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
John McKnight will dated 12 Aug 1770, probated May Court 1771
William McKnight will dated 24 Nov 1771, probated Feb Court 1772
Timothy McCall will dated 25 Oct 1774, probated Nov Court 1774
Alexander McKnight will dated 26 Jul 1774, probated May Court 1775
Robert Mitchel will dated 6 Nov 1775, probated Nov Court 1775
Thomas Majors will dated 10 Jan 1784, probate: "Minute Docket No. 2, p. 26"
Thomas Mendenhall will dated 8 Oct 1782, probated Feb Court 1785
William Maroney will dated 14 Dec 1786, no probate date
John Meek estate papers starting in 1788
Zedock Mears will dated 16 Nov 1789, probated Feb Court 1790
John McMurry will dated 24 Dec 1789, probated 1791
Thomas Moreland will dated 31 Aug 1792, probated Feb Court 1793
Charles Medaris will dated 15 Mar 1793, probated Aug Court 1793
Dinah Macy ?
Sarah Mash/Marsh estate papers starting in 1793
Nottingham Monk, Jr. estate papers starting in 1793
Aaron Mendenhall will dated 19 Nov 1789, probated Feb Court 1794
John Mendenhall estate papers starting in 1794
Samuel Mileham will dated 25 Feb 1795, probated May Court 1795
John McCall (of York Co, PA) will dated 1 May 1780, probated Feb Court 1796
James Martin will dated 16 Oct 1793, probated Feb Court 1796
Mary McConnell will dated 21 Nov 1794, probated Nov Court 1796
William Montgomery, Sr. will dated 14 Jul 1796, probated Nov Court 1796
Mary McConnell will dated 21 Nov 1794, probated Nov Court 1796
Joseph McDowell will dated 3 Apr 1797, probated May Court 1797
James Montgomery will dated 26 Mar 1797, probated May Court 1797
David Macy estate papers starting in 1797
John McMurry will dated 27 Feb 1798, probated May Court 1798
Walter Mileham will dated 1 Sep 1798, probated Nov Court 1798
Elizabeth Medaris estate papers starting in 1798
Charles McDarmond will dated 15 Aug 1799, probated Nov Court 1799
Dinah Macy estate papers starting in 1799
Samuel Maxwell, Sr. estate papers starting in 1799
Charles Medearis estate papers starting in 1799
James McAdow will dated 23 Sep 1799, probated Feb Court 1800
Moses McCuiston will dated 5 Dec 1799, probated Feb Court 1800
John Mendenhall will dated 20 Mar 1794, probated Feb Court 1800
James McGready will dated 20 Sep 1800, probated Nov Court 1800
George McKeney will dated 17 Mar 1801, probated May Court 1801
Edward Mulloy will dated 27 May 1796, probated May Court 1801
John Marr estate papers starting in 1801
Patrick McGibbony will dated 12 Jan 1804, probated May Court 1804
William Mills will dated 17 May 1804, probated May Court 1804
James Martin estate papers starting in 1804
James McMurry will dated 23 Mar 1804, probated Feb Court 1805
Moses Mendenhall will dated 2 Sep 1804, probated Aug Court 1805
James McAdow will dated 8 May 1800, probated Nov Court 1805
George Mendenhall will dated 3 Oct 1805, probated Nov Court 1805
Mordecai Mendenhall will dated 9 Jan 1796, probated Nov Court 1805
Valentine Mileham estate papers starting in 1805
William Mills estate papers starting in 1805
Enoch Macy will dated 22 Jul 1805, probated May Court 1806
John McBride will dated 25 Jan 1806, probated May Court 1806
John McClintock will dated 29 Dec 1806, probated Aug Court 1807
John McLean will dated 15 Jun 1804, probated Aug Court 1807
James Mendenhall estate papers starting in 1807
William Martin estate papers starting in 1808
Matthew Macy will dated 24 May 1804, probated Aug Court 1809
Gideon McKenna will dated 30 Jan 1809, probated Aug Court 1809
William Manlove estate papers starting in 1810
George Mendenhall estate papers starting in 1810
Mordecai Mendenhall estate papers starting in 1810
William Montgomery will dated 9 Jun 1806, probated Feb Court 1811
Samuel McDill will dated 19 May 1811, probated Aug Court 1811
James Mendenhall will dated 21 Sep 1811, probated Nov Court 1811
John McClintock estate papers starting in 1811
William Montgomery estate papers starting in 1813
Abraham Mason will dated 24 Sep 1814, probated Aug ____ (year?)
