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Abbott, Joseph Carter
by Evans, William Mckee. Joseph Carter Abbott, Union general, United States senator, political lobbyist, newspaper editor, and manufacturer, was born a son of Aaron Abbott in Concord, N.H. He had two brothers and six [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barry, John Decatur
by Branch, Paul. John Decatur Barry, Confederate officer and newspaper editor, was born at Wilmington, the son of John A. Barry, a native of Philadelphia, who was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and, later in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bellamy, John Dillard
by Powell, William S. John Dillard Bellamy, congressman, legislator, attorney, and manufacturer, was born in Wilmington, the son of Dr. John Dillard Bellamy and Eliza McIlhenny Harriss. He was educated under George W. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bernard, William Henry
by Gainor, Samuel M. William Henry Bernard, newspaper editor, was born in Petersburg, Va. His father was Peter Dudley Bernard, a printer and publisher, who owned and edited the Southern Planter, an agricultural magazine, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bernheim, Gotthardt Dellman
by Delp, Robert W. Gotthardt Dellman Bernheim, Lutheran pastor, educator, and author, was born in Iserlohn, Westphalia, East Prussia. His father was John Herman Bernheim, a Jewish convert to Christianity who, following [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Berry, Charles
by Price, William S., Jr. Charles Berry, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court by appointment of the secretary of state for the southern department on 27 Nov. 1758. A resident of London but not a barrister, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, William
by Steelman, Bennett L. Bingham, William by Bennett L. Steelman, 1979 See also: Bingham School; Hillsborough Academy 2 Feb. 1754–5 Feb. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blakeley, Johnston
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Johnston Blakeley, naval officer and hero of the War of 1812, was born near the village of Seaford in County Down, Ireland. His father, John Blakeley, emigrated with his wife and son to Wilmington [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bloodworth, Timothy
by Herndon, G. Melvin. Timothy Bloodworth, ardent patriot in the American Revolution, member of the Confederation Congress, vigorous anti-Federalist, U.S. congressman and senator, and collector of customs for the Port of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bonitz, August Heinrich Christian Julius
by Underwood, William. August Heinrich Christian Julius Bonitz, editor and publisher, was born in Zellerfeld, Hanover, Germany, the fourth child of Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Bonitz and Dorothea Louise Schalitz. His father [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boyd, Adam
by Stokes, Durward T. Adam Boyd, clergyman and newspaper editor, was born in Montour County, Pa. His father, also named Adam Boyd, was a native of Balleymoney, Ireland, and served as an Old Side Presbyterian minister from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bridgers, Robert Rufus
by Bridgers, H. C., Jr. Robert Rufus Bridgers, Confederate congressman and railroad official, elder son of Elizabeth Kettlewells Routh and John Bridgers, was born on a farm in southwestern Edgecombe County. Failing to apply [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Joseph Shepard
by Willard, George-Anne. Joseph Shepard Bryan, educator and lawyer, was born in Wilmington, the only son of Robert Kedar Bryan, Jr., and Gertrude Foy Shepard Bryan. He had one sister, Gertrude, who married lawyer Edward M. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwin, George William Bush
by Moore, James Elliott. George William Bush Burgwin, planter, was born at his father's plantation, the Hermitage, in New Hanover County, six weeks before the death of his mother, Eliza Bush Burgwin. She was the daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwin, Hill
by Moore, James Elliott. Nathaniel Hill Burgwin, corporation lawyer, civic leader, and Episcopal layman, was born at the Hermitage, the ancestral home of the Burgwin family in New Hanover County. He was the son of George [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwin, John
by Lennon, Donald R. John Burgwin, colonial official and merchant, was born at Hereford, England. His father, John Burgwin (1682–1751), whose name was originally spelled Ap Gwyn, left his entire estate in South Wales, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwin, John Henry King
by Moore, James Elliott. John Henry King Burgwin, U.S. Army officer and hero of the Mexican War, was born at the Hermitage, the home of his father in New Hanover County. Descended from a prominent Cape Fear River family, [...] (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.)
Campbell, Samuel
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Campbell, Samuel by Carole Watterson Troxler, 1979 d. ca. 1790 Samuel Campbell, Loyalist militia colonel, was a native of North Carolina and a Wilmington merchant in partnership with Robert [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carr, James Ozborn
by Carr, Eugenie W. James Ozborn Carr, leader in law, politics, and education, was born on his father's farm south of Kenansville in Duplin County, the son of Joseph Hendley and Mary Susan Dickson Carr. He was descended [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chadbourn, James Harmon
by Armstrong, David H., III. James Harmon Chadbourn, manufacturer, was born in Wilmington, the son of George Chadbourn, who came from Maine to North Carolina in 1847. Chadbourn attended private schools in Wilmington and was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Thomas
by Rankin, Hugh F., Kellam, Ida Brooks. Thomas Clark, planter and Revolutionary War officer, was born in Wilmington, the son of Thomas Clark, merchant, and his wife, Barbara Murray, sister of Loyalist James Murray. Clark's sister, Ann, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cone, Laura Weil
by Tillett, Gladys Avery. Laura Weil Cone, civic leader and humanitarian, was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Solomon Weil and Ella Fishblatt. Solomon Weil, a graduate of The University of North Carolina, was a lawyer who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Connor, Henry Groves
by Wallace, Carolyn A. Henry Groves Connor, judge, was born in Wilmington, where his parents, David and Mary Catherine Groves Connor, had moved from their native Florida. In 1855, David Connor, a carpenter described as a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crossan, Thomas Morrow
by Iobst, Richard W. Thomas Morrow Crossan, naval officer, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of James C. and Nancy Morrow Crossan. He spent much of his childhood in Kentucky with a maternal uncle, Thomas Morrow, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cruden, John, Jr.
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. John Cruden, Jr., a Loyalist merchant, was in partnership with his uncle, John Cruden, and his brother James. They established stores in Wilmington and Cross Creek in 1774, using money the uncle had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Curtis, Moses Ashley
by Powell, William S. Moses Ashley Curtis, priest, teacher, botanist, and mycologist, was born in Stockbridge, Mass., the son of Jared and Thankful Ashley Curtis. His earliest education was received under his father, who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dalrymple, John
by Powell, William S. John Dalrymple, army officer, the second surviving son of Sir John Dalrymple of Cousland, second baronet, and his wife, Elizabeth Fletcher, probably was born in Edinburgh.* His great-uncle, John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniels, Charlie
by Franke, Matthew. Charlie Daniels is a bandleader, fiddler, guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known for heading his country rock group, the Charlie Daniels Band. He was born Charles Edward Daniels on October 28, [...] (from NCpedia.)
