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Guide to '''Wilson 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 '''Wilson 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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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= February 13, 1855
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|county seat= Wilson
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|parent county= [[Edgecombe County, North Carolina Genealogy|Edgecombe]], [[Nash County, North Carolina Genealogy|Nash]], [[Johnston County, North Carolina Genealogy|Johnston]], and [[Wayne County, North Carolina Genealogy|Wayne]]<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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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
 
=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
Wilson County is located in the Eastern portion of North Carolina and was named for Louis Dicken Wilson, a delegate to the constitutional convention of 1835, member of the General Assembly, and hero of the Mexican War<ref>https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Wilson</ref>.
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The county was named for Colonel Louis D. Wilson, U.S. Volunteers, who died of fever while on leave from the state senate during the Mexican–American War. It is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_County,_North_Carolina on 3/27/2019</ref>
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NC Courthouse Intro|Wilson}}
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'''Wilson County Courthouse'''<br>115 E. Nash Street<br>PO Box 1608<br>Wilson, NC 27894<br>[http://www.wilson-co.com/ Wilson County Website]<br><br>
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Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records.<br>
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Clerk of Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1868 and probate records from 1855.<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>
  
[[Image:Wilson County Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]] [http://www.wilson-co.com/ Wilson County Courthouse]<br>115 E. Nash Street<br>Wilson, North Carolina &nbsp;27894 <br><br>Post Office Box 1608<br>Wilson, North Carolina &nbsp;27894 <br>
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=== Wilson County, North Carolina Record Dates  ===
 
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{{NC Record Dates Intro|Wilson}}
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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), Wilson 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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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wilson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wilson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wilson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wilson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wilson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wilson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wilson County, North Carolina Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriages|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1855
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1868
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Land''']]</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1855
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1784
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1855</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</center>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1836</center>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1840</center>
 
 
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<br>Register Deeds has birth, marriage death and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1868<br>and probate records from from 1855<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilson 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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=== Record Loss ===
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'''Register of Deeds'''<br> PO Box 1728<br> Wilson, NC 27894<br> Phone: 252-399-2936<br> Fax: 252-399-2942<br> [http://www.wilson-co.com/ Website]<br>
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NC Boundary Changes Intro|Wilson}}
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*'''1855''' Wilson County was created February 13, 1855 from [[Edgecombe County, North Carolina Genealogy|Edgecombe]], [[Nash County, North Carolina Genealogy|Nash]], [[Johnston County, North Carolina Genealogy|Johnston]], and [[Wayne County, North Carolina Genealogy|Wayne]] Counties.<br>''
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*'''County seat:''' Wilson<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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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.
  
'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 1608 <br> Wilson, NC 27894<br> Phone: (252) 291-7500<br> <br>
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NC Populated Places Intro|Wilson}}
  
Wilson County was formed from Edgecombe, Johston, Nash, Wayne 13 Feb 1855<br>
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*Black Creek
 
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*Elm City
== History  ==
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*Lucama
 
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*Saratoga
==== Parent County  ====
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*Sims
 
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*Stantonsburg
'''1855'''--Wilson County was created from [[Edgecombe County, North Carolina|Edgecombe]], [[Nash County, North Carolina|Nash]], [[Johnston County, North Carolina|Johnston]], and [[Wayne County, North Carolina|Wayne]] Counties.<br>'''County seat''': Wilson <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*Wilson<br>
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
Some of the early records are missing.
 
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NC Historical Timeline Intro|Wilson}}
==== Populated Places  ====
 
  
*Black Creek
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== Resources ==
*Elm City
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{{NC Resources Intro|Wilson}}
*Lucama
 
*Saratoga
 
*Sims
 
*Stantonsburg
 
*Wilson<br>
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NC Bible Intro|Wilson}}
  
*[[Edgecombe County, North Carolina|Edgecombe]]
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=== Biographies  ===
*[[Greene County, North Carolina|Greene]]
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{{NC Biographies Intro|Wilson}}
*[[Johnston County, North Carolina|Johnston]]
 
*[[Nash County, North Carolina|Nash]]
 
*[[Pitt County, North Carolina|Pitt]]
 
