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Allen, William Cicero
by Gainor, Samuel M. William Cicero Allen, educator and historian, was born in Halifax of Scottish ancestry. His father was James V. Allen, the leading merchant in Halifax County and a major of the local regiment of Home [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alston, Willis
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Willis Alston, congressman, was born at the family plantation on Fishing Creek, near Littleton, in Halifax County. His parents were John Alston (1740–84) and Ann Hunt Macon, daughter of Gideon and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baker, Ella
by Townes, Mitzi. Ella Baker was born on December 13, 1903 in Norfolk , Va. When Ella was eight years old her family moved to Littleton, North Carolina. In 1918, Ella Baker entered Shaw University, a Baptist boarding [...] (from NCpedia.)
Barrow, Robert Ruffin
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Robert Ruffin Barrow, planter, was born in Halifax County, the eldest child of Bartholomew Barrow and his first wife, Ascension Slatter, daughter of James Slatter and Charity Cotten. He was reared in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barrow, William
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Barrow, Louisiana pioneer, was born in Halifax County, the son of William Barrow and his wife, Olivia, who was the daughter of Robert Ruffin of Northampton County. His grandfather William had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bond, William Robert
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Robert Bond, Confederate soldier and author, was born in Halifax, the only child of Dr. Robert Cannon Bond and his wife, Martha Long. Dr. Bond was a native of Raleigh and, after attending The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bradford, Henry Bartlett
by Cross, Jerry L. Henry Bartlett Bradford, Methodist minister and church founder, was the son of Colonel John Bradford and his first wife, Patience Reed Bradford, of Halifax County. He was a direct descendant [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Branch, John
by Counihan, Harold J. John Branch, governor of North Carolina, U.S. senator, secretary of the navy, and governor of Florida, was born in the town of Halifax. His father, John Branch, Sr., was a wealthy landowner and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, William Hill
by Parramore, Thomas C. William Hill Brown, novelist and poet, was born in Boston, Mass., the son of Gawen Brown, a noted clockmaker, and Elizabeth Hill Adams Brown. At the age of twenty-three, Brown published a novel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burges, Thomas
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Thomas Burges, Church of England clergyman, was born in the parish of Standon, Staffordshire, England, where he was baptized 6 Sept. 1712. He was the fourth of the fourteen children of John Burges [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burton, Hutchins Gordon
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Hutchins Gordon Burton, lawyer, congressman, and governor, was the son of John and Mary Gordon Burton. There is disagreement about his birthdate and birthplace, but the weight of evidence seems to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bynum, Jesse Atherton
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Jesse Atherton Bynum, lawyer, congressman, and planter, was born in Halifax County, attended Princeton in 1818–19, studied law, and practiced in Halifax. He represented Halifax borough in the House [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carney, Stephen Wright
by Modlin, J. Wayne. Carney, Stephen Wright by J. Wayne Modlin, 1979 1762–27 Dec. 1811 Stephen Wright Carney, legislator, general of the state militia, and racehorse owner, was born in Norfolk County, Va., the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chaloner, John Armstrong
by Chestnut, Paul I. John Armstrong Chaloner, author, industrialist, and philanthropist, was born in New York City in the home of his maternal ancestors, the prominent Astor family. The family name, originally spelled [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chavis, John
by Parramore, Barbara M. John Chavis, preacher and teacher, was probably the "indentured servant named John Chavis" mentioned in the inventory of the estate of Halifax attorney James Milner in 1773, though little is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cherry, Annie Moore
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Annie Moore Cherry, educator, daughter of William Rodney and Elizabeth Eleanor Moore Cherry, was born in Martin County but spent most of her early life in Hobgood and Scotland Neck, Halifax County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Walter McKenzie
by Eagles, Charles W., Clark, David. Walter McKenzie Clark, chief justice of the supreme court, was born at Prospect Hill plantation in Halifax County. His father was David Clark II, a wealthy planter and a brigadier general in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Conigland, Edward
by Hofmann, Margaret M. Edward Conigland, lawyer, teacher, writer, orator, and Catholic layman, was born in Ireland, the fifth son of Dr. Patrick and Margaret Brison Conigland. Following the death of Dr. Conigland, Margaret [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Corbin, Francis