Darst, Thomas Campbell
by Brewster, Lawrence F. Thomas Campbell Darst, Episcopal bishop, the son of Major Thomas Welch Darst and Margaret Rebecca Glendy, his second wife, was born at Fancy Hill in Pulaski County, Va. Major Darst, who died when his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Champion McDowell
by Sheppard, Juanita Ann. Champion McDowell Davis, railroad official, was the son of Robert Burns, a captain in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War, and Cornelia Nixon Davis, daughter of Nicholas N. Nixon, who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, George
by Yearns, Buck. George Davis, lawyer, Confederate senator, and attorney general, was born on his father's plantation, Porter's Neck, in New Hanover (now Pender) County. His parents were Thomas Frederick and Sarah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Junius
by Holeman, Sarah E. Junius Davis, lawyer, was the son of George Davis, a lawyer, orator, and attorney general of the Confederate States, and Mary Adelaide Polk Davis, the daughter of General Thomas G. Polk of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Kenny: It's Like Being At War
by Cecelski, David S. I met Kenny Davis during the recent commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Wilmington race riot of 1898. A century ago, on Nov. 10, 1898, a white mob massacred many blacks and seized the city [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Davis, Thomas Frederick
by Bass, Anna Jeanette. Thomas Frederick Davis, lawyer, Episcopal priest, and later bishop of South Carolina, was born in New Hanover County near Wilmington, the son of Thomas F. and Sarah Isabella Eagles Davis. His father [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
De Rosset (DeRosett), Armand John
by Stokes, Durward T. Armand John De Rosset (DeRosett), physician, was born in Wilmington, the son of Moses John and Mary Ivy De Rosset and grandson of Armand John De Rosset. His father died when De Rosset was an infant, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
De Rosset, Lewis Henry
by Price, William S., Jr. Lewis Henry De Rosset, planter and colonial officer, was the son of Armand J. and Madeline De Rosset. His father was a Swiss-educated physician who immigrated to North Carolina about 1736. By 1741 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
De Rosset, Moses John
by Stokes, Durward T. Moses John De Rosset, physician, was the son of Armand John De Rosset, a French Huguenot physician, and his Swiss-born wife. The couple left France after their first children, Gabrielle and Lewis [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
De Rosset, Moses John
by Bullock, J. Marshall. Moses John De Rosset, physician, teacher, and editor, was born in Pittsboro but his parents made their home in Wilmington. His father, Dr. Armand John De Rosset (1807–1897), and grandfather, Dr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
De Rosset, William Lord
by Watson, Alan D. William Lord De Rosset, soldier and businessman, was the eldest son and second of eleven children of Dr. Armand John De Rosset III and Eliza Jane Lord. The De Rosset family originated in France from [...] (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.)
Dickinson, Platt Ketcham
by Grant, Dorothy F. Platt Ketcham Dickinson, the founder of a profitable lumber business in Wilmington and a lifetime director of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, was born in New England and migrated to Wilmington [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dickson, James Henderson
by Sheppard, Juanita Ann. James Henderson Dickson, physician, was the son of James Dickson, a commission merchant of Wilmington. He was not only one of the first physicians of his day but also a man of remarkable intellect. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Divine, John Francis
by Horne, Mary Virginia. John Francis Divine, railroad builder, was the son of Michael and Eleanor Patterson Divine from Glasgow, Scotland, who settled in Baltimore, Md., when their son was four. On 15 Sept. 1851 he moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Drane, Robert Brent
by Brewster, Lawrence F. Robert Brent Drane, Episcopal clergyman, was a native of Prince Georges County, Md., the son of Anthony and Ann Smith Drane of Wilderness Plantation. Young Drane attended Phillips Academy at Andover, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Drane, Robert Brent
by Brewster, Lawrence F. Robert Brent Drane, episcopal clergyman, was born in Wilmington, the son of the Reverend Robert Brent Drane and Catherine Caroline Parker Hargrave. After his father's death in 1862, he was reared at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
DuBois, John
by Stumpf, Vernon O. John DuBois, landowner in North Carolina and New York, Wilmington merchant and captain of a fleet of ships, and colonial official, was probably of Huguenot stock and born either in New York or [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dudley, James Benson
by Warlick, Kenneth. James Benson Dudley, educator and college president, was born in Wilmington to John Bishop and Annie Hatch Dudley, slaves of Edward B. Dudley (1789–1855), governor of North Carolina from 31 Dec. 1836 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eddleman (Adleman, Ettleman), Peter
by Batson, Whaley W. Peter Eddleman (Adleman, Ettleman), cabinetmaker, was born probably in Rowan County of German parentage. His father, Bastian Eddleman, moved to Bucks County, Pa., from Germany in 1750; with his wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eliot, John G. ("Ghost")
by Powell, William S. John G. ("Ghost") Eliot, teacher, was the son of George Eliot of Ellerslie on Lower Little River, Cumberland County. The father was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 1747, educated at the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Empie, Adam
by Cotten, Alice R. Adam Empie, clergyman and educator, was born in Schenectady, N.Y., the son of John Empie, of Dutch descent. Empie was educated at Union College, Schenectady. Ordained in the Protestant Episcopal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Faris, William
by Reidinger, Martin. William Faris, colonial leader and merchant, was born probably in Virginia and settled in the Wilmington, N.C., area in the early 1730s. He conducted business in that town in the partnership of Faris [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fergus, John
by Stumpf, Vernon O. John Fergus, surgeon in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, became a leader in Wilmington and New Hanover County as justice of the peace and commissioner for examining veterans' [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Floyd, Joe: The Lightship Relief
by Cecelski, David S. Joe Floyd served aboard the U.S. Coast Guard lightship Relief in the 1950s. Anchored far offshore, the Relief carried a bright beacon that warned sailors away from "the Graveyard of the Atlantic," [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Foard, John Hanby
by Foard, John Hanby, Jr. John Hanby Foard, textile executive, manufacturer, museum director, and Civil War historian, was born in Wilmington, the fourth child of Charles Deems (1863–1951) and Florence Hanby (1875–1932) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Forbes, William
by Price, William S. William Forbes, colonial official, immigrated to North Carolina from Scotland early in the 1730s. Settled in the Lower Cape Fear region, he soon gained the notice of Governor George Burrington, who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foy, James
by Powell, William S. James Foy, planter and defendant in a landmark legal case, was perhaps the son of the Major James Foy who died in Onslow County on 11 Dec. 1822 at the age of eighty-five. Major Foy's wife had died [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fremont (née Fish), Sewall Lawrence
by Grant, Dorothy Fremont. Fremont (née Fish), Sewall Lawrence by Dorothy Fremont Grant, 1986 30 Aug. 1816–1 May 1886 Sewall Lawrence Fremont (née Fish), army officer, chief engineer, and superintendent of the [...] (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, David Bryant
by Andrews, William L. David Bryant Fulton, black polemicist and author, was born in Fayetteville to Benjamin and Lavinia Robinson Fulton. His early childhood was spent in the Fayetteville area, but he grew up in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gabriel, Roman
by Case, Steven. A Wilmington native, Roman Gabriel attracted national interest during his quarterback days at N. C. State University, where he was twice recognized as an All-American. In 1962 Gabriel's [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Gatlin, Richard Caswell
by Branch, Paul. Richard Caswell Gatlin, soldier, Confederate officer, and farmer, was born at Kinston, Lenoir County. His father was John S. Gatlin, the son of John Gatlin who was one of the early settlers of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gautier, Thomas Nicholas Boudet
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Thomas Nicholas Boudet Gautier, naval officer, was born in Bristol, England, served in the Royal Navy as a midshipman, and came to America some time before 1800. From 1808 until his death at age [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gibbons, James
by Powell, William S. James Gibbons, Roman Catholic prelate, was born in Baltimore, Md., the son of recent Irish immigrants, Thomas and Bridget Walsh Gibbons. In 1837 financial reverses forced the family to return to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Godfrey, Thomas, Jr.
