 Jul 1800, probated May Court 1809
Ephraim Jenkins will dated 2 Sep 1811, probated Nov Court 1811
George Johnson estate papers starting in 1813
John Johnson will dated 22 Dec 1808, probated Nov Court 1816
Alexander Johnson will dated 17 Oct 1816, probated Nov Court 1816
Thomas Johnson estate papers starting in 1816
John W. Jones will dated 1 Mar 1817, probated May Court 1817
Thomas Jackson estate papers starting in 1817
Demeny Jenkins will dated 2 Dec 1817, probated May Court 1818
Alexander Johnson estate papers starting in 1818
Joshua Johnson estate papers starting in 1818
John Johnson estate papers starting in 1819
Mary Jones estate papers starting in 1819
Tarlton Johnson will dated 19 Apr 1820, probated Aug Court 1821
Maikel Jester will dated 2 Jan 1822, probated Feb Court 1822
Borden Jessop estate papers starting in 1823
Micajah Jones estate papers starting in 1823
George Johnson will dated 31 Aug 1824, probated Nov Court 1824
Maskell Jester estate papers starting in 1824
Craft Jackson will dated 9 Apr 1826, probated Aug Court 1826
Sarah Jackson estate papers starting in 1827
George Johnson estate papers starting in 1828
Ruth Johnson estate papers starting in 1828
Willis Johnson estate papers starting in 1828
Joshua Johnson will dated 19 Jul 1829, probated Aug Court 1829
Curtis Jackson will dated 25 Sep 1829, probated Nov Court 1829
James Job estate papers starting in 1829
Isabella Johnson estate papers starting in 1830
Joshua Johnson estate papers starting in 1831
Elizabeth Johnson will dated 2 Oct 1829, probated Feb Court 1832
Curtis Jackson estate papers starting in 1832
Caleb Jesop/Jessop will dated 30 Aug 1832, probated Feb Court 1833, estate papers starting in 1835
Joel Johnson will dated 15 Jun 1831, probated Nov Court 1834
Craft Jackson estate papers starting in 1834
Sedgewick James estate papers starting in 1834
Elizabeth Johnson estate papers starting in 1834
Jarvis Jones will dated 11 May 1833, probated Aug Court 1837
Travis Jones, Senr. will dated 1 Oct 1833, probated Aug Court 1838
James B. Jessop estate papers starting in 1841
Simpson Jinkins estate papers starting in 1841
Joshua Johnson estate papers starting in 1841
Travis Jones estate papers starting in 1841
   



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Name Date of Will & Probate, or Estate Administration Bond, or Other Evidence
James Kirkman will dated 25 Mar 1790, probated May Court 1791
Peter Kirkman will dated 20 Nov 1800, probated Feb Court 1801
David Kerr will dated 19 Nov 1802, probated May Court 1804
John Kellam will dated 29 Sep 1804, probated Aug Court 1805
Elizabeth Kerr will dated 9 Sep 1809, no probate date
Abel Knight will dated 2 Sep 1804, probated May Court 1810
James Kenaday estate papers starting in 1810
Catherine Kerr will dated 25 Jul 1807, probated May Court 1816
Eleazer Kersey will dated 29 May 1816, probated Aug Court 1816
Benjamin Kersey estate papers starting in 1816
Thomas Kelly estate papers starting in 1818
Elizabeth Kerr estate papers starting in 1818
Jonathan Knight estate papers starting in 1818
Catherine Kerr estate papers starting in 1819
James Kirkman estate papers starting in 1819
George Kirkman estate papers starting in 1820
Hugh Kirkpatrick estate papers starting in 1820
Jesse Kersey will dated 6 Nov 1822, probated Nov Court 1822
Esther Kellam estate papers starting in 1823
Nathaniel Kerr will dated 23 Oct 1821, probated Feb Court 1826
Jacob Kennett estate papers starting in 1826
James Knott estate papers starting in 1826
Elizabeth Kirkman estate papers starting in 1827
Nathaniel Kerr estate papers starting in 1828
Jesse Kersey estate papers starting in 1829
Nathaniel Kerr will dated 22 Mar 1830, probated May Court 1830
Milton Knott estate papers starting in 1830
Amos Kersey will dated 7 Apr 1829, probated Aug Court 1831
Hannah Kerr will dated 8 Jul 1831, probated Aug Court 1831
Benjamin Kendall, Senr. will dated 29 Aug 1831, probated Feb Court 1832
Amos Kersey estate papers starting in 1832
Martha Kirkpatrick estate papers starting in 1832
Benjamin Kendall estate papers starting in 1833
William Kirkpatrick estate papers starting in 1833
Jesse Knott estate papers starting in 1833
Elizabeth Kersey, widow of Amos Kersey will dated 28 Apr 1835, probated May Court 1835
Philip Kimes will dated 12 Mar 1836, probated May Court 1836, estate papers starting in 1836
Samuel Kersey will dated 6 Sep 1837, probated Nov Court 1837, estate papers starting in 1837
Nathan Kennedy estate papers starting in 1837
Jesse Kerby (Kirby) estate papers starting in 1838
John L. Kirby estate papers starting in 1838
Zebedee Kirkman estate papers starting in 1838
William & Lotta Kolle (Kohl?) estate papers starting in 1838
Charity Kirkman estate papers starting in 1839
David Kellam estate papers starting in 1840
Zebulon Kirkman estate papers starting in 1840
Moses Kersy/Kersey estate papers starting in 1841
Elisha Kirkman estate papers starting in 1841
   


