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.


Wilson County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina, United States Genealogy
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1855
County Seat Wilson
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

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[1].

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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

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[2]

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

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[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1855--Wilson County was created from Edgecombe, Nash, Johnston, and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Wilson [3]

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.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Some of the early records are missing.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Church[edit | edit source]

Wilson County North Carolina Churches

Baptist[edit | edit source]

County Records[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Registrar of Deeds Online [1]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Trees of Wilson  -  Wilson County Genealogical Society publication

Maps[edit | edit source]


Military[edit | edit source]

Military discharge records at [2] - Wilson County

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

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 I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Obtain copies of Wilson County records.

Birth Records[edit | edit source]
Death Records[edit | edit source]
Divorce Records[edit | edit source]
Marriages[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries [edit | edit source]

Wilson County Genealogical Society
PO Box 802
Wilson 27894-0802

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Wilson
  2. 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.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 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.
  5. "Toisnot Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. 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.