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Baker, Joseph Henry
by Macfie, John. Joseph Henry Baker, physician and surgeon, was born in Edgecombe County. His father was William S. Baker, a physician and farmer who had been a county representative in 1838 and 1840. His grandfather [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baker, Julian Meredith
by Macfie, John. Julian Meredith Baker, physician and surgeon, was born in Tarboro of English and French Huguenot background. His father, Joseph Henry Baker, was also a physician in Tarboro; his mother, Susan [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Elisha
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Elisha Battle, planter, revolutionary patriot, and state legislator, was born in Nansemond County, Va. He was the fifth child and third son of William and Sarah Hunter Battle. Earlier paternal and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Ephraim
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. Ephraim Battle, farmer, patriot, and local official, was born in the part of Edgecombe County that is now Nash. He was the son of the Thomas Battle, who died in Onslow County in 1769, and a grandson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, James Smith
by Battle, Elizabeth D. James Smith Battle, planter, judge, and manufacturer, was born at Cool Spring Plantation, Edgecombe County, the son of Penelope Langley Edwards and Jacob Battle. He entered The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, William Horn
by Gass, W. Conard. William Horn Battle, lawyer, legislator, and jurist, was born in Edgecombe County. His father was Joel Battle, cofounder of one of the first cotton mills in the Southeast; his mother was Mary P. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, William Smith
by Battle, Elizabeth Dancy. William Smith Battle planter and manufacturer, was born in Edgecombe County, the son of Sally Harriet Westray and James Smith Battle. He began his education at Stony Hill and Louisburg academies and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bellamy, William
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Bellamy, William by Ralph Hardee Rives, 1979 24 Oct. 1770–5 Oct. 1846 William Bellamy, pioneer Methodist minister of Edgecombe and Nash counties, was a leader in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blunt (or Blount), Tom
by Johnson, F. Roy. Tom Blunt (or Blount), a head chief and king of the North Carolina Tuscarora Indians, of obscure parentage, lived in the Upper Towns. During his time these numbered seven and formed one of three [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bodley, Joshua
by Powell, William S. Joshua Bodley, attorney and land agent, may have been a native of Dublin, Ireland. He was living in the port city of Lorient, Britanny, France, on 3 Nov. 1755, when a marriage contract was drawn up [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bourne, Henry Clark
by Bridgers, H. C., Jr. Henry Clark Bourne, attorney, farmer, publisher, and churchman, was born on the farm White Oaks near Tarboro, Edgecombe County. He was the son of Maria Toole Clark (25 Dec. 1859–4 June 1907), whose [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bourne, Henry Clay
by Bridgers, H. C., Jr., Long, Mrs. Willie J., Jr. Henry Clay Bourne, soldier, farmer, merchant, and public official, was born near Portroyal, Tenn., the son of Catherine White Wimberley and Milton Bourne. His mother was a native of Robertson County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Braswell, James Craig
by Johnston, Hugh B., Jr. James Craig Braswell, banker and community leader, was born and reared near Battleboro, a son of Thomas Permenter Braswell and his wife, Emily Stallings. The founder of the line was the Reverend [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bridgers, Henry Clark
by Bridgers, H. C., Jr. Henry Clark Bridgers, athlete, attorney, railroad man, and entrepreneur, was born just west of Tarboro, at Hilma, the home of his parents, Laura Clark and John L. Bridgers, Jr. He attended school [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bridgers, John Luther
by Bridgers, H. C., Jr. John Luther Bridgers, attorney, agriculturist, and soldier, was born on a farm on Town Creek in southwest Edgecombe County. His father, second generation of the Bridgers family in the area, was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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