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Collins, Mordecai
by Batson, Whaley W. Mordecai Collins, cabinetmaker, was born probably in Virginia, of unknown ancestry. His name first appears in Rowan County records on 3 Dec. 1809, in an entry stating that Collins purchased from John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Day, Thomas
by Wrenn, Tony P. Thomas Day, cabinetmaker, was the son of Morning S. Day (b. ca. 1766 in Virginia), but his father is unknown. Thomas Day married Aquilla Wilson (b. ca. 1806) of Halifax County, Va., in Halifax on 7 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eberhardt, Johann Ludwig
by York, Maury. Johann Ludwig Eberhardt, clockmaker, the son of Johann Gottfried Eberhardt, was born in Stadtilm, Thuringia (southeast Germany). Raised in a devout Lutheran family, he was educated in a Lutheran [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fels, Joseph
by Hirsch, Jerrold. Joseph Fels, soap manufacturer and reformer, was born in Halifax County, Va., the second son and fourth of seven children and the first American-born child of Lazarus and Susanna Frieberg Fels, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Geddy, John
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Geddy, silversmith and patriot, was born in Williamsburg, Va., the son of James and Anne Geddy. His brother, James, was a prominent silversmith whose restored shop on Duke of Gloucester Street [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
George, Kenneth: Cole's Pottery
by Cecelski, David S. Kenneth George may be only 30 years old, but he has 10 generations of pottery making behind him. He and his grandmother operate the famous Cole's Pottery in Sanford. The first Cole potter moved to [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Gheen, James
by Batson, Whaley W. James Gheen, cabinetmaker, may have moved to Rowan County from Chester County, Pa., in the late 1770s. The Rowan County tax list for 1778 shows that he resided in "Capt. Craige's District." Nothing [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harley, George Way
by Levy, Suzanne S. George Way Harley, Methodist missionary, physician, blacksmith, geographer, anthropologist, and researcher, was born in Asheville to George Gamewell (1862–1925) and Lillie [Lily] Way (1871–1959) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, William M.: At the Mortar Box
by Cecelski, David S. I visited with master plasterer William M. Hill at his home in Clinton, an hour southeast of Raleigh. At age 77, he is renowned for his painstaking restorations of some of the state's most historic [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Hilton, Ernest Auburn
by Conway, Robert O. Ernest Auburn Hilton, master potter, was born in Catawba County near Hickory, the son of John Wesley Helton (or Hilton), a farmer and manufacturer of jugs. The family lived in the first section of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Huntington, Roswell
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Roswell Huntington, Revolutionary silversmith in Hillsborough and founder of three generations of silversmiths, was born in Norwich, Conn., the son of Ebenezer, Jr. (1740–63), and Sarah Edgerton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Huntington, William
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. William Huntington, Hillsborough silversmith and engraver, Presbyterian churchman, and businessman, was born in Hillsborough, the oldest of three sons of silversmith Roswell Huntington, a native of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Marvin Tupper: Pleasant Plains
by Cecelski, David S. I recently joined Marvin Tupper Jones at his family's annual reunion and fish fry. We were in Pleasant Plains, part of an extraordinary, 9-mile-long swath of land in the state's rural, northeast [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Keckly (Keckley), Elizabeth Hobbs
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Keckly (Keckley), Elizabeth Hobbs by Ansley Wegner, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2013 www.ncmarkers.com Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly (ca. 1820-1907) was born a slave in the [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Kennedy, David
by Melvin, K. S. Kennedy, David by K. S. Melvin, 1988 20 Jan. 1768–2 May [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Leinbach, Traugott
by Peacock, Mary Reynolds. Leinbach, Traugott by Mary Reynolds Peacock, 1991 7 July 1796–30 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Little, William
by Stanback, Florence Q. Little, William by Florence Q. Stanback, 1991 10 May 1775–30 Aug. 1848 William Little, cabinetmaker and planter, was born at Mallsgate, Stapleton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lynch, Lemuel
by Peacock, Mary Reynolds. Lynch, Lemuel by Mary Reynolds Peacock, 1991 5 Apr. 1808–19 Sept. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mellyne, Robert
by Peacock, Mary Reynolds. Robert Mellyne, silversmith, was living in North Carolina for some years prior to 1702 and may well have been the colony's earliest silversmith. His name, with all its variations of spelling (Moline, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Owen, Benjamin Wade
by Zug, Charles G., III. Benjamin Wade Owen, traditional potter, was born and raised near the Westmoore community in northwestern Moore County, the son of Rufus and Martha McNeill Owen. As a member of a large clan of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reece, Hazel: A Quilter's Life
by Cecelski, David S. Hazel Reece is one of the finest quilters of our day. Her quilts have won many awards and honors, including a Best of Show at the N.C. State Fair. One of her quilts graces the N.C. Museum of History [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Root, Charles Boudinot
by Peacock, M. R. B. Charles Boudinot Root, silversmith, businessman, and civic leader of Raleigh, was born in Montague, Mass., the son and only surviving child of Elihu Root (1767–1869), a prominent landowner, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spach, William Elias
by Spach, John Thom. Spach, William Elias by John Thom Spach, 1994 24 Apr. 1830–21 Feb. 1891 William Elias Spach, wagon maker, was born on his father's farm at Waughtown in Stokes [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stronach, William
by Murray, Elizabeth Reid. William Stronach, state capitol stonemason, marble carver, Raleigh businessman, and founder of the family in North Carolina, was born at Stroneveagh (meaning "the place of the Stronachs") in Moray [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Twitty, Panthea Massenburg
by Powell, William S. Panthea Massenburg Twitty, photographer, ceramist, and historical writer, was born in Warrenton, the daughter of Nancy B. White and John B. Massenburg. She was educated in local schools, studied art [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vogler, John
by Smith, Rosamond C. John Vogler, gunsmith, silversmith, and watchmaker, was the son of George Michael and Anna Maria Kunzel Vogler of Friedland. At age eleven John was left an orphan and lived with his maternal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Woods, Freeman
by Peacock, Mary R. B. Woods, Freeman by Mary R. B. Peacock, 1996 ca. 1766–20 Nov. 1834 Freeman Woods, silversmith, was a native of New Jersey and worked in New York before moving to New Bern around 1794. For the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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