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Wilson County Genealogical Society

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Cemetery and Census books listed herein are available for purchase at the Wilson County Public Library.

The xerographic copies of Historical Maps below are about 18” x 24”, black ink on white paper, and are suitable for framing if desired.  They are shipped in a map tube, up to four maps for one shipping fee.  The Confederate maps, located in the NC State Archives, were left behind at the end of the Civil War by the Confederate Field Engineers.  We offer these as a service to those who don’t want to drive to Raleigh to purchase a copy directly from Archives.

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Barnes Narratives

NEW FOR 2011!  Joan Howell, a Barnes researcher, was given Hugh B. Johnson's Barnes family research files before his death.  Among those records were typed narratives of those members of the family that he had researched extensively.  Ms. Howell has typed and organized these into alphabetical order and fully indexed their names.  She also included the extensive study, "Which Edward Barnes Was the Son of James, Isle of Wight County, Virginia?" by Margaret Van Ness Nelson, Barbara Barnes Monroe, and Carol LaPorte, which was included in the March 2000 issue of Trees of Wilson.  This study disputes the previously accepted ancestry of Edward Barnes of Edgecombe County and throws the local Barnes line of descent from Virginia into question.  The book contains 179 pages and will have perfect binding.   $12.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Thataway, Barnes Individuals Born in North Carolina Who Moved Elsewhere

NEW FOR 2011!  Ms. Howell has also given the WCGS the results of a census study that she compiled, "Thataway, Barnes Individuals Born in North Carolina Who Moved Elsewhere."  She extracted from the 1860, 1870, and 1880 census records of other states, the white Barnes families with an individual who gave his or her birth place as N. C.  This indexed document of 63 pages, in spreadsheet format, will be printed and available upon request.   $6.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Wilson County's Founding Families

NEW FOR 2009!  A collection of the histories of some 360 founding families of Wilson County.  Compiled and edited by the Founding Families Committee: Marion Woodard Moore, Howard Mark Whitley, Sue Evans Powell and Henry Powell.  $55.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Wilson Historical Properties Inventory

Originally published in 1980 for the City of Wilson.  Lists details about townships, historic properties, and families with photos of hundreds of old homes and buildings in the City of Wilson.  WCGS is making this book available again (high quality Xerographic reproduction) with enhancements.  Corrections, additional information, improved maps, an index by street address and a full index have been added.  Reprinted with permission and with the assistance of the city's Historic Preservation Planner.  Price $20.00 plus tax and shipping.  $15.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Wilson County's Architectural Heritage

Reprinted 2003 by WCGS (high quality Xerographic reproduction).  Originally written and published in 1981 by Kate Ohno for the County of Wilson.  Reprinted with permission.  173 pp + full index (new to this reprint).  Lists details with photos of hundreds of old homes in Wilson County (some now gone).  Historical details on townships and families.  Paper, perfect or spiral binding.   $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Wilson County, Cemeteries Volume I

Book contains information on 244 cemeteries, 5,000+ tombstone inscriptions, 257 pages.  Perfect or spiral binding.  July 1993.  Compiled by Joan L. Howell, edited by Sue Evans Mitchell and Joan L. Howell.  Includes (by quadrangle) Winstead Crossroads, Elm City, Pinetops, Stancils Chapel, Lucama, Wilson (township), Saratoga, Kenly West, Kenly East, Fremont, and Stantonsburg.  $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Wilson County, Cemeteries Volume II

Book contains information on 75 cemeteries, 5,900+ tombstone inscriptions, 389 pages.  Perfect or spiral binding.  October 1993.  Compiled by Joan L. Howell, edited by Sue Evans Mitchell and Joan L. Howell. Includes (by quadrangle) Bailey, Winstead Crossroads, Elm City, Stancils Chapel, Lucama, Fountain, Kenly East.  $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Wilson County, Cemeteries Volume III

Book contains information on 121 cemeteries, 8,000+ tombstone inscriptions, 316 pages.  Perfect or spiral binding.  March 1995.  Compiled by Joan L. Howell, edited by Sue Evans Powell and Joan L. Howell.  Includes (by quadrangle) Bailey, Winstead Crossroads, Elm City, Stancils Chapel, Lucama, Wilson Evergreen Gardens, Saratoga, Fountain, Kenly East, Fremont, Stantonsburg.  $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Wilson County, Cemeteries Volume IV

Book contains information on Wilson’s Maplewood Cemetery, 13,810 people buried (or intending to be buried), with tombstone inscriptions.  259 pages.  Perfect or spiral binding.  October 1998.  Compiled by Joan L. Howell.  $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Wilson County, North Carolina, Cemetery Finder

