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Bell, Martha McFarlane
by Suggs, Joseph R. Martha McFarlane McGee, one of the heroines of the American Revolution, was born in Orange County. No positive record of her parents' names has been located, but her maiden name indicates that she [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bennehan, Richard
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Richard Bennehan, merchant, planter, builder, and pioneer in the tobacco industry and in education, was born near Warsaw, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Va. The fifth of seven children, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bernard, William Stanly
by Engstrom, Alfred Garvin. William Stanly Bernard, professor of Greek in The University of North Carolina, was born in Greenville, the son of Dr. William Augustus Bernard, a surgeon captain in the Confederate Army, and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Berry, Harriet Morehead
by Mckown, Harry W. Harriet Morehead Berry, leader in the good roads movement in North Carolina and a civic and political activist, was born in Hillsborough, the daughter of Dr. John and Mary Strayhorn Berry. Harriet [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Berry, John
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. John Berry, self-taught builder-architect and Orange County politician, was born near Hillsborough, the son of John Berry, Sr., and Rhoda (Rosanna?) (Whitted?) Berry. According to family tradition, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, Robert
by Steelman, Bennett L. Robert Bingham, headmaster of Bingham School and educational advocate, was born in Hillsborough, the fourth child of William James Bingham, then principal of Hillsborough Academy, and his wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, William
by Steelman, Bennett L. William Bingham, author and educator, was born in Hillsborough, the fourth child and eldest son of William James Bingham, headmaster of Hillsborough Academy, and his wife, Eliza Alves Norwood. Named [...] (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.)
Bingham, William James
by Steelman, Bennett L. William James Bingham, popularly known as "the Napoleon of schoolmasters," was born in Chapel Hill, the oldest son of William Bingham, then professor of ancient languages at The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blackburn, William Maxwell
by Blackburn, A. L. William Maxwell Blackburn, educator, son of Charles Stanley and Amy Malvina Waring Blackburn, Presbyterian missionaries, was born in Urumiah, Iran, and died in Durham. His paternal grandfather was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Frederick
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Frederick Blount, physician, the oldest son of James and Ann Hall Blount, was born at Mulberry Hill Plantation, Edenton. He is not to be confused with his uncle, Frederick Blount. His maternal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bumpass, Frances Webb
by Jordan, Paula S. Frances Webb Bumpass, newspaper publisher, teacher, and church worker, was born in Halifax, Va., to Henry and Harriet Dickens Webb. Educated by her parents and by private teachers in North Carolina, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burke, Mary ("Polly") Williams
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Burke, Mary ("Polly") Williams By Mary Claire Engstrom, 1979 See also: Govenor Thomas Burke 1 Feb. 1782–31 Jan. 1869 Mary "Polly" Williams Burke, educator, was the only child of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burke, Thomas
by Watterson, John. Thomas Burke, governor and poet, was born in Ireland and grew up in Dublin, probably in a Protestant household. He migrated to the colonies following family quarrels in 1759 or 1760 and settled in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burwell, Robert Armistead
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Burwell, Robert Armistead by Mary Claire Engstrom, 1979 See also: Queens University of Charlotte; Burwell School; North Carolina Women's Colleges 12 July 1802–5 Mar. 1895 See also: [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Butler, John
by Butler, Lindley S. John Butler, brigadier general of the state militia and legislator of the revolutionary period, settled before May 1763 on the Haw River in the western edge of the Hawfields community, Orange County. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Butler, William
by Huhta, James K. William Butler, farmer and insurgent, was probably born in Virginia before 1730 and was likely the son of William and Frances Watson Butler. He was one of at least seven children: brothers Aaron, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cain, William
by Willard, George-Anne. William Cain, civil engineer, mathematician, university professor, and author, contributed for over half a century to the advance of engineering theory and practice in his state and country. Although [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Bennehan
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Bennehan Cameron, planter, railway executive, industrialist, and promoter of good roads, was born at Fairntosh in what was then Orange County, the son of Paul Carrington and Anne Ruffin Cameron. At [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Duncan
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Duncan Cameron, planter, judge, politician, and banker, was born in Mecklenburg County, Va. His father, the Reverend John Cameron (d. 1815), an Episcopal priest, was the son of Duncan and Margaret [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carr, Julian Shakespeare
by Queen, Louise L. Julian Shakespeare Carr, industrialist and philanthropist, was born the son of John Wesley and Eliza Pannill Bullock Carr in Chapel Hill, where his father was a merchant. He attended The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chamberlain, G. Hope Summerell
by Knapp, Sharon E. G. Hope Summerell Chamberlain, author, artist, clubwoman, house counselor at Duke University, and civic worker, was born in Salisbury. Although Mrs. Chamberlain did not use her first name, the first [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chapman, Robert Hett
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Robert Hett Chapman, Presbyterian minister and missionary and second president of The University of North Carolina, was born in Orangedale, N.J., the second of the three children of the Reverend [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Child, Francis
by Becker, Donald E. Francis Child, Revolutionary War officer, was apparently living in New Bern in 1768, when he was witness to a will there. He entered McRee's company of the Sixth North Carolina Regiment of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Christmas, William
by Kerr, M. H. D. William Christmas, surveyor, cartographer, legislator, and militia and civil officer during and after the Revolution, was a son of John and Mary Graves Christmas. Despite a statement in his obituary [...] (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.)
Compton, Betty Baines
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Cotten, Elizabeth Brownrigg Henderson
by Green, C. Sylvester. Elizabeth Brownrigg Henderson, women's rights leader and librarian, was born at Salisbury, the daughter of John Steele and Elizabeth Brownrigg Cain Henderson. She was a direct descendant of Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cotten, Elizabeth Nevills
by Hill, Michael. Elizabeth Nevills Cotten taught the world “Freight Train,” “Shake Sugaree,” and a host of other songs. Her “parlor ragtime” style was no less elegant for the guitar being turned upside down and the [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Craig, David Irvin
by Dudley, H. J. David Irvin Craig, Presbyterian minister and historian, was born in Orange County, the son of James Newton (14 Oct. 1816–12 Feb. 1879) and Emaline Strayhorn Craig. Craig received early education in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cruikshank, Margaret Mordecai Jones
by Powell, William S. Margaret Mordecai Cruikshank, teacher and college president, was born in Hillsborough, the daughter of Halcott Pride Jones and his wife, Olive Echols. She attended the Nash-Kollock School in [...] (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.)
Dabney, Charles William
by Bursey, Maurice M. Charles William Dabney, chemist and educator, was born at Hampden-Sydney, Va., the son of Margaretta Lavinia Morrison and Robert Lewis Dabney, conservative Presbyterian theologian, professor at Union [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
DeBow, John
by Stokes, Durward T. John DeBow, Presbyterian minister and chaplain in the American Revolution, was born in either Monmouth or Hunterdon County, N.J. He was a descendant of migrants from Amsterdam, Holland, who changed [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Amzi Clarence
by Woodard, John R. Amzi Clarence Dixon, Baptist pastor and evangelist for more than fifty years, was born in Shelby, the son of Amanda Elvira McAfee and Thomas Dixon, Jr., a pioneer preacher among the rural people of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Simon
by Gust, Frances Osborne. Dixon, Simon by Frances Osborne Gust, 1986 1728–1781 Simon Dixon, quaker pioneer and miller, was born in Lancaster County, Pa. He was the grandson of William Dixon who moved to Pennsylvania [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Duffy, William
by Miller, Mark F. William Duffy, lawyer and politician, was the son of George Duffy, an unsuccessful lawyer of New Bern. Little is known about young Duffy's early life. In 1792 he was licensed to practice law in New [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Durham, Carl Thomas
by Wells, Warner. Durham, Carl Thomas by Warner Wells, 1986 28 Aug. 1892–29 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Easter, Mitch
by Coan, Fisher. Mitch Easter by Fisher Coan, 2012, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. November 15, 1954 - Songwriter, guitarist, session musician, producer, and indie-rock icon, Mitch Easter was [...] (from NCpedia.)
