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Guide to '''Wilkes County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Wilkes County, North Carolina ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|county seat= Wilkesboro
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|parent county= [[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy|Surry]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Alexander County, North Carolina Genealogy|Alexander]]
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|county2= [[Alleghany County, North Carolina Genealogy|Alleghany]]
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|county3= [[Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy|Ashe]]
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|county4= [[Caldwell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Caldwell]]
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|county5= [[Iredell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Iredell]]
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|county6= [[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy|Surry]]
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|county7= [[Watauga County, North Carolina Genealogy|Watauga]]
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|county8= [[Yadkin County, North Carolina Genealogy|Yadkin]]</br><center>[[Wilkes County, North Carolina Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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[[Image:YRGreenway, Wilkes County, North Carolina.jpg|thumb|280px|<center>Yadkin River Greenway, Wilkes County</center>]]
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Wilkes County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
 
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/ Wilkes Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
 
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| state = North Carolina
 
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| founded year = 1777
 
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| seat wl = Wilkesboro
 
| building image = NorthCarolinaWilkesCourthouse.jpg
 
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[[Image:YRGreenway, Wilkes County, North Carolina.jpg|right|350px|YRGreenway, Wilkes County, North Carolina.jpg]]&nbsp;
 
 
== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
 
=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
Wilkes County is located in the Northwestern portion of North Carolina and was named for English statesman John Wilkes, a member of the Parliament who fought for American independence<ref>https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Wilkes</ref>.
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Wilkes County was named for the English political radical John Wilkes, who lost his position as Lord Mayor of the City of London due to his support for the colonists during the American Revolution. It is located in the northwestern area of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkes_County,_North_Carolina on 3/27/2019</ref>
  
=== Wilkes County, North Carolina Record Dates===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NC Courthouse Intro|Wilkes}}
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'''Wilkes County Courthouse'''<br>500 Courthouse Drive<br>Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2497<br>Phone: 336-651-7351<br>[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Wilkes/Default.asp Wilkes County Website]<br><br>
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Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913, military and land records from 1778.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Wilkes County, North Carolina Record Dates ===
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{{NC Record Dates Intro|Wilkes}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilkes County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-209.</ref></center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilkes County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.</ref></center>
 
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Wilkes/Default.asp '''Wilkes County Court''']<br>500 Courthouse Drive<br>Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2497<br>Phone: 336-651-7351<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913<br>military&nbsp;and land records&nbsp;from 1778 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilkes County, North Carolina. Page 514 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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'''Register of Deeds'''<br> 500 Courthouse Drive, Suite 1000<br> Wilkesboro, NC 28697<br> Phone: 336-651-7351<br> [http://wilkescounty.net/register-of-deeds/information/ Website] <br>
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Wilkes/Directory.asp '''Clerk Superior Court''']<br> 500 Courthouse Dr <br> Ste 1115 <br> Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2929<br> Phone: (336) 651-4400<br>
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NC Boundary Changes Intro|Wilkes}}
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*'''1777'''  Wilkes County was created from [[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy|Surry]] County and the District of Washington.
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*'''County seat:''' Wilkesboro<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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[[Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy|Ashe]] was created from Wilkes County in 1799. Caldwell County was created from parts of Wilkes and Burke Counties in 1841. Part of Wilkes County, along with parts of Caldwell and Iredell Counties, became Alexander County in 1847. Watauga County was created in 1849 from parts of Wilkes, Caldwell, Ashe, and Yancey Counties.
  
=== History  ===
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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Wilkes County is located in northwestern North Carolina. The county was formed from Surry and the District of Washington (or Washington District) by a 1777 legislative act. That act took effect 15 February 1778.&nbsp;
 
  
The county derives its name from John Wilkes, who was an opponent of Britain's Tory party and, at one time, Lord Mayor of London. Because Wilkes had been barred from serving in Parliament because of his political stance, in spite of his having been elected to office, he was viewed as having been persecuted for the sake of freedom.
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NC Populated Places Intro|Wilkes}}
  
The first settler of Wilkes County is said to have been Christopher Gist, who moved into the area in 1750. Other famous residents include Daniel Boone and Revolutionary War hero Col. Benjamin Cleveland.
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'''''Cities and towns'''''<br>
  
The first court was held at the home of John Brown. The second court was held at the "bent of the Yadkin" on 1 Jun 1778 and was moved the following day, June 2, to the Mulberry Field Meeting House. That location was chosen as the county seat on June 3.  
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*North Wilkesboro (incorporated 4 Mar 1891): [http://www.downtownnorthwilkesboro.com/ Historic Downtown North Wilkesboro] |&nbsp;[http://www.north-wilkesboro.com/ Official town website] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Wilkesboro,_North_Carolina Wikipedia page]
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*Ronda (incorporated 15 Feb 1907): [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronda,_North_Carolina Wikipedia page]
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*Wilkesboro (county seat; incorporated 1889): [http://www.wilkesboronorthcarolina.com/ Official town website] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkesboro,_North_Carolina Wikipedia page]
  
The 2010 population of Wilkes County was 69,340. Wilkes County comprises 757.19 square miles.
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NC Historical Timeline Intro|Wilkes}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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Wilkes County is located in northwestern North Carolina. The county was formed from Surry and the District of Washington (or Washington District) by a 1777 legislative act. That act took effect 15 February 1778.
  
'''1777'''--Wilkes County was created from [[Surry County, North Carolina|Surry]] County and the District of Washington.<br>'''County seat:''' Wilkesboro <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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The county derives its name from John Wilkes, who was an opponent of Britain's Tory party and, at one time, Lord Mayor of London. Because Wilkes had been barred from serving in Parliament because of his political stance, in spite of his having been elected to office, he was viewed as having been persecuted for the sake of freedom.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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The first settler of Wilkes County is said to have been Christopher Gist, who moved into the area in 1750. Other famous residents include Daniel Boone and Revolutionary War hero Col. Benjamin Cleveland.
  
[[Ashe County, North Carolina|Ashe County]] was created from Wilkes County in 1799. Caldwell County was created from parts of Wilkes and Burke Counties in 1841. Part of Wilkes County, along with parts of Caldwell and Iredell Counties, became Alexander County in 1847. Watauga County was created in 1849 from parts of Wilkes, Caldwell, Ashe, and Yancey Counties.  
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The first court was held at the home of John Brown. The second court was held at the "bent of the Yadkin" on 1 Jun 1778 and was moved the following day, June 2, to the Mulberry Field Meeting House. That location was chosen as the county seat on June 3.
  
For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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The 2010 population of Wilkes County was 69,340. Wilkes County comprises 757.19 square miles.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{NC Resources Intro|Wilkes}}
  
A few of the early records are missing. The reason is unknown.
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NC Bible Intro|Wilkes}}
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*Wilkes County [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkesbibles.html Bibles] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Places / Localities ===
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=== Biographies ===
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{{NC Biographies Intro|Wilkes}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkesbios.html Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NC Business Records Intro|Wilkes}}
  
====Cities and towns====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NC Cemeteries Intro|Wilkes}}
  
*North Wilkesboro (incorporated 4 Mar 1891): [http://www.downtownnorthwilkesboro.com/ Historic Downtown North Wilkesboro] |&nbsp;[http://www.north-wilkesboro.com/ Official town website] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Wilkesboro,_North_Carolina Wikipedia page]
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*Ronda (incorporated 15 Feb 1907): [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronda,_North_Carolina Wikipedia page]
 
*Wilkesboro (county seat; incorporated 1889): [http://www.wilkesboronorthcarolina.com/ Official town website] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkesboro,_North_Carolina Wikipedia page]
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
 
*[[Alexander County, North Carolina|Alexander]]
 
*[[Alleghany County, North Carolina|Alleghany]]
 
*[[Ashe County, North Carolina|Ashe]]
 
*[[Caldwell County, North Carolina|Caldwell]]
 
*[[Iredell County, North Carolina|Iredell]]
 
*[[Surry County, North Carolina|Surry]]
 
*[[Watauga County, North Carolina|Watauga]]
 
*[[Yadkin County, North Carolina|Yadkin]]
 
 
 
=== Resources  ===
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
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| width="20%" align="center" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="20%" align="center" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="20%" align="center" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#f0f0f0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#f0f0f0" | {{FHL|466626|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#f0f0f0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/North-Carolina/Wilkes-County?id=county_1747 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#f0f0f0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/data-idx.htm NCGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#f0f0f0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetery+Wilkes+County+North+Carolina&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#f0f0f0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#f0f0f0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkescemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Wilkes County, North Carolina''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#f0f0f0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/wilkes.html Tombstone Project]  
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/data-idx.htm NCGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkescemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/wilkes.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/wilk/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#f0f0f0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/wilk/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|466626|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetery+Wilkes+County+North+Carolina&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#f0f0f0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]  
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/North-Carolina/Wilkes-County?id=county_1747 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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'''''General'''''
 
'''''General'''''
 
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/cemindex.html Cemetery Index] (Genealogy Trails)
*{{RecordSearch|3015313|North Carolina, Historical Records Survey, Cemetery Inscription Card Index}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/NC/WL.html The Political Graveyard: Wilkes County, North Carolina]
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/cemindex.html Cemetery Index] (Genealogy Trails)  
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19761&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down Wilkes County Cemeteries] (ePodunk)
*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/NC/WL.html The Political Graveyard: Wilkes County, North Carolina]  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19761&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down Wilkes County Cemeteries] (ePodunk)
 
  
 
'''''Specific'''''
 
'''''Specific'''''
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/rockcreekbccem.htm Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery] (New River Notes)
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/rockcreekbccem.htm Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery] (New River Notes)  
 
 
*[http://www.danielprophecy.com/vannoy_cemetery.html Vannoy Cemetery: Elder James Vannoy Family]
 
