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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.)
Bartram, William
by Parramore, Thomas C. William Bartram, naturalist, was the son of John Bartram, an eminent naturalist, and his wife, Ann Mendenhall Bartram. He was born near Philadelphia, where his gifts as an artist brought him in his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Thomas
by Snow, Claude H., Jr. Thomas Brown, Revolutionary War patriot and senator of the North Carolina General Assembly, was born in Bladen County, the son of John and Lucy Bright Brown. His father, the oldest of four sons, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwin, George William Bush
by Moore, James Elliott. George William Bush Burgwin, planter, was born at his father's plantation, the Hermitage, in New Hanover County, six weeks before the death of his mother, Eliza Bush Burgwin. She was the daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwin, John
by Lennon, Donald R. John Burgwin, colonial official and merchant, was born at Hereford, England. His father, John Burgwin (1682–1751), whose name was originally spelled Ap Gwyn, left his entire estate in South Wales, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Campbell, Farquhard
by Fields, William C. Farquhard Campbell, legislator and soldier, was born in Scotland. Facts concerning his parentage, place of origin, and the exact date of his emigration to North Carolina are not known and are further [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Jerome Bayard
by Clark, Edith Montcalm. Jerome Bayard Clark, congressman, was born on Phoebus Plantation near Elizabethtown, Bladen County, son of John Washington and Catherine Amelia Blue Clark. He was educated in the Clarkton schools, at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Council, Arthur
by Rockwell, Paul A. Arthur Council, Revolutionary War officer, is noted as one of the youngest and most active leaders of the early revolutionary movement in North Carolina. He was the son of Joanna Willis and Captain [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Council, John Pickett
by Gregg, Jane C. John Pickett Council, manufacturer and sportsman, was the son of Catherine Sykes and Kinchen Kitchen Council of Bladen County. He was the descendant of English settlers in Isle of Wight, Va., who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Forbes, William
by Price, William S. William Forbes, colonial official, immigrated to North Carolina from Scotland early in the 1730s. Settled in the Lower Cape Fear region, he soon gained the notice of Governor George Burrington, who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, Alexander
by Wehlitz, Lou Rogers. Alexander Graham, father of the North Carolina graded school system, was born near Fayetteville of Scottish ancestry, the son of Archibald and Anne McLean Graham. He was a descendant of Colonel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harnett, Cornelius
by Lennon, Donald R. Cornelius Harnett, colonial official, planter, and innkeeper, formerly a merchant of Dublin, Ireland, settled in Chowan County by 1720. In 1722, when he sold land on Queen Anne's Creek to Chief [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Husband (or Husbands), Herman (or Hermon, Harman)
by Jones, Mark H. Herman (or Hermon, Harman) Husband (or Husbands), legislator, county official, planter, surveyor, miner, pamphleteer, and social radical, was born in Cecil County, Md., the son of William and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Andrew Jackson
by Titchener, William D. Andrew Jackson Jones, legislator, financier, and railroad president, was probably the son of William Jones of Bladen County. In the 1850 census he was recorded as a twenty-four-year-old farmer in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Legett, John
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. John Legett, captain in the Royal North Carolina Regiment, was a founder of the settlement of members of that corps, the South Carolina Royalists, and the King's Carolina Rangers at Country Harbour, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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