by Stevenson, George. Francis Corbin, council member, judge of the court of admiralty, associate justice of the general court, legislator, colonel of the militia, county justice, and agent and attorney to John Carteret, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cox, William Ruffin
by Williams, Max R. William Ruffin Cox, lawyer, agriculturalist, Confederate general, congressman, and civic leader, was born in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, of English ancestry. His grandfather was John Cox, whose [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crowell, John
by Copeland, J. Isaac. John Crowell, Indian agent, territorial delegate, and congressman, was born in Halifax County. His father, Edward, had left New Jersey to settle in North Carolina, where he married a Miss Rabun, an [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cullom, Willis Richard
by Gass, W. Conard. Willis Richard Cullom, clergyman and educator, was born in Halifax County, near Weldon. He was the fifth child and second son of Joseph Joel and Mary E. Johnson Cullom, who ultimately became the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniel, John Reeves Jones
by Hall, Louise MCG. John Reeves Jones Daniel, lawyer, congressman, and planter, was born near Halifax, the son of Judith Jones and Willie Daniel. He attended The University of North Carolina, from which he was graduated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniel, Joseph John
by Reckford, Joseph K. L. Daniel, Joseph John by Joseph K. L. Reckford, 1986 13 Nov. 1783–10 Feb. 1848 Joseph John Daniel, legislator and jurist, was born in Halifax [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniel, Junius
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Junius Daniel, Confederate general, was born in Halifax, the son of John Reeves Jones Daniel (1802–68), attorney general of North Carolina and member of the United States Congress, and his wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davie, William Richardson
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Davie, William Richardson by Blackwell P. Robinson, 1986 22 June 1756–5 Nov. 1820 See also: William Richardson Davie, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History William Richardson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Justina
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Justina Davis, second wife of Governor Arthur Dobbs and later wife of Abner Nash, who became governor of North Carolina after her death, was born probably in Brunswick. She is thought to have been [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Oroondates
by Stevenson, George. Oroondates Davis, lawyer, legislator, and member of the Board of War of North Carolina during the American Revolution, was born in what is now Halifax County, the sixth and youngest son of Thomas and [...] (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.)
Day, John
by Holloman, Charles R. John Day, political leader and jurist, was one of the American founders of the African republic of Liberia and for four years was chief justice of its supreme court. He was born in Halifax County, [...] (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.)
Dickins, Asbury
by Queen, Louise L. Asbury Dickins, bookseller, publisher, and government career man, was born in Halifax County, the son of John and Elizabeth Yancey Dickins. John Dickins played an important part in the formation and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dickins, John
by Carroll, Grady L. E. John Dickins, Methodist clergyman and pioneer book agent, was born to John and Elizabeth Aston Dickins in London. Educated there and, according to tradition, at Eton, he became "well acquainted with [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Drew, William
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Drew, attorney general and legislator, was probably born in Bertie County, the son of John Drew and his wife Patience Brewer. His grandfather, William Drew of Surry County, Va., acquired [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dromgoole, Peter Pelham
by Malone, E. T., Jr. Peter Pelham Dromgoole, the student whose mysterious disappearance from the campus of The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in the spring of 1833 inspired several Tar Heel literary works [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dudley, Guilford
by Butler, Lindley S. Guilford Dudley, Revolutionary militia officer, was born in Caroline County, Va., the son of Christopher and Elizabeth Dudley. In November 1763 his father moved to Halifax, N.C., where the younger [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eaton, John Henry
by Copeland, J. Isaac. John Henry Eaton, U.S. senator, member of Andrew Jackson's cabinet, governor of the Territory of Florida, and U.S. minister to Spain, was born in Halifax County near the town of Scotland Neck, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Edmondston, Catherine Ann Devereux
by Armistead, T. L. Catherine Ann Devereaux Edmondston, diarist and member of the planter aristocracy of Halifax County, was one of six daughters of Thomas Pollock (17 Nov. 1793–7 Mar. 1869) and Catherine Ann Bayard [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eelbeck, Montfort
by Barrett, Ruth L. Montfort Eelbeck, county official and planter, for thirty-five years held civil office in Edgecombe and Halifax counties, appointed in turn by governor and council, Provincial Congress, and state [...] (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.)