*[[Wayne County, North Carolina|Wayne]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NC Business Records Intro|Wilson}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NC Cemeteries Intro|Wilson}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|466627|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/North-Carolina/Wilson-County?id=county_1748 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilson/records.php NCGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetery+Wilson+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/wilson/wilsoncemeteries.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Wilson County, North Carolina''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/wilson.html Tombstone Project]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave]
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* [http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilson/records.php NCGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilson/wilsoncemeteries.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/wilson.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/wils/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/wils/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|466627|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetery+Wilson+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/Wilson-County?id=county_1748 Findagrave]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[North Carolina Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/wils/index.htm Wilson County Cemetery Census]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=47071&CScnty=1748& Cedar Grove Cemetery]-  Elm City
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2328558&CScnty=1748&CSsr=21& Contentnea Primitive Baptist Church]-  Wilson
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=47988&CScnty=1748&CSsr=61& Maplewood Cemetery] -  Wilson
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1973826&CScnty=1748&CSsr=61& New Vester Cemetery]-  Buckhorn Crossroads
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2354211&CScnty=1748&CSsr=61& Pleasant Grove Methodist Church]  -  Conner
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=48551&CScnty=1748&CSsr=81& Rest Haven Cemetery] - Wilson
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2337287&CScnty=1748&CSsr=81& Rocky Branch United Church ] -  Buckhorn Crossroads
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1769108&CScnty=1748&CSsr=81& Stantonsburg] Town Cemetery -  Stantonsburg
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2338302&CScnty=1748&CSsr=101& Town Creek Cemetery]  -  Elm City
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=271030&CScnty=1748&CSsr=101& William Chapel Church]  -  Elm City
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1748&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave]  - Wilson County
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NC Census Intro|Wilson}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NC Church Intro|Wilson}}
  
*{{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://www.dexknows.com/local/religion_and_spirituality/geo/co-wilson_county-nc/ Wilson County North Carolina Churches]
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/wils/index.htm Wilson County Cemetery Census]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=47071&CScnty=1748& Cedar Grove Cemetery]&nbsp; - &nbsp;Elm City
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2328558&CScnty=1748&CSsr=21& Contentnea Primitive Baptist Church]&nbsp; - &nbsp;Wilson
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=47988&CScnty=1748&CSsr=61& Maplewood Cemetery]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;Wilson  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1973826&CScnty=1748&CSsr=61& New Vester Cemetery]&nbsp; - &nbsp;Buckhorn Crossroads
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2354211&CScnty=1748&CSsr=61& Pleasant Grove Methodist Church] &nbsp;- &nbsp;Conner
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=48551&CScnty=1748&CSsr=81& Rest Haven Cemetery] &nbsp; - &nbsp; Wilson
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2337287&CScnty=1748&CSsr=81& Rocky Branch United Church ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;Buckhorn Crossroads
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1769108&CScnty=1748&CSsr=81& Stantonsburg] Town Cemetery &nbsp; - &nbsp;Stantonsburg
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2338302&CScnty=1748&CSsr=101& Town Creek Cemetery] &nbsp;- &nbsp;Elm City
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=271030&CScnty=1748&CSsr=101& William Chapel Church] &nbsp;- &nbsp;Elm City
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1748&CSsr=21& Fnd-a-Grave] &nbsp;- &nbsp; Wilson County
 
  
==== Census  ====
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'''''Baptist'''''<br>
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*'''Toisnot.''' Founded 1756.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}; "Toisnot Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Edwards published a membership list dated 1758 in [http://digitalcollections.clemson.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/jbt/id/241''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 138. Originally located in [[Edgecombe County, North Carolina Genealogy|Edgecombe]].<ref>"Toisnot Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
  
{{Census|North Carolina}}  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NC Court Intro|Wilson}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{NC Directories Intro|Wilson}}
  
[http://www.dexknows.com/local/religion_and_spirituality/geo/co-wilson_county-nc/ Wilson County North Carolina Churches]
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NC Emigration Intro|Wilson}}
  
===== Baptist  =====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NC Ethnic Groups Intro|Wilson}}
  
*'''Toisnot.''' Founded 1756.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}; "Toisnot Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Edwards published a membership list dated 1758 in [http://digitalcollections.clemson.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/jbt/id/241''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 138. Originally located in [[Edgecombe County, North Carolina|Edgecombe County]].<ref>"Toisnot Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NC Funeral Homes Intro|Wilson}}
  
==== County Records ====
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NC Genealogies Intro|Wilson}}
  
