Chatham County

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Atkins, Simon Green
by Gainor, Samuel M. Atkins received his early schooling in Haywood. He was an astute student and progressed to teaching in the town school before he enrolled in St. Augustine's Normal Collegiate Institute, now St. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atwater, John Wilbur
by Macfie, John, Atwater, Nell. John Wilbur Atwater, U.S. congressman, state senator, and farmer, was born in the community of Farrington in eastern Chatham County, the son of Jahaza Atwater and Sally Stone. His grandfather, Moses [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bailey, Neil Alexander
by Stewart, James. Neil Alexander Bailey* was the first African-American agricultural extension agent in the state of North Carolina. He was born in Harnett County, North Carolina, the son of Edward and Phillis McLean [...] (from NCSU Libraries.)
Bingham, William
by Steelman, Bennett L. Bingham, William by Bennett L. Steelman, 1979 See also: Bingham School; Hillsborough Academy 2 Feb. 1754–5 Feb. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Branson, Eli
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Eli Branson, a Regulator and Loyalist, was born in Virginia. The family moved to Chatham County, where Branson inherited land from his father and was active in the Regulator movement. In 1776 he led [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brantly, William Tomlinson [Theophilus]
by Tise, Larry Edward. Brantly, William Tomlinson [Theophilus] by Larry Edward Tise, 1979 23 Jan. 1787–28 Mar. 1845 William Tomlinson [Theophilus] Brantly, Baptist clergyman, college president, and editor, was [...] (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.)
Council, Carl C. [Carlyle Ceasar]
by Green, C. Sylvester. Carl C. [Carlyle Ceasar] Council, newspaper publisher and radio and television executive, son of William L. and Ida Herndon Council, was born in Chatham County. His family moved to Durham while he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniel, Robert Thomas
by Woodard, John R. Robert Thomas Daniel, Baptist minister and agent for benevolent agencies, was born in Middlesex County, Va., the fifth son of Samuel and Eliza Thomas Daniel. At the close of the Revolutionary War, [...] (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.)
Denson, Claudius Baker
by Raney, R. Beverly, Jr. Claudius Baker Denson, soldier, educator, and public speaker, was born in Suffolk, Va., the son of Josiah Armistead (1814–1907) of Suffolk and Mary Baker Denson, daughter of the Reverend Daniel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Hugh Woody
by Green, C. Sylvester. Hugh Woody Dixon, manufacturer and civic leader, was born at Snow Camp, the son of Joseph and Mary Woody Dixon. His father was of the line of Thomas Dixon, an English Quaker, who came to America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hale, Edward Jones
by Yanchisin, D. A. Edward Jones Hale, editor and publisher, was born in Chatham County, the son and youngest child of Joseph and Dorothy Herndon Hale. An orphan before he was ten, he became the ward of his namesake, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Thomas West
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Thomas West Harris, physician, educator, and first dean of The University of North Carolina Medical School, was born in Chatham County, the son of Thomas Brooks and Nancy Clegg Harris. His father was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haughton, John Hooker
by London, Lawrence F. John Hooker Haughton, lawyer and planter, son of John and Mary Ryan Hooker Haughton, was born in Chowan County. His parents later moved to Tyrrell, his mother's home county. He received his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, William
by York, Maury. William Hill, public official, son of William and Eliza Halbert Hill, was born in Surry (now Stokes) County. His father, a Baptist minister, attended the Provincial Congress at Hillsborough in August [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, William Geddy
by Carroll, Grady L. E. William Geddy Hill, physician, was born in Raleigh, the son of William Hill, North Carolina's secretary of state for more than forty years, and Sarah Geddy Hill, a native of Halifax County. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, William Henry
by London, Lawrence F. William Henry Hill, lawyer, legislator, congressman, and planter, the son of William and Margaret Moore Hill, was born at Brunswick town in Brunswick County. He attended schools in Boston, his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Horton, George Moses
by Walser, Richard. George Moses Horton, poet, was born in Northampton County, the property of William Horton who also owned his mother, his five older half sisters, and his younger brother and three sisters. As a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Horton, Wilkins Perryman
by Fuller, Robert Walker, III. Wilkins Perryman Horton, state senator, lieutenant governor, Democratic party official, and Superior Court judge, was born in Kansas City, Kans., the son of Thomas B. and Mary E. Wilkins Horton, who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Howell, Rednap
by Johnson, Elmer D. Rednap Howell, "poet of the Regulators," moved to North Carolina from New Jersey, probably in the early 1760s. He settled first in present Chatham County, then moved about 1768 to what is now [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Edward
by London, Lawrence F. Edward Jones, legislator and lawyer, was born in Lisburn, Ireland. He was the second son of Dr. Conway and Mary Wray Todd Jones and the brother of William Todd Jones, the Irish patriot. On his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Johnston Blakeley