Elmsley, John
by Powell, William S. John Elmsley, chief justice of Canada, was born in Halifax, the son of Alexander Elmsley and his wife. He moved to England with his parents in the summer of 1768 and was graduated from Oriel College, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Emry, Thomas Leyburn
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Thomas Leyburn Emry, industrial organizer and promoter, is remembered for his role in discovering the advantages of what is now the city of Roanoke Rapids as a manufacturing site. A prosperous [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Everett, Sallie Baker
by Pittman, William R. Everett, Sallie Baker By William R. Pittman, 1986 26 Feb. 1888–29 Apr. 1975 Sallie Baker Everett, farm and political leader, was born in the Halifax County town of Palmyra to LaFayette John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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, 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.)
FitzGerald, Frederick
by Moore, James Elliot. Frederick FitzGerald, Episcopal clergyman and Confederate chaplain, was born in London but came to North Carolina at an early age and was reared in the family of Josiah Collins at Scuppernong. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fuller, Edwin Wiley
by Malone, E. T., Jr. Edwin Wiley Fuller, poet and novelist, was born in Louisburg, Franklin County, the son of Jones Fuller, a cotton broker and merchant, and of Anna Long Thomas, a lady of culture, religion, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fulton, Hamilton
by Stevenson, George. Hamilton Fulton, civil engineer, was born in Great Britain into a Scottish family presumably connected with the engineering family of that name in Glasgow. He studied under John Rennie (1761–1821), [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Garibaldi, Angelo
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Angelo Garibaldi, steamboat captain and shipbuilder, was born in Italy of unknown parentage. He is said to have come to Baltimore as a boy with an uncle. On the death of this relative, young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Garrett, Paul
by Powell, William S. Garrett, Paul by William S. Powell, 1986 3 Nov. 1863–18 Mar. 1940 Paul Garrett, wine producer, was born in Edgecombe County, the son of Dr. Francis Marion Garrett, a Confederate surgeon, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gary, Emily Gregory Gilliam
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Emily Gregory Gilliam Gary, moving force behind the development and preservation of historic buildings and sites in colonial Halifax, N.C., was the daughter of George and Marie Antoinette Mullen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Geddy, John
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Geddy, silversmith and patriot, was born in Williamsburg, Va., the son of James and Anne Geddy. His brother, James, was a prominent silversmith whose restored shop on Duke of Gloucester Street [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gilchrist, Thomas
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Thomas Gilchrist, merchant, was the subject of an unusual episode in the Revolutionary annals of North Carolina. Married to Martha Jones, sister of the Halifax Whig leaders Willie and Allen Jones, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grant, Gary: A Boy Scout Jamboree to Remember
by Cecelski, David S. I visited with Gary Grant in Tillery, a rural, African-American community in Halifax County, 100 miles northeast of Raleigh. Raised in an experimental resettlement community in Tillery in which FDR's [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Grant, James, III
by Grant, Newell M. James Grant, III, judge, lawyer, and railroad builder, was born in Enfield, Halifax County, the second of eight children of James and Elizabeth Whitaker Grant. He entered The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gregory, Fletcher Harrison
by Pegg, Carl H. Gregory, Fletcher Harrison by Carl H. Pegg, 1986 24 Nov. 1882–3 Nov. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gregory, Thomas Laurence Baker
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Thomas Laurence Baker Gregory, portrait painter, was born in Hertford County. The name of his father is unknown, but his grandfather was very likely one Thomas Gregory who married Priscilla Baker, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hamilton, John
by Troxler, Carole Watterson, Menius, Arthur C. John Hamilton, merchant in late colonial North Carolina and Virginia, commander of the largest provincial corps of North Carolina loyalists, and British diplomat, was born in Scotland, probably near [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Charles Wilson
