Scenes in Guilford County, North Carolina and Greensboro. The settlement of Guilford County was mostly by Quakers who came out of Maryland and Virginia into North Carolina during the 1730s and formed the New Garden Meeting. They were followed by German Reformed churches and Lutherans from Pennsylvania. The county itself was formed in 1771 from parts of Rowan and Orange Counties and was named after the first Earl of Guilford (Francis North), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In 1779 the southern third of Guilford County became Randolph County and during 1785 the northern half of its remaining territory became known as Rockingham County. The county seat is Greensboro, North Carolina.
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Images of Wills 1779 to 1813
Testators: Asley, Ludwick | Beeson, Isaac | Cable, John | Caffee, John | Campbell, Mary | Camplin, Henry | Capp, Henry | Chambers, John | Chipman, Paris | Christman, Jacob | Christopher, Susan | Clapp, John Phillip | Clapp, Tobias Jr. | Clark, John | Clark, Nathaniel | Coble, Frederick | Coe, John | Coffer, John | Coffin, Barnabas | Coffin, Samuel | Coffin, William | Cook, Abraham | Cook, Thomas | Covey, Mary | Craft, Thomas Charles | Crisswell, Jean | Crowder, Jaramie | Cummins, Francis | Cummins, George| Cummins, Thomas | Cummons, Thomas | Cunningham, James | Curtis, Charles | Curtis, Claiborn | Daugherty, Daniel | Davis, Thomas | Dillon, Peter| Eubanks, John | Fisher, Daniel | Flack, Elisha| Forbis, Arthur | Forehand, David | Gilchrist, Samuel | Gillispie, John | Gless, Crisley | Gordon, Moses | Gough, Stephen | Gray, William | Grier, Matthew | Haney, John | Hayes, Patrick | Heath, Jacob| Heath, Samuel | Hiatt, Nathan | Hilton, James | Hinly, John| Hopkins, Jacob | Hoskins, Arnold | Hoskins, Joseph | Huddlestone, Seth | Hunter, John| Ingle, George | Jackson, Daniel | Jackson, James | Jackson, William | Jenkins, Thomas| Johnson, Alexander | Johnson, James | Johnson, Pleasant | Jordan, Michael | Joyce, Alexander | Kingman, Naomi | Kirkman, James | Lewis, Thomas | Lindsay, Robert | Lokey, John | Martin, Alse| Martin, James | Mitcham, Samuel | Mitchel, Robert | Montgomery, William Sr. | Sanders, Joel | Shaw, Patrick | Shoemaker, Susanna | Simpson, Richard | Smith, Joseph | Smith, Peter | Smith, Ralph | Starbuck, George | Stone, John | Talley, Nicholas | Tatum, Edward | Taylor, Mary | Taylor, Simon | Thompson, Henry| Thompson, John | Thompson, Samuel | Thornburg, James | Thornburg, Thomas | Touchstone, James | Tucker, Levi | Unthank, Joseph | White, John | Wiggins, Robert D. | Wilborn, Thomas | Wilson, Allen | Witt, Michael | Woodside, John | Wright, John
Images of Wills 1813 to 1838
Testators: Adams, William | Alison, William | Anthoney, Henry | Archer, David | Armfield, William | Bagwell, Mary Ann | Bagwell, Mary Ann (2)| Ballard, William | Bartlett, C. B. | Beeson, Benjamin | Beeson, Joel E. | Bell, Sally | Benbow, Thomas | Bennett, Elish | Benson, Reuben | Benton, Benjamin | Bernard, L. | Bevill, Pleasant | Biswell, Benjamin | Blair, Thomas | Brazil, Ridley | Brincefield, John | Brockshire, Thomas | Brown, James | Brown, William | Brown, William (2) | Bruce, Charles | Brunson, Malcolm | Buell, William | Bunch, William | Bunday, Caleb | Bunday, Sarah | Burney, William | Burton, Richard | Burton, Sarah | Busson, John | Caldwell, David | Cannaday, Abigail | Capps, Amy | Carmichael, Andrew | Carter, Elizabeth | Cash, William | Chapman, William C. |Chapple, Ambrose| Charles, Elizabeth | Chipman, John | Christman, Joseph | Clapp, Isaac | Clapp, Jacob Sr.