Sussex County, Delaware
Area: 1,196 Square Miles
2010 Census: 197,145
County Seat: Georgetown
Largest City: Seaford
Sussex County Courthouse-Georgetown
Genealogy Trails is a volunteer-based project dedicated to transcribing historical and genealogical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
WANT TO HELP?
Sussex County is available for Adoption!
If you are interested in joining our group and hosting a county or transcribing data, please view our Volunteer Page for further information then contact Nancy when you're ready to begin.
A desire to transcribe data and basic webpage design skills are required.
We welcome obituaries and news items, just Email us and your articles will be added to this site.
We regret that we are unable to do personal research.
Thank you for visiting, check back often for our latest additions.
* * * SEARCH SUSSEX COUNTY * * *
SEARCH ALL DELAWARE COUNTIES
SEARCH OTHER GENEALOGY TRAILS SITES
Lewes, Milford (Part in Kent County), Rehoboth Beach, Seaford
Bethany Beach, Bethel, Blades, Bridgeville, Dagsboro, Delmar, Dewey Beach, Ellendale, Fenwick Island, Frankford, Georgetown, Greenwood, Henlopen Acres, Laurel, Millsboro, Millville, Milton, Ocean View, Selbyville, Slaughter Beach, South Bethany
Concord, Gumboro, Lincoln, Long Neck, Oak Orchard, Reliance, Roxana
Pilot Town is the section of the Hamlet of Concord where many free black families have lived in harmony with the white families since around 1765. It was so named for the many African-American pilots who lived in the area and piloted vessels down the Nanticoke River to Chesapeake Bay. Two of the best known were Cann Laws and George Laws.
LOCATION: Concord. At junction of Road 20 East and Road 20A.
SUSSEX COUNTY ALIASES
Sussex County has been known by several names over the years including:
- - Susan County, Hoorenkill or Whorekill County as named by the Dutch prior to 1680 when Sussex County broke off,
- - Deale County from 1680 to 1682 after being taken over by the British under James Stuart, Duke of York prior to signing over to William Penn, and
- - Durham County when claimed by the Lord's Baltimore during the boundary dispute with the Penn family.
|On Line Data |
News - Records - History
|COURT & LEGAL
News - Notices
Letters - Lineage - Clues
Orphanages - Hospitals
|LAND GRANTS |
Patents - Transfers
Debt - Indentured Servants
News - Accidents - Jobs
News - Innovations - Graduates
Wills - Probate - Related Records
|Website Updates |
OBITS: Dennis Lee, Leonard Jump, Hannah Joseph, Jacob L. Johnson, Annie Jane Vincent Jervis, John Jacobs
OBITS: William B. Wolfe - submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-TEMPERANCE: 1913-Smuggling Prevention
OBITS: Sarah A. Adkins, Elizabeth Martin
FAMILIES: DAR Lineage Entries - John Pettigrew & Minnie Graeber, Elizabeth Porter & Ephriam Polk, Mary Fooks Wolcott, Roberta Russell & Joseph McDonald
PEOPLE: John Trader, John Vent, Ralph E. Yost
TOWNS: 1896-Laurel Burglaries, 1908-New Pier at Bethany Beach
OBITS: Emily S. Anderson, John Bayard Cannon, Henry S. Canning, George M. Collins, Sally W. Colliston
NEWS-CRIME Harvey Wells, Antoine Corso, Levin W. Smith, Mrs. George Lawson-Victim, Levin Smith, John Andrew, Joseph Green, Joe Burton
OBITS: Richard Greenwell
PEOPLE: Webster Kinder, Lida Kay, D. S. King
COURT: Isaac W. Short, John Smith, Phila M. Weir
WILLS / PROBATE: Elizabeth Smith
Join Our "North-Eastern Coastal" Mailing List
Receive notification when this and our other area websites have been updated,
subscribe to one of our mailing lists
Kent County, DE - north
Cape May County, NJ - northeast¹
Worcester County, MD - south
Dorchester County, MD - southwest
Wicomico County, MD - southwest
Caroline County, MD - northwest
¹ across Delaware Bay; no land border
VISIT OUR DELAWARE STATE SITE
for Delaware History, Divorces, Lenape History, Name Changes,
Governors, Patents, Epidemics, Executions and more.
VISIT OUR NATIONAL GENEALOGY TRAILS SITE
for Native American, African American and Early American ancestry,
along with MUCH more, even recipes!
All data on this website is © Copyright
by Genealogy Trails
with full rights reserved for original submitters.