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Beach, Charles Maynard
by Green, C. Sylvester. Charles Maynard Beach, educator, was born in Caldwell County, near Lenoir, the son of Joseph Lawson and Anne Shuford Beach. He attended schools in the community, including Hibriten Academy, and was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bower, William Horton
by Blair, Janet L. William Horton Bower, lawyer, legislator and congressman, was born near Wilkesboro, the son of David E. and Rebecca Horton Bower. He attended several academies and Finley High School in Lenoir, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cone, Moses Herman
by Powell, William S. Moses Herman Cone, industrialist and philanthropist, was born in Jonesboro, Tenn., the son of Herman and Helen Guggenheimer Cone, natives of Bavaria. For further details of the life of Moses Herman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cowles, Calvin Josiah
by Mcgrew, Ellen. Calvin Josiah Cowles, merchant, real estate and mine operator, union leader, and assayer, was born in Hamptonville, the son of Connecticut natives Deborah Sanford and Josiah Cowles. In describing his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daingerfield, Elliott
by Moore, James Elliott. Elliott Daingerfield, American artist, was born in Harper's Ferry, Va., the son of Captain John Elliott Daingerfield and Matilda Wickham DeBrau Daingerfield. The family moved to Fayetteville in 1861 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Folk, George Nathaniel
by Barger, Kimberly P., Howe, Richard D. George Nathaniel Folk, lawyer and president of his own law schools, was born in Isle of Wight County, Va., the son of William and Annie Folk. He was educated at the College of William and Mary and at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Greene, George Washington
by Woodard, John R. George Washington Greene, Baptist minister, teacher, and missionary to China, was born at Globe. The names of his parents are unknown. In 1865 he was baptized in the Lower Creek Baptist Church, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harper, George Washington Finley
by Shrader, Richard A. Harper, George Washington Finley by Richard A. Shrader, 1988 7 July 1834–16 Mar. 1921 George Washington Finley Harper, merchant, soldier, railroad builder, banker, and entrepreneur, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harper, James
by Bell, John L., Jr. James Harper, merchant and manufacturer, was the son of John Harper II (1767–1839) and Elizabeth Witherow Harper. Born on Butcher Creek in Cumberland County, Pa., he moved about 1815 with his family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harper, James Clarence
by Bell, John L., Jr. James Clarence Harper, surveyor, manufacturer, and congressman, was born in Cumberland County, Pa., the son of John Witherow Harper III, whose grandfather had emigrated to America from Ireland, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lander, Samuel
by Powell, William S. Lander, Samuel by William S. Powell, 1991 30 Jan. 1833–14 July [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lenoir, Walter Waightstill
by Cauble, Frank P. Walter Waightstill Lenoir, lawyer, planter, Confederate officer, and patron of education, was born at Fort Defiance, the family home, in Wilkes (now Caldwell) County, the son of Colonel Thomas and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Leventhorpe, Collett
by Branch, Paul. Collett Leventhorpe, physician and soldier, was born at Exmouth, Devonshire, England, where his parents were temporarily residing for reasons of sustaining his father's health. His family lineage [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lyon, John
by Inscoe, John. Lyon, John by John Inscoe, 1991 1765?–14 Sept. 1814 John Lyon, botanist and plant [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McGeachy, Neill Roderick
by Powell, William S. Neill Roderick McGeachy, clergyman, church historian, and author, was born in Lenoir, the son of the Reverend Daniel Patrick and Lila Peck English McGeachy. Educated at Greenbrier Military School in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Hight C
by Green, C. Sylvester. Hight C Moore, clergyman, writer, and editorial executive, was born at Globe, Caldwell County, the son of Patterson and Nancy Ann Moore (first cousins), both of a long line of the Moore family that [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Robert Lee
by Underwood, Evelyn. Robert Lee Moore, teacher, administrator, and Christian layman, was born in Globe Valley, Caldwell County, the son of Jesse Daniel and Mary Ann Berry Moore. A fifth-generation descendant of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mott, John James
by Keever, Homer M. John James Mott, "Iron Duke" of the Republican party in North Carolina during the last half of the nineteenth century, physician, and hydroelectrical pioneer, was born in Hillsborough, where his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Oertel, Johannes Adam Simon
by Powell, William S. Johannes Adam Simon Oertel, artist and Episcopal clergyman, was born in Fürth, near Nuremberg, Bavaria, the son of Thomas Friedrich and Maria Magdalena Mennensdorfer Oertel. Expecting to become a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patterson, Rufus Lenoir
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. Rufus Lenoir Patterson, manufacturer and entrepreneur, was a member of a distinguished North Carolina family of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Born at Palmyra in the Happy Valley of the Yadkin in Caldwell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patterson, Samuel Finley
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. Patterson, Samuel Finley by Roberta Sue Alexander, 1994 11 Mar. 1799–20 Jan. 1874 Samuel Finley Patterson, planter and politician, was born in Rockbridge County, Va., of Scotch-Irish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patterson, Samuel Legerwood
by Powell, Charles S., IV. Patterson, Samuel Legerwood by Charles S. Powell IV, 1994 6 Mar. 1850–14 Sept. 1918 Samuel Legerwood Patterson, farmer and legislator, was born at Palmyra, the family home located in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Skiles, William West
by London, Lawrence F. William West Skiles, Episcopal missionary and teacher, was born in Hertford, Perquimans County. Following a few years of formal schooling in the local schools, he worked as a mechanic and later as [...] (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.)
Wilson, Edwin Mood
by Wilson, Louis Round. Edwin Mood Wilson, teacher and school administrator, was born in Lenoir, the son of Jethro Reuben and Louisa Jane Round Wilson. He attended a public school in Lenoir from early August to December [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, George Wood
by Wilson, Louis Round. George Wood Wilson, attorney and judicial officer, was born at Lenoir, the son of Jethro Reuben and Louisa Jane Round Wilson. A strong, vigorous child, he spent his early years in his home and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, Louis Round
by Weaver, Frances A. Louis Round Wilson, librarian and educator, was born in Lenoir, the sixth and last child of Jethro Reuben and Louisa Jane Round Wilson. Both of his parents were teachers, and though they could not [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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