Marybelle Delamar identified and indexed 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. The index and transcripts are available at the North Carolina State Archives. The transcripts were abstracted and published in the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, volumes 1–6.
To view an original petition at the NC State Archives, consult the finding aid for the Delamar transcriptions in the NC State Archives Search Room. These are behind the search desk in three large black binders and are arranged numerically by page number as referenced in the Delamar Index. These binders contain abstracts of each petition to the General Assembly and are dated. Next, consult the card catalog index of the General Assembly Records arranged chronologically. Complete a call slip by providing the year, session, and box number for “Petitions” that correspond to the entry of interest. 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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