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Atkins, Simon Green
by Gainor, Samuel M. Atkins received his early schooling in Haywood. He was an astute student and progressed to teaching in the town school before he enrolled in St. Augustine's Normal Collegiate Institute, now St. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atwater, John Wilbur
by Macfie, John, Atwater, Nell. John Wilbur Atwater, U.S. congressman, state senator, and farmer, was born in the community of Farrington in eastern Chatham County, the son of Jahaza Atwater and Sally Stone. His grandfather, Moses [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, William
by Steelman, Bennett L. Bingham, William by Bennett L. Steelman, 1979 See also: Bingham School; Hillsborough Academy 2 Feb. 1754–5 Feb. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Branson, Eli
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Eli Branson, a Regulator and Loyalist, was born in Virginia. The family moved to Chatham County, where Branson inherited land from his father and was active in the Regulator movement. In 1776 he led [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brantly, William Tomlinson [Theophilus]
by Tise, Larry Edward. Brantly, William Tomlinson [Theophilus] by Larry Edward Tise, 1979 23 Jan. 1787–28 Mar. 1845 William Tomlinson [Theophilus] Brantly, Baptist clergyman, college president, and editor, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buxton, Jarvis
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Jarvis Buxton, Episcopal clergyman and educator, was born near Washington, N.C., the son of the Reverend Jarvis Barry Buxton, also an Episcopal minister. A few years later his father became rector of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Council, Carl C. [Carlyle Ceasar]
by Green, C. Sylvester. Carl C. [Carlyle Ceasar] Council, newspaper publisher and radio and television executive, son of William L. and Ida Herndon Council, was born in Chatham County. His family moved to Durham while he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniel, Robert Thomas
by Woodard, John R. Robert Thomas Daniel, Baptist minister and agent for benevolent agencies, was born in Middlesex County, Va., the fifth son of Samuel and Eliza Thomas Daniel. At the close of the Revolutionary War, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Thomas Frederick
by Bass, Anna Jeanette. Thomas Frederick Davis, lawyer, Episcopal priest, and later bishop of South Carolina, was born in New Hanover County near Wilmington, the son of Thomas F. and Sarah Isabella Eagles Davis. His father [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Denson, Claudius Baker
by Raney, R. Beverly, Jr. Claudius Baker Denson, soldier, educator, and public speaker, was born in Suffolk, Va., the son of Josiah Armistead (1814–1907) of Suffolk and Mary Baker Denson, daughter of the Reverend Daniel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Hugh Woody
by Green, C. Sylvester. Hugh Woody Dixon, manufacturer and civic leader, was born at Snow Camp, the son of Joseph and Mary Woody Dixon. His father was of the line of Thomas Dixon, an English Quaker, who came to America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hale, Edward Jones
by Yanchisin, D. A. Edward Jones Hale, editor and publisher, was born in Chatham County, the son and youngest child of Joseph and Dorothy Herndon Hale. An orphan before he was ten, he became the ward of his namesake, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Thomas West
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Thomas West Harris, physician, educator, and first dean of The University of North Carolina Medical School, was born in Chatham County, the son of Thomas Brooks and Nancy Clegg Harris. His father was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haughton, John Hooker
by London, Lawrence F. John Hooker Haughton, lawyer and planter, son of John and Mary Ryan Hooker Haughton, was born in Chowan County. His parents later moved to Tyrrell, his mother's home county. He received his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, William
by York, Maury. William Hill, public official, son of William and Eliza Halbert Hill, was born in Surry (now Stokes) County. His father, a Baptist minister, attended the Provincial Congress at Hillsborough in August [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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