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Bingham, Lemuel
by Keever, Homer M. Lemuel Bingham, newspaper editor, was a native of Pittsfield, Mass. A printer by trade, he was brought to Salisbury in 1820 by Charles F. Fisher to found the Western Carolinian, first successful [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boone, Squire
by Wall, James W. Boone, Squire by James W. Wall, 1979 6 Dec. 1696–2 Jan. 1765 Squire Boone, pioneer settler in Western Piedmont North Carolina and father of Daniel Boone, was born in Devonshire, England. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brock, William Emerson
by Hatfield, E. A. William Emerson Brock, U.S. senator from Tennessee and businessman, was born on a small tobacco farm near Mocksville, Davie County, the son of Richard Emerson and Mary Ann Howell Brock. With his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, George Thomas
by Bair, Anna Withers. George Thomas Brown, tobacco manufacturer, was born in Mocksville, the son of Rufus D. and Sarah Gibbs Brown. Rufus Brown and his brother, Dr. William Brown, had a small tobacco factory in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Morgan
by Bryan, John K., Jr. By the time of his 1719 marriage to Martha Strode, Bryan owned land in Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pa. Shortly after his marriage, he moved farther west in the county and may then have begun [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Claxton, Philander Priestley
by Green, C. Sylvester. Philander Priestley Claxton, educator, was born in Bedford County, near Shelbyville, Tenn., the son of Joshua Calvin and Anne Elizabeth Jones Claxton. He traced his lineage to nineteenth-century [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, William Henry
by Wall, James W. William Henry Davis, editor and publisher of a partisan newspaper, The Hornet, was born at Fork, Davie County, the son of Daniel V. Davis and Sarah Hodges. He was married to Maude Williams. After [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dickins, John
by Carroll, Grady L. E. John Dickins, Methodist clergyman and pioneer book agent, was born to John and Elizabeth Aston Dickins in London. Educated there and, according to tradition, at Eton, he became "well acquainted with [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ferebee, Thomas (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Belton, Tom. Thomas Wilson Ferebee was born into a large farm family outside Mocksville in Davie County on November 19, 1918. He attended local public schools and excelled in sports in high school and college. At [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Foard, John Frederick
by Hood, Davyd Foard. Foard, John Frederick by Davyd Foard Hood, 1986 12 Apr. 1827–11 May 1909 See also: Foard, Osborne Giles (from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography) John Frederick Foard, physician, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foard, Osborne Giles
by Foard, John Hanby, Jr. Osborne Giles Foard, planter, state legislator, contractor, local official, and religious lay leader, was born in the fork of the Yadkin and South Yadkin rivers in what is now southern Davie County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Furches, David Moffatt
by Crow, Jeffrey J. David Moffatt Furches, lawyer, jurist, and chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was born in Davie County, the son of Stephen Lewis Furches, a justice of the peace and farmer, and Polly [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gaither, Ephraim Lash
by Green, C. Sylvester. Ephraim Lash Gaither, lawyer and businessman, was born in Mocksville, the son of Ephraim and Sarah Hall Johnston Gaither. He was a descendant of John Gaither, who came from England and settled at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gaither, Nathan
by Green, C. Sylvester. Nathan Gaither, physician and congressman, was born in the northern part of Rowan County that later became Davie County near the present site of the county seat, Mocksville. He was the youngest son [...] (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.)
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