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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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News related to Sampson County, NC

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Sampson County authorities investigate murder-suicide – WRAL.com

Sampson County authorities investigate murder-suicide
WRAL.com
Clinton, N.C. — Sampson County sheriff's deputies said a husband killed his wife Friday morning in Clinton and was found dead of an apparent suicide about 13 miles away. Deputies and emergency personnel were called to 4901 Old Warsaw Road on the …

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Six dead in Sampson County house fire – News & Observer


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Six dead in Sampson County house fire
News & Observer
GARLAND, N.C. — Authorities say six people have died in a house fire in eastern North Carolina. Sampson County deputies said in a news release that the fire was reported around 1 a.m. Saturday. Authorities found five bodies in the rubble of the home …
6 dead in NC mobile home firemyfox8.com
Six People Die in Rural NC House FireWFMY News 2
Trailer home fire in North Carolina kills six peopleNew York Daily News
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Identities released in Sampson County murder-suicide – WRAL.com

Identities released in Sampson County murder-suicide
WRAL.com
Clinton, N.C. — Sampson County authorities on Monday identified a couple killed last week in an apparent murder-suicide in Clinton. Investigators responding to a report of a shooting on Sept. 5 found Shirley Garcia, 55, of 611 Henry Vann Farm Road

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Six People Killed in Sampson County House Fire – TWC News

Six People Killed in Sampson County House Fire
TWC News
Six People Killed in Sampson County House Fire. GARLAND, N.C. — Sampson County authorities are investigating an early morning fatal fire that killed six people. It happened shortly after 1 a.m. on Gibbs Road in Garland. Neighbors said they saw flames …

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Cause of fatal Sampson County fire still unknown – News & Observer

Cause of fatal Sampson County fire still unknown
News & Observer
Investigators still don't know what caused a fire that killed six people in a mobile home just outside Garland early Saturday morning, according to the Sampson County Sheriff's Office. Authorities have not released the names of the six people because
Family mourns 6 killed in Sampson County mobile home fire at memorial serviceFayetteville Observer
Family of Sampson Co. house fire victims pay respectsWNCN
6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina homeThe Olympian
The Republic
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Sampson County wood pellet plant: Economic growth vs. environmental effects – Fayetteville Observer

Sampson County wood pellet plant: Economic growth vs. environmental effects
Fayetteville Observer
In the middle sits more than 25,000 square miles of North Carolina timberland – more than half the state's total area. Each year the two mills planned for the Cape Fear region will require an estimated 100,000 acres, or about 150 square miles, of


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