Edwards, Isaac
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Isaac Edwards, attorney, private secretary and aide-de-camp to Governor William Tryon, member of the First Provincial Congress of 1774, deputy auditor of the province under Governor Josiah Martin, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Elwin, Fountain
by Stokes, D. E. Fountain. Fountain Elwin, private secretary to Governor William Tryon and later an attorney, was born at Booton in the north central part of the county of Norfolk, England, where his family had owned various [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Emerson, Isaac Edward
by Blackburn, George T., II. Isaac Edward Emerson, chemist, manufacturer, sportsman, and philanthropist, was born in Orange County, the son of Robert J. Emerson, a farmer, and his wife, Cornelia Lewis Hudson of Wake County. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Engstrom, Mary Claire
by . Mary Claire Engstrom was born in 1906 in Kansas City, Mo., and moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., to attend the University of North Carolina, earning her Ph.D. in English literature in 1939. She is best [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Evans, Charles Napoleon Bonaparte
by Stokes, Durward T. Charles Napoleon Bonaparte Evans, editor and civic leader, was born in Norfolk County, Va., the son of James E. and Jane Shirley Evans. He left home at an early age after his father's death, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fanning, Edmund
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Edmund Fanning, North Carolina loyalist, lawyer and land speculator, colonial official, private secretary to Governor William Tryon in New York, lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia and of Prince [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ferguson, Robert
by Miller, Mark F. Robert Ferguson, printer, operated a printing press next to the courthouse in Hillsborough from 1785 to 1792. There he printed the North Carolina Gazette in 1785 and 1786 and perhaps even longer, as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Few, James
by Johnson, Elmer D. James Few, Regulator, was born in Maryland, the son of William Few, Sr., and Mary Wheeler Few. He was the brother of William Few, Jr., who became a U.S. senator and judge. In 1758 the family moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Few, William, Jr.
by Johnson, Elmer D. William Few, Jr., member of the Continental Congress and of the constitutional convention, U.S. senator, and judge, was born near Baltimore, Md., the son of William Few, Sr., and Mary Wheeler Few. In [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foote, Percy Wright
by Samouce, Elton Foote Hall. Percy Wright Foote, naval officer, was born at Roaring River, Wilkes County, the son of Confederate Major James Henry Foote (writer, educator, and a founder of Wake Forest College) and Susan Hunt [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gattis, Samuel Mallett
by Cheshire, Lucius McGhee, Jr. Gattis, Samuel Mallett by Lucius McGhee Cheshire, Jr., 1986 7 Mar 1863–16 Apr. 1931 Samuel Mallett Gattis, attorney and public official, was born in Orange County about two and a half miles [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gore, Joshua Walker
by Rigsbee, John Leonard. Joshua Walker Gore, engineer, inventor, and professor, was born in Frederick County, Va. His father was Mahlon Gore (d. 1860), the son of Thomas and Sarah Walker Gore. His paternal great-grandfather [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, Alexander Hawkins ("Sandy")
by Robinson, Catherine L. Graham, Alexander Hawkins ("Sandy") by Catherine L. Robinson, 1986 9 Aug. 1890–3 Apr. 1977 Alexander Hawkins ("Sandy") Graham, lawmaker, lieutenant governor, and highway administrator, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, Augustus Washington
by Green, C. Sylvester. Augustus Washington Graham, lawyer and jurist, was born in Hillsborough, the son of William Alexander and Susannah Sarah Washington Graham. His paternal grandfather was General Joseph Graham, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, John Washington
by Williams, Max R. John Washington Graham, Confederate major, attorney, and politician, was born in Hillsborough, the second son of William A. and Susannah Washington Graham. The grandparents, the Joseph Grahams of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, William Alexander, Jr.
by Anderson, Jean Bradley. William Alexander Graham, Jr., farmer and state commissioner of agriculture, was born in Hillsborough, the third of nine sons of William Alexander Graham, a governor of North Carolina and secretary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grant, Ernest James
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Graves, Ernest
by Caldwell, Martha B. Graves, Ernest by Martha B. Caldwell, 1986 27 Mar. 1880–9 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graves, Ralph Henry
by Crow, Mildred Martin. Ralph Henry Graves, educator, was born in Granville County, the second son of Henry Lewis and Mary Brown Dickens Graves. His mother was the granddaughter of Colonel Robert Dickens, a soldier in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graves, Ralph Henry, III
by Caldwell, Martha B. Ralph Henry Graves, III, newspaper editor, was the son of Ralph Henry and Julia Charlotte Hooper Graves. On his father's side, an ancestor, William Taylor, was the first steward of The University of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Green, Paul Eliot
by Powell, William S. Paul Eliot Green, dramatist, author, and teacher, was born in Harnett County, the son of William Archibald and Betty Lorine Byrd Green. He grew up on his father's farm engaging in the labors and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gurganus, Allan: Telling the Story from Birth
by Cecelski, David S. When I visited his home in Hillsborough, Allan Gurganus and I talked about his growing up years in Rocky Mount, 50 miles east of Raleigh. Best known for his acclaimed novel "Oldest Living Confederate [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Hall, James
by Wiest, Timothy J. James Hall, clergyman, was born in Carlisle, Pa., to James and Prudence Roddy Hall. James, Sr., a Scotch-Irish immigrant, arrived in America with his father prior to 1723. In 1751, the Halls migrated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ham, George Caverno
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. George Caverno Ham, psychiatrist and teacher, was born in Edgewood, Pa., near Pittsburgh, the son of Thomas C. Ham and his wife, Lola Trickey. A brother, Dr. Thomas Hale Ham, also achieved [...] (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, George Emrick
by Evans, Phillip W. George Emrick Harris, U.S. representative from Mississippi, was born in Orange County, N.C. The family moved during Harris's childhood to Tennessee and eventually to Mississippi; he attended the [...] (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.)
Hart, Nathaniel
by Swift, Vance E. Nathaniel Hart, pioneer, Revolutionary officer, and proprietor in and chief negotiator for the Transylvania Company of Kentucky, was born in Hanover County, Va., the son of Thomas and Susannah Rice [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hart, Thomas
by Stokes, Durward T. Thomas Hart, merchant, public official, and militia officer, the son of Thomas and Susannah Rice Hart, was born in Hanover County, Va., on a plantation settled in 1690 by his English-born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawks, Francis Lister
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Francis Lister Hawks, clergyman, educator, and historian, was born in New Bern, the second son of Francis (10 Dec. 1769–20 Dec. 1831) and Julia Airay Stephens Hawks (1 Dec. 1773–3 Apr. 1813). He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Heartt, Dennis
by Kearney, H. Thomas, Jr. Dennis Heartt, newspaper editor and publisher, was born in North Bradford, Conn. Beyond the fact that he was the son of an English sea captain who settled in Connecticut and married a New England [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henderson, Barbara Bynum
by Happer, Carolyn Murray. Barbara Bynum Henderson, poet, translator, and pioneer leader in the North Carolina woman suffrage movement, was born into a family closely connected with the Episcopal church. Her father, William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henderson, Mary Ferrand
by Carter, Carolyn Howard. Mary Ferrand Henderson, Democratic party official and promoter of women's political rights, was born in Salisbury, the daughter of John Steele Henderson, a North Carolina legislator and congressman, [...] (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.)
Henry, Matthew George
by Moore, James Elliott. Henry, Matthew George by James Elliott Moore, 1988 25 Oct. 1910–19 Mar. 1974 Matthew George Henry, bishop of the Protestant Episcopal church, was born in Chapel Hill, the son of Dr. George [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Herty, Charles Holmes
by York, Maury. Charles Holmes Herty, chemist, the son of Bernard and Louisa Turno Herty, was born in Milledgeville, Ga. He attended Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural College for four years before enrolling [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Herty, Charles Holmes, Jr.
by Bursey, Maurice M. Charles Holmes Herty, Jr., metallurgist and chemical engineer, was born in Athens, Ga., the son of Sophie Schaller and Charles H. Herty, then a faculty member at the University of Georgia. The family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hickerson, Thomas Felix
by Caldwell, Martha B. Hickerson, Thomas Felix by Martha B. Caldwell, 1988 30 Apr. 1882–8 Aug. 1968 Thomas Felix Hickerson, Kenan Professor of Applied Mathematics [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hilliard, "Nancy" Ann Segur
by Macfie, John. "Nancy" Ann Segur Hilliard, hotel keeper, was a native of Granville County, the daughter of William and Lucy Walker Hilliard. The family moved to Chapel Hill in 1817. During the 1830s and 1840s, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hobbs, R. J. M.
by Hood, Henry. Richard Junius Mendenhall Hobbs, lawyer, educator, and administrator, was born at Guilford College, the third son of Lewis Lyndon Hobbs, president of the college, and Mary Mendenhall Hobbs, members [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hobbs, Samuel Huntington, Jr.
by Hirsch, Jerrold M. Hobbs, Samuel Huntington, Jr. by Jerrold M. Hirsch, 1988 4 Feb. 1895–16 Nov. 1969 Samuel Huntington Hobbs, Jr., rural sociologist, was born on a family farm near Clinton, the first son and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hodge (Hodges), William
by Stokes, Durward T. William Hodge (Hodges), clergyman, was born in the Hawfields section of Orange (later Alamance) County. Evidence is almost conclusive that he was the son of John and Agness Hodge, whose family also [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hodges, Martha Elizabeth Blackeney
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Hodges, Martha Elizabeth Blackeney 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.)
