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Abernethy, Charles Laban
by Chestnut, Paul I. Charles Laban Abernethy, congressman and lawyer, was born in the town of Rutherford College, Burke County. His father, John Turner Abernethy, was the son of Robert L. Abernethy, the founder of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Applewhite, Jan: Theater of Dreams
by Cecelski, David S. In the glow of Hollywood's Golden Age in the 1930s and '40s, Jan Applewhite was among the farming people who flocked to the first movie theaters in Eastern North Carolina. Weary of the Great [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Backhouse, John
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. John Backhouse, legislator, planter, mariner, and salt maker, first appeared in Carteret County records about 1758. That same year, he became a justice of the peace for Carteret County. In four deeds [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bayard, Elizabeth Cornell
by Murphy, Eva Burbank. Elizabeth Cornell Bayard, the plaintiff in the North Carolina Superior Court case Bayard v. Singleton (1787), was the daughter of Samuel Cornell (1731–81) and Susannah Mabson (1736/37–10 Feb. 1778). [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beckwith, John
by Carraway, Gertrude S., Brawley, James S. John Beckwith, physician and surgeon, was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the son of Elizabeth Dart and John Beckwith, a Revolutionary War veteran of New York. The younger Beckwith was admitted to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blackledge, William
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. William Blackledge, legislator, congressman, and businessman of Craven County, was the third of four sons and three daughters of Richard Blackledge and his wife, Ann. The elder Blackledge was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blackledge, William Salter
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. William Salter Blackledge, congressman, was born in Pitt County, the son of William Blackledge, Sr. (d. 1828), who served several terms in Congress from the New Bern district during the Jefferson and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blades, James Bishop
by Carraway, Gertrude S. James Bishop Blades, lumberman, industrialist, and financier, of English ancestry, was born at Bishopville, Md., the second son of Captain Peter Clowes Blades and Nancy Emeline West and a grandson of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blanchard, Andrew
by Powell, William S. Andrew Blanchard, printer, revolutionary official, and planter, was born in Elizabeth, N.J., the son of John and Mary Joline Blanchard, and after 1740 settled in New Providence, N.J., probably on [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Frederick
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Frederick Blount, physician, the oldest son of James and Ann Hall Blount, was born at Mulberry Hill Plantation, Edenton. He is not to be confused with his uncle, Frederick Blount. His maternal [...] (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, 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, Willie
by Folmsbee, Stanley J. Willie Blount, lawyer, judge, and governor of Tennessee, was born at Blount Hall, Craven County, the son of Jacob Blount and Hannah Salter Baker, widow of William Baker. He was educated at Princeton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bradham, Caleb Davis
by Copeland, Elizabeth H. Caleb Davis Bradham, founder of Pepsi-Cola, pharmacist, and Shriner, was born at Chinquapin, Duplin County, the son of George Washington and Julia McCann Bradham. He was of English and Scotch-Irish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bright, Simon
by Holloman, Charles R. Bright, Simon by Charles R. Holloman, 1979 ca. 1702–ca. 1777 Simon Bright, colonial planter, county official, Anglican church leader, and militia officer, was the son of John Bright (ca. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bright, Simon, Jr.
by Holloman, Charles R. The grantee index of deeds (1746–1880) of old Johnston, old Dobbs, and early Lenoir counties indicates that in or about 1758 deeds from Simon Bright the elder were registered by his sons Simon and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brinson, Samuel Mitchell
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Brinson, Samuel Mitchell by Gertrude S. Carraway, 1979 20 Mar. 1870–13 Apr. 1922 Samuel Mitchell Brinson, educator and congressman, was a native of New Bern. His father was William George [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Charles Shepard
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Charles Shepard Bryan, army officer and financier, was the son of James Augustus Bryan and Mary Spaight Shepard, grandson of Congressman Charles Biddle Shepard and Mary Spaight Donnell, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Henry Ravenscroft
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Henry Ravenscroft Bryan, attorney and judge, was born in New Bern, the sixth son of John Heritage Bryan and his wife, Mary Williams Shepard. Bryan's paternal grandparents were James and Rachel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, James Augustus
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Bryan, James Augustus by Gertrude S. Carraway, 1979 13 Sept. 1839–30 Jan. 1923 James Augustus Bryan, soldier, planter, and banker, was born in New Bern to James West Bryan and Ann Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, James West
by Carraway, Gertrude S. James West Bryan, attorney and legislator, was born in New Bern to James Bryan (1769–1806) and Rachel Heritage Bryan (1782–1842), who after her first husband's death was married 1 Oct. 1807 to Dr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, John Herritage (Heritage)
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. John Herritage (Heritage) Bryan, lawyer and congressman, was born in New Bern, the son of James (1776–1806) and Rachel Heritage Bryan. He attended New Bern Academy, received the bachelor's and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Nathan
by Johnson, Elmer D. Nathan Bryan, Revolutionary War leader and member of Congress, was born in Craven County. He was the son of Hardy Bryan, who died in 1760, and was raised and lived most of his life on a plantation on [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Washington
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Washington Bryan, attorney and financier, was born in New Bern, the younger surviving son of James West Bryan and Ann Mary Washington. His paternal grandparents were James Bryan and Rachel Heritage; [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, William Shepard
by McKown, Harry. William Shepard Bryan, judge, was born in New Bern, the son of John Heritage Bryan and Mary Shepard Bryan. The Bryan and Shepard families had lived in New Bern for generations and had been active in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgevin(e), Henry Andrea
by Detrick, R. H. Henry Andrea Burgevin(e), adventurer and mercenary, was the son of Andrea Burgevin, a Napoleonic captain who migrated to the United States in 1815, and his wife, the former Juliet Guillet of New [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwyn, John Fanning
by Moore, James Elliott. John Fanning Burgwyn, planter and merchant, was born at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England. He was the oldest child of Cape Fear merchant and planter John Burgwin, who had emigrated from Wales to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carraway, Gertrude Sprague
by Cummings, Lindy. Gertrude Sprague Carraway defined her personal philosophy in three words: “history, education, and patriotism.” She said she “never had any specific goals,” yet her list of accomplishments was long. [...] (from North Carolina Historic Sites.)
