Anson County

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Bennett, Hugh Hammond
by Eagles, Charles W. Hugh Hammond Bennett, soil conservationist, was born near Wadesboro to William Osborne and Rosa May Hammond. His father had farmed a plantation of about fifteen hundred acres from the time of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bennett, Risden Tyler
by Medley, Mary L. Bennett, Risden Tyler by Mary L. Medley, 1979 18 June 1840–21 July 1913 Risden Tyler Bennett, Confederate colonel, congressman, and superior court judge, was born in Anson County, the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boggan, Patrick
by Robson, Harriet H. Patrick Boggan, Regulator and revolutionary patriot, was born at Castle Finn, County Donegal, Ireland, according to tradition. He was the son of Sir Walter Boggan. He was probably in his early [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brevard, John, II
by Davidson, Chalmers G. John Brevard, II, colonial official and patriot, was the son of John Brevard, first of the Brevards in the colonies. According to his grandson, Alexander, the first John Brevard "is supposed to have [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Morgan
by Bryan, John K., Jr. By the time of his 1719 marriage to Martha Strode, Bryan owned land in Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pa. Shortly after his marriage, he moved farther west in the county and may then have begun [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Samuel
by Bryan, John K., Jr. Bryan, Samuel by John K. Bryan, Jr., 1979 ca. 1726–98 Samuel Bryan, Yadkin River pioneer and Loyalist officer, was born in what is now Lancaster County, Pa., to Morgan Bryan and his wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, William
by Bryan, John K., Jr. William Bryan, early Yadkin River settler and Kentucky pioneer, was born in the vicinity of Winchester, Va., the fifth son of Morgan and Martha Strode Bryan. His father had helped settle a large [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caudle, Theron Lamar
by Stroupe, Henry S. Theron Lamar Caudle, lawyer and assistant attorney general of the United States, was born in Wadesboro, the son of Theron Lamar Caudle, also a lawyer, and Susie Gooch Caudle. He attended Wake Forest [...] (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.)
Cole, Stephen William
by Rea, Kathleen M. Cole, Stephen William by Kathleen M. Rea, 1979 1 Jan. 1813–19 Sept. 1889 Stephen William Cole, planter and banker, son of William Terry and Judith Moseley Leake Cole, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cotton, James
by Mcbride, Robert M. James Cotton, colonial officeholder and Loyalist, was born in Hamlet Parish, Ipswich, Mass., son of Leonard and Mary Frieze Cotton. He was the grandson of the Reverend Thomas and Bridget Hoar Cotton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Culpepper (Culpeper), John
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. John Culpepper (Culpeper), Baptist clergyman and Federalist congressman, son of Samson Culpepper, was born near Wadesboro in Anson County, in the area later made into Montgomery County. Nothing is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Thomas Frederick
by Bass, Anna Jeanette. Thomas Frederick Davis, lawyer, Episcopal priest, and later bishop of South Carolina, was born in New Hanover County near Wilmington, the son of Thomas F. and Sarah Isabella Eagles Davis. His father [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Deane, Charles Bennett
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Charles Bennett Deane, lawyer and congressman, was born in Anson County, the youngest son of John Leaird and Florence Boyette Deane. The elder Deane was employed as a tenant farmer in Ansonville [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Edgeworth, Richard
by MacDonald, Edgar E. Richard Edgeworth, mechanical engineer and planter, was born in Oxfordshire, England, at Black Bourton, the ancestral estate of his Hungerford grandmother. He was the oldest son of Richard Lovell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Efird, Joseph Bivens
by Cauble, Frank P. Joseph Bivens Efird, department store executive, was born in Anson County, near Wadesboro. A descendant of early German settlers, he was a son of John Emory and Anna Maria Turner Efird. After [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Freeman, Ralf
by Woodard, John R. Ralf Freeman, Baptist minister, was born a slave in Anson County; his parents are not known. He belonged to John Culpeper, a Baptist minister and pastor of the Rocky River Baptist Church, Anson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fulton, Allen
by Bastin, Bruce. Allen, Fulton by Bruce Bastin 10 July 1907-13 Feb. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gaddy, Charles Winfred
by Gaddy, David Winfred. Charles Winfred Gaddy, textile pioneer, churchman, and civic leader, was born in Anson County, the second son in a family of eight. His father, George Washington Gaddy (1853–1912), was a tenant [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Garrott, Isham Warren
