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Hamlin, Courtney Walker
by Evans, Phillip W. Courtney Walker Hamlin, congressman from Missouri, was born in Henderson (now Transylvania) County, probably in present Cathey's Creek Township, the son of Eliakim Smith and Julia Ann Barton Hamlin. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mabley, Jackie (Moms)
by Gillespie, James D. Mabley, Jackie (Moms) by James D. Gillespie 1898–23 May 1975 (1898–23 May 1975), comedienne and actress, was born Loretta Mary Aiken in Brevard, the daughter of "Uncle" Jim and Mary Aiken. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Merrimon, Augustus Summerfield
by Bell, John L., Jr. Merrimon, Augustus Summerfield by John L. Bell, Jr., 1991 15 Sept. 1830–14 Nov. 1892 Augustus Summerfield Merrimon, lawyer, U.S. senator, and chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peele, William Walter
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Peele, William Walter by Grady L. E. Carroll, 1994 26 Nov. 1881–1 July 1959   William Walter Peele, Methodist [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Plyler, Alva Washington
by Queen, Louise L. Alva Washington Plyler, Methodist minister and editor, was born in Iredell County, the son of Robert Conrad and Mary L. Kimball Plyler and the identical twin of Marion Timothy Plyler. He married [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shaw, Ruth Faison
by Moore, Claude Hunter. Ruth Faison Shaw, teacher, artist, lecturer, and originator of finger painting, was born in Kenansville, the daughter of the Reverend William M., a Presbyterian minister, and Alberta Faison Shaw. She [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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