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Blue, Victor
by Gainor, Samuel M. Victor Blue, naval officer, was born in Richmond County of Scottish ancestry. His parents were John Gilchrist and Annie M. Evans Blue. Blue's father was a colonel in the Confederate Army; his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coltrane, John William
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. John William Coltrane, modern jazz saxophonist and composer, was born in Hamlet, the son of Alice Blair and John W. Coltrane, Sr. By the time of his death, he had achieved international eminence as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Deane, Charles Bennett
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Charles Bennett Deane, lawyer and congressman, was born in Anson County, the youngest son of John Leaird and Florence Boyette Deane. The elder Deane was employed as a tenant farmer in Ansonville [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Dorsey Murdock
by Denatale, Douglas. Dorsey Murdock Dixon, millworker, songwriter, and country musician, was born into a family of Darlington, S.C., factory workers. His father, William McQuiller Dixon (1875–1939), was a steam engine [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Howard Briten
by Denatale, Douglas. Howard Briten Dixon, millworker and musician, attained recognition with his brother Dorsey as a country musician and recording artist. Born in Darlington, S.C., to William McQuiller (1875–1939) and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Nancy Alena
by Denatale, Douglas. Nancy Alena Dixon, folksinger, who contributed an important link in the history of American traditional music, was the oldest child of the family that produced the Dixon brothers, Dorsey and Howard. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dockery, Alfred
by Fawcett, Michael J. Alfred Dockery, farmer, legislator, congressman, and Baptist layman, was born in Richmond County, the son of Thomas Dockery. John H. Wheeler states that the Dockery family was very large and Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dockery, Claudius
by Fawcett, Michael J. Claudius Dockery, lawyer, public servant, farmer, and, briefly, historian and diplomat, was born in Mangum, Richmond County, the son of Confederate Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Hart Dockery and Sallie [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dockery, Oliver Hart
by Fawcett, Michael J. Oliver Hart Dockery, congressman and diplomat, was born in Richmond County, the son of "General" Alfred Dockery, at that time a private citizen, and Sallie Turner Dockery. He was probably the first [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Edgeworth, Richard
by MacDonald, Edgar E. Richard Edgeworth, mechanical engineer and planter, was born in Oxfordshire, England, at Black Bourton, the ancestral estate of his Hungerford grandmother. He was the oldest son of Richard Lovell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harrington, Henry William
by Robertson, Henry A., Jr. Henry William Harrington, brigadier general in the American Revolution, legislator, and planter, was born in London. He emigrated first to Jamaica, but after a short time moved to South Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawley, Joseph Roswell
by Nicolson, John. Joseph Roswell Hawley, attorney, editor, Union general, congressman, and senator, was born in Stewartsville, Richmond (later Scotland) County, the son of Mary McLeod and the Reverend Francis Hawley. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
James, Hinton
by James, Anita Bryant. Hinton James, businessman and congressman, was born in Richmond (now Scotland) County, the son of Alexander Long and Mary Patterson James. He was the great-grandson of Hinton James, the first student [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Keen, Thomas William
by Butler, Lindley S., Schweitzer, George K. Thomas William Keen, physician, tobacco dealer, and legislator, was born in Pittsylvania County, Va., the son of Ashford T. Keen (1796–1876) and his first wife, Elizabeth Edwards Keen. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Leake, Walter Francis
by Bingham, Warren L. Walter Francis Leake, lawyer, politician, and textile manufacturer, was born in Richmond County, the son of Walter and Judith Leake. Growing up in the county, he attended local schools and was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Marchant, Frederick (Frank)
by Massengill, Stephen E. Frederick (Frank) Marchant, photographer, was born in Pennsylvania, one of three children of William J. and Henrietta (Hattie) S. Makeley Marchant. His father (b. ca. 1835) and his paternal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, Charles Henry
