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Atkins, Robert
by Holloman, Charles R. Robert Atkins, adventurer, trader, and land developer, of unknown origin, arrived in Bath County in 1715, just after the close of the Tuscarora Indian War, which had reduced Bath County's powerful [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Jacob
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. Jacob Blount, planter, landholder, and revolutionary soldier, was born in Beaufort County, son of Thomas Blount and Ann Elizabeth Reading. His father was a landowner and planter. In 1748, Jacob [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, John Gray
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. John Gray Blount, merchant and landowner, was born in Bertie County, the son of Jacob Blount and Barbara Gray. An important figure in the business and political life of North Carolina, he was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Nathaniel
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Nathaniel Blount, Anglican clergyman, was born in Beaufort County, the third of five sons of Reading Blount. Reared in a family of some means and influence in Eastern Carolina, Blount received [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Thomas
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. Thomas Blount, landowner, merchant, congressman, and revolutionary soldier, was born in Craven County, the fourth son of Jacob Blount and Barbara Gray. His father was a prominent landowner, planter, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, William Augustus
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. William Augustus Blount, landowner and soldier, was born in Washington, Beaufort County, the son of John Gray Blount and Mary Harvey. His father's possessions numbered hundreds of thousands of acres, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bonner, Herbert Covington
by Parker, Roy, Jr. Herbert Covington Bonner, congressman, was born in Washington, Beaufort County, the son of Hannah Selby Hare and Macon Herbert Bonner, both of families that had resided in the coastal area since [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Branch, William Augustus Blount
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. William Augustus Blount Branch, Confederate soldier, planter, and congressman, was born in Tallahassee, Fla., the son of General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch, C.S.A., and Nancy Haywood Blount. His father, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buxton, Jarvis
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Jarvis Buxton, Episcopal clergyman and educator, was born near Washington, N.C., the son of the Reverend Jarvis Barry Buxton, also an Episcopal minister. A few years later his father became rector of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buxton, Ralph Potts
by Parker, David P. Ralph Potts Buxton, superior court judge, mayor, constitutional convention member, and gubernatorial candidate, was born in Washington, N.C., in 1826, the son of the Reverend Jarvis Buxton, Sr., and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cambreleng, Churchill Caldom
by Chestnut, Paul I. Churchill Caldom Cambreleng, congressman and diplomat, was born in Washington, Beaufort County. Little is known of his family except that one brother became an attorney in New York and another a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carawan, George Washington
by Shuman, Elizabeth L. Carawan, George Washington by Elizabeth L. Shuman, North Carolina State University, 2013 1800- Nov. 30, [...] (from NCpedia.)
Cary, Thomas
by Price, William S., Jr. Thomas Cary, deputy governor and council president, was born in England and related by marriage to the Quaker proprietor John Archdale. Cary apparently emigrated to South Carolina late in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Henry Selby
by Parker, Roy, Jr. Henry Selby Clark, congressman, legislator, and lawyer, was born at the family home near Leechville, Beaufort County, the son of Henry Clark and his wife, whose family name was Selby. The Clark [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cordon, Norman
by Green, C. Sylvester. Norman Cordon, operatic singer and music educator, son of Norman Cheshire and Betty Houghton Cordon, was born in Washington, N.C., but moved with his family to Charlotte early in his life. There he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coutanche, Michael
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Michael Coutanche, colonial official, was a native of the island of Jersey. On 5 Mar. 1739, as Captain Michael Coutanche of "Boston, in New England, Mariner," he bought lots 24 and 25 in Bath Town. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniel, Robert
by Price, William S., Jr. Robert Daniel, a prominent figure in the politics of both North Carolina and South Carolina, arrived in South Carolina from Barbados about April 1677 and took up warrants on 1,500 acres of land. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniels, Josephus
by Case, Steven. A man is as old as his arteries and his interests. If he permits his economic, religious, or social arteries to harden, or loses interest in whatever concerns mankind . . . he will need only six feet [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
deMille, Cecil Blount
by Pitman, Louise L. Cecil Blount deMille, motion picture producer, was born in Ashfield, Mass., the second son of Henry Churchill deMille, playwright and partner of David Belasco, and Matilda Beatrice Samuel, teacher [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
deMille, William Churchill
by Pitman, Louise L. William Churchill deMille, playwright, the son of playwright Henry Churchill and Matilda Beatrice Samuel deMille, was born in Washington, N.C. He spent most of his boyhood in New York City and at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Denny, George Vernon, Jr.