*[http://www.danielprophecy.com/vannoy_cemetery.html Vannoy Cemetery: Elder James Vannoy Family]
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NC Census Intro|Wilkes}}
  
==== Censuses  ====
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*[http://www.fmoran.com/wilkes/1790wilk.html 1790 Census] (Going Home for History)
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/1790wilk.htm 1790 Census] (New River Notes)
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*[http://www.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nc/wilkes/1790/pgs-149-to-169.txt 1790 Census], Wilkes County (USGenWeb Census Project)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/census/1800/wilkes00.txt 1800 Census Index] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/census/1810/wilkes10.txt 1810 Census Index] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nc/wilkes/1820/ 1820 Census] (USGenWeb Census Project)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/census/1820/wilkes20.txt 1820 Census Index] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/census/1830/wilkes30.txt 1830 Census Index] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/census/1840/wilkes40.txt 1840 Census Index] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/mil_pensionroll1840.html 1840 Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/census/1850/wilkes50.txt 1850 Census Index] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/wilkesla.txt 1850 Census Mortality Schedule ](USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.fmoran.com/wilkes/wilkm.html 1860 Census: Wilkes County Head of Household Project] (Going Home for History)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/wilkesla.txt 1860 Census Mortality Schedule] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/census/1870/ 1870 Census images] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nc/wilkes/1880/ 1880 Census] (USGenWeb Census Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/mil_pensionroll1883.html 1883 Census of Pensioners] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/15thcensus1728unit 1930 Census], Wilkes County included (Internet Archive)
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/15thcensus1729unit 1930 Census], Wilkes County included (Internet Archive)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/deaths/mortality.htm Wilkes County Mortality Schedule 1850-1880] (NCGenWeb)
  
*[http://www.fmoran.com/wilkes/1790wilk.html 1790 Census] (Going Home for History)
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=== Church Records ===
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/1790wilk.htm 1790 Census] (New River Notes)
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{{NC Church Intro|Wilkes}}
*[http://www.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nc/wilkes/1790/pgs-149-to-169.txt 1790 Census] (USGenWeb Census Project, Wilkes Co.)
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*'''1700-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|2790262|North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/census/1800/wilkes00.txt 1800 Census Index]&nbsp;(USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/census/1810/wilkes10.txt 1810 Census Index] (USGenWeb Archives)<br>
 
*[http://us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nc/wilkes/1820/ 1820 Census] (USGenWeb Census Project)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/census/1820/wilkes20.txt 1820 Census Index] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/census/1830/wilkes30.txt 1830 Census Index] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/census/1840/wilkes40.txt 1840 Census Index] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/mil_pensionroll1840.html 1840 Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/census/1850/wilkes50.txt 1850 Census Index] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/wilkesla.txt 1850 Census Mortality Schedule ](USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.fmoran.com/wilkes/wilkm.html 1860 Census: Wilkes County Head of Household Project] (Going Home for History)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/wilkesla.txt 1860 Census Mortality Schedule] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/census/1870/ 1870 Census images] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nc/wilkes/1880/ 1880 Census] (USGenWeb Census Project)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/mil_pensionroll1883.html 1883 Census of Pensioners] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://www.archive.org/details/15thcensus1728unit 1930 Census] (Wilkes Co. included; Internet Archive)
 
*[http://www.archive.org/details/15thcensus1729unit 1930 Census] (Wilkes Co. included; Internet Archive)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/deaths/mortality.htm Wilkes County Mortality Schedule 1850-1880] (Wilkes County NCGenWeb)
 
  
{{Census|North Carolina}}
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'''''Baptist'''''<br>
 
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*'''Beaver Creek.''' Constituted 1779.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:569-570. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
==== Church Records  ====
 
 
 
===== Baptist =====
 
 
 
*'''Beaver Creek.''' Constituted 1779.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:569-570. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
 
 
*'''Brier Creek.''' Constituted 1781.<ref name="bap" /> Minutes (1783-1955) available on microfilm at the University of NC Davis Library (Serial 1-1281 1783-1860 and Serial 1-1281 1860-1955).
 
*'''Brier Creek.''' Constituted 1781.<ref name="bap" /> Minutes (1783-1955) available on microfilm at the University of NC Davis Library (Serial 1-1281 1783-1860 and Serial 1-1281 1860-1955).
*'''Fish's River.''' Constituted 1789.<ref name="bap" />  
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*'''Fish's River.''' Constituted 1789.<ref name="bap" />
*'''Little River.''' Constituted 1791.<ref name="bap" />  
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*'''Little River.''' Constituted 1791.<ref name="bap" />
*'''New River, North Fork.''' Constituted 1781.<ref name="bap" />  
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*'''New River, North Fork.''' Constituted 1781.<ref name="bap" />
*'''New River, Three Forks.''' Constituted 1791.<ref name="bap" />  
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*'''New River, Three Forks.''' Constituted 1791.<ref name="bap" />
 
*'''Reddies River.''' Church record books (1798-1952) [https://wakespace.lib.wfu.edu/handle/10339/64110 online].
 
*'''Reddies River.''' Church record books (1798-1952) [https://wakespace.lib.wfu.edu/handle/10339/64110 online].
 
*'''Roaring River.''' Constituted 1779.<ref name="bap" /> Minutes (1785-1946) [https://wakespace.lib.wfu.edu/handle/10339/64121 online].
 
*'''Roaring River.''' Constituted 1779.<ref name="bap" /> Minutes (1785-1946) [https://wakespace.lib.wfu.edu/handle/10339/64121 online].
*'''Roaring River, South Fork.''' Constituted 1785.<ref name="bap" />  
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*'''Roaring River, South Fork.''' Constituted 1785.<ref name="bap" />
 
*'''Yadkin River, Head.''' Constituted 1779.<ref name="bap" />
 
*'''Yadkin River, Head.''' Constituted 1779.<ref name="bap" />
 
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/primassn.htm Minutes of the First Regular Annual Session of the Primitive Baptist Association, Held with New Covenant Church, Wilkes County, N.C., October 22 and 23, 1869] (New River Notes)
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/primassn.htm Minutes of the First Regular Annual Session of the Primitive Baptist Association, Held with New Covenant Church, Wilkes County, N.C., October 22 and 23, 1869] (New River Notes)  
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nrv/rrpb1887.htm Minutes of the 41st Annual Session of the Roaring River District Primitive Baptist Association Convened with the Double Creek Church, Silkes County, N.C. Friday and Saturday October 7 and 8, 1887] (New River Notes)
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nrv/rrpb1887.htm Minutes of the 41st Annual Session of the Roaring River District Primitive Baptist Association Convened with the Double Creek Church, Silkes County, N.C. Friday and Saturday October 7 and 8, 1887] (New River Notes)  
 
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/church/zionhill.txt Zion Hill Baptist Church Membership List, 1814]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/church/zionhill.txt Zion Hill Baptist Church Membership List, 1814]
  
==== County Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
 
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{{NC Court Intro|Wilkes}}
*'''1833-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1916185|North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
==== Court ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkescourt.html Wilkes County Court] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*Court records from 1781 that have not been transferred to the [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] are at the office of the [http://www.nccourts.org/County/Wilkes/Default.asp Wilkes County Clerk of the Superior Court] at the Courthouse, 500 Courthouse Dr., Wilkesboro, NC 28697, (336) 667-1201. Some records, however, have been transferred to the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh, ND.
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*The [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] has the original copies of the following: Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1778-1916; Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1773-1911; Officials' Bonds and Records, 1777-1914.
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*The [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] has various records of the Wilkes County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions: Minutes, 1778-1868; Appearance Docket, 1840-1853; Execution Dockets, 1837-1868; State Docket, 1778-1792; Trial and Appearance Docket, 1824-1827; Trial Docket, 1837-1859; Witness Dockets, 1807-1837; and Misc. Dockets, 1778-1858.
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*The [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] has various records of the Wilkes County Superior Court: Minutes, 1807-1931; Equity Minutes, 1819-1860; Equity Enrolling Dockets, 1813-1857; Equity Execution Docket, 1814-1861, and Appearance Docket, 1815-1830; Appearance Docket, 1823-1846; Execution Dockets, 1807-1860; Judgment Dockets, 1868-1877; Recognizance Docket, 1812-1832; State Dockets, 1807-1822 and 1837-1866; Criminal Issues Dockets, 1873 and 1879-1884; Trial and Appearance Docket, 1807-1822; Trial Docket, 1822-1844; Witness Docket, 1824-1833; Misc. Dockets, 1807-1855; Civil Action Papers, 1771-1936 and those concerning land, 1778-1928; Criminal Action Papers, 1761 and 1778-1945.
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*Other records at the State Archives: Alien Registration records, 1940; County Accounts, 1773-1903; Insolvents' Records, 1780-1896; Record of Jurors, 1893-1906; Record of Justices of the Peace, 1877-1898; Physicians' Certificates of Registration, 1889-1988; Record of Lunacy, 1899-1937; Orders and Decrees, 1869-1935, 1938; Special Proceedings Dockets, 1880-1941; Clerk's Minute Dockets (Special Proceedings), 1884-1941; Misc. Records, 1775-1946; Record of Strays, 1822-1839.
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkescourt.html Court] (Wilkes County records in U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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=== Directories ===
*Court records from 1781 that have not been transferred to the [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] are at the office of the [http://www.nccourts.org/County/Wilkes/Default.asp Wilkes County Clerk of the Superior Court] at the Courthouse, 500 Courthouse Dr., Wilkesboro, NC 28697, (336) 667-1201. Some records, however, have been transferred to the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh, ND.
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{{NC Directories Intro|Wilkes}}
*The [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] has the original copies of the following: Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1778-1916; Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1773-1911; Officials' Bonds and Records, 1777-1914.
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/wilk1883.htm The Wilkes County, North Carolina Directory-1883] (New River Notes)
*The [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] has various records of the Wilkes County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions: Minutes, 1778-1868; Appearance Docket, 1840-1853; Execution Dockets, 1837-1868; State Docket, 1778-1792; Trial and Appearance Docket, 1824-1827; Trial Docket, 1837-1859; Witness Dockets, 1807-1837; and Misc. Dockets, 1778-1858.
 