by Branch, Paul. Isham Warren Garrott, lawyer and Confederate soldier, was born in Wake County, the son of Isham Garrott, one of eleven sons of Thomas Garrott, and Mary Sims Garrott. The family lived for a time in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hardison, Osborne Bennett
by Robson, Harriet H. Osborne Bennett Hardison, naval officer, was born in Wadesboro, the second of six children of Harriet Bennett and William Cameron Hardison. Educated in private school through his thirteenth year, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harrington, Henry William
by Robertson, Henry A., Jr. Henry William Harrington, brigadier general in the American Revolution, legislator, and planter, was born in London. He emigrated first to Jamaica, but after a short time moved to South Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henley, Peter
by Robertson, Henry A., Jr. Peter Henley, chief justice of North Carolina, was the son of John Henley of Wotton Abbas, Dorset, a member of Parliament. The family had been granted Wotton Abbas early in the reign of Queen Anne. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holland, James
by Hughes, N. C., Jr. James Holland, Revolutionary officer, legislator, and congressman, was born in either Pennsylvania or present-day Anson County, N.C., to which his parents moved about the time of his birth. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Irwin, Jared
by Powell, William S. Jared Irwin, Revolutionary War officer and governor of Georgia, was born in that part of Anson County that later became Mecklenburg County, the son of Thomas and Rebecca Lawson Irwin. About 1757 his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kitchin, Alvin Paul
by Boughman, Lee. Alvin Paul Kitchin, attorney and congressman, was born in Scotland Neck, the son of Alvin Paul, Sr., and Carrie Virginia Lawrence Kitchin. His family included Governor W. W. Kitchin, Congressman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kittrell, Pleasant Williams
by Goree, Langston James, V. Kittrell, Pleasant Williams by Langston James Goree V, 1988 13 Apr. 1805–25 Sept. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lawson, Hugh
by Lester, Malcolm. Hugh Lawson, pioneer settler of Rowan County and ancestor of statesmen and patriots, was the son of Roger Lawson of Cecil County, Md. Although the elder Lawson was living in Cecil County as early as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Little, William
by Stanback, Florence Q. Little, William by Florence Q. Stanback, 1991 10 May 1775–30 Aug. 1848 William Little, cabinetmaker and planter, was born at Mallsgate, Stapleton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lockhart, James Alexander
by Martin, Blake A. Lockhart, James Alexander by Blake A. Martin, 1991 2 June 1850–24 Dec. 1905 James Alexander Lockhart, congressman and lawyer, was born and spent his entire life in Wadesboro. He was the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacDonald, Allan
by Clifton, James M. Allan MacDonald, of Kingsborough, Scotland, was one of the most important Scottish Highlanders to serve the king's cause in North Carolina and elsewhere during the American Revolution. The husband of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Marchant, Frederick (Frank)
by Massengill, Stephen E. Frederick (Frank) Marchant, photographer, was born in Pennsylvania, one of three children of William J. and Henrietta (Hattie) S. Makeley Marchant. His father (b. ca. 1835) and his paternal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, Charles Henry
by Powell, William S. Charles Henry Martin, congressman and Baptist clergyman, was born near Youngsville, Franklin County, the son of William K. and Lucy Temperance Jones Martin. He was the great-grandson of Nathaniel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Maynard, Belvin (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Parramore, Thomas C. Belvin Maynard "The Greatest Pilot on Earth" by Dr. Thomas C. Parramore Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2003. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
McCall, Frederick Bays
by Aycock, William B. McCall, Frederick Bays by William B. Aycock, 1991 7 Oct. 1893–8 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCulloh, Henry Eustace
by Price, William S., Jr. Henry Eustace McCulloh, was the only son of Henry McCulloh of Turnham Green, Middlesex, England, the largest land speculator in colonial North Carolina. Henry Eustace entered North Carolina as an [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McInnes, Miles
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Miles McInnes, Loyalist militiaman, moved from his native Scotland to Anson County in 1774 and bought a farm. He escaped after fighting at Moore's Creek Bridge. In 1780, with the British success in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McRae, Colin John
by Bell, John L., Jr. Colin John McRae, businessman and Confederate official, was one of eleven children of Elizabeth Mary and John M. McRae, a merchant of Sneedsboro (now McFarlan) in Anson County. Colin moved with his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McRae, John Jones
by Bell, John L., Jr. McRae, John Jones by John L. Bell, Jr., 1991 10 Jan. 1815–31 May 1868 John Jones McRae, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Myers, William Rayford
