Some who have researched their Caswell County heritage have shared their findings on the internet. Set forth below are links to various websites and other surname-specific reference material. If you would like to add a link to your website or research material contact the CCHA. Note that access to some of these websites may require you to join, which will be free and easy unless otherwise noted. Some are by invitation only (but you can request an invitation). If you have family information that you would like to share but need help, please contact the CCHA. For those who have prepared family history memoranda or family trees but have not placed this information on a website, the CCHA has created the Family Trees, Stories, and Research Memoranda section below. If you have materials suitable for this section please contact the CCHA. If you need assistance with family research see the Research Services section.
Katharine Kerr Kendall and her sister Mary Frances Kerr Donaldson had deep Caswell County (Yanceyville) roots and devoted untold hours to abstracting and indexing various Caswell County public records (such as deeds, marriage records, and wills). Set forth below is a list of these valuable resources. While out-of-print from time to time, most periodically are reprinted and also may be found through Internet used book vendors. Reference versions of many of these publications are available at the Richmond-Miles History Museum and the Gunn Memorial Public Library (both in Yanceyville, North Carolina).
- Portrait -- Joseph Pinkney Benton 1777-1966, Jesse W. Benton, Sr.
- Burton: Our Caswell County, North Carolina, Ancestry (Volume One), Margaret Burton Woods and Beatrice Burton Hornaday (1978)
- Burton: Our Caswell County, North Carolina, Ancestry (Volume Two), Margaret Burton Woods and Beatrice Burton Hornaday (1993)
- Burton Chronicles of Colonial Virginia, Francis Burton Harrison (1933)
- Birch, Burch Family in Great Britain and America Vol I, Marilu Burch Smallwood (1957)
- The Cox family from Caswell County, Betty Cox Collie and Virginia Cox Smith (1995)
- John Day: A Founder of the Republic of Liberia and the Southern Baptist Liberian Missionary Movement in the Nineteenth Century, Janie Leigh Carter (1998) [A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of Wake Forest University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, May 1998]
- The Dennis and Tennison Families of Caswell County, North Carolina and Overton County, Tennessee and the States of Missouri, Illinois, Texas and Others: With Relating Family Reference, Sue Green (1994)
- Josias and Michael Dickson of Lunenburg County, Virginia, and Caswell County, North Carolina, Gordon Burns Smith (2003)
- The Donaldson Family of Caswell County, North Carolina, and Wilson County, Tennessee, Christine Williams Edwards (1979)
Flourance, Florance, Florence
- The Flourance/Florance/Florences: A Family History, James L. Florence, Jr. (1989)
- The Rumph and Frederick Families: Genealogical and Biographical with Allied Families of Datwyler, Harrisperger, Hesse, Kaigler, Rickenbacker, Murph, Wolfe, Walker, Norris, Rowe, and Other Families, Louise Frederick Hays (1942)
- The Glenn Family of Lancaster County, Pa., Orange County, NC., Caswell County, NC., Lincoln County, NC., White County, Tenn., Marshall County, Tenn., Wayne Glenn (1984)
- From Jamestown Onward: History & Genealogy of Thirty Lines Plus, Marie Adele Kirksey Darron (1980)
- Graves—Twelve Generations (Some Descendants and Kin (1608-1977), Louise Graves (1977)
- Gooch-Benton Genealogy: The Gooch and Benton Families of Caswell and Orange Counties of North Carolina, Nancy L Crawford (1987)
- The Gunns, Robert H. Gunn (1924)
- Some Descendants of Thomas Gunn III (1738-1800), Gwen Gunn Shoemaker (1976)
- The Gunns and the Smiths of Rockingham County, North Carolina, Drewey Wayne Gunn (1996)
- Hatchett Family Genealogy, 1500-1958, Caswell County, North Carolina, Virginia G Gray (1958)
- John Hodge and His Descendants of Caswell County North Carolina, Jeannine Goble Hodge (1999)
- The Hoopers of Caswell and Durham County, North Carolina and Allied Families, with Their Virginia Origins, Francis Claiborne Johnston (2002)
- A Genealogy of the Known Forebears and Lineal Descendants of William Raymond Jones and Marguerite Holmes Jones of Keene, Virginia USA, Thomas Winston Jones (2001)
- Report of Research on THE LEA FAMILY in Virginia & North Carolina Before 1800, Ben L. Rose (1984)
- Letter from Solomon Lea to William Lea , September 14, 1832
- Inventory of the Lea Family Papers (1797-1934), University of North CarolinaThe Lea family papers includes letters, 1812-1820s, consisting of family correspondence of William Lea (1777?-1873) and his brothers, Vincent Lea and James Lea, all merchants, writing from Leasburg, N.C., Petersburg, Va., Norfolk, Va., and New York, N.Y., chiefly about business matters, prices, economic conditions, debts, current news, and other topics. Letters, 1820s-1850s, are chiefly between William Lea and his children and among the children. Willis M. Lea wrote from Philadelphia, where he was studying medicine, and later from Holly Springs, Miss. Solomon Lea was a student at the University of North Carolina and later lived at Boydton, N.C., Farmville, N.C., and Greensboro, N.C. Letters from 1861 onwards are chiefly correspondence of the daughters of Solomon Lea, most written by teacher Wilhelmina Lea from the various places where she taught school, including Louisburg, Olin, and other places in North Carolina and Murfreesboro, Tenn., and at the Marshall Institute in Mississippi. Volumes are ledgers, 1797-1803, of William Lea (1751-1806), merchant of Leasburg and uncle of William (1777?-1873); school accounts, 1853-1862, Solomon Lea, who who taught at Somerville Seminary and founded Somerville Female Institute in Leasburg and was president of Greensboro College, 1846-1857; and reminiscences and a 19-volume diary, 1872-1934, of Wilhelmina Lea.
