Planters

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.)
Barrow, William
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Barrow, Louisiana pioneer, was born in Halifax County, the son of William Barrow and his wife, Olivia, who was the daughter of Robert Ruffin of Northampton County. His grandfather William had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, James Smith
by Battle, Elizabeth D. Battle, James Smith by Elizabeth D. Battle, 1979 25 June 1786–18 July 1854 James Smith Battle, planter, judge, and manufacturer, was born at Cool Spring Plantation, Edgecombe County, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Joel
by Sims, Anastatia. Battle, Joel by Anastatia Sims, 1979 16 May 1779–25 Aug. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, William Smith
by Battle, Elizabeth Dancy. William Smith Battle planter and manufacturer, was born in Edgecombe County, the son of Sally Harriet Westray and James Smith Battle. He began his education at Stony Hill and Louisburg academies and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benbury, Thomas
by Johnson, Elmer D. Thomas Benbury, revolutionary leader, was born in Chowan County of English ancestry. His father was John Benbury; his grandfather, William Benbury, came from England to settle near Edenton about [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Benton, Lemuel
by Cheshire, Lucius Mcgehee, Jr. Lemuel Benton, planter and congressman, was born on his father's plantation, Oxford, in Granville County, the son of Samuel Benton and his wife, Frances Kimbrough Benton. His father was prominent in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bethune, Lauchlin
by Watson, Harry L. Lauchlin Bethune, congressman and planter, led the Democratic party in the upper Cape Fear region in the 1830s, the formative years of the second American party system. He was born in Cumberland [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blanchard, Andrew
by Powell, William S. Andrew Blanchard, printer, revolutionary official, and planter, was born in Elizabeth, N.J., the son of John and Mary Joline Blanchard, and after 1740 settled in New Providence, N.J., probably on [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Frederick
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Frederick Blount, physician, the oldest son of James and Ann Hall Blount, was born at Mulberry Hill Plantation, Edenton. He is not to be confused with his uncle, Frederick Blount. His maternal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Jacob
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. Jacob Blount, planter, landholder, and revolutionary soldier, was born in Beaufort County, son of Thomas Blount and Ann Elizabeth Reading. His father was a landowner and planter. In 1748, Jacob [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Reading
by Worthy, Pauline. Reading Blount, major in the Continental Army during the American Revolution and an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati, was the third son of Jacob Blount and his wife, Barbara Gray. [...] (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.)
Blount, William Augustus
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. William Augustus Blount, landowner and soldier, was born in Washington, Beaufort County, the son of John Gray Blount and Mary Harvey. His father's possessions numbered hundreds of thousands of acres, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boggan, Patrick
by Robson, Harriet H. Patrick Boggan, Regulator and revolutionary patriot, was born at Castle Finn, County Donegal, Ireland, according to tradition. He was the son of Sir Walter Boggan. He was probably in his early [...] (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.)
Boylan, William
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. William Boylan, journalist, planter, and advocate of internal improvements, was born in Somerset County, N.J., the fourth son of fifteen children of John and Elizabeth Hodge Boylan. He moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bragg, John
by Pitts, C. E. John Bragg, lawyer and Democratic political figure prominent in both North Carolina and Alabama, was the eldest of six sons born to Thomas and Margaret Crossland Bragg of Warrenton. Two brothers, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Branch, William Augustus Blount
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. William Augustus Blount Branch, Confederate soldier, planter, and congressman, was born in Tallahassee, Fla., the son of General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch, C.S.A., and Nancy Haywood Blount. His father, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brevard, Alexander
by Williams, Max. Alexander Brevard, Revolutionary War officer, planter, and iron entrepreneur, was a native of Iredell County but spent most of his adult life in Lincoln County. The first Brevard ancestor in America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bridgers, John Luther
by Bridgers, H. C., Jr. John Luther Bridgers, attorney, agriculturist, and soldier, was born on a farm on Town Creek in southwest Edgecombe County. His father, second generation of the Bridgers family in the area, was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bright, Simon
by Holloman, Charles R. Bright, Simon by Charles R. Holloman, 1979 ca. 1702–ca. 1777 Simon Bright, colonial planter, county official, Anglican church leader, and militia officer, was the son of John Bright (ca. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bright, Simon
by Holloman, Charles R. Bright, Simon by Charles R. Holloman, 1979 ca. 1757–1802 Simon Bright, Revolutionary War soldier, planter, county official, member of the convention that ratified the U.S. Constitution in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bright, Simon, Jr.
by Holloman, Charles R. The grantee index of deeds (1746–1880) of old Johnston, old Dobbs, and early Lenoir counties indicates that in or about 1758 deeds from Simon Bright the elder were registered by his sons Simon and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brookes, Iveson Lewis
by Tise, Larry Edward. Iveson Lewis Brookes, Baptist clergyman, planter, and Southern sectionalist, was the eldest of five sons of Jonathan and Annie Lewis Brookes and was born in Rockingham County. His father was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Hamilton
by Holeman, Sarah E. Hamilton Brown, planter, stockraiser, and land speculator, a resident of Wilkesboro, was the son of Jane McDowell and John Brown, a Scotch-Irish immigrant. Brown served as a lieutenant, Eighteenth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Hamilton Allen
by Holeman, Sarah E. Hamilton Allen Brown, Confederate officer and planter, was born the son of Hamilton and Sarah Gwyn Gordon Brown at Oakland, the old Gordon homestead in Wilkes County. He attended the Naval Academy at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Joseph Hunter
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Joseph Hunter Bryan, congressman and planter, was born in Windsor, Bertie County. He represented Bertie in the House of Commons in 1804, 1805, 1807, 1808, and 1809. He was a trustee of The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buncombe, Edward
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Edward Buncombe, planter and officer in the Continental Line in the Revolutionary War, was born on the West Indian island of St. Christopher, of English ancestry. His father, Thomas Buncombe, was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwin, George William Bush
by Moore, James Elliott. George William Bush Burgwin, planter, was born at his father's plantation, the Hermitage, in New Hanover County, six weeks before the death of his mother, Eliza Bush Burgwin. She was the daughter of [...] (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.)