Carter, Dorcas E.: The Great Fire Of '22
by Cecelski, David S. The great fire of 1922 burned 40 city blocks in New Bern and left thousands of people homeless. It was the most destructive fire in the state's history. Dorcas E. Carter, one of the few people who [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Caswell, Richard
by Holloman, Charles R. Richard Caswell, colonial merchant, planter, Maryland legislator, county court clerk, justice, and militia officer, was a native of London. His father's family was notable among the ranks of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caswell, Richard
by Holloman, Charles R. Richard Caswell, militia officer and governor of North Carolina, was born at Joppa, then a flourishing seaport and the county seat of Baltimore County, Md. His parents were Richard Caswell and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Child, Francis
by Becker, Donald E. Francis Child, Revolutionary War officer, was apparently living in New Bern in 1768, when he was witness to a will there. He entered McRee's company of the Sixth North Carolina Regiment of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Charles Cauthen
by Morawetz, Edward R., Jr. Charles Cauthen Clark, lawyer and politician, was born in New Bern, the eldest child of William Willis and Martha Stevenson Clark. He was the descendant of a wealthy and prominent New Bern family. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clarke, Mary Bayard Devereux
by Crabtree, Beth G. Mary Bayard Devereux Clarke, author and editor, was born in Raleigh, the daughter of Thomas Pollock and Catherine Anne Johnson Devereux. Her illustrious ancestors included the New England divines [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clarke, William John
by Powell, William S. William John Clarke, soldier, state official, and poet, was born in Raleigh, the only child of Ann Maria Robadeau and William F. Clarke. After his wife's death in 1822 the elder Clarke married [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cogdell, Richard
by Watson, Alan D. Richard Cogdell, merchant, planter, and politician, was born in Beaufort, the eldest of fourteen children of George and Margaret Bell Cogdell. Contrary to the popular assumption that the Cogdells [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coor, James
by Carraway, Gertrude. James Coor, naval architect, builder, and revolutionary leader, probably was born in England but apparently moved to North Carolina from the Eastern Shore of Maryland to serve as a naval architect at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cornell, Samuel
by Price, William S., Jr. Cornell, Samuel by William S. Price, Jr., 1979 1730–81 Samuel Cornell, member of the royal council, was a native of Long Island, N.Y., who settled in New Bern in about 1754 and established a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davenport, William Henry
by Eagles, Brenda Marks. William Henry Davenport, clergyman and journalist, the son of Mack and Phillis Simmons Davenport, was born in New Bern where he attended the common school and State Normal School from 1884 to 1888. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daves, Graham
by Davis, Curtis Carroll. Graham Daves, antiquarian, railway agent, and Confederate officer, was born in New Bern, the fifth of six children of John Pugh Daves, a planter in that town, and Elizabeth Batchelor Graham, his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daves, John
by Carraway, Gertrude S. John Daves, Revolutionary War officer, was born in Virginia where his paternal ancestors had immigrated during the middle of the seventeenth century. When he was two years old, his family moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, James
by Elliott, Robert N., Jr. James Davis, north Carolina's first printer, was born in Virginia. The exact location of his birth is not known, but in 1745 he was living in Williamsburg. He probably learned his trade under William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Thomas
by Bowers, Thomas A. Thomas Davis, printer and journalist, was one of three sons of James Davis, the colony's first printer and journalist at New Bern. Thomas was the only son to enter the printing trade. In a letter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Devereux, John
by Armistead, Terrell L. John Devereux, merchant, planter, and influential citizen of New Bern and Raleigh, was born in County Wexford, Ireland. According to family sources Devereux, a younger son, was sent to St. Omar in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Devereux, John, Jr.