- Thomas McNeill of Caswell County, North Carolina: His Forebears & Descendants, Ben L. Rose (1984)
- Those Southern Milners: A Collection of Record Abstracts for the Southern States Between 1606 and 1850, with Biographical and Historical Sketches, Family Records, and Genealogies up to 1900, Virginia Sharpe Hershey (1980)
- Alexander Murphey [Of York County, Pennsylvania] and His Descendants [of North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas and Points West], Beverly Cunningham White (2003)
- The Beaver Pond Neals of Virginia, Carl B. Neal (1965)The Beaver Pond Neals of Virginia, has been out of print for many years now but can be found in most large genealogy libraries such as the DAR Library in Washington D.C., Library of Congress, and LDS. The book was written by Carl Benjamin Neal who died in the mid 1970's at the age of 87. Carl received his bachelor's degree in forestry from the University of Oregon and received his master's degree from Yale University in 1913. He was the supervisor of the Olympic National Forest in Washington state when he retired in 1953.
- At the Foot of the Hill: the Pattillo-Patillo Family and Allied Lines, Millard Quentin Plumblee (1987)
Pinnix (and variants)
- The Penick Family: Descendants of Edward Penick/Penix/Pinix of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, Lyman W. Priest (1982)
- Pleasant and Allied families: An Historical Genealogy of the Descendants of John Pleasant (1644/5-1698) of Henrico County, Virginia, and of George Pleasant of York County, Virginia, Norma Carter Miller (1980)
- Rice Pudding a la Caswell: Research Notes on Rice, Richmond and Allied families of Caswell County, N.C., Merrill Hill Mosher (1978)
- John Rice, Sr. of Louisa County, Virginia & Caswell County, North Carolina, Merrill Hill Mosher (1984)
- Satterfield and Allied Families of Person County, North Carolina and Surrounding Counties, F. Claiborne Johnston (1992)
- Simpson: Early Settlers in the Maryland and Virginia Colonies and Some of their descendants in Orange, Guilford and Caswell counties, North Carolina, Vance E Swift (1974)
- A Smith Family from Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina to Kentucky and Smith Township, Posey County, Indiana, Jeanne Roesner Miller (1985)
- The Gunns and the Smiths of Rockingham County, North Carolina, Drewey Wayne Gunn (1996)
- Laban Stafford, His Ancestors and Descendants: A Genealogy, Ernest Nean Stafford (1962)
- The Stamps Family History and Lineage, William T. Stamps
- Genealogy and History of the Stewart Family of Halifax County Virginia Caswell and Person Counties North Carolina Trigg County Kentucky, Martha Jane Stone (1987)
- Some Southern Talberts, Eugene Talbert Aldridge and Adelaide (Martin) Aldridge (1975).
- Inventory of the George Nicholas Thompson Diary and Notebook, 1851, 1876, 1878 , University of North CarolinaThe collection consists of a daily diary, 1851, kept by George Nicholas Thompson while he was a student at the University of North Carolina, and brief diary entries and lecture notes of his daughter Luly Thompson (b. ca. 1859), which she made while she attended summer normal school classes at the University, 1876 and 1878. In addition, the collection contains a bound, typed transcription of the diary (101 pages).
- The Thomas Jackson Walker, Sr. Family of Caswell County, N.C., Florence Roberta Walker Butler (1991)
- The Wilkinson Family: A Genealogy Beginning with Thomas Wilkinson and Catharine Wilkinson of Antrim County, Ireland, Myrtle Wilkinson Smith and Edith Wilkinson Wilson, Compilers (1960, 1978). This is a large file and may be slow to load. Patience is advised.
- Withers America, Franz V. Recum (1949)
- The Charles Joel Yarbrough Family of Caswell County, North Carolina, E. S. Yarbrough ( )
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