Haywood County

Haywood County

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Björkman, Edwin August
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Edwin August Björkman, journalist, literary critic, and translator, was born in Stockholm, Sweden, the son of Anders August and Johanna Elizabeth Anderson Björkman. He attended South-End Higher Latin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, John
by Powell, William S. John Brown, congressman and land speculator, was born in Kishacoquilla Valley and later lived in Lewistown, Pa., where he attended local common schools. In 1800 in Lewistown he began grist and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chappell, Fred
by Anonymous. In December 1997, Governor Jim Hunt appointed Fred Chappell North Carolina's fourth Poet Laureate. This is only the latest achievement for Mr. Chappell, who began teaching in the Department of [...] (from North Carolina Arts Council.)
Clark, Elmer Talmage
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Elmer Talmage Clark, world Methodist leader, author, historian, and publicist, was born in Randolph County, Ark. He attended West Plains College, Mo.; Hendrix College, Ark.; and Vanderbilt [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crawford, William Thomas
by Rodabaugh, K. William Thomas Crawford, congressman and state legislator, was born near Waynesville in Haywood County. As a boy, he spent long hours tilling the soil of his family's mountain farm, but he managed to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davidson, Allen Turner
by Joyce, Janis Bridges. Allen Turner Davidson, lawyer, Confederate congressman, and member of the Council of State, was born in Haywood County, the son of William Mitchell, a Burke County farmer, and Betsy Vance Davidson. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davidson, Theodore Fulton
by Wright, David Calep, III. Theodore Fulton Davidson, lawyer and politician, was born in Haywood County, one of eight children of Allen T. and Adeline Howell Davidson. His father, also born in Haywood County, was a lawyer and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ferguson, Garland Sevier, Jr.
by Sheppard, Juanita Ann. Ferguson, Garland Sevier, Jr. by Juanita Ann Sheppard, 1986 30 May 1878–13 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ferguson, Harley Bascom
by Snow, Claude H., Jr. Harley Bascom Ferguson, U.S. Army general and engineer, was born in Waynesville, the oldest son of William Burder and Laura Adelaide Reeves Ferguson. He was graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jeffress, Edwin Bedford, Sr.
by Green, C. Sylvester. Jeffress, Edwin Bedford, Sr. by C. Sylvester Green, 1988 20 May 1887–23 May 1961 Edwin Bedford Jeffress, Sr., journalist, was born in Canton, the son of Charles James and Maria Love Osborne [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, Thomas Dillard
by Reidinger, Martin. Johnston, Thomas Dillard by Martin Reidinger, 1988 1 Apr. 1840–23 June 1902 Thomas Dillard Johnston, lawyer, legislator, and congressman, was born at Waynesville in Haywood County, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kern, Paul Bentley
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Paul Bentley Kern, Methodist bishop and educator, was born at Alexandria, Va., the son of Dr. John A. and Margaret Virginia Eskridge Kern. His father was a longtime professor of English Bible at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
King, Carl Howie
by King, William E. King, Carl Howie by William E. King, 1988 25 Jan. 1898–27 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lenoir, Walter Waightstill
by Cauble, Frank P. Walter Waightstill Lenoir, lawyer, planter, Confederate officer, and patron of education, was born at Fort Defiance, the family home, in Wilkes (now Caldwell) County, the son of Colonel Thomas and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moody, James Montraville
by Powell, William S. James Montraville Moody, lawyer and congressman, was born in Cherokee County. He possibly was the son of Henry L. and Elizabeth Moody, who are listed in the 1860 census of Haywood County as the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Murdoch, Francis Johnstone
by London, Lawrence F. Francis Johnstone Murdoch, Episcopal clergyman, teacher, and manufacturer, was born in Buncombe County, the son of William and Margaret Nixon Murdoch. His parents immigrated to America from Ireland [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pinchot, Gifford
by Kelly, Charles B. Gifford Pinchot, forester and politician, was born in Simsbury, Conn., the eldest son of James W. and Mary Jane Eno Pinchot. James was a wealthy manufacturer and partner in the firm, Pinchot, Warren [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reynolds, Alonzo Carlton
by Fox, Charlesanna L. Alonzo Carlton Reynolds, educator, was born in the Sandy Mush community of Buncombe County, the son of John Haskew and Sarah Ann Ferguson Reynolds. After attending local schools and Weaver College, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robertson, Reuben Buck
by Lanning, Elaine Kaye. Reuben Buck Robertson, industrialist, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Charles Dunbreck and Cynthia Buck Robertson. A Scottish immigrant, his father served as an Ohio jurist. After graduating [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robeson, Edward John, Jr.
by Eagles, Brenda Marks. Edward John Robeson, Jr., civil engineer, shipyard executive, and congressman, was born in Waynesville to Edward John and Sarah Frances Ferguson Robeson. The family moved to Wythe County, Va., soon [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robinson, Harold Frank
by Williams, Max R. Harold Frank Robinson, plant geneticist and university administrator, was a native of Mitchell County, the son of Fred H. and Geneva J. Robinson. As a towheaded youngster growing up in the village of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Saunooke, Osley Bird
by Conway, Robert O. Saunooke, Osley Bird by Robert O. Conway, 1994 19 July 1906–15 April 1965 See also: Qualla [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Schenck, Carl Alwin
by McIntyre, Pattie Bartee. Schenck, Carl Alwin by Pattie Bartee McIntyre, 1994 25 Mar. 1868–15 May 1955 See also: Biltmore Forest [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smathers, William Howell
by Shaber, Sarah R. Smathers, William Howell by Sarah R. Shaber, 1994 7 Jan. 1891–24 Sept. 1955 William Howell Smathers, attorney, jurist, and U.S. senator, was born in Waynesville, the youngest son of Benjamin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stephens, George Myers
by Massengale, William F. W. Stephens, George Myers by William F. W. Massengale, 1994 19 July 1904–20 Dec. 1978 George Myers Stephens, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tar Heels in WWII (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Harrington, Sion H., III. Tar Heels in World War II "Courage above and beyond the Call of Duty" by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Sion H. Harrington III Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Thomas, William Holland
by McKinney, Gordon B. William Holland Thomas, white chief of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, legislator, and Confederate officer, was born in rural Haywood County shortly after the death of his father, Richard [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tull, John Graham
by Long, Dorothy. John Graham Tull, physician and surgeon, the son of Isaac and Eliza Graham Tull, was born in Lenoir County, near Kinston. He was graduated from The University of North Carolina in 1836 and from the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Woody, Robert Hilliard
by Russell, Mattie U. Robert Hilliard Woody, historian and teacher, was born in the Little Cataloochee Creek community of Haywood County, the son of Stephen and Margaret Leona Hannah Woody. His father, a diabetic, died [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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