by Armistead, Terrell L. Devereux, John, Jr. by Terrell L. Armistead, 1986 17 Dec. 1820–10 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Devereux, Thomas Pollock
by Gass, W. Conard. Thomas Pollock Devereux, lawyer and planter, was born at New Bern, the oldest of the three children of John (1761–1844) and Frances Pollock Devereux (1771–1849). John Devereux, a native of Ireland, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dewey, Charles
by Mitchell, Memory F. Charles Dewey, banker, was born in New Bern, the son of John Dewey, who was born 29 Apr. 1767 at Stonington, Conn., and died 22 May 1830 at New Bern. John Dewey, an architect, built the Masonic [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dickinson, Georgia Rae: Waves On The Beach
by Cecelski, David S. The Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station opened near the remote crossroads of Havelock in 1942. Originally known as Cunningham Field, it included a vast industrial complex where civilian tradesmen [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Donnell, John Robert
by Carraway, Gertrude S. John Robert Donnell, lawyer and superior court judge, was a native of Scotland. He was graduated with honors in 1807 from The University of North Carolina and became a prosperous lawyer at New Bern. [...] (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.)
Duffy, William
by Miller, Mark F. William Duffy, lawyer and politician, was the son of George Duffy, an unsuccessful lawyer of New Bern. Little is known about young Duffy's early life. In 1792 he was licensed to practice law in New [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Edwards, Isaac
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Isaac Edwards, attorney, private secretary and aide-de-camp to Governor William Tryon, member of the First Provincial Congress of 1774, deputy auditor of the province under Governor Josiah Martin, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ellis, Richard
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Richard Ellis, Revolutionary War patriot and shipowner, was a native of Ireland living in New Bern prior to 1765. On 16 May of that year he was one of the forty residents requesting Governor William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Elmsley, Alexander
by Powell, William S. Alexander Elmsley, assemblyman, attorney, colonial agent, and business representative, was born probably in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, but was in North Carolina by 1762 when he was borough [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Farris, Evelyn Zaytoun: Love Stories
by Cecelski, David S. Evelyn Zaytoun Farris grew up in small-town North Carolina listening to love stories in Arabic and savoring the flavor of Lebanese dishes like kibbeh and koosa. Her family was part of the great [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Fenner, Richard
by Barrett, Ruth L. Richard Fenner, physician, was born in New Bern to Richard and Ann Coddington Fenner. He was commissioned ensign in the Second Regiment, North Carolina Continental Line, in January 1779, was promoted [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fenner, Richard
by Barrett, Ruth L. Richard Fenner, lawyer, was born in Dublin, Ireland, probably the son of William Fenner and the grandson of Richard Fenner, both lawyers, and the descendant of a Richard Fenner who had received [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fenner, Robert
by Barrett, Ruth L. Robert Fenner, army officer, county official, and planter, was the son of Richard and Ann Coddington Fenner of New Bern. In 1771 he was a member of the Craven County Militia and an ensign in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ferrand, Stephen Lee
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. Ferrand, Stephen Lee by Tucker Reed Littleton, 1986 18 Nov. 1787–15 Nov. 1830 Stephen Lee Ferrand, physician and civic leader of Rowan County, was born in Swansboro, the son of Guillaume [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ferrand, William Pugh, Sr.
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. William Pugh Ferrand, Sr., merchant, exporter-importer, naval stores manufacturer and dealer, public official, postmaster, and large landowner, was born in Swansboro. He was the second son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Finch, Josiah John
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Finch, Josiah John by R. Hargus Taylor, 1986 3 Feb. 1814–21 Jan. 1850 Josiah John Finch, clergyman and educator, was born in Franklin County, the fourth child and oldest son of Caswell and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Forey, Martin Rudolph
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Martin Rudolph Forey, clergyman and educator, was born in Troy, N.Y. In 1840 he matriculated in the preparatory department of Madison University (now Colgate) upon recommendation of the Tabernacle [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Freeman, George Washington
by Manning, Molly. George Washington Freeman, clergyman, was born in Sandwich, Mass., to the Reverend Nathaniel Freeman (1741–1843), a Congregationalist minister, and his first wife, Tryphosa Colton, of Killingly, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gaston, Alexander
by Davidson, Chalmers G. Alexander Gaston, patriot, was the fifth son of William Gaston of County Antrim, Ireland. The Gastons were Huguenots, having fled from France to Scotland in the seventeenth century and thence to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gaston, William
by Bowman, Charles H., Jr. William Gaston, lawyer, legislator, congressman, and jurist, was born in New Bern. His father, Alexander Gaston of Huguenot ancestry, was a native of Ireland, trained in medicine, and served as a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gatlin, Alfred Moore
by Everhart, James D., Jr. Alfred Moore Gatlin, lawyer and congressman, was born in Edenton, one of six children of James and Mary Gatlin of Craven County. Alfred's older brother James, Jr., was the father of Radford Gatlin, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Govan, Daniel Chevilette
by Dougan, Michael B. Daniel Chevilette Govan, Confederate general, was born at New Bern, the son of Andrew Robison Govan, who represented the Orangeburg District of South Carolina in the United States Congress from 1822 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graffenried, Christoph, Baron Von
by Dill, A. T. Christoph Graffenried, Baron Von, founder of New Bern and a leader in early Swiss and German colonization of America, was born in his ancestral village of Worb in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Green, James, Jr.