Patrick McGibboney estate papers starting in 1814
Charles Manship estate papers starting in 1815
Hubikkuk Morgan will dated 13 Feb 1816, probated Feb Court 1816, estate papers starting in 1817
Henry Macy will dated 2 Aug 1812, probated May Court 1816
Meares Miner will dated 7 Jun 1816, probated Aug Court 1816
George Macy estate papers starting in 1816
William McCauhey estate papers starting in 1816
Edward Millis will dated 18 Jun 1817, probated Aug Court 1817
Daniel Mendenhall will dated 22 Aug 1817, probated Nov Court 1817
Thaddeus Macy estate papers starting in 1817
Sarah Manship estate papers starting in 1817
Abraham Mason estate papers starting in 1817
Jacob May estate papers starting in 1817
John May estate papers starting in 1817
William McCuiston estate papers starting in 1817
John Morgan estate papers starting in 1817
John Morris will dated 12 Oct 1817, probated Feb Court 1818
Timothy Morgan will dated 28 May 1818, probated Aug Court 1818
Archibald McMicheal will dated 23 Sep 1818, probated Nov Court 1818
John Maxwell will dated 12 Jul 1817, probated Nov Court 1818
Elizabeth McCuiston estate papers starting in 1818
Henry Macy estate papers starting in 1819; may be for more than one person
Joseph Macy estate papers starting in 1819
John Maris estate papers starting in 1819
Samuel McLean estate papers starting in 1819
James Mills estate papers starting in 1819
Samuel Montgomery estate papers starting in 1819
Thomas Moore estate papers starting in 1819
Littleberry Mason estate papers starting in 1820
Andrew McGee estate papers starting in 1820
Thomas McGee estate papers starting in 1820
Daniel Mendenhall estate papers starting in 1820
Edward Millis estate papers starting in 1820
David Mayben will dated 10 Oct 1814, probated Feb Court 1821; estate papers starting in 1822
Obed. Macy estate papers starting in 1821
Samuel McClain estate papers starting in 1821
Robert McCuiston estate papers starting in 1821
Thomas Murray estate papers starting in 1821
Aaron Maris estate papers starting in 1822
Jane McFetridge estate papers starting in 1822
John Medaris estate papers starting in 1823
Polly Medearis estate papers starting in 1823
Nancy Miller estate papers starting in 1823
Thomas C. Moore estate papers starting in 1823
Hance McCain will dated 1 Oct 1824, probated Nov Court 1824
John McClintock estate papers starting in 1824
Dempsey McKinney estate papers starting in 1824
John Meredith estate papers starting in 1824
Betsy Miller estate papers starting in 1824
William Moore will dated 2 Apr 1824, probated Feb Court 1825
Walter McCuiston will dated 30 Jun 1822, probated Nov Court 1825
Lewis May estate papers starting in 1825
James Montgomery estate papers starting in 1825
Phebe Mendenhall will dated 21 Jul 1816, probated Feb Court 1826
Amos Mills will dated 24 Jan 1826, probated Feb Court 1826
Rebecca Mills estate papers starting in 1826
John Murrow estate papers starting in 1826
James Macklin estate papers starting in 1827
George McKinney estate papers starting in 1827
Solomon Mills estate papers starting in 1827
Malcum (Malcolm) Morrison will dated 4 Mar 1828, probated May Court 1828
Joshua Martin will dated 21 Aug 1824, probated Nov Court 1828
William Marsh estate papers starting in 1828
William McGee estate papers starting in 1828
Amos Mills estate papers starting in 1828
Jane Morris estate papers starting in 1828
Malcolm Morrison estate papers starting in 1828
Charity McMichal will dated 20 Aug ____, probated May Court 1829
William Mendenhall oral will presented in court May 1829, death on 26 March last at home of father Seth
John McCuiston estate papers starting in 1829
Patrick McGibboney estate papers starting in 1829
Samuel McLean estate papers starting in 1829
Charity McMichael estate papers starting in 1829
Samuel Morehead estate papers starting in 1829
Timothy Morgan estate papers starting in 1829
Catherine Morrison estate papers starting in 1829
David McGibboney estate papers starting in 183(_?)
William McClintock will dated 19 Dec 1829, probated Feb Court 1830
Elihu McKeever will dated 29 May 1830, probated Nov 1830
Elizabeth McKinney estate papers starting in 1830
John Mendenhall will dated 29 Jul 1826, probated Feb Court 1831
Elijah Manship will dated 11 Apr 1827, probated May Court 1831, estates papers starting in 1831
James Mendenhall estate papers starting in 1831
Mary Morgan estate papers starting in 1831
David Mendenhall will dated 25 Apr 1832, probated May Court 1832
Robert Mitchell, Senr. will dated 10 Oct 1829, probated Aug Court 1832
Josiah McBride will dated 24 Sep 1832, probated Nov Court 1832
Judith Mendenhall estate papers starting in 1832
Joseph McLean will dated 20 Mar 1822, probated Feb Court 1833
Isaac Mendenhall will dated 5 May 1832, probated Aug Court 1833
Frances Mace estate papers starting in 1833
Jesse Manuel estate papers starting in 1833
Robert McCuiston estate papers starting in 1833
Joseph McLean estate papers starting in 1833
Samuel McMasters estate papers starting in 1833
Robert Mayben will dated 17 Aug 1833, probated Feb Court 1834
Marshall McLean will dated 12 Mar 1834, probated May Court 1834
