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Merchants
Amis, Thomas
by Agan, Kelly, Starnes, Sam. Amis, Thomas By Sam Starnes, North Carolina State University, 2013; with contributions by Kelly Agan, Government & Heritage Library ca. 1730s-1740s - 4 [...] (from NCpedia.)
Bennehan, Richard
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Richard Bennehan, merchant, planter, builder, and pioneer in the tobacco industry and in education, was born near Warsaw, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Va. The fifth of seven children, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, John Gray
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. John Gray Blount, merchant and landowner, was born in Bertie County, the son of Jacob Blount and Barbara Gray. An important figure in the business and political life of North Carolina, he was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Thomas
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. Thomas Blount, landowner, merchant, congressman, and revolutionary soldier, was born in Craven County, the fourth son of Jacob Blount and Barbara Gray. His father was a prominent landowner, planter, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bourne, Henry Clay
by Bridgers, H. C., Jr., Long, Mrs. Willie J., Jr. Henry Clay Bourne, soldier, farmer, merchant, and public official, was born near Portroyal, Tenn., the son of Catherine White Wimberley and Milton Bourne. His mother was a native of Robertson County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boyd, George Dillard
by Carter, Robert Wray, Jr. George Dillard Boyd, legislator, merchant, and plantation and mill owner, was born in Rockingham County. He was a son of Andrew Boyd, by whose will he inherited part interest in a gristmill and farm [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brower, John Morehead
by Rodabaugh, K. John Morehead Brower, congressman and state legislator, was born in Greensboro, the son of John W. Brower and his wife. His father was a businessman in Mt. Airy. Brower received his early education [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwyn, John Fanning
by Moore, James Elliott. John Fanning Burgwyn, planter and merchant, was born at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England. He was the oldest child of Cape Fear merchant and planter John Burgwin, who had emigrated from Wales to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Campbell, John
by Parramore, Thomas C. John Campbell, legislator, political leader, and merchant, is believed to have been a native of northern Ireland, possibly from the town of Coleraine. He purchased land in Hertford (then Bertie) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Campbell, Samuel
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Campbell, Samuel by Carole Watterson Troxler, 1979 d. ca. 1790 Samuel Campbell, Loyalist militia colonel, was a native of North Carolina and a Wilmington merchant in partnership with Robert [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cannon, Newton
by Folmsbee, Stanley. Newton Cannon, military officer, congressman, and governor of Tennessee, was born in Guilford County, the son of Minos and Letitia Thompson Cannon. His father was a revolutionary soldier, and his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carter, John
by Herndon, G. Melvin. John Carter, frontiersman, merchant, surveyor, land speculator, colonel of the militia, and legislator, was born in Cumberland County, Va. There is no known evidence that he was a relative of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caswell, Benjamin
by Holloman, Charles R. Benjamin Caswell, planter, revolutionary army officer, merchant, county official, and state legislator, was born at Joppa, Md., the fifth son of Richard Caswell the elder and Christian Dallam. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caswell, Richard
by Holloman, Charles R. Richard Caswell, colonial merchant, planter, Maryland legislator, county court clerk, justice, and militia officer, was a native of London. His father's family was notable among the ranks of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cobb, Clinton Levering
by Green, C. Sylvester. Clinton Levering Cobb, lawyer, merchant, and congressman, was born in Elizabeth City, the son of Thomas R. and Emily Harrington Cobb. A contemporary described him as having an average education. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cogdell, Richard
by Watson, Alan D. Richard Cogdell, merchant, planter, and politician, was born in Beaufort, the eldest of fourteen children of George and Margaret Bell Cogdell. Contrary to the popular assumption that the Cogdells [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coleman, Warren Clay
by Krieger, Marvin. Warren Clay Coleman, manufacturer, was the illegitimate son of Rufus Clay Barringer, afterward a Confederate general, and Roxanna Coleman, a slave owned by Daniel Coleman, Sr., of Concord. Prior to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Collins II, Josiah
by Powell, William S. Josiah Collins, II, planter, merchant, and banker, the son of Josiah Collins, Sr., and his wife, Ann Lewis, was born at Islington, London. In 1773 he came with his father to America, where they lived [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cook, James P.