Burton, Robert
by Bernhardt, Mrs. John C. Robert Burton, member of the Continental Congress, Revolutionary War officer, and planter, was born in Goochland County, Va., the son of Tabitha Minge and Hutchings Burton and perhaps the grandson of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bynum, Jesse Atherton
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Jesse Atherton Bynum, lawyer, congressman, and planter, was born in Halifax County, attended Princeton in 1818–19, studied law, and practiced in Halifax. He represented Halifax borough in the House [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cabe, John
by Anderson, Jean Bradley. John Cabe, planter, miller, and politician, was probably born in Pennsylvania, the son of Barnaby and Elizabeth Perkins McCabe, later Cabe. The family moved into Orange County in the late 1750s. They [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Bennehan
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Bennehan Cameron, planter, railway executive, industrialist, and promoter of good roads, was born at Fairntosh in what was then Orange County, the son of Paul Carrington and Anne Ruffin Cameron. At [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Duncan
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Duncan Cameron, planter, judge, politician, and banker, was born in Mecklenburg County, Va. His father, the Reverend John Cameron (d. 1815), an Episcopal priest, was the son of Duncan and Margaret [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Paul Carrington
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Paul Carrington Cameron, planter, agricultural reformer, railway and road builder, and friend of education, was born at Stagville, the home of his grandfather, Richard Bennehan. Son of Duncan and [...] (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.)
Carr, Elias
by Steelman, Lala Carr. Elias Carr, planter, North Carolina State Farmers' Alliance Leader, and governor, was born at Bracebridge Hall, the family plantation in Edgecombe County near Old Sparta. Born into the planter [...] (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, Martin
by Holloman, Charles R. Martin Caswell, colonial planter, county official, and colonel in the revolutionary militia of Dobbs County, was the third son of Richard Caswell the elder and his wife, Christian Dallam, and was a [...] (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.)
Caswell, William
by Holloman, Charles R. William Caswell, North Carolina adjutant general in the Revolution, Continental army captain, county official, state legislator, and planter, was the son of Governor Richard Caswell and his first [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Catchmaid (Catchmaie, Catchmeyd, Ketchmaid), George
by Parker, Mattie Erma Edwards. George Catchmaid (Catchmaie, Catchmeyd, Ketchmaid), burgess in the Virginia Assembly and later speaker of the North Carolina Assembly, came to America from Trelleck, Monmouthshire, England. He and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chambers, Maxwell
by Brawley, James S. Maxwell Chambers, planter and manufacturer, was born in Salisbury, the son of Joseph and Mary Campbell Chambers. His father died in 1784, and Maxwell was placed by the court under the protection of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cherry, Joseph Blount
by Speight, Francis. Joseph Blount Cherry, planter, lawyer, and public official, was born in Bertie County, the son of Solomon Cherry and brother of William Walton Cherry. Cherry was a student at The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Henry Selby
by Parker, Roy, Jr. Henry Selby Clark, congressman, legislator, and lawyer, was born at the family home near Leechville, Beaufort County, the son of Henry Clark and his wife, whose family name was Selby. The Clark [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Henry Toole
by Iobst, Richard W. Henry Toole Clark, lawyer, politician, and governor of North Carolina, was born on his father's plantation on Walnut Creek near Tarboro. His father, James West Clark, son of Christopher and Hannah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Thomas
by Rankin, Hugh F., Kellam, Ida Brooks. Thomas Clark, planter and Revolutionary War officer, was born in Wilmington, the son of Thomas Clark, merchant, and his wife, Barbara Murray, sister of Loyalist James Murray. Clark's sister, Ann, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cobb, Howell
by Menius, A. C., III. Howell Cobb, soldier and congressman, was born in Granville County, the son of John and Mildred Lewis Cobbs. He was given the name Howell for a maternal relative. The Cobbs family moved to Georgia in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cochran, James
by Powell, William S. James Cochran, planter and congressman, was born in or near the community of Mount Tirzah, Orange (now Person) County. He attended local schools and engaged in farming near the present Timberlake. At [...] (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.)
Cole, Stephen William
by Rea, Kathleen M. Cole, Stephen William by Kathleen M. Rea, 1979 1 Jan. 1813–19 Sept. 1889 Stephen William Cole, planter and banker, son of William Terry and Judith Moseley Leake Cole, was born in [...] (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.)
Collins, Josiah, III
by Menius, A. C., III. Josiah Collins, III, planter, the son of Josiah Collins II and his wife, Ann Rebecca Daves, was born probably in Edenton. Growing up with almost every conceivable advantage available to a youth in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Collins, Josiah, Sr.
by Menius, A. C., III. Josiah Collins, Sr., merchant, politician, manufacturer, and land speculator, was born in Taunton, Somersetshire, England, the son of Joan and David Collins. Little is known of his early life until [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Connor, Henry William
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Henry William Connor, planter and congressman, was born near Amelia Court House, Prince George County, Va., and was graduated from South Carolina College, Columbia, in 1812. In 1814 he served as [...] (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.)
Courts, Daniel William
by Butler, Lindley S. Daniel William Courts, legislator and state treasurer, was born in Culpeper County, Va., and by 1806 moved with his father, George Courts, to Rockingham County. Reared in Rockingham County, Courts [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cox, William Ruffin
by Williams, Max R. William Ruffin Cox, lawyer, agriculturalist, Confederate general, congressman, and civic leader, was born in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, of English ancestry. His grandfather was John Cox, whose [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Craige, Francis Burton
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Francis Burton Craige, editor, lawyer, and congressman, the youngest son of David and Mary Foster Craige, was born on the south fork of the Yadkin River five miles from Salisbury. He attended [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crawford (Crafford), William
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. William Crawford (Crafford), council member and leader in Culpeper's Rebellion, came to the North Carolina colony, then called Albemarle, in his mid-twenties. A contemporary document calls him a New [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Croom, Hardy Bryan
by Flowers, John Baxton, III. Hardy Bryan Croom, planter, politician, and naturalist, was born at his father's estate in Lenoir County. He was the son of Major General William Croom and his first wife, Mary Bryan, a daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Croom, William
by Flowers, John Baxton, III. William Croom, planter, politician, and militia officer, was born probably on his father's dwelling plantation on Lower Falling Creek in Dobbs (now Lenoir) County. His father, Major Croom, Sr., a son [...] (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.)
