Robeson County

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Adair, James Robert
by Smith, Maud Thomas. James Robert Adair, author, planter, and Indian trader, eldest son of Thomas Adair, was born in County Antrim, Ireland. With his father and three brothers he came to the colonies in 1730, settling [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carlyle, Frank Ertel
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Carlyle, Frank Ertel by Maud Thomas Smith, 1979 7 Apr. 1897–2 Oct. 1960 See also: Janie Carlyle Hargrave, sister Frank Ertel Carlyle, congressman and lawyer, was the second son and third [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carlyle, Irving Edward
by Stroupe, Henry S. Irving Edward Carlyle, lawyer, legislator, and civic leader, was born in Wake Forest, the son of John Bethune and Dora Dunn Carlyle. John Bethune Carlyle, a native of Robeson County and of Scottish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carlyle, John Bethune
by Fuqua, L. W. John Bethune Carlyle, college professor, was born at St. Pauls, Robeson County. The Carlyles lived in what is now Robeson County long before the county was established. Saunders Carlyle, a Scottish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cherry, Annie Moore
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Annie Moore Cherry, educator, daughter of William Rodney and Elizabeth Eleanor Moore Cherry, was born in Martin County but spent most of her early life in Hobgood and Scotland Neck, Halifax County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cole, Willard Glover
by Lanier, Jerry. Willard Glover Cole, newspaper editor, was born in Wilkes County, the son of [Phoebe Mariah Bumgarner][*] and Thomas H. Cole. He graduated from high school in North Wilkesboro and began his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crump, Earl Alexander
by Partin, Harriette Crump. Earl Alexander Crump, North Carolina state highway engineer and personnel director, was a native of Lumberton and the son of Solomon and Nannie Nance Crump. Orphaned by the death of both parents [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Drake, James Perry
by Powell, William S. James Perry Drake, military officer and public official, was born in Robeson County, perhaps the son of Albriton or Silas Drake, the only men of this name recorded in the 1800 census of that county. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hargrave, Janie Carlyle
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Janie Carlyle Hargrave, missionary, educator, philanthropist, and humanitarian, was born in Lumberton, the daughter of William Watts and Lillian Ottelia Vampill Carlyle. Her maternal grandfather was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jenkins, James Lineberry
by Dedmond, Francis B. James Lineberry Jenkins, clergyman, educator, and college president, was born in Stanly County, the son of Lewis and Elizabeth Jenkins. He was graduated from Wake Forest College in 1910 and was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, James
by Fant, H. B. James Johnson, Georgia lawyer, congressman, provisional governor, customs collector, and Superior Court judge, was born in Robeson County, N.C., the son of Peter and Nancy McNeill Johnson, whose [...] (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.)
Legett, John
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. John Legett, captain in the Royal North Carolina Regiment, was a founder of the settlement of members of that corps, the South Carolina Royalists, and the King's Carolina Rangers at Country Harbour, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lineberry, Gustavus Ernest
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Lineberry, Gustavus Ernest by R. Hargus Taylor, 1991 12 Jan. 1870–25 Dec. 1952 Gustavus [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lowry, Henry Berry
by Evans, William Mckee. Lowry, Henry Berry by William Mckee Evans, 1991 ca. 1846–72? See also:  Henry Berry Lowry, By Jefferson Currie, in the Tar Heel Junior Historian, Spring [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lowry, Henry Berry (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Currie, Jefferson. On a hot June day in 1999, a young Lumbee Indian man, Randall Oxendine, stood on the banks of the old millpond at Bear Swamp and yelled, “I’m gonna get you, Henry Berry!”  Gabrial Cummings [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Lowry, Welton: The Spirit Of Henry Berry Lowry
by Cecelski, David S. On the night of Jan. 18, 1958, Welton Lowry and hundreds of other Lumbee Indians surrounded a Ku Klux Klan rally near Maxton, 90 miles south of Raleigh in Robeson County. The Lumbee launched barrages [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
MacLean, Angus Dhu
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Angus Dhu MacLean, lawyer and legislator, the son of John Allan and Mary Virginia Brown MacLean, was born in Maxton in Robeson County, the heart of the Scottish settlement in North Carolina. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacRae, Elizabeth Ann
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Elizabeth Ann MacRae, missionary and teacher, was born in Marion County, S.C., the daughter of Daniel S. and Harriet Brown Harlee. In 1842 she married Dr. Neill McNair and became the mistress of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCallum, James