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Johnston Blakeley Jones, physician, was born at Rock Rest, the plantation of his father Edward Jones in Chatham County. Mary, his mother, was the daughter of Peter Mallett of Fayetteville. Young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kerr, Daniel Wilson
by Stokes, Durward T. Kerr, Daniel Wilson by Durward T. Stokes, 1988 10 July 1796–15 May 1850 Daniel Wilson Kerr, clergyman, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lane, John Randolph
by Wilson, Clyde. Lane, John Randolph by Clyde Wilson, 1991 4 Jul. 1835–31 Dec. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lindley, James
by Butler, Lindley S. James Lindley, Loyalist militia leader, was born in London Grove, Chester County, Pa., the son of Thomas (1706–81) and Ruth Hadley Lindley (1712–85). Of English origin, the Lindleys by the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lindley, John Van
by Baker, Mary A. John Van Lindley, florist, nurseryman, and horticulturist, was born in Monrovia, Ind. His father, Joshua Lindley, a fruit grower and native of North Carolina, had moved to Indiana to marry Judith [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lineberry, Gustavus Ernest
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Lineberry, Gustavus Ernest by R. Hargus Taylor, 1991 12 Jan. 1870–25 Dec. 1952 Gustavus [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, Arthur Hill, Jr.
by Green, C. Sylvester. London, Arthur Hill, Jr. by C. Sylvester Green, 1991 5 July 1903–24 Apr. 1976 Arthur Hill London, Jr., pediatrician and medical educator, was born in Pittsboro, the son of Arthur Hill, Sr., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, Arthur Hill, Sr.
by Roberts, B. W. C. London, Arthur Hill, Sr. by B. W. C. Roberts, 1991 9 July 1874–8 Dec. 1969 Arthur Hill London, Sr., textile executive and banker, was born in Pittsboro of English ancestry, the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, Frank Marsden
by Powell, William S. Frank Marsden London, artist, was born in Pittsboro, the son of William Lord and Caroline Haughton London. He attended The University of North Carolina between 1893 and 1895 and afterwards studied [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, Henry Adolphus
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. London, Henry Adolphus by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1991 9 Apr. 1808–27 Nov. 1882 Henry Adolphus London, merchant, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, Henry Armand
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. London, Henry Armand by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1991 1 Mar. 1846–20 Jan. 1918 Henry Armand London, journalist and lawyer, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, Henry Mauger
by Ballinger, Susan C. London, Henry Mauger by Susan C. Ballinger, 1991 11 Apr. 1879–30 Dec. 1939 Henry Mauger London, state legislative reference librarian, was born in Pittsboro, the oldest son and second of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, William Lord
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Lord London, merchant, banker and manufacturer, was born in Pittsboro, the son of Henry Adolphus and Sally Lord London. On completing his education in the local schools, he entered his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lovejoy, Jefferson Marshall [Madison?]
by Walser, Richard. Lovejoy, Jefferson Marshall [Madison?] by Richard Walser, 1991 5 June 1814–26 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lutterloh, Thomas S.
by Perry, Percival. Lutterloh, Thomas S. by Percival Perry, 1991 16 July 1816–15 July 1900 Thomas S. Lutterloh, commission merchant, steamboat owner, turpentine distiller, and political leader, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacRae, Hugh
by Riley, Jack. Hugh MacRae, mining engineer, developer, and industrialist, was born in Carbonton, Chatham County, of Scottish and English descent. He was the son of Julia Norton and Donald MacRae, who served as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manly, Basil
by Fields, William C. Manly, Basil by William C. Fields, 1991 28 Jan. 1798–21 Dec. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manly, Charles
by Mitchell, Memory F. Charles Manly, lawyer, governor, and treasurer of The University of North Carolina, was born in Chatham County. His father was Basil Manly, a native Marylander of Scottish ancestry who served in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manly, Matthias Evans
by Fields, William C. Matthias Evans Manly, lawyer and jurist, was born near Pittsboro, the third of six children of Basil and Elizabeth Maultsby Manly, who had moved to Chatham County from Bladen. His father, originally [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manning, Isaac Hall
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Isaac Hall Manning, physician and educator, was born in Pittsboro, the son of John and Louisa Jones Hall Manning. In 1881 the family moved to Chapel Hill, where John Manning became the first [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manning, James Smith
by Manning, Elizabeth W. James Smith Manning, judge, was born in Pittsboro, the son of John and Louise Hall Manning and the grandson of Commander John Manning, U.S. Navy. His father was a distinguished professor of law at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manning, John
by Manning, Elizabeth W. John Manning, naval commander, was born in Edenton, the son of Joseph and Sarah Pell Manning. His father was a captain of a volunteer company in the War of 1812. John Manning was appointed a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manning, John, Jr.
