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The county was formed in 1750 from Bladen County. It was named for George Anson, Baron Anson, a British admiral, who circumnavigated the globe from 1740 to 1744, and later became First Lord of the Admiralty.

Like its parent county Bladen, Anson County was originally a vast territory with indefinite northern and western boundaries. Reductions in its extent began in 1753, when the northern part of it became Rowan County. In 1762 the western part of Anson County became Mecklenburg County. In 1779 the northern part of what remained of Anson County became Montgomery County, and the part east of the Pee Dee River became Richmond County. Finally, in 1842 the western part of Anson County was combined with the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County to become Union County. Source Wikipedia

The county seat of Anson County is Wadesboro. Anson County is the home of the Ashe-Covington Medical Museum, and the Wadesboro Rotary Planetarium and Science Center. Also, the extinct town of Sneedsborough was in Anson County. (It existed from 1795-1835.)

Anson County NCGenweb site

Anson County Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 732
Wadesboro, NC 28170

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Anson County Courthouse
114 N. Greene Street, Room 30
County Courthouse
Wadesboro, NC 28170

Census

1790 Federal Census Index

1790 Federal Census transcription

1790 Federal Census – Fayette district transcription

1800 Federal Census Index

1810 Federal Census Index

1820 Federal Census Index

1830 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Index

1860 Federal Census Index – First and Last name, age and township

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Anson County Cemeteries

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Anson County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Anson County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Anson County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

Eddie Williams on “John Wesley Williams b. July 17, 1836, d.Apr. 3, 1911″

Looking for info on John Wesley Williams-Susan Jowers Williams abt 1860-present




roger.connertn on “Conner Family of Anson County”

ISO information about the Conner Family. Thomas arrived in 1735 and patented land in what was then Bladen County. Edward followed in 1739 (we think) with Argyle Highlanders, and patented land in 1740. Edward (m. Lucretia) had one son, who he named Thomas (1750 – 1783), and then died in 1760.

We have good records from Thomas (1750 – 1783) onwards, but cannot find where Thomas came from, or where Edward came from. BTW, have looked in Argyle, Scotland records and he doesn’t show up there . . . probably came over from Ireland and got on the boat before it departed.




loreece on “Thomas Isaac Mills”

I have run into a brickwall with my g g g grandfather Thomas Isaac Mills. Born abt. 1818-1821 in North Carolina. Thomas Isaac Mills. Below is the information I have for Thomas I. Mills. Would love to hear from anyone else researching Thomas I. Mills and his ancestors or descendants.
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Thomas Isaac Mills was born Abt. 1818 in North Carolinaand died Aft. 1880. He married Nancy E. Lawrence from Tennessee Bef. 1846 in Alabama. She was born Abt. 1823 in Tennessee, and died Aft. 1880.

Notes for Thomas Isaac Mills:
Isaac may be spelled incorrectly.

The 1880 Polk County, Arkansas census records indicate Thomas was born in North Carolina. The same census indicates his father was born in Virginia and his mother was born in North Carolina. Their names are not known.

Thomas’s exact whereabouts are not known between 1818 and 1846. A record of him was founs in the 1850 census for Polk County, Arkansas. The census indicated his first three children were born in Alabama, so we can assume he lived there from at least 1846 when their first son Henry was born until sometime in 1849 when their son Thomas J. was born. Notes from research done earlier by Mary D. Robinson show that Thomas and Nancy were married in Alabama, but we have not been able to confirm this.

In the 1850 census Thomas is listed as a carpenter, and in the 1860 census as a farmer. That census also indicated he had $1,200 in real estate and $1,800 in personal property. In the 1860′s Thomas I. Mills and his family lived in the log cabin which still exists on its original site, located in Janssen Park in Mena, AR. His daughter Nancy married Elijah Cagle in the cabin in 1869. During this time Thomas contracted to handle the six mail routes out of old Dallas, the county seat, handling mail to and from Hot Springs, Fort Smith, Arkadelphia, and other points in Howard and Sevier counties. The 1860 census shows three mail carriers living in the Mills household.