by Green, C. Sylvester. James P. Cook, merchant and legislator, was born at Mt. Pleasant, Cabarrus County, the son of Matthew and Mary Costner Cook. His father (b. 1810) was a native of Baden, Germany, and came to America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cooke, John Rogers
by Branch, Paul. John Rogers Cooke, Confederate soldier, merchant, and civil administrator, was born at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. His father, Phillip St. George Cooke, then a first lieutenant in the First Dragoons, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cotten, Robert Randolph
by Moore, James Elliott. Robert Randolph Cotten, planter and businessman, was born on his father's farm near Whitakers in Edgecombe County. He was the oldest son of John Lewellyn Cotten and his wife, Nancy Bell Penine Tart [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cowles, Calvin Josiah
by Mcgrew, Ellen. Calvin Josiah Cowles, merchant, real estate and mine operator, union leader, and assayer, was born in Hamptonville, the son of Connecticut natives Deborah Sanford and Josiah Cowles. In describing his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cowles, Josiah
by Raper, Horace W. Josiah Cowles, Western North Carolina merchant, manufacturer, and political leader, was born in Farmingbury (now Wolcott), Conn., the son of Calvin Cowles. Little is known of Josiah's early boyhood, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cunningham, John Wilson
by Gass, W. Conard. John Wilson Cunningham, planter, merchant, and political leader, was born in Petersburg, Va. His parents were Alexander Cunningham, a wholesale merchant of Petersburg, and Mattie Wilson Cunningham; [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daughtridge, Elijah Longstreet
by Jones, Linwood. Elijah Longstreet Daughtridge, farmer, merchant, and politician, was born in Edgecombe County near Rocky Mount, the fourth of seven children (five girls and two boys) born to William M. and Dellah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Denman, Charles
by Powell, William S. Charles Denman, merchant, assemblyman, and local official, was living in Perquimans Precinct by April 1716 when he purchased 100 acres of land there. In addition to his mercantile business, he often [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Devereux, John
by Armistead, Terrell L. John Devereux, merchant, planter, and influential citizen of New Bern and Raleigh, was born in County Wexford, Ireland. According to family sources Devereux, a younger son, was sent to St. Omar in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Drew, John
by Carter, Ernest Rawls, Jr. John Drew, merchant and ship owner, was born in Virginia but died in Bertie County, N.C. The son of William Drew (1682–1739) and Judith Wood, daughter of Thomas Wood of Isle of Wight County, Va., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Drummond, William
by Paschal, Herbert R. William Drummond, first governor of the County of Albemarle, was born in Scotland where he apparently received a sound education. He went to Virginia about 1637 as an indentured servant of Theodore [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dry, William, III
by Watson, Alan D. William Dry, III, Brunswick merchant, planter, and royal placeman, was born in Goose Creek, S.C. The progenitor of the Dry family in Carolina was Robert Dry who immigrated to South Carolina about [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Efird, Joseph Bivens
by Cauble, Frank P. Joseph Bivens Efird, department store executive, was born in Anson County, near Wadesboro. A descendant of early German settlers, he was a son of John Emory and Anna Maria Turner Efird. After [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ellis, Richard
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Richard Ellis, Revolutionary War patriot and shipowner, was a native of Ireland living in New Bern prior to 1765. On 16 May of that year he was one of the forty residents requesting Governor William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Faris, William
by Reidinger, Martin. William Faris, colonial leader and merchant, was born probably in Virginia and settled in the Wilmington, N.C., area in the early 1730s. He conducted business in that town in the partnership of Faris [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ferrand, William Pugh, Sr.
