Anson County Genealogy
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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 Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 732
Wadesboro, NC 28170
Anson County Courthouse
114 N. Greene Street, Room 30
Wadesboro, NC 28170
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Looking for info on John Wesley Williams-Susan Jowers Williams abt 1860-present
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
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!
Cities and towns of Anson County:
Wadesboro (County Seat)
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Landric Reid wins second primary for Anson County Sheriff
Landric Reid has tentatively won the second primary for Anson County Sheriff, according to results reported by the North Carolina Board of Elections at 9 p.m. Tuesday night. Reid won 66.86 percent of the vote, a total of 2,651, to Mike Smith's 33.14 …
Officials investigate Anson County prison
POLKTON, N.C. — There was an unprecedented lockdown at Lanesboro Correctional in Anson County. Early Wednesday morning State Troopers along with Corrections Officers and Agents with the SBI, ALE and FBI descended on the facility. Ever since a …
Discover Anson Bike Ride has a new date and location
Main points of interest along the routes include the âJames Bennettâ house where Stephen Spielberg filmed âThe Color Purple,â the old chimney of the Knox Inn in historic Sneedsborough, Lone Pine Church â the oldest deeded Methodist church in N.C., …
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Federal, state officials investigate activities at Lanesboro prison in Anson …
Greenfield Daily Reporter
POLKTON, North Carolina â Federal and state authorities are looking into an Anson County prison, where an inmate was killed during a riot almost two years ago. Among the agencies involved in the investigation are the Federal Bureau of Investigation …
Federal, state authorities converge on Anson County prison
Authorities Investigate Anson Co. Prison Over Inmate Death
Reid wins second primary for sheriff
âI would like to congratulate Landric Reid on winning the democratic nomination for Sheriff of Anson County,â he added. âHe has achieved a great thing for himself and I applaud him for it. I would like to ask everyone who supported me to join me in not …
Anson County unemployment up to 7.9 percent
The 7.9-percent rate is still well below the May 2013 unemployment rate of 9.7 percent, according to figures released by the N.C. Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division earlier this month. Anson County was not the only county in …
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