Pasquotank County

Pasquotank County

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Abington, Thomas
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Abington, Thomas by Mattie Erma E. Parker, 1979   See also: John Hecklefield d. November or December 1707 Thomas Abington, attorney and colonial official of North Carolina, took [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boyd, Thomas
by Price, William S., Jr. Thomas Boyd, colonial officer, first appeared in the records of North Carolina in the summer of 1697. He frequently acted as an attorney before the general court in the early eighteenth century, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brooks, George Washington
by Golnick, W. Michael, Jr. George Washington Brooks, lawyer and U.S. district court judge, was born in Elizabeth City. His father, William C. Brooks, originally of Gates County, was a prominent merchant and farmer. His mother, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burges (Burgess), Dempsey
by Johnson, Elmer D. Burges (Burgess), Dempsey by Elmer D. Johnson, 1979 1751–13 Jan. 1800 Dempsey Burges (Burgess), Revolutionary War leader and member [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwin, Hill
by Moore, James Elliott. Nathaniel Hill Burgwin, corporation lawyer, civic leader, and Episcopal layman, was born at the Hermitage, the ancestral home of the Burgwin family in New Hanover County. He was the son of George [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cartwright, Andrew
by Cross, Jerry L. Andrew J. Cartwright, minister and agent of the American Colonization Society, was born in Elizabeth City under circumstances as yet unknown: some contend that he was the son of slave parents and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cobb, Clinton Levering
by Green, C. Sylvester. Clinton Levering Cobb, lawyer, merchant, and congressman, was born in Elizabeth City, the son of Thomas R. and Emily Harrington Cobb. A contemporary described him as having an average education. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crawford (Crafford), William
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. William Crawford (Crafford), council member and leader in Culpeper's Rebellion, came to the North Carolina colony, then called Albemarle, in his mid-twenties. A contemporary document calls him a New [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Walter Royal
by Graham, Nicholas. Walter Royal Davis Janury 11, 1920 - May 19, 2008 by Nicholas GrahamNC Digital Heritage Center, 2011. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Donner, Tamsen Eustis
by Hardy, Martha Nell. Tamsen Eustis Donner, western immigrant, was born in Newburyport, Mass., the daughter of William and Tamsen Eustis, respected and well-to-do members of that community. Young Tamsen was encouraged to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ehringhaus, John Christoph Blucher
by Morgan, Thomas S. Ehringhaus, John Christoph Blucher by Thomas S. Morgan, 1986   See Also: Governor J.C.B Ehringhaus - Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, Matilda Ehringhaus 5 Feb. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ehringhaus, John Christoph Blucher (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. A fiscal conservative, John Christoph Blucher Ehringhaus (1882-1949) balanced the state’s budget during the worst economic crisis since Reconstruction while offering nominal if unenthusiastic support [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Ehringhaus, Matilda Bradford Haughton
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Ehringhaus, Matilda Bradford Haughton 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.)
Elder, Alfonso
by Reid, G. W. Alfonso Elder, college president, was the son of Lucy Lillian Phinizy and Thomas J. Elder, of Sandersville, Ga., who were also the parents of Blanche and Charles Elder. Alfonso received his early [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Elliott, Aaron Marshall
by Sheppard, Juanita Ann. Aaron Marshall Elliott, philologist, was the son of Aaron Elliott and Rhoda Mendenhall Elliott. He was born near Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, and lived there until 1847, when his family moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Elliott, Gilbert
by Elliott, Robert G. Gilbert Elliott, Confederate officer and builder of the Confederate ram, Albemarle, lawyer, and law directory publisher, was born in Elizabeth City, the third child of Gilbert Elliott (20 May 1813–20 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gregory, Isaac
by Powell, William S. Isaac Gregory, Revolutionary officer and public official, was born in Pasquotank County, the son of William and Judith Morgan Gregory. He was a brother of Dempsey, also a Revolutionary officer and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Griffin, Charles
by Paschal, Herbert R. Charles Griffin, first known schoolteacher in North Carolina, Brafferton Professor at Virginia's College of William and Mary, and a pioneer in the education of the southern Indian, was born probably [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawkins (Hawkings), John
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. John Hawkins (Hawkings), Council member, Assembly member, and justice of the General Court and of the Pasquotank Precinct Court, emigrated from England to North Carolina before November 1682. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holden (Holding), Robert
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Robert Holden (Holding), Council member, secretary, customs collector, receiver general, and escheator, was identified in January 1678/79 as a "Merchant Lately belonging to Virginia and now bound for [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunt, John
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. John Hunt, Council member and justice, was in the North Carolina colony by 1664. He lived for about a year in the home of George Catchmaid in Perquimans Precinct, but later settled in Pasquotank [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jarvis, Thomas Jordan
by Parker, June Dunn. Thomas Jordan Jarvis, teacher, lawyer, lieutenant governor, governor, ambassador to Brazil, and U.S. senator, was born in Jarvisburg, Currituck County, the son of Elizabeth Daley and Bannister Hardy [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jenings (or Jennings), William
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. William Jenings (or Jennings), Council member, leader in Culpeper's Rebellion, and member of the "Rebel Assembly," is thought to have been the William Jenings to whom Virginia authorities granted 350 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lamb, Gideon
by Watson, Alan D. Gideon Lamb, soldier, was the seventh and last child of Thomas (31 Jan. 1702–ca. 1761) and Sarah Beckwith Lamb (b. 1 July 1701 in Lyme, Mass.). Thomas married Sarah on 5 Nov. 1723 in Spring-field, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lamb, Wilson Gray, Jr.
