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Beeman, Joseph Henry
by Neal, Ellen Barrier. Joseph Henry Beeman, Confederate officer and congressman, was born in Gates County. He moved with his parents to Morgan County, Ala., in 1847 and then to Mississippi in 1849. Brought up on a farm, he [...] (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.)
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.)
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.)
Harrell, Costen Jordan
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Harrell, Costen Jordan by Grady L. E. Carroll, 1988 12 Feb. 1885–30 Nov. 1971 Costen Jordan Harrell, Methodist bishop, was born in Holly Grove, Gates County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holland, Annie Wealthy
by Shaber, Sarah R. Annie Wealthy Holland, educator, was born in Isle of Wight County, Va., on a plot of land contiguous to the Wealthy plantation, where her grandmother had been a slave. She was the daughter of John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Frederick
by Lowry, Charles B. Frederick Jones, merchant, lawyer, and planter, was a member of that class of Virginians called by Carl Bridenbaugh "First Families of the Chesapeake," families often founded by sea captains such as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pory, John
by Powell, William S. John Pory, explorer, newsletter writer, and geographer, was born at Butters Hall, Thompson, Norfolk, England. The son of William Pory, he was graduated in 1592 from Gonville and Caius College, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Powell, Benjamin Edward
by Powell, William S. Benjamin Edward Powell, librarian and teacher, was born in Sunbury, Gates County, the son of Willis Warren and Beatrice Franklin Powell. In 1922 he entered Trinity College, Durham, which became Duke [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Riddick, Elsie Garnett
by Durrill, Wayne K. Elsie Garnett Riddick, politician, suffragist, and advocate of woman's rights, was born on her father's farm six miles from Gatesville, the daughter of David Elbert and Cornelia Ann Speight Riddick. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, William Paul
by Branch, Paul. William Paul Roberts, Confederate soldier, legislator, and state auditor, was born in Gates County, the son of John Smith and Jane Gatling Boyt Roberts. He received little formal education other than [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stedman, Andrew Jackson
by Gaddy, David Winifred. Andrew Jackson Stedman, journalist, lawyer, minister, and Confederate officer, was born in Gatesville, the fifth son of William Winship (1798–1836) and Rebecca Walton Stedman (1794–1873) of Chatham [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ward, Hallet Sydney
by Hicks, Julia Jones. Hallet Sydney Ward, lawyer, state senator, solicitor, and congressman, was born near Gatesville, the son of Nathaniel Owens, a farmer and a soldier for the Confederacy, and Elizabeth Matthew Ward. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Henry Horace
by Hammer, Jane Ross. Henry Horace Williams, philosopher, was head of the Department of Philosophy at The University of North Carolina for all but the last five emeritus years of the fifty he taught there. Born in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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