Anson County
 North Carolina

The ORIGINAL Anson County website.


Welcome to THE SOURCE for genealogy information for Anson County, North Carolina! Anson County was named in honor of British Admiral Lord George Anson, a First Lord of the Admiralty. He commanded the vessel which brought Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany, to her future husband King George III. Germans emigrated to the area around Anson County, as did many settlers from the British Isles, Africa, and Moravia. In 1748 or 1749 Anson County was formed from Bladen County and, at the time, it reached all the way to the Mississippi River. Now, although it has been cut in physical size five times since that time, the people of that county have enabled its presence to reach beyond the Mississippi to the far corners of the world.

The following North Carolina counties were once part of Anson County: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Graham, Guilford, Haywood, Henderson , Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison , McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Scotland, Stanley, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Tryon, Union, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, Yancey.

The following South Carolina counties were once all or part of Anson County: Marlboro, Chesterfield, Lancaster, York, Chester, Cherokee, Union, Spartanburg, Greenville, Laurens, and Newberry.

Anson County Resources on this Page

Anson County Personal Pages N C Pension Roll Of 1835 - Men From Anson County
1790 Fayette District Census Books in Print
Cemetery Records Information Lookups
County Map Index to Anson Co. NC Wills 1750-1900
Family Charts Queries and Research Board
Marriage and Death Records People and Area Stories
Regulator's Petition Anson County Wills & Deeds
Anson County Surnames Civil War Rosters
Anson County Rev. War Pensions Anson 1800 Census--thanks to Patti Smith Lamb
Anson Caudle's PETITIONS and LAW
Anson Photos Anson Reunion - To Spread The Word
Jerusha Tisdale Deed: Mary Barber - Anson County NC
BARRETT Photos Alexander Carnes
Early Anson Co marriages
Early Anson County Marriage Abstracts Jackson Eddins and Harriet "Betty" Boggan Eddins
Unknown Anson Photos 1790 census Anson County Fayette District
Dave Morris' Genealogy of the MORRIS family COX Family of VA and Anson County, NC
Descendants of David CRAWFORD Direct Descendants of Hampton WADE
Joseph SMITH; son of Thomas SMITH MARTIN Family of Virginia and Anson County,NC
James GATHINGS Genealogy Family of James DOUGLAS, Esq.
Early SULLIVANs in Anson County Family Group Sheets for Patrick BOGGAN family
SELLERS in Anson County Civil War Letter written by George Cotton Ratliffe
Anson County Militia Anson Co. Surname Index to Marriage and Death Notices in "Argus" newspaper (1848-1840)
Alonzo D. Dunlap, Son of William & Jamima Dunlap Lockhart family of Anson County
Anson Notables Anson Will Abstracts, 1660-1790
Blind Boy Fuller CARNES FAMILY
Webbs of Anson County Richardson of Anson County
Bass of Anson County

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Anson County Heritage Book from Walsworth Publishing Anson County 1800-1850 Census Books for sale
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POPE Family Mailing List WHELESS Family Mailing List
SELLERS Family Page The War of 1812
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Anson County Historical Society
206 East Wade Street
Wadesboro, NC 28170
Open Monday thru Friday 9-11 am and 12-2 pm
Membership --$15 per year
email Glenda
or call them at (704) 694-6694

Genealogical Society of Anson County
108 Sunset Drive
Wadesboro, NC 28170
Membership Application
Dues--$15 per year
The Anson County Genealogical Society will meet on
Saturday morning March 17th(St Patrick's Day, so wear something green at 11am at the Wadesboro Library. Gaile Welker of Greensboro will be talking about Blind Boy Fuller who was born Fulton Allen in 1905 in Ansonville, Anson County. His family would move to Rockingham, Richmond County, NC probably by 1917. In 1929 Blind Boy & his wife would move to Durham, NC & get discovered & go on to become one of the greatest Blues musicians of the 20th Century. He died in 1941 in Durham.

Local Newspaper
Anson Record
PO Box 959
Wadesboro, NC 28170.
No charge for genealogical queries.

Another Local Newspaper
Anson Express
PO Box 1103
Wadesboro, NC 28170
No charge for genealogical queries.

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