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Allen, William
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. In November 1681, Allen was a member of the council and ex officio justice of the general court. That he held his council seat by vote of the assembly indicates that he was also a member of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Creekmore, Vernon Lee: In Old Currituck
by Cecelski, David S. On a recent trip to Currituck County, my family and I visited some of my favorite parts of the North Carolina coast. We explored the broad marshes of North River, picked apples on the remote shores [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Ferebee, Dennis Dozier
by Howard, Mary Ferebee. Ferebee, Dennis Dozier by Mary Ferebee Howard, 1986 9 Nov. 1815–27 Apr. 1884 Dennis Dozier Ferebee, Confederate officer and political leader, was born in Currituck County but in 1834 moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holden (Holding), Robert
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Robert Holden (Holding), Council member, secretary, customs collector, receiver general, and escheator, was identified in January 1678/79 as a "Merchant Lately belonging to Virginia and now bound for [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jarvis, Thomas Jordan
by Parker, June Dunn. Thomas Jordan Jarvis, teacher, lawyer, lieutenant governor, governor, ambassador to Brazil, and U.S. senator, was born in Jarvisburg, Currituck County, the son of Elizabeth Daley and Bannister Hardy [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Knapp, Joseph Palmer
by Stick, David. Joseph Palmer Knapp, publisher, financier, philanthropist, and conservationist, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Phoebe Palmer and Joseph Fairchild Knapp, a founder of the Metropolitan Life [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lamb, Gideon
by Watson, Alan D. Gideon Lamb, soldier, was the seventh and last child of Thomas (31 Jan. 1702–ca. 1761) and Sarah Beckwith Lamb (b. 1 July 1701 in Lyme, Mass.). Thomas married Sarah on 5 Nov. 1723 in Spring-field, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Macknight, Thomas
by Neville, John D. Thomas Macknight, Loyalist planter and public officeholder, was a native of Scotland. Little is known about him except for the years he spent in North Carolina, where he settled in 1757. A landowner [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mearns, William Skipwith
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Skipwith Mearns, eccentric, was the son of William Mearns, clerk of court for Chowan County (1748–50) and Currituck County (1757–58), and his wife Dorothy Skipwith, the daughter of Sir [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pendleton, Andrew Lewis
by London, George Elliot. Andrew Lewis Pendleton, physician, druggist, and banker, was born at Nixonton, Pasquotank County, the son of Andrew Lewis and Mary Frances Cartwright Pendleton. Pioneer settlers from Virginia in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pilmore, Joseph (or Pillmore, Pilmoor, Pilmoore)
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Joseph (or Pillmore Pilmore, Pilmoor, clergyman, was born in Tadmouth, Yorkshire, England, to parents who were members of the Church of England. At sixteen he became acquainted with John Wesley [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sanderlin, Elizabeth: Old-Fashioned People
by Cecelski, David S. Elizabeth Sanderlin is 98 and going strong. She was born and raised in Moyock, a coastal village in Currituck County, a land of seaside farms and freshwater marshes just south of the Virginia line. [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Sawyer, Lemuel
by Walser, Richard. Lemuel Sawyer, writer and politician, was born in Camden County, the youngest of nine children of Lemuel and his first wife, Mary Taylor Sawyer. The elder Sawyer, whose family connections were [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shaw, Henry Marchmore
by Cook, Ellen Taylor. Henry Marchmore Shaw, physician, congressman, and Confederate army officer, was born in Newport, R.I. His parents were John Allen and Betty Marchmore Shaw, both of Scotch-Irish descent. The Shaw [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Starke, Lucien Douglas
by Powell, William S. Lucien Douglas Starke, newspaper editor and Confederate officer, was born at Pleasant Level near Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Va., the son of Colonel Bowling and Eliza G. New Starke. His mother was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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