by Reidinger, Martin. James Green, Jr., colonial and Revolutionary leader, was born in Craven County, the son of James Green (ca. 1705–88), a justice of Craven County in 1754. The elder Green was the son of Captain [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Green, John Patterson
by Andrews, William L. John Patterson Green, African-American attorney, legislator, and author, was born in New Bern, the only son of John Rice Green, a tailor, and Temperance Durden Green, a seamstress after her husband's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Green, Thomas Alexander
by Dill, A. T. Thomas Alexander Green, leading private banker and supporter of public school education in the postbellum years, was born in New Bern, the son of Thomas Green, a shipmaster, and Annie M. Curtis [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Griffin, Moses
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Moses Griffin, founder of Griffin's Free School at New Bern, one of the first trade schools for poor girls, if not the first, was a native and lifelong resident of Craven County. His father, Solomon [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Guion, Isaac
by Carraway, Gertrude S., Littleton, Tucker Reed. Isaac Guion, Revolutionary War surgeon, legislator, councillor of state, and merchant, the fourth in lineal descent to bear his name, was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., where his great-grandfather, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Halling, Solomon
by Brewster, Lawrence F. Halling, Solomon by Lawrence F. Brewster, 1988 ca. 1754–24 Dec. 1813 Solomon Halling, physician-surgeon, teacher, and Episcopal clergyman, was a native of Pennsylvania; he was said to have [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hargett (or Harget), Frederick
by Robinson, Catherine L. Frederick Hargett (or Harget), Revolutionary War captain, planter, and lawmaker, was probably born in the area that became Pitt County. The second son of Frederick Hargett, he had only one sibling, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Edward
by Crawford, Jon G. Edward Harris, attorney, judge, and legislator, was born in Iredell County, the son of James and Rebecca Morrison Harris. James Harris, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., moved in 1758 to that part of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawks, Cicero Stephens
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Hawks, Cicero Stephens by Gertrude S. Carraway, 1988 26 May 1811–19 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawks, Francis Lister
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Francis Lister Hawks, clergyman, educator, and historian, was born in New Bern, the second son of Francis (10 Dec. 1769–20 Dec. 1831) and Julia Airay Stephens Hawks (1 Dec. 1773–3 Apr. 1813). He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawks, John
by Carraway, Gertrude S. John Hawks, architect, contractor and accountant, and the supervising architect (1767–70) of Tryon Palace at New Bern, was born in Lincolnshire, England. Trained under Stiff Leadbeater of Eton, who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Heaton, David
by Williams, Max. David Heaton, lawyer, bureaucrat, and congressman, was born in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of James and Mary Heaton. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1841–42, read law, and was admitted [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hendren, William
by Cannon, Elizabeth R. William Mayhew Hendren, lawyer, was born in New Bern, the son of the Reverend Linville L. Hendren, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and Mary Elizabeth Mayhew Hendren. Through his maternal line he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henry, Louis Debonair
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Louis Debonair Henry, state legislator, was a native of New Jersey, the son of Michael D. Henry (A.B., Rutgers, 1783); his mother was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Batchelor Graham of New [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Herritage, William
by Willard, George-Anne. William Herritage, lawyer and planter, served for thirty years as clerk of the General Assembly of North Carolina. His early life remains shrouded in mystery and his parentage unknown. Herritage [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hood, James Walker
by Bell, John L. James Walker Hood, clergyman, educator, and bishop, the son of Levi and Harriet Walker Hood, was born on the farm of Ephraim Jackson in Chester County, Pa., nine miles from Wilmington, Del. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Howard, Martin
by Price, William S., Jr. Martin Howard, Loyalist and chief justice of North Carolina, was born either in England or in New England (authorities disagree) but grew up in Rhode Island where his father, Martin, Sr., was [...] (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.)
Hubbs, Orlando
by Anderson, Eric D. Orlando Hubbs, sheriff of Craven County and congressman, was born on a farm in Commack, N.Y., the son of Platt Ralph and Deborah Reeve Hubbs. His family had lived on Long Island for four generations, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Irving, Thomas Pitts
by Powell, William S. Thomas Pitts Irving, Episcopal clergyman and teacher, was born in Somerset County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He was graduated with high honors from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
James, Horace
by Mobley, Joe A. Horace James, minister, Union Army chaplain, and Freedmen's Bureau officer, was born in Medford, Mass., the son of Galen C. James of Medford and his wife Mary R. Turner of Scituate, Mass. He was [...] (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.)
