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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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Missing Rowan County man’s car found burned in Sampson County – WXII The Triad


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Missing Rowan County man's car found burned in Sampson County
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Elisha Maurice Walker's silver Pontiac Sunfire was found burned in Sampson County Sunday morning, Rowan County deputies said Tuesday. Sampson County deputies believe the car was intentionally set on fire. Walker's mother reported him missing to …
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One killed in Sampson County house fire – WRAL.com


WRAL.com
One killed in Sampson County house fire
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Newton Grove, N.C. — One person died early Saturday when fire destroyed a home on Juniper Road in Newton Grove, according to the Sampson County Sheriff's Office. Emergency crews from multiple fire departments responded to 614 Juniper Road at …
Early morning fire leaves 1 dead in Sampson Co.WNCN

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1 person dead in weekend fire in Sampson County – News & Observer

1 person dead in weekend fire in Sampson County
News & Observer
Sheriff's Capt. Eric Pope told local media outlets the fire was reported around 1 a.m. Saturday in Newton Grove. Pope said firefighters found a body in the remains of the home after the fire was extinguished. The name of the victim has not been




12 days later, Sampson County man realizes he’s a lottery winner – WRAL.com


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12 days later, Sampson County man realizes he's a lottery winner
WRAL.com
McCrea purchased two tickets for a one-time drawing on Oct. 24 that kicked off a new North Carolina Education Lottery game called Monopoly Millionaire's Club, lottery officials said Monday. After the drawing, his wife, Lisa McCrea, checked the tickets
$1 million prize in exclusive lottery drawing goes to Sampson County manStanly News & Press
Sampson County man claims $1 million lottery ticketFayetteville Observer

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North Carolina: No. 1 for turkey meat and sweet potatoes – WCNC


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North Carolina: No. 1 for turkey meat and sweet potatoes
WCNC
The number one county for turkey and sweet potato production in North Carolina is Sampson County. One other fun fact for you: The New York Times compiled a list of the most Googled Thanksgiving recipes in each state. It's neither potatoes or turkey.
North Carolina leads country in producing turkeys, sweet potatoesSouth Carolina SC (press release) (blog)

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The Town Of Turkey, NC – Public Radio East

The Town Of Turkey, NC
Public Radio East
The rural farming community in Sampson County was settled in the 1700's and was originally known as Springville. Among the early settlers was the Thomson family of Stirling, Scotland. They were followed a few years later by a colony under the

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