*The [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] has various records of the Wilkes County Superior Court: Minutes, 1807-1931; Equity Minutes, 1819-1860; Equity Enrolling Dockets, 1813-1857; Equity Execution Docket, 1814-1861, and Appearance Docket, 1815-1830; Appearance Docket, 1823-1846; Execution Dockets, 1807-1860; Judgment Dockets, 1868-1877; Recognizance Docket, 1812-1832; State Dockets, 1807-1822 and 1837-1866; Criminal Issues Dockets, 1873 and 1879-1884; Trial and Appearance Docket, 1807-1822; Trial Docket, 1822-1844; Witness Docket, 1824-1833; Misc. Dockets, 1807-1855; Civil Action Papers, 1771-1936 and those concerning land, 1778-1928; Criminal Action Papers, 1761 and 1778-1945.
 
*Other records at the State Archives: Alien Registration records, 1940; County Accounts, 1773-1903; Insolvents' Records, 1780-1896; Record of Jurors, 1893-1906; Record of Justices of the Peace, 1877-1898; Physicians' Certificates of Registration, 1889-1988; Record of Lunacy, 1899-1937; Orders and Decrees, 1869-1935, 1938; Special Proceedings Dockets, 1880-1941; Clerk's Minute Dockets (Special Proceedings), 1884-1941; Misc. Records, 1775-1946; Record of Strays, 1822-1839.<br>
 
  
==== Education ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{NC Emigration Intro|Wilkes}}
  
*[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Wilkes%20County%20%28N.C.%29.%20Board%20of%20Education%22&sort=-date Annual report of the public schools of Wilkes County] - from about 1906-1921 (not all inclusive); via the Internet Archive
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=wilkes Wilkes County students at NC colleges] -&nbsp;a name list of students at various NC colleges with identified hometowns in the county.
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{{NC Ethnic Groups Intro|Wilkes}}
  
==== Genealogy ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{NC Funeral Homes Intro|Wilkes}}
  
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NC Genealogies Intro|Wilkes}}
  
*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*'''Dick''' ''History of Peter and Christina Shutt Dick Family: Frederick County, Maryland, Wilkes County, North Carolina, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Simpson County, Kentucky, Sangamon County, Illinois, Cass, County, Illinois''
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*'''Dick''' Hoffman, Muriel M. ''History of Peter and Christina Shutt Dick Family: Frederick County, Maryland, Wilkes County, North Carolina, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Simpson County, Kentucky, Sangamon County, Illinois, Cass, County, Illinois''. Anchor, Ill.: Hoffman, 1970. {{FHL|266633|item|disp=FHL&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Book 929.273 D55h}}
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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*'''Owen ''' Owens, Charles Sterling. ''David Owen, Revolutionary War Soldier, and His Descendants Wilkes County, North Carolina to Rockcastle County, Kentucky''. Knoxville, Tenn.: C.S. Owens, 1991. {{FHL|611316|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Ow2owc}}
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*[http://www.danielprophecy.com/andrewvannoy.html Andrew Vannoy 1742-1809: Husband of Susannah Shepherd]
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*'''Johnson''' ''Captain Samuel Johnson of Wilkes County, North Carolina: Ancestry and Descendants'' Weight, V.F., 1988. [https://books.google.com/books?id=bR9WAAAAMAAJ&q=Captain+Samuel+Johnson+of+Wilkes+County,+North+Carolina&dq=Captain+Samuel+Johnson+of+Wilkes+County,+North+Carolina&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjYvfCPvInfAhXr1IMKHRjdDzcQ6AEIKjAA Google Books]
  
===== Bibliography  =====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NC Guardianship Intro|Wilkes}}
  
*''History of Peter and Christina Shutt Dick Family: Frederick County, Maryland, Wilkes County, North Carolina, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Simpson County, Kentucky, Sangamon County, Illinois, Cass, County, Illinois'' <ref>'''Dick''' Hoffman, Muriel M. ''History of Peter and Christina Shutt Dick Family: Frederick County, Maryland, Wilkes County, North Carolina, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Simpson County, Kentucky, Sangamon County, Illinois, Cass, County, Illinois''. Anchor, Ill.: Hoffman, 1970. {{FHL|266633|item|disp=FHL&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Book 929.273 D55h}} </ref>
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=== Land and Property Records ===
*Owens, Charles Sterling. ''David Owen, Revolutionary War Soldier, and His Descendants Wilkes County, North Carolina to Rockcastle County, Kentucky''<ref>'''[Owen] '''Owens, Charles Sterling. ''David Owen, Revolutionary War Soldier, and His Descendants Wilkes County, North Carolina to Rockcastle County, Kentucky''. Knoxville, Tenn.: C.S. Owens, 1991. {{FHL|611316|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Ow2owc}} </ref>''
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{{NC Land Intro|Wilkes}}
*[http://www.danielprophecy.com/andrewvannoy.html Andrew Vannoy 1742-1809: Husband of Susannah Shepherd]
 
*''Captain Samuel Johnson of Wilkes County, North Carolina: Ancestry and Descendants'' <ref>Weight, V.F., ''Captain Samuel Johnson of Wilkes County, North Carolina: Ancestry and Descendants'', 1988. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=bR9WAAAAMAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;q=%22Surry+County%22+North+Carolina&amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=%22Surry+County%22+North+Carolina&amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=efSUTZqdGtShtwfZnrjoCw&amp;amp;amp;amp;sa=X&amp;amp;amp;amp;oi=book_result&amp;amp;amp;amp;ct=result&amp;amp;amp;amp;resnum=10&amp;amp;amp;amp;ved=0CFIQ6AEwCTgy Google Books link])</ref>
 
  
==== Land ====
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*Wilkes County has land records starting from 1777 which can be obtained from the [http://www.wilkescounty.net/register_of_deeds.php?nid=15, Wilkes County Register of Deeds], 500 Courthouse Drive, Suite 1000, Wilkesboro, NC 28697, (336) 651-7351
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*The North Carolina State Archives has various land-related records pertaining to Wilkes County: Record of Deeds and Grants, 1779-1796; Record of Deeds, 1789-1851; Deeds, 1741-1944; Ejectments, 1799-1907; Land Entries, 1783-1851; List of Land Entries, 1808-1828; Record of Sale of Land for Taxes, 1870-1887; Petitions for Partition and Sale of Land, 1892-1912, 1932; Processioners' Record, 1883-1884; Misc. Land Records, 1778-1925.
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*[http://www.nclandgrants.com/ NC Land Grants]. This site sponsored by the North Carolina State Archives has thousands of high quality images of records generated during the land grant process in Wilkes County. These images include original warrant papers, orders to survey, and grant documents. There is also a resource page that explains the land grant process for North Carolina.
  
*Wilkes County has land records starting from 1777 which can be obtained from the [http://www.wilkescounty.net/register_of_deeds.php?nid=15, Wilkes County Register of Deeds],&nbsp;500 Courthouse Drive,&nbsp;Suite 1000,&nbsp;Wilkesboro, NC 28697,&nbsp;(336) 651-7351<br>
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=== Local Histories ===
*The North Carolina State Archives has various land-related records pertaining to Wilkes County: Record of Deeds and Grants, 1779-1796; Record of Deeds, 1789-1851; Deeds, 1741-1944; Ejectments, 1799-1907; Land Entries, 1783-1851; List of Land Entries, 1808-1828; Record of Sale of Land for Taxes, 1870-1887; Petitions for Partition and Sale of Land, 1892-1912, 1932; Processioners' Record, 1883-1884; Misc. Land Records, 1778-1925.
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{{NC Histories Intro|Wilkes}}
*[http://www.nclandgrants.com/ www.nclandgrants.com/] This site sponsored by the North Carolina State Archives has thousands of high quality images of records generated during the land grant process in Wilkes County. These images include original warrant papers, orders to survey, and grant documents. There is also a resource page that explains the land grant process for North Carolina.<br>
 
