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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

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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
pjkh@comcast.net
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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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Man points assault rifle at Anson County courthouse, sheriff says – WSOC Charlotte


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Man points assault rifle at Anson County courthouse, sheriff says
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ANSON COUNTY, N.C. – A man aimed an assault rifle at the Anson County courthouse Thursday morning, the sheriff told Channel 9 anchor Liz Foster. Deputies approached the man and asked him what he wanted, officials said. The man then asked what was …




Anson Co. man charged with terrorism after gun pointed at … – WSOC Charlotte


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Anson Co. man charged with terrorism after gun pointed at …
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Anson County Sheriff's deputies found homemade explosive devices at the home of the man accused of pointing an assault rifle at the Anson County courthouse …
Man charged with terrorism after pointing rifle at NC courthouse …WNCN
Man charged with terrorism after gun pointed at courthouseCharlotte Observer

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Senate candidate Deborah Ross makes stops in Anson, Richmond counties – Ansonrecord


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Senate candidate Deborah Ross makes stops in Anson, Richmond counties
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Photos by William R. Toler | Anson Record Deborah Ross, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, right, speaks with state Rep. Ken Goodman, D-Richmond, whom she served with in the N.C. General Assembly, during a campaign tour through Anson and …




Family says man shot, killed by Anson County deputy had Alzheimer’s – WSOC Charlotte


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Family says man shot, killed by Anson County deputy had Alzheimer's
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PEACHLAND, N.C. – Authorities are investigating a deadly deputy-involved shooting in Anson County Friday afternoon. A deputy shot a person who had a weapon while responding to a call on Lower White Store Road, officials said. Family members identified …




North Carolina merges 2 Anson County prisons – Charlotte Observer


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North Carolina merges 2 Anson County prisons
Charlotte Observer
North Carolina is merging two Anson County prisons and turning one into a minimum-custody facility that will provide skills and educational programs to nonviolent inmates or those nearing release. The merging of Brown Creek Correctional Institution and …




4 Richmond County residents sentenced to federal prison on meth convictions – Richmond County Daily Journal


Richmond County Daily Journal
4 Richmond County residents sentenced to federal prison on meth convictions
Richmond County Daily Journal
As of July 22, there had been a total of 239 meth lab seizures in North Carolina, according to the SBI. Richmond County rounded out the top five with nine. Last year, the county had the third-highest number of lab seizures. Neighboring Anson County now …

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