Marybelle Delamar identified petitions from 1778 to about 1833 concerning the Revolutionary War, which were found in the legislative files of the North Carolina General Assembly. These petitions may contain information about a soldier’s service, widow, orphans, or other heirs. She transcribed each document and created an index to her transcripts. The index and transcripts have not been microfilmed and are not available through the Family History Library. They are only available at the North Carolina State Archives. However, Jo White Linn and Ransom McBride abstracted the transcripts and published the abstracts in the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, volumes 1–6. The abstracts and Marybelle’s index are now available in the “Member’s Only” section of our website.
The original petitions can also be found at the North Carolina State Archives. To find an original petition at the NC State Archives, go to the General Assembly card catalog index, then the year and session that corresponds to the date on the petition. Request the file box that has Revolutionary War Petitions for the appropriate session. For more information about the transcripts refer to North Carolina Research, Genealogy, and Local History, Second Edition, pages 393 and 395.
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