Bladen County

Bladen County

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Abbott, Joseph Carter
by Evans, William Mckee. Joseph Carter Abbott, Union general, United States senator, political lobbyist, newspaper editor, and manufacturer, was born a son of Aaron Abbott in Concord, N.H. He had two brothers and six [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bartram, William
by Parramore, Thomas C. William Bartram, naturalist, was the son of John Bartram, an eminent naturalist, and his wife, Ann Mendenhall Bartram. He was born near Philadelphia, where his gifts as an artist brought him in his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Thomas
by Snow, Claude H., Jr. Thomas Brown, Revolutionary War patriot and senator of the North Carolina General Assembly, was born in Bladen County, the son of John and Lucy Bright Brown. His father, the oldest of four sons, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwin, George William Bush
by Moore, James Elliott. George William Bush Burgwin, planter, was born at his father's plantation, the Hermitage, in New Hanover County, six weeks before the death of his mother, Eliza Bush Burgwin. She was the daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwin, John
by Lennon, Donald R. John Burgwin, colonial official and merchant, was born at Hereford, England. His father, John Burgwin (1682–1751), whose name was originally spelled Ap Gwyn, left his entire estate in South Wales, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Campbell, Farquhard
by Fields, William C. Farquhard Campbell, legislator and soldier, was born in Scotland. Facts concerning his parentage, place of origin, and the exact date of his emigration to North Carolina are not known and are further [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Jerome Bayard
by Clark, Edith Montcalm. Jerome Bayard Clark, congressman, was born on Phoebus Plantation near Elizabethtown, Bladen County, son of John Washington and Catherine Amelia Blue Clark. He was educated in the Clarkton schools, at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Council, Arthur
by Rockwell, Paul A. Arthur Council, Revolutionary War officer, is noted as one of the youngest and most active leaders of the early revolutionary movement in North Carolina. He was the son of Joanna Willis and Captain [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Council, John Pickett
by Gregg, Jane C. John Pickett Council, manufacturer and sportsman, was the son of Catherine Sykes and Kinchen Kitchen Council of Bladen County. He was the descendant of English settlers in Isle of Wight, Va., who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Forbes, William
by Price, William S. William Forbes, colonial official, immigrated to North Carolina from Scotland early in the 1730s. Settled in the Lower Cape Fear region, he soon gained the notice of Governor George Burrington, who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, Alexander
by Wehlitz, Lou Rogers. Alexander Graham, father of the North Carolina graded school system, was born near Fayetteville of Scottish ancestry, the son of Archibald and Anne McLean Graham. He was a descendant of Colonel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, George: Fried Shad on Blue Monday
by Cecelski, David S. I visited with George Graham in East Arcadia, a rural community in Bladen County, where the Cape Fear River is deep, fast, and still a hundred miles from the Atlantic. Shad fishing is a way of life [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Harnett, Cornelius
by Lennon, Donald R. Cornelius Harnett, colonial official, planter, and innkeeper, formerly a merchant of Dublin, Ireland, settled in Chowan County by 1720. In 1722, when he sold land on Queen Anne's Creek to Chief [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Husband (or Husbands), Herman (or Hermon, Harman)
by Jones, Mark H. Herman (or Hermon, Harman) Husband (or Husbands), legislator, county official, planter, surveyor, miner, pamphleteer, and social radical, was born in Cecil County, Md., the son of William and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Andrew Jackson
by Titchener, William D. Andrew Jackson Jones, legislator, financier, and railroad president, was probably the son of William Jones of Bladen County. In the 1850 census he was recorded as a twenty-four-year-old farmer in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Legett, John
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. John Legett, captain in the Royal North Carolina Regiment, was a founder of the settlement of members of that corps, the South Carolina Royalists, and the King's Carolina Rangers at Country Harbour, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lyon, Homer Legrand
by Jones, J. Ronald, Jr. Homer Legrand Lyon, congressman, lawyer, and solicitor, was born in Elizabethtown of English ancestry. His great-great-grandfather, James Lyon, settled in Bladen County in 1735 and helped in its [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacDowell, John
by London, Lawrence F. John MacDowell, Anglican missionary, was licensed on 8 Aug. 1753 by the bishop of London to serve in the colony of North Carolina and to receive the king's bounty of twenty pounds for travel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McArthur, Neil
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Neil McArthur, Loyalist leader during the American Revolution, moved from his native Scotland to Cross Creek in 1764 and opened a store. When the war began he was a prosperous merchant and planter, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McDowell, Adell: A Frightful Time
