Women

Women
1920s: A Decade of Change
by Silverstein, Barrett A. Have you ever heard the phrase “the roaring twenties?” Also known as the Jazz Age, the decade of the 1920s featured economic prosperity and carefree living for many. The decade began with a roar and [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Adams, Kate
by Boyd, Sandra O. Today, women can pilot commercial airliners and military planes, but not too long ago, they could not get such jobs. After the Wright brothers flew the first airplane, both men and women learned to [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Adams-Ender, Clara
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Agricultural Economy of Antebellum Life
by LeCount, Charles. One hundred fifty years ago, nearly all North Carolinians made their living by farming. And even the majority of those who did not actually farm were still tied to the state’s agricultural economy: [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Alexander, Annie Lowrie
by Dudley, Harold J. Annie Lowrie Alexander, physician, teacher, and philanthropist, was born near the town of Cornelius in Mecklenburg County of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Her father was Dr. John Brevard Alexander [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
American Association of University Women
by Jones, H. G., Blalock, Susan L. The North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of University Women (NCAAUW) was founded in 1927, 46 years after the national organization. It has maintained a strong presence at the state's [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
American Indians in WWII
by La Vere, David. North Carolina’s American Indians in World War II by Dr. David La Vere/Our State Books Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2005. Tar Heel Junior Historian [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Amos, Tori
by Franke, Matthew. Tori Amos is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer best known for her confessional lyrics and piano-based alternative rock music style. She was born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963 in [...] (from NCpedia.)
Angelou, Maya
by Horton, Emily S. Maya Angelou was best known as a poet and the best-selling author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970). Angelou was also a singer, dancer, Grammy-winning composer, director, and actress. She was [...] (from NCpedia.)
Antebellum Women in NC
by Bynum, Victoria E. Antebellum Women in North Carolina Originally published as "The Five Classes of Women in North Carolina" by Victoria E. Bynum Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Arrington, Katherine Clark Pendleton
by Moye, William T. Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington, art patron and civic leader, was born in Warrenton, the daughter of Major Arthur Sylbert Pendleton, a businessman connected with Hooks Smelting Co. of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Asheville Female College
by Wright, Ann S. Asheville Female College was one of the first educational institutions established in western North Carolina. During several decades in the nineteenth century it was considered an advanced school, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atwater, Ann George
by Carrier, Sarah. Ann George Atwater was a lifelong grassroots civil rights activist in Durham, North Carolina. She was born in Hallsboro, Columbus County on July 1, 1935. As a child, she attended the Farmers’ Union [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Aycock, Cora Lily Woodard
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Aycock, Cora Lily Woodard by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Babcock, Mary Reynolds
by Wooten, Hubert K. Mary Reynolds Babcock, philanthropist, was born in Winston of Scottish ancestry. Her father was R. J. Reynolds, founder of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; her mother was Katherine Smith Reynolds. As [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baker, Ella
by Townes, Mitzi. Ella Baker was born on December 13, 1903 in Norfolk , Va. When Ella was eight years old her family moved to Littleton, North Carolina. In 1918, Ella Baker entered Shaw University, a Baptist boarding [...] (from NCpedia.)
Baldwin, Alice Mary
by Russell, Mattie U. Alice Mary Baldwin, educator, was born in Lewiston, Me., where her father was head of the Latin School. She was the eldest of the five children of the Reverend Fritz Walter and Sarah Bingham Lyman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ballew, Betty: The Place I Love Best On This Earth
by Cecelski, David S. Betty Ballew grew up in one of the most beautiful valleys by the Blue Ridge Parkway: the North Fork, just north of Black Mountain. Earlier this century, thousands of Appalachian families were [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Barber-Scotia College
by Wadelington, Charles W. Barber-Scotia College was founded in Concord in 1867 as Scotia Seminary, a Presbyterian preparatory school for young, newly freed African American women. For more than a generation the institute [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barfield, Margie Velma
by Hollingsworth, Biff, West, Tim. Margie Velma (née Bullard) Barfield was a convicted murderer executed by the state of North Carolina;  the first woman put to death by lethal injection in the United States, the first woman [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Barker, Penelope
by Martin, Michael G., Jr. Penelope Barker, revolutionary patriot, was born in Edenton, Chowan County. Her parents were Samuel Padgett, physician and planter, and Elizabeth Blount, daughter of the prominent Chowan planter and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barrino, Fantasia
by Horton, Emily S. Fantasia Barrino 1984- by Emily Horton NC Government & Heritage Library, 2016. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Bucky Covington; Scotty [...] (from NCpedia.)
Bayard, Elizabeth Cornell
by Murphy, Eva Burbank. Elizabeth Cornell Bayard, the plaintiff in the North Carolina Superior Court case Bayard v. Singleton (1787), was the daughter of Samuel Cornell (1731–81) and Susannah Mabson (1736/37–10 Feb. 1778). [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beal, Helen Marjorie
by Oesen, Elaine Von. Helen Marjorie Beal, librarian, was born in Oneida, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph and Helen Clark Beal. She attended Syracuse University and was graduated from the Carnegie Institute Library School, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beauty Shops
by Fick, Virginia Gunn. Beauty shops, or beauty parlors, have had a notable impact on the lives of North Carolina women since the early twentieth century. Cosmetologists delivered more than better looks; they became [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bell, Martha McFarlane
by Suggs, Joseph R. Martha McFarlane McGee, one of the heroines of the American Revolution, was born in Orange County. No positive record of her parents' names has been located, but her maiden name indicates that she [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bennett College
by Wadelington, Charles W. Bennett College, in Greensboro, began in 1873 as a coeducational academy for African American youth. The school was founded through the motivation of newly freed slaves, but the Freedman's Aid and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Berry, Harriet Morehead
by Mckown, Harry W. Harriet Morehead Berry, leader in the good roads movement in North Carolina and a civic and political activist, was born in Hillsborough, the daughter of Dr. John and Mary Strayhorn Berry. Harriet [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bickett, Fanny Neal Yarborough
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Bickett, Fanny Neal Yarborough by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Biddle, Mary Duke
by Durden, Robert F. Mary Duke Biddle, philanthropist, was born in Durham to Benjamin Newton and Sarah Pearson Angier Duke. Educated first in the public schools of Durham, she was graduated from Trinity College in 1907. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Binford, Helen Bills Titsworth
by Moore, J. F. Helen Bills Titsworth Binford, Quaker educator and leader, was born in Western Springs, Ill., of English ancestry. She was the daughter of Abraham Dunham Titsworth, Jr., and Mary E. Harrison [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler
by Kenan, T.S., III. Mary Bingham, philanthropist, was born in Kenansville at Liberty Hall, her grandfather's home. She was the daughter of William Rand Kenan and Mary Hargrave and the eldest of four children. Her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blair, Hannah Millikan
by Jordan, Paula S. Hannah Millikan Blair, Quaker revolutionary patriot, was the daughter of William Millikan, first register of deeds of Randolph County, and his wife Jane Roan (or White?). She was born in Chester [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blake, Lillie Devereux
by Crabtree, Beth. Lillie Devereux Blake, author and suffragist, the daughter of George Pollock and Sarah Elizabeth Johnson Devereux, was born in Raleigh, a descendant of two famous churchmen of New England. Although [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blakeley Silver Service
by Murray, Elizabeth Reid, Farnham, Thomas J. Blakeley Silver Service by Thomas J. Farnham, 2006 Additional research provided by Elizabeth Reid Murray. See also: Wasp. Word that Captain Johnston Blakeley and the men of the U.S. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blalock, Sarah Malinda Pritchard and William McKesson ("Keith")
by Jordan, Weymouth T., Jr. Blalock, Sarah Malinda Pritchard (ca. 1840–9 Mar. 1901) , and William McKesson ("Keith") (ca. 1838–11 Aug. 1913), were Confederate soldiers. Malinda Blalock, North Carolina's only known female Civil [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Mary ("Jackie") Sumner
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Mary Blount, daughter and wife of revolutionary generals, by whose benefaction Christ Episcopal Church, Raleigh, was built, was born in Warren County at the home of her father, General Jethro Sumner. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boddie, Grace Collins
by Agan, Kelly. Grace Collins Boddie was a highly successful military professional and became a lawyer in an era when these roles were reserved primarily for men. She earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander in [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Bond, Hannah
by Rodriguez, Crystal. Hannah Bond was an enslaved African American woman who escaped bondage and wrote the earliest known novel written by an African American woman. The unpublished novel was not rediscovered until it was [...] (from NCpedia.)
Bost, Annie Kizer
by Morgan, Thomas S. Annie Kizer Bost, commissioner of the North Carolina State Board of Charities and Public Welfare and an active participant in women's clubs, civic work, and the Democratic party, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bridgers, Ann Preston
by Bridgers, H. C., Jr. Ann Preston Bridgers, teacher and actress, was born in Raleigh. During most of her childhood she lived in Adrian, Ga., with her parents, Annie Preston Cain of Hillsborough and Robert Rufus Bridgers, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Broadfoot, Carrie Early
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Broadwick, Tiny
by Roberson, Elizabeth Whitley. North Carolina was the site of the first powered airplane flight in 1903. In 1913, only ten years later, a native North Carolinian became the first woman to make a parachute jump from an [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Broughton, Alice Harper Willson
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Broughton, Alice Harper Willson by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Broughton, Carrie
by Von Oesen, Elaine. Carrie Lougee Broughton, librarian, was born in Raleigh, the daughter of Caroline R. Lougee and Needham B. Broughton and a first cousin of Governor and U.S. Senator J. Melville Broughton. She [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Charlotte Hawkins
by Burns, A. M., III. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, a pioneer in education and race relations, was born on a farm near Henderson, the granddaughter of a slave. Her mother, Caroline Frances Hawkins, moved to Cambridge, Mass., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Charlotte Hawkins
by Anonymous. Emancipation from slavery in 1865 offered a new and prosperous lifestyle for some African Americans in North Carolina. Some became landowners or politicians; others started their own businesses. Yet [...] (from Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum.)
Brown, Hattie: A Freedom Story
by Cecelski, David S. I spoke with Hattie Brown as we walked through the old graveyard in Goshen, a black farming community in Jones County. She had a story for each of the dead. Her most striking memories were her [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Browne, Rose Butler
by Hill, Michael. The name of Rose Butler Browne is venerated on the campus of North Carolina Central University (NCCU). Born in Boston in 1897, Browne was an influential educator, civil rights activist, and community [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Bumpass, Frances Webb
by Jordan, Paula S. Frances Webb Bumpass, newspaper publisher, teacher, and church worker, was born in Halifax, Va., to Henry and Harriet Dickens Webb. Educated by her parents and by private teachers in North Carolina, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burke, Mary ("Polly") Williams
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Burke, Mary ("Polly") Williams By Mary Claire Engstrom, 1979 See also: Govenor Thomas Burke 1 Feb. 1782–31 Jan. 1869 Mary "Polly" Williams Burke, educator, was the only child of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burwell School
by Ireland, Robert E. Burwell School in Hillsborough was established in 1837 by the Reverend Robert Amistead Burwell and his wife, Margaret Anna Burwell. The Burwells opened the Presbyterian school for young females [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Busbee, Juliana Royster
by Troxler, George W. Juliana Royster Busbee, promoter of pottery, was the daughter of William Burt and Julia Tutt Royster of Raleigh. She attended St. Mary's Junior College for two sessions and studied photography under [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Byer, Kathryn Stripling
by Alley, Sierra. Byer attended Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, and she also attained her Master of Fine Arts from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she also was poetry instructor. Byer studied [...] (from NCpedia.)