by Blackburn, George T., II. Harris, Charles Wilson by George T. Blackburn II, 1988 1771–15 or 26 Jan. 1804 Charles Wilson Harris, educator and lawyer, was born at Mill Grove plantation, about seven miles west [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Hunter Lee
by Walser, Richard. Hunter Lee Harris, geologist and poet, was born at Sassafras Fork (Stem) in Granville County, son of Adam Clarke and Martha Hunter Harris and the youngest of six. He had two sisters and three [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harrison, Richard
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Richard Harrison, planter and legislator, was born at Leonardstown, St. Mary's County, Md., the son of Kenelm and Mary Harrison. Having inherited a plantation in Edgecombe County, N.C., as provided [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haywood, Egbert
by Haywood, John D. Egbert Haywood, Revolutionary patriot, was the son of Colonel John Haywood, a surveyor for Earl Granville and treasurer of the northern counties of the province of North Carolina, and Mary Lovett [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haywood, John
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. John Haywood, engineer, legislator, and soldier, was born in Christ Church Parish, Barbados, British West Indies. His family had emigrated to that island from the parish of Bolton, Lancashire County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, Thomas Norfleet
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Thomas Norfleet Hill, jurist, was born at Kenmore, Halifax County, the son of Lavinia Dorothy Barnes and Whitmel John Hill, the grandson of Colonel Whitmel Hill who was prominent in the American [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hodge, Abraham
by Robinson, Catherine L. Abraham Hodge, state printer and Federalist activist, was born in the colony of New York in 1755. He had at least one sibling, a sister Elizabeth, who married John Boylan; they were the parents of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hogg, Samuel E. [Edwards?]
by Evans, Phillip W. On 21 Nov. 1812 Hogg became a surgeon for the First Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers, a position he held until 22 Apr. 1813. His medical talents were appreciated by Major General Andrew Jackson, who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hogun, James
by Rankin, Hugh F. James Hogun, politician and Revolutionary soldier, a native of Ireland, settled in Halifax County around 1751. He married Ruth Norfleet of a prominent North Carolina family. One son, Lemuel, survived [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, Jacob W.
by Bishir, Catherine W. Jacob W. Holt, contractor, architect, and builder, the oldest son of David and Elizabeth ("Betsy") McGehee Holt, was born in Prince Edward County, Va. When he was still quite young his mother died [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Howard, Caleb D.
by Bowers, Thomas A. Caleb D. Howard, printer and journalist, published in Wilmington The Wilmington Centinel and General Advertiser with his partner, Daniel Bowen; their first issue apparently appeared on 5 Mar. 1788. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hufham, James Dunn
by Taylor, R. Hargus. James Dunn Hufham, Baptist clergyman, editor, and historian, was born near Faison, Duplin County, the second of nine children of the Reverend George Washington and Frances Dunn Hufham. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Huggins, Maloy Alton
by Woodard, John R. Maloy Alton Huggins, educator and religious administrator, was born in Marion County, S.C., the son of A. R. F. and Alice Lundy Huggins. He attended the common schools of his home county and, from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, James
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Hunter, James by Ralph Hardee Rives, 1988 16 May 1767–5 Dec. 1831 James Hunter, pioneer [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, Thomas
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Thomas Hunter, Revolutionary patriot, was the son of Isaac Hunter of Northampton County. He first appears in the North Carolina records in 1761, when he purchased a tract of land in Northampton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Irwin, Henry
by . Henry Irwin, colonial official and Revolutionary War commander, was born of Scottish descent, probably in Virginia. He purchased land in Tarboro, N.C., in 1760 and was chosen a delegate to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Janie Settles
by Parrish, Thomas, IV. Janie Settles was the the first African-American female rescue chief in North Carolina. She was born and grew up in Littleton in Halifax County, the youngest of the fourteen children of John Wesley [...] (from NCpedia.)
