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Blacknall, Oscar William
by Roberts, B. W. C. Oscar William Blacknall, business executive and author, was born on his father's farm near Kittrell. His father, Colonel Charles C. Blacknall, served the Confederacy in the Twenty-third North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Charlotte Hawkins
by Anonymous. Emancipation from slavery in 1865 offered a new and prosperous lifestyle for some African Americans in North Carolina. Some became landowners or politicians; others started their own businesses. Yet [...] (from Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum.)
Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner
by Sheppard, Juanita Ann. William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn, lawyer, soldier, and banker, has been described as the most versatile person ever to have lived in Vance County. The son of Anna Greenough of Boston and Henry King [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burton, Hutchins Gordon
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Hutchins Gordon Burton, lawyer, congressman, and governor, was the son of John and Mary Gordon Burton. There is disagreement about his birthdate and birthplace, but the weight of evidence seems to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cheatham, Henry Plummer
by Gatewood, Willard B., Jr. Henry Plummer Cheatham, politician, educator, and racial spokesman, was born to a house slave on a plantation near Henderson. Treated with favor by his white father, a prominent planter, Cheatham [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cooper, David Young
by Blackburn, George T., II. David Young Cooper, tobacconist, industrialist, and financier, the son of Alexander Cooper and Harriet J. Young, was born in Granville County. His grandfather, James Cooper of Glasgow, Scotland, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cooper, John Downey
by Blackburn, George T., II. John Downey Cooper, tobacconist, manufacturer, financier, and public servant, was born at Willow Hill in Granville County, the son of Alexander Cooper, a planter and county official, and Harriet [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Corbitt, Richard Johnson
by Blackburn, George T., II. Richard Johnson Corbitt, founder and director of one of the few automotive manufacturing enterprises in the South, was born in Enfield. His father, Carr Bowers Corbitt, a Confederate veteran and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crudup, Josiah
by Chestnut, Paul I. Josiah Crudup, clergyman, legislator, and congressman, was born in Wakelon, Wake County, the youngest of the nine children of Josiah Crudup, a Baptist minister, and Elizabeth Battle, daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eagleson II, Wilson
by Bates, Doris McLean. Wilson Vash Eagleson II A Tuskegee Airman 1920 - 2006 by Doris McLean Bates Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian, Fall 2003. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Edgar, Patrick Nisbett
by Wilson, Jane. Patrick Nisbett Edgar, the first man to publish a stud book of American racehorses, was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Patrick Edgar. Although his name does not appear in the published list of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Flannagan, Eric Goodyear
by Flannagan, Clara H. Eric Goodyear Flannagan, architect and engineer, was born in Albemarle County, Va., of Irish, Dutch, and English ancestry. His father was Broadus Flannagan, son of Benjamin Collins and Ann Virginia [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fuller, Thomas Oscar
by Macfie, John. Fuller, Thomas Oscar by John Macfie, 1986 25 Oct. 1867–21 June 1942 Thomas Oscar Fuller, state senator, Baptist minister, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graves, Ralph Henry
by Crow, Mildred Martin. Ralph Henry Graves, educator, was born in Granville County, the second son of Henry Lewis and Mary Brown Dickens Graves. His mother was the granddaughter of Colonel Robert Dickens, a soldier in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Caroline (Carrie) Aiken Jenkins
by Macfie, John. Caroline (Carrie) Aiken Jenkins Harris, writer and editor, is believed to have been born at Buena Vista, the Jenkins family plantation on the edge of Williamsboro, a then thriving village in what is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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