by Walser, Richard. Thomas Godfrey, Jr., mercantile agent, poet, and dramatist, was born in Philadelphia. His father was the inventor of the quadrant and one of the original members of the American Philosophical Society [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, Mary Owen
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Mary Owen Graham, educator and civic leader, was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Archibald and Eliza Owen Barry Graham, and the granddaughter of John Owen (1787–1841), governor of North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Greenhow, Rose O’Neal
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Washington hostess turned Confederate spy, was born in Maryland in 1815. During her adolescence, she moved to Washington, D.C., to live with her aunt who ran a boarding house [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Grist, James Redding
by Perry, Percival. James Redding Grist, planter and businessman, the eldest of thirteen children of Allen and Mary Ann Williams Grist, was born in Beaufort County near Washington. His forebears were in Beaufort County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gunter, Loretta: Always a Family Beach
by Cecelski, David S. Late on a recent Saturday night, the boardwalk at Carolina Beach, 15 miles south of Wilmington, was hopping. Beach music filled the night air. Children were playing gleefully in the arcades and [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Hall, Allmand
by Stephens, H. K., II. Allmand Hall, printer, of Scottish ancestry, was the son of Sarah Hall Burney who had been widowed and married William Burney of New Bern. In 1795, Hall moved to Wilmington where he operated a book [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hall, Edward Dudley
by Powell, William S. Edward Dudley Hall, Confederate officer and public official, was born in Wilmington, the son of Edward Pearsall and Eliza J. Hall. Educated at Donaldson Academy, Fayetteville, as a young man in [...] (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.)
Halton, Robert
by Price, William S., Jr. Robert Halton, colonial official, first appears in North Carolina when he took the oaths of a royal councillor in Edenton, 25 Feb. 1731. He seems to have been a soldier in England and may have known [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harnett, Cornelius
by Lennon, Donald R. Cornelius Harnett, colonial official, planter, and innkeeper, formerly a merchant of Dublin, Ireland, settled in Chowan County by 1720. In 1722, when he sold land on Queen Anne's Creek to Chief [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harnett, Cornelius, Jr.
by Lennon, Donald R. Cornelius Harnett, Jr., Revolutionary War statesman, was born in Chowan County, the son of Cornelius and Elizabeth Harnett. The family moved to Brunswick Town when young Cornelius was only three, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Wade Hampton
by Topkins, Robert M. Wade Hampton Harris, newspaper editor, was a native of Sandy Ridge, Cabarrus County, the oldest of seven children born to Richard Sadler (4 Jan. 1835–6 July 1911) and Mary Annette Hampton Harris [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hasell, James
by Price, William S., Jr. James Hasell, judge, councillor, and acting governor, was a native of Bristol, England, the son of James Hasell, a merchant. He served an apprenticeship in Bristol from 1714 to 1721. After [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hasell, William Soranzo
by Stephens, H. K., II. William Soranzo Hasell, newspaper editor and civic leader, was born in Charles Town, S.C. He was the great-grandson of James Hasell, chief justice and president of the Council in colonial North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henderson, Isabelle Bowen
by Hartley, Lodwick. Isabelle Bowen Henderson, portraitist and floriculturist, was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Arthur Finn Bowen, who was for many years business manager of North Carolina State College, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henley, Peter
by Robertson, Henry A., Jr. Peter Henley, chief justice of North Carolina, was the son of John Henley of Wotton Abbas, Dorset, a member of Parliament. The family had been granted Wotton Abbas early in the reign of Queen Anne. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Heron, Benjamin
by Lennon, Donald R. Benjamin Heron, mariner and colonial official, was born in Lymington, Hampshire, England. He served in the British Navy and took part in the Cartagena Expedition before settling in North Carolina. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, Frederick Jones
by London, Lawrence F. Frederick Jones Hill, physician, planter, and legislator, was born at his father's plantation, Fairfields, in New Hanover County. He was the son of Elizabeth Jones and John Hill, an officer in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, Joseph Alston
by Stewart, William A. Blount. Joseph Alston Hill, orator and lawyer, was the younger son of William Henry Hill (1767–1808) and his wife Eliza Ashe, the daughter of General John Ashe (1720–81) and Rebecca Moore Ashe, who was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, William
by London, Lawrence F. William Hill, colonial official and merchant, was born in Boston, Mass., the son of John and Elizabeth Maxwell Hill and the grandson of Henry Hill who arrived in Boston in the latter part of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, William Henry
by London, Lawrence F. William Henry Hill, lawyer, legislator, congressman, and planter, the son of William and Margaret Moore Hill, was born at Brunswick town in Brunswick County. He attended schools in Boston, his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hogg, Robert
by Mathews, Alice E. Robert Hogg, merchant, a native of East Lothian in northern Scotland and the son of Gavin and Helen Stevenson Hogg, emigrated to North Carolina about 1756 according to one source, but the New Hanover [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hooper, Archibald Maclaine
by Wilson, Clyde. Archibald Maclaine Hooper, editor and writer, was born in Wilmington, the son of George and Katherine Maclaine Hooper. His father was a merchant and the Loyalist brother of William Hooper, one of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hooper, George
by Stumpf, Vernon O. George Hooper, Wilmington merchant, clerk of court, commissioner of navigation, alleged Loyalist, and later first president of the Bank of Cape Fear, was a native of Boston, Mass. He was a younger [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hooper, John De Berniere
by Wallace, Carolyn A. John De Berniere Hooper, educator, was born at Smithville (now Southport), the second son of Archibald Maclaine and Charlotte De Berniere Hooper. He was called by his middle name of De Berniere or, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hooper, Johnson Jones
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Johnson Jones Hooper, lawyer, newspaper editor, and short story writer, was born in Wilmington, the sixth and youngest child of Archibald Maclaine and Charlotte De Berniere Hooper. His forebears from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hooper, Thomas
by Stumpf, Vernon O. Thomas Hooper, Wilmington and Charleston merchant, and alleged Loyalist, was born in Boston, Mass., the son of Mary Dennie and the Reverend William Hooper, who became rector of Trinity Episcopal [...] (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.)