Hogg, Gavin
by Keyes, Elizabeth Dortch Dix. Gavin Hogg, lawyer, was born in the town of Wick, Caithness, Scotland. He came to the United States with his parents, James and Mary Finlayson Hogg, in about 1797. After arriving in Wilmington, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hogg, James
by Miller, Mark F. James Hogg, planter, merchant, and university official, was born in East Lothian, Scotland, one of six children of Gavin and Helen Stevenson Hogg. Nothing is known of his early life, education, or [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hogg, John
by Robertson, Henry A., Jr. John Hogg, legislator, arrived in Wilmington from Anstruther, Fife, Scotland, about 1797. He, it is assumed, was a cousin of Robert, John, and James Hogg of the mercantile house of Hogg and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hogg, John
by Robertson, Henry A., Jr. John Hogg, merchant and Loyalist, the son of Gavin and Helen Stevenson Hogg, emigrated to North Carolina from Scotland sometime after 1756. His brother, Robert, who arrived in Wilmington in 1756, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holden, William Woods
by Raper, Horace W. William Woods Holden, printer, editor, politician, governor, and the most controversial state figure during Reconstruction, was born near Hillsborough, the son of Thomas Holden and Priscilla Woods, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holman, Clarence Hugh
by Leary, Lewis. Clarence Hugh Holman, educator and writer, was born in Cross Anchor, S.C., the son of David Marion and Jessie Pearl Davis Holman. He received his early schooling in Gaffney and Clinton, S.C., before [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holmes, Joseph Austin
by Bedingfield, Frank, V. Joseph Austin Holmes, geologist, mining engineer, and conservationist, was born in Laurens, S.C., of English and Scotch-Irish ancestry, a descendant of William Holmes (1592–1678) of Marshfield, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holmes, Urban Tigner, III
by Powell, William S. Urban Tigner Holmes, III, Episcopal priest, teacher, and dean, was born in Chapel Hill, the son of Urban Tigner, Jr., and Margaret Allen Gemmell Holmes. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holmes, Urban Tigner, Jr.
by Engstrom, Alfred Garvin. Urban Tigner Holmes, Jr., medievalist, Romance philologist, author, and editor, was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Urban Tigner Holmes (1869–1940), a career naval officer who was graduated from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holsapple, Peter
by Coan, Fisher. Pioneering singer/songwriter, guitarist, and front man Peter Livingston Holsapple was born in Greenwich, Connecticut on February 19, 1956 to Henry Taylor Holsapple, a Harvard-educated lawyer and [...] (from NCpedia.)
Holt, Michael, III
by Stokes, Durward T. Michael Holt, III, farmer, magistrate, and legislator, was born in Orange County, the son of Michael, Jr., and his second wife, Jean Lockhart Holt. He was reared on his father's farm and from him [...] (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.)
Horner, James Hunter
by Powell, William S. James Hunter Horner, educator, was born near Flat River at Red Mountain, Orange County (now Rougemont, Durham County), the son of Colonel William Horner, a native of Pennsylvania who moved to North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Horner, Jerome Channing
by Powell, William S. Jerome Channing Horner, educator, was born in Oxford, the son of James Hunter and Sophronia Moore Horner. He attended his father's school, Horner School, and Davidson College from which he received [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Horton, George Moses
by Walser, Richard. George Moses Horton, poet, was born in Northampton County, the property of William Horton who also owned his mother, his five older half sisters, and his younger brother and three sisters. As a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hotelling, Addyson Harold
by Hotelling, Harold, Jr. Addyson Harold Hotelling, mathematical statistician and economist, was born in Fulda, Minn., the son of Clair and Lucy Rawson Hotelling. (In later life he dropped his first name.) He moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Howell, Edward Vernon
by Glover, Erma Williams. Edward Vernon Howell, pharmacist, university professor, banker, and founder and dean of The University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, was, according to John Grover Beard, his successor, "the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Howell, Rednap
by Johnson, Elmer D. Rednap Howell, "poet of the Regulators," moved to North Carolina from New Jersey, probably in the early 1760s. He settled first in present Chatham County, then moved about 1768 to what is now [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hubbard, Jeremiah
by Newlin, Algie I. Jeremiah Hubbard, educator and Quaker leader, was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., the son of Joseph and Ann Crews Hubbard. He was the grandson of Hardiman Crews and his Indian wife, whose name has [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hudson, Arthur Palmer
by Patterson, Daniel W. Arthur Palmer Hudson, folklorist and teacher, was born in the Hesterville community of Attala County, Miss., the son of William Arthur and Lou Garnett Palmer Hudson. Despite the handicap of growing [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hughes, Samuel Wellwood
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. According to family tradition, in the early 1800s the Reverend Samuel Paisley (later pastor of Old Eno Presbyterian Church) heard of Joseph D. Hughes's success as a teacher in Rowan County and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, James
by Alger, Vearl G. Hunter, James by Vearl G. Alger, 1988 Ca. 1735–Ca. 1783 See also:  Regulator Movement (from the Encyclopedia of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Huntington, Roswell
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Roswell Huntington, Revolutionary silversmith in Hillsborough and founder of three generations of silversmiths, was born in Norwich, Conn., the son of Ebenezer, Jr. (1740–63), and Sarah Edgerton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Huntington, William
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. William Huntington, Hillsborough silversmith and engraver, Presbyterian churchman, and businessman, was born in Hillsborough, the oldest of three sons of silversmith Roswell Huntington, a native of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Husband (or Husbands), Herman (or Hermon, Harman)
by Jones, Mark H. Herman (or Hermon, Harman) Husband (or Husbands), legislator, county official, planter, surveyor, miner, pamphleteer, and social radical, was born in Cecil County, Md., the son of William and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Huse, Howard Russel
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Huse, Howard Russel by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1988 20 July 1890–31 Mar. 1977 Howard Russel Huse, college professor and scholar, was born in Omaha, Nebr., the son of Jesse Benjamin and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jacocks, William Picard
by Allan, Anna Brooke. William Picard Jacocks, international public health physician and administrator, was born in Windsor. (His middle name, Picard, is accented on the last syllable.) His ancestors had lived in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jessup, Ann Matthews
by Mathis, Treva W. Ann Matthews Jessup, Quaker minister, missionary, and horticulturist, was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Walter and Mary Matthews. She married first, John Floyd, and second, Thomas Jessup, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Gerald White
by Mitchell, Memory F. Gerald White Johnson, writer and newspaperman, was born in the community of Riverton in Scotland County, the son of Archibald and Flora Caroline McNeill Johnson. He received the A.B. degree from Wake [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, George Doherty
by Branch, Paul. George Doherty Johnston, lawyer, mayor, legislator, Confederate officer, and educator, was born in Hillsborough, presumably at Heartsease, on East Queen Street. His father was George Mulhollan [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, Lancelot
by Bair, Anna Withers, Kendall, Katharine K. Lancelot Johnston, physician, Revolutionary War surgeon, and planter, was born in Ardess, County Fermanagh, Ireland, of Scottish ancestry. He received his medical education at the Medical College of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, Samuel Iredell
by Moore, James Elliott. Johnston, Samuel Iredell by James Elliott Moore, 1988 28 Dec. 1806–12 Aug. 1865 Samuel Iredell Johnston, Episcopal clergyman, was born in Windsor, the son of Colonel John Seymour and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, William
by Powell, William S. William Johnston, merchant, land speculator, and Revolutionary patriot, was born in Harthwood, parish of Lochmaben, Shire of Annandale, in the south of Scotland, the son of Robert and Isabell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Johnston Blakeley
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Johnston Blakeley Jones, physician, was born at Rock Rest, the plantation of his father Edward Jones in Chatham County. Mary, his mother, was the daughter of Peter Mallett of Fayetteville. Young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, William Henry
by Jones, H. G. William Henry Jones, educator, was born in Caswell County, the son of Thaddeus Cornelius and Rebecca Jane Roberts Jones. He attended rural schools in Caswell and Rockingham counties and was graduated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Jordan, Stroud
by Powell, William S. Jordan, Stroud by William S. Powell, 1988 11 Nov. 1885–28 Dec. 1947 Stroud Jordan, industrial chemist, was born at Caldwell Institute, Orange County, the son of Dr. Archibald Currie and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Kemp, James Hal
by Allen, William B. Kemp, James Hal by William B. Allen, 1988 27 Mar. 1904–21 Dec. 1940 James Hal Kemp, orchestra and band leader, was born in Marion, Ala., the son of T. D. and Leila Rush Kemp. His mother was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kerr, Daniel Wilson
by Stokes, Durward T. Kerr, Daniel Wilson by Durward T. Stokes, 1988 10 July 1796–15 May 1850 Daniel Wilson Kerr, clergyman, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
King, Rufus P.