Jones, Allen
by Howerton, Timothy L. Allen Jones, colonial and state official and Revolutionary War officer, was born in Edgecombe (now Halifax County), the son of Robert ("Robin") Jones, colonial attorney general, and his wife, Sarah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Willie
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Willie Jones, Revolutionary patriot, consummate politician, Jeffersonian Democrat, and ardent states' righter, was born in Surry County, Va., of Welsh and English parentage. His father, Robin Jones, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Joyner, Andrew
by Murphy, Eva. Andrew Joyner, legislator and army officer, was born in Halifax County, the son of Henry (d. 1803) and Menie Troughton Joyner. An able legislator and promoter of internal affairs in state government, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kitchin, Alvin Paul
by Boughman, Lee. Alvin Paul Kitchin, attorney and congressman, was born in Scotland Neck, the son of Alvin Paul, Sr., and Carrie Virginia Lawrence Kitchin. His family included Governor W. W. Kitchin, Congressman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kitchin, Claude
by Watson, Richard L., Jr. Kitchin, Claude by Richard L. Watson, Jr., 1988 24 Mar. 1869–31 May 1923 Claude Kitchin, attorney and congressman, was born in Halifax County near Scotland Neck, the third of eleven children [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kitchin, Sue Musette Satterfield
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Kitchin, Sue Musette Satterfield by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Kitchin, Thurman Delna
by West, C. P. Thurman Delna Kitchin, physician and educator, was born at Scotland Neck, the son of William Hodge and Maria Arrington Kitchin, as one of a family of eleven children. After attending the Vine Hill [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kitchin, William Hodge
by Anderson, Eric. William Hodge Kitchin, orator and politician, was born in Lauderdale County, Ala., the son of Boas and Arabella Smith Kitchin. When he was four, his parents returned to their native North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kitchin, William Walton
by Green, C. Sylvester. William Walton Kitchin, lawyer, congressman, and governor of North Carolina, was born in rural Halifax County near Scotland Neck, the son of William Hodge and Maria Figus Arrington Kitchin. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kitchin, William Walton (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. WILLIAM WALTON KITCHIN Governor: 1909-1913 by Michael Hill Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Kittner, Harry: A Candle Is Lit
by Cecelski, David S. Harry Kittner is one of the last congregants at Temple Emanu-El, in the small town of Weldon. This synagogue was the heart of a Jewish community that once thrived in Eastern North Carolina but has [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Lamb, Gideon
by Watson, Alan D. Gideon Lamb, soldier, was the seventh and last child of Thomas (31 Jan. 1702–ca. 1761) and Sarah Beckwith Lamb (b. 1 July 1701 in Lyme, Mass.). Thomas married Sarah on 5 Nov. 1723 in Spring-field, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lamon, Duncan
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Duncan Lamon, Revolutionary Patriot whose antecedents are not known, appeared in Edgecombe County records in 1749, when he bought a tract of land on Toisnot Swamp. In the same year, Robert West sold [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lee, Jesse
by Linn, Jo White. Jesse Lee, a pioneer Methodist preacher in North Carolina and "the apostle of Methodism to New England," was born in Prince George County, Va., the son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Lee, prosperous [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lenoir, William
by Shrader, Richard A. William Lenoir, soldier, justice of the peace, state legislator, and planter-entrepreneur, was born in Brunswick County, Va. The youngest of ten children of Thomas and Mourning Crawley Lenoir, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Leslie, James
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. James Leslie, founder of the town of Halifax, was born in Northern Ireland. It may be significant that he first appeared in North Carolina not long after the arrival of Governor Arthur Dobbs, himself [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, Nicholas
by Malone, E. T., Jr. Nicholas Long, deputy quartermaster general under General George Washington, militia colonel, and Revolutionary statesman, also represented Halifax County for several terms in both houses of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, Thomas Williams Mason
by Zouck, Betty Gray Long. Thomas Williams Mason Long, physician, legislator, and administrator, was born at Longview, Northampton County, the son of Lemuel McKinne and Betty Gray Mason Long. He spent his childhood at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lowe, Thomas G.
