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Dugger, Shepherd Monroe
by Walser, Richard. Dugger, Shepherd Monroe by Richard Walser, 1986 26 Feb. 1854–13 Sept. 1938 Shepherd Monroe Dugger, educator, orchardist, landscape architect, mining prospector, geologist, surveyor, road [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Joyner, Edmund Noah
by Malone, E. T., Jr. Edmund Noah Joyner, Episcopal priest, missionary, soldier, poet, and newspaper editor, was born in the Marlboro community near Farmville in Pitt County, the son of Dr. Noah and Emily Adelaide [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lyon, John
by Inscoe, John. Lyon, John by John Inscoe, 1991 1765?–14 Sept. 1814 John Lyon, botanist and plant [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacRae, Elizabeth Ann
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Elizabeth Ann MacRae, missionary and teacher, was born in Marion County, S.C., the daughter of Daniel S. and Harriet Brown Harlee. In 1842 she married Dr. Neill McNair and became the mistress of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacRae, Hugh
by Riley, Jack. Hugh MacRae, mining engineer, developer, and industrialist, was born in Carbonton, Chatham County, of Scottish and English descent. He was the son of Julia Norton and Donald MacRae, who served as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Newland, William Calhoun
by Tyner, David H. William Calhoun Newland, lawyer, legislator, and lieutenant governor, was born near Marion in McDowell County. The Newland family had immigrated to the American colonies from Wales, and William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shelby, Evan
by Beasley, Paul W. Evan Shelby, frontiersman, trader, and militia officer, was born in Tregaron, Wales, the son of Evan, Sr., a merchant and farmer, and Catherine Daviess Shelby. The family emigrated to America in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sloop, Mary T. Martin
by Inscoe, John C. Mary T. Martin Sloop, physician, educator, and reformer, was born in Davidson, where her father, William Joseph Martin, was a professor of geology and chemistry at Davidson College. Her mother was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sutton, Maude Pennell Minish
by Patterson, Daniel W. Maude Pennell Minish Sutton, teacher, folklorist, and journalist, was born in Lenoir, one of three children of Anna Pennell and Walter Lafayette Minish. Her father was a prominent local businessman, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tufts, Edgar
by Spence, Thomas H., Jr. Edgar Tufts, Presbyterian minister and educator, was born at Kirkwood, Ga., the son of Joseph F. A. and Anna Robinson Tufts. In 1898 he married Mary Elizabeth Hall, of Hampden-Sydney, Va., who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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