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Welcome to Harry Wilson

Welcome to Harry Wilson's Page!

This page is primarily intended for my family history research. The major work I have done relates to the Settlemyre/Zettlemoyer family, although I have researched many other lines and I intend to post those lines as well. But there is more to me than genealogy. Let me give you an introduction:

I am a native North Carolinian, which makes me a Tar Heel. I am also a Tar Heel by education--a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate and law schools. My wife I live in Wake County where we enjoy gardening, travel, genealogy, and the pleasure of country living. (For non-natives, the cardinal is our state bird.)

pond3.jpg (103371 bytes)Several years ago we had a pond built and it provides a constant source of enjoyment for fishing, relaxing, or observing wildlife. Over the years I have been building and erecting wood duck nesting boxes, and each winter and spring numerous pairs of "woodies" reward my efforts by nesting here. (I couldn't resist this photo to show off the gorgeous male.) Click here to check out the wildlife. Now in the second week of February, we had 14 ducks visit us this morning. One hen has begun laying eggs.

Our family of cats allows us to share the house with them. They have claimed credit for the bumper sticker that reads "The more people I meet, the more I like my cat." They have never heard of Will Rogers and they refuse to listen when I try to tell them.

Gardening--whether flowers, fruits, or vegetables--presents unique challenges but also special rewards. Or at least the flowers do--my wife looks after them. The other things have yet to learn how to thrive on neglect. Like to know more? Click here.


I am curious about my ancestors. Although I have never met most of them, I have at least come to know many of them. They are about what you might expect for a family--some very nice, some not as nice, but all making their own contributions to make me what I am today. Click here to meet them.


My work with the State Board of Education kept me busy until I managed to retire. (This is an actual photo of me at work!) 


My wife and I enjoy reading. She especially enjoys murder mysteries and that gives me the willies for some reason. Personally, I prefer history.


We belong to Zebulon Baptist Church and really feel at home there (especially since we are both transplanted from elsewhere in the state). Click here to learn more about ZBC.


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