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''The Heritage of Wilkes County'' - Absher, Mrs. W. O., editor, ''The Heritage of Wilkes County'', Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc., 1982. [https://books.google.com/books?id=1DNOPwAACAAJ&dq=The+Heritage+of+Wilkes+County,+1982&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiE4tbUuYnfAhXxoIMKHVzbDEQQ6AEIKjAA Google Books]
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*''Wilkes County'' (Images of America series) - Bass, Misty, Christy Earp, and Jennifer L. Pena, ''Wilkes County'' (Images of America series), Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2007. [https://books.google.com/books?id=ik1jXNE9SRoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Wilkes+County&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZx57wuYnfAhWl3YMKHTtZAQYQ6AEIMTAB#v=onepage&q=Wilkes%20County&f=false Google Books]
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*''Wilkes County Bits and Pieces'' Byrd, Fay, ''Wilkes County Bits and Pieces'', 2010. [https://books.google.com/books?id=Vz7GAgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Wilkes+County+Bits+and+Pieces&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi8_uP-uYnfAhVpzoMKHcy6Dl4Q6AEIKjAA#v=onepage&q=Wilkes%20County%20Bits%20and%20Pieces&f=false Google Books]
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*Historical Sketches of Wilkes County. Wilkesboro, NC: Chronicle Job Office, 1902 - Crouch, John. Historical Sketches of Wilkes County. Wilkesboro, NC: Chronicle Job Office, 1902 - typescript edition: text in [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalsketch00crou Internet Archive] |text in [http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/crouch.htm New River Notes] - later edition: text in [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalsketch01crou Internet Archive]
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*''Early Settlers of Reddies River'' Gregory, Paul W., ''Early Settlers of Reddies River'', Reddies River Valley (N.C.): Wilkes Genealogical Society, 1976. [https://books.google.com/books?id=0p_tGAAACAAJ&dq=Early+Settlers+of+Reddies+River&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwih1L6PuonfAhVl2oMKHWP-CdIQ6AEIKjAA Google Books]
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*''The Land of Wilkes'' Hayes, Johnson J., ''The Land of Wilkes'', Wilkesboro, NC: Wilkes County Historical Society, 1962. [https://books.google.com/books?id=u9QVGQAACAAJ&dq=The+Land+of+Wilkes&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjHiueguonfAhUG24MKHU2vBOoQ6AEIKjAA Google Books]
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*''Marriages of Wilkes County, North Carolina, 1778-1868'' Holcomb, Brent, ''Marriages of Wilkes County, North Carolina, 1778-1868'', Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983. [https://books.google.com/books?id=_oz8X-UDgDoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Marriages+of+Wilkes+County,+North+Carolina,+1778-1868&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj05Lm7uonfAhXK8YMKHZ_-BwEQ6AEIKjAA#v=onepage&q=Marriages%20of%20Wilkes%20County%2C%20North%20Carolina%2C%201778-1868&f=false Google Books]
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*''Sketches of Western North Carolina: Historical and Biographical'' Hunter, C.L., ''Sketches of Western North Carolina: Historical and Biographical'', Raleigh, North Carolina: The Raleigh News Steam Job Print, 1877; see ch. 9: "Wilkes County:" [https://books.google.com/books?id=cRz7EdxeozQC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Sketches+of+Western+North+Carolina,+Historical+and+Biographical&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjaxaPauonfAhWK14MKHTeKBt4Q6AEIKjAA#v=onepage&q=Sketches%20of%20Western%20North%20Carolina%2C%20Historical%20and%20Biographical&f=false Google Books]
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*''Poet's Progress'' Pearson, James Larkin, ''Poet's Progress'', 1965. Reprint, Wilkesboro, NC: Wilkes Community College, 2005.[https://books.google.com/books?id=Ud3fAQAAQBAJ&pg=PA368&dq=Poet%27s+Progress&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi19sf1uonfAhVs3IMKHZXZAo0Q6AEIQzAF#v=onepage&q=Poet's%20Progress&f=false Google Books]
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*''The Heritage of Wilkes County, North Carolina (Volume II)'' Simpson, Mrs. Nancy W., editor. ''The Heritage of Wilkes County, North Carolina (Volume II)'', Charlotte, North Carolina: Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc., 1990. [https://books.google.com/books?id=NAbatgAACAAJ&dq=The+Heritage+of+Wilkes+County,+North+Carolina,+Volume+II,+1990&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjoj_-bu4nfAhVB34MKHbTXDHsQ6AEIKjAA Google Books]
  
*''The Heritage of Wilkes County'' <ref>Absher, Mrs. W. O., editor, ''The Heritage of Wilkes County'', Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc., 1982.&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=1DNOPwAACAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=%22heritage+of+wilkes+county%22+by+absher&amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;sa=X&amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=_jFbUeG1KtK64AOc1YCYBQ&amp;amp;amp;amp;ved=0CDQQ6AEwAA Google Books link] </ref>
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
*''Wilkes County'' (Images of America series) <ref>Bass, Misty, Christy Earp, and Jennifer L. Pena, ''Wilkes County'' (Images of America series), Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2007:&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=ik1jXNE9SRoC&amp;amp;amp;amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=wilkes+county+north+carolina&amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=j_aUTYbtCZSbtweupbD3Cw&amp;amp;amp;amp;sa=X&amp;amp;amp;amp;oi=book_result&amp;amp;amp;amp;ct=result&amp;amp;amp;amp;resnum=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;sqi=2&amp;amp;amp;amp;ved=0CEwQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&amp;amp;amp;amp;q=wilkes%20county%20north%20carolina&amp;amp;amp;amp;f=false Google Books link] </ref>
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{{NC Maps Intro|Wilkes}}
*''Wilkes County Bits and Pieces'' <ref>Byrd, Fay, ''Wilkes County Bits and Pieces'', 2010. [http://books.google.com/books?id=XaDFbwAACAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=%22wilkes+county+bits+and+pieces%22&amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;sa=X&amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=PDJbUeicIsLE4AO5lIGYDw&amp;amp;amp;amp;ved=0CC4Q6AEwAA Google Books link]&amp;amp;amp;lt;br&amp;amp;amp;gt; </ref>
 
*Historical Sketches of Wilkes County. Wilkesboro, NC: Chronicle Job Office, 1902 - <ref>Crouch, John. Historical Sketches of Wilkes County. Wilkesboro, NC: Chronicle Job Office, 1902 - typescript edition: text in [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalsketch00crou Internet Archive] |&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;text in [http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/crouch.htm New River Notes]&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;- later edition: text in [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalsketch01crou Internet Archive] </ref>
 
*''Early Settlers of Reddies River'' <ref>Gregory, Paul W., ''Early Settlers of Reddies River'', Reddies River Valley (N.C.): Wilkes Genealogical Society, 1976. [http://books.google.com/books?id=0p_tGAAACAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=early+settlers+of+reddies+river&amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;sa=X&amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=gDFbUaq9DPK14AOn-YCgDw&amp;amp;amp;amp;ved=0CC4Q6AEwAA Google Books link] </ref>
 
*''The Land of Wilkes'' <ref>Hayes, Johnson J., ''The Land of Wilkes'', Wilkesboro, NC: Wilkes County Historical Society, 1962. [http://books.google.com/books?id=u9QVGQAACAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=%22the+land+of+wilkes%22&amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;sa=X&amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=0zFbUfLEBuPh4AP69oGQDg&amp;amp;amp;amp;ved=0CC4Q6AEwAA Google Books link ]&amp;amp;amp;lt;br&amp;amp;amp;gt;</ref>
 
*''Marriages of Wilkes County, North Carolina, 1778-1868'' <ref>Holcomb, Brent, ''Marriages of Wilkes County, North Carolina, 1778-1868'', Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983: [http://books.google.com/books?id=_oz8X-UDgDoC&amp;amp;amp;amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=wilkes+county+north+carolina&amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=KfaUTarGO9H3gAfv17iuCA&amp;amp;amp;amp;sa=X&amp;amp;amp;amp;oi=book_result&amp;amp;amp;amp;ct=result&amp;amp;amp;amp;resnum=1&amp;amp;amp;amp;sqi=2&amp;amp;amp;amp;ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&amp;amp;amp;amp;q&amp;amp;amp;amp;f=false Google Books link] </ref>
 
*''Sketches of Western North Carolina: Historical and Biographical'' <ref>Hunter, C.L., ''Sketches of Western North Carolina: Historical and Biographical'', Raleigh, North Carolina: The Raleigh News Steam Job Print, 1877; see ch. 9: "Wilkes County:"&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=cRz7EdxeozQC&amp;amp;amp;amp;pg=PA342&amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=wilkes+county+north+carolina&amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=j_aUTYbtCZSbtweupbD3Cw&amp;amp;amp;amp;sa=X&amp;amp;amp;amp;oi=book_result&amp;amp;amp;amp;ct=result&amp;amp;amp;amp;resnum=6&amp;amp;amp;amp;sqi=2&amp;amp;amp;amp;ved=0CEAQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&amp;amp;amp;amp;q=wilkes%20county%20north%20carolina&amp;amp;amp;amp;f=false Google Books link] </ref>
 
*''Poet's Progress'' <ref>Pearson, James Larkin, ''Poet's Progress'', 1965. Reprint, Wilkesboro, NC: Wilkes Community College, 2005.&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=aYuhcQAACAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=%22poet's+progress%22+by+pearson&amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;sa=X&amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=7TFbUdCwH-fE4APfkoCoCA&amp;amp;amp;amp;ved=0CC4Q6AEwAA Google Books link] </ref>
 
*''The Heritage of Wilkes County, North Carolina (Volume II)'' <ref>Simpson, Mrs. Nancy W., editor. ''The Heritage of Wilkes County, North Carolina (Volume II)'', Charlotte, North Carolina: Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc., 1990.&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=NAbatgAACAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=%22heritage+of+wilkes+county%22+by+simpson&amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;sa=X&amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=HTJbUf-JKujl4AO6rIHgCg&amp;amp;amp;amp;ved=0CEgQ6AEwBA Google Books link]</ref><br>
 
  
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Ncwilkes.png|thumb|right|250px|NC Wilkes]]
[[Image:Ncwilkes.png|thumb|right|250px]]
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*[http://www.undersys.com/wilkesweb/wilkes.html Wilkes County Property Maps]
*[http://www.undersys.com/wilkesweb/wilkes.html Wilkes County Property Maps]  
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NC/County/wilkes.htm Wilkes County 1895]
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NC/County/wilkes.htm Wilkes County 1895]  
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*[http://tinyurl.com/43qpony NC Digital Map Collection: Wilkes County]
*[http://tinyurl.com/43qpony NC Digital Map Collection: Wilkes County]  
 
 
*[http://www.ncalhn.org/wilkes/history.html Short History and Place Names for Wilkes County, NC] (includes township map)
 
*[http://www.ncalhn.org/wilkes/history.html Short History and Place Names for Wilkes County, NC] (includes township map)
  
==== Migration ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{NC Migration Intro|Wilkes}}
  
Early migration routes to and from Wilkes County for European settlers included:<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry.], and William E. Myer, ''Indian Trails of the Southeast''. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the Early Colonial Period" (1923). ({{FHL|54678|item|disp=FHL Book 970.1 M992i}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1523234 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
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Early migration routes to and from Wilkes County for European settlers included:<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
:*[[Catawba and Northern Trail]] pre-historic
 
:*[[Catawba and Northern Trail]] pre-historic
:*[[Wilderness Trail]] traveled through Wilkes County onward to the Appalachian Mountains.
 
