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Bell, Martha McFarlane
by Suggs, Joseph R. Martha McFarlane McGee, one of the heroines of the American Revolution, was born in Orange County. No positive record of her parents' names has been located, but her maiden name indicates that she [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bennehan, Richard
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Richard Bennehan, merchant, planter, builder, and pioneer in the tobacco industry and in education, was born near Warsaw, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Va. The fifth of seven children, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bernard, William Stanly
by Engstrom, Alfred Garvin. William Stanly Bernard, professor of Greek in The University of North Carolina, was born in Greenville, the son of Dr. William Augustus Bernard, a surgeon captain in the Confederate Army, and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Berry, Harriet Morehead
by Mckown, Harry W. Harriet Morehead Berry, leader in the good roads movement in North Carolina and a civic and political activist, was born in Hillsborough, the daughter of Dr. John and Mary Strayhorn Berry. Harriet [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Berry, John
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. John Berry, self-taught builder-architect and Orange County politician, was born near Hillsborough, the son of John Berry, Sr., and Rhoda (Rosanna?) (Whitted?) Berry. According to family tradition, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, Robert
by Steelman, Bennett L. Robert Bingham, headmaster of Bingham School and educational advocate, was born in Hillsborough, the fourth child of William James Bingham, then principal of Hillsborough Academy, and his wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, William
by Steelman, Bennett L. William Bingham, author and educator, was born in Hillsborough, the fourth child and eldest son of William James Bingham, headmaster of Hillsborough Academy, and his wife, Eliza Alves Norwood. Named [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, William
by Steelman, Bennett L. Bingham, William by Bennett L. Steelman, 1979 See also: Bingham School; Hillsborough Academy 2 Feb. 1754–5 Feb. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, William James
by Steelman, Bennett L. William James Bingham, popularly known as "the Napoleon of schoolmasters," was born in Chapel Hill, the oldest son of William Bingham, then professor of ancient languages at The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blackburn, William Maxwell
by Blackburn, A. L. William Maxwell Blackburn, educator, son of Charles Stanley and Amy Malvina Waring Blackburn, Presbyterian missionaries, was born in Urumiah, Iran, and died in Durham. His paternal grandfather was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Frederick
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Frederick Blount, physician, the oldest son of James and Ann Hall Blount, was born at Mulberry Hill Plantation, Edenton. He is not to be confused with his uncle, Frederick Blount. His maternal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bumpass, Frances Webb
by Jordan, Paula S. Frances Webb Bumpass, newspaper publisher, teacher, and church worker, was born in Halifax, Va., to Henry and Harriet Dickens Webb. Educated by her parents and by private teachers in North Carolina, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burke, Mary ("Polly") Williams
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Burke, Mary ("Polly") Williams By Mary Claire Engstrom, 1979 See also: Govenor Thomas Burke 1 Feb. 1782–31 Jan. 1869 Mary "Polly" Williams Burke, educator, was the only child of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burke, Thomas
by Watterson, John. Thomas Burke, governor and poet, was born in Ireland and grew up in Dublin, probably in a Protestant household. He migrated to the colonies following family quarrels in 1759 or 1760 and settled in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burwell, Robert Armistead
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Burwell, Robert Armistead by Mary Claire Engstrom, 1979 See also: Queens University of Charlotte; Burwell School; North Carolina Women's Colleges 12 July 1802–5 Mar. 1895 Robert [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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