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. William Pugh Ferrand, Sr., merchant, exporter-importer, naval stores manufacturer and dealer, public official, postmaster, and large landowner, was born in Swansboro. He was the second son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Finch, Thomas Jefferson
by Sink, M. Jewell. Thomas Jefferson Finch, pioneer furniture manufacturer, banker, and farmer, was descended from English settlers who came first to Virginia and then to Person County, N.C. Succeeding generations moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Finger, Sidney Michael
by Moore, Marie D. Finger, Sidney Michael by Marie D. Moore, 1986 24 May 1837–26 Dec. 1896 Sidney Michael Finger, educator, state assemblyman, merchant, and manufacturer, was born in Lincoln County, the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foote, Eli
by Parramore, T. C. Eli Foote, merchant, was born in Colchester, Conn. the son of Daniel and Margaret Parsons Foote. Educated for the practice of law, Foote was the only Tory in a large family of Whigs during the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gallaway, James
by Butler, Lindley S. James Gallaway, merchant and state legislator, was born probably in Scotland and moved to North Carolina before the American Revolution. His uncle, Charles Gallaway, was by 1765 living in the section [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Garvey, Patrick
by Parramore, T. C. Patrick Garvey, merchant and physician, first came to public notice in Philadelphia in 1780. In the course of a heated and extended controversy involving charges against Dr. William Shippen, director [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gilchrist, Thomas
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Thomas Gilchrist, merchant, was the subject of an unusual episode in the Revolutionary annals of North Carolina. Married to Martha Jones, sister of the Halifax Whig leaders Willie and Allen Jones, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gordon, James Byron
by Branch, Paul. James Byron Gordon, merchant, farmer, politician, and Confederate soldier, was born at Wilkesboro. His family, of Scottish descent, was founded by John George Gordon who emigrated from Scotland in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Guion, Isaac
by Carraway, Gertrude S., Littleton, Tucker Reed. Isaac Guion, Revolutionary War surgeon, legislator, councillor of state, and merchant, the fourth in lineal descent to bear his name, was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., where his great-grandfather, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hairston, Peter
by Hairston, Peter Wilson. Peter Hairston, Revolutionary War officer, North Carolina state senator, planter, iron manufacturer, and merchant, was born in Franklin County, Va. His father was Robert Hairston, a landowner and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hamilton, John
by Troxler, Carole Watterson, Menius, Arthur C. John Hamilton, merchant in late colonial North Carolina and Virginia, commander of the largest provincial corps of North Carolina loyalists, and British diplomat, was born in Scotland, probably near [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harper, James
by Bell, John L., Jr. James Harper, merchant and manufacturer, was the son of John Harper II (1767–1839) and Elizabeth Witherow Harper. Born on Butcher Creek in Cumberland County, Pa., he moved about 1815 with his family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawkins (Hawkings), John
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. John Hawkins (Hawkings), Council member, Assembly member, and justice of the General Court and of the Pasquotank Precinct Court, emigrated from England to North Carolina before November 1682. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hege, Constantine Alexander
by Powell, William S. Constantine Alexander Hege, merchant, inventor, and manufacturer, was born near Friedburg Moravian Church in Davidson County, the son of Solomon and Catherine Guinther Hege. Joining the Moravian [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hepburn, James
by Cain, Robert J. James Hepburn, Loyalist merchant, attorney, politician, and planter, was born in Scotland. The year and circumstances of his migration to America are unknown, but prior to 1772 he was a clerk for the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hewes, Joseph
by Martin, Michael G., Jr. Joseph Hewes, merchant, colonial leader, delegate to the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was raised at Mayberry Hill, the family's 400-acre plantation near [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, Theophilus
by Johnston, Hugh Buckner. Theophilus Hill, interstate merchant and planter, was a son of the wealthy Abraham and Judith Hinton[?] Hill of Chowan County. By the end of 1761 he had established himself near Contentnea Creek in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, William
by London, Lawrence F. William Hill, colonial official and merchant, was born in Boston, Mass., the son of John and Elizabeth Maxwell Hill and the grandson of Henry Hill who arrived in Boston in the latter part of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hines, Lovit
by York, Maury. Lovit Hines, merchant, the son of James Madison and Nancy Thompson Hines, was born in Wayne County but the next year the family moved to Lenoir Institute, Lenoir County. During the 1870–71 session, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hodgson, John, II
by Stumpf, Vernon O. John Hodgson, II, Chowan plantation owner and Edenton merchant, was the son of John Hodgson, attorney general, assemblyman, and provincial treasurer, and Elizabeth Pagett Hodgson. Upon the death of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hogg, James
by Miller, Mark F. James Hogg, planter, merchant, and university official, was born in East Lothian, Scotland, one of six children of Gavin and Helen Stevenson Hogg. Nothing is known of his early life, education, or [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hogg, John
by Robertson, Henry A., Jr. John Hogg, merchant and Loyalist, the son of Gavin and Helen Stevenson Hogg, emigrated to North Carolina from Scotland sometime after 1756. His brother, Robert, who arrived in Wilmington in 1756, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hogg, Robert
by Mathews, Alice E. Robert Hogg, merchant, a native of East Lothian in northern Scotland and the son of Gavin and Helen Stevenson Hogg, emigrated to North Carolina about 1756 according to one source, but the New Hanover [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holmes, Moses L.
