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Sampson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 60,161. Its county seat is Clinton.

The county was formed in 1784 from Duplin County. It was named after John Sampson, who was the first register of deeds of Duplin County and the first mayor of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Sampson County is the birthplace of William R. King, who after spending time in local government continued on to become the 13th US vice-president.

Source: Wikipedia

Sampson County Genealogy Resources

Sampson County NCGenweb site

Sampson County NCGenWeb Archives

Sampson County Historical Society
2336 Horine Road
Clinton, NC 28328
Telephone 910-564-6471

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Sampson County Government

Sampson County Government – Official Site
Sampson County Register of Deeds (Online search)

Sampson-Clinton Public LIbrary
J.C. Holliday Library
217 Graham Street
Clinton, NC 28328
(910) 592-4153 Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8 – 6
Saturday 8 – 5

Miriam Lamb Memorial Library
PO Box 426
144 S. Church Ave.
Garland, NC 28441
(910) 529-2441
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm

Roseboro Public Library
300 W. Roseboro Street
P.O. Box 2066
Roseboro, NC 28382
(910) 525-5436
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm

Bryan Memorial Public Library
302 Weeksdale Street
P.O. Box 188
Newton Grove, NC 28366
(910) 594-1260
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm

Cities and Towns

* Autryville
* Bonnetsville
* Clinton
* Delway
* Garland
* Harrells
* Ingold
* Ivanhoe
* Keener
* Newton Grove
* Plain View
* Roseboro
* Salemburg
* Spiveys Corner
* Turkey
* Vann Crossroads

Townships:

Belvoir
Dismal
Franklin
Halls
Herring
Honeycutt
Lisbon
Little Coharie
McDaniels
Mingo
Newton Grove
North Clinton
Piney Grove
Plain View
South Clinton
South River
Taylors Bridge
Turkey
Westbrook

Census

State Census

1790 Federal Census Transcription – Fayett District

1800 Federal Census Transcription – Partial Extract

1820 Federal Census Transcription

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Sampson County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Sampson County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Sampson County, NC Query Forum

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

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

Gale on “Nancy Jane Manuel/Emmanuel and Johnson Brewington.”

I am looking for any information about Nancy Jane Manuel/Emmanuel and Johnson Brewington, they had a daughter named Polly Ann Brewington, who married Bennett Jackson. Also, John Jack Brewington. Please contact me at: galerey@yahoo.com

Gale




pat layton on “Layton or Laton in the 1700′s”

I am looking for an ancestor with the surname of Layton or Laton who lived in your county in the 1700′s or very early 1800′s. His given name may have been John. He moved to Washington County Ga. and had a child, Alford Alpha Layton born in approx. 1828.




Al Gibbss on “Gibbs Family Sampson Co.,NC”

I know that there was a Willis (unmarried) and a Thomas Gibbs married with son under 10 in the 1800 census of Sampson Co.,NC. I believe that there was a William Albert Gibbs very early in county. Has anyone researched this family? Need your help!
Al Gibbs


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Body found could be that of missing Hope Mills teen – WRAL.com

Body found could be that of missing Hope Mills teen
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Autryville, N.C. — Authorities believe a female's body found in the South River on Wednesday is that of Danielle Locklear, a 15-year-old who went missing in early March, according to a source close the investigation. The body has been sent to the
Hope Mills Police notify family of missing teen about body found in riverWNCN
Police search Cumberland County home for evidence in Locklear disappearanceabc11.com
CrossFit fundraiser held to help missing NC teen's familymyfox8.com

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HOPE MILLS, NC (WTVD) — Family calls the death of 15-year-old Danielle … – abc11.com

HOPE MILLS, NC (WTVD) — Family calls the death of 15-year-old Danielle
abc11.com
Locklear's family said once they receive her body, they will bury her on a Sampson County plot designated for the family. It's not clear yet because they didn't expect to need it this soon. "We don't feel alone," said Papa, noting the nationwide
Memorials, Easter gathering honor slain Hope Mills teenWRAL.com

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WWAY’s Chasity Melvin to enter NC State Athletic Hall of Fame – WWAY NewsChannel 3

WWAY's Chasity Melvin to enter NC State Athletic Hall of Fame
WWAY NewsChannel 3
Melvin is a graduate of Lakewood High School in Sampson County, where she won a state championship in 1994. She went onto have a stellar collegiate and pro career that spanned several seasons, including a Final Four appearance in 1998 with the NC …

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Our View: Death questions left unresolved by dismissals. – Fayetteville Observer

Our View: Death questions left unresolved by dismissals.
Fayetteville Observer
… page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:51 pm. Our View: Death questions left unresolved by dismissals. The dismissal of seven employees at the Alexander Correctional Institute last week may




Danielle Locklear’s family waits for positive ID of body found – abc11.com

Danielle Locklear's family waits for positive ID of body found
abc11.com
ShareThis via email, AIM, social bookmarking and networking sites, etc. HOPE MILLS, N.C. (WTVD) — The family of Danielle Locklear is still waiting to learn whether a body found in a Sampson County river is that of the 15-year-old girl. Monday
Police search two homes for evidence in Danielle Locklear disappearancemyfox8.com

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Five fired after inmate death – The Independent Weekly

Five fired after inmate death
The Independent Weekly
As of Tuesday, N.C. Department of Public Safety officials say five workers were fired and two resigned after the death of Michael Anthony Kerr, a 53-year-old Sampson County man with a history of mental illness who had been held in solitary confinement


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