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Name Date of Will & Probate, or Estate Administration Bond, or Other Evidence
William Lomax will dated 4 Aug 1772, probated Feb Court 1773
Samuel Lorimer will is not dated, probated May Court 1774
John Lakey will dated 19 Jan 1794, probated Feb Court 1794
David Low will dated 17 May 1787, probated Nov Court 1794
Edward Lovey will dated 10 Oct 1795, probated Nov Court 1795
Philip Lewis will dated 25 May 1797, probated Aug Court 1797
Thomas Landreth will dated 18 Jun 1800, probated Nov Court 1800
Adam Lackey will dated 8 Dec 1800, probated Feb Court 1801
Robert Lindsay will dated 5 Feb 1801, probated May Court 1801
John Lawrence will dated 20 Feb 1800, probated May Court 1804
Andrew Law will dated 31 Mar 1807, probated May Court 1807
Henry Lee will dated 2 Jul 1803, probated Aug Court 1808
Mordecai Lane estate papers starting in 1808
Adam Loman will dated 6 Jun 1814, probated Aug Court 1814
Robert Lamb will dated 1 Feb 1814, probate: "Minute Docket No. 4, p. 409"
Esau Lamb estate papers starting in 1815
David Low estate papers starting in 1816
Elizabeth Leadman estate papers starting in 1817
Robert Lomax estate papers starting in 1817
Isaac Linegar will dated 18 May 1818, probated May Court 1818
Robert Lindsay will dated 16 Jul 1818, probated Nov Court 1818
Richard Linthicum will dated 21 Sep 1819, probated Nov 1819
Robert Lindsay estate papers starting in 1819
Samuel Lindsay estate papers starting in 1819
Richard Linthycum estate papers starting in 1819
Martha Lackey will dated 30 Aug 1816, probated Nov Court 1820
Jesse Lester estate papers starting in 1820
John Lowery estate papers starting in 1820
Rosannah Linigar (Linegar) will dated 20 Jun 1821, probated Aug Court 1821
James Ledenham estate papers starting in 1821
Joseph Leonard estate papers starting in 1823
William Lucas will dated 22 Jan 1824, probated Aug Court 1824
John Landreth estate papers starting in 1824
Andrew Law estate papers starting in 1824
Elizabeth Latrell (Luttrell) will dated 25 Jan 1825, probated Feb Court 1825
Elizabeth Linegar - of Giles (now Logan) County VA will dated 23 Jan 1823, probated in VA 9 Mar 1824, copied in NC Nov Court 1825
Isaac Lenigar (Linegar) estate papers starting in 1825
James Lenn (Linn?) estate papers starting in 1825
Tabitha Vaughn Love estate papers starting in 1825
George Limebury (Lineberry) will dated 29 Nov 1824, probated Feb Court 1826
John Lane, Senr. will dated 9 May 1826, probated Aug Court 1826
Jonathan Lock estate papers starting in 1826
James Linn estate papers starting in 182(8?)
William Lewis will dated 29 Oct 1830, probated Feb Court 1831
William Lambert will dated 26 Nov 1825, probated May Court 1831
Fredrick Lewey estate papers starting in 1831
Adam Loman estate papers starting in 1831
Nancy Lindsay will dated 11 Aug 1832, probated Nov Court 1832
Sarah Linn estate papers starting in 1832
Eggbud (Egbert?) Landingham estate papers starting in 1833
Thomas Ledenham estate papers starting in 1833
Aaron Lovett estate papers starting in 1833
Joseph Lovett estate papers starting in 1833
William Lister (Lester?) estate papers starting in 1834
Sarah Lane will dated 4 Dec 1832, probated Feb Court 1835
Sarah Lovett will dated 6 Aug 1835, probated Nov Court 1836
Nathan Lester estate papers starting in 1837
Nathan Lister (Lester?) estate papers starting in 1837
Roger Layton will dated 14 Mar 1838, probated May Court 1838
Robert Lamb estate papers starting in 1838
John Lowder estate papers starting in 1839
Joseph Lambeth estate papers starting in 1840
Reuben Land estate papers starting in 1841
Joseph Leonard estate papers starting in 1841
John Lovett estate papers starting in 1841
   

 


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