Camp, Cordelia
by Stephens, George Myers. Cordelia Camp, teacher and writer, was born north of Rutherfordton, the daughter of Merritt Rickman and Letitia Morrow Camp. From her neighborhood one-room school she began teaching in McDowell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Campbell, Olive Dame
by Whisnant, David E. Olive Dame Campbell, founder of the John C. Campbell Folk School, was born to Lorin Low and Isabel Arnold Dame in Medford, Mass. She married John C. Campbell on 21 Mar. 1907 and moved to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cannady, Mary: At Dr. King's House
by Cecelski, David S. Mary Cannady was 50 years old in 1965 when three civil rights activists were killed in Alabama. The deaths of Jimmie Lee Jackson, the Rev. James Reeb and Viola Liuzzo shocked the nation, including [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Cannon, Ruth Louise Coltrane
by Rankin, Edward L., Jr. Ruth Louise Coltrane Cannon, civic leader, preservationist, historian, and benefactor, was born in Cabarrus County, daughter of Mariam Winslow and Daniel Branson Coltrane. Her father was the founder [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carolina College for Women
by McKinnon, Henry A., Jr. Carolina College for Women, located at Maxton, was chartered by the North Carolina Methodist Conference in 1907. The Reverend S. E. Mercer and Euclid H. McWhorter, pastor of the Maxton Methodist [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carolina Female College
by Kilmon, Deena Deese. Carolina Female College was established in Anson County by an act of the North Carolina legislature in 1850. At the time of its founding, it was one of 13 schools for young women in the state. Women [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carr, William Eleanor Kearny
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Carr, William Eleanor Kearny by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Charles, Lucile Marie Hoerr
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Lucile Marie Hoerr Charles, lecturer, scholar, and first director of dramatic arts at East Carolina University in Greenville, was a native of Chicago, the daughter of Charles Ferdinand Hoerr and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cherry, Annie Moore
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Annie Moore Cherry, educator, daughter of William Rodney and Elizabeth Eleanor Moore Cherry, was born in Martin County but spent most of her early life in Hobgood and Scotland Neck, Halifax County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cherry, Mildred Stafford
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Cherry, Mildred Stafford by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Chipman, Luzene Stanley
by Powell, William S. Luzene Stanley Chipman, religious writer and Methodist preacher, was born near the New Garden Meeting House in Guilford County of Quaker parentage. Her father probably was Strangeman Stanley; her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chowan University
by Martin, James I., Sr. Chowan College, a four-year institution affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, is located in Murfreesboro in the northeastern part of the state. The college traces its [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
City Beautiful Movement
by Huggins, Kay Haire. The City Beautiful movement, a loosely connected grassroots organization devoted to urban renewal, was influential nationwide in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Reacting to the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Civil War Nurses
by . Prior to the Civil War, nursing had not yet established itself as an institution. The Civil War revolutionized nursing and provided women with an opportunity to contribute during the war. The Civil [...] (from North Carolina State University.)
Clarke, Mary Bayard Devereux
by Crabtree, Beth G. Mary Bayard Devereux Clarke, author and editor, was born in Raleigh, the daughter of Thomas Pollock and Catherine Anne Johnson Devereux. Her illustrious ancestors included the New England divines [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cobb, Beatrice
by Gatton, T. Harry. Beatrice Cobb, newspaper editor and publisher and Democratic party leader, was born in Morganton, the eldest of six daughters of Theodore Gettys and Martha Kincaid Cobb. Educated first in the local [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cobb, Lucy Maria
by Patterson, Daniel W. Lucy Maria Cobb, folklore collector, teacher, and author, was born in Lilesville. She was a sister of Collier Cobb and a daughter of Martha Louisa Cobb and Needham Bryan Cobb, a Baptist preacher. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coleman, Mary Channing
by Umstead, Elizabeth. Coleman, Mary Channing By Elizabeth C. Umstead, 1979 11 July 1883–1 Oct. 1947 Mary Channing Coleman, educator, was born near South Boston, Va. Her grandfathers were Ethelbert Algernon [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Colton, Elizabeth Avery
by Johnson, Mary Lynch. Elizabeth Avery Colton, college professor and educational crusader, was born in the Choctaw nation of Indian Territory, the eldest of eight children of James Hooper Colton and Eloise Avery Colton, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Colton, Marie Watters
by . Colton, Marie Watters By Univeristy of North Carolina Libraries, 2007 1922 - Marie Watters Colton of Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., represented the 51st district in the North Carolina [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Compton, Betty Baines
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Cone, Laura Weil
by Tillett, Gladys Avery. Laura Weil Cone, civic leader and humanitarian, was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Solomon Weil and Ella Fishblatt. Solomon Weil, a graduate of The University of North Carolina, was a lawyer who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Confederate Women's Home
by Hill, Michael. The Confederate Women's Home, which opened in Fayetteville in 1915, was established for the benefit of widows and daughters of North Carolina's Confederate veterans. At the 1908 convention of the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cooking in the 1800s (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Hybarger, Courtney. Cooking in the 1800s Originally published as "When Dinner Wasn’t Quick and Easy" By Courtney Hybarger Reprinted with permission from Tar Heel Junior Historian, Spring 2007. Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Cotten, Elizabeth Brownrigg Henderson
by Green, C. Sylvester. Elizabeth Brownrigg Henderson, women's rights leader and librarian, was born at Salisbury, the daughter of John Steele and Elizabeth Brownrigg Cain Henderson. She was a direct descendant of Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cotten, Elizabeth Nevills
by Hill, Michael. Elizabeth Nevills Cotten taught the world “Freight Train,” “Shake Sugaree,” and a host of other songs. Her “parlor ragtime” style was no less elegant for the guitar being turned upside down and the [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Cotten, Sallie Swepson Sims Southall
by Copeland, Elizabeth H. Cotten, Sallie Swepson Sims Southall By Elizabeth H. Copeland, 1979 13 June 1846–4 May 1929 Sallie Swepson Sims Southhall Cotten, writer and Woman's Club and civic leader, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cox, Gertrude Mary
by Powell, William S. Gertrude Mary Cox, statistician and professor, was born in Dayton, Iowa, the daughter of Allen and Emma Cox. She received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Iowa State University in 1929 and 1931, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Craig, Annie D.M. Burgin
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Craig, Annie D.M. Burgin by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Crisp, Lucy Cherry
by Powell, William S. Lucy Cherry Crisp , museum administrator and poet, was born in Crisp, Edgecombe County, the daughter of Sellers M. and Annie Gorham Crisp. She was graduated from the North Carolina College for Women [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cruikshank, Margaret Mordecai Jones
by Powell, William S. Margaret Mordecai Cruikshank, teacher and college president, was born in Hillsborough, the daughter of Halcott Pride Jones and his wife, Olive Echols. She attended the Nash-Kollock School in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Culpeper, Frances
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Frances Culpeper, proprietor of North Carolina and wife of three colonial governors, was born at Hollingbourne, Kent, England, the daughter of Thomas Culpeper and his wife, Katherine St. Leger. Her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Current, Ruth Augusta
by Stewart, James. Current, Ruth Augusta By James Stewart, NCSU Libraries, 2016 22 Nov. 1900-24 Jan. 1967 Ruth Current was a veteran leader of Home Demonstration for the North Carolina [...] (from NCSU Libraries.)
Dare, Eleanor White
by . Eleanor White Dare, a member of the "Lost Colony" of 1587, was the daughter of Governor John White of that colony. Her name appears first in the list of women of the "Lost Colony." Her daughter, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dare, Virginia
by Powell, William S. Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America, was the daughter of Ananias and Eleanor White Dare and granddaughter of Governor John White. Born on Roanoke Island, she was christened on 24 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dargan, Olive Tilford
by Johnson, E. D. Olive Tilford Dargan, writer, was born at Tilford Springs in Grayson County, Ky., the daughter of Elisha Francis and Rebecca Day Tilford. About 1879 her schoolteacher father moved the family to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daughters of the American Revolution
by Templeton, Lee Plummer. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is comprised of women who have traced their families back at least to the time of the American Revolution and have found a forefather or foremother who [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davenport College
by Cross, Jerry L. Davenport College was established in Lenoir in 1855 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, as an institution of higher learning for women. It was named for William Davenport, the largest [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Justina
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Justina Davis, second wife of Governor Arthur Dobbs and later wife of Abner Nash, who became governor of North Carolina after her death, was born probably in Brunswick. She is thought to have been [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Kathryn Rachel Sarah Rebecca Speight Darden
by Powell, William S. Kathryn Rachel Sarah Rebecca Speight Darden Davis, physician and legislator, who was usually known as Rachel Darden Davis, was born at Seven Springs, Wayne County, the daughter of Herbert W. and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Decrow, Sarah Moore Delano
by Evans, Esther. Decrow, Sarah Moore Delano By Esther Evans, 1986 ca. 1750–1795 Sarah Moore Delano Decrow, the first woman postmaster in the United States after the adoption of the Constitution, was born almost [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dickinson, Georgia Rae: Waves On The Beach
by Cecelski, David S. The Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station opened near the remote crossroads of Havelock in 1942. Originally known as Cunningham Field, it included a vast industrial complex where civilian tradesmen [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Dimmick, Gladys Lunsford
by Agan, Kelly. Gladys Lunsford Dimmick joined the U.S. Naval Reserves program Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (known as WAVES) during World War II. The WAVES program was established on [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
Dimock, Susan
by Worthy, Pauline. Dimock, Susan By Pauline Worthy, 1986 24 Apr. 1847–8 May 1875 Susan Dimrock, North Carolina's first woman doctor, was born in Washington, N.C., to Henry Dimock and his wife, Mary Malvina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Divorce
by Semcer, Melissa. Divorce, like marriage, is a civil contract between the parties involved. Religious and social attitudes toward marriage and property rights made divorce in nineteenth-century North Carolina rare but [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dix, Dorothea (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Smiley, David L. Dorothea Dix by David L. Smiley Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian, Fall 1996.  Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of History   Dorothea [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Dixon, Eula Louisa
by Newlin, Algie I. Eula Louisa Dixon, leader in agriculture, local industry, school management, and community development, was born at Snow Camp where she lived most of her life. She was the daughter of Thomas Clay and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Nancy Alena
by Denatale, Douglas. Nancy Alena Dixon, folksinger, who contributed an important link in the history of American traditional music, was the oldest child of the family that produced the Dixon brothers, Dorsey and Howard. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Doak, Frances Blount Renfrow