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Thomas G. Lowe, Methodist minister of Halifax, was known as "a forest born Demosthenes," "one of the best equipped preachers of the Methodist denomination," and the "Foremost Natural Orator of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacDonald, Allan
by Clifton, James M. Allan MacDonald, of Kingsborough, Scotland, was one of the most important Scottish Highlanders to serve the king's cause in North Carolina and elsewhere during the American Revolution. The husband of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacDonald, Flora
by Smith, Maud Thomas. MacDonald, Flora by Maud Thomas Smith, 1991 1722–5 Mar. 1790 See also:  Flora MacDonald Homesite (from the Encyclopedia of North Carolina); Flora MacDonald (from the Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Marsden, Richard
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Richard Marsden, Anglican clergyman, had an extraordinary and versatile career which involved crossing the Atlantic a dozen times. A native of Hornsea in Yorkshire, England, he immigrated to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCulloch, Alexander
by Price, William S., Jr. Alexander McCulloch, provincial official, was the son of James McCulloch of Great Britain. He was residing in North Carolina as early as 1745 and serving as deputy auditor of the province in Edenton. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McDougald, Samuel
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. McDougald, Samuel by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1991 fl. 1782–94 Samuel McDougald, clerical impostor, appeared on the tax lists of Northampton County in 1782 along with his brother James. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mercer, Jesse
by Owens, Loulie Latimer. Jesse Mercer, Baptist minister and patron of missions and education, was born in Halifax County, the oldest of eight children of Silas Mercer, an able pioneer preacher in Georgia. His brother Daniel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mills, Luther Rice
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Luther Rice Mills, educator, was the youngest of five children of the Reverend John Garland and Martha Williams Haymes Mills of Halifax County, Va. Ordained to the ministry in 1825, the elder Mills [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Milner, James
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. James Milner, attorney, was a native of Scotland. After residing for some years in Sussex County, Va., he moved to North Carolina about 1766. Milner settled in the town of Halifax, where he began to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Montfort, Joseph
by Stevenson, George. Joseph Montfort [read: Mumford], colonial legislator, public official, and provincial grand master of Freemasons, is said to have been the grandson of Colonel Thomas Montfort of Old Point Comfort, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mullen, James Madison
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Mullen, James Madison by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1991 10 Sept. 1845–2 Jan. 1931 James Madison Mullen, jurist and legislator, was born in [...] (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.)
Newsom, Dallas Walton
by Green, C. Sylvester. Dallas Walton Newsom, educational administrator, county manager, scholar, and poet, was born in Littleton, Warren County, the son of Marion Eaton and Annie Soule Heptinstall Newsom. His grandparents, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Norwood, William
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Norwood, Episcopal clergyman, was born in Hillsborough, the son of Judge William Norwood and his wife Robina Hogg, the daughter of James Hogg. He received an A.B. degree from The University [...] (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.)
Parker, Francis Marion
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Francis Marion Parker, Confederate officer, was one of nine children of Theophilus Parker (1775–1849), an Edgecombe County merchant, planter, and president of the Bank of Tarboro, and Mary Irwin [...] (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.)
Parker, Robert Hunt
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Robert Hunt Parker, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was recognized as an eminent jurist, scholar in history, the classics, and common law, and orator, and as a fearless champion of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pasteur, Charles
by Thorp, John Mercer, Jr. Charles Pasteur, physician, legislator, and local official, was a descendant of Huguenots who emigrated from their native Geneva, Switzerland, arriving in Williamsburg, Va., in 1700. Some of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pasteur, Thomas
by Thorp, John Mercer, Jr. Thomas Pasteur, career army officer, was from Halifax and perhaps was a brother of Charles Pasteur. On 15 July 1777 he was commissioned an ensign in the Fourth Regiment of the North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pearsall, Thomas Jenkins
by Roff, Carolyn. Thomas Jenkins Pearsall, legislator, attorney, businessman, and farmer, was born in Rocky Mount, the son of Leon F. and Maryetta Jenkins Pearsall. He was educated in the public schools of Rocky Mount [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peele, Herbert Evans
by Green, C. Sylvester. Herbert Evans Peele, newspaper editor and publisher and radio executive, was born in rural Halifax County at Crowell's Crossroads, the son of the Reverend Robert Evans and Adelaide Whitehouse Peele. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Philips, James Jones
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Philips, James Jones by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1994 12 Mar. 1798–10 Apr. 1874 James Jones Philips, physician and planter, was born in Edgecombe County, the son of Frederick and Sally Tartt [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pierce, Ovid Williams, Jr.