by Branson, B. Russell. King, Rufus P. by B. Russell Branson, 1988 15 Apr. 1843–24 Feb. 1923 Rufus P. King, Quaker minister, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kirkland, William Alexander
by Still, William N. Kirkland, William Alexander by William N. Still, 1988 3 July 1836–12 Aug. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kirkland, William Wheedbee
by Branch, Paul. William Wheedbee Kirkland, Confederate officer, businessman, and postal official, was born at Ayr Mount, the home of the Kirkland family east of Hillsborough. His father was John Umstead Kirkland, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kyser, James Kern ("Kay")
by Powell, William S. James Kern ("Kay") Kyser, orchestra leader, actor, and Christian Science lecturer, was born in Rocky Mount, the son of Paul B. and Emily Royster Howell Kyser. As a student at The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lanier, Edwin Sidney
by Gillespie, James D. Edwin Sidney Lanier, educator and government administrator, was born near Metter, Ga., in a rural section of the state, the son of Richard and Hassie Banks Lanier, farmers. He attended local schools [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Leavitt, Sturgis Elleno
by Stoudemire, Sterling. Leavitt, Sturgis Elleno by Sterling Stoudemire, 1991 24 Jan. 1888–3 Mar. 1976 Sturgis Elleno Leavitt, teacher and scholar, was born in Newhall, Maine, the son of William Hooper and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lee, Howard
by Graham, Nicholas. Howard Lee by Nicholas Graham UNC - North Carolina Collection, 2004. Updated by Michelle Czaikowski, 2010. "This Month in North Carolina History" series. Reprinted with [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
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.)
Lindley, James
by Butler, Lindley S. James Lindley, Loyalist militia leader, was born in London Grove, Chester County, Pa., the son of Thomas (1706–81) and Ruth Hadley Lindley (1712–85). Of English origin, the Lindleys by the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lindley, Jonathan
by Newlin, Algie I. Lindley, Jonathan by Algie I. Newlin, 1991 15 June 1756–5 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lloyd (or Loyd, Loyde), Thomas
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Thomas Lloyd (or Loyd, Loyde), Loyalist planter and colonial official of Orange County, member of the colonial Assembly, an officer in the Orange County militia, and sometimes accounted the most [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Love, William Carter
by Grogan, Ralph Houston. William Carter Love, lawyer and congressman, was born near Norfolk, Va., the son of Samuel and Jean Love. He moved with his family to Chapel Hill where his father was steward of The University of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lynch, Lemuel
by Peacock, Mary Reynolds. Lynch, Lemuel by Mary Reynolds Peacock, 1991 5 Apr. 1808–19 Sept. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lytle, Archibald
by Butler, Lindley S. Lytle, Archibald by Lindley S. Butler, 1991 1730–20 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacKinney, Loren Carey
by Sitterson, J. Carlyle. Loren Carey MacKinney, university professor, was born in Lake Crystal, Minn., the son of Everson Rider and Jennie May (Amy) MacKinney. He received his early education in the public schools of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacNair, Ralph
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Ralph MacNair, merchant, legislator, and Tory, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His father is said to have been killed on the battlefield of Culloden in the ranks of the Duke of Cumberland when he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacNider, William de Berniere
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. William de Berniere MacNider, physician, pharmacologist, and medical educator, was born in Chapel Hill, the son of Virginius St. Clair and Sophia Beatty Mallett MacNider. Both his father and his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Maddock, Joseph
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Joseph Maddock, pioneer Quaker leader in colonial Orange County, N.C., and Columbia County, Ga., founder of Wrightsborough, Ga., miller, and horticulturist, was born in the Newcastle, Del., area, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Maddry, Charles Edward
by Woodard, John R. Charles Edward Maddry, Baptist minister, executive secretary of the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1933–44), and secretary emeritus (1945–62), was born near Chapel Hill, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mallett, William Peter
by Snow, Claude H., Jr. William Peter Mallett, physician, pioneer surgeon, and benefactor of The University of North Carolina, was born in Fayetteville, the second son of Charles Mallett, who, along with his three Huguenot [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mangum, Adolphus Williamson
by Eagles, Brenda Marks. Adolphus Williamson Mangum, Methodist minister and educator, was the youngest of eight children of Ellison Goodloe and Elizabeth Harris Mangum. He was born at Locust Grove, the family home on the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mangum, Willie Person
by Powell, William S. Willie Person Mangum, lawyer, judge, congressman, and U.S. senator, was born at Red Mountain in a part of northeastern Orange County that became Durham County in 1881. The son of William Person and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manly, Basil
by Fields, William C. Manly, Basil by William C. Fields, 1991 28 Jan. 1798–21 Dec. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Marks, Sallie Belle
by Powell, William S. Marks, Sallie Belle By William S. Powell, 1991 21 May 1891–11 Nov. 1968 Sallie Belle Marks, first woman professor at The University of North Carolina, was born in Albemarle, the daughter of [...] (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.)
McCall, Frederick Bays
by Aycock, William B. McCall, Frederick Bays by William B. Aycock, 1991 7 Oct. 1893–8 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McGilvary, Daniel
by Spence, Thomas H., Jr. McGilvary, Daniel by Thomas H. Spence, Jr., 1991 16 May 1828–22 Aug. 1911 Daniel McGilvary, missionary to Siam, was of Highland Scottish ancestry. The son of Malcolm and Catharine McIver [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKenna, Richard Milton
by Owen, Guy. Richard Milton McKenna, novelist and free-lance writer, was born in Mountain Home, Idaho, the oldest of four sons of Milton Lewis and Lucy Ertz McKenna. After graduating from high school and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McNair, John Calvin
by Macfie, John. John Calvin McNair, teacher and minister, was born near St. Pauls, the son of Malcolm and Margaret Dalrymple McNair. His maternal grandfather, Archibald Dalrymple of Moore County, served in the House [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McQueen, Hugh
by Snow, Claude H., Jr. Hugh McQueen, orator and politician, was the oldest son of Murdo (Murdoch) McQueen of Chatham County. His father had come to North Carolina from Scotland in 1795, bringing with him a colony of Scots. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Mebane, Alexander
by Baker, Thomas E. Alexander Mebane, statesman, was born at Hawfields, Orange County (near present-day Mebane, Alamance County), the son of Scotch-Irish settlers, Alexander and Mary Tinnin Mebane. After attending the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mebane, James
by Kirkman, Roger N. James Mebane, legislator, was probably born at Hawfields, Orange County, one of four sons of Alexander, Jr., and Mary Armstrong Mebane. His father and uncles William, James, John, and Robert were [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Merrick, John
by Weare, Walter B. John Merrick, black businessman, community leader, and founder of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, was born in Sampson County, the son of a slave mother; his father is unknown. At [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Micklejohn, George
by Stokes, Durward T. George Micklejohn, Anglican clergyman in colonial North Carolina, was probably a native of Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north of England, but no details of his family or early life have been found nor [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Milburn, Frank Pierce
by Wodehouse, Lawrence. Frank Pierce Milburn, architect and designer of numerous structures in most states south of the Mason-Dixon Line, was born in Bowling Green, Ky. His father, Thomas Thurmond Milburn, was a building [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mims, Edwin
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Edwin Mims, educator and teacher of American and English literature, was born in Richmond, Ark., a village near Little Rock, the son of Andrew Jackson, an Arkansas merchant, and Cornelia Williamson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mitchell, Elisha
by Watson, Elgiva D. Elisha Mitchell, educator, geologist, Presbyterian minister, and explorer, was born in Washington, Conn., the oldest son of Abner, a farmer, and Phoebe Eliot Mitchell. Abner was a descendant of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Montgomery, William
by Shrader, Richard A. William Montgomery, physician, state legislator, and congressman, was born near North Buffalo Creek in northeastern Guilford County three miles from Bethel Church. One of four children of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morson, Hugh
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Morson, Hugh by Grady L. E. Carroll, 1991 19 July 1850–29 Mar. 1925 Hugh Morson, educator, was born near [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Murchison, Claudius Temple
by Green, C. Sylvester. Claudius Temple Murchison, college teacher, economic adviser, and author, was born in Hickory, the son of Claudius Murat and Alice Penelope Temple Murchison. Preparatory education in the Hickory [...] (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, Francis
by Reed, John F. Nash, Francis by John F. Reed, 1991 1742?–7 Oct. 1777 Francis Nash, lawyer and Revolutionary general, was born in Amelia (now Prince Edward) County, Va., the son of John and Ann Owen Nash. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nash, Francis (Frank)
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Francis (Frank) Nash, lawyer, assistant attorney general, local historian, and author, was born at Floral College, Robeson County, the son of the Reverend Frederick Kollock Nash, a Presbyterian [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nash, Frederick
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Frederick Nash, fourth chief justice of North Carolina, was born in the former colonial governors' palace at New Bern, the son of Governor Abner Nash and his second wife, Mary Whiting Jones. Young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nash, Sally (Sarah) Kollock and Maria Jane Nash
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Nash, Sally (Sarah) Kollock and Maria Jane Nash By Mary Claire Engstrom 21 Jan. 1811–4 June 1893 (Sarah); 19 Nov. 1819–29 Apr. 1907 (Maria) Sally (Sarah) Kollock Nash and Maria Jane Nash, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Newsome, Albert Ray
by Pegg, Carl Hamilton. Albert Ray Newsome, historian, archivist, and teacher, was born at Marshville, the son of Richard Clyde and Julia Ross Newsome. Studious from boyhood, he was graduated from The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nichols, William
by Sanders, John L. William Nichols, architect and builder, was born in Bath, County Somerset, England, and probably received his early training in England. Arriving in North Carolina in 1800, he was a resident of New [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Norton, John William Roy
by Green, C. Sylvester. Norton, John William Roy by C. Sylvester Green, 1991 11 July 1898–18 Mar. 1974 John William Roy Norton, public health administrator, was born in rural [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Norwood, John Wall
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. John Wall Norwood, attorney, scientific agriculturist, and member of the General Assembly, was the oldest son of Robina Hogg (30 Dec. 1772–18 May 1860) and Superior Court Judge William Norwood (15 [...] (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.)