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Frances Blount Renfrow Doak, leader in women's organizations and in the North Carolina Democratic party, first woman radio announcer in North Carolina, and civic, religious, and political leader, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Donner, Tamsen Eustis
by Hardy, Martha Nell. Tamsen Eustis Donner, western immigrant, was born in Newburyport, Mass., the daughter of William and Tamsen Eustis, respected and well-to-do members of that community. Young Tamsen was encouraged to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Durant (Durand, Duren), Ann Marwood
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Ann Marwood Durant (Durand, Duren), the first woman named as an attorney in extant records of North Carolina, came to the colony with her husband, George Durant, about 1661. Ann Marwood married [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Edenton Tea Party
by Stokes, Matt. On October 25, 1774, 51 women in Edenton resolved to stop buying English imports in support of the actions and resolutions of the First Provincial Congress. The women drew up resolves, declaring [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Edmondston, Catherine Ann Devereux
by Armistead, T. L. Catherine Ann Devereaux Edmondston, diarist and member of the planter aristocracy of Halifax County, was one of six daughters of Thomas Pollock (17 Nov. 1793–7 Mar. 1869) and Catherine Ann Bayard [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ehringhaus, Matilda Bradford Haughton
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Ehringhaus, Matilda Bradford Haughton by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Elizabeth College
by Lillard, Stewart. Elizabeth College, a four-year college for women, opened in Charlotte in 1897 under the auspices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. The aim of the institution was "to afford a broad and liberal [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Elliott, Harriet Wiseman
by Bowles, Elisabeth Ann. Elliott, Harriet Wiseman by Elisabeth Ann Bowles, 1986 10 July 1884–7 Aug. 1947   Harriet Wiseman Elliott, teacher, administrator, and political leader, was born in Carbondale, Ill., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Engstrom, Mary Claire
by . Mary Claire Engstrom was born in 1906 in Kansas City, Mo., and moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., to attend the University of North Carolina, earning her Ph.D. in English literature in 1939. She is best [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Equal Rights Amendment
by Faulkner, Ronnie W., Vocci, Robert Blair. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), the proposed Twenty-seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibiting gender discrimination, was passed by Congress on 22 Mar. 1972 and then forwarded to the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Erskine, Emma Payne
by Walser, Richard. Emma Payne Erskine, writer, painter, and civic leader, was born in Racine, Wis., the daughter of Alfred and Olive Child Payne. Her father, a native of England, was a portraitist and taught at the Art [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Everett, Mary: The End Of The Century Book Club
by Cecelski, David S. Mary Everett belongs to one of the state's oldest book clubs, the End of the Century Book Club in Greenville. For its 100th anniversary celebration last year, Everett studied the club's minutes, [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Everett, Sallie Baker
by Pittman, William R. Everett, Sallie Baker By William R. Pittman, 1986 26 Feb. 1888–29 Apr. 1975 Sallie Baker Everett, farm and political leader, was born in the Halifax County town of Palmyra to LaFayette John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Falkener, Sarah DeRippe
by Kerr, Mary Hinton Duke. In January 1801 Mrs. Falkener, as "Lady Principal," opened the Falkener Seminary, the first boarding school for young ladies in that section of the country. The many notices appearing in the Raleigh, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Farmer, Foy Elisabeth Johnson
by Johnson, Mary Lynch. Foy Elisabeth Johnson Farmer, teacher and missionary, was born in Riverton, Scotland County, which was her father's birthplace. She was the second child and the eldest daughter of Livingston Johnson, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Field, Ada Martitia
by Branson, B. Russell. Ada Martitia Field, teacher and researcher in nutrition, was born near Climax, N.C., the daughter of Christopher and Louise Emily Wilson Field. Because of a heart defect she was forced to live a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
First Ladies and Gentlemen of North Carolina
by Agan, Kelly, Kemp, Amy. From colonial times to the present day, many women -- and one man -- have occupied the role of "first lady" or "first gentleman" to North Carolina's governors. And in a few cases where a wife [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
First Women Marines
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Camp Lejeune prides itself as the home of the Montford Point Marines, the Corps’ first black enlistees, and the first large unit of female Marines, known as the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve. The [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Flake, Nancy
by Stumpf, Vernon O. Nancy Flake, radio entertainer with the Columbia Broadcasting System and WABC in New York City and a vocalist with the big bands of Charlie Barnett, Al Kavelin, and Frank Dailey, was the central [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fletcher, (Minna) Inglis
by Walser, Richard. Fletcher, (Minna) Inglis by Richard Walser, 1986 20 Oct. 1879–30 May 1969 (Minna) Inglis Fletcher, novelist, was born in Alton, Ill., of English ancestry, the daughter of Maurice William and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Flora Macdonald College
by Williams, Wiley J. Flora Macdonald College in Red Springs originated in 1896 as Red Springs Seminary, a Presbyterian school that was the successor to Floral College (1841-78). In 1903 the college was renamed Southern [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fortsen (Fortson), Mary
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Mary Fortsen, was the first woman who is known to have owned North Carolina land. By patent dated 25 Sept. 1663, issued by Sir William Berkeley, governor of Virginia and Proprietor of Carolina, she [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foster (Forster), Diana Harris
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Diana Harris Foster, innkeeper, was one of the first businesswomen in North Carolina. She came to the colony, then called Albemarle, with her first husband, Thomas Harris, about 1665. In a deposition [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fowle, Helen Whitaker (Knight)
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Fowle, Helen Whitaker (Knight) by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Fries, Adelaide Lisetta
by Bair, Anna Withers. Adelaide Lisetta Fries, archivist, historian, author, and genealogist, was born in Salem. Her father, John William Fries, was an industrialist, inventor, church leader, and student who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gales, Winifred Marshall
by Elliott, Robert N. Winifred Marshall Gales, writer, was born in Newark, England, the youngest daughter of John Marshall, scion of a family of distinction though not wealthy. She was educated in the classics, and at an [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gardner, Ava
by Cannon, Doris Rollins. A child destined to become an international movie sensation, with a personal life that rivaled fiction, Ava Gardner, was born on December 24, 1922 in the small farm community of Grabtown, eight miles [...] (from NCpedia.)
Gardner, Fay Lamar Webb
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Gardner, Fay Lamar Webb by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Gardner, Fay Webb
by Fairchild, Erika S. Gardner, Fay Webb By Erika S. Fairchild, 1986 See Also: Maxwell Oliver Gardner, Fay Webb Gardner 7 Sept. 1885–16 Jan. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gary, Emily Gregory Gilliam
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Emily Gregory Gilliam Gary, moving force behind the development and preservation of historic buildings and sites in colonial Halifax, N.C., was the daughter of George and Marie Antoinette Mullen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gibbons, Kaye
by Childs, T. Mike. Gibbons was born Bertha Kaye Batts in Nash county, N.C. on May 5, 1960. She had a poor and troubled childhood from which she has drawn liberally to create her novels. She grew up in a tin-roofed [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Gilbert, Katherine Everett
by Green, C. Sylvester. Katherine Everett Gilbert, educator and philosopher, was born in Newport, R.I., the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Sue Morrison Everett. After attending local schools in Newport, she taught for a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Giles, Denise: Places In The Heart A Hometown Hero
by Cecelski, David S. Denise Giles has come a long way since the days when she was homeless in Fayetteville and peddling her own blood to buy groceries. Getting off the streets and out of 18 years of alcoholism, she [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A
by Brashear, Grace R. Girl Scouts of the U.S.A by Grace R. Brashear, 2006 See also: Boy Scouts of America Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. (GSUSA) was founded in 1912 in Savannah, Ga., by Juliette Gordon Low, who [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Glenn, Cornelia G. Deaderick
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Glenn, Cornelia G. "Nina" Deaderick by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Gloyne, Lula Owl
by . Originally published in Courageous Care:  African American and Cherokee Nurses in Appalachia 1900-1965. Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Gold, Daisy
by Walser, Richard. Daisy "Mabel" Hendley Gold, journalist and writer, was born in Iredell County, the daughter of Alvis Francis and Celeste Rimmer Norris Hendley. By her father's first marriage, she was a half sister [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Goldsboro Female College
by Hake, Rachel, Ellis, Charles B. Goldsboro Female College See Also: North Carolina Women's Colleges by Rachel Hake and Charles B. Ellis, 2006 Goldsboro Female College began in 1854 as Wayne Female College in Goldsboro. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Goodrich, Frances Louisa
by Pitman, L. L. Frances Louisa Goodrich, artist, teacher, and craftsman, was born in Binghamton, N.Y., the daughter of the Reverend William Henry and Mary Prichard Goodrich. She spent her early years and was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gouge, Barbara Courtney
by . Gouge, Barbara Courtney by State Archives of North Carolina and the North Carolina Government & Heritage Library, 2018. 18 Aug. 1920-21 July 2005 Barbara Courtney Gouge joined the U.S. [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
Gove, Anna Maria
by Tillett, Gladys Avery. Anna Maria Gove, physician, was the only child of George Sullivan and Maria Clark Gove, of an eminent New England family; she was born in Whitefield, N.H., where her father, a graduate of Dartmouth, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, Mary Owen
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Mary Owen Graham, educator and civic leader, was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Archibald and Eliza Owen Barry Graham, and the granddaughter of John Owen (1787–1841), governor of North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Greenhow, Rose O’Neal
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Washington hostess turned Confederate spy, was born in Maryland in 1815. During her adolescence, she moved to Washington, D.C., to live with her aunt who ran a boarding house [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Greensboro College
by Stoesen, Alexander R. Greensboro College was chartered in 1838 by the Methodist Church as Greensboro Female College, the first chartered college for women in North Carolina and the third such institution in the United [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gregory, Mary Lloyd
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Mary Lloyd Gregory, innkeeper, was born in Edgecombe County, the daughter of Nicholas and Mary Lloyd. Nothing is known of her early life. On 30 June 1796 she gave birth to a son, Joseph, fathered by [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Griggs, Lillian Baker
by Young, Betty. Lillian Baker Griggs, librarian, was born in Anderson, S.C., the daughter of William F. and Cora Wilhite Baker. From 1892 to 1895 she attended Agnes Scott College. She married Dr. Alfred Flournoy [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Guion, Connie Myers
by Putzel, Rosamond. Connie Myers Guion, physician and teacher, was born at River Bend Plantation near Lincolnton. Her parents, Benjamin Simmons and Catherine Coatesworth Caldwell Guion, moved the family to Charlotte [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hamm, Mia
by Case, Steven. A native of Alabama, Mia Hamm made her mark in North Carolina during her years with the UNC women's soccer team (1989-94). She helped them to win four of their record twenty NCAA championships. [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Hammer, Minnie Lee Hancock
