1874 Sussex County Courthouse
Area: 1,196 Square Miles
2010 Census: 197,145
County Seat: Georgetown
Largest City: Seaford
* * * * *
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!
We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping this project be as successful as it can be. If your are interested in joining our group and hosting a county or transcribing data, please view our Volunteer Page for further information.
Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks,
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!
We welcome obituaries, family histories and news items,
just Email us and your history will be added to these pages.
* * * NEW DATA ADDED REGULARLY * * *
. . . CHECK BACK OFTEN . . .
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.
|COURT & LEGAL||DIVORCE|
BIRTHS: Delaware Birth Records, added 1860's to early 1870's records
NEWS-DIVORCE: Bessie and Robert Trice
NEWS-ILLNESS: Ray Collins, Herman Twilley, Mrs. Wilson Donoho, Mrs. J. B. Wheatley
OBITS: Anna S. Parker, Mrs. Isaac Wright, James Wiley
PEOPLE: William Parkhurst, Mary Price, William Russell, Frank Rogers
OBITS: L. Lacey Simpler
BUSINESSES: Joseph and Robert Hoffecker, W. E. Thomison, Annie S. Hearn
FAMILIES: News & Info-Maria Conwell Thayer, Stephen Morris, William Christopher
NEWS-DIVORCE: James and Ann Lowe
PEOPLE: John Burton, Robert H. Fooks, Parnell Fisher, James Furniss
TOWNS: Greenwood News
NEWS-REAL ESTATE: C. W. Cobb
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1918-Selbyville loses Five by Death
COURT: Social Club Managers-Arthur Williams, John Thompson & Andrew Buckman (all one article)
OBITS: Ann A. Stuart, Julia Ann Seeds, George H. Shipley, Thomas Stokely, Solomon Sharp
MILITARY: Soldier News - Earl F. Hudson, Harlan T. Morris
CHURCH: News - 1865-New Methodist Church, 1909-Delmar Outdoor Services, 1909-Milford Chapel Anniversary, 1909-Sunday School Delegate
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1920-Timber Sold, 1910-Federal Investigation
PEOPLE: Oswald Blitz, Sara Bell, Walter Brannard
OBITS: Francis Hardesty, Harley Hammond, Mrs. Michael E. Hernick, Arthur J. Huston
MARRIAGES: Brown-Bunting, Vickers-Brown
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1909-Might Lose Mail Service
BUSINESSES: Martha E. Reed
FAMILIES: DAR Lineage Entries -Sallie Giles Short, Thomas Fisher, Isaac Burton, Daniel Clifton
PEOPLE: Annie Johnson, Everett Johnson, Joseph E. Jefferson, Nathaniel Jamison
Don't Miss an Update!
Join our Upper Northeastern Coastal MAILING LIST
and receive email notices when these States are updated: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, Washington D.C.
Kent County, DE - north
Cape May County, NJ - northeast
Worcester County, MD - south
Dorchester County, MD - southwest
Wicomico County, MD - southwest
Caroline County, MD - northwest
across Delaware Bay; no land border
VISIT OUR DELAWARE STATE SITE
where you can find Military Rosters, Patents and Inventions, State History,
Transportation History, Executions, Ghost Counties and other interesting facts.
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.