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NC Military Intro|Wilkes}}
  
===== Revolutionary War  =====
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*'''1814-1927''' The North Carolina State Archives has the following records pertaining to Wilkes County: Record of Pensions, no date, 1 volume; Pension Records, 1814-1927
*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1840''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/mil_pensionroll1840.html 1840 Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/mil_pensionroll1883.html 1883 Census of Pensioners] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/clevben.htm Capture and Rescue of Benjamin Cleveland] (New River Notes)
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/fthamby.htm Fort Hamby, Wilkes County, North Carolina, March-May 1865] (New River Notes)
 
*'''1814 - 1927''' - The North Carolina State Archives has the following records pertaining to Wilkes County: Record of Pensions, no date, 1 volume; Pension Records, 1814-1927  
 
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashe1838.htm#coj Wilkes County Volunteers Participating in the Indian Removal, April 7, 1838] (New River Notes)
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashe1838.htm#coj Wilkes County Volunteers Participating in the Indian Removal, April 7, 1838] (New River Notes)
  
Revolutionary War pension applications at the National Archives for individuals associated with Wilkes County, North Carolina as a place of residence or enlistment, some of which have transcribed copies as indicated:
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'''''Revolutionary War '''''<br>
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*'''1779-1782'''  {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*'''1840'''  [http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/mil_pensionroll1840.html 1840 Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1883'''  [http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/mil_pensionroll1883.html 1883 Census of Pensioners] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/clevben.htm Capture and Rescue of Benjamin Cleveland] (New River Notes)
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*[http://revwarapps.org/ Transcribed Revolutionary War pensions] for selected individuals associated with Wilkes County, North Carolina as a place of residence or enlistment
  
*[http://southerncampaign.org/pen/s6706.pdf Brookshire, William - North Carolina - S6706]
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'''''Civil War '''''<br>
*Bryan, John - Pennsylvania - W4902
 
*[http://southerncampaign.org/pen/s3404.pdf Gordon, Richard - North Carolina - S3404]
 
*[http://southerncampaign.org/pen/s9591.pdf Hughes, Jonathan - Virginia - S9591]
 
*[http://southerncampaign.org/pen/s8875.pdf Lyon, William - North Carolina - S8875]
 
*[http://southerncampaign.org/pen/s4190.pdf McCoy, John - North Carolina - S4190]
 
*[http://southerncampaign.org/pen/s8937.pdf Parks, Samuel - North Carolina - S8937]
 
*[http://southerncampaign.org/pen/w4054.pdf Powell, William - North Carolina - W4054]
 
*[http://southerncampaign.org/pen/w8754.pdf Stoakes, John - North Carolina - W8754]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/rev-pen/davis-james.htm Pension Statement of James Davis]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/rev-pen/billings-j.htm Pension Application of Jasper Billings]
 
  
===== Civil War  =====
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry]
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]
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*'''1885-1953'''  {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/fthamby.htm Fort Hamby, Wilkes County, North Carolina, March-May 1865] (New River Notes)
  
''Online Records''
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{{NC Civil War Regiments|Wilkes}}<br>
*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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:- [[11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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:- [[11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company B
*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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:- [[1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves- Confederate|1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company D
*'''1885 - 1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company B
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men]], Company H
{{VAciv}}
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company A
:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]  
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company F
:- [[11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]  
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company K
:- [[11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company B<br>
 
:- [[1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves- Confederate|1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company D<br>
 
:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company B<br>
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men]], Company H<br>
 
:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company A<br>
 
:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company F<br>
 
:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company K<br>
 
  
===== World War I =====
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'''''World War I '''''<br>
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*'''1917-1919'''  {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
*'''1917 - 1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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'''''World War II '''''<br>
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*'''1940-1948''' {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
===== World War II =====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NC Naturalization Intro|Wilkes}}
  
*'''1940 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NC Newspapers Intro|Wilkes}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/news_marriages.html Marriage Announcements]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/obits.html Obituary/Death Notices] (from newspapers; Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.therecordandthursdayprinting.com/ ''The Record and Thursday Printing'': Wilkes County's First Worldwide Newspaper]
  
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/news_marriages.html Marriage Announcements]
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=== Obituaries ===
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/obits.html Obituary/Death Notices] (from newspapers; Genealogy Trails)
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{{NC Obituaries Intro|Wilkes}}
*[http://http://www.therecordandthursdayprinting.com/ ''The Record'': Wilkes County's First Worldwide Newspaper]
 
  
==== Other Records ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NC Other Records Intro|Wilkes}}
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkesbibles.html Bibles] (Wilkes County Bible records; Wilkes Co. GenWeb)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkesletters.html Letters] (USGenWeb Archives)
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkesbios.html Biographies] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkesphotos.html Photographs] (USGenWeb Archives)
*Eastern Cherokee Application: Wood, John W., res. Darby, Wilkes County, North Carolina, 24 Aug 1907 (rejected), National Archives<br>
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/countyrecords.html Post Offices &amp; Post Masters] (Genealogy Trails)
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkesletters.html Letters] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkesphotos.html Photographs] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/countyrecords.html Post Offices &amp; Post Masters] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://www.ncalhn.org/wilkes/history.html Short History and Place Names for Wilkes County, NC] (ALHN)
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/wilk1883.htm The Wilkes County, North Carolina Directory - 1883] (New River Notes)
 
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NC Periodicals Intro|Wilkes}}
  
''Online Probate Records''
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NC Probate Intro|Wilkes}}
  
*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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''Online Probate Records''
*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1665 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9061 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1735 - 1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
 
*'''1760 - 1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images
 
  
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*'''1660-1790'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1663-1979'''  {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*'''1665-1998'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9061 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1735-1970'''  {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1760-1800'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''Pre-1790'''  [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 Wilkes County, North Carolina Genealogy Wills] (North Carolina State Archives)
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*'''1778-1963'''  {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 11 (1778-1963)|access=browse}} at FamilySearch
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*'''1780-1948'''  [http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/idx-a.htm Index to Devisors List, 1780-1948]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkeswills.html Selected transcribed will records for some residents in Wilkes County] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/wills-inx.htm Index to Transcribed Wills], Wilkes County (NCGenWeb)
 
*The [http://www.nccourts.org/Courts/CRS/NCMap/CourthouseDetail.asp?id=114 Wilkes County Clerk of the Superior Court] (500 Courthouse Dr., Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2497, (336) 667-1201) has copies of wills, estate records, and records pertaining to administrations and settlements, except for those records that have transferred to the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh.
 
*The [http://www.nccourts.org/Courts/CRS/NCMap/CourthouseDetail.asp?id=114 Wilkes County Clerk of the Superior Court] (500 Courthouse Dr., Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2497, (336) 667-1201) has copies of wills, estate records, and records pertaining to administrations and settlements, except for those records that have transferred to the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh.
 
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*The [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] has various probate-related records for Wilkes County: Record of Accounts, 1868-1939; Administrators' Bonds, 1890-1919; Appointment of Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Masters, 1868-1903; Appointment of Administrators, Executors, and Guardians, 1903-1915; Record of Administrators, Executors, and Guardians, 1915-1941; Record of Widows' Year's Allowance, 1871-1970; Estates Records, 1777-1945; Guardians' Records, 1780-1939; Guardians' Bonds, 1910-1921; Record of Amounts Paid to Indigent Children, 1913-1935; Record of Settlements, 1805-1834; Records of Assignees, Receivers and Trustees, 1872-1915.
*'''Pre-1790'''&nbsp;&nbsp; - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].
 
*'''1778 - 1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 11 (1778-1963)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
 
 
*The [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] has various probate-related records for Wilkes County: Record of Accounts, 1868-1939; Administrators' Bonds, 1890-1919; Appointment of Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Masters, 1868-1903; Appointment of Administrators, Executors, and Guardians, 1903-1915; Record of Administrators, Executors, and Guardians, 1915-1941; Record of Widows' Year's Allowance, 1871-1970; Estates Records, 1777-1945; Guardians' Records, 1780-1939; Guardians' Bonds, 1910-1921; Record of Amounts Paid to Indigent Children, 1913-1935; Record of Settlements, 1805-1834; Records of Assignees, Receivers and Trustees, 1872-1915.<br>
 
 
 
 
*The State Archives also has the following records for Wilkes County: Record of Wills, Bonds, Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1778-1799, 2 vols.; Wills, 1778-1948.
 
*The State Archives also has the following records for Wilkes County: Record of Wills, Bonds, Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1778-1799, 2 vols.; Wills, 1778-1948.
 