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Minnie Lee Hancock Hammer, religious, civic, and cultural leader, and newspaper manager, was the daughter of Dr. J. M. and Jane Page Hancock and the granddaughter of James Page, doorkeeper in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hancock, Madelon "Glory" Battle
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Hancock, Molly McCoy
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Hancock, Molly McCoy By Ralph Hardee Rives, 1988 28 June 1863–13 Dec. 1951 Molly McCoy Hancock, operator [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hanks (Lincoln), Nancy
by Horne, Meade B. B. Nancy Hanks (Lincoln), mother of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, was born in Campbell County in southwestern Virginia. The identity of her father has never come to light [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hargrave, Janie Carlyle
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Janie Carlyle Hargrave, missionary, educator, philanthropist, and humanitarian, was born in Lumberton, the daughter of William Watts and Lillian Ottelia Vampill Carlyle. Her maternal grandfather was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Bernice (Christiana) Kelly
by Walser, Richard. Bernice (Christiana) Kelly Harris, writer, was born in eastern Wake County. Both of her parents, William Haywood and Rosa Poole Kelly, came from a long line of sturdy, independent farmers. She had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Caroline (Carrie) Aiken Jenkins
by Macfie, John. Caroline (Carrie) Aiken Jenkins Harris, writer and editor, is believed to have been born at Buena Vista, the Jenkins family plantation on the edge of Williamsboro, a then thriving village in what is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Heck, Fannie Exile Scudder
by Mitchell, Memory F. Fannie Exile Scudder Heck, mission leader, was born in Buffalo Lithia Springs, Va., the second of ten surviving children of Colonel Jonathan McGee and Mattie Calendine Heck. Colonel Heck was for a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henderson, Barbara Bynum
by Happer, Carolyn Murray. Barbara Bynum Henderson, poet, translator, and pioneer leader in the North Carolina woman suffrage movement, was born into a family closely connected with the Episcopal church. Her father, William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henderson, Isabelle Bowen
by Hartley, Lodwick. Isabelle Bowen Henderson, portraitist and floriculturist, was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Arthur Finn Bowen, who was for many years business manager of North Carolina State College, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henderson, Mary Ferrand
by Carter, Carolyn Howard. Mary Ferrand Henderson, Democratic party official and promoter of women's political rights, was born in Salisbury, the daughter of John Steele Henderson, a North Carolina legislator and congressman, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hentz, Caroline Lee Whiting
by Kelley, Mary. Caroline Lee Whiting Hentz, novelist, was born in Lancaster, Mass. Her father, John Whiting, who served as a colonel in the Revolutionary War, was descended from Samuel Whiting who came to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Herring, Harriet Laura
by Martin, Katherine F. Harriet Laura Herring, social science researcher and student of socio-industrial relations in the South, was born in Kinston, the seventh and last child of William Isler Herring and his second wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hicks, Ellen Thompson
by Sims, Anastatia. Ellen Thompson Hicks, nurse and Episcopal missionary, was born in Oxford, the daughter of Edward Hubbell and Harriet Virginia Britton Hicks. Her father, a lawyer and a graduate of The University of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
High Point Female College
by McCaslin, Richard B. High Point Female College operated under a charter from the North Carolina legislature as a joint-stock enterprise from March 1889, when it relocated to High Point from Thomasville at mid-term, until [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hilliard, "Nancy" Ann Segur
by Macfie, John. "Nancy" Ann Segur Hilliard, hotel keeper, was a native of Granville County, the daughter of William and Lucy Walker Hilliard. The family moved to Chapel Hill in 1817. During the 1830s and 1840s, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hinton, Mary Hilliard
by Silver, Charles Hinton. Mary Hilliard Hinton, author, artist, genealogist, and historian, was born at Midway Plantation, Wake County, eight miles east of Raleigh. Her father was Major David Hinton, alumnus of The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall
by Mathis, Treva W. Mary Mendenhall Hobbs, educator, writer, and speaker, was born at Florence, near Jamestown, to Nereus and Oriana Wilson Mendenhall. She was tutored by her father, an outstanding teacher, attended [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hodges, Martha Elizabeth Blackeney
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Hodges, Martha Elizabeth Blackeney by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Hoey, Margaret Elizabeth Gardner
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Hoey, Margaret Elizabeth Gardner by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Holland, Annie Wealthy
by Shaber, Sarah R. Annie Wealthy Holland, educator, was born in Isle of Wight County, Va., on a plot of land contiguous to the Wealthy plantation, where her grandmother had been a slave. She was the daughter of John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holshouser, Patricia Ann Hollingsworth
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Holshouser, Patricia Ann Hollingsworth by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Holt, Louisa Matilda Moore
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Holt, Louisa Matilda Moore by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Holton, Rachel Regina Jones
by Agan, Kelly. Holton, Rachel Regina Jones by Kelly Agan, North Carolina Government & Heritage Library, 2016 23 May 1813-22 Nov 1905 See also:  Thomas Jefferson Holton Rachel Regina Jones [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Holton, Tabitha Anne
by Mitchell, Memory F. Tabitha Anne Holton, first woman licensed to practice law in North Carolina, was born in Guilford County, the daughter of the Reverend Quinton (5 Feb. 1818–5 May 1890) and Harriet Jacobina Holland [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
House, Abby
by York, Maury. Abby House, Confederate "angel of mercy," was the daughter of Green and Ann House of Granville and Franklin counties. It is unclear where Abby was born, but she spent most of her adult life near [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hughes, Mary Elizabeth
by Powell, William S. Mary Elizabeth Hughes, pioneer woman physician, was born in Ebensburg, Pa., the second daughter of Ezekiel and Harriet Russell Hughes. Her father was a native of Wales, an engineer, and an active [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunt, Carolyn Joyce Leonard
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Hunt, Carolyn Joyce Leonard by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Inventors, North Carolina
by Davis, Lenwood. Many people are unaware of the numerous inventions and scientific breakthroughs that have happened in North Carolina. They probably have heard of Wilbur and Orville Wright and the first sustained, [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Irwin, Harriet Morrison
by Herran, Kathy Neill. Harriet Abigail Morrison was born in Charlotte in 1828 to Dr. Robert Hall Morrison—a Presbyterian minister and later founder and first president of Davidson College—and Mary Graham Morrison. The [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Jackson, Della Hayden Raney
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Jackson, Mary Anna Morrison
by Davidson, Chalmers G. Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, wife of "Stonewall" Jackson and author, was the daughter of the Reverend Robert Hall Morrison and his wife Mary Graham, a daughter of General Joseph Graham of "Vesuvius [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jacobs, Harriet
by Yellin, Jean Fagan. Harriet Jacobs, writer and reformer, was born a slave in Edenton. Her grandmother, "Yellow" Molly Horniblow, who was freed in 1828, subsequently bought a house in Edenton and earned her living as a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jacobs, Priscilla Freeman (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Lerch, Patricia B., Jacobs, Priscilla Freeman. Priscilla Freeman Jacobs Related Entries: American Indian Education Longtime Chief of the Waccamaw-Siouan by Dr. Patricia B. Lerch, in collaboration with Priscilla Freeman Jacobs Reprinted [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Jarrell, Randall
by Farnham, Mary. Randall Jarrell, poet, critic, and teacher, was born in Nashville, Tenn., the son of Owen and Anna Campbell Jarrell. Owing to his parents' divorce, much of his childhood through 1927 was spent in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jeanes Fund
by Williams, Wiley J. The Jeanes Fund, the popular name for the Negro Rural School Fund of the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, was endowed by a Philadelphia Quaker benefactor in 1907 with $1 million. The original board of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jerman, Cornelia Petty
by Lennon, Donald R. Cornelia Petty Jerman, leader of the North Carolina woman suffrage movement and Democratic party official, was born near Carthage, the daughter of William Cary and Emma Virginia Thagard Petty. She [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jessup, Ann Matthews
by Mathis, Treva W. Ann Matthews Jessup, Quaker minister, missionary, and horticulturist, was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Walter and Mary Matthews. She married first, John Floyd, and second, Thomas Jessup, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jocher, Katharine
by Powell, William S. Katharine Jocher, social worker and university professor, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of John Conrad and Lillie Caroline Reichle Jocher. Her undergraduate degree was from Goucher [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
John Mertz and Mariah Elizabeth Nail Mertz: Circus Performers
by Agan, Kelly. John "Major" Mertz and Mariah elizabeth nail mertz: Circus Performers by Kelly Agan, NC Government & Heritage Library, 2014 1850s-1938 On August 16, 1883 circus performers John [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Johnson, Ann Swepson Boyd Hawkins Russell
by Watson, Helen R. Ann Swepson Boyd Hawkins Russell Johnson, proprietor-manager for seventeen years of the famous Warren County spa, Shocco Springs, was born in Mecklenburg County, Va. Her parents were Alexander Boyd, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Jane Claudia Saunders
by Powell, William S. Jane Claudia Saunders Johnson, Confederate heroine, was born while her parents, Romulus M. Saunders and Anna Hayes Johnson, were living at Elmwood on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. Her father, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Janie Settles
by Parrish, Thomas, IV. Janie Settles was the the first African-American female rescue chief in North Carolina. She was born and grew up in Littleton in Halifax County, the youngest of the fourteen children of John Wesley [...] (from NCpedia.)
Johnson, Kate Ancrum Burr
by Davis, Mollie C. Kate Ancrum Burr Johnson, public welfare administrator and civic leader, was born in Morganton. Her father was Frederick Hill Burr, whose American ancestry traced back to 1630 in Massachusetts and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, Elizabeth Johnston Evans
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Elizabeth Johnston Evans Johnston, philanthropist, was born at Blandwood in Greensboro, the daughter of Peter G. Evans and his wife Eliza, who was the daughter of Governor John M. Morehead. Known [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Alice Eley: Herring Fish
by Cecelski, David S. Historian Alice Eley Jones and I recently got into her Jeep and went in search of herring -- or at least the history of herring fishing. We were in Murfreesboro, her hometown. Herring have been an [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Jones, Nellie Rowe (Mrs. William Cecil)
by Hester, Irene. Nellie Rowe (Mrs. William Cecil) Jones, librarian and author, was born in Greensboro, one of two children of Dr. Walter Wheat and Mary Dyson Rowe, both originally from Philadelphia. Dr. Rowe, who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Judson College
by Mazzocchi, Jay. Judson College was a nineteenth-century academy located in the mountain town of Hendersonville. The school was conceived by the Western Carolina Baptist Association in 1858 and originally named the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kay, Willie Virginia Otey
by Bell-Kite, Diana, Agan, Kelly. KAY, WILLIE VIRGINIA OTEY 17 Mar. 1894 – 25 Sept. 1992 By Diana Bell-Kite, NC Museum of History and Kelly Agan, NC Government & Heritage Library, 2016 “You have to like what you do, [...] (from North Carolina Museum of History.)
