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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.)
Alamance Mills
by McGrath, Eileen, Glass, Brent D. The original Alamance Cotton Mill was founded by Edwin M. Holt and William A. Carrigan on Big Alamance Creek near Burlington in 1837, at the site of several small, water-powered operations, including [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bahnson, Agnew Hunter
by Wooten, Hubert K. Agnew Hunter Bahnson, textile manufacturer, was born in Salem, the son of Dr. Henry Theodore and Emma Fries Bahnson. His grandfather, George Frederic Bahnson, moved to Salem in 1849 from Lancaster, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Belk
by Furr, J. Elizabeth. Charlotte-based Belk, Inc., the nation's largest privately owned department store organization, began in Monroe in 1888 as one small store named the New York Racket. The 25-year-old founder, William [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burlington Industries
by Troxler, George W. In 1923 J. Spencer Love founded a textile company located on the outskirts of Burlington. Love and his father contributed $50,000 worth of machinery from a previously owned mill and $200,000 from the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cannon Mills
by Cherry, Kevin. Cannon Mills, producer of all-purpose cloth and kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom textile products, was founded by James William Cannon, a 35-year-old cotton broker and general merchandiser, in 1887 in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cannon, Charles Albert
by Krieger, Marvin. Charles Albert Cannon, textile manufacturer, was born in Concord, one of ten children and the youngest of six sons born to James William Cannon, who founded Cannon Mills, and Mary Ella Bost [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cannon, James William
by Glass, Brent D. James William Cannon, textile manufacturer, was born near Sugaw Creek Church in Mecklenburg County. His father was Joseph Allison Cannon and his mother, Eliza Long. As a boy he worked on his father's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chatham Manufacturing Company
by Hunt, James L. Chatham Manufacturing Company, one of North Carolina's oldest textile firms, was established in the late 1860s, when Alexander Chatham and Thomas L. Gwyn, owners of a store and grain mill in Elkin, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chatham, Alexander
by Stafford, Garland R. Alexander Chatham, merchant, farmer, and industrialist, was born near Wilkesboro of English ancestry. His father, Martin Chatham, had come from Augusta County, Va., and located in Wilkes County in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Child Labor
by Reimer, Kirstin, Willard, George-Anne. North Carolina children have worked, often alongside their parents, on family farms or elsewhere since colonial times. As the South industrialized, children began to leave home to find work in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Child Labor
by Korstad, Robert. Child Labor by Robert Korstad Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 1999. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of History Related entry: Childhood [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Clothing and Fashion
by Williams, Wiley J. Clothing and Fashion by Wiley J. Williams, 2006 Clothing and fashion styles during the colonial through pre-Civil War eras in North Carolina did not change as quickly as [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coleman Manufacturing Company
by Baker, Bruce E. The Coleman Manufacturing Company in Concord was the first black-owned cotton mill in the United States. Warren C. Coleman was born a slave in Cabarrus County on 25 Mar. 1849. At the age of 18, only [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coltrane, Daniel Branson
by Fox, Charlesanna L. Daniel Branson Coltrane, banker, industrialist, religious and educational leader, and Confederate veteran, was born in Randolph County in a two-room log house near Ebenezer Methodist Church and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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