by Manning, Elizabeth W. John Manning, Jr., lawyer, congressman, and teacher, was born at Edenton. His grandfather, Joseph Manning, was the first of the family to settle in North Carolina; in 1803 Joseph left the plantation [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Marsh, Robert Henry
by Woodard, John R. Robert Henry Marsh, Baptist minister and president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, was born in Chatham County, the son of Robert and Lucy Marsh. His grandfather, William Marsh, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McBryde, Archibald
by McBride, Benjamin Ransom. Archibald McBryde, congressman and state senator, was born in Wigtown, Scotland, the son of James, a farmer, and Janet McMiken McBryde. Because of "the high rent of land," his parents left Scotland [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McNeill, James Hipkins
by Powell, William S. McNeill, James Hipkins by William S. Powell, 1991 23 May 1825–31 Mar. 1865 James Hipkins McNeill, Presbyterian clergyman and Confederate officer, was born in Fayetteville, the son of George [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McQueen, Hugh
by Snow, Claude H., Jr. Hugh McQueen, orator and politician, was the oldest son of Murdo (Murdoch) McQueen of Chatham County. His father had come to North Carolina from Scotland in 1795, bringing with him a colony of Scots. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
O'Kelly, James
by Stokes, Durward T. O'Kelly, James by Durward T. Stokes, 1991 pre-1741–16 Oct. 1826 See also:  United Methodist [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Osborne, Adlai
by Adams, D. W. Adlai Osborne, lawyer and political and educational leader, was the son of Alexander Osborne, of New Jersey, a prominent frontiersman of Rowan County, N.C., and a member of the 1761 colonial [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Palmer, John C.
by Peacock, Mary Reynolds. John C. Palmer, silversmith, daguerreotyper, and churchman, was the son of John B. and Sarah Rich Palmer. The Palmers had moved from New Jersey to Rowan County, where they were involved in a number [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paschal, George Washington
by Stroupe, Henry S. George Washington Paschal, classical philologist, educator, and historian, was born on a farm near Siler City, the son of Richard Bray and Matilda Schmidt Paschal. His father was sheriff of Chatham [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Perry, Samuel L.
by Uzzell, Odell. Perry, Samuel L. by Odell Uzzell, 1994 Related Entries: African American; Civil Rights; Transportation; Exodusters b. 1849 Samuel L. Perry, teacher and civil rights activist, resided in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Poe, Clarence Hamilton
by Poe, Charles Aycock. Poe, Clarence Hamilton by Charles Aycock Poe, 1994 10 Jan. 1881–8 Oct. 1964 Clarence Hamilton Poe, editor, publisher, and author, was born on his father's small cotton farm near the town of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pyle, John
by Troxler, George W. John Pyle, was noted for his Loyalist activities during the American Revolution, which culminated in the massacre of a group of volunteers under his command by forces of Henry Lee and Andrew Pickens [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rencher, Abraham
by London, Lawrence F. Abraham Rencher, lawyer and legislator, son of John Grant and Ann Nelson Rencher, was born in Wake County, near Raleigh. His father, a native of Ireland, was for several years the sheriff of Wake [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, Ralph James
by Jolly, Benjamin A. Ralph James Scott, congressman, state legislator, and district attorney, was born on a farm in southeastern Surry County's Shoals Township, the son of Samuel Martin and Daisy Murphy (Cook) Scott. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scurlock, Mial
by Detrick, R. H. Mial Scurlock, defender of the Alamo, was born in Chatham County, the second oldest of five children of Joseph and Martha Jones Glosglow Scurlock. The other children—in order of birth—were Joseph, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scurlock, William
by Detrick, R. H. William Scurlock, Texas military officer, was born in Chatham County, the fourth of five children born to Joseph and Martha Jones Glosglow Scurlock. In 1826 his family migrated to Tennessee and later [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Siler, Jacob
by Sloan-Farmer, Maryann. Jacob Siler, western North Carolina pioneer, state legislator, and Cherokee Indian agent, was born in South Carolina's Pendleton district, of German and Irish ancestry. His grandfather, Plikard [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, James Strudwick
by Anderson, Jean B. Smith, James Strudwick by Jean B. Anderson, 1994 8 Sept. 1787–7 Dec. 1852 James Strudwick Smith, physician and politician, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stedman, Andrew Jackson