Daniel, John Reeves Jones
by Hall, Louise MCG. John Reeves Jones Daniel, lawyer, congressman, and planter, was born near Halifax, the son of Judith Jones and Willie Daniel. He attended The University of North Carolina, from which he was graduated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davidson, Adam Brevard
by Davidson, Chalmers G. Adam Brevard Davidson, planter and developer, a son of John ("Jacky") Davidson, Jr., and his wife Sarah Harper Brevard, was born at Rural Hill, the plantation home in Mecklenburg County built by his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davidson, John
by Davidson, Chalmers G. John Davidson, patriot and ironmaster, was the son of Robert and Isabel Ramsay Davidson who are believed to have come from Scotland on the "Diligance of Glasgow" in January 1729. There is a tradition [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davidson, Robert
by Davidson, Chalmers G. Robert Davidson, planter, the oldest son of Major John Davidson and his wife Violet Wilson, was born on his father's Rural Retreat plantation on the Catawba River in Mecklenburg County. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dawson, John
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. John Dawson, planter and lawyer, was born in Williamsburg, Va. His father, the Reverend William Dawson, D.D., was minister of the church in Jamestown, so John was probably baptized there. William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
De Rosset, Lewis Henry
by Price, William S., Jr. Lewis Henry De Rosset, planter and colonial officer, was the son of Armand J. and Madeline De Rosset. His father was a Swiss-educated physician who immigrated to North Carolina about 1736. By 1741 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Deberry, Edmund
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Edmund Deberry, planter, businessman, and congressman, was born near Mt. Gilead, Montgomery County. The birthdate is disputed although his tombstone indicates 1781. He was descended from French [...] (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.)
Dockery, Thomas Pleasant
by Branch, Paul. Thomas Pleasant Dockery, planter, civil engineer, and Confederate officer, was born probably in Montgomery County, the son of Colonel John Dockery and Ann Mask, presumably the daughter of Pleasant M. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dortch, William Theophilus
by Yearns, Buck. William Theophilus Dortch, legislator and Confederate senator, was born on his father's plantation near Rocky Mount, which had been in the Dortch family since 1742. His parents were William and [...] (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.)
DuBois, John
by Stumpf, Vernon O. John DuBois, landowner in North Carolina and New York, Wilmington merchant and captain of a fleet of ships, and colonial official, was probably of Huguenot stock and born either in New York or [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Duckenfield, William
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. William Duckenfield, member of the North Carolina Council and justice of the General Court, came to the colony before June 1683 from Cheshire, England. For many generations his family had belonged to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Duke, William, Jr.
by Flowers, John Baxton, III, Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. William Duke, Jr., planter and public official, was born in Southside, Va., where his father, William Duke, was a prominent planter. Recent research and records now available support the contention [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Earle, John Baylis
by Fant, H. B. John Baylis Earle, drummer boy and militiaman of Revolutionary North Carolina, planter, congressman, and longtime adjutant general of South Carolina, was born probably in Virginia as were his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eaton, John Rust
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Rust Eaton, planter and legislator, was born in Granville County, the only son of Charles Rust Eaton (1743–1822) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Osborne Jeffreys. Charles Eaton, the youngest [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Edgeworth, Richard
by MacDonald, Edgar E. Richard Edgeworth, mechanical engineer and planter, was born in Oxfordshire, England, at Black Bourton, the ancestral estate of his Hungerford grandmother. He was the oldest son of Richard Lovell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Edwards, Weldon Nathaniel
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Weldon Nathaniel Edwards, planter, state senator, and congressman, was born near Gaston in Northampton County, son of Priscilla Williamson and Benjamin Edwards. He attended Warrenton Academy, read [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eelbeck, Montfort
by Barrett, Ruth L. Montfort Eelbeck, county official and planter, for thirty-five years held civil office in Edgecombe and Halifax counties, appointed in turn by governor and council, Provincial Congress, and state [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Evans, Peter
by Manning, Elizabeth W. Peter Evans, planter and businessman, was born in Pitt County of English ancestry. His father was Major George Evans, a member of the colonial Assembly from Pitt County, a delegate to the Provincial [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Evans, Richard
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Richard Evans, planter, legislator, and town founder, was born in Bath, Beaufort County, the son of Richard Evans, "Mariner," and Mary Lillington Evans. In 1758 Evans and his brother, George, sold [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fenner, Robert
by Barrett, Ruth L. Robert Fenner, army officer, county official, and planter, was the son of Richard and Ann Coddington Fenner of New Bern. In 1771 he was a member of the Craven County Militia and an ensign in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Few, William, Jr.
by Johnson, Elmer D. William Few, Jr., member of the Continental Congress and of the constitutional convention, U.S. senator, and judge, was born near Baltimore, Md., the son of William Few, Sr., and Mary Wheeler Few. In [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foard, Osborne Giles
by Foard, John Hanby, Jr. Osborne Giles Foard, planter, state legislator, contractor, local official, and religious lay leader, was born in the fork of the Yadkin and South Yadkin rivers in what is now southern Davie County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Forney, Daniel Munroe
by Smith, Louise C. Forney, Daniel Munroe by Louise C. Smith, 1986 May 1784–15 Oct. 1847 Daniel Munroe Forney, planter, public official, congressman, and army officer, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Forney, John Horace
by Branch, Paul. John Horace Forney, soldier, Confederate officer, civil engineer, and planter, was born in Lincoln County. His father was Jacob Forney and his grandfather was Peter Forney, who served in the partisan [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foy, James
by Powell, William S. James Foy, planter and defendant in a landmark legal case, was perhaps the son of the Major James Foy who died in Onslow County on 11 Dec. 1822 at the age of eighty-five. Major Foy's wife had died [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fuller, Robert Thomas
by Niswonger, Richard L. Robert Thomas Fuller, attorney, circuit judge, and planter, was born at Leasburg, Caswell County. He was graduated from The University of North Carolina in 1844 and studies law. Beginning about 1850 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gallaway, John Marion
by Butler, Lindley S. John Marion Gallaway, Confederate officer and tobacco planter, was the son of Thomas Spraggins and Lucinda Chalmers Gallaway of Rockingham County. Before the American Revolution the Gallaway family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Garibaldi, Angelo
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Angelo Garibaldi, steamboat captain and shipbuilder, was born in Italy of unknown parentage. He is said to have come to Baltimore as a boy with an uncle. On the death of this relative, young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gilmer, John Adams
by Current, Richard N. John Adams Gilmer, state senator and U.S. and Confederate States congressman, was born near Alamance Church in Guilford County. He was the oldest of the twelve children of Robert and Anne Forbes [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Glasgow, James
by Holloman, Charles R. Glasgow, James by Charles R. Holloman, 1986 ca. 1735–17 Nov. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gorrell, Ralph
by Bell, John L., Jr. Ralph Gorrell, lawyer, was the eldest son of David (1770–1848) and Euphemia Stewart Gorrell (1770–1850) of Guilford County. His grandfather was Ralph Gorrell, Jr. (1735–1816), who migrated from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Green, Thomas Jefferson
by Kerr, M. H. D. Thomas Jefferson Green, planter, legislator, soldier, and author, was born near Ridgeway, Warren County, the son of Solomon and Frances ("Fanny") Hawkins Green. His father was a lifelong resident of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Griffin, Moses
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Moses Griffin, founder of Griffin's Free School at New Bern, one of the first trade schools for poor girls, if not the first, was a native and lifelong resident of Craven County. His father, Solomon [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grist, James Redding
by Perry, Percival. James Redding Grist, planter and businessman, the eldest of thirteen children of Allen and Mary Ann Williams Grist, was born in Beaufort County near Washington. His forebears were in Beaufort County [...] (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.)