by Davis, Curtis Carroll. Lamb, Wilson Gray, Jr. by Curtis Carroll Davis, 1991 17 Nov. 1842–22 Feb. 1922 Wilson Gray Lamb, Jr., political leader, merchant, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Marshall, Matthias Murray
by Blackburn, George T., II. Marshall, Matthias Murray by George T. Blackburn II, 1991 13 Aug. 1841–22 Oct. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, James Green
by Branch, Paul. James Green Martin, Confederate officer and lawyer, was born at Elizabeth City, the oldest son of William and Sophia Scott Daugé Martin. His father, a prominent planter and shipbuilder, had served in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McMullan, Thomas Shelton
by Sims, E. Thomas. Thomas Shelton McMullan, physician and author, was born in Hertford, Perquimans County, the son of William Thomas, a merchant, farmer, and mayor of Hertford, and Sally Wood McMullan. His first known [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mebane, George Allen
by Kenzer, Robert C. George Allen Mebane, black educator, legislator, editor, businessman, and writer, was born at the Hermitage in Bertie County of slave parents. His father was Allen Mebane. Nothing is known of his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meekins, Isaac Melson
by Meekins, William C., Jr. Isaac Melson Meekins, mayor, postmaster, general counsel for Alien Property Custodian, general counsel and manager of Enemy Insurance Companies, and U.S. district court judge, was born at Gum Neck, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Peter Weddick
by Ingram, Charles. Peter Weddick Moore, educator, was born near Faison in Duplin County, the son of Weddick and Alecy Thompson Moore, both slaves. His father allegedly was killed by the Ku Klux Klan during [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mullen, James Madison
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Mullen, James Madison by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1991 10 Sept. 1845–2 Jan. 1931 James Madison Mullen, jurist and legislator, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nixon, John
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. John Nixon, Council member, speaker of the Assembly, and governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, first was in North Carolina (then called Albemarle) as commander of a vessel trading between England and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Palin, John
by Cummings, Mark S. John Palin, chief justice, was born in Pasquotank County, perhaps the son of Henry Palin, who lived in the region in 1685. The Palin family, one of the first to settle in northeastern North Carolina, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Palmer, Paul
by Stevenson, George. Paul Palmer, general Baptist clergyman and a founding father of Baptists in the upper South, is traditionally said to have been a native of Maryland, to have been baptized in Delaware, ordained in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Parker, Joseph
by Stevenson, George. Joseph Parker, general Baptist (now Free Will Baptist) clergyman, founded churches in Halifax, Pitt, Greene, and Lenoir counties. According to tradition, he was a member and probable pastor of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peele, Herbert Evans
by Green, C. Sylvester. Herbert Evans Peele, newspaper editor and publisher and radio executive, was born in rural Halifax County at Crowell's Crossroads, the son of the Reverend Robert Evans and Adelaide Whitehouse Peele. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pendleton, Andrew Lewis
by London, George Elliot. Andrew Lewis Pendleton, physician, druggist, and banker, was born at Nixonton, Pasquotank County, the son of Andrew Lewis and Mary Frances Cartwright Pendleton. Pioneer settlers from Virginia in the [...] (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.)
Pool, Bettie Freshwater
by Jennette, B. Culpepper Jr. Bettie Freshwater Pool, teacher, writer, and novelist, was born on the Pool plantation in Pasquotank County, one of nine children of George Decatur and Elizabeth Fletcher Pool. Her father was a local [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pool, John
by Harris, William C. John Pool, U.S. senator, was born on a plantation near Elizabeth City, the son of Solomon and Martha Gaskins Pool. After receiving his early education at home, he entered The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pool, Stephen Decatur
by Powell, William S. In September 1849 he was principal of the Elizabeth City Academy, and later his wife joined him as head of the Female Department. In 1850 he opened a night school for young men and apprentices whose [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pool, Stephen Decatur, Jr.