by Glass, Brent D. Moses L. Holmes, gold miner and merchant, was born on Big River near Flat Swamp in Rowan (now Davidson) County, the son of Jesse and Nancy Owen Holmes. His father owned a large farm and gristmill in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hooper, George
by Stumpf, Vernon O. George Hooper, Wilmington merchant, clerk of court, commissioner of navigation, alleged Loyalist, and later first president of the Bank of Cape Fear, was a native of Boston, Mass. He was a younger [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hooper, Thomas
by Stumpf, Vernon O. Thomas Hooper, Wilmington and Charleston merchant, and alleged Loyalist, was born in Boston, Mass., the son of Mary Dennie and the Reverend William Hooper, who became rector of Trinity Episcopal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunt, John
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. John Hunt, Council member and justice, was in the North Carolina colony by 1664. He lived for about a year in the home of George Catchmaid in Perquimans Precinct, but later settled in Pasquotank [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Huske, John
by Powell, William S. John Huske, early state and local official, and merchant, may have been related to British Major General John Huske (1692[?]–1761), some of whose family settled in New England. The younger John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ivey, Joseph Benjamin
by Stafford, Garland R. Joseph Benjamin Ivey, merchant and churchman, the fifth child of George Washington and Selina Neal Ivey, was born in Shelby of English and German ancestry. He was the brother of George Franks Ivey. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jarvis, Thomas Jordan
by Parker, June Dunn. Thomas Jordan Jarvis, teacher, lawyer, lieutenant governor, governor, ambassador to Brazil, and U.S. senator, was born in Jarvisburg, Currituck County, the son of Elizabeth Daley and Bannister Hardy [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jerkins, Alonzo Thomas
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Alonzo Thomas Jerkins, legislator, banker, merchant, and shipper, was born in New Bern, the son of Thomas Jerkins (11 Apr. 1783–21 Dec. 1855) and his wife Grizzell Sears, a sister of Captain George [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, William
by Powell, William S. William Johnston, merchant, land speculator, and Revolutionary patriot, was born in Harthwood, parish of Lochmaben, Shire of Annandale, in the south of Scotland, the son of Robert and Isabell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Alexander Hamilton
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. Alexander Hamilton Jones, newspaper editor and Republican congressman, was born in Buncombe County near Asheville where he received his early education. He explained that during his youth he taught [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Frederick
by Lowry, Charles B. Frederick Jones, merchant, lawyer, and planter, was a member of that class of Virginians called by Carl Bridenbaugh "First Families of the Chesapeake," families often founded by sea captains such as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lamb, Wilson Gray, Jr.
by Davis, Curtis Carroll. Lamb, Wilson Gray, Jr. by Curtis Carroll Davis, 1991 17 Nov. 1842–22 Feb. 1922 Wilson Gray Lamb, Jr., political leader, merchant, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lane, John Randolph
by Wilson, Clyde. Lane, John Randolph by Clyde Wilson, 1991 4 Jul. 1835–31 Dec. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Legett, John
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. John Legett, captain in the Royal North Carolina Regiment, was a founder of the settlement of members of that corps, the South Carolina Royalists, and the King's Carolina Rangers at Country Harbour, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Leslie, James
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. James Leslie, founder of the town of Halifax, was born in Northern Ireland. It may be significant that he first appeared in North Carolina not long after the arrival of Governor Arthur Dobbs, himself [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Little, William
by Watson, Alan D. William Little, merchant, planter, and politician, was the son of Lieutenant Isaac and Bethiah Little. Born in Marshfield, Mass., he was graduated from Harvard in 1710, seventh in a class of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Locke, Francis
by Brawley, James S. Francis Locke, Revolutionary soldier, farmer, trader, and carpenter, was born in Northern Ireland, the son of John and Elizabeth Locke who moved to Lancaster County, Pa., when Francis and his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, Arthur Hill, Sr.
by Roberts, B. W. C. London, Arthur Hill, Sr. by B. W. C. Roberts, 1991 9 July 1874–8 Dec. 1969 Arthur Hill London, Sr., textile executive and banker, was born in Pittsboro of English ancestry, the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, Henry Adolphus
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. London, Henry Adolphus by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1991 9 Apr. 1808–27 Nov. 1882 Henry Adolphus London, merchant, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, John
by London, Lawrence F. London, John by Lawrence F. London, 1991 23 Oct. 1747–1 March 1816 John London, colonial official, merchant, and banker, was born in Holborn, London, the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, William Lord
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Lord London, merchant, banker and manufacturer, was born in Pittsboro, the son of Henry Adolphus and Sally Lord London. On completing his education in the local schools, he entered his [...] (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.)