by London, Lawrence F. George Vernon Denny, Jr., educator and radio commentator, was born in Washington, N.C., the son of George Vernon and Carrie Ricks Cobb Denny. After attending the public schools of Washington and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Donnell, Richard Spaight
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Richard Spaight Donnell, congressman and speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons, was the son of Judge John Robert Donnell and namesake of his grandfather, Governor Richard Dobbs Spaight, Sr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eden, Charles
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Eden, Charles by Jaquelin Drane Nash, 1986 1673–26 Mar. 1722 See also Charles Eden, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Charles Eden, governor of North Carolina under the [...] (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.)
Ellison, Stewart
by Reid, Elizabeth Davis. During 1852–54 Ellison was employed in Raleigh in the construction of several Fayetteville Street buildings following a widely destructive December 1851 fire; he also worked on the first buildings at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Evans, George
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. George Evans, Revolutionary patriot, was born in Bath, Beaufort County, the son of Richard and Mary Lillington Evans. In 1758 he moved with his brother Richard to what is now Pitt County, and in 1773 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Evans, Richard
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Richard Evans, planter, legislator, and town founder, was born in Bath, Beaufort County, the son of Richard Evans, "Mariner," and Mary Lillington Evans. In 1758 Evans and his brother, George, sold [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Garzia, John
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Garzia, Anglican clergyman, is thought to have been a native of Spain. Some time before 1723 he was in charge of a Roman Catholic parish, presumably in England. By that year he had become an [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gerrard, Charles
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Charles Gerrard, Revolutionary patriot and philanthropist, was born in Beaufort County. Little is known of his antecedents. His mother, Dinah, was married a second time—to one Sirmon—and was living [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Goerch, Carl
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Carl Goerch, editor, author, and broadcaster, was born in Tarrytown, N.Y., the son of Augusta Boetcher and Herman Goetsch, both natives of Pomerania. He received his formal education at the public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gordon, Patrick Duff
by Powell, William S. Patrick Duff Gordon, attorney, was the son of John Duff (second son of Patrick Duff of Craigston, Scotland) and his wife, Margaret Gordon of Farskane. He was the nephew of Margaret Duff, Lady [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grimes, J. Bryan
by Smith, Maud Thomas. John Bryan Grimes, secretary of state of North Carolina, agricultural and cultural leader, historian, and public speaker, was born in Pitt County, the son of Bryan Grimes, a major general in the Army [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grist, Franklin Richard
by Powell, William S. Franklin Richard Grist, artist, art critic, and diplomat, was born at Egypt plantation near New Bern, the son of Richard and Elizabeth Heritage Washington Grist. His father was a merchant of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grist, James Redding
by Perry, Percival. James Redding Grist, planter and businessman, the eldest of thirteen children of Allen and Mary Ann Williams Grist, was born in Beaufort County near Washington. His forebears were in Beaufort County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harding, Edmund Hoyt
by Angley, Wilson. Edmund Hoyt Harding, salesman, humorist, and promoter of historic restoration, was born in Washington, N.C., the ninth of eleven children of the Reverend Nathaniel Harding and the first produced by [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hines, Richard
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Richard Hines, attorney and congressman, was born in the Old Sparta section of Edgecombe County, the son of Jesse Hines and his wife Celia, daughter of Colonel Jonas Johnston. His grandfather Richard [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Huggins, Maloy Alton