Contains 32 pages, paper, February 2001.  A document compiled by Carol Forbes to guide the user in locating a Wilson County Cemetery as listed in Volumes I-IV of the Wilson County Cemetery series.  $5.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Wilson County Estates Inventory, 1855-1910

Contains 28 pages, paper, June 2000.  Records of estates of Wilson County residents are kept in the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh.  There are 65 boxes containing 2,307 individual files.  We offer an inventory of Wilson County estates records compiled by Grace Williamson Turner.  This is a list of all files contained within the boxes and the date of the estate action.  Estate details are not included in this list.  This is a valuable finding aid for anyone who wants to know if information on the estate of an ancestor is on file in the Archives.  $5.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Wilson County, Census of 1860

Includes all six schedules, every name index, 221 pages.  Perfect or spiral binding.  May 1993.  Abstracted by Joan L. Howell, edited by Reese Ferrell and Joan L. Howell.  $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Wilson County, Census of 1870

Includes all five schedules, every name index, 390 pages.  Perfect or spiral binding.  May 1994.  Abstracted by Joan L. Howell, edited by Reese Ferrell and Joan L. Howell.  $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Wilson County, North Carolina, Census of 1880

503 pages.  Perfect or spiral binding.  1984.  Abstracted by J. Robert Boykin, III.  $45.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Wilson County, Census of 1900

Only the population schedule, Special Order, printed on request.  546 Pages.  Delivery time up to 6 weeks.  $40.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Histories of Three Old Baptist Churches

Includes Toisnot, Town Creek, and Fall of the Tar Churches with membership rosters.   Special Order, printed on request.  181 Pages compiled by Hugh Johnston.  Delivery time up to 3-5 weeks.  $40.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

They Moved Away - North Carolinians Who Went To Other States

A manuscript from the Hugh B. Johnston files containing miscellaneous emigration records.  59 pages.  Perfect or spiral binding.  September 1997.  Edited and indexed by Grace Williamson Turner.  $10.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Marriages of Wilson County, North Carolina, 1855-1899

Two volumes, 975 pages.  Perfect or spiral binding.  1988.  Abstracted by J. Robert Boykin, III.  $85.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Abstracts of Wills, Wilson County, North Carolina, 1855-1899

120 pages.  Perfect or spiral binding.  1992.  Abstracted by J. Robert Boykin, III.  $28.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

The Episcopaleans of Wilson County

A history of St. Timothy's and St. Mark's Churches in Wilson, North Carolina, 1866-1995, 496 pages.  Hard bound.  1996.  Written by Patrick M. Valentine.  $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Wilson County Historical Map

Includes the old county lines, waterways, early roads, towns & post offices, township boundaries.  Adapted by Sue E. Powell from a Hugh Johnston map owned by Marion W. Moore.   $5.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Confederate Field Map #1

North to South, Virginia line to Tarboro, West to East, Whitakers to Murfreesboro.  Geographic details, extensive names of residents.  From NC Archives.  $5.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Confederate Field Map #2

Continuation of Map #1 above, South to the Nuese River, West to East - Wilmington/Weldon RR to Washington, NC.  From NC Archives.  $5.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Confederate Field Map #3

Enlarged portion of part of area covered by Map #2 above, similar detail but other residents named.  Includes Black Creek, Stantonsburg, Saratoga, Nahunta, Pikeville, Speight's Bridge.  From NC Archives.  $5.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Confederate Field Map #4

Continuation of Map #3 above south to Nuese River, includes Goldsboro.  From NC Archives.   $5.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Map, Town of Wilson, 1872

Map contains block by block details by Gray.  This shows the village of Wilson at the age of 13 years.  $5.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Map, Town of Wilson, 1882

Map contains block by block details by E. B. Mayo, redrawn by F. T. Green & Associates of Wilosn.  This shows the village of Wilson at the age of 23 years.  $5.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Waterways of Wilson County

$5.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Membership to WCGS

Membership received before 1 October includes a yearly subscription of 10 publications to "Trees of Wilson".  Membership received after 1 October includes the reminder of that year plus all of the following year.  $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping and tax for NC residents.

Gift Certificates are available.

Call Carol Forbes
252-243-1660
Wilson, NC

Trees of Wilson, Back Issues

Available in Annual Volumes only from 1991-92, 1993, through 2004.    $20.00 per volume plus shipping, and tax for NC residents.

Call Carol Forbes
252-243-1660
Wilson, NC

Hugh B. Johnson Files

For Sale ONLY to WCGS members. Reprints of Hugh Johnston Family Records.  These are copies of Mr. Johnston's raw notes and, while difficult to read and use, contain many nuggets of useful information.  Please ask for a catalogue listing of files available.  Price depends on number of sheets.  Please call to inquire.

Call Carol Forbes
252-243-1660
Wilson, NC

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