I am researching my Wilson family who appear to have roots in Lincoln County, North Carolina. My g-g-g-grandfather,
James Wilson was born 1770-1780 and died in 1841 in McMinn County, Tennessee. He married Mary McClure 1 Mar 1803 in Lincoln County (Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln
Counties, North Carolina, abstracted and indexed by Curtis Bynum). They were still in North Carolina in April, 1812 (birth of their son), but he was in Rhea County, Tennessee by June, 1820 where he married his second wife, Dicy Murphree (widow Ellis). He may be a son of James and Eleanor Wilson, but their are several other possibilities. The Wilsons of Lincoln County have been difficult to unravel.