Hairston, Peter Wilson
by Hairston, Peter Wilson. Hairston, Peter Wilson by Peter Wilson Hairston, 1988 25 Nov. 1819–17 Feb. 1886 Peter Wilson Hairston, planter, was born in Pittsylvania County, Va. His father was Samuel Hairston, cited by [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hall, Thomas Harmison
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Thomas Harmison Hall, physician, planter, and congressman, was born in Prince George County, Va., and, after studying medicine, began a practice in Tarboro, N.C. In 1803 he married Mrs. Martha Jones [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hampton, John Robinson
by Pfaff, David. John Robinson Hampton, politician and planter, was the son of George W. and Cornelia Henderson Hampton. Hampton, whose father was sheriff of Mecklenburg County in 1810, was born in Charlotte and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haralson, Herndon
by Harrelson, Ronald. Herndon Haralson, soldier, politician, and planter, was born in what is now Person County, one of thirteen children of Paul and Nancy Lea Haralson. His grandfather had immigrated from Holland to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hargett (or Harget), Frederick
by Robinson, Catherine L. Frederick Hargett (or Harget), Revolutionary War captain, planter, and lawmaker, was probably born in the area that became Pitt County. The second son of Frederick Hargett, he had only one sibling, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harnett, Cornelius
by Lennon, Donald R. Cornelius Harnett, colonial official, planter, and innkeeper, formerly a merchant of Dublin, Ireland, settled in Chowan County by 1720. In 1722, when he sold land on Queen Anne's Creek to Chief [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harrington, Henry William
by Robertson, Henry A., Jr. Henry William Harrington, brigadier general in the American Revolution, legislator, and planter, was born in London. He emigrated first to Jamaica, but after a short time moved to South Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Thomas West
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Thomas West Harris, physician, educator, and first dean of The University of North Carolina Medical School, was born in Chatham County, the son of Thomas Brooks and Nancy Clegg Harris. His father was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harrison, Richard
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Richard Harrison, planter and legislator, was born at Leonardstown, St. Mary's County, Md., the son of Kenelm and Mary Harrison. Having inherited a plantation in Edgecombe County, N.C., as provided [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harvey, John
by Butler, Lindley S. John Harvey, Proprietary governor of Albemarle, was probably born in Warwickshire, England, the son of Thomas and Mary Harvey who received a grant on Harvey's Neck, James City County, Va., in July [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hasell, James
by Price, William S., Jr. James Hasell, judge, councillor, and acting governor, was a native of Bristol, England, the son of James Hasell, a merchant. He served an apprenticeship in Bristol from 1714 to 1721. After [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haughton, John Hooker
by London, Lawrence F. John Hooker Haughton, lawyer and planter, son of John and Mary Ryan Hooker Haughton, was born in Chowan County. His parents later moved to Tyrrell, his mother's home county. He received his [...] (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.)
Hawkins, John Davis
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. Hawkins, John Davis by Armistead Jones Maupin, 1988 15 Apr. 1781–5 Dec. 1858 John Davis Hawkins, lawyer, legislator, and planter, was born at Pleasant Hill plantation in Granville (now [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawkins, Micajah Thomas
by Crow, Mildred Martin. Micajah Thomas Hawkins, legislator, congressman, and planter, the youngest son of John and Sally Macon Hawkins, was born in Warren County. His paternal grandparents, Philemon and Delia Martin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawkins, Philemon, II
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. Philemon Hawkins, II, planter, Revolutionary soldier, and public officeholder, was born in Virginia. He was the oldest son of Philemon and Ann Eleanor Howard Hawkins, founders of this branch of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawkins, Philemon, III
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. Philemon Hawkins, III, Revolutionary official, landholder, and planter, was born at Pleasant Hill Plantation, the seat of the Hawkins family in present Warren County, the son of Philemon and Delia [...] (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.)
Herritage, William
by Willard, George-Anne. William Herritage, lawyer and planter, served for thirty years as clerk of the General Assembly of North Carolina. His early life remains shrouded in mystery and his parentage unknown. Herritage [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, Frederick Jones
by London, Lawrence F. Frederick Jones Hill, physician, planter, and legislator, was born at his father's plantation, Fairfields, in New Hanover County. He was the son of Elizabeth Jones and John Hill, an officer in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, Green, Jr.
by Malone, E. T., Jr. Green Hill, Jr., pioneer Methodist minister, Revolutionary patriot, planter, and public servant, was born in Granville (later Bute) County, the son of Grace Bennett and Green Hill. His father, a [...] (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, Whitmel
by Young, James R. Whitmel Hill, Revolutionary officer and government official, delegate to the Continental Congress, state senator, and member of the Council of State, was born into a wealthy family in Bertie County. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, William Henry
by London, Lawrence F. William Henry Hill, lawyer, legislator, congressman, and planter, the son of William and Margaret Moore Hill, was born at Brunswick town in Brunswick County. He attended schools in Boston, his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hinton, Charles Lewis
by Silver, Charles Hinton. Charles Lewis Hinton, major of militia, planter, legislator, and state treasurer, was born at The Oaks plantation, Wake County, about ten miles east of Raleigh. His father was David Hinton, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hinton, James
by Kerr, Mary Hinton Duke. James Hinton, planter, legislator, Revolutionary soldier, and county official, was born in Johnston (now Wake) County, the second son of Colonel John and Grizelle Kimbrough Hinton. Little is known of [...] (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.)
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.)
Holt, William Rainey
by Sink, M. Jewell. William Rainey Holt, physician, public servant, and planter, was born in Alamance County, the oldest son of Michael and Rachel Rainey Holt, and the grandson of Captain Michael and Jean Lockhart Holt. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hooks, Charles
by Evans, Phillip W. Charles Hooks, planter, legislator, and congressman, was born in Bertie County. At age two, he moved with his parents to Duplin County where the family settled on a plantation near Kenansville. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Howe, Robert
by Rankin, Hugh F. Robert Howe, planter, soldier, and politician, was born in New Hanover (later Brunswick) County, the son of Job Howe (Howes), who moved to North Carolina from Charleston, S.C., and settled on the [...] (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.)