by Jennette, B. Culpepper, Jr. Pool, Stephen Decatur, Jr. by B. Culpepper Jennette, Jr., 1994 11 Nov. 1847–8 Feb. 1892 Stephen Decatur Pool, Jr., Confederate soldier, lawyer, and journalist, was born in Elizabeth City, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pool, Walter Freshwater
by Jennette, B. Culpepper, Jr. Walter Freshwater Pool, lawyer, politician, and congressman, was born at Elm Grove plantation in Pasquotank County, the son of George Decatur and Elizabeth Fletcher Pool. His father was a prominent [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Price, Jonathan
by Stevenson, George. Price, Jonathan by George Stevenson, 1994 d. 23 May 1822 See also:  Maps Jonathan Price, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Price, Joseph Charles
by Inscoe, John C. Price, Joseph Charles by John Inscoe, 1994 Related Entries: Civil Rights; Civil War; African American; Historically Black Colleges and Universities 10 Feb. 1854–25 Oct. 1893 Joseph [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reed, William
by Stumpf, Vernon O. William Reed, acting governor, president of the Council, Proprietor's deputy, Church of England vestryman, and Virginia–North Carolina boundary commissioner, probably came to the colony from England. [...] (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.)
Relfe (Ralph, Relph, Rolfe), Thomas
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Thomas Relfe (Ralph, Relph, Rolfe), jurist, legislator, provost marshal, and surveyor general, was the son of Dr. Thomas and Dorothy Relfe, who moved from Virginia to the Carolina colony about 1663. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roach, Max
by Franke, Matthew. Maxwell Lemuel Roach was easily one of the most influential jazz drummers of the twentieth century. He was an innovative bandleader who participated in ensembles which pioneered both bebop and cool [...] (from NCpedia.)
Sanderlin, George Washington
by Woodard, John R. George Washington Sanderlin, baptist minister and politician, was born in Camden County, the son of Maxcy and Martha Sanderson Sanderlin. He was one of thirteen children. After attending schools in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Saunders, William Oscar
by Jennette, B. Culpepper, Jr. William Oscar Saunders, newspaper editor, politician, and spokesman on state and national affairs, was born at Goodens Pond Mill in Perquimans County. He was one of six children—two sons and four [...] (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.)
Sawyer, Samuel Tredwell
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. From 1829 to 1832 Sawyer represented the borough of Edenton in the General Assembly, where he was identified with the antitariff group. In both 1831 and 1832 he was an unsuccessful candidate for [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scarborough, Macrora
by Price, William S. Macrora Scarborough, colonial official, sprang from the Quaker Scarboroughs of Pasquotank Precinct, although there is no indication that Macrora was a practicing Friend as an adult. He was appointed [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shepard, James Biddle
by Powell, William S. James Biddle Shepard, lawyer, legislator, and poet, was born in New Bern, the son of William Biddle and Mary Blount Shepard of Elmwood, Pasquotank County. He was related to the Biddle and Pettigrew [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shepard, William Biddle
by Rankin, Marjo E. William Biddle Shepard, lawyer, congressman, and state senator, was born in New Bern, the third of ten children of William and Mary Williams Blount Shepard. His father, a wealthy landowner, was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Starke, Lucien Douglas
by Powell, William S. Lucien Douglas Starke, newspaper editor and Confederate officer, was born at Pleasant Level near Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Va., the son of Colonel Bowling and Eliza G. New Starke. His mother was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swan (or Swann), John
by Stumpf, Vernon O. John Swan (or Swann), political leader and and state senator, was the son of John Swan, a prosperous planter living in Pasquotank County in 1760 and a councillor to Governor Arthur Dobbs. The elder [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Towe, Kenneth Crawford
by Levy, Suzanne S. Kenneth Crawford Towe, chemical company executive, was born in Elizabeth City to the Reverend William (1865–1946), a Methodist circuit rider, and Katherine Crawford Towe (1868–1942). Educated at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Trigg, Harold Leonard
by London, Lawrence F. Harold Leonard Trigg, educator and college president, was born in Lynchburg, Va., the son of Frank and Ellen Preston Taylor Trigg. After attending Princess Anne High School, Md., he earned a B.A. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Urmston, John
by Stevenson, George. John Urmston, Anglican clergyman and schoolmaster, was born in Lancashire, England, the home of his family for centuries. The names of his parents and the college where he received his liberal [...] (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.)
Weeks, Stephen Beauregard
by Jones, H. G. Weeks, Stephen Beauregard by H. G. Jones, 1996 2 Feb. 1865–3 May 1918 Stephen Beauregard Weeks, historian, bibliographer, collector of North Caroliniana, and government official, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
White, Henry, Jr.
by Terrill, Thomas E. Henry White, Jr., Quaker leader, colonial official, and poet, was born in Isle of Wight County, Va. His father, Henry White, Sr., a cooper, married, first, Elener (surname unknown) and, later, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winslow, Joseph
by Winslow, Julian D. Joseph Winslow, merchant, mariner, and landowner, was born in Marshfield, Mass., one of eight children of John of Plymouth Colony and Boston and Mary Chilton Winslow. John Winslow arrived in America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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