Lutterloh, Thomas S.
by Perry, Percival. Lutterloh, Thomas S. by Percival Perry, 1991 16 July 1816–15 July 1900 Thomas S. Lutterloh, commission merchant, steamboat owner, turpentine distiller, and political leader, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacNair, Ralph
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Ralph MacNair, merchant, legislator, and Tory, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His father is said to have been killed on the battlefield of Culloden in the ranks of the Duke of Cumberland when he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mallett, Charles Beatty
by Burhoe, Agnes R. Mallett, Charles Beatty by Agnes R. Burhoe, 1991 18 June 1816–7 July 1872 See also: Mallett, Charles [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mallett, Charles Peter
by Burhoe, Agnes R. Charles Peter Mallett, planter and merchant, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Colonel Peter Mallett, commissary general of North Carolina during the Revolutionary War, and his wife, Sarah Mumford [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mallett, Peter, Jr.
by Troxler, George W. Peter Mallett, Jr., merchant and Revolutionary commissary officer, was born in Connecticut of French Huguenot ancestry. His father, Peter Mallett, Sr., the youngest of five children of David Mallett [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mare, John
by Moore, Elizabeth Vann. John Mare, painter, merchant, and politician, was born in New York City, the oldest child of John and Mary Bes Mare. His father was from Devonshire, England, and his mother was presumably of Dutch [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Marsden, Rufus
by London, Lawrence F. Rufus Marsden, merchant and legislator, was born in the Chorley-Liverpool section of Lancashire, England. He settled in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina in 1736. The next year he was granted [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, James
by Rodenbough, Charles D. James Martin, merchant, soldier, and legislator, was born in Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County, N.J., the second son of Hugh and Jane Hunter Martin. His father conducted an English school for a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McArthur, Neil
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Neil McArthur, Loyalist leader during the American Revolution, moved from his native Scotland to Cross Creek in 1764 and opened a store. When the war began he was a prosperous merchant and planter, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McAuslan, Alexander
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Alexander McAuslan, merchant and Loyalist, was a native of Scotland who settled in New Bern several years before the American Revolution. He left for a time in 1775 as tensions mounted. In 1777 the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McBryde, Archibald
by McBride, Benjamin Ransom. Archibald McBryde, congressman and state senator, was born in Wigtown, Scotland, the son of James, a farmer, and Janet McMiken McBryde. Because of "the high rent of land," his parents left Scotland [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCulloh, Henry
by Russell, Mattie U. Henry Mcculloh, London merchant, land speculator in North Carolina, colonial official, and author of a stamp tax scheme for the American colonies, was the son of James Mcculloh (or Mcculloch) of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mcdonald, John: This Old Drugstore
by Cecelski, David S. McDonald's Drugstore has been on Ninth Street in Durham for more than 80 years. When I interviewed John McDonald, I asked him how things had changed over all that time. I guess I expected him to lay [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
McDowell, Joseph Jefferson
by Shelby, Bradford M. Joseph Jefferson McDowell, congressman, was born in Burke (now McDowell) County, the son of Joseph McDowell (of Quaker Meadows)—a native of Winchester, Va., who moved to North Carolina in 1758, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McDowell, William Wallis
by Topkins, Robert M. William Wallis McDowell, merchant, Confederate soldier, and banker, was born at Pleasant Gardens in present-day McDowell County, the grandson of Revolutionary War hero Major Joseph McDowell and the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McNair, Evander
by Hughes, N. C., Jr. Evander McNair, Confederate general, was born near Laurel Hill in Richmond County, the son of John E. and Nancy Fletcher McNair, natives of Argyllshire, Scotland. Soon after his birth, his parents [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Roger
by Bacon, Ann Moore. Roger Moore, civic and church leader and Confederate officer, was born in Wilmington, the son of Roger and Ann Sophia Toomer Moore. He was a descendant of James Moore, colonial governor of South [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Stephen
