Susie J. Wilson, Jeanes instructor.

Page 32, Directory of the School Officials of North Carolina, October 1921.

The Jeanes Foundation funded educational and vocational training in rural African-American communities, primarily via teacher placement. Wilson native Susie J. Harris Wilson was a Jeanes Industrial Supervising Teacher in Anson County, North Carolina.


In the 1880 census of Wilson, Wilson County: on Spring Street, house carpenter James Harriss, 35; wife Nannie, 35; children Susie, 13, Nannie, 11, Willie, 10, Mattie, 4, Jimmie, 2, and an unnamed infant girl, 2 months; and sister Susan Lawrence, 19, cook.

Susie J. Harriss, 23, of Wilson, daughter of James and Nancy Harriss, married James J. Wilson, 23, of Dalton, Georgia, on 5 January 1893 in Wilson. L.J. Melton, Presbyterian minister, performed the ceremony at the Baptist church in the presence of M.H. Cotton, S.H. Vick, and Edmund Pool. B.R. Winstead applied for the license.

In the 1910 census of Wadesboro, Anson County: clergyman James J. Wilson, 43; wife Susie, 43, a schoolteacher; and children Mattie M., 13, Frank T., 11, Nannie R., 8, Charles E., 6, and Ophelia, 4.

Frank Theodore Wilson registered for the World War I draft in Essex County, New Jersey. Per his registration card, he was born 1 January 1900; lived at 86 Oakwood Place, Orange, Essex County, N.J.; worked as a butler for George H. Hartford, 63 Ridge Street, Orange; and his nearest relative was mother Sudie Wilson, Wadesboro, N.C.

In the 1920 census of Wadesboro, Anson County: Presbyterian minister James J. Wilson, 52; wife Susie J., 52; and children Frank T., 20, Nannie R., 18, a teacher, Charles E., 16, Ophelia A., 13, and Lena, 8.

Susie J. Wilson died 13 October 1925 in Wadesboro, Anson County. Per her death certificate: she was 57 years old; was born in Wilson to Jas. Harris and Nancy Hill; was married to Rev. J.J. Wilson; and worked as county superintendent for the North Carolina Board of Education. Informant was F.T. Wilson, 213 Oakwood Drive, Orange, New Jersey.

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