Out of Sight: Connections Exhibit Opening

Date & Time: Friday, May 24th, 5:30 pm Location: Imagination Station Science & History Museum, 224 Nash St SE, Wilson, North Carolina 27893 Details: Brian Grawburg has been photographing cemeteries and has found around 12 undocumented sites in Wilson County so far. During his documentation and exploration, he discovered surprising connections between the Proctor, Whitley, … Continue reading Out of Sight: Connections Exhibit Opening

Wilson Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies

The Nineteenth Annual Catalogue of the Wilson Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies, Session of 1889-1890 can be viewed on Archive.org here. Starting on page 20, a list of students was published, including their parent or guardian and place of residence. An interesting find for those hard-to-establish female ancestors, particularly those who fall into the missing … Continue reading Wilson Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies

History of the 55th NC Regiment

"The Fifty-fifth North Carolina Regiment was organized at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, in the early part of 1862. The companies composing the regiment were: COMPANY A—From Wilson County—William J. Bullock, Captain. COMPANY B—From Wilkes County—Abner S. Calloway, Captain. COMPANY C—From Cleveland County—Silas D. Randall, Captain. COMPANY E—From Pitt County—James T. Whitehead, Captain. COMPANY F—From Cleveland, … Continue reading History of the 55th NC Regiment