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Clary, John
by Jones, H. G., Winslow, Raymond A., Jr. John Clary, enters history because of his political success following his conviction for fornication with his stepdaughter. Little is definitely known of his background, though existing records [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Decrow, Sarah Moore Delano
by Evans, Esther. Decrow, Sarah Moore Delano By Esther Evans, 1986 ca. 1750–1795 Sarah Moore Delano Decrow, the first woman postmaster in the United States after the adoption of the Constitution, was born almost [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Denman, Charles
by Powell, William S. Charles Denman, merchant, assemblyman, and local official, was living in Perquimans Precinct by April 1716 when he purchased 100 acres of land there. In addition to his mercantile business, he often [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Durant (Durand, Duren), Ann Marwood
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Ann Marwood Durant (Durand, Duren), the first woman named as an attorney in extant records of North Carolina, came to the colony with her husband, George Durant, about 1661. Ann Marwood married [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Durant (Durand, Duren), George
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Durant (Durand, Duren), George by Mattie Erma E. Parker, 1986 See also: Durant Bible; Durant (Duren), John; Durant (Durand, Duren), Ann Marwood 1 Oct. 1632–ca. January [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Durant (Duren), John
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. John Durant (Duren), North Carolina Council member and General Court justice, was the son of George and Ann Marwood Durant, early settlers and leaders of the colony. The younger Durant probably was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Finckley, Thomas
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Thomas Finckley, council member, was in the North Carolina colony, then called Albemarle, by March 1675/76 and owned a plantation on Finckley's Point in Perquimans Precinct. In November 1681 he was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foster (Forster), Diana Harris
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Diana Harris Foster, innkeeper, was one of the first businesswomen in North Carolina. She came to the colony, then called Albemarle, with her first husband, Thomas Harris, about 1665. In a deposition [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foster, Francis
by Bullock, J. Marshall. Francis Foster, colonial Council member, was the son of William and Margaret Foster of Accomack, Va. The earliest record of Foster in North Carolina occurs in January 1689, when one Anthony Dawson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gary, Emily Gregory Gilliam
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Emily Gregory Gilliam Gary, moving force behind the development and preservation of historic buildings and sites in colonial Halifax, N.C., was the daughter of George and Marie Antoinette Mullen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hall, Clement
by Powell, William S. Clement Hall, Anglican missionary and author, was born in Warwickshire, England, probably in or near Coventry where he is known to have had relatives. He was baptized at St. Mary's Church, Warwick, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harrell, John
by Niswonger, Richard L. John Harrell, minister, educator, and Methodist missionary to the Indian Territory, was born in Perquimans County. He was probably the son of John Harrell, the only member of this family listed in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harvey, John
by Reidinger, Martin. John Harvey, colonial and Revolutionary leader, was born at the family home at Harvey's Neck in Perquimans County, one of twins, the son of colonial justice and Council member Thomas Harvey [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harvey, Thomas, Jr.
by Parker, Mattie Erma E., Winslow, Raymond A., Jr. Thomas Harvey, Jr., member of the Council and of the Assembly, and justice of the General Court, of the Admiralty Court, and of the Perquimans Precinct Court, was the son of Deputy Governor Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hecklefield, John
by Pennywitt, Neil C. John Hecklefield, militia officer, justice of the peace, provost marshal, and vestryman, moved to North Carolina from England in 1701. Court records of 1701 and 1702 refer to him as a doctor. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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