*'''1833-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1916185|North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NC Guardianship Intro|Wilson}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NC Land Intro|Wilson}}
  
==== Land  ====
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*Register of Deeds Online [http://rod.wilson-co.com/External/User/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fExternal%2fLandRecords%2fprotected%2fv4%2fSrchName.aspx Recorder's Index Search] - must make an account
  
Registrar of Deeds Online [http://www.wilson-co.com/departments/register-of-deeds]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NC Histories Intro|Wilson}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.wcgs.org/books.htm Trees of Wilson], Wilson County Genealogical Society publication
  
[http://www.wcgs.org/books.htm Trees of Wilson] &nbsp;- &nbsp;Wilson County Genealogical Society publication
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NC Maps Intro|Wilson}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Ncwilson.png|thumb|right|250px|NC Wilson]]
[[Image:Ncwilson.png|thumb|right|250px]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{NC Migration Intro|Wilson}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
Military discharge records at [http://www.wilson-co.com/departments/register-of-deeds/military-discharges] - Wilson County
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{{NC Military Intro|Wilson}}
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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*Wilson County [http://www.wilson-co.com/departments/register-of-deeds/military-discharges Recorded military discharges]
  
*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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]
  
===== Civil War =====
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'''''Civil War '''''<br>
  
''Online Records''
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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
*'''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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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
*'''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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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]  
*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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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]  
*'''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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*'''1885-1953''' {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
*'''1885 - 1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
{{VAciv}}
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{{NC Civil War Regiments|Wilson}}<br>
:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#1starty 1st Regiment, Heavy Artillery (African Descent]  
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:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#1starty 1st Regiment, Heavy Artillery (African Descent)]
:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#1stinf 1st Regiment, Infantry]  
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:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#1stinf 1st Regiment, Infantry]
:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#1stinfad 1st Regiment, Infantry (African Descent)]  
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:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#1stinfad 1st Regiment, Infantry (African Descent)]
:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#2ndinf 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]  
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:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#2ndinf 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]
:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#2ndinfm 2nd Regiment Mounted Infantry]  
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:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#2ndinfm 2nd Regiment Mounted Infantry]
:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#2ndinfad 2nd Regiment Infantry (African Descent)]  
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:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#2ndinfad 2nd Regiment Infantry (African Descent)]
:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#3rdinfad 3rd Regiment Infantry (African Descent)]  
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:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#3rdinfad 3rd Regiment Infantry (African Descent)]
:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#3rdinfm 3rd Regiment Mounted Infantry]  
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:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#3rdinfm 3rd Regiment Mounted Infantry]
:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]  
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:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment]][[5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment]][[5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company E
:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company B<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company B
:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company H<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company H
:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)|4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)]], Company H<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)|4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)]], Company H
:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company F<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company F
:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company G<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company G
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'''''World War I '''''<br>
 +
*'''1917-1919'''  {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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'''''World War II '''''<br>
 +
*'''1940-1948'''  {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
===== World War I =====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NC Naturalization Intro|Wilson}}
  
*'''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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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NC Newspapers Intro|Wilson}}
  
===== World War II =====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NC Obituaries Intro|Wilson}}
  
*'''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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=== Other Records ===
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{{NC Other Records Intro|Wilson}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NC Periodicals Intro|Wilson}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NC Probate Intro|Wilson}}
  
''Online Probate Records''  
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''Online Probate Records''
  
*'''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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*'''1660-1790''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1663-1979''' {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
*'''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 $  
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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] $
*'''1735 - 1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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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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*'''1855-1960'''  {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 11 (1855-1960)|access=browse}} at FamilySearch
 
*'''1855 - 1960''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/nc/ncwilsonl01.htm SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills. - Free
 
*'''1855 - 1960''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/nc/ncwilsonl01.htm SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills. - Free
*'''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
 
*'''1855 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 11 (1855-1960)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{NC Schools Intro|Wilson}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NC Tax Intro|Wilson}}
  
Obtain copies of Wilson County [http://www.wilson-co.com/index.aspx?NID=211 Birth, Marriage and Death] records.
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NC Vital Intro|Wilson}}
  
===== Birth Records  =====
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*Obtain copies of Wilson County [http://www.wilson-co.com/departments/register-of-deeds Birth, Marriage and Death] records.
  