Johnston, Elizabeth Johnston Evans
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Elizabeth Johnston Evans Johnston, philanthropist, was born at Blandwood in Greensboro, the daughter of Peter G. Evans and his wife Eliza, who was the daughter of Governor John M. Morehead. Known [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, Samuel
by Bair, Anna Withers. Johnston, Samuel by Anna Withers Bair, 1988 15 Dec. 1733–17 Aug. 1816 See also: Samuel Johnston, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Samuel Johnston, Revolutionary War [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Keith, Robert
by Bowers, Thomas A. Keith, Robert by Thomas A. Bowers, 1988 fl. 1782–85 Robert Keith, printer and journalist, originally from Philadelphia, went to Charleston, S.C., in 1782 and became a partner of John McIver, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
LaPierre, John
by Sparrow, W. Keats. John LaPierre, French Huguenot, Anglican clergyman, and early educator, was born Jean de la Pierre in LaSalle, Cévenneu, France, the son of Charles de la Pierre and his first wife, Jeanne Roque. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Latham, Maude Moore
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Maude Moore Latham, cultural leader and benefactor, was born in New Bern, the daughter of James Washington and Sarah Jane Gordon Moore. At Miss Corinne Harrison's School and the New Bern public [...] (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.)
Leech, Joseph
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Joseph Leech, businessman and soldier, was living in New Bern by 1758, when he was an executor of the will of his father-in-law, Frederick Jones. A wealthy landowner, he had rental property, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lemly, Samuel
by Brawley, James S. Lemly, Samuel by James S. Brawley, 1991 1 Mar. 1791–14 Jan. 1848 Samuel Lemly, builder and architect, was prominent in Rowan County from 1817 to 1841. Little is known about him and only [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lente, Frederick Divoux (or Devereaux)
by Putzel, Rosamond. Frederick Divoux (or Devereaux) Lente, physician and surgeon, was born in New Bern, the son of Maria Fredericka Devereaux and Christopher Lente, who was in East Indian trade. He was of Dutch descent [...] (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.)
MacRae, William
by Branch, Paul. William MacRae, railroad manager, civil engineer, and Confederate general, was born in Wilmington. His family was descended from the clan MacRae from Rosshire on the seacoast of the western Highlands [...] (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.)
Martin, François-Xavier
by Jones, H. G. François-Xavier Martin, editor, author, attorney, and jurist, was born in Marseilles, France. Little is known of his parentage and childhood, for while yet a teenager he sailed for the island of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, James Green
by Branch, Paul. James Green Martin, Confederate officer and lawyer, was born at Elizabeth City, the oldest son of William and Sophia Scott Daugé Martin. His father, a prominent planter and shipbuilder, had served in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, Josiah
by Stumpf, Vernon O. Josiah Martin, last royal governor of North Carolina, was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Colonel Samuel and Sarah Wyke Irish Martin of Greencastle, Antigua, West Indies. He was a scion of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mason, Mary Ann Bryan
by Walser, Richard. Mary Ann Bryan Mason, writer, was born in New Bern, the daughter of John Council and Mary Ann Fulford Bryan. The Bryan family had been prominent in North Carolina for many generations. Mary Ann was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Maxwell, Allen Jay
by Lawson, Dennis R. Allen Jay Maxwell, editor, politician, and state official, was born in Duplin County, the son of Hugh Gillespie and Nancy S. Maready Maxwell. He was a descendant of James Maxwell, Revolutionary War [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McAuslan, Alexander
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Alexander McAuslan, merchant and Loyalist, was a native of Scotland who settled in New Bern several years before the American Revolution. He left for a time in 1775 as tensions mounted. In 1777 the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCulloch, Henry
by Ekirch, A. Roger. Henry McCulloch, was a British placeman who resided briefly in North Carolina. Little is known of his early life or ancestry, except that he was probably a cousin of Henry McCulloh, the enterprising [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKinne, Richard
by Flowers, John Baxton, III. McKinne, Richard by John Baxton Flowers III, 1991 1752–27 Jan. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McRae, Duncan Kirkland
by Reidinger, Martin. McRae, Duncan Kirkland by Martin Reidinger, 1991 16 Aug. 1820–12 Feb. [...] (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.)
Mercer, George
by Powell, William S. Mercer, George by William S. Powell, 1991 23 June 1733–Apr. 1784 George Mercer, Virginia officer and lieutenant governor of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meredith, Thomas
by Johnson, Mary Lynch. Thomas Meredith, minister and editor, was born in Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pa., the son of John, a prosperous farmer, and Charlotte Hough Meredith. John Meredith's great-grandfather, Simon [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Michel, Frantz Ludwig
by Dill, Alonzo Thomas. Frantz Ludwig Michel, colonist and explorer, also called Francis Louis Michel, assisted Christoph von Graffenried in establishing a Swiss-German colony at New Bern in 1710. His family, Michel von [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Micklejohn, George
by Stokes, Durward T. George Micklejohn, Anglican clergyman in colonial North Carolina, was probably a native of Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north of England, but no details of his family or early life have been found nor [...] (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.)
