Perquimans County

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Clary, John
by Jones, H. G., Winslow, Raymond A., Jr. John Clary, enters history because of his political success following his conviction for fornication with his stepdaughter. Little is definitely known of his background, though existing records [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Colson, Marta: Ilila's Beauty Shop
by Cecelski, David S. I was walking up the street in downtown Hertford when I saw an old, black-and-white photograph of a young beautician in the window of Marta Colson's hair salon. It was Colson's mother when she opened [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Decrow, Sarah Moore Delano
by Evans, Esther. Decrow, Sarah Moore Delano By Esther Evans, 1986 ca. 1750–1795 Sarah Moore Delano Decrow, the first woman postmaster in the United States after the adoption of the Constitution, was born almost [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Denman, Charles
by Powell, William S. Charles Denman, merchant, assemblyman, and local official, was living in Perquimans Precinct by April 1716 when he purchased 100 acres of land there. In addition to his mercantile business, he often [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Durant (Durand, Duren), Ann Marwood
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Ann Marwood Durant (Durand, Duren), the first woman named as an attorney in extant records of North Carolina, came to the colony with her husband, George Durant, about 1661. Ann Marwood married [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Durant (Durand, Duren), George
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Durant (Durand, Duren), George by Mattie Erma E. Parker, 1986 See also: Durant Bible; Durant (Duren), John; Durant (Durand, Duren), Ann Marwood 1 Oct. 1632–ca. January [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Durant (Duren), John
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. John Durant (Duren), North Carolina Council member and General Court justice, was the son of George and Ann Marwood Durant, early settlers and leaders of the colony. The younger Durant probably was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Finckley, Thomas
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Thomas Finckley, council member, was in the North Carolina colony, then called Albemarle, by March 1675/76 and owned a plantation on Finckley's Point in Perquimans Precinct. In November 1681 he was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foster (Forster), Diana Harris
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Diana Harris Foster, innkeeper, was one of the first businesswomen in North Carolina. She came to the colony, then called Albemarle, with her first husband, Thomas Harris, about 1665. In a deposition [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foster, Francis
by Bullock, J. Marshall. Francis Foster, colonial Council member, was the son of William and Margaret Foster of Accomack, Va. The earliest record of Foster in North Carolina occurs in January 1689, when one Anthony Dawson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gary, Emily Gregory Gilliam
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Emily Gregory Gilliam Gary, moving force behind the development and preservation of historic buildings and sites in colonial Halifax, N.C., was the daughter of George and Marie Antoinette Mullen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hall, Clement
by Powell, William S. Clement Hall, Anglican missionary and author, was born in Warwickshire, England, probably in or near Coventry where he is known to have had relatives. He was baptized at St. Mary's Church, Warwick, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harrell, John
by Niswonger, Richard L. John Harrell, minister, educator, and Methodist missionary to the Indian Territory, was born in Perquimans County. He was probably the son of John Harrell, the only member of this family listed in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harvey, John
by Reidinger, Martin. John Harvey, colonial and Revolutionary leader, was born at the family home at Harvey's Neck in Perquimans County, one of twins, the son of colonial justice and Council member Thomas Harvey [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harvey, Thomas, Jr.
by Parker, Mattie Erma E., Winslow, Raymond A., Jr. Thomas Harvey, Jr., member of the Council and of the Assembly, and justice of the General Court, of the Admiralty Court, and of the Perquimans Precinct Court, was the son of Deputy Governor Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hecklefield, John
by Pennywitt, Neil C. John Hecklefield, militia officer, justice of the peace, provost marshal, and vestryman, moved to North Carolina from England in 1701. Court records of 1701 and 1702 refer to him as a doctor. His [...] (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.)
Hunter, James "Catfish"
by Case, Steven. The story of James Augustus Hunter reads like a Hollywood script. Born the last of eight children in Perquimans County, North Carolina, Jim Hunter rose to superstar status in baseball while [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Knox, Andrew
by Johnson, Elmer D. Andrew Knox, merchant and public official, was a resident of Perquimans County where he had acquired land on both sides of the Yeopim Road between the Yeopim and Perquimans rivers. He owned the sloop [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Laker, Benjamin
by Stevenson, George. Benjamin Laker, deputy to one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, member of the governor's Council, judge, and Baptist leader, was in 1664 a resident of Betchworth Parish, Surrey County, England, [...] (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.)
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.)
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.)
Newby, Gabriel
by Price, William S., Jr. Gabriel Newby, colonial official, appears in North Carolina records as early as 1695, when he was residing in Perquimans Precinct. Like many other people in that area, he was a Quaker. In 1703 Newby [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nicholson, Timothy
by Winslow, Raymond A., Jr. Nicholson, Timothy by Raymond A. Winslow, Jr., 1991 2 Nov. 1828–15 Sept. 1924 Timothy Nicholson, Quaker humanitarian, was born near Belvidere in Perquimans County, the second son of Josiah [...] (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.)
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.)