*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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==== Birth ====
*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{NC Birth Intro|Wilson}}
  
===== Death Records =====
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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]
  
*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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==== Marriage ====
*'''1906 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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{{NC Marriage Intro|Wilson}}
*'''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
 
  
===== Divorce Records =====
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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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*'''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://familysearch.org 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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*'''1855-1933'''  Wilson County Marriage Index 1855-1933 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.</ref>
  
*'''1926 - 1975''' - {{RecordSearch|2848500|North Carolina, County Divorce Records, 1926-1975}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Death ====
*'''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 $
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{{NC Death Intro|Wilson}}
  
===== 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]
  
*'''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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==== Divorce ====
*'''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 Divorce Intro|Wilson}}
*'''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<br>
 
*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1855 - 1933''' - Wilson County Marriage Index 1855-1933 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.</ref>
 
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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*'''1926-1975'''  {{RecordSearch|2848500|North Carolina, County Divorce Records, 1926-1975}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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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] $
  
'''Wilson County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 802<br> Wilson 27894-0802<br>[http://www.wcgs.org/ Website] <br><br>
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{NC Research Facilities Intro|Wilson}}
  
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=== Archives ===
 +
{{NC Archives Intro|Wilson}}
  
Wilson County Library <br>East Branch Library <br>1006-C Ward Blvd <br>Wilson, NC <br>Telephone Number: 252-237-2627 <br><br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
Wilson County Library <br>249 Nash Street W<br> Wilson, NC 27893<br>Telephone Number: 252-237-5355 <br><br>
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{NC Libraries Intro|Wilson}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*'''Wilson County Library'''
 +
: Two branch locations:
 +
: East Branch Library <br>1006-C Ward Blvd <br>Wilson, NC 27893 <br>Phone: 252-237-2627 <br>
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: 249 Nash Street W<br> Wilson, NC 27893<br>Phone: 252-237-5355
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Museums ===
 +
{{NC Museums Intro|Wilson}}
  
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
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== Societies ==
 +
{{NC Societies Intro|Wilson}}
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 +
*'''Wilson County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 802<br> Wilson, NC 27894-0802<br>[http://www.wcgs.org/ Website]
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 +
== Websites ==
 +
{{NC Websites Intro|Wilson}}
  
== Websites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|191441|North%20Carolina|Wilson}} – 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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== Research Guides ==
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{{NC Research Guides Intro|Wilson}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/wilson-county/ Wilson County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
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== References ==
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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<references />
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Wilson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
  
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Latest revision as of 17:01, 28 May 2019

Guide to Wilson 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: Wilson
Organized: February 13, 1855
Parent County(s): Edgecombe, Nash, Johnston, and Wayne[1]
Neighboring Counties
Edgecombe  • Greene  • Johnston  • Nash  • Pitt  • Wayne
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Colonel Louis D. Wilson, U.S. Volunteers, who died of fever while on leave from the state senate during the Mexican–American War. It is located in the north central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Wilson County Courthouse
115 E. Nash Street
PO Box 1608
Wilson, NC 27894
Wilson County Website

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records.
Clerk of Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1868 and probate records from 1855.[3]

Wilson 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 1855 1913 1868 1836 1855 1784
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Some of the early records are missing.

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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 Wilson County, North Carolina:

  • Black Creek
  • Elm City
  • Lucama
  • Saratoga
  • Sims
  • Stantonsburg
  • Wilson

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

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

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Wilson 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

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist

Court Records[edit | edit source]

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]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

NC Wilson

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Wilson 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 Wilson County:

- 1st Regiment, Heavy Artillery (African Descent)
- 1st Regiment, Infantry
- 1st Regiment, Infantry (African Descent)
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 2nd Regiment Mounted Infantry
- 2nd Regiment Infantry (African Descent)
- 3rd Regiment Infantry (African Descent)
- 3rd Regiment Mounted Infantry
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 4th Regiment5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company E
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company B
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company H
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops), Company H
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company F
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company G

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]

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]

  • Wilson County Library
Two branch locations:
East Branch Library
1006-C Ward Blvd
Wilson, NC 27893
Phone: 252-237-2627
249 Nash Street W
Wilson, NC 27893
Phone: 252-237-5355

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Wilson County Genealogical Society
    PO Box 802
    Wilson, NC 27894-0802
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.

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/Wilson_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), Wilson 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. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990; "Toisnot Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  7. "Toisnot Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.