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Buncombe, Edward
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Edward Buncombe, planter and officer in the Continental Line in the Revolutionary War, was born on the West Indian island of St. Christopher, of English ancestry. His father, Thomas Buncombe, was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Christianson, Lennie: Alligator River Life
by Cecelski, David S. Lennie Christianson is 103 years old. We talked at her home in coastal Tyrrell County, not far from where she grew up. She spent her childhood in an isolated farming and logging community called Gum [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Haughton, John Hooker
by London, Lawrence F. John Hooker Haughton, lawyer and planter, son of John and Mary Ryan Hooker Haughton, was born in Chowan County. His parents later moved to Tyrrell, his mother's home county. He received his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jarvis, Thomas Jordan
by Parker, June Dunn. Jarvis, Thomas Jordan by June Dunn Parker, 1988 18 Jan. 1836–17 June 1915 See also: Thomas Jordan Jarvis, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Thomas Jordan Jarvis, teacher, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lewelling, John
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Lewelling, Tory partisan, was born in Norfolk County, Va., into a family of small landowners and boatwrights. He was the only son of William Lewelling, of the western branch of the Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meekins, Isaac Melson
by Meekins, William C., Jr. Isaac Melson Meekins, mayor, postmaster, general counsel for Alien Property Custodian, general counsel and manager of Enemy Insurance Companies, and U.S. district court judge, was born at Gum Neck, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mizell, Bessie: We are all in this Together
by Cecelski, David S. I almost gave up on Bessie Mizell. Every time I passed through the remote swamplands of Tyrrell County, nearly a four-hour drive east of Raleigh, I tried to coax her into telling the story of the [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Montgomery, John
by Hurley, Marshall. John Montgomery, chief justice, attorney general, and Assembly member in colonial North Carolina, was appointed attorney general on 23 Aug. 1723 during the administration of Governor William Reed, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Norman, Jeremiah
by Stokes, Durward T. Jeremiah Norman, pioneer minister of the Methodist Episcopal church in Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, was born in Tyrrell County, the son of Mary Norman, whose maiden name is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Parker, Joseph
by Stevenson, George. Joseph Parker, general Baptist (now Free Will Baptist) clergyman, founded churches in Halifax, Pitt, Greene, and Lenoir counties. According to tradition, he was a member and probable pastor of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pettigrew, Charles
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Charles Pettigrew, clergyman, planter, and educator, was born on the Pennsylvania frontier, the sixth of eleven children and the third son of James and Mary Cochran Pettigrew, both immigrants from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pettigrew, Ebenezer
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Ebenezer Pettigrew, planter, U.S. congressman, and state senator, was born near Edenton of Irish and Scottish ancestry, the son of the Reverend Charles Pettigrew, planter and first bishop-elect of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pettigrew, James Johnston
by Wilson, Clyde. James Johnston Pettigrew, lawyer, scholar, and Confederate general, was born at Bonarva in Tyrrell County, eighth of the nine children of Ebenezer and Ann Blount Shepard Pettigrew. He was educated at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pettigrew, William
by Eagles, Brenda Marks. William Shepard Pettigrew, planter and clergyman, was born at Bonarva plantation on Lake Scuppernong (now Lake Phelps) in Tyrrell County, the son of Ebenezer and Ann Blount Shepard Pettigrew. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ransom, Edward [J.?]
by Deaton, Joseph Edmund. Edward [J.?] Ransom, physician, farmer, and legislator, was born in Gloucester County, Va. He attended the University of Virginia and is said to have graduated from Hampden-Sydney College, although [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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