Howe, George
by Bennington, Catherine Meyers. George Howe, teacher and administrator, was born in Wilmington, the son of George and Annie Josephine Wilson Howe. His father was a distinguished clergyman, and his uncle was the late president [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Huske, John
by Powell, William S. John Huske, early state and local official, and merchant, may have been related to British Major General John Huske (1692[?]–1761), some of whose family settled in New England. The younger John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jacobs, Priscilla Freeman (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Lerch, Patricia B., Jacobs, Priscilla Freeman. Priscilla Freeman Jacobs Related Entries: American Indian Education Longtime Chief of the Waccamaw-Siouan by Dr. Patricia B. Lerch, in collaboration with Priscilla Freeman Jacobs Reprinted [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Jones, Edward
by London, Lawrence F. Edward Jones, legislator and lawyer, was born in Lisburn, Ireland. He was the second son of Dr. Conway and Mary Wray Todd Jones and the brother of William Todd Jones, the Irish patriot. On his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Pembroke
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Pembroke Jones, financier and social leader, was born in Wilmington, the son of John Pembroke and Jane London Jones. His father, a native of Virginia, was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Thomas H.
by Leder, Eric. Jones, Thomas H. By Eric Leder, North Carolina State University, 2013 1806-? Thomas H. Jones was a self-educated abolitionist, minister, and author who spent much of his early life in [...] (from NCpedia.)
Jordan, Michael
by Case, Steven. Michael Jordan may have been born in Brooklyn, but North Carolina claims him as one of our own. The Jordan family moved to North Carolina when Michael Jordan was very small and he grew up in [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Joyner, Edmund Noah
by Malone, E. T., Jr. Edmund Noah Joyner, Episcopal priest, missionary, soldier, poet, and newspaper editor, was born in the Marlboro community near Farmville in Pitt County, the son of Dr. Noah and Emily Adelaide [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kay, Willie Virginia Otey
by Bell-Kite, Diana, Agan, Kelly. KAY, WILLIE VIRGINIA OTEY 17 Mar. 1894 – 25 Sept. 1992 By Diana Bell-Kite, NC Museum of History and Kelly Agan, NC Government & Heritage Library, 2016 “You have to like what you do, [...] (from North Carolina Museum of History.)
Kenan, Sarah Graham
by Kellam, Ida Brooks. Kenan, Sarah Graham by Ida Brooks Kellam, 1988 17 Feb. 1876–16 Mar. 1968 Sarah Graham Kenan, philanthropist, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kingsbury, Theodore Bryant
by Gass, W. Conard. Theodore Bryant Kingsbury, clergyman, author, literary critic, and journalist, was born in the Guion Hotel at Raleigh, the son of Russell and Mary Sumner Bryant Kingsbury. His father, a native of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kuralt, Charles Bishop
by . Charles Bishop Kuralt, award-winning newspaper, radio, and television journalist and best-selling author, was born 10 September 1934 in Wilmington, N.C., the first child of Wallace Hamilton Kuralt, [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Lamb, William
by Deaton, Joseph Edmund. Lamb, William by Joseph Edmund Deaton, 1991 27 Sept. 1835–23 Mar. 1909 William Lamb, publisher, Confederate soldier, and politician, was born in Norfolk, Va., the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lanier, Sidney Clopton
by Powell, William S. Lanier, Sidney Clopton by William S. Powell, 1991 3 Feb. 1842–7 Sept. 1881 Sidney Clopton Lanier, poet, musician, novelist, and author of books for boys, was born [...] (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.)
Larkin, Thomas Oliver
by Gillespie, James D. Larkin, Thomas Oliver by James D. Gillespie, 1991 16 Sept. 1802–27 Oct. 1858 Thomas Oliver Larkin, businessman and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Larkins, John Rodman
by Eagles, Charles W. Larkins, John Rodman by Charles W. Eagles, 1991 24 Dec. 1913–21 Mar. 1980 John Rodman Larkins, state government official, was born in Wilmington, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lazarus, Rachel Mordecai
by Macdonald, Edgar Edgeworth. Rachel Mordecai Lazarus, teacher and correspondent of author Maria Edgeworth, was born in Goochland County, Va., the daughter of Jacob and Judith Myers Mordecai. At age four, she moved with her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Legett, John
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. John Legett, captain in the Royal North Carolina Regiment, was a founder of the settlement of members of that corps, the South Carolina Royalists, and the King's Carolina Rangers at Country Harbour, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Leonard, Sugar Ray
by Case, Steven. Sugar Ray Leonard by Steven Case and Kelly Agan, NC Government & Heritage Library, 2010, 2014 17 May 1956 - Ray Charles Leonard, known as the boxing champion "Sugar Ray" Leonard [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Lillington, John Alexander
by Watson, Alan D. John Alexander Lillington, planter, politician, and soldier, was the son of John and Sarah Porter Lillington and the grandson of Alexander Lillington, who arrived in the Albemarle Sound area in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lloyd, Thomas
by McEachern, L. H. Thomas Lloyd, physician and justice of the peace, was a native of Philadelphia who moved to Wilmington, N.C., prior to 1765 and became a leader in local affairs. In various records he is referred to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, Henry Adolphus
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. London, Henry Adolphus by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1991 9 Apr. 1808–27 Nov. 1882 Henry Adolphus London, merchant, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Loring, William Wing
by Hughes, N. C., Jr. Loring, William Wing by N. C. Hughes, Jr., 1991 4 Dec. 1818–20 Dec. 1886 William Wing Loring, a soldier of many wars under several flags, was born in Wilmington, the son of Reuben and Hannah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacDonald, Donald
by Clifton, James M. Donald MacDonald, veteran of the battles of Culloden and Bunker Hill, was the most significant Scottish Highlander to serve the king's cause in North Carolina during the Revolutionary War. Early in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacDowell, John
by London, Lawrence F. John MacDowell, Anglican missionary, was licensed on 8 Aug. 1753 by the bishop of London to serve in the colony of North Carolina and to receive the king's bounty of twenty pounds for travel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Maclaine, Archibald
by Yanchisin, D. A. Archibald Maclaine, attorney and Patriot legislator, was born in Banbridge, Ireland, where his father, the Reverend Archibald Maclaine (b. 1695), was a Presbyterian minister. The Reverend Mr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacRae, Hugh
by Riley, Jack. Hugh MacRae, mining engineer, developer, and industrialist, was born in Carbonton, Chatham County, of Scottish and English descent. He was the son of Julia Norton and Donald MacRae, who served as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Maffitt, John Newland
by Roberts, B. W. C. John Newland Maffitt, Confederate navy captain and blockade-runner, was born at sea, the son of Ann Carnic and the Reverend John Newland Maffitt. His father was graduated from Trinity College in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mallett, Charles Beatty
by Burhoe, Agnes R. Mallett, Charles Beatty by Agnes R. Burhoe, 1991 18 June 1816–7 July 1872 See also: Mallett, Charles [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mallett, Peter, Jr.
by Troxler, George W. Peter Mallett, Jr., merchant and Revolutionary commissary officer, was born in Connecticut of French Huguenot ancestry. His father, Peter Mallett, Sr., the youngest of five children of David Mallett [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manly, Alex
by Miller, Daniel R. Alex Manly, black newspaper editor and Republican party leader in Wilmington, published the Wilmington Daily Record, which described itself as "the only negro daily in the world." The Record covered [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manly, Alex
by Hill, Michael, Umfleet, LeRae. Alex Manly was born near Raleigh in 1866. Family tradition maintains that his father was Charles Manly, who served as governor of North Carolina from 1849 to 1851. There is some confusion about [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
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.)