Norwood, William
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. William Norwood, attorney and planter, borough representative in the General Assembly, and superior court judge, was born in Bute County near the site of modern Louisburg, Franklin County, the oldest [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
O'Kelly, Berry
by Murray, Elizabeth Davis Reid. O'Kelly, Berry by Elizabeth Davis Reid Murray, 1991 ca. 1861–14 Mar. 1931 Berry O'Kelly, merchant, realtor, banker, and philanthropist, was called at his death "the most prominent leader of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Odum, Howard Washington
by B., Rupert, V. Odum, Howard Washington by Rupert B. Vance, 1991 24 May 1884–12 Nov. 1954 Howard Washington Odum, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Otey, James Hervey
by Powell, William S. James Hervey Otey, teacher, missionary, and first Protestant Episcopal bishop of Tennessee, was born at Mount Prospect, the family home at Liberty, Bedford County, Va. He was the son of Isaac and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Page, Estelle Lawson
by Sumner, Jim L. Estelle Lawson Page, amateur golfer, was born in her mother's hometown of East Orange, N.J., but raised in Chapel Hill. She was the only child of Dr. Robert Baker and Estelle Adelaide Ward Lawson. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Page, Thaddeus Shaw
by Franklin, W. Neil. Thaddeus Shaw Page, automobile distributor, congressional secretary, and federal archivist, was born in Aberdeen, the son of Flora Eliza Shaw and Robert Newton Page, who had careers in lumbering, [...] (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.)
Paschall, Joshua Ernest
by Anderson, Walter W., Jr. Joshua Ernest Paschall, banker, lawyer, and legislator, was born near Black Creek in Wilson County. The son of Joshua Walter and Sallie Poole Paschall, he attended the public schools of Wilson County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paton, David
by Sanders, John L. David Paton, architect, the third of twelve children of John (1772–1842) and Elenor Roper Paton, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He attended the University of Edinburgh (1820–24) and was trained as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pattillo, Henry
by Stokes, Durward T. Henry Pattillo, pioneer Presbyterian minister, educator, and Patriot in North Carolina, was born in Balermic, Scotland, the son of George and Jane Pattillo. He had two brothers, George and William, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patton, James Welch
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Patton, James Welch by J. Isaac Copeland, 1994 28 Sept. 1900–17 May 1973 James Welch Patton, educator, archivist, and historian, was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., the son of James Wesley and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pearce, Samuel
by Stevenson, George. Pearce, Samuel by George Stevenson, 1994 20 May 1807–25 Dec. 1878 Samuel [...] (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.)
Penick, Edwin Anderson
by Stoudemire, Sterling A. Edwin Anderson Penick, bishop of the Protestant Episcopal church of the Diocese of North Carolina, was born in Frankfort, Ky., the son of Edwin Anderson and Mary Atchinson Shipman Penick. His father [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Percival, William
by Wodehouse, Lawrence, Bushong, William B. William Percival, architect and civil engineer, was said to have been a British army officer who retired with the rank of cornet. According to his advertisements he had professional architectural [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pfohl, John Kenneth
by Spach, John Thom. John Kenneth Pfohl, was the 229th bishop of the worldwide Moravian church and the 167th bishop of the Renewed Moravian church. For thirty-one years he proclaimed "The Lord is Risen" to open the [...] (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.)
Phillips, Charles
by Martin, Katherine F. Charles Phillips, professor of engineering and mathematics and Presbyterian minister, was born in Harlem, N.Y., the oldest of three children of James and Julia Middagh Vermeule Phillips. His father [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Phillips, Guy Berryman
by Green, C. Sylvester. Guy Berryman Phillips, educator, was born in rural Randolph County, southwest of Asheboro, the eldest child of Jessie Lee and Fannie Polk Waddell Phillips. A successful farmer, Jessie Lee Phillips [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Phillips, James
by Gass, W. Conard. James Phillips, educator and clergyman, was born at Nevenden, Essex, England, a small village about twenty miles northeast of London. He was the second of the three sons of the Reverend Richard [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Phillips, Samuel Field
by Trelease, Allen W. Phillips, Samuel Field by Allen W. Trelease, 1994 25 Feb. 1824–18 Nov. 1903 Samuel Field Phillips, solicitor general of the United States and Republican political leader during [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Phipps, Luther James
by Giduz, Roland. Luther James Phipps, lawyer, layman, and civic and political leader, was born on an Orange County farm to Connie Weaver and Charles Reid Phipps, attended schools in nearby Chapel Hill, and was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pierson, William Whatley
by Robson, Charles B. William Whatley Pierson, scholar, university professor, and administrator, was born in Brundige, Ala., the eldest son of Dr. William Whatley, a surgeon, and Minto Anglin Pierson. After preliminary [...] (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.)
Pogue, Joseph Ezekiel, Sr.
by . Joseph Ezekiel Pogue, Sr., tobacco manufacturer and Raleigh public official, was born September 13, 1851 in Rogersville Junction, Tennessee in Jefferson County, to Reverend John Pogue, a [...] (from North Carolina State University.)
Pomeroy, Warren Lewis
by Powell, William S. Warren Lewis Pomeroy, bookseller and publisher, was born in Suffield, Conn. As the town is on the Massachusetts-Connecticut border and was considered to be in Massachusetts until 1749, he has been [...] (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.)
