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Abernethy, Arthur Talmage
by Abernethy, Peter L. Arthur Talmage Abernethy, author, minister, and educator, was born of Scottish and German ancestry in the town of Rutherford College. His father, a Methodist minister and the founder and president of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Abernethy, Arthur Talmage
by Anonymous. ARTHUR TALMAGE ABERNETHY See also: Abernethy, Arthur Talmage 1872 - 1956 Arthur Abernethy was appointed Poet Laureate in November of 1948, just before the end of Governor R. Gregg [...] (from NCpedia.)
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.)
Bowman, Jacob Weaver
by Hightower, Emily K. Jacob Weaver Bowman, legislator and judge, was born in Relief, Burke (now Mitchell) County. His parents were Joseph Bowman, a farmer and justice of the peace, and Sarah Garland. Bowman spent his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, John
by Holeman, Sarah E. John Brown, Revolutionary War officer and state legislator, was born in County Derry, Ireland. He migrated to Lancaster County, Pa., and taught school there for a while. He married Jane McDowell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryant, Henry Edward Cowan ("Red Buck")
by Farnham, Thomas J. Henry Edward Cowan ("Red Buck") Bryant, journalist and political commentator, was born in lower Providence Township, Mecklenburg County, of English and Scotch-Irish ancestry. His father was Henry [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caldwell, Tod Robinson
by Harris, William C. Tod Robinson Caldwell, lieutenant governor and governor, was born in Morganton, the son of an Irish immigrant who became a prominent Burke County merchant. He obtained the rudiments of reading and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carson, Samuel Price
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Carson, Samuel Price by Daniel M. Mcfarland, 1979 22 Jan. 1798–2 Nov. 1838 Samuel Price Carson, congressman and secretary of state of Texas, was born at Pleasant Gardens, Burke County, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cobb, Beatrice
by Gatton, T. Harry. Beatrice Cobb, newspaper editor and publisher and Democratic party leader, was born in Morganton, the eldest of six daughters of Theodore Gettys and Martha Kincaid Cobb. Educated first in the local [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ervin, John Witherspoon
by Ervin, Sam J., Jr. John Witherspoon Ervin, teacher and writer, who was called Witherspoon Ervin, was born at Cheraw, S.C. His parents were Colonel James Robert Ervin, of Cheraw, a lawyer and legislator, who was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ervin, Samuel James, Jr.
by Ducey, Mitchell F. Ervin, Samuel James, Jr. by Mitchell F. Ducey, 1986 27 Sept. 1896–23 Apr. 1985 Samuel James Ervin, Jr., lawyer, jurist, legislator, congressman, and United States senator, was descended from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ervin, William Carson
by Hood, Karen S. William Carson Ervin, lawyer, newspaper editor, and financier, was born in Marion. Nicknamed "Buddie" by his family and called "Will" in later years, Ervin was the son of James S. Ervin, a Methodist [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Erwin, Alexander
by Ervin, Sam J., Jr. Alexander Erwin, Revolutionary soldier, public official, and legislator, was born in Bucks County, Pa., of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His parents, Nathaniel and Leah Julian Erwin, moved to Rowan (now [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Erwin, Jesse Harper
by Roberts, B. W. C. Jesse Harper Erwin, textile executive, was born at the family estate, Bellevue, near Morganton, of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His father, Joseph J. Erwin, described as a "model of the old-time Southern [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fortune, Roma Coxey
by London, Lawrence F. Roma Coxey Fortune, Episcopal priest, son of John L. and Mary Coxey Fortune, was born in Black Mountain. Having lost his hearing at age eight after a severe case of scarlet fever, he received his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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