Nash, Abner
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Abner Nash, Patriot and second governor of the state of North Carolina, was born at Templeton Manor, his family's plantation near Farmville in Prince Edward County, Va. His father, John Nash, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nash, Frederick
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Frederick Nash, fourth chief justice of North Carolina, was born in the former colonial governors' palace at New Bern, the son of Governor Abner Nash and his second wife, Mary Whiting Jones. Young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nichols, William
by Sanders, John L. William Nichols, architect and builder, was born in Bath, County Somerset, England, and probably received his early training in England. Arriving in North Carolina in 1800, he was a resident of New [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
O'Hara, James Edward
by Elmore, Joseph E. James Edward O'Hara, congressman, Halifax county commissioner, black politician, educator, and lawyer, was born in New York City, the son of an Irish seaman and a West Indian woman. At age six, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Osborne, John
by Carraway, Gertrude S. In 1792 Osborne was a steward of St. John's Masonic Lodge and its treasurer of 1793–94. He served on the lodge's committee of laws and correspondence, which was instructed to "form an address to our [...] (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.)
Park, John Alsey
by Green, C. Sylvester. John Alsey Park, journalist, was born in Raleigh, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Frances Beavers Park. His ancestral lines extended from Scotland and Ireland on his father's side, and from Great [...] (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.)
Pasteur, William
by Thorp, John Mercer, Jr. William Pasteur, physician and Revolutionary War administrator, may have been a brother of Dr. Charles Pasteur. He served as a surgeon for the Second Regiment of the North Carolina Continental Line [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paton, David
by Sanders, John L. David Paton, architect, the third of twelve children of John (1772–1842) and Elenor Roper Paton, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He attended the University of Edinburgh (1820–24) and was trained as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paul, Hiram Voss
by Miller, Patricia J. Hiram Voss Paul, poet, author, editor, and journalist, was born in New Bern of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His forefathers, the McCotters and the Pauls, were among the first settlers of Albemarle County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pennington, John L.
by Powell, William S. John L. Pennington, newspaper editor and governor of the Dakota Territory, was born in Wake County, N.C. The names of his parents seem not to be recorded, but he probably was the son of John [...] (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.)
Pigott, Emeline Jamison
by Barnes, Ruth Royal. Emeline Jamison Pigott, Confederate spy, was born in Carteret County, the daughter of Levi and Eliza Dennis Pigott, both from families with roots deep in the area. At the time of the Civil War, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pilmore, Joseph (or Pillmore, Pilmoor, Pilmoore)
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Joseph (or Pillmore Pilmore, Pilmoor, clergyman, was born in Tadmouth, Yorkshire, England, to parents who were members of the Church of England. At sixteen he became acquainted with John Wesley [...] (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.)
Pool, Stephen Decatur
by Powell, William S. In September 1849 he was principal of the Elizabeth City Academy, and later his wife joined him as head of the Female Department. In 1850 he opened a night school for young men and apprentices whose [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pool, Stephen Decatur, Jr.
by Jennette, B. Culpepper, Jr. Pool, Stephen Decatur, Jr. by B. Culpepper Jennette, Jr., 1994 11 Nov. 1847–8 Feb. 1892 Stephen Decatur Pool, Jr., Confederate soldier, lawyer, and journalist, was born in Elizabeth City, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Price, Jonathan
by Stevenson, George. Price, Jonathan by George Stevenson, 1994 d. 23 May 1822 See also:  Maps Jonathan Price, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Price, Joseph Charles
by Inscoe, John C. Price, Joseph Charles by John Inscoe, 1994 Related Entries: Civil Rights; Civil War; African American; Historically Black Colleges and Universities 10 Feb. 1854–25 Oct. 1893 Joseph [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rains, Gabriel James
by Branch, Paul. Gabriel James Rains, career soldier, Confederate general, and inventor, was born in New Bern, Craven County, the elder son of Gabriel M. and Hester Ambrose Rains. His brother, George Washington [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rains, George Washington
by Terry, George D. George Washington Rains, army officer, educator, and author, was born in Craven County, the eighth child of Gabriel M. and Hester Ambrose Rains. He attended New Bern Academy and in 1838, after his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reed, James
by Dill, Alonzo Thomas. James Reed, Anglican clergyman and founder of the first tax-supported school in colonial North Carolina, predecessor of the celebrated New Bern Academy, was born in England. With the encouragement of [...] (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.)
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.)
Rush, Christopher
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Christopher Rush, second superintendent (a title later changed to bishop) of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and a full-blooded African, was born a slave in Craven County. Whether he was [...] (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.)
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.)
