Ancestry.com. North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1760-1800 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.Original data: Olds, Fred A. Abstracts of Wills in North Carolina. Oxford: Clearfield Co., 1925.
First settled by Virginian emigrants, North Carolina was the destination of immigrants from many locations throughout the colonial period. This database is a collection of will abstracts in the state between 1760 and 1800. Each entry contains the year of filing and name of the person filing the will. Also provided are family members mentioned in the will including, but not limited to, spouse and children. With over 10,000 entries, it contains nearly 50,000 names. For researchers of colonial North Carolina ancestors this can be a valuable collection of records.