by Gaddy, David Winifred. Andrew Jackson Stedman, journalist, lawyer, minister, and Confederate officer, was born in Gatesville, the fifth son of William Winship (1798–1836) and Rebecca Walton Stedman (1794–1873) of Chatham [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stedman, Charles Manly
by Williams, Max R. Charles Manly Stedman, Confederate officer, lawyer, and congressman, was born in Pittsboro, the son of Nathan A. and Euphania W. Stedman. His father, a merchant, served in the state legislature and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stockard, Henry Jerome
by Sherwood, Mary Bates. Henry Jerome Stockard, poet and educator, was born in Chatham County. His ancestors emigrated from Scotland to Pennsylvania and moved to Chatham County between 1750 and 1760. His grandfather, John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Strowd, William Franklin
by Wager, Paul W. Strowd, William Franklin by Paul W. Wager, 1994 7 Dec. 1832–12 Dec. 1911 William Franklin Strowd, farm leader and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stuckey, Jasper Leonidas
by Parker, John M., III. Jasper Leonidas Stuckey, geologist, college professor, and state administrator, was born on a small farm in eastern Johnston County. The oldest of seven children, he was the son of John Haywood, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sutton, Robert Bean
by London, Lawrence F. Sutton, Robert Bean by Lawrence F. London, 1994 29 Jan. 1826–7 Mar. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Taylor, James Peyton
by Powell, William S. James Peyton Taylor, Confederate soldier and teacher, was born near Pittsboro, the son of the Reverend William Peter, a Methodist minister, and Mary High Taylor. He was graduated from The University [...] (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.)
Turrentine, Samuel Bryant
by Stokes, Durward T. Turrentine, Samuel Bryant by Durward T. Stokes, 1996 15 Nov. 1861–11 Apr. 1949 Samuel Bryant Turrentine, clergyman and educator, was born in Chatham County, the son of William Holt and Annie [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tyson, Bryan
by Auman, William T., Tise, Larry E. Bryan Tyson, controversialist and Unionist, was born in the Brower's Mill community of southeastern Randolph County, the son of Aaron Tyson, a relatively prominent farmer, slaveholder, and Quaker [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Waddell, James Iredell
by Chambers, E. M. Waddell, James Iredell by E. M. Chambers, 1996 13 July 1824–15 Mar. 1886 James Iredell Waddell, captain of the Confederate cruiser Shenandoah, was born in Pittsboro, Chatham County, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Walker, Carleton
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Carleton Walker, British-born collector of the Port of Wilmington, paymaster of troops in the War of 1812, and Cape Fear planter and lavish speculator, was the youngest of three sons of James (d. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
White, James
by Powell, William S. James White, physician, legislator, congressman, and western pioneer, was born in Philadelphia, the son of James and Ann Willcox White. His father was a native of Ireland, and Jesuits established [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
White, Stephen Van Culen
by Wilson, Deborah B. White, Stephen Van Culen by Deborah B. Wilson, 1996 1 Aug. 1831–18 Jan. 1913 Stephen Van Culen White, banker and congressman, was born in Chatham County, the son of Hiram and Julia Brewer [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wicker, Margaret: The Glen Coal Mine Disaster
by Cecelski, David S. Margaret Wicker is probably the last surviving witness to the Coal Glen mine disaster of 1925. Her family owned a farm next to the company town of Coal Glen, in southern Chatham County. She was 7 [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Willcox (or Wilcox), John
by Troxler, George W. John Willcox (or Wilcox), Chatham County iron manufacturer, was born in Concord, Chester County, Pa., the first son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cole Willcox. About 1759 he moved to Cross Creek where he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, William
by Powell, William S. William Williams, Quaker leader and author, was born in Chatham County. His father died when he was young, and he was educated by his mother. Apprenticed at age nineteen to a member of the Center [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
York, Brantley
by King, William E. York, Brantley by William E. King, 1996 3 Jan. 1805–7 Oct. 1891 Brantley York, Methodist clergyman, educator, lecturer, and author, was born near Bush Creek in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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