Marsden, Rufus
by London, Lawrence F. Rufus Marsden, merchant and legislator, was born in the Chorley-Liverpool section of Lancashire, England. He settled in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina in 1736. The next year he was granted [...] (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.)
McAden, Hugh
by Troxler, George W. Hugh McAden, Presbyterian minister, was born in Pennsylvania to "poor but pious parents" of Ulster Scots ancestry. He was graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1753 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McClammy, Charles Washington
by Parker, Roy, Jr. Charles Washington McClammy, Confederate officer, congressman, legislator, and farmer, was born at Scotts Hill, a farming community on the New Hanover–Pender County line, the son of Luke S. and Anna [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McClure, Alexander Doak
by Spence, Thomas H., Jr. McClure, Alexander Doak by Thomas H. Spence, Jr., 1991 9 July 1850–6 Apr. 1920 Alexander Doak McClure, Presbyterian [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKoy, William Berry
by Mceachern, Leora Hiatt. McKoy, William Berry by Leora Hiatt Mceachern, 1991 24 Dec. 1852–16 Nov. 1928 William Berry McKoy, attorney, historian, and botanist, was born in Wilmington, the son of William Henry (11 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McNeill, William Gibbs
by Terry, George David. William Gibbs McNeill, civil engineer and army officer, was born in Wilmington of Scottish ancestry; his great-grandfather was a member of a Highland clan that immigrated to North America in 1746. [...] (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.)
McRee, Griffith John
by Wilson, Clyde. Griffith John McRee, author of the Life and Correspondence of James Iredell, an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born in New Hanover County, the older son of Dr. James Fergus, of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McRee, James Fergus
by Poole, Jean. James Fergus McRee, physician, was born at Lilliput plantation, Brunswick County, the son of Major Griffith John and Ann Fergus McRee and the brother of Colonel William McRee. He received a medical [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McRee, William
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. William McRee, career army officer, was born in Wilmington, the oldest son of ten children of Major Griffith J. McRee, of the North Carolina Continental Line, and his wife, Ann Fergus. Two of his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meares, Oliver Pendleton
by Jordan, John R., Jr. Oliver Pendleton Meares, jurist, lawyer, secession leader, political activist, and Confederate officer, was born in Wilmington, the sixth son of William Belvidere and Catherine Grady Davis Meares. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meares, William Belvidere
by Carr, Eugenie W. William Belvidere Meares, lawyer, planter, and politician, was born in Spring Garden, New Hanover County, to Jane Meares, a spinster. His father was Henry Hyrne Watters, a prominent planter who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meares, William Belvidere, II
by Jordan, John R., Jr. William Belvidere Meares, II, physician, planter, and Confederate officer, was the fifth son of William Belvidere and Catherine Grady Davis Meares. He followed in the footsteps of his father in many [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Menatonon
by Johnson, F. Roy. Menatonon, king of the Chowanoc Indians, was old and infirm in his limbs when Governor Ralph Lane explored the Chowan River in the spring of 1586. Both the English and the Indians regarded him as the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mendelsohn, Samuel
by Goldberg, David J. Mendelsohn, Samuel by David J. Goldberg, 1991 31 Mar. 1850–30 Sept. 1922 Samuel Mendelsohn, rabbi and scholar, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meredith, Hugh
by Powell, William S. Meredith, Hugh by William S. Powell, 1991 ca. 1697–ca. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Merritt, Hiram Houston, Jr.
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Hiram Houston Merritt, Jr., physician and educator, was born in Wilmington, the son of Hiram H. and Dessie Cline Merritt. After attending the local schools, he spent a year at The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Metts, John Van Bokkelen
by Huntt, Josephine Metts. Metts, John Van Bokkelen by Josephine Metts Huntt, 1991 17 Dec. 1876–14 Oct. 1959 John Van Bokkelen Metts, military officer, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moir, James
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. James Moir, colonial clergyman, was sent to Edisto Island in South Carolina as a missionary of the kirk of Scotland prior to 1739. In that year, he decided to take Anglican orders and went to London [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Alfred
by Clifton, James M. Alfred Moore, lawyer, rice planter, Revolutionary soldier, legislator, attorney general, superior court judge, and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born in New Hanover County, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, James
by Troxler, George. Moore, James by George Troxler, 1991 1737–15 Jan. 1777 James Moore, brigadier general in the North Carolina Continental Line, was born in New Hanover County, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Louis Toomer
by Perdew, Margaret Moore. Louis Toomer Moore, journalist, author, and local historian, was born in Wilmington, the son of Colonel Roger and Susan Eugenia Beery Moore. He was a lineal descendant of James Moore, colonial [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Maurice, Jr.
