As the 1913 State Girl’s Basketball Champs knew, with teamwork we can accomplish any task. Below is a list of researchers with interest in the families of Wilson County. You may contact any of them to help with your research.

Your name can be added as a Wilson County Researcher regardless of where you live. The only requirement is that researchers must be a member of the WCGS to ensure that answers provided to queries are provided by a representative of the Society. If you would like to be added to the list, please contact the website administrator with your contact information and the surnames on which you focus.

Carol Forbes
Lisa Henderson
1855 Thompson Ave., East Point, GA 30344
Lisa lives in Georgia and has accumulated materials on Wilson County’s African-American families. Lisa volunteers her services to others but is unable to do primary research due to her location. She is interested in communicating with anyone looking for African-American families.  REID, ARTIS, HAGANS, BARNES, JONES, POWELL, THOMAS, SEABERRY
Joan Howell
Nancy Davis Joyner
Nancy lives in Charlotte, NC, and has been doing research on Wilson County folks for 30 years. She is the Director of the Family History Center.  DAVIS, BASS, BOYETTE, BRYANT, CRUMPLER, FERRELL, GOFF, OUTLAND, SAULS, WARD
Horace Peele
Horace’s primary focus is on the Peele family of a variety of spellings. If the family originated in North Carolina, they have all been proven to be the same family. If you have any, just one, in your database, please contact him; he will help you and you can help him.  PEELE, PEELLE, PEAL, PEEL
Sue Powell
Sue does research as well as constantly supporting the operations of the WCGS.  EVANS (Wales, Black Creek NC, possible Virginia connections), HARRISON, JOHNSON (particularly Zadoc), ELLIS, PEELE
H. Mark Whitley
Mark will look up Wilson County people in the published 1860 and 1870 Census books as well as the cemetery books. He also has small amounts of info on many surnames.  WHITLEY, LAMM, FERRELL, MAYO, HORN(E), JOHNS(T)ON, WATSON, HINNANT, BATTS, MORRIS, WOODARD
Krista Williamson
Contact Krista via WCGS website
Krista lives in Arizona and has compiled information on the Williamson family that originated in Isle of Wight, Virginia and migrated c. 1745 to the Edgecombe/Nash area that became Wilson. She is also recruiting for the Williamson Y-DNA Project. WILLIAMSON, AYCOCK, BAREFOOT, BASS, HOOKS, KINCHEN/KITCHING, VANPELT
Above: Wilson High School Girl’s Basketball team, 1913 State Champions. (left to right) Mena Gardner, Lydia Farmer, Ethel Gardner, Marjorie Davis, Annie Francis Lane, Christine Averman, Mary hunter Deans and Minnie Stephenson. Photo used with permission by Wilson County Local History Library.