| Clapp, Joseph | Clark, Martha | Clemer, John | Clemmons, James | Coble, George | Coble, Jacob | Coble, Jacob (2)| Coffin, Peter | Corsbee, Hans| Correll, William | Cosby, Thomas | Couch, Meshack | Criswell, James | Criswell, William | Cummins, Robert | Cummins, William | Cunningham, James | Cunningham, Jeremiah | Cunningham, John | Cunningham, William | Curry, Daniel | Davis, James | Day, Richard | Deck, William | Deck, Thomas | Delworth, Thomas | Denney, William | Denny, William | Denton, William | Deveney, William | Dewise, Ezekiel | Dickey, Mary | Dickey, William | Dicks, James | Dillon, Nathan | Dodson, Mary | Dodson, Richard | Donnell, Andrew | Donnell, John | Donnell, Lathem | Donnell, William | Edwards, Joshua | Elliott, Moses, Sr. | Elliott, Thomas | Farmer, Christian | Fenley, James | Field, Jeremiah Sr.| Field, Peter | Findley, George | Flemming, Robert | Forest, John Sr. | Forguson, Alexander | Fountain, William | Frazier, Abel | Frazier, James | Frazeur, Martha | Fulton, William | Furford, George | Gardner, Barzilla | Gardner, Richard | Gardner, Stephen | Gardner, William | Gibson, Andrew | Gilchrist, John | Gilchrist, William | Gillespie, Daniel | Gillispie, Daniel | Gilreath, Robert | Glass, Pall | Gola, Lotta | Gordon, Hezekiah | Gossett, Thomas | Gray, Alexander | Gray, Elizabeth | Green, Edward | Greeson, Daniel | Grisson, Christopher | Hacket, Mary | Hamilton, Thomas | Hancock, John | Hanner, Robert | Hanner, Roddy| Harald, David | Harrell, Elizabeth | Harrell, Stephen | Harris, Fuhlman | Harrison, Henry | Harvey, William | Hassel, Jesse | Haworth, Richard | Haynes, Lucy | Hiatt, William | Highfield, Hezekiah Hitchcock, John | Horney, Jeffery | Horney, John | Horney, Phillip | Hubbard, John | Hunt, Isaiah | Hunt, Jacob | Hussey, Mary | Iddings, Joseph | Irwin, William | Jackson, Craft |Jackson, Curtis | Jackson, William | Jenkins, Demsy | Jesse, Caleb |Johnson, Alexander | Johnson, Elizabeth | Johnson, Joel | Johnson, John | Johnson, Joshua | Johnson, Tarlton |Jones, Jarvis | Jones, John W. | Joster, Maikel Kelly, James | Kerr, Hannah | Kerr, Nathaniel | Kerr, Nathaniel (2) | Kersey, Amos | Kersey, Eleazer | Kersey, Jesse | Kindall, Benjamin | Kirsey, Elizabeth | Kirsey, William | Lackey, Martha | Lambert, William | Land, John Sr. | Lane, Sarah | Latrell, Elizabeth | Leavit, William | Lenticum, Richard | Lindsay, Nancy | Lindsay, Robert | Linegar, Elizabeth | Linegar, Isaac | Linegar, Isaac | Lister, Robert | Lovett, Sarah | Magee, Mary | Manship, Elijah | Martin, Joshua | Maxwell, John | Maxwell, William | Mayben, David | Mayben, Robert | McBride, Josiah McClintock, James | McClintock, William | McCustion, Walter | McKeever, Elihu | McLean, Joseph | McLean, Marshall Mendenhall, Daniel | Mendenhall, David | Mendenhall, Elisha | Mendenhall, Isaac | Mendenhall, John | Mendenhall, Phebe | Mendenhall, Ruth | Mills, Amos | Mills, Edward | Miner, Mary | Mitchell, Robert | Modenuk, Robert | Moore, Isaac | Moore, William | Morgan, Timothy Morris, John | Morrison, Malcolm | Mowlet, M. | Nelson, Margaret | Ogment, Richard | Otwell, James | Otwell, Shadrack | Ozburn, Joseph | Ozburn, Thomas | Ozmont, William | Paisley, Preston | Pamplin, Agness | Parsons, George | Patterson, George | Patterson, Young and Elizabeth | Patterson, William | Pearson, Isaac | Peeples, Herbert | Peeples, Hubbard, Sr. | Petty, Elias | Philippy, John | Phipps, James | Plunket, T. J. | Pool, William | Porter, John | Presley, William | Rankin, James | Rankin, William | Rice, James | Ricks, Jonas | Rightsel, Henry | Rochell, Christiana | Rogers, Jacob | Russell, Andrew | Russell, Joseph | Russell, Timothy | Saunders, Martha | Shatterly, Michael Shaw, Elizabeth | Simmons, John | Simpson, Nathaniel Sr. Simpson, Robert | Sinyard, Rosannah Snead, William | Spruce, Elizabeth | Spruce, Sarah | Stadly, Jonathan Stafford, James | Stafford, Sarah | Stanley, Jesse | Stanley, Micajah | Stanley, William | Starbuck, Thomas | Starbuck, William | Starr, Adam | Stewart, Donald | Stewart, Prudence | Stewart, Robert | Stewart, Sampson Stewart, William | Stuart, John | Sullivan, Solomon | Sunbury, George | Swain, Joseph | Swan, Zacheus | Tate, Anthony | Thom, John | Thompson, John | Thornburg, Thomas | Tingle, Barnet | Trollinger, Frederick | Trotter, Ephraim | Trotter, George | Turner, Ezekiel | Turner, Mary | Underwood, Joshua | Unthank, Joseph | Vanstone, John Jr. | Vatiant, Aneel | Wancek, Daniel | Walker, John | Watson, Henry B. | Watson, John | Watson, Judith | Weatherly, James | Weatherly, William | Ween, John | Well, Thomas | Wetherington, Jane | Wharton, Elam | Wheeler, John | Wheeler, Martin | Wheeler, Richard | Wheeler, William | White, Thomas | Whittington, Joseph | Wiford, Jonathan | Wiley, Betsy | Wiley, Isabel | Wiley, Robert | Wilson, Andrew | Wilson, James | Wilson, Jonathan | Wilson, Michael | Winn, Martha | Woodburn, Thankful | Woodburn, Thomas | Woollen, Levin | Work, John | Wyrick, Mary
Images of Wills 1837 to 1859
Testators: Adams, William J. | Albright, Elizabeth | Allright, William | Anthony, Jonathan | Apple, Barbary | Apple, Bingham | Baldwin, Elizabeth | Barton, John | Beeman, Archibald | Bland, Charles | Cader, Samuel | Campbell, Mary | Carter, Mial | Carter, Nicholas | Clapp, Henry | Coble, Abraham | Coble, Jacob | Crisman, | Elizabeth | Dean, Frederick | Denney, Louetta | Donnell, Nancy | Dunney, Ann | Evans, Jesse | Flack, Andrew | Foster, | John | Gillam, David | Green, Thomas | Hatrick, Robert | Humphreys, Henry | Hunt, Eleazer | Hunt, Pitman | Ives, John | Ivey, William | Jones, Travis Sr. | Kirkman, Elisha | Lamb, Elizabeth | Layton, Roger | Lindsay, William | Martin, James C. | May, George | McKinsey, William | McKnight, Robert | McNairy, James | Mendenhall, Richard | Middleton, Elizabeth | Mitchell, James M. | Mitchell, Philip | Mitchell, Samuel | Mitchell, Samuel (2) | Moseley, Daniel | Nicks, George Sr. | Osborn, David | Parsens, Thomas | Pegman, Parthenia | Pyle, Joseph | Rankin, Thomas | Saunders, David | Schoolfield, John | Scott, Adam | Schatterly, John | Shoemaker, Elizabeth | Sikes, Isom | Smith, John | Smith, William | Spruce, George | Stanley, Zimri | Stewart, James | Summers, Peter | Swain, Joseph W. | Thompson, Robert | Trotter, | John | Unthank, Jemima | Vanstone, Catharine | White, Borden