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Carter, John
by Herndon, G. Melvin. John Carter, frontiersman, merchant, surveyor, land speculator, colonel of the militia, and legislator, was born in Cumberland County, Va. There is no known evidence that he was a relative of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carter, Landon
by Herndon, G. Melvin. Landon Carter, political leader, was the only child of John and Elizabeth Taylor Carter. Born in Cumberland County, Va., Landon accompanied his parents to the raw frontier of the Holston River, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Collins II, Josiah
by Powell, William S. Josiah Collins, II, planter, merchant, and banker, the son of Josiah Collins, Sr., and his wife, Ann Lewis, was born at Islington, London. In 1773 he came with his father to America, where they lived [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Collins, Josiah, III
by Menius, A. C., III. Josiah Collins, III, planter, the son of Josiah Collins II and his wife, Ann Rebecca Daves, was born probably in Edenton. Growing up with almost every conceivable advantage available to a youth in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Collins, Josiah, Sr.
by Menius, A. C., III. Josiah Collins, Sr., merchant, politician, manufacturer, and land speculator, was born in Taunton, Somersetshire, England, the son of Joan and David Collins. Little is known of his early life until [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cox, William Ruffin
by Williams, Max R. William Ruffin Cox, lawyer, agriculturalist, Confederate general, congressman, and civic leader, was born in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, of English ancestry. His grandfather was John Cox, whose [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daly, John Augustin
by Ross, Sue Fields. John Augustin Daly, playwright and for three decades one of America's foremost theatrical producers and managers, was born in Plymouth, N.C. His father, Captain Denis Daly, in the shipping and lumber [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Debnam, Waldemar Eros
by Harper, James F. Waldemar Eros Debnam, radio commentator, author, and Raleigh city councilman, was born in Snow Hill, son of Joseph Eppe and Birdice Speight Debnam. For some time his father was a public school [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Garibaldi, Angelo
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Angelo Garibaldi, steamboat captain and shipbuilder, was born in Italy of unknown parentage. He is said to have come to Baltimore as a boy with an uncle. On the death of this relative, young [...] (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.)
Latham, Louis Charles
by Powell, William S. Latham, Louis Charles by William S. Powell, 1991 11 Sept. 1840–16 Oct. 1895 Louis Charles Latham, Confederate officer, congressman, and attorney, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paton, David
by Sanders, John L. David Paton, architect, the third of twelve children of John (1772–1842) and Elenor Roper Paton, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He attended the University of Edinburgh (1820–24) and was trained as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patterson, George
by Tise, Larry E. George Patterson, clergyman, was born in Boston, Mass., of Greek-American parentage. His father was Petro Papathakes, a native of Greece and member of the Greek Orthodox faith, and his mother Louisa [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pettigrew, Ebenezer
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Ebenezer Pettigrew, planter, U.S. congressman, and state senator, was born near Edenton of Irish and Scottish ancestry, the son of the Reverend Charles Pettigrew, planter and first bishop-elect of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pettigrew, William
by Eagles, Brenda Marks. William Shepard Pettigrew, planter and clergyman, was born at Bonarva plantation on Lake Scuppernong (now Lake Phelps) in Tyrrell County, the son of Ebenezer and Ann Blount Shepard Pettigrew. He was [...] (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.)
Ramsay, John Andrew
by Branch, Paul. John Andrew Ramsay, land surveyor, civil engineer, Confederate soldier, and mayor of Salisbury, was born in Rowan County to Robert and Mary M. Walton Ramsay. Young Ramsay practiced the profession of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sanders, Bunny: Serpents and Doves
by Cecelski, David S. Elmer Vanray "E.V." Wilkins was a legendary educator and black political leader in Roper, in Washington County. I recently visited with his daughter, Bunny Sanders, to learn more about his life and [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Sevier, John
by Corlew, Robert E. John Sevier, Indian fighter, land speculator, Revolutionary soldier, and statesman, was born near the present town of New Market, Va., the son of Valentine and Joanna Goade Sevier. Religious [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Snell, John Leslie, Jr.
by Williamson, Samuel R., Jr. John Leslie Snell, Jr., historian, academic administrator, and defender of academic freedom, was born at Plymouth in Washington County. The son of John Leslie and Lessie Ann McLamb Snell, he grew up [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stotesbury, Rachel: As Time Goes Along
by Cecelski, David S. Rachel Stotesbury and her neighbors will lose their land and homes if the Navy builds its new Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Washington County. She lives in Wenona, a quiet farming community roughly [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Tar Heels in WWII (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Harrington, Sion H., III. Tar Heels in World War II "Courage above and beyond the Call of Duty" by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Sion H. Harrington III Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Tipton, John
by Miller, Patricia J. John Tipton, North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee statesman, was born in Baltimore, Md., the son of Jonathan II and Elizabeth Tipton. He was the brother of Joseph Tipton, who was a delegate to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ward, Hallet Sydney
by Hicks, Julia Jones. Hallet Sydney Ward, lawyer, state senator, solicitor, and congressman, was born near Gatesville, the son of Nathaniel Owens, a farmer and a soldier for the Confederacy, and Elizabeth Matthew Ward. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Warren, Edward Jenner
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. Edward Jenner Warren, lawyer, jurist, and legislator, was born in Wardsboro, Vt., the third of twelve children of John Parker and Lucy Maynard Wheelock Warren, both of whom descended from a long line [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Warren, Lindsay Carter
by Johnston, W. Lee. Lindsay Carter Warren, lawyer, legislator, congressman, and comptroller general of the United States, was born in Washington, Beaufort County, the son of Charles Frederic and Elizabeth Mutter Blount [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Watson, Alfred Augustin
by Brewster, Lawrence F. Alfred Augustin Watson, Episcopal bishop, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Jesse and Hannah Maria Watson. He was graduated from New York University with a B.A. degree in 1837 and studied law in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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