Prince, Lillian Hughes
by Spearman, Walter. Lillian Hughes Prince, actress, was born in Birmingham, Ala., the daughter of George Washington and Mary Lillian McTyeire Hughes, and attended the local schools. On 24 Nov. 1915 she married William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Prince, William Meade
by Spearman, Walter. William Meade Prince, illustrator and author, was born in Roanoke, Va., the son of Robert Watson and Alice Wales Meade Prince. He was descended from Sir Richard Everard, the last governor of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Prouty, William Frederick
by Prouty, William Walker. Prouty, William Frederick by William Walker Prouty, 1994 15 Aug. 1879–27 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Puckett, William Olin
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. William Olin Puckett, educator and biologist, was born in Cornelius, the son of William Lawrence and Mary Alice Washam Puckett. His family was of English, German, and Scottish descent and his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ramsey, Darley Hiden
by Riley, Jack. Darley Hiden Ramsey, editor, newspaper manager, historian, and scholar, was born in Gretna, Va., the son of Simeon Clay and Lucy Pinckard Ramsey of Ferrum, Va. In 1903 the family moved to Asheville, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rankin, Robert Stanley
by Green, C. Sylvester. Robert Stanley Rankin, political science educator, was born in Tusculum, Tenn., the son of Thomas Samuel and Mary Isabel Coile Rankin. During World War I he served briefly as a sergeant. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rankin, Watson Smith
by Russell, Mattie U. Watson Smith Rankin, physician and foundation executive, was born on a farm near Mooresville. He was the son of John Alexander and Minnie Isabella McCorkle Rankin, who had at least five sons and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Raper, Arthur Franklin
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Arthur Franklin Raper, social science analyst, was born in Davidson County, near Lexington, the third of eight children of William Franklin (Frank) and Julia S. Crouse Raper. Frank Raper was a farmer [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Raper, John Robert
by Copeland, J. Isaac. John Robert Raper, botanist of international note, was born in Davidson County, near the hamlet of Welcome. He was the youngest of eight children—seven sons and one daughter—of William Franklin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rees, Mary De Berniere Graves
by Caldwell, Martha Belle. Mary De Berniere Graves Rees, portrait painter, was born in Chapel Hill, the daughter of Ralph Henry (1851–89) and Julia Charlotte Hooper Graves (1856–1944). Ralph Graves taught mathematics at The [...] (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.)
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.)
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.)
Rencher, Abraham
by London, Lawrence F. Abraham Rencher, lawyer and legislator, son of John Grant and Ann Nelson Rencher, was born in Wake County, near Raleigh. His father, a native of Ireland, was for several years the sheriff of Wake [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reynolds, Robert Rice
by Pleasants, Julian M. Robert Rice Reynolds, U.S. senator and attorney, was born in Asheville, the son of William Taswell and Mamie Spears Reynolds. Reynolds was descended from a distinguished pioneering family. Colonel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rhine, Joseph Banks
by Powell, William S. Joseph Banks Rhine, psychologist, parapsychologist, and university professor, was born in Waterloo, Pa., the son of Samuel Ellis and Elizabeth Ellen Vaughan Rhine. He spent a part of his youth in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rice, Oscar Knefler
by Bursey, Maurice M. Oscar Knefler Rice, chemist and educator, was cited in an honorary Sc.D. degree, awarded posthumously by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a few days after his death, as "very likely [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rich, Joseph Hampton
by Jones, H. G. Joseph Hampton Rich, editor and promoter, was born in Davie County, the son of Samuel Chase and Betty Carolina McMahan Rich. He was graduated from Wake Forest College in 1898. For a short time he was [...] (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.)
Robertson, Judge Buxton
by Powell, William S. Robertson, Judge Buxton by William S. Powell, 1994 26 Oct. 1875–20 Dec. 1946 Judge Buxton Robertson, teacher and author, was born in Alamance County, the son of Columbus [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robertson, Lucy Henderson Owen
by Bass, Anna Jeanette. Lucy Henderson Owen Robertson, educator and first woman college president in the South, was born in Warrenton, the daughter of Henry Lyne and Catherine Rebecca Watkins Owen. Her father was a [...] (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.)
Rochester, Nathaniel
by Stokes, Durward T. Nathaniel Rochester, revolutionary leader, merchant, and land developer, was born in Westmoreland County, Va., the son of John and Hester Thrift Rochester. His siblings were William, John, Ann, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rockwell, Elijah Frink
by Mcgeachy, Neill R. Elijah Frink Rockwell, Presbyterian minister, writer, historian, teacher, and college president, was born in Lebanon, Conn., the son of Joseph and Sarah Huntington Rockwell. He received his early [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rogers, John Henry
by Miller, Linda Angle. John Henry Rogers, attorney, congressman, and judge, was born near Roxobel, Bertie County, the son of Absalom and Harriet Rice Rogers. In 1852 the family moved to Mississippi and settled near Madison [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ross, Robert Alexander
by Berryhill, Reece. Robert Alexander Ross, nationally known obstetrician and gynecologist, professor of obstetrics at Duke University, and first chairman of the Department of Obstetrics at The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roulhac, Joseph Blount Grégoire
by Osborn, Dorothy H. Roulhac, Joseph Blount Grégoire by Dorothy H. Osborn, 1994 13 Aug. 1795–23 Jan. 1856 See also: Roulhac, Psalmet Grégoire de Joseph Blount Grégoire Roulhac, merchant, was the first son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roulstone, George
by Folmsbee, Stanley J. George Roulstone, first printer and newspaper publisher in the Tennessee country, was born in Boston, Mass., where he received a fair education and learned the printer's trade. He possibly was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Royall, Kenneth Claiborne
by Caldwell, George M. Kenneth Claiborne Royall, lawyer, secretary of war, and the first secretary of the army after President Harry S Truman's reorganization of the armed services under the Department of Defense, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Royster, James Finch
by Howell, A. C. James Finch Royster, university administrator and Kenan Professor of English Philology at The University of North Carolina, was born in Raleigh, the son of Wisconsin Illinois and Mary Willis Finch [...] (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.)
Ruffin, Peter Browne
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Peter Browne Ruffin, hillsborough merchant, financier, and for many years treasurer of the North Carolina Railroad, was the seventh child and fourth son of Chief Justice Thomas (1787–1870) and Anne [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ruffin, Thomas
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Thomas Ruffin, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, statesman, and agriculturist, was born at Newington, the residence of his maternal grandfather, Thomas Roane, in King and Queen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ruffin, Thomas, Jr.
by Austin, Thomas W., Jr. Thomas Ruffin, Jr., lawyer, North Carolina Supreme Court justice, and Confederate officer, was born in Hillsborough, the fourth son of Chief Justice Thomas and Anne Kirkland Ruffin. He was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Russell Jr., Daniel Lindsay (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Daniel Lindsay Russell, Jr. (1845-1908) was elected to office by the uneasy “Fusion” alliance of Republicans and Populists in the bitter and racially charged election of 1896. The “Maverick [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Russell, Charles Phillips
by Spearman, Walter. Charles Phillips Russell, teacher, author, and newspaperman, was born in Rockingham, the son of Moses H. and Lucy Plummer Phillips Russell. He was graduated in 1904 from The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Russell, Elbert
by Moore, J. Floyd. Russell, Elbert by J. Floyd Moore, 1994 29 Aug. 1871–21 Sept. [...] (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.)
Sawyer, Lemuel
by Walser, Richard. Lemuel Sawyer, writer and politician, was born in Camden County, the youngest of nine children of Lemuel and his first wife, Mary Taylor Sawyer. The elder Sawyer, whose family connections were [...] (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.)
Schumacher, Francis Xavier
by Roberts, B. W. C. Francis Xavier Schumacher, pioneer in the field of forestry mensuration, was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Julia Lavender Schumacher. He attended Emanuel's Parochial School prior to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, George Randolph
by Powell, William S. George Randolph Scott, motion picture actor, was born in Orange, Va., the only one of his seven brothers and sisters not born in Charlotte, N.C., the family's home. He was the son of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, James Edwin
by Willis, F. Craig. James Edwin Scott, merchant and tobacco manufacturer, was born in Alamance County, the son of Robert W. Scott. He attended the Bingham School when it was under the direction of Major Robert Bingham [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, Ralph Henderson
by Powell, William S. Ralph Henderson Scott, dairyman, political leader, and legislator, was born near Haw River in Alamance County, the son of Robert Walter and Elizabeth Jessie Hughes Scott. His brother, William Kerr [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shaffner, John Francis
by Walker, Philip A. John Francis Shaffner, Civil War surgeon and leader in civic, business, and medical affairs, was born in Salem, the son of Henry and Lavinia Hauser Shaffner. Baptized and confirmed in the Moravian [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shanks, Henry Thomas
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Henry Thomas Shanks, historian, author, and teacher, was born in Vance County, the son of Henry Taylor and Maude Jenkins Shanks. He was educated at Buies Creek Academy and at Wake Forest College, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sharp, Susie Marshall
by . Sharp, Susie Marshall 7 Jul. 1907-1 Mar. 1996 by University of North Carolina Libraries See also: Supreme Court of North Carolina; North Carolina Supreme Court: [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Shuford, Alonzo Craig
by Cauble, Frank P. Shuford, Alonzo Craig by Frank P. Cauble, 1994 1 Mar. 1858–8 Feb. 1933 Alonzo Craig Shuford, farmer, Populist leader, congressman, and promoter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Simmons, James Stevens
by Powell, William S. James Stevens Simmons, physician, army officer, and university professor, was born in Newton, the son of James Curtley and Angie Mary Stevens Simmons. The family moved to Graham when he was four, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sims, George
by Menius, Arthur C. George Sims, schoolmaster and Regulator spokesman, thrust himself into the limelight with a timely appeal to the agitated people of western North Carolina and then just as suddenly disappeared from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Betty
by Glover, Erma Williams. Betty Smith, playwright and novelist, born in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y., was apparently named Elizabeth Lillian Wehner, though some say "Sophie." She used "Elizabeth Lillian" from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Dean Edwards
by Kemp, Amy. Dean Edwards Smith was the head Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1961 until 1997. At the time of his retirement, he had more wins than any basketball [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Smith, James Strudwick
by Anderson, Jean B. Smith, James Strudwick by Jean B. Anderson, 1994 8 Sept. 1787–7 Dec. 1852 James Strudwick Smith, physician and politician, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smylie, James
by Tise, Larry E. James Smylie, clergyman, church organizer, and controversialist, was born in the Guilford County area of Scots-Irish parentage. Little is known about his early life other than the fact that he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Snavely, Carl Gray
by Sumner, Jim L. Snavely, Carl Gray by Jim L. Sumner, 1994 31 July 1894–12 July 1975 Carl Gray Snavely, college football coach, was born in Omaha, Nebr., the son of Charles, a Methodist minister, and Bessie [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Snell, John Leslie, Jr.
