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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
pjkh@comcast.net
http://home.comcast.net/~pjkh


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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Anson County preps for March primary; early voting dates set – Ansonrecord


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Anson County preps for March primary; early voting dates set
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… and those who cannot produce proof of North Carolina residency at the DMV may be able to fill out an affidavit of residency instead. To learn more about the voter ID requirement, visit www.voterid.nc.gov or contact the Anson County Board of Elections.




McInnis leads NC Senate challenger Montgomery in money race – Ansonrecord


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McInnis leads NC Senate challenger Montgomery in money race
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Anson County's state senator is off to an early lead in fundraising for the race to represent District 25, according to campaign finance reports. While Sen. Tom McInnis, R-Richmond, had $23,762 in his war chest on New Year's Eve, challenger Dannie …




Anson County board hears coal ash concerns – Ansonrecord


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Anson County board hears coal ash concerns
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An environmental group told county commissioners this month that dumping coal ash from Duke Energy's coal-fired power plants into the Anson County Landfill could contaminate the soil and make residents sick. Denise Lee and Cary Rodgers apprised …

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Lowry gang grew after daring jailbreak – Ansonrecord


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Lowry gang grew after daring jailbreak
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Next time, I'll tell you more on how the killing on both sides picked up and how two of the gang members would turn state's evidence in an attempt to save their own skins. J.A. Bolton is a member of the N.C. Storytelling Guild, the Anson County Writers




Anson weathers winter storm – Ansonrecord


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Anson weathers winter storm
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Anson County prepared for its part of a winter storm that walloped the East Coast last week and into the weekend. The county saw sleet and freezing rain beginning on Friday. Saturday brought a small amount of snow, but Sunday's higher temperatures …




Anson’s new brand earns county board’s stamp of approval – Ansonrecord

Anson's new brand earns county board's stamp of approval
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“It's a long stretch if you've ever driven from one Anson County gateway to the other. It's a long stretch, probably one of the longest county roads, continuous lines, that there is North Carolina, so that gives us a huge opportunity to say a lot about


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