by Anderson, Jean Bradley. Colonel John Moore chose a mercantile career and moved to New York, where he amassed a fortune in real estate while following his father's lead in public service. He was a member of His Majesty's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mordecai, George Washington
by Murray, Elizabeth Davis Reid. George Washington Mordecai, attorney, planter, financier, entrepreneur, and railroad and banking executive, was born in Warrenton. His father, Jacob Mordecai (1762–1838), had come to North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mordecai, Jacob
by Gass, W. Conard. Jacob Mordecai, merchant and educator, was born in Philadelphia, the oldest son of Moses and Esther Whitlock Mordecai. His father, a Jew and a native of Germany, migrated to New York in 1760 and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mumford, George
by Wall, James W. George Mumford, congressman, legislator, farmer, merchant, and dealer in real estate, was originally from the Fayetteville and Cumberland County area. His father, Robinson (or Robeson) Mumford, owned [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Murchison, David Reid
by Mceachern, Leora Hiatt. David Reid Murchison, merchant, civic leader, and Confederate officer, was born a few miles west of Fayetteville at Manchester, Cumberland County. He was the son of Duncan (20 May 1801–24 Apr. 1870) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Murchison, Kenneth McKenzie
by Mceachern, Leora Hiatt. Kenneth McKenzie Murchison, merchant, banker, businessman, and Confederate officer, was born at Manchester, Cumberland County, the son of Duncan (20 May 1801–24 Apr. 1870) and Fannie Reid Murchison. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Murray, James
by Lennon, Donald R. James Murray, colonial official, merchant, and planter, was a native of Unthank, Roxburghshire, in the valley of the Ewes, Scotland, the oldest son of John and Anne Bennet Murray, the daughter of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Newlin, John
by Newlin, Algie I. John Newlin, merchant, industrialist, land speculator, abolitionist, and Quaker leader, was born in the southeastern part of present-day Alamance County. He was in the sixth generation of descendants [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nisbet, John
by Sims, E. Thomas. John Nisbet, general merchant, Patriot, and state legislator, was born in New Jersey, one of six children of John and Sarah Nisbet. In 1750 his parents moved from New Jersey to that part of Rowan [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
O'Kelly, Berry
by Murray, Elizabeth Davis Reid. O'Kelly, Berry by Elizabeth Davis Reid Murray, 1991 ca. 1861–14 Mar. 1931 Berry O'Kelly, merchant, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Osborne, John
by Carraway, Gertrude S. In 1792 Osborne was a steward of St. John's Masonic Lodge and its treasurer of 1793–94. He served on the lodge's committee of laws and correspondence, which was instructed to "form an address to our [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Outlaw, George
by Taylor, R. Hargus. George Outlaw, merchant and legislator, was the only child of Ralph, Jr., and his second wife, Mary Knott Outlaw, whose plantation lay a few miles north of Windsor, Bertie County. The immediate [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pack, George Willis
by Meehan, James. George Willis Pack, lumber merchant and benefactor of the city of Asheville, was born in Fenner, Madison County, N.Y., of English ancestry. His forebears had settled in New Jersey in 1664 and for [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Palmer, John C.
by Peacock, Mary Reynolds. John C. Palmer, silversmith, daguerreotyper, and churchman, was the son of John B. and Sarah Rich Palmer. The Palmers had moved from New Jersey to Rowan County, where they were involved in a number [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pate, Zebulon Vance
by Murphy, Eva. Zebulon Vance Pate, businessmen, merchant, banker, landowner, and farmer of Scotland County, which was a part of Richmond County at the time of his birth, was born on the Thoroughgood Pate plantation [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patton, James Washington
by Burhoe, Agnes R. James Washington Patton, contractor and merchant, was born in Wilkes County to James, an Irish immigrant and pioneer to the Yadkin River area, and Anne Reynolds Patton of Wilkes County. When James [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pearson, Robert Caldwell
by Poland, Jean Cameron. Robert Caldwell Pearson, merchant, postmaster, bank and railroad president, Democratic leader, jurist, and gold mine and flour mill owner, was born at the family plantation, Silvercreek, on Silver [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Perry, William Marion
by Perry, Percival. William Marion Perry, Confederate veteran, farmer, millwright, merchant, banker, and a founder of Wingate College and the town of Wingate, was born on Niggerhead Creek, in Union County, the third of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Person, Alice Morgan