 
*See also [http://www.ncalhn.org/wilkes/loosepapers.html Abstracts of Loose Papers Filed with the Secretary of State for North Carolina - Wilkes County] (ALHN) for listings of Wilkes County inventory and appraisal records
 
*See also [http://www.ncalhn.org/wilkes/loosepapers.html Abstracts of Loose Papers Filed with the Secretary of State for North Carolina - Wilkes County] (ALHN) for listings of Wilkes County inventory and appraisal records
  
The following are links to transcribed Records of Wills &amp; Estates for Wilkes County:
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=== School Records ===
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{{NC Schools Intro|Wilkes}}
  
*'''1780 - 1948''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/idx-a.htm Index to Devisors List, 1780-1948]
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*[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Wilkes%20County%20%28N.C.%29.%20Board%20of%20Education%22&sort=-date Annual report of the public schools of Wilkes County (Internet Archive)], from about 1906-1921 (not all inclusive).
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/neethomp1497gwl.txt Elizabeth Baker, 1836]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=wilkes Wilkes County students at NC colleges], a name list of students at various NC colleges with identified hometowns in the county.
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/wills_1.htm#tbicknell Thomas Bicknell, 1781]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/brown01.txt John Brown, 1812]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/wills_5.htm#careley William Careley, 1796]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/carley01.txt Larkin Carley, 1841]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/nchambe.txt Nancy Chambers, 1832]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/chtham01.txt Kinchen Cheatham, 1834]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/church01.txt Elijah Church Sr., 1854]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/church2.txt John Church Jr., 1870]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/wills_1.htm#jcoffey John Coffey, 1812]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/cook03.txt Abraham Cook, 1800]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/cook02.txt Ephraim Cook, 1872]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/cook01.txt Thomas Cook, 1819]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/tcottrel.txt Thomas Cottrel, 1825]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/scurtis.txt Samuel Curtice, 1853]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/wills_1.htm#jdenney James Denney, 1812]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/dyer302gwl.txt Caleb Dyer, 1816]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/fergusn1.txt John Ferguson Sr., 1838]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/wills_1.htm#wgambill William Gambill, 1779]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/gilliam222gwl.txt William Gilliam Sr., 1831]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/wills_1.htm#cgordon Charles Gordon Sr., 1811]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/jgrant.txt John Grant, 1835]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/greer01.txt John Greer Sr., 1782]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/hayes01.txt Harold Hayes, 1912]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/hendrn01.txt Mary Ellen Hendren, 1944]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/howard680nwl.txt Benjamin Howard, 1828]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/howard681nwl.txt John Howard, 1811]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/howard301gwl.txt Mary Polly Howard, 1836]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/bios/isbell24gbs.txt Benjamin Isbell, 1870]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/jnisbell.txt John Isbell, 1827]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/thisbell.txt Thomas Isbell, 1819]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/jmjarvis.txt James M. Jarvis, 1805]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/jjarvis.txt John Jarvis, 1848]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/wmjar.txt William Jarvis, 1860]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/wmjarvis.txt William Jarvis, 1875]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/cjohson2.txt Charles Johnson, 1816]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/cjohnson.txt Charles Johnson2, 1816]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/jeffjohn.txt Jeffery Johnson, 1789]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/johnson-j-1868wl.htm John S. Johnson, 1868]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/johnsn02.txt Leander Johnson Sr., 1860]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/johnson.txt Moses Johnson, 1855]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/kenneday.txt William B. Kennaday, 1860]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/wills_1.htm#wlaws William Laws, 1781]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/wills_1.htm#wlow William Low, 1780]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/wills_1.htm#wmallory William Mallory, 1779]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/marlow01.txt James Marlow, 1850]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/marlow02.txt James Martin Marlow, 1920]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/wills_1.htm#smatthews Stephen Matthews, 1812]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/moore02.txt A. C. Moore, 1932]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/moore01.txt Starling Moore, 1836]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/norman01.txt James Norman, 1828]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/owens02.txt William Owen, 1785]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/parks01.txt John Parks Sr.,1793]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/tomparks.txt Thomas Parks, 1791]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/wmsale.txt William Sale, 1787]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/shumat01.txt John Shumate, 1783]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/sims01.txt Henry Sims, 1904]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/hughsmit.txt Hugh Smith, 1781]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/spradlin417nwl.txt James Spradling, 1805]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/vckers01.txt Sarah Vickers, 1847]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/wliams01.txt David Williams, 1855]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/wisdom1.txt Ann Collins Wisdom, 1801]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/wthrspn2.txt John Witherspoon, 1778]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/wthrspn1.txt Thomas Witherspoon, 1790]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wills/york01.txt Henry York, 1817]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/wills/wills-inx.htm ndex to Transcribed Wills] (Wilkes Co. NCGenWeb)
 
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{NC Tax Intro|Wilkes}}
  
*'''1778-1850 (gaps)''' - Tax lists, no date, 1778-1779, 1784-1785, 1795, 1797, 1800, 1805, 1809, 1814, 1823, 1829, 1831, 1834, 1837-1838, 1841-1848, 1850 (images) online at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007834323?cat=1689329 FamilySearch]
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*'''1778-1850 (gaps)''' Tax lists, no date, 1778-1779, 1784-1785, 1795, 1797, 1800, 1805, 1809, 1814, 1823, 1829, 1831, 1834, 1837-1838, 1841-1848, 1850 (images) online at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007834323?cat=1689329 FamilySearch]
*'''1781-1850 (gaps)''' - Tax records, no dates, 1781, 1784-1790, 1792, 1801, 1811, 1820, 1826, 1834-1835, 1837, 1839, 1847, 1850 (images) online at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007834322?cat=1689329 FamilySearch]
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*'''1781-1850 (gaps)''' Tax records, no dates, 1781, 1784-1790, 1792, 1801, 1811, 1820, 1826, 1834-1835, 1837, 1839, 1847, 1850 (images) online at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007834322?cat=1689329 FamilySearch]
*'''1782''' - Tax Lists, Wilkes County, 1782 (index) in NC Taxpayers vol. 2, online at [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49054 Ancestry ($)]
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*'''1782''' Tax Lists, Wilkes County, 1782 (index) in NC Taxpayers vol. 2, online at [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49054 Ancestry $]
*'''1782''' - Tax Lists, Wilkes County, 1782 (images) online at [http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p16062coll33/id/1255 North Carolina Digital Collections]
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*'''1782''' Tax Lists, Wilkes County, 1782 (images) online at [http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p16062coll33/id/1255 North Carolina Digital Collections]
*'''1782''' - 1782 Wilkes County Tax List (transcript) online at [https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99GF-2C1Z?i=718&cat=453793 FamilySearch]
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*'''1782''' 1782 Wilkes County Tax List (transcript) online at [https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99GF-2C1Z?i=718&cat=453793 FamilySearch]
*'''1784''' - Tax Lists, Wilkes County, 1782 (index) in NC Taxpayers vol. 2, online at [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49054 Ancestry ($)]
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*'''1784''' Tax Lists, Wilkes County, 1784 (index) in NC Taxpayers vol. 2, online at [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49054 Ancestry $]
*'''1784''' - Tax Lists, Wilkes County, 1784 (images) online at [http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p16062coll33/id/1659 North Carolina Digital Collections]
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*'''1784''' Tax Lists, Wilkes County, 1784 (images) online at [http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p16062coll33/id/1659 North Carolina Digital Collections]
*'''1787''' - 1787 Tax List (transcript) online at [http://newrivernotes.com/nc/wilk1787.htm New River Notes]
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*'''1787''' 1787 Tax List (transcript) online at [http://newrivernotes.com/nc/wilk1787.htm New River Notes]
*'''1787-1790''' - Absher, Mrs. W.O., Ruth P. Gregory, and Paul W. Gregory, Wilkes County, North Carolina Taxables (1787, 1788, 1789, 1790) Vol. 3. North Wilkesboro, NC: The Wilkes Genealogical Society, 1975: (transcript) online at [http://www.archive.org/details/wilkescountynort03absh Internet Archive]
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*'''1787-1790''' Absher, Mrs. W.O., Ruth P. Gregory, and Paul W. Gregory, Wilkes County, North Carolina Taxables (1787, 1788, 1789, 1790) Vol. 3. North Wilkesboro, NC: The Wilkes Genealogical Society, 1975: (transcript) online at [http://www.archive.org/details/wilkescountynort03absh Internet Archive]
*'''1797''' - 1797 Tax List (transcript) online at [http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/wilk1797.htm New River Notes]
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*'''1797''' 1797 Tax List (transcript) online at [http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/wilk1797.htm New River Notes]
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NC Vital Intro|Wilkes}}
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*'''1800-2000''' - {{RecordSearch|2848682|North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://www.wilkescounty.net/register_of_deeds.php?nid=15, Wilkes County Register of Deeds] has copies of birth, marriage, and death records. Contact the office for details: 500 Courthouse Drive, Suite 1000, Wilkesboro, NC 28697, (336) 651-7351
  
*[http://www.wilkescounty.net/register_of_deeds.php?nid=15, Wilkes County Register of Deeds]&nbsp;has copies of birth, marriage, and death records. Contact the office for details:&nbsp;500 Courthouse Drive, Suite 1000,&nbsp;Wilkesboro, NC 28697,&nbsp;(336) 651-7351
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==== Birth ====
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{{NC Birth Intro|Wilkes}}
  
=====Births=====
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*'''1800-2000'''  {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1866-1964'''  {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1871-1883'''  [http://www.fmoran.com/wilkes/wilkb.html Wilkes County, North Carolina Bastardy Bonds 1871-1883] (Going Home for History)
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*'''1913-1922'''  {{RecordSearch|3477667|North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/births/wwi-ab.htm Birth Records from WWI Registration Cards], Wilkes County (NCGenWeb)
  
*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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==== Marriage ====
*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{NC Marriage Intro|Wilkes}}
*'''1871 - 1883''' - [http://www.fmoran.com/wilkes/wilkb.html Wilkes County, North Carolina Bastardy Bonds 1871-1883] (Going Home for History)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/births/wwi-ab.htm Birth Records from WWI Registration Cards] (Wilkes Co. GenWeb)
 
  
===== Marriages  =====
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*'''1741-2004'''  [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=north%20carolina%2cnc North Carolina, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast]
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*'''1741-2004'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1741-2011'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60548 North Carolina Marriage Records 1741-2011] - images at Ancestry $
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*'''1759-1979'''  {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1762-1979'''  {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1763-1868'''  {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*'''1788-1912''' The North Carolina State Archives has the following Wilkes County records: Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868; Marriage and Family Records, 1788-1912; Divorce Records, 1820-1912
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkesmarriages.html Marriages, Wilkes County Database] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/marriages.html Marriage Index] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/marriages/brmarr.txt Marriages from Wilkes Bible Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/mar-b-l/mb-l-j.htm Original Wilkes County Marriage Bonds and Licenses] (NCGenWeb)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/mb-images/mb-a-z.html Wilkes County Marriage Bonds] (NCGenWeb)
  