by Sparrow, W. Keats. Ovid Williams Pierce, Jr., author and college teacher, was born in Weldon, the son of Ovid Williams, a well-to-do farmer, and Minnie Deans Pierce, and the grandson of a country doctor. In 1932 he was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pittman, Newsom Jones
by Powell, William S. Newsom Jones Pittman, physician, surgeon, and gynecologist, was born in Halifax County, the son of John and Catherine Jones Pittman. He was graduated in medicine from the University of Pennsylvania [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Potter, Robert
by Wallace, Carolyn A. Robert Potter, lawyer and politician, was born in Granville County, the son of Thomas and Susan Walker Potter. Thomas Potter is said to have been a member of a family of substantial merchants and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rabun, William
by McMillan, Douglas J. William Rabun, planter, Baptist lay leader, legislator, state senator, and governor of Georgia, was born in Halifax County of Scottish-English ancestry, the son of Matthew and Sarah Warren Rabun. The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Read, Jesse
by Johnston, Hugh Buckner. Jesse Read, revolutionary War officer, Baptist minister, and historian, apparently was born in Isle of Wight County, Va. His father, Harmon Read, bought land in Halifax County, N.C., and died there [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Register, Frank Murchison
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Frank Murchison Register, physician and public health officer, was born in Cumberland County, one of ten children of Robert and Mary McDuffie Register. Reared in Moore County, he was educated at the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reid, Paul Apperson
by Williams, Max R. Paul Apperson Reid, a professional educator who in a forty-three-year career served North Carolina at every level of the public education system, was born in Stokes County, the son of Margaret [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, William Anderson
by Plumblee, M. Q. William Anderson Roberts, artist, farmer, and Confederate soldier of English descent, was born in new Prospect Church three miles west of Yanceyville, the son of Elijah, a farmer, and Rebecca B. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rose, Paul Howard
by Rose, Thomas B., Jr. Paul Howard Rose, founder of the chain of Roses Stores, was born in Jackson of Scottish and English ancestry. He was the son of Thomas Bragg Rose, a cabinetmaker and wheelwright, and his wife, Andrew [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rutherford, Griffith
by Cashion, Jerry C. Griffith Rutherford, colonial and Revolutionary official, military officer, and land speculator, was born in Ireland, the son of John and Elizabeth Griffith Rutherford. His grandfather, the Reverend [...] (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.)
Seaton, William Winston
by Bivins, Caroline Holmes. William Winston Seaton, journalist, was born in King William County, Va., at Chelsea, the family home, which at that time contained ancestral portraits and memorabilia. He was one of four sons and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Simmons, James Frederick
by Powell, William S. James Frederick Simmons, poet, newspaperman, and judge, was born in Halifax, the son of James (1800–1891) and Susan Gary Simmons. His mother died when he was an infant and he was raised by an aunt, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Claiborne Thweatt
by London, Lawrence F. Smith, Claiborne Thweatt by Lawrence F. London, 1994 13 Nov. 1893–28 Nov. 1989 Claiborne Thweatt Smith, physician, was born in Scotland Neck, the son of William Edward, a Confederate [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Peter Evans
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Peter Evans Smith, inventor, the eldest son of William R., Jr., and Susan Evans Smith, was born at the Edgecombe plantation of his maternal grandfather, Peter Evans. He received his early education [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Richard Henry
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Richard Henry Smith, planter and legislator, was born in Scotland Neck, the son of William Ruffin and Sarah Walton Norfleet Smith. His great-grandfather, Nicholas Smith, was one of the early settlers [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, William Ruffin
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Ruffin Smith, planter, was born in Halifax County, the youngest son of Arthur and Anne Ruffin Smith. He was the father of Richard Henry Smith and the grandfather of Peter Evans Smith. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spilman, Bernard Washington
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Bernard Washington Spilman, Baptist clergyman and denominational Sunday school executive, was the fourth of five children born to Bushrod Washington and Helva Roxanna Barham Spilman, of Weldon. Of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spilman, John Barham
by Green, C. Sylvester. John Barham Spilman, business educator and college administrator, was born in Weldon, the son of Bushrod Washington and Helva Roxanna Barham Spilman. His father, a native of Westmoreland County, Va., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stokes, John
by Brawley, James S. John Stokes, Revolutionary patriot, surveyor, lawyer, and first federal district judge appointed for North Carolina, was the son of David and Sarah Montfort Stokes. Born in Lunenburg County, Va., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Strong, George Vaughan
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. George Vaughan Strong, judge and legislator, was born near Clinton in Sampson County, the son of Dr. Salmon and Eliza Sampson Strong. The family of Dr. Strong had moved to North Carolina from Bolton, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Surginer, William
by Stevenson, George. William Surginer, General Baptist leader who established churches in present Warren, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Nash counties, was a major figure in North Carolina colonial Baptist history. He is said [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tatum, Howell
by Davis, Curtis Carroll. Howell Tatum, officer in the Revolution and War of 1812, merchant, engineer, and lawyer, attorney general, and superior court judge in Tennessee, was the son of Joshua and Amey Tatum of Halifax [...] (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.)