Seth Mendenhall will dated 27 Feb 1834, probated May Court 1834
Samuel McClintock will dated 11 Oct 1832, probated Nov Court 1834
Rachel Mason estate papers starting in 1834
Timothy McKeever estate papers starting in 1834
James Mendenhall estate papers starting in 1834
Henry Macy estate papers starting in 1819 & 1835 & 1846; may be for 2-3 people by the same name
David Massey estate papers starting in 1835
Isaac Moore will dated 6 Dec 1835, probated Feb Court 1836
Elisha Mendenhall (of Randolph Co.) will dated 7 Aug 1821, probated Nov Court 1836
Robert Moderwell will dated 20 May 1836, probated Nov Court 1836
Christopher Moring died intestate, estate administration bond dated 23 Nov 1836,
date of death 27 Aug 1836, from Raleigh Register newspaper dated 6 Sep 1836
Edward May estate papers starting in 1836
Aaron Mearis estate papers starting in 1836
William Maxwell will dated 6 Feb 1837, filed Feb 1837
Pleasant Matthews estate papers starting in 1837
James McIver/ McKiever/McKeever estate papers starting in 1837
Caleb Morris estate papers starting in 1837
Mary Mager will dated 22 Jun 1837, probated Feb Court 1838
Hannah Marshall estate papers starting in 1838
William Maxwell estate papers starting in 1838
Mary McGee estate papers starting in 1838
James McNairy, Sr. estate papers starting in 1838
Elisha Mendenhall estate papers starting in 1838
Isaac Moore estate papers starting in 1838
Dan (John) Mosely will dated 9 Jan 1839, probated May Court 1839, estate papers starting in 1839
Samuel Mitchell will dated 26 Jun 1839, probated Aug Court 1839
Dudley Massey estate papers starting in 1839
David McAdoo estate papers starting in 1839
William McMurray estate papers starting in 1839
Samuel Mitchell estate papers starting in 1839
Drury Moore estate papers starting in 1839
James C. Martin will dated 5 Oct 1837, probated Feb Court 1840
James McNairy will dated 4 Oct 1840, probated Nov Court 1840
Isaac May estate papers starting in 1840
James McGeehee estate papers starting in 1840
Emsley Medearis estate papers starting in 1840
William Merritt estate papers starting in 1840
James Mitchell estate papers starting in 1840
John Montgomery estate papers starting in 1840
M. McCulloch estate papers starting in 1841
Moore McCully estate papers starting in 1841
William McKenzie estate papers starting in 1841
John Mendenhall estate papers starting in 1841
Nathan Mendenhall estate papers starting in 1841
William Moore estate papers starting in 1841
Peter Morrow estate papers starting in 1841
Isaac Murphy estate papers starting in 1841
   


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Name Date of Will & Probate, or Estate Administration Bond, or Other Evidence
John Nation will dated 15 Dec 177_, probated May Court 1772
John Nots (Notz) will dated 15 Sep 1775, probated Nov Court 1775
Robert Neeley will dated 6 Jul 1787, probated Nov Court 1787
Robert Neeley estate papers starting in 1797
Alexander Nelson will dated 24 Oct 1799, probated Nov Court 1799
Alexander Nelson estate papers starting in 1801
John Nelson estate papers starting in 1801
George Nelson, Sr. will dated 21 Jan 1801, probated Aug Court 1802
Jean Neathery estate papers starting in 1808
Mary Newman verbal will given on date of death 7 May 1810
James Norton estate papers starting in 1811
John & Margaret Nelson estate papers starting in 1818
Margaret Nelson will dated 12 Jun 1820, probated Aug Court 1821
Thomas Newbold estate papers starting in 1823
Mary Newman estate papers starting in 1823
John Newman estate papers starting in 1831
George Nicks will dated 2 Mar 1838, probated Aug Court 1838
George Nicks, Sr. estate papers starting in 1839
Huldah Newman estate papers starting in 1839
James Newman estate papers starting in 1840
   


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Name Date of Will & Probate, or Estate Administration Bond, or Other Evidence
Samuel Owen estate papers starting in 1803
Samuel Owen will dated 19 May 1805, probated Aug Court 1808
William Ogburn, Jr. estate papers starting in 1815
Richard Ozment will dated 9 Jun 1809, probated May Court 1817, estate papers starting in 1817
Elliott Oakes estate papers starting in 1817
Lemuel Oakes estate papers starting in 1817
Samuel Ozment will dated 9 Apr 1819, probated May Court 1819
Moses Owen estate papers starting in 1819
John Odell estate papers starting in 1821
Samuel Ozment estate papers starting in 1822
Thomas Ozburn will dated 15 Jul 1825, probated Nov Court 1825
James Otwell will dated 18 Jun 1827, probated Feb Court 1828
William Ogburn will dated 14 Oct 1824, probated Feb Court 1828, estate papers starting in 1828
Charles P. Ogburn estate papers starting in 1829
Ellender Otwell estate papers starting in 1830
James Otwell estate papers starting in 1830
Andrew Owen estate papers starting in 1830
Joseph Ozburn will dated 8 Jun 1833, probated Aug Court 1833
Shadrack Otwell will dated 2 Aug 1837, probated Aug Court 1837
Samuel O'Brian estate papers starting in 1837
Shadrick Otwell estate papers starting in 1839
   
   


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