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Amos, Tori
by Franke, Matthew. Tori Amos is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer best known for her confessional lyrics and piano-based alternative rock music style. She was born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963 in [...] (from NCpedia.)
Connor, Henry William
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Henry William Connor, planter and congressman, was born near Amelia Court House, Prince George County, Va., and was graduated from South Carolina College, Columbia, in 1812. In 1814 he served as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Champion McDowell
by Sheppard, Juanita Ann. Champion McDowell Davis, railroad official, was the son of Robert Burns, a captain in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War, and Cornelia Nixon Davis, daughter of Nicholas N. Nixon, who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Finger, Sidney Michael
by Moore, Marie D. Finger, Sidney Michael by Marie D. Moore, 1986 24 May 1837–26 Dec. 1896 Sidney Michael Finger, educator, state assemblyman, merchant, and manufacturer, was born in Lincoln County, the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hagler (Arataswa or Oroloswa)
by Cashion, Jerry C. Arataswa or Oroloswa Hagler, king or head man of the Catawbas (ca. 1749–63), lived and died in the region that was in bitter dispute between the two Carolinas. Upon the murder of The Young Warrior [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Bernice (Christiana) Kelly
by Walser, Richard. Bernice (Christiana) Kelly Harris, writer, was born in eastern Wake County. Both of her parents, William Haywood and Rosa Poole Kelly, came from a long line of sturdy, independent farmers. She had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henkel, David
by Carpenter, Robert C. David Henkel, theologian, Lutheran minister, and founder of the Tennessee Synod, was the son of the Reverend Paul and Elizabeth Negeley Henkel. Apparently his family had tutored him because he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hilton, Ernest Auburn
by Conway, Robert O. Hilton, Ernest Auburn by Robert O. Conway, 1988 20 Sept. 1879–28 Sept. 1948 Ernest Auburn Hilton, master potter, was born in Catawba County near Hickory, the son of John Wesley Helton (or [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Payne, Bruce Ryburn
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Bruce Ryburn Payne, college president, was born in the Mull Grove community of Catawba County, the son of Jordan Nathaniel and Barbara Anne Eliza Warlick Payne. The elder Payne was a teacher and a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Phifer, Martin, Jr.
by Phifer, E. W., Jr., Phifer, Nancy W. Phifer, Martin, Jr. by E. W. Phifer, Jr., and Nancy W. Phifer, 1994 25 Mar. 1756–12 Nov. 1837 (see Martin Phifer for name [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rhodes, John Melancthon
by Cauble, Frank P. John Melancthon Rhodes, textile manufacturer, temperance leader, and patron of education, was born in Gaston County, four miles north of the town of Dallas. Of German ancestry, he was the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rhyne, Abel Peterson
by Cauble, Frank P. Abel Peterson Rhyne, textile manufacturer, Confederate soldier, and patron of education, was born on a farm near Mount Holly in Lincoln (now Gaston) County. Of German ancestry, he was a descendant of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rhyne, Daniel Efird
by Cauble, Frank P. Daniel Efird Rhyne, textile manufacturer, banker, and philanthropist, was born on a farm in Gaston County near the town of Mount Holly. A son of Moses H. and Margaret Hoffman Rhyne, he was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rich, Joseph Hampton
by Jones, H. G. Joseph Hampton Rich, editor and promoter, was born in Davie County, the son of Samuel Chase and Betty Carolina McMahan Rich. He was graduated from Wake Forest College in 1898. For a short time he was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, James Edwin
by Willis, F. Craig. James Edwin Scott, merchant and tobacco manufacturer, was born in Alamance County, the son of Robert W. Scott. He attended the Bingham School when it was under the direction of Major Robert Bingham [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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