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Blackburn, Edmond Spencer
by Steelman, Joseph F. Edmond Spencer Blackburn, lawyer, legislator, congressman, and Republican party leader, was born on a small farm near the upper waters of Meat Camp Creek in Watauga County. He attended a public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Roy Melton
by Morgan, Thomas S. Roy Melton Brown, social work educator and administrator, was born near Boone, the son of Joseph Bobbitt and Franky Ashley Brown. His ancestors on both sides were small, home-owning farmers. Brown [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cone, Moses Herman
by Powell, William S. Moses Herman Cone, industrialist and philanthropist, was born in Jonesboro, Tenn., the son of Herman and Helen Guggenheimer Cone, natives of Bavaria. For further details of the life of Moses Herman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daingerfield, Elliott
by Moore, James Elliott. Elliott Daingerfield, American artist, was born in Harper's Ferry, Va., the son of Captain John Elliott Daingerfield and Matilda Wickham DeBrau Daingerfield. The family moved to Fayetteville in 1861 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dougherty, Blanford Barnard
by Brown, O. Lester. Blanford Barnard Dougherty, teacher, college president, state leader in public education, and influential politician, was born in Boone of Irish and English ancestry. His father, Daniel Boone [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dougherty, Dauphin Disco
by Zuber, Richard L. Dauphin Disco Dougherty, educator, was the cofounder, with his brother Blanford Barnard Dougherty, of the educational institution that later became Appalachian State University. The oldest son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dugger, Shepherd Monroe
by Walser, Richard. Dugger, Shepherd Monroe by Richard Walser, 1986 26 Feb. 1854–13 Sept. 1938 Shepherd Monroe Dugger, educator, orchardist, landscape architect, mining prospector, geologist, surveyor, road [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Folk, George Nathaniel
by Barger, Kimberly P., Howe, Richard D. George Nathaniel Folk, lawyer and president of his own law schools, was born in Isle of Wight County, Va., the son of William and Annie Folk. He was educated at the College of William and Mary and at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Greer, Isaac ("Ike") Grafield
by Edinger, Lois V. Isaac ("Ike") Grafield Greer, educator and superintendent of Baptist Children's Homes, was born in the Zionville community a few miles from Boone in Watauga County, the fifth of eight children of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Stanley Austin
by Long, Dorothy. Harris began taking a group of boys on hikes, and, after reading about the Boy Scout movement in England, he applied to Lord Baden-Powell for a charter. In 1908, he organized the first Boy Scout [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holshouser Jr., James Eubert (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. The first Republican elected governor of North Carolina in the twentieth century, James E. Holshouser, Jr. (1934- ) extended rural health care, expanded kindergarten and community college programs, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Ives, Levi Silliman
by Malone, Michael T. Levi Silliman Ives, second Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of North Carolina, was born in Connecticut, the son of Levi and Fanny Silliman Ives. Though reared as a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lenoir, Walter Waightstill
by Cauble, Frank P. Walter Waightstill Lenoir, lawyer, planter, Confederate officer, and patron of education, was born at Fort Defiance, the family home, in Wilkes (now Caldwell) County, the son of Colonel Thomas and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lovill, Edward Francis
by Howe, Richard Davis. Edward Francis Lovill, Confederate officer, attorney, legislator, and Indian agent, was born near Siloam, Surry County, the son of William R. and Eliza J. Reeves Lovill. His great-grandfather, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lyon, John
by Inscoe, John. Lyon, John by John Inscoe, 1991 1765?–14 Sept. 1814 John Lyon, botanist and plant [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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