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Abbott, Joseph Carter
by Evans, William Mckee. Joseph Carter Abbott, Union general, United States senator, political lobbyist, newspaper editor, and manufacturer, was born a son of Aaron Abbott in Concord, N.H. He had two brothers and six [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Adams, John Hampton
by Williams, Max R. John Hampton Adams, a pioneer in the High Point textile industry, was born on a plantation near Adamsville, Marlboro County, S.C., the son of Jonathan and Mary Jane Newton Adams. Jonathan Adams was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alspaugh, John Wesley
by Austin, Thomas W., Jr. John Wesley Alspaugh, banker, editor, and lawyer, was born in Forsyth County, one of ten children of John and Elizabeth Lashmit Alspaugh. He was the grandson of Henry Alspaugh, who came from Germany [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Andrews, Alexander Boyd
by Steelman, Bennett L. Alexander Boyd Andrews, railroad executive and construction engineer, was born near Franklinton, the son of William J. Andrews, a small planter, and his wife, Virginia Hawkins, daughter of Colonel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Anthony, Graham Hudson
by Yanchisin, D. A. Graham Hudson Anthony, industrialist, was born in Shelby, where his father, J. A. Anthony, was a lawyer. He received a B.E. in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State College in 1914 and an [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Armfield, Wyatt Jackson
by Mcpherson, Holt. Wyatt Jackson Armfield, banker and businessman, was born near High Point on the Armfield family plantation, the son of Richard Beeson Armfield and Annie Chipman Armfield. The family was originally [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Arnett, Silas W.
by Carraway, Gertrude S., Bowers, Thomas A. Arnett, Silas W. by Thomas A. Bowers and Gertrude S. Carraway, 1979 fl. 1783–1806 Silas W. Arnett, was a printer in New Bern as early as 12 Dec. 1783, for the senate on that date rejected a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ashe, Samuel A'Court
by Brown, David William. Ashe, Samuel A'Court by David William Brown, 1979 13 Sept. 1840–31 Aug. 1938 Samuel A'Court Ashe, soldier, lawyer, politician, historian, journalist, and editor, was born at Wrightsville [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atkins, Robert
by Holloman, Charles R. Robert Atkins, adventurer, trader, and land developer, of unknown origin, arrived in Bath County in 1715, just after the close of the Tuscarora Indian War, which had reduced Bath County's powerful [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Avery, Isaac Thomas
by Avery, Isaac Thomas, Jr. Isaac Thomas Avery, politician, planter, and banker, only son of Waightstill Avery and Leah Probart Avery, was born at Swan Ponds, Burke County. He had little formal education: he received an [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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