Keckly (Keckley), Elizabeth Hobbs
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Keckly (Keckley), Elizabeth Hobbs by Ansley Wegner, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2013 www.ncmarkers.com Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly (ca. 1820-1907) was born a slave in the [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Kenan, Sarah Graham
by Kellam, Ida Brooks. Kenan, Sarah Graham by Ida Brooks Kellam, 1988 17 Feb. 1876–16 Mar. 1968 Sarah Graham Kenan, philanthropist, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
King's Daughters and Sons
by Horton, Clarence E., Jr. The King's Daughters and Sons developed out of a new Christian service order, the Silent Sisters of Service, formed in New York City by Margaret Bottome on 13 Jan. 1886. Originally open only to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
King, Mary Elizabeth Eskridge
by King, William E. King, Mary Elizabeth Eskridge by William E. King, 1988 17 Sept. 1901–28 June 1973 Mary Elizabeth Eskridge King, Christian educator, was born in Arbovale, Pocahontas County, W.Va., the oldest [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kingsberry-Burt, Sheila: The Undercrust Of Living Dust
by Cecelski, David S. Kingsberry-Burt is a survivor of poverty, child abuse and teen pregnancy. She is a community activist, a minister, a poet, and she fixed me the best fried chicken I've ever eaten. She is also a [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Kirkland, Winifred Margaretta
by Walser, Richard. Winifred Margaretta Kirkland, writer, was born in Columbia, Pa., the oldest child of George Henry and Emma Matilda Reagan Kirkland. After attending Packer Institute in Brooklyn, she received the A.B. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kitchin, Sue Musette Satterfield
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Kitchin, Sue Musette Satterfield by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Langley, Katherine Emeline Gudger
by Long, Joe O'Neal. Katherine Emeline Gudger Langley, member of Congress, was born near Marshall in Madison County, the daughter of James Madison, Jr., and Katie Hawkins Gudger. Her father was a congressman and a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lanneau, Sophie Stevens
by Carter, Carolyn Howard. Lanneau, Sophie Stevens By Carolyn Howard Carter, 1991 19 Aug. 1881–4 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lassiter, Rena Bingham
by Woodard, Frances P. Rena Bingham Lassiter, editor, columnist, and community leader, was born in Smithfield, the daughter of James Carroll and Isabelle Grantham Bingham. Her father and a brother, C. Elbert Bingham, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Latham, Maude Moore
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Maude Moore Latham, cultural leader and benefactor, was born in New Bern, the daughter of James Washington and Sarah Jane Gordon Moore. At Miss Corinne Harrison's School and the New Bern public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lathrop, Virginia Terrell
by Walker, Philip A. Virginia Terrell Lathrop, author, journalist, and longtime member of the governing boards of The University of North Carolina, was born in Raleigh, the daughter of George Sumter and Lovie Park [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Law, Sallie Chapman Gordon
by Green, C. Sylvester. Law, Sallie Chapman Gordon by C. Sylvester Green, 1991 27 Aug. 1805–28 June 1894 Sallie Chapman Gordon Law, humanitarian, was born in Wilkes County, the daughter of Chapman and Charity King [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lazarus, Rachel Mordecai
by Macdonald, Edgar Edgeworth. Rachel Mordecai Lazarus, teacher and correspondent of author Maria Edgeworth, was born in Goochland County, Va., the daughter of Jacob and Judith Myers Mordecai. At age four, she moved with her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
League of Women Voters
by Dodd, Marian. The League of Women Voters of North Carolina was founded in 1920 by leaders of the movement for women suffrage to inform and encourage active participation by citizens in public policy issues. As a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lehman, Emma Augusta
by Walser, Richard. Emma Augusta Lehman, teacher and poet, was born at Bethania, the daughter of Eugene Christian and Amanda Sophia Butler Lehman. Her father was director of the village orchestra. She had two brothers, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lewis, Helen Morris
by Taylor, A. Elizabeth. Helen Morris Lewis, pioneer in the woman suffrage movement in the South and organizer of the first woman's rights association in North Carolina, was born in the Vander Horst mansion on Chapel Street [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lewis, Nell [Cornelia] Battle
by Davis, Mollie C. Nell [Cornelia] Battle Lewis, journalist, feminist, lawyer, and educator, was born in Raleigh, which remained her residence throughout her career. Her father, Richard Henry Lewis, was a well-known [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Liddell, Anna Forbes
by Lambert, Barbara Elizabeth. Anna Forbes Liddell, suffragist, organizing president of the first Equal Suffrage League in North Carolina, and university professor, was born at the family home on East Avenue (afterwards the site [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Littleton College
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Littleton College, a Methodist institution of higher learning in Littleton, opened in 1882. Founded as Central Institute and subsequently renamed Littleton Female College and, finally, Littleton [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, Westray Battle
by Nicholas, Westray B. Westray Battle Long, second director of the Women's Army Corps, was born in Rocky Mount, the daughter of Jacob, Jr., and Mattie Nash Wright Battle. The Battle family had immigrated from England to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mabley, Jackie (Moms)
by Gillespie, James D. Mabley, Jackie (Moms) by James D. Gillespie 1898–23 May 1975 (1898–23 May 1975), comedienne and actress, was born Loretta Mary Aiken in Brevard, the daughter of "Uncle" Jim and Mary Aiken. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacDonald, Flora
by Smith, Maud Thomas. MacDonald, Flora by Maud Thomas Smith, 1991 1722–5 Mar. 1790 See also:  Flora MacDonald Homesite (from the Encyclopedia of North Carolina); Flora MacDonald (from the Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacDonald, Flora
by Kerrigan, Deanna. Although Flora MacDonald lived in North Carolina only a short time, her legend took strong hold within the Scottish population here and has continued as an important symbol of North Carolina’s Scots [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
MacNeill, Janet Smith (Jennie Bahn)
by Smith, Nancy V. Janet Smith MacNeill (Jennie Bahn), subject of North Carolina legend, was born in Scotland, the daughter of John, a lowland Scot, and Margaret Gilchrist Smith. The Smiths migrated to the colonies [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacRae, Elizabeth Ann
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Elizabeth Ann MacRae, missionary and teacher, was born in Marion County, S.C., the daughter of Daniel S. and Harriet Brown Harlee. In 1842 she married Dr. Neill McNair and became the mistress of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Madison, Dolley
by Rudersdorf, Amy. Charming socialite, cosmopolitan hostess, White House heroine, deft politician, and international woman of mystery. Any of these phrases could be used to describe the beautiful and powerful Dolley [...] (from NCpedia.)
Madison, Dolley Payne Todd
by Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Madison, Dolley Payne Todd by Ethel Stephens Arnett, 1991 20 May 1768–12 July [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Marks, Sallie Belle
by Powell, William S. Marks, Sallie Belle By William S. Powell, 1991 21 May 1891–11 Nov. 1968 Sallie Belle Marks, first woman professor at The University of North Carolina, was born in Albemarle, the daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Marriage
by Linn, Jo White. Marriage in North Carolina, until 1868, could be either by license or by banns (public announcement) in the county where the bride lived. It is estimated that in North Carolina two-thirds of all [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, Dorothy Ann McAulay
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Martin, Dorothy Ann McAulay by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Mason, Martha
by Agan, Kelly. On September 13, 1948, eleven year old Martha Mason of Lattimore, N.C. came down with polio on the very day her parents buried her older brother Gaston who had succumbed to the disease days before. [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Mason, Mary Ann Bryan
by Walser, Richard. Mary Ann Bryan Mason, writer, was born in New Bern, the daughter of John Council and Mary Ann Fulford Bryan. The Bryan family had been prominent in North Carolina for many generations. Mary Ann was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCall, Adeline Denham
by Powell, William S. Adeline Denham McCall, music teacher, was born in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Frank S. and Helene Hanigan Denham. She spent part of her youth in California and in England. When Adeline was twelve, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCorkle, Sarah Tallulah (Lutie) Andrews
by Walser, Richard. McCorkle, Sarah Tallulah (Lutie) Andrews By Richard Walser, 1991 1858–20 Apr. 1939 Sarah Tallulah (Lutie) Andrews McCorkle, writer, was born in Charlotte, the fourth child and second daughter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCoy, Millie-Christine [McKoy]
by Macfie, John. McCoy, Millie-Christine [McKoy] By John Macfie, 1991 11 July 1851–8–9 Oct. 1912 See also: Millie-Christine McKoy, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Millie-Christine [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McIver, Lula Verlinda Martin
by Bowles, Elisabeth. Lula Verlinda Martin McIver, educator and wife of the founder of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was born in Salem, the daughter of Dr. Samuel Martin, a physician and dentist whose [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKee, Gertrude Dills
by Beck, Teresa Kay. Gertrude Dills McKee, homemaker, clubwoman, and state legislator, was the first woman to serve in the North Carolina Senate. She was the second of three daughters of William Allen and Alice M. Enloe [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKimmon, Jane (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Benner, Louise. In 1945 Jane Simpson McKimmon wrote a book called When We’re Green We Grow. The book told the story of McKimmon’s career as leader of North Carolina’s home demonstration agents, who traveled the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
McKimmon, Jane Simpson
by Mcbride, Marie A. McKimmon, Jane Simpson by Marie A. Mcbride, 1991 13 Nov. 1867–1 Dec. 1957 See also: Jane S. McKimmon (from Tar Heel Junior Historian) Jane Simpson McKimmon, agricultural educator and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKoy, Millie-Christine
by Umfleet, LeRae. Millie-Christine McKoy by LeRae Umfleet Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History http://www.ncmarkers.com See also: Millie-Christine McCoy, Dictionary of North Carolina [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
McLean, Margaret Jones French
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. McLean, Margaret Jones French by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
McVea, Emilie Watts
by Stoops, Martha S. Emilie Watts McVea, nationally recognized educator, was born in Clinton, La., the daughter of Judge Charles and Emilie Rose Watts McVea. Her ancestry was Scottish and French. After Judge McVea's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meredith College
by Williford, Jo Ann. Meredith College, the largest private college for women in the Southeast, is a four-year, liberal arts institution located in Raleigh. It owes its origins to Thomas Meredith, who in 1838, along with [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Military Women (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Trojanowski, Hermann J. During World War II, over 350,000 women from across the United States served in the military. More than 7,000 of these women came from North Carolina. As far back as the Revolutionary War, women had [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Miller, Helen Topping
by Johnson, E. D. Helen Topping Miller, novelist, was born in Fenton, Mich., the daughter of Isaac Wallace and Maria Augusta Chipman Topping. She was the niece of John Dewey, the philosopher. Helen began writing [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moffitt, Elvira Worth Jackson Walker
by Underwood, William. Elvira Worth Jackson Walker Moffitt, patriot, club member, editor, and writer, was born in Asheboro, the daughter of Martitia Daniel and Jonathan Worth, who later became state treasurer and then [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Montreat College
by Mitchell, Ted. Montreat College, located 15 miles east of Asheville in Montreat, began in 1916 as Montreat Normal School, an institution founded by the Presbyterian Church (USA) to prepare young women to become [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Jeanelle Coulter
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Moore, Jeanelle Coulter by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Mordecai, [Miss] Ellen
by Murray, Elizabeth Reid. Miss Ellen Mordecai, teacher and author, was born in Richmond, Va., the fourth child and second daughter of Jacob (1762–1838) and Judith Myers Mordecai (1762–96). During her infancy the family moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mordecai, [Mrs.] Ellen Mordecai
by Murray, Elizabeth Davis Reid. [Mrs.] Ellen Mordecai Mordecai, author, was born in Mordecai House, Raleigh, the daughter of Moses (1785–1824) and his first wife, Margaret (Peggy) Lane Mordecai (ca. 1786–1821). She was named for [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morgan, Lucy Calista
by Powell, William S. Lucy Calista Morgan, founder of the Penland School of Handicrafts, was born in the Cartoogechaye community of Macon County, the daughter of Alfred and Fannie Eugenia Siler Morgan. She received her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morris, Naomi Elizabeth
by Powell, William S. Naomi Elizabeth Morris, lawyer and judge, the daughter of Edward Eugene and Blanche Beatrix Boyce Morris, was born in Spring Hope but the family moved to Wilson when she was a year old. She was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morrison, Angelia Lawrance (Harris)
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Morrison, Angelia Lawrance (Harris) by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Morrison, Sara Virginia Ecker Watts
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Morrison, Sara Virginia Ecker Watts by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Moses, Athenia: Standing Up For The Things We Believed
by Cecelski, David S. Athenia Moses will soon be honored by the Goldsboro-Wayne County branch of the NAACP for something that she did more than half a century ago. At a banquet on Feb. 11, the NAACP will recognize her and [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Nash, Sally (Sarah) Kollock and Maria Jane Nash
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Nash, Sally (Sarah) Kollock and Maria Jane Nash By Mary Claire Engstrom 21 Jan. 1811–4 June 1893 (Sarah); 19 Nov. 1819–29 Apr. 1907 (Maria) Sally (Sarah) Kollock Nash and Maria Jane Nash, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nicholson, Mary
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Mary Webb Nicholson was among the earliest women to be licensed as a pilot. Her license, from the U.S. Department of Commerce, is numbered 9562 and was granted Oct. 17, 1929. (She was not, however, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
North Carolina Equal Suffrage Association
by Belton, Tom. North Carolina Equal Suffrage Association was formed in 1894 in Asheville but had little activity until November 1913, when it met in Charlotte and elected Barbara Henderson of Chapel Hill as [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Sorosis
by Rowe, Barbara. North Carolina Sorosis, organized in Wilmington on 4 Dec. 1895, was the first federated woman's club in North Carolina. Begun by 15 community-minded women, the organization's name comes from the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Women's Colleges
by Davison, Jennifer, Huaman, Jaime. Four years before the Declaration of Independence was signed, North Carolina’s first woman’s college was founded. Salem College in Winston-Salem is the oldest female educational establishment in the [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Nursing Education in North Carolina: Overview
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
O'Berry, Annie Land
by Morgan, Thomas S. Annie Land O'Berry, administrator of the North Carolina Emergency Relief Administration, president of the Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, and a leader in women's clubs, civic affairs, and the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Oxford College
by Mazzocchi, Jay. Oxford College (originally Oxford Female College) was a female academy established in Oxford, the Granville County seat, in 1850. The school's first president was Samuel Wait, a Baptist minister and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Page, Estelle Lawson
by Sumner, Jim L. Estelle Lawson Page, amateur golfer, was born in her mother's hometown of East Orange, N.J., but raised in Chapel Hill. She was the only child of Dr. Robert Baker and Estelle Adelaide Ward Lawson. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Parsley, Eliza Hall Nutt (Hallie)
by Powell, William S. Eliza Hall Nutt (Hallie) Parsley, founder of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Louise and Henry Nutt. She was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patterson, Lucy Bramlette Patterson
by Robertson, Clara Hamlett. Lucy Bramlette Patterson Patterson, organizational leader, literary figure, and Republican national committeewoman, was born at Castle Rock, her mother's family home in Tazewell, Tenn., the daughter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patton, Sadie Smathers
by Stephens, George Myers. Patton, Sadie Smathers By George Myers Stephens 28 Sept. 1886–2 Jan. 1975 Sadie Smathers Patton, local historian, was born in Henderson County, the daughter of John Wesley and Mary Rickman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Payne, Anne Blackwell
by Worthy, Pauline. Anne Blackwell Payne, poet, was the daughter of Charles M. and Margaret Justice Sparrow Payne. Anne, called "Annie" until she grew up, was born in Concord, where her father was a Presbyterian [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peace College
by Bingham, Warren L. Peace College was founded as Peace Institute in Raleigh in 1857 by the Presbyterian Synod of North Carolina. It was named for a significant benefactor, William Peace, an elder at Raleigh's First [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peattie, Elia (Maria Cahill) W.
