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Alston, Philip
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Philip Alston, revolutionary patriot, was born in Halifax County, the son of Joseph John Alston and his first wife, Elisabeth Chancy. In 1772 he bought four thousand acres of land in a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bethune, John
by Mackenzie, James. John Bethune, Presbyterian minister, was born on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, and raised in the Parish of Sleat under the ministry of the Reverend John MacPherson. MacPherson impressed upon the young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Busbee, Jacques (Born James Littlejohn Busbee)
by Troxler, George W. Jacques (Born James Littlejohn Busbee) Busbee, artist and reviver of Jugtown Pottery, was born in Raleigh, the son of Charles Manly and Lydia Littlejohn Busbee. Busbee prepared for a career as an [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Busbee, Juliana Royster
by Troxler, George W. Juliana Royster Busbee, promoter of pottery, was the daughter of William Burt and Julia Tutt Royster of Raleigh. She attended St. Mary's Junior College for two sessions and studied photography under [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coffin, Oscar Jackson
by Riley, Jack. Oscar Jackson Coffin, newspaperman, professor, and dean of the School of Journalism, The University of North Carolina, was born at Carter's Mill in Moore County on a farm within the present city [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dowd, Clement
by Melvin, K. S. Clement Dowd, congressman, author, and lawyer, was born in Moore County, the son of Willis Dickerson Dowd, a longtime clerk and a state senator in 1860, and Ann Mariah Gaines. He was the grandson of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graves, Jesse Dickens
by Powell, William S. Jesse Dickens Graves, physician and artist, was born in Granville County, the son of Henry Lewis Graves and his wife, Mary Brown Dickens. He was a student at The University of North Carolina in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holshouser Jr., James Eubert (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. The first Republican elected governor of North Carolina in the twentieth century, James E. Holshouser, Jr. (1934- ) extended rural health care, expanded kindergarten and community college programs, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Jerman, Cornelia Petty
by Lennon, Donald R. Cornelia Petty Jerman, leader of the North Carolina woman suffrage movement and Democratic party official, was born near Carthage, the daughter of William Cary and Emma Virginia Thagard Petty. She [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Andrew Jackson
by Titchener, William D. Andrew Jackson Jones, legislator, financier, and railroad president, was probably the son of William Jones of Bladen County. In the 1850 census he was recorded as a twenty-four-year-old farmer in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kennedy, David
by Melvin, K. S. Kennedy, David by K. S. Melvin, 1988 20 Jan. 1768–2 May [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lacy, William Sterling
by Dudley, Harold J. Lacy, William Sterling by Harold J. Dudley, 1991 25 Mar. 1842–14 Oct. 1899 William Sterling Lacy, Presbyterian minister, educator, and writer, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lang, John Albert, Jr.
by Holley, I. B., Jr. Lang, John Albert, Jr. by I. B. Holley, Jr., 1991 15 Nov. 1910–27 June 1974 John Albert Lang, Jr., teacher, federal civil [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacRae, John
by Walser, Richard. John MacRae, Loyalist poet and song-writer, born in Kintain, Scotland, was a recognized Gaelic poet and singer before sailing for North Carolina in 1774 and settling on McLendons Creek (now in Moore [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Marchant, Frederick (Frank)
by Massengill, Stephen E. Frederick (Frank) Marchant, photographer, was born in Pennsylvania, one of three children of William J. and Henrietta (Hattie) S. Makeley Marchant. His father (b. ca. 1835) and his paternal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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