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Blue, Victor
by Gainor, Samuel M. Victor Blue, naval officer, was born in Richmond County of Scottish ancestry. His parents were John Gilchrist and Annie M. Evans Blue. Blue's father was a colonel in the Confederate Army; his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bruton, John Fletcher
by Johnston, Hugh B., Jr. John Fletcher Bruton, lawyer, educator, banker, civic leader, and churchman, was born at Wentworth in Rockingham County, a son of the Reverend David Rasberry Bruton and his wife, Margaret Nixon, both [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coltrane, John William
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. John William Coltrane, modern jazz saxophonist and composer, was born in Hamlet, the son of Alice Blair and John W. Coltrane, Sr. By the time of his death, he had achieved international eminence as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Deane, Charles Bennett
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Charles Bennett Deane, lawyer and congressman, was born in Anson County, the youngest son of John Leaird and Florence Boyette Deane. The elder Deane was employed as a tenant farmer in Ansonville [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Dorsey Murdock
by Denatale, Douglas. Dorsey Murdock Dixon, millworker, songwriter, and country musician, was born into a family of Darlington, S.C., factory workers. His father, William McQuiller Dixon (1875–1939), was a steam engine [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Howard Briten
by Denatale, Douglas. Howard Briten Dixon, millworker and musician, attained recognition with his brother Dorsey as a country musician and recording artist. Born in Darlington, S.C., to William McQuiller (1875–1939) and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Nancy Alena
by Denatale, Douglas. Nancy Alena Dixon, folksinger, who contributed an important link in the history of American traditional music, was the oldest child of the family that produced the Dixon brothers, Dorsey and Howard. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dockery, Alfred
by Fawcett, Michael J. Alfred Dockery, farmer, legislator, congressman, and Baptist layman, was born in Richmond County, the son of Thomas Dockery. John H. Wheeler states that the Dockery family was very large and Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dockery, Claudius
by Fawcett, Michael J. Claudius Dockery, lawyer, public servant, farmer, and, briefly, historian and diplomat, was born in Mangum, Richmond County, the son of Confederate Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Hart Dockery and Sallie [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dockery, Oliver Hart
by Fawcett, Michael J. Oliver Hart Dockery, congressman and diplomat, was born in Richmond County, the son of "General" Alfred Dockery, at that time a private citizen, and Sallie Turner Dockery. He was probably the first [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Edgeworth, Richard
by MacDonald, Edgar E. Richard Edgeworth, mechanical engineer and planter, was born in Oxfordshire, England, at Black Bourton, the ancestral estate of his Hungerford grandmother. He was the oldest son of Richard Lovell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harrington, Henry William
by Robertson, Henry A., Jr. Henry William Harrington, brigadier general in the American Revolution, legislator, and planter, was born in London. He emigrated first to Jamaica, but after a short time moved to South Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawley, Joseph Roswell
by Nicolson, John. Joseph Roswell Hawley, attorney, editor, Union general, congressman, and senator, was born in Stewartsville, Richmond (later Scotland) County, the son of Mary McLeod and the Reverend Francis Hawley. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
James, Hinton
by James, Anita Bryant. Hinton James, businessman and congressman, was born in Richmond (now Scotland) County, the son of Alexander Long and Mary Patterson James. He was the great-grandson of Hinton James, the first student [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Keen, Thomas William
by Butler, Lindley S., Schweitzer, George K. Thomas William Keen, physician, tobacco dealer, and legislator, was born in Pittsylvania County, Va., the son of Ashford T. Keen (1796–1876) and his first wife, Elizabeth Edwards Keen. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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