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Alexander, Annie Lowrie
by Dudley, Harold J. Annie Lowrie Alexander, physician, teacher, and philanthropist, was born near the town of Cornelius in Mecklenburg County of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Her father was Dr. John Brevard Alexander [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, Nathaniel
by Wager, Paul W. Nathaniel Alexander, physician, congressman, and governor, was born in Mecklenburg County, the oldest child of the six children of Moses and Sarah Alexander. Moses Alexander was an influential [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, Sydenham Benoni
by Noblin, Stuart. Alexander, Sydenham Benoni by Stuart Noblin, 1979 8 Dec. 1840–14 June 1921 Sydenham Benoni Alexander, agriculturist and legislator, was born at Rosedale, a Mecklenburg County farm ten miles [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, William Julius
by Kirkman, Roger N. William Julius Alexander, speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons, solicitor, and superintendent of the Charlotte branch of the U.S. Mint, was born in Salisbury, the son of William Alexander. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Peter Marshall
by Campbell, Steven Edward. Peter Marshall Brown, banker, mayor of Charlotte, and trustee of Davidson College, was born in Charlotte, the son of Colonel John L. Brown and Nannie Kerr Brown. Brown grew up amidst wealth, in a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryant, Henry Edward Cowan ("Red Buck")
by Farnham, Thomas J. Henry Edward Cowan ("Red Buck") Bryant, journalist and political commentator, was born in lower Providence Township, Mecklenburg County, of English and Scotch-Irish ancestry. His father was Henry [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burton, Hutchins Gordon
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Hutchins Gordon Burton, lawyer, congressman, and governor, was the son of John and Mary Gordon Burton. There is disagreement about his birthdate and birthplace, but the weight of evidence seems to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cannon, James William
by Glass, Brent D. James William Cannon, textile manufacturer, was born near Sugaw Creek Church in Mecklenburg County. His father was Joseph Allison Cannon and his mother, Eliza Long. As a boy he worked on his father's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carter, Landon
by Herndon, G. Melvin. Landon Carter, political leader, was the only child of John and Elizabeth Taylor Carter. Born in Cumberland County, Va., Landon accompanied his parents to the raw frontier of the Holston River, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cocke, Norman Atwater
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Norman Atwater Cocke, attorney and industrialist, was born in Prince George County, Va., the son of John James Cocke and grandson of Nathaniel Colley and Virginia Peterson Cocke of Aberdeen in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Craighead, Alexander
by Morgan, David T. Alexander Craighead, maverick Presbyterian minister in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina, was born the son of the Reverend Thomas and Margaret Craighead, near Donegal, Ireland. Arriving at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davidson, Adam Brevard
by Davidson, Chalmers G. Adam Brevard Davidson, planter and developer, a son of John ("Jacky") Davidson, Jr., and his wife Sarah Harper Brevard, was born at Rural Hill, the plantation home in Mecklenburg County built by his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davidson, Alexander Caldwell
by Green, C. Sylvester. Alexander Caldwell Davidson, congressman and cotton planter, was born in Mecklenburg County near Charlotte. The names of his parents do not appear to be recorded. The family moved about 1830 to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davidson, John
by Davidson, Chalmers G. John Davidson, patriot and ironmaster, was the son of Robert and Isabel Ramsay Davidson who are believed to have come from Scotland on the "Diligance of Glasgow" in January 1729. There is a tradition [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davidson, Robert
by Davidson, Chalmers G. Robert Davidson, planter, the oldest son of Major John Davidson and his wife Violet Wilson, was born on his father's Rural Retreat plantation on the Catawba River in Mecklenburg County. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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