by Cecelski, David S. They called it "Operation Dixie." From 1946 to 1953, a labor union movement swept through the state's tobacco fields, lumber mills and textile factories. It was part of the largest labor organizing [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
McDowell, Thomas David Smith
by Yearns, Buck. Thomas David Smith McDowell, planter, legislator, and Confederate congressman, was born on his parent's plantation in Bladen County. His father, Dr. Alexander McDowell, was born in Ballydavy, County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McGuire (or McGwire), Thomas
by Price, William S., Jr. Thomas McGuire (or McGwire), colonial official, the youngest son of William M. McGuire of Dublin, completed his studies in law at Gray's Inn, London, in 1754. By early 1760 he was in North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Miller, Alexander Calizance (or Calezance)
by Craig, William Ellwood. Alexander Calizance (or Calezance) Miller, planter and teacher, was born in France before the Revolution, served under the Prince de Condé at the Battle of Düsseldorf, and escaped to Philadelphia in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Norman, Jeremiah
by Stokes, Durward T. Jeremiah Norman, pioneer minister of the Methodist Episcopal church in Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, was born in Tyrrell County, the son of Mary Norman, whose maiden name is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Owen, Guy
by Walser, Richard. Guy Owen, teacher and writer, was born of Welsh and English ancestry in the Elkton community near Clarkton (called "Clayton" in his fiction) in Bladen County ("Cape Fear County"), the oldest of four [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Owen, James
by Parramore, T. C. James Owen, legislator, state official, U.S. senator, and promoter, was the oldest son of Thomas and Eleanor Porterfield Owen of Bladen County. He was the brother of Governor John Owen. Following his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Owen, John
by Owen, Guy. John Owen, farmer, politician, and governor, was born in Bladen County of Welsh ancestry, the son of Eleanor Porterfield and Colonel Thomas Owen, one of the leaders of the Battle of Elizabethtown in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Owen, Thomas
by Powell, William S. Thomas Owen, Revolutionary officer, was born of Welsh ancestry in Chester County, Pa., but moved to North Carolina with his father when he was about five. The family may have lived first in Granville [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Powell, Sallie: Determined To Teach
by Cecelski, David S. I visited Sallie Powell in Elizabethtown, in Bladen County, in the state's southeast corner. In the era of segregated schooling, she was one of a remarkable generation of African-American teachers [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Powell, Sallie: Mr. Dewitt's Lake
by Cecelski, David S. I visited Sallie Powell in Elizabethtown to learn about an all-but-forgotten landmark of African-American history: the swimming beaches and campground at Jones Lake. Created in 1939, Jones Lake State [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Purdie, Thomas J[ames?]
by Pate, James L., Jr. Thomas J[ames?] Purdie, Confederate officer, was born at Purdie Hall on the Cape Fear River in Bladen County, between Fayetteville and Elizabethtown, the second son of James B. (d. 1834) and Anna [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robeson, Thomas, Jr.
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Thomas Robeson, Jr., revolutionary hero, legislator, and landowner, was the first son of Thomas and Sarah Singletary Robeson of Bladen County. His grandfather, Andrew Robeson, had immigrated around [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Said, Omar
by Parramore, Thomas C. Omar Ibn Said, a slave and Arabic scholar, was born in Futa Toro (now a part of the Republic of Senegal) of an aristocratic Moslem family. Educated in Koranic schools, he was a teacher and tradesman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Seawell, Herbert Floyd
by Melvin, K. S. Herbert Floyd Seawell, lawyer and public official, was born in Wallace, Duplin County, the son of Dr. Virgil Newton and Ella Croom Seawell. His father was a native of Moore County, but after [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sheridan, Louis
by Powell, William S. Louis Sheridan, farmer, free black merchant, and Liberian official, was probably the Louis Sheridan mentioned in the 1800 will of Joseph R. Gautier (d. 15 May 1807), Elizabethtown merchant, as the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Slingsby, John
by Powell, William S. John Slingsby, Loyalist officer, was a native of England and at his death was reported to have been heir to "the Beverly Farm . . . a fine estate some twelve miles from London." Many [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Waddell, Hugh
by Keating, Mary R. Hugh Waddell, lawyer and legislator, was born at his father's plantation, Newfield, in Bladen County. He was the son of John W. and Sarah Nash Waddell and the grandson of General Hugh Waddell, [...] (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.)
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.)
White, George Henry
by Schenck, William Z. White, George Henry by William Z. Schenck, 1994 Related Entries: Legislative Branch; African Americans 18 Dec. 1852–28 Dec. 1918 George Henry White, lawyer, legislator, congressman, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
William McBrayer
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. William McBrayer by Ansley Wegner Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
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.)
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