Ways to Order

The Society offers a variety of publications to help advance your research within Wilson County. Books can be purchased securely online using a PayPal account. Many publications are in stock, but please allow 2-3 weeks for items that must be printed. WCGS will print out of stock items only upon receipt of order.

BOOKS

They Moved Away: North Carolinians Who Went to Other States
by Hugh B. Johnston
Paper with perfect or spiral binding, 59 pages, 1997A manuscript from the files of Hugh B. Johnston, noted Wilson County historian, containing miscellaneous emigration records. Edited and indexed by Grace Williamson Turner.
$10.00
Abstracts of Wills, Wilson County, North Carolina, 1855-1899
by J. Robert Boykin, IIIOut of Print – Limited QuantityPerfect or spiral binding, 120 pages, 1992
$40.00
Barnes Narratives
by Joan Howell, Editor
Paperback, 179 pages, 2011Joan Howell, a Barnes family researcher, was given Hugh B. Johnston’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.
$12.00
Cemeteries of Wilson County, Volume I
244 cemeteries, 5,000+ tombstone inscriptions, 257 pages. July 1993. Compiled by Joan L. Howell, edited by Joan L. Howell and Sue Evans Mitchell. Includes (by quadrangle) Winstead Crossroads, Elm City, Pinetops, Stancils Chapel, Lucama, Wilson (Township), Saratoga, Kenly West, Kenly East, Fremont, Stantonsburg.
$35.00
Cemeteries of Wilson County, Volume II
75 cemeteries, 5,900+ tombstone inscriptions, 389 pages. 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.
$45.00
Cemeteries of Wilson County, Volume III
by Joan L. Howell and Sue Evans Powell, editors
Paperback, 316 pages, 1995Volume III contains information on 121 cemeteries and 8,000+ tombstone inscriptions. Includes (by quadrangle) Bailey, Winstead Crossroads, Elm City, Stancil’s Chapel, Lucama, Wilson Evergreen Gardens, Saratoga, Fountain, Kenly East, Fremont, Stantonsburg. Compiled by Joan L. Howell and edited by Joan L. Howell and Sue Evans Powell.
$40.00
Cemeteries of Wilson County, Volume IV
Wilson’s Maplewood Cemetery, 13,810 people buried (or intending to be buried), with tombstone inscriptions, 259 pages. October 1998. Compiled and edited by Joan L. Howell.
$35.00
Cemeteries of Wilson County, Volume V
Compiled and Edited by Joan L. Howell
Paperback, 333 pages, 2015
$40.00
The two city-owned African-American cemeteries; 11,472 burials in Rest Haven Cemetery; and 590 burials in Rountree/Vick Cemetery, many without grave markers.
Cemetery Finder
by Carol Forbes
Paper, 32 pages, 2001
$10.00
A guide for locating Wilson County cemeteries as listed in Volumes I-IV of the Wilson County Cemetery series.
Cemetery Index
$25.00
Census of 1850, Johnston County District 9
336 pages
$45.00
Census of 1850, Johnston County District 10
65 pages
$35.00
Census of 1860, Johnston East of the Neuse
291 pages
$35.00
Census of 1860, Wayne County Davis District
65 pages
$15.00
Census of 1860, Wayne Nahunta District
154 pages
$25.00
Census of 1860, Wayne Pikeville District
65 pages
$15.00
Census of 1860, Wayne County Fork District
58 pages
$15.00
Census of 1860, Wayne County North of the Neuse
907 pages. Portion of Wayne County that became Wilson County.
$75.00
Census of 1860, Wilson County
by Joan L. Howell
Paper with perfect or spiral binding, 221 pages, 1993
$35.00
Includes all six schedules and every name index. Abstracted by Joan L. Howell, edited by Reese Ferrell and Joan L. Howell.
Census of 1870 Johnston County Bulah Township
85 pages
$15.00
Census of 1870 Wayne County Holden Township
70 pages
$15.00
Census of 1870 Wayne County Nahunta Township
125 pages
$20.00
Census of 1880 Wayne County Pikeville Township
161 pages
$30.00
Census of 1880 Wayne County Great Swamp Township
141 pages
$25.00
Census of 1880 Wayne County Nahunta Township
217 pages
$30.00
Census of 1880 Wilson County Crossroads Township
252 pages
$35.00
Census of 1880 Wilson County Black Creek Township
391 pages
$45.00
Census of 1900 Wayne County Great Swamp Township
158 pages
$25.00
Census of 1900 Wayne County Nahunta Township
$25.00
Census of 1900 Wilson County Springhill Township
159 pages
$25.00
Census of 1870, Wilson County
by Joan L. Howell
Paper with perfect or spiral binding, 390 pages, 1993Includes all five schedules and every name index. Abstracted by Joan L. Howell, edited by Reese Ferrell and Joan L. Howell.
$45.00
Census of 1880, Wilson County
by J. Robert Boykin, III
Paper with perfect or spiral binding, 503 pages, 1984
$55.00
Census of 1900, Wilson County
Printed on request, 546 pages
$45.00
Population schedule only. Special order, printed on request. Please allow delivery time of up to 6 weeks.
History of Three Old Baptist Churches
by Hugh B. Johnston
Printed on request, 181 pages
$35.00
Compilation by Wilson County historian Hugh B. Johnston includes Toisnot, Town Creek and Fall of the Tar churches with membership rosters. Special order, printed on request. Please allow delivery time of 3 to 5 weeks.
Marriages of Wilson County, North Carolina, 1855-1899
by J. Robert Boykin, III
Perfect or spiral binding, 975 pages, 1988
$100.00
Two volumes of marriage abstractions.
Wilson County’s Architectural Heritage
by Kate Ohno
Paper with perfect or spiral binding, 173 pages, reprinted 2003
$30.00
Reprinted in 2003 by the WCGS as a high-quality xerographic reproduction. Originally written and published in 1981 by Kate Ohno for the County of Wilson, reprinted by permission. Includes full index addition to this reprint. Listing details and photos of hundreds of old homes in Wilson County, many which are now gone. Historical details on townships and families.
Wilson County’s Founding Families
by Marion Woodard Moore, Howard Mark Whitley, Sue Evans Powell and Henry Powell
Hardcover,  2009A collection of the histories of some 360 families who were proven to present in the county at its founding between 1855 and 1870. Includes historical background, contemporary news articles created at the County’s founding, and research articles regarding the County. Compiled and edited by the WCGS Founding Families Committee.
$55.00
Wilson Historical Properties Inventory
by Historic Preservation Planner, City of Wilson 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 as a 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.
$20.00

