I don't know if our Willson/Wilson family was connected to yours, but I have Willsons who are found in Edgecombe, Northampton, Halifax, Hertford, Bertie and maybe Pitt Cos.
(Isaac Willson was the son of William Willson and one of his first two wives: Ann ___?, or Rebecca Braswell)
Isaac Willson d. Edgecombe 1779 his will mentions sons:
William Willson, James Willson, Willis Willson, John Willson, Wylie Willson and dau Anne Cotton. Wife: Susannah
Son, William Willson b. 1751?, d. 1804, his will mentions daus: Nancy, Susannah & "Polly" (Mary). Sons:James and Louis D. Wilson. Wife: Elizabeth (Dicken)
Son, James Willson of Edgecombe I have on info on him.
Son, Willis Willson b. abt 1760 (tentative: m. Sarah Blunt in 1788 Northampton Co. had dau: Elizabeth Wilson)
Son, John Willson b. abt 1760 m. Mary Mercer both died Edgecombe. Son: Isaac Wilson
Son, Wylie Willson He was the exr of the estate of Joel Cotton, hus of Anne Willson, his sister in 1795, Halifax, Co.
Dau, Anny Willson m. Jobe/Joel Cotton of Scotland Neck, Halifax Co., NC. Jobe Cotton died in 1796. Sons: Robert Cotton, Whitmel Cotton, John Cotton, James Wilson Cotton, Josiah Cotton, Josiah Cotton. Daus: Mary Cotton, Dorothy M. Cotton (died single in Halifax Co.), Elizabeth Cotton.
At least this gives you somewhere to search.