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Planters
Adair, James Robert
by Smith, Maud Thomas. James Robert Adair, author, planter, and Indian trader, eldest son of Thomas Adair, was born in County Antrim, Ireland. With his father and three brothers he came to the colonies in 1730, settling [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, Mark
by Bracey, Susan L. Mark Alexander, lawyer, gentleman farmer, and politician, was born at the family home, Salem, Mecklenburg County, Va., the son of Mark and Lucy Bugg Alexander. His ancestors, Scotch-Irish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Allen, Nathaniel
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Nathaniel Allen, planter, promoter, and legislator, was a resident of Edenton and an owner of property in Chowan and Tyrrell counties. A nephew of Joseph Hewes—a North Carolina signer of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Andrews, Alexander Boyd
by Steelman, Bennett L. Alexander Boyd Andrews, railroad executive and construction engineer, was born near Franklinton, the son of William J. Andrews, a small planter, and his wife, Virginia Hawkins, daughter of Colonel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Arrington, Archibald Hunter
by Yanchisin, D. A. Archibald Hunter Arrington, planter, lawyer, and representative in the U.S. Congress and the Congress of the Confederate States of America, was born at the family home in Hilliardston on Swift Creek, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ashe, John Baptist
by Davis, Curtis Carroll. John Baptist Ashe, Continental and U.S. congressman, soldier, and tobacco grower, was born in the Rocky Point district of New Hanover County, presumably at his father's residence, The Neck, on [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ashe, William Shepperd
by Clifton, James M. William Shepperd Ashe, lawyer, rice planter, state senator, congressman, and railroad president, was born in the Lower Cape Fear plantation community of Rocky Point, the third son of Samuel and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Avery, Isaac Thomas
by Avery, Isaac Thomas, Jr. Isaac Thomas Avery, politician, planter, and banker, only son of Waightstill Avery and Leah Probart Avery, was born at Swan Ponds, Burke County. He had little formal education: he received an [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Backhouse, John
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. John Backhouse, legislator, planter, mariner, and salt maker, first appeared in Carteret County records about 1758. That same year, he became a justice of the peace for Carteret County. In four deeds [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barrow, Robert Ruffin
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Robert Ruffin Barrow, planter, was born in Halifax County, the eldest child of Bartholomew Barrow and his first wife, Ascension Slatter, daughter of James Slatter and Charity Cotten. He was reared in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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