by Powell, William S. Charles Henry Martin, congressman and Baptist clergyman, was born near Youngsville, Franklin County, the son of William K. and Lucy Temperance Jones Martin. He was the great-grandson of Nathaniel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McNair, Evander
by Hughes, N. C., Jr. Evander McNair, Confederate general, was born near Laurel Hill in Richmond County, the son of John E. and Nancy Fletcher McNair, natives of Argyllshire, Scotland. Soon after his birth, his parents [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morrison, Cameron
by Magruder, Nathaniel F. Morrison, Cameron by Nathaniel F. Magruder, 1991 5 Oct. 1869–20 Aug. 1953 See also: Cameron Morrison, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, Angelia Morrison, Sara [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morrison, Cameron (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. CAMERON MORRISON Governor: 1921-1925 by Michael Hill Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Nash, Leonidas Lydwell
by Bingham, Warren L. Nash, Leonidas Lydwell by Warren L. Bingham, 1991 2 Aug. 1846–11 July 1917 Leonidas Lydwell Nash, Methodist clergyman and author, was born in Chase City, Mecklenburg County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pate, Zebulon Vance
by Murphy, Eva. Zebulon Vance Pate, businessmen, merchant, banker, landowner, and farmer of Scotland County, which was a part of Richmond County at the time of his birth, was born on the Thoroughgood Pate plantation [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pender, Josiah Solomon
by Johnston, Hugh Buckner. Josiah Solomon Pender, poet, artist, army officer, and Confederate blockade-runner, was the son of Solomon and Mary Batts Pender of the Tarboro area of Edgecombe County, both of whom were descended [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Philips, Abraham
by Butler, Lindley S. Abraham Philips, militia general and state legislator, was born in England and settled in northern Guilford (now Rockingham) County by 1778. His home, which was still standing in the late 1970s, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Phillips, Fitzroy Donald
by Willis, F. Craig. Phillips, Fitzroy Donald by F. Craig Willis, 1994 23 May 1893–19 July 1982 Fitzroy Donald Phillips, attorney and judge, was born in Laurinburg, the son of Robert D., a lumberman, and Anna [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Purdie, Thomas J[ames?]
by Pate, James L., Jr. Thomas J[ames?] Purdie, Confederate officer, was born at Purdie Hall on the Cape Fear River in Bladen County, between Fayetteville and Elizabethtown, the second son of James B. (d. 1834) and Anna [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stanback, Thomas Melville
by Powell, William S. Thomas Melville Stanback, pharmacist, was born in Byhalia, Miss., the son of Charles and Della Ingram Stanback. His parents had moved from Richmond County, N.C., a few years before his birth and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Steele, Walter Leak
by Kirkman, Roger N. Walter Leak Steele, lawyer, politician, and businessman, was born at Steeles Mill (now Littles Mill) near Rockingham, the son of Thomas and Judith Moseley Leak Cole Steele. He began his higher [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Terrell, Saunders
by Bastin, Bruce. Terrell, Saunders (Sonny Terry) by Bruce Bastin, 1994 Related Entries: African American; Music; Allen Fulton; Gary Davis 24 Oct. 1911–11 Mar. 1986 Saunders (Sonny Terry) Terrell, blind [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Terry, John Skally
by Walser, Richard. Terry, John Skally by Richard Walser, 1996 19 Nov. 1894–30 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tillett, Charles Walter, Jr.
by Craighill, James B. Charles Walter Tillett, Jr., attorney and civic leader, was born in Mangum, Richmond County, the son of Carrie Patterson and Charles W. Tillett. He attended the Charlotte public schools and Webb [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Walker, Platt Dickinson
by Knapp, Richard F. Platt Dickinson Walker, lawyer and associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was born in Wilmington, the only son of Thomas O. D. and Mary Vance Dickinson Walker. His father, a graduate [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Willcox (or Wilcox), John
by Troxler, George W. John Willcox (or Wilcox), Chatham County iron manufacturer, was born in Concord, Chester County, Pa., the first son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cole Willcox. About 1759 he moved to Cross Creek where he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Thomas Hill
by Fant, H. B. Thomas Hill Williams, lawyer, planter, and U.S. senator from Mississippi, grew up just east of the Pee Dee River in the part of Anson County, N.C., that in 1779, when he was six, became Richmond [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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