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Allen, Arch Turner
by Willard, George-Anne. Arch Turner Allen, educator, writer, and North Carolina state superintendent of public instruction at the beginning of the Great Depression, was born in Hiddenite, the sixth of seven children of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Andrews, Alexander Boyd, Jr.
by Steelman, Bennett L. Alexander Boyd Andrews, Jr., attorney, Masonic official, and amateur historian, was born in Henderson, the second son of Alexander Boyd Andrews, senior vice-president of the Southern Railroad, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barringer, Daniel Moreau, Jr.
by Powell, William S. Daniel Moreau Barringer, Jr., lawyer, sportsman, mineralogist, consulting engineer, and geologist, the son of Elizabeth Wethered, of Baltimore, and Daniel Moreau Barringer, was born in Raleigh. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baskerville, Charles
by Steelman, Bennett L. Charles Baskerville, chemist and college professor, was born in Deerbrook, Noxubel County, Miss., the son of Charles Baskerville, a physician and former Confederate Army captain, and his wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bauer, Adolphus Gustavus
by Crabtree, Beth. Adolphus Gustavus Bauer, architect, was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, of German parents from Brunswick and Hanover. He graduated from Bethany College, W.Va., in June 1879 and later studied [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beal, Helen Marjorie
by Oesen, Elaine Von. Helen Marjorie Beal, librarian, was born in Oneida, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph and Helen Clark Beal. She attended Syracuse University and was graduated from the Carnegie Institute Library School, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beckwith, John
by Carraway, Gertrude S., Brawley, James S. John Beckwith, physician and surgeon, was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the son of Elizabeth Dart and John Beckwith, a Revolutionary War veteran of New York. The younger Beckwith was admitted to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beckwith, John Watrus
by Powell, William S. John Watrus Beckwith, Episcopal bishop, was born in Raleigh, the son of Margaret Stanly and John Beckwith. In 1852 he was graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., and a short while later was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beddingfield, Eugene Crocker
by Steelman, Lala Carr. Eugene Crocker Beddingfield, farmer, legislator, and railroad commissioner, was born in Wake County to Alexander Hanson and Palmyra La Fayette Chappell Beddingfield. His mother's original ancestor in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bickett, Thomas Walter
by Magruder, Nathaniel F. Thomas Walter Bickett, attorney general (1909–17) and governor (1917–21) of North Carolina, was born in Monroe, the eldest of four children of Thomas Winchester and Mary Covington Bickett. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Biggs, James Crawford
by Steelman, Bennett L. James Crawford Biggs, jurist and U.S. solicitor general, was born in Oxford, the son of William Biggs and his wife, Elizabeth Arrington Cooper. William Biggs, a former captain in the Confederate [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blake, Lillie Devereux
by Crabtree, Beth. Lillie Devereux Blake, author and suffragist, the daughter of George Pollock and Sarah Elizabeth Johnson Devereux, was born in Raleigh, a descendant of two famous churchmen of New England. Although [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bledsoe, Moses Andrew
by Gainor, Samuel M. Moses Andrew Bledsoe, state representative and state senator, was born in Franklin County of English ancestry. His father was Aaron Bledsoe, farmer; his mother was Elizabeth Radford. Reared on land [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, William Augustus
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. William Augustus Blount, landowner and soldier, was born in Washington, Beaufort County, the son of John Gray Blount and Mary Harvey. His father's possessions numbered hundreds of thousands of acres, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boylan, William
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. William Boylan, journalist, planter, and advocate of internal improvements, was born in Somerset County, N.J., the fourth son of fifteen children of John and Elizabeth Hodge Boylan. He moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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