Hand-tinted postcard from the Bright Leaf Market, c. 1930s. To see more images from this collection, visit DigitalNC.
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
Confederate pension applications are available to view free of charge on the North Carolina Digital Collections website. I have found it helpful to initiate a search for a pension application by entering "Wilson County" in the first search box. Make sure you put the term in quotation marks. From there, type the surname you are … Continue reading Searching Confederate Pensions
From The Wilson Times: Posted Sunday, November 25, 2018 6:40 pm By Olivia Neeley email@example.com | 252-265-7879 Several teens headed out to an unfamiliar place last week. But once they arrived, they immediately got to work. They knew they were about to be part of something much bigger than themselves. “It’s probably the last place … Continue reading ‘There’s history behind these graves’: Teens clean overgrown African-American graveyard
Cotton market on Main Street Lucama, circa 1880. To see more images from this collection, visit DigitalNC.
From the North Carolina Genealogy Society: Coming to You Wherever You Are Save the Dates: 22-23 March 2019 NCGS continues to look for ways to reach out to all members across the country and around the world, to inspire you to explore your North Carolina roots and to support your journey along the way. We … Continue reading 1st NCGS Virtual Conference
Annual WCGS membership dues are payable by January 1, 2019. Please send your renewal dues to WCGS, P.O. Box 802, Wilson, NC 27894. Dues are $20 per person or per institution or $25 per family at the same address. You may also pay via Credit Card or PayPal at the Bookstore (scroll down to "Additional … Continue reading A Gentle Reminder…
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Courtesy of my collaborator Edith Jones Garnett comes this priceless set of photographs of several generations of a southern Wilson County family founded by Tarrell and Minerva Locus Parker. Several are accompanied by text drawn from a family history booklet, A Recorded History of the Descendants of Tarrell Parker, published, it appears, in the 1970s or ’80s.
Tarrell Parker (ca. 1835-1922).
In the 1860 census of Black Creek township, Wilson County: Terrell Parker, 23, living in the household of white farmer Elias Farrell, 40.
In the 1880 census of Crossroads township, Wilson County: farmer Tarrell Parker, 45; wife Minerva, 18; and children Trecy, 5, Jesse, 3, and Mancy Ann, 1.
In the 1900 census of Crossroads township, Wilson County: farmer Tarrel Parker, 65; daughter Nancy, 20; and her children William H., 6, Leonora, 3, Georg L., 1, and Jesse, 0.
In the 1910 census of Crossroads township, Wilson…
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The North Carolina Genealogy Society is hosting a free webinar the weekend of Dec. 7 - 9. The topic is "Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries," presented by Blaine Bettinger. Visit NCGS to register: https://www.ncgenealogy.org/event/recorded-webinar-with-blaine-bettinger/
Pageant Royalty Court Float, Wilson, circa 1940s. To see more images from this collection, visit DigitalNC.