Schloss, Simeon Archibald
by Wilson, Paul F. Schloss, Simeon Archibald by Paul F. Wilson, 1994   See also: Opera Houses. 10 Oct. 1865–22 Dec. 1913 Simeon Archibald Schloss, predominant figure in theatrical management in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, Andrew
by Parramore, T. C. Andrew Scott, physician and natural scientist, left Prince Georges County, Md., and settled in North Carolina about 1753. While practicing in Maryland, Dr. Scott on at least one occasion sent a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Seymour, Augustus Sherrill
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Augustus Sherrill Seymour, federal judge, state judge, and legislator, the scion of a distinguished family including Governor Horatio Seymour, was born at Ithaca, N.Y., the son of Mary Sherrill and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shepard, Charles Biddle
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Charles Biddle Shepard, state legislator and congressman, was the son of William and Mary Williams Blount Shepard of New Bern. An older brother, William Biddle, was a congressman and state senator [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shepard, James Biddle
by Powell, William S. James Biddle Shepard, lawyer, legislator, and poet, was born in New Bern, the son of William Biddle and Mary Blount Shepard of Elmwood, Pasquotank County. He was related to the Biddle and Pettigrew [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shotwell, Randolph Abbott
by Wert, Jeffry D. Randolph Abbott Shotwell, Confederate soldier, newspaperman, state legislator, and author, was born in West Liberty, Va., the eldest of three sons of the Reverend Nathan, a Presbyterian minister, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Simmons, Furnifold McLendel
by Watson, Richard L., Jr. Furnifold McLendel Simmons, U.S. senator, was born at his father's plantation near Pollocksville in Jones County, the son of Furnifold Green, Jr., and Mary McLendel Jerman Simmons. He attended Wake [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Simpson, Herbert Woodley
by Seapker, Janet K. Herbert Woodley Simpson, architect, was born in New Bern, the son of John Archibald, a builder and undertaker, and Mary Elizabeth Higgins Simpson. No information has been discovered about Simpson's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Singleton, Spyers
by Murphy, Eva. In 1775 Singleton was one of seven representatives of Dobbs County to the Provincial Congress at Hillsborough; Richard Caswell, later governor, also represented Dobbs. Singleton was then a merchant [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sitgreaves, John
by Carraway, Gertrude S. John Sitgreaves, congressman, legislator, and federal judge, was born in England, the son of Thomas, a native of Philadelphia and a resident of New Bern, N.C., and Mrs. John Cady Bryan Sitgreaves. [...] (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.)
Smith, Isaac Hughes
by Massengill, Stephen E. Isaac Hughes Smith, black legislator, realtor, and philanthropist, was born in the Craven County area, the son of Thomas and Harriet Smith, both natives of North Carolina. Little is known about his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Michael
by Killingsworth, M. Jimmie. Michael Smith, preacher and poet, was born in County Meath, Ireland, the son of the Reverend Robert Smith. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he was ordained an Anglican priest by the bishop of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smyth, George Washington
by Price, Joseph L., Jr. George Washington Smyth, surveyor, jurist, and congressman, was born in North Carolina, the son of Samuel Smyth, a German-born millwright, and a Scots-Irish mother. His father owned a gristmill on [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spaight, Richard
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Richard Spaight, colonial secretary, councilman, and clerk of the Assembly, was born in Carrickfurgus, Ireland, the son of George and Margaret Dobbs Spaight, who were married on 7 July 1729. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spaight, Richard Dobbs
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Spaight, Richard Dobbs by Gertrude S. Carraway, 1994 25 Mar. 1758–6 Sept. 1802 See also: Richard Dobbs Spaight, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History; Stanly-Spaight [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spaight, Richard Dobbs Jr.
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Spaight, Richard Dobbs, Jr. by Gertrude S. Carraway, 1994 1796–17 Nov. 1850 See also: Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr., Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Richard Dobbs Spaight, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sparrow, Thomas, II
by Sparrow, W. Keats. Thomas Sparrow, II, shipbuilder, was born at Smith's Creek, Craven County, the son of Thomas, I (1751–1822), and his first wife, Theresa (Rhesa) Delamar Sparrow. Sparrow's career in building [...] (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.)
Spicer, John
by Smith, William S., Jr. John Spicer, port inspector, legislator, judge of the Admiralty Court, militia paymaster during the Revolutionary War, and member of the Council of State, probably settled in North Carolina with his [...] (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.)
Stanly, Fabius Maximus
by Brown, Norman D. Fabius Maximus Stanly, U.S. naval officer, was born in New Bern, the son of John, a Federalist congressman, and Elizabeth Franks Stanly. He entered the navy as a midshipman candidate on 20 Dec. 1831 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stanly, John
by Brown, Norman D. John Stanly, Federalist congressman and legislator, was born in New Bern. His father, John Wright Stanly, was the most famous shipowner in North Carolina during the American Revolution; his mother [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stanly, John Wright
by Hessel, Mary S. John Wright Stanly, merchant and Revolutionary Patriot, maintained a fleet of trading and privateering vessels that brought in supplies vital to North Carolina's wartime strength. A native of Charles [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Starke, Lucien Douglas
by Powell, William S. Lucien Douglas Starke, newspaper editor and Confederate officer, was born at Pleasant Level near Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Va., the son of Colonel Bowling and Eliza G. New Starke. His mother was [...] (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.)