Hunt, Memucan
by Allen, Walser H., Jr. Memucan Hunt, planter, state senator, and first treasurer of North Carolina, was born in Virginia, the third son of Ralph and Dinah Anderson Hunt. The ancestors of Ralph Hunt had emigrated from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, Isaac
by Mitchell, Thornton W. Isaac Hunter, planter, was probably the son of Theophilus Hunter, although the place of his birth and the name of his mother have not been recorded. He was first known to be in present Wake County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, James
by Alger, Vearl G. Hunter, James by Vearl G. Alger, 1988 Ca. 1735–Ca. 1783 See also:  Regulator Movement (from the Encyclopedia of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, Theophilus
by Sherwood, Mary Bates, Kerr, Mary Hinton Duke. Theophilus Hunter, colonial officer, Revolutionary leader, justice, early Wake County planter, and member of the North Carolina Assembly, was born in Nansemond County, Va., but settled in present [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Husband (or Husbands), Herman (or Hermon, Harman)
by Jones, Mark H. Herman (or Hermon, Harman) Husband (or Husbands), legislator, county official, planter, surveyor, miner, pamphleteer, and social radical, was born in Cecil County, Md., the son of William and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jackson, Andrew
by Folmsbee, Stanley J. Andrew Jackson by Stanley J. Folmsbee 15 Mar. 1767–8 June 1845 See also: Jackson, Andrew;  Andrew Jackson Birthplace Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States and the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Charles
by Moore, James Elliott. Charles Johnson, state senator and congressman, was born in Scotland. According to family tradition, he was a member of the great Johnston family in southern Scotland. As a youth he took part in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, James Cathcart
by Smith, Martha M. James Cathcart Johnston, planter, was born in Edenton, the sixth child and fourth son of Samuel (1733–1816) and Frances Cathcart (1751–1801) Johnston. His father, a lawyer, was governor of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, Lancelot
by Bair, Anna Withers, Kendall, Katharine K. Lancelot Johnston, physician, Revolutionary War surgeon, and planter, was born in Ardess, County Fermanagh, Ireland, of Scottish ancestry. He received his medical education at the Medical College of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, Samuel
by Bair, Anna Withers. Johnston, Samuel by Anna Withers Bair, 1988 15 Dec. 1733–17 Aug. 1816 See also: Samuel Johnston, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Samuel Johnston, Revolutionary War [...] (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.)
Jones, Willie
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Willie Jones, Revolutionary patriot, consummate politician, Jeffersonian Democrat, and ardent states' righter, was born in Surry County, Va., of Welsh and English parentage. His father, Robin Jones, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jordan, Daniel William
by Perry, Percival. Daniel William Jordan, planter, collateral relative of John Jordan Crittenden of Kentucky, was born at Jordan Plains, Pitt County, of English ancestry. One Thomas Jordan migrated from England to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kenan, Daniel Love
by Register, Alvaretta Kenan. Daniel Love Kenan, local official and legislator, was born in Duplin County, the son of Colonel James and Sarah Love Kenan. Of Scotch-Irish descent, his grandparents immigrated from Ireland to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kenan, Owen Rand
by Yearns, Buck. Owen Rand Kenan, planter, legislator, and Confederate congressman, was born in Kenansville on land that his Scotch-Irish grandfather, Thomas Kenan, had acquired about 1735. His parents were Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Krider, Jacob
by Hood, Davyd Foard. Krider, Jacob by Davyd Foard Hood, 1988 17 Aug. 1788–17 Oct. 1874 See also: Western Carolinian Jacob Krider, printer, publisher, and planter, was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Barnabus [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lane, Joel
by Reid, Elizabeth Davis. Joel Lane, legislator, Revolutionary Patriot, planter, and vendor to the state of the land on which the capital was established, was born presumably in Halifax (then Edgecombe) County, the son of [...] (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.)
Lenoir, William
by Shrader, Richard A. William Lenoir, soldier, justice of the peace, state legislator, and planter-entrepreneur, was born in Brunswick County, Va. The youngest of ten children of Thomas and Mourning Crawley Lenoir, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lillington, Alexander
by Clifton, James M. Alexander Lillington, lawyer, planter, legislator, justice of the peace, and executive law officer, was one of the most distinguished citizens of seventeenth-century Albemarle County. Born in Great [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Little, George
by Skinner, Sue Dossett. George Little, soldier, county official, and planter, was born in Chowan County, the son of Chief Justice William and Penelope Gale Little, daughter of Chief Justice Christopher and Sarah Laker [...] (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.)
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.)
Lloyd (or Loyd, Loyde), Thomas
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Thomas Lloyd (or Loyd, Loyde), Loyalist planter and colonial official of Orange County, member of the colonial Assembly, an officer in the Orange County militia, and sometimes accounted the most [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacDonald, Allan
by Clifton, James M. Allan MacDonald, of Kingsborough, Scotland, was one of the most important Scottish Highlanders to serve the king's cause in North Carolina and elsewhere during the American Revolution. The husband of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Macknight, Thomas
by Neville, John D. Thomas Macknight, Loyalist planter and public officeholder, was a native of Scotland. Little is known about him except for the years he spent in North Carolina, where he settled in 1757. A landowner [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Macon, Nathaniel
by Wilson, Clyde. Nathaniel Macon, "Old Republican" statesman, the foremost public man of North Carolina in the early nineteenth century, was the sixth child of Gideon and Priscilla Jones Macon; he was born at his [...] (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.)
Martin, Robert, Jr.
by Butler, Lindley S. Robert Martin, Jr., state legislator and planter, was the son of Robert and Martha Drennen Martin of Rockingham County. He was the nephew of Alexander Martin, an early governor of North Carolina and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mason, Thomas Williams
by Beckwith, James P., Jr. Thomas Williams Mason, planter, judge, railroad commissioner, and orator, was born at Brunswick plantation in Brunswick County, Va. He was the youngest child of Dr. Nathaniel, Jr., and Temperance [...] (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.)