by Price, William S., Jr. Moore, Maurice, Jr. by William S. Price, Jr., 1991 1735–77 See also:  Moore, Maurice (from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography); Moore, James (from the Dictionary of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Roger
by Bacon, Ann Moore. Roger Moore, civic and church leader and Confederate officer, was born in Wilmington, the son of Roger and Ann Sophia Toomer Moore. He was a descendant of James Moore, colonial governor of South [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morris, Ellwood
by Powell, William S. Ellwood Morris, civil engineer, was born in Pennsylvania. Nothing is known of his parents other than the fact that in 1846 his father, also a civil engineer, was an assistant to Charles Ellet, Jr., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moseley, William Dunn
by Powell, William S. William Dunn Moseley, first governor of Florida, was born at Moseley Hall in Lenoir County, the son of Matthew and Elizabeth Herring Dunn Moseley. A descendant of colonial official Edward Moseley, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Murchison, David Reid
by Mceachern, Leora Hiatt. David Reid Murchison, merchant, civic leader, and Confederate officer, was born a few miles west of Fayetteville at Manchester, Cumberland County. He was the son of Duncan (20 May 1801–24 Apr. 1870) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Murchison, Kenneth McKenzie
by Mceachern, Leora Hiatt. Kenneth McKenzie Murchison, merchant, banker, businessman, and Confederate officer, was born at Manchester, Cumberland County, the son of Duncan (20 May 1801–24 Apr. 1870) and Fannie Reid Murchison. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Murphy, George Moseley
by Bursey, Maurice M. Murphy, George Moseley by Maurice M. Bursey, 1991 1 June 1903–7 Dec. 1968 George Moseley Murphy, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Murray, James
by Lennon, Donald R. James Murray, colonial official, merchant, and planter, was a native of Unthank, Roxburghshire, in the valley of the Ewes, Scotland, the oldest son of John and Anne Bennet Murray, the daughter of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nash, Arthur Cleveland
by Caldwell, Martha B. Arthur Cleveland Nash, architect, was born in Geneva, N.Y., where his father, Francis Philip Nash, was a professor of romance languages at Hobart College. His mother, Katharine Cleveland Coxe Nash, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nash, Leonidas Lydwell
by Bingham, Warren L. Nash, Leonidas Lydwell by Warren L. Bingham, 1991 2 Aug. 1846–11 July 1917 Leonidas Lydwell Nash, Methodist clergyman and author, was born in Chase City, Mecklenburg County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nixon, Nicholas Nichols
by Paschal, Herbert R. Nixon, Nicholas Nichols by Herbert R. Paschal, 1991 24 July 1800–29 Oct. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Noble, Marcus Cicero Stephens
by Green, C. Sylvester. Marcus Cicero Stephens Noble, educator and author, was born at Louisburg, the son of Albert Morris and Mary Ann Primrose Noble. He was ten years old when the Civil War ended, and as a result of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Owen, Guy
by Walser, Richard. Guy Owen, teacher and writer, was born of Welsh and English ancestry in the Elkton community near Clarkton (called "Clayton" in his fiction) in Bladen County ("Cape Fear County"), the oldest of four [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Owen, James
by Parramore, T. C. James Owen, legislator, state official, U.S. senator, and promoter, was the oldest son of Thomas and Eleanor Porterfield Owen of Bladen County. He was the brother of Governor John Owen. Following his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Packer, Francis Herman
by Sanders, John. Francis Herman Packer, sculptor, was born in Munich. In the United States, he was a student of the sculptors Philip Martiny and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. By 1914 he was a resident of Rockville Centre, [...] (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.)
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.)
Parsley, Eliza Hall Nutt (Hallie)
by Powell, William S. Eliza Hall Nutt (Hallie) Parsley, founder of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Louise and Henry Nutt. She was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patterson, George
by Tise, Larry E. George Patterson, clergyman, was born in Boston, Mass., of Greek-American parentage. His father was Petro Papathakes, a native of Greece and member of the Greek Orthodox faith, and his mother Louisa [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pettigrew, William
by Eagles, Brenda Marks. William Shepard Pettigrew, planter and clergyman, was born at Bonarva plantation on Lake Scuppernong (now Lake Phelps) in Tyrrell County, the son of Ebenezer and Ann Blount Shepard Pettigrew. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Philips, Abraham
by Butler, Lindley S. Abraham Philips, militia general and state legislator, was born in England and settled in northern Guilford (now Rockingham) County by 1778. His home, which was still standing in the late 1970s, was [...] (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.)
Plyler, Marion Timothy
by Queen, Louise L. Plyler, Marion Timothy by Louise L. Queen, 1994 14 Sept. 1867–24 Mar. 1954 Marion Timothy Plyler, Methodist minister and editor, was born in Iredell County, the son of Robert Conrad and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Porter, John
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Porter, legislator, was the son of John Porter (d. 1712). He moved from Chowan County to the area around Bath Town at an early date. In the Tuscarora uprising in 1711, the home of John Porter at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Porter, John
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Porter, legislator, was born in Bath, the son of John Porter and Sarah Lillington and the third of the name to be prominent in the politics of colonial North Carolina. Mentioned as "nephew John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Post, James Francis
by Mceachern, Leora Hiatt. Post, James Francis by Leora Hiatt McEachern, 1994 24 Feb. 1851–5 Jan. [...] (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, Thomas Frederick
by Grant, D. F. Thomas Frederick Price, first North Carolinian to be ordained a Roman Catholic priest and cofounder of the Maryknoll Missionaries, was born in Wilmington, eighth of the ten children of Alfred Lanier [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Prichard, John Lamb
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Prichard, John Lamb by R. Hargus Taylor, 1994 6 June 1811–13 Nov. 1862 John Lamb Prichard, clergyman, was the second [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pritchard, Thomas Henderson
by Woodard, John R. Thomas Henderson Pritchard, Baptist pastor and college president, was born in Charlotte, the son of Joseph Price and Eliza Hunter Henderson Pritchard. His father was a Baptist minister and a native [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Purdie, Thomas J[ames?]
by Pate, James L., Jr. Thomas J[ames?] Purdie, Confederate officer, was born at Purdie Hall on the Cape Fear River in Bladen County, between Fayetteville and Elizabethtown, the second son of James B. (d. 1834) and Anna [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Purnell, Thomas Richard
by Putzel, Rosamond. Thomas Richard Purnell, jurist, was born in Wilmington, the son of Thomas Richard and Eliza Ann Dudley Purnell. His grandparents were John and Sarah Purnell and Governor and Mrs. Edward B. Dudley. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Purviance, Samuel Densmore
by Fields, William C. Purviance, Samuel Densmore by William C. Fields, 1994 7 Jan. 1774–ca. 1806 Samuel Densmore Purviance, lawyer, state legislator, and congressman, was born at his family's home, Castle Fin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Quince, Parker
by Watson, Alan D. Parker Quince, merchant, was the second son of Richard Quince and his wife, Mary. Richard emigrated from Ramsgate, England, to the Cape Fear about 1740, and became one of the leading merchants of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ray, John Robert
by Powell, William S. John Robert Ray, labor organizer, printer, and newspaperman, a native of North Carolina, was probably born in Raleigh. Since his mother, Mrs. Rachel T. Ray, was identified in Raleigh city directories [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reese, Addison Hardcastle
by Peck, Stephen R. Addison Hardcastle Reese, banker and civic leader, was born in Baltimore County, Md., the son of Gordon Lippincott and Edith Octavia Ford Reese. His great-grandfather, John T. Ford, was owner of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rehder, Jessie Clifford
by Naumoff, Lawrence. Jessie Clifford Rehder, writer and teacher, was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Carl Frederick and Jessie Steward Rehder, members of the German Lutheran community. She and her three brothers were [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reilley, Charles Norwood
by Bursey, Maurice M. Charles Norwood Reilley, chemist and educator, was one of the world's guiding lights of the renaissance in analytic chemistry after World War II and only the second analytic chemist in modern times [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reilly, James
by Steinhauer, Dale R. Reilly, James by Dale R. Steinhauer, 1994 17 Apr. 1823–5 Nov. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rhodes, James Manly
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. James Manly Rhodes, Methodist minister, educator, and college owner and administrator, was born in Four Oaks, Johnston County, the son of Atlas J. K. and Spicey West Rhodes. He received bachelor's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rice, Nathaniel
by Price, William S., Jr. Nathaniel Rice, colonial official, entered North Carolina from England early in 1731. Previously (ca. 1725) he had visited and acquired property in South Carolina. Rice carried with him commissions [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Richardson, Willis
by McIntyre, Pattie B. Willis Richardson, playwright, was born in Wilmington, the son of Willis Wilder and Agnes Ann Harper Richardson. After the riot of 1898, he moved with his parents from Wilmington to Washington, D.C. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rippy, James Fred
by Stauter, Mark C. James Fred Rippy, historian and educator, was born in a log house near Nubia, in Sumner County, Tenn., the son of Robert Sidney and Mary Frances Grant Rippy. He grew up on a subsistence farm until a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robinson, Benjamin
by Parker, Roy, Jr. Benjamin Robinson, newspaper publisher, editor, novelist, political activist, lawyer, and Confederate officer, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Dr. Benjamin (Young Ben) West (1811–85) and Joanna [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rountree, George
by Cowper, Albert W. George Rountree, attorney and judge, was born in Kinston, the son of Robert Hart and Cynthia Biddle Loftin Rountree. As a ten-year-old boy he witnessed the Battle of Kinston shaping up as he rode his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ruark, Robert (Bobby) Chester, Jr.