by Williamson, Samuel R., Jr. John Leslie Snell, Jr., historian, academic administrator, and defender of academic freedom, was born at Plymouth in Washington County. The son of John Leslie and Lessie Ann McLamb Snell, he grew up [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Southgate, James Haywood
by Russell, Mattie U. James Haywood Southgate, businessman and vice-presidential candidate, was born in Norfolk, Va., but lived in several localities before his parents settled in Durham, N.C. His father, James Southgate, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spencer, Cornelia Phillips
by Russell, Phillips. Cornelia Phillips Spencer, author and friend of education, although during a long life was closely identified with North Carolina and was the author of its first school history, was not born in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stanford, Charles Whitson, Jr.
by Powell, William S. Stanford, Charles Whitson, Jr. by William S. Powell, 1994 13 Sept. 1924–19 May 1990 Charles Whitson Stanford, Jr., museum director, was born in Durham, the son of Charles Whitson and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stanford, Richard
by Parker, Roy, Jr. Richard Stanford, congressman and teacher, was born in Dorchester County, Md., near Vienna, the son of Richard Stanford, whose father had arrived in Maryland from Scotland in 1633. He moved to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stedman, Andrew Jackson
by Gaddy, David Winifred. Andrew Jackson Stedman, journalist, lawyer, minister, and Confederate officer, was born in Gatesville, the fifth son of William Winship (1798–1836) and Rebecca Walton Stedman (1794–1873) of Chatham [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Steele, Wilbur Daniel
by Walser, Richard. Wilbur Daniel Steele, writer, was born in Greensboro, the third of four children (Arthur, Beulah, Wilbur Daniel, and Muriel) of Rose Wood and Wilbur Fletcher Steele, both of New England ancestry. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stone, Charles H.
by Bursey, Maurice M. Charles H. Stone, chemist and pioneer southern dyestuff manufacturer, was born in Stokes County, the son of Thomas J. and Charlotte Venable Stone. He attended the Boonville Academy in Yadkin County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Strayhorn, William (Billy) Thomas
by Sanford, Mary Pettis. William Thomas Strayhorn, African American jazz musician, came from families (Strayhorns, Youngs, and Craigs) established in Hillsborough for generations; there seems to be some evidence of West [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Street, James Howell
by Stick, David. James Howell Street, author, journalist, and onetime Baptist minister, was born in the little sawmill village of Lumberton, Miss. His father was John Camillus Street, a lawyer of Irish Catholic [...] (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.)
Strowd, William Franklin
by Wager, Paul W. Strowd, William Franklin by Paul W. Wager, 1994 7 Dec. 1832–12 Dec. 1911 William Franklin Strowd, farm leader and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Strudwick, Clement Read
by Powell, William S. Clement Read Strudwick, portrait artist, was born in Columbia, Tenn., the son of Shepperd and Susan Read Strudwick. His father, a native of Hillsborough, N.C., lived in Tennessee for a few years [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Strudwick, Edmund Charles Fox
by Anderson, Jean B. Edmund Charles Fox Strudwick, physician, was born at Long Meadows, the family home near Hillsborough, the second son of William Francis and Martha Shepperd Strudwick, who had three sons and two [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Strudwick, Frederick Nash
by Chambers, R. M. Frederick Nash Strudwick, lawyer and legislator, was born in Hillsborough, Orange County, one of three sons of Dr. Edmund and Ann Nash Strudwick. His father, a well-known physician, helped [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Strudwick, Shepperd
by Powell, William S. Strudwick, Shepperd by William S. Powell, 1994 22 Sept. 1907–15 Jan. 1983 See also: Strudwick, Clement Read Shepperd Strudwick, actor, was born in Hillsborough, the son of Shepperd and [...] (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.)
Stuckey, Jasper Leonidas
by Parker, John M., III. Jasper Leonidas Stuckey, geologist, college professor, and state administrator, was born on a small farm in eastern Johnston County. The oldest of seven children, he was the son of John Haywood, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sutton, Louis Valvelle
by Riley, Jack. Louis Valvelle Sutton, engineer and electric utility executive, was born in Richmond, Va., the son of Lee Edwards and Ella Wagner Sutton. His father, a tobacco manufacturer, invited him into the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swalin, Benjamin Franklin
by . Benjamin Franklin Swalin led the North Carolina Symphony for 33 years, from 1939 to 1972, revitalizing and expanding the project that Lamar Stringfield had started under the WPA. In 1945, Swalin's [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Syme [Pronounced Sim ], John William
by Powell, William S. John William Syme [Pronounced Sim ], newspaper editor and legislator, was born in Petersburg, Va., the only child of the Reverend Andrew Syme, rector of St. Paul's Church, and his wife, Jean [...] (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.)
Tatom, Absalom
by Pennywitt, Neil C. Absalom Tatom, military leader, delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1788, and a member of Congress, was born in Granville County. He first appears in North Carolina records as a sergeant in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Taylor, James
by Horton, Emily S. James Taylor 1948- by Emily Horton NC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Singer-songwriter James Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1948 to Gertrude and Isaac Taylor. [...] (from NCpedia.)
Taylor, Marble Nash
by Parramore, Thomas C. Marble Nash Taylor, preacher and Civil War figure, is believed to have been born in Bedford County, Va. Said to have been orphaned as a child and reared by the Reverend Morgan Closs of Hillsborough, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Teer, Nello Leguy
by Green, C. Sylvester. Nello Leguy Teer, construction contractor, was born in rural Orange County, the son of George Washington and Nannie Elizabeth Thompson Teer. His family moved to Durham in 1889, and there the elder [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tew, Charles Courtenay
by Powell, William S. Tew, Charles Courtenay by William S. Powell, 1996 17 Oct. 1827–17 Sept. 1862 See also: North Carolina Military Academy Charles Courtenay Tew, teacher and Confederate officer, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thackston, James
by Menius, Arthur C. James Thackston, was a rather suspect figure of secondary importance in North Carolina mercantile, political, and military affairs throughout the Revolutionary period. Thackston (occasionally spelled [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thomson, John W.