by Woodard, John R. Maloy Alton Huggins, educator and religious administrator, was born in Marion County, S.C., the son of A. R. F. and Alice Lundy Huggins. He attended the common schools of his home county and, from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hughes, Nicholas Collin
by London, Lawrence F. Nicholas Collin Hughes, Episcopal clergyman and teacher, was born near Gulph in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pa., the son of John and Hannah Bartholomew Hughes. Descended from early [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jacocks, William Picard
by Allan, Anna Brooke. William Picard Jacocks, international public health physician and administrator, was born in Windsor. (His middle name, Picard, is accented on the last syllable.) His ancestors had lived in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jerkins, Alonzo Thomas
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Alonzo Thomas Jerkins, legislator, banker, merchant, and shipper, was born in New Bern, the son of Thomas Jerkins (11 Apr. 1783–21 Dec. 1855) and his wife Grizzell Sears, a sister of Captain George [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Joyner, Edmund Noah
by Malone, E. T., Jr. Edmund Noah Joyner, Episcopal priest, missionary, soldier, poet, and newspaper editor, was born in the Marlboro community near Farmville in Pitt County, the son of Dr. Noah and Emily Adelaide [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kennedy, William
by Flowers, John Baxton, III. William Kennedy, lawyer and congressman, was the son of John and Sarah Kennedy of Beaufort County. Nothing is known of his early life and education. As a young man he was admitted to the bar and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Knight, Tobias
by Gillespie, James D. Tobias Knight, government official, judge, and attorney, lived in Bath. The earliest record of Knight appears in the Colonial Records of North Carolina, dated 16 Apr. 1710, where he is recognized as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Langston, John Dallas
by Russell, Mattie U. Langston, John Dallas by Mattie U. Russell, 1991 22 Mar. 1881–29 July [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lanier, James Franklin Doughty
by Bullock, J. Marshall. James Franklin Doughty Lanier, financier, was born in Washington, Beaufort County, the son of Alexander Chalmers and Drusilla Doughty Lanier. On his paternal side he was of Huguenot descent, shared a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lawson, John
by Holloman, Charles R. John Lawson, explorer, surveyor, and author of A New Voyage to Carolina (London, 1709), was apparently the only son of Dr. John Lawson (1632–ca. 1690) and his wife [Isabella] Love (ca. 1643–ca. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Medici, Cosimo de
by Neville, John D. Cosimo de Medici, Revolutionary War officer, was probably born in Italy; however, little is known about him either before he came to North Carolina or after he left. Letters for him arrived in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mellyne, Robert
by Peacock, Mary Reynolds. Robert Mellyne, silversmith, was living in North Carolina for some years prior to 1702 and may well have been the colony's earliest silversmith. His name, with all its variations of spelling (Moline, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, William John
by Powell, William S. Moore, William John by William S. Powell, 1991 4 Apr. 1837–post-1901 See also:  African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (from the Encyclopedia of North Carolina); African Methodist [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nadal, Edward Morse
by Johnston, Hugh Buckner. Edward Morse Nadal, teacher, pharmacist, and founder of the North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association, was the only child of Captain Peter Edward and Sarah Morse Nadal of Washington, N.C. After [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nash, Leonidas Lydwell
by Bingham, Warren L. Nash, Leonidas Lydwell by Warren L. Bingham, 1991 2 Aug. 1846–11 July 1917 Leonidas Lydwell Nash, Methodist clergyman and author, was born in Chase City, Mecklenburg County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nicholson, William McNeal
by Green, C. Sylvester. Nicholson, William McNeal by C. Sylvester Green, 1991 27 Sept. 1905–8 Sept. 1974 William McNeal Nicholson, medical educator, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ormond, Wyriot (or Wyriott), Jr.
by Cotten, Jerry. In 1762 he was elected to the Assembly as the borough representative from Bath; his election was contested but resolved in his favor. During this term and again in 1764, he served on the propositions [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ormond, Wyriot (or Wyriott), Sr.