McDowell, Thomas David Smith
by Yearns, Buck. Thomas David Smith McDowell, planter, legislator, and Confederate congressman, was born on his parent's plantation in Bladen County. His father, Dr. Alexander McDowell, was born in Ballydavy, County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McGehee, Montford
by Cheshire, William Polk. Montford McGehee, lawyer, planter, legislator, and public official, was born at Woodburn, his father's plantation in Person County, the youngest child of Thomas (1784–1867) and Elizabeth M. Jeffreys [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McQueen, John
by Stokes, A. H., Jr. John McQueen, congressman, Confederate official, lawyer, and planter, was born in Queensdale, near the town of Maxton, Robeson County. Educated by private tutors, he was graduated from The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meares, William Belvidere
by Carr, Eugenie W. William Belvidere Meares, lawyer, planter, and politician, was born in Spring Garden, New Hanover County, to Jane Meares, a spinster. His father was Henry Hyrne Watters, a prominent planter who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meares, William Belvidere, II
by Jordan, John R., Jr. William Belvidere Meares, II, physician, planter, and Confederate officer, was the fifth son of William Belvidere and Catherine Grady Davis Meares. He followed in the footsteps of his father in many [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Miller, Alexander Calizance (or Calezance)
by Craig, William Ellwood. Alexander Calizance (or Calezance) Miller, planter and teacher, was born in France before the Revolution, served under the Prince de Condé at the Battle of Düsseldorf, and escaped to Philadelphia in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mitchell, William Watson
by Jordan, John R., Jr. William Watson Mitchell, lay leader and benefactor of Baptist causes, planter, and civic leader, was born in Bertie County, the son of William and Rena Mitchell. As a young man he moved from Bertie [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Alfred
by Clifton, James M. Alfred Moore, lawyer, rice planter, Revolutionary soldier, legislator, attorney general, superior court judge, and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born in New Hanover County, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, James
by Troxler, George. Moore, James by George Troxler, 1991 1737–15 Jan. 1777 James Moore, brigadier general in the North Carolina Continental Line, was born in New Hanover County, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Roger
by Price, William S., Jr. Roger Moore, colonial official, was born in the Goose Creek section of Berkeley County, S.C., one of ten children of the prominent planter James and Margaret Berringer Moore, the stepdaughter of Sir [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Thomas Overton
by Adams, Ezra. Moore, Thomas Overton by Ezra Adams, 1991 10 Apr. 1804–25 June 1876 Thomas Overton Moore, cotton and sugar planter and governor of Louisiana, was born in Sampson [...] (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.)
Mordecai, Moses
by Murray, Elizabeth Davis Reid. Mordecai, Moses by Elizabeth Davis Reid Murray, 1991 4 Apr. 1785–1 Sept. 1824 Moses Mordecai, attorney, planter, and first of the name to live in Raleigh (where his name was given to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moseley, Edward
by Price, William S., Jr. Edward Moseley, colonial official, may have been the single most important political figure in the first half of the eighteenth century in North Carolina. He was a man of great and varied skills: [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Murphy, John
by Martin, John M. John Murphy, lawyer, planter, and politician, was born in Robeson County, the son of Neil Murphy (a recent immigrant from Scotland) and the former Miss Downing. While he was still a child, the family [...] (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.)
Newnan, Daniel
by Fant, H. B. Daniel Newnan, Georgia planter, general, and congressman, was born in Salisbury. Daniel, his brothers John, Hugh, and Montgomery, and sisters Elizabeth (Gaither), Polly (Payne), Jenny, and Nancy [...] (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.)
Nixon, Nicholas Nichols
by Paschal, Herbert R. Nixon, Nicholas Nichols by Herbert R. Paschal, 1991 24 July 1800–29 Oct. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Norwood, William
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. William Norwood, attorney and planter, borough representative in the General Assembly, and superior court judge, was born in Bute County near the site of modern Louisburg, Franklin County, the oldest [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Osborne, Adlai
by Adams, D. W. Adlai Osborne, lawyer and political and educational leader, was the son of Alexander Osborne, of New Jersey, a prominent frontiersman of Rowan County, N.C., and a member of the 1761 colonial [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Owen, James
by Parramore, T. C. James Owen, legislator, state official, U.S. senator, and promoter, was the oldest son of Thomas and Eleanor Porterfield Owen of Bladen County. He was the brother of Governor John Owen. Following his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Owen, Thomas
by Powell, William S. Thomas Owen, Revolutionary officer, was born of Welsh ancestry in Chester County, Pa., but moved to North Carolina with his father when he was about five. The family may have lived first in Granville [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paine, Robert
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Robert Paine, Methodist Episcopal clergyman, was born in Person County, the son of James Paine, who was educated at The University of North Carolina and served as clerk of the Person County Court, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Palin, John
by Cummings, Mark S. John Palin, chief justice, was born in Pasquotank County, perhaps the son of Henry Palin, who lived in the region in 1685. The Palin family, one of the first to settle in northeastern North Carolina, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patten, John
by Rankin, Hugh F. John Patten, planter and Revolutionary soldier, was born in New England around 1733 and moved to North Carolina from Wells, Mass. He established himself on a plantation on the south bank of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patterson, Samuel Finley
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. Patterson, Samuel Finley by Roberta Sue Alexander, 1994 11 Mar. 1799–20 Jan. 1874 Samuel Finley Patterson, planter and politician, was born in Rockbridge County, Va., of Scotch-Irish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pearson, Jesse A.
by Wall, James W. Pearson, Jesse A. by James W. Wall, 1994 1776–March 1823 Jesse A. Pearson, legislator, planter, and major general of militia in the War of 1812, was born in Rowan County. He was the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pearson, Joseph
by Wall, James W. Joseph Pearson, congressman, lawyer, legislator, and planter, was born in Rowan County. He was the son of Richmond Pearson, Patriot leader and soldier in the American Revolution, who moved to North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Perry, William Joel
by Perry, Percival. William Joel Perry, physician, planter, businessman, and state senator, was born in Union County, near Ames (now Wingate), the fifth of nine children of William Marion and Martha Moore Perry. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Person, Thomas
by Skinner, Sue Dossett. Person, Thomas by Sue Dossett Skinner, 1994 19 Jan. 1733–16 Nov. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Person, William
by Skinner, Sue Dossett. William Person, planter and member of the colonial Assembly and Provincial Congress, the son of William and Ann Person, was born in Surry County, Va. When he was a small child, he moved with his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Person, William
by Skinner, Sue Dossett. William Person, county justice, vestryman, commissioner, sheriff, militia officer, and planter, was the son of John Person (ca. 1660–1738) and his wife Mary (ca. 1670–pre-1721), the daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pettigrew, Ebenezer
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Ebenezer Pettigrew, planter, U.S. congressman, and state senator, was born near Edenton of Irish and Scottish ancestry, the son of the Reverend Charles Pettigrew, planter and first bishop-elect of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pettigrew, William
by Eagles, Brenda Marks. William Shepard Pettigrew, planter and clergyman, was born at Bonarva plantation on Lake Scuppernong (now Lake Phelps) in Tyrrell County, the son of Ebenezer and Ann Blount Shepard Pettigrew. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Phifer, Martin (or Fifer, Fiffer, Phieffer, Pheiffer, Phyfer, Pfifer)
by Phifer, E. W., Jr., Phifer, Nancy W. Martin Phifer (or Fifer Phifer, Fiffer) planter, colonial militia officer (major), colonial assemblyman, member of the North Carolina House of Commons, and justice of Mecklenburg County Court, was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Phifer, Martin, Jr.