by Walser, Richard. Elia (Maria Cahill) W. Peattie, writer, journalist, and lecturer, was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., the oldest of five daughters of Frederick and Amanda Maria Cahill Wilkerson. She and her four [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peck, Clara Jane Thornton
by Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Clara Jane Thornton Peck, nurse, the daughter of John and Jane Thornton, was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. When she was about ten, her family moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., where she attended [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Penland, Anne
by Bandel, Jessica. Asheville native Anne Penland graduated from the nursing program at Presbyterian Hospital in New York in 1912 and went on to complete advanced training in anesthesiology. Shortly after [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Perry, Alice Threatt
by Percival, Perry. Alice Threatt Perry, pioneer registered nurse in North Carolina, Spanish-American War veteran, commander of the North Carolina Department of United Spanish War Veterans, and trustee of Wingate [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Perry, Louise Anderson Merrimon
by Hawkins, Michael. Louise Anderson Merrimon Perry, ophthalmologist and malacologist, was born in Asheville, the daughter of Emory H. and Rachel Augusta Hendrick Merrimon. From a large and prominent family, she was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Petty, Annie Florence
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Annie Florence Petty, pioneer North Carolina librarian was born in the Bush Hill community (now Archdale), Randolph County, the daughter of William Clinton, a successful businessman, and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Petty, Mary Maria
by Bursey, Maurice M. Mary Maria Petty, chemist and educator, was the pioneer woman chemist in North Carolina. Born in the Quaker community of Bush Hill (since 1887, Archdale), she was the third of seven children of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pickler, Kellie
by Horton, Emily S. Kellie Pickler 1986- by Emily Horton NC Government & Heritage Library, 2013. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Chris Daughtry; Bucky Covington; Scotty McCreery; Anoop [...] (from NCpedia.)
Pigott, Emeline Jamison
by Barnes, Ruth Royal. Emeline Jamison Pigott, Confederate spy, was born in Carteret County, the daughter of Levi and Eliza Dennis Pigott, both from families with roots deep in the area. At the time of the Civil War, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pittman, Gladys McLean Moore
by Agan, Kelly. Gladys Moore (later Pittman), originally from Pitt County, North Carolina, joined the U.S. Army’s Women’s Auxilliary Corps (WAAC) in 1943 and became a radio operations and Morse code instructor for [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Polk, Sarah Hawkins
by Mitchell, Memory F. Little is known about her early life, but Sarah Hawkins obviously received a good education for a woman of her day. On 1 Jan. 1801 she married a widower, Colonel William Polk, who was a respected and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pool, Bettie Freshwater
by Jennette, B. Culpepper Jr. Bettie Freshwater Pool, teacher, writer, and novelist, was born on the Pool plantation in Pasquotank County, one of nine children of George Decatur and Elizabeth Fletcher Pool. Her father was a local [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pool, Eliza Anne
by Powell, William S. Eliza Anna Pool, teacher, was born in Oxford, the daughter of Thomas Wyatt and Sarah Dorothy Hicks Pool. She attended the schools of Oxford and achieved such an outstanding record in Latin that [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Poteat, Ida Isabella
by Powell, William S. Poteat, Ida Isabella By William S. Powell, 1994 15 Dec. 1858–1 Feb. 1940 Ida Isabella Poteat, artist, teacher, craftsman, and patron of art, was born at Forest Home near Yanceyville in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pratt, Eliza Jane
by Cotten, Alice R. Eliza Jane Pratt, newspaper editor, congressional staff assistant, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, was born in Morven, Anson County, one of seven children of James L., a farmer, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Price, Gwyn Brantley
by Powell, William S. Gwyn Brantley Price, rural electrification advocate, was born in Clifton community, central Ashe County, the son of Avery Aster and Victoria Graybeal Price. He attended Jefferson High School in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Prince, Lillian Hughes
by Spearman, Walter. Lillian Hughes Prince, actress, was born in Birmingham, Ala., the daughter of George Washington and Mary Lillian McTyeire Hughes, and attended the local schools. On 24 Nov. 1915 she married William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Prudden, Emily C.
by Hill, Michael. Emily C. Prudden, educator and missionary, established fifteen primary and secondary schools in western North Carolina in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At age fifty, she left her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Queens University of Charlotte
by Lillard, Stewart. Queens University of Charlotte was founded in 1857 as the Charlotte Female Institute in a building on College Street facing Ninth Street. The Reverend Robert Burwell and his wife Margaret Anna [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Quilting in North Carolina
by Bell-Kite, Diana. The history of quiltmaking in North Carolina spans four centuries and has been shaped by Tar Heels of nearly every ethnic group and social class. At its simplest, quilting involves stitching or tying [...] (from North Carolina Museum of History.)
Quilting Part I: 18th Century - Antebellum
by Bell-Kite, Diana. Quilting Part I: 18th Century to Antebellum Era By Diana Bell-Kite, North Carolina Museum of History, 2015 See also: Quilting: Introduction; Quilting: Civil War & Postwar [...] (from North Carolina Museum of History.)
Quilting Part II: The Civil War & Postwar Era
by . Quilting Part II: The Civil War Era By Diana Bell-Kite, North Carolina Museum of History, 2015 See also: Quilting: Introduction; Quilting: 18th Century to Antebellum [...] (from North Carolina Museum of History.)
Quilting Part III: 1880s to 1920s
by Bell-Kite, Diana. Quilting Part III: 1880s to 1920s By Diana Bell-Kite, North Carolina Museum of History, 2015   See also: Quilting: Introduction; Quilting: 18th Century [...] (from North Carolina Museum of History.)
Quilting Part IV: The Great Depression
by Bell-Kite, Diana. Quilting Part IV: The Great Depression By Diana Bell-Kite, North Carolina Museum of History, 2015   See also: Quilting: Introduction; Quilting: 18th Century to Antebellum [...] (from North Carolina Museum of History.)
Quilting Part V: 20th Century and 1970s Revival
by Bell-Kite, Diana. Quilting Part V: 20th Century and 1970s Revival By Diana Bell-Kite, North Carolina Museum of History, 2015   See also: Quilting: Introduction; Quilting: 18th Century [...] (from North Carolina Museum of History.)
Quilting Part VI: 21st Century and Beyond
by Bell-Kite, Diana. Quilting Part VI: 21st Century and Beyond By Diana Bell-Kite, North Carolina Museum of History, 2015   See also: Quilting: Introduction; Quilting: 18th Century to [...] (from North Carolina Museum of History.)
