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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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Man killed on Keener Road; suspect sought – Sampson Independent

Man killed on Keener Road; suspect sought
Sampson Independent
Sampson County Sheriff's authorities are searching for a suspect who is alleged to have shot and killed a man Monday afternoon on Keener Road and should be considered armed and dangerous. Sheriff's deputies responded to a gunshot victim at 6370 Keener
NC deputies seek 26-year-old man in Monday killingWNCN

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Seniors ‘gearing up’ for application process – Sampson Independent


Sampson Independent
Seniors 'gearing up' for application process
Sampson Independent
For students in Sampson County, the college process begins in eighth grade. Blount said they visit the middle schools each year and introduce the upcoming freshmen to the college experience by helping set up College Foundation of North Carolina …

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Council celebrates pottery studio opening – Sampson Independent


Sampson Independent
Council celebrates pottery studio opening
Sampson Independent
Upon learning the news of the damages, Jordan said two Sampson County families reached out to the Sampson Arts Council expressing their interest in helping to rebuild the facility. They also discussed the possibilities for creating a larger space that




Fair in Clinton sets up shop for five-day stretch – Sampson Independent


Sampson Independent
Fair in Clinton sets up shop for five-day stretch
Sampson Independent
… operation since it was established in York, Pa., in 1909, with Ed's grandfather starting the business. It is now based out of Franklinton, N.C., and is anticipated to soon be in the hands of Ed's son Thomas, the fourth generation. … organization




Back to the classroom – Sampson Independent


Sampson Independent
Back to the classroom
Sampson Independent
According to Dr. Wendy Cabral, assistant superintendent of personnel services for Sampson County Schools (SCS), about 550 teachers will educate students this year. “We're very excited about a great year in Sampson County Schools,” Cabral said. Boone is …




Suspect in custody after claiming to have bomb in Sampson County bank robbery – WTVD-TV


WTVD-TV
Suspect in custody after claiming to have bomb in Sampson County bank robbery
WTVD-TV
"The bank tellers, who were able to get the license plate and provide accurate suspect descriptions, were the key to solving this robbery as quickly as we did," said Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton. "I would also like to thank the Cumberland
Man who claimed to have bomb during Sampson County bank robbery now in custodyWNCN
Roseboro bank robbedSampson Independent
Bank robbery suspect who claimed to have bomb now in custodyFayetteville Observer
WRAL.com
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