by Phifer, E. W., Jr., Phifer, Nancy W. Phifer, Martin, Jr. by E. W. Phifer, Jr., and Nancy W. Phifer, 1994 25 Mar. 1756–12 Nov. 1837 (see Martin Phifer for name [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Philips, James Jones
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Philips, James Jones by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1994 12 Mar. 1798–10 Apr. 1874 James Jones Philips, physician and planter, was born in Edgecombe County, the son of Frederick and Sally Tartt [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pickett, Albert James
by Lang, Herbert H. Albert James Pickett, planter and historian, was born in Anson County, the youngest of three children of Colonel William Raiford and France Dickson Pickett. The Pickett family, of Scottish, English, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Planters and Slaves
by Parramore, Thomas C., Watson, Harry L., Nathans, Sydney, Anderson, Jean Bradley, Clayton, Thomas H., Fenn, Elizabeth A., Wood, Peter H. Planters and Slaves: 1770-1820 By Elizabeth A. Fenn, Peter H. Wood, Harry L. Watson, Thomas H. Clayton, Sydney Nathans, Thomas C. Parramore, and Jean B. Anderson; Maps by Mark Anderson Moore. [...] (from The Way We Lived in North Carolina, NC Office of Archives and History and UNC Press.)
Polk, Thomas
by Rankin, Hugh F. Thomas Polk, revolutionary officer, planter, and politician, was the great-grandson of Robert Bruce Polk, an immigrant from Northern Ireland who settled in Maryland sometime before 1687. Thomas was [...] (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.)
Pugh, Whitmell Hill
by Bullock, J. Marshall. Whitmell Hill Pugh, physician, planter, and state legislator, was one of ten children born to William Scott and Winifred Hill Pugh of Bertie County. The Pughs, who had moved to Bertie County in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Puryear, Richard Clanselle
by Yearns, Buck. Puryear, Richard Clanselle by Buck Yearns, 1994 9 Feb. 1801–30 July 1867 Richard Clanselle Puryear, planter and congressman, was born in Mecklenburg, Va., the son [...] (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.)
Rabun, William
by McMillan, Douglas J. William Rabun, planter, Baptist lay leader, legislator, state senator, and governor of Georgia, was born in Halifax County of Scottish-English ancestry, the son of Matthew and Sarah Warren Rabun. The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rayner, Kenneth
by Jordan, John R., Jr. Kenneth Rayner, congressman, legislator, national leader of the Whig party, and planter was born in Bertie County, the son of the Reverend Amos Rayner, a Baptist minister and a veteran of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reid, David Settle
by Butler, Lindley S. David Settle Reid, antebellum governor and U.S. senator, was the son of Reuben and Elizabeth Settle Reid of Rockingham County. He was the nephew of Thomas Settle, Sr., U.S. congressman and superior [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Richardson, Edmund
by Powell, William S. Edmund Richardson, the world's largest cotton planter, was born in Caswell County, the son of James and Nancy Payne Ware Richardson. Educated in local schools, he worked on the family farm and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, John
by Massengill, Stephen E. John Roberts, planter, legislator, and militia officer, probably was born in the Bogue Sound area of Carteret County. His parents were William and Jemima (Jamima) Roberts, who owned a well-stocked, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robinson, Cornelius
by Ford, Lacy. Cornelius Robinson, planter, commission merchant, and Confederate congressman, was the son of Todd Robinson, a Wadesboro, Anson County, planter, and his wife, Martha Terry. His maternal grandfather [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rodman, William Blount
by Bell, John L., Jr. William Blount Rodman, lawyer and jurist, was born in Washington, Beaufort County, the son of William Wanton and Polly Anne Blount Rodman. His first known ancestor was John Rodman, an Irish Quaker [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rowan, Matthew
by Stephens, H. Kenneth. Matthew Rowan, colonial official and acting governor, of Scottish descent but born in Ireland, was the son of the Reverend John Rowan and his wife, Margaret Stewart of County Antrim, Ireland. It is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ruffin, Thomas
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Thomas Ruffin, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, statesman, and agriculturist, was born at Newington, the residence of his maternal grandfather, Thomas Roane, in King and Queen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sampson, John
by Lennon, Donald R. John Sampson, planter and colonial official, arrived in North Carolina during the 1730s from his native Ireland. He quickly obtained major landholdings in New Hanover County and purchased a residence [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scarborough, Macrora
by Price, William S. Macrora Scarborough, colonial official, sprang from the Quaker Scarboroughs of Pasquotank Precinct, although there is no indication that Macrora was a practicing Friend as an adult. He was appointed [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Settle, Thomas
by Butler, Lindley S. Thomas Settle, congressman and superior court judge, was the son of David and Rhoda Mullins Settle of Rockingham County and a member of one of the most important political dynasties in North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sibley, John
by Parramore, T. C. Sibley, John by T. C. Parramore, 1994 19 May 1757–8 Apr. 1837 John Sibley, physician, Indian [...] (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.)
Skinner, William
by Skinner, Sue Dossett. William Skinner, colonial official and planter, was born at Berkeley in Perquimans County, the son of Richard (ca. 1690–1752) and Sarah Creecy Skinner, who were married about 1714. William Skinner [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Benjamin
by Grant, Dorothy Fremont. Smith, Benjamin by Dorothy Fremont Grant, 1994 10 Jan. 1756–26 Jan. 1826 See also: Benjamin Smith, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Benjamin Smith, governor, lawyer, [...] (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.)