by Cotten, Jerry. Ormond was a member of the colonial Assembly when it met in Bath in 1744. Also in that year he was granted 940 acres of land in Beaufort County. The family home, located two miles north of Bath, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Palmer, Paul
by Stevenson, George. Paul Palmer, general Baptist clergyman and a founding father of Baptists in the upper South, is traditionally said to have been a native of Maryland, to have been baptized in Delaware, ordained in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Palmer, Robert
by Price, William S., Jr. Palmer, Robert by William S. Price, Jr., 1994 1724–ca. 1790 Robert Palmer, was a native of Scotland who entered royal service as a purser in England in 1750. In June 1753 he received a royal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Parker, Joseph
by Stevenson, George. Joseph Parker, general Baptist (now Free Will Baptist) clergyman, founded churches in Halifax, Pitt, Greene, and Lenoir counties. According to tradition, he was a member and probable pastor of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patten, John
by Rankin, Hugh F. John Patten, planter and Revolutionary soldier, was born in New England around 1733 and moved to North Carolina from Wells, Mass. He established himself on a plantation on the south bank of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pender, Josiah Solomon
by Johnston, Hugh Buckner. Josiah Solomon Pender, poet, artist, army officer, and Confederate blockade-runner, was the son of Solomon and Mary Batts Pender of the Tarboro area of Edgecombe County, both of whom were descended [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peyton, Benjamin
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Benjamin Peyton, colonial official and legislator, was born in Gloucester County, Va., the son of Robert Peyton. His grandfather, Robert Peyton, who settled in Virginia prior to 1680, was the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pollock, Thomas
by Gass, W. Conard. Thomas Pollock, lawyer, planter, colonial official, and acting governor of the colony of North Carolina, was a native of Glasgow, Scotland, and a descendant of Pollok of Balgra, Renfrewshire, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rhame, Jeremiah
by Johnston, Hugh Buckner. Jeremiah Rhame, colonial minister, was presumably the son of Peter Remm (Rhem, Rheam), who in 1740 received a power of attorney from the High German Church in Craven County. He afterwards settled on [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rieusset, John
by Price, William S., Jr. Rieusset, John by William S. Price, Jr., 1994 d. 1763 See also:  Hayes Plantation John Rieusset, colonial official, despite his French name immigrated to North Carolina from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, William Paul
by Branch, Paul. William Paul Roberts, Confederate soldier, legislator, and state auditor, was born in Gates County, the son of John Smith and Jane Gatling Boyt Roberts. He received little formal education other than [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rodman, William Blount
by Bell, John L., Jr. William Blount Rodman, lawyer and jurist, was born in Washington, Beaufort County, the son of William Wanton and Polly Anne Blount Rodman. His first known ancestor was John Rodman, an Irish Quaker [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rodman, William Blount, Jr.
by Bell, John L., Jr. William Blount Rodman, Jr., lawyer, was born in an old hotel in Tarboro whence his mother had fled from the family plantation near Washington, N.C., during the Civil War. His father was William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roulhac, Psalmet Grégoire de (or Roulhac de Thias, Psalmet Grégoire de)
by Osborn, Dorothy H. Roulhac, Psalmet Grégoire de (or Roulhac de Thias, Psalmet Grégoire de) by Dorothy H. Osborn, 1994 30 Oct. 1752–8 Oct. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rowan, Matthew
by Stephens, H. Kenneth. Matthew Rowan, colonial official and acting governor, of Scottish descent but born in Ireland, was the son of the Reverend John Rowan and his wife, Margaret Stewart of County Antrim, Ireland. It is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sarah Keys:  Staying Seated to Stand Up for Her Rights
by Agan, Kelly. Take a minute to imagine that you couldn’t sit where you wanted to on a bus because of the color of your skin or where you came from. How would that make you feel? What would you do? This article is [...] (from NCpedia K-8 Collection.)
