Chowan County was formed in 1670 as a precinct in Albermarle County. It was named in honor of an Indian tribe, Chowanor, which lived in the northeastern part of the Colony. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albermarle Sound, Chowan River and Bertie, Hertford, Gates and Perquimans counties. The present area is 180 square miles. In 1720 Edenton which was named in honor of Governor Charles Eden was established. In 1722 it was designated and has continued to be the county seat. There was no description of the precinct when it was established.

Adam Abraham Sr
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Adams Peter
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Alston John
Ambrose David
Anderson Joseph
Arkill William
Baker Henry
Benbury William
Benbury John
Bice William
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Blanchard Aaron
Blount John
Blount Thomas
Blount James
Bond Lewis
Bond Henry
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Bonnor John
Brinkley Michael
Brinkley John
Browne James
Butler Jacob
Butler David
Campbell Charles
Casand Gabriel
Champin Joseph
Champin Orlando
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Champion John
Collins Thomas
Coston James
Craven James
Daniel William
Deal Charles
Egerton James
Everton Thomas
Farlee James
Faulconer John
Faulconer Thomas
Fillaw William
Folks James
Fraizure Richard
Freeman John
Freeman Richard
Freeman William
Freeman Thomas
Fullaw James
Fullington Robert
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Gegory Luke
Goodwin John
Guston Henry
Halsey John
Handing William
Hare Edward
Hare Moses
Harlow Jonothan
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Haughton William
Haughton David
Haughton Thomas
Haughton William
Haughton Joshua
Haughton Richard
Hays William
Herrington Thomas
Hill Henry
Hill Moses
Hill Abraham
Hill William
Hinton James
Hobbs Thomas
Hodgson John
Hoskins William
Hoskins Thomas
Howcutt Edward
Hughs William
Hunter Ephraim
Hunter William
Hurdle Martin
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Jones Henry
Jones Thomas
Jones Thomas Sr
Jones John Sr
Jones William
Jones Thomas Jnr
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Jones Titus
Jones William
Jones John
Kelly John
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Lassiter John
Lassiter Moses
Lassiter Gabriel
Lester Edward
Lewis John
Lewis William
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Lisles Henry
Luton Thomas
Luton William
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Measles John
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Ming Nathaniel
Mitchener John
Montgomery John
Norris Thomas
Oliver Alexa
Outlaw Ralph
Pain Peter
Parker John
Penrice Frances
Penrice John
Phelps Walter
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Powell Jacob
Print Jacob
Reddick William
Rice John
Richards John
Robinson Humphrey
Robinson Thomas
Ronson John
Ross Andrew
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Roundtree Charles
Roundtree Moses
Silney John
Siston Henderson
Slaughter Michael
Speight William
Spivey Thomas
Spivey Jacob
Spivey Benjamin
Stacey William
Stevens Thomas
Taylor John
Thomas John
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Trotter James
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Vail John
Vann Jonothan
Vann William
Walbutton Jonothan
Wallace John
Wallace Thomas
Walton Thomas
Walton William
Walton William Jr
Ward Thomas
Ward John Jr
Ward Thomas
Ward Michael
Ward John Sr
White Thomas
White George
White Luke
Wilkins William
Wilkins John
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Wilson William
Wilson James
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