Smith, John Baptist
by Gaddy, David Winfred. John Baptist Smith, Confederate army signal officer and inventor of a forerunner of naval blinker signaling, was born at Hycotee in Caswell County, the fifth child of Richard Ivy (an 1820 graduate of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Richard Henry
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Richard Henry Smith, planter and legislator, was born in Scotland Neck, the son of William Ruffin and Sarah Walton Norfleet Smith. His great-grandfather, Nicholas Smith, was one of the early settlers [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Samuel
by Stumpf, Vernon O. In May 1761 Samuel Smith married Mary Webb. Described as a local belle of the same parish as he, she was born in 1740 and died in Granville County, N.C., in 1827. After their wedding they went to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, William Ruffin
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Ruffin Smith, planter, was born in Halifax County, the youngest son of Arthur and Anne Ruffin Smith. He was the father of Richard Henry Smith and the grandfather of Peter Evans Smith. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smithwick (or Smethwick, Smithwike), Edward
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Edward Smithwick (or Smethwick, Smithwike), Council member, Assembly member, and justice, was probably born in Virginia. His parents were Hugh, who migrated to Virginia before May 1642, and Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sorsby, Nicholas Turner
by Long, Dorothy. Sorsby, Nicholas Turner by Dorothy Long, 1994 20 June 1818–27 Feb. 1868 Nicholas Turner Sorsby, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Speight, Richard Harrison
by Green, C. Sylvester. Richard Harrison Speight, physician, planter, and state senator, was born in rural Edgecombe County, the son of John Francis and Emma Lewis Speight. His father was an ordained minister of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Staton, Lycurgus Lafayette
by Long, Dorothy. Staton, Lycurgus Lafayette by Dorothy Long, 1994 1 Feb. 1849–1 July 1921 Lycurgus Lafayette Staton, physician and businessman, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Steele, John
by West, William S. John Steele, planter, Federalist legislator, and comptroller of the U.S. Treasury, was born in Salisbury of Scots-Irish ancestry. His father, William Steel, a merchant, innkeeper, and local real [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Strudwick, Samuel
by Price, William S., Jr. Strudwick, Samuel by William S. Price, Jr., 1994 d. 1797 See also: Strudwick, William Francis Samuel Strudwick, colonial official, was living in a fashionable section of London when he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sumner, Jethro
by Rankin, Hugh F. Jethro Sumner, Revolutionary general, tavern keeper, and planter, was born in Nansemond County, Va., where his grandfather, William, had settled in 1691. He was the son of Jethro and Margaret [...] (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.)
Swann, John
by Price, William S., Jr. John Swann, colonial official, was the youngest son of the great Proprietary social and political leader, Samuel (d. 1707), and Elizabeth Lillington Swann, the daughter of wealthy Albemarle planter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swann, Samuel
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Swann, Samuel by Mattie Erma E. Parker, 1994 31 Oct. 1704–February or March 1774 Samuel Swann, speaker of the Assembly, was the son of Samuel Swann (11 May 1653–14 Sept. 1707) and his second [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thomas, John
by Johnston, Hugh Buckner. John Thomas, religious leader, justice, and militia officer, was born in Nansemond County, Va., the son of John and Mary Lawrence Thomas. Educated locally, he was "bred a Churchman," but after [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thomas, Micajah, Jr.
by Johnston, Hugh Buckner. Micajah Thomas, Jr., planter, taverner, clerk of court, justice, and legislator, was the son of Captain Micajah (13 Feb. 1726–14 Nov. 1769) and Mourning Dixon Thomas. His father was a native of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thornton, Francis Alexander
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Francis Alexander Thornton, planter and legislator, was born in Warren County, the son of Francis and Drucilla Jones Ransom Thornton. His mother, a maternal aunt of Nathaniel Macon, married Plummer [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Venable, Abraham Watkins
by Yearns, W. Buck. Venable, Abraham Watkins by W. Buck Yearns, 1996 17 Oct. 1799–24 Feb. 1876 Abraham Watkins Venable, planter and congressman, was born at Springfield, his father's large plantation in Prince [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Walker, Carleton
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Carleton Walker, British-born collector of the Port of Wilmington, paymaster of troops in the War of 1812, and Cape Fear planter and lavish speculator, was the youngest of three sons of James (d. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Walker, John (Jack)
by Powell, William S. John (Jack) Walker, Revolutionary officer and planter, was born in the parish of Reavley, near Alnwick Castle, Northumberland County, England. His parents were James and Anne Wodehouse Walker of a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wallis (Wallace, Wallice), Robert
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Robert Wallis (Wallace, Wallice), Council member, Assembly member, and justice of the General Court and precinct court, settled in the North Carolina colony before 1668. Although a deposition made [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Watson, Josiah Ogden
by Johnston, Hugh B. Josiah Ogden Watson, army surgeon, politician, and planter of immense wealth, was a son of John Watson of Pineville in Johnston County. About 1815 he married Penninah Tartt (1790–30 Jan. 1848), the [...] (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.)
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.)
Whitford, John Nathaniel
by Branch, Paul, Jr. John Nathaniel Whitford, merchant, Confederate officer, and planter, was born near Vanceboro, the son of Nathan, a farmer who represented Craven County in the General Assembly in 1862–64, and Hannah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilkison (or Wilkeson, Wilkinson), William
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. William Wilkison (or Wilkeson, Wilkinson), Council member, justice, and speaker of the Assembly, moved from Maryland to the North Carolina colony, then called Albemarle, in the 1670s and soon became [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Benjamin
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Benjamin Williams, governor, congressman, and soldier, was the son of Colonel John and Ferebee Savage Pugh Williams of Craven County. A maternal ancestor, Thomas Savage, on 2 Jan. 1608 joined the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Thomas Hill
by Fant, H. B. Thomas Hill Williams, lawyer, planter, and U.S. senator from Mississippi, grew up just east of the Pee Dee River in the part of Anson County, N.C., that in 1779, when he was six, became Richmond [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winslow, Nathan
by Winslow, Randolph. Nathan Winslow, the eleventh child of Caleb (1749–1811) and his first wife, Ann Perry Winslow (1755–96) of Perquimans County, was born on his father's Piney Woods Plantation in Perquimans. Thirteen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winston, Patrick Henry
by Powell, William S. Patrick Henry Winston, lawyer and public official, was born in Franklin County, the son of George W. and Anne (Nancy) Fuller Winston. George Winston was a descendant of John Winston, uncle of Sarah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Woodfin, Nicholas Washington
by Russell, Mattie U. Nicholas Washington Woodfin, lawyer, legislator, and planter, was deeply interested in internal improvements, public education, scientific agriculture, and industrial development. Born in the Mills [...] (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.)
Wynns, Thomas
by Newbern, Thomas R. J. Thomas Wynns, congressman, state legislator, and major general of state troops, was born at Barfields, the Chowan River plantation of the Wynns family, in Hertford County. His father, Benjamin, was a [...] (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.)
Yeamans, Sir John
by Butler, Lindley S., Paschal, Herbert R. Yeamans, Sir John by Lindley S. Butler and Herbert R. Paschal, 1996 February 1611–August 1674 Sir John Yeamans, Proprietary governor of Carolina and landgrave, was born in Bristol, England, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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