Riddick, Thomas Moore
by Roberts, B. W. C. Riddick, Thomas Moore by B. W. C. Roberts, 1994 3 Jan. 1907–26 May 1975 Thomas Moore Riddick, consulting engineer and chemist, was born in Woodville, Perquimans County, the son of Dr. Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ross, Martin
by Woodard, John R. Martin Ross, Baptist minister, was born in Martin County, the son of William and Mary Griffin Ross. His ancestors had emigrated from Scotland to Virginia, and his father moved from there to North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sanderson (Saunderson), Richard
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Richard Sanderson (Saunderson), council member and justice, settled in the Currituck area of what is now North Carolina in 1661. According to a deposition that he made in 1711, he was born about [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sanderson, Richard
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Richard Sanderson, councilman, assemblyman, and justice, was the son of Richard Sanderson (ca. 1641–1718), a longtime member of the Council who had settled in the Currituck area in 1661. The young [...] (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.)
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.)
Skiles, William West
by London, Lawrence F. William West Skiles, Episcopal missionary and teacher, was born in Hertford, Perquimans County. Following a few years of formal schooling in the local schools, he worked as a mechanic and later as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Skinner, Harry
by Steelman, Lala Carr. Harry Skinner, lawyer, Populist leader, writer, and businessman, was born in Perquimans County, the son of James C. and Elmira Ward Skinner. His ancestors had been active in the political affairs of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Skinner, John
by Hill, Michael. John Skinner, first U.S. marshal for the district of North Carolina and the state's chief enumerator for the 1790 federal census, was born in Perquimans County to Joshua and Sarah Creecy Skinner. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Skinner, Joseph Blount
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Joseph Blount Skinner, lawyer, legislator, planter, and pioneer in the fishing industry, was born at Harveys Neck, Perquimans County, the eldest of thirteen children of Joshua and Martha Ann Blount [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Skinner, Thomas Gregory
by Renegar, Douglas M. Thomas Gregory Skinner, congressman and lawyer, was born in Perquimans County near Hertford, the son of James Costen and Elmira Ward Skinner. His father was a planter and served in the General [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Skinner, Thomas Harvey
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Thomas Harvey Skinner, Presbyterian clergyman and founder of Union Theological Seminary, was born at Harveys Neck, Perquimans County, the seventh of thirteen children. His father, Joshua, was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Skinner, William
by Skinner, Sue Dossett. William Skinner, colonial official and planter, was born at Berkeley in Perquimans County, the son of Richard (ca. 1690–1752) and Sarah Creecy Skinner, who were married about 1714. William Skinner [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Surginer, William
by Stevenson, George. William Surginer, General Baptist leader who established churches in present Warren, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Nash counties, was a major figure in North Carolina colonial Baptist history. He is said [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swann (or Swan), Samuel
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Swann (or Swan), Samuel by Mattie Erma E. Parker, 1994 11 May 1653–14 Sept. 1707 Samuel Swann (or Swan), Council member, secretary, justice in North Carolina, and burgess, justice, and high [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swann, Samuel
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Swann, Samuel by Mattie Erma E. Parker, 1994 31 Oct. 1704–February or March 1774 Samuel Swann, speaker of the Assembly, was the son of Samuel Swann (11 May 1653–14 Sept. 1707) and his second [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tomes (Tems, Thomes, Toms), Francis
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Francis Tomes (Tems, Thomes, Toms), Council member, justice, customs collector, and prominent Quaker, moved from Virginia to the North Carolina colony, then called Albemarle, about 1664. He had [...] (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.)
Whedbee, Charles
by Evans, Esther. Charles Whedbee, lawyer, legislator, and prime mover in the establishment of county libraries in North Carolina, was born in Hertford, the son of James Monroe and Fannie Skinner Whedbee. He was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
White, Mary: A One Teacher School
by Cecelski, David S. I visited Mary White in her hometown of Belvidere, a predominantly Quaker community in Perquimans County, in northeastern North Carolina. She was one of thousands of mostly young, single women who [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Winslow, Caleb
by Jones, Eliza L. W. Caleb Winslow, physician, was the son of Nathan (1795–1873) and Margaret Fitz-Randolph Winslow (ca. 1781–1848), of Piney Woods Plantation near Belvidere, Perquimans County. After attending local [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winslow, John Randolph
by Jones, Eliza L. W. John Randolph Winslow, physician, the first child of Nathan and Margaret FitzRandolph Winslow, was born on his father's plantation in Perquimans County. Because his family belonged to the Society of [...] (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.)
Winslow, Nathan
by Winslow, Randolph. Nathan Winslow, the eleventh child of Caleb (1749–1811) and his first wife, Ann Perry Winslow (1755–96) of Perquimans County, was born on his father's Piney Woods Plantation in Perquimans. Thirteen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winslow, Randolph
by Powell, William S. Winslow, Randolph by William S. Powell, 1996 23 Oct. 1852–27 Feb. 1937 Randolph Winslow, surgeon and educator, was born in Hertford, Perquimans County, to Dr. Caleb and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wood, John Elliott
by Powell, William S. Wood, John Elliott by William S. Powell, 1996 23 Feb. 1891–1 Oct. 1963 John Elliott Wood, army officer, was born in Hertford, the son of John Q. A. and Julia Elliott Wood. He was graduated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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