rodney bowers on “Boyd family of Anson County”

i’m looking for Nancy Boyd, b 1805 NC, who married John Sasser, b 1806 Anson Co., NC. There was a John Boyd, 60, living in their household in 1850 in Stewart Co., GA.




oscargug on “Duncan or Cooper families resided Anson about 1760 +/- 10 years”

Looking for any information on Duncan or Cooper families. Related to Hill family, and possibly Singletary, and/or Gaddy. Given name Ithamer/Ithama/Ithamur was used in both Duncan and Cooper families from 1800 until 1874. I think they may have migrated fron Halifax NC to Anson NC, then either the boundary changed, or they migrated to Bladen/Robeson NC. Anyone researching these please email jerryduncan@centurytel.net Thanks.




Rustie on “George Wade King b. 1839 NC d. 1923 MS”

George Wade King b. 1839 NC d. 1923 Lauderdale Co., MS. He said he was raised along the Pee Dee River in NC and went to MS with the Hobgood family, probably working on the railroad. He m. first Lurana Birks/Burks in 1861 in Lawrence Co., AL and joined the CSA in Lauderdale Co., MS in 1862. They had 2 children. In 1866 he remarried to Ann Rainey Miller, dau. of Eli T. Miller and had these children in Lauderdale Co., MS:

Charles May King
Geneva Catherine King
James Eley King
Johnny Miller King
Lorena Ouida King
Joseph V. King
George Raney King
Walter J. King

I would love to hear from anyone interested in this line!

Jeanette
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Anson County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Anson County:

Ansonville
Fountain Hill
Lilesville
Morven
Peachland
Polkton
Wadesboro (County Seat)
White Store

News related to Anson County, NC

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Escaped Murderer Recaptured in NC; Prison Worker Charged With Helping – NBCNews.com


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Escaped Murderer Recaptured in NC; Prison Worker Charged With Helping
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In a case strikingly similar to the escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat in upstate New York, convicted murderer Kristopher Antonio McNeil escaped a North Carolina prison with the help of a prison worker and was captured Sunday night, authorities
Escaped NC convict captured, behind bars in Davidson County Jailmyfox8.com
NC Prison Worker Accused of Helping Inmate EscapeABC News
Correctional officer charged for allegedly helping Anson Co. inmate escapeWBTV
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Sister defends corrections worker accused of helping NC inmate escape – myfox8.com


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Sister defends corrections worker accused of helping NC inmate escape
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ANSON COUNTY, N.C. — Relatives of a woman accused of helping prison inmate in Anson County escape over the weekend say she is innocent, according to WSOC. Kieonda Miller Parker was nervous about speaking out but wanted to stand up to defend …

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Suspect wanted in Anson Co. nightclub shooting turns self in – WCNC


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Suspect wanted in Anson Co. nightclub shooting turns self in
WCNC
ANSON COUNTY, N.C. — The Anson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at a nightclub. Deputies were called to the Boom Boom Room around 2:45 Saturday morning on reports of shots fired. The Sheriff's Office says three people, one man and …
Pregnant woman among wounded in Anson County club shootoutWBTV
Police: Pregnant woman, 2 others shot at Anson County clubWSOC Charlotte

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Officials: Elderly man killed in Anson County house fire – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Officials: Elderly man killed in Anson County house fire
WSOC Charlotte
ANSON COUNTY, N.C. —. Police in Anson County are investigating an overnight house fire that left one man dead in Wadesboro. The fire started just after 10 p.m. on Airport Road and police told Channel 9 two elderly men lived in the home — one was able




Authorities: Inmate who escaped from N.C. prison had probably done it before – Greensboro News & Record


Greensboro News & Record
Authorities: Inmate who escaped from N.C. prison had probably done it before
Greensboro News & Record
Polkton Police Chief Matthew Norris said information gathered so far suggests that the convicted murderer had gotten out of the minimum security unit of the Anson County prison on previous occasions to meet with a female prison worker. McNeil appeared

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Anson unemployment back on the rise – Ansonrecord


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Anson unemployment back on the rise
Ansonrecord
After dipping below 6 percent in April, Anson County's unemployment rate climbed back up to 6.6 percent for May 2015, according to figures released Wednesday by the N.C. Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division. April's 5.9 …

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