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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Wilson_County,_North_Carolina|Wilson County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Wilson County, North Carolina|Wilson County]]''  
  
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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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{{Click|Image:NC_ORP.png|North Carolina Online Genealogy Records}}
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Wilson County
 
| county = Wilson County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2368&Itemid=72 Wilson Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>  
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.wilson.pasttracker.com Wilson Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>  
 
| county_map = Nc-wilson.png
 
| county_map = Nc-wilson.png
 
| state = North Carolina
 
| state = North Carolina
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| founded date =  
 
| founded date =  
 
| seat wl = Wilson
 
| seat wl = Wilson
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| building image = NorthCarolinaWilsonCourthouse.jpg
 
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}}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[[Image:Wilson County Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Wilson County Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;[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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[[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>  
  
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>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Land''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1855</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1836</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>  
  
Wilson County was fromed from Edgecombe, Johston, Nash, Wayne 13 Feb 1855<br>  
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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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'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 1608 <br> Wilson, NC 27894<br> Phone: (252) 291-7500<br> <br>
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Wilson County was formed from Edgecombe, Johston, Nash, Wayne 13 Feb 1855<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
Some of the early records are missing.  
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Some of the early records are missing.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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[[Image:Ncwilson.png|thumb|right|400px]]
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
[[Image:Ncwilson.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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*[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=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=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-Gravie] &nbsp;- &nbsp; Wilson County
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1748&CSsr=21& Fnd-a-Grave] &nbsp;- &nbsp; Wilson County
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{| width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1748&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|466627|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1748 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.wilson.pasttracker.com/index.php/cemeteries NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [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/pages/search/#cemetery_name=a&lim=0&num=10&action=search_cemetery&country=United%20States&state=North%20Carolina&county=Wilson Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilson/wilsoncemeteries.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/wilson.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/wils/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Wilson%20County%20North%20Carolina%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[North Carolina Cemeteries|North Carolina Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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===== Baptist  =====
 
===== Baptist  =====
  
*'''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://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,121 ''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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*'''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>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
Registrar of Deeds Online [http://rod.wilson-co.com/resolution/search_menu.asp Recorder's Index Search]  
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Registrar of Deeds Online [http://www.wilson-co.com/167/Register-of-Deeds Recorder's Index Search]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.wilson-co.com/index.aspx?NID=207 Recorded military discharges] - Wilson County  
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*[http://www.wilson-co.com/index.aspx?NID=207 Recorded military discharges] - Wilson County  
  
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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''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.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.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://ancesstry.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://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] — images
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [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#1stinf 1st Regiment, Infantry]
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:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#1stinfad 1st Regiment, Infantry (African Descent)]
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:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#2ndinf 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]
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:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#2ndinfm 2nd Regiment Mounted Infantry]
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:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#2ndinfad 2nd Regiment Infantry (African Descent)]
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:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#3rdinfad 3rd Regiment Infantry (African Descent)]
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:- [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#3rdinfm 3rd Regiment Mounted Infantry]
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:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment]][[5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company B<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], 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<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company F<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company G<br>
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===== World War II =====
  
*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#1starty 1st Regiment, Heavy Artillery (African Descent]
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*'''1940 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnctr.htm#1stinf 1st Regiment, Infantry]
 
*[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]
 
*[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)]
 
*[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]
 
*7[[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
*[[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment]][[5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*'''1855-1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 11 (1855-1960)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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''Online Probate Records''
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*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — 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.com] — index and images $
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*'''1735 - 1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1760 - 1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images
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*'''1855 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 11 (1855-1960)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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Obtain copies of Wilson County [http://www.wilson-co.com/index.aspx?NID=211 Birth, Marriage and Death] records.  
 
Obtain copies of Wilson County [http://www.wilson-co.com/index.aspx?NID=211 Birth, Marriage and Death] records.  
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===== Birth Records  =====
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*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Death Records  =====
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*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1906 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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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.com] — index $
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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.com] — index and images $
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*'''1931 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce Records  =====
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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.com] — index $
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===== Marriages  =====
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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.com] — index $
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*'''1759 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1762 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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 - free.<ref name="vr">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;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
[http://www.wcgs.org/ Wilson County Genealogical Society]  
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'''Wilson County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 802<br> Wilson 27894-0802<br>[http://www.wcgs.org/ Website] <br><br>
  
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Wilson County Library &nbsp;- &nbsp;East Branch Library &nbsp; - &nbsp;1006-C Ward Blvd - &nbsp;Wilson, NC - &nbsp;(252)237-2627  
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Wilson County Library <br>East Branch Library <br>1006-C Ward Blvd <br>Wilson, NC <br>Telephone Number: 252-237-2627 <br><br>
  
Wilson County Library &nbsp; - &nbsp;249 Nash Street W &nbsp;- &nbsp; Wilson, NC 27893 &nbsp;- &nbsp; (252) 237-5355  
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Wilson County Library <br>249 Nash Street W<br> Wilson, NC 27893<br>Telephone Number: 252-237-5355 <br><br>
  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/wilson-county/ Wilson County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Wilson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Wilson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Latest revision as of 23:13, 21 September 2016

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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 Courthouse

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

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

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 Loss

Some of the early records are missing.

Places/Localities

Ncwilson.png

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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.

Census

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

Church

Wilson County North Carolina Churches

Baptist

Court

Land

Registrar of Deeds Online Recorder's Index Search

Local Histories

Trees of Wilson  -  Wilson County Genealogical Society publication

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

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 II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriages

Societies and Libraries 

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

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.


Web Sites

References

  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.