Quilts
by Lewis, Johanna Miller. Quilts, in textile terminology, consist of two layers of fabric, frequently with some form of batting or stuffing sandwiched between them, held together by ties or stitched designs. In early North [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reece, Hazel: A Quilter's Life
by Cecelski, David S. Hazel Reece is one of the finest quilters of our day. Her quilts have won many awards and honors, including a Best of Show at the N.C. State Fair. One of her quilts graces the N.C. Museum of History [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Reed, Ola Belle Campbell
by . Ola Belle Reed was born in 1915 at Grassy Creek in Ashe County, N.C., located in the New River Valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina, to Arthur Harrison Campbell and Ella Mae [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Rees, Mary De Berniere Graves
by Caldwell, Martha Belle. Mary De Berniere Graves Rees, portrait painter, was born in Chapel Hill, the daughter of Ralph Henry (1851–89) and Julia Charlotte Hooper Graves (1856–1944). Ralph Graves taught mathematics at The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reilley, Laura Holmes
by Murphy, Eva. Laura Holmes Reilley, was best known for her work in women's clubs on the local, state, and national levels. So varied and extensive were her activities that she was the first North Carolina woman to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Riddick, Elsie Garnett
by Durrill, Wayne K. Elsie Garnett Riddick, politician, suffragist, and advocate of woman's rights, was born on her father's farm six miles from Gatesville, the daughter of David Elbert and Cornelia Ann Speight Riddick. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, Elizabeth Bond
by McMillan, Douglas J. Elizabeth Bond Roberts, pioneer, minister of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and author, was born in Surry County, the daughter of Society of Friends members Edward and Anna (Annie) Huff [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, Tibbie: Free As The Marsh Ponies
by Cecelski, David S. I visited Tibbie Roberts at her home in the coastal town of Morehead City. Born 92 years ago across the river in Beaufort, she has been a women's rights activist all her life. She was a pioneer for [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Robertson, Lucy Henderson Owen
by Bass, Anna Jeanette. Lucy Henderson Owen Robertson, educator and first woman college president in the South, was born in Warrenton, the daughter of Henry Lyne and Catherine Rebecca Watkins Owen. Her father was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rodenbough, Grace Taylor
by Rodenbough, Charles D. Grace Taylor Rodenbough, educator and legislator, was born Grace Pemberton Taylor at Danbury, Stokes County, of English ancestry. Her father was James Spotswood Taylor, a wealthy tobacco farmer, at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Russell, Sarah Amanda Sanders
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Russell, Sarah Amanda Sanders by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Salem Academy and Salem College
by Fullington, Martha Walker. Salem Academy and Salem College See Also: North Carolina Women's Colleges; Private Education by Martha Walker Fullington, 2006 Salem Academy and Salem College trace their origins to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Samarcand
by . Samarcand By Research Branch, North Carolina Office of Archives and History, 2006 http://www.ncmarkers.com/ See also: Samarcand Manor (Encyclopedia of North [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Samarcand Manor
by Pleasants, Julian M. Samarcand Manor by Julian M. Pleasants, 2006 See also: Samarcand (Research Branch, NCO&H) Samarcand Manor, officially the State Home and Industrial School for Girls, was a humane [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sanders, Bunny: Serpents and Doves
by Cecelski, David S. Elmer Vanray "E.V." Wilkins was a legendary educator and black political leader in Roper, in Washington County. I recently visited with his daughter, Bunny Sanders, to learn more about his life and [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Sanford, Margaret Rose Knight
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Sanford, Margaret Rose Knight by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Schaw, Janet
by Rankin, Hugh F. Schaw, Janet by Hugh F. Rankin, 1994 b. ca. 1740 Janet Schaw, traveler and diarist, was born in Lauriston, a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland. Little is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Schumann, Marguerite Ellen
by Powell, William S. Marguerite Ellen Schumann, author, was born at Sturgeon Bay, Wis., the daughter of the Reverend Frederick and Adelia Schumann. In her senior year at Lawrence College in Appleton, Wis., she became the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, Jessie Rae Osborne
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Scott, Jessie Rae Osborne by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Scott, Mary Elizabeth White
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Scott, Mary Elizabeth White by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Scruggs, Earl
by Childs, T. Mike. He was born in the Flint Hill community near Shelby, N.C. on January 6, 1924. His father, mother, and four brothers all played musical instruments. By his early teens he was playing local dances. He [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Sharp, Susie Marshall
by . Sharp, Susie Marshall 7 Jul. 1907-1 Mar. 1996 by University of North Carolina Libraries See also: Supreme Court of North Carolina; North Carolina Supreme Court: [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Shaw, Ruth Faison
by Moore, Claude Hunter. Ruth Faison Shaw, teacher, artist, lecturer, and originator of finger painting, was born in Kenansville, the daughter of the Reverend William M., a Presbyterian minister, and Alberta Faison Shaw. She [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shepherd, Lilla (May) Vass
by Walser, Richard. Lilla (May) Vass Shepherd, poet, was born in Raleigh, the youngest child of Lillias Margaret McDaniel and William Worrell Vass. She had a brother William Worrell, Jr., a sister Eleanor Margaret, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shipp, Catherine (Kate) Cameron
by Stoops, Martha S. Catherine (Kate) Cameron Shipp, teacher and administrator, was born in Hendersonville, the daughter of William Marcus and Catherine Cameron Shipp. After attending the preparatory school in Lincolnton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shipp, Margaret Busbee
by Macfie, John. Margaret Busbee Shipp, magazine writer, was born in Raleigh. Her father was Fabius H. Busbee, a Confederate veteran, University of North Carolina graduate, and prominent lawyer. His father was Perrin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Silver, Frances "Frankie" (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by McCall, Maxine. When Charlie disappeared on December 22, 1831, heavy snow was falling. Did he slip through the ice on the frozen river? Was he wounded or killed by a bear or a mountain lion? Friends and neighbors [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Silver, Frances [Frankie]
by Spell, Richard S. Silver, Frances [Frankie] by Richard S. Spell, 1994 d. 12 July 1833 See also: Silver, Frankie, Murder Case; Silver, Francis [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Silver, Martha Carolyn Armstrong
by Agan, Kelly. Silver, Martha Carolyn Armstrong 12 Mar. 1924 - 2 Nov. 2011 by Kelly Agan, Government & Heritage Library, 2018. Martha Carolyn Armstrong Silver was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Simone, Nina
by Franke, Matthew. The artist who would come to be known across the world as Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21, 1933, in Tryon, North Carolina in Polk County. She was the sixth of eight [...] (from NCpedia.)
Sims, Marian
by Walser, Richard. Marian Sims, writer, was born in Dalton, Ga., the daughter of Julian and Grace Gardner McCamy. She was educated in the Dalton public schools and was graduated in 1920 from Agnes Scott College with a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sloop, Mary T. Martin
by Inscoe, John C. Mary T. Martin Sloop, physician, educator, and reformer, was born in Davidson, where her father, William Joseph Martin, was a professor of geology and chemistry at Davidson College. Her mother was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Betty
by Glover, Erma Williams. Betty Smith, playwright and novelist, born in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y., was apparently named Elizabeth Lillian Wehner, though some say "Sophie." She used "Elizabeth Lillian" from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sothel (or Sothell), Anna Willix Riscoe Blount
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Anna Willix Riscoe Blount Sothel (or Sothell), wife of Governor Seth Sothel, was the daughter of Belshazzar Willix of Exeter, N.H., and his wife Anna. Her father, described as "a man of more than [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spence, Bessie Octavia Whitted
by Green, C. Sylvester. Bessie Octavia Whitted Spence, educator and lay churchwoman, the daughter of Julius Monroe and Ella Frances Howerton Whitted, was born in Durham. She attended the public schools of Durham and was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spencer, Cornelia Phillips
by Russell, Phillips. Cornelia Phillips Spencer, author and friend of education, although during a long life was closely identified with North Carolina and was the author of its first school history, was not born in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stafford, Lillian Exum Clement
by Cotten, Alice R. Lillian Exum Clement Stafford, legislator and attorney, was born near Black Mountain in Buncombe County, the sixth child of George Washington and Sara Elizabeth Burnett Clement. Young Exum Clement [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stanley, Lillie Lenora Crocker
by Agan, Kelly. Lillie Lenora Crocker Stanley (who went by "Lenora") was was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve program Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (known as WAVES) during World War II. [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
Steadman, Connie Marie Badgett
by Agan, Kelly. Connie Marie Badgett Steadman grew up in Locust Hill Township in Caswell County, North Carolina. Her father, Cortelyou Badgett, was a gospel singer and choir director, and she grew up singing gospel [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Steel, Elizabeth Maxwell
by West, William S. Elizabeth Maxwell Steel, Salisbury innkeeper, Revolutionary Patriot, and the subject of legend, was born in western Rowan County. The Maxwell family was of Scotch-Irish origins and emigrated from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sternberger, Bertha Strauss
by Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Bertha Strauss Sternberger, civic leader and philanthropist, was born in Mayesville, S.C., on the the large cotton plantation of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred A. Strauss. Her earliest schooling [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stockard, Sallie Walker
by Powell, William S. Stockard, Sallie Walker William S. Powell, 1994 4 Oct. 1869–6 Aug. 1963 Sallie Walker Stockard, teacher, author, and the first woman to receive a degree from The University of North Carolina, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sutton, Maude Pennell Minish
by Patterson, Daniel W. Maude Pennell Minish Sutton, teacher, folklorist, and journalist, was born in Lenoir, one of three children of Anna Pennell and Walter Lafayette Minish. Her father was a prominent local businessman, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swindell, Florence: WWI Women's War Record Collector For The NC Historical Commission
by Peek, Matthew M. Florence Mary Tankard Swindell was born on August 8, 1879, in the town of Washington in Beaufort County, North Carolina, to William Macon and Laura Davis Tankard. Florence married Lewis Dixon [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
Tannahill, Mary Harvey
by Powell, William S. Mary Harvey Tannahill , artist, was born at the family home Kinderhook, in Warren County, the daughter of Robert and Sallie Jones Sims Tannahill. Her father had business connections in Petersburg, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thaden, Louise Marcellus McPhetridge
by Powell, William S. Louise Marcellus McPhetridge Thaden, businesswoman and aviatrix, was born in Bentonville, Ark., the daughter of Roy Fry and Edna Hobbs McPhetridge. She attended the University of Arkansas (1921–25), [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
The Death of Zelda Fitzgerald
by McKown, Harry. Late on the night of March 10, 1948, a fire started in a kitchen of the main building of Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Spreading rapidly through a dumbwaiter shaft, flames reached [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Thomasville Female College
by Mazzocchi, Jay. Thomasville Female College was a nineteenth-century academy for girls that grew out of a series of previously established Christian schools in the Davidson County town of Thomasville. The school's [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thornton, Mary Lindsay
by Powell, William S. Mary Lindsay Thornton, first librarian of the North Carolina Collection at The University of North Carolina, was born in Cuckoo House, built by her maternal great-great-grandfather in Louisa County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tiernan, Frances Christine Fisher
by Walser, Richard. Frances Christine Fisher Tiernan, writer whose pen name was Christian Reid, was born in Salisbury, the oldest of three children of Colonel Charles Fredric and Elizabeth Ruth Caldwell Fisher. Her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tillett, Gladys Love Avery
by Roff, Carolyn. Gladys Love Avery Tillett, political leader and proponent of equal rights for women, was born in Morganton. Her parents were Judge A. C. Avery of the North Carolina Supreme Court and his wife, Sarah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tilley, Nannie May
by Powell, William S. Nannie May Tilley, professor and historian, was born on a tobacco farm at Bahama, Durham County, the daughter of Roscoe and Lucy Roberts Tilley. She was graduated from the North Carolina College for [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Trinity College
by Durden, Robert F. Trinity College began in 1839 when Methodist and Quaker farm families in Randolph County joined together to start a subscription school named Union Institute. When the school's first principal, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Troxler, Allan: Shirley's Garden
by Cecelski, David S. I talked with Allan Troxler in the garden behind the Blevins House, a group residence in Durham for people with HIV/AIDS. A 51-year-old Greensboro native, Troxler started this bountiful garden eight [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Twitty, Sallie Duke Drake
by House, Robert B. On the last day of 1862 Sallie Duke Drake married John Eldridge Twitty, a young Confederate corporal. By now promoted to sergeant, he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Two World Wars
by Belton, Tom. Today North Carolina is a major center for aviation-related military bases. These include the Coast Guard station at Elizabeth City; the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, which provides [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Tyler, Margaret Ridley Long
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Margaret Ridley Long Tyler, teacher and preservationist, was born in Roanoke Rapids, the daughter of Thomas W. M., a physician, and Maria Greenough Burgwyn Long. She attended St. Mary's College and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Umstead, Merle Holland Davis
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Umstead, Merle Holland Davis by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
United Tobacco Workers Local 22: Civil Rights and Tobacco Unionism
by Hill, Michael. The 1940s were a fertile period for labor organizing in the tobacco industry, inspiring a movement for workplace democracy that fed directly into the nascent civil rights movement. African Americans [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Van Landingham, Mary Oates Spratt
by Powell, William S. Mary Oates Spratt Van Landingham, cultural leader, speaker, and author, was born in Charlotte, the daughter of Charles E. and Margaret Lowery Oates Spratt. On 18 Dec. 1873 she married John Van [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Van Loon, Elizabeth
by Bailey, Lloyd R., Sr. Elizabeth Van Loon, author, apparently was born in Yancey County. That she grew up there is attested by an explicit statement in one of her works, Hampton Mead (p. 140), and from the fact that [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Virginia Dare and the Lost Colony: Fact and Legend
by Boyd, Sandra O. Virginia Dare and the Lost Colony: Fact and Legend by Sandra Boyd Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 2000. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Walker, Mamie Dowd
by Russell, Mattie U. Mamie Dowd Walker, civic leader and judge, was named Mary Rebecca but became known to all as Mamie. She was born in the Lipscombe family home north of Durham and grew up in that city. She and her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Walkingstick, Ernestine
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Excerpted from "North Carolina Nursing History" and "Courageous Care: African American and Cherokee Nurses in Appalachia 1900-1965." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Wallace, Lillian Frances Parker
by Murray, Elizabeth Davis Reid. Lillian Frances Parker Wallace, educator, historian, author, lecturer, antiquarian, musician, watercolorist, and linguist, was born in Pine City, Minn., the daughter of Saidie Althea Feetham and the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ward, Nancy (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Wilson, Emily Herring. Children born to Cherokee parents in what is now North Carolina before the Cherokee had any contact with European settlers would have been a members of their mother’s clan. Property belonged to the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Warrenton Female Academy
by Anderson, Jean B. Warrenton Female Academy was founded by Jacob Mordecai (1762-1838) in 1809 as a means of livelihood after his commodities brokerage was bankrupted by the Embargo of 1807. Over the years, he was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Watson, Almyra Maynard
by Agan, Kelly. Watson, Almyra Maynard by Kelly Agan, Government & Heritage Library, 2018. 17 Sept. 1917 [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Weatherell, Mary E. (Mollie) Jordan Gorman
by Watson, Helen R. Mary E. (Mollie) Jordan Gorman Weatherell, assistant editor of the Spirit of the Age (Raleigh), was born in Sussex County, Va., the daughter of Martha and James M. Jordan. Her father, referred to as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Webb, Mena
by Webb, Mena F. Writer Wilhelmena Katherine Fuller "Mena" Webb was born on April 26th, 1915 in Atlanta, Georgia, the 4th child and 2nd daughter of Ralph Bell Fuller and Caro Bacon Fuller. When she was 6 weeks old, [...] (from NCpedia.)