Thomas, John
by Johnston, Hugh Buckner. John Thomas, religious leader, justice, and militia officer, was born in Nansemond County, Va., the son of John and Mary Lawrence Thomas. Educated locally, he was "bred a Churchman," but after [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tucker, Starling
by Fant, H. B. Tucker, Starling by H. B. Fant, 1996 ca. 1766–3 Jan. 1834 Starling Tucker, South Carolina congressman and general, was born in Halifax County, N.C. His father, William Willis (Billy) Tucker, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Turner, Benjamin Sterling
by Stewart, Alva W. Benjamin Sterling Turner, Alabama congressman during Reconstruction, was born near Weldon, Halifax County, of unknown parents. A slave, he moved to Selma, Ala., with his master in 1830. Although he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tyler, Margaret Ridley Long
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Margaret Ridley Long Tyler, teacher and preservationist, was born in Roanoke Rapids, the daughter of Thomas W. M., a physician, and Maria Greenough Burgwyn Long. She attended St. Mary's College 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.)
Watson, John Fanning
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Watson, John Fanning by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1996 15 June 1779–23 Dec. 1860 John Fanning Watson, historian, financier, and correspondent of John Hill Wheeler, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Webb, William Edwards
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Edwards Webb, educator, legislator, and first professor of classics at The University of North Carolina, was probably born in the town of Halifax, the son of John and Rebecca Edwards Webb. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weldon, Daniel
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Daniel Weldon was born in Henrico County, Va., the son of Samuel Weldon and the grandson of the Samuel Weldon who settled in Virginia in 1675 as factor of a London merchant. His mother was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weldon, Samuel
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Weldon, Samuel by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1996 ca. 1730–82 Samuel Weldon, Revolutionary patriot, was born in Henrico County, Va., the youngest son of Samuel Weldon and the brother of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weller, Sidney
by Powell, William S. Weller, Sidney by William S. Powell, 1996 1791–1 Mar. 1854 Sidney Weller, physician, nurseryman, clergyman, and planter, was born in Crawford, Orange County (then the town of Montgomery in [...] (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.)
Whitaker, Spier
by Calhoon, Robert M. Like his two namesakes, Whitaker was a distinguished lawyer. Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes once commended him on having one of the most brilliant legal minds in America. He enrolled in The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitaker, Spier
by Mokris, Mark. Whitaker, Spier by Mark Mokris, 1996 18 July 1798–2 Dec. 1869 Spier Whitaker, lawyer and politician, the sixth of ten children, was born in Enfield to Matthew Cary and Elizabeth Coffield [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wills, George Stockton
by Eagles, Brenda Marks. George Stockton Wills, educator, was born in Halifax County, the son of Richard Henry and Ann Louisa Norman Wills. At The University of North Carolina, where he was a member of the Philanthropic [...] (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.)
Wills, William Henry
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Wills, William Henry by Ralph Hardee Rives, 1996 4 Aug. 1809–22 June 1889 William Henry Wills, Methodist Protestant minister, educator, and administrator, was born in Tarboro. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, James Lewis
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. James Lewis Wilson, Episcopal clergyman. Little is known about Wilson, due in part to the partial destruction by fire of the records of Martin County where he seems to have spent most of his life. At [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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