Satchwell, Solomon Sampson
by Gass, W. Conard. Satchwell, Solomon Sampson by W. Conard Gass, 1994 26 Oct. 1821–9 Nov. 1892 Solomon Sampson Satchwell, physician, was born in Beaufort County, the son of James, Sr., and Elizabeth Satchwell. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sauthier, Claude Joseph
by Cumming, William P. Claude Joseph Sauthier, one of the ablest civilian and military surveyors and mapmakers of the Revolutionary period, was born in Strasbourg, Alsace, the eldest child of Joseph Philippe, a saddler, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shepherd, James Edward
by Carroll, Grady L. E. James Edward Shepherd, jurist, was born at Mintonville, near Suffolk, Va., the son of Thomas S. Shepherd. Orphaned at age ten, he was placed under the care of his brother, William S. Shepherd, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Simpson, John
by Maupin, Armistead J. John Simpson, Revolutionary leader, was born in Boston, the son of John and Mary Randall Simpson. Shortly after 1750 he moved to Beaufort County, N.C., with a group of New Englanders. In 1757 he was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Small, Edward Featherston
by Massengill, Stephen E. Edward Featherston Small, Confederate soldier, photographer, and salesman, was born near Washington, Beaufort County, the son of Henry H. and Margaret Hill Small. He was a cousin of Congressman John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Small, John Humphrey
by Spell, Richard V. John Humphrey Small, congressman and father of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, was born in Washington, Beaufort County, the son of John H. and Sally A. Sanderson Small. Small's parents, who had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sparrow, Thomas, III
by Sparrow, W. Keats. Thomas Sparrow, III, Confederate officer, lawyer, and legislator, was born in New Bern. His parents were Thomas, II, a shipbuilder, and Jane Jennette Sparrow, the daughter of Paul (12 Mar. 1743–21 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spilman, John Barham
by Green, C. Sylvester. John Barham Spilman, business educator and college administrator, was born in Weldon, the son of Bushrod Washington and Helva Roxanna Barham Spilman. His father, a native of Westmoreland County, Va., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stanly, Edward
by Brown, Norman D. Edward Stanly, congressman and Union military governor of North Carolina, was born in New Bern, the son of Elizabeth Franks, of Jones County, and John Stanly. His father was twice elected to Congress [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stewart, Alexander
by Powell, William S. Alexander Stewart, public official and perhaps a poet, was born in Scotland but was clerk of court in Beaufort County, N.C., by 1751. He may have been the Stewart who represented one of the borough [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stewart, Alexander
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Alexander Stewart, Anglican clergyman, was born at Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland, the son of Charles Stewart. He matriculated at the University of Dublin on 4 Oct. 1739 and was graduated with a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Telfair, Alexander
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Alexander Telfair, Loyalist, was born at Town Head in Kirkcudbright on the Firth of Solway, southwestern Scotland. He came to America in 1759 with his brothers Edward, Hugh, and William. The Telfairs [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tompkins, John Franklin, Jr.
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Franklin Tompkins, Jr., agriculturist and physician, was born in Edgecombe County, the son of John F. and Rosanna Spruill Tompkins. His mother's brother, George Evans Spruill, was a graduate of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tucker, Joel W.
by Tise, Larry E. Joel W. Tucker, Methodist clergyman and controversialist, a native of Virginia, was one of those individuals who appear from virtually unknown origins, reveal a flash of brilliance, and then [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Urmston, John
by Stevenson, George. John Urmston, Anglican clergyman and schoolmaster, was born in Lancashire, England, the home of his family for centuries. The names of his parents and the college where he received his liberal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Van Wyk, Case and Ellene: Flower Fields and Muck Fires
by Cecelski, David S. I talked with Case and Ellene Van Wyk in the Dutch farming settlement of Terra Ceia. Located on broad, low plains beyond little Washington, in Beaufort County, their community was once the southern [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Ward, Hallet Sydney
by Hicks, Julia Jones. Hallet Sydney Ward, lawyer, state senator, solicitor, and congressman, was born near Gatesville, the son of Nathaniel Owens, a farmer and a soldier for the Confederacy, and Elizabeth Matthew Ward. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Warren, Lindsay Carter
by Johnston, W. Lee. Lindsay Carter Warren, lawyer, legislator, congressman, and comptroller general of the United States, was born in Washington, Beaufort County, the son of Charles Frederic and Elizabeth Mutter Blount [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Watson, Alfred Augustin
by Brewster, Lawrence F. Alfred Augustin Watson, Episcopal bishop, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Jesse and Hannah Maria Watson. He was graduated from New York University with a B.A. degree in 1837 and studied law in the [...] (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.)
Wright, Wilbur
by Troxler, George W. Wright, Wilbur by George W. Troxler, 1996 16 Apr. 1867–30 May 1912 See also:  Wright, Orville (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography); Wright Brothers in North Carolina (from Tar [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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