*'''1741 - 2004''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=north%20carolina%2cnc North Carolina, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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==== Death ====
*'''1741 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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{{NC Death Intro|Wilkes}}
*'''1741 - 2011''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60548 North Carolina Marriage Records 1741-2011] - images at Ancestry.com $
 
*'''1759 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*'''1762 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/wilkesmarriages.html Marriages, Wilkes County Database] (Wilkes Co. USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/marriages.html Marriage Index] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/marriages/brmarr.txt Marriages from Wilkes Bible Records] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*The North Carolina State Archives has the following Wilkes County records: Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868; Marriage and Family Records, 1788-1912; Divorce Records, 1820-1912
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/mar-b-l/mb-l-j.htm Original Wilkes County Marriage Bonds and Licenses] (Wilkes Co. GenWeb)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/mb-images/mb-a-z.html Wilkes County Marriage Bonds] (Wilkes Co. GenWeb)
 
  
'''''Specific Marriages'''''
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*'''1898-1994''' {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1906-1930'''  {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1908-2004'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1909-1975'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1931-1994'''  {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/deaths.html Death Index] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/executions/wilkes-executions.htm Wilkes County Executions] (NCGenWeb)
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/marriages/ellis01.txt Anderson-Ellis Marriages] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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==== Divorce ====
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/marriages/benge01.txt Benge Marriages] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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{{NC Divorce Intro|Wilkes}}
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/yadkin/history/other/bengemar14nms.txt Benge Marriages of Yadkin] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/marriages/wilkemar.txt Brinegar, Jacob to Tasann Johnson, 1832]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/marriages/cannon937gmr.txt Cannon, Col. N. to Rachel S. Welborn, 1818] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/marriages/chambers62gmr.txt Chambers, Henry to Mary Stokes, 1813] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/marriages/eng496nmr.txt Chang-Eng ("the celebrated Siamese Twin") to Adelaide Yates, 1843] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/marriages/hampton82nmr.txt Hampton, Rev. to Neely Tidline, 1892] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/photos/documents/hayesmil88ph.txt Hayes, George to Judah Mills, 1785] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/buncombe/vitals/marriages/hayes958mr.txt Leonidas Hayes to Agnes Rockwell, 1916] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/marriages/horton17gmr.txt Houck, Albert F. to Margaret Horton, 1882] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/houpt01.txt John W. Houpt to Margaret Correll, 1834] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/marriages/hunt76nmr.txt Hunt, James to Diana Martin, 1829] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/marriages/parks160gmr.txt Parks, S.L. to Grace Hulbert, 1893] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/marriages/pickens59gmr.txt Pickens, Israel to Martha Lenoir, 1814] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/marriages/riddle01.txt Riddle Marriages] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/marriages/robrsn01.txt Roberson-Robertson Marriages] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/marriages/teder01.txt Tedder Marriages] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/marriages/triplt01.txt Triplett Marriages] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/marriages/walk1.txt Walker, James to Nancy Bradley, 1797] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
  
===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1788-1912''' The North Carolina State Archives has the following Wilkes County records: Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868; Marriage and Family Records, 1788-1912; Divorce Records, 1820-1912
*'''1788 - 1912''' - The North Carolina State Archives has the following Wilkes County records: Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868; Marriage and Family Records, 1788-1912; Divorce Records, 1820-1912  
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*'''1820-1899''' [http://www.genealogyforum.com/files/NC/WilkesCoDivorces.htm Wilkes Co., NC Divorces, 1820-1899] (Genealogy Forum)
*'''1820 - 1899''' - [http://www.genealogyforum.com/files/NC/WilkesCoDivorces.htm Wilkes Co., NC Divorces, 1820-1899] (Genealogy Forum)  
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*'''1820-1899''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/divrcs01.txt Wilkes Co., NC Divorces, 1820-1899] (USGenWeb Archives)
*'''1820 - 1899''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/vitals/divrcs01.txt Wilkes Co., NC Divorces, 1820-1899] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)<br>
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*'''1926-1975''' {{RecordSearch|2848500|North Carolina, County Divorce Records, 1926-1975}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
*'''1926 - 1975''' - {{RecordSearch|2848500|North Carolina, County Divorce Records, 1926-1975}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1958-2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
*'''1958 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
  
=====Deaths=====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NC Research Facilities Intro|Wilkes}}
  
*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== Archives ===
*'''1906 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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{{NC Archives Intro|Wilkes}}
*'''1908 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1909 - 1975''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1931 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
  
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/deaths.html Death Index]&nbsp;(Genealogy Trails)
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=== Family History Centers ===
*'''1850 - 1880''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/deaths/mortality.htm Wilkes County Mortality Schedule 1850-1880] (Wilkes County NCGenWeb)
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/executions/wilkes-executions.htm Wilkes County Executions] (Wilkes County NCGenWeb)
 
  
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br>
 
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*[[North Wilkesboro North Carolina Family History Center]]
'''Wilkes County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 1629<br> North Wilkesboro, NC 28659-1629<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/wilkes-county/#sthash.KjH712Au.dpuf General Information]<br>[http://www.wilkesgensoc.net/ Website] <br>  
 
 
 
*[http://www.wilkesboro.com/OldWilkesInc/main.htm Old Wilkes, Inc.] (preserves and promotes the history of Wilkes Co.)
 
 
 
*[http://library.public-libraries.org/county/NC/WilkesCounty.html Wilkes County Public Libraries]
 
 
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NC Libraries Intro|Wilkes}}
  
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
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*'''Wilkes County Public Libraries'''<br>[http://library.public-libraries.org/county/NC/WilkesCounty.html Website]
*[[North Wilkesboro North Carolina Family History Center]]
 
  
=== Websites  ===
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=== Museums ===
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{{NC Museums Intro|Wilkes}}
  
(Note: The following are in alphabetical order.)
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== Societies ==
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{{NC Societies Intro|Wilkes}}
  
*[http://www.appalachianamericangenealogy.com/ Appalachian American Genealogy] (includes Wilkes County)
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*'''Wilkes County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 1629<br> North Wilkesboro, NC 28659-1629
*[http://wilkes.ncalhn.org/ Ashe County, NC ALHN Homepage] (includes extensive Wilkes County materials; American Local History Network; seems to be a Wilkes Co. page that is mislabeled as an Ashe Co. page)
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Wilkes|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.explorewilkes.com/genealogy.php Genealogy Research] (ExploreWilkes.com)
 
*[http://www.wilkescountytourism.com/dspads.asp?t=attractions&st=Genealogy%20Resources Genealogy Resources] (for Wilkes County) (Wilkesboro Tourism Development Authority)
 
*[http://www.fmoran.com/wilkes/wilkes.html Going Home for History: Wilkes County, North Carolina]
 
  
* [https://piedmonttrailsblog.wordpress.com/ Piedmont Trails]<br>[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NC/Wilkes/ Wilkes County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== Websites ==
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{{NC Websites Intro|Wilkes}}
  
*[http://www.cousinconnect.com/p/a/101721/ Wilkes County Genealogy Queries] (Cousin Connect)  
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(Note: The following are in alphabetical order.)
*[http://melungeon-studies.blogspot.com/2009/07/wilkes-county-history-and-genealogy.html Wilkes County History and Genealogy] (Melungeon Studies)  
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*[http://www.appalachianamericangenealogy.com/ Appalachian American Genealogy] (includes Wilkes County)
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/NC/Wilkes/ Wilkes Co., NC] (RootsWeb)  
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*[http://wilkes.ncalhn.org/ Ashe County, NC ALHN Homepage] (includes extensive Wilkes County materials; American Local History Network; seems to be a Wilkes Co. page that is mislabeled as an Ashe Co. page)
*[http://www.gencircles.com/clubs/usa/nc/wilkes Wilkes Co., NC Club] (GenCircles)  
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*[http://www.explorewilkes.com/genealogy.php Genealogy Research] (ExploreWilkes.com)
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/ Wilkes County, NC GenWeb]  
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*[http://www.wilkescountytourism.com/dspads.asp?t=attractions&st=Genealogy%20Resources Genealogy Resources] (for Wilkes County) (Wilkesboro Tourism Development Authority)
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes.htm Wilkes County, NC U.S. GenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.fmoran.com/wilkes/wilkes.html Going Home for History: Wilkes County, North Carolina]
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/ Wilkes County, North Carolina] (Genealogy Trails History Group)  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NC/Wilkes/ Wilkes County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/wilkes.htm Wilkes County, North Carolina] (New River Notes)  
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*[http://www.cousinconnect.com/p/a/101721/ Wilkes County Genealogy Queries] (Cousin Connect)
*[http://www.wilkescounty.net/ Wilkes County, North Carolina] (official government site)  
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*[http://melungeon-studies.blogspot.com/2009/07/wilkes-county-history-and-genealogy.html Wilkes County History and Genealogy] (Melungeon Studies)
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/wilkes-county/ Wilkes County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/NC/Wilkes/ Wilkes Co., NC] (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.gencircles.com/clubs/usa/nc/wilkes Wilkes Co., NC Club] (GenCircles)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/ Wilkes County, NC GenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes.htm Wilkes County, NC U.S. GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/wilkes/ Wilkes County, North Carolina] (Genealogy Trails History Group)
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/wilkes.htm Wilkes County, North Carolina] (New River Notes)
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*[http://www.wilkescounty.net/ Wilkes County, North Carolina] (official government site)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|191435|North%20Carolina|Wilkes}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
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Revision as of 12:03, 14 January 2020

Guide to Wilkes County, North Carolina ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Wilkesboro
Organized: 1777
Parent County(s): Surry[1]
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Wilkes County was named for the English political radical John Wilkes, who lost his position as Lord Mayor of the City of London due to his support for the colonists during the American Revolution. It is located in the northwestern area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Wilkes County Courthouse
500 Courthouse Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2497
Phone: 336-651-7351
Wilkes County Website

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913, military and land records from 1778.[3]

Wilkes County, North Carolina Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1913 1778 1913 1761 1778 1777 1784
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

A few of the early records are missing. The reason is unknown.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1777 Wilkes County was created from Surry County and the District of Washington.
  • County seat: Wilkesboro[5]

Ashe was created from Wilkes County in 1799. Caldwell County was created from parts of Wilkes and Burke Counties in 1841. Part of Wilkes County, along with parts of Caldwell and Iredell Counties, became Alexander County in 1847. Watauga County was created in 1849 from parts of Wilkes, Caldwell, Ashe, and Yancey Counties.

