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Armfield, Eugene Morehead
by Underwood, William. Eugene Morehead Armfield, writer, teacher, and translator, was born in Thomasville, the son of Jesse L. Armfield, first cashier of the Bank of Thomasville, and Dion Griffith Armfield, whose parents [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgin, William Olin
by Harris, Tyndall P., Jr. William Olin Burgin, congressman, lawyer, and businessman, was born on a farm in McDowell County, one of five children of Merrett Burgin, farmer, merchant, and Confederate Army veteran, and his wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carrick, John Lee
by Taylor, R. Hargus. John Lee Carrick, clergyman and educator, was born in Davidson County, the son of Christopher Columbus and Nancy Elizabeth Thayer Carrick. His paternal ancestors appear to have migrated to North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clodfelter (Gladfelder), Jesse
by Batson, Whaley W. Jesse Clodfelter (Gladfelder), cabinetmaker, was the first child of Maria Magdalena Walk and John Gladfelder (the spelling was changed later) of the Friedberg community, now a part of Forsyth County. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Collins, Mordecai
by Batson, Whaley W. Mordecai Collins, cabinetmaker, was born probably in Virginia, of unknown ancestry. His name first appears in Rowan County records on 3 Dec. 1809, in an entry stating that Collins purchased from John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cramer, Stuart Warren
by Morgan, Thomas S. Cramer, Stuart Warren by Thomas S. Morgan, 1979 31 Mar. 1868–2 July 1940 Stuart Warren Cramer, leader in the development and improvement of textile mills, inventor, and leader in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Deems, Charles Force
by Keever, Homer M. Charles Force Deems, clergyman, educator, and author, is best known for his connection with the Church of the Strangers in New York City during the late nineteenth century and for his friendship with [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Finch, Thomas Jefferson
by Sink, M. Jewell. Thomas Jefferson Finch, pioneer furniture manufacturer, banker, and farmer, was descended from English settlers who came first to Virginia and then to Person County, N.C. Succeeding generations moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Frontis, Stephen
by Clark, Edith M. Frontis, Stephen by Edith M. Clark, 1986 18 July 1792–12 Apr. 1867 Stephen Frontis, Presbyterian minister, was born in Cognac, France, the son of John Baptist Jehoiachin and Etiennette Borel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gerrard, Charles
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Charles Gerrard, Revolutionary patriot and philanthropist, was born in Beaufort County. Little is known of his antecedents. His mother, Dinah, was married a second time—to one Sirmon—and was living [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Green, Philip Palmer
by Matthews, Mary G. Philip Palmer Green, army medical corps officer and pathologist, was born in Davidson County, the second of six children of Robert S. and Nettie Lopp Green. His education began in a one-teacher [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hairston, Peter
by Hairston, Peter Wilson. Peter Hairston, Revolutionary War officer, North Carolina state senator, planter, iron manufacturer, and merchant, was born in Franklin County, Va. His father was Robert Hairston, a landowner and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hairston, Peter Wilson
by Hairston, Peter Wilson. Hairston, Peter Wilson by Peter Wilson Hairston, 1988 25 Nov. 1819–17 Feb. 1886 Peter Wilson Hairston, planter, was born in Pittsylvania County, Va. His father was Samuel Hairston, cited by [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hanes, Lewis
by Brawley, James S. Lewis Hanes, newspaper editor, was born in Forsyth County but spent most of his life in Davidson County. In addition to his work as a journalist, Hanes was active in politics. He was a Whig member of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hedrick, Benjamin Sherwood
by Knapp, Sharon E. Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick, educator, chemist, and antislavery leader, was born in western Davidson County near Salisbury, the son of Elizabeth Sherwood and John Leonard Hedrick, a farmer and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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