by Glover, Emma Williams. Robert (Bobby) Chester Ruark, Jr., columnist, satiric essayist, and novelist, was born in Wilmington, the son of Robert Chester, an accountant, and Charlotte Adkins Ruark. His paternal grandparents [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Russell, Daniel Lindsay
by Evans, William Mckee. Russell, Daniel Lindsay by William McKee Evans, 1994 7 Aug. 1845–14 May 1908 See also: Daniel Lindsay Russell, Jr., Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, Sarah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Russell, Lindsay
by Powell, William S. Lindsay Russell, international and corporation lawyer and advocate of improved foreign relations, was born in Wilmington, the son of Thomas B. and Fanny Bryan Havens Russell. Governor D. L. Russell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Russell, Sarah Amanda Sanders
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Russell, Sarah Amanda Sanders by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Rutherfurd, John
by Watson, Alan D. John Rutherfurd, receiver general of the quitrents and member of the Royal Council of North Carolina, was born at Bowland, Midlothian County, Scotland. He was a twentieth-generation descendant of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rutherfurd, William Gordon
by Watson, Alan D. William Gordon Rutherfurd, captain in the British navy who participated in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, was born at Bowland plantation, Rocky Point, approximately twenty miles north of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Said, Omar
by Parramore, Thomas C. Omar Ibn Said, a slave and Arabic scholar, was born in Futa Toro (now a part of the Republic of Senegal) of an aristocratic Moslem family. Educated in Koranic schools, he was a teacher and tradesman [...] (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.)
Sanders, Daniel Jackson
by Massey, R. A., Jr. Daniel Jackson Sanders, Presbyterian clergyman, editor, and educator, one of five children of William and Laura Sanders, was born a slave near Winnsboro, S.C. His mother was owned by 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.)
Schaw, Janet
by Rankin, Hugh F. Schaw, Janet by Hugh F. Rankin, 1994 b. ca. 1740 Janet Schaw, traveler and diarist, was born in Lauriston, a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland. Little is [...] (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.)
Schonwald, Johann (or John, Janos, James) Tossy
by Powell, William S. Johann (or John Schonwald, Janos, physician, was born near Budapest, Hungary, reputedly of "a noble family of pure Magyar stock," although there now appears to be no trace of such a family. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, Armond Wendell
by Macfie, John. Armond Wendell Scott, lawyer and municipal judge, was a native of Wilmington and the second of six sons born to Benjamin and Athalea Harris Scott. The elder Scott ran a livery stable and a general [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shaw, Herbert Bell
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Herbert Bell Shaw, bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, was born in Wilmington, the son of John Henry and Lummie Virginia Hodges Shaw. He was named for the Reverend Herbert Bell, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sidbury, James Buren
by McEachern, L. H., Kellam, Ida B. James Buren Sidbury, physician and pioneer in the establishment of pediatrics as a separate medical specialty, was a native of Holly Ridge and the son of Verlinza and Frances Williams Sidbury. After [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Slingsby, John
by Powell, William S. John Slingsby, Loyalist officer, was a native of England and at his death was reported to have been heir to "the Beverly Farm . . . a fine estate some twelve miles from London." Many [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sloan, Samuel
by Schalck, Harry. Sloan, Samuel by Harry Schalck, 1994 7 Mar. 1815–19 July 1884 Samuel Sloan, architect and publisher, was born in Honeybrook Township, Chester County, Pa., the son of William and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Slocumb, Jesse
by Wilson, Joni Elisa. Jesse Slocumb, congressman, was born near the site of the future town of Dudley in southern Wayne County, the son of Ezekiel and Mary (Polly) Hooks Slocumb. He received a modest education locally and [...] (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, 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.)
Smith, William
by Price, William S., Jr. William Smith, chief justice and councilman, was an Englishman who (according to Stephen B. Weeks) was educated at Middle Temple, one of the Inns of Court. With the support of John Scrope, secretary [...] (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.)
Sprunt, James
by Grant, Dorothy Fremont. James Sprunt, exporter, Cape Fear historian, and philanthropist, arrived in Wilmington in 1854 from his native Glasgow, Scotland, with his parents, Alexander and Jane Dalziel Sprunt. She was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stacy, Walter Parker
by Ragan, Fred D. Walter Parker Stacy, lawyer, legislator, arbitrator, and chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was born in Ansonville, Anson County. The son of Lucius Edney and Rosa Johnson Stacy, he [...] (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.)
Stedman, Charles Manly
by Williams, Max R. Charles Manly Stedman, Confederate officer, lawyer, and congressman, was born in Pittsboro, the son of Nathan A. and Euphania W. Stedman. His father, a merchant, served in the state legislature and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stephenson, Gilbert Thomas
by Gatton, T. Harry. Gilbert Thomas Stephenson, lawyer, banker, author, educator, and farmer, was born at Warren Place near Pendleton, Northampton County, the only child of Susan Anna Fleetwood and James Henry [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Steuart, Andrew
by Bowers, Thomas A. Andrew Steuart, Wilmington printer and journalist, was born in Belfast, Ireland, where he learned the printing trade from James MacGee. In 1758 he went to Philadelphia and established a printing shop [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Strange, Robert
by Brewster, Lawrence F. Strange, Robert by Lawrence F. Brewster, 1994 6 Dec. 1857–23 Aug. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Strange, Robert
by Powell, William S. Robert Strange, army officer and lawyer, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Judge Robert and Jane Kirkland Strange. After graduation from The University of North Carolina in 1841, he read law, was [...] (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.)