MAPS

 Maps are shipped rolled in a map tube; up to four maps for one shipping fee. The Confederate maps, located in the North Carolina State Archives, were left behind at the end of the Civil War by the Confederate Field Engineers. We offer these as as service to those who don’t wish to drive to Raleigh to purchase a copy directly from the Archives.

 

Maps measure approximately 18” x 24”, are black ink on white paper and are suitable for framing.

Confederate Field Map #1
Xerographic copy, 18”x24”
$12.00
North to South, Virginia line to Tarboro, West to East, Whitakers to Murfreesboro. Geographic details, extensive names of residents. From the North Carolina State Archives.
Confederate Field Map #2
Xerographic copy, 18”x24”
$12.00
Continuation of Map #1 above, South to the Neuse River, West to East, Wilmington/Weldon RR to Washington, NC. From the North Carolina State Archives.
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Confederate Field Map #3
Xerographic copy, 18”x24”
$12.00
Enlarged portion of part of area covered by Map #2 above; similar in detail, but other residents named. Includes Black Creek, Stantonsburg, Saratoga, Nahunta, Pikeville, Speight’s Bridge. From the North Carolina State Archives.
Confederate Field Map #4
Xerographic copy, 18”x24”
$12.00
Continuation of Map #3 above; South to Neuse River, includes Goldsboro. From the North Carolina State Archives.
Map, Town of Wilson, 1872
Xerographic copy, 18”x24”
$12.00
Map contains block by block details by Gray. This shows the village of Wilson at the age of 13 years.
Map, Town of Wilson, 1882
Xerographic copy, 18”x24”
$15.00
Map contains block by block details by E. B. Mayo, redrawn by F. T. Green & Associates of Wilson. This shows the village of Wilson at the age of 23 years.
Waterways of Wilson County
Xerographic copy, 18”x24”
$12.00
Wilson County Historical Map
Xerographic copy, 18”x24”
$12.00
Includes the old county lines, waterways, early roads, towns & post offices, and township boundaries. Adapted by Sue E. Powell from a Hugh Johnston map owned by Marion W. Moore.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Membership to WCGS
$20.00
Membership dues received before 1 October include a yearly subscription of 10 issues of Trees of Wilson. Membership dues received after 1 October include the remaining issues from that year plus 10 issues the following year.
Hugh B. Johnston Files
Hugh B. Johnston (1913-1990), honorary historian of Wilson County, published a variety of books on the history and families of the county in addition to writing a regular column in The Wilson Times. A Wilson County native, Johnston was a professor of modern languages at Atlantic Christian College (Barton College) until 1978 and remained at the school as an archivist and curator until 1984. Johnston’s research notes are available for purchase ONLY to members of WCGS. These are copies of Johnston’s raw notes and, while difficult to read and use, contain many nuggets of useful information. The files are organized by family surname. Price is $.30 per page and depends on the number of sheets in the file. Email for total price to inquire about family surname and price for file copy or request quote by mail to WCGS, PO B0x 802, Wilson, NC 27894.
Above photo: North Carolina One Dollar Treasury Notes, 1863. Photo courtesy of Wilson County Public Library.