by Hill, Michael. Alice Morgan Person, businesswoman and medicine show performer, was born in Petersburg, Va., the daughter of Samuel and Esther Morgan. In December 1857 she married Joseph Arrington Person and moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pollock, Thomas
by Gass, W. Conard. Thomas Pollock, lawyer, planter, colonial official, and acting governor of the colony of North Carolina, was a native of Glasgow, Scotland, and a descendant of Pollok of Balgra, Renfrewshire, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pullen, Richard Stanhope
by Cross, Jerry L. Richard Stanhope Pullen, businessman and philanthropist, was born on the modest plantation of his father, Turner Pullen, near Neuse Station, Wake County. His mother, Elizabeth Smith Pullen, was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Quince, Parker
by Watson, Alan D. Parker Quince, merchant, was the second son of Richard Quince and his wife, Mary. Richard emigrated from Ramsgate, England, to the Cape Fear about 1740, and became one of the leading merchants of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Quince, Richard
by Clifton, James M. Richard Quince, merchant, planter, and jurist, was one of the most earnest and zealous Patriots of the Cape Fear region during the American Revolution. Baptized on 30 Mar. 1714 at St. Lawrence's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rochester, Nathaniel
by Stokes, Durward T. Nathaniel Rochester, revolutionary leader, merchant, and land developer, was born in Westmoreland County, Va., the son of John and Hester Thrift Rochester. His siblings were William, John, Ann, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rose, Paul Howard
by Rose, Thomas B., Jr. Paul Howard Rose, founder of the chain of Roses Stores, was born in Jackson of Scottish and English ancestry. He was the son of Thomas Bragg Rose, a cabinetmaker and wheelwright, and his wife, Andrew [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roulhac, Joseph Blount Grégoire
by Osborn, Dorothy H. Roulhac, Joseph Blount Grégoire by Dorothy H. Osborn, 1994 13 Aug. 1795–23 Jan. 1856 See also: Roulhac, Psalmet Grégoire de Joseph Blount Grégoire Roulhac, merchant, was the first son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roulhac, Psalmet Grégoire de (or Roulhac de Thias, Psalmet Grégoire de)
by Osborn, Dorothy H. Roulhac, Psalmet Grégoire de (or Roulhac de Thias, Psalmet Grégoire de) by Dorothy H. Osborn, 1994 30 Oct. 1752–8 Oct. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Royster, Wilbur High
by Powell, William S. Wilbur High Royster, lawyer, merchant, and teacher, was born in Raleigh, the son of Vermont Connecticut and Hallie Lee High Royster. He attended the Morson Academy in Raleigh and was graduated from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ruffin, Peter Browne
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Peter Browne Ruffin, hillsborough merchant, financier, and for many years treasurer of the North Carolina Railroad, was the seventh child and fourth son of Chief Justice Thomas (1787–1870) and Anne [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Schenck, Michael
by Stokes, A. H., Jr. Michael Schenck, merchant and cotton manufacturer, was born in Lancaster County, Pa., of Swiss ancestry. His father was also named Michael. Around 1790 young Schenck moved to Lincolnton and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, James Edwin
by Willis, F. Craig. James Edwin Scott, merchant and tobacco manufacturer, was born in Alamance County, the son of Robert W. Scott. He attended the Bingham School when it was under the direction of Major Robert Bingham [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shackelford, John Williams
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. Shackelford, John Williams by Tucker Reed Littleton, 1994 16 Nov. 1844–18 Jan. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, James Strudwick
by Anderson, Jean B. Smith, James Strudwick by Jean B. Anderson, 1994 8 Sept. 1787–7 Dec. 1852 James Strudwick Smith, physician and politician, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Starkey, Edward
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. Edward Starkey, assemblyman, councillor of state, justice of the peace, and merchant, was the son of Peter and Sarah Starkey and a native of the White Oak River area of Onslow County. He was thus a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stewart, George Marshall
by Perry, Percival. George Marshall Stewart, farmer, merchant, mill owner, banker, real estate developer, and a founder of Wingate College and of the town of Wingate, was born in New Salem Township, Union County, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stewart, James
by Powell, William S. Stewart, James by William S. Powell, 1994 11 Nov. 1775–29 Dec. 1821 James Stewart, farmer, [...] (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.)
