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Collet (Collett), John Abraham
by Cumming, William P. John Abraham Collet (Collett), a Swiss military engineer, map maker, captain in the British army, and governor of Fort Johnston, N.C., was probably from Geneva, where his widowed mother, a Moravian, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cruden, John, Jr.
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. John Cruden, Jr., a Loyalist merchant, was in partnership with his uncle, John Cruden, and his brother James. They established stores in Wilmington and Cross Creek in 1774, using money the uncle had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dalrymple, John
by Powell, William S. John Dalrymple, army officer, the second surviving son of Sir John Dalrymple of Cousland, second baronet, and his wife, Elizabeth Fletcher, probably was born in Edinburgh.* His great-uncle, John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dobbs, Arthur
by Davis, Richard Beale. Arthur Dobbs, colonial governor of North Carolina, surveyor-general of Ireland, promoter of exploration for a Northwest Passage, and scholar and scientist, was a son of the Enlightenment and one of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dobbs, Edward Brice
by Price, William S., Jr. Edward Brice Dobbs, colonial official, was born to Arthur and Annie Osburne Norbury Dobbs at Castle Dobbs in Carrickfergus, Ireland. Little is known about his early life, but in October 1754 he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dromgoole, Edward
by Malone, E. T., Jr. Edward Dromgoole, pioneer Methodist circuit rider, was born in Sligo, Ireland. After hearing the preaching of Methodist missionaries, he renounced Catholicism and was ostracized by his family. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dry, William, III
by Watson, Alan D. William Dry, III, Brunswick merchant, planter, and royal placeman, was born in Goose Creek, S.C. The progenitor of the Dry family in Carolina was Robert Dry who immigrated to South Carolina about [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Emmons, Ebenezer
by Knapp, R. F. Ebenezer Emmons, geologist, educator, and physician, was born in Middlefield, a village in western Massachusetts, of English ancestry. The single son of five siblings, his parents were farmer [...] (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.)
Forster, Anthony
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Forster, Anthony by J. Isaac Copeland, 1986 11 Jan. 1785–18 Jan. 1820 Anthony Forster, Unitarian clergyman, was born in Brunswick County but beyond that little is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fremont (née Fish), Sewall Lawrence
by Grant, Dorothy Fremont. Fremont (née Fish), Sewall Lawrence by Dorothy Fremont Grant, 1986 30 Aug. 1816–1 May 1886 Sewall Lawrence Fremont (née Fish), army officer, chief engineer, and superintendent of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gause, Lucien Coatsworth
by Moore, James Elliott. Lucien Coatsworth Gause, Arkansas congressman, was born in Brunswick County, not far from Wilmington. While he was still a youth, his family moved to Lauderdale County, Tenn. Prepared for college by [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grist, James Redding
by Perry, Percival. James Redding Grist, planter and businessman, the eldest of thirteen children of Allen and Mary Ann Williams Grist, was born in Beaufort County near Washington. His forebears were in Beaufort County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, Frederick Jones
by London, Lawrence F. Frederick Jones Hill, physician, planter, and legislator, was born at his father's plantation, Fairfields, in New Hanover County. He was the son of Elizabeth Jones and John Hill, an officer in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, William
by London, Lawrence F. William Hill, colonial official and merchant, was born in Boston, Mass., the son of John and Elizabeth Maxwell Hill and the grandson of Henry Hill who arrived in Boston in the latter part of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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