Location: North Carolina, United States
Surnames/tags: Hamrick North_Carolina Hambrick
This is a research aid for the genealogy of the families with the surname of Hamrick, Hemrick, Hambrick, or Hembrick in North Carolina in the early 1800s. There are several historical genealogies written about these families.  These studies use interviews with living ancestors, land records, and in some cases marriage records. Despite there tremendous value in identifying lines of descendents, inaccuracies have been found because dates and sources are not always given or used for individuals. Find a Grave is another valuable Source for identifying the location of families and individual birth and death dates. Many families moved from North Carolina to other states, including South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and other states.
North Carolina Counties
Based on Census records, Hemrick families were located in the counties listed below between 1790 and 1850. Understanding the date of formation of these counces us important to interpreting Census data. A map showing the counties in North Carolina in 1800 is attached, also.
- Burke County was formed in 1777 from Rowan County.
- Iredell county was formed in 1788, annexed from Rowan County
- Jackson county was organized in 1851 from parts of Haywood and Macon counties. It is located in the southwest corner of North Carolina. I have found some profiles incorrectly indicating place of birth in Jackson county prior to 1851. I believe that the correct birth location is probably one of the other counties listed here.
- Rutherford county was formed in 1779 from the western part of the former Tryon County. It is located in southwestern North Carolina. Since 1790, the largest contingent of North Carolina Hamricks have been in Rutherford county.
- Surry county was formed in 1771 from Rowan County
- Wilkes county was formed in 1777 from parts of Surry County and Washington District (now Washington County, Tennessee).
The 1840 US Federal Census of North Carolina shows 26 Hambrick/Hemrick/Hamrick Heads of household in the following counties:
- Wilkes, 2 (John, George)
- Iredell, 1 (Henry)
- Rutherford, 23
The 1830 US Federal Census of North Carolina shows 23 Hambrick/Hemrick/Hamrick Heads of household in the following counties:
- Rutherford, 23
- Wilkes, 1 (John)
- Iredell, 0
The 1820 US Federal Census of North Carolina shows 20 Hambrick/Hemrick/Hamrick Heads of household in the following counties:
- Rutherford, 20
The 1810 US Federal Census of North Carolina shows 13 Hambrick/Hemrick/Hamrick Heads of household in the following counties:
- Rutherford, 10
- Wilkes, 2, Morgan (George and John Hamrick)
- Granville, 1, (Pleasant Hamric)
- Surry, 1 (Henry Hambrick)
The 1800 US Federal Census of North Carolina shows 13 Hambrick/Hemrick/Hamrick Heads of household in the following counties:
- Rutherford, 11
- Wilkes, 1, Morgan (Patrick Hamrick)
- Surry, 1, Salisbury, (Henry Hamrick)
The 1790 US Federal Census of North Carolina shows 8 Hambrick/HemrickHamrick Heads of household in the following counties
- Rutherford, 6
- Burke, 1 (Rob Hambrick)
- Surry, 1 (Henry Hambrick)
The early Hamrick in North Carolina included in the 1790 Census included the following:
- Samuel Hamrick, who married Mary Hamrick in 1781 in North Carolina and raised his family of 10 in Rutherford County. He was born in Prince William County, Virginia and moved to Rutherford County in about 1779.
- Hemrick Family Cemetery, Union Grove, North Carolina, Find a Grave, 13 internments, poor condition, Daniel Hemrick and Polly Lonsford Hemrick Family.
- Source: The Descendants of Samuel and Mary Hamrick, by Joe Gold , dated 2005
- Source: The Hamrick Generations, by Jones, S. C. (Stephen Collis), Published 1920
- Source: Holdens, Roses and Others in TN, NC and Elsewhere,Link by David Holden, published ?
- Source: Rootsweb, accessed Jun 20, 2017
- Source: Memoirs and Personal Recollections of John D. Bridgers, MD, Chapter 3, George and Nancy (Cook) Hamrick, accessed Jun 21, 2017, Link
- Source: Jarvis, Grace H. The Hemrick and Allied Families (Germany to Georgia), 1727-1974. Baltimore, Maryland: Deford & Company, 1975.
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