Swann (or Swan), Samuel
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Swann (or Swan), Samuel by Mattie Erma E. Parker, 1994 11 May 1653–14 Sept. 1707 Samuel Swann (or Swan), Council member, secretary, justice in North Carolina, and burgess, justice, and high [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tate, Samuel McDowell
by Pruitt, Elaine Doerschuk. Tate, Samuel McDowell by Elaine Doerschuk Pruitt, 1996 6 Sept. 1830–25 June 1897 Samuel McDowell Tate, merchant, soldier, railroad official, and legislator, was born in Morganton. Of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tatham, William
by Herndon, G. Melvin. William Tatham, clerk, merchant, soldier, lawyer, legislator, surveyor, engineer, civil servant, author, book and map collector, and cartographer, was born in the County of Cumberland, England. The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Taylor, Simon Bruton
by Fountain, A. M. Taylor, Simon Bruton by A. M. Fountain, 1996 16 Mar. 1834–27 Jan. 1929 Simon Bruton Taylor, Confederate officer, merchant, public official, and farmer, was born on a farm in southern Lenoir [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Telfair, Alexander
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Alexander Telfair, Loyalist, was born at Town Head in Kirkcudbright on the Firth of Solway, southwestern Scotland. He came to America in 1759 with his brothers Edward, Hugh, and William. The Telfairs [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Toomer, Henry
by Smith, William S., Jr. Henry Toomer, Wilmington Safety Committee member, army commissary, financier and bail bondsman, and merchant, was born in Charleston, S.C., the second son of Joshua and Mary Bonneau Toomer. Following [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tucker, Rufus Sylvester
by Hatcher, Susan Tucker. Rufus Sylvester Tucker, merchant and planter, was born in Raleigh, the third son of three children of Ruffin, a prominent merchant of his native Wake County, and Lucinda M. Sledge Tucker of Franklin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vail, Jeremiah
by Smith, William S., Jr. Jeremiah Vail, local and provincial official, one of several of this name, began to be involved in a number of land transactions and other legal causes in Chowan County beginning in 1697, when he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Waddell, Hugh
by Cashion, Jerry C. Hugh Waddell, colonial military and political official, merchant, and planter, was born in Lisburn, County Down, Ireland, the son of Hugh and Isabella Brown Waddell, both of Scots-Irish ancestry. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wade, Thomas
by Dalton, Carol E. Thomas Wade, merchant, Revolutionary soldier, and legislator, was born possibly in Craven County. His father was probably the English immigrant John Wade. About 1743 Thomas Wade married Jane Boggan, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Webb, James
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. James Webb, pioneer physician of Hillsborough and Orange County, Presbyterian educational leader and philanthropist, merchant, and banker, was born at Tally Ho, Granville County, the second child and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
White, John
by Beckwith, James P., Jr. John White, merchant and commissioner for North Carolina in England during the Civil War, was born in Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland, one of ten children of Andrew Whyte and his second wife, Hannah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitfield, Nathan Bryan
by Jones, H. G. Whitfield, Nathan Bryan by H. G. Jones, 1996 19 Sept. 1799–27 Dec. 1868 Nathan Bryan Whitfield, legislator, planter, and entrepreneur, was born at Pleasant [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Willcox (or Wilcox), John
by Troxler, George W. John Willcox (or Wilcox), Chatham County iron manufacturer, was born in Concord, Chester County, Pa., the first son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cole Willcox. About 1759 he moved to Cross Creek where he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Alfred
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Alfred Williams, businessman, was born in Franklin County to John (d. 1821) and Nancy A. Williams. He was the grandson of Jesse Williams and the great-grandson of Thomas Williams of Northampton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wills, Henry
by Roberts, B. W. C. Wills, Henry by B. W. C. Roberts, 1996 9 Apr. 1764–12 July 1827 See also:  Webb, Sarah M. Norfleet, (from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography); North-Carolina Gazette (from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wittkowsky, Samuel
by Powell, William S. Wittkowsky, Samuel by William S. Powell, 1996 29 May 1835–14 Feb. 1911 Samuel Wittkowsky, merchant and building and loan executive, was born in Schwersenk, near Posen, east Prussia (now [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Worth, David Gaston
by Mceachern, Leora Hiatt. Worth, David Gaston by Leora Hiatt Mceachern, 1996 18 Dec. 1831–21 Nov. 1897 David Gaston Worth, merchant and state salt commissioner during the Civil War, was born in Asheboro, the only son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Worth, John Milton
by Gass, W. Conard. John Milton Worth, physician, businessman, and politician, was born near Center (Friends) Meetinghouse, Guilford County, the son of David and Abigail Gardner Worth. He was a descendant of John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wynns, Benjamin
by Newbern, Thomas R. J. Benjamin Wynns, state assemblyman, militia colonel, and planter, was born in Chowan Precinct, the son of Captain George and Rose Bush Wynns. George Wynns was a large landowner on the Chowan River and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Yancey, James
by Kendall, Katherine K. James Yancey, legislator, merchant, planter, public official, and educator, was born in Gloucester District, Orange (now Caswell) County, of English and Welsh ancestry, the son of Bartlett, Sr., and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Yelverton, Emmor Harrison
by Flowers, John Baxton, III. Yelverton, Emmor Harrison by John Baxton Flowers III, 1996 16 July 1890–8 May 1955 Emmor Harrison Yelverton, diplomat, was born at his father's town house in Goldsboro, Wayne County, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Yount, George Calvert
by Puckett, Robin A. George Calvert Yount, trapper and pioneer settler of California, was born near Dowden Creek in Burke County. His grandfather, John Jundt, a native of Alsace, moved to Lancaster County, Pa., in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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