by Detrick, R. H. John W. Thomson, Texas pioneer, was born in North Carolina, probably in Orange or Johnston County. He migrated to Tennessee and in 1835 joined a group that was traveling to Texas. Arriving there in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thornton, Mary Lindsay
by Powell, William S. Mary Lindsay Thornton, first librarian of the North Carolina Collection at The University of North Carolina, was born in Cuckoo House, built by her maternal great-great-grandfather in Louisa County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Tipton, John
by Miller, Patricia J. John Tipton, North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee statesman, was born in Baltimore, Md., the son of Jonathan II and Elizabeth Tipton. He was the brother of Joseph Tipton, who was a delegate to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tolson, John Jarvis III (Jack)
by Powell, William S. Tolson, John Jarvis III (Jack) by William S. Powell, 1996 22 Oct. 1915–2 Dec. 1991 John Jarvis III (Jack) Tolson, army officer and pioneer in the use of helicopters in combat, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Totten, Henry Roland
by Powell, William S. Totten, Henry Roland by William S. Powell, 1996 6 Nov. 1892–9 Feb. 1974 See also: Totten, William Theophilus, from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography Henry Roland Totten, botanist [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Townsend, Newman Alexander
by Powell, William S. Newman Alexander Townsend, lawyer, legislator, judge, and federal official, was born in the community of Raynham, Robeson County, the son of the Reverend Jackson and Sarah Melissa Oliver Townsend. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Trent, Josiah Charles
by Gifford, James F. Josiah Charles Trent, surgeon and historian of medicine, was born in Okmulgee, Okla., the youngest of four children, to parents of English ancestry. His father, Josiah Charles Trent, was a native of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Trousdale, William
by Snow, Claude H., Jr. William Trousdale, soldier, statesman, and ambassador, was born in Orange County, the son of James and Elizabeth Dobbins Trousdale. James Trousdale had commanded a company of North Carolina Patriots [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Turner, Jesse
by Dougan, Michael B. Jesse Turner, pioneer Arkansas lawyer, politician, and industrialist, was born in Orange County. His family, of Scots-Irish descent, emigrated from County Downs, Ireland, in 1750 to Lancaster, Pa., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Turner, Josiah, Jr.
by Trelease, Allen W. Josiah Turner, Jr., Confederate congressman, editor, and militant foe of Reconstruction, was born in Hillsborough, the eldest son of Josiah and Eliza Evans Turner. The father, a longtime sheriff and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Turrentine, Morgan Clower
by Stokes, Durward T. Morgan Clower Turrentine, pioneer missionary of the Methodist Episcopal church to the Indian territory in the southwestern United States, was born in Orange County. His parents were James and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Umstead, John Wesley, Jr.
by Pleasants, Julian M. John Wesley Umstead, Jr., legislator and advocate of education and mental health, was born in Durham County, the son of John Wesley, a Confederate veteran, farmer, and politician, and Lulie Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vance, Rupert Bayless
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Rupert Bayless Vance, university professor and sociologist, was born in Plumerville, a community in central Arkansas located only a short distance from Conway. He was the oldest of four children of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vaughan, Frank
by Jennette, B. Culpepper, Jr. Frank Vaughan, lawyer, novelist, and inventor, was born in Elizabeth City, the son of Thomas and Claudia Hamilton Elligood Vaughan. His mother was from Virginia, and the Reverend Maurice Vaughan of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Waddell, Hugh
by Keating, Mary R. Hugh Waddell, lawyer and legislator, was born at his father's plantation, Newfield, in Bladen County. He was the son of John W. and Sarah Nash Waddell and the grandson of General Hugh Waddell, [...] (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.)
Wagstaff, Henry McGilbert
by Pegg, Carl Hamilton. Wagstaff, Henry McGilbert by Carl Hamilton Pegg, 1996 27 Jan. 1876–28 May 1945 Henry McGilbert Wagstaff, historian and university professor, was born on a [...] (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, Nathan Wilson
by Bullock, J. Marshall. Walker, Nathan Wilson by J. Marshall Bullock, 1996 7 Mar. 1875–13 Feb. 1936 Nathan Wilson Walker, professor and educator, was born at Poplar Branch, Currituck County, the son of William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Watkins, Franklin Chennault
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Franklin Chennault Watkins, artist, was born in New York City, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Shirley Chennault Watkins. His father, a Reidsville, N.C., native, was an inventor and made a career of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Webb, James
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. James Webb, pioneer physician of Hillsborough and Orange County, Presbyterian educational leader and philanthropist, merchant, and banker, was born at Tally Ho, Granville County, the second child and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Webb, Thomas
by Webb, Mena F., Mickle, Donna R. Thomas Webb, lawyer and railroad executive, was born in Hillsborough, the youngest son of Dr. James and Annie Alves Huske Webb. His father, Dr. James Webb, practiced medicine in Hillsborough for [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Webb, William Alexander
by Murphy, Eva Burbank. William Alexander Webb, educator and administrator, was born in that part of Orange County that later became Durham County, the son of Richard Stanford (23 Feb. 1837–10 Nov. 1901) and Jennie Morrow [...] (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.)
Webb, William Robert (Sawney)
by Hodgson, Matthew. William Robert (Sawney) Webb, educator and U.S. senator, was born near Mount Tirzah, Person County, of Scots-Irish ancestry, the son of Alexander Smith and Cornelia Adeline Stanford Webb. He was the [...] (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.)
Wellman, Manly Wade
by Powell, William S. Manly Wade Wellman, writer, was born in Angola, West Africa, the son of Frederick Creighton, a medical officer, and Lydia Jeanette Isely Wellman. In 1926 he was graduated from Wichita Municipal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wheeler, Alvin Sawyer
by Bursey, Maurice M. Wheeler, Alvin Sawyer by Maurice M. Bursey, 1996 2 Nov. 1866–12 May 1940 Alvin Sawyer Wheeler, the first organic chemist in North [...] (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.)
Wilkins, Raymond Harrell
by Powell, William S. Raymond Harrell Wilkins, World War II Army Air Force officer, was born in Norfolk, Va., to William Samuel and Florida Alverta Harrell Wilkins of Columbia, Tyrrell County, N.C. He grew up in Columbia [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Christopher (Kit) Harris
by Stumpf, Vernon O. Christopher (Kit) Harris Williams, lawyer and Whig congressman from Tennessee, was born near Hillsborough, Orange County. He was the son of John, a veteran of the French and Indian War and of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Robert
by Butler, Lindley S. Williams, Robert by Lindley S. Butler, 1996 ca. 1770–25 Jan. 1836 See also:  Williams, Lewis; Williams, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, Alexander
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Alexander Wilson, educator and Presbyterian clergyman, was born in Newforge, near Belfast, Ireland. He was the son of Alexander Wilson, Sr., a descendant of one of the Scottish families that had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, Lewis Feuilleteau
by Mcgeachy, Neill R. Lewis Feuilleteau Wilson, physician and minister, was born on St. Christophers Island in the West Indies. The names of his parents are unknown, but his father was a wealthy English planter who, about [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, Thomas James, III
by Davis, Lambert. Wilson, Thomas James, III by Lambert Davis, 1996 25 Oct. 1902–27 June 1969 Thomas James Wilson, III, educator and publisher, was born in Chapel Hill, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, Thomas James, Jr.
by Powell, William S. Thomas James Wilson, Jr., professor and university administrator, was born in Hillsborough, the son of Dr. Thomas James and Margaret Douglas Ross Wilson. In 1894 he was graduated from The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winecoff, Thomas Edward
by Bingham, Warren L. Thomas Edward Winecoff, minister and scientist, was born in Concord, the son of James and Margaret McKibben Winecoff. After he was graduated (1890) and obtained a master of arts degree (1893) from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winston, Hollis Taylor
by Powell, William S. Hollis Taylor Winston, naval officer, was born in Chapel Hill, the son of George Tayloe and Caroline Taylor Winston. He attended The University of North Carolina between 1893 and 1895 and was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Witherspoon, John Knox
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. John Knox Witherspoon, Presbyterian pastor and educator, was the only child of attorney David, of New Bern (d. 1801), and Mary Whiting Jones Nash Witherspoon (d. 5 Feb. 1800), the widow of Governor [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Womack, Nathan Anthony
by Green, C. Sylvester. Nathan Anthony Womack, surgeon and medical educator, was born in Reidsville, the son of James Henry and Susan Margaret Norman Womack. After receiving a bachelor of science degree from The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wootten, Mary Bayard Morgan
by Allen, Helen Dugan. Mary Bayard Morgan Wootten, photographer and artist, was born in New Bern, the daughter of Mary Devereux Clarke and Rufus Morgan. Her maternal grandmother was Mary Bayard Devereux Clarke, author and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wyche, Benjamin
by Powell, William S. Wyche, Benjamin by William S. Powell, 1996 12 Sept. 1869–6 May [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wyche, Mary Lewis
by Powell, William S. Mary Lewis Wyche, nurse, was born near Williamsboro in present Vance County, the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Hunter Wyche. In 1889 she was graduated from Henderson College, where she had taught in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wyche, Richard Thomas
by Powell, William S. Wyche, Richard Thomas by William S. Powell, 1996 25 July 1867–5 May 1930 Richard Thomas Wyche, lecturer and storyteller, was born in Henderson, the son of Benjamin and Sarah Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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