Webb, Sarah M. Norfleet
by Roberts, B. W. C. Webb, Sarah M. Norfleet by B. W. C. Roberts, 1996 1788?–1850s? Sarah M. Norfleet Webb, the earliest known female newspaper editor in North Carolina and perhaps the first in the United [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Webster, Juanita Hartense Hamilton
by Agan, Kelly. Jaunita Hartense Hamilton [later Webster] studied nursing in the early 1940s and became a nurse. Soon after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in December of 1942, she enlisted in the Army and [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Wechter, Nell Carolyn Wise
by Powell, William S. Nell Carolyn Wise Wechter, teacher and writer, was born at Stumpy Point, Dare County, the daughter of Enoch Raymond, a fisherman, and Edith Casey Best Wise. She was graduated from East Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weil, Gertrude
by Bodman, Ellen-Fairbanks Diggs. Weil, Gertrude by Ellen-Fairbanks Diggs Bodman, 1996 See also: Weil, Gertrude (State Library of NC) 11 Dec. 1879–30 May [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weil, Gertrude
by Huaman, Jaime. Gertrude Weil 1879 - 1971 by Jaime Huaman Government & Heritage Library, 2010 See also: Weil, Gertrude (UNC [...] (from NCpedia.)
Wesleyan Female College
by Towles, Louis P. Wesleyan Female College in Murfreesboro was founded and constructed between 1852 and 1855 by the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church to give the "fair daughters [of Virginia and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whistler, Anna Mathilda McNeill
by Whiteside, Heustis P. Whistler, Anna Mathilda McNeill by Heustis P. Whiteside, 1996 27 Sept. 1804–31 Jan. 1881 See also: Whistler's Mother; William Gibbs McNeill, brother Anna Mathilda McNeill Whistler, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitney, Rene: So Many Blessings
by Cecelski, David S. I visited Rene Whitney at her home in Delta City, 20 miles northeast of little Washington. At 85 years old, she remembers when the community was not much more than a dusty, windswept field workers' [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Whittlesey, Sarah Johnson Cogswell
by Walser, Richard. Whittlesey, Sarah Johnson Cogswell By Richard Walser, 1996 24 Aug. 1824–14 Feb. 1896 Sarah Johnson Cogswell Whittlesey, writer, was born in Williamston, the oldest child of Luman and Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wiggins, Ella May
by Frederickson, Mary E. Ella May Wiggins, textile worker, balladier, and union organizer, was born in the mountains of Cherokee County, near Bryson City, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Maples May. Her father, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wiley, Mary Callum
by Stephenson, Marjorie Siewers. Mary Callum Wiley, teacher, author, editor, and historian, was born in Salem, the daughter of Calvin Henderson and Mittie Towles Wiley. Her father was consecutively a lawyer, editor, member of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilkerson, Annie Louise: A Life of My Own
by Cecelski, David S. I visited Dr. Annie Louise Wilkerson at her home in Raleigh. We had been planning on talking after she finished radiation therapy for a recurrence of cancer, but she called me up one night and said [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Wilkes, Jane Renwick Smedberg
by Murphy, Eva Burbank. Jane Renwick Smedberg Wilkes, Charlotte civic leader, was born in New York City, the daughter of Carl Gustave (1781–1845), a Swedish merchant, and Isabella Renwick (1797–1862) Smedberg. Her parents [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Mary Lyde Hicks
by Moore, Claude H. Mary Lyde Hicks Williams, artist, was born in Faison, the daughter of Captain Lewis (Company E, Twentieth North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America) and Rachel McIver Hicks. She was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams-King, Alethea: The Widow's Mite
by Cecelski, David S. When Alethea Williams-King moved to Blounts Creek, she was impressed how deeply her neighbors cared for an old plank building that used to be the community school. It was the Ware Creek Rosenwald [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Winston, Laura Annie Ballinger
by Green, C. Sylvester. Laura Annie Ballinger Winston, temperance leader and educator of the deaf, was born at Swinton Lodge in Guilford County, the daughter of Yancey and Naomi Coffin Ballinger. Her father was of a line of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wolfe, Julia Elizabeth Westall
by Meehan, James. Julia Elizabeth Westall Wolfe, mother of Thomas Wolfe, was born on a farm near the Swannanoa River nine miles east of Asheville. She was the fourth of eleven children (Henry Addison, Sam, Sally, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Women in the 1920s
by Benner, Louise. Women in the 1920s in North Carolina Related Entries: Women; Roaring Twenties; Gertrude Weil "A New Woman Emerges" by Louise Benner Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Women Inventors
by Davis, Lenwood. North Carolina has been home to women inventors throughout history. Even before the Civil War (1861–1865), one woman from the Tar Heel State received a United States patent. In 1834 Ethel H. Porter, [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Women of Somerset Place
by Sykes, John. Women of Somerset Place by John Sykes Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian, Spring 1994. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of History Somerset Place, [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Women Suffrage
by Pruden, Caroline. The women suffrage movement in North Carolina began in 1894 with the formation of the North Carolina Equal Suffrage Association in Asheville. Association president Helen Morris sought a state [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Women's Association for the Betterment of Public Schoolhouses
by Belton, Tom. Interest in education and child welfare were major themes for women reformers in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century North Carolina. In a speech to students in 1902 at the North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Women- Part 1: Introduction
by Crow, Terrell A. Women by Terrell A. Crow, 2006 Additional research provided by Ansley Herring Wegner. See also: American Association of University Women; Equal Rights Amendment; League of Women Voters; [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Women- Part 2: Women's Roles in Precolonial and Colonial North Carolina
by Crow, Terrell A. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Women's Roles in Precolonial and Colonial North Carolina; Part 3: Women in the Revolutionary Era and Early Statehood; Part 4: Life in Antebellum North Carolina; Part 5: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Women- Part 3: Women in the Revolutionary Era and Early Statehood
by Crow, Terrell A. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Women's Roles in Precolonial and Colonial North Carolina; Part 3: Women in the Revolutionary Era and Early Statehood; Part 4: Life in Antebellum North Carolina; Part 5: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Women- Part 4: Life in Antebellum North Carolina
by Crow, Terrell A. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Women's Roles in Precolonial and Colonial North Carolina; Part 3: Women in the Revolutionary Era and Early Statehood; Part 4: Life in Antebellum North Carolina; Part 5: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Women- Part 5: Secession and Civil War
by Crow, Terrell A. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Women's Roles in Precolonial and Colonial North Carolina; Part 3: Women in the Revolutionary Era and Early Statehood; Part 4: Life in Antebellum North Carolina; Part 5: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Women- Part 6: Women Help Shape the New South
by Crow, Terrell A. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Women's Roles in Precolonial and Colonial North Carolina; Part 3: Women in the Revolutionary Era and Early Statehood; Part 4: Life in Antebellum North Carolina; Part 5: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Women- Part 7: Women Earn the Right to Vote
by Crow, Terrell A. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Women's Roles in Precolonial and Colonial North Carolina; Part 3: Women in the Revolutionary Era and Early Statehood; Part 4: Life in Antebellum North Carolina; Part 5: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Women- Part 8: Activism and the Expansion of Women's Opportunities and Public Influence
by Crow, Terrell A. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Women's Roles in Precolonial and Colonial North Carolina; Part 3: Women in the Revolutionary Era and Early Statehood; Part 4: Life in Antebellum North Carolina; Part 5: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Women- Part 9: References
by Crow, Terrell A. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Women's Roles in Precolonial and Colonial North Carolina; Part 3: Women in the Revolutionary Era and Early Statehood; Part 4: Life in Antebellum North Carolina; Part 5: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Woodward, Sara Griffith Stanley
by Powell, William S. Woodward, Sara Griffith Stanley by William S. Powell, 1994 Related Entries: African American 1836–1918 Sara Griffith Stanley Woodward, anti-slavery activist and teacher and one of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Woody, Mary Chawner
by Hinshaw, Mary Edith Woody. Mary Chawner Woody, Friends minister, teacher, and spiritual leader, was born in Bartholomew County, Ind., of Quaker English and colonial ancestry, the daughter of Chalkley Albertson and Sarah Cox [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wootten, Mary Bayard Morgan
by Allen, Helen Dugan. Mary Bayard Morgan Wootten, photographer and artist, was born in New Bern, the daughter of Mary Devereux Clarke and Rufus Morgan. Her maternal grandmother was Mary Bayard Devereux Clarke, author and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Worth, Kathryn
by Walser, Richard. Kathryn Worth, writer, was born at the family summer cottage at Wrightsville Beach, the youngest of three children of James Spencer (1869–1900) and Josephine McBryde Worth. Her brother was David [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wortz, Eleanor Elaine Thompson
by Agan, Kelly. Eleanor Elaine Thompson was born on June 5, 1921 in Salisbury, North Carolina.  She was in the fourth class of WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) who graduated from the civilian military [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
WWI: Women volunteers
by Stevens, Vivian Lea. During World War I, North Carolina women made major contributions to the war effort by working in a variety of volunteer organizations. One of the largest  was the American Red Cross, a relief [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Wyche, Mary Lewis
by Powell, William S. Mary Lewis Wyche, nurse, was born near Williamsboro in present Vance County, the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Hunter Wyche. In 1889 she was graduated from Henderson College, where she had taught in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Yarbrough, Mrs. J. A.
by Powell, William S. Mrs. J. A. Yarbrough, club-woman and newspaper writer, was born Josephine McDonald in Ashland, Miss., the only child of James McLeod and Emma Josephine McDonald. After her marriage on 11 Dec. 1901, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Yow, Kay
by Case, Steven. In 1975, Yow was hired as the first full-time women's basketball coach by North Carolina State University. During her tenure at NC State, her teams won five regular season championships and four ACC [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
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