Pioneers and Explorers

Pioneers and Explorers
Hart, Nathaniel
by Swift, Vance E. Nathaniel Hart, pioneer, Revolutionary officer, and proprietor in and chief negotiator for the Transylvania Company of Kentucky, was born in Hanover County, Va., the son of Thomas and Susannah Rice [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hinton, John
by Kerr, Mary Hinton Duke. John Hinton, colonial and Revolutionary pioneer, planter, patriot, legislator, and soldier, was born in Chowan Precinct (now Gates County). He was the son of "Col." John Hinton, an emigrant from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hoover, David
by Powell, William S. Hoover, David by William S. Powell, 1988 14 Apr. 1781–12 Sept. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lindley, Jonathan
by Newlin, Algie I. Lindley, Jonathan by Algie I. Newlin, 1991 15 June 1756–5 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Loesch, Jacob
by Smith, Rosamond C. Loesch, Jacob by Rosamond C. Smith, 1991 22 Nov. 1722–8 Nov. [...] (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.)
Maddock, Joseph
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Joseph Maddock, pioneer Quaker leader in colonial Orange County, N.C., and Columbia County, Ga., founder of Wrightsborough, Ga., miller, and horticulturist, was born in the Newcastle, Del., area, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, Joseph
by Shrader, Richard A. Joseph Martin, soldier, pioneer, and Indian agent, was born near Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Va., the son of Joseph, a farmer, and Susannah Childs Martin. Instead of pursuing an education as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meredith, Hugh
by Powell, William S. Meredith, Hugh by William S. Powell, 1991 ca. 1697–ca. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Oconee Bells
by Sorrell, Mickey Jo. Oconee Bells, Northern and Southern Shortia galacifolia var. brevistyla Shortia galacifolia var. galacifolia by Mickey Jo Sorrell, 2014. Oconee Bells is a rare and beautiful plant [...] (from NC Natural Heritage Program, NC Dept. of Environment & Natural Resources.)
Phillips, Sylvanus
by Dougan, Michael B. Phillips, Sylvanus by Michael B. Dougan, 1994 April 1775–31 Oct. 1830 Sylvanus Phillips, pioneer Arkansas settler and land speculator, was born in Jackson township, Union County. No record [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pory, John
by Powell, William S. John Pory, explorer, newsletter writer, and geographer, was born at Butters Hall, Thompson, Norfolk, England. The son of William Pory, he was graduated in 1592 from Gonville and Caius College, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Schumacher, Francis Xavier
by Roberts, B. W. C. Francis Xavier Schumacher, pioneer in the field of forestry mensuration, was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Julia Lavender Schumacher. He attended Emanuel's Parochial School prior to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shelby, Evan
by Beasley, Paul W. Evan Shelby, frontiersman, trader, and militia officer, was born in Tregaron, Wales, the son of Evan, Sr., a merchant and farmer, and Catherine Daviess Shelby. The family emigrated to America in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Siler, Jacob
by Sloan-Farmer, Maryann. Jacob Siler, western North Carolina pioneer, state legislator, and Cherokee Indian agent, was born in South Carolina's Pendleton district, of German and Irish ancestry. His grandfather, Plikard [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Skinner, Joseph Blount
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Joseph Blount Skinner, lawyer, legislator, planter, and pioneer in the fishing industry, was born at Harveys Neck, Perquimans County, the eldest of thirteen children of Joshua and Martha Ann Blount [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stone, Charles H.
by Bursey, Maurice M. Charles H. Stone, chemist and pioneer southern dyestuff manufacturer, was born in Stokes County, the son of Thomas J. and Charlotte Venable Stone. He attended the Boonville Academy in Yadkin County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thomson, John W.
by Detrick, R. H. John W. Thomson, Texas pioneer, was born in North Carolina, probably in Orange or Johnston County. He migrated to Tennessee and in 1835 joined a group that was traveling to Texas. Arriving there in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tolson, John Jarvis III (Jack)
by Powell, William S. Tolson, John Jarvis III (Jack) by William S. Powell, 1996 22 Oct. 1915–2 Dec. 1991 John Jarvis III (Jack) Tolson, army officer and pioneer in the use of helicopters in combat, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weaver, William Trotter
by Rhoades, William Weaver, Rhoades, Verne, Jr. William Trotter Weaver, pioneer in furnishing electric power to western North Carolina, was born in the Reems Creek valley near Weaverville, the youngest son of James Thomas and Hester Trotter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weller, Sidney
by Powell, William S. Weller, Sidney by William S. Powell, 1996 1791–1 Mar. 1854 Sidney Weller, physician, nurseryman, clergyman, and planter, was born in Crawford, Orange County (then the town of Montgomery in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, William Sherley
by Meehan, James. William Sherley Williams, trapper and guide better known as Bill or Old Bill Williams, was born on a farm on Horse Creek in Rutherford (now Polk) County, the fourth of nine children of Joseph and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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