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Wilkes County, North Carolina:

Cities and towns

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Wilkes County is located in northwestern North Carolina. The county was formed from Surry and the District of Washington (or Washington District) by a 1777 legislative act. That act took effect 15 February 1778.

The county derives its name from John Wilkes, who was an opponent of Britain's Tory party and, at one time, Lord Mayor of London. Because Wilkes had been barred from serving in Parliament because of his political stance, in spite of his having been elected to office, he was viewed as having been persecuted for the sake of freedom.

The first settler of Wilkes County is said to have been Christopher Gist, who moved into the area in 1750. Other famous residents include Daniel Boone and Revolutionary War hero Col. Benjamin Cleveland.

The first court was held at the home of John Brown. The second court was held at the "bent of the Yadkin" on 1 Jun 1778 and was moved the following day, June 2, to the Mulberry Field Meeting House. That location was chosen as the county seat on June 3.

The 2010 population of Wilkes County was 69,340. Wilkes County comprises 757.19 square miles.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

  • Wilkes County Bibles (USGenWeb Archives)

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Wilkes County, North Carolina online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information

 

General

Specific

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist

Court Records[edit | edit source]

  • Wilkes County Court (USGenWeb Archives)
  • Court records from 1781 that have not been transferred to the North Carolina State Archives are at the office of the Wilkes County Clerk of the Superior Court at the Courthouse, 500 Courthouse Dr., Wilkesboro, NC 28697, (336) 667-1201. Some records, however, have been transferred to the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh, ND.
  • The North Carolina State Archives has the original copies of the following: Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1778-1916; Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1773-1911; Officials' Bonds and Records, 1777-1914.
  • The North Carolina State Archives has various records of the Wilkes County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions: Minutes, 1778-1868; Appearance Docket, 1840-1853; Execution Dockets, 1837-1868; State Docket, 1778-1792; Trial and Appearance Docket, 1824-1827; Trial Docket, 1837-1859; Witness Dockets, 1807-1837; and Misc. Dockets, 1778-1858.
  • The North Carolina State Archives has various records of the Wilkes County Superior Court: Minutes, 1807-1931; Equity Minutes, 1819-1860; Equity Enrolling Dockets, 1813-1857; Equity Execution Docket, 1814-1861, and Appearance Docket, 1815-1830; Appearance Docket, 1823-1846; Execution Dockets, 1807-1860; Judgment Dockets, 1868-1877; Recognizance Docket, 1812-1832; State Dockets, 1807-1822 and 1837-1866; Criminal Issues Dockets, 1873 and 1879-1884; Trial and Appearance Docket, 1807-1822; Trial Docket, 1822-1844; Witness Docket, 1824-1833; Misc. Dockets, 1807-1855; Civil Action Papers, 1771-1936 and those concerning land, 1778-1928; Criminal Action Papers, 1761 and 1778-1945.
  • Other records at the State Archives: Alien Registration records, 1940; County Accounts, 1773-1903; Insolvents' Records, 1780-1896; Record of Jurors, 1893-1906; Record of Justices of the Peace, 1877-1898; Physicians' Certificates of Registration, 1889-1988; Record of Lunacy, 1899-1937; Orders and Decrees, 1869-1935, 1938; Special Proceedings Dockets, 1880-1941; Clerk's Minute Dockets (Special Proceedings), 1884-1941; Misc. Records, 1775-1946; Record of Strays, 1822-1839.

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

  • Dick History of Peter and Christina Shutt Dick Family: Frederick County, Maryland, Wilkes County, North Carolina, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Simpson County, Kentucky, Sangamon County, Illinois, Cass, County, Illinois
  • Dick Hoffman, Muriel M. History of Peter and Christina Shutt Dick Family: Frederick County, Maryland, Wilkes County, North Carolina, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Simpson County, Kentucky, Sangamon County, Illinois, Cass, County, Illinois. Anchor, Ill.: Hoffman, 1970. FHL&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Book 929.273 D55h
  • Owen Owens, Charles Sterling. David Owen, Revolutionary War Soldier, and His Descendants Wilkes County, North Carolina to Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Knoxville, Tenn.: C.S. Owens, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 Ow2owc
  • Andrew Vannoy 1742-1809: Husband of Susannah Shepherd
  • Johnson Captain Samuel Johnson of Wilkes County, North Carolina: Ancestry and Descendants Weight, V.F., 1988. Google Books

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

  • Wilkes County has land records starting from 1777 which can be obtained from the Wilkes County Register of Deeds, 500 Courthouse Drive, Suite 1000, Wilkesboro, NC 28697, (336) 651-7351
  • The North Carolina State Archives has various land-related records pertaining to Wilkes County: Record of Deeds and Grants, 1779-1796; Record of Deeds, 1789-1851; Deeds, 1741-1944; Ejectments, 1799-1907; Land Entries, 1783-1851; List of Land Entries, 1808-1828; Record of Sale of Land for Taxes, 1870-1887; Petitions for Partition and Sale of Land, 1892-1912, 1932; Processioners' Record, 1883-1884; Misc. Land Records, 1778-1925.
  • NC Land Grants. This site sponsored by the North Carolina State Archives has thousands of high quality images of records generated during the land grant process in Wilkes County. These images include original warrant papers, orders to survey, and grant documents. There is also a resource page that explains the land grant process for North Carolina.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • The Heritage of Wilkes County - Absher, Mrs. W. O., editor, The Heritage of Wilkes County, Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc., 1982. Google Books
  • Wilkes County (Images of America series) - Bass, Misty, Christy Earp, and Jennifer L. Pena, Wilkes County (Images of America series), Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2007. Google Books
  • Wilkes County Bits and Pieces Byrd, Fay, Wilkes County Bits and Pieces, 2010. Google Books
  • Historical Sketches of Wilkes County. Wilkesboro, NC: Chronicle Job Office, 1902 - Crouch, John. Historical Sketches of Wilkes County. Wilkesboro, NC: Chronicle Job Office, 1902 - typescript edition: text in Internet Archive |text in New River Notes - later edition: text in Internet Archive
  • Early Settlers of Reddies River Gregory, Paul W., Early Settlers of Reddies River, Reddies River Valley (N.C.): Wilkes Genealogical Society, 1976. Google Books
  • The Land of Wilkes Hayes, Johnson J., The Land of Wilkes, Wilkesboro, NC: Wilkes County Historical Society, 1962. Google Books
  • Marriages of Wilkes County, North Carolina, 1778-1868 Holcomb, Brent, Marriages of Wilkes County, North Carolina, 1778-1868, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983. Google Books
  • Sketches of Western North Carolina: Historical and Biographical Hunter, C.L., Sketches of Western North Carolina: Historical and Biographical, Raleigh, North Carolina: The Raleigh News Steam Job Print, 1877; see ch. 9: "Wilkes County:" Google Books
  • Poet's Progress Pearson, James Larkin, Poet's Progress, 1965. Reprint, Wilkesboro, NC: Wilkes Community College, 2005.Google Books
  • The Heritage of Wilkes County, North Carolina (Volume II) Simpson, Mrs. Nancy W., editor. The Heritage of Wilkes County, North Carolina (Volume II), Charlotte, North Carolina: Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc., 1990. Google Books

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

NC Wilkes

Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Wilkes County for European settlers included:[7]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Wilkes County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Wilkes County:

- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company B
- 1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company D
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company B
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men, Company H
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company A
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company F
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company K

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1778-1850 (gaps) Tax lists, no date, 1778-1779, 1784-1785, 1795, 1797, 1800, 1805, 1809, 1814, 1823, 1829, 1831, 1834, 1837-1838, 1841-1848, 1850 (images) online at FamilySearch
  • 1781-1850 (gaps) Tax records, no dates, 1781, 1784-1790, 1792, 1801, 1811, 1820, 1826, 1834-1835, 1837, 1839, 1847, 1850 (images) online at FamilySearch
  • 1782 Tax Lists, Wilkes County, 1782 (index) in NC Taxpayers vol. 2, online at Ancestry $
  • 1782 Tax Lists, Wilkes County, 1782 (images) online at North Carolina Digital Collections
  • 1782 1782 Wilkes County Tax List (transcript) online at FamilySearch
  • 1784 Tax Lists, Wilkes County, 1784 (index) in NC Taxpayers vol. 2, online at Ancestry $
  • 1784 Tax Lists, Wilkes County, 1784 (images) online at North Carolina Digital Collections
  • 1787 1787 Tax List (transcript) online at New River Notes
  • 1787-1790 Absher, Mrs. W.O., Ruth P. Gregory, and Paul W. Gregory, Wilkes County, North Carolina Taxables (1787, 1788, 1789, 1790) Vol. 3. North Wilkesboro, NC: The Wilkes Genealogical Society, 1975: (transcript) online at Internet Archive
  • 1797 1797 Tax List (transcript) online at New River Notes

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Wilkes County Public Libraries
    Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Wilkes County Genealogical Society
    PO Box 1629
    North Wilkesboro, NC 28659-1629

Websites[edit | edit source]

(Note: The following are in alphabetical order.)

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkes_County,_North_Carolina on 3/27/2019
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilkes County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:569-570. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.