Strudwick, William Francis
by Murphy, Eva Burbank. William Francis Strudwick, Orange County legislator, was born at Stag Park, on the Northeast River near Wilmington; his parents were Samuel (will dated 1794) and Martha Williams Strudwick. It was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swann, John
by Price, William S., Jr. John Swann, colonial official, was the youngest son of the great Proprietary social and political leader, Samuel (d. 1707), and Elizabeth Lillington Swann, the daughter of wealthy Albemarle planter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tate, James
by Stephens, H. Kenneth, II. James Tate, schoolmaster and clergyman, went to Wilmington, N.C., from Ireland in 1760 and opened the first classical school in North Carolina under Presbyterian influence. He initially resided in a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Taylor, Robert Robinson
by Powell, William S. Robert Robinson Taylor, architect, was born in Wilmington, the son of Henry, a wealthy mulatto house carpenter, and Emilie Taylor, also mulatto. His father later was described as an able black [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thorington, James
by Faulkner, Ronnie W. James Thorington, lawyer, congressman, and diplomat, was born in Wilmington, the son of John A. Thorington, a Protestant Irishman. In 1827 he moved with his parents to Montgomery, Ala., where he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thorpe, Jim and Babe Ruth (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Sumner, Jim L. Jim Thorpe and Babe Ruth are still considered among the greatest athletes of all time. When the sports television network ESPN compiled its list of top athletes of the twentieth century, it listed [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Tillinghast, John Huske
by Powell, William S. John Huske Tillinghast, clergyman and Confederate chaplain, was born in Hillsborough, the son of Samuel Willard and Jane Burgin Norwood Tillinghast. His father was a native of Uxbridge, Mass., and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Toomer, Henry
by Smith, William S., Jr. Henry Toomer, Wilmington Safety Committee member, army commissary, financier and bail bondsman, and merchant, was born in Charleston, S.C., the second son of Joshua and Mary Bonneau Toomer. Following [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Toomer, John De Rossett
by Mceachern, Leora Hiatt, Kellam, Ida B. John De Rossett Toomer, attorney, legislator, and superior court judge, was born in Wilmington, the son of Henry and Magdalene Mary De Rossett Toomer. Henry Toomer, who moved from South Carolina to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Trollinger, Benjamin Newton
by Fuqua, Larry W. Benjamin Newton Trollinger, textile manufacturer and business adventurer, was born in the community of Haw River in Orange (now Alamance) County, the son of Joseph John and Elizabeth Rony Trollinger. [...] (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.)
Waddell, Hugh
by Cashion, Jerry C. Hugh Waddell, colonial military and political official, merchant, and planter, was born in Lisburn, County Down, Ireland, the son of Hugh and Isabella Brown Waddell, both of Scots-Irish ancestry. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Walker, Carleton
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Carleton Walker, British-born collector of the Port of Wilmington, paymaster of troops in the War of 1812, and Cape Fear planter and lavish speculator, was the youngest of three sons of James (d. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Walker, David
by Inscoe, John C. David Walker, black author of an incendiary antislavery pamphlet, was born in Wilmington to a free mother and a slave father who died before his birth. Despite his free status inherited from his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Walker, Hugh
by Powell, William S. Hugh Walker, Revolutionary soldier and printer of state currency, is an elusive subject, but he went to Wilmington apparently from Virginia before the American Revolution. Printer Adam Boyd acquired [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Walker, John (Jack)
by Powell, William S. John (Jack) Walker, Revolutionary officer and planter, was born in the parish of Reavley, near Alnwick Castle, Northumberland County, England. His parents were James and Anne Wodehouse Walker of a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Walker, Platt Dickinson
by Knapp, Richard F. Platt Dickinson Walker, lawyer and associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was born in Wilmington, the only son of Thomas O. D. and Mary Vance Dickinson Walker. His father, a graduate [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whistler, Anna Mathilda McNeill
by Whiteside, Heustis P. Whistler, Anna Mathilda McNeill by Heustis P. Whiteside, 1996 27 Sept. 1804–31 Jan. 1881 See also: Whistler's Mother; William Gibbs McNeill, brother Anna Mathilda McNeill Whistler, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
White, John
by Beckwith, James P., Jr. John White, merchant and commissioner for North Carolina in England during the Civil War, was born in Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland, one of ten children of Andrew Whyte and his second wife, Hannah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitehead, Zollicoffer Wiley
by Bullock, J. Marshall. Zollicofer Wiley Whitehead, businessman, editor, and journalist, was born in Kenansville, one of three children of Wiley W. and Cordelia Hussey Whitehead. After attending the county public schools, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whiting, William Henry Chase
by Wilson, Clyde. William Henry Chase Whiting, Confederate general and defender of Wilmington, a descendant of prominent seventeenth-century English settlers in Massachusetts, was born in Biloxi, Miss., the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilkinson, William
by Powell, William S. William Wilkinson, Revolutionary leader in New Hanover County, was a member of the Safety Committee in 1775 and 1776, serving as deputy chairman in November 1775. He was a member of the committee to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wimble, James
by Cumming, William P. James Wimble, mariner, trader, distiller, landowner, and privateer, was a Carolina chart maker and the cofounder of Wilmington. Baptized on 31 Jan. 1696, he was born on the Sussex coast near [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winslow, John Ancrum
by Stone, Richard G., Jr. John Ancrum Winslow, naval officer, was born in Wilmington, the son of Edward and Sara Ancrum Berry McAllister Winslow. On his father's side he was descended from a prominent New England family and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winston, John Reynolds
by Butts, Donald C. John Reynolds Winston, farmer, soldier, and politician, was born in Leaksville, the son of Edward and Susan Reynolds Winston. He received his early education in the local primary school and at the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wood, Edward Jenner
by Cashman, Diane Cobb. Edward Jenner Wood, physician, was born in Wilmington, the son of Thomas Fanning (1841–92), also a physician, and Mary Kennedy Sprunt Wood (1848–1932), the daughter of cotton exporter Alexander and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wood, Thomas Fanning
by Magruder, Nathaniel F. Thomas Fanning Wood, physician, first secretary of the North Carolina Board of Health, and cofounder of the North Carolina Medical Journal, was born in Wilmington. His parents, Robert B. and Mary A. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Worth, David Gaston
by Mceachern, Leora Hiatt. Worth, David Gaston by Leora Hiatt Mceachern, 1996 18 Dec. 1831–21 Nov. 1897 David Gaston Worth, merchant and state salt commissioner during the Civil War, was born in Asheboro, the only son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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