Stokes County

Stokes County

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Butner, Henry Wolff
by Powell, William S. Henry Wolff Butner, army officer, was born in Pinnacle, Stokes County, the son of Frank A. and Sarah Wolff Butner. He was a cadet at Davis Military Academy in Winston before receiving an appointment [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bynum, William Preston
by Bell, John L., Jr. William Preston Bynum, jurist, prosecutor, and lawyer, was born on the plantation of his father, Hampton Bynum, on Town Fork one mile south of Germanton, in Stokes County. Bynum's grandfather was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bynum, William Preston, II
by Bell, John L., Jr. William Preston Bynum, II, jurist, prosecutor, and lawyer, was born in McDowell County but was reared in Stokes County. He was the son of Major Benjamin Franklin Bynum and Charity Henrietta Morris [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carroll, Dudley Dewitt
by Stoudemire, Sterling. Dudley Dewitt Carroll, college professor and dean, was born in the Mizpah community of Stokes County, the son of Dewitt Valentine Carroll and Sallie Ann Lewis. He was educated at the Mountain View [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Doub, Peter
by Hites, Margaret A. Peter Doub, Methodist circuit rider and professor of biblical literature, Trinity College, was born in Stokes County, the youngest of the nine children of John Doub, German immigrant, and Mary Eve [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Forsyth, Benjamin
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Benjamin Forsyth, officer in the Rifle Corps during the War of 1812, was born probably in Virginia, although some accounts give Stokes County, N.C. Family tradition says that his parents were James [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Glenn, Cornelia G. Deaderick
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Glenn, Cornelia G. "Nina" Deaderick 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.)
Glenn, Robert Brodnax
by Cotten, Alice R. Robert Brodnax Glenn, attorney, state political leader, and governor, was the son of Chalmers L. and Annie S. Dodge Glenn of Rockingham County. Chalmers Glenn, a tobacco planter and lawyer, became a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hauser, William
by Patterson, Dan. William Hauser, composer, music teacher, editor, physician, and minister, was born near Bethania (then Stokes County). He was a great-grandson of one of the town's earliest settlers, Martin Hauser, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, John
by Christian, Ralph J. John Hill, planter, county official, legislator, and congressman, was born near Germanton, the son of John and Mary Elizabeth Hill. After attending country schools, he entered The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, William
by York, Maury. William Hill, public official, son of William and Eliza Halbert Hill, was born in Surry (now Stokes) County. His father, a Baptist minister, attended the Provincial Congress at Hillsborough in August [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Hamilton Chamberlain
by Walser, Richard. Hamilton Chamberlain Jones, humorist, journalist, and lawyer, was born in Greenville, Va., the son of William Jones, who moved to Stokes County where he died in 1800. His widow married Colonel James [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lyon, Francis Strother
by Yearns, Buck. Francis Strother Lyon, lawyer, congressman, and bank commissioner, was born in Stokes County. His father was James Lyon, a Virginian who had moved to North Carolina and become a prosperous tobacco [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, James
by Rodenbough, Charles D. James Martin, merchant, soldier, and legislator, was born in Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County, N.J., the second son of Hugh and Jane Hunter Martin. His father conducted an English school for a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Gabriel
by Rodenbough, Charles D. Moore, Gabriel by Charles D. Rodenbough, 1991 1785–6 Aug. 1844 Gabriel Moore, congressman, U.S. senator, and governor of Alabama, was born in Surry [...] (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.)
Rodenbough, Grace Taylor
by Rodenbough, Charles D. Grace Taylor Rodenbough, educator and legislator, was born Grace Pemberton Taylor at Danbury, Stokes County, of English ancestry. Her father was James Spotswood Taylor, a wealthy tobacco farmer, at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scales, Hamilton
by Mylan, Linda. Hamilton Scales, tobacco manufacturer and warehouseman, was the son of James and his second wife, Elizabeth Deatherage Scales. Young Scales's mother died in 1824, and thirteen years later his father [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Schaub, Ira Obed
by Toler, Maurice S. Schaub, Ira Obed by Maurice S. Toler, 1994 28 Sept. 1880–13 Sept. 1971 See also North Carolina Crop Improvement Association Ira Obed Schaub, educator and agricultural extension leader, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, Ralph James
by Jolly, Benjamin A. Ralph James Scott, congressman, state legislator, and district attorney, was born on a farm in southeastern Surry County's Shoals Township, the son of Samuel Martin and Daisy Murphy (Cook) Scott. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shipp, Albert Micajah
by Queen, Louise L. Albert Micajah Shipp, Methodist minister, university professor, college president, seminary dean, and church historian, was born in Stokes County, the son of John and Elizabeth Oglesby Shipp. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shipp, Bartlett
by Putzel, Rosamond. Bartlett Shipp, lawyer and legislator, was born in that part of Surry County that became Stokes County in 1789 near the future site of Danbury, the son of Thomas and Hannah Joyce Shipp. The elder [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shober, Gottlieb
by Brawley, James S. Gottlieb Shober, industrial and business pioneer, lawyer, state senator, postmaster, and church official, was born in Bethlehem, Pa., the son of Andreas and Hedwig Schubert Schober. His grandfather, [...] (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.)
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.)
Williams, Jesse Lynch
by Reidinger, Martin. Williams, Jesse Lynch by Martin Reidinger, 1996 6 May 1807–9 Oct. 1886 Jesse Lynch Williams, civil engineer, was born at Westfield, in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, Joseph
by Ervin, Sam J., Jr. Joseph Wilson, lawyer, known in the legal annals of North Carolina as "The Great Solicitor," was born in Randolph County, the son of William, who was born near Edenton of Scottish ancestry, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winston, Joseph
by Hendricks, J. Edwin. Winston, Joseph by J. Edwin Hendricks, 1996 17 June 1746–21 Apr. 1815 Joseph Winston, Revolutionary patriot, militia officer, legislator, and congressman, was born in Louisa County, Va. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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