by Martin, Sophie S. William Rayford Myers, business and community leader, was born in Anson County, the son of Absalom and Sarah Pickett Myers. His mother was descended from the Raiford family, of Cumberland and Anson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Osborne, Alexander
by Caldwell, Marie Osborne. Alexander Osborne, frontiersman, was born in New Jersey but spent his early years in Lancaster, Pa. He moved to North Carolina about 1749 and settled on the headwaters of Rocky River in Anson (now [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patrick, John Tyrant
by Bowman, Charles H., Jr. John Tyrant Patrick, journalist and resort developer, was born in Wadesboro, the youngest of six children of William H. and Margaret A. Campbell Patrick. The Civil War interrupted his formal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Perry, William Joel
by Perry, Percival. William Joel Perry, physician, planter, businessman, and state senator, was born in Union County, near Ames (now Wingate), the fifth of nine children of William Marion and Martha Moore Perry. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Perry, William Marion
by Perry, Percival. William Marion Perry, Confederate veteran, farmer, millwright, merchant, banker, and a founder of Wingate College and the town of Wingate, was born on Niggerhead Creek, in Union County, the third of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pickett, Albert James
by Lang, Herbert H. Albert James Pickett, planter and historian, was born in Anson County, the youngest of three children of Colonel William Raiford and France Dickson Pickett. The Pickett family, of Scottish, English, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Plyler, Alva Washington
by Queen, Louise L. Alva Washington Plyler, Methodist minister and editor, was born in Iredell County, the son of Robert Conrad and Mary L. Kimball Plyler and the identical twin of Marion Timothy Plyler. He married [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Polk, Leonidas LaFayette
by Noblin, Stuart. Polk, Leonidas LaFayette by Stuart Noblin, 1994 24 Apr. 1837–11 June 1892 Leonidas LaFayette Polk, agrarian leader, was born in Anson County, the only child of Andrew Polk [...] (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.)
Robinson, Cornelius
by Ford, Lacy. Cornelius Robinson, planter, commission merchant, and Confederate congressman, was the son of Todd Robinson, a Wadesboro, Anson County, planter, and his wife, Martha Terry. His maternal grandfather [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robinson, Leonidas Dunlap
by Medley, Mary L. Leonidas Dunlap Robinson, attorney and congressman, was born on the family plantation in Gulledge township, Anson County, the son of John and Araminta Robinson of English ancestry. Educated in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sampson, John
by Lennon, Donald R. John Sampson, planter and colonial official, arrived in North Carolina during the 1730s from his native Ireland. He quickly obtained major landholdings in New Hanover County and purchased a residence [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spencer, Samuel
by Cashion, Jerry C., Copeland, J. Isaac. Spencer, Samuel by J. Isaac Copeland and Jerry C. Cashion, 1994 21 Jan. 1734–20 Mar. 1793 Samuel Spencer, member of the colonial Assembly, trustee of The University of North Carolina, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stacy, Walter Parker
by Ragan, Fred D. Walter Parker Stacy, lawyer, legislator, arbitrator, and chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was born in Ansonville, Anson County. The son of Lucius Edney and Rosa Johnson Stacy, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Taylor, Hoyt Patrick, Sr.
by Jolly, Benjamin A. Hoyt Patrick Taylor, Sr., lieutenant governor, state senator, and attorney, was born in Winton, the Hertford County seat, the son of Simeon Pipkin and Kate Ward Taylor, of Scots-Irish ancestry. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Terry, William Leake
by Dougan, Michael B. Terry, William Leake by Michael B. Dougan, 1996 27 Sept. 1850–4 Nov. 1917 William Leake Terry, Arkansas lawyer and U.S. congressman, was born near [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wade, Thomas
by Dalton, Carol E. Thomas Wade, merchant, Revolutionary soldier, and legislator, was born possibly in Craven County. His father was probably the English immigrant John Wade. About 1743 Thomas Wade married Jane Boggan, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Henry
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Henry Williams, active Loyalist during the Revolution, was a native North Carolinian who owned 369 acres on or near the Pee Dee River in Anson and Bladen counties. His father, Samuel Williams, raised [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Thomas Hill
by Fant, H. B. Thomas Hill Williams, lawyer, planter, and U.S. senator from Mississippi, grew up just east of the Pee Dee River in the part of Anson County, N.C., that in 1779, when he was six, became Richmond [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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