Local News Section from The Wilson Advance on Jan. 2, 1880

Mr. Josephus Daniels at the post office is authorized to collect and receipt for subscriptions to the ADVANCE. Read the dissolution notice of J. F. Farmer & Co. The Town commissioners held a meeting Wednesday. Diphtheria prevails alarmingly in Pitt County. The colored Military company drilled on Christmas day. About 125 negro exodusters left Goldsboro … Continue reading Local News Section from The Wilson Advance on Jan. 2, 1880

Barnes Family Tobacco Farm

"Those identified in this 1938 photo include Leland Perry 'Pete' Barnes (center with black hat), Henry Hayes and wife Pearl Hayes (with straw hats), Sylvia Hayes Ellis (right front), Elizabeth 'Lib' Hayes Williamson (back to camera, left center), Hawley Williams (center with blond hair) and the mule named 'Nellie.' The photo was taken on the … Continue reading Barnes Family Tobacco Farm

NCGS 2019 Fall Conference

A two-day event Friday and Saturday, 1-2 November 2019 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC Keynote Speaker: Roberta Estes Roberta Estes is a founding pioneer in the field of genetic genealogy. She is also the author of one of the most popular blogs on that subject: Roberta has been … Continue reading NCGS 2019 Fall Conference

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