Taylor, Hannis
by Mcwilliams, Tennant S. Hannis Taylor, lawyer, scholar, and diplomat, was born in New Bern, the son of Susan Stevenson and Richard Nixon Taylor, a merchant. He was the grandson of Mary Hannis and William Taylor, Scottish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Taylor, John Louis
by Carraway, Gertrude S. John Louis Taylor, chief justice and legislator, was born in London of Irish parentage. Orphaned, he came to America at age twelve with an older brother, James, who helped finance his studies at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Taylor, Simon Bruton
by Fountain, A. M. Taylor, Simon Bruton by A. M. Fountain, 1996 16 Mar. 1834–27 Jan. 1929 Simon Bruton Taylor, Confederate officer, merchant, public official, and farmer, was born on a farm in southern Lenoir [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thackston, James
by Menius, Arthur C. James Thackston, was a rather suspect figure of secondary importance in North Carolina mercantile, political, and military affairs throughout the Revolutionary period. Thackston (occasionally spelled [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thomas, Charles Randolph
by Anderson, Eric D. Charles Randolph Thomas, lawyer and congressman, was born in Beaufort, the son of Marcus and Elizabeth Duncan Thomas. His father was a wealthy shipowner and merchant, and Charles received the best [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thomlinson, Thomas
by Mathews, Alice E. Thomas Thomlinson, schoolmaster, the son of John Thomlinson, was born at Evening-Hill in the parish of Thursby, Cumberland County, England, and was master of Uldale School nearby from 1752 to 1762. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tisdale, William
by Pennywitt, Neil C. William Tisdale, silversmith, judge of the admiralty court for the Port of Beaufort, and engraver of the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina, was born the second son of Ebenezer and Hope Basset [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tolson, John Jarvis III (Jack)
by Powell, William S. Tolson, John Jarvis III (Jack) by William S. Powell, 1996 22 Oct. 1915–2 Dec. 1991 John Jarvis III (Jack) Tolson, army officer and pioneer in the use of helicopters in combat, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tryon, William
by Dill, Alonzo Thomas. William Tryon, professional soldier and governor of the province of North Carolina and New York on the eve of the Revolution, was born at Norbury Park in Surrey, England. His father was Charles [...] (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.)
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.)
Vail, Jeremiah
by Smith, William S., Jr. Jeremiah Vail, local and provincial official, one of several of this name, began to be involved in a number of land transactions and other legal causes in Chowan County beginning in 1697, when he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vassall, John
by Clifton, James M. John Vassall, colonial entrepreneur and chief promoter of the Clarendon County settlement on the Lower Cape Fear in the 1660s, was born in Stepney, Middlesex County, England, the son of William and [...] (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.)
Washington, William Henry
by Neville, John D. Washington, William Henry by John D. Neville, 1996 7 Feb. 1813–12 Aug. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitaker, Spier
by Norris, Elizabeth E. Whitaker, Spier by Elizabeth E. Norris, 1996 15 Mar. 1841–10 July 1901 Spier Whitaker, Confederate and Spanish American War officer, attorney, state senator, and superior court judge, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
White, George Henry
by Thompson, Taylor. Have you ever been in a situation where people around you were being treated unfairly?  Did you want to do something about it? George Henry White found himself in the same situation. He wanted to [...] (from NCpedia K-8 Collection.)
Whitford, John Dalton
by Carraway, Gertrude S. John Dalton Whitford, legislator, railroad president, soldier, and historian, was born in New Bern, the son of Hardy (1793–1841) and Mary James Clark Whitford (1800–1884), who were married on 23 Dec. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitford, John Nathaniel
by Branch, Paul, Jr. John Nathaniel Whitford, merchant, Confederate officer, and planter, was born near Vanceboro, the son of Nathan, a farmer who represented Craven County in the General Assembly in 1862–64, and Hannah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wills, Henry
by Roberts, B. W. C. Wills, Henry by B. W. C. Roberts, 1996 9 Apr. 1764–12 July 1827 See also:  Webb, Sarah M. Norfleet, (from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography); North-Carolina Gazette (from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wood, Ernest Harvey, Jr.
by Green, C. Sylvester. Wood, Ernest Harvey, Jr. by C. Sylvester Green, 1996 12 Dec. 1914–11 Feb. 1975 Ernest Harvey Wood, Jr., radiologist and medical educator, was born in New Bern, the son of Ernest Harvey, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Woods, Freeman
by Peacock, Mary R. B. Woods, Freeman by Mary R. B. Peacock, 1996 ca. 1766–20 Nov. 1834 Freeman Woods, silversmith, was a native of New Jersey and worked in New York before moving to New Bern around 1794. For the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Woodward, Sara Griffith Stanley
by Powell, William S. Woodward, Sara Griffith Stanley by William S. Powell, 1994 Related Entries: African American 1836–1918 Sara Griffith Stanley Woodward, anti-slavery activist and teacher and one of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wootten, Mary Bayard Morgan
by Allen, Helen Dugan. Mary Bayard Morgan Wootten, photographer and artist, was born in New Bern, the daughter of Mary Devereux Clarke and Rufus Morgan. Her maternal grandmother was Mary Bayard Devereux Clarke, author and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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