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Wilson County, North Carolina Genealogy

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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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Wilson County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Wilson County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1855
County Seat Wilson
Courthouse
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County CourthouseEdit

Wilson County Courthouse.jpg

Wilson County Courthouse
115 E. Nash Street
Wilson, North Carolina  27894

Post Office Box 1608
Wilson, North Carolina  27894

Beginning Dates for Wilson County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1855
1860
1836
1840


Register Deeds has birth, marriage death and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1868
and probate records from from 1855[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 1728
Wilson, NC 27894
Phone: 252-399-2936
Fax: 252-399-2942
Website

Clerk Superior Court
PO Box 1608
Wilson, NC 27894
Phone: (252) 291-7500

Wilson County was formed from Edgecombe, Johston, Nash, Wayne 13 Feb 1855

HistoryEdit

Parent CountyEdit

1855--Wilson County was created from Edgecombe, Nash, Johnston, and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Wilson [2]

Boundary ChangesEdit

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.

Record LossEdit

Some of the early records are missing.

Places/LocalitiesEdit

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Populated PlacesEdit

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

Neighboring CountiesEdit

ResourcesEdit

CemeteriesEdit

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

CensusEdit

For tips on accessing Wilson County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

ChurchEdit

Wilson County North Carolina Churches

BaptistEdit

CourtEdit

LandEdit

Registrar of Deeds Online Recorder's Index Search

Local HistoriesEdit

Trees of Wilson  -  Wilson County Genealogical Society publication

MapsEdit

MilitaryEdit

Revolutionary WarEdit
Civil WarEdit

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Wilson County, North Carolina Genealogy 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, North Carolina Genealogy:

- 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 IEdit
World War IIEdit

NewspapersEdit

ProbateEdit

Online Probate Records

TaxationEdit

Vital RecordsEdit

Obtain copies of Wilson County Birth, Marriage and Death records.

Birth RecordsEdit
Death RecordsEdit
Divorce RecordsEdit
MarriagesEdit

Societies and Libraries Edit

Wilson County Genealogical Society
PO Box 802
Wilson 27894-0802
Website


Wilson County Library
East Branch Library
1006-C Ward Blvd
Wilson, NC
Telephone Number: 252-237-2627

Wilson County Library
249 Nash Street W
Wilson, NC 27893
Telephone Number: 252-237-5355


Family History Centers
Edit

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

WebsitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilson County, North Carolina. Page 514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 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.
  4. "Toisnot Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. 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.