by Parris, Richard W. James McCallum, public official, lawyer, and farmer, was born in Robeson County, the son of Daniel and Sarah Smith McCallum. The extent of his education is unknown. On 14 Feb. 1829 he married [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McGirt, James Ephraim
by Andrews, William L. James Ephraim McGirt, black poet, editor, and publisher, was born in Robeson County near the town of Lumberton. The son of Madison and Ellen Townsend McGirt, he grew up on the family farm and was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McLean, Angus Wilton
by Underwood, Evelyn. Angus Wilton McLean, lawyer, businessman, and governor, was born on a farm in Robeson County, the son of Archibald Alexander and Caroline Amanda Purcell McLean and a descendant of a proud line of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McLean, Angus Wilton (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. ANGUS WILTON McLEAN Governor: 1925-1929 by Michael Hill Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
McLean, Hector
by Smith, Maud Thomas. McLean, Hector by Maud Thomas Smith, 1991 18 Aug. 1807–3 July 1889 Hector McLean, Presbyterian minister, teacher, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McLean, Margaret Jones French
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. McLean, Margaret Jones French by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
McMillan, Hamilton
by Stacy, Robin Purser. Hamilton McMillan, lawyer and author, described as "a full-blooded Scotchman," was born in Cumberland County near Fayetteville, the only child of William and Ann Patterson McMillan. His earliest [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McQueen, John
by Stokes, A. H., Jr. John McQueen, congressman, Confederate official, lawyer, and planter, was born in Queensdale, near the town of Maxton, Robeson County. Educated by private tutors, he was graduated from The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Murphy, John
by Martin, John M. John Murphy, lawyer, planter, and politician, was born in Robeson County, the son of Neil Murphy (a recent immigrant from Scotland) and the former Miss Downing. While he was still a child, the family [...] (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.)
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.)
Patterson, Gilbert Brown
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Gilbert Brown Patterson, lawyer, legislator, and teacher, was born near Maxton in Robeson County, the son of Gilbert and Margaret Patterson. He attended Shoe Heel Academy in Shoe Heel (now Maxton), [...] (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.)
Petty, Annie Florence
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Annie Florence Petty, pioneer North Carolina librarian was born in the Bush Hill community (now Archdale), Randolph County, the daughter of William Clinton, a successful businessman, and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Plyler, Alva Washington
by Queen, Louise L. Alva Washington Plyler, Methodist minister and editor, was born in Iredell County, the son of Robert Conrad and Mary L. Kimball Plyler and the identical twin of Marion Timothy Plyler. He married [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robbins, Karl
by Bingham, Warren L. Karl Robbins, textile manufacturer and philanthropist, was born near Kiev, Russia, and in 1905 moved to New York, where his father had already been living for four years and operating a small [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robeson, Thomas, Jr.
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Thomas Robeson, Jr., revolutionary hero, legislator, and landowner, was the first son of Thomas and Sarah Singletary Robeson of Bladen County. His grandfather, Andrew Robeson, had immigrated around [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rowland, Alfred II
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Alfred II Rowland, lawyer and congressman, was born in Robeson County, the son of John A. and Florah A. Rowland. His mother was a native of South Carolina. In May 1861 young Rowland, then a student, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sampson, Oscar R.
by Powell, William S. Sampson, Oscar R. by William S. Powell, 1994 17 Jan. 1866–9 Jan. 1928 Oscar R. Sampson, minister and educator, was born in the Deep Branch community of Robeson County, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tatham, William
by Herndon, G. Melvin. William Tatham, clerk, merchant, soldier, lawyer, legislator, surveyor, engineer, civil servant, author, book and map collector, and cartographer, was born in the County of Cumberland, England. The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Toon, Thomas Fentress
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Thomas Fentress Toon, farmer, teacher, soldier, and superintendent of public instruction, was born in Columbus County, the son of Anthony and Mary McMillan Fentress Toon. He attended county schools [...] (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.)
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